of DeKalb, Illinois
Raise Your Hat for Service!
OUR FORTY-FOURTH YEAR
Meeting 2nd, 3rd, 4th (&5th) Wednesday at 11:45 am
Park District Headquarters in Hopkins Park
1403 Sycamore Road (Rt. 23), DeKalb, IL 60115
“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.”
Motto “Serving the Children of the World”
To improve the quality of life for children and families worldwide.
As a thriving organization of men, women, and youth, we are dedicated to serving the children of the world and improving the quality of life worldwide. Being committed to this mission calls each of us to live by the Objects of Kiwanis.
We will be the world’s premier organization engaging adult and youth volunteers to improve the quality of life worldwide with a goal of 1 million members by 2015, the 100th birthday of Kiwanis.
History of Kiwanis The first Kiwanis club was organized in Detroit, Michigan, USA on January 21, 1915. A year later the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was chartered, and Kiwanis International grew rapidly into a leading service club in these two founding nations. In 1962, worldwide expansion was approved, and today Kiwanis clubs are active in every part of the world.
Women in Kiwanis Membership was opened to women in 1987. There are now more than 51,000 women members, and 1 in 7 club presidents is a woman.
Associated Kiwanis organizations (Service Leadership Programs) Kiwanis International sponsors several service clubs:
Circle K International providing lifelong service with collegiate leaders since 1936;
Key Club International developing high school leaders through service since 1925;
Builders Clubs developing middle school student leaders since 1975;
K-Kids teaching elementary students leadership through service; and
Aktion Club members promoting community service among adults with disabilities.
3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196
1-800-Kiwanis or 317-875-8755
Fax 317-879-0204 Web: www.kiwanis.org
International President: Tom DeJulio, Bronxville, NY
International President Elect: Gunter Gasser, Austria
Kiwanis e-zine, Kiwanis Connected, comes out every other month.
KiwanisOne is a set of resources grouped together to improve the member experience and make Kiwanis more effective (easier to find items): http://www.KiwanisOne.org. This website is very useful and has monthly sound bites from Sylvester Neal along with a wide variety of other easy-to-find sites.