Kiwanis Club of
Join us for breakfast
are held every
Tuesday morning at
the United Methodist
Church in Whitehouse
Texas at 6:30 A.M.
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana,
Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service- and
community-minded individuals who support children and young
adults around the world. More than 500,000 Kiwanis-family
members in 79 countries make their mark by responding to the
needs of their communities and pooling their resources to
address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis
International truly is "Serving the Children of the World."
Guided by the six
permanent Objects, Kiwanis clubs view their role within their
respective communities with a great deal of foresight. Key
aspects to operating an effective club include:
1. To give primacy to the human
and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
2. To encourage the daily
living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
3. To promote the adoption
and the application of higher social, business, and
4. To develop, by precept and
example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable
5. To provide, through
Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring
friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build
6. To cooperate in creating
and maintaining that sound public opinion and high
idealism which make possible the increase of
righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Service projects often
are linked to the Kiwanis program, Young Children: Priority One.
This initiative places continuing focus on the needs of children
in pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early development,
infant health, nutrition, and parenting skills.
Service projects also
can address other needs within the community, such as working to
stop substance abuse, helping the elderly, promoting literacy,
supporting youth sports and recreation, responding to disasters,
and supporting specific persons in need.
Kiwanis also plays a
special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids
clubs at the elementary school level, Builders Clubs in middle
school and junior highs, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K
clubs at the collegiate level all are Kiwanis organizations that
teach community service and leadership skills to young people.
In addition, Aktion Clubs are made up of adults with mental and
physical disabilities who enthusiastically perform services to
Worldwide, the entire
Kiwanis family is committed to eliminating the devastating
effects of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the worlds leading
preventable cause of mental retardation. More than 1.5 billion
people are at risk of suffering IDD because they do not receive
enough iodine in their diet. But, because of Kiwanis efforts,
many parents who have been affected by IDD are able to watch
their children grow up healthy and reach their full physical and
mental potential. The results of the IDD program will benefit
every future generation.
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