One can make a difference. This is a fundamental tenet behind Kiwanis International. As a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time, Kiwanis strives to pass on the message that anything can be accomplished through the coordinated efforts of each individual member.

The name "Kiwanis" means "we trade" or "we share our talents." It is coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.

Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

Membership:

- About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
- More than 260,000 adult members
- Approximately 320,000 youth members

Mission:

To serve children of the world.

Service:

Each year clubs ...
- Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects
- Raise more than $107,000,000

Global Results:

Members and clubs have contributed more than $80,000,000 toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.

To learn more about Kiwanis, please visit the Kiwanis International web site here.


Our regular meetings are held on the third (3rd) Thursday of every month at Riley & Jake's Restaurant located on Route 31 in Clinton, New Jersey. For directions to our meeting, please use the following link:

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