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Kiwanis_International is a gobal organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. People from all walks of life participate in Kiwanis activities and belong to clubs here in Yonkers and around the globe.

Specifically - Kiwanis is a service organization of dedicated men and women. It does not prescribe a way of life for others. It often does, however, act as a forum for diverse ideas.


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What is the Kiwanis Motto?
"We Build"

What does the name "Kiwanis" mean?
The name "Kiwanis" was coined from an expression in an American Indian language of the Detroit area, "Nunc Kee-wanis," which means, "we trade" or "we share our talents."

What is a Kiwanian?
An active or retired business and professional man and woman who is a member of a Kiwanis club.

What are the objects of Kiwanis?

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material  values of live.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Who can join Kiwanis ?
Men and women, 21 years of age or older may join Kiwanis. Also, there are various Kiwanis sponsored clubs for youth in educational institutions from middle school to college. Any Kiwanian can help you find a Kiwanis club or a Kiwanis sponsored youth organization.

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This page was last updated on 10/20/2013