Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our club was formed in 1950 and has been steadily involved in community service ever since. Much of the work we do is guided by the Kiwanis Major Emphasis theme. Young Children: Priority One. It focuses on children in pediatric trauma, childcare, early development, infant health and nutrition, education and on their parents.
Worldwide, we took part in the joint Kiwanis /UNICEF campaign committed to eliminate the devastating effects of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD), the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation. This $75 Million project will benefit every future generation in the affected areas of the world. Men and women of all ages from many different walks of life comprise our membership. We share the vision that children and their community benefit from the efforts of a dedicated group of caring and involved volunteers. We are currently 15 in number, aged from the 30s upwards. The club is a proud member of the Maple Leaf Division of the Eastern Canada and Caribbean administrative District.
The District is divided into 29 geographic Divisions stretching from Newfoundland to the Manitoba border and south to the Caribbean Islands and Suriname. In all, these are made up of 300 clubs with more than 10,000 members. A Lieutenant-Governor, who serves its clubs and sits on the District Board as their representative, heads each Division. A Governor leads the District and is its voice on the Kiwanis Board of International Trustee, which administers the activities of Kiwanis around the world. There are presently 260,000 members in more than 90 countries, Every Kiwanian from club member to International President is a volunteer who gives freely of time and talent.
Kiwanis international is a thriving organization of men and women volunteers banded together in 8,400 clubs with almost 300,000 members in 96 countries around the world. There are also a further 300,000 young members in K-Kids (elementary schools), Builders Clubs (middle and junior high schools), Key Clubs (high schools) and Circle k Clubs (colleges and universities).