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About Kiwanis International and Our Local Club

Kiwanis International

Kiwanis International was Founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
What does "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." In 1920, the motto of Kiwanis became “We Build.” It remained the motto until 2005, when members voted to change it to “Serving the children of the world.” In the early years, members focused on business networking but in 1919, the organization changed its focus to service—specifically service to children.
—from the Kiwanis History web page
Kiwanis International sponsors a number of charitable projects. Among the most recent and most successfull has been a campaign in partnership with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide.

Our Local Club

Hampton-Midtown of Saint Louis
Chartered in 1949, we currently have 21 members.
We are a diverse, congenial group.
Members are
men and women,
white and black,
Democrat and Republican,
with a variety of religious opinion.
We range in age from under 30 to over 90.
We have been members here from under a year to over fifty years.
We share a common interest in serving the Saint Louis community, particularly its youth.
We meet every Tuesday, from noon until around 1:30, for food, fellowship, and guest speakers.
We welcome new members, and encourage you to visit one of our meetings. Lunch is our treat for your first visit.

Club Bylaws (pdf)

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