Who are we?

Club of Middletown

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. Why?  Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.  When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

The Kiwanis Mission

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis Name

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

Kiwanis Motto

Serving the Children of the World

Our Membership 
        About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries 

        More than 260,000 adult members 
        Approximately 320,000 youth 
        Kiwanis family members contribute 18 million service hours each year

Our Service
Each year, clubs:
        Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects. 
        Raise more than $107 million.

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

Kiwanis International is now turning its attention to the elimination of MNT or maternal/neonatal tetanus.  The Eliminate Project is focused on raising $110 million dollars to eliminate a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes.  And we will do it by helping some of the poorest and most underserved women and children in the world.

Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! Simply contact us with your questions and apply for Kiwanis club membership here.

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!