Kiwanis 2009/10 Brochure

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

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.” It was shortened and modified to become

The first Kiwanis club was organized in Detroit, Michigan.
The group received a charter from the state of
Michigan on January 21, 1915, and this is regarded as
the birth date of Kiwanis.

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