Kiwanis was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kiwanis International is an organization of service and community minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. Responding to community needs and worldwide issues, Kiwanis members in all clubs generate over 18 Million hours every year, "Serving the Children of the World."
The Six Objects of Kiwanis:
To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
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.
"As our country's flag signifies purity, valor, and justice, may we as true Kiwanians exemplify these virtues as we serve the children of the world."