What does the name "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" or "we have a good time."
Kiwanis is for anyone who wants to assist in improving the lives of others in his/her community. The membership of a Kiwanis club is representative of a broad spectrum of the community it serves and is often made up of business people, community leaders, and retirees alike. Kiwanis membership has something to offer everyone. Likewise, anyone interested in community service has something to offer Kiwanis.
Kiwanis clubs accomplish their goals through sponsorship of a wide range of projects. Each club selects its projects depending upon the particular needs of their individual community. While projects vary from one club to another, representative projects/recipients of support include many of like those shown on our home page.