Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville
WHO WE ARE: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, both men and women, dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Chartered on April 3rd, 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville has approximately 48 members who come from many different backgrounds and are all dedicated to fulfilling our motto: ” Serving the Children of the World.” See the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis under the “About Us” tab and remember #KidsNeedKiwanis
THINK GLOBALLY: Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit, Michigan on January 21, 1915. There are over 350,000 Kiwanians and more than 600,000 K-Family members in 84 countries around the world. KI’s current worldwide service project, in conjunction with UNICEF, aims to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the face of the earth. This project follows KI’s previous successful project, also with UNICEF, of eliminating Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of intellectual disabilities, worldwide. Click here to visit the Kiwanis International web page. (http://www.kiwanis.org) Click here for the March 2021 issue of Kiwanis Magazine which has an article on Staunton Kiwanis mentioning our own special Kiwanis/Walmart collaboration (see pages 42-43). And click here for the April/May 2021 issue which is chock full of ideas on how to make your club the best it can be in support of the children of the world.
ACT LOCALLY: The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville is one of more than 150 Kiwanis Clubs in the Capital District of Kiwanis, providing community service throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. See the Capital District web page to read the latest issue (Aug-Sept) of the Capital Kiwanian news magazine. You can also learn about the upcoming Education Leadership Conference (“ELC not DCON”) set for Roanoke in August. You can get your Ducky Derby tickets now to benefit the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation. Charlottesville is one of eight Kiwanis Clubs in Division 9 of the Capital District. (Waynesboro, Staunton, Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg, Orange County, Alleghany Highlands, and the brand new Jackson River Area club.) See the Long-Range Calendar and the Calendar Highlights tabs for opportunities to meet with us. Our 501 (c) (3) fund-raising and grant-making arm is the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville Foundation. See the “About Us” tab for more information about our Foundation .
What is Kiwanis?
No, we are not an airline (That’s Quantas) We are a service organization that helps kids. Here is a quick video that explains what Kiwanis is