Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kiwanis Organized in 1915

In 1915, The first Kiwanis club received their charter from the state of Michigan. The group was in Detroit and had 60 members. The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee- wanis. Kiwanis International now has over 500,000 members in some 8,000 clubs covering 96 countries worldwide

Kiwanis were defined as “an organization for men” in the constitution adopted in 1924. In 1987, after several years of debate and growing support, women’s membership received overwhelming approval.

The Delmar Kiwanis Club was organized on July 7th, 1950. Some of their service projects are:
Delmar Little League
Delmar Youth Basketball
Student Projects
Delmar Library Reading Program
Senior Citizen Projects
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunrise Service
Community Prayer Breakfast
Smoke Detector Program
Delmar High School Key Club
Community Aid Programs
Delmar Senior & Middle School
Delmar Elementary School

Meetings held at All Saints Episcopal Church - 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays 7:00 p.m. (dessert)
2nd Monday 6:30 p.m. (dinner)

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