Frequently Asked Questions about Kiwanis

What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of men and women who want to improve their communities. As a group they can achieve what one alone cannot.

How/Where/When did Kiwanis begin?
Founded in Detroit, Michigan, on January 21, 1915, Kiwanis started with one club. A year later, the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, was chartered. Worldwide expansion began in 1962, and today Kiwanis clubs are active in every part of the world.

How many Kiwanis clubs/members are there?
About 8,000 Kiwanis clubs with more than 260,000 members in 96 nations and geographic areas.

What does the name "Kiwanis" mean?
The name "Kiwanis" stems from the Indian phrase which roughly translated means "to express one's self."

Where are meetings held?
Most meetings are held at the Hudson Library, occasionally other locations are used.

When are meetings held?
We meet twice per month. Summer meetings are once per month. Attendance at monthly board meetings is optional.

Who can join?
Individuals of good standing in the community - invited by Kiwanis. The investment of time and dues is small compared to the tremendous satisfaction that Kiwanis membership provides.

Mailing address?
Hudson Kiwanis, PO Box 554, Hudson, Ohio 44236

Updated 9/10/2016

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