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WHAT IS KIWANIS?
The name "Kiwanis" stems from an Indian phrase which, roughly translated, means "to express one's self."
Kiwanis is a service organization that believes children are the future, takes pride in your community, wants to reach out to those in need, and enjoys meeting new people. Kiwanis was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over the years Kiwanis has thrived in more than 8,000 clubs and more than 80 countries which we are proud to say is now "Kiwanis International." (click on spinner)
South Paducah Kiwanis club was sponsored by the Downtown Paducah Kiwanis club and organized in 1953. The club received its' charter in 1954 with 54 members. The meeting place was the old Franklin Junior High School. The club currently owns its' own building and uses it as a Community Center. The building was an old Paducah fire station located next to Kolb Park.
HOW TO JOIN
Membership is either by invitation or by an individual expressing a desire to join by asking another member.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Currently the dues are $85.00 per year and new members only pay $45 for the first year. Dues, and the time you donate with club projects, can not only change the life of a child, but the outlook of a future generation. When you see your results in the eyes of a child, history is made!
+Obtain new members at all times.
+Improve our community and the world.
+Build enduring friendships through our service to others.
+Better the lives of children.
+Participate in fun and fellowship.
+Sharpen leadership skills by overcoming challenges.
+Develop business contacts through networking opportunities.
+Gain insight into local and international issues.
+Attain a greater appreciation of our own talents and successes.