Looking for fun, fellowship and a way to give back? Kiwanis is the answer.
Ask members what Kiwanis means to them, and you’ll get a variety of answers. Service. Fun. Family. Trust. Love.
When you’re a Kiwanis member, you’re part of a network of people all over the world who are dedicated to improving their communities through service. Members have fun through fellowship at regular meetings. And, like a family, members give each other trust, support, love and the inspiration they need to accomplish their goals.
Take the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club, for example. In 1977, Sue Ehrhardt lost her leg in a water skiing accident. But she didn’t let that slow her down. Five years later, she learned to snow ski and inspired her husband Ross’ Kiwanis club to develop an adaptive skiing program for the disabled. Recognizing their community’s need for adaptive sports programs, the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club created the La Jolla Festival of the Arts in 1987 to fund many more adaptive programs, from swimming to tennis to golf and everything in between.
Over the past 30 years, 500 students from San Diego have learned to ski and more than 40,000 San Diegans have participated in local adaptive sports programs.
If you’re looking to make a difference in your local community—like the Torrey Pines Kiwanis members—check out your local Kiwanis club this month!