Kiwanis International 100th Anniversary - 1915-2015

Centennial news

  • Kiwanis home office to reflect history


    In honor of significant cities and people in Kiwanis history, the home office of Kiwanis International is renaming its meeting rooms. Discover the new room names below.

    Detroit Room—in honor of the home city of the first Kiwanis club. ...
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  • Celebrate good times: How the Georgia District kicked off the 100th anniversary


    The early bird catches the worm, and those sleepy-eyed Georgia Kiwanians were welcomed with energy in the air and music blasting from the speakers. When they approached me at the steps of the Wesleyan College, Macon, GA Auditorium, many just shook ...
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  • “This is going to be great for our children.”


     “There are no coincidences,” says Pastor Scott Billue, founder and chairman of Matthews Hope ministry in Winter Garden, FL. “Everything came together because it was supposed to. This is going to be great for our children.” The Florida District of ...
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  • Jeanette takes you off the beaten path


    Jeanette Harris has been a member of the Detroit No. 1 Club since 1999. She shares her favorite things to do in and around Detroit.


    1. The Detroit Zoo. You don’t have to be a polar bear to love the ...
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  • One day in 1965 changed my life


     Boy, what a party it was—truly an event to remember.
    I am talking about the 50th anniversary dinner of the Detroit No. 1 Kiwanis Club at Cobo Hall in January of 1965, attended by 4,200 Kiwanians and guests.

    Reg Merridew, ...
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  • Why a playground is a great centennial project


    As Kiwanis International celebrates its 100th anniversary, clubs across the globe are seeking ways to mark the occasion. Have you considered giving your community a legacy gift of play? Playgrounds are a highly visible, enjoyable project that will make your ...
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  • Celebrating with the Detroit No. 1 club


    Eric SabreeThe excitement is building for Detroit No. 1 club members. In 2015, Kiwanis' founding club plans to celebrate 100 years of service to the Detroit community and the world.
    Kiwanis has made a difference in the lives of millions since ...

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  • 100 years of Kiwanis service with great celebrations around the world


    Men Carrying Babies

    An organization does not reach the 100-year mark by chance. It does so by staying relevant in an ever-changing society. I believe with all my heart that Kiwanis is just as relevant today as it was when it was created ...
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