K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L. Welcome New Members. Serving the Children of the World. K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L. This Is Kiwanis.
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men, women, and youth who respond to the unique needs in their communities. As a collective group, more than 8,000 Kiwanis clubs inmore than 80 countries address worldwide issuesby “Serving the Children of the World.” Theorganization’s International Office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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Defining Statement:Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time..
Purpose:To improve the quality of life for children and families worldwide.
Mission:As a thriving organization of men, women, and youth, we are dedicated to serving the children of the world and improving the quality of life worldwide.
Vision:We will be the world’s premier organization engaging adult and youth volunteers to improve the quality of life worldwide.
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To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
The Worldwide Service Project is a Kiwanis- family initiative in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to virtually eliminate the world’s leading cause of preventable mental retardation, iodine deficiency disorders (IDD).Worldwide Service Focus
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Kiwanis International is the worldwide organization to which each Kiwanis club and member belongs. It is administered by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees.
Our District (Florida) is one of 47 districtsin Kiwanis International.
Our Division (19) is one of 27 divisions in the district.
Our Club (Fort Myers Metro-McGregor) is one of 16 clubs in our division.
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CCMI Daycare/Soup Kitchen
Service Leadership Programs:
Bringing Up GradesOrangewood Elementary Colonial Elementary Littleton Elementary
MS Support Group
Ronald McDonald House
Spring Egg Hunt
and other community service projects
BUG Chase 5k Run
Sheriff’s fines & Happy Dollars
Other events TBD
K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LOur Club’s Service Impact
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You can recommend a speaker.
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Our club membership votes on:
The Board of Directors
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Human and Spiritual Values
Finance and Fund-raising
Membership Growth and Education
Public Relations and Marketing
Young Children: Priority One
K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LClub Committees
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Circle K Internationalorganized on a college or university campus
Key Club Internationalfor high school students
Builders Clubfor students in the sixth to ninth grades
K-Kids Clubfor elementary-age students
Aktion Clubprovide adult citizens living with a disability the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve their community
Kiwanis Junior for young professionals in Europe
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BUG (Bringing Up Grades)A program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school's BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream, or other food-themed party; and presentation of certificates, pins, and other giveaways.
K-KIDSK-Kids is a "student-led" community-service organization for students in grades 3 through 5 , which operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12 to 14), and is student led. Community-based Builders Clubs also may be established at community facilities such as churches and libraries.
You are encouraged to attend their presentations.
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$150.00 - Total Yearly DuesBilled October 1st
$42.00 Kiwanis International DuesDues are waived for two years for former members of a Kiwanis Sponsored Program, joining Kiwanis, regardless of their age.
$8.00 Kiwanis International Magazine Subscription Fee
$12.00 Kiwanis International Liability Insurance
$25.00 Florida District Dues
$63.00 Metro-McGregor Club Annual DuesIncludes Florida Kiwanis Foundation sustaining membership and new member add fees.
K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LClub Dues
Florida District Bylaws provide for an annual Club Convention Assessment of $60.00. This is a club assessment, not an individual assessment.
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Lieutenant Governor: Trinki Jarrett
Other clubs in our area:
Visit our division web site – www.kiwanis19.com
Division projects: Science Fair
Our division has council meetings at least quarterly, to give clubs in our division a chance to communicate.
Visit the division web site for schedule
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District name: Florida
Number of clubs in the district: 288
Total members in the district:
Governor: Matthew Cantrall
Governor-elect: Chuck Gugliuzza
Treasurer: Dr. Celia Earle
Immediate Past Governor: Allen D. Whetsell
Executive Director: Melanie J. Winternheimer
One lieutenant governor per division
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The Annual Kiwanis International Convention is an excellent event, which allows clubs from around the world to exchange ideas, participate in forums, and share fellowship.
The District Convention is the kickoff for the new Kiwanis year, which runs from October to September. Club officers and interested members attend.
The District Midyear Education Day gives members an opportunity to attend classes and forums about club operation and other exciting topics.
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The Kiwanis International Foundation was founded in 1939. Its mission: “To assist Kiwanis International in serving the children of the world.”
The Mission of the Florida Kiwanis Foundation, as stated in its By-laws, is to secure funds, bequests, and other suitable and appropriate means and to expend these funds in support of the objectives of the Kiwanis clubs and their sponsored youth organizations in the Florida District of Kiwanis International.
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