Kiwanis International 100th Anniversary - 1915-2015

Centennial news

  • Kiwanis days at the Indiana Historical Society

    In honor of 100 years of Kiwanis serving the children of the world, the Indiana Historical Society will host a Kiwanis exhibit during the convention, open to the general public at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. During ...
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  • Nancy takes you on a dining expedition

    Downtown Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis member Nancy Ahlrichs is a world traveler and gourmet cook who has tried to eat her way across Indianapolis. She never met a cuisine she didn’t like. She shares reviews of some of her favorite ...
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  • Not too late to register—AND win prizes

    You haven't missed out yet! If you’re thinking about registering for the 2015 Kiwanis International Convention and Centennial Celebration, it’s not too late. AND you just might win a great prize! Thanks to generous donations, Kiwanis International will be offering ...
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  • Explore the Circle City this June

    Plan for fun during the Kiwanis International convention this summer. Check out some of the tourist hot spots around the host city. And don’t forget to register for the convention!
    Here are some of our favorite attractions:
    • Visit ...
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  • Indianapolis Then and Now

    Just wait till you see what we've done with the place.
    Think you know Indy? If you’re basing your experience on attending the 2003 Kiwanis International convention in the Circle City, think again. A lot has changed since 2003, and ...
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  • Off the beaten path Indy

    A visit to Indianapolis wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down the canal, trips to Monument Circle and the Motor Speedway or catching an exhibit at the State and Art museums. But what about Indy’s hidden treasures? Let’s get off ...

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  • Use your shoes: A message from Indy Kiwanian Rick Brown

    As a long term member of the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis who has attended our convention in other cities, I'm excited about seeing you in our city for this year’s Kiwanis International convention. And I think there’s one thing ...
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  • "The atmosphere was electric"

    Kiwanians from around the world gathered in Detroit to celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis and the atmosphere was electric. This past Friday and Saturday (January 23 and 24), were days to remember. While they enjoyed scrumptious desserts, four hundred Kiwanians ...
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  • 2014–15 Kiwanis International President John Button reports on his Rose Parade experience

    I don’t get smarter by making the right decision. On January 2, I was a whole lot smarter. It was clear I had made a big mistake by thinking I could keep up with Key Club and Circle K members ...
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  • 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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