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Kiwanis Purpose

We feel the purpose of Kiwanis is best defined in the motto of Kiwanis.  "Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child, and one community at a time".  Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.  It is our belief that involvement in Kiwanis will enhance social awareness, civic responsibility, and an understanding of the community.  A Kiwanis member's commitment to the community represents our most important strength.  We provide each member an opportunity for personal growth and development of leadership skills through our projects and activities.  The key word is commitment.  Demonstrating a commitment to the community goes further than servicing public needs.  By coming together to meet the needs of others we can also satisfy our desire to help others and be proud of our accomplishments.

The Objects of Kiwanis

To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than 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.

Through Kiwanis membership, individuals give their talent, time, and love to those in need. Kiwanians worldwide dedicate themselves to a way of life in which they believe.

Kiwanis Club of West Alexandria 
P. O. Box 61 
West Alexandria, OH  45381