• Our Stoughton club was charted in 2000, and membership is open to all men and women over age 18 who have a desire to change the world one child and one community at a time, starting right here in Stoughton WI!
  • Rewards of membership:
- Opportunities to share you experience, knowledge, and time in serving our community
- Chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day to relax, see friends, enjoy some food, and listen to an interesting speaker
- Opportunities for business and community networking.

  • Kiwanis was organized in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on January 21, 1915.
  • Kiwanis focuses on the needs of ordinary people and children to create extraordinary life-changing moments.
  • Kiwanis and its Service Leadership Programs boast a membership of more than 600,000 men, women, and youth in nearly 16,000 clubs in more than 70countries and geographic areas.
  • Members of Kiwanis and its Service Leadership Programs volunteer more than 21 million hours and invest more than $113 million in their communities around the world.
  • Kiwanis is taking itself from a good organization to a truly great organization that defines excellence for service and leadership and builds leaders through service opportunities.
  • Kiwanis International is the only service organization that builds leaders at every level?from the youngest Kiwanis Kids all the way through several youth programs and adult programs.
  • Kiwanis? impact on the world will be measured by the 10 million young leaders it nurtures, rather than by the number of members it attracts.
  • Kiwanis continues its service emphasis of Young Children: Priority One, which focuses on the special needs of children from prenatal development to age 5. In a typical year, ?Young Children: Priority One service projects involve more than US$14 million and 1 million volunteer hours.
  • In 1994, Kiwanis launched its first Worldwide Service Project, a $75 million campaign in partnership with UNICEF to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders by the year 2000. IDD projects have been funded in 95 nations. Kiwanis International Foundation has raised nearly $100 million to eliminate IDD worldwide.
  • Kiwanis One Day occurs annually during the first weekend of April.  It is an opportunity to unite Kiwanis-family members from around the globe and their communities in a dedicated day of action devoted to hands-on community service projects.
Source: http://www.kiwanis.org/WhatWeDo/FactsAboutKiwanis/tabid/523/Default.aspx
 

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