Objects Of Kiwanis International

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Illustration Kiwanis logo with hands up with membership title in the middle
  • Over 8,300 clubs in more than 85 countries of the world.
  • More than 537,000 adult members.
  • Approximately 320,000 youth members.
  • Sponsors nearly 150,000 service projects annually.
  • Raises more than $107 million yearly.
Illustration Kiwanis logo with planet earth with Global Results title in the middle
  • Kiwanians contributed more than $100 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD)
  • Kiwanians are now involved in raising $110 million to eliminate maternal or neonatal tetanus
  • The Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London is a 100K Club in this effort, committed to raising $100,000. Our club exceeded its goal, raising over $130,000


Kiwanis Forest City-London, London, Ontario