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A young customer enjoys her beach party pancakes.

A young customer enjoys
her beach party pancakes.

As live music echoes across the lakefront, the crowds at the annual Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party celebrate the beginning of summer with delicious barbecue and ice-cold beverages. For two days, celebrants soak up the sunshine while partaking in family-friendly activities, including water sports, face painting, a pancake breakfast and, of course, plenty of food, drinks and dancing.
“It’s such a fun event and everyone in the community shows up,”

Kiwanis member Robbin Lyons says. “It’s very easygoing and is always a great time!” ...

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60 million girls

Wanda Bedard meets with students in Sierra Leone, where 60 Million Girls provided funds to enable girls to attend high school.

Wanda Bedard meets with students in Sierra
Leone, where 60 Million Girls provided funds
to enable girls to attend high school.

Ten years ago, Canadian Wanda Bedard read a story about a young girl in Afghanistan who was sold to a warlord by her own father for CA$750. Then, she did something about it. She and a group of eight women formed a foundation called 60 Million Girls.

Since its formation in 2006, the Montréal-based public foundation has donated more than  ... Read more

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This summer is the launch of K Corps, Kiwanis International’s youth exchange program for teen children of Kiwanis members or teens involved with Key Club. These students will stay with a host family for two weeks to learn the culture and participate in community service. We’re recruiting host families, teen participants and Kiwanis club coordinators. Sign up today.

In today’s high-tech world, it’s more important than ever that every club help establish a consistent Kiwanis “look” that’s recognized worldwide. By using the Kiwanis Brand & Style Guides, clubs can find official logos, fonts, colors, tips and templates to create materials and communications.


2016 Convention

Chris Hadfield

 
Chris Hadfield knows how to handle fear. The Canadian astronaut temporarily lost his ability to see while walking in space. At the convention’s Opening Session, you’ll hear his inspiring story and learn to master your phobias, whether they be spiders, heights or public speaking.

Discover the hidden sides of Toronto and its surrounding area. Book one or more day tours. Choices include a tour of Toronto's "Hollywood North," sports tours, a Mennonite tour with lunch, Niagara Falls, ethnic neighborhoods and more!

Again this year, Circle K and Aktion Club members will join Kiwanians in our convention’s host city in June. CKI will kick off its gathering with a Large Scale Service Project to help tackle homelessness in Toronto.


Kiwanis magazine

March 2016 Kiwanis magazine cover - Cuba

Viva Cuba! From the arts to education, religion to economy, this people-to-people exchange has travelers wanting more. Read about this Kiwanis Travel experience in your March 2016 Kiwanis magazine—pdf, blog or app.

 


 

The Formula

Creating change takes courage. It requires dreaming. So if you want to change your club, think about this.
 

Creating change takes courage. It requires dreaming. So if you want to change your club, think about this.


 

Foundation

The Kiwanis International Foundation received another top rating from Charity Navigator: the gold standard in providing donors with essential information needed to give greater confidence in charitable choices.

Today Clubs extend members’ impact through the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. Find out how.


Partners

Make a big impact on your community with a signature playground project. Beginning April 4 at 9 a.m. PST, your club can enter the Legacy of Play Contest for the chance to win US$25,000 toward Landscape Structure playground equipment. Learn more.

 


Store

Kiwanis High Line Messenger Bag and Nantucket Fashion Tote

Carry Kiwanis wherever you go with this slate blue messenger bag (left) or a classic canvas Nantucket fashion tote.


Calendar

 

March 8: National Pancake Day

March 10-12: Kiwanis Asia-Pacific Convention, Taichung, Taiwan

April 2: Kiwanis One Day

April 2: Your next Kiwanis International Update will arrive.

April 15: Deadline to submit Kiwanis-family grant requests to the Kiwanis International Foundation

May 27–29: Kiwanis International-European Federation convention, Villach, Austria

June 23–26: 101st Annual Kiwanis International Convention, Toronto, Ontario

June 23–26: Circle K International Large-Scale Service Project and convention, Toronto, Ontario

July 6–10: Key Club International convention, Atlanta, Georgia

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Old made new

Old frames, forks, tires and chains are recycled into new bicycles by Ecuador Kiwanis members.

Old frames, forks, tires and chains are recycled
into new bicycles by Ecuador Kiwanis members.

Dozens of boys and girls in the impoverished town of Rio Caña, Ecuador, run frantically, laugh boisterously and smile proudly. Such unrestrained behavior is way out of character for these kids. Oftentimes, even the youngest of them may have to forgo an education to help support their families financially. But not today.
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