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With the founding of Kiwanis in 1915, the Kiwanis Family has experienced steady growth over the years amongst individuals of all ages. From the founding of the high school branch of Kiwanis – Key Club – in 1925, the Kiwanis Family has expanded to all age levels. The collegiate branch, Circle K, was founded in 1951 followed by Builders Club (1975) for students in middle school, K-Kids (1998) for students in elementary school, and Aktion Club (2000) for adults with disabilities. These clubs together make up the Kiwanis Family.
With over 36,000 members worldwide, K-Kids focus on providing opportunities for working together in service to school and community, developing leadership potential, fostering the development of strong moral character, and encouraging loyalty to the school, community, and nation.
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students. They are a student-led community service organizations that operates under school regulations with over 46,000 members worldwide. Their motto is "Building Leaders" and their vision is to develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through service. Similar to Key Club, they provide members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. A Builders Club is chartered with a Kiwanis Club, but can also be co-sponsored by Key Club and Circle K. For more information about co-sponsorship, check Resources > Kiwanis Family and Foundation.
KIWIN'S is a Key Club District located in the same boundaries as the CNH District. They started as Keyettes, for females wanting to join Key Club, because Key Club was previously an all male organization. Both organizations are now open to both genders, and both are under the Key Club International umbrella. KIWIN'S is a student-led organization that enthusiastically promotes the development of character and leadership through community service within the Kiwanis Family. Their motto is “One Family. One Mission. One Word: KIWIN’S.”
More information: http://www.kiwins.org/
Circle K International Circle K is the premiere college and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. Clubs are sponsored by a Kiwanis Club on a college or university campus. Similar to Key Club, Circle K is a self-governing organization: they elect their own officers, conduct their own meetings, and determine their own service activities. Circle K currently exists in 17 nations and holds the motto "Live to Serve, Love to Serve."
Aktion Club allows adults living with disabilities to get involved in their communities. Their motto is "Where development has no disability," and they work to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service. Their mission is to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills, and to provide service to their communities.
Kiwanis is an organization of service clubs headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are made up of approximately 8,600 clubs in 96 countries and have over 586,000 adult members. Kiwanis serves as a global organization of members dedicated to change the world, one child and one community at a time. They contribute greatly to the success of Key Club and other Service Leadership Partners, as they sponsor all the smaller branches of the Kiwanis Family.
More information: http://www.kiwanis.org/
The Kiwanis CNH Foundation was established in 1965 following the devastating floods in the town of Klamath.The Foundation Board, a group of volunteers, meets throughout the year to conduct foundation business ranging from grant programs and SLP scholarships to leadership training and promoting Pediatric Trauma Program. The mission of the Foundation is to build a better future for our children.
There are countless benefits that come with utilizing the CNH Foundation including financial support for service projects and educational materials. By supporting the Kiwanis Family, the Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation is able to achieve its mission and promote service throughout the district’s three states.
The following are some of the CNH Foundation’s programs that involve Key Club.
Programs Supported by the CNH Foundation: Our Foundation successfully raised the next generation of Kiwanis leadership through their support of our Service Leadership Programs, Key Leader Scholarships, and the Kenneth C. Forror Scholarship Fund.
Foundation Scholarships: The Foundation awards approximately $100,000 annually in scholarships.
Pediatric Trauma Prevention: The Foundation continues to build better futures for our children by providing Pediatric Trauma Prevention grants to our Kiwanis and SLPs and through our partner hospital program.Pediatric Trauma Program has a simple mission: to develop local projects which will reduce the number of children in our District who are killed or injured by trauma.
All of the grants, financial support, and education provided by the CNH Foundation are available to Key Club members within the Cali-Nev-Ha District. For more information, go to the CNH Foundation website or simply take a look at the resources provided on the CNH Key Club CyberKey.
SLP PTP Grant Application link
Behind every great leader is a supporting and loving family. With this idea in mind, the Kiwanis Family & Foundation Committee was created. Using the resources provided below, we hope that each and every member will work to strengthen ties with their Kiwanis Family and make use of the opportunities provided by the Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.
CNH Kiwanis Family Map
The CNH Circle K Kiwanis Family Committee has compiled an interactive Kiwanis Family Map to help Key Clubbers reach out to the different branches of the Kiwanis Family. Feel free to use this map in any way possible, whether it's contacting your local Kiwanis Club, finding your closest Circle K, or simply locating other Key Clubs in this District!
Click the image below to be redirected to the CNH Kiwanis Family Map:
Member Recognition Program
The CNH Member Recognition Program is a brand new program designed to recognize a large number of dues-paid Key Club members with a minimum of fifty service hours. There are four levels of recognition, as explained in the rubric: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. For more information see the files below.