Objects of Kiwanis:
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.
o To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
o To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
o To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
o To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
o To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
o To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Each year clubs sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects and raise more than $107 million. Kiwanis members are committed to providing their clubs, communities, and the world with service. In fact, members dedicate approximately 6 million service hours per year conducting charitable programs. And nearly two-thirds of Kiwanis clubs devote more than 500 hours to service projects annually, with individual members averaging 24 hours of service per year.
Members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.