Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World



What is a Kiwanian?

 Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!


  • About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
  • More than 260,000 adult members
  • Approximately 320,000 youth

To serve children of the world.

Each year, clubs:

  • Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects.
  • Raise more than $107 million.

Global Results 
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.

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.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

    Kiwanis membership is by invitation only.  If you are interested in learning more about Kiwanis and our club please, call any of the following individuals for your invitation to a weekly meeting and lunch as our guest.

        Doug LaFeve - 541-944-3088      
        Ron Naumann - 541-899-9580




Kiwanis does not impose a minimum attendance requirement for members.  We ask only that you participate in club projects, committees, and when you are ready, leadership.  We encourage attendance at meetings and strive to make them interesting with speakers who address the needs of the community and our members.  We encourage all members to suggest programs and projects for the betterment of the club and our community.