Serving the Children of the World
Key Club—Carlisle High School
Builders Clubs—Lamberton and
Wilson Middle Schools
K-Kids Clubs-Bellaire and Crestview Elementary Schools
Terrific Kids—Carlisle School District
Fort Letort Rebuild, Blueberry and Cranberry Sales
CLUB NO. K00311
September 28, 1920
November 4, 1920
Current Membership 40
About Kiwanis International
Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
Service footprint: Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects.
A family of servant leaders: Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.
Traditional and not: No two Kiwanis clubs look exactly the same. Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club should look different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all, and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity, and a 1-hour meeting each month. Clubs should reflect their communities and their members and should work to meet their needs. Flexibility is key to a successful club.
Fellowship and fun: Kiwanis members don’t just do service—they have fun. Members make new friends by being part of a club where they attend meetings and participate in social events. Kiwanis clubs also provide excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their region and the world through service projects, fundraising, and attending district and international conventions.
Learn more: To learn more about specific Kiwanis club projects around the world, read some of our favorite Kiwanis stories.
Other Kiwanis Leaders
President Jason Maddux
President-elect Nicole Deary
Vice President (open)
Immediate Past President Colleen Friend
Treasurer Abby Smith
Secretary Barrie Ann George
Abby Smith, Nancy Sigrist, Ray Thomas, Colleen Friend
William Jacobs, Brooke Butler, Elaine Leist, Stephanie D'Amour
President, Kiwanis Intl.
Arthur N. Riley, Westminster, MD
President-elect, Kiwanis Intl.
Peter J. Mancuso, North Bellmore, NY
Governor, Pennsylvania District
Don Smith, Williamsport Kiwanis Club
Pennsylvania District Executive Director
Kevin E. Thomas, Harrisburg, PA
LT. Governor, PA Division 13S
Barrie Ann George, Carlisle Kiwanis Club
Requirements for Membership
Membership in Kiwanis is open to men and women who are interested in their community and have a sincere desire to help to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in our community and worldwide. Kiwanians are engaged in education, government, banking, marketing, agriculture, international trade, non-profit organizations, and many other fields. They are corporate officers, managers, small business owners, and self-employed professionals. They are young individuals embarking on careers, successful executives, and active retirees.
A person may be accepted as a member of the club either by sponsorship of a current member or by means of transfer or referral from another club. All that is necessary is a willingness to attend meetings, work on projects, and help make a difference in the community. Members are approved by the board of directors. New members participate in an orientation program that helps them determine how to become involved in ways that best match their personal interests and skills. Dues are modest and assessed annually.
Benefits for Membership
Kiwanis offers an opportunity for personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of the community, the nation, and the world.
While service is what Kiwanians are known for, their club offers much more. Meetings and projects provide fellowship that is sincere and lasting. New members quickly learn that the benefits of membership increase with their level of participation in their club. They find the “Kiwanis Connection” to be an excellent fit in their personal and professional lives. Membership in a Kiwanis club connects a person with the community and other individuals he or she wouldn’t otherwise know.
Club members learn about developments and happenings in their community during their regular club gatherings. They also enjoy new social and business networking opportunities with the wide variety of members in their club. And, together, they combine their interests and skills to improve their community in ways that make a real impact in the lives of others, particularly children.
Make time to make a difference with Kiwanis
To learn more about membership, contact us or join us as a guest at our Kiwanis meeting each Tuesday at noon.