Hope in Action

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Kiwanis International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the 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.

Find your inner power by helping others

Our Mission

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At the Kiwanis International Foundation, our mission is to financially assist Kiwanis International in serving the children of the world. After all, that service makes up Kiwanis’ own mission. So the work of our foundation helps the Kiwanis family of programs change children’s lives—often in ways that would otherwise remain beyond the resources of clubs and districts.


the earth


for peace

Above All, Children First

Greater Abilene Kiwanis Club

We would love to meet you!  Please join us every Thursday at Noon at the Beehive!  We meet upstairs in their banquet room.  Enter at the south door and take a few short stairs up for a good meal, great people, and a desire to help children!

Locally, nationally and internationally, Greater Abilene Kiwanis Club is a vocal advocate for the hungry and displaced. We travel to every corner of the globe to help children and families in need.

Your neighbors, coworkers, community leaders are members of the Greatest Club in All the Land!  View our directory!


Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference


those in need

Kiwanis International is a global organization of members 

dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 members strong—annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities. Members also make an impact throughout the world by participating in Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.


Kiwanis International offers three clubs for adults: Kiwanis, Aktion Club and Circle K International. Kiwanis clubs serve their communities by sponsoring 150,000 service projects each year. Aktion Club is the only community service club for adults living with disabilities. It provides members opportunities to become integrated into their communities while developing initiative and leadership skills. CKI is a university service organization with clubs on nearly 500 campuses. 

Youth Key Club, the oldest and largest service organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Builders Club for adolescents provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. Kiwanis Kids for elementary students provides students with opportunities to work together on service projects, develop leadership potential and create strong moral character. 

Programs Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades, both for students age 6–12, teach children to plan, set goals, work with others and celebrate success. Key Leader is a weekend leadership retreat 

for teens. 

The Eliminate Project

The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, will save or protect millions of mothers and their future babies. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis 

is eliminating MNT, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, by immunizing women of child bearing age. UNICEF and its partners have already eliminated MNT in more than 30 countries, and Kiwanis’ pledge to raise US$110 million will help fund the elimination of the disease in the countries that remain at risk.

All figures approximate as of November 1, 2013, and subject to change.


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Worldwide: +1-317-875-8755 • Fax: +1-317-879-0204