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The Ohio Kiwanis Family
consists of nearly 25,000 men, women, and children serving in Kiwanis, Circle K, Key, Builders, K Kids, and Aktion clubs throughout the State of Ohio. What do we have in common? We are all dedicated to serving our communities and the world. We hope you enjoy this look at our organization and we hope you agree that serving others is the most worthwhile activity any of us could possibly undertake. We invite you to take a closer look at us by joining us at a local meeting or service project. Simply go to the About Kiwanis section in the menu on the left side of the page to find a club in your area. Fill out the Member Interest Form and we will contact you with more information about Kiwanis International.
Message from the District Governor
WELCOME! I am glad to welcome you to the Ohio Kiwanis web site. The Ohio District of Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. This defining statement sets the tone for what we do as an organization throughout the world including over 240 communities here in Ohio. In these communities, Kiwanis members reach out to others in many different ways- in fellowship, in service and in healing.
Fellowship is basic part of Kiwanis life. We gather for meetings, for service projects, for social activities-and we should always greet others in a friendly manner. Make sure all are welcome to be a part of the gathering. A smile, a friendly greeting, a handshake, a hug-all are important to extend the hand of fellowship
Service at the heart of what Kiwanis is all about. We serve those in need-whether the need is for food, shelter, clothing, or just someone to be a friend-we serve in many different ways. Through Kiwanis, we provide meals to the hungry, we build houses for the homeless, and we provide shoes and clothing for those without. We extend the hand of service to those in need every day throughout Ohio.
Healing has been a foundation of Kiwanis in Ohio and throughout the world. The First Lady’s Project is based on healing our Ohio children who have experienced some form of pediatric trauma. A gift to the First Lady’s Project will enable the physicians and nurses on the front lines in our seven Ohio children’s hospital emergency rooms to receive specialized training in the care of these children at a time when they are most in need of care.
We also promote healing through the Eliminate Project. Millions die each year from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)-one every nine minutes-but these deaths can be prevented. Through Kiwanis we have the opportunity to join hands with others to Eliminate MNT so that no mother has to watch her child die from this tragic disease. Through a series of 3 vaccines, the mother will be inoculated against MNT insuring that she and her future babies will be safe and free from MNT. Be the hands of healing for Kiwanis through your gifts to Eliminate and the First Lady’s Project.
If you would like to learn more about Kiwanis in Ohio, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on 888-827-8196 or “like” Ohio District Kiwanis on Facebook. There are many places and ways you can serve others through Kiwanis!
REACH OUT IN FELLOWSHIP, IN SERVICE and IN HEALING
Governor Craig and First Lady Lee Ann Wallace
What if you could save a baby's life?
With The Eliminate Project, you can. Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes. But three doses of a 60-cent vaccine can protect mothers and babies. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to bring this vaccine to 38 countries, eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. What can you do right now? Learn about MNT and advocate for the cause. Participate in our fundraisers. Over the next few years, the work we do will change the world. Find out more at www.TheEliminateProject.org.