Dozens of volunteers from our service leadership programs (CKI at UVA and from...more
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Yes, 2015 is the centennial of the founding of Kiwanis International. Click on the "birthday cake" to the left for much more about our long history of service to the children of the world. Click Here to read Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's official proclamation on the Kiwanis Centennial.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, both men and women, dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Chartered on April 3rd, 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville has almost 60 members who come from many different backgrounds and are all dedicated to fulfilling our motto: "Serving the Children of the World."
Our 32nd Annual Fourth of July 5K benefitting Camp Holiday Trails is coming up soon!
We welcome everyone, including world class runners and saunterers of all ages to join the fun. You can register online or you can download a pdf file of the registration form here (See 5/15/2015 entry).
We meet on the first, second, and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. The fourth Monday, and the occasional fifth Monday, have been designated as "Service Work Night" at a different local agency each month. Guests are cordially invited to share a meal with us and learn about opportunities to join us for volunteer service that contributes to the betterment of our community. Please see our Meeting Schedule for the latest information about when and where we gather "to serve the children of the world."
To encourage those who can't join us every Monday evening to serve, we have recently started a "Satellite Committee." This group of about 20 Kiwanians holds a luncheon meeting at 12:30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Hilton Garden Inn off Route 250 on Pantops Mountain. This groups works with us on some projects, joins us for special activities and projects and conducts service projects of their own. All the planning of our highly successful Independence Day 5K was done by our satellite committee, with the rest of the club pitching in on race day.
Our fourth-Monday service work nights typically take place at a local non-profit. See News items to the right of this page and Photo Gallery to see what we do at these agencies. Our Kiwanis Partners page shows the agencies with which we have worked over the past year or so. See also our Projects page for more info.
Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1915. There are over 350,000 Kiwanians and more than 600,000 K-Family members in 84 countries around the world. KI's current worldwide service project, in conjunction with UNICEF, aims to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the face of the earth. This project follows KI's previous successful project, also with UNICEF, of eliminating Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of intellectual disabilities, worldwide.
The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville is one of more than 150 Kiwanis Clubs in the Capital District of Kiwanis, providing community service throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. See our Newsletter page to download the Capital Kiwanian newsletter, Capital District CKI News, and Division 9A Key Club newsletters.