KIWANIS MAGAZINE message
Funny name; serious vision
Our six permanent Objects
were adopted in 1924 and
have remained unchanged
ever since. They are the
enduring principles that unite
nearly 600,000 Kiwanisfamily members in 80 nations
around the world.
The new chapter in our
storied history has its
preface already written:
It will be the year that will
CONNECT our global family
of clubs so as to INSPIRE
more members to join our
family and ADVOCATE for
the welfare of Children,
One of my favorite funny characters is Willy Clark, the curmudgeon partner
of the fictional vaudeville team of Lewis and Clark in Neil play
Willy had a surefire list of words that sound funny and can make people laugh.
He demonstrated by spitting out words that have sounds, like cake, pickle,
The funny sounding name of (not to mention K-Kids, Key Club,
and Circle K) has been the subject of both laughs and laments for decades. But
words make history, and so does Kiwanis with its incomparable tradition of
service for nearly a century.
A new chapter in that history begins the first of October 2012.
Nearly 600,000 Kiwanis-family members will take a Marty McFly trip
to the We will relive the six Objects of Kiwanis adopted
by the convocation of its members in Denver, Colorado, in 1924. Like
that popular movie, Kiwanians will change the future by returning to
these indelible organizational values, the six Objects. We will use them
as the guiding principles that can inspire and impact more lives and,
possibly, the course of human events.
One does not have to look much beyond the Global Campaign for
with its centerpiece the prevention of horrific deaths by realize how
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Tom DeJulio Kiwanis International President