Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you help improve a community or give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.
We fondly now use the acronym “Kiwanis Is Where A Need Is Served”.
Founding of Kiwanis
Kiwanis was founded in Detroit, Michigan, on January 21, 1915. In the early years, Kiwanis clubs focused on business networking, but even then, members were serving the needs of the poor. By 1919, the organization had changed its focus from business to service. Kiwanis became an international organization in 1916 with the organization of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario. Kiwanis limited its membership to the United States and Canada until 1962 when worldwide expansion was approved.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury Area was voted as the name for the new club. The club will serve Roxbury, Ledgewood, Succasunna, Kenvil, Mount Arlington, Landing, Mine Hill, and the surrounding areas.
The club was formed on December 7, 2020. This club is also pending approval by Kiwanis International.
For additional information contact Lt. Governor Division 9, New Jersey District, Frank Cahill at (862) 213-2200.