The Kiwanis Club of Norton

 

Serving the Children of the City of Norton, the County of Wise and the World.

The Kiwanis Club of Norton was chartered in 1921 and was the 384th club to be established in the world.  There are now 8,000 clubs.  Our club has sponsored many other Kiwanis Clubs in our area and often meet with other clubs for education and enjoyment.


What is a Kiwanian?
 
Kiwanis Name

The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!

Membership

About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
More than 260,000 adult members
Approximately 320,000 youth

Mission
To serve children of the world.

Service
Each year, clubs: Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects. Raise more than $107 million. Members and clubs have: Contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation. Global Results Members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.

Kiwanis members are guided by these key principles:
To give importance to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.
To encourage living by the Golden Rule.
To promote higher social, business, and professional standards.
To encourage and be servant leaders.
To build Kiwanis clubs that build lasting friendships and serve and strengthen local communities.
To promote justice, patriotism, and goodwill.