Welcome to Kiwanis
Kiwanians in Augusta and worldwide make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, members of Kiwanis International are truly "Serving the Children of the World."
We are proud to be a part of this international organization of 600,000 Kiwanis members in more than 80 countries.
The Name and Our Motto
The name Kiwanis stems from a North American Indian phrase, which, like many aboriginal terms, had a variety of meanings, including; "We have a good time," "We make a noise," or "We trade." Learn more about Kiwanis, here. The Kiwanis motto is: We Build. Throughout its history, the Kiwanis name has been synonymous with endeavors that build character, knowledge, commerce, communities, and—through genuine concern for others—hope. We Build in Kiwanis.
The Objects of Kiwanis
Through Kiwanis membership, individuals give their talent, time, and love to those in need. Kiwanians worldwide dedicate themselves to a way of life in which they believe. The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.