In brief, the Kiwanis mission is to make our communities part of a better world, one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanians are Ordinary People Performing Extraordinary Work
Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, planting trees, building playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and communities.
Kiwanis Clubs are Changing Tomorrows Today
The Walnut Valley Club and all Kiwanis clubs view their role within their respective communities with a great deal of foresight. Key aspects to operating an effective club include:
- Evaluating both children's issues and community needs on an ongoing basis
- Conducting service projects to respond to the identified needs
- Maintaining an active membership roster of community-minded people who have both the desire and ability to assist with club service projects
Walnut Valley Kiwanis Club meetings are held once a week and offer an atmosphere of fun, learning, and fellowship. In addition to attending the meetings, the typical Kiwanian volunteers each month to assist with club service projects.
Service Projects often are linked to the Kiwanis program, "Young Children: Priority One." This initiative places continuing focus on the needs of children in pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early development, infant health, nutrition, and parenting skills.
Service Projects also can address other needs within the community, such as working to stop substance abuse, helping the elderly, promoting literacy, supporting youth sports, responding to disasters, and supporting specific persons in need. NOTE: 100% of all service project income is used for funding our charitable works. Service project/public fundraising income must be used solely for that purpose. None can be used for the administration of the Kiwanis Club.