The Walnut Valley Kiwanis Club was founded on November 26, 1963.
See the "History" Tab on the left for more about Walnut Valley.
Our club and members are part of Kiwanis Division 35, which is part of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International.
Kiwanis International was begun in 1915, and soon after, Kiwanis came to California.
(Kiwanis International just celebrated it's 95th Birthday on Jan. 21, 2010.)
The California-Nevada-Hawaii District is the largest District in Kiwanis International.
One Kiwanis Club in Cal-Nev-Ha District's local Division 35 was begun in 1922.
About the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International
Since Kiwanis first came to the West Coast in 1917, Kiwanis members of California, Nevada, and Hawaii have been making a positive impact on the communities and people around them. From disaster relief efforts to youth scholarship programs, being in Kiwanis is all about "giving back."With more than 17,000 Kiwanis members (and more than 40,000 members in our Service Leadership Programs), the Cal-Nev-Ha District is the biggest in Kiwanis International. Our clubs and members contribute in excess of $5.3 million and 850,000 volunteer service hours to their communities each year! Together, we ARE changing the world, one child and one community at a time. For more information about the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis, please visit www.cnhkiwanis.org.
About Kiwanis International
Did you know?
- Kiwanis annually contributes 7 million hours of community service, and donates $100 million for hundreds of thousands of worthy projects in the communities we serve.
- Kiwanis Clubs serve their communities by working with governments, schools, and civic organizations, identifying the needs of the community. Many clubs have both new and long-standing projects and fundraisers that are also developed by the interests of their club members.
Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, care for the sick, build playgrounds, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because by working together, many can achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
The Objects of Kiwanis
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.