What is a Kiwanis?!?
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!
History of our club
The Kiwanis Club of Paducah was chartered January 20, 1939, in Paducah,
Kentucky under the statues and bylaws of Kiwanis International. The club's
mission statement mirrors that of Kiwanis International. Our
purpose is to improve the quality of life for children and families worldwide, but in particular, those in our own back yard. The Kiwanis Club of Paducah supports children through scholarships, grants, and donations to organizations such as Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club of Paducah and the Paducah Day Nursery.
Programs we support
Kiwanis K-T District Foundation
Young Children - Priority One
Kiwanis International Foundation
St. Nicholas Family Free Clinic
Paducah Day Nursery
Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club
Juvenile Detention Prevention Program
The Salvation Army
Paducah Downtown Kiwanis Scholarship Fund
Louise Mandrell Benefit Scholarship Fund - Murray State University
River Tin Street Rod Annual Charity Car Show
University of Kentucky School of Engineering
Family Service Society
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life