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 statutes 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 through Kiwanis Club of Paducah Foundation support children and organizations impacting children through partnerships and donations to organizations that further that cause.
Programs we support through Kiwanis Club of Paducah Foundation;
Kiwanis K-T District Foundation
Young Children - Priority One
Kiwanis International Foundation
Kiwanis Read-to-Ride reading program
Paducah Day Nursery
The Salvation Army
Paducah Downtown Kiwanis Scholarship Fund
Louise Mandrell Benefit Scholarship Fund - Murray State University
University of Kentucky School of Engineering
American Cancer Society