Frequently Asked Questions - Kiwanis

FAQs - Kiwanis

Call the International Office in Indiana, 1-800-KIWANIS or go to on the web.

Call the District Office (11902 Jake Circle, Bellevue, NE  68133) , Res:  402-292-3387 or Cell:  402-505-1812 email the district secretary or go to the District website to view all of the clubs in Nebraska and Iowa or view those clubs with websites in our Kiwanis links.

We participate in a number of fundraisers. See this link on the main menu of this site.

The Kiwanis Club of Omaha Westside  has 26 members as of April, 2016. There are 660,000 Kiwanians Worldwide.

Each club has a different process. If you are already attending a club's meetings as a guest, the club can guide you on how to join. Otherwise, call the District Office (11902 Jake Circle, Bellevue, NE  68133) , Res:  402-292-3387 or Cell:  402-505-1812 email the district secretary or go to the District website  They will be able to direct you to a club in your area.

A donation is always appreciated. Please see our easy PayPal donation button at the bottom of this page. We would suggest that you read the notices section prior to donating.  We would also like to know where to send an acknowledgement.

No, but we do have K-Kids (Grammar School), Builders Club (Middle School), Key Club (High School) and Circle K (College) for our youths.

Kiwanis is an organization devoted to the principle of service; to the advancement of individual, community and national welfare; and to the strengthening of international goodwill.

No, women are a big part of the organization and they hold leadership positions.

Prior to 1920, Kiwanis was a copyrighted name owned by one person, Allen Browne, and was a business organization. At the 1920 International Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, the members voted to change to a service organization.

No, but the more meetings you attend, the more benefits you will receive from your membership. There are no penalties for absence.

About 12% of the membership is women. The club hopes to narrow that gap in the future.

  • You can serve your community by working with individuals who share in your vision and passion for helping children and youth.
  • You can achieve the enormous personal satisfaction that comes from contributing in a worthwhile way.
  • You can enjoy the camaraderie and natural fellowship that results from mutual efforts directed toward the achievement of important goals.
  • You can take pride in affiliation with an organization of hundreds of thousands of members around the world, who feel as you feel and act as you act.
  • You can expand your networking opportunities and increase your sphere of influence.

As a member of our Club, you are asked to attend meetings regularly, help with club service projects and fundraising events, and find a special area of service within our club. You are encouraged to attend Kiwanis annual conventions, such as the International Convention and the Nebraska-Iowa District Convention. Ultimately, you may be asked to serve on one of our standing committees, on our Board of Directors, or as a Club officer.

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service- and community-minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. There are more than  16,200 Kiwanis family of clubs with nearly 660,000 members in 80 nations and geographic areas  who make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International truly is "Serving the Children of the World."

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