Our group was formed in 1988, the first year women were admitted to Kiwanis. It was the idea of George Nash (food service director of VHS) and Lonnie Steele (school principal), noon club members. Several of their fellow school principals could not attend noon club, so they had this Sunrise idea. That is why there were so many educators in our club. We first met at Brown's Ice Cream, Valpo Velvet. Mr. Gordon Brown fixed us a nice breakfast even though they did not open for breakfast. We have met at several locations thru the years, but this is the 2nd time to meet at Chili Bowl!
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Our members develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds and raise funds for pediatric research. We help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick. Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. And along the way, club members share friendship and laughter.
Did you know Kiwanis currently has 240,000 members? View Fact Sheet_Kiwanis.pdf for more information about our Kiwanis Family.