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a North American organization of men's clubs founded in 1915 to promote community service
[C20: alleged to be from an American Indian language: to make oneself known]
Kiˈwanian n
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(kɪˈwɑ nɪs)

an organization founded in 1915 for the promulgation of higher ideals in business and professional life.
[allegedly < an American Indian language: to make oneself known]
Ki•wa′ni•an, n.
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Kiwanians will be soliciting $20 donations for a dozen long-stemmed roses in a variety of colors.
On Tuesday morning, September 9, 7he Daily Clarion-Ledger carried a front page request: "Automobiles, fifteen in number, are wanted by local Kiwanians to be used in transporting members of the Boy's Band to Annandale today." They had already arranged for vehicles to carry 215 people but apparently did not realize until late that the band would be included in the trip.
On that day, around 300 inmates were invited to join the Kiwanians at the NBP Social Hall where they were treated to Christmas carols, stories of hope and redemption, a hearty snack, and a Christmas package consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, face towel, and a pair of rubber slippers.
They'd even bring Kiwanians to their home for sauerkraut dinners.
Pictured above are: (from left) Kiwanians Stan Hutchinson, Sheila Moore, and Paul Thomson.
Prospective members and visiting Kiwanians are invited to join the group for lunch at the weekly meetings on Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
"We have 11,000 Kiwanians in Taiwan," said a chipper spokeswoman for the Indiana-based group, which has seen a 59 percent rise across Asia in the new millennium.
Bravo, then, to the Eugene Kiwanians for doing just that.
One hundred Kiwanians followed the hearse on foot to Central Methodist Church.
"We have so much admiration for what these men (the Kiwanians) are doing so we can establish a new sports court for the children in the community," McCarty says.
First, I am a game but not gifted public speaker, as Rotarians and Kiwanians around the state can testify.
In 1984, he landed a job escorting a contingent of 10,000 Kiwanians on a 45-day tour around the world.