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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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Batavia Kiwanis: The Kiwanis Club of Batavia will host its first Kiwanis Family Bingo
A small impromptu park at downtown Emmett's main intersection was recently acquired by the Kiwanis Club of Emmett.
OKLAHOMA CITY The Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City plans to build the Downtown Kiwanis Community Building and Bob and Jean Harbison Early Education Center in Westlawn Gardens, 2 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City.
25th Annual Emerald Empire Kiwanis Berry Sale - 3:30 p.m.
His many awards include the George Hixson Fellowship Award (2X), the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Award in 1996 and 2001, and the Kiwanis Fred Briggs Award.
Named by noted historian Clarence Burton, Kiwanis started out as a fraternal club, but quickly evolved into a service club with the aim of aiding its community--especially children in need.
6, the Kiwanis Club of Paris-Brant collected 340 pounds of groceries in support of the Paris Food Bank.
WORCESTER -- During a brief ceremony at the Franklin Street branch, Bay State Savings Bank officers presented a $6,000 check to Kiwanis Club President Clint Rand and Kiwanis Club Treasurer and Bay State Savings Bank Corporator Michele Sloan to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Worcester's Annual Toy Drive for Underprivileged Children.
The group received a first-place award in Kiwanis Family Relations for working with Kiwanis and other sponsored programs such as Key Club and Aktion Club.
The Kiwanis Club of Bellingham will present its annual theatre night and fundraising auction on Thursday, April 10, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild at 1600 H St.
He serves as Kiwanis lieutenant governor and as president of Kiwanis Division 14 Foundation.