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Kiwanis

(kɪˈwɑːnɪs)
n
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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Ki•wa•nis

(kɪˈwɑ nɪs)

n.
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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Marshall's interest outside of work included being a director of the Continental Illinois Bank in Deerfield, Ill.; director of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago; a member of the Chicago Crime Commission; director and treasurer of the Highland Park Hospital Board; president of the Cliff Dwellers, a social organization devoted to developing higher standards in the fine arts; and a member of the Exmoor Country Club, the University Club of Chicago and Kiwanis International. Marshall and his wife, Barbara, had a long involvement with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Ravinia Festival.
Petersburg and past lieutenant governor and current parliamentarian of Florida District Kiwanis International. Biesinger was reappointed to the Citizens Forum for 2006-2008 after his first term concluded in June.
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He has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for 12 years and also supports another children's charity, Kiwanis International. Sir Roger is the second Bond to be knighted, following in the footsteps of fellow 007 Sir Sean Connery, who was honoured three years ago.
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