WHAT IS KIWANIS:
Kiwanis is a service organization whose overall objectives are:
TO GIVE primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the
material values of life.
TO ENCOURAGE the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human
TO PROMOTE the adoption and the application of higher social,
business, and professional standards.
TO DEVELOP by precept and example, a more intelligent,
aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
TO PROVIDE through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form
enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
TO COOPERATE in creating and maintaining that sound public
opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of
righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.
The Kiwanis Club of Andalusia was chartered on December 17,
1947, under the principles of Kiwanis International to work
for a better quality of life for the citizens of Andalusia,
our state, our nation and internationally.
Briefly stated, some of the principal features of our activity
and responsibility are:
(1) Club Meetings:
Our club meets weekly on Monday at 12:00 noon for lunch at
Tabby D's restaurant in town. The meal is followed by a program
that last no longer than 1:00 p.m.
All members are expected to make every effort to attend each
weekly meeting. Attendance credit can be made up for missed
meetings by attending a Board of Directors meeting, Key Club
meeting, Builders Club meeting, other Kiwanis Club or participate
in a club project.
The membership fee is $60.00. Dues are $100.00 per quarter
billed in advance. The results is an annual cost of $400.00
that includes weekly meals.
Dues are broken down as follows:
$42.00 - International dues
$21.00 - Alabama District dues
$12.00 - Lodge dues
$8.00 - Kiwanis magazine
$317.00 - Liability Insurance: no additional cost to members.
(4) Other meetings:
a. Board meetings: Quarterly, usually 1st month of the quarter or at the call of the president.
b. Committee meetings: As called by the chairperson or club
c. Interclub meetings: Four or more members visit another
d. Special meetings: Spouse Fair Appreciation Banquet
(5) Induction of New Members:
New Members are ususally inducted at a club business meeting
the last week in each month. New members receive a membership
kit with a "K" lapel pin, certificate of membership,
and other material.
(6) Committee assignment:
Upon induction, new members are assigned to a club committee
by the president. The committee chairperson will immediately
meet with the new member and explain what this committee does.
We publish a club bulletin weekly to keep
members informed. The Alabama District publishes a semi-monthly
newspaper of District activities. Kiwanis International publishes
a monthly magazine that each member receives.
(8) Club Service Projects:
Throughout the year, we participate in a wide variety of projects
to benefit our community. Each member is expected to participate
in as many of these projects as possible, but at least one
during the course of the Kiwanis year. Listed below are some
projects the club funds and/or services to the community:
- Citizen of the Year
- Junior Miss Program
- Christmas Parade
- Buckle-up Babes Program (furnish car seats for new babies
at Andalusia Hospital)
- Presidential Classroom
- Special Olympics
- Kiwanis Covington County Fair
- Scholarships (LBW Jr. College and MacArthur Tech)
- Community Christmas for foster care children & others referred by Human Sevices
- Educational assistance for schools
- Youth Baseball Program
- Andalusia City Schools (Endowment, Special Education)
- County Spelling Bee
- Key Club (high school)
- Builders Club (middle school)
- Children's Fishing Rodeo
- Reading is Fundamental (kindergarten)
- Own and operate the Kiwanis Community Center
- Bag Groceries for Muscular Dystrophy
- And other special needs projects
(9) Club Fund Raising:
We have four major fund raising projects: Kiwanis Covington County Fair, radio week, and bagging groceries for M.D.A., and selling plat book of all Covington County property.
(10) Kiwanis Education:
Kiwanis International is one of the largest service organizations in the world with a rich history of growth, fellowship, and service. The Andalusia Kiwanis Club is the largest civic/service club in Andalusia with over 100 members.
The Kiwanis Club of Andalusia is much more than a luncheon club. Please remember that it is a great "SERVICE CLUB". The success of the club depends upon member participation and leadership in serving the needs of this community. YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP SHOULD BE ON THIS BASIS.
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