Kiwanis of North Gwinnett
Serving the Community Since 1939
Meetings every Tuesday at Noon at
Buford Community Center
2200 Buford Hwy (directions)
President: Phil Olsen
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Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.
In the 1990's Kiwanis Members and clubs contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation. Today, Kiwanis fights a new battle. The Eliminate Project started in 2011, and with a goal of raising $110 million, Kiwanis together with UNICEF, is working towards eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a deadly disease that steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.
About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
More than 260,000 adult members
Approximately 320,000 youth
To serve children of the world.
Each year, clubs:
Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects.
Raise more than $107 million.
Members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.