The name "Kiwanis" is a coined word taken from the language of an American Indian tribe which lived in the area where Kiwanis was founded. The original phrase was "Nun Keewanis" which means "self expression" or "to make oneself known."
Strength in Numbers
Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization for individuals desiring personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of their communities. As a group, we can achieve what individuals cannot do alone. Kiwanis was founded in Detroit, Michigan on January 21, 1915. On November 1, 1916 the first Canadian club was organized in Hamilton. The Kiwanis Club of Regina was chartered on March 11, 1919. We were the second service club formed in Regina, the 9th Kiwanis Club established in Canada and the 123rd in North America.
A Spriit of Volunteerism
Kiwanians voluntarily share the challenge of community improvement and leadership, assuming personal responsibility for humanitarian and civic projects that public authorities are not able to perform.
These projects are predominantly local in nature. They include assistance to youth and the aging, conservation of natural resources, development of community facilities and creation of international understanding and good will.
Have Your Say
Kiwanis clubs are geared to address the needs of the community through standing committees, each of which is concerned with a different area of service. All of these programs enable Kiwanians to give of themselves - experience, knowledge, time and love - to all who need them.
Ready to Join?
Kiwanis is a service organization, not a social club, although enduring friendships are created through fellowship that comes from mutual effort devoted to useful ends.
Kiwanis is often a public forum. Meeting programs frequently provide platforms for the balanced, and impartial, presentation of public issues. We meet weekly on Tuesdays for lunch at the Regina Inn at noon.
We welcome new members from all walks of life. Kiwanis fosters principles of good citizenship and human values - it does not prescribe a way of life for others. And finally, the actions of each club are guided by local needs. If you're ready to change the world, all we ask is that you adhere to our oath:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business and professional standards.
- To provide, through Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
- To co-operate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.
(later Premier of Sask)
|1959||D H. Stock|
|1970||Dr. C.N. Bolen|
|1970/71||Dr. H.A. Kinzel|
|1990/91||P. (Penelope) Marshall
(1st female President in Western Canada)
|1993/94||Dr. C.N. Bolen|
|1997/98||B.C. Vander Ziel|
(Lt. Gov. 2002-03)
|2001||Rev. D.E. Craddock|
(Lt. Gov. 2003/04)
(Lt. Gov. 2004-05)
|2006/07||Rev. B.A. Dixon|
|2009/10||Dr. H.A. Kinzel|