Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
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About our club The MantecaSunrise Kiwanis was chartered on November 20, 1980. We are in Division 27 of the CAL-NEV-HA District, which encompasses California, Nevada and Hawaii. Our division has 250 members, the Cal-Nev-Ha District has 18,373. Our members are dedicated to serving others in the community of Manteca, California. For over 30 years our club has been an important part of the community by giving financial assistance and volunteering to help build for the future.
What is Kiwanis? Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization for men and women who want to give something back to their community. The name "Kiwanis" was coined from an expression in an American Indian language of the Detroit area, Nunc Kee-wanis, which means, "we trade" or "we have a good time." The operative motto for Kiwanis clubs is "Serving The Children of the World." Founded in 1915, Kiwanis now has over 600,000 members in 96 countries around the world. We raise funds to serve a variety of community projects and also volunteer our time. Our club offers good fellowship at our weekly meetings and offers friendships that can last a lifetime. For more information about Kiwanis Clubs, or to find one in your area, please visitKiwanis International.
How do we serve our community? Kiwanis International has joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. On a national level, Kiwanis has made a commitment to child health and welfare programs. Endorsed by the current White House administration, they have already had far-reaching results and are nationally coupled with the major emphasis program, "YOUNG CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE." In the same vein, CAL-NEV-HA has established and is funding two Pediatric Trauma centers, with more to follow. Our club contributes to and participates in all of these, but concentrates our time and monetary resources on a variety of local projects.
What are our major projects? Some of our recent projects include Scholarships, Thanksgiving in Manteca, 4th of July Parade, Volunteering at the Boy's & Girls Club Annual telethon, and support of the Kiwanis Family House - dedicated to providing temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill children being treated at University of California at Davis Medical Center.
Sponsored youth Sponsored youth are youth groups that have a Kiwanis structure. KIWIN and KEY Clubs are active at the high school level. KEY Club is the largest youth service club in the country. Many of our best Kiwanians started as active members in Kiwanis sponsored clubs in high school. We sponsor KEY club Merrill F. West High School in Tracy. How do we raise our funds? Service and money are the means by which we operate, and we maintain two accounts for club funds. The Administrative account is maintained for the internal operations of the club. It includes dues, publication of a monthly newsletter, support for conventions, postage and education. These funds are generated solely from within the membership from dues, donations and friendly fines. The activities or "service" account is the heart and soul of our club. These funds are solicited from and circulated back into the community. Our major fundraiser during the year is Manteca Pumpkin Fair.
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