Kiwanis International

Have a good look at the people around you: family, friends, colleagues and business partners. You will probably realise that you owe them a lot. Personal achievement and happiness may have been largely your own doing, but without support of the others you would have gotten nowhere. The age of pure individualism fortunately lies behind us: you may participate to society again, put something back. And that is exactly what Kiwanis does: provide support to those who really need it.

Nunc Kee-wanis, you read it right, „we let ourselves be known“, is a direct translation from Ochipew, one of the native languages of North America. This Amerindian phrase may sound incomprehensible, but for Kiwanis, it represents a clear message. Because we have a clear message too.

Visit the website of Kiwanis International to learn more about our large and diverse organization that helps children around the world.

Extending your Kiwanis impact

A gift to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund helps children in many places, in many ways. For the Kiwanis family, the Children’s Fund is a way of reaching children through grants, scholarship programs and Kiwanis youth programs.

KCF Mission statement:

To develop resources that transform the goodwill and vision of Kiwanians into programs that serve the children of the world.

World wide service project:

Click here to learn basic ideas of ELIMINATE, the program that eradicates maternal and neonatal tetanus

European representatives in the International Boards from KI and KCF

The European Federation has during this year different representatives in the different International Boards

In the KI Board we have 4 representatives

Daniel Vigneron was elected to a one-year term as president-elect of Kiwanis International in June 2018 at the 103rd Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Las Vegas.

Paul Inge Paulsen is our elected International Trustee in the KI Board elected by the KI-EF Convention

Ernest Schmid was elected Trustee at Large at the Paris Convention in 2017

Elio Garazzo was elected to a three-year term as trustee of Kiwanis International at the KI-EF convention in Baveno 2018


In the Kiwanis Children’s Fund (KCF) we have Filip Delanote as a trustee.

Moreover Europe has 2 ambassadors for KCF, Francesco Valenti and Julio Srulijes