Serving the Children of the World

Objectives of Kiwanis International

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values in life
  • To encourage the daily living of the golden rules in al human relationships
  • 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 makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will

The Kiwanis Pledge

"As our Country's flag signifies

purity, valor and justice;
May we true Kiwanians
exemplify these virtues
as we serve the Children
of the World!"

The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst was established on October 23, 1931.

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Since 1931, the men and women of the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst have contributed to the well-being of our community by giving time and financial support to scores of charities, cultural and educational programs and needy children and their families.

The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst is a member of "Division 9" which includes other clubs: Addison, Central DuPage, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Villa Park, West Chicago and Wheaton.  Division 9 is in the I.I. District which includes clubs in Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst membership has traditionally consisted of leaders from all segments of the community.  These individuals have chosen to apply their leadership skills to Kiwanis at the club, divisional and district levels including six decades with at least one Division Lt. Governor.

Members of our club have received numerous awards and recognitions.  Those awards include The Amador Medallion, The Hixon Award and The Legion of Honor.

Kiwanis Young Children "Priority One" provides a focus on the needs of young children with programs for:

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Child Care and Development
  • Parent Education and Support
  • Safety and Pediatric Trauma