The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville lost one of its most distinguished, valued...more
The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville was well represented at the recent Capital...more
The holiday season is a busy one for Charlottesville Kiwanians, and it is approaching fast. It's time to sign up for Christmas tree and wreath sales shifts on the lot, setting up and tearing down the lot, etc. Please go to Meetings and Events to do so, and check out all the other service opportunities coming up!
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, both men and women, dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Chartered on April 3rd, 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville has 50+ members who come from many different backgrounds and are all dedicated to fulfilling our motto: "Serving the Children of the World."
Please Click on this photo to see a video of what we are about and see the Photo Gallery for pictures of the action at our meetings and events.
Our club sponsors Key Clubs in five area high schools (Albemarle High School, Monticello High School, Western Albemarle High School, Charlottesville High School, and Fluvanna County High School), a CKI Club at the University of Virginia, and a K-Kids Club at Venable Elementary School. More than 400 youth in these seven clubs are engaged in programs that teach leadership skills and perform meaningful community service projects.
We meet on the first, second, and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. The fourth Monday, and the occasional fifth Monday, have been designated as "Service Work Night" at a different local agency each month. Guests are cordially invited to share a meal with us and learn about opportunities to join us for volunteer service that contributes to the betterment of our community. Please see our meeting schedule for the latest information about when and where we gather "to serve the children of the world."
To encourage those who can't join us every Monday evening to serve, we have recently started a "Satellite Committee." This group of about 15 Kiwanians holds a luncheon meeting at 12:30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at Shadwell's Restaurant on Pantops Mountain. This groups works with us on some projects, joins us for special activities and projects and conducts service projects of their own. All the planning of our recent, highly successful Independence Day 5K was done by our satellite committee, with the rest of the club pitching in on race day.
Our fourth-Monday service work nights typically take place at a local non-profit. Among the places where we have worked over the last year are: WorkSource Enterprises, Camp Holiday Trails, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity store, Children, Youth and Family Services, Salvation Army Thrift Store, and the Green Adventure Project at Triple C Camp. See News items to the right of this page and our photo gallery to see what we do at these agencies.
Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1915. There are over 350,000 Kiwanians and more than 600,000 K-Family members in 84 countries around the world. KI's current worldwide service project, in conjunction with UNICEF, aims to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the face of the earth. This project follows KI's previous successful project, also with UNICEF, of eliminating Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of intellectual disabilities, worldwide.
The Charlottesville Club is one of more than 180 Kiwanis Clubs in the Capital District of Kiwanis, providing community service throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.