The Kiwanis are an integral group in the Small Town.   They've had pancake breakfasts for as long as I can remember.  But, they do so much more.
The Small Town is mainly a "working class town".  We have an upscale neighborhood, but for the most part, it's working class.
We're also very "Kid-oriented", which is where The Kiwanis come in.  The Small Town Kiwanis started in 1954 with 30 members; today there are around 90.  They are in the schools, keeping the sense of and pride in the community alive.  They provide scholarships, participate in road clean-ups, and raise money for children's groups.
The "Key Club" is a high school club that the Kiwanis sponsor.  And, in the elementary and middle schools, they sponsor K-Kids.
I realize that the Key Club, and the Kiwanis are international; I'm just not sure how much of an impact they have in other places.
The Kiwanis are all about /kəˈmjuːnəti/!  (Yes, I had to slip that in; what else would a Speech Pathologist do for "K"?)


  1. Oh, I like your A to Z theme. The Kiwanis in our town have built a number of parks and a brand new swimming pool/library. They are a force for good in our lives. A great "K" to focus on today.

  2. Kat was in Key club and I have worked countless Pancake breakfasts....Kiwanis is a big deal in our town too. They donate a lot to the kids....inside and outside of the school setting.

  3. good to know about a developing town
    Fellow A to Z er

  4. Oh, yes, the Kiwanis has always done so much for the community and thank goodness still do, it is funny when you hear the name you do think of those Pancake breakfasts first, don't you? LOL Lucy from Lucy's Reality

  5. I'll be like Elf... that's just fun to say :)

  6. I've been to a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a coupe of times. Yummy!

  7. We have the Kiwanis Club here in the Philippines and they are also very active.


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