I had the great honor and privilege of addressing the 43rd Charter Day Celebration of the Kiwanis Club of Leisure World this afternoon. Many thanks to the Charter Day Committee comprised of Senator Leonard Teitelbaum, Chair; Norma Flaherty, Virginia DeMatteo, Ed Laskin, Anita McFarlane, Elaine Noss, and Nell Reid. The Kiwanis are a wonderful service resource in our community, and I was thrilled to be with them for their Charter Day Celebration.
Kiwanis International is an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. It comprises approximately 8,000 clubs in 96 countries with over 260,000 adult members. The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents” and was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. This was originally the motto of Kiwanis, translated as "We build." The current motto is "serving the children of the world".
For more information about the Kiwanis Club, check out http://www.kiwanis.org/.