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kids2Our club is actively involved with on-going charitable local projects. We are dedicated to first helping our community, and through Kiwanis International we know we are involved with meeting many of the needs of the children around the world. We meet once a week, but you can choose how often you wish to attend each month.  

Every year we choose to support charities and projects, and we are always open to new ideas. Through Kiwanis International each member is insured for the events and projects we support. Just about all of our members have been finger printed either through the Boys and Girls Club or Orlando School District. Through supporting local programs such as, working with child literacy and helping children to improve grades or develop leadership skills, we like to think we do make a difference.

Our goal is to team up with other local charities for large events, to support the Altamonte Springs / Longwood local activities, to socialize with people who have common values, and to make a difference in the lives of some of the more needy families in the Altamonte, Longwood area.

We also support the new Apopka club that was chartered the beginning of 2012.

Kiwanis partners with many other non-profit organizations which include: the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Unicef, Red Cross, Kids Against Hunger and many others. Now more than ever Kiwanis depends on volunteers such as yourself, to reach out to the community to help keep important programs going, so no child will be forgotten or left behind.

Our club welcomes your participation if you have an extra 1-2 hours a week, have ever wanted to volunteer, help your community, help a child in need to succeed and become part of a large network of local and international professional who volunteer. Click here to find out more.

Our History

The Kiwanis Club of Central Florida was chartered on June 14, 1976 (the name was changed to its current name in the late 1990's).  The sponsoring club was the Kiwanis Club of Orlando and their President was Bill Martin. Kent Powers was elected founding President, and he was followed in succession by Robert G. (Bud) Feather and Lawrence Jackman. At that time the club was a part of Division 6 which consisted of clubs in Osceola, Orange and Seminole Counties.

Club meetings were held weekly with monthly board meetings which were held in the "Springs."  New members and committee chairmen were expected to attend both meetings.  The club has met in a variety of places but has always been a breakfast club.

During the first three years, the club organized a Key Club at Lake Brantley High School, a Circle K Club at Rollins College ad a Builders Club at the elementary school North of 436 and West of I-4. We also participated in the formation of an AKTION Club in Apopka. We organized the the Kiwanis Club of College Park, the East-West Club of Sanford and the Kiwanis Club of Cassleberry. An attempt to establish a club in Oviedo was unsuccessful.

In 1979, our club took the state trophy for inter-club participation. By the end of the third year of existence membership grew to over 62 active Kiwanians. Some of those members went on to become Lt. Governors and several served as Hearing Officers in the Seminole County Prosecution for Youth Program (P.A.Y.), which still exists today.

It is worth noting that much of the success in reaching the high membership numbers was the participation by Florida Hospital, United Telephone, several banks and other corporations and businesses.

Our Mission

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Our Impact

Service footprint. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis International club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Kiwanis members stage nearly 150,000 service projects, devote more than 6 million hours of service and raise nearly US $107 million every year for communities, families and projects. Key Club members pitch in 12 million hours of service each year, and CKI members another 500,000 hours of service. Aktion club members donate another 92,000 hours of service every year. Add it all up, and that’s more than 18 million hours of service every year!

 

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