Kiwanis is a service organization whose primary objective is “serving the children of the world.”
The name “Kiwanis” was coined from an expression in an American Indian language of the Detroit area, Nunc Kee-wanis, which means “we trade” or “we have a good time.”
Green River Kiwanis in Evansville, Indiana contributes time, money, and labor to many local organizations, including Camp Carson, the BUG program, Special Olympics, Santa Clothes Club, Riley Hospital, Dream Center, Easter Seals, and high school and college athletics and scholarships. We also support a Circle K club, a Kiwanis club at the college level, at the University of Evansville, as well as Key Clubs at two local high schools.
Green River Kiwanis meets at the American Red Cross on Stockwell Road every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am.
Our meeting is opened with the singing of the first verse of “America” and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation. We then have a program, which usually involves a presentation by a guest speaker, followed by reports by the president and members.
We have several fundraising events through out the year. The proceeds raised are used for the contributions made by the club to youth and community organizations. In addition, our members spend many hours giving of their leadership, knowledge, experience, direction, and talent to worthwhile and needy organizations and individuals throughout the state of Indiana.