About Salem Kiwanis Club

The Salem Kiwanis Club was formed in 1921 and we continue to serve the community and children of Salem, the Willamette Valley, and the world. Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

What To Expect at Meetings

Diverse Networking

Making new friends and enjoying fellowship is one of the personal benefits Kiwanis offers to Individuals. Kiwanians come from all walks of life including young individuals just embarking on careers, established corporate executives, and active retirees.

Kiwanis meetings and club projects offer a social setting where members can interact with others in diverse business and professional backgrounds. Members have an opportunity to meet people in many areas of interest right within their own club and when visiting other local club meetings.

Insight On Current Issues

Programs provided at weekly club meetings offer members a chance to hear from leaders in the community. Speakers and topics range in all areas from those in education, the justice system, the arts and entertainment, to those in public service, non-profits, and professional businesses.

Leadership Development

Working on various projects and club committees and/or serving in a club officer position helps members build important leadership skills. Members can serve at levels that fit their schedules and personal preferences. These skills can be useful in both personal and professional lives.

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects

About Kiwanis International

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service and community-minded men and women who support children and young adults worldwide.

More than 8,000 Kiwanis clubs in more than 70 countries make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International is truly “Serving the Children of the World.”

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.

Join Us

Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! Simply contact us with your questions and apply for Kiwanis club membership here.