About Kiwanis

Objects of Kiwanis

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

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Bay City Kiwanis Club

Our club members grow to become like family.  Our members consist of business professionals, non-profit representatives, retirees and community members who want to make a difference.

What is the Bay City Kiwanis Club all about?

The Bay City chapter of Kiwanis was founded in 1917.  It is the 36th Kiwanis Club ever established as part of an international organization of more than 13,000 clubs in over 80 countries.  Our focus is on children’s causes and providing assistance for infant through college ages and to individuals with disabilities.

Want to learn more about Kiwanis?

Anyone who is interested in networking, volunteering or meeting new people in a welcoming environment is invited to join us at one of our weekly meetings!

We now meet at Old City Hall at 814 Saginaw Street in Bay City on Thursdays at noon.
If you can attend, please contact either: Tim Ellison at 989-894-5007 or Jen Idalski at 989-893-7508.

If you would like to be a presenter at one of our meetings, please contact Tim or Jen.  We host a wide array of speakers on almost any topic of interest.