Changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. In the early years, members focused on business networking. In 1916, Kiwanis became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario. In 1919, the organization changed its focus to service. By 1962, worldwide expansion was approved. In 1987, women officially were allowed into the membership.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different — so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Kiwanis members don’t just do service — they have fun. Members make new friends, participate in social events, and gain networking opportunities with other local professionals. If you live in Grand Haven, Spring Lake or Ferrysburg Michigan, we encourage you to join the Tri-Cities Kiwanis!