Kiwanis of Flagler County

Serving the Children of the World







"Serving the Children of the World"™

Kiwanis Club of Flagler County,  Florida, chartered August of 2008.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.-- Kiwanis defining statement, adopted October 2004.

The Kiwanis Club of Flagler County is located in Bunnell, Florida within Division 07 of the Florida District and is represented by Lieutenant Governor Daniel Tappan. Lieutenant Governor Tappan is responsible for ten East Coast Florida Clubs, including Daytona Beach, De Land, Deltona-Southwest Volusia, Flagler County, Flagler/Palm Coast, Holly Hill, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Seabreeze-Daytona Beach, and Southeast Volusia County. Because the Kiwanis Club of Flagler County and the Kiwanis Club of Flagler/Palm Coast are both located in the Palm Coast/Flagler beach area within Division 07, the two clubs frequently join together to cosponsor events.

Founded in 1915 in Detroit and with headquarters now in Indianapolis, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service and community minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

Kiwanis Club of Flagler County
, Inc is a 501(c)(3) (Tax deductable) compliant Public Charity incorporated in the State of Florida. Guided by six permanent Objects, Kiwanis clubs view their role within their respective communities with a great deal of foresight. Key aspects to operating an effective club include:

Evaluating both children’s issues and community needs on an ongoing basis.

Conducting service projects to respond to those identified needs.

Maintaining an active membership roster of people who have both the desire and the ability to serve their community.

Speakers: Could you or your organization further the Goals of Kiwanis? We would love to have you speak to our club. Please contact the programs chair to schedule a date.

Club Meetings

Club meetings are conducted twice a month and offer an atmosphere of fun, learning, and fellowship. In addition to attending the meetings, the typical Kiwanian volunteers each month to assist with club service projects.

Focus on Children

Service projects often are linked to the Kiwanis program, “Young Children: Priority One.” This initiative places continuing focus on the needs of children in pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early development, infant health, nutrition, and parenting skills.

Service projects also can address other needs within the community, such as working to stop substance abuse, helping the elderly, promoting literacy, supporting youth sports and recreation, responding to disasters, and supporting specific persons in need. A typical Kiwanis club is a snapshot of its community, with members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder. They are unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs invest more than 6.2 million hours and over US$ 100 million in communities around the world. Through these efforts, the Kiwanis organization truly leaves a lasting impression on future generations.

Developing Leaders

Kiwanis also plays a special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids clubs at the elementary school level, Builders Clubs in middle school and junior highs, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K clubs at the collegiate level all are Kiwanis organizations that teach community service and leadership skills to young people. In addition, Aktion Clubs are made up of adults with mental and physical disabilities who enthusiastically perform service to help others.

Eliminating Preventable Disorders in Young Children

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
Previously Kiwanis and UNICEF had joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.