The Kiwanis Club of Aurora was organized in 1916, the 21st club chartered in the world.
Kiwanis is a coined word meaning “stand tall” derived from the Sioux Indian language.
The club is responsive to community projects that are worthwhile and help to make Aurora an excellent community in which to live.
Kiwanis sponsors youth service clubs at local middle schools, high schools and Aurora University.
Funding also is provided for a special needs camp, learn to swim programs, and youth baseball and softball.
Kiwanis marches in local parades, assists the Salvation Army kettle drive, presents an annual God and Fellowman Award and undertakes a special project each year through its President’s Project.
The underlying purpose of this fund is to continue support of the philanthropic purposes of the club.