Kiwanis Club of Batavia, NY Genesee County Serving the children of our community and beyond since 1923
Kiwanis International is a thriving organizations of service minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of our community and address worldwide issues by serving the Children of the World.
2014 Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Photo Paul White - WPKW Video
Several hundred children with the parents, and Grandparents turned out for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park in Batavia, NY. Kiwanians scattered 3,000 candy filled eggs across the park that was divided into 3 age groups. Each age group also had 3 "special" prize eggs that were redeamed by the finders for chocolate Easter bunny's.
Special thanks to our K-Kids for stuffing the plastic eggs with candy over the course of several of their weekly meetings, WBTA for their generous donation of air time promoting the event and lastly to the Batavia Police Department for stopping by and meeting the kids and allowing them to sit in their cars and ask questions about being a Police Officer.
KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL HAS SIX PERMANENT OBJECTS
1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather then the material values of life.
2. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
5. To provide through Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships; to render altruistic service; and to build better communities.
6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.
KIWANIS - THE CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service and community-minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. More than 8,000 Kiwanis clubs in more than 80 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 truly is “Serving the Children of the World”. 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 professional business people who have both the desire and ability to serve their community
Kiwanis also plays a special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids clubs at elementary school level, Builders Clubs in middle school and junior high, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K Clubs in colleges.
Club meetings traditionally are held once a week 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. 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.