Kiwanis Club

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Kiwanis International (kih-WAH-niss) is an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Current membership is 240,000 members in 7,700 clubs in 80 countries. The average age is 57, with membership being 74% men and 26% women. The name “Kiwanis” was coined from an Otchipew American Indian expression, "Nunc Kee-wanis", variously translated as "we trade", "we share our talents",[4] "we make a noise", or "we meet".[5] The organization's founders translated it as "We build", which became the original motto of Kiwanis. In 2005 the organization chose a new motto, "Serving the Children of the World".[6] Members of the club are called Kiwanians.

Owen Morgan Putnam
Ernest Herbert-Greencastle
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