Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Minot
Serving the Children of the World
News
Lynn Aas celebrates 55 years with Kiwanis!
05/05/2015
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Kiwanis members gave fellow member, Lynn Aas, a standing ovation at their May...

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Kiwanis Donates Books to Longfellow Elementary
04/29/2015
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Kiwanis enjoys a great speaker every week, and that speaker goes home with a...

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Kiwanis Holiday Activities
11/25/2014
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December 5, we'll be singing a different song.....and we'll be out of...

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Pancake Day 2014
10/18/2014
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Kiwanis Club of Minot's annual Pancake Day was a big success! The biggest...

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Great August Programs Continue
08/14/2014
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Kiwanis Club of Minot started the month of August with presentations from April...

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Brief Introduction

Here's a brief video explaining who we are and what we do as Kiwanians:

Focus on Children

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Minot Kiwanians volunteer their time and talents to help raise funds for the needy and offer relevant service to the Minot area community, with a focus on children.

Here are just a few Minot area organizations whose children benefit:

  • Companions for Children
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Center
  • Minot Area Council for the Arts' Arts in the Schools Program
  • More

In lieu of speaker gifts, the club donates a new childrens book every single week to a local library or school. We firmly believe when you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and succeed, great things happen! As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!

Our Mission & Values

The Kiwanis mission is to serve the children of the world. In this pursuit, the organizations values were distilled to the Six Objects of Kiwanis International at the 1924 national convention in Denver, Colorado and remain today:

  • Object 1 - To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • Object 2 - To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • Object 3 - To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • Object 4 - To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • Object 5 - To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • Object 6 - To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Spirit of Music


Did we mention we have a band? The Minot Kiwanis Orchestra started in 1926 and continues today with the Minot Kiwanis Band, which plays at every weekly meeting. Members have included musicians in the Minot Symphony Orchestra, Minot City Band, Minot State University faculty, International Music Camp coordinators and other lifelong musicians. Minot legends Arturo Petrucci and Hardy Lieberg led the band for many years. If you come to a meeting, be prepared to sing a tune! Music and fellowship are important aspects of our club.

Club History


Minot's Kiwanis Club became official in 1921 when it got its charter and has been serving Minot area youth ever since. Minot Kiwanis' most famous fundraiser, Kiwanis Pancake Day, has been running for more than 50 years and has become a tradition for Minot families to go for all-you-can-eat cakes, to join friends and help Minot area kids. Many community leaders have been a part of Kiwanis' long and rich history, one of the most notable being former North Dakota Governor, now North Dakota Senator John Hoeven.