About the Kiwanis Club of Tweed

Just a few of the ‘indoor crew’ at the annual Chicken BBQ fundraiser historically held every July at the Tweed Kiwanis Pavilion on Stoco Lake (but more recently in August at the Curling Club)!

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. We are a community-based organization of men and women volunteers dedicated to supporting youth in our Municipality.  Since 1952, we have been part of this global organization dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

Executive/Directors – 2024

  • President: Janice McConnell
  • President-Elect: Michael York
  • Vice-President: Gord Armstrong
  • Secretary: Al McNeil
  • Treasurer: Jim Roulston
  • Past-President: Don DeGenova
  • Directors: Fred Albert, Peter McConnell, Vicki McCulloch, Jim Pedersen, Pat Toner, Terri Ward

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our local Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through a number of activities – learn more about that here.

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

The Objects of Kiwanis

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis Inter​nation​al were approved by Kiwa​nis club del​e​gates at the 1924 Kiwanis Internation​al Con​ven​tion in Den​ver, Col​orado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.

1: To give pri​ma​cy to the human and spir​i​tu​al rather than to the mate​r​i​al values of life.

2: To encour​age the dai​ly liv​ing of the Golden Rule in all human rela​tion​ships.

3: To pro​mote the adop​tion and the appli​ca​tion of high​er social, busi​ness and pro​fes​sion​al stan​dards.

4: To devel​op, by pre​cept and exam​ple, a more intel​li​gent, aggres​sive and service​able cit​i​zen​ship.

5: To pro​vide, through Kiwa​nis clubs, a practi​cal means to form endur​ing friend​ships, to ren​der altru​is​tic ser​vice and to build bet​ter com​mu​ni​ties.

6: To coop​er​ate in cre​at​ing and maintaining that sound pub​lic opin​ion and high ide​al​ism which make possible the increase of right​eous​ness, jus​tice, patri​o​tism and good will.

Looking to Learn More or Become a Member?

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do… Contact us today! Learn more about us in our Club brochure; see our Kiwanis Pavilion brochure or rental poster for information about this community treasure that we manage!

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!