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  Kiwanis Mission  
 
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
                              
    The Objectives of Kiwanis International  

To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altuistic service, and to build better communities.

To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

    The Kiwanis Code of Ethics  
 
 

IDEALS - Kiwanis International, dedicated to the promotion of higher social, business, and professional standards and to the development, by precept and example, of a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship, recognizes the Golden Rule as a guide for everyday life.

APPLICATION - In the application of its principles it is my obligation to:

  • Recognize God as the Supreme Ruler and to abide by His immutable laws.
  • Endeavor to perfect myself in my chosen occupation, and to use it to the best of my ability as an opportunity to serve others.
  • Conduct my business or profession on a high ethical plane, so that others emulating my example will help to raise the standards of the vocation in which I am engaged.
  • Maintain the spirit of fairness in competition, and help eradicate all forms of deception that violate the spirit of the law.
  • Exert my influence to provide equal opportunity for the well being of mankind.
  • Promote harmony in everyday contacts, realizing that happiness is one of the major objectives of life, and that happiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the events themselves.
  • Improve relations between employer and employee, recognizing that tolerance, intelligence, and justice are the common ground on which all disputes should be settled.
  • Exemplify good citizenship in appreciation of the fact that the strength of the nation depends upon the caliber of its individual citizens.

"There is an honor in business that is the fine gold of it; that recons with every man justly; that loves light; that regards kindness and fairness more highly than goods or prices or profits."