Objects of Kiwanis

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Kiwanis International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.

1To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.

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

3To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.

4To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.

5To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.

6To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.