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Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
Every month and every week and every day, members of the Kiwanis Club of Southern Hills help to change the world through the Eliminate project, an international campaign to prevent maternal/neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes. Every month and every week and every day, members of the Kiwanis Club of Southern Hills help to change the lives of children in our community by developing and supporting the K-Kids, Terrific Kids and BUGS (Bringing Up GradeS) programs in Southern Hills Elementary School and at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club to promote character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students in the Terrific Kids program, for instance, work with their teachers to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork and to reach their goals. Every month and every week and every day, members of the Kiwanis Club of Southern Hills participate in building the civic life of our local community, providing volunteers to pack care boxes for the Shreveport Chapter of Operation Support Our Troops, staffing the Salvation Army Angel Tree, and bringing refreshments for children’s programs at our local library. Every month brings new projects and new opportunities to bring positive changes to Southern Hills and the greater Shreveport community.
What are the objectives of Kiwanis?
Kiwanis members are people who care about their communities and want to be a part of community life. The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.
• 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, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic 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.
When does the Kiwanis Club of Southern Hills meet?
Regular meetings are held at 6:00 p.m., the first and third Tuesday evenings at Podnuh’s BBQ on Mansfield Road. Meetings are always informal, providing fellowship and opportunities for sharing information and planning for current and future community service projects. In addition, the club occasionally hosts various speakers who will briefly share insights on community developments, concerns, and service opportunities.
Are you interested in visiting a Kiwanis meeting?
We love guests! No reservations needed—if you’d like to find out more about Kiwanis or about the Kiwanis Club of Southern Hills, just come to a meeting or use our Contact form to email us. We’ll be happy to provide a warm welcome. New members bring fresh energy and ideas to Kiwanis clubs. We invite you to reach out, learn more and get involved. Together, we can change the world, one child and one community at a time.