Kiwanis International


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




The Ohio Kiwanis Family consists of more than 20,000 men, women, and children serving in Kiwanis, Circle K, Key, Builders, K Kids, and Aktion clubs throughout the State of Ohio. What do we have in common? We are all dedicated to serving our communities and the world. We hope you enjoy this look at our organization and we hope you agree that serving others is the most worthwhile activity any of us could possibly undertake. We invite you to take a closer look at us by joining us at a local meeting or service project. Simply go to the About Kiwanis section in the menu on the left side of the page to find a club in your area. Fill out the Member Interest Form and we will contact you with more information about Kiwanis International. 

Message from the District Governor 

             Bill Flinta

Thank you for visiting the Ohio District of Kiwanis International website. 

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Service is a key component of the Kiwanis experience, and throughout Ohio this service is carried out through the approximately 225 Kiwanis clubs and 7500 adult Kiwanis members within our District.  Kiwanis clubs are often assisted in service by their Service Leadership Programs, which include Circle K at the college level, Key Club at the high school level, Builders Club at the middle school level, K-Kids at the elementary school level and Aktion clubs designed for adults living with disabilities.  Kiwanis clubs are encouraged to survey the needs of their local communities and provide service to help meet those needs.  So as different communities have differing needs, Kiwanis service may look different from club to club and community to community.  Likewise there are multiple club meeting formats from traditional weekly meetings to online clubs, with various types of clubs in between to allow clubs to better meet the needs of their members and communities.  Ohio Kiwanis is proud to be entering its second century of service in Ohio.

All Kiwanis clubs are free to choose their own service projects, but clubs within Ohio this year will be encouraged to also support the Ohio Kiwanis Governor’s first family project by completing reading literacy related service projects within their community, and ideally involving their Service Leadership Programs in these projects.

Thank you again for visiting the Ohio Kiwanis website.  If you have questions or would like additional information about Kiwanis in Ohio please contact our District office at 614-848-5000 or via e-mail at   You may also visit Ohio District Kiwanis on Facebook.

Yours in Kiwanis Service,

Bill Flinta, Governor

Ohio District of Kiwanis International


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