Objects of Kiwanis

The Objects of Kiwanis guide our organization. They are our values. Our beliefs. Our core. Delegates approved the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis at the 1924 Kiwanis International Convention in Denver, Colorado. They have remained unchanged through the decades. Learn how the Objects of Kiwanis came to be.

  1. To 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. 
  3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
  4. To develop by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship. 
  5. To provide through Kiwanis clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities. 
  6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.