The Objects of Kiwanis

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


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

In place of making a financial donation, visit a nursing home or read to a child


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

  "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."


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

  Developing eco-friendly projects with youth groups and promoting the causes supported by Kiwanis foundations.


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

  Keep our most engaged young leaders involved


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

Promote conventions and conferences, interclub visits, club twinning and club outreach in disaster-stricken areas and recommend innovative new service projects.


  • Object 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.

Use traditional and social media to help promote and recommend projects that support children and families in times of distress.