Serving the Children of the World
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Club History

The Kiwanis Club of Independence, MO was charted in 1929 Harry S Truman was a charter member.  This is our 83rd year serving the children of the world. 

The name “Kiwanis” was coined from an Otchipew American Indian expression, "Nunc Kee-wanis", variously translated as "we trade," "we share our talents,” “we make a noise," or "we meet”.  This was originally the motto of Kiwanis, translated as "We Build." The current motto is "Serving the Children of the World"

Watch our "Kiwanis Service" Video on YouTube and see how much fun we have giving back!

Please check out Kiwanis History "Kiwanis from Beginning to Present"!

Another article written in 2005, "Nine Highlights from Ninety years"