Kiwanis International

Wisconsin-Upper Michigan

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


Kids Need Kiwanis - Kiwanis Needs You



Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. 

The Wisconsin - Upper Michigan District was established in 1918.  Now over 90 years later, the Wisconsin - Upper Michigan remains active with 11 divisions and 165 clubs. 

Members in every corner of the district are committed to developing future generations of leaders through guidance and example.  They are ordinary people performing extraordinary work in your community every day.  From revitalizing neighborhoods to organizing youth sports programs, from tutoring to building playgrounds, Kiwanis willingly perform countless projects to help children.

For more information please contact:

Mark Finger
WI-UM Executive Director
920-361-9954 Office
866-484-4745 Fax
920-229-2571 Mobile
571 Center St., Berlin, WI 54923


Message from the Governor

Dear Members:

However, you celebrate the holidays, may your family find peace and joy and may Kiwanis help you find rewarding ways to give back to your community.  

My club, The Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha, will be ringing bells for the local Salvation Army then packing and delivering Christmas baskets to more than 200 needy local families.  It is my favorite activity of the year.  Seeing the joy on the faces of little kids brings home the reason for my Kiwanis membership. Each of our 156 clubs from across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be serving their communities in a variety of fulfilling ways.  The Racine Clubs run the Kiwanis Holiday of Lights at the Zoo.  Another area club runs a tree lot.  Most clubs host children’s programs of some sort. All of us help find ways to make the season brighter in our communities. Remember, #kidsneedkiwanis.

Without Kiwanis, the holidays would be less joyous in our towns.  We made a real difference in the lives of kids.  We need to keep in going into the future. That means we need to grow. And, we need your help to do it.  Find a friend or colleague and “Sign ‘em up!”  A new membership application is the perfect gift to give to your Kiwanis club and it fits in the stocking on the mantle!

We are very pleased that some of our clubs reported great growth in the Kiwanis year just ended.  Congratulations to those clubs that are on the grow and a special shout out to clubs that showed a big increase. 

  • The Portage and Cumberland clubs each grew by eight members.  
  • The Lakeland Area- Minocqua club grew by seven members. 
  • The Monroe Kiwanis grew by 6 members
  • The Oconomowoc Breakfast club grew by 5 members 
  • Several of clubs grew by 2, 3 or 4 members.  

We are proud of all of you.  Good job!  

Thank you for your service.

John R. Collins, 
Wisconsin Upper Michigan District
8773 - 3rd Ave
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Phone: 262-914-2721