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.

Message from the District Governor

Welcome to our website!

Many Meeting Season
Seems funny, but there aren’t many free weekends coming up.  We have our mid-year conference tour (Eau Claire, Elkhorn, Appleton, and Barneveld) where we have workshops and division caucuses, resulting, hopefully, with 6 Lt. Governors-Elect chosen  for the 2015-6 year.  We also have the opportunity to join both our Circle K District Board and Key Club District Board at their respective District Conventions. WI-UM Kiwanians can register for these events--they are all “day-trips” for us.

Key Leader
We have been offered the opportunity to run a pilot for this year’s Key Leader event.  We will be taking over total management of the event.  We will “purchase” curriculum materials, and the lead facilitator, from Kiwanis International.  We will be totally responsible for the rest of the logistics and materials. 

Clubs should be aware that the cost of Key Leader is going up this year.  The participation fee is being raised by $50 to $250 per participant. This new price point is valid for both KI sponsored events and for ours.

Registration for our event in September 2015 at Camp Wawbeek is not yet ready--this is one of the items we are responsible for now. We’ll send out a message when it opens up!

Project Links
These are some links (they will take you away from our site) covering a few projects I’ve heard about recently: 

Detroit #1: Books for Kids

Western Kenosha Kiwanis Taste of Wisconsin

What if you could save a baby's life?

With The Eliminate Project, you can. Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes. But three doses of a 60-cent vaccine can protect mothers and babies. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to bring this vaccine to 38 countries, eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. What can you do right now? Learn about MNT and advocate for the cause. Participate in our fundraisers. Over the next few years, the work we do will change the world. Find out more at www.TheEliminateProject.org.

District News
Northshore Kiwanis Chinook Fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee is holding a fun filled fund

Columbus Kiwanis Club Makes Substantial Donation to Easter Seals – Camp Wawbeek

The Columbus Kiwanis Club on Monday, May 19, 2014 presented Ken Saville of

Kiwanis Club Has Big Success In Promoting Community Early Literacy

Iron Mountain-­‐Kingsford KIWANIS CLUB and Michigan’s Great Start


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