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

Where Does the Time Go?

When I started this year, I thought I’d be able to regularly update this column. Not so! Turns out that communicating regularly can be a challenge. My appreciation to all of you who are successful at doing that!

Soon it will be time to go to Indianapolis for the International Convention, and another 100th celebration.  Our own District Convention is fast approaching as well. Shall I see you there? I hope so!

Eliminate Project

As I write this, the Eliminate Project has reached the $80M mark.  Only $30M in pledges and donations are needed to complete the project. I want to give a personal thanks to every individual and club who has given to the Eliminate Project this year in support of the Governor's Project. Eliminate District Chair Marv Amundson tells me we’re up around $13K so far. I hope you all know just how cool you really are!

Bylaws and Policies

We have been working on the mundane stuff of governance: updating the district bylaws is done and they are ready for your review. Clubs should be getting the opportunity to review these new bylaws in preparation for the district convention in August.

Policies are next. It’s important stuff, even if it’s a tad bit boring to read. I can tell you, that when good company, a pot of coffee and a lava cake are available, policies are a whole lot easier to work on.

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.

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Chase the Hodag Kids Fun Run


Chase the Hodag Kids Fun Run
On the 27th day of June, 2015, as

Sparta Kiwanis Helping Keep Kids Cool

The Sparta Kiwanis Club

Cleaning up the world, one bar of soap at a time 



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