Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. It is open to all... it is not geared specifically toward any one system of belief, whether religious or political, but means to be all inclusive... anyone who wishes to be a volunteer may do so. The Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens has been serving the community since 1960 and has more than forty active and enthusiastic men and women ranging in age from twenty-somethings to on-the-go retirees. Our club members live or work in all areas of San Diego and come from all walks of life. Besides helping others, we enjoy the fellowship and fun that comes from involvement in a good cause. Visit us and find out what we're all about!
Club Structure and Activities
- Chartered 1960 as non-profit corporation (current roster about 40 members)
- Administered by Board of Directors (six officers and seven directors)
- By-laws and Procedures of Operations govern activities
- Monthly board meetings (conduct business of club)
- Weekly club meetings (food, fellowship and educational)
- Each club consists of several committees and all have established budgets.
- Administrative Committees: House, Membership, Interclub, Social and Fund raising.
- Service Committees: Youth Services, Community Services, Sponsored Youth, Spiritual and Human Affairs.
- Kiwanis International sponsors several service clubs for young people, which provide leadership opportunities:
- Circle K has 11,000 members on 570 college campuses
- Key Club has 215,000 members in 4,600 high schools
- Builders Club have been organized in 2,000 middle schools
- K-Kids in elementary schools, fastest growing service organization for grades 1-5
- Administrative Account funded by club members' dues, fines and contributions (subject to taxation). Monies used to benefit the club itself.
- Foundation Account funded by income from the public such as through fund raisers and can be spent only on charitable activities. Formed a 501c(3) non-profit Foundation in 1991 so all contributions are tax deductible.
- Foundation managed by Board of Trustees consisting of Chairman, Vice- Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and six trustees. All club members are automatically Foundation members.
The Objects of Kiwanis
Kiwanis members are guided by the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International. These key principles were approved by Kiwanis Club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Although many years and countless leaders have come and gone since then, these Objects have always remained unchanged:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Kiwanis Club Historical References
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Short History of the Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens written for Club's 50th anniversary.
KUSI Interview with President Alex Zubak 12-7-2015
Dedication of Grantville Post Office - Our Club's first service project in 1960.