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

Hello Kiwanians.

My name is John Collins. I am a member of the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha and as of October 1, 2016, I am the Governor of the Wisconsin – Upper Michigan Kiwanis District.  The District is here to assist you in your mission to serve kids in your communities and across the globe.  And, importantly we are here to help you re-invigorate, strengthen and grow your club. 

The WI-UM District represents over 4,000 Kiwanians in over 150 clubs across two states. Many additional people serve Kiwanis through Circle K, Key Clubs, Builder’s Clubs, K-Kids and AKtion Clubs.   All of these people from diverse backgrounds are bound together by their strong desire to help kids.  This is the Kiwanis Family, a dynamic group of people committed to service to kids.

In order to increase our capacity to serve, we need to energize our existing clubs and grow new ones.  That means finding new members and involving existing members in meaningful activities.  Over the months ahead, you will hear a lot about The Formula program.  The Formula is an effort to help energize those clubs that may need a little coaching and to build new Kiwanis Clubs in communities that need one. 

You’ll be hearing from us in a number of ways.  I’ll be sending you periodic personal messages about what’s going on in the district and sharing my passion for helping kids. Your officers will be hearing from the district office about organizational things and you’ll notice some changes in Kiwanews.  

Meanwhile, I’d like to share this link with you.  It sort of exemplifies who we are as Kiwanians.        

With your help, the 2016-17 Kiwanis year will be one of growth and service. 

Thank you for your service.

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