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



What’s Next?

Quarter the First of Kiwanis Year 2014-2015 is completed!  

We have added some new volunteers to our Formula team. Membership is pretty important to the health and well-being of our district, and especially our clubs. Getting involved in this initiative is one way keep your club strong.

We are starting the season of Mid-Year Conferences. These are educational opportunities for all club members. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Your Lt. Governor can help you choose which one to attend, some of the division caucuses will elect the next Lt. Gov.  

We are getting so close to the overall goal of $110M for the Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project would like to have as many pledges as possible made by the International Convention in Indianapolis. If you or your club is thinking about making a pledge, you should do it soon!

We are invited to participate in building a Centennial Playground in Gurnee, Ill. This build is part of the Centennial Tour that Kiwanis International is conducting. All Clubs in WI-UM are welcome to participate. Clubs within a 3-hr drive may want to consider going down to help with the final assembly of the playground. There are also workshops and parties associated with this event. Check out the flyer on this event!

I’ll be going over to Detroit at the end of January. The celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Detroit #1 takes place then. It should be a good time...I’m promised a party where Chocolate is the main feature!



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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