Kiwanis International

Southwest

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

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Kiwanis International started in 1915 and the Southwest District was established in 1918 after the clubs in El Paso, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico were formed.  Ninety-seven years later, the Southwest District remains active with 15 divisions and 101 clubs in Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, County, Texas.  

Kiwanis is an outstanding service organization dedicated to making the world a better place for the children.  By working together we truly can make a difference in the lives of children within the Southwest District and worldwide.

If you would like to take a closer look at Kiwanis or visit a club to help on a service project, simply go to the "About Us" section in the menu on the left side of the page.  Click on "Contact Us" and we will contact you with information on clubs in your area.

Message from the District Governor 

   Michael & Melody Iafrato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Southwest Kiwanians,

As we head into the Holiday season I and First Lady Melody would like to be the first to wish each and every one of you, your family and friends our best wishes. May each of you find peace, happiness and prosperity in your life and your heart.

I and Melody have recently taken steps to change our lives. To become healthier. By next November I invite you to join us on a hike with President Jane.

I’ve learned the tasks which come my way as serving as your Governor are wide and varied but one has remained constant, motivation. I feel the actual title of ‘District Governor’ should be changed to ‘CMO’ ‘Chief Motivational Officer’. It is my primary task to motivate you, the great members of the Southwest District. To motivate you to implement the I-Plan, Inspiration, Impact, Image and Investment. They all work together and each builds upon the other. Why? #KidsNeedKiwanis

I ask you, “Can you give one extra dollar every month to either the International, District or the Local Foundation? Can you donate one more hour a month to help a child? Can you bring in one member this year to the Club? Why? #KidsNeedKiwanis!” Can you?

Enjoy the Holidays!


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.