What is Kiwanis?

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Kiwanis International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to 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.

Club Projects

PLEASE NOTE THE GADSDEN CHRISTMAS PARADE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DEC 5 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  This is due to the expectation of inclement weather.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  At this time, there are not any plans to reschedule the PARADE this year.

The Kiwanis Club of Gadsden contributed funds to the following organizations.  

Youth Services Funding Grants

  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama
  • Boys & Girls Club of Gadsden/Etowah County
  • Camp McDowell
  • Etowah Youth Orchestra
  • Gadsden City Schools Enrichment Program
  • Gadsden Symphony Orchestra
  • Gadsden City Schools MathFest
  • Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama
  • Greater Alabama Boy Scouts
  • James M. Barrie Center for Chlldren
  • YMCA of the Coosa Valley

Community Services Funding

  • Community Thanksgiving
  • Love Center
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way

Other Funding

  • Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation
  • Gadsden Museum of Art
  • Kiwanis Alabama District Foundation
  • Kiwanis International Foundation
  • Kiwanis Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)


Club Programs

The Kiwanis Club meets on the second floor of the Gadsden Museum of Art, 515 Broad Street. The museum is next door to the Cultural Arts Center and has an elevator.


Wednesday, January 4-Dennis Hayes, Salvation Army

Wednesday, January 11-Jason Simpson, Huntsville meteorologist with a personal story about Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, January 18-Darrell Patton, Southern Herbalist

Wednesday, January 25-Club Committee Preparation 

Wednesday, February 1-Leslie Calloway, Gadsden City School System

Wednesday, February 8-Valerie Shannon, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Wednesday, February 15-Pancake Day preparation

Wednesday, February 22-4H Speech Contest winners