The Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell was organized on August 7, 1980 after the old Kiwanis Club of Roswell was reorganized following many years of service. On July 28, 1986, the Kiwanis Club of Sweat Mountain merged with the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell. Current Roswell Mayor Jere Wood is one of the original charter members. Historic Roswell Kiwanian Ron Jackson served as the 81st District Governor for Georgia Kiwanis in 1999-2000. The Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell is one of 175 clubs in Georgia and its members are among 9,000 Georgia Kiwanians.
Our club is composed of members who are active or retired business, professional, educational and political leaders in the Roswell area. Historic Roswell Kiwanis sponsors the Key Clubs of Roswell High School and Centennial High School. Historic Roswell Kiwanis sponsored the Key Club of Milton High School for many years; sponsorship was transferred to the Alpharetta Kiwanis Club when that club was built by Historic Roswell Kiwanis. In September, 2007, Historic Roswell Kiwanis co-sponsored the new Kiwanis Club of Doraville. The club also sponsors the Builders Club of Crabapple Middle School. In 2011, Historic Roswell Kiwanis founded the Kiwanis Aktion Club of Roswell, a club for adults with developmental disabilities.
The Kiwanians of Historic Roswell work together to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Our focus is to make Roswell a better place to live, and to serve the children of the world.
About Kiwanis International
Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their communities and address worldwide issues by “Serving the Children of the World.”
Kiwanians are ordinary people who perform extraordinary “hands-on” work. In fact, Kiwanians provide more service hours yearly that the next four civic or services organizations -- combined!
The Kiwanis family dedicates more than 19 million volunteer hours in 150,000 projects, and invests more than $100 million annually in projects that strengthen communities and serve children. Since its organization, Historic Roswell Kiwanis has invested hundreds of thousands dollars and tens of thousands of volunteer hours to our local community.
Most recently, Kiwanis International has been a key partner in the fight to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation. To date, Kiwanis has raised $110 million in cash contributions exceeding its $75 million goal. We are protecting 90 million children in 98 countries from being born with iodine deficiency disorders or mental retardation. Currently. Kiwanis International is conducting the Eliminate Project which will rid the world of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. Kiwanis is currently raising $125 million for the Eliminate Project.
Through Kiwanis membership, communities are improved, friendships are built, leadership skills are developed, and business contacts are made. More importantly, the lives of children around the world are changed for the better. For more on becoming a member, click here
Recent Awards and Recognitions
2011-2012 Georgia District Most Outstanding Web Site 2010-2011 Georgia District Distinguished Club
2009-2010 Kiwanis Club of The Year, Division 14
2010 Georgia Kiwanis Web Site Award Winner 2010 Georgia Kiwanis Club Bulletin, First Place 2008-2009 Georgia District of Kiwanis Web Site Award winner 2008-2009 Georgia District Distinguished Club 2nd Place Unit, 58th Annual Youth Day Parade, 2008 2006-2007 Georgia District Distinguished Club 2005-2006 Georgia District Distinguished Club 2005-2006 Georgia District of Kiwanis Web Site Competition, 1st place 2005-2006 Georgia District of Kiwanis Interclub Award 2005 Prestigious Partner Award from Fulton County Schools Kiwanis International Foundation Honor Club, Designated in 2005 Community Volunteers of the Year, selected by Keep Roswell Beautiful 2002
Historic Roswell Kiwanis Milestones
1915 - First Kiwanis club, Detroit #1, receives its charter from state of Michigan on Jan. 21, making this the birth date of Kiwanis. 1916 - First Kiwanis club formed outside the U.S. is founded in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, in November. 1920 - Roe Fulkerson, first editor of Kiwanis Magazine, originates motto "We Build," which was adopted the same year. 1924 - Kiwanians adopt the name Kiwanis International and six Objectives at 1924 Convention, held in Denver. 1963 - First European club is formed in February in Vienna, Austria. 1964 - First Asia-Pacific club is established in Manila, Philippines. 1976 - First African club is established in Kano, Nigeria, in May. 1980 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell is formed on August 7 1984 - The Key Club of Roswell High School is chartered by Historic Roswell Kiwanis 1986 - Kiwanis Club of Sweat Mountain merged with the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell on July 28. 1987 - Delegates to 1987 Kiwanis International Convention vote to admit women to membership. 1988 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell wins Georgia District Interclub competition 1990 - Kiwanis marks its 75th anniversary on January 21 - Donna Withers becomes the first woman President of the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell on October 1 1996 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell member Ron Jackson elected to the Fulton County Board of Education 1997 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Charter Member Jere Wood elected mayor of Roswell, the first for Historic Roswell Kiwanis - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell organizes the Kiwanis Club of North Fulton Golden K 1999 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Member Ron Jackson elected 81st Georgia Kiwanis District Governor,
the first for Historic Roswell Kiwanis
- Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell organizes the Kiwanis Club of Alpharetta 2000 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell member Ron Jackson re-elected to the Fulton County Board of Education 2001 - Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Charter Member Jere Wood re-elected mayor of Roswell 2002 - Kiwanis International Key Club becomes the largest world-wide, high school-aged, service organization. 2005 - Kiwanis marks its 90th anniversary on January 21.
- Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell celebrates 25th anniversary on August 7.
- Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Charter Member Jere Wood re-elected mayor of Roswell 2006 - Two-time KCHR President Bo Whitley is elected as Lt. Governor for Division 14 for the 2007-2008 Kiwanis Administrative year - Historic Roswell Kiwanis sponsors the Key Club of Blessed Trinity High School with 79 charter members - KCHR wins Georgia District of Kiwanis Web Site Competition - KCHR wins Georgia District of Kiwanis Interclub Award - KCHR named Distinguished Club for 2005-2006 2007 - KCHR co-sponsors Kiwanis Club of Doraville 2008 - KCHR charters the Builders Club of Crabapple Middle School - KCHR wins Georgia District of Kiwanis Web Site Competition - KCHR named Distinguished Club for 2008-2009 2009 - KCHR co-sponsors Kiwanis Club of Chamblee 2011 - KCHR sponsors Key Club of Centennial High School
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Child Development Association
• Winter Holiday Party
Crabapple Middle School
• Mathalete Mentoring
• Most Improved Students
• Saturday Scholars
Golden Rule Award
Keep Roswell Beautiful
• Bring one for the Chipper
• Graffiti Paintout
• Litter Index
• Rivers Alive
• Builders Clubs at
Crabapple Middle School and Elkins Pointe Middle School
• Key Clubs at Centennial High, Milton High and Roswell High School
• Mathalete Mentoring
• Saturday Scholars
• Most Improved Student Awards
and Student Scholarships
Thursday Kiwanis Bingo
and Pet Therapy
• Bike Rodeo
• Back-to-School Book Bags
• Youth Day Parade
• Read Around the World
Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell
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