About the Kiwanis Club of Florence, Alabama
YKiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis Club Florence

The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world.

The Objects of Kiwanis guide our organization. They are our values. Our beliefs. Our core. Delegates approved the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis at the 1924 Kiwanis International Convention in Denver, Colorado. They have remained unchanged through the decades. The Objects of Kiwanis are:

  • 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.

The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen! Learn how you can help your community by joining Kiwanis.

Mailing Address

The Kiwanis Club of Florence
P.O. Box 1034
Florence, AL 35631-1034

Current Officers and Board Members

2019-20 Officers:
President:
Jan Scofield
President Elect: Carmen Burkhalter
Vice President:
Kaytrina Simmons
Secretary:
Tom Wissert
Treasurer:
Ivan Stafford
Immediate Past President:
Dr. Gilbert Melson
Committee Chairs:
Scholarships:  
Membership: Brad Haddock
Pancake Days: Kaytrina Simmons
Klarion Newsletter: John Harris
All America Poster/Essay Contest: John Harris
Email Communications: Traci Welch
Website/Social Media: Wray Dillard
Pianist: Eleanor Rohling
Ring The Bell-Salvation Army: Sylvester White
AKtion Club: Ron Hubbard
Key Clubs: Jan Scofield

2019-20 Board of Directors:
Jim Sak
Randy Whitten
Ron Paulus
Sylvester White
Ron Hubbard
Wray Dillard
Traci Welch