From the Kiwanis International Website
What a difference a century makes. In 1915, Kiwanis began as a single Detroit club. But over the last 100 years, it's grown into a premier international service organization. Today Kiwanis and Kiwanis-affiliated groups, such as Key Club, CKI and Aktion Club, donate more than 18 million hours of service each year and raise more than $100 million in charitable funds annually. Plus tackle projects of every size and difficulty, from building neighborhood playgrounds to eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus worldwide by 2015―just in time for our centennial.