The K-Family consists of over 600,000 member volunteers in 90 countries and territories. These Service Leadership Programs encompass about 15,000 different clubs, which involve adults, university students, high school students and younger kids. The Kiwanis Club of St. Stephen, NB sponsors a number of these club programs in area schools. We are always interested in starting new club programs in the community. If you know of a school or organization that would like to have this type of service leadership program, please contact us.
Kiwanis International is a worldwide service organization whose membership work to improve their communities. Kiwanis Clubs sponsor the other clubs in the Kiwanis family through advice, manpower and financial support. Kiwanis started in Detroit, Michigan in 1915 and now has clubs in over 80 countries. The defining statement for Kiwanis is – Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Aktion Club is the newest of the sponsored clubs in the Kiwanis family. The membership of these clubs is comprised of adults with disabilities. This club provides the members with an opportunity to provide service to their community.
K-Kids is a Kiwanis sponsored program for elementary school children. Membership in these clubs provides these children with the opportunity to develop self-esteem, leadership skills and respect while doing service work for others. Locally, there are K-Kids programs at St. Stephen Elementary and Milltown Elementary.
Builders Club is a service club for students in junior high and middle school. Currently a Builders Club program is operating at …
Key Club is the high school leadership program sponsored by Kiwanis. It is the largest student run service organization in the world at the high school level. Key Club boasts a world wide membership of over 240,000 students. Our local Kiwanis Club sponsors Key Club programs at St. Stephen High School.
Circle K is the largest student run service organization in the world. Clubs are found on university and college campuses in 15 countries. Sponsored by Kiwanis, Circle K clubs work to improve the communities in which they live and in the world around them. The members chose the projects they wish to undertake from hands-on service projects to fundraising – the choice is limitless.
Congratulations to Jakob Connick, the Student of the Month for September 2017Read more →
Student of the Month for March 2017 was Evan Gullison. Congratulations Evan!Read more →
Student of the Month for February 2017 was Sophie Caldwell. Congratulations Sophie!Read more →
I have been a member of our local Kiwanis club since 2011. I served part of a term as secretary and now proudly serve as president. I joined as I wanted a way to give back and pay it forward in my community and the focus of Kiwanis is children – our future – which resonated well with me as a citizen and a mother. I am a mother of 4 with 2 stepchildren as well, plus one wonderful grandson and I’m waiting anxiously for more grandchildren. Family is important to me and children ARE our future and our hope. Through the Kiwanis club of St. Stephen we support many concerns locally and through Kiwanis International we are far reaching.
Connie S Jackson
I became a member of the St. Stephen Kiwanis Club in 2012. Some might say it was inevitable. My grandfather, James D Gallant, was a long standing member and my father, Richard D Gallant, is a long standing member to this day. When I became an empty-nester I knew I wanted to spend my newly acquired free time by volunteering within my community. I looked at all the local organizations and ultimately came back to my roots with Kiwanis. With a mantra like ‘Serving the Children of the World’ how could I not. Kiwanis is more than a meeting twice a month, it is a family. We look out for each other and we work diligently giving of our time and efforts supporting many of the needs in our community as well as international ones. I feel blessed to be a part of a club devoted to making a difference.
I became a member of the Kiwanis Club of St. Stephen in 2006 and in my tenure have taken on the roles of Board Member, Secretary, Vice President, and President. I have been a Kiwanis Advisor to both local Elementary Schools and helped initiate several programs in those schools. I’ve received the Kiwanis Club of St. Stephen’s Kiwanian of the Year Award, as well as the EC&C District’s Distinguished Service Award, and Distinguished Member Award. I have a 13 year old son and have been employed by the Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County for 17 years. I’m very proud to be a Kiwanian and believe we truly make a difference by ‘Serving the Children of the World’.
I have been a member since 1991. I had just moved to town and Dick Gallant encouraged me to check out Kiwanis. He invited me to a meeting and eventually sponsored me to join Kiwanis. I served as secretary from 1996 – 2000 and as president in 2001. I am currently secretary.
I have been a member since 1991, am a past President 1994-95 and the current Treasurer. I have served 15 years on the board of directors for The Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County – proudly assisting growth from infancy to its current success, including founding the Bingo At The Bay Project which raised approximately $400,000 for the club. I am a Kiwanis Key Leader advisor and chaperone, was Kiwanian of the Year in 2013-14 and recipient of the Kiwanis Fellow Award in 2014. I am currently employed as business manager at Charlotte County Chevrolet in St. Stephen, NB.