Meaning of Kiwanis
Pronunciation: (ki-wä'nis), [key].  Some prefer to pronounce the word “ki”; others, “kee”.
Ki-wani-an, n.
A member.
The name “Kiwanis” was adapted from the expression “Nunc Kee-wanis” in the Otchipew (Native American) language, and has many meanings:
  • “We have a good time”
  • “We make a noise"
  • "We meet"
  • "We trade"
  • "We trade our talents"
  • "We share our talents"
  • "To express oneself"
  • "To make oneself known"
Kiwanis Is Where A Need Is Served
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.