The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis
International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in
Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.
- 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.