July 2020 Update: with much regret, we must inform you that this club is dissolving. Please contact the Waldorf Kiwanis Club to join the only remaining club in southern Maryland. Thank you!
Club History: International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. The Kiwanis Club of Charles County is one of three clubs in Charles County, Maryland. It was formed in Waldorf, Maryland, and chartered on March 2, 1992, with Duncan Creelman serving as the club’s first president. Developed under the principles of Kiwanis International, the goal of the Charles County club is to strive for the principle objects of Kiwanis and strive for a better quality of life for youth in the county, for the community as a whole, and for the individual. Club members have the opportunity to participate in service projects as a group effort and bond together as a community service organization representing the Children of Charles County.
The Objects of Kiwanis International
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.
- Object 1 – To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
- Object 2 – To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- Object 3 – To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- Object 4 – To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- Object 5 – To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
- Object 6 – To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.