The Kiwanis Club of Napier, New Zealand  

"Serving the children of the World"

Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Napier. The Napier Club was first formed in 1972, and has been actively involved in the life of New Zealand's Art Deco City ever since. Kiwanis is a global organisation of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

Meetings:  

You are most welcome to attend one of our meetings and experience the friendship and fellowship that Kiwanians enjoy. Our meetings are held at the Napier R.S.A. rooms, corner of Vautier and Hastings Streets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and at another location on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6.30 p.m. Meetings usually last for about 1 1/2 hours including dinner and we often have an interesting guest speaker join us.

Napier Kiwanians are involved in a wide range of projects of a fund raising, labour intensive or supportive kind.  

Key Activities for Napier Club Members are:

City of Napier Cadet Unit. Club members are involved in the support committee and raise funds for equipment and activities.

Napier Girls' High School Key Club. This is our newest venture and is a great opportunity for us to assist the Key Club members to develop personal, administrative and community skills; and to enhance the reputation of their school.  

Club members are also involved in assisting the Arthritis Foundation, N.Z. Heart Foundation and the Asthma Society in fund raising.  

Cooking on a roster basis at Cranford Hospice, and Bed pushing patients to Chapel at Hawkes Bay Hospital are other involvement's.  

Club members also enjoy fun activities and visits to the other clubs in our Division namely Taupo, Roto Whenua (Rotorua), and Whakatane. We are always well represented at our annual District Convention and often at Asia Pacific and International meetings.  

The New Zealand - South Pacific District embraces New Zealand, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and French Polynesia (Tahiti) so we are multi cultural and multi national as is Kiwanis International. As Kiwanians we enjoy great opportunities for world wide information, friendships, service and travel.  

Kiwanis International has a global campaign (ELIMINATE) in conjuction with UNICEF which aims to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus in a band of equatorial countries. Tetanus spores are present in the soil and may enter the body as a result of unhygenic birth practices. The spores cause the release of a nerve toxin which results in extreme muscle spasms and death. Vaccination to prevent this costs just NZ$2.20 for each woman and child.

For more detail visit the NZ/South Pacific District Web site (http://kiwanisnzsp.org/) , or for personal contact or information, please phone Robyn or Clinton at Deco City Motor Lodge (06) 843 4342 

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Page last updated 01 January 2016