Welcome to the Ames Town & Country Kiwanis website. Our weekly meetings are held 7 to 8 a.m. Saturdays, in the dining room at Green Hills Retirement Center, 2200 Hamilton Drive. Join us for breakfast, fellowship and a guest speaker. Come and visit a meeting!
“KIWANIS” MAKING AN IMPACT
Serving the Community
Town and Country Kiwanis has been serving the Ames Community for over 45 years. Service projects offer members an opportunity to make a direct impact on their community. Some of the service projects during the last year include:
- McFarland Park Touch-A-Life Trail
- Ada Hayden
- Brookside Park Garden
- MICA Food Shelf/Pantry
- Ames Historical Society
- Heartland Senior Services
- People Place
- Reiman Gardens scooter program
- Many other service projects
Youth and Priority One
The Town and Country Kiwanians view our role within the Ames community with a great deal of foresight. Through yearly fundraising efforts dollars are raised to make an impact on the children of our community. Programs, events, and agencies that have been supported are:
- The Stork’s Nest
- Healthy Futures
- Story County Dental Clinic
- The People Place
- GRIP Mentoring
- Hertko Hollow Diabetic Camp
- Boys and Girls Club
- Teen Maze
- Emergency Residence Shelter
- Raising Readers
Challenging Future Leaders
Ames Town and Country Kiwanians also play a special role in developing future generations of leaders. Our Kiwanis family includes the sponsorship of the Ames High School Key Club, Ames Middle School Builders Club and the co-sponsorship of the Cyclone Country Action Club (CCAC).
The CCAC is jointly sponsored by the Ames Noon Kiwanis Club and is a club for adults living with disabilities.
All of these organizations teach community service and leadership skills to young people and adults in our community.
“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”
Since its founding in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915, Kiwanis has grown to more than 8,400 clubs in 96 nations. There are about 606,608 active members in the Kiwanis family, representing nearly every culture on every continent, all seeking to improve people’s lives. Kiwanians give their time to make their communities and world better places in which to live and work.
To eliminate MNT (Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus) from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.