Kiwanis businessmen's and professionals' society, formed in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., in 1915, the name is of obscure meaning.

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  • Kiwanis — International ist die Dachorganisation aller Kiwanis Clubs weltweit. Karitatives Engagement für andere Menschen und die Freundschaftspflege unter den Mitgliedern stehen im Mittelpunkt der rund 15.000 Kiwanis Clubs, zu denen sich Persönlichkeiten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kiwanis — International est une organisation fondée le 21 janvier 1915 à Détroit. Le premier club créé en Europe est celui de Vienne en 1963, en France celui de Metz en 1964. Le siège mondial est installé à Indianapolis depuis 1982. Les six objectifs de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kiwanis — ☆ Kiwanis [ki wä′nis ] n. [< ? AmInd language] an international service club of business and professional men and women Kiwanian [ki wänē ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Kiwanis — Infobox Non profit Non profit name = Kiwanis International Non profit Non profit type = Service founded date = 1915 founders = Joseph C. Prance and Allen S. Browne location = Indianapolis, Indiana, USA origins = Detroit, Michigan, USA key people …   Wikipedia

  • Kiwanis — Ki|wa|nis, the a US organization whose members work together to support their local areas, especially by doing ↑charity work. The Kiwanis have clubs all over the US, especially in small towns. A member of the club is called a Kiwani …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Kiwanis — Kiwanian, n. /ki wah nis/, n. an organization founded in 1915 for the promulgation of higher ideals in business, industrial, and professional life. [allegedly < AmerInd: to make oneself known] * * * …   Universalium

  • Kiwanis — n. organization founded in 1915 in Detroit (USA) for the proclamation of higher ideals in community service …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kiwanis — Ki•wa•nis [[t]kɪˈwɑ nɪs[/t]] n. an organization founded in 1915 for the promulgation of higher ideals in business and professional life • Etymology: allegedly < an American Indian language: to make oneself known Ki•wa′ni•an, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Kiwanis — /kəˈwanəs/ (say kuh wahnuhs) noun an organisation of men s clubs, founded in North America in 1915, promoting community service …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kiwanis —   Kiwani …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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