An international volunteer organization serving the children of the world
Kiwanis Club of Sendai, Inc.
“Delightful, enjoyable and beneficial” the slogan for action for the Kiwanis Club of Sendai:
As 2020-2021 President of the Kiwanis Club of Sendai, Inc. I would like to welcome you to our Website.
The first Kiwanis Club was built in Detroit, Michigan, U. S. A. on January 21, 1915 as a volunteer organization for social service activities. Since the 1990's, Kiwanis has been putting special emphasis on services for children. About 560,000 members of the Kiwanis Family (including 200,000 Kiwanis Club members among them) have been carrying on service activities under the slogan "Serving the Chidren of the World."
In Japan, the Kiwanis Club of Tokyo was built on January 24, 1964 as the first Kiwanis Club in the Asia-Pacific Region. After the Kiwanis Clubs of Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Kobe were built, the Kiwanis Club of Sendai was built as the sixth club in Japan on June 23, 1971. Currently in the "Japan District of Kiwanis International", 39 Kiwanis Clubs with over 2,000 members are engaged in service activities.
Under the slogan "Delightful, Enjoyable and Beneficial", the Kiwanis Club of Sendai has been putting special emphasis on "service activities for children", such as support for children devastated by the Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, making and donation of Kiwanis dolls, presentation of the "Kiwanis Club of Sendai Community Service Award", grants for sound development of youth, support for "Annual Exhibition in Tohoku by Artists with Disabilities" and fund-raising and contributions to the Kiwanis Children's Fund.
Many children lost their lives, were hurt, or lost their parents by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.
The Kiwanis Club of Sendai received donations from inside Japan and from all over the world for these children. To make effective use of these generous donations, we have established the "Kiwanis Club of Sendai, Children's Fund" to provide medium and long term support for these stricken children. The mission was accomplished in 2018.
On the other hand, Kiwanis launched with UNICEF the Eliminate Project based on its previous accomplishment with UNICEF of virtually eradicating Iodine Deficiency Disorders. The Eliminate Project intends to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus from the world. The Kiwanis Club of Sendai actively supports this project, had pledged to be a "model club" and fulfilled the pledge in December, 2015 for the Eliminate Project as a token of gratitude for the generous donations from all over the world for children devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Our club was incorporated on October 30, 2017, and became “Kiwanis Club of Sendai, Inc.” We hope to continue our service activities for children.
In December, 2017, we sponsored and opened the Circle K Miyagi Gakuin Women's University as a part of Kiwanis International's Service Leadership Programs (SLP) aiming at bringing up the leaders in the next generation through service activities. The members of the club have since been planning and carrying out service activities of their own.
For our fiftieth anniversary celebration in 2021, we hope to attain 40 net increase of our membership and welcome Kiwanians from all over Japan.
We would like to ask for your understanding as well as cooperation, and invite you to join us in expanding Kiwanis services for children.
The second and fourth Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Sendai Kokusai Hotel (6-1 Chuo 4-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai; phone 022-268-1111)
Kiwanis Club of Sendai, Inc.
(address from February 1, 2019 onward)
3F, Tohoku Chushin Building, 2-39 Kitame-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0023, Japan
The Kiwanis Club of Sendai was established on June 23, 1971 as the sixth club in Japan.
It had been planning a project commemorating its 40th Anniversary in 2011.
Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, however,
it changed the plan and established “Kiwanis Club of Sendai,
Children’s Fund” for the children who experienced extreme hardships caused
by the earthquake and tsunami.
(Some of the photos are magnified when clicked.)
International President-Designate Wes H. Bartlett, The first Club President Shun IKEUCHI