An international volunteer organization serving the children of the world
Kiwanis Club of Sendai
“Delightful, enjoyable and beneficial” the slogan for action for the Kiwanis Club of Sendai:
As 2013-2014 President of the Kiwanis Club of Sendai, 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 600,000 members of the Kiwanis Family (including 220,000 Kiwanis Club members among them) have been carrying on service activities under the slogan "Young Children: Priority One."
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", 29 Kiwanis Clubs with over 1,700 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", as you see on this Web page,
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.
In September, 2011, the Japan District at its convention in Chiba adopted the resolution "Let us provide support for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake" and established the "Kiwanis Clubs Joint Fund" Steering Committee to provide support for the stricken children making effective use of the generous donations to the Japan District from all over the world.
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 by 2015 Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus from the world. The Kiwanis Club of Sendai actively supports this project, and has pledged to be a "model club" 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.
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
3F, Tonegawa Building, 9-6 Honcho 1-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0014, 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