About our Kiwanis club

Meridian Kiwanis Club was started on November 16, 1961 by several members of the (Evening) Kiwanis Club of Columbus, who wanted to offer an additional club in Columbus, that met during the lunch hour. While the location of our meeting has changed many times in our 60+ years, our meeting time and commitment to serving the Columbus community have not.

Interested In becoming a member? Want more information about our meetings? Want to help us with and/or sponsor one of our service programs? Would you like to be a guest speaker at a meeting?

We welcome anyone, 18 years or older, to join us on the first or third Thursday of any month at noon. Lunch is normally about $10, BUT YOUR FIRST ONE IS ON US. We always have a great meal, share some fun and fellowship, and then have a brief program that helps us learn more about our community or about service opportunities. The meetings adjourn at 1 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining our club will need to be sponsored by a current member.  Get to know us by attending any meeting or email us at [email protected].  Here is our membership application:  Membership Application

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.

Join Us

Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!