In 1920, Roe Fulkerson, the gifted editor of the Kiwanis magazine, proposed two simple words – “We Build” – as the Kiwanis motto. After five years of painful and exhilarating growth, the coining of this motto helped Kiwanis find its stride. Then in 2005, during the 90th anniversary year of Kiwanis, delegates to the International Convention voted to adopt a new motto, “Serving the Children of the World,” to emphasize the primary focus of Kiwanis service over those nine decades and to make a commitment for the years to come. Today, all people are welcome to participate in Kiwanis, and Kiwanis clubs can be found in nearly 80 nations and geographic locations.
Since its inception in 1956, the Kiwanis Club of Fairfax has “served the children of Fairfax” through various fundraisers and projects. Our flagship program – Meals for Young Minds – has provided 240,000 supplemental meals to needy school children over the last ten years. Recently, we partnered with a preschool in Fairfax to provide weekend meals to their underprivileged students. And we always have fun when we fundraise for our projects, whether serving hot apple cider at the Fairfax City Festival of Lights and Carols, hosting the cakewalk at the Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival, or selling beer at the Fairfax City Fall Festival.
Meetings are typically held the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Red Lobster, 10325 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030. For more information, please visit our website, Facebook page, and Meetup page.