On April 13, 2015 the Deputy Mayor of St. John's read the following proclamation at City Hall and declared the day in St. John's to be Kiwanis International Day while recognizing the contribution of Kiwanis to the community.
Whereas: Kiwanis International is one of the largest service organizations in the world with more than 600,000 members of all ages and abilities in more than 80 nations: and
Whereas: The members of Kiwanis are devoted to improving the world, one child and one community at a time by giving primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life: and
Whereas: In addition to improving lives, Kiwanis club members promote the development of community leaders, positive role models, intercultural understanding and cooperation, and opportunities for fellowship, personal growth, professional development and community service: and
Whereas: The first Kiwanis club started in service in Detroit, Michigan in 1915 and Kiwanis International celebrates its Centennial Anniversary of the Detroit Kiwanis Club No. 1: and
Whereas: The service provided by the Kiwanis Club of St. St. John’s, now in its 65th year, will continue to have a positive impact on our community and citizens;
Therefore: I, Dennis O’Keefe, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, do hereby proclaim April 13th, 2015 as Kiwanis International day, and hereby call on all citizens of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador thereof to render support to the members of this organization, whose members this day are providing meaningful service to our community.
Dated at St. John’s, Newfoundland this 13th day of April, 2015
Dennis O’Keefe, Mayor