Kiwanis Celebrates 75 Years In The Community: Who We Are

Kiwanis Club members gather for 75th Anniversary Celebration. Courtesy photo

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Kiwanis is celebrating its 75th year in Los Alamos County, having been established on January 20, 1948. Over the years the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos has maintained its local presence for the entire 75 years but there have also been two additional clubs formed in the county: Sunrise Kiwanis 1981-2001 and White Rock Kiwanis 1986-1989.

Kiwanis is an international service organization – the largest in the world with 600,000 members in 80 countries. It was organized in 1915. The current motto is “Serving the Children of the World” or, as we say, “Kids Need Kiwanis”. Kiwanis International (KI) is organized into 53 administrative areas. Los Alamos is in the Southwest District which includes all of New Mexico, Arizona, and the El Paso region of Texas.

During our 75th anniversary year, we will be celebrating and presenting a series of short articles to acquaint you, or perhaps remind you, of what Kiwanis does for our community. We will include some names, projects and events and highlight memorable moments. Please check us out if you’re interested in what we do and what we have to offer, we’d love to have you visit and consider joining the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

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President: Don Siebe, contact at