January 21, 2015: Kiwanis International Day

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 the Kiwanis clubs throughout Michigan are devoted to improving the world, one child and one community at a time; 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 its service in Detroit, Michigan in January 1915; and,

WHEREAS, Kiwanis International celebrates its Centennial Anniversary of the founding of the Detroit No. 1 Club; and,

WHEREAS, The service provided by Kiwanis clubs throughout Michigan will continue to have a positive impact on our community and citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim January 21, 2015 as Kiwanis International Day in Michigan.