Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

The Indiana District of Kiwanis was organized in South Bend on December 27, 1918 to serve the seven clubs in the state: Indianapolis, Lafayette, South Bend, Elkhart, Marion, Fort Wayne, and Evansville.  Now over 90 years later, the Indiana District remains active with 24 divisions and 195 clubs.

Members in every corner of the state are committed to developing future generations of leaders through guidance and example.  They are ordinary people performing extraordinary work in your community every day.  From revitalizing neighborhoods to organizing youth sports programs, from tutoring to building playgrounds, Kiwanis willingly perform countless projects to help children.

Message from the District Governor


Governor's Message

I hope that you are ready to board the Indiana District 2014 Mid-Year Conference bus! It’s going to be a great ride with outstanding workshops, service projects and more! The bus ride will offer three events in three different areas of the state, as we hope this will make the Mid-Year Conference experience more accessible to both Indiana Kiwanians and members of our Service Leadership Programs. We want this bus to be full!

The Mid-Year Conference marks an important point in the Kiwanis year. It is a great opportunity for us to revisit our goals for the year, take stock of what we have accomplished, and put plans in place for a strong finish. Information shared in the general sessions and education conducted in the workshops is so helpful to our clubs and leaders during the second half of the Kiwanis year.

Our membership goal for the year is, “Each One, Bring One.” How is your club doing in relation to this goal? The Kiwanis bus always has empty seats and when we fill those empty seats with new members, we are able to have greater impact as we serve our communities. As a leader, set an example for your club by inviting a guest to attend your next meeting or service project.

Winter in Indiana can be a little cold and gloomy, so the Mid-Year Conference is also a great time to re-energize with some good old-fashioned Kiwanis fellowship. I hope you take advantage of the opportunity to connect with some Kiwanis friends you haven’t seen in a while, share a couple of laughs, and maybe even exchange a good service idea or two. Change your seat on the bus and sit next to someone you haven’t met before or haven’t seen in a while.

This bus would be at a standstill if not for the efforts of some Indiana Kiwanians who agreed to drive. I want to offer my thanks to our Mid-Year Conference coordinators for their time and effort in keeping this bus moving.

    South – Diane Masterson

    North – Steve Ingram and Sheri Gow

    Central – Jami Bean and Kris Bowers

Take your seat; it’s time to get this Mid-Year Conference bus on the road!

Your Indiana District Governor,

Vanessa McClary 
2013-14 Governor
Serving the Amazing Indiana District of Kiwanis

Thrilled to be on the Bus!


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.


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With The Eliminate Project, you can. Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes. But three doses of a 60-cent vaccine can protect mothers and babies. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to bring this vaccine to 38 countries, eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. What can you do right now? Learn about MNT and advocate for the cause. Participate in our fundraisers. Over the next few years, the work we do will change the world. Find out more at www.TheEliminateProject.org.

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