Brockport Club History

 Our motto: "Serving the Children of the World"

The Brockport Kiwanis Club was formed on June 30, 1926 at "Hotel Brockport". George Hixson, the very first Kiwanis International President, member, and first president of the Rochester Club, acted as chairman of the first meeting. We are honored to have such a distinguished person from the Rochester and Kiwanis communities come to Brockport to establish our Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very proud of our traditions and of our service to the community for over 89 years. Our club is one of 19 in the Genesee Division of the New York Division Kiwanis.

 

We have 26 current members in our club. Membership is always open to adults in the community who are interested in contributing some of their time and energy toward community service while enjoying great fellowship along the way.

 

See New York District Kiwanis history here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including:

  • Circle K International for university students
  • Key Club for students age 14-18
  • Builders Club for students age 11-14
  • Kiwanis Kids for students age 6-12
  • Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities

We do not currently have Builders Clubs or a Kiwanis Kids Club, are you ready to help start one of them?

Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities. Members also make an impact throughout the world by participating in Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

 

Historical News from our local papers

(search New York Newspapers at: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/ )

 

1) See the article in the "Brockport Republic", July 1, 1926 (article is below the rendering for the new Catholic Church)  Newspaper Article

2) Harry Cleveland elected as the first Club President   Newspaper Article

3) Kiwanis starts a drive to raise money to maintain the Community Center - May 1927  Newspaper Article

4) Brockport Kiwanis celebrate 3rd Anniversary - July 1928  Newspaper Article

5) Henry MacArthur elected Lieutenant Governor of 5th District Kiwanis (western New York), September 1932 - Newspaper Article

6) Gum machines first placed in businesses around Brockport - Dec 4, 1941  Newspaper Article

7) Kiwanis backs Nation at War, Dec 11, 1941 - Newspaper Article

8) Key Club is chartered at the Brockport Central High School, and George Mann is selected as Drum Major for the marching band, December 1947  Newspaper Article

9) Brockport Kiwanis makes 1948 Annual Report, January 13, 1949   Newpaper Article

10) Don Reynolds, George Mann, and David Coleman pack for the Key Club' 3rd annual convention in  Tennessee, April 1948 - Newspaper Article

11) George Mann maintained his membership in the Brockport Kiwanis Club for over 50 years.  George was a member of the High School Key Club and attended the Key Club's 6th annual convention Washington D.C. 1949.  Newspaper Article

12) Brockport Kiwanis award 2 scholarships at the Normal School, May 1951 Newspaper Article

13) Brockport Key Club and Kiwanis Club all over the front page, January 26, 1950  Newspaper Article


 

See New York District Kiwanis history here