Kiwanis Club of Acadiana

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


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

Since 1983, the Kiwanis Club of Acadiana has provided continued service to the children of the Acadiana area.

The Kiwanis Club of Acadiana is comprised of local men and women from the community ranging from young professionals to retirees.  In addition to our weekly meetings, we have a variety of service projects and events to fit everyone’s schedule.  Your participation depends on your schedule, not ours. You get out of the organization what you put into it and more. Kiwanis does not require a certain amount of hours dedicated by its members, but we warn you – you might loose your heart to a particular project and end up volunteering more than you planned!

KOA is an active club a both the local level as well as in the district.  Some recent awards for 2016-2017 include Distinguished Club, Distinguished Secretary, the Governor’s Interclub Award, and two of our members were recognized as Distinguished Kiwanians.


Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 members strong—annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. 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.