Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
South Lansing, Michigan
Serving the Children of the World
Kiwanis' Youth Protection Guidelines
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Bryan Crenshaw, Michigan District Key Club Administrator and club member, provided...

WILX (Channel 10) News
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Our speaker today was Kirk Montgomery, Channel 10 news anchor on the 4pm show. ...

Southside Community Kitchen
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Our Speaker was Marcia Beer from the Southside Community Kitchen. Last year...

Kiwanis Public Relations
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Hugh McNichol gave us a presentation about some of the media spots that Kiwanis...

PAWS with a Cause
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PAWS began in 1979 when Michael Sapp trained a hearing dog for a friend. It...

Kiwanis Club of South Lansing

We'd love to have you join us at one of our weekly meetings. We meet every Friday for breakfast and fellowship from 7:30am to 8:30am. Every meeting features a speaker from the community who provides information and updates on events and happenings in the area. The Club has been serving the community for over 60 years, since it was chartered on October 15, 1951. Follow us on Facebook!

Meeting Information
Location: Flap Jack Restaurant
Address: 6927 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI
Every Friday, 7:30-8:30am

What do we do? We are involved in many projects locally, including providing dictionaries to third graders, sponsoring Builders Club at Gardner Academy and Aktion Clubs at Transitions Central and Transitions South, cooking hot dogs and feeding over 1,000 kids at the Lansing Parks and Recreation picnic, working at Special Olympics events, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, raising money and building the Hawk Island Park and Maplewood Women's Shelter playgrounds, providing back packs for the Lansing Rescue Mission and area schools, food drives, and many others.

Flag Project

Raise a flag in your yard on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, 9/11, and Veterans Day without any effort on your part. The members of the Kiwanis Club of South Lansing will do all the work and place a flag on your property on each of these flag-waving holidays. And, the cost is only $40 per year ($35 for renewals). Reserve your flag now and join community businesses Wendy's, Case Credit Union, DeLuca's Restaurant, Delta Retirement Center, Big John's Steak & Onion, Edward Jones (Andy Balcer), Allstate (Holt), ATS Associates, Hugh's Garage, and the South Lansing Business Association that support this project. Contact Hugh, 517.887.1289, for more information.

Be A Star Videos

The Kiwanis Club of South Lansing, in conjunction with Good Fruit Video, produced a series of four educational videos. These videos were inspired by and dedicated to Richard Prangley and were created to education children and others how to act around people with disabilities.

The videos deal with people who are deaf, have Down Sydrome, have a physical disability, and who on the Autism Spectrum. Each video runs about three minutes. View the entire series on You Tube. These videos were sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of South Lansing and were created by Good Fruit Video.

Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation

Michigan Kiwanis Clubs support four children’s specialty hospitals…Mott Childrens Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey and Children’s Hospital in Detroit. Some lucky patients at Mott are "flown" to the North Pole each year to visit Santa. View the video.

Aktion Club

The "Holt Hummingbirds" are on a mission to help Mid-Michigan. This group of disabled adults at Community Mental Health's Transitions South in Holt is a Kiwanis Aktion Club, which are Kiwanis clubs for adults with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to give.

"It's been really pretty joyful even for me after working with these guys for so long to see them get really excited," says Lisa Mack of Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham. The group started community service in May, focusing on a new project every month. The Hummingbirds have spent most of their time fundraising for Wildside Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Read more...

The Eliminate Project

This world-wide effort is a joint project between Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate neonatal tetanus around the world. This three-shot series costs a mere $1.80 per person. Over $60 million of the needed $110 million has been raised, which has eliminated tetanus in 35 countries, with only 24 countries remaining. Watch this moving video!

The Dictionary Project

Club members distributed over 450 dictionaries to third grade students in local schools, including public, charter, religious, and private. The Dictionary Project began in 1996, with only 50 dictionaries distributed. Since then, over 18 million dictionaries have been placed in the hands of students by the combined efforts of Kiwanis clubs, other community organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Mission: Play

South Lansing Kiwanians built a playground for the Lansing Rescue Mission's Maplewood Center. There are two structures -- one for 2-5 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds -- and a dinosaur! The residents of the Mission now have a safe structure on which to play.

In addition to building the playground, club members raised over $14,000 to cover the cost of materials. The club partnered with Lake Trust Credit Union, which contributed $12,000.

Contact for Additional Information


Pat Korloch, 517.882.1495 or