Beginnings . . .

The club began with the issuance of a charter on May 16, 1972 from Kiwanis International, Indianapolis, Indiana. Originally known as the Kiwanis Club of the Sarasota Keys, it celebrated this charter with a gala at the Lido Holiday Inn, attended by thirty-one charter members, and sponsors from the Downtown Sarasota Kiwanis.
Early projects included raising funds for the purchase of an EKG machine for Longboat's first ambulance, working to secure a bicycle path the length of the island, working with Meals on Wheels, and various community support projects.


Our Mission Statement

"The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key is dedicated to providing support, both volunteer and financial, primarily to local Manasota area children and young people in need, through scholarships and tax exempt organization grants."


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