The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International 

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Kiwanis International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill

Benefits of Belonging to Steilacoom Kiwanis include:

  • Achieving personal satisfaction through contributing to worthwhile causes.
    • Sponsoring youth service clubs: the Key Club at Steilacoom High School, the Builders Club at Pioneer Middle School (both of whom have many Dupont students participating) and the K-Kids Club at Chloe Clark.
    • Providing scholarships to graduating seniors.
    • Working with other community groups to help build the playground at Chambers Bay Park.
    • Providing financial support to the children living at the Child Study and Treatment Center.
    • Supporting Kiwanis International Programs such as the Iodine Deficiency Disorder Project.
    • Gaining fellowship and information through weekly club meetings.
    • Helping individuals pinpoint their community’s needs and working with others to provide solutions.
    • Helping individuals pinpoint their community’s needs and working with others to provide solutions.

Expectations of Belonging to Steilacoom Kiwanis:

  • Attend as many meetings as you can.
  • Take part in club service projects and yearly Wine Fest fund-raiser.
  • Take an active part by attending Interclub meetings with other Kiwanis clubs, finding a speaker, attending a Board meeting, bringing in a new member, or contributing “Happy Dollars.”
  • Have fun.

If you are interested in joining the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club or in just attending a meeting to find out more what it is about, please contact Dick Muri, Membership Chairperson.


  • We are doing hybrid meetings on Thursdays now. We start at 7:00 am and end at 8:00 am sharp.
    • Steilacoom Historical School District Office (Old Pioneer School) - Professional Development Center
    • 511 Chambers Street, Steilacoom, WA
    • The Kiwanis in-person Thursday morning meetings are open for fully vaccinated members.  Fully vaccinated members attending in-person meetings may, of course, choose to wear a mask, but it is not required.  The Zoom alternative is a good choice for others.  
  • But we also meet via ZOOM. Check in is available starting at 6:30 AM.
    • Zoom links are available on Facebook or request an email from Dick Muri.

Our meetings always begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of My Country 'Tis Of Thee, and an invocation. We also pay tribute to our neighbors to the north by singing O Canada. According to club member Brad Randall, the reason we sing O Canada has more to do with history than proximity. Kiwanis was founded in Detroit in 1915 and the following year, 1916, it branched out across the Detroit river into Canada, thus quickly becoming international. The Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom is in the Pacific Northwest Division which includes the Yukon and British Columbia.

The Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
for which it stands,
one nation under God,
with liberty and justice for all.

My Country 'Tis of Thee
My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

O Canada
O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.