It all started some thirty years ago. The Florida District of Kiwanis International sought to organize a Kiwanis Club that would develop projects to benefit the growing Hispanic population in Miami. On September 16, 1975, the Little Havana Chapter of Kiwanis was formed by 25 friends who shared a common bond and interest. From its beginnings, the Club, composed mainly of Cuban-Americans, were committed to the community. It is the oldest, Latin, continuous-meeting Club in the United States. Later, the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation was established in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Members and Board of Directors
The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana’s Board of Directors consists of eight Officers and nine Directors with two Past President Directors who are elected for a period of two years. The staff consists of 5 permanent full time employees, 2 part time temporary employees and over 175 volunteer members.
The Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation’s Board of Trustees consists of a Chairman with six Officers and eighteen Trustees and two Past Chairmen.
Type of Membership
The average member is an active or retired business and professional man or woman ranging in age from 25 to 60+, with a college education, married, and a homeowner.