De Pere
Serving the Children of the World
Aviation and Air Travel in Brown County
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Pictured (L-R) above are Ken Grosskopf, De Pere Kiwanis member and Mark Piette,...

Cal Konshak, Scholarship Winner
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Pictured above are Cal Konshak (center) with his parents, Lisa and Paul. Cal...

Welcome New Member, Brian Bruess
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Pictured above (L-R) are District Governor, Justin Hahn, De Pere Kiwanis President,...

Local History & the De Pere High School Key Club
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(L-R) Pictured above are Ngan Ho, Addie Vandeloo, Annika Eakin, Mary Jane Herber,...

Tony Walter,"Baptism by Football"
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Pictured above are (L-R) Tony Walter and De Pere Kiwanis President, Terry Hasselbacher....


The Eliminate Project

While the majority of our fund raising profits stay in the De Pere area, as a club we also contribute annually towards our Kiwanis International global campaign. The Kiwanis Club of De Pere makes a contribution in the name of individual club members who have been recognized for exceptional service to the club. It is Kiwanis International's Highest Member Service Award called the Hixson Award.  The George F. Hixson Fellowship Award started in 1983 to honor the first Kiwanis International President. Hixson, who served from 1916 to 1918, holds the distinction of being the only leader to serve two terms as Kiwanis International President. Overall, his record accounts for more than 50 years of dedication to Kiwanis service.

Kiwanis’ current global campaign for children, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus, ( aims to raise US$110 million and save the lives of a 129 million mothers and their future babies. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis is committing by 2015 to eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes. By targeting this disease, Kiwanis will not only save lives but also pave the way for other interventions that will boost maternal health and child survival among the poorest, most underserved women and children in the world.

Announced at the 95th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in June 2010, this project will tap into Kiwanis' global volunteer network and strength in reaching communities and leaders, along with UNICEF’s field staff, technical expertise and unbeatable supply chain to wipe out this cruel, centuries-old disease.

During Kiwanis’ first global campaign for children, the Worldwide Service Project for IDD, members worked to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation, while raising more than US$100 million. Heralded as one of the most successful health initiatives in the world, today those dollars are at work in more than 103 nations—and the number of households consuming iodized salt has jumped from from an estimated 20 percent in 1990 to more than 70 percent, saving developing nations and the world billions of IQ points.

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