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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, where we gather for fellowship, networking, and goodwill-building opportunities. Our club is the oldest Kiwanis Club in Montgomery County, Maryland, celebrating more than 78 years of supporting our community! Our members participate in service projects benefiting children while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow club members.


About Us

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Bethesda Kiwanis Club, chartered on February 27, 1945, is the oldest Kiwanis Club in Montgomery County, Maryland and offers many opportunities for fellowship. Our Bethesda Kiwanis Club serves more than 300 young people across Montgomery County, Maryland - and we're also all about fellowship, networking, and goodwill building opportunities.  

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Kiwanis Mission

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve
the world by making lasting differences in the
lives of children.

The Objects of Kiwanis

  1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life.

  2. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

  3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

  4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

  5. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

  6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

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Our Foundation

Through our charitable arm, the Bethesda Kiwanis Foundation, we support more than a dozen children-serving organizations and activities in Montgomery County with contributions totaling more than $40,000 per year.


The Miracle League

The Kiwanis Club of Bethesda is heavily involved in The Miracle League of Montgomery which gives all children the opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

Learn More About Our District, The Capital District


Learn More About Kiwanis International

Interested in joining us?

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