The Kiwanis motto is serving the children of the world. Our Mission is to improve lives through fellowship in service, worldwide

Proving that one person can make a difference, Kiwanians around the world have helped eradicate diseases, build schools, shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, and generate millions of smiles. Locally, we are a service-based organization that serves our community! You’re most familiar with our Flags over Meridian during the summer holidays (Flag Day, Independence Day) but we’re so much more. We’re the folks putting benches in parks, school supplies in backpacks, supporting the summer bandshell concerts at Lake Lansing Park, raising funds for so many local organizations. We’re your neighbors and friends – and we’re ready to help!

As we revamp our website, we will be adding new information about the club, about what the Kiwanis club does for the community and how YOU can get involved.


There are several holidays when we all want to show our pride in our nation. Kiwanis will fly the Stars and Stripes for you at your home or business for a small annual donation per flag.

Click here to get your Flags Over Meridian subscription

What we do: our projects in the community in focus

Backpacks for Kids

Haslett-Okemos Kiwanis packs backpacks full of school essentials in partnership with Meridian Cares. The backpacks are assembled with the teacher’s recommended school supplies by the H-O-K members, and are distributed to families who qualify for free lunches and will be distributed prior to school starting. It’s a great way to get kids off on the…

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Kiwanis Supports Haslett Robotics Club

Haslett Robotic Club ($6000 annual donation) The Haslett Robotics Club serves Haslett, Okemos and East Lansing students with a robotics opportunity to build competitive robots (shown here). This program serves budding engineers with creative building opportunities and competition similar to the professional “Battle Bots” popular TV show.

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Youth Sports Pavilion at the Marketplace on the Green

Haslett-Okemos Kiwanis supported the Youth Sports Pavilion at the Marketplace on the Green ($75,000). This facility offers a synthetic outdoor ice rink that is available regardless of the winter weather! The pavilion is covered, keeping the surface clear of snow and offers fun family entertainment. This project serves the Meridian-Haslett-Okemos-East Lansing community with fun outdoor…

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See yourself with us

Join us for our next meeting and see what we’re all about. You can find more details about our upcoming meetings here.

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