Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

The Reaching For The Stars Aktion Club was Chartered in August of 2008, with 45 Charter members.  It has grown to over 50 members presently, with Reach For Your Potential as the Sponsoring Organization.  They have gotten very active in their 1st year, as they serve the Salvation Army, by serving a meal and ringing the bell for their Red Kettle Campaign.  They have also supplied the U of I Children's Hospital with over 100 Christmas Gift Bags over the last two Christmas Seasons.

What is Aktion Club?

Aktion Club is the newest member of the Sponsored Organizations an Programs at Kiwanis International.

Aktion Club is a community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. The mission of Aktion Club is:

  • To provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills.
  • To serve their community.
  • To be integrated into society.
  • To demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.

Aktion Club members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help, and caring they have received, as well as develop important skills in the process.

The Benefits

An Aktion Club can benefit its members in many ways through service and recreational events. These activities enable the members to:


  • Participate in the active life of the community.
  • Provide an opportunity to contribute to the community.
  • Develop mechanical, creative, and intellectual abilities.
  • Social interaction awareness.
  • Improve self-esteem.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Achieve personal and service goals