Kinsmen Telemiracle is the provincial project of the Kinsmen and Kinettes of Saskatchewan.
Annually, Kin from across the province join together to bring you the show. We welcome more members in all our clubs! Read on to learn about what Kin is and how you can become part of this great Family!
Volunteer in Kin
Since 1920, Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs have offered community-minded people like you the opportunity to make your town or city a better place to live.
With fundraising, leadership and personal development opportunities, our clubs enable volunteers to help others in ways that no one person could do alone ... and to grow personally in the process.
Through a variety of service projects organized by clubs, Kin Canada has collectively helped thousands, possibly millions, of people in need. Kin members can proudly say they have contributed more than $1 billion to Canadian communities, including $40 million for cystic fibrosis research and hundreds of millions for parks, playgrounds and community facilities. By volunteering in your local club, you will be ensuring this work continues on, in your neighbourhood, community and across the country.
You will enjoy belonging to a diverse and spirited group. And, while having fun and working with others, you'll make lifetime friendships that extend far beyond your own club.
Let this be your personal invitation to volunteer alongside others in your community who are already making a difference.
For club contacts and additional information contact Kin Canada National Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 742-5546.
In Saskatchewan, you can contact the Kinsmen Foundation Office at (306)244-6400 or check out the District 3 Kin website at www.district3kin.com for information regarding a club closest to you.
Kin Canada – the Association of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs is proud to be an all-Canadian service organization made up of outstanding community volunteers. From coast to coast, members are enhancing quality of life in their communities by promoting service, fellowship, positive values and national pride. The Association boasts a proud 90-year history dedicated to fostering life-long friendships while 'Serving the Community's Greatest Need.'
Membership – more than 7,000 members belong to approximately 500 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs from coast to coast. Kinsmen clubs are predominantly male only, while Kinette clubs are predominantly female only. Kin clubs have mixed membership of men and women. There are also three Campus Clubs in the Association, based at the University of New Brunswick, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.
Clubs undertake a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. Each club operates autonomously when determining how it fundraises and distributes those funds within the local community.
More than $1 billion raised – Every year, Kin clubs contribute millions of dollars to Canadian communities. In fact, Kin members have proudly contributed more than $1 billion to Canadian communities since their Association was founded in 1920.
History – The Association was founded by Harold (Hal) Rogers on Feb. 20, 1920 in Hamilton, Ont. Rogers was 21 and, after returning from the trenches of the First World War, he missed the companionship of the men he had served with. Looking to join a club, Rogers decided to join Rotary, but his application was rejected because it was Rotary's policy not to admit two members from the same business establishment (his father, with whom Rogers worked, was already a member). As a result of this rejection, Rogers and a small group of men gathered for a dinner meeting and became the first Kinsmen club, the Kinsmen Club of Hamilton.
Mission Statement – 'Kin Canada is a dynamic volunteer organization enriching our communities through service while embracing national pride, positive values, personal development and lasting friendships.'
Kin Motto – 'Serving the Community's Greatest Need'
National Charity – Since 1964, the Kinsmen and Kinettes have proudly supported the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Canada. This year, Kin Canada's national fundraising project's total contributions will surpass $39 million – making Kin Canada one of the largest supporters of CF research and care in Canada.
Association's National Headquarters – Located at 1920 Hal Rogers Dr., in Cambridge, Ont., about 100 km west of Toronto on Hwy. 401. Eight full time staff provide administrative services to approximately 500 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs. Ric McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.