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Kiwanis Club of Portland

Welcomes You!

Photo © 2008 T.Job

Portland is a premier city in part because of its caring citizens and civic-minded companies. Kiwanis Club of Portland (KCOP) strives to be Portland's premier service club with a focus on the city's children. Since 1918, KCOP has served the city and its youth.  

From time to time we get involved in global projects also. Click on the logo to learn more about our project to eliminate Maternal/ Neonatal Tetanus from the face of the earth. 


October is... - 10/01/2017
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October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth month to have the length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin ôctō meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. In Ancient Rome, one of three Mundus patet would take place on October 5, Meditrinalia October 11, Augustalia on October 12, October Horse on October 15, and Armilustrium on October 19. These dates do not correspond to...


Happy Birthday Oregon! - 02/14/2017
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Oregon's birthday is Valentine's Day, February 14, 1859. Oregon is the 10th largest state in the union, covering 97,073 square miles.


Trolley Crosses Columbia on Rails for First Time - 01/24/2017
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The first span of the Interstate Bridge opened in 1917. It was the first automobile bridge between Oregon and Washington. Much later, in 1958, the second span was built. The original span now serves to convey traffic north into Vancouver. The bridge was designed by J.A.L. Waddell who also designed Portland’s Steel and Hawthorne bridges.


Apple MAC - 01/22/2017
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The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial.


Kiwanis Club #1 was founded January 21st, 1915. - 01/21/2017
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Founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, Kiwanis International now comprises 600,000 members — men, women boys and girls — worldwide.


King Of Iran - 01/16/2017
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16 Jan, 1979 - The Shah of Iran

The Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the leader of Iran since 1941, is faced with an army mutiny and violent demonstrations against his rule, and is forced to flee the country. Fourteen days later, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the Islamic revolution, returned after 15 years of exile and took control of Iran.


The First Super Bowl in Los Angeles - 01/15/2017
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Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season.

..The next game, Super Bowl LI, scheduled for February 5, 2017, will follow the 2016 regular season:)


Wikipedia - 01/15/2017
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Wikipedia (wik-i-pee-dee-ə) is a free online encyclopedia that aims to allow anyone to edit articles.Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet and is ranked among the ten most popular websites. Wikipedia is owned by the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.


- 01/15/2017
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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and...


What is Martin Luther King's Birth Name? - 01/14/2017
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What is Martin Luther King's birth name?

1. King's birth name was Michael, not Martin. The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther.

Upcoming meetings & events

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