Signature Project

Signature projects show the impact a Kiwanis club can have on a community. From playgrounds and parks to festivals and fundraisers, signature projects are the hallmarks of what Kiwanis clubs are known for in their communities.  

What is a signature project? Think about what your Kiwanis club is known for in your community. It can be a service project, event or fundraiser. Signature projects:

  • Are recurring. (Note: A new project can qualify as a signature project if the intent is to continue the project.)
  • Enhance the Kiwanis brand
  • Demonstrate significant impact on the community in terms of monies raised or children served
  • Strengthen membership and partnership opportunities

The Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International will again sponsor a Signature Project Recognition Program. A committee of Kiwanians will judge all submissions and the District will provide appropriate recognition to the top three clubs at the Midyear Conference on March 21, 2020,  at the Penn Stater Hotel in State College.  The committee will also choose one entry to submit to the Kiwanis International signature project contest.  All who submit will be notified of the District contest award recipients and of the club whose entry will be submitted to Kiwanis International.

Please note the following:

  1. All entries must be received in the District office by midnight on January 27.
  2. You may submit up to five supporting documents, photos or other pieces of relevant information to support your project.
  3. Electronic submission of the form and relevant documents is strongly encouraged.  Please email your completed form and documents to
  4. If for some reason emailing the information is not possible, the form and related documents can be sent to 125 N Enola Dr., Suite 206, Enola, PA 17025 or faxed to 717-540-1018.

Should you have any questions or need clarification, you can reach me at or at 717-540-9300.

Thanks for your attention to this and for all each of you do for Kiwanis.

Very truly yours,
Kevin E. Thomas, District Executive Director


2018-19 Signature Project Winners

Thank you if your club submitted an entry in the District Signature Project contest.  Your efforts, time and commitment are appreciated.  The following Clubs submitted an entry

  • Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys
  • Easton
  • Edinboro
  • Emmaus
  • Greensburg
  • Levittown-Bristol
  • Lititz Area
  • Palmyra Area
  • Phoenixville
  • Scranton
  • Sheraden, Pittsburgh
  • Wyoming Area

A District Committee chaired by Past Governor Judy Raub reviewed all the entries.

For the first time, the clubs were divided into two categories based on club membership size. The winners of the contest are:

Tier 1 (27 members and fewer)

  • Lititiz Area – 1st place  (Chocolate Walk)
  • Levittown-Bristol – 2nd place (Give a Christmas)
  • Greensburg – 3rd place (Bicycle Safety)

Tier 2 (28 members or more)

  • Sheraden, Pittsburgh – 1st place (Biggest Bed Time Story)
  • Phoenixville – 2nd place (Playground in the Park)
  • Easton – 3rd place (Intermediate Unit 20 Kids Christmas/Holiday Party)

The Lititz Area entry and the Sheraden, Pittsburgh entry have been sent to Kiwanis International for judging in the International Signature Project Contest.

Thank you, again, to all clubs for entering.  Congratulations to those clubs that placed in the contest!

Kevin E. Thomas, District Executive Director
Pennsylvania District Kiwanis International