Make Life-Long Friendships.
When you were a kid it was great to have a place to meet new friends and discover new horizons. It can be the same now. Join a Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin club and become part of a dynamic organization filled with people just like you.
Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin club members come from all walks of life, so you’ll enjoy being part of a youthful and spirited group. And like most members, you’ll make lifetime friendships that extend far beyond the club.
What is Kin?
Although Kinsmen date back more than 80 years, there's nothing old-fashioned about the meetings. They’re lively, interesting and fun. Fundraising events get you into the community and they're always rewarding and entertaining. Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs are the country’s largest all Canadian service groups, made up of active community volunteers. Members work together to serve the community’s greatest need by promoting service, fellowship, family values and national pride. They support Cystic Fibrosis research and fund local projects, like playgrounds and ice rinks, across the country. Kin clubs span the country from coast to coast and are located in almost 500 Canadian communities. If you travel or move, there is a good chance the community will have a Kin club, with a ready-made group of friends to greet you.
- Kin belong to a very special Association and we are proud of our achievements.
- Members up hold the high ideals of fellowship, personal development, and a commitment to community service unites us all.
- There are approximately 389 Kinsmen, 226 Kinette and 26 Kin clubs representing a total membership of over 9230. The Kin family annually raises more than $25 million. This is reported to be the highest level of service funds raised per member by any such group in the world.
- The Kin experience is not all work and no play. We enjoy warm fellowship with our friends and participate in countless recreational and social activities. Being a family based organization; there is an opportunity for family members to participate in Kin activities as well.
- Kin is not a secret society, but a means to fellowship, public service and personal betterment. Our purpose is to do unselfish community service in an open atmosphere of friendship.
In 2001 the Kinsmen and Kinette clubs of Fort St. John formed The Kin Club of Fort St. John. The club services the city of Fort St. John and also reaches out to surrounding Taylor and Fort St. John area. Major highlights in the clubs history include the construction of Kin Park, the Fort St. John Kin Tennis Courts, and the Taylor Kin Tennis Courts.
In 1999, the members of Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs nation wide voted to abolish the former age ceiling, which prevented new members from joining past their 45th birthday. This has allowed us to extend the opportunities and benefits of being a Kin member to anyone 19 or older. Please use this opportunity to your advantage and check out a Kinsmen or Kinette Club near you today.
We are actively seeking new members to join the exciting association of Kin. If you are interested in joining a dynamic service club, focusing on fellowship and personal development while serving your own community, then The Kin Club is an excellent group to join. Whether you are in the Fort St. John area, or anywhere else in Canada, you can join a Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin Club. The Fort St. John Kin Club would like to invite you out to a few of our meetings obligation free. This will allow you to meet our members and find out more about Kin and make your own decision whether you would like to join our club.
Why join Kin
- To make our community a better place to live.]
- We provide opportunities to engage in shared interests outside of work or home.
- We help you realize how valuable you and your family are to our community.
- We provide an atmosphere where you develop new skills and improve those you already have.
- We provide an opportunity to develop your own leadership potential.
- We present interesting, vital opportunities for today, and plans and programs for tomorrow.
- We make you aware of those around you in our community that are less fortunate and spark the desire to reach out and help.
- We furnish excellent training in public speaking, parliamentary procedure, communication, developing ideas and selling an idea.