Active 20-30 Club United States and Canada provides young adults with the opportunity for personal growth, friendship and leadership development while improving the quality of life for the special needs of the children in its local community. We have been serving the Seattle area since 2012.
History of Active 20-30 International
Active 20-30 International had its beginnings in 1922 when young men in two widely separated communities of the United States saw the need for a service club for young men. They found that established service clubs were dominated by older men, run by older men, and whose officers were invariably much older men.
This realization led those groups of ambitious young men to stray away from existing groups and organized a club of their own. These clubs shared the ideal that young men would have a chance to engage actively in service to their communities; where young ideas, backed by enthusiasm and the energy of youth, could share in civic responsibilities on an equal basis with clubs composed of older men.
These pioneers of young men’s service clubs simultaneously created two virtually identical clubs: the Active International, located in Aberdeen, Washington, and 20-30 International formed in Sacramento, California.
In 1959, President Norm Morrison of 20-30 and President Ken Helling of Active, exchanged a letter renewing the long standing proposal that these two identical young men’s service clubs should merge.
In 1960, the 20-30 International Convention was held in Santa Cruz, California. The delegates unanimously adopted the merger proposal and the Constitution. One month later, the delegates at the Active International Convention in Calgary, Alberta, also unanimously adopted the propositions. Therefore, on August 1, 1960, Active International and 20-30 International became the Active 20-30 International.
Objectives of 20-30
- To develop members, by precept and example, into a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship, and to create in them a desire to participate actively in a civic and welfare work in their respective communities
- To create in every member a personal desire for knowledge and self-improvement, and to develop trust, friendship and understanding between people in their professional and social activities
- To provide a practical means of forming enduring friendships and good-will among its members in their communities, their country and throughout the world
- To hold and promote entertainment, instructions, programs and social gatherings in and for the furtherance of the purposes of the “Active 20-30 United States and Canada“
Active 20-30 Club of Seattle #215
We are the Seattle Chapter of Active 20-30 Club, a service organization for Women and Men in their 20’s and 30’s. Active 20-30 is focused on helping children in each club’s local community. The Seattle Club (Club #215) is currently working with Ronald McDonald House, Candlelighters for Children with Cancer, West Side Baby Corner, and East Side Baby Corner.
While our organization is formed around the focus of helping serve children in our community, the club is a also a great social opportunity to build friendships with like-minded Men and Women in our club, in the National Organization, and Internationally.
Active 20-30 of the United States and Canada currently has nearly 50 clubs throughout the country, with Active 20-30 International containing over 60 clubs throughout Latin America. Active 20-30 is also a member of the World Council of Service Organizations (WOCO) with many more organizations spread all around the world. All of this provides amazing opportunities for travel: Regionally, Nationally, and Internationally, and opportunities for leadership at each of these levels.
To find out about our upcoming events, check out our Facebook page. We are actively recruiting! If you are interested in volunteering with, and fundraising for, local children’s charities while making new friends and developing leadership skills, then reach out to us!
We have plenty of causes, missions and #goals we hope to achieve. Watch the video to learn more.
Now that you know about us, we want to get to know you. Find out how you can get involved with our community today!