Our History

The Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst was chartered April 5, 1950.

One of our founding members, the Hon. Arthur M. Cromarty, served the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst with distinction until his passing in 2015.  Judge Cromarty was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the court complex in Riverhead bears his name.  He is pictured here 6th from the end on the top row.

Charter Member Hon. Arthur M. Cromarty pictured here 6th from the end on the top row.

The six Objects of Kiwanis remain one of the enduring hallmarks of our organization.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
  • To develop by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide through Kiwanis clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.


  • Since its founding in 1950, the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst has enjoyed the fellowship of over 500 members;
  • We have sent over 200 children to Kamp Kiwanis in Rome, NY for a summer vacation of fun, fellowship and exercise; and,

  • Since the establishment of our scholarship fund in 1961, we have awarded over $430,000 to 259 local high school seniors.






Kamp Kiwanis Kampers

Check out some of our vintage photos:

"Club History" Folder