How, Where, and When Did Kiwanis Begin?
The first club was organized in Detroit, Michigan on January 21, 1915; a year later a club was formed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Today there are Kiwanis clubs all over the world with more than 8600 clubs and about 250,000 members in 94 nations. On average members are 55 years old, active or retired business professional men and women, college graduates, married, and homeowners willing to volunteer their services to their community and its children.
Information for Prospective Members
Members are expected to:
Participate in service projects, and community fundraisers
Serve on club committees
Recruit prospective new members
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS
Personal - Member pays for dues and meals
Personal - Member’s company pays for dues and meals
Corporate - Company pays for dues and meals. Company designates an employee to attend meetings and participate in club activities.
The designate has all rights and privileges of regular membership.
COST OF MEMBERSHIP
Initiation fee - $97
Dues - $144 per year, paid quarterly
Dues include Kiwanis International dues, Kentucky-Tennessee District dues, Maryville Kiwanis dues, liability insurance and subscription to the Kiwanis International magazine.
Meals - $12 per meal, paid quarterly; Member pays for lunch whether in attendance or not.