District Standing Committees

Standing committees are groups that continue their work from year to year. While the committee chairperson and members can change, Kiwanis International believes the work done by these committees is needed to serve children and communities.

The required committees include:

  • Aktion Club committee (in districts where appropriate)
    assist Kiwanis clubs and divisions in establishing Aktion Clubs in conjunction with community agencies or organizations that serve the needs of people with disabilities and shall promote the concept of continuing and effective sponsorship upon the part of the sponsoring Kiwanis club(s).
  • Builders Club committee (in districts where appropriate)
    assist Kiwanis clubs in establishing Builders Clubs in junior high/middle schools and shall promote the concept of continuing and effective sponsorship upon the part of the sponsoring Kiwanis club.
  • Bylaws and Policies committee
    examine the district’s bylaws, policies, and procedures and shall submit any necessary or recommended revisions to the district board; shall cooperate with the board in drafting proposed amendments; and shall report on all properly proposed amendments to the district bylaws. The committee shall also cooperate with the board in interpreting the spirit of the district bylaws when necessary and in securing the proper observance of obligations, standards, and practices stated or implied.
  • Circle K committee (in districts where appropriate)
    responsible for the proper carrying out of the Circle K District organization's administrative functions in accordance with the Kiwanis district board's approval.
  • District Convention committee
    assist the district board in implementing the official program and order of business for the conventions of the district.
  • Finance committee
    prepare a budget of estimated income and expenditures for submission to the district board; receive and review the annual audit; periodically review any financial reports prepared by the treasurer; and perform such other duties as may be requested by the district board.
  • The Formula committee (Membership/Club Opening)
    a special initiative of Kiwanis to open clubs and strengthen membership in existing clubs. This committee is responsible for The Formula’s success in the district and for providing direction and support for club opening and membership strengthening in the district. Currently, this committee consists of The Formula (Membership/Club Opening) team in each district, serving multi-year terms. The committee chair shall be the key position (coordinator) on The Formula (Membership/Club Opening).
  • Human and Spiritual Values committee (in districts where appropriate)
    encourage the clubs to cooperate on broad nondenominational lines to create a greater public consciousness of the importance of human and spiritual values.
  • Kiwanis International Convention committee
    assist in promoting attendance and participation in the annual Kiwanis International Convention.
  • Key Club committee (in districts where appropriate)
    responsible for the proper carrying out of the Key Club District organization's administrative functions in accordance with the Kiwanis district board's approval.
  • Key Leader committee (in districts where appropriate)
    recruit and train a volunteer team to market the Key Leader program throughout the district; work with Kiwanis International Staff to recommend dates and locations for successful events within the district; and appoint and support the site coordinator for each district event.
  • Kiwanis International Foundation committee
    promote and represent the Kiwanis Children's Fund in the district. The committee shall encourage all Kiwanis clubs in the district to participate in the Annual Club Gift campaign and encourage all Kiwanis members in the district to support the Kiwanis Children’s Fund.
  • Kiwanis Kids committee (in districts where appropriate)
    assist Kiwanis clubs in establishing K-Kids clubs in primary/elementary schools and shall promote the concept of continuing and effective sponsorship upon the part of the sponsoring Kiwanis club(s). The committee also shall promote the Bring Up Grades (BUG) and Terrific Kids programs to Kiwanis clubs in the district.
  • Leadership Development and Education committee
    assist the district leadership in developing meaningful educational and training experiences for all Kiwanians at district conventions and conferences, organize and/or promote operations and leadership programs for incoming district and club officers, and promote continuing Kiwanis education within each club. The committee chair shall be the Leadership Development Coordinator.
  • Service committee
    assist clubs in the district in rendering effective service in their communities.
  • Resolutions committee
    review all proposed resolutions for consideration and recommendation to the district board and shall draft any resolutions directed by the district board. The Resolutions Committee may modify, combine, edit, or not accept any club proposals. The District Board shall have final authority on resolutions to be considered at the convention.

A standing committee may be composed solely of a chairperson. For greater continuity and efficiency, the chairmen of the Committees on Aktion Club, Builders Club, Circle K, Kiwanis Kids, Key Club, and Key Leader are encouraged to serve consecutive terms, for such length of time as determined by the district.