Schedule meetings and plan plenty of time for members to get to know each other and Kiwanis, and for discussion and decision-making. Order your club counselor’s kit at least two weeks before your first pre-organizational meeting so you’ll have all the materials you’ll need to get officially organized.
Before you form your club, hold a meeting to educate members about Kiwanis. We call this the first pre-organizational meeting.
Next, hold a meeting to discuss club structure and operations. We call this the second pre-organizational meeting.
Happy birthday! At the organizational meeting, you’ll adopt the club bylaws and elect the charter officers and directors. The date of this meeting is also the club’s official birthday.
The first board of directors meeting immediately follows the organizational meeting.
Report the organization of the new Kiwanis club to Kiwanis International within 24 hours.
Submit official paperwork and fees
for your new club to Kiwanis International within 30 days of the club’s organization date
Ready for step 6: Educate and train officers.