Types of Clubs

Buckle for SafetyKiwanis International is developing different types of clubs to meet the needs of a changing world. These club types were created to attract potential members with common lifestyles and offer relevant service opportunities to more people.


Classic Kiwanis clubs
A classic Kiwanis club is the traditional club in most communities today. This type of club fits many communities and can be adapted to diverse groups, corporations or specific professional societies.

Internet-based clubs
Internet-based clubs offer flexibility for those who travel or cannot attend traditional meetings. This type of club operates in much the same way as a classic club, except that club meetings are generally held in chat rooms and officers use technology extensively to keep members informed and connected.

Company-based clubs
Company-based clubs are comprised of employees of a large company or organization, such as a hospital campus. Because of the convenient time and meeting location, employees are more inclined to join and participate as Kiwanis members.

Young professionals clubs
Young professionals clubs meet the needs of younger members with busy lifestyles. These clubs generally have flexible meeting schedules, provide hands-on service projects, conduct social activities for members and families and use technology to assist in club operations and administration.

3-2-1 Club
A 3-2-1 club represents three hours of service, two hours of social activity, and a one hour meeting each month. These clubs are part of a pilot project inspired by feedback from current and past members reflecting a desire to meet less and do more.

Golden K Kiwanis clubs
Golden K clubs offer service and fellowship opportunities for older, retired citizens. Service projects, social events and fundraising events are geared toward specific interests of the club members. Meetings are generally scheduled mid-morning without a main meal.