Kiwanis International offers different types of clubs to meet the needs of a diverse world. These club types were created to attract potential members who share common lifestyles—and to offer service opportunities to more people.
Classic Kiwanis clubs
The traditional club found in most communities today, the “classic” type fits many communities and can be adapted to diverse groups, corporations or specific professional societies.
Offering flexibility for those who travel often or cannot attend traditional meetings, Internet-based clubs operate in much the same way as classic clubs. However, meetings are generally held in chat rooms, and officers use technology extensively to keep members informed and connected.
Comprised of employees of a large company or organization (e.g., a hospital campus) a company-based club provides a convenient time and meeting location—making employees more inclined to join and participate.
Young professionals clubs
These clubs meet the needs of younger members with busy lifestyles, generally offering more flexible meeting schedules and hands-on service projects. In addition, young professionals clubs conduct social activities for members and families, and they use technology in club operations and administration.
Inspired by feedback from current and past members, this club type reflects a desire to meet less and do more. A 3-2-1 club represents three hours of service, two hours of social activity, and a one hour meeting each month.
Golden K clubs
These clubs focus on service and fellowship opportunities that are suited to the interests and needs of retired people. 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.
Circle K International Alumni club
Former members of Circle K International, the Kiwanis-family service program for university students, often have a shared experience that fosters connection. A Circle K Alumni club can be organized in any community with a sufficient concentration of interested alumni. Club members maintain a connection with Circle K International, and they enjoy flexibility with regard to meetings, officer positions and club activities. Please use the specific charter paperwork required to open a Circle K International Alumni Club.