A school or community organization hosting a SLP club

Here are the basic expectations:

  • Be as supportive of the club as you would be for any student club or activity.
  • Assign a faculty or staff member to be the club advisor. This person will also ensure that the club is registered each year with Kiwanis International.
  • Provide a meeting time and location for the club.
  • Support opportunities for club members to engage with the greater international organization. For Key Club or Circle K, this means getting students involved with district and regional leadership conferences.
  • If there is a community organization sponsoring the club, be a good partner and allow them access to your facility.

 Here’s what you need to do to start a club:

Step 1: Decide if you want to enlist the help of a community organization to be your sponsor. If so, contact our staff and we can help connect you with local organizations that are familiar with these programs. If you have a contact already with a local Kiwanis club, feel free to start there.

Step 2: Ensure that you have set aside funds to support the program (this is also how a sponsoring organization can help).

Step 3: Identify one or more faculty/staff members to be the club advisor. You might consider someone who has a particular interest in service or leadership development, or perhaps someone who was a program participant when they were a student.

Step 4: Recruit your charter members and choose your charter officers.

Step 5: Complete the charter petition, membership roster (excludes K-Kids and Builders Club) and submit the appropriate fees. You can start your meetings and service projects while you wait for this to be processed by Kiwanis International.

Step 6: Have a charter ceremony. Do this once you receive your official charter and club supplies from Kiwanis International.


Congratulations! You have a club! Now make it exceptional by using the resources on your particular program’s website.

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