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 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.