Club secretary

Your diligence and passion for Kiwanis inspired your fellow Kiwanians to give you one of the most important jobs in your club. The club secretary maintains accurate membership records, keeps official meeting minutes and manages club operations. You’ll keep your club energized and engaged. And your club’s leadership team will be stronger and more efficient because of your communication skills and savvy.

Club secretaries are required to complete Club Leadership Education in order to:

  • Understand the basics of running a club
  • Become a more enlightened leader in your club
  • Enhance your communication skills
  • Learn about Kiwanis programs and procedures

Club secretaries have two options to complete this training:

  • Classroom education

    Each district offers courses for club presidents. Visit your district website for more information about events in your area. Some districts also provide CLE at district conventions.

  • Online training

    Kiwanis has designed a self-paced online experience that gives you flexibility to learn when you have time. You can complete the training all at once or in multiple visits to the site.

Leadership guide: Secretary section
Leadership guide: Reference materials
Leadership guide: Secretary’s monthly to-do list
CLE secretary workbook
Club Leadership Education for secretaries (online)
Online reporting
Board meeting minutes (Option 1)
Board meeting minutes (Option 2)
Budget worksheet
Member activity report (PDF) (Excel)

New member application (Note: Club secretaries can do this online.)
Recognition program
Report a change in meeting location
How to merge two Kiwanis clubs and forms
Club name change procedure and forms
Kiwanis International bylaws
Club bylaws
Kiwanis Family Store
Risk management
Criminal-history background check
Establish a club foundation
Kiwanis brand guide & logos
Portalbuzz Club Management System

Important dates
Kiwanis Family Store catalog (Order up to 5 for free!)

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