Types of Kiwanis clubs

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.

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.

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. (Download the "Attracting young professionals toolkit.")

3-2-1 CLUB
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. (Download the 3-2-1 club description.)

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