Finance and liability for clubs
The total amount a member pays in dues entirely depends on their club and district. Each district sets district dues according to its budgetary needs, as does each club. Some clubs, for example, may set higher dues to account for meals provided during meetings or to cover meeting rental space, while others may set lower dues and leave meals up to the individual member.
Anyone who joins a Kiwanis club during the Kiwanis year will be charged prorated dues and fees based on the month they join. On each subsequent October 1 (the first day of the Kiwanis year), all members will then be assessed the annual dues and fees amount.
In most areas of the world, nonprofit organizations must incorporate or register themselves with a governmental authority. Clubs generally have one year from the date of their charter certificate to complete the appropriate paperwork. Review the standard procedure for incorporation, including Form A and Form C, of a Kiwanis club. Contact your district secretary to learn more about the requirements for your area.
Members in the United States and Canada pay US$18 fee for general liability insurance and US$4 for Directors & Officers (D&O) liability insurance. General liability covers bodily injury or property damage that occurs during a Kiwanis-sponsored function or activity. Learn more about how you are covered.
Bank accounts and tax documentation (U.S. clubs only)
Clubs in the United States will be required to have an Employer Identification Number when opening a bank account. Clubs apply for an EIN with the Internal Revenue Service, which provides the number upon approval.
Here are the documents you’ll need, as well as some guidance for completing the process.
Opening a bank account process
Application for Employer Identification Number Form SS-4
Contact info for IRS
Letter of authorization for group exemption reporting