Opportunities to make a positive impact on the world. CKI members love to serve.
Lasting friendships with people who love service too. Meet your soul mates.
Leadership skills and professional training you can use now and in the future.
Access to scholarships for future education costs. Who couldn’t use a little help?
Participation in district and international conventions and events.
Networking with pros in your field of study through your sponsoring Kiwanis club.
Kiwanis is the reason CKI exists. Kiwanis sponsors CKI and the other programs listed below. It’s an organization for adults who want to serve children and improve their communities. Kiwanis has nearly 200,000 members in more than 80 countries. Kiwanis empowers individuals of every age and ability to become compassionate leaders and contributors through service to others.
Key Club is the high school version of CKI. With more than 276,000 members in more than 5000 high schools, it’s the world’s largest and oldest service leadership organization for teens.These students could be the next generation of Circle K, so get to know them. You know they love service so invite them to participate in your projects, offer to help with theirs or speak at their club meetings.
Builders Club is an international student-led service organization for middle school/junior high students. It’s for young people who want to build a better world for themselves and others through service. CKI members can be a positive influence on these students and CKI clubs are encouraged to co-sponsor a Builders Club with their local Kiwanis club.
K-Kids is a student-led community service club for elementary school students. It teaches members that they have the ability to improve their world by helping others. They identify, plan and lead community service projects. CKI clubs are encouraged to co-sponsor a K-Kids club with a local Kiwanis club so you can extend your impact on your community.
Aktion Club is the only member-led service club for adults with disabilities. Members plan, lead and participate in community service projects. Members gain self confidence and a sense of belonging and communities gain a hard-working group of always eager volunteers.
To defray operating costs, CKI charges each club an annual club fee. (Most districts and clubs also charge a per-member fee.) Here’s how your international-level fees are spent:
In 2013, Circle K International implemented an international club fee for all clubs. This fee is based on the enrollment of the institution, the type of institution (two-year or four-year), and the per capita gross national income of the club's nation. International Club Fees can be paid between October 1-November 30 each year.
CLUBS IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
NORTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN CLUBS
As of October 1, 2013 each Circle K club shall submit to Circle K International, or its designated fiscal agent, an annual club fee, and membership information for every member, but not including honorary members. All clubs are encouraged to send all fees via traceable means, i.e. certified mail. Clubs must submit payment by check, money order or credit card; cash will not be accepted. A club roster or fees invoice must be submitted at time of payment. Clubs that fail to follow the guidelines for club fee payments will be placed into a special handling group that will delay the processing of fees.
Membership cards, pins, handbooks and certificates will be provided only for new CKI members. These will be mailed to the club address upon receipt of new member names.
Circle K clubs, in good standing, can use the Membership Update Center to add new members and update records after officer elections. The Circle K club’s Kiwanis or faculty advisor should update the club officers at the Membership Update Center. Then, the club secretary or treasurer can follow the easy, three-step process to update membership information and register your club.
Circle K clubs on suspended status wanting to pay 2017-18 dues can use the Membership Update Center but dues for the outstanding year (2016-17) must be paid. Note suspended clubs will be made inactive on 10/01/2017. Follow these steps to pay international club fees and update your club roster:
ASIA-PACIFIC, EUROPE, AFRICA, AND LATIN AMERICA
The connection to Kiwanis International is a key part of each Circle K club's ongoing support and success. Maintaining that connection is important. In Asia-Pacific Europe, Africa, and Latin America, we're strengthening that connection with a new requirement: each club must update the club’s membership rosters and submit an annual renewal fee each year (US$50 for Tier A, US$25 for Tiers B or C) to remain an active club. With the Kiwanis online reporting system, this process is very simple. Just follow these five easy steps:
A program kit, which includes advisor guides and Circle K membership pins, cards, and certificates for 25 members can be purchased for an additional fee of US$100. (Note: These materials are only available in English at this time.)
KIWANIS AND FACULTY ADVISORS
Each Circle K club is supported by one advisor from each the Kiwanis club and the university. To update the Kiwanis or faculty advisor, please contact Member Services before accessing the Kiwanis online reporting system.
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Circle K clubs also pay district dues each year for each club member. This fee is set by the House of Delegates at District Convention. The district dues are submitted along with international club fee (with the exception of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean) and can be paid any time between October 1 and November 30.
Eastern Canada* CAD$20
Illinois-Eastern Iowa US$12
Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee US$10
New England US$6
New Jersey US$10
New York US$8
Pacific Northwest US$10
Rocky Mountain US$7
Vest Virginia US$10
Western Canada CAD$10
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan US$10
*These districts invoice clubs directly
Most CKI clubs are sponsored by a Kiwanis club in cooperation with a college or university. Each new CKI club requires a one-time chartering fee. Each new CKI club receives membership pins, cards and certificates and other tools to support the club. Depending on which chartering option is selected, the club also can receive a gavel/gavel block and personalized club banner. The chartering fee can be taken out of the Kiwanis club’s service budget.
* Clubs may purchase the traditional gong from the Kiwanis Store for an additional fee.
** Clubs may upgrade to a felt banner for an additional US$50
*** Club resources include: Officer and member pins, member certificates, member handbooks, officer and advisor Guides.
Chartering fees must be paid at the time of chartering. For clubs outside of North America and the Caribbean, there is a “tiered” structure for new club fees. Contact Member Services for more information.
New clubs will pay district dues and international club fees in the second year. All clubs chartered before April 1 will be invoiced for dues the following September/October. All clubs chartered after April 1 will not be invoiced until the following year.
For more chartering information and resources, visit www.kiwanis.org/charter.