• Builds on our foundation of success• Embraces the best practices of the past• Abandons things that are not helping us grow• Refreshes things that need to be updated• Invites others to join us
• Yes because the House of Delegates in 2007 in San Antonio approved a membership flexibility amendment which specifically says:• “Notwithstanding any other provision of the Kiwanis International Bylaws, the Standard Form for Club Bylaws, or the Standard Form for District Bylaws, the International Board of Trustees may admit into Kiwanis membership and/ or permit the creation of new forms of Kiwanis membership consistent with the Objects of Kiwanis International, which may extend for a period not exceeding five (5) years without approval of the House of Delegates. The Chief Executive Officer of Kiwanis International shall make an annual report to the House of Delegates covering any such Board actions taken or authorized and make an evaluation of their current effectiveness.”
• Kiwanis memberships are club based so the club can decide who can join and in what form• Clubs can approve the options and then expand opportunities for membership at the local level• Growth in our organization will depend upon the innovative and creative approaches to membership our classic clubs take over the next five years
1. Active memberships 8. Past Service Leadership2. Honorary membership Programs membership3. Senior membership 9. Company-based clubs4. Life membership 10. Club satellites5. Affiliate /Associate 11. Affiliate clubs membership 12. Family clubs6. Family membership 13. Kiwanis Aktion7. Corporate membership Clubs for Seniors 14. 1-2-3 Concept Club 15. Service-Only membership
These members… ◦ have full rights and privileges within the club ◦ can serve on the Board of Directors ◦ can hold an office ◦ would pay full dues ◦ can perform service!
These members… ◦ are part of the club ◦ pay no dues ◦ cannot hold office ◦ can serve on committees ◦ can perform service!
These members… ◦ pay full dues ◦ have full rights and privileges of active membership ◦ attendance requirements set by board ◦ can perform service!
These members… ◦ pay one-time dues to District and International ◦ pay minimal club dues ◦ have the same privileges as active members ◦ can perform service!
These members… ◦ are made up of volunteers who support the mission and purpose of the Kiwanis clubs ◦ pay a reduced annual fee, possibly 25% of regular dues ◦ cannot serve on the club board and can hold no office ◦ can work with committees ◦ can perform service! ◦ Not officially recognized by KI
These clubs… ◦ allow an entire family to be a part of the Kiwanis club ◦ can combine an active membership with affiliate/associate participation ◦ allow all to have the rights of active membership ◦ allow the club to determine the dues rate - an example is first member pays 100% of dues and all others pay 50% ◦ can perform service! ◦ Not officially recognized by KI
These members… ◦ have full rights and privileges within the club ◦ can serve on the Board of Directors ◦ can hold an office ◦ would pay full, regular dues ◦ no meeting attendance requirements ◦ can perform service! ◦ OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY KI
These members … ◦ can recruit and retain corporate support, while building loyalty to Kiwanis ◦ can be from school administration, local banks, churches, government agencies, retail chains, etc. ◦ allow for an employee or representatives who is transferred, their “seat” is held for someone else in the company ◦ pay a flat fee for annual dues to cover the “seat” and additional members ◦ one individual is designated as the corporate representative – others may substitute when designee can not attend meetings and events ◦ all individuals from corporation who will participate in local club are listed on membership roster ◦ have all rights and privileges of active membership
This membership…◦ allows them to have two years of free membership after which they can move into another type of membership option◦ No new member add fee◦ allows them have all rights of active membership◦ can perform service!
These Clubs …◦ allows members from a specific company to pay a flat fee for those who belong – Kiwanis International has an established fee schedule◦ allows all members to be listed on the membership roles◦ allows all members to have all rights of active membership◦ can be formed to support a specific project, such as an SLP◦ can perform service!
Kiwanis International has established a franchise fee schedule for these clubs $2500 for the first 25 members $3300 for up to 35 members $4000 for up to 50 members $7500 for up to 100 members Over 100 or special circumstances is negotiated with KI CEO Paid annually 1/3 of fee to go to the District
These groups…◦ pay club, International, and District dues through host club who is the fiscal agent and has reporting responsibility◦ allow active members to meet at another time or location◦ allow for operation as a sub-group of a host club to meet the needs of a specific service project or local area community – recommended size is a minimum of ten members◦ can perform joint service projects!
These clubs…◦ are organized in areas with no district support, RSC or infrastructure◦ pay an annual club fee rather than individual member dues◦ are supported electronically or thru the purchase of supplies and programs◦ can perform service!
This is … ◦ a club composed of families from a common area such as those in a homeowners association or specific neighborhood - it is suggested that at least 8 families be required to form a club ◦ a club a whole family can join – an intergenerational approach to membership ◦ a club that allows a flat fee for whole family - an example is a flat fee of $100 per family -1/3 of dues would go to the District ◦ a group that can perform service!
These clubs… ◦ Are organized to serve disabled seniors who live in a retirement complex, an assisted living , or nursing home facility ◦ pay the Aktion club dues rate ◦ can call their club a Kiwanis Club ◦ Affiliate with a local Kiwanis Clubs for support and mutual projects ◦ have full rights and privileges of active membership in their club Can perform service!
These clubs…◦ Focus on three essential components of a Kiwanis Club – service, fellowship, and meetings◦ Administrative and club operation time and costs would be adjusted to make this club more affordable and flexible in operations◦ Service – at least one project per month that engages a member for three hours◦ Fellowship – at least one even monthly that takes two hours of a members time◦ Meetings – one meeting every month that takes no more than one hour◦ can perform service!
Each type of membership or club requires local club decision making and some bylaws revision Each type of membership or club requires District notification Each type of membership or club requires International notification of your pilot idea Except where noted, all of these types of memberships and club options should be reflected in District and club membership counts.
Most of these ideas provide opportunities for clubs to grow in membership. All of these ideas provide opportunities for clubs to grow in service within our communities. It is essential that clubs pilot these and other membership options to help us reach one million members by 2015.
If you have any questions or comments, need more information, feel free to contact: Dave Schmitt, Chair California-Nevada-Hawaii Growth Team Escondido Office OFFICE: 760-480-0473 FAX: 760-480-8309 CELL: 714-501-6244 cell