Ready to help children and families in your community? Ready to change the world? Kiwanis is ready for you. New members bring fresh energy and ideas to Kiwanis clubs. We invite you to reach out, learn more and get involved. Together, we can change the world, one child and one community at a time. Come visit us and contact a club member or officer. Let them know you’d like to learn more about Kiwanis or interested in joining.
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Membership Application Requirements
- Attend a minimum of three (3) luncheon meetings at Gibson Hall. We meet every Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Our Meeting Place:
Gibson Hall 105
Newport Way SW
Issaquah, WA 98027
Gibson Hall is the log building across Newport from the Salmon Hatchery in downtown Issaquah. Click here for map and directions.
- Get an application membership form from the club and have a club member to sponsor the new applicant's membership. Be sure to indicate committee interest.
- Applicable membership dues or fees must accompany the membership application. Dues or fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.
- The Board will have to approve the new applicant's membership to the club.
After completing the above, the new applicant can be inducted as a member and given a NEW membership badge.
The next step is to transition from a NEW member and become a REGULAR Kiwanis member; you have to accomplish the following:
- Attend an inter-club (these are organized by the Inter-club committee chair).
- Attend a Kiwanis Board meeting, typically held every first (1st) Friday of the month.
- Volunteer a minimum of two hours of community service hours.
- Be assigned or join a committee.
- Optional to replace #1 or #2 at the discretion of the Club President, attend a Fireside (overview of Kiwanis, club history, club structure, etc.) or Division 28 Council Meeting typically held every 3rd Wednesday of the month
In addition to the traditional individual membership, these flexible membership options are available:
A corporate membership allows your club to add a local company or organization as a “member” via a designated membership seat.
How it works
- The company or organization, rather than an individual, joins your club—just as a member ordinarily would.
- That employee represents the company at your club meetings and events.
- If that employee changes jobs or is transferred to a new location, a new employee can be designated to take his or her place—without being charged a new member fee by the organization or your club.
Companies that want to be “good corporate citizens” find this membership appealing because they recognize the value of affiliation with a well-respected service organization like Kiwanis. An added plus: The corporate member represents company interests within the club and develops a relationship between the company, Kiwanis and other community groups.
This type of relationship is ideal for companies that transfer employees every few years. It creates continuity of their representation and immediately involves their staff in the local community. Another benefit: The administrative process is as simple as a name change, with no additional fees.
A club satellite allows an independent group of people to become members of your club for a specific reason.
Forming a club satellite is a good option for clubs hoping to expand into a new area or appeal to a small group with common circumstances. The group may not be large enough to form a new club, but it might be just the right size to become a club satellite.
Adding a satellite club can empower your club to expand its service outreach. By joining the host club, satellite club members enjoy all the benefits of Kiwanis, including elected positions, attendance at conventions, KIWANIS magazine and insurance coverage.
How it works
- The host club works with the club satellite to establish the guidelines of the relationship.
- The host club board authorizes club satellite service projects and fundraising efforts.
- The host club maintains the financial oversight to ensure appropriate compliance with local requirements.
There’s no minimum number of members needed to initiate a satellite, but if a satellite group reaches 25 or more, it can consider petitioning for its own charter without penalty to the host club. In addition, the host club can have several club satellites in an area, each meeting a unique need.
The Kiwanis International Board approved the waiver of the charter member fee for any club satellite members that petition for charter. Under this scenario, the newly chartered club will not receive any charter gift items (i.e., gong, gavel and banner) or credit (i.e., Kiwanis Kash, family store coupon, complimentary international convention registration) as is currently provided to new clubs. The 20% growth rebate will not apply to the host club when a club satellite charters.