Membership and Dues

Find a Kiwanis Club

Membership in a local Kiwanis club opens up networking and community service opportunities that you might otherwise never experience. Kiwanians volunteer their service to making an impact in the world by concentrating on one child and one community at a time.

If you would like to learn more about the Kiwanis Club(s) in your area, fill out this form and a member of our Membership Committee will reach out.

If a Kiwanis Club isn’t operating in your area, you can help bring this service club to your community.

Fill out this form to learn more:

Please note: if you are interested in joining one of our new Kiwanis Clubs, their online applications are on different pages: Lynn, MA; Easthampton, MA; and Mid-Coast, ME.

Kiwanis Membership Inquiry

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Dues Overview

Kiwanis dues consist of International dues, District dues, Club dues, plus two fees: Kiwanis Magazine fee and Insurance fees. Dues vary depending on membership type. Below is an overview for the most common dues scenarios for Kiwanis members in the New England and Bermuda District.

Member TypeMost Kiwanis MembersLife Members*Family Members*SLP Alumni (Years 1 + 2)*
International Dues$52$0$26$0
District Dues$25$25*$12.50$0
Magazine Fee$8$8$0$8
Insurance Fees$22$22$22$22
Subtotal (before Club dues)$107$55$60.50$30

Life Members – Kiwanians who achieve life member status pay $780 one time (15 times annual International Dues) and are then not charged International Dues from then on. A Life Member must still pay District Dues, Kiwanis International Fees, and Club dues. Please note, this only applies to the member’s primary Kiwanis Club. If a life member joins a second Kiwanis Club, they will be charged full dues for that second club. Learn more here.

*District Life Members – At the 2023 District Convention, the House of Delegates voted to create a District Life Membership option. The cost is $375 (15 times annual District Dues). More information is coming soon about how to apply for District Life Membership

Family Members – This program has been discontinued. However, Kiwanians who became Family Members during the trial period are “grandfathered in” and continue to receive the discount. Family Membership designates one primarily member in the household who pays full dues. Other household members may be designated as Family Members. They are charged 1/2 International Dues, 1/2 District Dues, full insurance fees, and no magazine fee.

SLP Alumni – Alumni of Key Club, Circle K, and other SLPs may join Kiwanis at a discounted rate. Their first two years in Kiwanis, both Kiwanis International and the District waive their dues, but not the fees (magazine and insurance). Total dues and fees for those two years are $30, plus your club dues if you don’t also waive them.

New Member Prorated Dues

Beginning October 2021, Kiwanis International no longer charges the “new member add fee.” Instead, a new member is charged prorated dues and fees based on the month they join the Kiwanis Club. On each subsequent October 1, all members will then be assessed the full annual dues and fees amount ($107 for most members).

Join DateSubtotal (International + District)
October 1-31$107.00
November 1-30$98.08
December 1-31$89.17
January 1-31$80.25
February 1-28$71.33
March 1-31$62.42
April 1-30$53.50
May 1-31$44.58
June 1-30$35.67
July 1-31$26.76
August 1-31$17.83
September 1-31$8.92

Tips to Lower your Club Dues

If your Kiwanis Club is looking for a way to limit the amount it charges members for dues, here are some things to consider:

  • Insurance Fees ($22 per member) can be paid using your club’s service account. Kiwanis Insurance covers your Kiwanis Club when engaging in community service activities, and can therefore be paid using service funds as an overhead cost of your club’s service initiatives.
  • Kiwanis Magazine ($8 per member) can be paid using the club’s administrative account. If you wish to offer certain members (i.e., new members, younger members, SLP alumni, etc.) a lower dues rate, consider subsidizing their magazine cost.
  • If your club has a healthy administrative account, consider creating programs for Kiwanis members to pay dues monthly or quarterly. This will require your club to cover the entire cost to Kiwanis International upfront.
  • The club can use payment applications such as PayPal, Venmo or Square to provide the option to members to use a credit card to pay dues if they don’t have the cash available up front. However, the club will need to decide whether to add credit card processing fees to the dues amount or eat those costs.