Distinguished Criteria 2022-2023

Distinguished Clubs:
Governor John has not yet released criteria.

Pinnacle Clubs:

  • Growth (Must accomplish two of three)
    • Minimum of 10% net increase in membership over the prior year’s membership, as certified by October 10, 2023.
    • Sponsorship of a new Kiwanis club during the year.
    • Participation in the Two For Two program all 12 months of the year, as reported in the club’s official monthly reports.
  • SERVICE (Must accomplish two of three)
    • Minimum required increase in overall giving to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund (as determined by the Children’s Fund).
    • Participation in the Kiwanis Signature Project Contest during the administrative year.
    • Increase in the number of specific or overall Service Leadership Programs clubs in good standing during the previous administrative year.

Distinguished Divisions:
Governor John has not yet released criteria.

Distinguished District:

  • The district must be in good standing with Kiwanis International as defined by Procedure 204 – DISTRICT STATUS as of September 30, 2023.
  • Growth (Must accomplish one of two)
    • Net gain in membership over the previous Kiwanis administrative year, as certified by October 10, 2023.
    • Achievement of the new club opening goal, as set by agreement of the president and governor (as president-elect and governor-elect). A district may achieve new club opening credit for a Kiwanis club in another nation under any program approved as such by the Kiwanis International Board.
  • SERVICE AND EDUCATION (Must accomplish three of five)
    • Minimum required increase in overall giving to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund over the previous Kiwanis administrative year from all district sources (as determined by the Children’s Fund).
    • Total of at least three (3) new K-Kids clubs chartered within the district during the administrative year.
    • Submission of a club signature project in the Kiwanis International annual Signature Project Contest.
    • Increase in Club Leadership Education (CLE) participation over the previous administrative year.
    • Achievement of 90% compliance in mandatory background checks among all required leaders.

Pinnacle District:

  • GROWTH (Must accomplish all)
    • Meet the above requirements to become a Distinguished District.
    • Achieve a net gain in active Kiwanis clubs over the previous Kiwanis administrative year (as certified by October 10, 2023).
    • Charter a total of five (5) new K-Kids clubs over the previous Kiwanis administrative year.
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