Kiwanis District and International Signature Project Contest

More information about the 2022-2023 contest coming soon.

Distinguished Criteria 2021-2022

(All entries must be submitted via a web-based Google form at the end of the Kiwanis year)

Kiwanis Divisions:
Must have completed:

  • Visit each club in your division (in-person or virtually)
  • Plan a Governor’s visit that is a multi-division service project
  • Complete monthly reports by the 10th of the following month
  • Organize 2 division council meetings (1 can be the caucus)
  • Hold the division caucus no later than the second week in April
  • Attend all District board meetings

Complete 4 out of 7:

  • Net gain in membership in the division
  • Build a new club in the division
  • Support clubs within the division with fewer than 15 members to increase 50% of those clubs to above 15 members
  • Promote brand awareness in the division (encourage clubs to use the Kiwanis Brand guide and help them to create or find resources for public-facing content)
  • Attend a club building day in another division
  • Support one of Governor Gayla’s preferred programs / projects through organizing a service project or fundraiser
  • Publish one Yankiwanian article about your division events

Must have completed:

  • Increase in membership by the club by 10% (for clubs over 50 members, plus 5)
  • Sponsorship/support of Service Leadership Programs
  • Training & Compliance for Youth Protection (all sponsored SLPs have a Kiwanis Advisor appointed with a background check and Praesidium training complete)

Complete 5 out of 7:

  • Participation by the club president-elect and officers-elect in Club Leadership Education training
  • Financial support of the Kiwanis Foundation of New England or the Kiwanis Children’s Fund
  • Club attendance at Fall Training Conference, Midwinter Conference, District Convention, or International Convention
  • Completion of a signature project
  • Attendance at one inter-club event
  • Attendance at a multi-division service project
  • Publishing 4 Kiwanis project-related posts either on social media, Yankiwanian, or in local publication

Download a PDF copy of the Distinguished Criteria.

Member Recognition

Legion of Merit

The New England and Bermuda District of Kiwanis International has instituted the Legion of Merit to recognize members who have served Kiwanis for 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service.

The program consists of a pin and a certificate. 
5 years – copper
10 years – bronze
15 years – silver
20 years – gold.  
The certificate is suitable for framing for your home or office.

The number of years does not have to be in one club, and membership does not have to be continuous. A member is considered eligible within six months of the required number of years.

John J. Maihos, Legion of Merit Chair
27 Pearl Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Tel: 978-804-7143

Cost is $4.95 per member plus $7.95 per order for shipping. Make the check payable to the New England & Bermuda District of Kiwanis, and mail to John Maihos. 

NOTE: For fastest service, please TYPE all names and EMAIL the completed form.

Allow 4 weeks for processing and mailing.

When do you make the presentation? This is up to each club; any day is a god day to recognize members. Remember to send a press release to your local newspaper.

Legion of Honor

At Kiwanis International, the Legion of Honor recognizes members with 25 or more years of service. Your can learn more about the Legion of Honor at the Kiwanis International web site. 

Click here for Legion of Honor information