How to start a club


Secure a Sponsoring Kiwanis Club with a commitment to allocate the $400 to $600 global Charter Application fee. This fee will purchase such things as the Aktion Club’s gavel block, gavel, banner and first year membership dues for the Charter members of the Club.

Review with the Sponsoring Kiwanis Club Board of Directors the Agreement and requirements for sponsoring a Club which will be signed by the Club President.


Select the Kiwanis Aktion Club Advisor(s) who will be responsible for attending meetings, participating in all activities, providing Kiwanis orientation, training and overall Kiwanis direction to the Aktion Club.

Contact your CNH District Kiwanis Aktion Club Administrator and Assistant Administrators for support.

The Kiwanis International website for Aktion Club is also helpful in providing more information about starting as club.  Go to:


Meet and select the supporting agency and secure a commitment to co-sponsor the Aktion Club. The agency administrator usually appoints the agency coordinator(s) who will attend meetings and participate in all activities of the club.

Review the Agency Agreement and requirements of the sponsoring agency which will be signed by the Agency Administrator.

Although highly recommended it is not required to have a sponsoring agency.


Recruit the Action Club members from the the agency clients soliciting nominations from the agency personnel. Schedule an orientation meeting and secure applications from the interested prospective members.

There is no minimum number of members required to form an Aktion Club.  Although a base membership of 15 is recommended.

Free standing Aktion Clubs recruit members from the community and local agencies. without official agency sponsorship.


Officially organize the club and complete the Petition for Charter application and submit to Kiwanis International with the application fee.


Hold Charter Celebration inviting all family members, Kiwanis Club members, District and Division officers, agency staff, board members and local press.


Launch the Aktion Club by holding regular meetings, service activities, fund raising activities, inter-clubs and social activities.