To join Kiwanis, call our club secretary, Sandra Williams at 972-658-5018 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also attend any of our weekly club meetings and introduce yourself to any member. We would love to see you there!
Benefits of Membership
1. Enjoy being a part of the McKinney Charity Community.
Members of the McKinney Kiwanis Club work with and support McKinney area schools and charities either financially and/or with volunteer work.
We partner with:
Meals-On-Wheels, Community Lifeline, Community Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Collin County Boys and Girls Clubs, McKinney Independent School District, McKinney Police Education, City of McKinney. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), MaineGait Horse Therapy, Collin County Children’s and Community Health Clinic, Challenge Air, Handicap Ramps Program, Habitat for Humanity and many other service organizations.
2. Volunteer when you have the time.
Members volunteer for projects when they have time to work on them. The club commits to the project, so individuals do not need to commit large amounts of time to one project.
3. Develop relationships.
Develop relationships with other people who want to volunteer and contribute to the McKinney community. All members of the McKinney Kiwanis Club are required to pass a background check every two years, so only qualified volunteers are members.
4. Lively weekly lunch meetings. The club meets every Thursday for lunch. The meeting is one hour and is always (almost) over at 1:00 pm sharp. During our meetings, lunch is served, current projects are discussed and reviewed and we have an informative program. We would like for you to visit and experience one of our meetings. They can get exciting at times.
5. Fund-Raising Projects.
In addition to helping the Salvation Army raise money through bell-ringing during the holidays,the club holds four fund-raising projects each year : the Shooting for the Future sporting clays event, a BBQ Dinner and silent auction, a Pancake Breakfast and a Triathlon. (All club members work as a team on these projects.) 100% of the net proceeds from these events is either given as a donation to local charities or used to support our scholarship and school programs.
6. Social events.
The club hosts several social events per year including the Annual Awards Banquet, Cigar Social, Christmas party and a Family Fish Fry or Outdoor BBQ.
7. Opportunity to serve as a club officer.
Club Dues and Fees
Kiwanis International dues $52.00 per year
Magazine $ 8.00 per year (Honorary member only pays for magazine, no new member fee or dues)
Insurance $17.00 per year ($13 General Liability & $4 Director & Officers Liability)
Total: $77.00 for Kiwanis International
Texas/Oklahoma District dues $23.00 per year
Media $ 3.50 per year
Total: $26.50 for Texas/Oklahoma District
TOTAL FOR KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL AND TO DISTRICT: $103.50 per year
MONTHLY DUES AND ONE-TIME INSTALLATION FEE
Our local chapter also charges a one-time $10 installation fee for new members and a $42 per month membership fee, which helps cover the cost of our lunch meetings.
TOTAL NEW MEMBER FEES
The club will collect the first year's Kiwanis International and Tx/Ok District fees, the one-time Installation fee, and the first month's club dues when a member joins. The total of all fees and dues collected is $155.50.
A fee of $5.80 is collected to pay for a background check on each individual who wishes to join Kiwanis. The background check is necessary to ensure the safety of the children we work with. To further ensure the children's safety, a background check is performed once every two years on every member.