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Join Kiwanis We'd love to tell you more about our club. Below are the best reasons to join. We look forward to having you attend one of our meetings.
The opportunity to help We believe that those who give the most are the happiest. There is nothing more beautiful than individuals who reach out to make other people’s lives beautiful. It teaches us the value of service to others and shows us how important our contributions are in making this world a better place most especially for the children.
Personal growth and Leadership development Membership provides education in human relations and personal development. Being in service to others develops good character in every person. It gives us experiences that teach and develop us to become better individuals.
Make friends and be part of something great Being a member allows one to take part in the many activities and projects we create. We have a great group of members who enjoy spending time with each other for the betterment of our community.
The Richmond Kiwanis Club is a Service Organization with approximately 30 members dedicated to helping the children in our community be successful. We sponsor the Richmond High School Key Club, Richmond Middle School Builders Club as well as the Terrific Kids Program at Dear Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, and Richmond Middle Schools.
Our Club is comprised of men and women of many talents. We come from the business, professional, education, and agriculture workforce and also include many that are 'retired' but not 'tired'. It is our desire to serve the community and children within the community. Membership is open by invitation to those community-minded members that are interested in committing time and energy to community service. We emphasize service. We do raise funds to help in our various projects, but we are hands-on, actively engaged in service to our community.
Monthly dues, (International, District and Local) are collected the first of each month at $15 per month. Meals are paid for by the individual member to the restaurant after each meal unless provisions are made with the Treasurer to charge monthly. NEW MEMBERS will have all fees to Kiwanis International and MOARK Kiwanis District forgiven for the 2020-21 Kiwanis Year (October to September). Local Dues will continue to be collected.
Our local meetings include a lunchtime fellowship (order your own meal off the menu or the 'specials board') and a short business meeting with a program of interest. The members gather at about 11:45, eat and the program begins promptly at 12:15. Generally our programs are concluded by 1pm. Discussions include various service projects that are being developed and other programs of community interest. Time commitment is up to the individual member. We hope that all members are active in several projects throughout the year.
The membership process begins with a prospective member attending a meeting, followed by a current member being a sponsor of the prospective new member. The membership committee reviews the application that is submitted and the Executive Board reviews the application. A new member welcome ceremony completes the process.