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Club Membership Growth

There is no secret formula to membership growth. Membership growth takes work, determination, creativity and enthusiasm. But, most important, it takes a plan.

Although club members should always be on the lookout for students who would make good Builders Club members, Kiwanis International recommends that your club have two membership drives. One drive occurring at the beginning of your school year, and one occurring at the end of your school year. Hosting a membership drive at year’s end will prepare your club, so it will be in full operation when school starts.

To ensure the success of your club’s effort, review and utilize the membership growth resources here. 


Suggestions on what to do with the above resources:

  • Distribute Builders Club Recruitment Cards. Be present at registration, open houses and parent nights. Distribute brochures to faculty and ask that they give information to students and direct interested students to you. Download the member recruitment card sample and make copies to share, or design your own. 
  • Hang up posters. Display information about the first meeting or service project.  Order your posters here
  • Make Announcements. Let interested students know about Builders Club. Provide an invitation flier/enrollment form announcing the organizational meeting date and time.  
  • Get recommendations. Via the school principal, collect Builders Club membership recommendations from faculty. Students recommended for membership should be interested in service and of good character and leadership potential. 
  • Tell parents. Send a letter home informing the parents of their children’s recommendation for Builders Club membership.  
  • Recruit. Have members invite their friends to attend meetings and projects. Encourage these friends to join the club.

To order free recruitment materials from Kiwanis International, go to the Kiwanis‐family store at