The Kiwanis Club of Denton, Texas
is a community service club chartered in 1921. Our membership
includes business leaders, present and past Mayors and City Council
members, educators, government employees, physicians, attorneys,
full- and part-time employees of all trades and professions,
and active retired persons. Membership is open to men and women
over the age of 18 without regard to race, sex, color or creed.
Prospective members are invited into membership by being sponsored
by two club members, with final approval of the Board of Directors.
New members are assessed a one-time processing fee of $65, which
includes registration with Kiwanis International, all local membership
materials, and the member's first lapel pin. Monthly dues are
$55 and include weekly meals for one person. Dues may be paid
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. Additionally,
all members are asked to accept admission, drawing, or other
fund-raising tickets associated with our sponsored activities,
either to sell to others or to buy for themselves. An annual
Patron's Fund drive also solicits voluntary pledges from members
in support of the Children's Clinic.
Faithful attendance of weekly meetings is encouraged but not
required. Participation in the club's fundraising activities
is also highly encouraged. Opportunities for further involvement
at the Division and District level are provided, but not required.
Corporate Membership: A company or business may sponsor
one or more individuals who agree to participate as active members.
Should the member or members change jobs or otherwise leave the
company or business, that entity can appoint a new person to
participate as an active Kiwanian without losing credit for attendance,
and will not have to pay a new member fee for the new person.
The person leaving the company or business is then invited to
join as a regular active individual member.
Associate Membership: This category of membership is open
to men and women age 18-34. Recognizing that those in this age
group may have many other commitments with work and family, but
would like to be part of the Kiwanis Club mission, this level
is offered as a way to transition into full membership. The monthly
dues are currently $21 (plus the one-time new member fee) and
the Associate member pays for meals only when attending, with
a cap of $55 per month. When the Associate member reaches the
age of 35, he or she is invited to become a regular active individual
member, paying the full dues amount.