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The following questions are listed categorically by whom would ask them.

Should you have a question that isn't addressed here, please feel free to contact the District Office.

Everyone

What are the current costs for dues?
When does my club have to pay its dues?
What is covered in our liability insurance?
What are the requirements for Distinguished Kiwanian?
What are the requirements for Distinguished Club?
What are the requirements for Kiwanian of the Year?
How can I access information on all the clubs in my division?

Club Secteraries

How do I add, delete, or send a change of address on a member?
When is the Monthly Report due?
How can I update Officer Information?

Club Treasurers

How much are new member add fees for Kiwanis International and the District?
Do I send District New Member Add Fees to the District or to Kiwanis International?
To whom do I send foundation donations? 
How much is each foundation requesting? 
What must my club submit to the IRS?

Service Leadership Program Advisors

How can my club reinstate its Service Leadership Program?

Everyone 

What are the costs for dues? 

The amount per member due to Kiwanis International for the 2017-18 year is $107.

The breakdown on this amount is: 

Kiwanis International Dues: $52 
Kiwanis International Magazine: $8 
Member's Liability Insurance: $13
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: $4
District Dues: $30 

When does my club have to pay its dues? 
During the 2009 International Convention, the House of Delegates approved a Common Billing Date for dues, which became effective October 2010. 
All club's dues are Due October 1 and payable no later than November 30 each and every year. 
Kiwanis International will be mailing an invoice to all club secretaries no later than the beginning of November.

What is covered in our liability insurance?
Quite a bit! But there are many details. Each year Kiwanis International mails the General Liability Insurance Packet to each club secretary. If you cannot find yours, it should be downloadable here.

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What are the requirements for Distinguished Kiwanian?
Follow this link to the 2016-17 Recognition Criteria.

What are the requirements for Distinguished Club?
Follow this link to the 2016-17 Recognition Criteria.

Follow this link to the 2017-18 Recognition Criteria for Distinguished Kiwanian and Club.

What are the requirements for Kiwanian of the Year? 

 

Requirements for Kiwanian of the Year are set by the Club President with approval by the club's board of directors. Please ask your current Club President.

 

How can I access information on all the clubs in my division? 
Directories of club officers for each division can be accessed through both district publications:  CDNews and the Carolina Kiwanian which are electronic newsletters published about every two-three weeks to all Carolinas District Members.  Contact the District Office for the latest copy.

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Club Secretaries

How do I add, delete, or send a change of address on a member? 
You can either complete and mail in the membership information form, or make the change online.

When is the monthly report due? 
The monthly report is due by the 10th of the month following the report month. For example, September's monthly report is due by October 10th.

How can I update the Officer Information? 
The club officer information is stored on the International server. Update your club officer information, through the Secretary Dashboard in the member management area. 

Club Treasurers

How much are new member add fees for Kiwanis International and the District?
Both Kiwanis International and the Carolinas District now both have an enrollment fee.  See the chart below for the breakdown. 

Month Int'l District Total
October $50 $30 $80
November $50 $28 $78
December $50 $25 $75
January $50 $23 $73
February $50 $20 $70
March $50 $18 $68
April $50 $15 $65
May $50 $13 $63
June $50 $10 $60
July $50 $8 $58
August $50 $5 $55
September $50 $3 $53

 

Do I send District New Member Add Fees to the District or to Kiwanis International?
Both fees are paid to Kiwanis International when the new member add form is submitted.

To whom do I send foundation donations? 
There are two different foundations - the Kiwanis International Foundation and the Carolinas District Foundation.

Kiwanis International Foundation donations need to be sent to: 
Kiwanis International Foundation, 3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268 

Carolinas District Foundation donations need to be sent to: 
Stan Perry
Carolinas District Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
PMB 321
10120 Two Notch Road, Ste 2, 
Columbia, SC 29223 

How much is each foundation requesting? 

Each foundation requests different amounts.
The District Foundation would like $5 -$6 per member based on your beginning membership number (October 1).

Find out more about the International foundation club giving here.

What must my club submit to the IRS?
Beginning in 2008, some organizations in the United States that were not required to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service - including many Kiwanis clubs - will have a new filing requirement: the new electronic postcard Form 990-N.  Small, tax-exempt organizations whose gross receipts normally are $25,000 or less are not required to file IRS forms 990 or 990-EZ.  BUT, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 requires these organizations to file the new electronic form annually.  Failure to file for three consecutive years could result in revocation of the organization's tax-exempt status.

The IRS recently announced small tax-exempt organizations may be able to shift to the filing of the simpler Form 990-N (e-Postcard) rather than the Form 990-EZ or the standard Form 990 for their 2010 annual information reporting. According to Revenue Procedure 2011-15, for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010, most tax-exempt organizations with annual gross receipts not normally more than $50,000 can file the e-Postcard. In previous years, this threshold was set at $25,000.

An organization’s annual gross receipts are normally not more than $50,000 if the organization meets the following conditions:

Gross receipts, including amounts pledged by donors, are $75,000 or less during its first tax year.
Average annual gross receipts for its first two tax years are $60,000 or less.
Average annual gross receipts for the immediately preceding three tax years, including the tax year for which the return is filed, are $50,000 or less.

For tax years ending on or after December 31, 2010, tax-exempt organizations with gross receipts of $200,000 or more or with total assets of $500,000 or more must file Form 990. 

Tax-exempt organizations with gross receipts less than $200,000 or total assets less than $500,000 are eligible to file the shorter Form 990-EZ.

Go here for forms and info.

Service Leadership Programs

How can my club reinstate its service leadership program?
There are different procedures for each service leadership program.
Please contact the district office for more assistance.