Join Kiwanis. Help us, help kids.

The funds raised from our volunteer efforts support a variety of good causes that help the children of our community and throughout the world.
Kiwanis is a service organization. Our international mission is “improving the world one child and one community at a time”…and we endeavor to do that not only internationally, but also locally and throughout our division and district.

When you elect to join our Downtown Club, you accept the obligation to participate in the fund-raising and service projects and other activities of our Club, all of which benefit our community…and kids!

Financial Obligations

When you become a Kiwanian, you can be confident 100% of the money we raise, goes directly to kids. How is this possible? Because we pay our own club costs out of our own pockets through dues. 

Active Member Dues
$52/quarter + $105/quarter for lunch ($157 total/quarter)
Senior Member Dues 
$52 + $15/lunch up to a maximum of seven each quarter (attendance at more than six meetings a quarter maximum billed $105/quarter) Active Member Dues $52/quarter + $105/quarter for lunch ($157 total/quarter)

New Members
There is a one-time processing fee of $95 to cover our costs. We want to maintain 100% of all money raised goes straight to our goals!

Membership Categories



Active Members
Members in this category pay local/district/international dues plus the cost of weekly luncheons, assuming attendance at most meetings. Statements are issued quarterly, however, the member may pay monthly if s/he chooses.

Senior Members
Members who have been in the Club ten years or more may be granted senior membership by applying in writing at the beginning of each administrative year (October) to the Board of Directors. It allows members to pay only for lunches at the meetings they attend plus local/district/international dues, billed quarterly.

Corporate Members
Organizations wanting to involve employees in community service can join the Downtown Des Moines Kiwanis Club and appoint an employee as their representative.  Costs are the same as for active members - and if a change of representatives is desired, it's as simple as notifying us of the new name and contact information for your new representative.