Key Clubs

Key Clubs exist on more than 5,000 high school campuses in 30 countries in the US, Canada, Caribbean nations, Central and South America, Asia, and Australia with more than 260,000 members.

Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family and Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.

San Carlos Kiwanis sponsors Key Clubs at three local high schools, in some cases having more members than any other campus club!

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Besides building a sense of community service, Key Clubs are well organized to teach leadership and team building skills applicable throughout their lives.

Leadership Training Opportunities

  • Monthly DCM (District Council Meeting) with Key Club from 8 high school in the peninsula
  • Key Leader Training at Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda
  • Key Club District Convention
  • Key Club International Convention

Formal roles are:

Club level

Each Key Club is led by a student board. The club president, club vice president, club secretary, club treasurer and club bulletin editor comprise the board. In some cases, one or more of these offices may be combined (i.e. secretary-treasurer or secretary-bulletin editor).

Club President

The club president is responsible for setting and monitoring the goals of the club, running club meetings, appointing committee chairs and delegating tasks as necessary, recruiting, training and retaining members and maintaining regular communication with the lieutenant governor of his or her division. Check out the full job description for club presidents.

Club Vice President

The role of the club vice president can be summarized in one word: service. The vice president serves the president, other club officers, committees and the general membership. He or she is also expected to learn the duties of the president in order to fill in or take over as necessary. Read the full job description for club vice presidents.

Club Secretary

The office of secretary is one of the most demanding in the organization and a good secretary is essential to the proper functioning of any Key Club. The secretary is responsible for taking minutes, keeping records and maintaining all important files for the club. Check out the full job description for club secretaries.

Club Treasurer

The club treasurer controls the club’s money, both its collection and disbursement. He or she collects member dues, prepares and monitors the budget and maintains accurate financial records. View the full job description for club treasurers.

Club Bulletin Editor

The club editor is responsible for keeping the membership informed about important activities, opportunities and deadlines at the club, district and international level. The “bulletin” may be a printed piece or electronic update .