What To Do When You Have A Club Up and Running!

Now that you have your club chartered, its time to educate your new members on CKI. Here is a sample 4 week program to follow to better equip your club with the knowledge they will need to be successful in the K-Family.

Also, make sure to include some fun icebreakers into your meetings! Click here for a list of useful icebreakers.


Week 1

During Week 1, plan the following three programs for new member orientation.



During Week 1, your chartering club should demonstrate its excitement and commitment to the

individuals interested in becoming CKI members by sponsoring a social activity in their honor. Perhaps  sponsor a pizza night, bowling night, sledding event, murder mystery event, casino night, or any other ideas, to welcome these individuals to CKI. The sponsoring Kiwanis club should be the host for this social event. A social event is an energetic and casual introduction to CKI.

CKI 101 – Introduction to CKI

Utilize the following agenda to present this educational program to potential new members.


I. Overview of the Orientation Program

A. Discuss the purpose of the orientation program.

B. Discuss the schedule of orientation events.

C. Discuss potential member’s participation in these events.


II. Overview of the Year

A. Highlight opportunities for involvement—projects, conferences, etc.


III. Benefits of Membership

A. Discuss the benefits of membership as outlined on the handout in this section.



Plan a service project to immediately get the potential members experiencing the spirit of your forming club’s service. The service project should be non-threatening and you should allow the potential members the choice of how they want to become involved with the service project.


Be certain to orient all potential members to the service project. Who will they be working with? What exactly will they be doing? What impact will they make?


Week 2

CKI 101 – The Club’s Operation


I. CKI’s Relationship with Kiwanis

A. Discuss the connection between CKI and the sponsoring Kiwanis club.

B. Discuss the benefits of this relationship.

II. Structure of the Club

  1. Discuss what club offices will need to be filled and the duties of each

III. Faculty Advisor

  1. Discuss your faculty advisor’s relationship to the club.


Participate in a Service Project

Week 3

CKI 101 – The Circle K International Structure


I. Levels of Circle K International

A. Discuss the difference between the club, district, and international levels of the organization. (Refer to the President’s Workbook for information on this topic.)

B. Discuss who manages the organization at these levels—students.

C. Discuss the role of the Lieutenant Governor. (Refer to the President’s Workbook for

information on this topic.)

D. Discuss opportunities at each level.

1. Leadership Training Conferences

2. District Conventions

3. International Conventions

4. Divisional Rallies

5. Interclubs

II. Key Club International (Refer to the President’s Workbook for information on this topic.)

A. Discuss Key Club.

III. Builders Club (Refer to the President’s Workbook for information on this topic.)

  1. Discuss Builders Club.


Participate in an Interclub

Coordinate an interclub in which four prospective members attend the meeting of another CKI club. This interclub may take place at the other club’s meeting, social activity, or service project. You may want to plan a joint service project with another CKI club. If you are unable to plan an interclub with a CKI club, participate in an interclub with the sponsoring Kiwanis club.

Participate in a Joint Service Project

Either with another CKI club, a fellow SLP club, or your sponsoring Kiwanis club, plan a joint service project.


Week 4

CKI 101 – Membership Commitment

I. Discuss New Member Involvement with the Club

A. Ask potential members how they want to become involved with the club.

1. Are there certain projects they want to organize?

2. Are there areas of service in which they would like to see the club become involved?

3. What programs would they like to see the club present at a club meeting to promote their personal, leadership, and professional development?

II. Reinforce the Need for Active Participation

III. Expectations of Membership

A. Discuss Purpose of Minimum Membership Requirements—They ensure that the individuals  involved with the club are committed to the club’s mission and willing to participate in activities to support that mission. They maximize the club’s service potential. (Some areas for minimum membership requirements are outlined below.)

B. Begin discussing what minimum membership requirements, in the areas noted below, your chartering club might establish once chartered

1. Attendance Requirements

2. Service Hour Requirements

3. Committee Involvement

4. Interclub Participation

5. Attendance at Educational Seminars Sponsored by the Club

6. Dues Payment (after first year)