Join Kiwanis

At Kiwanis, we take the words of President Kennedy to heart. We believe that by working together we can uplift our communities and make the world a better place for our children.

There are math formulas that solve complex problems. There are science formulas that cure disease. There are formulas that fuel cars and feed people. And there’s a formula for improving lives. It’s a formula for Kiwanis.

The Formula is based on a simple premise: When you love something, you want to share it. When something really matters, you want other people to love it with you. You want it to be more than something you “do”—you want it to be part of your life. 

We'd love to tell you more about our club. Below are the best reasons to join. If interested, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

The opportunity to help
We believe that those who give the most are the happiest. There is nothing more beautiful than individuals who reach out to make other people’s lives beautiful. It teaches us the value of service to others and shows us how important our contributions are in making this world a better place most especially for the children. 

Personal growth and development
Membership provides education in human relations and personal development. Being in service to others develops good character in every person. It gives us experiences that teach and develop us to become better individuals. 

Make friends and be part of something great
Being a member allows one to take part in the many activities and projects we create. We have a great group of members who enjoy spending time with each other for the betterment of our community.

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Service Obligations
When members join the club they accept as part of their membership the obligation to participate in the fundraising and service projects and other activities of the club, all of which benefit the community.

          Members may participate in a variety of ways:
          fundraising, by working on projects or selling tickets, preferably both,
          by volunteering in community service projects,
          by participating in interclubs, which are held at least monthly,
          by actively working on the committees to which they are assigned.

Polk County Public Schools - Approved Volunteer
Polk County Public Schools has an outstanding program. Investing in our schools helps students succeed. To learn more, contact the 
Department of Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships at (863) 534-0636. The security of our students is a primary concern. Volunteers pay a non refundable fee of $25.00 to cover the cost of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check. Payment is made by personal check or money order payable to the Polk County School Board and submitted with a volunteer application at the school site. Check with your school and make sure you are not already approved.

Members of Winter Haven Kiwanis are expected to become Approved Volunteers with Polk County Schools. Winter Haven Kiwanis will reimburse new members the $25.00 application fee if they are not already approved. To access instructions for becoming a PCSB Approved Volunteer, visit the PCSB website.

Financial Obligations
New members are assessed fees based on their join date according to the following schedule:
$325     October-December
$275     January-March
$225     April-June
$175     July-September

Annual Membership Dues for Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven are $250 beginning October 1.

New Member Procedure
Prospective members are required to have a Sponsor, a current member who introduces you to Kiwanis, guides you through the member application and approval process, and mentors you until you are fully engaged in club activities, and Community Services.

If you wish to apply for membership, complete the form below or request a membership application from your Sponsor and submit it to the Membership Committee Chair for approval by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors. Before prospective members are invited to join Kiwanis you will be informed of the rewards and obligations of membership.

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