Thank you for your interest in Alamo Kiwanis Club. Alamo Kiwanis is a service organization in association with Kiwanis International. Founded in 1947, we enjoy premier status in the community. Our two primary fundraising events, Fiesta Noche del Rio (www.fiestanochesa.com), performed at the Arneson River Theater each summer since 1957 and The Alamo Kiwanis Charity Art Show (www.kiwanisartshow.com), held since 1963 at various venues in early January have allowed the club to donate over 2.75 million dollars to local children’s charities. Please see the links provided to learn more about each. Over the years we have grown to be proud of our heritage and strong willed in our resolve to live up to our mission statement, ”The Alamo Kiwanis Club exists for the sole purpose of raising funds for children in need.”
Membership in Alamo Kiwanis in a broad sense requires individuals with the time, talent and means to give back to both the club and the community in which we live and serve. Alamo Kiwanis more specifically needs and desires business, professional and high ideal minded individuals to fulfill our mission statement. Along with the countless joys and increased self-worth that membership brings there are also responsibilities and duties to both the club and the community.
As an Alamo Kiwanis member you may expect to receive many benefits some of which are:
- Developing working relationships with leading professionals within our community
- Strengthening your leadership skills
- Effecting a positive change in the community
- Sharpening your empathy awareness and insight to the needs of others
- Achieving goals through role model actions
- Gaining awareness of Global humanitarian issues through Kiwanis International
The club meets each Thursday at noon at Luby’s on Main St. in the Fiesta Room. There we conduct weekly business, catch up on each other’s news and enjoy invited guest speakers. Attendance, while not required is strongly encouraged as all members are expected to take an active role in the Club’s activities. Each member is required to work shifts at both of our two fundraisers: Fiesta Noche Del Rio and The Western and Heritage Art Show. Each show requires members to work in shifts for a minimum of approximately 8 hours. Each member is required to serve on at least one of the Club’s thirteen committees: Membership, Program, Entertainment, Key Club, Corporate Sponsorships, Attendance, By-Laws, Finance, Interclub, Roster and Website, Youth Services, Fiesta Noche del Rio, and Western and Heritage Art Show.
Dues total approximately $1040 for Active, $810 for Jr. Active (Under 35) per year which includes quarterly dues, weekly lunches and some special events. There is a onetime $100 new member fee (Kiwanis International Dues, TX-OK District dues, and Criminal Background Check (required by all members).
To become a member, each prospect must be nominated by a minimum of two active club members and approved by the board. While we desire a diverse group of business, professional and high ideal minded individuals, not all prospects may be approved at the sole discretion of the Board for any reason.
If you have a heart for service, and feel a desire to make a positive difference in our community, we would like to hear from you. For more information about becoming a member of Alamo Kiwanis please use the Contact Form or contact an Alamo Kiwanis member directly.