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. We have several fundraising events: Fiesta Noche del Rio, performed at the Arneson River Theater since 1957, along with two new fundraisers, “K” Fore Kids, a golf tournament held at Quarry Golf Course in the spring, and Clays for Kids, a sporting clay shoot held in the fall at San Antonio Gun Club, have allowed the club to donate close to $3 million dollars to local children’s charities such as Any Baby Can, Children’s Bereavement Center, Respite Care, just to name a few. 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 with a wide range of topics. 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 our fundraisers. Each member is required to serve on at least one of the Club’s committees: Membership, Program, Entertainment, Service Leadership Program (made up of Circle K Clubs and Key Clubs), Corporate Sponsorships, Interclub, Youth Services, Fiesta Noche del Rio, “K” Fore Kids Golf Tournament, and Clays for Kids.
The club has several levels of membership to suit you: Active Membership and Jr. Active Membership (under age 40). Dues total approximately $800 for Active and $680 for Jr. Active per year which includes quarterly dues and weekly lunches. There is a onetime $100 new member fee (Kiwanis International Dues, TX-OK District dues, and a Criminal Background Check (required by all members). The club also has a Young Professionals (“Yo-Pro”) level of membership for young professionals up to age 39 that meet on a monthly basis in a Happy Hour setting. Please ask for a Yo-Pro membership flyer or visit club website for more information.
To become a member, each prospect must be nominated and sponsored 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, email our club office, or contact an Alamo Kiwanis member directly.