The Kiwanis Aktion Club Program has been serving the Cal-Nev-Ha District since 2001

Our History

Aktion Club became an official Service Leadership Program of Kiwanis International on October 1, 2000. Today there are over 550 Aktion Clubs worldwide with about 12,000 members. The first Aktion Club in CNH District was in Glendale and was chartered in 2001.

As of September 2017, within the Cal-Nev-Ha District, we have 49 Chartered Aktion Clubs with over 1300 members.

                                           Club Structure

What is an Aktion Club: An Aktion Club is an official Kiwanis Sponsored Service Leadership Program oriented for adults who live with disabilities and who are interested in service to their communities.  It is the newest of Kiwanis' sponsored programs.

Sponsorship: An Aktion Club is sponsored by a Kiwanis Club usually in close partnership with a local agency supporting citizens who live with disabilities. An Aktion Club may be sponsored by a Division. It may also involve a Circle K or Key Club in sponsorship and program activities.

supporting agency is often times essential to the success of an Aktion Club. Many Aktion Club members have special language, transportation, physical and behavioral needs that require expertise the sponsoring agency staff brings to the club’s activities.

Club Membership & Structure: Membership is open to any adult (over age 18) who lives with a disability and desires to become a leader in his or her community and wishes to provide service to others. No minimum number of members is required to start and Aktion Club, although club membership of about 15 is recommended.

Aktion Clubs are structured much like Key Clubs or Circle K Clubs. They operate under a set of by-laws, elect their own officers, set their own service priorities and raise their own funds all with the help of their sponsoring Kiwanis organizations and affiliated partnering agency.

Initially, the sponsoring Kiwanis organization pays a $600 or $400 global fee to start a club depending on what things they want to buy for the club. This fee covers the cost of things like the banner, gavel block , gavel and first year dues for all charter members.  It includes member pins and membership cards.

Club Dues:  After the Charter year Kiwanis International Aktion Club member dues are currently $8.00 per member per year.

It is important to note that this is not the only way that special needs individuals can choose to participate in Kiwanis. Many people with disabilities choose to join and participate in Kiwanis Clubs and all the other Service Leadership programs.

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