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Key Club International is a self-governing, student-led organization. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers for club, district and international boards.

Key Club members receive guidance and support from adult volunteers, including Kiwanis advisors, faculty advisors and district administrators. Additionally, the Key Club International staff trains and assists district governors and international board members. The organization is funded by nominal dues paid by every member.

How Key Club is Organized


Key Club is an international organization with clubs on every continent but Antarctica. Key Club is led by a board of trustees who set the direction for the organization. The board is comprised of committees and guides the completion of the Key Club strategic plan.


There are 33 organized districts and one district in formation. Each district, normally defined by state or nation, is led by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district convention.


Districts are divided into divisions. Each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district’s policies and provides support to the clubs.


Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A community-based club also may be chartered. Elected officers can include president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class.

Learn More in the Key Club Guidebook