What are Club Dues?
- Club Dues are payed annually to both the Florida District of Key Club and Key Club International
District and International dues are $13.00 ($6.00 for District and $7.00 for International)
- Clubs may add an additional amount to be retained by the club. Total dues amount must be in your Club Bylaws as approved by two-thirds vote of your members.
- The Membership Update Center (MUC) is used to input and update membership information and will be open in September.
Why Should I Pay Dues?
- A Key Club must pay dues in order to be in good standing with Key Club International, be eligible for awards, attend District Conference, and more.
- Payment of dues to Key Club International is a requirement for a student to be considered a Key Club member.
- District dues provide training for the District Board members, travel, services to clubs, the Florida Opportunity Fund, and general expenses. These dues also support the Endowment fund, which provides college scholarships to Key Clubbers, and reduces the cost of DCON.
- International dues help create and distribute resources, such as promotional materials, posters, and the Key Club Magazine, provide membership cards and pins, help underwrite the cost of International Convention, and provide recognition awards.
Steps to Pay Dues
- Click on the “Membership Update Center” button at the top of this page. This will take you directly to the Membership Update center.
- Use your advisor’s email address and password that your advisor set up to login (see the “Creating a MUC Account” tab if your club did not pay dues last year).
- After you’re logged in, enter the club secretary’s information and designate them as such by going to the “Dashboard” tab.
- At this point, the secretary can log in with his/her own email, access the “Members” tab, and add or edit the information for all members (for example, delete graduated seniors).
- Once your club’s membership is completely updated, print the invoice by going to the “Finance” tab and mail in a check or submit payment online. Note that not all club members must be paid for at one time. You can generate multiple invoices throughout the year and pay for members as they join the club.
Creating a MUC Account
- If your club did not pay dues last year, do not fill in your email or attempt to put in a password. Instead, click Register/Reset Password.
- Enter the faculty advisor’s email address on record and a hyperlink will be sent to the faculty advisor.
- Check your email and your spam folder for the email. Note that the response is not necessarily immediate.
- If an advisor or club secretary is having problems accessing the information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the problem AND include all of their contact information for updating (club’s full name, your name, email, phone). This information must be emailed.
- Clubs can now begin entering members.
- Clubs may start the dues process in the Membership Update Center on September 4.
- The Early Bird Dues deadline is on November 1. Each club that submits Early Bird Dues receives a banner patch at DCON.
- A first- time late notice is sent to the Key Club President and Advisor on December 31.
- A late notice is sent to the sponsoring Kiwanis Club on January 31.
- A club is suspended if dues are not received by February 1.
- A notice is sent to the school principal if dues are not received by February 15.
- A club is considered inactive if it has not paid dues by October 1. A reactivative fee of $100 and the years dues must be paid to be considered active.
What if My Club Doesnt Pay Dues?
- Your club status will become suspended or inactive, requiring a reactivation fee to return to good standing, and will become ineligible for any awards, honors, or YOF or FLOF club grants.
- Eventually, the club can actually lose its charter and have to start the long process of chartering once again.
- Members will not be considered “in good standing” by Key Club International.
- Members cannot attend District Conference (DCON) or the International Convention.
- Members are ineligible to receive any scholarships from International or the Florida District or to run for district or International office. Some colleges request membership reports from Key Club International to verify that applicants were actually members of Key Club and will not admit students who are not members, but claimed they were.
- Some colleges request membership reports from Key Club International to verify that applicants were actually members of Key Club and will not admit students who are not members, but claimed they were.