IOWA Club Leader Toolkit

Whether you’re interested in starting a new IOWA Club in your community or are a seasoned IOWA Club volunteer, the following resources will help ensure your success and the success of your "Recognized IOWA Club."


  • IOWA Club Leader Workshop—Another club workshop is in the books. Thank you to everyone who attended this year, it turned out to be a very productive and informative day. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s workshop on the Friday of Homecoming 2018 (details TBA).

Organizational Charts

Use these quick reference tools to help determine club type, corresponding compliance standards, and available resources.


Tax Compliance Reporting Guidelines

  • Guidelines —general information on IRS requirements that may be applicable to club activities and revenue generation.

Organizational Templates and Sample Documents

These tools will assist clubs with various levels of the organizational process, including bylaws and articles of incorporation.

The following templates are provided and should be used when organizing your club. Sample documents are provided as examples only and may be redesigned to fit club needs as appropriate.

  • Template 1—IOWA Club Bylaws (Type C, B, and A Clubs)
  • Template 2—IOWA Club Articles of Incorporation (Type B Club)
  • Template 3—IOWA Club Articles of Incorporation (Type A Club)
  • Template 4—Form SS-4 Application for Federal Identification Number with IRS and Additional Instructions
  • Template 5—Form 1024 Application for Recognition for Exemption with IRS and Additional Instructions
  • Sample 1—Conflict of Interest Policy

Business Forms

These forms are available and should be used once your club is officially organized. Form 1 is required annually and the others are flexible based on club needs. Please review each form carefully. For downloadable forms, please e-mail alumni.iowaclubs@foriowa.org or mail to P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244. You can also fax the forms to 319-335-3310.

  • Form 1—IOWA Club Annual Report and Certification (required annually)
  • Form 2—IOWA Club Award Nomination Form

Thank you for your dedication and service to the UI and your local IOWA Club.