ideas you can use
Can we fix it? Yes, we can! Check out this common challenge and ideas for fixing it. Our members are worried about a new Kiwanis club being built in town. What should we do? A NATURAL response if not involved. Get involved, and see benefits, including more Service Leadership Programs, joint projects and reciprocal support for your club. Jim Walther, Kiwanis Club of Arlington-North Star, Texas TO HELP me understand such concerns, I ask questions such as: Has your club completed a community analysis? Can you address all your needs? I think agree plenty of service that needs to be done. So it make sense to sponsor the new club? Perhaps a club that appeals to a different age group. A club that meets at a time convenient to a new set of members. it be fun to help them get involved in solving the community needs and, on big projects, to partner with them to make your community a better place to live? Gus Dornbusch, Kiwanis Club of Lincoln Sunrise, Nebraska JOIN IN and watch your club grow. While helping to build the new club, your members will learn inviting techniques, develop elevator speeches and enjoy the thrill that comes from adding more hands of service in both clubs. Mike Frailey, Kiwanis Club of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for advice from Kiwanis experts. Then join the discussion at www.KiwanisOne.org/blog.
26 One Day ideas
Kiwanis One Day is only six months away: April 2, 2011. You want to miss that opportunity to show everyone what Kiwanis service is all about. To help you plan an impactful, impressive One Day, here are 26 proven project ideas: 1. Host an Easter egg hunt in your area. For one of its two 2010 One Day projects, the California 2. Pack backpacks full Young Professionals, Los Angeles, Kiwanis Club teamed with CKI members to renovate a community-outreach facility. of healthy food for schoolchildren to take home on Fridays so they get something to eat over the weekend. 3. Play Bingo at the senior center. 4. Deep clean a nursery-school toys. 5. Build a playground. 6. With your K-Kids, set up a stand and offer lemonade for free. 7. Stuff and sew Kiwanis dolls. 8. Work with a fire station and conduct a car-seat safety fair. 9. Work with a hospital and prepare baby/mom kits for new parents. 10. Plant flowers at your town hall. 11. Host a clothing drive and donate the apparel to a charity. 12. Donate blankets and cleaning supplies to an animal shelter. 13. Spruce up a park by weeding and refreshing the mulch. 14. Get help from your Key Club to take senior citizens grocery shopping. 15. Organize a basketball tournament with your local Boys Girls Club. 16. Distribute nutritious snacks to your CKI students to sustain them through final exams. 17. Surprise your K-Kids or Builders Club and its faculty advisor with an ice cream social. 18. Work with your Aktion Club to send letters of thanks to deployed military personnel. 19. Work with a pediatrician to coordinate an immunization clinic. 20. Paint a mural on a retaining wall. 21. Clean up a beach and recycle any aluminum or glass. 22. Conduct safety checks at area playgrounds. 23. Paint the recreation room at your local Boys Girls Club. 24. Host a bike rodeo. 25. Celebrate graduates from your Bring Up Grades program with a special ceremony and invite their parents. 26. Conduct a basic Internet class for senior citizens so they can e-mail, Facebook, Skype and network with their grandkids.