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2 What is Kiwanis? Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

3 Why are we here? To improve lives of children in worldwide service How long have we been here? The first Kiwanis Club was formed in Indianapolis in 1915 Where is Kiwanis? 7,800 Kiwanis clubs in 80 countries

4 1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life. 2. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. 3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

5 4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship. 5. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities. 6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

6 What do we do? Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world: Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects Raise more than US$107 million that goes directly back to children Devote more than 6 million hours to service Our motto: Serving the children of the world

7 Member benefits Whats in it for me? Change childrens lives Improve the community and the world Build friendships Enhance leadership skills Develop business contacts Have fun!

8 Member benefits More perks for Kiwanians… Kiwanis magazine delivered monthly to your door Club communications Enjoyable meetings with great Speakers on topics of local and international interest Insurance coverage for Kiwanis club projects

9 About our club Club name: Kiwanis Club of Kempenfelt Bay Charter dates: Original charter: September 22, 1960 (1960-2011) Second charter: October 23, 2013 Meeting day, time and place: Every Monday, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. Light lunch served from 11:30 Meet in our Clubhouse – 80 Bradford St, Suite 707, Barrie Meetings attendance is totally flexible-come to as many as you can!

10 About our club Our 2014 Club Leaders President: Leanne Bentley Past President, LGE: Steven Fielder President-elect: Scott Maher Vice PresidentDick Habib Secretary: Lorraine Maher Treasurer: Doug Shaw Directors:Jerry Gabovic, Paul Taylor

11 Our members are men and women of all ages, who care about our community and each other. We believe that we can make a positive impact on our community through support of children and their activities. Our Club is non-religious, non-political and membership is open to anyone!

12 Four Pillars of the KIWANIS CLUB OF KEMPENFELT BAY Fun & Friendship Informal & inclusive Meet new, interesting people! Social Interaction External Activities Strong Membership Member engagement Diversity of Interests & Talents Members of all ages and backgrounds Relevant Projects Fundraising Member & Community engagement Addressing Community needs Community Impact Broad range of groups we support Strong Community presence Sustainability of funding Making a real difference

13 Who we are VISION To assist individuals and groups of children and youth in our community for their benefit and the benefit of our city. OUR MISSION To fulfill our vision by maintaining a strong membership through fun and friendship, by undertaking relevant projects that have meaningful community impact, and by drawing on the skills of all of our members and their passion to make a real difference.

14 Service projects and Support Clubs Service Projects and Support We use our funds and talents to support local community organisations that assist children and youth. In past years we have proudly provided this assistance through the following agencies: Barrie Kiwanis Music Festival Special Olympics Barrie Literary Council Hospice Simcoe MacLaren Youth Art Program High School Music Awards Rainbows (Guiding Kids through lifes storms S.E.E.D.S. (Early education) Grove Park Home Samaritan House Simcoe Community Services Youth and Arts Awards Georgian College Bursaries Good Food Bank Johnsons Beach access stairs

15 We also believe that we can make a real contribution to children internationally from our tiny corner of the Kiwanis world. Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) (providing bed kits to the neediest of children in underdeveloped and developing countries.) International Support

16 Niños Incapacitatos (helping low-income families pay for ongoing and/or major medical expenses for their children with disabling or life-threatening illnesses, where no health plan or government assistance is available.) International Support

17 Current Kiwanis International ELIMINATE Project, in partnership with UNICEF With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. By eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families. International Support

18 Fundraising OUR CLUBS FUNDRAISING PROJECTS We keep our fundraising projects simple and short and members contribute their time and energy as they can. The only rule is that we must have FUN! Projects include: Annual Kempenfest food booth (August long weekend) Christmas Tree sales (December) Food booths at various events throughout the year Other fundraisers as opportunities arise!

19 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES From time to time, our members enjoy optional social activities as a group. Partners and spouses are always welcome, as are children, of course! Some past events have included: Sleigh Ride Annual Christmas Parties Golf Tournament Summer events at members homes Visits to local places of interest (e.g., Shaws Maple Syrup Bush) Fun evening events and road trips

20 Participation How do I get involved? Attend club meetings as fits your schedule Participate in service and fundraising projects that interest you Participate in inter-club meetings (meetings with other Kiwanis Clubs in the area) Serve on committees, in areas that interest you and as your time permits Attend district council meetings Run for office

21 Club business Members vote to: Elect club officers and directors Amend club bylaws The Board of Directors, with the help of all Members: Determines club policies Approves club projects Approves and controls club budget Manages the club

22 Club business Meetings Held weekly on Mondays in our Clubhouse at 80 Bradford St., Suite 707. All members, visitors, guests and prospective members are welcome! We often have Speakers join us with interesting topics All members are welcome. All friends of members or other interested parties are welcome! Join us for lunch one Monday and see what were all about!

23 Club business Finance and budget Administrative account Income from club dues, meal charges, new member fees, etc Used to pay administrative expenses of club Service account Income from public fundraising projects or contributions Cannot be used to pay administrative expenses of club

24 Communication How will I know whats going on? Club meetings, e-blasts, emails and telephone NewslettersClub, Division and District Websites Kiwanis International: Club: KIWANIS magazine Social media sites Facebook (Kiwanis Club of Kempenfelt Bay/Kiwanis international)

25 Structure The Kiwanis International Foundation You are a member! Charitable fundraising entity of Kiwanis International Funds grants for activities and programs Annual club gift campaign Personal philanthropy

26 Structure Kiwanis branded service projects Kiwanis One Day Read Around the World Young Children: Priority One

27 Conventions Annual Conventions that Members are encouraged to attend: District Convention Kiwanis International Convention Key Club International Convention Circle K International Convention Key Club and Circle K International also have District Conventions.

28 Join us for a complimentary lunch and see what were all about! Who can become a member? Anyone! Any person… who cares about our community who cares about kids who is willing to give a little of their time and energy to benefit children and youth who appreciates camaraderie who is interested in our Community, Provincial, National and International concerns.

29 You can, in a small way, improve the lives of children locally and around the world. To become a member: Speak to any member of our Club at any of our functions Join us for a meeting to share lunch and positive experiences with friends Visit our website: Call us anytime at (855) 859-CLUB (2582) Email us at



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