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1 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Welcome New Members Serving the Children of the World

2 This Is Kiwanis K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2 Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men, women, and youth who respond to the unique needs in their communities. As a collective group, more than 8,000 Kiwanis clubs in more than 80 countries address worldwide issues by “Serving the Children of the World.” The organization’s International Office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

3 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 3 Kiwanis International Defining Statement: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.. Purpose: To improve the quality of life for children and families worldwide. Mission: As a thriving organization of men, women, and youth, we are dedicated to serving the children of the world and improving the quality of life worldwide. Vision: We will be the world’s premier organization engaging adult and youth volunteers to improve the quality of life worldwide.

4 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 4 Objects of Kiwanis To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

5 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 5 Worldwide Service Focus Young Children: Priority One is a program supported by Kiwanis International and thousands of clubs worldwide. It focuses on maternal and child health, child care and development, parent education and support, and safety and pediatric trauma. The Worldwide Service Project is a Kiwanis- family initiative in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to virtually eliminate the world’s leading cause of preventable mental retardation, iodine deficiency disorders (IDD).

6 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 6 Membership Benefits Identifying community needs and working with others to meet them. Achieving personal satisfaction through service to others. Gaining fellowship, information, inspiration, personal and professional development from club meetings and projects. Networking opportunities. KIWANIS magazine and club communications. Discounts and promotions.

7 Attend club meetings as often as possible Participate in club service and fund-raising projects Share the experience with others Be proud of your membership Encourage others to join K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 7 Expectations of Members

8 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 8 Organization Structure Kiwanis International is the worldwide organization to which each Kiwanis club and member belongs. It is administered by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees. Our District ( Florida ) is one of 47 districts in Kiwanis International. Our Division ( 19 ) is one of 27 divisions in the district. Our Club ( Fort Myers Metro-McGregor ) is one of 16 clubs in our division.

9 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 9 About Our Club Fort Myers Iona-McGregor Chartered in 1991 Fort Myers-Metro Chartered in June, 2006 This club was formed by the merger of 2 clubs in 2009 to better serve our community:

10 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 10 About Our Club Meeting day, time, and place: Tuesdays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Hilton Garden Inn Website:

11 President: Harris Segel Immediate Past President: Jessica Gnagey President-elect: Ed Ludden Secretary: Kim Berghs Treasurer: Heather Chouinard K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 11 Our Club Officers

12 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 12 Our Club’s Service Impact Ongoing Volunteer Projects CCMI Daycare/Soup Kitchen Service Leadership Programs: B ringing U p G rades Orangewood Elementary Colonial Elementary Littleton Elementary K-Kids Builders Club MS Support Group Ronald McDonald House Spring Egg Hunt and other community service projects Fund-raising Activities BUG Chase 5k Run Ring-Roses-Candy Raffle Sheriff’s fines & Happy Dollars Other events TBD

13 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 13 Distinguished Club Every Child A Swimmer Our Club Awards

14 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 14 A Typical Club Meeting Educates the club on a variety of subjects Promotes fellowship among members Provides a break from schedules Broadens circle of business contacts and social friends You can recommend a speaker.

15 Our club membership votes on: Election of club officers and directors Amendments to club bylaws The Board of Directors Determines club policies Approves club projects Approves and controls club budget Manages the club K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 15 Club Administration

16 7 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 16 Board of Directors Meeting While only board members may vote at a Board meeting, all members are invited to attend. Day: First Monday Time: 5:30 p.m.

17 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 17 Club Committees Identify community needs Select projects for the year Plan projects Involve club members Implement projects Publicize projects Meet to review progress and plan new projects

18 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 18 Club Committees Basic Committee Structure Community Services Human and Spiritual Values Club Administration Finance and Fund-raising Membership Growth and Education Public Relations and Marketing Sponsored Youth Young Children: Priority One

19 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 19 Sponsored Youth Service Clubs Circle K International organized on a college or university campus Key Club International for high school students Builders Club for students in the sixth to ninth grades K-Kids Club for elementary-age students Aktion Club provide adult citizens living with a disability the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve their community Kiwanis Junior for young professionals in Europe

20 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 20 Our Club’s Sponsored Programs BUG (Bringing Up Grades) A program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school's BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream, or other food-themed party; and presentation of certificates, pins, and other giveaways. K-KIDS K-Kids is a "student-led" community-service organization for students in grades 3 through 5, which operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. BUILDERS CLUB Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12 to 14), and is student led. Community-based Builders Clubs also may be established at community facilities such as churches and libraries. You are encouraged to attend their presentations.

21 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 21 Attendance & Absences Active participation is encouraged. There is no mandatory minimum attendance requirement, but members are encouraged to attend whenever they can Volunteer opportunities are varied and numerous enough that most members should be able to participate in at least two or three a year.

22 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 22 Club Dues How Your Dues Are Spent $ Total Yearly Dues Billed October 1st $42.00 Kiwanis International Dues Dues are waived for two years for former members of a Kiwanis Sponsored Program, joining Kiwanis, regardless of their age. $8.00 Kiwanis International Magazine Subscription Fee $12.00 Kiwanis International Liability Insurance $25.00 Florida District Dues $63.00 Metro-McGregor Club Annual Dues Includes Florida Kiwanis Foundation sustaining membership and new member add fees. Florida District Bylaws provide for an annual Club Convention Assessment of $ This is a club assessment, not an individual assessment.

23 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 23 Our Division Division: 19 Lieutenant Governor: Trinki Jarrett Other clubs in our area: Visit our division web site – Division projects: Science Fair Our division has council meetings at least quarterly, to give clubs in our division a chance to communicate. Visit the division web site for schedule

24 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 24 Our District District name: Florida Number of clubs in the district: 288 Total members in the district: Officers Governor: Matthew Cantrall Governor-elect: Chuck Gugliuzza Treasurer: Dr. Celia Earle Immediate Past Governor: Allen D. Whetsell Executive Director: Melanie J. Winternheimer One lieutenant governor per division

25 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 25 Conventions The Annual Kiwanis International Convention is an excellent event, which allows clubs from around the world to exchange ideas, participate in forums, and share fellowship. The District Convention is the kickoff for the new Kiwanis year, which runs from October to September. Club officers and interested members attend. The District Midyear Education Day gives members an opportunity to attend classes and forums about club operation and other exciting topics.

26 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 26 Kiwanis Foundations International The Kiwanis International Foundation was founded in Its mission: “To assist Kiwanis International in serving the children of the world.” The Kiwanis International Foundation: Awards grants. Raises funds. Administers awards. District The Mission of the Florida Kiwanis Foundation, as stated in its By-laws, is to secure funds, bequests, and other suitable and appropriate means and to expend these funds in support of the objectives of the Kiwanis clubs and their sponsored youth organizations in the Florida District of Kiwanis International.

27 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 27 Kiwanis Trivia Kiwanis Mission: “ Serving the Children of the World” Vision Statement: “Kiwanis will be the most effective adult and youth volunteer service organization worldwide” Defining Statement: “ Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time ”

28 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis International 2002 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 28 Welcome to Our Club


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