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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 from the Kiwanis Club of xxxx Serving the Children of the World In your city, Florida Chartered: Nov 29, 1956

2 This Is Kiwanis K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L 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 90 countries address worldwide issues by “ Serving the Children of the World.” The organization’s International Office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

3 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 Def Defining Statement: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 3 Kiwanis International

4 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L 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 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 in 1995 was 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). Our next Worldwide Service Project will be announced in July 2010 at the Kiwanis International Convention.

6 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 6 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 is 1 of 48 districts in Kiwanis International. Our Division is one of 27 divisions in the district. Our Club is one of 8 clubs in our division.

7 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 7 Standard Form of Club Bylaws Parameters of Membership Parameters of Board Decisions Organization of Committees Club Meeting Guidelines Guidelines for Nomination of Officers Financial Requirements

8 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 8 Our FLORIDA District Number of Divisions: 27 Total Clubs: 290 District Officers include: – Governor: –Immediate past governor: –Governor-elect: –Secretary: –Treasurer: –One lieutenant governor per division – Visit: floridakiwanis.com for more information

9 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 9 Our Division Division: xx of the Florida District Lieutenant governor : xxx yyy Our Division includes club names or area i.e county(ies)

10 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 10 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. Enhanced leadership skills. Networking opportunities. KIWANIS magazine and club communications. Insurance coverage for Kiwanis club projects.

11 Attend club meetings regularly 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 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 11 Expectations of Members

12 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 12 Attendance & Absences Active participation is encouraged. You may make up an absence by attending a board meeting, club project, division council meeting, convention, committee meeting, or by attending an inter-club meeting. A leave of absence can be granted by the board of directors for up to six months. Perfect attendance tabs are awarded for each 12 consecutive months of 100 percent attendance. Attendance years do not have to be consecutive.

13 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 13 Our Club Meetings Regular Meetings: Every Thursday at 6:00 pm Meeting Place: xxxx Country Club kiwanis.org/club/clubname

14 President: First Last Immediate Past President: First Last President-elect: First Last Vice-President: First Last Secretary: First Last Treasurer: First Last K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 14 Our Club Officers 2009/10

15 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 15 A Typical Club Meeting Educates the club on a variety of subjects Promotes fellowship among members Status Updates on current Service Projects Provides a break from schedules Broadens circle of business contacts and/or social friends You can recommend a speaker !!! What to expect at OUR club meeting Meal cost is $xx

16 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 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 16 Club Administration

17 7 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 17 Board of Directors Meeting Day : xst Thursday of Month Time: 7:35 pm. Location : xxxxxxxx Country Club Attendance at a board meeting counts as a makeup for a club meeting absence.

18 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 18 Communications Club Meetings Missing Member Responder programs Club Newsletters - Kommunicator Board Meetings Division Newsletters District Newsletters KIWANIS Magazine Kiwanis Web sites –Kiwanis.org –Floridakiwanis.com –Kiwanis.org/club/clubname

19 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 19 Club Committees Community Services Service Leadership Programs Young Children: Priority One Youth Services Human and Spiritual Values Club Administration Membership Growth and Education Public Relations Finance and Fundraising And recently added: Fun Committee

20 Every member is expected to serve on one or more a committees K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 20 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

21 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 21 Service Leadership Clubs Empowering teens: – Builders Club – Key Club International – Key Leader Equipping Adults for Leadership: – Circle K International – Aktion Club Enriching young students: Kiwanis Kids – K-Kids – Terrific Kids – Bring Up Grades Our club sponsors a Key Club xxxxx High School

22 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis Club of Springtime City in Clearwater, Florida NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 22 Attendance & Absences Active participation is encouraged. You may make up an absence by attending a board meeting, club project, division council meeting, convention, committee meeting, or by attending an inter-club meeting. A leave of absence can be granted by the board of directors for up to six months. Perfect attendance tabs are awarded for each 12 consecutive months of 100 percent attendance. Attendance years do not have to be consecutive.

23 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 23 New Member Induction Fee $xxx for Club Name $25 for Florida District $50 to Kiwanis International Remaining $xx helps pay for: –Club Membership Badge –New Member Items

24 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 24 Finances / Budgeting Administrative Account – Income from club dues – meal charges – new member fees – 50 / 50 and fines Service Account – Income from: public fund-raising projects or contributions Service Funds cannot be used to pay administrative expenses of the club.

25 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 25 Club Dues and Club Administration How Dues Are Spent (Admin Funds) Club dues includes district dues of $30.00, Kiwanis International dues of $42.00, Kiwanis Magazine of $8.00, Liability Insurance of $12, Birthday Gifts to KI and Florida District Foundations of $5 each, Division 12 dues of $4 per member which totals: $106. Our club also provides approximately $x,000 for Kiwanis Education for our delegates and members related to attendance at Zone Conference, District and International Conventions. Speaker meals and gift are paid from Admin funds. Total Annual Dues: $xxx.00 or $xx per month

26 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 26 Club’s Banking Accounts - ADMIN Kiwanis requires its clubs to maintain separate accounts: Administrative and Project Administrative pays for routine stationery, postage; membership pins and such awards; speaker and guests' meals at club meetings. In addition, registration expenses for members attending zone, district and international events including some funds for travel for delegates. The sources of administrative funds are members' dues and the weekly 50/50, Fines as well as an occasional fundraiser. When a member brings a potential member, the meal fee is paid by the club.

27 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 27 Club’s Banking Accounts – PROJECT Kiwanis requires its clubs to maintain separate accounts: We maintain two accounts for club funds. Service and money are the means by which we operate for our Service Projects, The “service projects“ account is the “heart and soul” of our club. These funds are solicited from and 100% circulated back into the community. We have fundraisers to raise the service funds: Auction, Project 2, Project 3 i.e.

28 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 28 2 Major Fundraisers for our Club 1.Project 1 2.Project 2

29 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 29 Kiwanis Club of xxxxx Foundation, Inc. Our club has a 501©3 foundation which is a vehicle for those in our community to make a tax deductible donation. Endowments to honor a loved one or support a favorite concern, like scholarships, are honored. –The xxxx Endowment is a gift of $xx, and only the income from the fund is used to help fund xxx scholarships. Most importantly, 100% of the donated funds go directly to service projects benefiting the local community. None of the funds are used for club administration nor are salaries or commissions paid.

30 Kiwanis Education for members & club leaders K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 30 Conventions and Conferences 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 (Florida) District Convention is the kickoff for the new Kiwanis year, which runs from October to September. Club officers and interested members attend. The (Tampa Bay) Zone Conference gives members an opportunity to attend classes and forums about club operation, committees and other exciting topics Geneva, Switzerland New Orleans Vancouver

31 International Worldwide Service Projects Disaster Relief (Hurricane Katrina, Tsunami in Asia-Pacific Region) Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) Grants for Local Service Projects District Provides Grants to Local Clubs Local Service Projects Scholarships K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 31 Kiwanis Foundations Both invest in the Service Leadership programs for the children and youth in Kiwanis sponsored clubs.

32 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 32 Kiwanis Trivia - Answers “Serving the Children of the World” –Became the Motto of Kiwanis in 2005 when Kiwanis became 90 years old “We Build” –Was the original Motto for Kiwanis The name "Kiwanis" means "we trade" or "we share our talents." –It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Defining Statement: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time

33 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 33 Welcome to Your Club For More Information Visit: kiwanis.org/club/clubname


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