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1 Welcome from the Kiwanis Club of xxxx K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LChartered: Nov 29, 1956Welcome from the Kiwanis Club of xxxxServing the Children of the WorldWelcome to the Kiwanis Club of _______________ and to Kiwanis International. Thank you for joining us as we “Serve the Children of the World.”People join Kiwanis for many reasons. Whatever your reason, you will achieve the most of your membership through your participation in meetings and activities.This orientation is designed to help you learn a little bit about Kiwanis International and our club. It also provides an overview of activities to help you get involved.The objectives of this orientation are to:Inform you on basic Kiwanis information.Ensure you know where to go to get your questions answered.(Distribute the New Member Workbooks, and briefly explain there are sections to write down information, as well as room at the back to take notes.)In your city, Florida1
2 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L This Is KiwanisFounded 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.Kiwanis International has an impressive history. While our club directly impacts our community, there are more than 8,000 clubs worldwide doing the same. Together, our efforts are changing the world we live in.Refer to New Member Workbook, page x.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
3 Kiwanis International 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 worldwideDefAs an organization, this is who we are, why we serve, and what we aspire to be…Refer to New Member Workbook, page x.Defining Statement:Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated tochanging the world one child and one community at a timeNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
4 Objects of KiwanisTo 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.The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International guide us. They were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.Refer to New Member Workbook, page x.
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.Kiwanis clubs’ service projects often are linked to the Kiwanis International program, “Young Children: Priority One.” This initiative places continuing focus on the needs of young children through the age of five.Worldwide, the entire Kiwanis family is committed to eliminating the devastating effects of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation. More than 1.5 billion people are at risk of suffering IDD because they do not receive enough iodine in their diet. But, because of Kiwanis’ efforts, many parents who have been affected by IDD are able to watch their children grow up healthy and reach their full physical and mental potential. The results of the IDD program will benefit every future generation.Discuss club’s level of participation.
6 Organization Structure K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LOrganization StructureKiwanis 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.Note: If needed, contact your district office or Kiwanis International to get the most recent figures.Our Division is one of 27 divisions in the district.Our Club is one of 8 clubs in our division.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM2
7 Standard Form of Club Bylaws K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LStandard Form of Club BylawsParameters of MembershipParameters of Board DecisionsOrganization of CommitteesClub Meeting GuidelinesGuidelines for Nomination of OfficersFinancial RequirementsNote: If needed, contact your district office or Kiwanis International to get the most recent figures.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM2
8 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Our FLORIDA DistrictNumber of Divisions: 27Total Clubs: 290District Officers include:Governor:Immediate past governor:Governor-elect:Secretary:Treasurer:One lieutenant governor per divisionVisit: floridakiwanis.com for more informationNote: If needed, contact your district office or Kiwanis International to get the most recent figures.Refer to New Member Workbook, page x. Also provide contact information for the district office.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM3
9 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Our DivisionDivision: xx of the Florida DistrictLieutenant governor: xxx yyyOur Division includesclub names or area i.e county(ies)Refer to New Member Workbook, page x.Everyone is welcome to attend a division council meeting. Note how often they occur.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM5
10 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Membership BenefitsIdentifying 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.Through Kiwanis membership, communities are improved, friendships are built, leadership skills are developed, and business contacts are made. More importantly, the lives of children around the world are changed for the better.Include any club, division or district benefits (i.e. district and club newsletters, education conferences, leadership education).NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
11 Expectations of Members K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LExpectations of MembersAttend club meetings regularlyParticipate in club service and fund-raising projectsShare the experience with othersBe proud of your membershipEncourage others to joinInclude any expectations beyond this list that are specific to your club.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
12 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Attendance & AbsencesActive 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.Though it is important to stress active participation, it is equally important to be understanding of work and family commitments on new members. Encourage them to attend as much as possible without making it a requirement. Make sure they are aware of how to stay in touch when they miss a meeting or activity (i.e. club newsletter, Web site, or contact person).NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM18
13 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Our Club MeetingsRegular Meetings:Every Thursday at 6:00 pmMeeting Place:xxxx Country ClubRefer to New Member Workbook, page x.kiwanis.org/club/clubnameNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM6
14 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Our Club Officers 2009/10President: First LastImmediate Past President: First LastPresident-elect: First LastVice-President: First LastSecretary: First LastTreasurer: First LastNote: Explain that officers change with each administrative year, which begins October 1. Provide the current officers, their roles in the club, and explain any plan of succession.Refer to New Member Workbook, page x. Have attendees write down the officers’ names. Provide information for a key person they can contact with questions (i.e. a designated club member, a new member mentor, or their sponsor.)NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM8
15 A Typical Club Meeting Meal cost is $xx K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LA Typical Club MeetingEducates the club on a variety of subjectsPromotes fellowship among membersStatus Updates on current Service ProjectsProvides a break from schedulesBroadens circle of business contacts and/or social friendsYou can recommend a speaker !!!What to expect at OUR club meetingIt is extremely important to explain to new members (and guests) what to expect (singing, happy dollars, meals, committee reports, etc.) so they feel comfortable at the first few club meetings.Meal cost is $xxNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM18
16 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Club AdministrationOur club membership votes on:Election of club officers and directorsAmendments to club bylawsThe Board of DirectorsDetermines club policiesApproves club projectsApproves and controls club budgetManages the clubExplain difference between club member and members of the board of directors.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
17 Board of Directors Meeting K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LBoard of Directors MeetingDay: xst Thursday of MonthTime: 7:35 pm.Location: xxxxxxxx Country ClubAttendance at a board meeting counts as a makeup for a club meeting absence.Explain that all members are welcome to attend board meetings, but only board members may vote.7NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM7
18 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L CommunicationsClub MeetingsMissing Member Responder programsClub Newsletters - KommunicatorBoard MeetingsDivision NewslettersDistrict NewslettersKIWANIS MagazineKiwanis Web sitesKiwanis.orgFloridakiwanis.comKiwanis.org/club/clubnameExplain the impact of club committees in the community and how members may choose a committee to join.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
19 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Club CommitteesCommunity ServicesService Leadership ProgramsYoung Children: Priority OneYouth ServicesHuman and Spiritual ValuesClub AdministrationMembership Growth and EducationPublic RelationsFinance and FundraisingAnd recently added: Fun CommitteeExplain the impact of club committees in the community and how members may choose a committee to join.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
20 Club Committees Identify community needs Select projects for the year K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LClub CommitteesIdentify community needsSelect projects for the yearPlan projectsInvolve club membersImplement projectsPublicize projectsMeet to review progress and plan new projectsExplain the impact of club committees in the community and how members may choose a committee to join.Every member is expected to serve on one or more a committeesNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
21 Service Leadership Clubs K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LService Leadership Clubs• Enriching young students:Kiwanis Kids– K-Kids– Terrific Kids– Bring Up GradesEmpowering teens:– Builders Club– Key Club International– Key LeaderEquipping Adults for Leadership:– Circle K International– Aktion ClubKiwanis plays a special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids clubs at the elementary school level, Builders Clubs in middle school and junior highs, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K clubs at the collegiate level all are Kiwanis organizations that teach community service and leadership skills to children, youth, and young adults. Aktion Clubs are made up of adults with mental and physical disabilities who enthusiastically perform service to help others. In addition, there are Kiwanis Junior clubs for young professionals in Europe.Our club sponsors a Key Clubxxxxx High SchoolNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
22 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Attendance & AbsencesActive 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.Though it is important to stress active participation, it is equally important to be understanding of work and family commitments on new members. Encourage them to attend as much as possible without making it a requirement. Make sure they are aware of how to stay in touch when they miss a meeting or activity (i.e. club newsletter, Web site, or contact person).Kiwanis Club of Springtime City in Clearwater, Florida NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM18
23 New Member Induction Fee K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LNew Member Induction Fee$xxx for Club Name$25 for Florida District$50 to Kiwanis InternationalRemaining $xx helps pay for:Club Membership BadgeNew Member ItemsExplain the impact of club committees in the community and how members may choose a committee to join.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
24 Finances / Budgeting Administrative Account – Income from club dues K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LFinances / BudgetingAdministrative Account– Income from club dues– meal charges– new member fees– 50 / 50 and finesService Account– Income from:public fund-raising projectsor contributionsExplain the impact of club committees in the community and how members may choose a committee to join.Service Funds cannot be used to payadministrative expenses of the club.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
25 Club Dues and Club Administration K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LClub Dues and Club AdministrationHow 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.Explain amounts and what the costs are covering. As long as there is value or a good reason, people won’t mind paying dues.Hint: Breaking the annual dues amount down to a monthly cost makes it more reasonable.Total Annual Dues: $xxx.00 or $xx per monthNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM13
26 Club’s Banking Accounts - ADMIN Kiwanis requires its clubs to maintain separate accounts:Administrative and ProjectAdministrative 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' duesand 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 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 % circulated back into the community.We have fundraisers to raise the service funds:Auction, Project 2, Project 3 i.e .
28 2 Major Fundraisers for our Club Project 1Project 2
30 Conventions and Conferences K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A LConventions and ConferencesThe 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.Kiwanis International conducts an annual convention, which is staged to:· Elect International Board members· Amend the International Constitution and Bylaws· Conduct leadership and membership education· Provide Kiwanis fellowship· Provide guidance and inspiration for clubsEach club is entitled to send two delegates and two alternates to the International convention. These delegates compose the House of Delegates and vote on the election of officers to the Board of Trustees, resolutions, and proposed amendments to the International Constitution and Bylaws.District conventions and conferences achieve the same objectives but at the district level.If appropriate, discuss dates, locations, and club policies for sending members to each of these events.Geneva, SwitzerlandNew OrleansVancouverKiwanis Education for members & club leadersNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM18
31 K I W A N I S I N T E R N A T I O N A L Kiwanis FoundationsInternationalWorldwide Service ProjectsDisaster Relief (Hurricane Katrina,Tsunami in Asia-Pacific Region)Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD)Grants for Local Service ProjectsDistrictProvides Grants to Local ClubsLocal Service ProjectsScholarshipsInternationalThe 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.DistrictA number of districts have foundations supported by contributions from clubs or members.ClubAny Kiwanis club can have a club foundation, supported by income from fund-raising projects or contributions from members. Club foundations must be set up with the government.Gifts to foundations generate perpetual earnings that are used for worthwhile service projects and generally are tax-deductible for the donor.Refer to New Member Workbook, page x.Both invest in the Service Leadership programs for the children and youthin Kiwanis sponsored clubs.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
32 Kiwanis Trivia - Answers “Serving the Children of the World”Became the Motto of Kiwanis in 2005when Kiwanis became 90 years old“We Build”Was the original Motto for KiwanisThe name "Kiwanis" means "we trade" or "we share our talents."It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.Slogan: By each club impacting its own community and as a global organization, we are Serving the Children of the World.Motto: Throughout its history, the Kiwanis name has been synonymous with endeavors that build character, knowledge, commerce, communities, and – through genuine concern for others – hope. We Build in Kiwanis.The name: Kiwanis stems from a North American Indian phrase, which, like many aboriginal terms, had a variety of meanings, including; “We have a good time,” “We make a noise,” or “We trade.”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 Welcome to Your ClubFor More InformationVisit:kiwanis.org/club/clubnameDon’t forget to ask the new members if they have any additional questions you can answer.Refer to New Member Workbook, page x. Point out the items on the suggested Activity Checklist for New Members.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM