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Committees

In order to carry out all the projects that Kiwanis is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one or more committees.

Name Chairs Description
Club Administration Responsible for providing the most effective club meeting possible. Areas of focus should include the club meeting program, risk management, reception, fellowship, and inter-club relations, as well as other areas the committee may deem pertinent.
Community Services Implement projects on the arts, business affairs, citizenship, civic improvement, community beautification, conservation, health, international understanding, literacy, public affairs, safety, or help for senior citizens and disabled persons. Popular projects include Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, issues forums, and youth exchange.
Finance and Fundraising Responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the board of directors, as well as any recommendations it may have on financial matters of the club. It also is responsible for securing the funds necessary to meet budget requirements.
Human and Spiritual Values Implement projects that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, or offer counseling and guidance. Projects can encourage interfaith and interdenominational religious activity, such as prayer, but should not support a specific religious sect. Popular projects include prayer breakfasts, layman of the year awards, transportation to religious services, visits to nursing homes, and support of grief counseling.
Membership Growth and Education Strive to increase membership according to the standards provided in the bylaws. The committee should consider all Membership Applications and submit its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also should develop an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promote regular attendance by all members at club meetings.
Public Relations Responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through the media and other means, the Objects, goals, programs, and achievements of Kiwanis International and the club.
Service Leadership Programs Devise ways and means to establish and support Kiwanis Kids clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high or middle school, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K clubs in the universities and colleges and Aktion Clubs for adults with disabilities and should encourage and promote the activities of all Aktion Clubs, Kiwanis Kids, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs, and Circle K clubs sponsored by the club. The committee should include the Kiwanis club advisors to sponsored Circle K, Key Club, B
Young Children: Priority One Implement projects for children, prenatal through age five. Projects can address maternal and child health, childcare, early development, nutrition, parenting education and support, advocacy, pediatric trauma, or safety. Popular projects include encouraging literacy, assisting childcare and preschool programs, distributing the home- safety checklist, conducing bicycle safety programs, and assisting with immunization programs.