The Kiwanis Family Nick Stringfellow, D07S News Editor Patton Nguyen, D07S Kiwanis Family Task Coordinator
Intro to the K-Family • Over the years, Kiwanis membership has grown and enthusiasm for its service-based format has spread; in response, Kiwanis has created additional volunteer opportunities for people at every stage of life through its sponsored programs, dedicated to one common mission.
What are the branches? • K-Kids (Elementary School students) • Builders Club (Middle School students) • Key Club (High School students) • Circle K International (College students) • Aktion Club (Adults with disabilities) • Kiwanis International (Parent organization)
Builder’s Club Basics • The original concept of Builders Club (known as Young Builders in the 1930s) was to provide a guidance program to combat disruptive behavior at the junior high and middle school level. • From this evolved the idea of a service organization to develop leadership skills in junior high/middle school students interested in making a personal contribution to their home, school, and community. • Today, Builders Clubs exist in more than 1300 schools and community locations, primarily in the United States, but are growing rapidly in other major countries worldwide.
Find a site (could be school or community based) Secure a Sponsoring Kiwanis club, Circle K Club or Key Club. Secure a faculty advisor. Collect at least 15 members to start off (recommended) Organize and Charter the Builder’s Club. Launch the Builder’s Club This is only an outline of the process of chartering a Builder’s Club. For the full process and resources, please visit http://www.buildersclub.org
Tips for a Successful Builder’s Club • Have Builder’s Clubs participate in programs that Key Club International endorses and participates in (UNICEF, Children’s Miracle Network, PTP, March of Dimes, etc.) • Have multiple connections for Builder’s Clubs, such as local high school, CKI, and/or Kiwanis clubs. • Keep the members involved in a variety of service projects and club-sponsored activities to promote the Builder’s Club and draw interest!
Intro to Circle K International • Circle K International (CKI) is the premiere university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. • Circle K blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet many other college students at service projects, conferences, and conventions and form genuine lifelong friendships with people of all walks of life.
Cal-Nev-Ha Circle K • California-Nevada-Hawaii, or Cal-Nev-Ha for short, is the largest district in Circle K International. • Nine Divisions: Capital (Northern California & Nevada), Central Coast (Santa Barbara, Fresno), Desert Oasis (Inland Empire, Las Vegas), Foothill (Pasadena, East L.A.), Golden Gate (San Francisco), Magic Kingdom (Orange County), Metro (Los Angeles), Paradise (San Diego, Hawaii), Sunset (South Bay) • Major Events: • CKI North and CKI South (Similar to Fall Rally) • Fall Training Conference • District Large Scale Service Project • DCON • Specific Events: UCSD Masquerade Ball, UCLA Pillow Fight, and more!
How can I get connected to CKI? • Connect your Key Club/Division with a local college that has a Circle K Club! • Attend events sponsored by Circle K (Key to College, joint service projects, etc.) • Get in contact with Key Club alumni who are members of their college’s Circle K!
Kiwanis Family in the Community • In addition to interlacing clubs and service projects, the Kiwanis Family conducts and organizes programs that benefit the community and members of different branches of Kiwanis. • For example: • Kiwanis Family House • Key Leader • Kiwanis Family Work Days/Special Events
Kiwanis Family House • Provides temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill or injured children and adults being treated at University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento. • Vision: to continually provide convenient, restful, secure, and low cost accommodations for the families of patients being treated at the UCD Medical Center or at Shriners Hospital. • How you can get involved: Fundraise for KFH (e.g. Awake-a-thons), Volunteer at the Kiwanis Family House, participate in Kiwanis Family –sponsored events that directly benefit the Kiwanis Family House.
Key Leader • Kiwanis International’s weekend experiential leadership program for today’s young leaders • Focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience • Mission: to provide a life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership
Key Leader builds personal integrity, personal growth, respect, building community, and the pursuit of excellence Upcoming events in the CNH district! October 18-20, 2013: Camp Cedar Glen - Julian, CA November 15-17, 2013: Camp Jones Gulch - La Honda, CA
Kiwanis International • Organization of service clubs headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana • Made up of approximately 8,600 clubs in 96 countries and over 586,000 adult members • Global organization of members dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time • Sponsors the smaller branches of the Kiwanis Family
How many members is the recommended minimum to have in chartering a Builder’s Club?
Additional Resources • Builder’s Club: http://www.buildersclub.org • Circle K International: http://www.circlek.org • Cali-Nev-Ha District Circle K: http://www.cnhcirclek.org • Kiwanis Family House: http://www.kiwanisfamilyhouse.org • Key Leader: http://www.key-leader.org
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