Examples of signature projects

Project: Playground builds
Recurring activity: Maintenance of equipment; addition of equipment
Brand enhancing: Playground signage indicating Kiwanis support; Kiwanis branding on playground equipment; volunteers in Kiwanis logo shirts; media event for grand opening
Impact: Number of children served by playground; monies raised to build playground; hours of service for playground community build; number of service hours donated by volunteers
Membership/partnership focused: Place ribbon cutting invitation in weekly school newsletter inviting the community to bring kids to play on the new playground; personal invitation sent to civil servant community leaders (i.e. police chief, fire chief, mayor) to attend ribbon cutting


Project: Pancake breakfast for a cause
Recurring activity: Annual events
Brand enhancing: Kiwanis signage on banners, tickets; Kiwanis logo on plates, napkins, cups; use of Kiwanis logo aprons and chef hats; volunteers in Kiwanis logo shirts; media event
Impact: Money raised; number of children served with money raised; number of service hours donated by volunteers
Membership/partnership focused: Kiwanis branded table at breakfast; staffed by Kiwanis members in branded apparel; distribution of club information, community impact, and membership invitation/form


Project: Scholastic Reading Oasis installation
Recurring activity: Ongoing replacement of books; maintenance of room equipment & supplies
Brand enhancing: Kiwanis naming rights; Kiwanis logo stamped in each book; media event for grand opening
Impact: Number of children served by reading oasis; monies raised to build reading oasis; number of service hours donated by volunteers
Membership/partnership focused: Personal invitation sent to civil servant community leaders ( i.e. police chief, fire chief, mayor) to attend ribbon cutting and reading oasis dedication


Project: Bike safety clinic
Recurring activity: Annual event
Brand enhancing: Collaborate with local police or fire department for elevated public relations; Kiwanis banner at event; volunteers in Kiwanis logo shirts; media event
Impact: Number of children served through bike inspections; number of children served through bike helmet distribution; number of service hours donated by volunteers; potential number of children saved by bike safety
Membership/partnership focused: Members in Kiwanis branded apparel circulate among kids and parents talking about Kiwanis service leadership programs and extending invitations to join


Project: Flag distribution
Recurring activity: Takes place on flag flying-appropriate holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day
Brand enhancing: Kiwanis logo placed on flag poles; volunteers in Kiwanis logo shirts
Impact: Number of flags distributed; number of service hours donated by volunteers
Membership/partnership focused: As members go door-to-door in community soliciting flag subscriptions, extend invitations to homeowners to attend a club meeting

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