Club Opener

As a certified club opener, you’ll be at the forefront of renewing our culture—inspiring and embracing the effort to share what we love about Kiwanis. You lead the process of opening new clubs in your division, with a goal of identifying one new club site per year. Working with the club counselors and the lieutenant governor in your division, you’ll identify potential sites, develop strategies and create a timetable for opening new clubs.

KEY RESOURCES
Quick-start guide for club opening
Club-opening tool
The Formula online tools
Club opener online education
Club opener workbook

STEP 1: PREPARE
Community exploration form 
Sponsoring a new Kiwanis club 

STEP 2: INVITE
Club-opening team checklist 
An introduction to Kiwanis (PowerPoint)
One-minute speech

STEP 3: ORGANIZE
Sample agenda for the first pre-organizational meeting (if two are held)
Sample agenda for the second pre-organizational meeting (if two are held) 
Sample agenda for holding only one pre-organizational meeting
Types of clubs 
Sample agenda for the official organizational meeting
Official charter paperwork
Kiwanis Kash
Sample agenda for the first Board of Directors meeting 
Planning a charter celebration ceremony
Kiwanis-year overview
Finances and liability 
Public relations toolkit

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
Leadership guide
Club secretary workbook
Club leadership education 
Club counselor toolbox