Congratulations! By forming a committee, you have made the great decision to participate in Kiwanis One Day!
Look around at the members in your club. Since Kiwanis One Day involves the entire Kiwanis family, you should encourage participation from members who participate or help advise the Service Leadership Programs, such as Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids and Aktion Club. Also, does your club participate in Terrific Kids and BUG? If so, think about asking the program organizers to help. The more volunteers the better, so don’t limit the committee; rather, ask for club-wide participation!
Kiwanis One Day success depends on proper planning. Begin by conducting a planning meeting and invite all interested members. At this meeting, provide the basic information on Kiwanis One Day and go over the various subcommittee responsibilities.
Begin discussing project ideas:
- Talk about what makes sense in your community with your volunteer resources.
- Is there a project that would really make an impact?
- Review the suggested project list and create a “short list” of ideas. You don’t need to make a decision today about your project, but you should be well on your way to finalizing the project selection.
- Schedule a follow-up meeting within two weeks and be prepared to select your Kiwanis One Day project!