Step 8: Kiwanis One Day FAQs

 

  1. Our club is busy on the scheduled event day. Can we participate on an alternate day?
    ANSWER: Absolutely. Clubs are asked to participate on the first Saturday in April (known as Kiwanis One Day), but if this isn’t possible, clubs can consider an alternate day within four weeks of the date.
  2. We don’t sponsor a Service Leadership Programs (SLP)  club (Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids, or Aktion). Can we still participate?
    ANSWER: Yes! However, consider recruiting help from Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, church youth groups, etc. No doubt your project will be more meaningful if you involve youth. Keep in mind, sponsoring an SLP club is easy … get started today at www.kiwanisone.org/charter.
  3. Why is this day in April? Weather isn’t ideal in our region.
    ANSWER: Kiwanis One Day is a global project, and it’s nearly impossible to find a single date when weather is good no matter where a club is located. Various indoor projects could be considered, such as painting a community recreation room, building and/or improving a child center reading room or mentoring at-risk teens by providing life-skills training. Brainstorm other ideas with your club.
  4. It is always going to be the first Saturday in April?
    ANSWER: Yes! (Except for years where the event conflicts with Easter. In that instance, the date might be adjusted by Kiwanis International.)
  5. Easter weekend is an obstacle.
    ANSWER: Kiwanis understands and appreciates club concerns about scheduling over a holiday weekend. To help with planning, Kiwanis One Day will always be the first Saturday in April, or will be rescheduled to prevent conflicts with Easter weekend. Keep in mind, though, that many clubs had very successful events that embraced Easter, such as an Easter Egg hunt with more than 200 children benefiting. 
  6. Why don’t you track service hours?
    ANSWER: Kiwanis has added this question to the reporting forms for future Kiwanis One Day events.
  7. How can I find out if my division (district) participated?
    ANSWER: Kiwanis will provide reports to the district secretary for disbursement, upon request.
  8. Does a fundraiser qualify for One Day?
    ANSWER: No. The intent is to provide service to our communities. While fundraising is important for funding projects, One Day is a hands-on day of service.