7 Steps to opening a new club
Opening a new club can be as easy as following these seven steps. Staying focused on why you joined Kiwanis will make the new-club-building steps fun, rewarding and productive.
- Form a new-club team.
Request a new-club-building kit, connect with support team members and learn about sponsorship expectations.
- Evaluate opportunities.
Conduct a site survey and community analysis, making the case for a new club.
- Connect to the community.
Based on your prospect list and community needs, determine the type of club appropriate for your area and what structure your potential members might enjoy.
- Invite members.
Use recruiting tips and marketing resources to turn your prospect list into a charter member roster.
- Get organized.
Complete the chartering paperwork and plan your organizational meetings using sample meeting agendas.
- Educate and train officers.
Conduct new-member orientation, download leadership resources and order officer training materials.
- Support and mentor.
Learn how a club counselor can guide a club through the first year and find ready-made fundraisers and service projects that can get your club moving in the right direction.