Step 6: Invite special guests

Inviting special guests to your Kiwanis One Day event is a great idea. It creates community awareness about your club and helps build quality relationships with local officials. Think about who makes a difference in your community and invite them to your event! Consider inviting these people if they have a connection to or interest in your project:


Local public officials

Local sports teams/personalities

Local performers/bands (to perform at the event)

School principals

School superintendent

Parent Teacher Association officials

Faculty advisors for Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids, Aktion club, Terrific Kids, and BUG

Restaurant managers/owners

Local heroes or community members

Bank managers

Police officers


Emergency Medical Technicians

Grocery store owner/manager

Newspaper reporters

Radio celebrities

High school coaches

Neighborhood association presidents (especially in the area you are working)

Suggested text for e-mail or postal mail invitation


Dear [insert name here],

The Kiwanis Club of [NAME] will [NAME PROJECT HERE] on our annual Kiwanis One Day event, set for [DATE], at [LOCATION]. Kids need Kiwanis, here in [COMMUNITY NAME] and around the world, and we’d like to invite you to join us as we work to meet the needs of children in our community. 

Every year, Kiwanis clubs around the world unite for Kiwanis One Day of hands-on service. We are a global organization that strives to serve the children of the world, one community at a time. Our projects vary depending on an area's needs but have one thing in common—we are helping children thrive, prosper and grow. Our Kiwanis One Day of service brings together people of all ages to make a difference in the lives of children.

The Kiwanis Club of [NAME] has been a positive force for children in [NAME OF COMMUNITY] since [DATE]. Please consider joining us as we [GIVE DETAIL ABOUT THE PROJECT YOUR CLUB IS DOING ON KIWANIS ONE DAY]. We know it will make a difference in our community and hope we can count on your support.

Please contact me at [PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL] for more information or to learn more about Kiwanis.

Thank you,
Kiwanis Club of [NAME]


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