Lunch with a leader video series


The Lunch with a Leader video series provides in-depth conversation on topics important to Kiwanis clubs in the age of coronavirus.


 September 9: Virtual Key Leader

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Join us to learn more about Virtual Key Leader during today's Lunch with a Leader! Our guests are Josh Hiscock, Key Leader facilitator from the Capital District, and Margaret Lee, Key Leader participant from the Ohio District. 

August 26: Drive for 100

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The Nebraska-Iowa District has grown during the pandemic. Join us to learn how their "Drive for 100" has successfully attracted new members. Our guests today are District Governor Lenora Hanna, District Administrator Lisa Brichacek and District Membership Chair Gary Wattnem.

August 12: Virtual fundraising

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Join us to learn how to hold a virtual fundraiser! Anna Wu, a member of two young professionals clubs in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District, will walk us through a four-step process to online fundraising success.

July 29: Meet the 2020-21 Circle K International president and vice president

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Meet Tana Early and Joey Cain, the new Circle K International president and vice president. Learn how the Kiwanis family has shaped their lives and find out their vision for CKI during the 2020-21 year.

 July 15: Meet the 2020-21 Key Club International president and vice president

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Meet Alex Drahos and Caroline Bushnell, the new Key Club International president and vice president. Hear how the Kiwanis family has shaped their lives and learn more about their vision for Key Club during the 2020-21 year. Also joining us today: Greg Stowers, Key Club International director.

July 1: Focus on membership

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Get ideas for finding new members and using social media to promote your club. Our guests this week: Brian Tenclinger, area director manager; Rogena Woods Mitchell, club opening specialist-logistics lead; Steven Hadt, brand journalist.

June 17: Announcement of 2020 Signature Project Contest winners

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Every year, Kiwanis International recognizes the best signature projects from around the world. Join us as we announce the 2020 gold, silver and bronze award winners!

June 3: Mental Health Q&A

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Thank you for joining us for a discussion on mental health. When we recorded this, we were looking at mental health in regard to life during a pandemic. But now, so much more is happening. Many of our communities are hurting, and overall, we’re all just overwhelmed. We’re frustrated. We’re confused. We don’t understand how, in 2020, racism and social injustice continue to exist. This is a societal issue rooted in diversity and inclusion, which are of paramount importance to all members of the Kiwanis family. We decided a discussion on mental health could benefit all our members, especially now.

May 27: Improving your signature project

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What's your club's signature project? Learn how to make your signature projects even bigger and better! Our featured guest is Randy Stephenson of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, Alabama, the winner of the 2019 Signature Project Contest for its Alabama National Fair.

May 20: The importance of play

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Join the discussion on inclusive play — what it means, how to determine what your community needs and where to find resources to start a playground project. This week's Lunch with a Leader features John McConkey, an inclusive play expert with our partner Landscape Structures Inc., and Andrew Sloan of the Kiwanis Club of Barron, Wisconsin, the 2019 winner of the Legacy of Play Contest.

May 13: Fundraising during a crisis

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Unsure how to raise money for kids in your community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join our discussion about how Kiwanis clubs are finding new ways to financially support those in need, featuring Rae Levenson of the Cooper City Kiwanis Club and Lora Hoover of the Kiwanis Children's Fund.

May 6: Being a leader in uncertain times

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Leadership is more than a title. It's keeping the connection alive. 2015-16 Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin has advice for clubs, divisions and districts.

April 29: Find opportunities during this crisis


Be devoted to the mission. Stay flexible. Share the benefits. Join Rocky Mountain District Governor Derek Manley to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is creating opportunities for Kiwanis clubs on this week's "Lunch with a leader."

April 22: Declaration of a condition of emergency

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2019-20 Kiwanis International President Daniel Vigneron and Executive Director Stan Soderstrom give an update after the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees declared a condition of emergency exists because of the global pandemic.

April 15, 2020: Engage new members and revive your club

Learn how a Kiwanis club in the Carolinas District is planning for the future by identifying potential new members now, and get tips on what your club can do. Featuring Chris Martz, Director of Global Membership & Education, Kiwanis International and Mary Winfree, President of Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton and Carolinas District of Kiwanis Region 5 Trustee.

April 8, 2020: Helping first responders

Hear how Kiwanis clubs in New York and New Jersey are helping first responders, featuring Tony Iovino of the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, Chris Marra of the Oceanside Library and Kristen Fischer of the Kiwanis Club of Point Pleasant.

April 1, 2020: Use technology to meet and serve

Get tips on how your club can use digital tools to help kids. We're talking with Kiwanis club leaders who use technology to meet and serve.

March 25, 2020: Kiwanis & COVID-19: A conversation with our leaders

2019-20 Kiwanis International President Daniel Vigneron and Kiwanis International Executive Director Stan Soderstrom discuss

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