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Find resources and information to help keep your club operating and making a positive difference for kids in your community.

NEW-MEMBER FEE WAIVER EXTENDED

New members to existing clubs won’t be charged a new-member fee by Kiwanis International. The Kiwanis International Board just extended the waiver until December 31, 2020.

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HOW TO CAPTURE INFORMATION

Learn to use Google Forms to set up an online method to collect member preferences, virtual reservations and fundraiser bookings.

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FOUR STEPS TO CREATING A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER

Don’t let the pandemic wreck the good work your club does. Use these four steps to create a virtual fundraiser for the improvements that kids in your community need.

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RECRUITING IN A TIME OF ONLINE MEETINGS

Just because your club is meeting online doesn’t mean you can’t invite guests to a meeting or host a membership drive. Here are some ideas to boost your club’s membership.

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BE CREATIVE DURING THIS CRISIS

No matter how your club meets in these unprecedented times, be creative. This is an opportunity for your club to do things differently. Embrace it. Have fun with it. Try new things.

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GRANTS HELP KIWANIANS SERVE KIDS

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund is helping clubs around the world serve kids during COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE PROGRAM

The Kiwanis Children's Fund COVID-19 Response Program was designed to quickly award grants to kick-start projects that help children and families who have encountered hardships due to the pandemic.

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IDEAS TO HELP YOUR CLUB THRIVE

Looking for ideas to help your club thrive during this time of social distancing? Now is a perfect time to define your club's purpose, evaluate your service projects and create a list of people to invite to your next service project.

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NEW MEMBER FEE TEMPORARILY WAIVED

To encourage existing Kiwanis clubs to continue to invite new members, the Kiwanis International Board approved a new member fee waiver to bolster membership and help Kiwanis clubs perform the service needed in the wake of this pandemic and beyond.

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ORGANIZATIONS TACKLE COVID-19 EFFECTS

We are redoubling our commitment to medical workers responding to COVID-19, and finding ways to take action to help communities worldwide, in collaboration with Lions Clubs International, Optimist International and Rotary International.

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HOLDING CLUB ELECTIONS

The Kiwanis International Bylaws require that clubs hold annual meetings and the election of 2020-21 officers by May 15. If your club was planning to hold elections soon, you can postpone that meeting to see if restrictions ease by the deadline, or you can follow these guidelines to conduct elections through an online voting website or app.

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STAY SAFE AND CONSIDER A REMOTE MEETING

A message from 2019-20 Kiwanis International President Daniel Vigneron: We are asking all clubs to postpone all events — including in-person meetings, projects and fundraisers — through the month of April.

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ONLINE MEETINGS CAN KEEP CLUBS TOGETHER

The eKiwanis Club of Greater Chicago, the Kiwanis Club of Friends Across Borders Jamaica and an online club in California are among the clubs successfully meeting online. Learn from their experience and tips.

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USE ZOOM FOR YOUR MEETING

Need to get your club together? Use ZOOM to meet through video conferencing. It works whether you're using a computer or a phone. The free version is available at zoom.us and allows a 40 minute meeting for up to 100 people.

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