It's time to make final preparations for the Kiwanis new year

| Sep 02, 2021

Kiwanis New Year

October 1 is almost here! If you’re looking for ways to get ready for a successful new Kiwanis year, we have a few ideas:

  • Learn about your leaders. For a list of the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees, visit For district leadership, visit your district website.
  • Assess community needs. Reach out to community leaders: schools, elected officials, club partners, other service organizations and agencies that help kids. Find out what they need and how you can help. Use ACE tools to get started.
  • Plan a fundraiser. Serving your community often requires money. A fundraising event is one way to bring it in — while improving your profile. Get tips for making it fun, effective and profitable.  
  • Identify your signature project. Signature projects elevate awareness of Kiwanis, engage current members and remind them why they joined. Invite potential members too — and get them involved. What’s a signature project? Get the answers and more.
  • Work with SLPs. Sponsoring a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program connects your club with schools and the community, and it gives your members a chance to mentor Kiwanis family members of all ages and abilities. Learn more about the programs and then get started on sponsorship — or chartering a new SLP club.
  • Apply for grants. The Kiwanis Children’s Fund provides club grants three times a year for established programs and for new endeavors. The projects must be Kiwanis-led and meet a need in the club’s community. The eligibility requirements are available in the Guide to Club Grants.
  • Identify partners. Kiwanis International partners with several organizations, but your club should discuss partnerships with local organizations, schools, community centers and others.
  • Get training. Kiwanis members work with kids in communities, and those communities change rapidly. Stay up to date. Seek out training opportunities.
  • Plan to attend the Kiwanis International Convention. In 2022, the event will be in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, from June 8-11. Help shape the future of the organization!


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