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  • Be part of the parade: Enter the shoebox float contest!

    Here’s a fun idea for all your creative and inspired K-Kids: Create a shoebox float.

    Decorated in themes associated with The Eliminate Project, these floats will be presented at the Kiwanis International Convention in New Orleans in June where they’ll compete for recognition as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. But all entries will be winning efforts because working on these floats will help educate K-Kids and others about maternal and neonatal tetanus and our effort to eliminate it from the face of the Earth.

    With the help of faculty and Kiwanis advisors, K-Kids can follow the contest rules and use theme ideas to design fabulous floats. 

    Encourage your clubs to participate, promoting The Eliminate Project message and maybe even winning a cash prize!

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  • Everything’s coming up roses

    If you join the 450 million viewers watching the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, keep your eyes open for some familiar faces. Kiwanis International President Alan Penn and his wife, Jeri, will be among the representatives riding the Winter Wonderland Kiwanis International float.

    Not the spectator type? Get more involved: Sponsor the Kiwanis float or join the Rose Float Committee in the actual decorating. Besides working on our own Winter Wonderland-themed float, Kiwanis volunteers spend thousands of hours on other floats as well. Join in the fun and get the inside story on what goes into these gorgeous creations.

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  • Character Counts Week

    Every year, the U.S. President, U.S. Senate, and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. Last year 8 million kids in 54 countries participated. No matter what your political or religious affiliation, this event is about the universal values we share. 

    Character Counts provide the resources. You host the party. Register here for free lesson plans, Red Ribbon Week tie-in activities, and much more!

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  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

    For 61 years now, children in the United States have dressed in costume on Halloween night and gone door to door collecting coin donations for UNICEF. Since 1994, Key Club has joined in the fun Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF, a worldwide organization that, like Kiwanis, is dedicated to serving children’s needs. Over the years, Key Clubbers—with help from Builders Clubs and K-Kids clubs— have raised nearly $5 million for iodine deficiency programs worldwide, HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya and Swaziland and, most recently, Operation Uruguay: Protecting the rights of children.

    Join Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids in their effort to raise funds for The Kiwanis Eliminate Project by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF this Halloween. 

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  • New Eliminate Project Resources to help spread the word

    Maternal and neonatal tetanus affects many, many mothers and babies in the poorest countries of the world, and it’s going to take the help of many, many people to eliminate it from the world. To help you reach those many people, Kiwanis is constantly creating resources for your campaign, so keep visiting the Resources page of The Eliminate Project website to find out what’s new.

    Here’s what’s new this month:
    Turn a can into a coin collection container using the club coin can label. Print them off and start collecting. Every contribution counts!

    Download The Eliminate Project logos in your preferred format: JPEG, GIF or EPS. Be sure to follow the logo guidelines when placing the logos in your promotional materials.
     
    Look and sound professional as you educate groups about The Eliminate Project using presentation resources.

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  • New webinars bring new ideas, new energy for your club!

    If your club is doing all it can for your community and for your members, then maybe you don’t need any new ideas in your club…right? But for those clubs that think maybe they’d like to do more service, reach more children and have more fun, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Join us for this month’s webinars that promise to guide your club to reach its potential.

    Refresh your club
    September 13, 8 p.m. EST
    Your club has been doing great service for years. Take some time to check with your members on their thoughts for becoming even better. Learn some fun ways to re-energize your membership, enhance the club experience and increase your club’s service impact.

    Rock your community with Kiwanis service projects and programs
    September 19, 8 p.m. EST
    Kiwanis programs and projects can invigorate a Kiwanis club, meet the community’s needs and be a great way to market and brand your club. Join this webinar to learn about Kiwanis ready-made, meaningful service programs and projects then gain tips of the trade for selecting and implementing them.

    ABCs of growth
    September 27, 8 p.m. EST
    Take some simple steps toward future growth. Hear about ways your club can connect with the potential members in your community.

    Register now at www.KiwanisOne.org/webinars. Webinars also are archived online to watch later.

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  • First-ever conference for Aktion Club

    On September 9–11, Aktion Club members gathered at the Kiwanis International office for the inaugural Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference. Members learned about service opportunities, attended leadership workshops and experienced the fellowship of meeting other Aktion Club members from around the country.

    Learn more about Aktion Club at www.aktionclub.org. Check out conference photographs at www.flickr.com/photos/aktionclub/

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  • Be a sponsor, build a strong base

    Is your club doing everything it can to support your K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, CKI or Aktion Club? As a club sponsor, you not only serve as an example, but your enthusiasm, interest and guidance can help to grow these young leaders into a strong future of Kiwanis. 

    Attend the free webinar, Great SLP clubs start with great Kiwanis sponsors, at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 20. You’ll log off with a bag of tricks to improve your advisory skills, better understand your role and have even more fun doing it. To sign up for this session—and other helpful SLP topics like Quarterly Membership Campaign: Keep it in the family on July 19—register now at www.kiwanisone.org/webinars. Webinars are also archived online to watch later.

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  • The new K-Kids promotional video is here!

    The new K-Kids motivational, promotional video is now available for viewing on YouTube. Take a moment to watch the K-Kids video and be inspired! 


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  • K-Kids book drive supports summer reading programs

    Lakeland’s Griffin Elementary and the North Lakeland Kiwanis Club partnered on a book drive providing books to summer and afterschool programs in Polk. Learn more.

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