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Gearing up for the 2016–17 club year

Each K-Kids club sponsored by a Kiwanis club should have two advisors: a Kiwanis advisor and a faculty advisor. The Kiwanis advisor supports club members and the faculty advisor in all their endeavors and serves as the liaison between the sponsoring Kiwanis club, the faculty advisor, and the school administrators. The faculty advisor works closely with the club, is familiar with the school’s (or community organization’s) procedures, and acts as a liaison between the youth club, the Kiwanis club and school (or organization) administrators. (See pages 6–7 of the K-Kids advisor guide for more information on advisor roles and responsibilities.)

The roles may be slightly different, but they both matter. And each works best when the people who fill those roles work together. So get the year off to a smooth start: Meet with your fellow advisor. Review club bylaws, the entire advisor guide (including the Permission to Participate Form and Photograph Release Consent Form), the Kiwanis Youth Protection guidelines, and your club calendar, budget, and member recruitment plan.

Once you are both on the same page, schedule a meeting with the school principal (if applicable) to go over plans and goals for the year. This will help tremendously when considering potential member contests, service projects, parent engagement ideas, fundraising activities and awareness-building events. Most of all, it will help to strengthen the bond between your club and the school.
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