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  • Social media: six tips to spread the word

    A simple photo can say so much more than a paragraph of text. Photos can help you share information, communicate what your club is passionate about, and even get the attention of school leaders. Here are six tips to using social media for your K-Kids club.

          1. Stay connected. "Like" the official K-Kids page on Facebook and
              follow us on Twitter. Feel free to share any images or stories that
              you think your community would like to see.
          2. Be responsible. Obtain a signed photo release form and save it
              for every K-Kids member in your club. Be sure to not post a
              picture of any member who does not have a photo release form on
              file.
          3. Keep it real. Photos of real events and activities help convey your
              club's culture. Snap a photo of your K-Kids in action. Take photos
              that capture an emotion. Capture moments at charter
              ceremonies, member and officer installations, hands-on service
              projects, advocacy efforts and fundraising events.
          4. Keep it in focus. Don't use blurry or small photos. Crisp photos
              look great on different types and sizes of devices and computers.
          5. Keep it simple. When describing your photo, give readers all the
              information they need to understand your post. But be
              concise—include only important details like club name, school
              name, location and activity. Try to keep text to two or three
              sentences.
          6. Be strategic. Use the @ tag to alert specific people that you're
              talking about them, giving them a heads-up, and are open to
              them responding. And always tag @KiwanisKids so we can share
              your club's hard work!

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  • How to be a distinguished K-Kids club

    The K-Kids Annual Achievement report is an online form that club advisors use to report what K-Kids members accomplished during the 2016–17 year. In fact, think of this report as a guide to what your K-Kids club should accomplish every year. Kiwanis International reviews each report and assigns points to each achievement completed. Clubs with 15 points or more receive an official letter of congratulations, a banner patch, and a listing on the K-Kids website.

    Benefits of being a distinguished club

    • Recognition makes members proud and shows others how successful the club has been throughout the year. 
    • It's an opportunity to share great news about club accomplishments—particularly with the school, the district and sponsoring clubs. Others will want to celebrate with you, and they might even bestow recognition of their own!
    • It might inspire others to start new K-Kids clubs. By sharing the good work of your club members, your club can help grow the K-Kids program all over the world. 
    The deadline to complete the K-Kids Annual Achievement report is April 1, 2017.

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