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  • It’s almost time to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

    For K-Kids, Halloween means more than spooky decorations, cool costumes and ghoulish treats. It is a chance to save lives and put the fun in fundraising—for less than the cost of a bag of Halloween candy. Protect a mother and her future newborns from MNT through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

    Is your club ready to join the Kiwanis family to support The Eliminate Project? It’s easy to participate. Here are five simple steps to plan your project.

              1. Pick a fundraiser. Collect funds door-to-door. Dance the 

                  night away alongside vampires and werewolves. Host a
                  trunk-or-treat. Enjoy an old-fashioned pumpkin pie bake
                  off. The ideas are endless. Click the link to find a few!

              2. Set your goal. Estimate what you'll raise through your 

                  project. Then add in your expenses. This is your
                  fundraising goal.

              3. Get supplies. Do you have everything you need to host your 

                  fundraiser? Order collection boxes through the Kiwanis
                  Family Store. Consider asking for donations from local
                  businesses or even large chain stores.

              4. Promote your event. Print out Trick-or-Treat labels or make

                  your own flier or display, letting everyone know about the
                  upcoming event and how they can donate. Share the
                  information with your sponsoring Kiwanis club.

              5. Submit your donations. Send your donations to the Kiwanis

                  International Foundation, along with the Kiwanis-family giving
                  form
    . If your club submits US$250 in donations through
                  Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF by December 31, 2016, your club
                  will earn a banner patch.

    Thank you for committing to help eliminate MNT. For more information, visit TheEliminateProject.org/trickortreat, or contact campaign@theeliminateproject.org.

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  • Kiwanis Advisors: Background Checks

    On October 1, 2016, Kiwanis advisors to any sponsored Service Leadership Program (Aktion Club, Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids) will be required to have a clear criminal history background check conducted and verified by Kiwanis International. By offering a standard, comprehensive background check for all Kiwanis advisors through Kiwanis International, we can be confident that all Kiwanis clubs are protecting those we serve—and protecting all Kiwanis members. For more information, visit kiwanis.org/backgroundchecks2016.

    If you do not already have a background check completed through Kiwanis International, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to complete your background check. Please follow the instructions and complete the background check application in a timely manner. For more information on the cost, process or other details about the background check for Kiwanis advisors, visit kiwanis.org/backgroundchecks2016.

    Please note:

              If you are no longer serving as a Kiwanis advisor, please
              contact your Kiwanis club’s secretary and have that person
              update this information in the Kiwanis Secretary Dashboard
              of the Kiwanis Online Reporting System.

              If you do not receive an email with instructions on how to
              complete your background check by October 15
    , contact
              your Kiwanis club’s secretary and have that person update
              this information in the Kiwanis Secretary Dashboard of the
              Kiwanis Online Reporting System.

              Individuals will not be notified if the background check is
              clear.
    It will, however, be marked in the Kiwanis club
              Secretary Dashboard as clear.

              All background checks are kept confidential.

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