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  • Introducing the IDEA Toolkit

    The best way to help young people develop into lifelong servant leaders is to give them personal experience in high-impact service. That’s what K-Kids is all about: members see how they can make a difference and become leaders through service.

    To help members lead the way to high-impact service, Kiwanis International is excited to offer the IDEA Toolkit. Written specifically for club officers, the toolkit guides members through planning and executing a service project of their choosing—from beginning to end. IDEA is comprised of four steps:

    • Identify the Need
    • Develop the Passion
    • Execute the Project
    • Advance the Impact

    Each step contains instructions, handouts and tools for club officers. Advisors and club officers should review the toolkit together before getting started—then use it as a resource along the way.

    Although we recommend spending four weeks on each step, there is no set timeline for using the IDEA Toolkit. We understand that every K-Kids club is different. If you aren’t sure an activity would be approved or appropriate, it is your responsibility to check with the proper authorities.

    To learn more about the IDEA Toolkit and review the activities, visit kkids.org/IDEA.

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  • Membership kits coming in September

    The 2017–18 membership kits will be mailed to all active clubs in September. To help ensure your club receives its kit with enough materials, reach out to the sponsoring Kiwanis club secretary and have them complete the following steps by August 31:

    1. Round up info. The sponsoring Kiwanis club secretary needs to get the number of K-Kids members for the 2017–18 year and the address to which the kit should be mailed.

    2. Log into KiwanisOne. On the secretary dashboard, under Sponsorships, select the “pencil” icon located next to each K-Kids club that your club sponsors.

    3. Update the club info. Confirm or update the membership count.

    4. Update the mailing address. Verify or update the mailing address to which the membership kit should be shipped.

    The sponsoring Kiwanis club will be asked to pay the renewal fee for the K-Kids club in October. The invoice for the club will appear under the Finances tab at the top of the Secretary dashboard at the beginning of the Kiwanis fiscal year.

    Membership kits include everything a club needs to be successful. Please coordinate with the sponsoring Kiwanis club secretary to complete these steps by August 31 so the K-Kids club has resources to start their year of fun, fellowship and service!

    Important notes:
    • If the faculty advisor information needs to be updated, send a detailed email to memberservices@kiwanis.org. If the Kiwanis advisor information needs to be updated, make this change on the front page of the Secretary dashboard under Sponsorships.
    • If a K-Kids club will not be active in 2017–18, email memberservices@kiwanis.org at your earliest convenience so that a membership kit will not be mailed in September.
    For more information about renewing your K-Kids club, visit kkids.org/renewal.

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