Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

In order to carry out all the projects that Kiwanis is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one or more committees.

Citizenship Services:
This committee should review funding requests from and coordinate service projects for  eligible Groups/organizations whose services benefit the adult community at large.

Club Administration (Inter-club):

This committee is responsible for providing the most effective club meeting possible.  Areas of focus should include the club meeting program, risk management, reception, fellowship and inter-club relations, as well as other areas the committee may deem pertinent.

Finance & Fundraising:
This group is responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the Board of Directors, as well as any recommendations it may have on financial matters of the Club.

Human & Spiritual Values:

Responsible for implementation of projects that support spiritual development, provide human
companionship and comfort, supporting members in their time of illness and death within their families.  A specific religious sect should not be supported.  Projects include visits to nursing homes and hospitals, transportation of citizens to religious services, prayer breakfasts, and layman of the year awards.

Membership Growth & Education:

Tis committee's main goal is to increase membership. The committee should consider all membership applications and submit its recommendations to the Board of Directors.  The committee also should develop an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promote regular attendance by all members at club meetings.

Public Relations:

This committee is responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through the media and other means, news about events, service projects, fundraisers, goals, programs and achievements of the club.  Also, prepare materials for printing and distribute newsletter.

Sponsored Youth:

This group shall devise ways and means to establish and support Kiwanis Kids programs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high or middle school, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K International clubs in the universities and colleges and Aktion Clubs for adults with disabilities.  It should encourage and promote the activities of all SLP clubs sponsored by the club.  The committee should include the Kiwanis club advisors to sponsored SLP clubs.  

Children Priority One:

Young Children:  Priority One (YCPO), an ongoing service program of Kiwanis International, addresses the needs of young children.  All clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more - helping children, families, and communities.

Youth Services:
This committee shall review funding requests from and coordinate service projects for eligible groups/organizations whose services benefit youth.

This committee shall review all Petoskey High School scholarship applications for interview scheduling.  It should arrange with the PHS counselor for personal interview scheduling.