2009-201093rd Annual KiwanisDistrict Convention Mighty Michigan District!
Leadership • Leadership Workshop • Leadership Society • Good to Great
Leadership Workshop • Kiwanis International offers a leadership workshop. • Purpose • “To equip you to become a better leader so that people will want to follow you.” • “To help you grow from ‘good to great’.” • “To encourage you to move into significance mode & to leave a legacy.”
Leadership Society • Our Kiwanis International Foundation helps deserving groups and individuals through the generosity of others. • Why Contribute? • Individuals become part of the Kiwanis Leadership Society for good reasons • It’s a popular way to recognize the accomplishments and service of family, friends and fellow Kiwanians. • This distinguished group assists the Kiwanis International Foundation with its charitable work, supporting projects and programs beyond the financial capability of a club, division or district. • Many Kiwanis Clubs, divisions and districts utilize the Kiwanis Leadership Society recognition to honor charter members, out-going club presidents or officers, lieutenant governors, governors and other deserving individuals.
Good to Great • Inspire Hope by example. Leaders develop other leaders. • Renew leadership at all levels and embrace succession planning. • Do NOT reinvent the wheel, be willing and open to change. • Recognize a job well done. • Focus on the mission, not the leader, and credit others for success. • Allow for adequate training for incoming leadership. • Clearly define what is not only expected of the leaders but what is expected of the membership. • Put the right people in the right position. • Action oriented, skilled listener, passionate advocate, visionary, change agent, communicators, problem solvers, people readers. • Maintain a servant leadership mentality. • Effective leader • Competent manager • Contributing team leader • Highly capable individual
Service • Sunny Crest Youth Ranch • Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation • Skip a Meal Program • Kiwanis International Foundation
Sunny Crest Youth RanchA Safe Place for Kidswww.sunnycrestyouthranch.org • Sunny Crest Youth Ranch is located on 150 acres in Sunfield, Michigan. • What does Sunny Crest do? • Provide a home where kids can get academic, social, spiritual and emotional support with the influence of core values in a safe and loving environment. • Who are candidates for Sunny Crest? • Boys between the ages of 10-15 who need support because of social, economic or family situations. • Why is Sunny Crest different from foster care or other agencies? • The House Parents’ primary focus is to support the boys at the Ranch. They don’t have outside jobs; they live in the home with the boys in order to model and teach family values and social skills. • How long do boys stay at Sunny Crest? • Boys can stay as long as it takes for them or their families to get back on track. • What if I know a boy who could live at Sunny Crest? • Please call 517-566-7224 or email email@example.com *The ranch is always looking for visitors and volunteers to help physically with hands on support or monetarily by donating items or money.
Kiwanis of MichiganFoundation • Foundation to support in the care and rehabilitation of children in Michigan Children Hospitals. • Offers counseling, tutoring and family support at the following locations. • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital-Ann Arbor • Mary Free Bed Hospital- Grand Rapids • Northern Michigan Hospital- Petoskey • Children’s Hospital of Michigan- Detroit • Hospitals all over Michigan, including Hurley, benefit from the coloring book program.
SKIP A MEAL • Be part of the team. Every Kiwanis family member including non- Kiwanians are encouraged to participate in SKIP A MEAL. • Skip just one meal, one day within the suggested weeks, and then send the cost equivalent of that meal to help fund numerous programs that support children. • The SKIP A MEAL program benefits the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, sponsored by your Kiwanis International Foundation. • Sponsored by the Kiwanis International Foundation • Very easy to skip a meal at our weekly club meeting. • Contribute the cost of that meal, or bring your meal from home and contribute what you would have normally spent. • SKIP A MEAL WEEKS • Last week in January • Last week in April • Last week in July *SKIP A MEAL should not include any individual with diabetes who is either on insulin therapy or taking any glucose-lowering medication. If a person is under a physician’s care, please consult a doctor before participating in this activity. In these situations, participation can be accomplished by a cash donation.
Kiwanis InternationalFoundationwww.kif.kiwanis.org • One mission, many ways to help. • Your gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation plays a vital role in helping change the world one child and one community at a time. • The Eliminate Project announced at the 95th Annual Kiwanis International Convention. • Kiwanis International Foundation has partnered with UNICEF for the Eliminate Project. • This project will protect mothers and babies from Tetanus. This will save the lives of babies and their mothers by eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that kills an estimated 60,000 newborns and 30,000 mothers each year. • MNT is easily prevented by a series of 3 vaccinations to women of childbearing age, costing roughly $1.80. • The Eliminate Project will raise $110 million over the next five years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the vaccine. • Contributions to the annual club gift campaign of $5/member helps the Kiwanis International Foundation meet the needs of children worldwide through grants, scholarships and disaster relief. • Assisting victims in crisis. • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic • 911 Victims Children’s Fund • Tornadoes in Ohio and Alabama • Typhoons in the Philippines • Earthquake relief • Kosovo Refugee Children Relief • Ice storms in Northeastern US • Flooding in Jamaica and Europe
Programs • Key Club • Key Leader • Fishing Line Recycling Program • Law Enforcement Career Academy • Builders Club • Kiwanis Kids
Key Clubwww.athertonkeyclub.orgwww.bentleykeyclub.orgwww.mikeyclub.orgwww.keyclub.org • What is Key Club? • The oldest and largest high school service organization in the world. • Teaches high school students leadership through service to others. • Allows our students to plan, fundraise and implement service projects in their school and community. • Have you been to a Key Club meeting? • All members should attend a Key Club meeting or event. • It is not just the responsibility of the Faculty advisor or the Kiwanis Advisor to be active in the Key Club. • As a club we have to stay hands on. • Best way to encourage a successful Key Club is to show your support by helping the students with their projects.
Key Leaderwww.key-leader.orgMore information contact George Brown, Michigan District Key Leader Chair firstname.lastname@example.org • Kiwanis International’s Leadership education program for high school students. • Key Leader’s mission is : “To provide a life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership” • Who can attend? • - All students grades 8-12 • Why Key Leader? • Multiple students from the same school can attend. • Certified Facilitators. • Server-leadership/service learning curriculum. • Life-Changing experience. • Kiwanis Program - Service Leadership program. *Kiwanis Key Leader is an approved program by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Fishing LineRecycling Program • Sponsored by Shorewood Kiwanis, St. Clair Shores. • Monofilament fishing line will last approx 600 years in an aquatic environment. • Pure fishing has already recycled 100 million miles of monofilament fishing line. Discarded fishing line in trash containers can be removed by animals, which can endanger them. • To date, there are over 15,000 monofilament recycling collection containers throughout the U.S. • Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds that need recycling programs. • Shorewood Kiwanis will assist any club in sponsoring a recycling bin.
Law Enforcement Career Academy • Michigan Kiwanis along with the assistance of the Michigan Department of State Police, have conduced Law Enforcement Career Academy programs since 1975. • The program is usually held mid-to-late June. • One week intense program. • Local Kiwanis Clubs sponsor high school students who express an interest in some form of law enforcement related career.
Kiwanis Familywww.kiwaniskids.orgFor more information contact:Lisa Pyron, Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs at email@example.com • Builders Club • The Largest Service organization for middle school students (ages 12-14) with more than 40,000 members worldwide. • A student led community service organization for middle schoolers. • Kiwanis Kids • A program designed to develop capable, competent and caring leaders. • “K-kids” • Being young leaders by helping others. • Bringing Up Grades • Being young leaders through academic achievement. • Kiwanis Terrific Kids • Being young leaders through practicing good character and good citizenship.
Membership • New Member Recruitment • Website Importance • Club Excellence • Distinguished Member and Club Award • Succession Planning • Committees
New MembershipRecruitment • A club that does not grow will die. • Look at recruiting younger members as well as established business people. • We cannot recruit members if we do not invite them. • Mentor new members. • Retain current members, involve them, inform them and make them feel needed. • Top 20 ways to retain members available.
Website Importancewww.burtonkiwanis.orgwww.kiwanis.org • Sell “your brand” by adding a different resource for the community and club members. It is a teaching tool. • MUST keep the site updated. Anyone can add information pertaining to Kiwanis to the site. • Contact option for programs. • Promote your projects, fundraisers and Kiwanis family. • Look into other social networking by following Kiwanis and your club on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. • Sell add space to Kiwanis members with businesses or sponsorship space for a reasonable price to compensate for website cost each year.
Club Excellence • Seven Habits of Successful Clubs • Keep Promises • Commit to Excellence. The first step toward having a great club is to renew the members’ commitment to Kiwanis, to the Kiwanis purpose, to each other and to the club. • Invest in Leaders • A great organization embraces succession planning by making leadership a top priority. The “pipeline” of leadership operates by having leaders practice leadership and learn new skills as they develop. Successful leaders at one level are able to take positions with more responsibilities. • Welcome Change • Club excellence is about delivering a meaningful fulfilling club experience to all members. You can help your club and your members by evaluating your club experience. Creating an excellent club experience is everyone’s responsibility! • Actively Promote Growth • Inviting someone to join your Kiwanis club is simply a matter of telling the Kiwanis story. Many situations allow only one or two minutes for you to make your point. “The 3 foot rule” • Nurture & Develop Others • A well-presented orientation will give a new member the basic information needed to become involved in the club. Questions pertaining to a Kiwanis member’s responsibilities should be addressed. The new member should be made to feel welcome and a part of the group. Members who have been properly informed about Kiwanis are more involved, more active and more likely to remain Kiwanis Members. • Include the “Magic” Words • Recognizing volunteers must be timely and appropriate. Immediate recognition is the most effective because it reinforces the sense of accomplishment the individual feels. Appropriate recognition involves different rewards or awards for different accomplishments. • Serve the Children • The purpose of a community analysis is to identify important unmet needs in the community and to determine how your club might contribute toward meeting those needs. A community analysis may be done through personal interviews, telephone interviews or written surveys. A club must be hands on in the community to survive!
Distinguished MemberAward • Distinguished Member • Sponsor two new members. • Attend a midyear conference, International Convention or District Convention. Equivalent meeting may be Kiwanis University, Zone or Regional Conference or district events. • Participate in two or more Kiwanis service efforts. • Make a personal contribution to the Kiwanis International Foundation.
Distinguished ClubAward • Distinguished Club Award is a very obtainable award. • Service (50 points) • Leadership Education (40 points) • Growth (60 points) • A Kiwanis Club that accumulates 50 points by completing all 5 service criteria will earn an Outstanding Service banner patch. • A Kiwanis Club that accumulates at least 100 points and has properly submitted its Annual Club Report will earn distinguished recognition. The club will receive a Distinguished Club banner patch and a distinguished lapel pin for the president and secretary.
Succession Planning forKiwanis Clubs • Successful organizations create an effective process for leadership renewal. Few people want to lead in one position for a long period of time. Most will volunteer for a role if the position has defined term limits, responsibilities, and expectations. • The key is to develop leadership at all levels. Leadership skills are learned by practice. Successful leaders at one level should be given opportunities to learn additional skills so they can continue through the leadership pipeline. • Leaders must be aligned to the core principles and mission of the organization. Successful organizations get the right people in the right jobs. • Find future leaders from new members. • Define leadership roles and expectations. • Train and equip leaders with tools. • Have leaders identify and develop other leaders. • Recognize members and clubs for achievements.
Committees • It is important for the development of the club and for its members’ leadership to have basic committees. • Important committees to consider are: • Membership recruitment and retention • New fundraising • Media and Public Outreach • The Club Secretary should always sit on this committee. • Community evaluation • Projects • Nomination Committee • Consisting of the 4 past presidents and current president. • If there is a duplicate member someone from the executive board should be appointed to the committee.
Business • Delegate Session 1 • Delegate Session 2 • Amendments and Resolutions • Resolution in support of the District Goals 2010-2011 • Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation Board Report • Charitable Gaming • Media and Public Relations • Geneva & East Lansing • Seminars and Sessions Attended
Delegate Session 1 • Approval of minutes of the annual meeting of members from August 21, 2009 • Treasurer’s Report from the Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation • Endowment Fund • Report from the Hospital Project representative • Bernie's Story • 2010-2011 Budget
Delegate Session 2 • Presentation of the 2010-2011 Key Club Governor, Jordan Belanger and Circle K Governor, Kristina Croes. • Election of officers 2010-2011 • Governor William “Bill” Gohier • Governor Elect Liz Luttrell-Wilson
Delegate Session 2Amendments and Resolutions • Amendments and resolutions. • Bylaw Amendment #1 • Art. XV Sec. 1,2,3,5,6,7 • Sec 1 deals entirely with the billing changed to be implemented by Kiwanis International on October 1, 2010 and a proposed increase in District Dues to address District cash flow issues studied by the Finance Committee and Executive Committee and recommended to the Board for implementation October 1, 2010. Dues were increased by $7 annually. • Sec 2 was eliminated due to billing schedule detailed in section 1. • Sec 3 addresses only housekeeping language changed recommended by Kiwanis International to be consistent with the Kiwanis International language. • Sec 5 Language is modified to align with the Kiwanis International changes. There is no fee change. • Sec 6 Language is modified to align with the Kiwanis International changed and eliminates the age of 30 requirement, and clarifies that local club dues, magazine, and insurance are still payable. • Sec 7 Language is modified as recommended by Kiwanis International to be in line with the Standard Form, changing the reference from “dues” to “revenues” provided in the article.
Delegate Session 2Amendments and Resolutions • Amendments and Resolutions continued: • Bylaw Amendment #2 • Art. XV Sec. 4 • Reflects the elimination of the $25.00 District New Member Processing Fee to align with the elimination of the $50.00 Kiwanis International New Member Processing Fee. The new language creates a new member enrollment free that will be a proration of District dues based on when a new member joins the club. Kiwanis International will also implement the same procedure that will produce a schedule of combined fees to be invoiced when a new member is added. Given the current Kiwanis International dues of $62.00 and the proposed District dues of $38.00, a new member would pay $100 to join in October and reduce down on a schedule to be determined by the board. • Bylaw Amendment #3 • Art. XV Sec. 8 • Reflects a recommendation to increase the Convention Registration late fee from $10.00 to $25.00. There has not been an adjustment in many years and the $10 fee neither covers the additional cost of late registration or provides sufficient penalty to discourage late registration. Members have two and a half months to complete their registration. Late registration occurs during the most hectic and critical time for the staff to finalize the convention details. • Bylaw Amendment #4 • Art. XXI – Not-For-Profit Organization (to be removed completely) • Kiwanis International has pre-approved the following “housekeeping” action to eliminate language added to the District Bylaws three years ago to accommodate the possibly of IRS approval of 501(c) 3 designation. A formal rejection of that application has been notified to the Kiwanis International and now Article XXI does not apply and most be removed. • Kiwanis now falls under Section 501 (c)4 by IRS standards.
Delegate Session 2A Resolution in support of the District Goals for 2010-2011 Submitted by Bill Gohier • Whereas, the Michigan District of Kiwanis International is recognized as the birthplace and leader of Kiwanis; and, • Whereas, Michigan Kiwanians have provided and continue to provide, outstanding service to the well-being of their communities for over 94 years, • Whereas, Kiwanis members realize that in order to reach our maximum potential for service within our communities, we must communicate our goals and objectives to those we serve, • Whereas, all Kiwanians and their Service Leadership Program members are part of our “Share your Kiwanis Spirit” theme, • Therefore Be It Resolved, that throughout the Michigan District all Kiwanians and Clubs pledge their support of the 2010-2011 District Goals of: • Increasing net membership by 100 members by September 30, 2011. • Building 6 new Kiwanis Clubs. • Increase Service Leadership Programs as follows: • 10 new K-Kids • 5 new Builders Clubs • 5 new Key Clubs • 5 new Circle K Clubs • 6 new Aktion Clubs • Net increase of Distinguished Clubs over the previous year. • Encouraging 100% club support of both the Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation and the Kiwanis International Foundation. • Actively Support the Kiwanis International World Service Project (Eliminate Project) to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Charitable GamingMichigan Charitable Gaming Associationwww.micga.orgwww.house.mi.gov/hfa • Benefits • The benefits associated with charitable gaming are not limited to the charities themselves. The communities in which gaming venues are located also may realize some increase in economic activity as people participate in these events rather than driving some distance to visit a for-profit casino. • Why Join MICGA • The Michigan Charitable Gaming Association offers its members valuable networking opportunities in the nonprofit, media and policymaking sectors. In addition MICGA provides active support for innovative fundraising programs that allow charities to advance their work more effectively. • Legislative Analysis: Charitable Gaming Revisions • House Bill 5121 (Substitute H-3) Sponsor: Rep Harold Haugh Committee: Regulatory Reform • Copy of the legislative analysis is available.
Media and Public Relations • Get the media to love you and the club. Sell your brand. • Give them what they want. • When they want it. • In a format they can use. • What is Media? • Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, T.V. Cable, Youtube, Blogs, Websites. • Basic Rules to make the media love you. • Give them what they want. • Build Relationships to help determine who they are, how they do their job and what they need. • Invite media to meetings and find contact information. • Have a connection at all local papers, radio stations and t.v. stations. • Make sure it is news. • Something has to occur that is out of the ordinary and not routine or a regular event that includes locals, ie: Student of the Month. • Make sure the story has a good local angle. • “Kiwanis international president in town” vs. “Local High School Key Club Students honor Kiwanis President.” • Pictures of local folks make the story better and more newsworthy. • News releases • INCLUDE CONTACT INFORMATION (a must). • Make sure everything is included, it must be a complete release. • Must answer basic questions about the event; who, what, when, where, why and how. • Photo Usage • Can never take too many pictures of an event. • Create a photo gallery on the website with lots of local pictures. • Website and media connections • Post your news on your website with pictures. • Create a picture gallery. • Have a news release section so people coming to your website can see what your club has been doing.
Geneva &East Lansing • International Kiwanis Convention • The world meets in Geneva, Switzerland • www.KiwanisOne.org/Convention • July 7-10 2011 • Michigan District Convention • East Lansing; Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center • More Information TBA
Seminars and SessionsAttended Rebekah Paul August 26, 2010 Registration and Credentials MI District Exhibits August 27, 2010 Good to Great Convention Kick-off Luncheon First Delegate Session August 28, 2010 The Ins and Outs of Charitable Gaming Events. Public Relations and Outreach Second Delegate Session Governors Banquet • August 26, 2010 • Registration& Credentials • MI District Exhibits • August 27, 2010 • Websites: To Create or Make Better • Convention Kick-off Luncheon • First Delegate Session • August 28, 2010 • Presidents-elect • Club Excellence • Second Delegate Session • Governors Banquet