WHAT WOULD YOU DO? DECISION-MAKING SCENARIOS FOR KIWANIS LEADERS
STEPS TO DECISION MAKING • IDENTIFY THE GOAL • GATHER INFORMATION • IDENTIFY OPTIONS • CONSIDER CONSEQUENCES • MAKE THE DECISION • EVALUATE THE DECISION
You are a club director. It is time for the annual review of the club finances. The club has had the same two club members do the review for the past five years. In recent years, the club’s income and expenses have grown exponentially and there has been discussion of engaging an accounting firm to do the review. Another board member has offered the services of his accounting firm to do an independent review at a discounted rate. What would you do?
You are a club director.The club’s scholarship committeeselects five students annually to receive scholarship awards from the club, subject to approval from the club’s board. You personally know, through your employment, that one of the top five scoring applicants has greatly overstated their family financial need resulting in a higher score. What would you do?
You are the club president-elect. One day, you receive an e-mail from a parent allegingthat the club president had made suggestive and highly inappropriate comments to her daughter (the Key Club president) at a Key Club event. What would you do?
You are the club’s Service & Fundraising chair. For many years, the club has held a golf tournament as its largest fundraiser. Shady Inc. has been the lead sponsor of the event for the past five years. Recently, Shady Inc. has been under investigation for money laundering, although no formal charges have been filed. Shady Inc. has made it known that it would like to continue to be the lead sponsor for this year’s event which is coming up in three months. What would you do?
You are the chair of the club’s membership committee. You have received the membership application for John Skunk. Based on your dealings with him in other groups in the community, you know that he has a toxic personality that would disrupt the chemistry of the club and cause the loss of members. He is being sponsored by the club president. What would you do?
You are a club director. The club received a substantial bequest from the estate of a former member a number of years ago. The terms of the bequest stipulated that the club could use only the annual interest from the funds towards club projects in the community. The money has been kept in a separate CD that generates about $1000 a year in interest. The club’s Service & Fundraising committee has recommended to the board that some of the principal be used to purchase a food truck for the club which would generate approximately $10000 per year in additional funds to the club. What would you do?
You are the club secretary. The club’s board recently voted to change the club’s meeting place after 25 years in order to try to increase membership. There are a number of club members who are not happy about this decision and have requested that the entire club membership vote on this matter. What would you do?
You are the club president. The faculty advisor of your Key Club has asked that the current Kiwanis advisor be replaced. The current advisor is a past club president who started the Key Club and has been the advisor for 30 years. The past year, he has not been attending the Key Club meetings or projects on a regular basis. What would you do?
You are the club vice-president. You have been in the club for less than a year. Two months into the Kiwanis year, the president resigns due to her receiving a job transfer. The president-elect moves up to president and an election is scheduled to fill the vacant president-elect position. Before the election is held, the new president resigns for personal reasons. What would you do?
You are the new club treasurer. In reviewing club records, you find that there are a number of club members who have not paid dues and that the club has been carrying them on the roster for many years. What would you do?