Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!
This month, I would like to put special emphasis on the power of planning in advance. Just like with anything else, if you’re always two to three weeks ahead of schedule, you’ll be able to accomplish so much more throughout the year. I would highly recommend utilizing platforms such as Notion and Google Calendar to do this. Notion will help you organize your tasks, while Google Calendar will provide you with a visual for your deadlines and meeting dates.
An upcoming event you can practice this tactic with is Trick or Treat for UNICEF for Start Strong: Zambia! If your club members want an excuse to rekindle their sense of childhood and trick-or-treat for Halloween, this is an excellent opportunity to partake. For this fun and spirited annual service project, club members go door-to-door and tell their neighbors a little about the cause while asking for cash donations. They may even get some candy while on the job! Listen to a message from Olympian and UNICEF Ambassador Laurie Hernandez to learn more about the project here.
If you’re looking for more ways to get involved in your community at the beginning of the school year, Kiwanis Family members around the world gather annually on the fourth Saturday in October for Kiwanis One Day. It’s a day set aside for clubs to work together to better their communities — and to invite friends and family to join them in a joint-service project! So, join your local Kiwanis Club on Saturday, October 28th, to do just that. Remember, all it takes is one day to make a difference. If you have any questions, need help connecting with other Kiwanis Family branches in your area, or would like to share your joint-service project ideas, feel free to reach out to Kiwanis Family Relations Chair, Kaitlin Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another upcoming event from Key Club International is Key Club Week, which takes place from November 6-10th. Each day of the week, Key Club International has a new challenge for your club. Get involved with this annual event to show your school what Key Club is all about. Repost graphics on social media, get your members to use hashtags, and lead through action by demonstrating club spirit! Learn more about what challenges KCI has in store for your club this year here.
Finally, if you want an opportunity to showcase your Key Club spirit, another free upcoming event you should attend is the Global Engagement Rally on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at 4 p.m. Pacific Time via Zoom. During the rally, Key Club International members across the globe will engage with diverse volunteers, explore different backgrounds and perspectives, and more!