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  • Member kits to arrive in September!

    It’s that time of year! The 2018-19 membership kits will be mailed to all active clubs in September. To help ensure that the Builders Club receives its kit with enough materials, reach out to the secretary of your sponsoring Kiwanis club. Have that person complete the following steps by August 31:

    1. Log into the Membership Update Center at www.kiwanis.org/login.
    Choose the Kiwanis club that sponsors the Builders Club.

    2. Select the secretary dashboard icon from the menu on the left side of the screen.
    Scroll down to the Sponsorships section and select the pencil icon next to the Builders Club that the club sponsors.

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

    4. Update the mailing address. Verify or update the mailing address (include the attention address line) to which the membership kit should be shipped. If a mailing address is not updated, the kit will be mailed to the Kiwanis club secretary.

    Repeat steps 2-4 for each Builders Club that the club sponsors.


    WHAT WILL I RECEIVE IN THE BUILDERS CLUB PROGRAM KIT?
    The program kit includes essential tools to help you guide club members throughout the year. Learn more about the items included in each renewal kit.

    WHAT IF I NEED MORE MATERIALS OR HAVE QUESTIONS?
    If your Builders Club has more members than provided in the member kit, supplemental kits can be ordered starting October 1 through the Kiwanis club’s secretary dashboard or from the Kiwanis International Member Services team at 317-875-8755 (worldwide) or 800-KIWANIS, ext. 411 (USA and Canada) or e-mail memberservices@kiwanis.org. Additional kits cost US$25 and include member materials for 30 members. Payment must be received before additional kits will be shipped.

    WHAT IF I ENCOUNTER ISSUES WHEN RENEWING ONLINE?

    Contact the Kiwanis International Member Services team at 317-875-8755 (worldwide) or 800-KIWANIS, ext. 411 (USA and Canada) or e-mail memberservices@kiwanis.org. We'll work with you to complete the registration process.

    Thank you for supporting Builders Club!

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  • Connecting with Builders Club members



    Builders Club members are exploring their independence. As an advisor, you’re a key figure—an adult role model and mentor. Here are five ways to lay the foundation for a meaningful relationship with members:
    1. Learn and use their names. When you address someone by name, you show that person respect. Show members that they’re important by taking the time to learn and use their names.
    2. Celebrate individuality. Middle school students are trying to figure out who they are and what place they have in the world. They might be exploring ways to dress, act and talk. Embrace their individuality and uniqueness, rather than judging or stereotyping.
    3. Share a little about yourself. Take time to tell personal stories or share some of your interests and hobbies. The more comfortable your students are with you, the more relaxed and receptive they will be.
    4. Take an interest in their lives. Learn a little about each member. Find out some of their hobbies, what kind of music they like and what they do in their spare time.
    5. Smile. Young people rely heavily on nonverbal communication and watch those around them for nonverbal cues. When you give anyone a smile, it’s welcoming and inviting—especially for someone of middle-school age.

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