Kiwanis

Service Leadership Programs

Blog | Media | Shop

Builders Club week with blue backgroundInteractive Advisor Education

NEWS

All posts

Sneak a peek at the member kits

Each year, Builders Clubs receive a membership kit with resources and materials designed to help club members and advisors succeed. This year you can expect to find all of the following (and more) amazing resources and materials in the membership kit:

  • Member handbooks. Encourage students to refer to their handbook regularly. It includes a calendar for planning events during the year, and it’s handy for sharing information with parents.
  • Member cards and pins. Club officers should ensure members receive one of each so they can show their Builders Club pride. The officers should designate a day each week (preferably the club meeting day) for members to wear their pins at school. 
  • Officer and advisor pins. In addition to the member pin, each advisor and officer should receive a pin to reflect his or her title. Honor new officers at a club officer installation using the suggested ceremonial outline on page 34 of the advisor guide.
  • Calendar poster. The club officers can help members stay on track throughout the school year by hanging this poster in the club meeting room and keeping it updated with meeting dates and service projects. 
  • Officer guides. Each guide is unique to the responsibilities of each club officer position. However, all the guides have the same basic structure—with job descriptions, tools to help plan or prepare, resources and helpful websites, and checklists of responsibilities.
  • Table tents. Ask each club officer to use them during club meetings. To keep the items in good shape, consider laminating them, or collect them after every meeting. Additional table tents are available for download. (For officers: buildersclub.org/tabletentsofficers. For other members: buildersclub.org/tabletents.)
  • Peer recognition stickers. Use the stickers to increase positive, thoughtful acts in the school and community. Members give stickers to peers they “catch” doing acts of kindness.
  • Advisor guide. Created for both the faculty advisor and the Kiwanis advisor, this guide is filled with information and tips for supporting a Builders Club. You can also download a digital copy or purchase additional printed copies in the meeting items/literature section.