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Show off your Builders Club!

Sharing with your sponsoring Kiwanis club
It’s important for club officers to share an end-of-the-year report with the sponsoring Kiwanis club. It's the best way to let Kiwanians know the Builders Club is making a difference — and to thank them for making it possible. 

Since the Kiwanis advisor is a direct link to the sponsoring Kiwanis club, he or she can help Builders Club officers request time to present at an upcoming Kiwanis club meeting. And you can help the club officers develop their presentation.

Here are ideas of what to include:
  • Service success. Share pictures and stories from the year's service projects. Include personal quotes from members and describe how the club has made a difference in their lives. Tell Kiwanians what members learned from volunteering, and why the club is important to the school and community. 
  • Numbers. Show Kiwanis club members how much they matter. Offer a club report that includes the number of students in the club, total dollars raised, total number of service projects—and any other relevant information. Highlight whatever is most important for them to know.
  • Feedback. Were any of the Builders Club’s projects similar to the Kiwanis club’s? Ask the Kiwanians — and get ideas for next year's service projects. Build momentum for the two clubs to be involved with each other in the future. 
  • Invitation. Can your meeting space accommodate extra guests? If so, encourage Kiwanis club members to attend the final meeting or the year-end party. This is a great way for Kiwanians to introduce themselves and observe Builders Club culture first-hand. 
Most importantly, thank your sponsoring Kiwanis club! Ask Builders Club members to create thank-you cards ahead of time and distribute them to Kiwanians after the presentation.

Sharing with your school leaders
After presenting to the sponsoring Kiwanis club, encourage club officers to give a similar presentation to school leaders. When they see how students are partnering with adults to create a positive change in the school and community, school leaders will be encouraged to support Builders Club — and engage them with new opportunities. Remember: the faculty advisor is a direct link to the school, so he or she could help the club officers personally invite school leaders to an upcoming Builders Club meeting.