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Thank you for supporting and inspiring Builders Club members and advisors as a district administrator! You're an important part of the success of the program in your district. Below you’ll find resources that will help you succeed in your role.

District administrator guide
This guide will provide a foundation for your service as a Builders Club district administrator. Every district has unique features, and some have variations in terminology - but this guide is designed as a helpful, general resource to carry out the functions of your position. The district administrator guide contains information and suggestions on how to support your district. It includes explanations of roles included in the district administrator position description, a suggested calendar, instructions of how to run reports, and much more! 

SLP club reports: 
In order to assist Kiwanis International with club renewals and maintaining accurate contact information in our database, Builders Club district administrators can access information about their districts and advisors by downloading reports (exports as an Excel file) in the SLP Reports tab in the Kiwanis online reporting system. Additional important district reports can be found at kiwanis.org/slpreports

Chartering information: 
A district administrator’s role is to promote Builders Club to potential sponsoring Kiwanis clubs and to support those that take on this commitment. Promote the program to Kiwanis clubs by attending and hosting a booth or workshop at your Kiwanis district convention, mid-year conference and other meetings and conferences as appropriate. Support Kiwanis clubs that choose to sponsor by serving as the primary liaison between the Builders Club and the Kiwanis district. For more information, review the Ambassadorship responsibilities in the district administrator guide.

Annual club renewal fee: 
Beginning October 1 the year after the Builders Club is chartered, the sponsoring Kiwanis club will be billed for an annual renewal fee by Kiwanis International. After following the steps to complete the renewal process, the Builders Club will receive a kit with resources for members. 

Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines:  
There are more than 300,000 members in Kiwanis youth programs. Their care and safety is entrusted to every Kiwanis club member. For Kiwanis to be the premier provider of youth service clubs and programs, we must hold ourselves and fellow members to the highest standards of conduct and awareness. Review the Youth Protection Guidelines and education course by following instructions at kiwanisone.org/youthprotection. Encourage your district's advisors to complete the training each year. 

Reimbursements:
Builders Club district administrators are eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $100 per chartered Builders Club from Kiwanis International. This reimbursement is intended to support the work of district administrators and to strengthen clubs within the district. You are eligible to receive reimbursement for anything associated with promotion or support of the Builders Club program. To complete a request, submit a copy of all receipts (including a driving directions log of mileage) and complete the reimbursement form following the instructions on the bottom of the form. 

Annual SLP Conference:
This is an annual training for new and returning district administrators of all SLP programs (K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K and Aktion Club). In 2018, the SLP Conference will be held January 12-14, 2018 at the Kiwanis International office in Indianapolis, IN. Lodging, materials and meals during the conference will be provided. Districts are encouraged to budget for travel expenses for their administrators to attend this very important event.

Private Facebook group for district administrators:
This group is an online place for active district administrators of K-Kids and Builders Club to network, share ideas and ask questions. Request to join if you are an active Builders Club district administrator and haven't already.

Annual contests and awards:
Clubs and individual members have an opportunity to heighten their leadership experience - while adding more fun to the year by participating in contests. Refer to buildersclub.org/contests for categories, deadlines and recognition opportunities.

Monthly e-newsletters:
From August to May, Kiwanis International publishes a monthly e-newsletter for all active Builders Club Kiwanis and faculty advisors. In these emails, an advisor will get updates, tips, activity ideas, resources and much more. You should receive a copy as well.

Follow Builders Club on social media:
Get the latest news and connect with other clubs worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

SLP education courses for advisors:
To help you strengthen clubs in your district, Kiwanis International has published interactive advisor education courses for advisors to better understand their role, and learn how to further develop the leadership skills of members. Encourage advisors to access these resources by logging into the Kiwanis online reporting system and selecting the SLP Education tab. There are no limits to the number of times an advisor can review a course. Review the list of courses and course descriptions by visiting buildersclub.org/advisoreducation. District administrators may also review these courses by logging into the Kiwanis online reporting system and selecting the SLP Education tab.