Celebrate Builders Club Week: March 20 - 24, 2023

Join Kiwanis staff for Builders Club Advisor Check-in Chats. Visit this page frequently for updates!

ADVISORS

Upcoming Advisor Check-in Chats

Awards & Recognition: Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m., EST: REGISTER

Advisors, join us to learn what your club needs to submit to be considered for recognition and awards, including the criteria to meet for your Annual Achievement Report. Recognition opportunities include Distinguished Club, Honor Club, Distinguished Club Advisor, Distinguished Club Officer and Single Service Award. Also come prepared to share and to hear from other advisors what’s working this year for your club!

Reflections & Sharing: Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m., EST: REGISTER

Advisors, join our team and other club advisors to reflect on the year of service and mentorship of your young leaders! Reflect together about:

  • What was the most meaningful service project for your students?
  • What partnerships were most beneficial both to your club and to your partner?
  • What did your students learn?
  • What did you learn?
  • What is something you need so you can do your best work?

View recorded advisor training webinars

Advisor Season of Giving webinar

Advisor Kickoff the year webinars

Builders Club Surveys for Members and Advisors

End-of-Year Member and Advisor Surveys: In late April through May return to this page for information about the end-of-year surveys for members and advisors. The links to each survey will go live on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Beginning-of-Year Member Survey: Builders Club advisors, thank you for asking your members to take the Builders Club Member Survey. The Beginning-of-Year Survey is now closed. Clubs that completed surveys were entered to win a US $50 Dollar Days gift card. Survey responses are helping us better understand members’ experiences, skills they gain and the topics they learn through Builders Club. It will also help us understand the effectiveness of this year’s new and revised Builders Club materials!

We appreciate you!

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a Builders Club advisor. Your involvement is crucial to the success of Builders Club. And you have various sources of support. Volunteers within the district, known as Builders Club district administrators, are available to answer questions. Additionally, member services staff at Kiwanis International headquarters are also ready to help—they’re just an e-mail or phone call away!


Phone: 1-800-Kiwanis, ext. 411

ADVISOR ROLES

Faculty advisor

Each Builders Club has a faculty advisor chosen from the faculty, staff or administration of the school. The faculty advisor works closely with both the Builders Club and the sponsoring Kiwanis club. The faculty advisor is familiar with the school’s procedures and acts as liaison between the K-Kids club, Kiwanis club and school administration.

If the Builders Club is a community-based club, then a staff person from the facility should fill this role.

Kiwanis advisor

The Kiwanis advisor’s role is to initiate organization of a Builders Club in accordance with guidelines provided by Kiwanis International, obtain the approval of school officials for its establishment as a school organization, recruit initial members, schedule the organizational meeting, file the Petition for Charter, plan for the charter presentation event and after the club is fully operating, provide continuous coordination, counsel and assistance. The Kiwanis advisor is also responsible for conducting Builders Club officers training to incoming leadership.

Club Resources

Builders Club program kit items

Review what’s offered in this year’s Builders Club program kit. Look through all the resources and share with club members.

Advisor Education

Educational opportunities

Virtual Tools to conduct club meetings

Virtual resources for club members

Celebrate and share successes

Share the club’s community service/fundraising project

Did your club just finish an amazing community service or fundraising project? Don’t keep it a secret, share your story with the Kiwanis world. Other clubs will benefit and might even replicate your project in their school or community.

Submit information through the Share our Builders Club project form.

Additional Advisor Resources

Purchase Builders Club gear!