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!
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.
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.
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.
Virtual Tools to conduct club meetings
Virtual resources for club members
Online Educational Resources
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.