Celebrate Builders Club Week March 18-22, 2024!

ADVISOR RESOURCES FOR THE CLUB

We are here to support 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

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.

Digital Resources

ADVISOR ONLINE TRAINING

2023-24 Check-in Chats / Webinars

Wrap Up & Prepare for Next Year. April 10, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET. Register here. 

Get tips and share your advice with other advisors about how to wrap up a service year, including celebrating the club’s good service and reflecting on the year. Also learn how to get ready for the upcoming year with officer elections and planning for recruitment and service.  

Office Hours for K-Kids and Builders Club Advisors. March 5, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. ET and May 1, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET. Join us.  

We are here to support you! Drop in for a few minutes during our office hours to ask a question, share an issue, or connect with our Service Leadership Programs staff.  

Recorded Chats / Webinars

Advisor Chats (2023- 2024)

Whether you are a faculty or Kiwanis advisor, click on the links below to watch short videos in this Advisor Training series to learn important things that will help you do your work and guide your club to thrive.

Advisor Chats (2022- 2023)

Additional Educational Opportunities

Virtual Tools to conduct club meetings

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.

Surveys for for Builders Club Members and Advisors

Beginning-Of-Year Member Survey

Thank you to advisors for having your club officers and members complete the Beginning-Of-Year Member Survey. The fall survey closed on November 1. The end-of-year advisor and member surveys will open on April 1. Read these results from last year’s survey to see takeaways from members and advisors.

 

Additional Advisor Resources

Purchase Builders Club gear!