Advisor Resources

Be a successful Builders Club advisor.

ADVISOR RESOURCES FOR THE CLUB

Builders Club Faculty Advisor Council 2024-25 

Kiwanis International is forming a Builders Club Faculty Advisor Council that will meet during the 2024-2025 service year to help us better understand what advisors and clubs need and how Builders Club resources are being used. We invite you to apply after downloading and reviewing this Council overview (with council description, responsibilities, and requirements): Faculty Advisor Council overview PDF.

Find the online council application form HERE. Applications will be accepted from April 15 – May 30. For questions, please contact Luana Nissan, Service Leadership Programs Manager at .

Builders Club Advisor and Member End-of-Year Surveys

Remember to add Advisor and Member End-of-Year Surveys to your April club activities. Share your insight and feedback about what members learn, and about club experiences and resources! Surveys take less than 10 minutes to complete and will be open April 1 through May 15. Advisors and clubs that participate will be entered for a chance to receive a $25 Amazon gift card! These links will open on April 1Builders Club advisor end-of-year survey 2023-24 and Builders Club member end-of-year survey 2023-24.

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

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

 

ADVISOR ONLINE TRAINING

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!