The 2021-22 Kiwanis year is quickly approaching, and Kiwanis is ready to welcome back all the youth clubs that were unable to meet last year due to the pandemic. Join Kiwanis staff for a welcome back to Kiwanis ‘Homecoming’ webinar and learn strategies to re-engaging clubs lost in recent years due to Covid-19 and other reasons.
The “Homecoming Campaign” offers easy to access tools administrators can use to contact and welcome clubs back to a year of amazing service.
Register for the Homecoming webinar
Register in advance for one of the following webinars. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you’re unable to attend, the recorded webinar will be posted on the administrator page of the Builders Club website after the event.
District administrators are the “adult face” of the Builders Club program in their district. This means they should be advocates for the program, represent the program at district events, and generally serve as the primary “go-to” person for the program in their district.
Opening New Clubs
District administrators support new clubs through the club-building and chartering processes. Administrators should also find opportunities in their district to promote the program to potential host sites (schools, agencies, etc.)
District administrators should offer regular communication and support to both Kiwanis advisors and faculty advisors. Administrators should find ways to recognize the work of the advisors and develop means to help them do their best.
District administrators should oversee a committee of adults to help carry out district responsibilities. Therefore, it becomes important for administrators to be good leaders/coaches skilled at putting people in positions where their strengths match the program needs.
Liaison to Kiwanis International
District administrators are the primary link between the Kiwanis International staff and their district. Responsibilities include providing updates, responding to requests, providing assistance in billing/membership issues, forwarding information and representing the interest of Kiwanis International.
Kiwanis International sign-in page (Kiwanis Connect)
Kiwanis Connect makes the sign on process simple, secure and streamlined. You’ll be able to access all your Kiwanis information, reports and special applications in one place. Check out frequently asked questions to learn more about Kiwanis Connect.
Monthly administrator e-newsletters
The third week of the month, Kiwanis International staff sends an e-newsletter to Builders Club Administrators and club advisors. View past e-newsletters by using the links on this website page.
Club advisor contact information – Download reports in Microsoft Excel listing club Kiwanis and faculty advisor contact information. Login to Kiwanis Connect to access this information. Not sure how to log in to Kiwanis Connect, check out these frequently asked questions to help.
Club status – Track club status, membership numbers and newly chartered clubs by reviewing these Kiwanis reports.
Club building and 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. This includes:
Builders Club program kit items
Review what’s offered in this year’s Builders Club program kit. Look through all the resources and be in the know about what club advisors receive to help them guide club members.
Tools to conduct virtual meetings
Virtual resources to help clubs thrive
Annual club renewal information
Beginning October 1 the year after 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.
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 form. If you have questions contact .
Resources from past administrator conferences
Annual training for new and returning district administrators of all SLP programs (K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K and Aktion Club) will take place virtually this year. Visit this online folder where you’ll find resources from current and past conferences.
Private Facebook group for district administrators
This group is an online place for active district administrators of 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.
Clubs and individual members have an opportunity to heighten their leadership experience – while adding more fun to the year by participating in club recognition. Check out club award and recognition opportunities for more information.
Monthly advisor 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 receive updates, tips, activity ideas, and resources. Administrators also receive a copy.
Check out 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. District administrators may also review these courses by logging into the Kiwanis online reporting system and selecting the SLP Education tab.
Review virtual leadership training for advisors
Key Leader helps you take your leadership skills to the next level. Our program empowers students and adults to become more caring and confident servant leaders. Through team-building activities, group discussions and personal reflection, you’ll discover your values, how you relate to others and how you can collaborate, lead and problem-solve to achieve more for yourself, your schools and your communities. Check out Virtual key Leader.
Recorded 2020 administrator training webinars
October 21, 2020
Builders Club Administrator Training – 8 p.m. EDT
Need additional assistance?
If you have questions or need additional assistance contact Lisa Pyron.