Designing a district convention workshop. March 27, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET. Register here
Office Hours for K-Kids & Builders Club District Administrators. February 20, Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET and May 7, Tuesday, 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.
The District Administrator Training series includes short videos (linked below) that cover important information that will help you better understand the work of an administrator and life of Builders Clubs:
Kiwanis continues to welcome back all the youth clubs that were unable to meet last year due to the pandemic. The Kiwanis “Homecoming Campaign” shares strategies to re-engage clubs lost in recent years due to Covid-19 and other reasons.
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.
District Administrator Contact Information
Request contact information for the district administrators serving for the current year. Provide information about your experience and skills and help others on the team by sharing your knowledge.
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.
Download Club Advisor Data
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 reports
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.
Review what’s offered in this year’s Builders Club program kit. Look through all the resources and share with 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 .
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.
Need additional assistance?
If you have questions or need additional assistance contact Lisa Pyron.