i. Introduce officers.
ii. Introduce advisor.
b. Icebreakers — Check out these ideas to kick off the meeting.
2. Old business
a. Report on service projects completed at home after last meeting.
b. Committee report on current club service projects:
i. Determine what has been planned to date.
ii. Discuss remaining plans to be made.
iii. Assign members to each task and day of event.
3. New business
a. What is civic engagement?
i. Civic engagement is working to make a difference in the life of your community.
b. What kinds of activities come from civic engagement?
i. Vote, work for candidates, work to register voters, community cleanup, road cleanup, graffiti cleanup, help seniors and younger students, etc.
c. View the short YouTube video: “What is Civic Engagement?”
i. Whose job is it to solve the community’s problems?
a) Business, government, charities, people, etc.
ii. How can people solve problems?
a) A shared understanding of the community’s needs, collaboration.
iii. How do people make a difference?
a) Politics, volunteering, organizing, raising funds, etc.
4. Service project
a. Clubs in the U.S.
i. View the video “Voting fun facts for students.”
ii. Plan to make posters and posts about the importance of voting. Decide which members will do what items. (Resources for creating posters and videos are available at Canva.)
iii. For an alternate project, refer to your lists from the last meeting and determine a project that can be completed at home. Let everyone know what materials will be needed. Instructions can be given during the meeting, and the members can finish it before the next meeting.
b. Clubs outside the U.S.
i. How can your voices and opinions be expressed to elected officials? What topics interest you as you serve your school and community through Builders Club?
ii. Refer to your lists from the last meeting and determine a project that can be completed at home.
iii. Let everyone know what materials will be needed.
iv. The instructions can be given during the meeting, and the members can finish it before the next meeting.
a. Thank everyone — especially the guests — for their participation.
b. Give details about next meeting.
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