a. Introductions and ice breakers.
i. Introduce officers.
ii. Introduce advisor.
b. Introduce guests — include an icebreaker.
2. Old business
a. Have the working group report on the anti-bullying projects for our school.
b. Determine what still needs to be done and make assignments.
c. Have the working group report on the hunger-food insecurity project the club chose for your community.
d. Determine what still needs to be done and make assignments. (In both cases, the projects may have been completed, but follow-up activities could be necessary.)
3. New business
a. Before the meeting, ask a few students to review the video resources and determine which one(s) to show to the full club.
b. Showing gratitude to those around us is important. Hold a group discussion to decide where to target a “gratitude campaign” in the school and community. (Groups to consider: Advisors, Kiwanis sponsors, local project partners, teachers, administrators, custodians, cafeteria and office staff, bus drivers, parents, first responders, military veterans, hospital staff, mail carriers and other delivery providers.)
c. Review the list and decide which groups your club will recognize. Consider expressing appreciation to a different group each week or month. For school personnel, you might want to partner with other school clubs. Don’t forget to thank your Kiwanis sponsors, advisors and other local program partners.
d. Discuss options for recognizing your selected community groups. Refer to the project idea source list.
e. Form a committee to plan the club project and set a timeline for activities. Don’t forget to approach other school clubs to partner on recognizing your selected school personnel.
4. Home project
a. Review committee assignments for anti-bullying school project.
b. Review assignments for hunger and food insecurity project.
c. Complete committee and assignments for the gratitude project(s).
a. Thank everyone for their participation and especially thank the guests.
b. Give details about next meeting.
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