Fellow Kiwanians, there are a number of areas where we can focus our efforts in order to continue the growth and service work of our great District.
We have opportunities with our SLP graduates from Key Club and Circle K. They are eligible for 2 years of free membership when joining a Kiwanis Club after graduation. What a golden opportunity. These young people understand service and volunteerism and they bring fresh and new ideas to the table. We need to be actively recruiting our SLP graduates and inviting them into our Clubs.
When you attend Caucus meetings and Conventions, it is apparent that there is not as much Diversity in our organization as there could be. Our communities have become much more diverse and therefore we need to ensure that our Clubs reflect demographics of the communities they serve. It means growth, resulting in more ideas and more hands to help with service projects.
SLP’s are a key ingredient to our organization. They have made us what we are today. To continue our growth we need to continue opening and supporting Builders, Aktion, Key and Circle K Clubs as it builds the Kiwanians of the future and introduces their parents to Kiwanis. No doubt, they will be impressed. When they feel good about what they see they’ll want to join and share it with others. It’s human nature to want to have fun, friendship and work in our communities.
We cannot be complacent and sit back to wait for others to grow membership. You and I have to do it, each and every day of the year or it won’t happen.
I’m asking for your support to help make these ideas and many more our Kiwanis reality.