KCOB Committees

 

Standing Committees
Club Programs Committees
Membership Enhancement and Recognition Committees

KIWANIS COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

Serving on committees through Kiwanis is one of the best ways to meet other members and feel connected to the club. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How can I get involved?” You can sign up for a committee at any time throughout the year. Please read below for committee descriptions and times of the year when they are active. There are so many ways to be active with KCOB—we need YOU, your time and your talents!

Please sign up for new committee assignments by downloading the form, selecting the committees of interest, and returning the form ASAP to the Kiwanis office. 2017committee overview form


YOUNG CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE COMMITTEES:

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL: Read to students at local Head Start programs. Attend a reading session in November, February and April each year as a committee member.

Athletic Affairs: Recognize local scholar athletes for Male and Female Athlete of the Year along with the Bill Legg Achievement Award. Plan annual recognition luncheon. (Active during the school year)

Youth of the Year: Plan annual recognition luncheon in April for local high school seniors who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, citizenship and service. Invite and greet honored students, parents and principals. Coordinate with the Program Committee. (Committee meetings fall and spring)

 

Standing Committees

Fellowship and Greeting: Promote fellowship and a friendly atmosphere for members and guests. Greet members and guests as they arrive at club meetings. Hand out members’ badges. Encourage and usher members to fill up front seats first and to sit at a different table each week. Staff the reception desk to assist guests.  (Year round)

Communications: Evaluate and make recommendations for member and community outreach and communications. Identify one member per week to be recognized for community service or newsworthy accomplishment. (Year round)

Military Affairs: Plan a meaningful meeting around Memorial Day with a military focus. (Committee meetings in spring)

Political Outreach committee: Review future speakers and invite public officials interested in the topic to attend the meeting to increase our visibility and knowledge in the community. (Year round)

 

COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEES:

SPECIAL PROJECTS REVIEW: Review special community projects  to ensure they align with the mission of KCOB before adoption. Analyze community needs and identify service projects to improve our community and its environment and values committees within our club to address these programs. Coordinate fund raising efforts as required. (Year round)

 

SPONSORED YOUTH COMMITTEES: (Key Club & Circle K Club)

  • Identify opportunities for adding new Sponsored Youth Clubs
  • Maintain a liaison with these clubs, encourage and promote their activities and projects
  • Periodically attend their meetings
  • Assist in planning and coordinating community service projects for these clubs
  • Invite members of these clubs to attend our weekly meetings
  • Report their activities to the board & membership

Key Clubs: Maintain a liaison with sponsored clubs, encourage and promote their activities and projects. Periodically attend their meetings. Assist in planning community service project with sponsored clubs. Invite members of clubs to attend our weekly meetings. Currently sponsor clubs at Pinson Valley, Mountain Brook, and Ramsay high schols. (Active during the school year)

Circle K: Work with college chapters at UAB and Birmingham Southern College as mentors and advisors for chapter activities. Assist in planning and coordinating community service projects. (Active during the school year)

 

CLUB PROGRAMS COMMITTEES

Programs: Identify high caliber programs and interesting speakers for our Tuesday meetings. Invite, coordinate travel and lodging, and host speaker at the meeting. Provide the Communications Director with the speakers biographical sketch, the subject of the program and the name of the sponsor/introducer. Survey members at the end of the month gauging interest in past month’s programs. (Year round)

Birmingham Business Hall of Fame: Review nominations from members to recognize business executives and entrepreneurs who have had a substantial and positive economic impact in the greater Birmingham area. Plan annual dinner and publicity for the event. Invite and greet honored leaders, families and guests. (Monthly committee meetings with dinner in August)

 

MEMBERSHIP ENHANCEMENT AND RECOGNITION COMMITTEES:

Member Outreach: Host quarterly networking/off-site events; promote full attendance at KCOB luncheons and events. Contact members who are not attending and encourage them to attend. Survey membership for suggestions on how to make membership valuable.  (Year round)

Membership (committee appointed by co-chairs): Recruit prospective members and complete application process with committee. Meet monthly to identify potential candidates for membership to meet a specified goal for new members while assuring candidates meet qualifications. Submit names to the Board of Directors for final approval before notifying candidate. (Year round)

New Member Engagement: Ensure each new member is successfully placed on a committee within 30 days of being introduced. (Year round)

 

It is our hope that committees will be purposeful and effective in advancing the objectives of Kiwanis and providing a meaningful experience for members. Each committee is encouraged to be active and to report its activities monthly. Each committee will be asked to meet in October or November and review its goals and responsibilities for the year. Throughout the year, committees will be asked to give a report of their activities to the Board. The Board will establish committee budgets after receiving a request from each committee chair.