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  • TLC 2016: Three events, three locations

    The 2016 Training and Leadership Conference is coming this summer. In fact, it’s coming to three different locations! In 2016, Aktion Club will hold a TLC event in:
    • Toronto:  Thursday, June 23
    • Baltimore: July 22–24
    • Sioux City, Nebraska: September 16–18

    With the growth of Aktion Club, we wanted to share our annual event with more members. So we’re providing more opportunities to attend—and in more places that members can reach. After all, our members are part of the Kiwanis family’s fastest-growing program. It’s time to make our signature event accessible to more people than ever.

    New twist, same advantages

    Each event will be guided by the same principle as our previous TLCs: a chance for Aktion Club members to get together for fun, education and service. (The Toronto event will also take place at the same time as the Kiwanis International convention, offering attendees a chance to share a convention experience with other Kiwanis family members.)

    As the event dates approach, we’ll keep you updated. We also encourage you to check in regularly for information on registration, speakers, events and more.

    Join us!

    Make plans to attend one of the 2016 Training and Leadership Conferences. No matter which location you choose, you’ll share an experience that brings together Aktion Club members, advisors and volunteers. 

    And you’ll enjoy all the good stuff that makes it special: fun, education and inspiration.
    See you this summer!

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  • Connect, share, engage

    November is Kiwanis Family Month. This is the perfect time to connect, share and engage with others in the Kiwanis family. Here are a three ways you can participate:

    • Connect with other advisors. Contact your district administrator and find out if there are other Aktion Clubs in your area. If so, reach out! Start sharing ideas and identifying ways to collaborate.
    • Share your pride. Download the Aktion Club logo—and post it on your social media accounts. When you do, share why you love Aktion Club and how long you’ve served in your role. Encourage other Aktion Club volunteers to do the same.
    • Engage with other Kiwanis-family programs. Invite other Kiwanis-family clubs in your area to your Aktion Club meetings and events. Discuss how we’re all making a difference in the community—and make plans to serve together!

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  • Time for a two-month check-in!

    As an Aktion Club advisor, you have many ways to mentor members and help complete key activities. As we complete the second month in the Aktion Club year, it's a good time to stop and review what should be done by now, where we are today—and what's still to come. Use the information below to plan and stay on track.

    Review member handbooks and advisor guide.
    Pay member dues.
    Create a club budget.
    Recruit members.
    Elect officers.
    Conduct officer installation ceremony.
    Conduct club officer training.
    Create committees.
    Plan the year.
    Complete the quarterly report for last quarter (July–September).
    Take part in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and raise funds for The Eliminate Project.

    Participate in Kiwanis Family Month.
    Turn in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds.
    Serve a meal in a homeless shelter.
    Start planning for the Aktion Club Training & Leadership Conference.

    Have members attend a Kiwanis club meeting.
    Plan an activity with your sponsoring Kiwanis club.
    Make sure membership dues are paid.
    Organize a social event for the club, such as a dance or a holiday party.
    Complete quarterly report for first quarter (October–December).
    Have members attend a Kiwanis club meeting.

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  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: It's time to celebrate!

    You did it! Thanks for making the 2015 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF year the most successful one yet.  Your Aktion Club helped save the lives of mothers and babies because you chose to collect coins instead of candy. Now it's time to celebrate! Announce your accomplishment to your community. Hold a pizza party or ice cream social to recognize your club members’ contribution to eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. Give members certificates for their hard work. 

    And don’t forget to send in your hard-earned funds to receive recognition for your work.Send a check or money order (payable to the Kiwanis International Foundation) for at least US$250, along with your completed gift form by December 31 to be eligible for a 2015 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF banner patch. 

    Funds should be mailed to:

    The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
    Kiwanis International Foundation
    P.O. Box 6457 - Dept. #286
    Indianapolis, IN 46206  
    ATTN: Trick-or-Treat

    Write the club name or club number on the memo line of the check.It’s important to send your check directly to the Kiwanis International Foundation so we can keep track of all funds raised by Kiwanis-family clubs. 

    What’s next? If your club loved being a part of the worldwide effort to raise funds for The Eliminate Project, mark your calendars for Eliminate Week, May 2–6, 2016. Kiwanis-family clubs around the world will focus for the final time on raising funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project, just in time for Mother’s Day! 

    Thanks again for being a part of our worldwide effort to change history and save lives. You are making a difference! 

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