Key Club Week gives you the opportunity to show your community what Key Club is truly about: service. Each day places an emphasis on service, to promote Key Club within our homes, schools and communities and to make Key Club a household name.
Do your part to make sure Key Club Week—Nov. 7-11, 2016—starts Kiwanis Family Month with a bang. Join other Key Clubs from around the world by following the suggestions below. Check out the Key Club Week Manual (PDF) for more ideas for each day.
The New England & Bermuda District of Key Club International
Monday, November 9, 2016
Show your K in every way—Show people what Key Club is all about!
- Wear Key Club apparel to school such as T-shirts, buttons, pins, etc.
- Place posters around school advertising Key Club and Key Club Week.
- Get your local media involved! Schedule an interview with your local radio or television station talking about the service that Key Club renders. Write an article and publish it in your local newspaper.
- Officially announce Key Club Week in your community with a proclamation from your local government.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Kudos to the Key players—Personally thank all the Key Club supporters you know—teachers, advisors and other Key players.
- Write thank-you notes, host an appreciation dinner or do something uniquely your own style to recognize the contributions of these special people.
- Host an appreciation party for your key clubbers. you can have their favorite foods, music and games at the party. Don't forget the pizza!
- Honor significant members of your club who always go the extra mile with certificates of appreciation or even awards such as trophies.
- Give your club advisors, Kiwanians, members of your club executive boards or even district boards.
- Utilize social media. On Twitter give a shout out to Key Club members who go above and beyond. Create an album on Facebook highlighting the top ten Key Club members with pictures and a synopsis of his/her hard work.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Dare to Care—Key Club has four preferred charities—UNICEF, March of Dimes, Children's Miracle Network, and the Thirst Project. Take time to focus on service projects that help support these causes, one of our District Projects, or a local organization that's important to your Key Club.
- Conduct fundraisers to help March of Dimes. Sell purple goodies such as cupcakes, cookies and ice cream and also purple stickers.
- Make support cards for premature babies and their families who are in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of your local hospital.
- Make nonslip socks or capes for your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital or the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute.
- Organize a can drive within your school on this day in support of the Eliminate project.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Random Acts of Kindness—Challenge every member to complete one random act of kindness, write it down and then give it to a designated club officer. This officer will then compile a list of all the random acts of kindness the Key Club has rendered. Examples of random acts of kindness that can be done include:
- Bring pencils to school and give them away to people who forget to bring one.
- Slip some money into the pocket of a needy friend.Pay for the lunch of the person behind you.
- Leave sticky notes with compliments on the lockers of students.
- Fulfill the cliche and bring your teacher an apple.
- Hand out candy to students.
- Give up your seat to someone on the bus or subway.
- Open the door for someone.
- Help someone with homework.
- Strike up a conversation with someone who is standing alone.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Connect the Ks—Key Club is the largest high school service organization in the world and is a member of the Kiwanis family. Celebrate the entire family of Kiwanis by getting the whole gang involved. Connect with local Kiwanis, Circle K International, Builders, Kiwanis Kids or Aktion clubs and team up for a joint service project.
- Have a joint social with other Key club members within your division. Have games and activities and of course, food! You can also have members from your local Circle K present as well as Kiwanis members.
- Conduct a joint service project with Kiwanis Family members. There are multiple projects to choose from such as renovating a children'ts home to simply cleaning up a park. Since it's also Veteran's Day, consider doing something to support veterans in your community!
- Have a day of play with your Builders Club or K-Kids members. Conduct fun activities such as jumping rope and playing Frisbee or playing sports like soccer and basketball