As we kick off the month of May, Kiwanis International is celebrating Kiwanis Membership Month. This month is all about raising awareness of the importance of membership growth to Kiwanis' mission and vision in serving the children of the world.
Membership growth is vital to Kiwanis' ability to continue to serve children and communities around the world. By welcoming new members, Kiwanis clubs can expand their reach and impact, while also bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the table.
But Kiwanis Membership Month isn't just about recruiting new members – it's also about recognizing and appreciating existing members. Kiwanis clubs are encouraged to use this month to celebrate the hard work and dedication of their members, and to show their appreciation for all that they do to make a difference in their communities. As the Two for Two program supported by KI President Bert West is all about.
Kiwanis Asia-Pacific is encouraging all Kiwanis clubs in the region to participate in this campaign. Here are some ways to grow your Kiwanis membership in your community:
Spread the word: Talk about Kiwanis to your family, friends, and colleagues. Share the story of how Kiwanis have made a positive impact in your community and how they can get involved.
Host an open house: Host an open house event to showcase your Kiwanis club to the community. Invite local business leaders, community leaders, and potential members to learn more about Kiwanis and its mission. Use this opportunity to showcase your club's past accomplishments and share your vision for the future.
Leverage existing members: Your existing members can be your biggest asset when it comes to membership growth. Encourage your members to bring a friend or family member to your next meeting or event. You can also ask your members to reach out to their personal and professional networks to attract potential members.
Attend community events: Attend local events such as fairs, festivals, and community gatherings. Set up a booth and engage with the community. Use this opportunity to inform them about Kiwanis and its mission.
Social media: Use social media to spread the word about Kiwanis. Post photos and videos of your Kiwanis events and share them on your social media pages. Encourage your followers to join Kiwanis and make a positive impact in their community.
Volunteer opportunities: Offer volunteer opportunities to the community. Host events such as clean-up drives, food drives, or other community service projects. This is a great way to engage with the community and attract potential members.
Sponsorship: Partner with local schools, non-profits, and other organizations to sponsor events. This not only helps your club gain exposure but also shows that Kiwanis is committed to making a positive impact in the community.
Collaborate with other Kiwanis clubs: Collaborate with other Kiwanis clubs in your district or region to attract new members. You can host joint events or community service projects to showcase the impact that Kiwanis can have on the community.
Highlight the benefits of Kiwanis membership: Finally, it's important to highlight the benefits of Kiwanis membership. Kiwanis offers opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership training, and networking. By becoming a member, individuals can make a positive impact in their community and be part of a global organization dedicated to service.
Remember, Kiwanis membership growth is not just about numbers, but about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families. By implementing these strategies, you can attract new members who share your commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
Let us work together to promote Kiwanis and its mission, and attract new members who share our commitment to serving our children, one child, and one community at a time.