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  • Quarterly reports due

    Have you completed the quarterly report for your club yet? They were due on January 15, but the report will remain open until January 25. You can find the report here or on the Aktion Club website.

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  • Save the date

    This year marks the 30th anniversary for Aktion Club! George D. “Jake” Swartout organized the first Aktion Club for adults with disabilities in Putnam County, Florida, in 1987. With the assistance of fellow Kiwanians Ed Brooks and Dick Wittner, the Aktion Club concept spread throughout the Florida District—and then throughout the Kiwanis world. Aktion Club continued to bloom for 13 years when it became an official Service Leadership Program of Kiwanis International in 2000.
    To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are hosting the Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference in Florida and Michigan. Save the dates: September 15–17 (Michigan) and November 10–12 (Florida). Check out the website in the coming weeks for more information—and share with your club members. Let’s make this the best year for TLC yet!

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  • Contest theme announced

    The 2016–17 contest theme for Aktion Club is “Courage to Engage.” As you may know, this is the third step in the SLP model. The first two, “Heart to Serve”, and “Call to Lead.” Remember, there are 5 contests overall—check in on the website for specific descriptions regarding each one. Start planning with club members now!

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  • Breakthrough and Aktion

    During the first week of the new year, 19 members of Key Club—the Kiwanis-family program for high school students—participated in the first-ever Breakthrough program in Miami, Florida. Hailing from communities throughout the U.S. and Canada, the students got a weeklong chance to serve the Miami community, learn from one another, speak with city officials and tour culturally rich areas of the city. 

    During a visit to the WOW Center of Miami, they attended an Aktion Club meeting and completed a service project with the club’s members—painting parking curbs and generally getting to know each other. The Key Clubbers also participated in the Aktion Club’s Happy Quarters activity, in which Aktion Club members and Breakthrough participants donated a quarter to share what they were most happy about. 

    The Breakthrough participants send their thanks to the Aktion Club of the WOW Center for an unforgettable experience. 

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  • Time to pay club dues

    If your club has not paid annual member dues, now is the time! The good news: It’s a very easy process. The club advisor simply goes to the Membership Update Center to update the club membership and pay dues. If you are unfamiliar with this process, watch this video to get started.  Then follow the instructions on the Aktion Club website. Remember, Kiwanis International does not send invoices. So go online and do your dues. It’s easy!

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