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  • Last but not least...

    TLC South Sioux City, NE is less than a month away. Are you thinking about attending? If so, we have good news: Registration fees are now only $80 per attendee! That’s a great rate for a weekend full of learning, service and fun. But it will only be good through August 31, so don’t delay! The full schedule and information on the keynote speaker can be found here


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  • New this year: Fall mailing

    The 2016–17 Aktion Club year begins October 1. To get your club started off right, we have scheduled a fall mailing full of club materials to be sent to all active clubs. Shipment will be made to the Aktion Club’s Kiwanis advisor. The mailing will include two advisor guides and enough member handbooks for the current membership. To ensure your club receives this mailing, make sure member dues are paid for the 2015–16 year. Check the Paid Membership Report for Aktion Club, or call your district administrator. Materials for new members added for 2016–17 will be sent once dues have been paid in the Membership Update Center.  

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  • Contest time!

    Do the members in your club love to talk to people? Or are there any budding artists? Whatever their interests, the 2015–16 Aktion Club contests offer ways to engage them—individually or as a group.

    This year, there are five contest categories:

    • Scrapbook
    • Single service
    • Poster
    • T-shirt
    • Speech

    If your club members like to take photos, the scrapbook contest would be a great choice. Clubs that have a strong service affiliation can enter the single service project contest to showcase their best service project of the year. 

    Don't forget: The deadline is September 15. Entries are due to district administrators on that date (unless otherwise indicated by your district leader). Advisors are encouraged to assist and lead members with their entries. 

    Your club and member entries could end up being entered into the international contest. Aktion Club's district committee will judge entries, with the district administrator forwarding winners to Kiwanis International for judging by September 30. For complete details, check out the Aktion Club contest page


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  • It’s so nice we’re having it twice

    Aktion clubs around the world will have another opportunity to show the world the impact Aktion Club members can make in just one day. 

    Starting in the 2016–17 administrative year, Kiwanis One Day will be held on the fourth Saturday of October. The Kiwanis International board voted to move the annual day of service to align with potential sponsorship opportunities. Plus, the Gannett Company and other media companies partner for an annual Make a Difference Day on the 4th Saturday of October. It's a great opportunity for your club to align Kiwanis with this day of service and apply for Make a Difference Day grants.

    Take this opportunity to let clubs know that they have another opportunity to participate this year–or start planning an even bigger event for October 2017. Clubs looking for an idea could participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF as a Kiwanis-Aktion Club event or plan another project using the Kiwanis One Day Game Plan toolkit. Clubs that wish to participate in the Legacy of Play contest, held with partner Landscape Structures, will have plenty of time to plan an entry for a future opportunity to win US$25,000 worth of playground equipment. (Not familiar with this contest? See contest rules, submissions and this year's winner.) 

    Kiwanis One Day will continue to be held on the fourth Saturday of October for the foreseeable future. Kiwanis One Day is a great opportunity to bring together the Kiwanis family to focus on local community service. It’s an example of Kiwanis’ belief that kids need Kiwanis. Kids need Kiwanis to provide programs and services no longer available because of school and municipal budget constraints. Kids need Kiwanis to provide backpacks, food and vaccines. Kids who want to be in youth clubs need Kiwanis club members as mentors to help them thrive, prosper and grow. Kiwanis One Day is a great time to show the world that kids need Kiwanis—and Kiwanis provides for their needs.

    How will your club make a difference in your community on Kiwanis One Day? Let us know at pr@kiwanis.org

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