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November 2009

Bright PR Ideas

by Dave Maloney, Editor

In this month's eBuilder, Capital District Public Relations and Marketing Chairman, Bill Butts, provides you with a wealth of public relations ideas. Did you know KI now offers webinars on a variety of useful and interesting topics? And KI also provides a Power Point presentation to share with your club that explores all the technology now available to clubs including online resources, downloads, growth, leadership tools, social networking and more. How about getting free Kiwanis-related photos for your newsletters and promotional pieces? Or the top 10 resources to improve your club's marketing, recruitment efforts, and service programs? Check out all these topics in the below section under "Public Relations"!

New Way to Recruit New Members: Revealed!

by Jennifer Dugent

One of the biggest challenges that is facing clubs today is figuring out new, effective ways of recruiting. Once prospectives learn about Kiwanis and the good work we do around the community, it's a no brainer to join. The challenge falls in actually getting them to that first meeting. So how have we been doing that? Clubs often go the traditional routes: fliers at libraries and community centers, brochures distributes at fairs and other events. Most clubs find these techniques to be stale. One of the newest tools that Kiwanians aren't aware of is free and just a click away: CraigsList.....more

November '09 eBuilder Front Page

  • Gov. Don's Msg
  • Crab Sales
  • Bicycles
  • Onesis
  • Defeat ALS

Gov. Don's Message: SLP Growth Vital to Kids and Communities

by Gov. Don Dudey

Did you know that November 2-6, 2009 is Key Club Week? What a great opportunity for your sponsored Key Clubs to share their experiences with your club!

Have your Key Club officers and members highlight their activities and the difference they are making in their community at one of your club meetings. If you sponsor a Key Club and do not celebrate your Key Club's importance and their activities, you miss out on a very exciting opportunity! ...more


West Point Kiwanis Crab Sales Boost Community Efforts

by David Rorick

Crab Carnival is a great event for everyone involved: the community, the thousands of visitors who fill West Point's streets, and the many vendors and civic groups who offer their wares to the assembled crowds. This is especially true for the West Point Kiwanis Club. Each year, Crab Carnival is the prime source of funding for the Club's community projects....more


Mount Vernon Club Member: "Bike Doctor"

by Bruce Malkin

Charles R. Jones, better known as the "Bike Doctor", is the newest member to join the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club, and has been involved in community service for several years now.  After retirement as a U.S. Army Colonel, Charles has  found a new career in reconditioning donated bicycles and then giving these like-new bikes to children whose families cannot afford to buy them and to a few adults who use them to commute to work in the Mount Vernon community.  He also tries to include a helmet with each bicycle gift. ... more

Onesis Donated by Potomac Region

by Bernice J. Oden, District Chair, Young Children Priority One

Onesis x 560 = 560 Onesis: that's how many onesis the Potomac Region donated to the Washington, D.C. Children's Hospital. The project was to collect the baby clothing for Washington, D.C. Children's Hospital. There are so many babies that spend a great deal of time at this hospital, and the onesis baby clothing is a great help to the hospital for the constant clothing changes that are necessary for the infants. ...more



Busy Times For Kiwanis Club of OP/OC

by David Landis

On October 3rd the club again manned the hotdog grill and donated the refreshments for the 5th Annual Walk to Defeat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Kiwanian and our Maryland States Attorney for Worcester County, Joel Todd, pictured, lead the walk playing the bagpipes. Many Kiwanians also pledged and marched in the ALS Walk.  . ...more



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