A good start to a new school year is to have a good plan. Thisplan should include many aspects, such as recruiting, dues,service projects, fundraising and important events. I will providesuggestions for each month of the year in this article. You donot have to follow these suggestions, but having been a clubpresident and Lt. Governor, I believe they are good practices tofollow. I will start in September and will end in May:
September: Have major recruiting drives and take in asmany members as possible. You should hold your firstmeeting and start having your Treasurer collect dues. A Service Project, even a small one, should be done by the endof the month. Attend Key Club Kick-off Conference. Beginto fundraise for District Convention.
October: Finish collecting dues and update the MembershipUpdate Center. Give the invoice to your Advisor so money can be sent in. Participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF orany other ELIMINATE Project Fundraiser. Attend Key Club Kick-off Conference.
November: Plan for a larger project in this month. Therea
ren’t many notable events, so it is a perfect time to do a
December: Do a Mentoring and Modeling Program withchildren around the holidays. Perfect time to give gifts tochildren with unfortunate circumstances, or to visit seniorcitizens in a retirement home.
January: Continue to fundraise for District Convention.
Don’t forget to do some sort of Service Project as well.
Attend Spring Zone Rallies. Begin talking about clubofficer and director positions.
February: Begin accepting nominations for new officers anddirectors. Continue to Fundraise for District Convention.Plan to do something with the ELIMINATE Project. AttendSpring Zone Rallies. Begin filling out Awards Packet.
Project Month. Participate in the M&MProgram. This includes any project that teaching children alesson. Hold elections for new club officers and directors. Attend Spring Zone Rallies.
April: Prepare the new officers and directors for their
positions. Do a “grand finale” service project to end the year
on a high note. Turn in Awards Packet.
May: Attend District Convention. Have fun!
I hope this helpful to you. If you don’t know what you are going
for a month, please don’t hesitate to ask me for help! I am
always willing to help my awesome Club Presidents!
A Plan Worth Having, A Strategic OneThe Facts:
Key Club International hasreached 260,000 members.Key Club is the largeststudent-led High Schoolorganization in the world.The Florida District is secondlargest in active charters,new clubs, and membershipin all of International.The Florida District currentlyhas over 17,700 membersLast year, the Florida Districtserved for our 300,000 hoursand raised $25,000 for theELIMINATE Project.Since Convention, we havea little over 30,000 servicehours, which is extremelygood for the summer!The Florida District is at 98%dues paid on active clubs for the 2010-2011 year. However,this changes on October 1
,and I know we can reach100%!
K E Y C L U B