Review this checklist before your club meeting:
a. Introductions and icebreakers.
i. Introduce officers.
ii. Introduce advisor.
b. Introduce guests — include icebreakers.
2. Old business
a. List all outstanding club projects from the last few months. What has been completed? What is still outstanding on any projects?
b. Review the assignments for those remaining projects. Make sure everyone, including guests, is involved.
c. Review projects your club completed this year and record your club’s impact. For example, review the number of people served, number of members involved, hours of service given and total funds/items raised/gathered by your club.
3. New business — If your club is large, consider having a committee complete these steps first and then report to the full club.
a. Center the meeting focus on club service projects by viewing one or two videos from this list.
b. For the Community Needs virtual meeting kit, your club completed several exercises to identify service needs in your community. Have the officer who gathered the resulting materials review the needs assessment with the club. Answer these questions as a group:
i. How well did we do with meeting those needs?
ii. Do the needs still seem valid for next year’s plan?
iii. If your club did not explore this agenda, revisit the agenda’s resources to identify where and how your club can best serve your school and community. These resources can help your club plan projects in the next school year.
c. Next, ask the officer who prepared the chart of this year’s projects to review the results with the club. Answer these questions as a group:
i. How did each project go? Did it accomplish its goals?
ii. Which projects involved more of the club members?
iii. What would we do to improve if we do a particular project again next school year?
iv. What made the projects successful?
v. After reviewing this year’s projects, discuss what new projects your club should include for next year.
d. Have the secretary gather input from the meeting and work with other club members to create a program proposal to be presented at the next meeting. Open this project up to volunteers who would like to help chart the club’s course for the next school year.
4. Home project
a. Refer to the open projects discussion from earlier in the meeting and review assignments.
b. Check with new officers to see how their training meetings are going.
c. Save time for the program planning committee to schedule its next meeting.
d. Announce the next club meeting time and place.
5. What’s next
a. Awards and contests — Recognize excellent Key Club International clubs and club officers. For more information on how to nominate clubs and officers for awards, visit the distinguished officer nominations page for district-level awards and the contests and awards entry page for club contests.
b. Leadership development — Key Club International is introducing The Global Leadership Certificate pilot program for active Key Club members who want to grow their leadership skills and stand out as candidates for college, trade schools or employers. The pilot program courses include Civic Engagement, Strategic vs. Tactical Leadership and Putting Your Passions Into Practice.
i. Students who complete all three courses by May 3 will be part of a team to provide feedback and direction for the creation of the entire program and will be entered in a drawing to win exciting prizes. Register here to begin courses today.
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