Before this meeting, assemble a planning team with club officers and three to five club members. As a team, review this agenda and the attached resources prior to the meeting. After reviewing, gather your team’s ideas to share at the next club meeting. In addition, identify as a team other school groups that might participate in this campaign. It could be conducted virtually or in person depending upon the school’s status and regulations.
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?
b. Review the assignments for those remaining projects. Make sure everyone, including guests, is involved.
3. New business
a. As a group, watch the video, “What is Kindness?” Compile your club’s own list defining kindness and why it is important. Ask your club these questions related to kindness in your school:
i. Is more kindness needed in your school?
ii. Are there other school groups that could work with Key Club on a kindness campaign?
iii. After your club discusses these questions, have the planning team share their list of possible campaign partners.
b. Next, have your club watch the video, “Give a bit: How kindness conquers during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Brainstorm a list of activities that could be part of the campaign.
c. Check out kindness campaign resources to see how others around the world are spreading kindness and acts of kindness your club can do.
d. Answer these questions. Research information if necessary:
i. Will your kindness campaign be a virtual or in-person effort? What are your school’s guidelines and regulations?
ii. Will it be a single day, several days or a week?
iii. How will you show kindness to everyone in the school community —students, teachers, administrators, counselors, custodians, cafeteria workers, health workers and parents?
iv. How will your club and club partners work together to create an impactful kindness campaign?
e. Have the planning team consider all input and prepare a complete plan for a kindness campaign meeting with club partners. The Key Club advisor can help with any approvals needed from school administration.
4. Home project
a. Refer to the open projects review from earlier in the meeting and review assignments.
b. Check in with new officers to see how their training meetings are going.
c. Save time for the kindness campaign planning committee to schedule their meeting.
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 another way for members to continue learning and gaining leadership skills. The Global Leadership Certificate pilot program is for active Key Club members. Through videos, assessments, resources and activities, members gain leadership skills and stand out as candidates for college, trade schools or employers.
i. Pilot courses include Civic Engagement, Strategic vs. Tactical Leadership and Putting Your Passions Into Practice.
ii. Encourage your Key Club members to be among the first to test this new program. Register to begin courses today.
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