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  • Writer's pictureJenny Chun

Starting Off a New Key Club Year!

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Written by: Anh Ho, LTG of Division 2 & Jiho Jun, LTG of Division 5

First Key Club Meeting

The first Key Club meeting of the year is one of the most essential meetings any Key Club could have. The president and officers must schedule a convenient meeting time and date–avoiding as many scheduling conflicts as possible–to make recruiting new members as easy as possible.

Also, make the meeting fun and engaging! People love food and games, so if you could organize snacks or activities, it would be incredibly beneficial for establishing a good first impression on your key club. After scheduling a meeting, the president should plan a meeting topic that includes membership fees, volunteering opportunities, points requirements, and officer introductions. Depending on what the president is striving for, their meeting should not be too formal because it is important to create a warm and comfortable environment.

Furthermore, officers should keep track of attendance since rewarding interested members is part of the finer membership recruitment process. By the end of the first meeting, attendees should have a decent understanding of their duties and responsibilities for the club. Be careful not to overload members with too much information since too much could feel overwhelming and sway others away. Presidents could utilize this Keyosk article as a general guideline for the first meeting, but it is highly encouraged that presidents add good ideas and style to their first meeting.

Promoting Key Club

Promoting Key Club at your school is more than just spreading the word – it's about inspiring fellow students, uniting them in service, and creating a lasting impact in our community. In this article, we will explore creative ideas to ignite the Key Club spirit and ways to promote Key Club within your school community.

One effective strategy is utilizing social media platforms to showcase Key Club's impact and connect with your peers. Create an official Key Club page or account, regularly sharing updates, project highlights, and success stories to foster curiosity and engagement. Club officers can also host Key Club information sessions during lunch breaks or after school, providing engaging presentations that emphasize the benefits of joining – from leadership development to service opportunities and lifelong friendships. Make sure to utilize visually appealing displays or bulletin boards around the school to showcase Key Club projects, events, and accomplishments. Include pictures, testimonials, and statistics to inspire and encourage others to get involved. All these strategies can also be promoted through the effective use of social media.

Collaborating with other student clubs or organizations to co-host events or service projects is another good way to promote your club at school. Collaborative efforts always demonstrate the power of unity and amplify the impact of your initiatives. Clubs can also invite guest speakers, such as Key Club alumni or Kiwanis members, to share their personal stories and the positive impact of Key Club, thus inspiring your fellow members. Officers can also organize workshops focused on leadership, teamwork, or personal development, highlighting Key Club's commitment to holistic growth. Along with that, coordinate service events that directly benefit the school or address community needs, encouraging participants to wear Key Club attire for unity. This generates curiosity and conversations, showcasing Key Club's dedication to making a difference.

In conclusion, promoting Key Club at your school is about igniting the Key Club spirit, cultivating a culture of service and leadership, and inspiring others to join in making a positive impact. By utilizing social media, hosting information sessions, collaborating with other clubs, showcasing projects, inviting guest speakers, and coordinating impactful service events, you can amplify Key Club's presence and inspire your peers to embrace the power of service and leadership.

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