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Youth protection FAQs
The new Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines took effect October 1. Since then, clubs have been asking excellent questions about the new policies that require member education, background checks and the reporting of troubling behavior to the proper authorities. Now there’s a new tool that can help.
Check out the Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines FAQs for answers to questions like:
1.How can a Kiwanis club secretary confirm that an advisor has a background check if the advisor does not get the check through the club?
2.Should the Kiwanis club secretary maintain a copy of the background check?
3.If we are going to be in a situation that would require administering medication or emergency medical treatment, how can we best be prepared?
4.Is anyone available to help our club?
Here’s a start on question 1: “The organization or employer that coordinated the background check can send a letter or email indicating that the Kiwanis advisor has a clear background check…” Find the other answers and more youth protection resources at www.kiwanis.org/youthprotection. You can also contact the Kiwanis member services team at 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long. But the excitement for service really builds in April each year when Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day-a day of community service that is felt around the world.
Kiwanis One Day was last Saturday. Click here for pics.
The Kiwanis Center is the place to have your event - reception, anniversary party, birthday party, association meeting, meet-n-greet, corporate event, repast, etc.
Contact us for available dates. You may email email@example.com or call 954.229.4112.
Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes joins fight to save lives of children around the world
The Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes is joining forces with Kiwanis members across the globe in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or about 160 newborns each day, and a significant number of women.
The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus is a global campaign that will save or protect millions of mothers and newborns. The disease is typically contracted through unhygienic childbirth practices. The goal of the project is to eliminate this swift, painful and highly preventable disease by immunizing women of childbearing age, which will not only protect them, but also their future babies.
Kiwanis International is raising US$110 million by 2015 for the project, which will ultimately protect at least 61 million women and their future babies, and make Kiwanis the world’s largest single donor to MNT elimination efforts. The club will be ramping up on its fundraising to meet the goals for the project.
The funding supports UNICEF and its partners who have already eliminated MNT in more than 20 countries. With Kiwanis’ global volunteer network, along with UNICEF’s field staff and technical expertise, The Eliminate Project will serve those who live in some of the most remote and underserved areas of developing countries where healthcare is limited—and wipe out this cruel, centuries-old disease.
“For US$1.80 we can protect a woman and her future babies from this deadly but preventable disease,” said Stan Soderstrom, Executive Director of Kiwanis International. “We need the support of our local clubs to eliminate MNT, and with their participation, our ambitious goal is achievable.”
The Eliminate Project will do more than protect women and babies from tetanus; it also will help create a path for other services, such as health education, clean water, nutrition and other vaccines.
For more information about The Eliminate Project, please visit www.TheEliminateProject.org.