The success of the club depends upon member participation and leadership in serving the needs of this community.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP SHOULD BE ON THIS BASIS.
focuses on four areas:
•maternal and child health
•child care and development
•parent education and support
•safety and pediatric trauma.
Briefly stated, some of the principal features of our activity and responsibility are:
(1) Club Meetings: Our club meets weekly on Monday at 12:00 noon for lunch at Tabby D's restaurant in town. The meal is followed by a program that last no longer than 1:00 p.m.
(2) Attendance: All members are expected to make every effort to attend each weekly meeting. Attendance credit can be made up for missed meetings by attending a Board of Directors meeting, Key Club meeting, Builders Club meeting, other Kiwanis Club or participate in a club project.
(3) Dues: Dues are $125.00 per quarter billed in advance. The results is an annual cost of $500.00 that includes weekly meals.
(4) Other meetings: a. Board meetings: Quarterly, usually 1st month of the quarter or at the call of the president. b. Committee meetings: As called by the chairperson or club president c. Interclub meetings: Four or more members visit another Kiwanis Club d. Special meetings: Fair Appreciation Banquet
(5) Induction of New Members: New Members are ususally inducted at a club business meeting the last week in each month. New members receive a membership kit with a "K" lapel pin, certificate of membership, and other material.
(6) Committee assignment: Upon induction, new members are assigned to a club committee by the president. The committee chairperson will immediately meet with the new member and explain what this committee does.
(7) Information: We publish a club bulletin weekly to keep members informed. The Alabama District publishes a semi-monthly newspaper of District activities. Kiwanis International publishes a monthly magazine that each member receives.
(8) Club Service Projects: Throughout the year, we participate in a wide variety of projects to benefit our community. Each member is expected to participate in as many of these projects as possible, but at least one during the course of the Kiwanis year.
(9) Club Fund Raising: We have two major fund raising projects: Kiwanis Covington County Faird and selling plat book of all Covington County property.
(10) Kiwanis Education: Kiwanis International is one of the largest service organizations in the world with a rich history of growth, fellowship, and service. The Andalusia Kiwanis Club is the largest civic/service club in Andalusia with over 100 members.
Listed below are some projects the club funds and/or services to the community:
•Citizen of the Year
•Distinguished Young Women
•Kiwanis Covington County Fair
•Key Club (high school)
•Builders Club (middle school)
•Children's Fishing Rodeo
•Reading is Fundamental (kindergarten)
•Own and operate the Kiwanis Community Center
•And other special needs projects