Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Surf City, Santa Cruz
Serving the Children of the World


In order to carry out all the projects that our club is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one or more committees. 

Name Chairs Description
ATTENTION: The Club President is an ex-officio member of every committee, so please keep him/her informed of all committee meetings.
Audit Committee Performs and annual audit of the Foundation and Administrative finances and files a report to the Board of Directors.
Boy Scouts and Boys & Girls Club Liaison Act as our Club's liaison with the Santa Cruz Boys & Girls Club and Boy Scout Troop 633; coordinates Scouts involvement with our Crab Feed, Childrens' Christmas Party, and other events as needed; also organizes sign-ups of Club members to volunteer at Boys & Girls Club events.
Candy Sale Committee Raises funds through candy sales during the holidays for the administrative expenses.
Children's Christmas Party Conducts annual Christmas party for needy children, held at S.C. Salavation Army. Activities include purchase & wrapping of clothing, soliciting donated toys (each member asked to buy at least 2); coord. with Circle K and Boy Scouts; and cooking & serving food at party.
Club BBQ Plans and organizes the annual club BBQ for our club members and family and Circle K members in September.
Club Directory Maintain and update current roster of club members, addresses, phone numbers, and emails, as well as birthday/anniversary listing.
Community Service Identify new club activities & projects; review and recommend funding requests submitted to Club Foundation to be considered by Board of Directors.
Container Management of Club's storage container & inventory control
Crab & Pasta Feed Our club's major fundraiser, held each year at the S.C. Elks Lodge; ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY COMM. MEMBERS as this event requires the help of all of our membership. Event is an all-you-can-eat crab and pasta dinner, with salad, garlic bread, and desert. Door prizes, raffle, & Silent Auction (event sponsors & members encouraged to contribute items to the auction). Elks Club bar receipts not shared w/our club. Boy Scout Troop provides table bussers, Circle K and Kohl's associates help with staffing.
Fundraising Researches & identifies new fundraising possibilities for the Club, and recommends changes and improvements to existing fundraisers to the President & Board of Directors. The President-elect serves as chairperson.
House/Breakfast Work with MacKenzie's staff to set up and store weekly meeting equipment (P.A. system, projector, club banners, member badge case, and head table podium, bell, detective's pot, etc.). Collect money for breakfasts and provide liaison with MacKenzie's staff.
I/U Venture bbq Prepare bbq & cook hamburgers for the I-U Venture's annual BBQ at Aptos Park for the seniors from the various senior living facilities throughout SC County.
Interclubs Announce upcoming interclub events with other Kiwanis clubs in Div.43 and elsewhere (i.e.,K.I. & Cal-Nev-Ha Dist. conventions & training sessions, and annual trip to Minden, NV club); conducts signups and provides reminders and car-pooling plans; reports participation to Club secretary.
KiWire Club Bulletin / Newsletter Summarizes club's weekly meeting and program and distributes it to club members via our website's email.
Long-Range Planning Develops long-range Club goals and objectives based upon annual community-needs analysis and member input; makes recommendations to Board of Directors.
Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNT) Coordinates collection of weekly donations for K.I.'s MNT program; promotes awareness of activities to fund Kiwnanis International Foundation programs.
Membership and Growth Recommends candidates for membership into the Club; conducts new member orientation and induction; coordinates Club membership events and recruiting plans. ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE as bringing guests and potential new members to our club are the key to our success.
Program Coodinator Coordinates weekly breakfast program speakers and presentations; encourages ALL CLUB MEMBERS to sign-up to invite at least two programs/year to keep our breakfast meetings interesting and well-attended.
Public Relations Promotes Club activities and accomplishments through local media outlets; develops press releases and advertising for Club fundraisers.
Scholarships Identifies & recommends our Club's Kiwanis Memorial scholarship candidates to the Board of Directors; coordinates with counselors from Harbor, Santa Cruz, Soquel, and PCS High Schools; sends notifications to winners and those not selected; makes presentation of the 4 scholarships to winning seniors at high schools' Awards Nights in May & early June.
Service Leadership Programs / Youth Services Participates in Circle K (UCSC) and Key Club and Aktion Club meetings and events; promotes interaction between our Club members and these Youth Clubs.
Spiritual Values Promotes spiritual values within our various Club activites; coordinates prayer/invocation at weekly Club meetings & events; circulates "Get Well" and "Sympath" cards at Club meetings to send to our club members and their family.
Thanksgiving Dinner Organizes and arranges for the Club's annual Turkey dinner in mid-November for Club members and their famiiles (held at Messiah Lutheran's hall on High St.); organizes members to set-up and decorate the facility, shop for all the ingredients & refreshments, cook the meal, and clean-up after the event; also coordinates the evening's program.
Website Administration Develop and maintain the Club's website; update photos & information; coordinate with KiWire editors; educate membership on access and use of the website.