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

Name Chairs Description
Bids For Kids
Kelly, Dennis
Mealio, Brett
Fundraising Committee
Bismarck Kiwanis Newsletter Public Relations Committee Club Secretary prepares and distributes monthly newsletter.
Board of Directors
Thompson, Matt
Elected by the Club Membership
Club Administration Committee Oversees the club meeting arrangments by providing the most effective club meeting possible. Areas of specific responsibility include arranging for the club meeting program(s), house arrangements, reception, fellowship and inter-club relations, as well as other administrative areas which the committee may deem pertinent. Club Meetings/Programs; Club Representative to the Region: International Relations: Special Meals for Events; House set up for meetings; Interclub; Music
Club Meetings and Programs Club Administration
Community Services Committee Analyzes needs and implements projects to improve the community. Projects that improve the environment, conservation, public and business affairs and community safety fall under this committee. Salvation Army Bell Ringing; Kiwanis Park
Directory Membership Growth and Education Committee
Fundraising Develops a budget for the club's administrative and project funds with the cooperation of all club committees and to be approved by the board by the beginning of each administrative year. To facilitate the project fund, the committee develops and administers the needed fundraising project(s) with which the club funds its service initiatives. Fundraising should include both established or traditional projects of the club as well as consideration of new fundraising efforts. Bids for Kids; Pancake Breakfast and Scholarship Foundation
House/Setup for Meetings Club Administration
Human and Spiritual Values Committee Focuses on issues involving ethics, values and family. Projects may involve planning a community Sabbath for children and families, conducting ethics seminars for businesses and students, or sponsoring values-development convocations for schools. Fellowship breakfasts featuring speakers of various faiths are popular projects. Meeting Prayer
Interclub Organizes Interclub activities
Key Clubs, Aktion Clubs and Circle K Sponsored Youth Committee
Kiwanis One Day Community Service Committee
Kiwanis Park Community Services Committee
Kiwanis Track Meet Youth Services
Membership Growth and Education Committee Oversees all aspects of membership development: annual assessment of club quality as outlined in the Club President's Guidebook; ongoing recruitment of members; review of membership proposals and submission of recommendations to the club's board of directors. The committee devises effective plans for the new member orientation and induction and recommends changes in club operations to keep all members involved in club activities. New Member Orientation; New Member Recruitment; Member Retention/Attendance; Directory
Music Club Administration
New Member Orientation Membership, Growth and Education Committee
New Member Recruitment Membership Growth and Education Committee
Pancake Breakfast Finance and Fundraising Committee
Public Relations Committee Works to ensure adequate recognition for each member's contributions to the club (internal and public relations) and to obtain public recognition for the club's service activities, elections, anniversaries and annual Kiwanis observances by providing the news media with news releases and story suggestions throughout the year (external public relations). The committee ensures that the club and its members utilize Kiwanis road signs, insignia, posters, billboards and public service announcements available from Kiwanis International to enhance the club's visibility in the community. Gazette Publication; Facebook; Media
Reading/Book Program Youth Services Committee
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Community Service Committee
Scholarship Foundation Minnesota-Dakotas Kiwanis International www.mndak-kiwanis.org
Scholarships Bismarck Kiwanis Club Annual Scholarships
Special Meals for Events Club Administration
Sponsored Youth Committee Establishes K-Kids Clubs, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs, Circle K Clubs and Aktion Clubs in schools. Committee members also offer assistance to these clubs to ensure successful project implementation: they actively participate in sponsored youth club meetings and projects. Bismarck High Key Club; Legacy Key Club; Shiloh Key Club; and Aktion Club
Website and Facebook www.bismarckkiwanis.org
Youth Donations Youth Services Receives and reviews all requests for youth donations.
Youth Services Committee Researches and implements projects that serve youth, ages six and above. Areas of concern include social and interactive needs of youth, development of self-esteem and character, career guidance and funding of education. Conducts needs assessments within community and implements projects based on the discovered needs, to help young children, prenatal through age five. Projects focus on safety and pediatric trauma, maternal and infant health, child care and development, and parent education and support. The Worldwide Service Project (WSP) is the primary project under the umbrella of leadership, disseminating campaign information to the club membership, developing the club campaign and organizing WSP fundraisers. Youth Donations; Reading/Book Program; Scholarships; "Young Children: Priority One"