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Greater South Cobb Kiwanis Projects

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The Greater South Cobb Kiwanis Club supports the Terrific Kids program, which promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students in elementary schools work with their teachers to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork and to reach their goal during a specific time. Students that meet their goals are considered Terrific (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable).

Our club sponsors the program at Bryant Elementary. The program rewards character development and is very popular with guidance counselors. Once a month, students who meet their goals get recognized as Terrific Kids. Our club provides banners, bumper stickers, Kiwanis stickers, cups and pencils, and a member speaks to the kids and parents and hands out the awards.

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Doing well in school is important, and we like to reward kids who work hard to raise their grades. Our club recognizes students that raise their grades to an acceptable range and either maintain or continue to improve them from one grade period to the next through the Bring Up Grades program, known as B.U.G. The payoff for the hard work? A place on the school’s B.U.G. honor roll, a party, and other prizes.

Similar to Terrific Kids, the B.U.G. Program provides prizes and incentives to middle school aged children for improving grades over the previous marking period. Bringing up any grade at least one level can qualify the child for recognition.

 

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Key Club is part of our Kiwanis family. Key Club is for high school students, giving them the opportunity to develop leaderships and character skills while performing community service. Our club supports a Key Club at Pebblebrook High School.

It is a self-governing group; students elect their own officers and o their own projects. Our club members are mentors for Key Club students, instilling the importance of giving back to our community. We try to lead by example by attending Key Club meetings, train and advise club officers and their faculty sponsors, take part in Key Club projects and work with Key Club members to help out with Kiwanis projects.

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Kiwanis International has joined forces with UNICEF to change the world for millions of mothers and babies. With The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will raise US$110 million by 2015.

Tetanus is a painful and deadly disease, causing extreme sensitivity to light, sound and contact—even preventing the comfort of a mother’s touch. The Eliminate Project is our chance to help protect the connection between mother and child.
Thanks to our Global Campaign for Children, the gift you make now will help us change the world tomorrow. In fact, the Kiwanis family’s generosity will save or protect 61 million mothers and babies. It’s a monumental effort—to protect one of the most intimate bonds on Earth.

Greater South Cobb Kiwanis Committees

ADMINISTRATION/MEETING SETUP

The Committee on Club Administration (Meetings) is responsible for providing the most effective club meeting possible. Areas of focus include the club meeting program, physical, reception, fellowship, and inter-club relations, as well as other areas that the committee may deem pertinent.

Chair: Henry Lust

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH AND RETENTION

The Committee on Membership Growth and Retention strives to increase membership according to the standards provided in the bylaws. The committee considers all membership information forms and submits its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also develops an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promotes regular attendance by all members at club meetings.

Chairs: Ray Tiyamiyu and Herschel E. Chalk III

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

The Committee on Community Service implements projects on citizenship, civic improvement, community beautification, conservation, health, literacy, public affairs, safety, or help for senior citizens and disabled persons.

Chair: Lt. Gov. Ron Davis

FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING

The Committee on Finance & Fundraising is responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the board of directors. In addition to coordinating the fund-raising functions of the club by developing and devising innovative fund raising projects.

Chairs: Bob Poe, Ray Tiyamiyu and Rhonda Jones

HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL VALUES

The Committee on Human and Spiritual Values should implement projects that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, or offer counseling and guidance. Projects can encourage interfaith and interdenominational religious activity.

Chairs: Ray Tiyamiyu and Pastor Korede Akindel

INTER-CLUB

The Inter-Club Committee is responsible for scheduling inter-club meetings to other clubs both in and outside of the Division.

Chairs: Celeste Houston and Ray Tiyamiyu

YOUTH

The Committee on Youth Services is responsible for projects that address the school-aged youth. Projects can address character education, club activities, leadership development, literacy and mentoring.

Chairs: Ron Davis and Delphine Lagroon

SPEAKER PROGRAM

The Committee for Speakers arranges thought provoking and engaging speakers to address and inform club members and guests on current issues and areas of interest.

Chairs: Rev. Coakley Pendergrass and Ray Tiyamiyu

MEDIA/MARKETING

The Committee for Media and Marketing is responsible for promoting awareness of Greater South Cobb Kiwanis and assist other committees with communications and public relations techniques to include effective marketing, branding, outreach, recruitment, communication methods and media.

Chairs: Herschel E. Chalk III, Landis Casterlow and Ray Tiyamiyu

ELIMINATE

The Project Eliminate Committee is responsible for providing awareness and generating funds to support Kiwanis International cause to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus across the world.

Chairs: Rev. Coakley Pendergrass and Ray Tiyamiyu