Kiwanis rolls out new I-Plan

By Natalie Covher

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Kiwanis leadership team proposed the club take a new direction during their meeting Thursday, August 18 at the NSU recreation complex. The room was decked out in blue and yellow for the occasion.

The plan focuses on four goal areas that will help clubs, districts and the overall organization thrive for years to come as a positive force for good in the world.

The four goals are Inspiration, Impact, Image and Investment. The hope is that the four goals will add up to a stronger Kiwanis. Rodney Boswell spoke about inspiration and wanting to increase membership, develop leaders and focus on service. Dion Boyett spoke about encouraging members, empowering and supporting growth in service leadership programs, aligning relevant service with community needs and encouraging hands-on service projects.

LaCarsha Babers reminded members about image and that they are the most effective advertisement for the club. Nettles Brown spoke about the last “I” in the plan, Investment. He asked members to join the audit committee and exercise proper stewardship of resources.

It was proposed that the club reduce its dues and meet only on the first and third Thursdays of the month. They would also implement a rotation for the meetings: the first being a program, then social gathering, then a planning meeting and finally a service project.

“Dramatic changes are coming,” said Boyett. “It takes team involvement to bring meaningful service to our community with the focus being the kids.”

The Kiwanis School Uniform Drive is underway and will last through the month of September. Drop off locations included Waskom-Brown Associates and Bank of Montgomery. New and gently used donations are being accepted.