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
Board of Directors
Ashby, Robert
Club Administration
Ashby, Robert
Responsible for providing the most effective Club meetings possible. Areas of focus should include the club meeting programs (everything from speakers to set-up), risk management, record keeping, reception, fellowship, board of directors’ work, social activities, and inter-club relations, as well as other areas the committee may deem pertinent.
Community Services and Philanthropy
Walter-Ashby, Kerry
Implement projects in communication with Human and Spiritual Values and Young Children Services Committees on the arts, business affairs, citizenship, civic improvement, community beautification, conservation, health, international understanding, literacy, public affairs, safety, or help for senior citizens and disabled persons. Projects to consider include: Red Barrel, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Teacher of the Year, Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, Project Fresh Start, T.A.K.E., issues foru
District and International Meeting/Conferences Committee will keep club members informed of upcoming District and International conferences, will encourage attendance and participation at these conferences, and will act as liaisons between District personnel and the club concerning conferences--including Key Leader Camp, Key Club regional meetings, and any and all District or Division meetings, trainings (CLE), etc. For 2010-2011, this committee assist in the planning and hosting of the 2011 Mid-Year Conference to be held on January 29, 2
Finance & Fund Raising
Sharp, Michael
Peterson, John
Responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the board of directors, as well as any recommendations it may have on financial matters of the club, including dues structure. The chair is charged with the club’s budget, ensures that an annual audit is performed, and facilitates club’s insurance and Foundation investments. The club also elects or appoints assistant treasurer(s) to serve on the various finance and fund raising committees. The committee is also
Human & Spiritual Values Implements projects in communication with Community Services/Philanthropy and Young Children Services Committees that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, or offer counseling and guidance. Projects can encourage interfaith and interdenominational religious activity, such as prayer, but should not support a specific religious sect. Also involves keeping the members informed of illnesses, deaths, sending cards for birthdays, etc. Projects to consider include: pr
Kiwanis Family and Sponsored Clubs Devises ways and means to establish and support K Kids Clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high or middle school, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K Clubs in the universities and colleges, and AKtion Clubs for adults with disabilities and should encourage and promote the activities of such sponsored clubs. The committee also includes our club advisors to each of our sponsored organizations.
Membership Growth & Education Strives to increase membership according to the standards provided in the bylaws. The committee should organize membership campaign’s working with Public Relations with outreach and materials and model effective membership attraction activities. In addition, the committee considers all Membership Applications and submits new member recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also should develop an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promote regular atten
Presidents Committee
Ashby, Robert
Functions as an advisory committee/resources for the current President and consists of the President, the Immediate Past President, all Past Presidents and the President-Elect; the President may request input on ideas or issues, drawing on the experience and opinions of those persons who have served as President and of the person who soon will.
Public Relations & Communications Responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through our web site, the media and other means, the Objects, goals, programs, and achievements of Kiwanis International and the Ankeny Kiwanis Club. As such, is responsible for supporting membership growth campaigns with outreach to potential new members. Additionally, the Committee is responsible for various club communications including the club’s newsletter, web site, and other communications necessary to keep members informed of cl
Young Children (5 and under) Services Implements projects for children, prenatal through age five. Communicates and collaborates with Community Services/Philanthropy in facilitating service projects. Projects can address maternal and child health, childcare, early development, nutrition, parenting education and support, advocacy, pediatric trauma, or safety. Other possibilities include encouraging literacy, assisting childcare and preschool progra