Committees are the lifeblood of the Club

Serving on committees through Kiwanis is one of the best ways to meet other members and feel connected to the club. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How can I get involved?” You can sign up for a committee at any time throughout the year. Please read below for committee descriptions and times of the year when they are active. There are so many ways to be active with KCOB—we need YOU, your time and your talents!

List of committees

Athletic Affairs: Recognize local scholar athletes for Male and Female Athlete of the Year along with the Bill Legg Achievement Award. Plan annual recognition luncheon. (Active during the school year)

Birmingham Business Hall of Fame: Review nominations from members to recognize business executives and entrepreneurs who have had a substantial and positive economic impact in the greater Birmingham area. Plan annual dinner and publicity for the event. Invite and greet honored leaders, families and guests. (Monthly committee meetings with dinner in August)

Circle K: Work with college chapters at UAB and Birmingham Southern College as mentors and advisors for chapter activities. Assist in planning and coordinating community service projects. (Active during the school year)

Fellowship and Greeting: Promote fellowship and a friendly atmosphere for members and guests. Greet members and guests as they arrive at club meetings. Hand out members’ badges. Encourage and usher members to fill up front seats first and to sit at a different table each week. Staff the reception desk to assist guests. (Year round)

Key Clubs: Maintain a liaison with sponsored clubs, encourage and promote their activities and projects. Periodically attend their meetings. Assist in planning community service project with sponsored clubs. Invite members of clubs to attend our weekly meetings. Currently sponsor clubs at Pinson Valley, Mountain Brook, and Ramsay high schols. (Active during the school year)

Member Engagement and Special Events: Host quarterly networking/off-site events; promote full attendance at KCOB luncheons and events. Contact members who are not attending and encourage them to attend. Survey membership for suggestions on how to make membership valuable. (Year round)

Membership (committee appointed by co-chairs): Recruit prospective members and complete application process with committee. Meet monthly to identify potential candidates for membership to meet a specified goal for new members while assuring candidates meet qualifications. Submit names to the Board of Directors for final approval before notifying candidate. (Year round)

Military Affairs: Plan a meaningful meeting around Memorial Day with a military focus. (Committee meetings in spring)

Programs (committee appointed by president): Identify high caliber programs and interesting speakers for our Tuesday meetings. Invite, coordinate travel and lodging, and host speaker at the meeting. Provide the Communications Director with the speakers biographical sketch, the subject of the program and the name of the sponsor/introducer. Survey members at the end of the month gauging interest in past month’s programs. (Year round)

Reading Is Fundamental: Read to Head Start preschool students three times a year. Sessions are at Arrington/JCCEO Center, Shades Cahaba School and the YWCA downtown. Reading dates are in November, February and April each year. Reading sessions with students last approximately one hour.

Youth of the Year: Plan annual recognition luncheon in April for local high school seniors who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, citizenship and service. Invite and greet honored students, parents and principals. Coordinate with the Program Committee. (Committee meetings fall and spring)