PA eKiwanis 2.0
How is eKiwanis different from traditional Kiwanis clubs?
All club business for eKiwanis is completed via the internet: through email lists, a chat room, and the website. No weekly meetings are held at a particular location; they are held only in a chat room, so you can join in from any computer! Other than that, eKiwanis is exactly the same as traditional clubs - dedicated to service.
How much time will I have to commit?
No minimum attendance at projects, chats, or events is required for a member. That's the beauty! You decide when you want to participate and what you want to do according to your schedule. Chats are for fun and to decide what to do next so you'll want to chat in on as many as you can. Sign up only for the projects you want to do and have time for. The only commitment we ask is that you show up when you sign up or find someone to go in your place so we don't let the charity organizations down when they are counting on our help. If you'd like to take on some more responsibility, there are many positions available in the club and many committees to take part in for more fun! We encourage every member to be on at least one committee to help shape the group.
How much email should I expect?
Typically, a few email messages a week. Generally these are reminders of upcoming events and chats and then recaps/minutes of those events and chats. If you sign up for events or join a committee, you should expect a few additional email messages each week.
What are the computer requirements?
- An email address
What are some sample service projects?
- Toy collection and wrapping for the holidays
- Helping disadvantaged children and families for the holidays
- Food pantries
- Volunteering at retirement/nursing homes
- Volunteering for organizations that have people with disabilities
- Various roles at local charity events
What are some sample social events?
- Gathering at a local coffee shop or restaurant to meet Face-2-Face
- Cultural event/show
- Interclub events with other area Kiwanis clubs
- whatever you decide!