Silver Bow Kiwanis Committees
Silver Bow Kiwanis has a number of committees to help manage the club and our service projects and other events, and to help us to do the best we can to change the world one child and one community at a time.
This group is 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. The chair of the Budget Committee is expected to be on the Fund Raising committee as well.
This committee should implement projects 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.
The community service committee of Silver Bow Kiwanis coordinates service activities including highway and lot cleanups, blood drives, recycling efforts, and Kiwanis one-day events.
The fund raising committee is responsible for coordinating fund raisers and securing the funds necessary for the Club to continue to operate and to meet our goals and obligations. This committee coordinates our annual raffle and various food vending opportunities.
Meeting Committee: House
The house committee is responsible for the preparation of our meeting space each week, and returning that space to good condition when our meeting adjourns.
Meeting Committee: Programs
The program committee is responsible for scheduling the program at our weekly meetings, including arranging for speakers, insuring that the speaker's needs can be met, and introducing speakers or other programs. This committee chair changes monthly to help insure varied and diverse programs.
Meeting Committee: Socials and Interclubs
The social committee is responsible for additional decoration and preparation for special meetings, such as our annual sweethearts meeting and the induction dinner, putting together social events like the annual family picnic, and coordinating interclubs with other clubs in the area.
Membership & Growth
This committee’s main goal is to increase membership. The committee should consider all membership applications and submit its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also should develop an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promote regular attendance by all members at club meetings.
The nominating committee is responsible for nominating new officers for election by the club membership, and for appointing new officers when an officer needs to leave the board for any reason.
Public Relations and Publicity
The public relations committee is responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through the media and other means, news about meetings, events, service projects, fundraisers, goals, programs and achievements of the club.
The spiritual aims committee works to aid those in spiritual, emotional, or urgent need, including working to support organizations like the Butte Emergency Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and the Rescue Mission.
The Sponsored Youth committee devises ways and means to establish and support Kiwanis-Family clubs and programs in the schools in Butte and the Silver Bow County area in Montana, and promotes and encourages the Service Leadership Programs in our community. The committee should include the Kiwanis club advisors to our sponsored K-Family clubs.
The youth services committee coordinates our programs and events centered around serving youth directly. These include the annual bike rodeo, our backpacks for kids programs, and the Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program.