Fergus Falls
Serving the Children of the World
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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
Schmidt, John
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Broen Home Center for Light and Life
Club Administration and Programming
Shubitz, Megan M
PROGRAMMING/ADMINISTRATION: This committee is responsible for providing the most effective – and engaging - meetings possible. Areas include the weekly club meeting program and set up, reception, fellowship and interclub relations as well as other areas the committee deem pertinent. Work to have monthly promotional flyers on tables and web site updated to include upcoming speakers. Coordinating logistics with pianist, caterer and meeting site also fall within this committee.
Club Social Activities CLUB SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: This committee is responsible for organizing and making our club aware of a variety of social activities and opportunities and planning a family outing occasionally. Help maintain our Club’s status as “the Fun Club.”
Fundraising, Finance and Budget
Duffy, Sarah
FUNDRAISING/FINANCE: This committee works together to find ways to develop and/or maintain fundraising ideas and projects and to secure funds necessary to meet budget requirements. Current club projects/planned are the pancake feed (Sunday of Frostbite Festival) and a chili feed (scheduled 9/14/12). This group also receives requests for funding and brings them to the board for consideration.
Human and Spiritual/Community Affairs
Gettel, Margie
Aune, Lindsay
This committee includes any service activity that works to improve the human condition through community service. Interaction with our Adopt-a-Class, NP Park clean-up and ringing bells for the Salvation Army are a few of the projects. Bingo at the Veterans’ Home (second Thursday from 7-8 p.m.) is also coordinated by this committee. The Prayer Breakfast and a lunch recognizing clergy also falls within this committee.
Hintz, Phillip
MEMBERSHIP: This committee strives to increase membership according to the standards provided by our club bylaws and to maintain a membership capable of carrying out programs of the club. The spring Business Expo is sometimes an opportunity to recruit new members. The committee is also responsible for developing an effective orientation (try to hold this quarterly) and induction ceremony for new members and to promote regular attendance.
Public Relations
Jobe, Tammy
This committee is responsible for communication –to club members and the public. Ensure that the public receives/knows the objects, goals, programs and achievements of our club. Club-sponsored events are a primary area for PR. This publicity will do two things – 1. Increase awareness among the community what we are doing, and 2. Reinforce to our members that we are making a difference in Fergus Falls. A newsletter and website updates fall within this committee’s responsibility.
Sponsored Youth
Mach, Judy
SPONSORED YOUTH: This committee shall devise ways and means to establish and support and will encourage and promote the activities of sponsored Kiwanis family clubs (i.e. Key Club, Circle K). It is suggested that at least annually an activity for the student club and our members take place (bowling, sledding, etc.). This committee also organizes the 4th grade charity essay contest in the spring.
Kangas, Nancy
YOUNG CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE: This committee is the major service emphasis of Kiwanis. Projects can address maternal and child health, childcare, safety, early development, nutrition, parenting education and support, advocacy, pediatric trauma and safety as well as literacy, bicycle safety, Stuff the Bus, the library's teddy bear picnic, Easter egg hunt, bowling with Santa and reading to 2nd graders are just a few of the projects this committee is responsible for organizing.