Committees

In order to carry out all the projects that the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one Foundation Committee and one Club Committee. 

Name Chairs Description
ATTENDANCE - Club PURPOSE: Keep all attendance records of the club members. DUTIES: Maintain the attendance records and report to the Board each month and such other duties as may be assigned by the board. (Tracks attendance at weekly meetings using reporting calculations per Kiwanis International's standards.)
BUILDERS' CLUB - SPONSORED YOUTH - Foundation PURPOSE: Furnish Club leadership to Builders Club at La Canada High School (8th grade) DUTIES: In cooperation with student leaders, assist in implementing a successful program. Plan presentations to the club at the weekly meetings on activities of the groups.
CARE AND CONCERN - Club PURPOSE: Keep abreast of member and member families who are sick or deceased, expressing the Club's concern. Keep Club members informed as appropriate. Stay in touch with member or family and act as liaison representing the Club.
CHILDREN'S LITERACY PROJECT - Foundation PURPOSE: Helping children learn to read. CURRENT SCOPE: Kiwanis volunteers spend one morning a week at each of two nearby elementary schools helping 2nd grade students with their reading skills. Volunteers are in the classroom with the teacher and students, and they spend most of their time listening to individual children practice reading aloud. In addition to the weekly reading sessions, there are three special days each school year. In the autumn every third grader at each school receives their own dictionary. In the spring there is a special Dr. Seuss Day, and at the end of the school year every 2nd grade student receives at least one free book of their own choosing. The elementary schools are in low income areas and English is often a second language. HOW TO HELP: We need volunteers to be reading assistants at the schools. If you love reading and enjoy children, this may be your cup of tea! Chuck (Terhune) says it is like being swamped by a herd of bunnies, but it is a LOT OF FUN! You can be a reading assistant one day a month ... or only certain times of the year; a weekly commitment is not required. We also need volunteers to help collect books to be given away at the end of the year. We collect both new and used books which are age appropriate for the children. DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Plan and organize members as readers at the school. Obtain books through donation or purchase to give to the children.
CITY SERVICE PROJECT - Foundation Implementing a project suggested by the City of La Canada Flintridge.
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Foundation PURPOSE: Plan and organize all projects/events of service to the community DUTIES: Obtain member support for all projects/events. Plan and organize the project/event for a successful completion CURRENT EVENTS: Feed the Floaters, La Canadan of the Year, Apple for the Teacher
DIASTER EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS - Foundation PURPOSE Organize and plan club support for local emergengies DUTIES: In cooperation with City and other local organizations/officials, plan and organize the support our club members can give.
ED MOULTON ENDOWMENT FUND - Foundation The Ed Moulton Endowment Fund is a permanent and expanding source of funding for charitable projects of the La Canada Kiwanis Foundation. The Fund has been established by donations from individuals who have invested in the future of the Foundation. As the Fund grows, earnings from the invested capital will be available to suppport future local and global programs and projects.
FIRST LADY'S PROJECT - Foundation Each year the spouse of the Governor of the Cal-Nev-Ha District picks a service project which we support.
HOSPITALITY - Club PURPOSE: Greet all people attending a weekly meeting DUTIES: Greet all people attending our weekly meeting with a handshake and warm welcome on entering the hall.
HOUSE - Club PURPOSE: Assure all facilities and supplies are available for each meeting. DUTIES: Assure that the meeting room is set up properly for each meeting. Collect and store all property in the storage cabinet after the meeting. Maintain the supplies required for the meeting. Act as the focal point with the caterer. Furnish estimates each week for the caterer.
HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL VALUES - Foundation PURPOSE: Organize all human and spiritual activities for our Club DUTIES: Organize the Inspiration speakers at out luncheon weekly meetings. Plan and organize the Clergy Recognition Day for our Club
Information Database (is this now part of Membership Records?) - Club PURPOSE: Assure that the membership information on the web site is accurate and current DUTIES: In cooperation with the Membership Records Committee, maintain the web site information on all members
INTER-CLUBS - Club PURPOSE: Assure that all members attend an interclub DUTIES: Schedule interclub meetings and assure that all members attend at least one interclub a year. Maintain records of attendance. Try to have a Round Robin and a Super Round Robin. COMMITTEE CHAIR: President-Elect (Organizes meetings with other Kiwanis Clubs.)
INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING - Foundation PURPOSE: Plan and organize our Club support of International Activities DUTIES: Budget and allocate funds to International Activities that the Club should support
KEY LEADER - SPONSORED YOUTH - Foundation PURPOSE: Furnish Club leadership to Key Leader programs DUTIES: In cooperation with student leaders, assist in implementing a successful program. Plan presentations to the club at the weekly meetings on activities of the groups.
KIWANIS GOVERNING BOARD - Club & Foundation Leininger, Michael
Officers and Board of Directors The governing body for both the Kiwanis Club of La Canada and the La Canada Kiwanis Foundation. Meetings are regularly scheduled for the 1st Thursday of every month.
LCHS KEY CLUB - SPONSORED YOUTH - Foundation PURPOSE: Furnish Club leadership to LCHS Key Club DUTIES: In cooperation with student leaders, assist in implementing a successful program. Plan presentations to the club at the weekly meetings on activities of the groups.
MEMBERSHIP - RECORDS - Club PURPOSE: Keep the records of all active members. DUTIES: Assure that the membership records are accurate and up to date and properly recorded on the website and such other duties as may be assigned by the board.
MEMBERSHIP ACQUISITION & RETENTION - Club PURPOSE: Assure that club membership is maintained. DUTIES: Implement a program of new member acquisition and retention and such other duties as may be assigned by the board. (Works to obtain new Kiwanis members and retain existing members.)
NEW SERVICE PROJECTS - Foundation PURPOSE: Identify New Service Projects that the Club might support. DUTIES: Identify new Service Projects to the Board for consideration. Upon approval by the Board, help plan and organize the Project
NEWSLETTER - Club .
NOMINATING - Club PURPOSE: Select the slate of officers and directors to be voted upon DUTIES: The Immediate Past President shall chair the committee. The committee will be made up of Past Presidents, the President, the President-elect and the Vice President. The committee will be responsible for selecting the candidates for officers and directors for the following year. They will be responsible for getting confirmation from the candidates that they are willing to fulfill the responsibilities of the office. The chairman will present a slate of candidates to the Board at the April meeting. The chairman will present the slate to the membership no later than the first regular weekly meeting in May.
PEDIATRIC TRAUMA PROGRAM - Foundation Purpose: To raise money to pay for specialized pediatric emergency medical training for doctors, nurses, and other first responders. This program is managed by the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Division Foundation.
PROGRAMS - Club PURPOSE: Assure that the club has a program for each weekly meeting DUTIES: Schedule programs for each weekly meeting and introduce the speaker. COMMITTEE CHAIR: Vice President
PUBLICITY - Club PURPOSE: Assure that the club events are publicized DUTIES: See that articles/pictures are submitted to the media in a timely fashion. Assure that pictures are taken at weekly meetings and forwarded to the web master. Assist any event planners with publicity.
SOCIAL - Club PURPOSE: To organize and plan all Club social events DUTIES: To schedule, organize, plan, and implement all Club socials. This includes preparing a budget and obtaining all necessary items to make the event a success.
TERRIFIC KIDS - SPONSORED YOUTH - Foundation PURPOSE: Furnish Club leadership to Terrific Kids programs at elementary schools DUTIES: In cooperation with student leaders, assist in implementing a successful program. Plan presentations to the club at the weekly meetings on activities of the groups.
THE ELIMINATE PROJECT - Foundation PURPOSE: Plan and organize our Club’s support to the Kiwanis International Program to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus DUTIES: Develop and implement a plan for raising money to support the KI Eliminate Project. This includes fund raising events and member donations.
WEBSITE - Club PURPOSE: See that the web site is maintained and kept current DUTIES: Maintain the web site data.
WINE & GOURMET FOOD TASTING - Foundation Fundraiser PURPOSE: Plan, organize and implement a major fund raising event for the club DUTIES: Plan, organize and implement a Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting event each year. Budget and schedule all activities to assure a successful event