LOCALIZED KIWANIS NEWS RELEASES by li5899

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									LOCALIZED KIWANIS NEWS RELEASES

The following news release has been prepared as a pattern to assist Kiwanis clubs in
publicizing this annual Kiwanis event. To use this release, the club must schedule a club
meeting program, service project, or fund-raising project that fits the theme of the
observance. Then add the indicated local information to the release. Modify or expand
the release as you wish–it is only offered as a pattern to follow.

News releases should always be double-spaced (one blank line between each typed line)
and typed on only one side of each sheet of paper. Also, add the name and telephone
numbers of a contact person at the top of the release, in case the editor wants additional
information.

Weekly newspapers and small-town daily newspapers are more likely to publish articles
about Kiwanis club activities than major metropolitan daily newspapers. However, large
newspapers sometimes publish separate editions for different metropolitan areas. Check
with the newspaper and send news releases to the editor for the area your club serves.


NOVEMBER 2007: Retype this news release (double-spaced) on your club letterhead
with added local information and submit to your local newspapers a few days before
November 1st.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: [Name, telephone numbers]

KIWANIS FAMILY OF SERVICE CELEBRATES PARTNERSHIP

    The Kiwanis Club of [Name] will join more than 600,000 other adult and youth
volunteers in the Kiwanis family of service clubs to celebrate their partnership in
community service during the month of November. The Kiwanis Club of [Name] will
mark Kiwanis Family Month by [describe meeting/project plans].

     The Kiwanis family of service includes adult Kiwanis clubs, Circle K clubs for
collegians, Key Clubs for high school students, Builders Clubs for junior high and middle
school students, K-Kids for elementary school students, and Aktion Clubs for
developmentally disabled adults.

    Kiwanis numbers more than 270,000 members in 8,400 clubs. Circle K includes
more than 13,000 members at 500 colleges and universities. Key Club has almost
250,000 members in more than 4,800 high schools. Builders Club boasts 36,000 junior
high members, and the K-Kids organization is adding thousands more. Aktion Clubs add
developmentally handicapped adults to the Kiwanis family of service.

   Kiwanis and its sponsored organizations promote the ideals of voluntary service as a
means to improve lives and give something back to the community. The Kiwanis Club of
[Name] sponsors [list each youth club and its school, Aktion Club and community]].

      “We’re very proud to sponsor these idealistic and caring young people,” says
Kiwanis club president [Name]. “Kiwanis exists to serve the community, and we believe
that one of the most important services we can perform is to pass along the ideals of
voluntarism and serving others to the next generation.”

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