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SERVICE HOURS What can be counted as a service hour? Key Club International’s Definition According to the Key Club International Guidebook, “a service hour is any hour of service performed by an individual Key Club member with the approval of his/ her club’s board of directors” (Article XXVII: Section F: Sub-section 7). This means that each club’s Board of Directors directly chooses how and which hours count towards a member’s overall service total. The policy is vague however and does not offer criteria for club officers to use to grant their approval. The purpose of this guide is to clarify what should and should not count as a service hour and to create a more uniform definition for the Cali-Nev-Ha District.

What Does Count

• Service projects planned by the Key Club or another club that is a part of the Kiwanis Family in which members actively perform service • Ex: Clean-ups, serving food at a shelter, setting up a marathon, cheering on runners at a marathon, tutoring, etc. • Book drives, food drives, clothing drives, etc. • Counting, packaging, delivering, etc. • Working at a fundraiser for a charity • Running a booth, serving & preparing food, hosting an event, etc. • Working at a project hosted by an outside organization but selected by the club board • Service projects not planned by the Key Club or Kiwanis Club should be consistent with the policies and objectives of the club and the core values of Key Club International • Service projects should be inclusive and available to all members of the club • Service projects at a DCM, DCON, ICON,or Training Conference ** If you and your club’s Board of Directors are unsure about whether an event counts or not, consult with your Faculty or Kiwanis advisor. If you are still unsure, feel free to contact the Service Projects Chair at cnhkc. sp@gmail.com, and they will consult with advisors **

What Does Not Count

• Attendance at... • Division Council Meetings (DCM) • Fall Rally North or South (FRN/FRS) • District or International Convention (DCON or ICON) • Officer or Region Training Conferences (OTC or RTC) • Key Leader • Club, board, committee, or other planning meetings, except meetings to plan service events • Socials, parties, or dances • Mandatory duties and responsibilities, such as officer duties • Time spent on paperwork, drafting agendas/emails, or applications for recognition such as distinguished • Fundraisers for the club’s use • Ex: for socials, banquets, Fall Rally, Conventions, etc. • Time spent traveling to or from a project • Paid and unpaid internships • Any time during a member is paid for their service ** If a service project is performed at an event, for example, a DCM, only the time spent performing service may contribute to service hours **

The Buzz | January 2018 | CNH Key Club  

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