Serving the Grand Traverse area since 1924.


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
Carlson, Anita
Officers and Board of Directors - provides monitoring and leadership in all Club business and activities. Insures the mission of the Club is implemented and vision promoted.
Community Service This Committee implements 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. Activities of this group include organizing participation in Roadside Cleanup, Fall Cleanup at Women’s Resource Center, NMC BBQ, Parking for Women’s Ski Tour and VASA Race, Munson Meals, State Theatre staffing, and other projects to build a better community.
Fundraising This Committee 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. It also is responsible for securing the funds necessary to meet budget requirements.
Fundraising: Flag Project This new instituted fundraiser will be occurring the first time in March/April/ May, 2014. Support your country and our Kiwanis Club at the same time. This group coordinates sign ups and installation of American flags in their homes and businesses during the five major flag-waving holidays each year: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day (weather permitting). Club members do all the work. Proceeds go back into the community.
House Arrangements This Committee is responsible for assuring that all physical requirements needed for an effective meeting are available and set up immediately prior to a meeting and taken down after a meeting. They work closely with the venue staff to assure an enjoyable and effective event.
Human & Spiritual Values Promotes and organizes activities that support the Kiwanis objects of giving primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life, and of encouraging living the Golden Rule in all human relationships. Projects include publishing and distributing area church directory, coordinating meeting invocations and thoughts of the day, annual clergy day, and other activities. Committee is reorganizing for its work.
Interclubs Encourages Kiwanians to visit other clubs and forms groups to make it happen.
Kiwanis Club of Traverse City Foundation A separate charity that promotes philanthropy in the club through annual, estate, and endowment giving. The Kiwanis Club of Traverse City's Board of Directors also serves as the foundation Board of Directors with the exception that a separate President of the Foundation is elected.
Meeting Hospitality Kiwanis members participate in meeting activities that make our meeting a welcoming time. Theses include the continuous 50/50 drawing, Thought for Day, Greeter, Invocation. Past District Governor Clare Burns adds his help in distributing the K Box and gathering "Happy Dollars" where members rejoice in the good things of life.
Membership Growth & Education This Committee creates plans to increase membership. The committee considers all membership applications and submits its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also develops an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promotes regular attendance by all members at club meetings.
Public Relations/Communications This Committee is responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through the media and other means, information about the goals, programs and achievements of the club and Kiwanis International. This committee manages our social media outlets, submits press releases, encourages photos of events, and writes press releases for regional media. This committee coordinates all internal communication with the Club and local Kiwanis family of clubs.
Service Leadership Programs (SLP) This Committee shall devise ways and means to establish and support Kiwanis Kids programs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high or middle school, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K International clubs in the universities and colleges and Aktion Clubs for adults with disabilities. It should encourage and promote the activities of all SLP clubs sponsored by the club. The committee should include the Kiwanis club advisors to sponsored SLP clubs. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 11:30 am
Youth Services The Committee is responsible for projects that benefit school age children, ages 6-18. Projects address academics, advocacy, career exploration, character education, citizenship, health, literacy, mentoring, drug prevention and sports/ recreation. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.