The Weekly Meeting & Program

Kiwanis Gong of Assembly – President


“My Country ‘tis of Thee”

The Pledge of Allegiance

Weekly Sing-­A­-Long


Introduction of Guests – Kiwanis members

Announcements – President & members

Introduction of guest speaker — Monthly Program Chair

Questions & Answers – Guest Speaker

50/50 Deck of Cards Weekly Raffle

Guest speaker

Gong of Adjournment – President


Above is the usual format of our Thursday meetings. We meet in the Indiana University Memorial

Union Building. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and buffet is served until 12:15. The

meeting starts at 12:15 followed by the speaker. We adjourn promptly at 1 p.m. Each Program

Chair strives to book interesting, topical and educational speakers.


Bloomington Kiwanis Club Traditions


Singing – In the spirit of fellowship, one sing­a­long is conducted each week. Some weeks we

sing well and some weeks we don’t, but it is always done in good humor and with a sense of


Fines – To help fund our youth programs, nominal fines are levied with good humor. If you forget

to wear your pin or badge to a meeting, the fine is 25¢; if your photo appears in a newspaper or

you appear on TV and your pin is not visible, the fine is 50¢; and fellow members may levy a fine

if you do a blooper at a meeting.


Happy Dollars – Members may present a Happy Dollar at any meeting. These may mark a

wedding anniversary, birth of a child or grandchild, your birthday, a job promotion or other good

Inter Clubs – From time to time, four or more members travel to other Kiwanis Clubs in the area

to visit on their meeting day.


50/50 Deck of Cards Raffle – Each week an optional raffle is held. The tickets are $1 or 3 for

$2. The winner gets double their money back and draws from a deck of cards. If the Joker is

picked, they win the jackpot. Each week, 50% of the proceeds go to our youth program fund and

50% is added to the jackpot until it is won and then we start over!