AiTech key sponsor of the Kiwanis Foundation Telethon

AiTech was a proud sponsor for the The Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth’s Annual Television Auction hosted on Saturday, April 25 2015 in Duluth, MN. AiTech was eager to participate in an event that positively impacted youth in the Northern MN Community. As way of sponsorship, AiTech actively volunteered personnel for the live auction as well as supplied the phone bank and call center environment.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. The Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth has been serving local youth for nearly one hundred years. Funds from the auction provided scholarships, youth services funding and provided funds to these outstanding organizations; YMCA Key Zone, Duluth Family Visitation Center, Valley Youth Center, Duluth Children’s Museum, Encounter Youth Center, Lake Superior Youth Choirs, Seeds of Young Church Camp and many more. Kiwanis prides itself on four core values;

Service footprint: Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects.

A family of servant leaders: Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

Traditional and not: No two Kiwanis clubs look exactly the same. Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club should look different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all, and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity and a 1-hour meeting each month. Clubs should reflect their communities and their members and should work to meet their needs. Flexibility is key to a successful club.

Fellowship and fun: Kiwanis members don’t just do service—they have fun. Members make new friends by being part of a club where they attend meetings and participate in social events. Kiwanis clubs also provide excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their region and the world through service projects, fundraising and by attending district and Kiwanis International conventions.

Learn more: To learn more about specific Kiwanis club projects around the world and how you can participate start here Kiwanis stories.