APPLY FOR NYDKC AWARDS

Receive awards during the Annual Leadership Training Conference on March 25th – 27th, 2022. Gain recognition for your hard work this service year; individual awards, club awards, contest awards. Scholarship opportunities are offered as well. What are you waiting for? 😆

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Distinguished Key Clubber Award

The Distinguished Key Clubber award is a non-competitive award for our most dedicated members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, shown leadership throughout the service year, and promoted the core values of Key Club International.

Outstanding Key Club Member

The Outstanding Club Member Award is presented each year to a member who is not an elected club, district, International officer who has carried out their Club duties in an outstanding manner . One Outstanding Key Club Member Award is presented in each grade level – Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior

Outstanding Key Club President

The Outstanding Key Club President Award is presented each year to the Key Club President who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has done an exceptional job in executing the duties of their office. One Outstanding Club President may be presented all others who apply and meet the required criteria will be recognized as “Distinguished”.

Outstanding Key Club Vice President

The Outstanding Key Club Vice President Award is presented each year to the Key Club Vice President who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has done an exceptional job executing the duties of their office. One Outstanding Key Club Vice President may be presented; all others who apply and meet the required criteria will be recognized as “Distinguished”.

Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award

This award is presented to a faculty advisor who has rendered the most outstanding contribution to a Key Club in the New York District during the administrative year.

Doug Madenberg Award for Excellence

A Madenberg Award is great way to thank someone for everything they have done for Key Club while helping the district . It is a way of recognizing the outstanding contributions of Key Clubbers, faculty advisors, principals parents, Kiwanians , or anyone whose time and efforts have had a positive impact on Key Club in the New York District.

Outstanding Key Club Secretary

The Outstanding Key Club Secretary Award is presented each year to the Key Club Secretary who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has done an exceptional executing the duties of their officeOne Outstanding Key Club Secretary may be presented; all others who apply and meet the required criteria will be recognized as “Distinguished”.

Outstanding Key Club Treasurer

The Outstanding Key Club Treasurer Award presented each year to the Key Club Treasurer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has done an exceptional job in executing the duties of their office. One Outstanding Club Treasurer may be presented ; all others who apply and meet the required criteria will be recognized as “Distinguished”.

Outstanding Key Club Bulletin Editor

The Outstanding Club Bulletin Editor Award is presented each year to the Club Bulletin Editor who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has done an exceptional job executing the duties of their office. One Outstanding Key Club Bulletin Editor may be presented all others who apply and meet the required be recognized as “Distinguished”.

Outstanding Key Club Webmaster

The Outstanding Key Club Webmaster Award is presented each year to the Key Club Webmaster who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has done an exceptional Job executing the duties of their office. One Outstanding Key Club Bulletin Editor may be presented; all others who apply and meet the required criteria will be recognized as “Distinguished”.

Distinguished Kiwanis Advisor Award

This award was established to recognize a Kiwanian who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving the youth of the New York DistrictThis award is presented to a Kiwanis Advisor who has rendered the most outstanding to a in the New York District during the administrative year.

CLUB AWARDS

Distinguished Club Award

The Distinguished Club Award is non-competitive application designed to recognize individual Key Clubs for their overall performance in the combined areas of club administration membership and leadership development Kiwanis Family involvement service, and fundraising, as judged by a pre-established standard for excellence.

Novice Club Award

The Novice Club Award glves new clubs a chance to be recognized for their service. This award is an incentive for new clubs to serve their schools and to the best of their ability. No club may win this award more than once.

Single Service Award

The New York District Single Service Award is given to individual Key Clubs of varying sizes, which through their unselfish efforts have produced the best single project this year, dedicated to their school and/or community. The best overall Single Service project across all membership categories will be awarded the Steven R. Scharoff Single Service Project Award

Major Emphasis Program

The Major Emphasis Award is given to the Key Club which has produced the best Major Emphasis Project during the year through its unselfish efforts.

Kiwanis Family Relations Award

Kiwanis Family Relations play a vital role in the success of each Key Club and encourages communication and relationship building with other branches of the Kiwanis. The Kiwanis Family Relations Award goes to the club that has taken the greatest initiative to reach out to other branches of the K-Family.

Advocacy Award

Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause, helping to shape the future of the world by bettering lives and building stronger communities . The Advocacy Award is presented to one club each year that has demonstrated exceptional Support and promotion of a specific cause.

Inter-Club Award

Inter-club is the act of participating events throughout the year with other Key Clubs. This includes attending each other’s meetings, and taking part in events planned by multiple Key Clubs.

Public Relations Award

The Public Relations Award recognizes those clubs that have done an exceptional Job at managing and disseminating information to the public about activities and projects .

Outstanding Governor's Project

The Outstanding Governor’s Project Award is presented to a club that has produced the best project dedicated to the service Initiative selected by the District Governor during the Key Club year.

CONTESTS

Digital Scrapbook Contest

A Club may enter a digital scrapbook or composition of other media containing pictures, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, or other representations of its activities during the club administrative year (defined as being from April 1, to March 31 of the following year ).

Traditional Scrapbook Contest

A Key Club may enter a scrapbook containing pictures, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, etc , of activities during the administrative year.

Non-Traditional Scrapbook Contest

A Key Club may enter one of the three scrapbook contests (traditional, non-traditional, or digital)

Club Video Contest

A video no more than 60 seconds that is promotional for Key Club as an organization and within its respective community. 

Club T-Shirt Contest

The Club T-Shirt Award recognizes a club which creates an outstanding T-Shirt design that promotes Key Club in a positive and effective manner. Clubs may submit only one design per year.

Talent Contest

The Talent Contest is held annually at the leadership Training Conference to showcase the outstanding talent that exists within the New York District of Key Club International.

Oratorical Contest

This service year’s topic: Club is the largest student led the world. With over 230,000 members across countries, Club encompasses a variety of different perspectives. How has Key Club impacted the way you think about the world whether that be deepening your perspectives internationally, culturally, or intellectually?

SCHOLARSHIPS

Governor's Scholarship

The scholarship will reward those Key Clubbers who go beyond the call of service and who recognizes the importance of the Governor’s Project. Winners will be given a $1,000 check made out in their name and the educational institution they will be attending.

Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship

 The Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to assist with the collegiate career of an active Key Clubber who aspires to make Key Club a more inclusive organization.

New York District Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship

This program is instituted by the Foundation to recognize and promote good citizenship among the youth of New York State. Winners will be selected by a committee of the Foundation on the basis of which nominees , in its opinion best meet the established criteria.

Local Kiwanis Club Scholarships

Many local Kiwanis Clubs offer scholarships to members of the Key Clubs that they sponsorMembers in good standing of the New York District are encouraged to reach out to their sponsoring Kiwanis Club to see what scholarships might be available.

AUTOMATIC ENTRY AWARDS

Achieved Increased Membership Award

The Achieved increased Membership Award is presented to clubs who have increased their club size significantly (15% or more) comparison to the previous Key Club year. Clubs which do not qualify for this award will be automatically considered for the Membership Retention Award.

Membership Retention Award

The Membership Retention Award is presented to clubs that have achieved a membership increase of up to 15from the previous service year. Clubs which have maintained the same membership level as the prior year will also be recognized.

Excellence in Fundraising Award

The Excellence in Fundraising Award is presented as two separate awards :

1. Single Largest Fundraising Effort – presented to the club that has raised the largest amount of money through a single service project

2. Largest Cumulative Fundraising Total – presented to the club that has raised the greatest amount of money in aggregate , during the service year

Early Birds Dues Recognition

The Early Bird Dues Award recognizes those clubs which submitted dues earlier than the required deadline Clubs must have submitted dues to both New York District and Key Club International before the early bird deadline of December 1, 2021.

District Project Fundraising

The District Projects Fundraising Award are awarded to the clubs which raised the greatest amount funds for any of the District Endorsed Projects .

Service Hours per Member

The Service Hours per Member Award recognizes the that has reported the greatest number of service hours in proportion to the number of members in the Winners will be determined by information reported on the Monthly Report Forms submitted clubs throughout the administrative year.

Completed Paperwork Recognition

The Completed Paperwork Award is presented to clubs which submitted all necessary reports to the District prior to the annual Leadership Training Conference. To receive this award, a club must have submitted to the District Secretary, its Election Report Form and all Monthly Report forms (April 2021 through March 2022). 

Perfect Paperwork Award

The Perfect Paperwork Award presented to clubs which deserve to be recognized for diligently submitting all necessary reports to the District on -time. To receive this award , a club must have submitted to the District Secretary , its Election Report Form and all Monthly Report forms (April 2021 through March 2022) by the tenth of the successive month.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

G. Harold Martin Fellowship

The G. Harold Martin Fellowship is attainable through a donation of $250 to the Youth Opportunities Fund. Additional donation levels of 250 are honored as diamond level fellowships. Fellowships can be obtained through a donation in honor of an individual or by an individual.

A.G. Terry Shaffer Honorary

The award signifies that a minimum contribution of $1,000 has been given. Shaffer Honorary proceeds are placed in the Key Club International Youth Opportunity Fund . Held within the Kiwanis International Foundation this endowment fund’s earnings will be used to provide grants in support of community service projects and scholarships.

Sandy Ninigner Medal

Sandy Nininger was nominated the ideal Club member and the Sandy Nininger Medal was adopted . Since then, this gold medal, with Sandy’s likeness superimposed upon it, been presented by Key Clubs and Club Districts to outstanding students who have given themselves above and beyond the call of duty. To purchase a Sandy Nininger award package , please click the link here .

Major thanks to the District Affairs Committee for the creation of the Awards Booklet

Shifa Ali, Chair, Division 4N LTG
Aaron Yu, Member, District External EA
Gabriella Slootsky, Member, Internal EA
Bridget Will, Member, Division 17 LTG
Taylor Brock, Member, Division 20 LTG
Yasmine Kanaan, Member, Division 21 LTG
Andrew Hines, Member Representative

FAQ

Common Questions that are Frequently Asked

If your question is not listed here, or you experience technical difficulties of the application portal, feel free to email Shifa Ali at division4N@nydkc.org by 8:00 pm EST the night the application is due.

What is the deadline?

The items by mail have to be sent in by February 11th, 2022. The application portal submission are due February 18th, 2022. All other items such as the scrapbook and poster, bring them to LTC. Talent and oratorical are to be submitted by March 1st, 2022.

What if I did not pay dues?

You have to be a member in good standing in order to be qualified for awards.

What is Automatic Entry Awards?

Your club in good standing is automatically entered in certain awards with no application needed. All other awards that are available require registration.

Need more info? Read the booklet.

Please make sure to read the booklet thoroughly before reaching out to Shifa Ali. All of the items and information are included there at your convinience. 

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