KAY Clubs


How To Start A KAY Club


Considerations for starting a KAY Program

  1. School member of Kansas State High School Activities Association.
  2. Administrator approves of the KAY Club program.
  3. Students in the school indicate an interest in the club program or the administration see the need and value for the program.
  4. Administrator appoints a faculty member(s) to plan a meeting and invite the State Director to address interested students.

To Organize A New Club

  1. Request a sample packet of KAY materials from the KSHSAA. KAY clubs are given 2 Handbooks of materials to assist them - one for the president and one for the sponsor(s).
  2. KAY website provides a lot of information about KAY & it's activities http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/KAY/Main.cfm
  3. Schedule a meeting for all the students and invite the KAY State Director to visit your school and explain the club program and answer questions.
  4. Following the meeting, call a short session for all who are interested in organizing such a club. A nominating committee is identified. This committee shall be comprised of 2 representatives from each class and one representative at-large from the entire group. Ask all in attendance to sign the membership list.
  5. The third meeting is for the purpose of electing officers. It is suggested that the ballots be prepared for the election.
  6. The officers shall meet with the sponsors to select the board members. NOTE: A list of officers and board member positions is located in the KAY Handbook, Section 1 (Constitution).
  7. The next meeting should follow the steps identified in GET THE YEAR IN GEAR (located in the KAY HANDBOOK) - Section 2
  8. The programs and service projects a club will participate in are at the direction of the sponsor, officers and board members with input from the membership.