29 August 2017
29 August 2017
volunteering busy

You’re a busy guy (or gal).

You’ve always wanted to volunteer or have in the past, but these days you just don’t have time.

There’s nothing wrong with not having time; if you have a full-time job, young mouths to feed, extracurricular activities to drive to, and more, it’s going to be difficult to find a spare moment to breathe, let alone volunteer. Many organizations have a time commitment, so if you’re serious about giving back to your community, you’ll either have to find one that doesn’t, where you can volunteer on an event basis, or find other channels in which to contribute.

No matter your lifestyle, there are always ways to give back. Here are 5 tips for how to do just that, that you may not have considered:

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10 August 2017
10 August 2017
red deer kinsmen back to school

Summer's not over til it's over. However, if you're a family man (or woman) you've got back to school looming at the back of your mind. School supplies, back to school outfits, getting back to routine - it's all mere weeks away. The good news? It doesn't have to be a dark cloud! The next few weeks are a prime opportunity for you to use the last days off in the sun to good use.

Here are your exclusive Kinsmen back to school tips that are sure to make the most of your August:

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27 April 2017
27 April 2017
community volunteers

Last week, we wrote about how to empower your stakeholders to bolster community spirit, which focused on you, and what you can do when it comes to building a stronger spirit within your organization. This week, it's time to look outward, and build off of one of those points (recruiting early adopters). Being National Volunteer Week, let’s hone in on - you guessed it - volunteers.

Here are 5 things to look for in outstanding community volunteers:

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21 April 2017
21 April 2017

The heart and soul of any community volunteer or for-profit organization are its volunteers and stakeholders. The best of them are already out there, speaking highly of your community and furthering its efforts, but as a leader, how can you ensure this continues by empowering your members to go the extra mile?

Here are four key areas to look at when empowering stakeholders to bolster community spirit:

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17 June 2016
17 June 2016

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday and in honor of appreciating all that our fathers do, let’s make this one the best yet. From early morning hockey games to being your on-call handy man, our fathers are always there and deserve to be recognized for that. To make sure this weekend is spent creating special memories shared amongst your whole family, we have come up with five Red Deer activities to do this weekend with your dad.

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26 April 2016
26 April 2016


One of the best part about our club is that we're in a position to give back to those around us. From the Red Deer Food Bank to the Family Services of Central Alberta, not only have we made meaningful relationships with charities and non profits, but we've been able to work together and change lives in the process. Most recently, we were able to contribute to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. In order to show you how the organization assists children with special needs, we've asked Melissa Vine, Aspire's Fund Development Coordinator, a few questions. 

 

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21 October 2015
21 October 2015

 

If there's one thing we love seeing in Red Deer and the surrounding area, it's kids playing sports. 

Many members of the Kinsmen have fond memories of playing sports from a young age. In fact, it's so important that we've been known to get together throughout the week and get together for a few games.  It's helped us with almost every part of our own lives. Because of this, we want to make sure today's kids have the same opportunity to have fun that we had when we were their age. 

Besides having fun, sports have many applications that impact people later on in life.Today, we wanted to highlight the efforts of two organizations we've supported in the past: Red Deer Pond Hockey and the Red Deer City Soccer Association. Because of their initiatives, these organizations are helping today's youth in ways that impact their lives that go beyond the ice/field. 

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07 October 2015
07 October 2015

Now in it's 95th year, Kin Canada has had a rich relationship with Canadians from all over the country.  While the club began as a way for men to meet and make their communities a better place, it's expanded to involved women and those in post secondary (The Kinettes and Kin Campus, respectively). 

But what do you really know about the Kin? Here are 7 facts about our organization. If you're interested in learning more about what Kin Canada is all about, head to their website. You'll find all kinds of resources, including a few ways you can get involved with your own community and meet other leaders in the community

 

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26 August 2015
26 August 2015

A big part of the Kinsmen Club is our bi-monthly meetings. We all have busy lives, but these events allow us to catch up and form lifelong relationships . They also allow us to come up with new ideas as to how we can improve Red Deer and the surrounding area through good works projects. A majority of our members are in their 20's, 30's and 40's; we also have guys who are married with children and others who prefer a bachelor lifestyle, making us a group made up of many diverse backgrounds. We thought we'd take a moment to let you know about our first meeting of the year, as well as the general format of the meetings to come. 

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08 July 2015
08 July 2015

 As we get older, the commitments in our lives become more complex and time consuming. We go to school, work jobs, run businesses, raise families, volunteer, and have the occasional night on the town. Because of this hectic schedule, it’s difficult to come together and meet like-minded people.   

 

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