Key Leader Training SessionFeb 16th, 2012

On February 11th, 2012, several members of Kiwanis from 3 different districts came together in Brentwood, TN for our first training session. Dick Peterson, Director of Key Leader, educated the committee on how to make Key Leader a great event in TN.  During the session, we focused on recruitment, rules and procedures for the event, as well as logistics.  Whitehaven Kiwanis Club member Jami Flick attended the event as a committee member and representative for West Tennessee and Memphis.


In cooperation with Kentucky-Tennessee District and La-Miss-W.Tenn District, Key Leader is being hosted at Camp Lakeshore in Eva, TN on May 4-6th, 2012. The event is for high school age students to develop leadership skills and create everlasting friendships. For more information or to register, visit

The state of TN has received a grant from Peyton Manning’s Peyback Foundation for $8,000 to give to a needy participant for Key Leader. There are 20 available grants that will pay $175 of the $200 registration fee for youth involved in other leadership organizations. Please direct inquiries to if interested in applying for a grant. We are accepting grant applications until the end of March and a decision will be made by mid-April for recipients.  Key Club members receive $25 off registration.


Also, we are currently taking applications for chaperones and student facilitators. Student facilitators should be in 11th or 12th grade with experience in Key Club or other leadership organizations. Student facilitators help role model leadership skills and provide a positive example to all participants. Chaperones must be over the age of 21 and pass a thorough background check performed by Kiwanis International. We need responsible adults to ensure the students are safe, as well as help facilitate a well-organized weekend. If you are interested in any of these duties, then contact us at and/or visit the above website.