Rumor versus Reality

Short description

rumor vs reality

This is a discussion method to talk about some misunderstandings that exist in Kiwanis about club life, for example that clubs always need to gather together at the same time and date, and that this can be never changed.

Language of the tool



To clear out some misunderstandings about Kiwanis, its traditions, and what is possible and not in Kiwanis.


Fold page in half, cut cards apart on dotted line, and placethem in a hat.

Have people take a card as they come to your meeting or event. Ask someone to stand up and read a “rumor.” Then ask if anyone knows the real answer to that rumor.

After everyone has chatted for a bit, ask the person with the card to tip it over to the “reality” side and read the answer. After all the cards havebeen read, ask whether there are any other rumors people have heard and discuss them.

Target group

☑ All Kiwanis Members

☑ Kiwanis Club Leadership

☑ Kiwanis District/Nation Leadership

☑ Kiwanis Division Leadership

☑ Kiwanis Europe Leadership

☑ Young Kiwanians (Youth professionals & others)

☑ Kiwanis Trainers & Experts

Needed materials

  • Hat
  • Scissors

Duration and training process

1 hour

Category of the tool

☑ Training, Skills & Leadership Development
☑ Membership, Growth, Engagement

Tool types

☑ Board game
☑ Discussion method
☑ Team work activity
☑ Workshop

Topic addressed

☑ Club strengthening
☑ Member retention
☑ Motivation of volunteers
☑ Recruitment of new members 

Behind the tool

Corporate office of Kiwanis International

The tool was created by

Membership and education