Anti-Bullying Walk is June 10
An Anti-Bullying Walk will take place on Saturday, June 10, across the Brooklyn Bridge.
The event, part of the Governor's Project, will include Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The walk will begin at city Hall Park Manhattan and end with a rally in Columbus Park.
This event to bring awareness about bullying and it's harmful, and sometimes deadly effects was the dream of Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni.
The organizers are also looking for sponsors to assist with T-shirt purchases, donations of water and snacks, and other items to be distributed to all the marchers. We are also looking for suggestions for guest speakers for the rally after the march.
For more information, contact Joe DeMarco, (646) 361-2623.
The second new club of the year, the Kiwanis Club of Southern Saratoga County, had its organizational meeting on May 15.
The club was organized with 17 members. The sponsoring club is Latham-Greater Colonie.
The charter president is Gina Hahn. The club is in the process of determining a meeting schedule as well as a date for its charter night.
The district club opening chair, Distinguished Past Gov. Joe Eppolito, congratulated New Club Opener PDLTG John Swartwout, New Club Counselors David and Marybeth Vail and Lt. Gov. Christina Wiley for their efforts. The new club is in the Capital Division.
In March, Kiwanis Club of Lynbrook was opened in the Long Island Southwest Division.
The Lynbrook Charter President is Denise Rogers and the Charter Secretary is Larissa Kostal. The club was organized with 26 members and will meet the third Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. Maria Osgood is the New Club Counselor. The Kiwanis Clubs of Oceanside and Peninsula are co-sponsors.
The 2016 Kamp Kiwanis Open House took place May 20. Visitors to the kamp, who included the 2017-18 lieutenant governors, had the opportunity to tour the kamp and participate in some dedications.
Above, Foundation President Sal Anelli, back to camera, speaking during the dedications.
Kiwanians also took the opportunity to carry out projects at the kamp to help prepare it for the summer.
Following the dedications and lunch, the District Foundation Board conducted a meeting.
Many more pictures from the event are available.
Gov.-Elect Candace Corsaro speaking to the incoming lieutenant governors.
Incoming District Officials Trained
The 2017-18 lieutenant governors and other district board members for the coming year participated in training May 18-21.
Gov.-Elect Candace Corsaro, Master Trainers Rich Hall and Alison Mandel worked with the incoming board to get them ready for their year. Assisting with the training were Lanton Lee, regional strategist for Kiwanis International, and Kendra Skidmore of the Kentucky-Tennessee District, who is a volunteer with the Eye of the Tiger Team for Kiwanis International's 2017-18 year.
Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanian Kendra Skidmore, talking about membership development efforts through The Formula.
Paris Convention is July 13-16
The 2017 International Convention will be July 13-16 in Paris, France.
The opening session will be Thursday evening and the business session will be Friday afternoon. Friday, July 14, is Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Friday morning's schedule is open so that Kiwanians can attend the parade and other Bastille Day activities. The convention closing is Saturday afternoon.
For information on the candidates for election and proposed bylaw amendments, see the International Convention page here on the site.
New Members Being Inducted
So far during the 2016-17 Kiwanis year, 431 new members have been inducted by Kiwanis clubs in the New York District.
You can see who they are and what clubs and divisions they have joined.