On Oct. 10 the new Kiwanis Club of Geneva received its charter in an event at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Pictured above are the new club's president, Don Cass, Gov. Eric G. Paul and Past Finger Lakes Division Lt. Gov. Dave Jacobus making the presentation.
Organized in July, the club has already conducted several projects. It fills a gap in Kiwanis service which occurred several years ago when an existing Geneva club folded.
Also chartered at the event was a Builders Club at Geneva Middle School. The Builders Club had functioned under another name for several years for lack of a Kiwanis sponsor, but returned to the Kiwanis program with the formation of the new club.
The 2014-15 Kiwanis Year is now under way, with Gov. Eric G. Paul and his administration taking the leadership role for the district.
Much of the information you need on the new year is posted here on the site, including the new division lieutenant governors and chairs of the district committees.
Dear Kiwanis Family:
I'm so over whelmed about the news that we surpassed our goal of 1,000 new members to 1,056 new members.
This is a fantastic achievement. We did this with only one day left. I said this from day one that we are a family and the New York District can achieve any goal that is presented. This is because you believe. This demonstrates that you have Kiwanis in your heart.
It's all about the children. I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this happen. I know, that many thought this goal could not be reached. I knew it could be done! I want to thank everyone, I am so proud of the lieutenant governors, presidents, secretaries, but most of all the members. To the Growth Chair, Lt. Gov. JP DiTroia for his hard work making this happen.
You believed in your Governor and trusted me to lead the Kiwanis Family. I thank you for a hell of a year. I will always be proud of our great accomplishments. To you, I tip my hat. As of Oct. 1, I will be leading the Formula Team. I encourage that we continue with the motivation and energy to bring this District to another level.
Congratulations to you all, we made it.
- 2013-14 Past Gov. Joe Aiello
Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button will attend the Niagara Frontier South Governor's Visit on Saturday, Nov. 22, in Buffalo. Kiwanians from around the district are invited and urged to attend.
The event will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Buffalo Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
Button of Ridgetown, Ontario, was elected vice president of Kiwanis International in June 2012 at the 97th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. A second-generation Kiwanian, Button is a former Key Club and Circle K member, and a Kiwanian since 1978.
Dinner registration ends Nov. 12. Rooms at the Adams Mark Hotel for those who wish to stay overnight are available on a first-come basis.
Looking for Fund Raising Ideas?
At the District Convention in August, many clubs submitted information on fund raising events they have conducted, to provide ideas for other clubs to use to assist efforts in their community.
The collected ideas are now here on the web site. You also can add your club's projects to the list.
2014-15 Dues Billing
Action at the Kiwanis International Convention and the New York District Convention have caused some changes in the amounts clubs will be billed Oct. 1 for the 2014-15 year.
Dues and fees paid by the Kiwanis Clubs are as follows:
Other factors to remember:
Foundation Honorees Listed
The recipients of the International Foundation Awards, including the Hixson and Zeller awards, and the New York District Foundation's Kaiser Award are now available for viewing here on the web site.
The award recipients can be searched by name or by club.
The Brittany Awards, presented by the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, which have previously been available on the site are listed as well.
See the listing at: Foundation Awards.
Lyme Disease Presentation Available
A new presentation on Lyme Disease is available here on the web site.