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Disaster Supplies Needed for Texas

The plan is for the district's Disaster Relief Team to be in Texas on Oct. 16.

Donors from around the district will need to have the items they have collected ready to be picked up at several locations. Locations have been set for Nassau, Ridgewood Queens, Maspeth Queens. To get the exact locations, e-mail Past Gov. Joe Aiello, joa9014@nyp.org.

Locations are still being sought for Metropolitan and Suffolk.

We will not stop collecting for this project because once we return from Texas we will be picking up a second load and head to Florida.

A list of items being collected is below. No clothing donations are needed. Most important are school supplies, can openers, baby diapers, small boxes of cereal and Lowes gift cards.

A list also can be downloaded.

Donations: Send checks made out to New York District Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to: Mike Malark, Disaster Relief Chair, 14 Crowridge Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186. For informaiton, call (518) 765-4392.

Corsaro, Baker Elected
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Gov. Designate Candace Corsaro celebrates her election with International Trustee Terry White, left, and Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni.

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Gov.-Elect Designate John "Hank" Baker following his election. From left are Lt. Gov.-Designate Bonnie Baker, his wife; Distinguished Past Gov. Joe Aiello, Baker and Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni.

Candace Corsaro was elected 2017-18 Governor and John "Hank" Baker was elected Governor-Elect for 2017-18 during the House of Delegates Saturday.

The votes took place during the District Convention in Lake Placid, which ended Sunday.

Corsaro was uncontested, while Baker won in a contested election.

Also during the House of Delegates, the delegates approved a bylaw amendment which made non-substantial changes to the district's bylaws that were requested by Kiwanis International. The approval came in a voice vote.

A second amendment, which would have segregated $5 in the district dues already being collected as a fund to pay for the Empire State Kiwanian was more contentious. Proposed by the North Central Kiwanis Club, it was supported by Immediate Past Gov. Forbes Irvine from that club but drew objections from many others.

An amendment was approved changing the date the proposal would be effective from Oct. 1, 2017 to Oct. 1, 2018, but then there was a motion to table the question, and that was approved in a voice vote, ending all consideration of the proposal.

More information and pictures from the convention are available.

Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse Receives Christiano Award
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Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse, holding her award; Past International President Jerry Christiano and Past International President Thomas DeJulio.

The Gerald P. Christiano Distinguished Service Award, the top award for service in the New York District, was awarded Saturday to Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse, who for five years headed the district's Eliminate Project fund-raising effort.

Kirmse, a member of the Fordham, Bronx, Kiwanis club, was selected for her service to Kiwanis and especially for her work on the Eliminate Project, explained Past International President Thomas DeJulio, who also is a Fordham club member.

The Eliminate campaign raised $1.1 million in the New York District during her time chairing it. She noted that there were 49 countries in the world with maternal neo-natal tetanus when the project began, and now there are 32. It has been eliminated in the Western Hemisphere.

The Christiano award is presented to no more than one person per year by the Past Governor's Council based on service to the district and to Kiwanis. Governors and past governors are not eligible for the award.

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Left, Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni holds up a large mock-up of what the Kiwanis plates will look like. At right, Past Gov. Eric Paul with a smaller version.
Kiwanis License Plates Should Be Ready Soon

After more than 20 years of work, Kiwanians in the New York District should soon be able to buy special license plates celebrating their Kiwanis membership.

Past Gov. Eric G. Paul announced at Thursday's district board meeting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill on Monday to make the Kiwanis plates available, pending completion of a design and arrangements for either a bond or 200 orders to cover the initial cost of the design.

Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni noted he met the state's governor recently at an event and had an opportunity to ask him to sign the bill.

Paul said he began working on the plates in 1994 when he worked for a state legislator. He noted that Gov. George Pataki, a former Key Club member, vetoed the bill. The now-signed bill was sponsored by state Sen. Patrick Gallivant, R-59, and Assemblyman Michael Miller, D-38, who is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale.

Board members at the meeting wanted to proceed quickly with making the plates available. If needed and money is available, the board voted to post the $6,000 bond with the state in order to move the project forward. As soon as 200 sets of plates are ordered, the money will be returned.

More information needs to be determined and additional information on ordering the plates will be made available at a later date.

New Members Being Inducted

So far during the 2016-17 Kiwanis year, 549 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.

Save the Date for Kamp Gala

A Gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kamp Kiwanis has been scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

More information will be available closer to the event.

   
Milestone Club Anniversaries This Month
ClubOrganization DateYears
Fulton September 7, 1927 90
Holland September 17, 1952 65
Penfield-Perinton Townships September 13, 1962 55
Southport September 23, 1987 30
Central Adirondacks, Old Forge September 30, 1987 30
Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo September 28, 1992 25
Bayside September 12, 2012 5
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