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Awards Announced at Mid-Year

Five 2013-14 Lt. Governors and 2013-14 Gov. Joe Aiello were honored as Distinguished during the last Kiwanis Administrative Year during the Mid-Year-Conference that took place Feb. 20-22 in Albany.

Above, Past International President Jerry Christiano pins Aiello with his distinguished pin as Gov. Eric G. Paul applauds.

Aiello announced that the following Lt. Governors also were distinguished:

The title of distinguished is granted by Kiwanis International to recognize achievement during the Administrative Year. Many other awards also were distributed during the dinner Saturday evening.

Much of the event was a time to learn. This year there was a special opportunity for attendees to earn their CPR certification during the conference. Pictured below are people practicing during the CPR class.

Many more pictures and other information is available.

board meeting
New Club Organized
Lt. Gov. Gerda Krogslund from the Hudson River West Division has built the first new Kiwanis Club in the District. Washingtonville Kiwanis Club conducted its first board meeting on Feb. 23. The club has an initial membership of 24. She was assisted by Super Distinguished Past Lt. Gov. David Morse and Past Lt. Gov. Jim Lawler. The charter president is Gil Lester and charter secretary is Debbie Lester. The Charter Night is tentatively scheduled for April 10 at a site and time to be determined. The Chester Kiwanis Club is the sponsoring Kiwanis Club.
New York Part of Centennial Tour
Several events planned for April 23-26

The celebration of the Kiwanis International Centennial began in January in Detroit, where the first Kiwanis club was established in January of 1915.

It will continue through the spring leading up to the International Convention, June 25-28 in Indianapolis. That will be a historic convention in that it will be the first time that the Circle K, Key Club and Kiwanis conventions have all taken place at the same place and at the same time.

The Centennial Tour includes a stop in New York City and on Long Island the weekend of April 23-26. Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button and First Lady Debbie Button will be participating in the events.

Here's the schedule:

More information on the Centennial Tour is available on the Kiwanis International web site.

10th Club Pledges to be Model Club

The Kiwanis Club of Amherst has joined the ranks of district clubs which have pledged to be Model Clubs in support of the Eliminate Project, Sister Ann-Marie Kirmse, the district's Eliminate Project chair, has announced.

That requires the club to donate an average of $750 per member to help eliminate Maternal Neo-Natal Tetanus.

Amherst joins Huntington, All Island, East Greenbush, Hartsdale, Patchogue, Sand Lake, Sayville, Three Village-Brookhaven Township, and York-Leicester.

The district also has two 100K clubs: Chinatown and Fordham, Bronx. They have pledged a total donation of $100,000 to support the effort.

Circle K Seeks Journal Ads

The Circle K annual convention will be March 20-22 in Albany. Clubs, divisions and Kiwanians are invited to take an advertisement in the convention journal to show their support for Circle K.

The convention honoree this year will Past Gov. Jack Tetamore. Also being honored is Rich Hall, with the Glen Fitzpatrick Outstanding Circle K Alumni Award.

For more information, see the letter from Circle K and the ad form.

Lyme Disease Foundation Benefit

On Friday, April 17, the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation will benefit from a performance of a play by Agatha Christie, Love from a Stranger at the Merrick Theatre, 2222 Hewlett Ave. in Merrick.

The cost is $25 a person. Money paid in excess of ticket cost is a donation to the foundation.

The Merrick Theatre is home to very professional local community theatre actors and actresses and their performances earn rave reviews consistently. For further information, contact Jeanne M. Egan at (516) 353-8325 or post2004@att.net.

Milestone Club Anniversaries This Month
ClubOrganization DateYears
New Hyde Park - Floral Park February 9, 1950 65
Schoharie February 27, 1950 65
Owasco-Fleming February 16, 1955 60
Sayville February 17, 1960 55
Greater Riverhead February 25, 1995 20
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