You can now register for the 2017 Mid-Year Conference, which will take place Feb. 10-12 at the Villa Roma Conference Center in Callicoon.
A variety of forums are planned, and awards will be presented for accomplishments during the 2015-16 Kiwanis year.
Those attending also will be able to take advantage of the many activities which are available at the Villa Roma resort, including a variety of things for children to do. There will be a break in the schedule Saturday afternoon to give time for other activities.
More information is available including hotel and conference registration forms, the tentative schedule for the event, and information on the Pajama Party that will take place on Friday evening.
The Governor's Project for 2016-17 has several parts:
- Cardiac Screenings: Promote early detection/screening of students' hearts.
- Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes
- Kiwanis Foundations: Support the district's foundations: District Foundation, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Centers and the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
- Autism Awareness
- Drug Overdoses
More information and submission forms are on the Governor's Project page.
The January 2017 edition of the Empire State Kiwanian is in the mail and available here on the web site.
Included are columns from district leaders and chairs, information on the upcoming International Convention, and many photos on club activities around the district.
To better reflect its mission of serving children, the Kiwanis International Foundation changed its name to the Kiwanis Children's Fund in October.
The new name emphasizes the people we serve -- children; and the way we serve them -- by collecting and distributing funds to meet the most important needs of children. Learn more in a message from Kiwanis International President Jane Erickson and Kiwanis Children’s Fund President Chia Sing Hwang.
The New York State Comptroller's office currently has funds in the name of various Kiwanis organizations which it is waiting to have claimed.
There are 33 Kiwanis organizations listed. The money comes from banks, utility companies, phone companies and others.
You can check to see if your club has funds it can claim. Search for Kiwanis in the Search for Organization area.
Anti-Bullying Essay Contest
The District's Anti-Bullying Chair, Keith Cummings, has announced an anti-bullying essay contest for students in the state 16 and under.
More information is available.