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Centennial Tour

The Kiwanis International Centennial Tour stopped in New York April 23-26 for a series of events in downstate New York featuring the participation of Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button.

The Centennial Tour began with the 100th anniversary party in January in Detroit, marking the place and time Kiwanis was organized, and will continue with stops around the world leading up to the International Convention June 24-27 in Indianapolis.


Centennial Tour
President Button with PS 22 K Kids president presenting his banner.

Centennial Tour
President Button showing K Kids what a real "Inukshuk" looks like.

Centennial Tour
The Kiwanians present pictured with PS 22 K Kids members.

Centennial Tour
Chinatown club members entertaining at the club's Benefit Night.

Centennial Tour
Chinatown Past President Grace Law, President Button, and International First Lady Debbie Button receiving flowers.

Centennial Tour
President Button being interviewed by Chinese cable TV reporters.

Centennial Tour
Kiwanis dignitaries cutting the Chinatown 100th birthday cake. The three people in the center are District Gov. Eric G. Paul, President Button and International First Lady Debbie Button. At right is Metropolitan Division Lt. Gov. Thomas Poccio.

Centennial Tour
Ground breaking at Island Park's Hegarty Elementary School.

Centennial Tour
Hegarty PTA preparing for ground breaking.

Centennial Tour
Kiwanis group readying to break ground.

Centennial Tour
In the front row are Distinguished Past Gov. David Rothman; Island Park School Board President Richie Hayes, International President Button, Island Park School Superintendent Rosmarie T. Bovino, and Dora. They are preparing for the ground breaking.

Centennial Tour
Photo of all Kiwanians at the Hegarty Elementary ground breaking.