Greetings and Congratulations to all of the new Kiwanis Club Presidents and Division Lieutenant Governors. I would like to thank you for taking on this great responsibility and wish you much success in your administration.
I want to thank all the Kiwanis Clubs and Divisions that financially supported our trip to the International Convention this past July. We had two candidates for International Trustee and one for International President. While Clifford Young was not elected president he was elected as an International Trustee along with Daniel Suh. The other candidate for Trustee, Gisselle Rodrigues-Benitez, was not elected but will be back as a special assistant to Governor Matt.
I would like to tell you that all four of our District Officers were awarded Distinguished status.
The following Key Clubs were recognized as Diamond Level Distinguished: North Shore HS, The Bronx HS of Math & Science, Norwood-Norfolk HS, Carle Place HS, Hunter College HS, and Ogdensburg Free Academy. Finally, North Shore HS won First Place for their Single Service Project.
The fall is a busy time for your Key Club lieutenant governors. They will be running Fall Rallies where they will be training the officers from the clubs in their divisions. Please encourage your Key Club officers and advisors to attend these when offered.
November is also Kiwanis Family Month and Key Club week is Nov. 7-11. Kiwanis clubs should be looking to partner with their Key Clubs on fundraisers, projects and activities. At the very least plan to invite your Key Club officers to one of your November meetings and have them report on everything they have been doing. I know you will be impressed with these outstanding students!
Column Posted on Web Site October 22, 2016