Another great Kamping season is in the books and once again Kamp Kiwanis made lots of memories and made dreams come true for all of the children who attended.
Our totals this year were: 573 child Kampers (23 fewer than last year) and 68 adult Kampers (4 more than last year) so it was a pretty good year.
I want to take this time to thank all clubs, divisions and individual Kiwanians for sponsoring children to attend Kamp Kiwanis. A special thank you goes out to the following clubs and divisions for their extra efforts in sending children this year: LaGuardia Club, 30 Kampers; East Meadow Club, 34 Kampers, and for the second straight year, the winner Peninsula-Hewitt Club sponsored 62 Kampers. The Long Island South Central Division sponsored 81.3 Kampers, Long Island Southwest Division 82 Kampers and for the second straight year the winner, Queens West Division with 83 Kampers. We are so grateful for your extra effort into changing a child's life for the better.
A big thank you goes out to the New York District Circle K who once again had its conference at Kamp Kiwanis on September 22-24 which also happened to be our Kamp closing weekend. More than 150 Circle K’ers rolled up their sleeves and worked along Kiwanians to clean up the Kamp, put equipment away and basically get the Kamp ready for the winter.
I can't describe the amount of tasks we were able to do thanks to them being there. Hopefully we can make this weekend an annual event.
We thank Governor Stephen Sirgiovanni for his help throughout the year, always promoting Kamp and raising funds to send children. We congratulate Governor Stephen on his wonderful tenure and we know that he will always be there for our Kamp.
We wish our incoming Gov. Candace Corsaro all good wishes for the upcoming year and know that we at the New York District Kiwanis Foundation will always be there for her.
Finally, I want to tell you about our upcoming Gala, celebrating 50 years of making a difference for children in the New York District. This will be a great event on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. You will be getting updates on all the particulars and reservation forms. This will be an event like no other so make sure you make your reservations early.
From all of us at the New York District Foundation, we thank you for your constant support.
Column Posted on Web Site October 31, 2017