Ernest Schmid
Einode, Austria

Schmid, Ernest

Ernest Schmid, Villach/Carinthia, Austria, was elected to a three-year term as a trustee of Kiwanis International during the July 2017 102nd Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Paris, France.  

Ernest has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lentia for one year. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Villach Santicum for 15 years. 

He has served as president of the Kiwanis International-European Federation and has also served as club president, lieutenant governor, governor.  

He has been a Life Member since 2011 and is founder of the Klagenfurt-Wöthersee and Villach Triquetra Kiwanis clubs. In the Austria District, he served as chair of the Kiwanis International Foundation committee, Kiwanis Day since 2010 and the international relations committee since 2012. He also has been a member of the KI-EF Board. He has been a district coordinator for The Eliminate Project and is a former member the KI Growth Committee Europe. 

Ernest has participated in 17 Austria district conventions, seven KI-EF conventions and five Kiwanis International conventions. 

He holds a doctor of philosophy in educational science from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, and is an insurance broker. 

Ernest and his wife, Elke, have one child. He enjoys Kiwanis, ski-touring, swimming, cycling and standup paddle-boarding.