99th CONVENTION
July 17–20, 2014
Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo Chiba 2014
John DeVilbiss

John DeVilbiss

Kiwanis International trustee candidate


Club: West Alexandria

District: Ohio


The candidate in his own words...


Why did you decide to run for office? 

Kiwanis has a great legacy of service to meet the needs of our fellowman. We must make sure that Kiwanis is positioned to meet these needs, both now, and in the future. I feel my experience in Kiwanis and my management experience will help Kiwanis to attain this goal.


What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?


I have been a Kiwanis member for over 46 years. I have  41 years of management experience in the financial industry, both in banking, and as a school treasurer. Since retirement, I now help satisfy my need for service by serving others as an Emergency Medical Technician in my community. 


How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis? 

Being a part of the Kiwanis International Board will allow me the opportunity to guide Kiwanis to meet the needs of the Kiwanis member, club, district, and Kiwanis around the world. Kiwanis must always strive to position itself to expand the service provided by clubs to their community.

Biographical information

John and his wife Wanda, a Kiwanis member, have been married 42 years and reside in West Alexandria, Ohio. They have two children and four grandchildren. John is the recipient of the Hixson award, Zeller award and the Tablet of Honor. He has received numerous awards for his community service.

For more information about John, consult his campaign website or contact his campaign coordinator, Dale Leach, at dl2732@columbus.rr.com. Connect with John on Facebook.