By: Francesco Valenti
I have been a part of many conventions but the last Kiwanis International European Federation convention in Taormina, Sicily was terrific! Not only because the place is magical, but because the Kiwanis European family was all together. The convention opened with a fantastic ceremony on a stage high above the Mediterranean Sea with more than 3.000 years of history and when you add wonderful weather and hundreds of Kiwanians to that special place everyone experienced a celebration of that bore witness to the truth of the Kiwanis mission. By serving the children of the world we are changing the world.
It was wonderful to fellowship and be reminded that our service is important. I am proud to say I was there, and that together we made history for our organization. Now it is time to grow more and to lead others in service. In in this way we will show that our Kiwanis pin doesn't just live on our lapel, but in our heart.