We often use the term family to describe the Kiwanis family, but it goes beyond this; it’s truly a way of life. As I write this, I am at the Capital District Kiwanis Family Weekend, which brings together the district leadership of Kiwanis, CKI and Key Club. Laughter and conversation echo through the building, igniting the spirit of service in us all. We come together with a common cause, to serve the children of the world. We are the torch of servant-leadership, all of us in this extended family, and we will together ignite the spirit of service for generations to come.
As we embark on this journey and a new Kiwanis year, I’m glad to share this experience with Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser and CKI President Daniel Tsang, as well as each and every member of our family. ~Raeford Penny, 2013-14 Key Club International President.