2014 videos from the Kiwanis International President
Improving the world, one child and one community at a time
My dear Kiwanians, thank you for allowing me to serve as the president of this wonderful organization for the past year.
During the past 12 months, we built many bridges for children to the future. Because of our charity together, more children have food, clothing and shelter. Some can play on new or refurbished playgrounds. Others experience the joys of reading. But all the children your club helped get a chance at bright and limitless futures.
But there are still too many children who are sick, who are hungry and who have little educational opportunities. Helping those children is the number one reason we need more Kiwanians. More Kiwanis hearts and hands will increase our impact in every community. Join me by participating in The Formula and sharing what you love about Kiwanis with others so our charity knows no bounds.
We will have more help in the effort to expand our service to the world. This past April, the Kiwanis International Board granted associate Kiwanis membership to all members of Key Club International and Circle K International 18 years and older. These young Kiwanians who already have a heart for service will be our partners as we move into our next century of serving the children of the world.
During the past 12 months, we have made significant progress raising funds for The Eliminate Project. The campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus will ultimately save or protect millions of women and their future babies. With your continued enthusiasm and focus, we will complete our fundraising commitment to celebrate during the 100th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in June. Together, the Kiwanis family can and will eliminate a disease.
I believe the future is bright for Kiwanis and I look forward to the day when every community around the world knows the good work of a Kiwanis club. That day is coming soon.