Cynthia K. “Cindy” Champer was appointed to a three-year term as Kiwanis International Foundation trustee in October 2013.

Cindy is a 26-year member of Kiwanis, joining the Kiwanis Club of Ashland, KY, in 1987. She is currently a distinguished secretary for the I-NExT Kiwanis Club, the first Internet and physical club in the Ohio District. 

For the Kentucky-Tennessee District, she has served as distinguished secretary and authorized representative for new club-building. In the Ohio District, she served as a Key Club advisor for Ottawa-Glandorf High School; distinguished secretary of the Ottawa Kiwanis Club; lieutenant governor during 1995-96 and 2001-01; K-Kids district chairwoman during 2002-03 and 2003-04, when she built 14 K-Kids clubs; convention chairwoman in 2005; Ohio District governor in 2006-07. She is also a member of the West Toledo Kiwanis Club.

Currently, she serves as The Eliminate Project’s district coordinator for Ohio, which was the first district to raise US$1 million to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. 

In 2012, Cindy received the Legion of Honor Award for 25-years of service. She was one of the first women to join Kiwanis in 1987, when Kiwanis International opened its doors to females. 

Cindy is employed with Rec Room Specialties in outside sales and as a substitute teacher. She also is a volunteer with Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter and the Toledo Symphony League.

Cindy has one daughter, Allison Swim, who is a registered nurse and lives with her husband in Kentucky. Cindy’s partner, Fred Franklin, is a 16-year member of the Kiwanis Club of West Toledo and the I-NExT club.