“This year,” Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser says of 2013–14, “we are building bridges for children to the future. ‘We’ means it will take teamwork. ‘Build’ stands for result-oriented projects. ‘Bridges’ normally provide a safe path over a difficult crossing. ‘Children,’ of course, are our target group. And the ‘future’ means we’re creating projects with concrete solutions and great sustainability.”
A lieutenant governor in 1993–94 and Austria District governor in 1999–2000, Gunter Gasser is Kiwanis International president at a time when the organization initiates a five-year strategic plan along with a global campaign for growth. “I don’t like the idea of children not having a future,” he says. “They need our help, and that help comes from the grassroots level: our clubs. To build bridges for these children, we need clubs with strong, healthy memberships. With more hearts and more hands, we can do more for the children of the world.”
Read more about Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser in the October 2013 Kiwanis International Magazine.