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April/May 2014
Panama's membership mentor 

When Eda Medina de Wong discovers a struggling Kiwanis club in Central America, she does what comes naturally: She nurses it back to health.

Medina de Wong is a nurse by training, though today her career involves overseeing research for Panama’s federal government. But Medina de Wong’s nurturing nature still kicks in when a club is in critical condition.

Medina de Wong is a member of the Metropolitan, Panamá City, Panama, Kiwanis Club and a past governor of Kiwanis’ Andean and Central America District. She mentors clubs that are struggling with leadership, membership or service.

“I’m convinced clubs go through many stages in their growth process, and they need help to achieve the proper level of success,” she says. “They need training and support from members with experience.”

She’s currently working with two clubs—La Chorerra and San Jose—after already helping put three others back on their feet. One of these was down to one member.,

Read more about Medina de Wong and how revived Kiwanis clubs are serving the children of Panama. Read or download it now. You'll also find the 2012-13 Kiwanis International and Kiwanis International Foundation Annual Report; suggested signature projects and details about The Formula, a multi-year initiative to strengthen membership.