Meet the Kiwanis International vice president

Arthur N. Riley
Westminster, Maryland, USA

Riley, Art 2016

Arthur "Art" Riley of Westminster, Maryland was elected to a one-year term as vice-president at the 103rd Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Las Vegas in June 2018. He was elected as a trustee of Kiwanis International in July 2014 at the 99th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Tokyo-Chiba, Japan.

Art's dedication to Kiwanis began in 1956 during travel with his father to the Kiwanis International convention in San Francisco, California. That experience gave him an initial view of the Kiwanis world that resulted in his involvement in many Kiwanis activities. Official service began as a member of Key Club and has continued as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Westminster, Maryland, for 38 years, serving in many leadership positions. Additionally, he is a member of the Centennial Internet Club and the Kiwanis Club of State Line, Maryland. Art’s leadership has been demonstrated as a Key Club lieutenant governor and numerous positions within the Capital District, culminating as governor in 2007-2008.

Since election to the Kiwanis International Board, Art served as Board Counselor to the Belgium-Luxembourg, Kentucky-Tennessee, Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee, Missouri-Arkansas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Kiwanis Districts. During 2016-17, that list expanded to the Ohio, Pacific-Northwest and Philippine South Districts. Art’s tenure on the Board has included membership on all committees of the Kiwanis International Board. These committee assignments resulted in a passion for providing expanded service to children, developing significant external partnerships that will strengthen Kiwanis, improving the image of Kiwanis worldwide, expanding international understanding within Kiwanis, and securing Kiwanis financial security through non-dues revenue.

For the 2018-19 administrative year, he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Youth Programs Inc., chair of the Board Committee on Public Relations, Image and Marketing, and member of the Executive Committee and Board Committee on Membership and Education. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund.

Professionally, Art has practiced pharmacy and successfully managed pharmacy practices for more than 45 years. His family pride focuses on his wife Vickie, a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Westminster and retired elementary school teacher, three successful adult children and three grandchildren. Art’s extended family is also involved in Kiwanis in a variety of positions. Other than Kiwanis, Art is involved in many community activities that include lay speaking at his church. This led to publishing a book titled, “At the Foot of the Cross.” Art and Vickie both thoroughly enjoy promoting the image of Kiwanis while meeting new Kiwanians.

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