Meet the Kiwanis President-Elect

Arthur N. Riley
Westminster, Maryland, USA

Riley, Art 2016

Arthur "Art" Riley of Westminster, Maryland was elected to a one-year term as president-elect at the 104th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Orlando, Florida, USA in June 2019.

Art's dedication to Kiwanis began in 1956 during travel with his father to the International Convention in San Francisco, California. That experience gave him an initial view of the Kiwanis world which 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 39 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.

During his tenure on the Kiwanis International Board, Art has served as counselor to 12 Kiwanis districts and traveled to more than 30 districts. Additionally, Art and his wife, Vickie, participated in a site visit for The Eliminate Project to Cambodia in conjunction with UNICEF. Serving on Board committees has resulted in a passion for recognizing and fulfilling the Kiwanis mission of serving children, strengthening Kiwanis through expanded service and partnership development, improving the Kiwanis image worldwide and expanding international understanding.

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, outside of Kiwanis, 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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