Ernest Schmid
Einode, Austria

Ernest Schmid

Ernest Schmid, Villach/Carinthia, Austria, was elected to a three-year term as a trustee of Kiwanis International during the July 2017 103rd Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Paris, France.  

Ernest has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lentia for two years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Villach Santicum for 15 years. 

He has served as president of the Kiwanis International-European Federation (KI-EF) and has also served as club president, lieutenant governor, and governor.  

He has been a Life Member since 2011 and is founder of the Kiwanis club of Klagenfurt-Wörthersee and Kiwanis Club of Triquetra. He served as chairman of Kiwanis Day since 2010 and has been chairman of International Relations since 2012. He also has been chairman of the Kiwanis International Foundation and a member of the KI-EF Board. He also has been a district coordinator for The Eliminate Project and was a former member of the KI Growth Committee Europe. 

Ernest has participated in 18 Austria District conventions, eight KI-EF conventions and six Kiwanis International Conventions.   

He holds a doctor of philosophy in educational science from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, and is an insurance broker.  

Ernest and his wife, Elke, have one child. He enjoys Kiwanis, ski-touring, swimming, cycling, running and standup paddleboarding.

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