Vincent G. Salembier
Kooigem, West-Flanders, Belgium 

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Vincent G. Salembier of Kooigem, West-Flanders, Belgium, was elected to a three-year term on the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees during the 2022 Kiwanis International-Europe Convention in Vienna, Austria, May 26-29.

A member of Kiwanis in the Belgium-Luxembourg District for 32 years, Salembier is the founder, past president and past treasurer for the Kiwanis Club of Avelgem, Land van Streuvels, and past president of his current club, the Kiwanis Club of Kortrijk. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Centennial Internet Club. Salembier served as governor for the Belgium-Luxembourg District in 2006-07 and president of the Kiwanis International-European Federation 2014-15. He has mentored Kiwanis clubs in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and the United Kingdom and has been involved with training, new club building, communications, youth services and meeting/convention planning at all levels of Kiwanis membership. As a supporter of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Salembier has received a George F. Hixson Fellowship and a Walter Zeller Fellowship. Additionally, Salembier was elected by the Kiwanis Foundation of Canada as a Mel Osborne Fellow.  

Salembier holds a degree in civil engineering in construction and is CEO of a timber company. He served as a mariner in the Belgian Naval Component of the Belgian Armed Forces and as a social board counselor in Kortrijk. Salembier shares life with his partner, Linda, and he has three children and five grandchildren from a previous relationship. Outside of Kiwanis, he enjoys his favorite sport, soccer.

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