Lenora Hanna
Ashland, Nebraska, USA


Lenora Hanna of Ashland, Nebraska, was appointed trustee of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund in 2021. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln-Northeast and served as the Nebraska-Iowa District governor in 2019-20. Lenora has also served as lieutenant governor and was the district administrator for Circle K International. In addition, she was her club’s secretary for 17 years.

Lenora served on The Eliminate Project Campaign Committee as Region 3 co-coordinator. She and her husband, Milford, were among the first Kiwanians to travel with UNICEF USA when they visited the Philippines in 2010 to witness the effects of maternal and neonatal tetanus on mothers and babies.

In addition to her home club, Lenora is a charter member of the Likasi, Democratic Republic of Congo, virtual club and the 25+ Kiwanians Who Care virtual club based in the Pacific Northwest District.

Lenora has received the following honors from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund: Tablet of Honor, Ruby-level Founders Circle, Heritage Society, Bo and Mary Shafer Society, The Eliminate Project Lead Gift, Centennial Award, Diamond 15-level Walter Zeller Fellowship and Diamond 34-level George F. Hixon Fellowship.

She has been named club Rookie Kiwanian of the Year, Kiwanian of the Year (twice) and is a Nebraska-Iowa District Foundation life member, Bartlett Fellow and member of the Legacy Society Nebraska-Iowa Foundation. She is also a life member of the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation and Diamond Fellow Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis Foundation.

Lenora’s heart is in service to others, especially children. “When I think of all the children, mothers and fathers whom Kiwanis International and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund has protected and saved through The Eliminate Project, it brings tears to my eyes,” she says. “The Children’s Fund and Kiwanis are there to help throughout our world. That’s why I am remain a Kiwanian.”

Lenora and her husband, Milford, the 1992-93 Nebraska-Iowa District governor, have four children, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Their two daughters and one son-in-law are also members of Lincoln Northeast.

When not serving her community and the world through Kiwanis, Lenora is a member and an active volunteer at the Southwood Lutheran Church. She also volunteers at the Matt Talbot Community Kitchen & Outreach Center, Head Start and other community organizations. She enjoys sewing and puzzles.

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