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Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

Kiwanis Experience

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Kiwanis Experience

Embrac­ing my west­ern roots at the San Anto­nio Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al Con­ven­tion.

In Kiwa­nis we wear dif­fer­ent hats, hold dif­fer­ent offices and call our­selves by dif­fer­ent titles. That said, the title that I am most proud to have is: Kiwan­ian. We all vol­un­teer to help our com­mu­ni­ties in our own way and they are stronger for it.

I joined Kiwa­nis ini­tial­ly, while Pro­gram Man­ag­er of our local TV sta­tion. I want­ed to help local Kiwa­nis Club’s enthu­si­as­tic mem­bers with their tele­vi­sion  auc­tion. Twen­ty-five years lat­er, I still serve Kiwa­nis.

Each of us run­ning for this posi­tion of Vice-Pres­i­dent have trav­elled a sim­i­lar path. From Club Pres­i­dent and Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor to Gov­er­nor and Inter­na­tion­al Trustee. The expe­ri­ence that I have gar­nered, in Kiwa­nis and with­out, have giv­en me a unique skillset to bring to this role of Inter­na­tion­al Vice Pres­i­dent.

As Club Pres­i­dent, through a mem­ber­ship growth ini­tia­tive that I imple­ment­ed, we grew our strug­gling club by 40%. It was a team effort as every tru­ly suc­cess­ful pro­gram always is.

Our New Brunswick province is a proud Key Club sup­port­er. Here, their pres­i­dent edu­cates me on some key projects.

As Gov­er­nor of the East­ern Cana­da and Caribbean Dis­trict, one of the most diverse dis­tricts in Kiwa­nis, I worked with a tal­ent­ed group of lead­ers to help restruc­ture how we did busi­ness, and how we were gov­erned. The results of these efforts have saved us Kiwa­nis dol­lars and stream­lined our Board’s deci­sion mak­ing process.

A keen sup­port­er of the Kiwa­nis For­mu­la, I have served as our District’s Chair for the first three years. I enjoyed build­ing an enthu­si­as­tic team and con­duct­ing a series of train­ing sum­mits all designed to empow­er my fel­low Kiwa­ni­ans. We worked hard to open new clubs and strength­en exist­ing clubs. Our team is proud of the new clubs that we built and the new mem­bers that helped induct.

Cur­rent­ly, on our KI Board of Trustees, I serve as Mem­ber­ship and For­mu­la Chair, work­ing close­ly with Inter­na­tion­al Pres­i­dent Jim Rochford. As the Eye of the Tiger Chair for Cana­da and the Caribbean, I know that new club open­ing is key to our sur­vival. Every­one of us know that Kids Need Kiwa­nis

…and Kiwanis Needs More Kiwanians.

A Kiwa­nis Moment for me was attend­ing the New Orleans Con­ven­tion as Pres­i­dent of my club in Owen Sound along­side my Dad, Char­ter Pres­i­dent of his Kiwa­nis Club in Tama­rac, Flori­da. It was a proud moment.

What I’ve Learned: Working as a team accomplishes so much more.

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