I am asking for your vote. It is a choice that requires careful thought and consideration.
To be honored with your vote, you must trust that I will work to build a stronger Kiwanis organization. I ask that you read my bio, my civic and working world pages, to have a better sense of who I am; a Kiwanian dedicated to strengthening existing clubs and opening new ones.
I leave the rest to my most ardent supporter and brutally honest critic, my wife, Julia.
Why Should You Vote for Gary?
I have worked alongside Gary as an equal partner for almost 30 years and witnessed his commitment to improving our local community and our Kiwanis community. Everyone’s life is finite so choosing to devote more years of service to Kiwanis is a serious family decision. I support him 100 percent. I would ask that you do so as well.
Gary has the commitment and passion necessary to fight for the survival of Kiwanis. He has first hand experience in increasing our membership from his time as Club President to District Formula Chair to KI Membership Chair. He knows that without growing clubs we will die as an organization. We can’t let that happen.
Gary has expertise in understanding technology today, using it to communicate effectively and knowing how it applies to the growth of our organization. I don’t understand half of what he is talking about …
He has spent his life in business and in Kiwanis, working alongside volunteers. He knows you can’t tell volunteers what to do. You can try to inspire them to want to do something. He is adamant that KI is here to serve you, our Kiwanis members. It’s not the other way around.
Gary has spent years of public service leading board meetings. He knows how to chair a meeting where all the voices at the table are heard and respected. He believes in transparency, openness and fully informed decisions.
Gary was raised in the hospitality business and learned very quickly that we are all accountable for our successes and our failures. He was trained to listen to complaints, not to make excuses and to look for creative solutions to difficult problems.
Lastly, Gary is a talented motivator, a skilled presenter, whose goal is to help others succeed.
What I have learned: Gary is the right person for the challenges ahead in Kiwanis …
… just don’t ask him to kill a spider …
… he hates those things.