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  April 2009

Pump It Up for Africa!
by Raga Elim, Ph.D., Chair
Capital District Committee on International Understanding

I'm very pleased to report that as of the end of March, we're almost half way to our goal of $30,000 for the Initiative for Africa, a project of the Capital District Committee on International Understanding.

To maximize our contributions by the time of the Kiwanis International convention in late June, I'm excited to announce a new campaign-"Pump It Up for Africa"-to support the Initiative....more

94th Kiwanis Inter. Convention
Nashville, June 25-28, 2009


Go ahead. Click on Billy Bob Nelson. I dare you!

We also invite you to view this convention
video update.

Register Now for 2009 DCON
by Charles Marks, DCON Chairman

Hello to all Kiwanians of the Capital District from the DelMarVa Region. Your 2009 Convention Committee is busy planning this years convention and we are looking forward having you 'Stop Over in Dover'. The Sheraton Inn of Dover is here, ready to complete your hotel reservation and the rooms are starting to fill. You can call them at 1-888-755-1450 or on line at www.sheratondover.com. If you have any questions, please contact me at charles.marks4@verizon.net. See you in Dover 21st to 23rd of August.

Monday Morning Growth Team Messages
by Jack White

3/2/09 -- Monday morning message with Paul Palazzolo, KI President-Elect

3/9/09 -- Join Tom Ganse and me for this week's Monday Morning Message as our Governor busts several myths about Kiwanis

3/16/09 -- Past Kiwanis Governor and master club builder Hugh Siggins of Williamsburg: lsten and learn why we should build new clubs, what effect it will have om the parent club, and how to go about doing building a new club

3/23/09 -- This week our Governor-Elect tells us his plans for growing the Capital District
next year - plus some ideas for growing our own clubs this year.

3/30/09 -- Interview with Rosemary Cummings, Chair of the Club Growth Committee

Key-Leader Weekend a Success!

Review Testimonial

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Homeless Women and Children Helped by Grant from Suburban Frederick Club Fund
by Dave Maloney

Hope Alive, Inc., a nonprofit, non-denominational Christian ministry serving homeless women and children in Frederick County recently received an $800 grant from The Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick Fund held by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Founded in 2002, and located on 13 acres in rural Sabillasville, Maryland, Hope Alive offers a four-phase program and comprehensive support services to address the issues at the root of each family's homelessness....more

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Gov. Tom's Msg. Gov. Elect Sr. Fitness Honorees Benefit Soccer

Your Vector...
by Governor Tom Ganse

Military aviators use the term "vector" to describe an order to proceed along a specific course for a specified distance to reach the target; in other words, directions to get from where we are to where we want to go to achieve success.

But just what is "success"? Winning the interclub, best website or newsletter contest? Eighty percent attendance at meetings? Twelve percent membership growth?...more

Gov. Elect Don's 2009-2010 Goals
by Gov-elect Don Dudey

I am proud to be Governor-elect of the Capital District for 2009-2010 and I would like to outline my four major goals for this coming year. I believe my goals are consistent with the goals and objectives that Governor Tom Ganse's has established this year and past years. There will be more details of these goals described in coming months, but for now I have outlined the major objective for each....more

East Baltimore Club Donates $2000 to Help Seniors Stay Fit
by Gayle Adams

The Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore 's outreach to the community extends to the Essex area and beyond. On March 13th, members of the club presented a check for $2000 for a Diamond Sponsorship for the Essex Senior Center's new exercise studio. ...more


Local Kiwanians Among Worcester County Honored Volunteer Nominees
by David Landis

Pictured left to right are three members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines - Ocean City who were among the volunteer nominees representing Worcester County in the Maryland's Most Beautiful Annual Volunteers Program: Phil Lassiter, Al Kastner and Dave Landis....more

The 10th Annual Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament --- 2009
by Vivian Tanzer

On March 11 through 13, the nine Kiwanis Clubs of Division 23 hosted the 10th Annual Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament. Christine Garvey was a dedicated Poquoson "Soccer Mom" who succumbed to breast cancer after a long fight, on December 11, 1999....more

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