December 2008
David Maloney, Editor
Home to this month's eBuilder Past issues of the eBuilder Governor's message Administration articles Kiwanis International articles Trustee and Committee Chair reports Service Leadership Program articles Capital District Circle K Web site Capital District Key Club Web site
Capital District Foundation Web site Club Service Project articles Club Fund Raiser articles Club and Regional  Activity articles Public Relations articles Club Clinic articles Memoriams eBuilder Submission Guidelines

Fighting to Save Children in Africa
by Raga S. Elim, Ph.D., Chairman, Capital District Committee on International Understanding

The more money we raise, the more African children we can save. We will keep you updated on our progress towards our goal of $25,000 by means of the thermometer shown to the left. As of today we have raised $1675. Donations toward this Initiative are tax deductible....more

Local Key Club Featured in Video
by Nicole McDermott

Watch this inspiring video featuring the Key Club of West Springfield High School in West Springfield, Virginia, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tysons Corner, Virginia, in the Capital District...more

Botetourt Club/Education Center Charity Partnership Marks 20 Years
by Clarence Renshaw, President, Botetourt Kiwanis

Thanksgiving 2008 marks the twentieth anniversary of a special relationship between the Kiwanis Club of Botetourt, the students at Botetourt Technical Education Center, and more than 600 grateful people in Botetourt County. For the past two decades, the students and members of the community service organization have joined together to help make Thanksgiving and Christmas brighter holidays by collecting and buying food to present to needy individuals and families in the County...more

Suburban Frederick Club Raffle Winners Flying High
by Dave Maloney

A recently-held fundraising raffle resulted in a mother-son team winning a helicopter flight donated by Willem and Alice Meiners of (Willem and Alice have flown "around the world" in this helicopter.) Watch the movie!

Goodbye "Capital Builder" Hello "MiniBuilder"
by Dave Maloney, Editor

Recently the Capital District Board of Trustees voted to discontinue the printed version of the Capital Builder. This decision comes on the heels of a recent survey to which many club members responded with some excellent arguments both for and against doing away with the Capital Builder...more

[Printer Friendly Version]

Gov. Tom's Msg. Key Club Veterans Halloween Kids Are Heroes

"Well, golly gee, Santa - All I want for Christmas is 10 new clubs!"

What Is A Kiwanian, Anyway?
by Governor Tom Ganse

Have we abandoned what it means to be a Kiwanian if we don't start a meeting with a song or offer a Christian blessing? Can we have a meeting without a meal, or a guest speaker? Are we still good Kiwanians if we don't wear our lapel pins, regardless of whether or not we have lapels? Where do we draw the line to say "enough is enough"? At what point will we lose our elder members because "this is not the Kiwanis I joined"? What is a Kiwanian, anyway?.. . more

Harrisonburg High School Key Club Honored For Their Good Works
by Kate Prahla

Harrisonburg High School Key Club members were honored during the Association of Fundraising Professionals Shenandoah Chapter's 2008 National Philanthropy Day... more

Bethesda Club and American Legion Honor Vets
by Past Gov Bob Cressy

Bob Vidgerhouse (WWII Battle of the Bulge Bronze Star recipient and pictured right) is to be commended in bringing the 49th annual Bethesda Club and American Legion Veteran's Day program to vets who otherwise would not have had the recognition.. more


Mt. Airy Teen Center Celebrates First Halloween
by Bill Butts

Thanks to the contribution and coordination of the Mt. Airy Kiwanis Club, local Mt. Airy youth celebrated its first Halloween in the town's current, temporary Teen Center with a costume party and all the trimmings provided by Kiwanis...

Kids are Heroes
by Dave Maloney

9-year-old MaryMargaret O'Neill and her Dad, Gabe O'Neill, visited the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick recently to explain their new non-profit venture aimed at promoting the good deeds accomplished by children. Kids are Heroes is a web site giving recognition to children who unselfishly give of their talents and time to raise funds or do good deeds to help the sick, needs, and less fortunate. Pictured are Gabe and MaryMargaret.

The Kiwanis Family
Capital District Web site
Key Club Web site
Circle K Web site
Builders Club Web site
K-Kids Web site
Aktion Club Web site

  Governor's Message
  Cap. Dist. Admin./Activities 
  Trustee & Committee Reports
  Service Leadership Programs
  Club Service Projects/Donations
  Club Fund Raisers
  Club & Regional Activities
   Club Clinic
  Public Relations
  Kiwanis International
  Tell Us Your Story
  In the Spotlight
 Welcome New Members
   Capital District Foundation

Jack White's
Growth Team
Audio Message #1

send this audio to a friend

Tell Us Your Story. Submit your article. Click for details.

In the Spotlight. Submit your article. Click for details.
Welcome New Members. Submit your article. Click for details.