January 2008 Edition
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Capital District Regional Mid-Winter Conference Schedule Announced

Great fellowship, education and fun are all hallmarks of the eight Regional Conferences scheduled across the Capital District over these next few winter months. The conference schedule has been announced, so be sure to attend. more

Don Dudey
Governor-Elect Candidate

In accordance with the Capital District Policy Statements, qualified members who have filed their intention of being a candidate for the office of Governor-elect may have their candidacy announced District wide beginning on the second Friday in January. The Kiwanis club of Reisterstown, Maryland, supported by all of the Kiwanis clubs in Division Twelve, has presented Don L. Dudey as a candidate for the office of Governor-elect of the Capital District for the 2008-2009 Administrative year. - Ellis H. Stroup, District Secretary-Treasurer

Kiwanis International President's Capital District Visit/Dinner Scheduled

Kiwanis International President Dave and First Lady Eva Curry will be visiting the Capital District in late January 2008. During this special time our district will be hosting a number of events for the First Family of Kiwanis. more

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Gov. Msg. Mark Twain Creche Troops & USO K-Kids

Governor Art's Corner
by Gov. Art Riley

Each new year brings a sense of hope and optimism and 2008 is no exception. For me this optimism is based on the Kiwanis enthusiasm that I have witnessed during the last three months. I have observed many examples of this enthusiasm including: Kiwanis Clubs inducting multiple new members, increased interest of clubs and divisions in growing membership and building new clubs, innovative ideas from members on ways to increase service offered by clubs and continued growth in all Service Leadership Programs. more

Mark Twain and Kiwanis Growth
by Tom Ganse, Governor-Elect

Mark Twain is credited with once having said, "There are three kinds of lies - little white lies, damned lies, and statistics." No disrespect to the old sage, but I do believe it is important to pause for a moment and reflect on a few relevant statistics, or measurements, concerning our efforts to restore membership. After all, is there a Kiwanian left that isn't growing weary of the "need to grow" mantra in the face of over 16 years of steady membership declines? It is time now to share some of the fruits of those labors, because this District is growing again! more

Kiwanis Creche Transforms Rehoboth Beach
by Rosemary Cummings

Sometimes as Kiwanians, we may think the work we do goes unnoticed or does not make a difference in the communities we serve. Just after Thanksgiving, Rehoboth Beach Kiwanian, Ron Paterson heard the local DE radio talk host complain about the dearth of religious carols in the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Perhaps to stir up discussion, the talk host then questioned why the City had not set up the Creche as in previous years. more


District 23 Clubs Supports USO
by Bill Eutsler

On December 21st and 22nd area Kiwanis clubs and Libby Kendrick, USO Director, kept the USO at the Newport News/Williamsburg airport open for 48 hours while troops (right) from area bases traveled home for the holidays. The seven clubs from District 23 - York, Denbigh, Williamsburg, Poquoson, Colonial Capital, Tabb and Grafton worked together on this project, and also work monthly at the airport USO. more

Oceanview K-Kids Korner
by Rosemary Cummings

Lord Baltimore ES K-Kids Quilters and Readers got into the giving spirit as each designed and created their own greeting cards to give to each Class in the school from Pre-K to Fifth Grade, using construction paper, markers, stickers and bows, and messages from the heart. more

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