June 2008 Edition
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Bio of Gov.-Elect Candidate Don Dudey
by Don Dudey

I am not sure I have met each of you during my visits to all 8 of the Mid Winter conferences this year, but if I have not, let me introduce myself. I am Don L. Dudey, Candidate for Governor-elect for 2008-2009. Within my own club - Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown, where I joined on September 12, 1982 and have held the following offices: Chair of the following committees - Membership, Risk Management and Finance; Director three times, Co-advisor to the Franklin Key Club, Treasurer for 15 years, Vice President and President. I have been the club secretary for the past two years and hope to continue for the next several years. more

2008 Capital District Convention Aug 14-17, 2008: A "Prescription for Success"
by Dave Martin

The 2008 Capital District Convention will be held this year from Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17th in Richmond Virginia at the Downtown Marriot and the Richmond Convention Center, just a few blocks from the State Capitol. Hosted by the Heart of Virginia Region of the Capital District, this year's theme is "Prescription For Success,” and one of the big highlights-not to be missed-is Friday night's Birthday Party at the Marriott to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the District Convention. more

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Governor Art's Corner
by Gov. Art Riley

Charles Swindoll, a noted radio preacher and current pastor at the Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, is an inspirtational writer that I have often consulted. Today I would like to share some of his thoughts on attitude.

"Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitude toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it." more

Reflections on Key Leader Experience
by Taylor Binnix

My involvement in the Key Leader program really changed my life, and my perspective on leadership. I have attended Key Leader twice-I was a student participant at Camp Letts in October, 2007, and a student facilitator at Arlington Echo in April, 2008.

When I attended Key Leader in October, 2007, I learned the five key principles of service leadership that are the basis of this program: personal integrity, personal growth, respect, building community and the pursuit of excellence. more

Reisterstown Club Shreds to Raise Funds
by Steve Jenkins

The Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown recently held its 1st Paper Shredding Event as a way to get the name of Kiwanis out in the public. One of our members thought about having a Paper Shredding Event for the community to shred their documents. This was a huge success. more

Lauren Elizabeth Doerr named Tab Club Teen of the Year
by Elizabeth Tia

Lauren Elizabeth Doerr was named 2008 Tabb Kiwanis Club Teenager of the Year at the Club dinner meeting on Tuesday, May 6. Miss Doerr is a senior at Tabb High School with a GPA of 4.21 and planning to attend the University of Virginia in the fall. more

Soldiers Address Williamsburg Club
by Greg Davy

Two soldiers from Fort Eustis who have seen action overseas visited the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg recently to talk about how military uniforms have changed over the years, and what to expect in the future. more

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