Serving the Children of the World
the Online newsletter of Capital District Kiwanis International

David Maloney, Editor

November 2006

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This issue at a glance:

Governor Bob’s Builders: Getting “Around the District” and Jump Starting the Kiwanis Year

Gov. Bob Cressy

Hello, Kiwanians! We are all off and running in our Capital District with a continuance of the kind of Kiwanis service we have all been proud of throughout our 88 years of District service, and 91 years of Kiwanis International service. That “we” is all of us!

As a Kiwanian of many years, it never fails to impress upon me what Kiwanians everywhere do in their communities. I remember, as perhaps do those of you who attended the exciting International Convention in Montreal, the graphic that was up on the screen for 12,000 Kiwanians and guests to see. It is by Margaret Mead:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

Reflect on this statement for a minute. How profound! How exciting! How utterly inspiring it is to think of the great inventions created throughout the centuries that we now take for granted having come from the minds of one or perhaps just a few people. Consider the medical advances, treatments and drugs available for our health, well-being and long life. Plus scientific and social system advances.

Nancy and I are always impressed with the simple opening of all Kiwanis meetings: A patriotic song, the Pledge of Allegiance, and an opening prayer. I’m sure we do not take this tradition for granted, nor do our guests. Also, in seeing the great service projects accomplished by so many across the District at the same time, we are reminded of the fifth Object of Kiwanis: “To provide through Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.”

“Around the District with Bob and Nancy” has taken us far and wide already. We really began in September with the K-Family Weekend in Front Royal lead by Key Club Governor Peter Simsek and CKI Governor Justin Sanders and Kiwanis leaders gathering to share plans for the new year and great fellowship. This annual event is organized by Key Club Administrator and LG Joe Stankus and Assistant Key Club Administrator PLG Bill Hand getting us off to a great start.

On September 15th, the Capital District was tremendously honored to have a visit by Kiwanis International President Steve Siemens to participate in the dedication of the Virginia University Medical Center’s “Kiwanis Family Care Center”. Kiwanian Roy Sheets presided. Over $200,000 was raised in two years through Richmond area clubs and by the community’s tremendous response, one year ahead of the three year target. The Center provides services for the families of patients undergoing cancer treatments. President Steve delivered a stirring address of praise for the vision and commitment to the goal. He said in a humorous way of the time to raise the funds, “that was easy.” Of course, meeting your goals and challenges requires much careful planning and faithful execution. It does seem easier when the job is done, Steve said, but there is no limit to what we can accomplish if we have the vision to tackle challenges that need to be done.

The start of a new Kiwanis year also brings the beginning of the round of “Governor’s Official Visits” to each Capital District Division. This annual event provides each of the division and club leaders an opportunity to meet and work directly with the district governor. Included in this visit is a Division Council Meeting where each club president has an opportunity to outline their goals for the year, report on the status of their club and seek assistance where needed to help meet challenges and opportunities. Of course, it is also a social event where any and all Kiwanians and guests can get together for an evening of fun, sharing and fellowship. The governor shares the goals for the district as well and pledges the support of the district leadership team to divisions and clubs.

Nancy and I have been honored to attend four Official Visits in October. The first was with LG Norton Gettes and his Division 12 team at Towson Golf and Country Club. The attendance was strong with president’s session sharing ideas to try at their clubs. October 21st brought us to a combined Official Visit with Division 16 and LG Doc Thrush and Division 21 with LG Fred Woodall. The wonderful setting at the Norfolk Yacht Club included as a guest First Lady Chappie Thrift, widow of PG Spike Thrift. Thank you Doc and Fred. Thanks, too, to all event committees for your flawless planning.

Division 7-11’s LG Rose Poole hosted our visit to dinner at the Sheraton Dover Hotel in Delaware on the 25th. Again the presidents, governor and selected district team members discussed tips and techniques to improve attendance, bring in new members and enhance our community service. The last official visit for the month was in Division 14 territory with LG Renee Mackey held at the Windows on the Bay Restaurant at the marina in Pasadena, Maryland, beautiful site. Once again a spirited discussion proceeded the social and entertainment period and excellent dinner. As these visits come to your division, please make it a point to put them on your schedule. The exchange of ideas, goals, challenges and successes are unmatched in a social environment with your Kiwanis friends. Please see the “Around The District” pictorial in this issue of the Builder.

Many club and division installation ceremonies, plus planning meetings were held in
October as well, getting us off to a fast start for a banner year of Kiwanis service. We have a wonderful history and tradition of dedicated service and a legacy to nurture and enhance. Remember, “One Can Make A Difference … and that one is YOU!”

Please remember to take a moment to remember those men and women of all branches of our armed services this month, who in peace time and in war serve to protect you and the liberties of freedom we enjoy. If you can, attend a Veteran’s Day ceremony on November 11th with Kiwanians, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other patriotic organizations. Thank those who have given so much and often the ultimate to protect our way of life. Remember that it was a “small group of thoughtful, committed people in 1776 who changed the world”. See you “Around the District”.

A Message from Sec. Ellis Stroup
Ellis Stroup, Dist. Sec./Treas.
Club Presidents and Secretaries are reminded that, beginning with the Official Monthly Club Report for October 2006, electronic reporting will become mandatory. Each club Secretary has been sent the instructions on the procedures to be followed in setting up to use the new system. The set-up procedure is very simple and the reporting method is very similar to the electronic reporting being done in the past. It is important to understand that Kiwanis International will also begin using the information captured from the club's Official Monthly Report to compile the Distinguished Club and Annual Club Reports for the year. It is necessary that reports for all months be filed in order to qualify for the Distinguished Award.

The Reporting Module is the forerunner of what will be expanded into an interactive system with Kiwanis International files. The reporting system is free to all clubs. A charge will apply to those clubs subscribing to the entire system on a membership size tier basis. While this module is available to clubs at this time, it will continue to be developed and refined further in the future.

The Inciter Now Ready
Inciter

The November/December 2006 issue of The Inciter is ready to view at http://www.kiwanis.org/pr/inciter/. Read about:

· What leadership and vision have to do with branding
· Creating and working a media plan
· New! Club banner

Local Kiwanis Key Clubs Walk to D-Feet ALS

D.J. Landis

Key Clubs are the high school clubs for Kiwanis International. They, too, are service organizations, so it was not unexpected that members from the two local Key Clubs at Stephen Decatur High School and The Salisbury School turned had teams walking in the 2nd Annual Walk to D-Feet ALS on Saturday September 30th to raise money for research to find a cure for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease). It's good acts like this for which young people need to be recognized and thanked. Your sponsoring Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/ Ocean City is proud of you! Pictured upper right is the SDHS Key Club Team: (L to R) Bethany Warford, Bethany Cheeks, Megan Mudron, Abby Corrin, Sarah Stoler, and Ivy Fowler. Pictured is upper left is the Salisbury School Key Club Team: (L to R) Emily Engburg, Lindsey Todd, Won Choi, Liz Griffith, Elizabeth Powell, and Drew Momme.

Kiwanis By the Bay Hosts Ft. Monroe Speaker

Judy Pantelides

Dr. Wayne Lett recently spoke to the Kiwanis By the Bay regarding his work on the Ft. Monroe Reuse Plan Committee. Dr. Lett is the former Superintendent of Schools in Newport News. Kiwanis By the Bay met this summer at the newly opened Victorian Tearoom located at 36 N. Mallory Street in Phoebus. For the school term, they meet at the Blue Phantom Inn at Phoebus High School on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m.

March of Dimes' Prematurity Awareness Month

David Lurie, 2005-2007 Chairman, Young Children: Priority One, Capital District Kiwanis

During the week of November 19-25, Kiwanis clubs and members are urged to collect coins in support of the March of Dimes' Prematurity Awareness Month. Babies are in crisis today. In the United States alone, more than one-half million are born prematurely every year and the number is rising. Premature birth is the nation’s number-one killer of newborns and a major cause of serious health problems, costing society billions of dollars every year. That’s why Kiwanis International and the March of Dimes have teamed together for a Prematurity Awareness Month fundraiser. Kiwanis clubs and members can help babies survive their first nine months and support March of Dimes research by collecting spare change, loose coins found in their pockets and purses, coins under seat cushions and in car consoles, or by asking friends and families for contributions. Collections may be turned in by calling a local March of Dimes office or by using a Coinstar coin-counting machine. Or, checks/money bags can be sent to March of Dimes/Kiwanis, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Before depositing coins in a Coinstar machine, select the “donate” option at the beginning of the transaction and follow on-screen prompts to select the March of Dimes (Code 1-2-3-0). The machine will count the money and give you a receipt. During the week of November 19-25, the March of Dimes will credit Coinstar contributions to Kiwanis. Kiwanis coin bags can be ordered by contacting a local March of Dimes office or by calling 800-525-9255.

Winner Donates Back to Kiwanis
D.J. Landis

Nolan Dove is a winner. His company, Carpentry by Nolan Dove, Inc., sponsored a hole at the 7th Annual Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City Golf Tournament for Scholarships. His team won low gross at the tournament, and he won the praise of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City when he donated back $200 from his winnings to the club for the Scholarship Fund. He's even considering joining Kiwanis where his wife Celeste is already a member. If you would like to join the Kiwanis Club, call Membership Chairman, Don Schmid, at 410-208-0219 or on-line at drs438@cs.com. Pictured: (L to R) 7th Annual Golf Tournament Chairman Jim Duke, Kiwanis Club President Al Kastner, Nolan Dove.

Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club Tail Gate
Jim O'Connell

The Annual Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club Tail Gate event was recently held to support new and old members of the Key Club, some of whom are cheerleaders. Kiwanians cooked hamburgers and hot dogs with chips, drinks and cookies. This is our first working event this year in support of the Key Club. There are over 20 members in the Key club. Kiwanian Dr. Gary Farley, center, did the cooking.

Elkton Club has Record Year at Lemonade Stand
Patricia Justice

It was a special summer for the Kiwanis Club of Elkton. Our lemonade stand at the Cecil County Fair in July had a record setting year. Chairperson, Jason Cantera, reported gross revenue of $12,206.00, our biggest income in the history of this fundraiser. After expenses, the Club netted $9,446.00. This is over a $3,000.00 increase from last year’s Stand profits. Some of the factors that led to this increase of profit margin was a small increase in price from $2.00 to $3.00 for a 24oz. cup. Then we added an incentive of 2 cups for the reduced price of $5.00. The biggest factor is always the weather and that is up to Mother Nature. The first couple of days were raining and it was not a great start. But the rest of the week was clear and hot, perfect weather for our great tasting lemonade.

One of the toughest challenges of coordinating the Stand has always been to get enough people to work the shifts. The Lemonade Stand committee is very grateful for all of the hard work done by our members, friends and University of Circle K members. It is fun and exhausting at the same time, but it is only with their help that the Stand was a success. We like to say that you have not lived til you have worked at the Kiwanis Lemonade Stand.

This year’s Stand was also special because of some special visitors. On Saturday, July 22, 2006, Maryland’s Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (left) attended the Fair and stopped by the Stand for a lemonade and photos with a few members. Maryland’s First Lady, Kendel Ehrlich was also there and stated, “Now that’s really good lemonade.”

Later in the week, on Friday July 28, 2006 and Saturday, July 29, 2006, David Rudolph (right) a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates spent time at the Stand cutting lemons and helping to make our great lemonade.

A big congratulations goes out to the chairperson of this year’s Stand, Jason Cantera, who also happens to be the club’s youngest member. He worked extremely hard to make everything run smoothly. We would also like to send a big Thank You out to our sponsors for their help: Milburn Orchards, Williams Auto Mall, Costco and Prizzio’s Market & Deli. And last but certainly not least we would like to Thank all of our loyal customers. We would never have surpassed our income expectations without your support. It might be hard work to make the very freshest lemonade, but for our customers, it is worth it. The Club looks forward to using these funds to make a difference in our community and to help children in anyway we can, like we have done for nearly 75 years. See you at the Fair next year for some great lemonade.

DC Metro Young Professionals Kiwanis Club (DCYP)
Krissy Carmody

On Sunday, November 12th, DCYP will be celebrating their first anniversary of receiving their charter last November. Please join us at Pier 7 Restaurant on the DC Waterfront for a night of celebration, fellowship, and honoring all those who contributed greatly to our successful first year. Please see additional information at http://www.dcypkiwanis.org/charternight.htm. You can either register online with a credit card or download a flyer from the site with a check (made payable to DCYP Kiwanis) to DCYP President Krissy Carmody, postmarked by Wednesday, November 4th.

Kiwanis Dog Team Serves Free Hotdogs to ALS Walkers

D.J. Landis

Picture left Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City DOG TEAM cooking up the hotdogs given as free refreshments at the 2nd Annual Walk to D-Feet ALS on Sept. 30th at the Ocean Pines Swim & Racquet Club where the walk originated. (L to R) Charlie Warner and the team leader, Big Dog Al Levine, at his last official function as the lead dog. Pictured right is a presentation by Kiwanis Club President (L) Al Kastner presenting retiring DOG TEAM leader TOP DOG for 2005-2006, Al Levine, with a commendation for a job well done from the "Society of Barbeque Supervisors".

Kiwanis Club of Northern Neck Distributes Dictionaries

Karin Lamb

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck has provided a total of 672 dictionaries to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the middle schools of both Northumberland and Lancaster counties. These were distributed to Lancaster on Thursday, September 14, and to Northumberland on Friday the 15th. Kiwanians had prepared the books by placing a name tab of the respective students in the books at the time of their breakfast meeting on the preceding Wednesday. The club was able to have the names through the assistance of the respective schools and Kiwanian Karen Knull had imprinted the tabs. Kiwanis clubs primarily direct their activities to the youth of our communities; the focus of Kiwanis International is set by their motto of “Young Children Priority One”. It is intended that this program will continue in future years with provision of dictionaries to the entering 6 grade students. The dictionaries were delivered to Northumberland Middle School by Kiwanians Kate Hanley, Jack Parker and Bill Burton. Pictured are youth helping to take the books into school: (l to r) D J Warwick, Ryan Parks, Ryan Dunn, Colin Hamblin, and Billy Jackson. In the background are Kiwanian Kate Hanley and Principal Robert Bailey.

Northern Neck Club Prepares for Boat Auction

Karin Lamb

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck has a major fund raiser each year in early May at which time there is not only an auction of donated boats, but also a flea market of new and used boat equipment and supplies. The next auction will be held on May 12th, 2007 at the Yankee Point Sailboat Marina, which has been the site for several years. The Key Club, students of the Lancaster High School, provides snacks of breakfast and lunch items at the event. While there is a stock of boats on hand, Kiwanian Curt Dozier is anticipating more donations in the coming months. Anyone interested in donating a boat, equipment or boating supplies should contact Curt at 435-2703 so the gift, which may be tax deductible, can be picked up in a timely manner. Proceeds are used to support the local community services in the counties of the Northern Neck. President Karin Lamb notes that while the major emphasis of Kiwanis is “Young Children, Priority One”, that last year the club gave over $29,000 of assistance to many other needy projects for health, safety, literacy and senior assistance in Lancaster and Northumberland. The picture shows Karin Lamb and Curt Dozier as they prepared a donated sailboat to be moved to the Yankee Point Sailboat Marina.

Ocean Pines Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament

D.J. Landis

The Seventh Annual Ocean Pines/ Ocean City Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament was held on September 20, 2004 at The Bay Club, East Course, Berlin, MD with an awards dinner that evening at Phillips Seafood House on 21st Street in Ocean City. Kiwanis, whose motto is “Serving the Children of the World” supports local children and youth needs through a variety of programs and sponsorships. The funds raised in the golf tournament are used to provide scholarships for deserving young people in Worcester County who aspire to higher education. Winning the men’s low gross with a score of 61 were Nolan Dove, Tad Kaufman, John Myers and Kenton Moyer. The women’s low gross winners were Barbara Duke, Joanie Stearn, Carolyn Kues and Eileen Anderson with a score of 81. Second and third place prizes were also awarded for men and women net scores for a kicker drawing. Additional prizes were awarded for closest to the line to Arlene Smith, closest to the pin on hole 8 to Kenton Moyer and closest to the pin on hole 13 to Sandy Galloway. The hole-in-one prize of a new Ford Ranger went unclaimed. Door prizes included rounds of golf, dinners, gift certificates, a wine basket, miscellaneous golf equipment and other merchandise.

Grafton Club Helps Celebrate Yorktown's 225th Anniversary

Greg Davy

Yorktown celebrated the 225th Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown from Oct. 19-22. The Kiwanis Club of Grafton was there all four days, serving up burgers and hot dogs and providing a slice of Americana to visiting dignitaries, many of whom came from France to commemorate the assistance French forces provided General George Washington to help achieve the Revolutionary War's climactic victory in 1781. Three French officers took time between munching hot dogs to pose in front of the Kiwanis food stand (left). Behind the counter, Kiwanians Joel Everhart (left) and Tom Tragle man the barbecue (right).

Bethesda Club Holds Golf Tournament

Shira Oler

For the 33rd year, the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda held its annual golf tournament to benefit local children’s charities. In addition to a fabulous day on the links at Bretton Woods Club in Germantown, MD, golfers enjoyed lunch, dinner, a silent auction, and awards ceremony. Co-chairs of the event, Dr. James Leder, Jr. and Gary Boswell, report that the Kiwanis Club raised more than $20,000. Proceeds will be directed to Suburban Hospital’s Pediatric Center, Bethesda Cares, Bethesda Youth Services of the YMCA, Caitheness House, Camp Ivy Mount, The Dwelling Place, Imagination Stage, Lazarus Leadership Program, Rebuilding Together, RICA, Montgomery Child Care, Montgomery County Recreational Programs, and Walter Johnson High School. Pictured are staff from the Bethesda YMCA.

Kiwanis in Tune with Buckingham Elementary School

D.J. Landis

Buckingham Elementary School Principal, Roger Pacella, spoke to Kiwanis about his school and some of the programs for the children of the school. Kiwanis helps to support programs at the school such as the "Bucky Bucks" rewards program where students earn "Bucky Bucks" for their achievements. In addition, Mr. Pacella is working with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean CIty to form a K-Kids Club at Buckingham Elementary. This is a service club sponsored by Kiwanis International for children in elementary schools. The goal of Kiwanis is "Serving Children of the World" and programs like K-Kids Club helps to teach young children about service to the community. Principal Pascella knows of Kiwanis firsthand as his daughter, Rachel, is a Key Club member at Stephen Decatur High School. Key Club is the high school Kiwanis sponsored service club. Learning to serve early in life is a good lesson to learn. Kiwanis is proud of its school clubs. Pictured are: (L to R) Kiwanis Club of Greater O)P/OC President Al Kastner thanking Roger Pacella, Principal of Buckingham Elementary School in Berlin.

More Project Funding Sources

David Elswick

This article was copied from the latest Youth Service America newsletter. It highlights 4 funding sources that are accepting applications during November.

Some people may not bother to apply because they think there is too much competition, but consider this:

  • A major corporation funds 100 projects every 6-months. Each award is up to $5,000. On October 12th, their website stated they had not received 100 applications - and the cut-of date was October 15th.
  • On October 20th, I heard a radio commercial about a corporation that is giving away $15,000 each month to help with community projects. When I visited their website I found the statement "so far only $ 8,000 had been requested this month".

So it is possible to obtain funding - if you can develop a project plan and submit a project proposal. If you cannot do this by the cut-off date - DO NOT GIVE UP - many of these corporations have these as annual events. Check with their website - and if it is an annual event - start preparing for next year.

Rehoboth Beach Club Bestows Hixson Awards

Rosemary L. Cummings

During the Rehoboth Kiwanis Club installation of Officers, President George Blacklock on behalf of the Board of Directors presented Warren MacDonald and John Eliason the prestigious George W. Hixson Award for their outstanding service and exemplary contributions to the Club and to the community. The Hixson Award named after the founder of Kiwanis, is the highest award Kiwanis bestows on its members. Both Jack and Warren, caught unawares in receiving the award, followed parallel paths in their over 20 years service in the Club. These two men, both World War II veterans, served as Club President and Foundation President, and almost every other executive position in the club. For 20 years, Jack has worked with the Hippotherapy Program for Autistic Children, with Mac volunteering in recent years. Mac also served with the City of Rehoboth Beach and the Historical Society for many years while Jack has a long service career with the Boy Scouts. At every Kiwanis service event, you are sure to see both men, despite the fact, each man is over 85 years old. Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper was on hand to congratulate these two models of service and volunteerism to the community.

Joe Theisman to Speak at Alexandria Club Event

Perry Carvellas

Winning quarterback in Super Bowl XVII, a two-time Pro Bowl player, and the most productive quarterback ever for the Washington Redskins Joe Theisman will speak at the 14th Annual Joint Service Club Luncheon sponsored by the Alexandria Kiwanis Club. In 1983, Theisman was voted MVP of both the NFL and the Super Bowl. He now co-hosts ESPN’s popular NFL Countdown and Primetime. He has been in-ducted into the GTE Academic All-American Hall of Fame and the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey.

LOCATION: Belle Haven Country Club
6023 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22307
DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2006
TIME: 11:45 – 2:00 pm
COST: $25.00

Fairfax Club Celebrates 50th

Ellie Schmidt

The Kiwanis Club of Fairfax celebrated its 50th anniversary in conjunction with the installation of its new officers on October 3, 2006. The club, founded in 1956, has a history of growth and community support that exemplifies the Objects of Kiwanis. Joining in the celebration were David Bulova, State Delegate from Virginia’s 37th District, Kiwanis Capital District Governor, Robert Cressy and Lieutenant Governor Charles “Tony” Gee as well as 13 Fairfax Club Past Presidents, Key Club Faculty Advisors and members from Kiwanis Clubs of Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Leesburg and Tyson’s Corner. We also had the privilege of inducting new member Carolyn Richar (upper left). Carolyn, a Past Lt Governor of Division 20, rejoins Kiwanis after a leave to raise her family. The club also had fun working with the Key Clubs from Fairfax, Woodson, Oakton, Centreville and Robinson High Schools as well as the Builders Club from Robinson at the Fairfax City Fall Festival. The Key and Builders Club members painted the faces of children of all ages at the festival (upper right).

Kiwanis to Hold Annual German Dinner November 5th

D.J. Landis

It's that time of the year, that is, time for the Annual Kiwanis German Dinner. If you enjoy great food, you'll be certain to get your tickets for this epicurean delight immediately. There will be 2 seatings for the dinner on Sunday November 5th. First seating is 5 PM and the 2nd seating is 7 PM at the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club. It's a Buffet Style Dinner with Table Assistance and a Cash Bar. The buffet features: Sauerbraten, Home-made Dumplings, Green Beans, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Applesauce, Pumpernickel & Rye Bread, Coffee & Tea with a dessert of German Chocolate Cake or Fruit Cup for only $15 for Adults and $5 for children under 12. There is also TAKE-OUT Service available from 5 PM to 6 PM. Call Bob Hein now for tickets and reservations for the seating of your choice at 410-641-7250 or see any Kiwanis member for tickets. Seating is limited (but there is take-out too). It's a feast that's hard to beat so don't delay. Proceeds go to scholarships and support of the children of our community.

K-Kids Start Fall Season in New School

Rosemary L. Cummings

Meetings of the K-Kids Club of Ocean View (left) resumed at the newly renovated Lord Baltimore Elementary School, September 27. In their first order of business, they selected officers, Kristen Murray, President, Derek Leonard, Vice President, Sabrina Buchanan, 1st V. President, Cole DiLorenzo, 2nd V. President, Shelby Klinedinst, Secretary, Kyra Wright, Asst. Sec, Leanne Murray, and Treasurer. Madison Hockman, Madison Cox, and Chris Esque will serve as Class Representatives; Mrs. Rosalyn Fradel is the Faculty Advisor. The K-Kids selected their first School service projects, Reading to Kindergarten students and Planting Flowers. In the Community, they will serve at a benefit Spaghetti Dinner in November, work for UNICEF at Halloween, and make Linus Quilts for babies under the tutelage of Mrs. Fradel. One younger Club member already volunteered to “bring in money to help poor people.” Meetings are Wednesdays 3-5 PM in the school cafeteria. Guests are welcome to see and partake in the true spirit of service and volunteerism. (Left) Club President, George Blacklock presented Rev. Kerry Shull a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts in chartering the Ocean View K-Kids Club. During his visit, he spoke of the efforts of the Lower Sussex Ministerium. In many ways, the Rehoboth Kiwanis club many of the same client organizations as the Ministerium.

TAG Education Spot

Rosemary L. Cummings

Only chartered Kiwanis Clubs are members of Kiwanis International. Each Kiwanian is a member of his or her Club; no individual is a member of Kiwanis International. About 140 staff and supporting personnel work at the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which includes the staffs of Key Club International, Circle K International, and the Kiwanis International Foundation. Kiwanis International also operates regional service centers in Europe, South America, and Asia to serve the needs of clubs in those regions more efficiently. The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees has 20 members including the Executive Director. These include the President, Immediate Past President, President-Elect, Vice-President-Treasurer, and 15 Trustees. The officers serve for one-year terms, and each year a group of Trustees are elected to three-year terms. The Board appoints an additional non-voting officer, the International Executive Director, the only salaried officer.

Cape Henlopen HS Key Club Recognized

Rosemary L. Cummings

Rehoboth Kiwanis Club held its Annual Youth Recognition Day to induct new Cape Henlopen HS Key Club members and to formally install the 2006-007 Officers. Key Club Lt. Gov. Sarah Smith presided over the ceremony installing Brett Morris, VP, Laura Betts, Treasurer, Kristen Mintzer, Secretary, Jessica Shiplett, Sgt-at-Arms, Chrissy Beckman, and PR. Faculty Advisor is Katie Burton and Kiwanis Advisor is Alin Buckley. The Club projects this year include raising funds for the Capital District Key Club “NOT for NETS” project, Diapers for Babies, Smoke-Out project, Dance-a-thon, Gift Baskets for Vets and Toys for Tots. Club members will also provide hands-on service to the local Habitat-for Humanity building projects and school projects, including working at sports events.

An Open Letter of Thanks from Julie Bohannon

Julie Bohannon, outgoing Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor Home Club Banner Moves On
At the September 23 Official Division Council Meeting in Richmond, after a year of service as Lt. Governor for the Kiwanis Capital District, my term of office came to an end. And what a term it was! During my nearly 10 years as a member of the West Point Kiwanis Club, none has been as rewarding as completing this year as Lt. Governor during Yvonne Holley's Governorship. And it was wonderful to meet and work with many other Kiwanians beyond my home club.

Kiwanians Make a Difference!
I learned so much about what was going on in my Division through the monthly club reports, club newsletters, and division events. I attended Regional, District and International meetings and planning sessions for various activities like the Prayer Breakfast, PEP-C and CLE training. And who could forget the fun of the Kiwanis Family Weekend, the Bowl-O-Fun, Kiwanis Family Picnic at the Diamond, North Richmond’s Bluegrass Show, Middlesex K-Family Night, and the Northern Neck special breakfast meeting held to honor more than 16 organizations with donations of $32,500. And there’s so much more: I don't want to forget the Tappahannock club's annual Fish Fry and their achievement as they grew in numbers and diversity to 20 members. West Point’s Father/Child Pancake Breakfast in partnership with the Parent-Child Development Center, was another noteworthy activity and a lot of fun. One urban club makes regular donations to an organization in Chile and other South American countries to help a child in need. I could go on and on, but you get the idea: Kiwanians make a difference in our communities.

I have the highest regard for all the membership and leadership teams of the nine clubs in this Division for their total concern for serving the children of the world. The greatest single event was the dedication of the VCU-MCV Family Care Center, on September 15, when our Kiwanis International President, Steve Siemens, honored our District for the culmination of two year's work. North Richmond's PLG, Roy Sheets, was instrumental in guiding this project from its inception

Home Banner to be shared
The Lt. Governor Home Banner was passed on to three Past Lt. Governors, each of whom will be sharing the role of LTG with each taking responsibility for three clubs. They are Joe Stankus, Mary Murphy, and Roy Sheets. This interim role will last until a qualified Division 4 member can serve as 2006-2007 Lt. Governor. I am thankful for having had this service opportunity.


Upper right: The District 4 Lieutenant Governor Home Club Banner passes from Julie Bohannon’s West Point Club to this year’s triumvirate of co-Lt. Governors at the District meeting on September 23. Pictured left to right are 2006-07 Lt. Governors Roy Sheets, Mary Murphy and Joe Stankus, along with Tuckahoe Club president Richard Belcher, Julie Bohannon and West Point Club president Bill Cawley.(Photo by David Rorick.)

Pembroke Kiwanis Town Center 5K

Susan Long-Molnar

It is that time of year again, the 2nd annual Pembroke Kiwanis Town Center 5K is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2006. The event will include a 5K Run/Walk and a Kids Fun Walk. It is the second year at Town Center, however it is the 12th year of this event, and this year we added the first Taste of Town Center on Friday night. For a $10 ticket, attendees will receive a taste of the great restaurants at Town Center. Sponsorships to date for the Town Center 5K are at $17,000 in cash and $13,500 of in kind commitments. We want to recognize this year's sponsors: Presenting Sponsors:Apex and Dicks Sporting Goods Gold Sponsors: Chem Dry, Hampton Roads Magazine, Lipton Ice Tea, MSA, Red Star Tavern, South Exc. Lifestyle Magazine and Town Center Fitness Silver Sponsors: Amada Hoffler, BB&T Divanis Real Estate, Hilton Garden Inn, Pender Coward, Schlotzky’s, Winfield & Assoc. Cheesecake Factory, Troutman Sanders, Williams Mullins, Gordon Biersch, Bravo, and Daily Grind. Friend Sponsors: CMSS Architects, Inman and Stickler, Insco Group, Strayer University & Farm Fresh. This fundraising event has become the Club's signature for supporting such charities as the Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Seton House, and The Ronald McDonald House.

Williamsburg Kiwanis Foundation’s third Colonial Polo Cup

Julie Murphy

Changing the world with a sea of white tents, polo ponies and a parade (thanks to a break in the weather)

Charles City, VA -- The Williamsburg Kiwanis Foundation dodged a bullet on Sunday, October 8. The torrential rain stopped Saturday; just in the nick of time to let the polo field at Shirley Plantation drain just enough so the third annual Colonial Polo Cup could go on, as we all knew it would.

Thousands of hearty (and optimistic!) polo enthusiasts woke up Sunday morning, throwing doubt to the wind and headed down Route 5 for the party of the season. They were treated to a parade featuring President Thomas Jefferson (Colonial Williamsburg’s Bill Barker, Grand Marshal) and Kiwanis Capital District Governor Bob Cressy and his wife Nancy (left), driven in a must-have Mercedes-Benz convertible by Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg President Larry Murphy with his wife Barbara. Also on parade: representatives from some of the organizations that received grants from the $60,000 proceeds from last year’s event, a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales, and the Williamsburg Field Musick Fifes and Drums.

Spectators were treated to a presentation of the hounds by the Princess Anne Hunt prior to an exciting polo match, arranged by Tayloe Dameron of the Shirley Plantation Polo Club. Parties abounded all around the polo field in the side yard of the Carter family home, the National Historic Landmark Shirley Plantation.

Kiwanis is grateful to all who made this event yet another success. We thank our corporate sponsors who are the key to the financial success of this fundraiser. Without their continued support, we would not have been able to raise nearly $100,000 our first two years, supporting area youth, arts and community programs.

An event like this requires the time and talents of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The Kiwanis Family was on hand to help in a big way. Special thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital Kiwanis Club, Circle K at the College of William and Mary, three Kiwanis Key Clubs: Jamestown HS, Lafayette HS (right) and Walsingham Academy. Our sponsored youth organizations have helped us each year of this event. We tried something new this year which proved to be a win-win for everyone. The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg “hired” the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital to supervise parking at the polo event. A substantial “payment” was made to the Colonial Capital Club as part of their fundraising activities from the net profits of the polo event. Thus all the money raised from the Colonial Polo Cup flows back to youth and community programs through the two Kiwanis Clubs in Williamsburg. Joe Talbot and Larry Murphy, the presidents of two Kiwanis clubs have pledged to find more ways to share the fellowship and stewardship of service to our community.

We salute the estimated 3,500 spectators who pulled on their ‘wellies’ and braved the weather to come party with us along the James River on October 8. We thank them on behalf of the hundreds of deserving youth in our community that will benefit from the proceeds of this wonder-filled day.

Oh, by the way, Team Tysinger Mercedes-Benz narrowly defeated Team Budweiser SELECT, 7 to 6.

We look forward to bringing you our next Colonial Polo Cup on Sunday, September 30, 2007. For information go to www.colonialpolocup.org and visit the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg at www.williamsburg.kiwanis.org.

Clinch River Food Drive

Debbie Sargent

The Clinch River Kiwanis Club of Richlands VA recently ended their second annual food drive to benefit The Good Samaritan Food Pantry. Several members of the Clinch River Kiwanis Club were present for the delivery of the food items. Dick Lee, Assistant Director of the Food Pantry stated, "the Lord does Provide". We were almost almost to the point of having to purchase several canned vegetables but we were saved from having to do so by receiving your contribution just in time. Each member worked diligently to raise the food items and were extremely gratified in serving many needy families for the upcoming Holiday season. The Club has set it's goal for 12,000 items for 2007. Shown left to right are Debby Sargent, Secretary Sandy Daughtery, Jennifer Beavers, Vice President, Kathy Payne, Treasurer, Dick Lee, Asst Mgr of The Food Pantry, Barry Cunningham, Frances Foy, Rita Cole, President

Kiwanis Club of Rockville Serves Pancakes with Holiday Spirit

Elizabeth Homan

The Kiwanis Club of Rockville is planning its upcoming pancake breakfast for Saturday, December 9, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Montgomery College's Rockville Campus cafeteria, 51 Mannakee Street, in Rockville, Md. The club has turned the annual all-you-can-eat breakfast into its top fundraising activity of the year by offering activities and entertainment with holiday spirit. Club member George Sauer (right) dresses up as Santa Claus and children are invited to get their photo taken. The children are given a souvenir digital photo for free, but we raise money from a donation jar in the room. (The bird perched on Santa's shoulder is from member Ruth Hanessian, owner of Animal Exchange, a pet store in Rockville.)

In the main cafeteria, we invite youths from local arts organizations to perform. We also have youths from our club's sponsored Boy Scout troop greet and serve guests. To raise money, we have a prize raffle and bake sale of homemade goodies, such as Christmas cookies, breads, and cakes. This year, we'll be selling homemade gingerbread houses and sleighs. One of the driving forces behind the breakfast's success is Immediate Past President Tracy Bush, who works closely with the business community to sell place mat ads, line up entertainment, and get raffle prizes. Member Bob Lane is the other driving force, buying all of our supplies and keeping things running smoothly in the kitchen.

We anticipate this year will be another success! We invite all Capital District clubs to Rockville to join in the fun and have all-you-can-eat at our holiday pancake breakfast. For more information, contact Tracy Bush, pancake breakfast chair, at tbush@legacyfa.com or Elizabeth Homan, club president, at 301-251-7970.

Mountain Road/Pasadena Kiwanis Club Hosts Gov. Bob

Dottie Carroll

On Saturday Oct 28th the Mountain Road/Pasadena Kiwanis Club hosted the Official Governor's visit at Windows on the Bay in Pasadena, Maryland. (Right) Governor Bob Cressy looks on as Lt. Governor Renee Mackey pins club member Bob Baxter with his 50 year pin as he holds his Legion of Honor certificate recognizing his half-century of dedicated service. Others present included 1st Lady, Nancy Cressy, Gov Elect and Mrs. Art Riley, and Don Dudey, Regional Trustee.

Wheaton-Silver Spring Club Holds Pancake Breakfast

Evelyn Horad

This Wheaton-Silver Spring Club held it's 5th annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, October 21st at Wheaton High School. The cafeteria opened for business at 8 AM with 14 Key Clubbers, their families and friends attending as well as others in the community. Head chef was Eddie Koebke. Other Kiwanians manning the grills included: Bernie Gardiner, Ray Mitchell, Tony Marinucci and Doug Hines. Kiwanian members who helped make the all-you-can-eat breakfast so successful were: Lt. Gov. Betty Gardiner; recently elected president, Debra Macon; vice pres., Joyce Sharon, Murmi Morrill, Barbara Hailey, Kathleen Thompson, Gary Burkhammer and wife, Winnie; Pam Wilson, Bob Marston, and our new member, Karla Daly. The crowd came in a steady flow until the 11 AM closing. We have established a pleasant, wonderful family tradition. At last count profit for the Wheaton-Silver Spring pancake breakfast was approximately $2,000.00. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund at Wheaton High School.

Kiwanis Club of Abingdon has Three Successful Fundraisers

Carl Clarke

It’s Abingdon, not Arlington, and it is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains two hours southwest of Roanoke. Home of the Barter Theatre, the William King Regional Arts Center, and the two-week Virginia Highlands Festival, the town is perhaps the cultural jewel of Southwest Virginia.

Pancake Breakfast
In February, a cold drizzly rain dampened attendance at the club’s second Pancake Breakfast, but it did not keep 175 hungry citizens from supporting the fundraiser for the Washington County Public Library. Sheriff Fred Newman, Mayor Lois Humphries, Rotary President Mark Trent and many others enjoyed pancakes and sausage. President Jean Neal, in full costume as Abby, the Abingdon Groundhog (right), charmed children and worked the crowd tirelessly. Co-chairs Bob Craig and Fred Keller had all the volunteers they needed, including Cramer Boswell, Carl Clarke, Gary Crane, John Deadmore, Jill Alton Henderson, Wally Horton, Wythe and Mimi Hull, Berkeley Keen, John Lentz, Milton Maiden, Ray Minor, Sue Ann Morris, Allyn Morton, Doug Mullins, David Neal, Jason Neal, Jean Neal, Jack Neimann, Tom Phillips, Charles Seaver, George Strong, Mickey Tyler, Bob Vinyard, Jack White, Ramsey White, and Chuck Whitman. The club also had help from an enthusiastic contingent of Circle K members from Emory & Henry College, who came early, stayed late, and worked hard as greeters, servers, money changers, and clean-up crew. They were Karen Archibald, Amanda Bentz, Lauren Bevis, Shalonda carter, Keegs Donovan, Krista Dover, Matthew Fidler, Sarah Beth Fitzgerald, Rena Gadegbeku, Peaches Hash, and Rachel Moody.
Despite the bad weather, Kiwanis made almost $700 from the effort, which will go to the Library’s summer reading program.

Plumb Alley Day
Abingdon Kiwanis’ Plumb Alley Day dates back almost 20 years, when a former member suggested yard sales all along the picturesque alley between Main and Valley Streets in the town’s old and historic District. The day has grown to include sidewalk vendors, community groups, youth activities, a bagpipe band, and has become the club’s single largest fundraising effort. It is also one of the best one-day festivals in the Southeast, drawing some 10,000 locals and tourists. Always on Memorial Day Saturday, this year’s date was May 27. Co-chairs David Neal and Jack Frost reported that every Kiwanian who could work did. The preliminary jobs include marking off all the vendor spaces, contracting with vendors, and collecting goods for the club’s own massive yard sale. During the Day, members collect donations along the alley, collect vendor fees, and police the alley of all trash and debris. Because of this effort, the Day was an immense success. Good weather brought thousands to the Alley to search for treasures and visit with friends and neighbors. Every available vendor space -175 in all-was sold. Treasurer George Strong provided some rough revenue figures: Community-minded corporate sponsors—First Bank and Trust, Food Country, and Empire Ford—contributed $3500. The Kiwanis Yard Sale brought in $1600. Vendor fees generated $6200. President Jean Neal has handled this complex and delicate contracting task for the last several years. Sticker Donations—$1.00 requested of everyone who walks the Alley--brought in $4500. In all, this massive effort generated approximately $15,800.

Highlands Festival Antique Show
The Virginia Highlands Festival, always held in Abingdon the first two weeks of August, draws an estimated 150,000 tourists to enjoy theater, music, art and photography exhibits, youth activities and much more. Abingdon Kiwanis members volunteer to collect admission fees at the Festival’s annual Antique show and sale. The task is to staff two gates, three shifts a day, for 17 days. Each shift requires at least three members, and, on weekends, four. This year, members contributed over 600 hours. In exchange for the service, the Festival gives Abingdon Kiwanis a small percentage of the receipts. The club’s percentage from this year’s effort was $6,890.

Pocomoke City Kiwanis Club has Service Leadership Program in Each School

Orville LaCurts

Pocomoke City Kiwanis Club is proud to have a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program in each of their local schools. K-Kids (Pocomoke Elementary School), Builders Club (Pocomoke Middle School), and Key Club (Pocomoke High School) are already busy electing officers and planning service projects and fundraisers. The K-Kids and Builders Club members are busy preparing to perform for the residents of the local nursing home for the holidays. The Key Club has kicked off a food drive for the holidays. Fundraisers that are being discussed include such items as candles, cookbooks, etc.

Northern Neck Club Builds Ramp

Willis Burton

Mrs. Ella Lee (center) is pleased with the new ramp built for her by members of the Kiwanis Club of Northern Neck. She is pictured here between Kiwanians Bob Norman (L) and Larry Kight. In addition to the ramp, the men found a door sill was needed so they installed that as well. In the past year Kiwanians have built seven ramps. Others assisting in these projects over the year include Joe Curry, Curt Dozier, Floyd Darden, Karin Lamb, Jack Parker and Charles Springet.
CDCKI Enjoys a Fun Fall Semester

Justin Sanders, CDCKI Governor

Greetings Capital Kiwanians! It truly has been a great Fall Semester for the members of Capital District CKI. (Picture right is the district board and cabinet. Left is the Ridgeline Division with International Trustee Mike Silveira.)

The semester started out with a variety of great service projects and fellowship events throughout the fall. From Virginia Tech CKI’s Annual Day of Service to the University of Delaware’s Annual Hayride, there has truly been something for everyone in the district. I encourage all of you who sponsor CKI Clubs to make an effort to complete a joint-project with your club over the course of the next few months. Service alongside CKI members is definitely a memorable experience.

September brought the annual Kiwanis Family Weekend, bringing together Key Club, CKI, and Kiwanis for a great weekend of fellowship and planning for the rest of the term. The event allowed the board’s of KCI, CKI, and KI the opportunity to plan joint events in their areas; and sparked many officers in attendance to spearhead Kiwanis Family relations projects in their area. The weekend also allowed for more detailed planning of Total K Day, a collaboration of the Key Club and CKI boards for a day of service and fellowship for the entire Capital District Kiwanis Family.

A record 137 attendees were present for this year's Capital District CKI Fall Training Rally in Appomattox, Virginia held 6-8 October. The theme for this year’s Fall Training Rally was Agents of CDCKI: Service Never Dies. While attendees endured the rain, wind, cold, power outages and more, a great time of service, leadership, and fellowship was had by all those members in attendance. Members were also challenged to solve the mystery of which ‘spy” in attendance stole the secret district documents.

We were thrilled to have an official visit from our International Trustee Mike Silveira form the California-Nevada-Hawaii District, who joined the other members in a series of theme related activities, including a scavenger hunt. Attendees were also able to enjoy a series of different workshop rotations, covering such topics as Membership Recruitment, Dues Collection, Service Project Ideas, and information about the District and International Structures. I would like to personally thank Administrator Jeffrey Wolff, Metro Division Zone Administrator and Past Governor Linwood Watson, Tyson’s Corner Kiwanis Member Jen Dugent, and Tidewater 64 Zone Administrator Tom French for their hard work to help make our event a success.

Later in October, members of the Kiwanis Family gathered for Total K Day 2006: Slam Dunk for Kids. The event, which highlighted Key Club Governor Simasek’s Project “Nothing But Nets”, raised nearly 400 dollars; and brought in nearly 60 books for the CKI Literacy Book Drive. I would like to thank all of those Kiwanians who helped make this event a success, especially Lt. Governor Tony Gee. See more about Total K Day on the CDKI Website In Action Section.

It truly has been a great semester for CDCKI! And as the district board moves into planning our Spring events, including District Convention, it is my hope that more Kiwanians will be able to experience the phenomena which is Capital CKI. I look forward to seeing all of you in the near future. Thank you for your continued support.

A Joint Contribution That's Got "Kiwanis" Written All Over It

Fred Lohnes

The four Kiwanis clubs of Carroll County, Maryland recently contributed $1500 each (for a total of $6000) to fund the purchase of diagnostic equipment for the Carroll Hospital Center. This is a very worthwhile joint project as it will benefit all of the communities in the county. A few months ago, the Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy was hosted by Carroll Hospital Center and toured the Women's Place and Birthing Center at the Hospital. Several current needs of the center were shared with club members by Sherri Hosed Joseph, the host and tour guide and the Director of Development for the Hospital and one of those needs was a Bilimeter. This is a critical item and capability in a birthing center and a major constraint in being able to adequately service a growing number of births in the Center.

Bilirubin is the waste product that results from the breakdown of hemoglobin molecules from worn out red blood cells. Ordinarily it is excreted from the body. Very high levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream can cause permanent damage to certain areas of the brain of newborn infants. Previously, it was necessary to collect several drops of blood from the heal of a newborn in order to measure the bilirubin level. A Bilimeter is "state of the art" diagnostic equipment that non-invasively monitors and measures the Bilirubin level of newborns. This eliminates the need of the painful heal stick procedure and speeds up the measurement process.

So, in the spirit of "Kiwanis Make a Difference" and "Shared Service Builds Even Stronger InterClub Relationships", the Mount Airy club, with the assistance of the Division 9 Lt. Governor, requested the participation of the other clubs in Carroll County to jointly fund the equipment donation. The Kiwanis Clubs of Greater Westminster, Taneytown, and Westminster all readily agreed to support the project. Given the county-wide and regional reach of Carroll Hospital Center, a joint response to this need was a concept that made perfect sense. By sharing the cost of this equipment donation, the clubs were all able to support a very significant contribution to the area hospital, and at the same time make it a manageable expense for each of the clubs.

Pictured from left to right are: Fred Lohnes, Lt. Governor, Capital District Kiwanis, Division 9 and Immediate Past President of the Greater Westminster club; Tom Welliver, Immediate Past President of the Westminster club; Donna Shybunko, President of the Greater Westminster club; Sherri Hosfled Joseph, Carroll Hospital Center Foundation; Harold Herman, member of the Mount Airy club; Linda Grogan, Director of Women's and Children's Services at Carroll Hospital Center; Donna Ohler, President of the Taneytown club; and Bill Butts, President of the Mount Airy club.

Leesburg Kiwanis 49th Annual Halloween Parade

Suzanne Wright

It was a balmy evening for ghosts and goblins at the Leesburg Kiwanis 49th Annual Halloween Parade. More than 100 groups of all sizes ended weeks of preparation as they put the finishing touches on floats and vehicles at Ida Lee Park and then made the mile long trip down King Street to the cheers and applause of thousands of spectators, many in costume. Parade participants distributed candy, cookies, and snacks to waiting children of all ages as they moved slowly down the street in the longest parade in many years.

There were fire trucks, police vehicles, motorcycles, antique cars, and floats of all sizes, people in costume, horses, mules, dogs and high school bands. Blue Ridge Hospice, with its colorful and idyllic By Brightening Life's Journeys float, captured Best Float, Most Creative float went to St. James Episcopal Church for a lighted dragon, and Best Interpretation of the Halloween Theme float was bestowed on the Central Loudoun Youth Football League for its haunted football field.

Representing the men and women who serve and protect the citizens of Loudoun County every day, this year's co-grand marshals were Leesburg Police Chief Joe Price and Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson. Purcellville's Marine Corps League detachment provided the color guard, and they were followed by the Leesburg VFW Post. Parade participants and spectators donated hundreds of pounds of food and over $700 to Interfaith Relief's pantry just in time for the holidays.
Wilmington Club has Goal to Form Aktion Clubs

Richard Holmes

The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington, Delaware is embarking on a drive to form two AKTION clubs, community service groups composed of adults who live with disabilities. Such clubs provide an opportunity to develop positive self esteem, listening and speaking skills and leadership ability. Four members of the club recently attended an open house at Delaware Elwyn Institute in an effort to recruit possible members. An AKTION club can be sponsored by a Key Club or a Circle K Club. Business and professional people can also be sponsors. The Capital District goal is to build at least three new AKTION clubs by September 2008. The Elwyn Institute AKTION advisor will be Lee Derr. Pictured above are Board Member Paul Miller, Key Club Coordinator Charma Bell, Lee Derr and member Dick Holmes. Efforts are also under way to form an AKTION group at The Opportunity Center, Inc.
"ROAST" for Two Members of Wilmington, DE Kiwanis Club

Richard Holmes

The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington at one of their recent meetings "roasted" two of their most popular members - Paul Miller and Joseph Dilts. Dilts, a Distinguished President in l982-83, retired from the DuPont Company after a career in adversising. Miller has been a Kiwanian for 45 years - with a perfect attendance record for 38 years, and served two terms as president. He also served as a Distinguished Lt. Gov in 1989-90. The good-natured ribbing produced a lot of laughs, at Dilts and Millers expense, but also evoked high praise from several members who lauded them for their outstanding work and devotion to Kiwanis over the years.