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August 2009

Register Now for 2009 DCON Aug 21-23

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.

Invite your Club and SLP members to participate. Key Club members will have a special program Saturday at the Sheraton 7th Floor, where they will have training, complete a service project, and share lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact me at charles.marks4@verizon.net. See you in Dover 21st to 23rd of August.

DCON Note from Chairman Charles Mark

Your District Convention team is working on the finishing touches for the convention this year. As most of you have heard, the Sheraton Hotel has sold out. The Hampton Inn next door has also sold out. Please check the convention web site and the link to Kent County Tourism to find other hotels in the area. Please check out the link to the various museums that are in the area. We have provided an aerial map that will allow you to find the many different attraction's in and around Dover.

The speakers for this year include the following Dr. Wil Blechman, Ms. Sara Watson, Mr. Philip Peterson, and Shin Fujiyama.

For the Ladies, Pam Tull, National Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics will present "Beauty in the Board Room". Check out the flyer.

Convention information is updated on the web site as soon as the changes come in, please check it every couple of days. See you in Dover!

Club Newsletter Contest Underway!

Entries are now being solicited for the Capital Division 2009 Newsletter Contest. All entries are to be submitted by July 30th. Here are the contest details as well as the contest entry form. Note that beginning this year, all entries are to be submitted in digital format to facilitate judging.

Monday Morning Growth Team Messages

by Jack White

7/6/09 -- "Clubs, Train Your Leaders" Weak clubs tend to lose members. Strong clubs tend to gain members. That’s the simple truth, which this Monday Morning Message discusses. How do we make clubs stronger? Jack White is offering five suggestions in monthly MMM messages. This one is his favorite, better training for Presidents-Elect.

7/13/09 -- "We Can Grow With Service" Stan Storey came very close to getting in line to become President of Kiwanis International in 2011. However, in an election held at the KI Convention in Nashville, this 36-year Florida Kiwanian finished second among three candidates. Rather than bemoaning his loss, in this exclusive interview — recorded at the convention -- Stan tells us why he remains optimistic about Kiwanis growing again, and in a common sense manner what he thinks will make this happen.

7/20/09 -- "Changing the Guard" with Gov. Tom Ganse. It’s that time again, when Kiwanis prepares to change its leaders. This includes our Governor Tom Ganse, who on October 1, will be turning over the mantle of his office to successor Don Dudey. In this interview (click below), the Guv describes the change process and tell how to use it to get ready for next year’s growth efforts. Finally, he shares with us a piece of encouraging growth news.

7/27/09 -- "Let's Do Things Together" with Perry Cooper. Compelling projects attract new members to your club -- and help keep your current members active and involved. This is a good one. We learned the details at Nashville, and are sharing them through this interview. Clink and listen. It could be a great project for your Kiwanis Club.

August '09 eBuilder Front Page

  • Gov. Tom's Msg
  • Festival
  • Aktion Club
  • Liesure World
  • Blankets

Kick It Out

by Governor Tom Ganse

Last month I mentioned that Kiwanis International President Don Canaday urged us all to "hit the tape at full stride" on September 30th. The analogy he was attempting to share was one of a runner nearing the end of the race. As we all know, that is when the winners "kick it out" or hit their stride. They do not slow down as the finish line draws near...more



Kiwanis by the Bay Club Supports Festival

by Chris Jacobson

On 1 July 2009, Kiwanis By The Bay (KBTB) helped assure success for the 2nd Annual Spirit of America Festival held in Phoebus, a Virginia Historical District of Hampton Virginia...more




Aktion Club Members of CSAAC Win Prize at Parade

by Ayda Sanver

The Aktion Club of CSAAC in Montgomery Village, a club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery Village, participated in the Independence Day Parade in Montgomery Village, MD...more




Leisure World Club Supports USO

by Stanford Crockett

Kiwanis Club of Leisure World just completed a project dedicated to our troups. B.W.I. Airport's U.S.O...more




LaPlata Club YCPO Project: Blankets!

by Judy Gorney

On July 8th the Kiwanis Club of LaPlata met to work on a "Young Children: Priority One" project. We chose to make double-sided fleece tag blankets to give to children who will have an extended stay at Civista Medical Center, our local hospital...more




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