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DCON August 18-21, 2011


Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland: A Photo Essay

by Past Governor Bob Cressy; Geneva, July 7 – 10th, 2011

This is a report primarily on the convention itself. Rather than telling you what I’ll show you, I hope you’ll carve out a little time to sit down, relax and ‘see’ the convention. The layout is chronological of course. It could be especially interesting for those who have never experienced an international convention. You can call it a bit of ‘Kiwanis Education.’ You can even show the slides at a club meeting...more

August 2011 eBuilder Front Page

  • Gov. Tom's Msg
  • Scholarships
  • Museum Visit
  • Screen Doors
  • A is for Africa

Gov. Tom's Message

by Gov. Tom Varner

We are well into the Kiwanis convention season. In a few days over fifty Capital District Kiwanians will leave for Geneva. It will be a crowded three or four days for attendees. There are multiple training opportunities each morning and then sessions each afternoon. The Friday afternoon session is the House of Delegates with the election of the International Officers and one-third of the Trustees. Additionally, there are several receptions/meals for the Eliminate Program, the International Foundation, etc...more

At the July 5, 2011 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown, 4 Scholarships were awarded to students from Franklin and Owings Mills High Schools.  Pictured from left to rights are Kiwanis Member Bob McNeish, Scholarship Recipient Daniel Pyser from Owings Mills High School, Scholarship Recipient Megan Gerber from Franklin High School, Kiwanis Member Mike Grimes and Scholarship Recipient Abiodun Solomon from Franklin High School.  (not pictured Scholarship Award Recipient Marissa Friedman)

Mount Vernon Club Sponsors Trip to Wax Museum for Kids

by Bruce Malkin

On Friday, July 8th, 48 children and 6 chaperones from the UCM Sacramento and Creekside Community Centers went to the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C. The trip was sponsored by the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club, which generously funded the bus and entrance fee...more


Pictured is John Iampieri, guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines-Ocean city meeting on July 20th at Hall's in Ocean City, as he enlightened the membership about an old Baltimore Custom that started in 1913 in East Baltimore when a local grocer moved his produce inside his store in the summer heat and painted his screen door with art to let customers know it was inside. It caught on as locals wanted their screens painted too!

A is for Africa Visits Mt. Airy Club

by Chuck Botts

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy invited Rick and Mary Anne Smith to their July meeting to discuss A is for Africa, a Mount Airy-based charitable foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of children in Tanzania, Africa through improvements in education. One of the most interesting and important points made was the fact that 100% of donations goes directly to the schools and classrooms that A is for Africa has financed...more
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