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 July 2009

Delegates Elect Jerry Peuler from Capital District as New KI Trustee

Delegates to the 94th annual Kiwanis International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, elected Jerry Peuler of the Capital District (right), Stewart Ross and Pam Fleming, to be trustees on the 2009-1010 Kiwanis International Board. The three join John Button and Pietro Grasso, who were previously elected by delegates from Eastern Canada and the Caribbean and the Kiwanis International European Federation.

Jerry, of La Plata, Maryland, is a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Mississippi, and a 22-year member and past-distinguished president of the Kiwanis Club of Waldorf, Maryland. He is a past-distinguished lieutenant governor and past governor of the Capital District, where he served as chairman of numerous committees.

Congratulations, Jerry! See Bob Cressy's KICON-elated article complete with a photo essay of the 2009 KI Conventgion and new-Trustee, Jerry Peuler.

Kiwanis International World Service Medal Awarded to Colonel Donald Gray Heppner, Jr. for Malaria Research; Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg, VA & Capital District

United States Army Colonel Donald Gray Heppner, Jr., (right) was named the 2009 recipient of the prestigious World Service Medal at the Kiwanis International Convention in Nashville at the opening ceremony, June 25th.  Colonel Heppner is the deputy commander of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. ... more

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.

Register Now for 2009 DCON

Hello to all Kiwanians of the Capital District from the DelMarVa Region. 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. If you have any questions, please contact me at charles.marks4@verizon.net. See you in Dover 21st to 23rd of August.

Monday Morning Growth Team Messages

by Jack White

6/1/09 -- "Club / Meet Less Do More" with Jack White. Kiwanis International CEO Rob Parker said this a few weeks ago in one of his Monday Morning Messages. Moderator Jack White this week uses it as the theme for his first message of a four-part series on how clubs must change to attract the younger members they want and need.

6/8/09 -- "Things I Have Learned" with Jerry Peuler.

6/15/09 -- "A Book That Helps Keep Members" with Dr. John Yegge. Click on the link for Part A and, when it is finished, click on this link for Part B. You will learn about an excellent tool to help your club keep its members. Besides being in two parts, this interview is a few minutes longer than most — but definitely is worth your time.

6/22/09 -- "Watch Dover Grow" with Allan Kujala and Ken Hogan. The Dover Kiwanis Club has had spectacular growth, and they are at it again. The numbers are not all that will impress you, but how they do it. If you want your club to grow, listen to this revealing interview.

6/29/09 -- "Meet Your Members' Needs" with Linda Christiano. We met Linda in Nashville at the Kiwanis International Convention. To say she is dynamic, is an understatement. In this special MMM interview, Linda discusses some of her Ideas for keeping our clubs' BACK DOORS CLOSED. I especially liked her suggestion for obtaining a new member profile — and plan to start doing this in my own club.

July '09 eBuilder Front Page

  • Gov. Tom's Msg
  • '09 KeyClubCON
  • Books For Kids
  • Trike for Funds

Thanksgiving Day

by Governor Tom Ganse

Just because President Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday in November as a National Day of Thanksgiving doesn't mean we have to wait until then to give thanks. Indeed, today seems like a fine day to express my gratitude, and so I will!...more


60th Annual Key Club Convention

by Past Governor Bob Cressy

"Mooove Into Service" is the Theme

"Got Service?" says the Division 17 Key Club tee shirt in bright green lettering on a black background.  You bet!  Excitement, creativity, maturity, leadership ... and a bit of craziness all combine when Key Clubbers have a district convention....more



Mount Vernon Club Distributes Books

by Bruce Malkin

On June 19, the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club (MVKC) distributed the books they donated to about 140 three to five year olds at the Gum Springs Head Start Center on Fordson Road....more



Capital Hill Club YCPO Project: PreSchoolers Trike for Funds for St. Jude's Cancer Research

by Janice MacKinnon

Once again, as they have for 18 years, the preschoolers at the Peabody Early Childhood Center, have ridden their trikes, bikes, scotters, skates, and anything else on wheels to raise money for the St. Jude's Hospital for Children. This YCPO project of the Kiwanis Club of Capital Hill has raised almost $30,000 in these years....more



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