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.
Morning Growth Team Messages
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.