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  March 2009

Fighting to Save Children in Africa
by Raga S. Elim, Ph.D., Chairman, Capital District Committee on International Understanding

Thank you once again for your donations to the Initiative for Africa. Our total has reached $11,311. We still have some distance to go, but we are counting on your continued support and are optimistic that we will reach our goal of $30,000. Some donors have arranged matching funds from their employers. If your employer is equally generous, we ask you to take advantage of this arrangement....more

New Capital District Web Site a Must-See!

Register Now for 2009 DCON
by Charles Marks, DCON Chairman

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'. Due to some security and web site issues, the on-line registration is on hold until we are sure that all will work right the first time. Until then, please feel free to down load the below mail-in registration form and we will get you on the list. 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

2/2/09 -- Bill Butts -Using Communication Tools To Grow Your club

2/9/09 -- Gov Tom Ganse - Tales From the Crypt

2/16/09 -- Grundy President Ernie Hertzog tells about some of the creative things his club is doing

2/23/09 -- Paul Palazzolo, President-Elect of Kiwanis International, talks about his plans for growing Kiwanis

Key Leader Registration Open - 45 More Students Needed!
by Nicole McDermott [nicmcd@gmail.com]

Key Leader is fast-approaching on March 27-29, in Millersville, Maryland, at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. Every Kiwanis Club is being asked to sponsor at least 1-2 students to attend our event in March, and each club that does will receive a Key Leader banner patch!

15 students are registered right now, and, together, we need to ensure that at least 45 more students are registered. Key Leader is a leadership education weekend for high school students focusing on the concept of service leadership and five principles: integrity, growth, respect, community and excellence. The weekend is casual and includes hands-on exercises; writing and reflection activities; cooperative, team activities; physical challenges and more. Students arrive between 4-6 p.m. on Friday and depart between 11 a.m.-12 noon on Sunday. Key Leader was created by Kiwanis International in 2005. This is a program every Kiwanian can feel proud of....more

Mid-Winter Training Schedule

• Delmarva Regional Midwinter Training Ocean Pines, MD Sat 1/17/2009 concluded
• North Virginia Regional Midwinter Training Northern Virginia Sat 1/24/2009 concluded
• Heart of Virginia Regional Midwinter Training Heart of Virginia Sat 2/7/2009 concluded
• Hampton Roads Regional Midwinter Training Hampton Roads, VA Sat 3/7/2009
• Presidential Regional Midwinter Training Sat 3/14/2009
• Potomac Regional Midwinter Training Sat 3/21/2009
• Mason Dixon Regional Midwinter Training Sat 3/28/2009 registration form
• South West Virginia Regional Midwinter Training Sat 4/4/2009

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Gov. Tom's Msg. Key Leader Skating P.O.W.'s Story Miracle League

Learning To Plant Potatoes
by Governor Tom Ganse

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
- Chinese Proverb

Let's set aside the fact that my idea of catching fish is having the guy from the seafood department toss them to me, wrapped and ready to go, and look at the wisdom in that statement with a different example: "Give a man a potato and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to grow potatoes and you feed him for a lifetime." ...more

My Key Leader Experience
by Stephen Spaseff, Key Club District Treasurer (12th Grader)

Key Leader is an exceptional leadership weekend retreat for students and Kiwanians. Students arrive at the campsite on Friday afternoon to be greeted to enthusiastic student facilitators and pleasant Kiwanians....more

Hampden-Midtown Club Pledges $1200
by Ted Zapalowicz

The Kiwanis Club of Hampden-Midtown has pledged $1200 to the Baltimore Saints Special Hockey Team. The team is made up of children and teenagers with special need....more


Captain Mike Cronin, USN (Ret.), Hanoi Hilton POW, Captivates Potomac Kiwanis Club Audience
by Bob Cressy, Past Governor - Potomac Kiwanis Club 27 January 2009

United States Navy pilot now Captain Mike Cronin (right) began his address and slide presentation to a room overflowing with the Kiwanis Club of Potomac members and guests with "This is a tale of a very lucky man"....more

Bethesda Kiwanis Celebrates 64 Years of Service, "The Miracle League" Baseball Field Announced
by Past Governor Bob Cressy and PLG Jim Leder, Kiwanis Club of Bethesda

The Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, Maryland, held its 64th Annual Charter Night on Friday, February 28th at Tagara Restaurant in Bethesda, its regular Thursday meeting place. The feature of the evening was the formal announcement and presentation our club's association with "The Miracle League" Baseball program for handicapped children....more

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Capital District Goes Country!

It’s that time of year again! Enjoy Nashville! It’s full of FUN things to see and do! Be with your Capital District team and fellow delegates from our 179 Clubs. Meet new Kiwanis friends from around the world. Exchange ideas! Attend workshops and seminars. Be at the planned Kiwanis entertainment featuring the Grand Ole Opry and see Nashville’s many city’s sites. Remember, it called “MUSIC CITY”!...more