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March 2010
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Goldfish and Hot Dogs and Pies

by Paul Palazzolo, Kiwanis International President

What do cream pies, goldfish and hot dogs have in common?  They can all be elements of a successful effort to increase your club’s membership strength!  The answer seems peculiar, but I’ll explain....more

Roanoke Member Bill Overstreet Awarded French Legion of Honor

This past December, Kiwanian William B. Overstreet (right) of the Roanoke club was recognized by the French nation for his daring defense of the French homeland during WWII. In a moving ceremony in front of family, friends, fellow veterans and appreciative countrymen, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont named Overstreet "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor, an award created in 1802 by Napoleon to acknowledge services rendered to France by persons of merit...more

Site Search Feature Added to eBuilder

You will notice that at the top of this eBuilder front page is a new "site search" feature. Looking for a particular past-article? Type a keyword in the search box and see what pops up! This same search feature has been added to the eBuilder's index page as well.

KI Pres. Paul Palazzolo and Family Visit Capital District!

a Photo Essay by PG Bob Cressy

February 25-28th, 2010 - Capital District Kiwanis had the great honor of hosting Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo and his wonderful family (right) for three days during our combination 50th CKI Charter Anniversary District Convention & Mid-Winter District Conference in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington...more

March 2010 eBuilder Front Page

  • Gov. Don's Msg
  • Focus on Youth
  • Books for Breakfast
  • Hospital gets $3500
  • Music

Governor's Message

by Gov Don Dudey

As you are reading this article, the time to register for the District Midwinter Conference is now and closing fast.  The Convention Committee has been working very hard to bring you a very outstanding conference - from outstanding speakers, great training session to the really fun stuff like the Friday night casino night and the visiting with the many Kiwanians you have not seen for months or years....more



Mt. Airy Club: Two Groups Share Focus on Youth

by Chuck Botts

Mt. Airy Kiwanis Club was recently treated to a stimulating presentation by a local group that fully shares Kiwanis focus on youth and making a difference in our communities. The CCPS Education Foundation is a non-profit group created to support and enhance the education of all public school students in the county. ...more







Tabb Kiwanis Club Sponsors "Books for Breakfast"

This is the 4th year Tabb Kiwanis Club partnering with Poquoson Public Library to provide free books to students who eat breakfast at Poquoson Elementary School and Poquoson Middle School. Every year over 200 children classics were given to those who really need them to show our love for both children and books.



Division 12 Contributes $3500 to Johns Hopkins Children Hospital

by Joe Maranto

On February 23, 2010 a check in the amount of $3500 was presented to the Pediatric Hospital of Johns Hopkins. This yearly presentation confirms the Division 12's commitment to the children within the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area. Pictured are Joe Maranto, Immediate Past President of the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation, Karen Mohl, Assistant Director of Development of the Johns Hopkins Children Hospital, Adam Paul, Lt. Governor of Division 12.





INSTRUMENT DRIVE: Changing How the Future Sounds....with Your Donation!

by Anne Henry


Soundscapes is a new after-school program that uses music-making to foster self-worth, discipline and leadership skills in students from economically disadvantaged homes and geographic areas.  In October of 2009, Soundscapes began its first program with 55 first graders at Carver Elementary School within the Newport News Public School System.  Anne Henry, one of the co-founders of the program, is a member of the Kiwanis Club of City Center, Newport News, which has adopted Soundscapes as one of its community service projects....more





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