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October 2011
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2010-11 Capital District Distinguished Kiwanian Recognition Program

by John Tyner

The Annual Distinguished Kiwanian Recognition Program was started 25 years ago as an opportunity for the District to recognize those Kiwanians who demonstrated an ongoing and consistent involvement with their club's activities and with the goals of the District. We recognized 80 Kiwanians for their efforts during that premier 1985-86 Administrative Year. And now, 25 years later, only one of those members has maintained that status ever since: Past Governor Joe Hillier. Right behind him with 24 years is Past Governor John Tyner.

Now under the aegis of the Capital District Growth Team, we are now beginning our 26h year of this program with the upcoming end of our 2010-11 Administrative Year, and we have made adjustments to our requirements to include regional activity involvement, especially on our regional committees. Kiwanians should assess their participation in this year's activities. Look for the 2010-11 Distinguished Kiwanian form on the Capital District web site under "Member Resources" then "Secretary-Club Administration" and then under "Administration" click on "District Distinguished Kiwanian Award" for the form, most criteria of which you can meet if you are at all active in your club. It is particularly easy if you have attended any of the regional midwinter conferences besides your own, the Circle K or Key Club conventions, or other special official K-Family functions. The two most important parts (which many of you find tough to meet) are sponsoring at least one new member (who is still a member on September 30) and having perfect attendance for the year.

Most of you active Kiwanians can verify all the criteria with your Club Secretary, who will sign the form, and then mail it to PG John Tyner II, 5911 Halpine Road, Rockville. MD 20851-2410 for action. Certificates and pins are generally made available to your lieutenant-governor for distribution to you.

It is such a shame that fewer than 1% of our members take advantage of this program, which gives you the little walking man pin in recognition of your achievements. This year, PLEASE fill out the form if you meet the criteria and get in to us no later than December 30, 2011 so that you can be recognized as a Capital District Distinguished Kiwanian at your 2012 regional midwinter conference!

The Kiwanis Family
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Thanks, Tom, for a great year!

The “Unsung Heroes” Awards: A Novel Idea for Recognizing
Kiwanis Leadership

The end of a Kiwanis Administrative Year brings, and should bring, recognition of jobs well done as well as a welcome to new leadership. We offer our full support of the 2011-2012 Kiwanis Leadership Team. Division 17’s Lieutenant Governor Joyce Sharon had a novel idea and coordinated that well with her club presidents. She asked them to review their year and select a club member for the “Unsung Hero’s Award” to be given to a Kiwanian who demonstrated outstanding leadership and consistent service to their clubs...more

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