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September 2011
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Jeffrey Wolff Inducted as 2011-2012 Governor of Capital District Kiwanis

Delegates at the 2011 Williamsburg DCON, unanimously elected past Distinguished Lt. Governor Jeffrey Wolff (a product of Kiwanis' Service Leadership Program and a 13-year member of Kiwanis) as Capital District Governor for the 2011-2012 administrative year. Jeffrey (center) is shown with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Charlotte, flanked by KI Trustee Jane Erickson, and her husband, past Nebraska-Iowa Gov. Gus Erickson.

2011 Williamsburg DCON a Success!

Caren Schumacher (Convention Chair) (Left with Jane Erickson, KI Trustee), Carla Morin (Convention Vice-Chair) (right with luncheon speaker, W. Taylor Reveley, III, College of William & Mary President) and their entire Convention Committee wowed convention goers with a weekend of training, fellowship, great meeting facilities, and loads of fun at the 93rd Annual Capital District Kiwanis Convention held Aug 19-21, 2011 at the Williamsburg Marriott in Williamsburg, VA...more

Carolyn Richar 2011-2011 Gov-Elect

Carolyn Richar of the Kiwanis Club of Fairfax was elected Capital District Governor-Elect for 2011-2012 during the recently-held 2011 Williamsburg District Convention. Picture (L to R) Gov. Desig. Jeffrey Wolff, Carolyn Richar, KI Trustee Jane Erickson).

Sec/Treas Ellis Stroup Retires

Retiring with over 36 years service as Secretary/Treasurer of the Capital District Kiwanis, Ellis Stroup was honored with numerous heartfelt testimonials during the 2011 District Convention recently held in Williamsburg, VA. For his dedicated service, Ellis also received a Life Membership in the Capital District, and was awarded the title "Capital District Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus." In addition, an annual $5K "Ellis H. Stroup Key Club Leadership Scholarship" has been established in his honor. (L to R) Dave Maloney (eBuilder Editor) presents Ellis with his plaque.

Stop Hunger Now: DCON goers package 26,500 meals!

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

Eliminate Project Supporters Recognized with ZELLER!

Named in honor of a 1940s founder of the Kiwanis International Foundation, philanthropist Walter Zeller, the Walter Zeller Fellowship award recognizes individuals who support The Eliminate Project with a gift of $1250. During the 2011 DCON, several new Eliminate Project supporters were recognized with their Walter Zeller Fellowship award. (L to R) Kiwanis International Trustee Jane Erickson presents a ZELLER to Jennifer Wolff as Jennifer's husband, Gov. Jeffrey Wolff, applauds in the background. (more about the Zeller)

The Eliminate Project is a partnership between Kiwanis International and UNICEF committed to eradicate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus worldwide. more

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Gov. Tom's Message

by Gov. Tom Varner

Other than three or four meetings in September, my year as your Governor is winding down. It has been an interesting year and one that has been dedicated to making the Captial District a little better on September 30, 2011 than it was when I assumed the mantle of Governor on October 1, 2010. We had a positive membership growth at the end of July; however, it is going to take a lot of work to remain positive through the end of this administrative year...more

Founding Father Patrick Henry (Richard Schumann) greets Joe Copenhaver (Lt. Gov. Div 11-12). They enjoy discussing politics before having breakfast at the 2011 Williamsburg Capital District Convention.

Kiwanis Club of Elkton Doll Project

by Bill McQuiston

The Kiwanis Club of Elkton offered the opportunity for Capital District Convention attendees in Williamsburg to work on a service project between events. The doll project provides dolls to local medical facilities in the Elkton area so that doctors can show the children by drawing on the dolls what procedures the child may be having....more

Poquoson Kiwanis Welcomes New Teachers

by Joe Discenza

In an annual tradition, the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson welcomed new teachers in the Poquoson School System at its regular morning breakfast on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 and introduced them to the many services the local club provides for children of Poquoson...more

Gathering behind the Governor's home club banner after the DCON installation ceremony are (L to R) David Lurie, Maureen Frank, Corey Goggin, Gov. Designate Jeffrey Wolff, Charlotte Wolff, Jennifer Wolff, Nicole McDermott, Kristina Dlugozima, Stacy Bruss.

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New Capital District Secretary/Treasurer no Stranger to the Job

With the retirement of long-time Sec/Treas Ellis Stroup, effective October 1, 2011 Governor Tom Varner (right) will become the first new Secretary/Treasurer of the Capital District in over 36 years. At the 2011 DCON installation of officers ceremony, Kiwanis International Counselor Jane Erickson presented Tom with two pair of bulky athletic sox so that he might be better able to fill the big shoes left behind by outgoing Sec/Treas Ellis. "No one can fill Ellis’ shoes, but I will use all the skills and talents I have to be the best District Secretary/Treasurer that I can be," said Tom. ...more

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