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  • Alumni celebrate in Anaheim

    There were Key Club alumni and Circle K alumni. There were recent graduates and seasoned alumni. During the alumni reception at Fire+Ice in Anaheim, everyone took the opportunity to enjoy interesting conversation and delicious food—and to discuss both the good times in the past and prospects for the future.

    The July 5th  event was an extension of the Key Club International convention, which took place in Anaheim that week. Many attendees were in town for the convention, but some were alumni of Key Club who are currently members of the CKI club at Sacramento State. The enthusiasm for staying connected with the Kiwanis family was evident in the participants of this year’s alumni reception.

    A huge thank you to the Kiwanis International Foundation for their support of this event.

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  • Alumni come together in Nashville

    On June 21, more than 50 Key Club and Circle K Alumni came from around the country to be part of the alumni reception in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Circle K International Convention.. We were excited to have a great turnout, which led to some wonderful conversation and a chance for alumni to learn about each other during the festivities.

    “I thought the event was wonderful,” said Emilie Pinto, a Key Club and Circle K alumnus. “It was incredible to meet and network with the Kiwanis family and to reaffirm my commitment to the organization. I cannot wait to stay connected and join Kiwanis in the future.”.

    Thank you to all the alumni who attended and to the Kiwanis International Foundation for their support of this event. We hope to see you next year at the 100th anniversary celebration in Indianapolis! 

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  • CKI turns Music City into “Service City”

    They came. They served. They made a positive impact. And by the time nearly 350 CKI members and administrators left Nashville, they had left a positive, lasting mark on the community.

    Nearly 350 CKI members and administrators, representing 206 CKI clubs, celebrated at CKIx from June 17–22. CKIx is a six-day experience that combines the best of the Circle K International convention and Large Scale Service Project. Some of the highlights include:
    • Activities kicked off with service projects at 21 locations around the city, including the Nashville Zoo, Boys and Girls Club, Soles4Souls and Cheekwood Botanical Garden.
    • In the first three days alone,  CKI members had completed more than 3,800 service hours. (That’s about 14 hours of service per member!)
    • As part of the “Amazing Service” workshop, nine members and two administrators were given US$200 and one day to create a service project—from brainstorming to completion—for the Nashville community. Participants donated snacks and “craft bags” of coloring books, stickers and crayons to children who were in the hospital or staying at Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House.
    • Attendees raised more than US$1,000 for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    • Convention delegates elected Kathy Le of the Western Canada District as the 2014–15 Circle K International president.
    • With Kiwanis International President-elect Dr. John Button, 2013–14 Circle K International President Daniel Tsang presented Nashville Mayor Karl Dean with the Distinguished Leadership Award.
    • Other award winners included Outstanding Alumni Eric Paul of New York, whose 40 years in the Kiwanis family include leadership positions in Key Club, CKI and Kiwanis; Humanitarian Award honoree Stephanie Yu of California, a senior at University of California, Berkeley, who founded A Brighter Tomorrow to help students with depression; and Circle of Service Award recipient Alison Mandel, who was nominated for her work as the Kiwanis advisor to the Elmira (N.Y.) College CKI Club.

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  • All about Anaheim

    In Anaheim, California, nearly 1,700 Key Club members gathered for the 71st Annual Key Club International Convention. Key Club International conventions tend to be  jam-packed events, with attendees gaining new experiences, ideas and memories.

    Among the many events and activities, members had opportunities to:
    • Share innovative service project and fundraising ideas.
    • Conduct the organization’s business.
    • Listen to actor and activist Chris Bashinelli, host of PBS’ “Bridge the Gap.”
    • Learn about servant leadership.
    • Elect international officers.
    • Train for 2014–15 leadership positions.
    • See the presentation of the Key of Honor award.
    • Hear about Key Clubbers’ contribution to The Eliminate Project—and how they can continue to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    • Discover new charities and organizations that Key Clubs can team up with.
    Ultimately, the convention was a golden opportunity for attendees to have fun, make memories and form friendships that last a lifetime.

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  • Alumni come together in Nashville

    On June 21, more than 50 Key Club and Circle K Alumni came from around the country to be part of the alumni reception in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Circle K International Convention.. We were excited to have a great turnout, which led to some wonderful conversation and a chance for alumni to learn about each other during the festivities.

    “I thought the event was wonderful,” said Emilie Pinto, a Key Club and Circle K alumnus. “It was incredible to meet and network with the Kiwanis family and to reaffirm my commitment to the organization. I cannot wait to stay connected and join Kiwanis in the future.”.

    Thank you to all the alumni who attended and to the Kiwanis International Foundation for their support of this event. . We hope to see you next year at the 100th anniversary celebration in Indianapolis! 

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  • Alumni celebrate in Anaheim

    There were Key Club alumni and Circle K alumni. There were recent graduates and seasoned alumni. During the alumni reception at Fire+Ice in Anaheim, everyone took the opportunity to enjoy interesting conversation and delicious food—and to discuss both the good times in the past and prospects for the future.

    The July 5th  event was an extension of the Key Club International convention, which took place in Anaheim that week. Many attendees were in town for the convention, but some were alumni of Key Club who are currently members of the CKI club at Sacramento State. The enthusiasm for staying connected with the Kiwanis family was evident in the participants of this year’s alumni reception.

    A huge thank you to the Kiwanis International Foundation for their support of this event.

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  • All about Anaheim

    In Anaheim, California, nearly 1,700 Key Club members gathered for the 71st Annual Key Club International Convention. Key Club International conventions tend to be  jam-packed events, with attendees gaining new experiences, ideas and memories.

    Among the many events and activities, members had opportunities to:
    • Share innovative service project and fundraising ideas.
    • Conduct the organization’s business.
    • Listen to actor and activist Chris Bashinelli, host of PBS’ “Bridge the Gap.”
    • Learn about servant leadership.
    • Elect international officers.
    • Train for 2014–15 leadership positions.
    • See the presentation of the Key of Honor award.
    • Hear about Key Clubbers’ contribution to The Eliminate Project—and how they can continue to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    • Discover new charities and organizations that Key Clubs can team up with.
    Ultimately, the convention was a golden opportunity for attendees to have fun, make memories and form friendships that last a lifetime.

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  • CKI turns Music City into “Service City”

    They came. They served. They made a positive impact. And by the time nearly 350 CKI members and administrators left Nashville, they had left a positive, lasting mark on the community.

    Nearly 350 CKI members and administrators, representing 206 CKI clubs, celebrated at CKIx from June 17–22. CKIx is a six-day experience that combines the best of the Circle K International convention and Large Scale Service Project. Some of the highlights include:
    • Activities kicked off with service projects at 21 locations around the city, including the Nashville Zoo, Boys and Girls Club, Soles4Souls and Cheekwood Botanical Garden.
    • In the first three days alone,, CKI members had completed more than 3,800 service hours. (That’s about 14 hours of service per member!)
    • As part of the “Amazing Service” workshop, nine members and two administrators were given US$200 and one day to create a service project—from brainstorming to completion—for the Nashville community. Participants donated snacks and “craft bags” of coloring books, stickers and crayons to children who were in the hospital or staying at Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House.
    • Attendees raised more than US$1,000 for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    • Convention delegates elected Kathy Le of the Western Canada District as the 2014–15 Circle K International president.
    • With Kiwanis International President-elect Dr. John Button, 2013–14 Circle K International President Daniel Tsang presented Nashville Mayor Karl Dean with the Distinguished Leadership Award.
    • Other award winners included Outstanding Alumni Eric Paul of New York, whose 40 years in the Kiwanis family include leadership positions in Key Club, CKI and Kiwanis; Humanitarian Award honoree Stephanie Yu of California, a senior at University of California, Berkeley, who founded A Brighter Tomorrow to help students with depression; and Circle of Service Award recipient Alison Mandel, who was nominated for her work as the Kiwanis advisor to the Elmira (N.Y.) College CKI Club.

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  • Vaccination spares women, babies from tetanus

    UNICEF and its global partners continue the march to save women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus, thanks in part to the efforts of Kiwanis members. In June, the World Health Organization declared Madagascar free of maternal and neonatal tetanus, based on a validation survey.
     
    Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser and a Kiwanis delegation saw the progress first-hand during a site visit to Madagascar last fall for The Eliminate Project.

    “It gives me much joy knowing the families I met while in Madagascar will not have to suffer the terrible fate of MNT,” said Gasser. “I speak often about a little Malagasy girl that I met. She giggled the entire time we played a clapping game together. Her mother went to great lengths to make sure the little girl was protected from tetanus. I have much pride in the work of Kiwanis International knowing that girl will not have to watch family members or friends deal with the sadness and grief caused by MNT.”

    Hear more about what Gasser and his wife, Christiana, experienced on the trip in their Madagascar video.
     
    Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have eliminated the disease in 35 countries, including, most recently, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Every gift from you and your club to The Eliminate Project will protect the connection between mothers and babies. The faster contributions are received, the faster those urgently needed funds can be used in the 24 countries where the disease still threatens.

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  • Division 34 Kiwanis Clubs join forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus

    The Kiwanis Clubs in Division 34 of the Texas-Oklahoma District have achieved a 100 percent Model Club division. This is the first Model Club division in the district, the first in the USA 3 region and one of only a few in the world. More than 140,000 women and their future children will be saved or protected from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or about 160 newborns each day.

    Joyce Curry has been the Division 34 coordinator since the beginning of The Eliminate Project. She has made presentations to each club emphasizing the importance of a Model Club pledge.

    “I was so excited when the final club decided to become a Model Club and make Division 34 a 100 percent Model Club division,” Joyce says. “Even more, this shows our division’s commitment to eliminating tetanus from the world. We are making a difference, and we will reach our goal of $110 million. This shows what Kiwanians can accomplish when they work together!”

    Club coordinators from every club in the division have worked with their members in raising funds through many different ways. For the past four years lieutenant governors, club presidents, board members and most importantly club members have dedicated themselves to making The Eliminate Project an important part of their club’s activities.

    “I am so proud of Division 34,” said Texas-Oklahoma District Coordinator Francine Eikner. “It shows that it is possible for an entire division to accept the challenge and become a 100 percent Model Club division. I hope other divisions will see it’s possible to go all the way.”

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