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  • Pacific Northwest District - The difference between life and death

    What would you like to say to members of your district about The Eliminate Project?

    No child should be denied the right to a healthy birth based on where he or she lives. The Eliminate Project guarantees that ALL children – not those fortunate enough to be born in a developed country, have a safe birthing process. US$1.80 may not mean much to each of us, but to a mother and child it can be the difference between life and death. As Kiwanians we are dedicated to ensuring the well being of all the children in our global community.

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  • Rocky Mountain District - Don't give up until we pass our goal

    What advice or encouragement would you offer to other districts, clubs and fellow Kiwanis members who want to support The Eliminate Project?

    • Never give up until we have reached the goal….talk to anyone who will listen.
    • Keep looking for champions of the cause.
    • Remember the mission; Kiwanis and UNICEF will eliminate MNT and give the poorest families the chance to lead the healthy lives they deserve.

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  • Cal-Nev-Ha District - Every child is truly a gift

    Why is your district motivated to protect moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus?

    "Every child is truly a gift" and the members of our Cal-Nev-Ha District are very caring and passionate about children. We are saving or protecting thousands of lives and making a difference not just in our community but worldwide.

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  • Montana District - Chance of a lifetime to save lives and change the world

    What advice or encouragement would you offer to other districts, clubs and fellow Kiwanis members who want to support The Eliminate Project?

    This is the chance of a lifetime to be involved in something that actually changes the face of the world. Time and money spent here will give you something you can be proud to tell your grandchildren about.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project helped clubs in your district connect with their communities and improve their community service?
    Not as much as I would like to see yet, but the extra fundraisers such as pancake breakfasts have raised the community awareness of Kiwanis and what we do.

    Why is your district motivated to protect moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus?
    The basic desire to help moms and kids is the reason. However, the efforts of District leadership to get and keep the opportunity before our members are the implementing factor.

    What is a fun fact that you would like people to know about your district?
    Our internet club, the Tombstone Club of Virginia City Montana has had more International Presidents as members than any other club in Kiwanis—possible any other District.

    What is one activity you would suggest other districts or clubs replicate?
    We initiated a “100 Montanans who care” project looking for 100 people who will write a $50 check and set up a $50 withdrawal from their checking account or credit card for the next two years. This secures a Zeller Fellowship. At our Mid-Winter conference we picked up the first 25 members.

    What would you like to say to members of your district about The Eliminate Project?
    It isn’t about percentages, Model Clubs, Zellers, pledges—it is about US$1.80 saving or protecting a woman and all children born to her over the next 10 years. All the rest is just how we go about doing that. One woman and her kids at a time.

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  • Utah-Idaho District - Keep asking clubs and members to participate

    What advice or encouragement would you offer to other districts, clubs and fellow Kiwanis members who want to support The Eliminate Project?

    Keep encouraging and asking clubs to participate or increase their giving. They change related to their leadership, membership and interests over time and often become more receptive. Don’t give up!

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  • Minnesota-Dakotas District - Fun way to gather donations


     

    Every time meetings are held with the Governor visiting a division, the hosts should hold a silent auction for The Eliminate Project. In Minn-Dak we have found this to be a fun way to garner donations.

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  • Southwest District - Embracing Kiwanis and service through The Eliminate Project

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project helped clubs in your district connect with their communities and improve their community service?

    Our clubs that have embraced The Eliminate Project developed a true understanding and appreciation for the mission of Kiwanis International to “serve the children of the world.” The simple act of contributing US$1.80 is significant. We are changing one baby dying every nine minutes . . . to a baby saved every nine minutes. Our efforts in this program are shared with our local communities and raising concern over the importance of inoculations for all children right in our own backyard.

    What would you like to say to members of your district about The Eliminate Project?
    We have had success and should be proud of our accomplishments to date. This is not the time to sit back, take a bow and relax. There is much more we can and do need to do to eliminate this needless tortuous suffering of babies that should never happen. Let’s continue to play a significant role in the effort of Kiwanians around the world to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

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  • Did you know…



    We have less than 15 months remaining in our campaign? What we do in the coming months will impact families in the 25 countries where maternal and neonatal tetanus is still a threat. Let’s make The Eliminate Project a unified effort—and save the lives of millions of mothers and babies.

    We have more to report! Join us at 3:30 p.m. for more updates.

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  • Illinois-Eastern Iowa District - It's about lives, not money

    What advice or encouragement would you offer to other districts, clubs and fellow Kiwanis members who want to support The Eliminate Project?

    Kiwanis members worldwide pledge to “serve the children of the world.” As our gift to the world, and in celebration of 100 years of Kiwanis, we have a very practical way to show our dedication to the children of the world through the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. The project is not about money, it is about lives. Remember the purpose and use the project to motivate and reinvigorate your members and your community.

    What would you like to say to members of your district about The Eliminate Project?
    Serving the children of the world is FUNdamental. Eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus will be considered one of the most important gifts that Kiwanis has ever given to the world. But don’t forget the FUN. Serve the children and have FUN along the way.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project helped clubs in your district connect with their communities and improve their community service?
    The clubs that have engaged their communities through The Eliminate Project are seeing a renewed interest in service and involvement. Clubs have focused not only on raising project awareness and funding, but also on increasing membership.

    What is one activity you would suggest other districts or clubs replicate?
    The Kiwanis Club of Villa Park, IL has established a unique approach to fundraising and community involvement. They have asked their Village Board to approve a resolution to encourage all residents to contribute US$1.80 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. After the approval of the resolution, club members are marketing the resolution to the community. Already a pledged Model Club, they hope the result is a multiple Model Club.

    Why is your district motivated to protect moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus?
    As an organization we are committed to serving the children of the world. We believe that every child has a right to life and a right to reach their fullest potential. Maternal and neonatal tetanus affects the poorest of the poor. We feel that they deserve a chance, and need someone to “speak for them.” Kiwanians have made a difference in the world for almost 100 years. We are pleased to be a part of this project in which we will do it again.

    What is a fun fact that you would like people to know about your district?
    The current District Governor, the current Governor Elect and the three immediate Past Governors are all members of Model Clubs. Six additional Past Governors are also members of Model Clubs. They challenge all Past Governors of all Districts to encourage their home club to become a Model Club.

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  • Missouri-Arkansas District - Determined to save 1 million lives

    What does The Eliminate Project mean to your district?

    Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

    What advice would you offer to other districts, clubs and fellow Kiwanis members who want to support The Eliminate Project?
    My advice to other districts, clubs and fellow Kiwanis members is to not let the “naysayers” have the final say. In most clubs there are members who are opposed to sending money outside of their community. These members are sincere in their belief but are usually in the minority and should not be allowed to prevent their club and fellow members from supporting our Kiwanis worldwide service project.

    What would you like to say to members of your district about The Eliminate Project?
    Thank you for raising more than US$1 million and saving or protecting more than 555,000 mothers and their babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. Now, I challenge every club and every member in the district to step up so we can duplicate that feat over the next 12 months and save more than one million mothers and babies. We are making a difference in MO-ARK!

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