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  • UNICEF, Kiwanis team visits Kenya

    A delegation from Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has just returned from a visit to Kenya for The Eliminate Project: eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. They were able to observe UNICEF’s prenatal health care, immunizations and education programs.
     
    On their first day, the delegation visited a small health facility located more than 70 kilometers from the nearest hospital. Some women and their children had walked more than 8 hours to receive vaccinations. Located in the Eastern and Southern Region of Africa, Kenya is one of only two countries in the area (the other is Madagascar) that has yet to achieve maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination.
     
    Our delegation included Bill Cater, a member of the Dover Kiwanis Club (Model Club); Kim and Heather Conrad, members of the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club (Model Club); Charlet Long Little, a member of the San Antonio Army Residence Golden K Kiwanis Club (Platinum Club); Mark Rabaut, the Kiwanis International Foundation Treasurer and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ute Pass-Woodland Park (Model Club) and Michael Malik, The Eliminate Project campaign area director–USA 3. They were joined by Marci Brenholz, Deputy Director of Development for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Jessica Willet, Planned Giving Officer for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

    See photos and read more about their experiences on The Eliminate Project blog.

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  • New iPad app for magazine

    Kiwanis has launched a digital version of Kiwanis magazine for the iPad. This interactive and entertaining publication expands the experience of reading Kiwanis magazine through video, slideshows, audio and other exciting features.

    To download the new Kiwanis magazine app to your iPad, launch Newsstand and search for “Kiwanis.” Then follow the instructions to download the current issue—and past issues—right to your device. The Kiwanis magazine app is free, and you will be alerted automatically when a new issue is available.

    Currently, the app is available exclusively for the iPad. Download the Kiwanis magazine app now, and experience the future of storytelling.

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  • See The Eliminate Project up close

    The Kiwanis family is making a difference for women and babies around the world through. See how your support of The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus is changing the world as Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser shares his own photos of his November trip to Madagascar. He met many mothers and their babies who are now protected against the ravages of tetanus.
     
    “It was such a great experience for me to see the power of Kiwanis International and UNICEF together,” Gasser said. “I saw how proud the mothers and their babies are to get the vaccinations.”
     
    See the progress of MNT elimination efforts for yourself. Watch the video now.

    Madagascar is one of only two countries in the Eastern and Southern Region of Africa that is still at risk of maternal and neonatal tetanus. Help ensure women and babies are protected for generations to come. Download this video and share it during your next club meeting to spread President Gunter’s enthusiasm.

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  • It's April, time to skip a meal!

    April in Kiwanis means it’s time for Skip-a-Meal. This month, the Kiwanis International Foundation asks you to join other Kiwanians in choosing to eat at home instead of going to a restaurant, skip your morning coffee or bring your lunch to work. Then, donate the savings to our foundation. This small change in your daily routine can make a big impact in a child’s life.
     
    You can even use Skip-a-Meal to grow your club’s membership. Hold a club pitch-in dinner or potluck event and invite the public. Use the event to share not only the purpose of Skip-a-Meal but the goals of our foundation and Kiwanis International as well.
     
    Check out the Skip-a-Meal resources for details and report your success at skipameal@kiwanis.org.

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  • Nominate a deserving teen

    Spread the halo effect by nominating a special member of your club’s sponsored Service Leadership Programs for a Teen Nick HALO Award, presented by Kiwanis Vision Partner Nickelodeon. HALO Effect honorees are those who Help And Lead Others with their good deeds.
     
    Each month, TeenNick will recognize a HALO Effect honoree by giving a $5,000 grant to the charitable organization of his or her choice. Deserving teens:

    ●    Have unique personal stories that inspired them to make an impact in their communities
    ●    Are engaged in different types of service: from working with big organizations to starting their own groups and addressing global concerns to issues in their own backyards
    ●    Participate in service and motivate others to join
     
    Do you know an inspiring teen in Builders Club, Key Club or Circle K International who fits the bill? Get their hard work recognized when you nominate them for a TeenNick HALO Award.

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  • Honor a special woman

    There’s no better gift for Mom on Mother’s Day — or another special woman in your life on International Women’s Day — than saving lives in her honor.
     
    When you give to The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, you can honor your mom, the mother of your children or another special woman by saving or protecting the lives of mothers and babies. Your honoree will receive a postcard informing her of the gift and other recognition items, including a limited edition 2014 Mother’s Day brooch, that coordinate with the amount you give. Through the Mother’s Day Zeller Fellowship Program, a gift of US$1,250 to The Eliminate Project saves or protects more than 690 women and their babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
     
    A mother’s love is an enduring force for good. Spread Mom’s even further by supporting The Eliminate Project. Give now or before June 15 for special Mother’s Day recognition.

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  • Save the date: Alumni receptions

    Convention season is approaching! Before we know it, the Key Club International and Circle K International conventions will be upon us. And once again, Kiwanis with support from Kiwanis International Foundation, will host annual alumni receptions in Nashville, Tennessee (for Circle K), and Anaheim, California (for Key Club). Whether you’re a former member of Key Club or Circle K—or both—here are opportunities to connect with an array of fellow alumni. Join us for an evening full of food, fun, and camaraderie. Add these dates in your calendar:

    Circle K International Alumni Reception
    Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Nashville, TN

    Key Club International Alumni
    Reception
    Saturday, July
    5, 2014
    Anaheim, CA

    And remember to keep an eye on your in-box: additional information is coming soon. Until then, we look forward to seeing you this summer!

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  • Share your story

    As a Circle K member, you've left a footprint—with service, fellowship and leadership. Tell your story and inspire future members. After all, one of the most effective ways to change the world is to persuade others to join you. Help inspire others to join Circle K and help better the world.

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  • Stay connected

    Get more from your membership. Strengthen your engagement with Circle K Alumni by joining our Facebook page or following us on Twitter.  
        
    Each social-media site is a great way to stay connected and communicate with other alumni.

    Share your favorite stories and tell us how Circle K has influenced your life.
    Stay up to date through our blogs.
    Learn about Circle K Alumni events—including how to sign up.

    Stay connected with the organization you love today.

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  • Big gift for The Eliminate Project

    Thanks to a generous Kiwanian, the Kiwanis family is closer to reaching its US$110 million goal for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. The anonymous gift of US$1 million brings the Kiwanis family's overall progress to US$48.2 million in cash and pledges (as of February 16, 2014).
     
    Every gift to The Eliminate Project matters and helps us to protect all of the 61 million mothers and their babies at risk, especially in the more than 25 countries where we still battle.
     
    Let's make sure 2015 is a year of celebration. Find ideas and inspiration at www.TheEliminateProject.org/ideas.

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