• A guide to eliminate our worries

    By Parth Patel, SLP coordinator, New Jersey District 

    Well, it’s that time of year again! Time to go back to college and hit the books. For many Circle K members, it also means a new year full of extraordinary opportunities. Opportunities to meet new friends. Opportunities to serve our communities and brighten days with smiles. And, of course, opportunities to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). For many of us in Circle K, balancing work, school, ...

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  • Celebrate 100 years

    Make history of your own when you celebrate Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary with a gift to The Eliminate Project. Starting in 2015, when you give US$1,500, you will save or protect more than 833 lives and be honored with a Centennial Award—complete with a custom-framed medallion and other exclusive recognition items.

    The Centennial Award is available for gifts made during the centennial year. Starting October 1, 2014, the Kiwanis International Foundation will start accepting early gifts and pledges, and recognition will ...

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  • Special 100th birthday gift

    On August 3, 2014, Craig Smith, The Eliminate Project coordinator for Division 10W in the Ohio District, was in Boston, Mass., with his family to celebrate his grandmother's 100th birthday. Rather than give her a more traditional gift, Craig and his wife, Laura, made a donation to The Eliminate Project in Grace’s name. Their donation allowed Craig and Laura to give Grace a special present – a Mother's Day/International Women’s Day Walter Zeller Fellowship. Grace was surprised by the gift, and ...

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  • Tips for success

    District conventions held during the last several weekends produced outstanding results for The Eliminate Project and helped save or protect thousands of women and their future babies from tetanus. Though convention season is winding down in the United States, it is just picking up in Europe and Asia Pacific.

    As we enter one of the most critical years of the campaign, the “Year of Celebration,” we need the support of the entire Kiwanis family to help the women and babies ...

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  • Honor service in the new Kiwanis year

    Kiwanis club presidents lead their clubs in service and fundraising throughout the year. What better way to appreciate their incredible commitment than by saving lives in their honor?

    The Presidential Zeller Fellowship is a unique opportunity to honor a club or club foundation president with a gift that will make a lasting impact. Current, former and future club presidents who serve during The Eliminate Project fundraising campaign (between 2010 and 2016) are eligible.

    Kiwanis clubs can make upcoming installation ceremonies ...

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  • What to share this month

    How much would you give to save a child from a deadly disease? 

    A disease many people have probably never heard of is killing kids. Not your kids, but someone else’s kids. Would you give up your daily coffee or a lunch out to save a child? See what other people would give.

    No one should suffer from a preventable disease.

    The head of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has witnessed some things most people never have to see. ...

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  • Trick or treat to save lives

    For many, Halloween is the time of year for carving pumpkins, wearing costumes and collecting candy. But this Halloween season it is about saving lives. Key Club, Circle K International, Aktion Club, Builders Club and K-Kids members will once again set out to collect donations to help protect women and babies through The Eliminate Project.

    Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a great way for Kiwanis-family members of all ages to raise money for The Eliminate Project. Participating is simple. 

    1. Plan a ...

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  • A+ fundraising ideas

    Backpacks are packed and pencils have been sharpened for the new school year. Don’t let the summertime blues sink in just yet. Kick off the school year with an exciting fundraiser for The Eliminate Project and get your entire club, school and community involved. Below are five fundraising ideas to help save women and babies this semester.

    1. Schoolhouse Rock. Turn your auditorium into a concert hall. Reach out to a local band to see if it would be interested ...

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  • Kiwanis delegation to witness immunization efforts in Indonesia

    A delegation from Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is set to travel to Indonesia early next month. From September 6-14, 2014, the delegation will observe UNICEF programs related to prenatal health care, immunizations and education.

    Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia, is one of 24 countries where maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) remains a deadly threat. 

    Past International President and Major Gift donor Alex “Bo” Shafer and his wife Jane Shafer are among the group of Kiwanians preparing ...

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  • August Club Spotlight- Kiwanis Club of Toronto

    Becoming a 100K Club is no small feat, especially for a club of 28 members. But that did not intimidate the Kiwanis Club of Toronto. In fact, their total gift to The Eliminate Project reached US$130,000 and helped save or protect more than 72,200 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    The club, which is now a Legacy Model Club and Platinum Club with a per-member average greater than US$2,000, knew from the beginning they wanted to ...

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  • August Volunteer Spotlight - Rick Poulton shares his dedication to saving lives

    In 2010, Rick Poulton, then a Lt. Governor-elect in the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District, attended his first Kiwanis International convention in Las Vegas. It was there that Rick first heard about Kiwanis’ Global Campaign for Children. But, it was the following convention in Geneva where The Eliminate Project was launched and where Rick’s journey began.

    Upon returning from Geneva, Rick decided he wanted to do more than just send a few dollars for the campaign. Instead he increased his participation. Though ...

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  • New York Kiwanians step up for women and babies

    On July 18, around 7 a.m. in Chiba, Japan, more than 150 Kiwanians joined together to walk to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Among these walkers were 2012-2013 Kiwanis International President Tom DeJulio and his wife Dr. Rosemary DeJulio. As the walk began, Tom shared with walkers that at the very same hour they were being joined by Kiwanians in the New York District.

    The Metropolitan Division held a two-mile walk on July 17, timed to occur simultaneously with ...

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  • Watch, share . . . and inspire

     The Eliminate Project campaign video - 2014
    People still need to be inspired. Gifts still need to be given. Women and babies still need to be protected. Learn about their plight—and get inspired to help make history—with the latest video for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Watch “Every Face Is a Reason to Help.” Then share it with your Kiwanis club and your sponsored Service Leadership Programs. Tell your friends, family and coworkers. Start conversations. Use social media.

    As ...

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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 ...

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  • Key Clubbers break records

    Key Club members support The Eliminate Project at ICON 2014
    Key Clubbers did it! They broke another record, raising more than US$15,000 during this year’s Key Club International Convention in Anaheim, California. Those funds will help save or protect more than 8,300 lives. The efforts also put The Eliminate Project in the headlines. As the Orange County Register reported “Much of the convention focused on The Eliminate Project, a campaign dedicated to eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.”

    Key Clubbers truly demonstrated what it means to put the fun into fundraising. ...

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  • CKI members, clubs and district unite to save lives

    Attendees at CKIx 2014 supports The Eliminate Project

    A week-long celebration of service, leadership, and fellowship during CKIx in Nashville, Tenn., in June yielded awareness and more than US$1,100 for The Eliminate Project.

    The 300+ members who attended went above and beyond for The Eliminate Project, making more than 40 fleece blankets for the Hope Clinic and the March of Dimes, creating coloring books for a local hospital, taking selfies in the photo booth, dressing up in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF costume boxes for the Dance and participating in ...

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  • What to share

    The Eliminate Project campaign video - 2014

    2015 is the year the Kiwanis family will celebrate success and commemorate 100 proud years of history. What better time to make history?

    Maternal and neonatal tetanus still threatens lives in 24 countries. Women, babies and families in those countries need the Kiwanis family to reach out and help. How will you respond to the challenge? How proud will you be of the part you played when the Kiwanis family makes history?

    It’s time to be part of our monumental ...

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  • Hot summer fundraising ideas

    Fundraising ideas
    Summer is nearly gone, but you can still support The Eliminate Project. Before the season blazes by, take advantage of the great outdoors and organize an activity that brings your friends, family and community together to help Kiwanis eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    1. Clean cars. A car wash is a tried-and-true cool choice because any size group can make a profit. Charge extra to polish rims or vacuum interiors and give driver-donors a brochure about The Eliminate Project to ...

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  • Celebrating the halfway point and 33 million lives saved

    The 2014 Eliminate Project walk at the Kiwanis International convention
    The 99th Annual Kiwanis International convention in Chiba, Japan provided a wonderful opportunity to reunite with Kiwanis friends from around the world as well as make new friends. It was also a time to celebrate our continued progress with The Eliminate Project, including surpassing the halfway point.

    As of July 16, 2014, the Kiwanis family and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have raised more than US$60.9 million in cash and pledges. These funds will save or protect at least 33.8 ...

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  • Single largest gift propels The Eliminate Project past the halfway point

    Taiwan makes US$7 million pledge

    The Kiwanis family is US$7 million closer to protecting the connection between 61 million women and babies thanks to a new district-wide commitment from Taiwan. Campaign Chairman Randy DeLay announced the exciting news during the opening session of the 99th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Japan on July 17.

    The incredibly generous US$7 million commitment from Taiwan—the single largest commitment to date—and an exciting new partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) helped propel The Eliminate Project past ...

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  • What to share

    Through The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will change the world. We will raise US$110 million to save or protect millions of women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus—and protect the connection that this deadly disease destroys.

    Last month, Kiwanis members celebrated the amazing successes for Europe and The Eliminate Project during the 2014 KI-EF convention. Here is a glimpse of what they experienced in Annecy. Share this photo album with your club and district so they ...

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  • Worldwide Report Day VI was a great success!

    On July 1, The Eliminate Project campaign team rallied together for the sixth Worldwide Report Day—highlighting district and worldwide efforts to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Originally, I was not planning to be part of these reporting calls, but it was truly an honor to take part in Worldwide Report Day VI. I appreciate all of Randy’s hard work and accomplishments leading up to this big day, and it was my pleasure to step in and ...

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  • Lead and Major Gifts - Protecting the connection

    The Lead and Major Gifts Committee is committed to raise more than US$14 million for The Eliminate Project and help save or protect nearly 8 million women and their future babies. To date, our Committee has raised US$6.8 million. We continue to focus on increasing our total number of Lead and Major Gifts and documenting our verbal and pending gifts. Our committee members from around the gobe are dedicated to educating fellow Kiwanians about the devasting effects of tetanus and ...

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  • New Zealand-South Pacific District - Support our global commitment to help children

    The New Zealand South Pacific District continues to raise funds for The Eliminate Project. A great example of our success is New Caledonia (div. 6), which raised US$5,000 last month.

    As part of Kiwanis International, it's a duty for all districts to contribute to The Eliminate Project, and it gives clubs an opportunity to support a global commitment to benefit children and mothers. I encourage you to participate…at any level: honor your club president with a Presidential Zeller, set donation ...

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  • Minnesota-Dakotas District - A fun way to support the campaign

    The Minnesota-Dakotas District found a fun way to garner donations for The Eliminate Project. Every time meetings are held with a visiting Governor, our hosts hold a silent auction with proceeds benefiting The Eliminate Project.

    Kiwanis members and clubs in Minnesota-Dakotas will continue to focus on securing Model Clubs to meet our district goal, to save lives and to help eliminate MNT from the face of the Earth.

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