Kiwanis International trustee candidate
Kiwanis Club of Victoria, BC and Kiwanis Club of Cascadia (internet club)
District: Pacific Northwest
The candidate in his own words...
Why did you decide to run for office?
- To counsel and assist governors
- To support a strong role for districts
- To promote members’ financial interests
- To bring my skills, abilities, experience and a younger perspective to the Kiwanis International Board
- To examine new solutions to address continuing challenges
- To help our organization explore new ways to grow
What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?
- Integrity, compassion, dedication, experience
- Good people-person: team builder, conflict resolver
- Analytical and innovative; strong policy/finance background
- Service on Kiwanis International committees: K-Kids, Growth (2011–12 chairman for Americas), The Eliminate Project
- Thirteen years making a difference at the district level; roles include governor, chairman (membership, marketing), magazine editor, K-Kids administrator.
How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
- Identifying non-dues revenue and other ways to ease the financial burden on members
- Pursuing opportunities to increase Kiwanis' appeal to young people
- Proposing enhancements to bylaws and policies
- Promoting multi-year fiscal planning and access to financial information
- Championing the interests of the Kiwanis family (Service Leadership Programs)
- First Kiwanis project was in Grades 6 & 7 (school crossing guard)
- Served six years in CKI and seventeen years in Kiwanis
- Director (Finance) in civil service with nineteen years' experience
- Education: Law (JD), Health (BSc)
- Met wife Kristina in CKI; reunited through Kiwanis and married in governor year