• Australia district - Goal in sight

    What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    With more than US$71 million raised, we can all see that our original goal is now achievable, and Kiwanis members are world changers.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    The Eliminate Project has given Kiwanis an international cause and the promotion that comes with the cause. At club levels the local, district and international message about what we do holds true ...

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  • New Zealand district - Clubs excited to save lives

    "Our clubs are excited by the thought of all the lives saved by every donor. Though our district has seen a decrease in membership, we are looking forward to lots of activity. With more club commitments and Zellers, we’ll reach our goal.

    What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    Two things excite me: First, the lives saved by every donor, and second that soon I will be able to devote all ...

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  • Did you know...

    Did you know…


    Globally, 35 countries have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus as well as five additional states in India? However, women, babies and families in 24 countries still need the Kiwanis family’s support. What we do in the coming months will impact families in the countries where this deadly disease is still a threat. Be part of the final push to raise US$110 million—and save the lives of millions of mothers and babies.

    We have more to report! Join ...

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  • Pacific Northwest - Making a lifesaving difference

    Every child deserves a healthy start to life, regardless of where they are born. The Eliminate Project will help guarantee that ALL children will be safe from the threat of neonatal tetanus. US$1.80 may not mean much to many, but to a mother and child it can be the difference between life and death. The entire PNW family is proud to be working together to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world.

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  • Cal-Nev-Ha district - Ambitious goal to end 2014

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    We are making a difference in the world, protecting the connection between mothers and babies, saving millions of lives and we can actually see the results. We are giving a tremendous gift to the world!

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    I have heard, witnessed and inducted men and women into membership with Kiwanis because of their participation in our worldwide ...

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  • Rocky Mountain district - Excited to save lives and meet our goal

    "Our recent Division 4 fundraiser encompassed all of the elements that keep me excited and motivated to fight on for the next eight months and complete this project:

    • Community involvement: our district partnered with a local Applebee’s restaurant for a very successful flapjack breakfast fundraiser;
    • Kiwanis family: six Kiwanis clubs and three high schools were represented and several key clubbers and Kiwanis members stood side-by-side serving and cleaning;
    • Saving lives: we saved or protected more than 1,300 ...

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  • Montana - World changer

    We are in the “change the world” business, and this is our great opportunity. For just US$1.80, we can protect a woman and her future babies. How can we not rise to that opportunity?


    Many people outside Kiwanis want to participate in a world changer. We can give them that opportunity. We just need to reach out and ask them to give. This is a badge we can wear for the rest of our lives—I helped eliminate MNT from the ...

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  • Utah-Idaho districts - Attracting new members

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    The most exciting part of this campaign home stretch is to have some new incentives in which clubs may want to participate. I think the urgency of seeing the end will energize clubs too.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    Some clubs report attracting new members and keeping their current members because of The Eliminate Project.

    How do you plan to ...

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  • Minnesota Dakota district - Serving beyond our community

    What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    The exciting thing about the final push is the 20 percent match for new Model Clubs. That effort should pay off with big gains in Model Clubs here in the US. I look forward to offering the “Save a baby a day” materials to clubs and members. It could help many in continuing their involvement in The Eliminate Project.

    How has involvement in The ...

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  • Southwest district - Committed to community service

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    Multi-Division Coordinator Frank Mills—“I am excited about the opportunity all of us have had to witness eradication of a dread disease and the collaborative effort with UNICEF.”

    Division Coordinator Burney Starks—“The same thing that has excited me about Kiwanis from the beginning: The commitment we have to community service—especially to our children.”

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    Mills—“By providing a ...

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  • Did you know...

    Did you know…

    As of October 26, 2014, The Eliminate Project has raised more than US$71.7 million, which will help save or protect more than 39.8 million women and their future babies from MNT. Thank you to all who have contributed to this Global Campaign for Children. Together, the Kiwanis family will make a measurable and lasting impact on the world.

    More updates will be posted live at 3:30 p.m.

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  • Illinois-Eastern Iowa district - Campaign strengthens and enhances membership

    What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    To see that we have reached and surpassed the midpoint in our fundraising efforts is very exciting. Instead of going “uphill,” we’re now going “downhill.” We’ve proven to the world that we are serious in our efforts to eliminate MNT. Those that have been on the fence will now be motivated to “come on board.”

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?...

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  • Missouri-Arkansas district - Making strides to eliminate MNT

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    What excites me most is the momentum that has been building for the past several months and the realization that the end is near. We are going to eliminate MNT!

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    I see new younger members in Kiwanis that are enthused and involved in the campaign. They are the future of Kiwanis and their involvement in ...

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  • Texas-Oklahoma district - Building leaders and saving lives

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    I am most excited about the Model Club pledge. There seemed to be a lot of interest from the Lieutenant Governors, which will expand our MNT team throughout the District.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    The Eliminate Project has strengthened membership by identifying leaders who might not have come forward in any other capacity. "

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  • Indiana district - Urgency to reach our goal

    Continued tasteful aggressiveness is our plan. Many individuals and clubs are starting to acknowledge our deadline and sense of urgency.

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  • Kansas district - Working and serving together yields big results

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    We have done so much as a district to save so many lives. We put together an Eliminate District cookbook where every division donated recipes. We hosted a bowling challenge to save more lives. We collected quarters for a yard stick project to involve the whole district Kiwanis family. We held retreats in the wilderness to create action plans. These are a view of ...

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  • Nebraska-Iowa district - Poised to exceed fundraising

    The Nebraska-Iowa District is excited to be a strong participant in a program that has already proven to be effective. We have no doubts that the funds we are helping to raise are making a difference in the lives of mothers and babies in places most of us will never visit. We have heard firsthand reports from several district members who have witnessed up close the stark reality of otherwise healthy babies being robbed from their families by the stealth ...

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  • Did you know...

    Did you know...

    This is the Year of Celebration and Kiwanis’ Centennial Year? How will you leave a lasting legacy? Celebrate 100 years of service by protecting millions of women and babies against maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    We are taking a quick break. Check back at 2:20 p.m. to see what the next group has to report.

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  • Carolinas district - Kiwanis family unites to make a difference

    The Carolinas—one of only two districts to raise more than US$3 million for The Eliminate Project—continues to make significant strides. To date, our members efforts will help save or protect nearly two million mothers and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. We are encouraging every Kiwanian and Kiwanis club in the Carolinas to participate during the home stretch so we can help eliminate MNT. We believe that if every Kiwanian and every club contributes to the best of ...

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  • Georgia district - Governor inspires participation

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    What excites me most about The Eliminate Project as we come down to the home stretch, is the added enthusiasm I see from the Georgia District leadership and The Eliminate Project campaign team. More ideas are being generated by the clubs to ensure a higher giving level, and clubs are using our recognition program to honor individuals in their clubs.

    How has involvement in ...

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  • Alabama district - Lasting legacy for Kiwanis

    The Eliminate Project is an opportunity to remember our success with IDD and to provide a new generation of Kiwanians with the ability to make a meaningful, lasting impact on the world. Having lost a child, I know how parents in other countries feel when they lose a child. Supporting the campaign and eliminating MNT is simply the right thing to do. We can do this!

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  • Kentucky-Tennessee district - Campaign continues to see success and motivate leaders

    Since Kiwanis International began its partnership with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in 2011, we have seen great success. Countries continue to eliminate MNT and be removed from the list. And, the number of babies dying each year has been greatly reduced! This success excites the leaders in the KT district and inspires all Kiwanians to continue the momentum. This energy has helped the district sustain its membership growth. An opportunity to be part of an organization that ...

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  • La-Miss-W. Tenn district - Participation increases in home stretch

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    Seeing members and clubs who have waited to get deeply involved start signing up for Zellers and making their five-year pledges.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    Members are taking pride in being part of ""wiping a disease off the face of the Earth.""

    How do you plan to support The Eliminate Project in the next three months?
    To take advantage ...

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  • Florida district - Leading by example

    "What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    It is exciting to know that we will celebrate a world without maternal and neonatal—a world where a mother can know that her newborn will not die a horrific death through MNT.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    In clubs that have supported The Eliminate Project, it appears their membership has strengthened due to their community involvement and fundraising for The ...

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  • Capital district - Global project attracts new members

    "The Eliminate Project has focused our members’ attention on the breadth of our commitment to work with children, wherever in the world.

    While Capital continues to lose total membership, the anticipated results of the campaign effort have brought in new members and (see photo) The Eliminate Project and The Formula are beginning to work hand-in-glove to achieve accelerating positive results for both campaigns.

    Capital will stress individual giving via pledges, Zellers and Centennial Awards, while continuing our efforts to discover ...

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