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									                Serving the Children and Communities of the Pacific Northwest




                                                              BUILDER
PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT

KIWANIS
                                                                                            Spring 2008
                                                                                               Volume 81 No. 1




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                                                                  BECAUSE WE CARE.
                                                                             Making a Difference,
                                                                              One Child and One
                                                                               Pacific Northwest
                                                                            Community at a Time

CONVENTION ISSUE
See the special insert pages
for information on the 2008
PNW District Convention in
Kennewick, Washington




Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to       changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
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                                          SPECIAL FEATURE                       2007 FLOODS
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                       WHEN THE WATER
                        FLOODED IN...
           SO DID KIWANIS SUPPORT




A Call for Help                       fected by the high winds or      sent to Centralia Kiwanis.      Members of the Olympia Ki-
                                      flooding. Ocean Shores lost       In addition Kiwanis Club of     wanis Club took two cords
”The biggest things that              power for a day or so. Lots of                                   of firewood to the ROOF -
people need down here are                                              Olympia is working gather-
                                      downed trees and mud was         ing quantities of firewood.      Rochester Organization Of
cash donations, bottled wa-           visible between Rochester                                        Families - community cen-
ter, blankets, generators,                                             The club has delivered
                                      and the Ocean. Preliminary       wood to the Rochester area,     ter on Wednesday, Decem-
bedding, and food. This is            reports were tagging the                                         ber 12, 2007.
estimated to have affected                                              to ROC for redistribution.
                                      cities of Hoquim and Aber-       About 5 cords were gladly       Submitted by Jan Britt
over 1,000 families and               deen to have 5 feet of water
homes. One area just west                                              taken and immediately re-       “Tim and Tracy Stocker,
                                      in them. It did not happen.      distributed. Bottled water
of Chehalis, the town of              The majority of the flooding                                      relatives of one of our mem-
Doty was wiped out. Com-                                               and other supplies are also     bers and farmers who have
                                      of the Chehalis river hap-       being gathered and brought
plete destruction. Centralia          pened in Lewis and South                                         experienced the effects of
Kiwanis Club has a 501c3                                               to Rochester. There is also a   several Snohomish River
                                      Thurston County. Any help        chance that Black Hills Key
set up to cover donations             by any club is greatly appre-                                    floods, have a plan to assist
that are going to where the                                            Club members participated       those devastated by flood-
                                      ciated.”                         in a school work day in In-
money is most needed. A                                                                                ing in Southwest Washing-
$1,000 dollar donation was            Martin Div. 40 Lt. Governor      dependence Valley area.         ton. They have asked us to
sent out to the PeEll Club                                             The “Kiwanis Kutters” de-       aid their plan to deliver a
to help in that area. At this
                                          Taking Action                livered firewood to families     semi-truck load of necessi-
time $400 has been taken in           “All Clubs in Division 38        who lost their furnaces to      ties to those in need. We are
by Centralia Kiwanis Club.            have been asked to collect       the flood, who had no elec-      appealing to Kiwanis mem-
Up north other clubs have             from their members funds/        tricity and in some cases had   bers throughout Divisions
donated wood to those in              cash that will be transferred    their firewood float away         21 and 22 to help accom-
need in this area and are             to Centralia Kiwanis. I am       during flooding. The Club        plish their goal.
gathering bottled water and           checking on a possible           is delivering firewood to        Here is what is needed.
other supplies to distribute          matching cash source. I          the community of Rochester      (New or “gently used”
in the area. I was out at PeEll       would say that project will      which in turn is distributing   items that you would like
on Monday and Tuesday                 be concluded by the end of       the firewood to the commu-       in your home): Space heat-
Ocean Shores. Ocean Shores            the month or after the first      nity members in need.”          ers, pots and pans, toasters
and Westport were not af-             week in January and cash         Submitted by Derek Valley       and appliances of all sizes

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                                   SPECIAL FEATURE                           2007 FLOODS
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(especially electric skillets),   “do whatever we could do          spoke on the phone and
sundries and cleaning sup-        to make Christmas just a lit-     Martin expressed his ap-
plies, non perishable food,       tle bit better for the folks in   preciation for all of the do-
pet food, furniture (big de-      the Centralia/Chehalis area       nations they received from
mand), clothing, infant sup-      who have lost everything.”        Kiwanis clubs in the area.
plies, bedding, cash cards,       The response was amazing.         Submitted by Charlie Nordeck              PNW BUILDER
etc.                              Bonney Lake Kiwanis was                                                       Magazine
The plan is to leave for the      able to get a donation from                                                     Spring 2008
flood area the first of Febru-      WalMart which included
                                                                                                       The Pacific Northwest District Builder
ary, so all materials need to     clothing and a Christmas                                             (USPS 417680) is published quarterly
be gathered by January 30.        Tree. The Bonney Lake and                                            by the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foun-
This is a great opportunity       Pacific Senior Centers col-                                           dation, Cleve Parker, Editor, 10184 SW

for all area clubs to dem-        lected more clothing and                                             Laurel St., Beaverton, OR 97005. Peri-
                                                                                                       odicals-class postage paid at Beaverton,
onstrate what KIWANIS is          shortly before Christmas,                                            OR 97005 and additional mailing office.
all about! Let us see what        Duane Tidball and Joe Sex-
we can do regarding such a        ton drove a pickup truck                                             Submissions

great opportunity to serve        with a U-Haul trailer to                                             Submission guidelines are on page 21.
                                                                                                       Please send all submissions or com-
those who have suffered so         Centralia to deliver their                                           ments to: magazine@pnwkiwanis.org
much and are our Washing-         donation. Monetary dona-          Three Yakima Clowns,
ton State neighbors.”             tions included: $320 from         provided some lighter mo-          Publication Schedule
                                  Daffodil Valley Kiwanis;           ments for the relief workers       Issue Deadline Issue Deadline
DIVISION 30 received the          $300 from Puyallup Sun-           and the families displaced
                                                                                                       Winter Nov 10 Summer May 10
                                                                                                       Spring   Feb 10 Fall  Aug 30
call to provide assistance to     risers Kiwanis; $200 from         by the flooding.
the flood victims in the Cen-      Edgewood-Milton Kiwanis;                                             Postmaster
tralia/Chehalis    (Division                                        On December 8, 2007 Mau-
                                  $1,000 from Puyallup Ki-                                             Please send address changes to
40) area the second week                                            reen “OOCHEE” Mould                PNW District Builder, PO Box 747,
                                  wanis and $2,000 from the
in December. Lt. Governor                                           (shown above), Frank “JR           Beaverton OR, 97075-0747
                                  Puyallup Kiwanis Founda-
Charlie Nordeck emailed all                                         Kludders” Ward, and Tam-
                                  tion.                                                                Club Secretaries
of his clubs the week before                                        my “Tambow” Danforth ar-           Please send address changes for your
Christmas and made a plea         The second week in January        rived at their first Red Cross      club members on the Membership Infor-
for all Division 30 clubs to      Lt. Governors Charlie Nor-        shelter, in the Westminster        mation Form to Kiwanis International,
                                  deck and Martin Anderson                       Continued on page 4   Attn: Member Services, 3636 Woodview
                                                                                                       Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196.

    Thank You                     furniture, food supplies,         were able to donate.
                                                                                                            2007/08 District Officers
                                  curtains and other needed         Because of the extent of
Greetings from Division 40,       articles. The Pacific North-                                          Governor Rich Jensen
the Centralia-Chehalis area                                         the damage, the area will
                                  west District came through        feel it for quite some time.
                                                                                                       1410 Euclid St, Steilacoom WA 98388
of Washington State.              with flying colors.                                                   Home (253) 584-4818
                                                                    This area and its people are       Business (253) 318-7387
Much can be said from the         I was talking with a fellow       proud. I toured the area one       ltg2005div34@msn.com
overwhelming donations of         past Lt Governor just about       week after the storms and
cash and other needed items                                                                            Governor-Elect Wendy Falkowski
                                  a week ago (January 12,           piles and piles of trash were      3680 Reekie Rd, Kelowna BC V1W 4G8
that are necessary when a         2008) and was saying that I       brought out to the street          Home (250) 861-1086
flood like this happens that       thought that this may be the      corners. This affected more         Business (250) 470-2592
really caught us by surprise.     end of donations coming in.       than 2,500 families and an         wendyF@telus.net
A heartfelt thanks goes out       I need to close my mouth          estimated 15,000 people,           Past Governor Lori Bryant
to the numerous clubs and         because another almost            maybe more.                        1416 4th Ave. NW, Puyallup WA 98371
divisions that have made          $4,000 has come to help the                                          Business (253) 848-5808
this tragedy become a little                                        My sincere thanks goes out         LoriKiwanis@trophynthings.com
                                  flood relief effort. We have        to all who became a part
more bearable. I fielded           received close to $10,000 for
many phone conversations                                            of the solution and gave           Secretary/Treasurer Cleve Parker
                                  the flood relief effort just        to help the cause. Where           District Office
of where donations of mon-        from Kiwanis clubs and di-                                           PO Box 747, Beaverton, OR
ey should go. I also found                                          would we be without our            97075-0747 USA
                                  visions. There were dona-         fellow Kiwanians?
areas where supplies or                                                                                Business: (503) 641-8869
                                  tions as little as $100 and as                                       Fax: (503) 644-3600
certain items were needed         high as $3,000. I thank each      In Service,                        Email: info@pnwkiwanis.org
and directed donations of         and every one of those that       Martin Anderson                    Web: www.pnwkiwanis.org
towels, bedding, firewood,                                           Lt Governor Division 40
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                                          2007/08                      GOVERNOR’S PROJECT
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GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE New Service Leadership Clubs!
A good friend of mine named Tom Bryant always greets              Congratulations to the following new clubs and their sponsors:
people with “Hi! It’s a great day to be a Kiwanian.” You          The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston Orchards ID chartered a
know that’s very true. We are very lucky to be part of an         K-Kids Club at Centennial Elementary (30 members).
organization where we can bring so many Great Days to so
                                                                  The Kiwanis Club of Portland OR chartered a
many adults and children around the world.
                                                                  K-Kids Club at Glencoe Elementary (40 members).
To be more specific, let me relate an example of why I am
so proud of so many Great Kiwanians doing great things in         The Kiwanis Club of Parkland-Spanaway WA chartered
our great District. Last November at our Tri-K conference,        a Builders Club at Cedarcrest Junior High (42 members).
I asked the PNW Kiwanis Foundation for a $2,500 grant             The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo WA chartered a Builders
for Caregiver Kits for a project we were doing in conjunc-        Club at Harbour Pointe Middle School (9 members).
tion with World Vision. These kits were to help caregivers
                                                                  The Kiwanis Club of the Valley, Auburn WA chartered a
for AIDS victims in various African countries. The PNW
                                                                  Builders Club at Mt. Baker Middle School (12 members).
Foundation agreed, but with the stipulation that the district
clubs raise a matching $2,500. A letter was sent out to the       The Kiwanis Club of South Hill Spokane WA chartered a
clubs asking for help.                                            Builders Club at Sacajawea Middle School (9 members).
The result was that we did not raise $2,500. We raised $6,000,    The Kiwanis Club of Canby OR chartered a Builders
so with the $2,500 from the Foundation we will be com-            Club at Baker Prairie Middle School (38 members).
mitting $8,500 instead of $5,000 to the care giver kit project    The Kiwanis Club of Bonney Lake WA chartered a Key
with World Vision. Your efforts as Kiwanians will certainly        Club at Bonney Lake High School (29 members).
make it a Great Day for a lot of adults and children far, far
away. You should all be very proud of your efforts in this         The Kiwanis Club of Takena, Albany OR chartered a
great endeavor.                                                   Key Club at South Albany High School (31 members).
New topic: Question: Can 28 cents make a difference? My            The Kiwanis Club of Bend OR chartered a Key Club at
answer to this is yes, it can make a big difference, particu-      Morning Star Christian School (16 members).
larly to several young adults applying for scholarships for       The Kiwanis Clubs of Kelowna BC chartered a new Ak-
higher learning. This is why. The Kiwanis International           tion Club of Kelowna-Downtown.
Foundation determines the number of scholarships avail-
able to each district based on the district’s average contribu-               Continued from page 3   her story to the clowns, a
tion per member to KIF. The PNW District’s contributions                                              thin, brown-haired woman
                                                                  Presbyterian Church in
per member last year was $2.72. Based on this figure, we                                               came up to the table and
                                                                  Chehalis. They entertained
receive two $500 Key Club scholarships and two $500 CKI                                               gave each of the adults a
                                                                  families for an hour and a
scholarships (each of which are matched by the PNW foun-                                              $20 bill and told them that
                                                                  half, then went on to per-
dation). If we can increase our per member contribution by                                            it was a gift from God. Each
                                                                  form at the Salvation Army
28 cents we will reach the $3.00 per member level and we                                              of the ladies’ eyes filled with
                                                                  Distribution Center.
will get a third scholarship for Key Club and a third schol-                                          tears as one said, “I can get
arship for CKI. This is why 28 cents is important. We are         At one table, a middle-aged
                                                                                                      a blanket now,” while an-
supporting our youth, so let’s just do it!                        woman told about taking
                                                                                                      other said, “We can go get
                                                                  in her two sisters and some
As you know my Governor’s project was our Service Lead-                                               socks for the kids.”
                                                                  of their children who had
ership programs and I am happy to report that great things
                                                                  lost everything. The fami-          After two more performanc-
are happening in this arena. We have chartered at least four
                                                                  lies had to be split up since       es at shelters in the National
new Key Clubs, two new Builders Clubs, two new Aktion
                                                                  there wasn’t enough space           Guard Armory and LDS
Clubs, two new K-Kids Clubs and two new CKI clubs.
                                                                  in her home. She shared             Church, the clowns packed
Hopefully we have many new Ter-
                                                                  that her husband was out            up their gear for the long
rific Kids and BUG Programs un-
                                                                  of work and there were not          drive back “We all had a
derway. These programs are the fu-
                                                                  enough blankets for the             feeling in our hearts that we
ture of Kiwanis, so let’s make sure
                                                                  kids so they were sleeping          had made a small but signif-
they get the support they deserve.
                                                                  in their clothes. The kids          icant difference in the lives
Thank you for doing all that you                                  had to wear adult socks             of those who had lost their
do.                                                               that day since there were no        homes and those who were
Rich Jensen                                                       children’s socks in the house       lending a helping hand.”
Governor                                                          to share. As she was telling        Submitted by Maureen Mould

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               N                          COMMUNITY                                  LOCATOR
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W
                               IS THERE NEWS
                       E FROM A COMMUNITY                                    YOU WANT TO HELP...
                                   NEAR YOU?
          S
    With hundreds of clubs throughout the Pacific Northwest, chanc-
    es are Kiwanis is having an impact where you live. This magazine
    shows just a small sample of how Kiwanis clubs are making a
    difference for children, seniors and families.
    Community            Pages       Community              Pages
    NEW MEMBERS             8-9      Mt. Hood OR                 6
    Abbotsford BC            22      Mukilteo WA                 4
    Anacortes WA             23      Nanaimo BC                 21
    Albany OR                 4      Olympia WA              2-3,8
    Anacortes WA          10-11      Palmer AK                  18
    Ashland OR               28      Port Angeles WA            23
    Auburrn WA                4      Port Orchard WA            23
    Battleground WA          25      Port Townsend WA           23
    Beaverton OR             25      Portland OR              4,25
    Bellevue WA              24      Post Falls ID              20
    Bend OR                   4      Puyallup WA                24
    Bonney Lake WA            4      Renton WA                  24
    Bothell WA               24      Rogue River OR             28
    Canby OR               4,29      Salem OR                   29
    Cashmere WA              26      Sammamish WA               24
    Centralia WA          2-4,8      Seattle WA                 24
    Chehalis WA           2-4,8      Sidney BC                  16
    Dayton WA                26      Spanaway WA                 4
    Esquimalt BC             16      Spokane WA               4,20
    Gig Harbor WA12-13,14,15,23      Stayton OR                 29
    Grants Pass OR           28      Tigard OR                  25
    Hillsboro OR             25      Tacoma WA                  15
    Ilwaco OR                29      Trail BC                   20
    Issaquah WA              24      Tualatin OR                25         We’ll Help You Find a Way.
    Jackson County OR        28      Vancouver BC                9
    Jacksonville OR          28      Vancouver WA               25            I am interested in learning more
    Kelowna BC           4,7,19      Victoria BC             16,21
    Kent WA                  24      Vashon Island WA           23
                                                                           about community service opportunities.
    Kirkland WA              24      Veneta OR                  27           NAME
    Klamath Falls OR         28      Weed CA                    28
    Lewiston Orchards ID      4      Wenatchee WA               26         ADDRESS
    Maple Ridge BC           22      Whidbey Island WA          23
    Medford OR               28      Willamina OR               29
    Moses Lake WA            27      Yakima WA              2-4,26
                                                                              CITY

         The Pacific Northwest is                                           ST/PROV               POSTAL/ZIP CODE
            Proud to Present
              SYLVESTER NEAL                                                PHONE    (       )
          Candidate for the Office of
                                                                             EMAIL
      International Vice President
                                                                              Please fax this information to (317) 879-0204 or
       2008 International Convention
                                                                                send an email to membership@kiwanis.org
     Orlando, Florida ∙ June 26-29, 2008
                                                                            More information is available at www.kiwanis.org
       Unanimously Endorsed by PNW’s House of Delegates


                                                                                                    Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine   5
                                           MOUNT HOOD                           KIWANIS CAMP
                                                                         ®




PNW Kiwanians Turn the Hope of a New Pool Into Reality
Starting in June, the camp-
ers at Mt. Hood Kiwanis
Camp will be spending their
second summer swimming
in what was for many years
considered just a dream.
Starting in June, the camp-
ers at Mt. Hood Kiwanis
Camp will be spending their
second summer swimming
in what was for many years
considered just a dream.
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
was in great need of a ful-
ly-accessible pool for their
campers. The main prob-
lem? Funding. But thanks
to major donor and PNW
Kiwanian Jim Bolt, and
many, many other gener-
ous donors, the camp was
able to build an incredible
pool that is twice the size
of the original pool, wheel-
chair-accessible, and made
to look like part of it’s natu-        A swimmer enjoying the new pool. Inset: Left: Marilyn Schultz; Right: Jim Bolt, Dianne Zellner
ral surroundings. After last
summer, many campers                   als and a number of his ded-    port, and endless compas-        Every summer, Kiwanians
thanked the local Kiwan-               icated employees to help        sion runs deep.                  from Divisions 62, 64, and
ians in letters for their new          with construction.                                               66 serve popcorn during
                                                                       In addition to the annual
favorite part of camp: the                                                                              the camp “skit night.” Each
                                       Throughout the year, so         benefit auction, which is
new swimming pool.                                                                                      Thursday evening, camper
                                       much goes into running          May 10th at the Embassy
Fundraising    began     al-           Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp.          Suites in Portland this year,    families, friends, and com-
most three years ago at the            There is endless fundrais-      the camp will be having it’s     munity members are in-
MHKC annual auction with               ing, maintenance of the fa-     first annual Walk-a-thon          vited up to camp to enjoy a
a funding kick-start from              cilities, program planning,     this fall. The “Mt. Hood Ki-     barbecue dinner, hear mu-
Portland Kiwanis member                registration, and so much       wanis Camp Walk, Roll, or        sic from the “Staff Infection
Marilyn Schultz and is still           more.                           Stroll,” will be on Saturday,    Band,” and watch the camp-
continuing today with the                                              September 13th, and pro-         ers perform skits. The first
                                       On any given day, you can                                        Thursday night barbecue
hope of adding a structure                                             vide an opportunity for Ki-
                                       find nearby Kiwanis Clubs                                         of the 2008 summer season
with showers and restroom                                              wanians, campers, and the
                                       behind the scenes. From                                          will be June 26th. Everyone
facilities.                                                            community to join together
                                       members of the Gresham,                                          is invited!
During the 2007 auction,               Oregon City, Montavilla,        to raise awareness and
countless PNW Kiwanians                Sandy, and Damascus-Bor-        funds for the new program        For more information about
generously gave during the             ing clubs rushing out on a      for children with autism.        the annual benefit auction,
“Big Buck,” item- with Jim             Saturday to help with snow      The event will be a fun time     Walk, Roll, or Stroll, Thurs-
Bolt and ABC Construction              emergencies, to the mem-        for all at Willamette Shores     day night barbecues, getting
giving enough to complete              bers from Ross-Island work-     Park in Portland for a 1K,       involved, or anything else
the project. In addition to            ing for hours in the office on    5K, or 10K walk. Please visit    about Mt. Hood Kiwanis
his donated funds, Mr. Bolt            mailings, to major donors       www.mhkc.org for more            Camp, visit www.mhkc.org
has provided a substantial             helping fund new projects,      details and registration in-     or call (503) 452-7416.
amount of donated materi-              Kiwanians dedication, sup-      formation.                       Submitted by Terri Taylor

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                                      EDITORIAL                          UPCOMING EVENTS
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Lights! Camera! Aktion! New Club formed in Kelowna
The new Kelowna Aktion          in Kelowna. Aktion Club            ing forward to planning           members will immediately
Club facilitated by Access      President Lucy Depatie will        the Aktion Club’s participa-      initiate their strategic plan-
Resources (host agency)         be working closely with her        tion in many more commu-          ning in order to prepare for
was officially chartered on       executive members and all          nity events and fundraisers       the coming year ahead.
February 1, 2008.               are enthusiastically look-         in 2008. The Aktion Club
The Club has been run-
ning since September 2007.           Notes From the Editor
Members have already par-
ticipated in a number of        For at least the past 15 years,    increase from 75 cents to
community activities and        the subscription rate for this     one dollar. I am pleased the
fundraising events, includ-     publication has been $3 per        Finance committee was able
ing the Central Okanagan        year, and this has not in-         to limit the price increase to
Child Development Variety       creased despite rising post-       the equivalent of one local
Club “Teddy Bear” event,        age and printing costs. On         call on a public telephone
Kelowna’s “Night of the         the advice of the Finance          or... actually, there’s not re-
                                Committee, the District            ally much you can buy for         and for building new clubs.
Arts” concert, the Salva-
tion Army Christmas Ket-        Board has voted to recom-          25 cents anymore, is there?       Whether you support the
tle drive, and the City of      mend that the House of             I hope you feel that the          rate change or not, please
Kelowna “Adopt a Road”          Delegates increase the sub-        quality of this publication is    send delegates to District
initiative (cleaning up a lo-   scription rate by $1 per year.     worth one extra dollar per        Convention so they can vote
cal park or road).              It is still a bargain; there are   year. Governor Rich Jensen        on this issue and any other
                                not many magazines you             has described it as being         business brought before the
Kelowna’s Aktion Club           can get for $4 per year!           one of the top two district       House. Every club is enti-
members feel good about
                                Nobody likes to impose             publications in Kiwanis In-       tled to have three delegates,
contributing their skills
                                higher costs on members; it        ternational. Kiwanis clubs        and every vote counts.
and energy helping others,
                                is done as a last resort. On a     have used it for recruiting
meeting new people and be-
                                per issue basis, the price will    or educating new members
                                                                                                     Patrick Ewing
ing valued members of their                                                                          Managing Editor
community. Access Resourc-
es is pleased and encour-
aged by the community’s
                                                         UPCOMING EVENTS
response in supporting club
members and encouraging             June 26 - 29 Kiwanis International Convention                                  Orlando FL
club contributions to the              July 9-13 Key Club International Convention                                  Denver CO
wellbeing of their commu-
nity. Access Resources and           Aug 7 - 10 CKI International Convention                                        Denver CO
the Aktion Club members             Aug 14 - 17 PNW Kiwanis District Convention                                  Tri-Cities WA
are fortunate to have the            Oct 10 - 12 Key Leader Camps                                             Chewelah WA
full support and mentor-                         Contact: ltgkiwa@yahoo.com                               Rhododendron OR
ship of the newly- chartered
                                      Nov 7 - 9 Tri-K (Kiwanis-Family) Conference                              Bellingham WA
Kiwanis Business Club

                                                                                                 Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine   7
                                              2007 FLOODS                          NEW MEMBERS
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 Olympia Kiwanis Kutters Provide Firewood for Flood Victims
See pages 2-3 for details. Shown: Below left: Terry Kirkpatrick,
Gene Forrester, Don Lewis, and Jon Halvorson with a full load.
Below right: Derek Valley cuts kindling.




                                                    George Nightingale   Division 20M           James Garcia        GREATER FEDERAL
    NEW MEMBERS                                     Marjorie Shott
                                                                         MOUNT VERNON
                                                                                                Joseph Hammer       WAY
New Kiwanis members mean new ideas                  Jim Whitehead                               Aaron Hammer          Nathan Brown
                                                                           Cathey Frederick
                                                                                              SNOHOMISH-              Marjorie Knight
and extra hands to make a difference for           Division 15              Melody Jewell
                                                                                              TILLICUM                Russell Lane
children, families, and communities in                                     Judith Rolston
                                                  DUNCAN                                        Paul Howe             Donavon Potter
                                                                           Rachael Willett
the Northwest and around the world.                 Charles Hamilton
                                                                         SEDRO WOOLLEY        Division 24
                                                                                                                      Eleanor Riser
                                                  NANAIMO                                                           MERIDIAN-KENT
According to Kiwanis International, 261                                    Pat Odlin
                                                    Keith Paton                               BALLARD, SEATTLE        Roy Mitchell
                                                                         SKAGIT-MOUNT
members joined PNW clubs between                    Richard Robert
                                                                         VERNON
                                                                                                Ozzie Kvithammer      Daniel Olmstead
Nov. 16, 2007 and Jan. 20, 2008 (an aver-                                                       Ryan Shaffer         RENTON
                                                  Division 18              Kevin Forquer
                                                                                                Gregory Swanson       Daniel Hammes
age of four members per day).                     ABBOTSFORD               Warren Gilbert
                                                                                              UNIVERSITY, SEATTLE     Tom Hanson
                                                    Lori Cross             David Johnson
Please take time to make all new mem-                                                           Michael Greenbaum     Edward Tasca
                                                  BELLINGHAM          Division 21               Harald Kohl         THE VALLEY, AUBURN
bers feel welcome and valued.                       Robert Toyer                                                      Bobbe Godwin
                                                                      ARLINGTON               Division 26
                                                  CHILLIWACK                                                          Ted Godwin
Division 5                   RIDGE                                       Alfred Grieci
                                                    Roderick Scoble                           WEST SEATTLE
                               Helena Choi                               Sharon Grieci                              Division 34
TRAIL                                             MATSQUI, SUMAS, AB-                          Jack Block
                               Ken Hrankowski                            Vickie Solla
  William Lees                                    BOTSFORD GOLDEN K                                                   GREATER TACOMA
                               Hung-Wen Hsieh                            Scott Solla          Division 28
  Shaaron Lees                                      Roy Curry                                                           Renee Rossman
                               Ben Lee                                   Sue Weiss             KIRKLAND
                                                    Louise Joneson                                                    NORTHWEST TACOMA
Division 7                                                               Jim Weiss               George Fouch
                             Division 13          Division 19                                                           Karla Kandris
                                                                      EVERETT GOLDEN K           Deborah Rice
LAKE COUNTRY                                                                                                          PARKLAND-
                   CAPILANO,                      PORT TOWNSEND          Molly Alsbury
  Tonya Edwards                                                                                Division 30            SPANAWAY
                   WEST VANCOUVER                   Beverly Riley     LAKE STEVENS
  Grace Faurot                                                                                                          Juanita Dransfield
                     Robert Berger                                       Ken Brown             BONNEY LAKE
  Daniel Marcotte                                 Division 20                                                           John Dransfield
                     Don McTavish                                     MUKILTEO                   Stewart Bowen
  Anne Munts                                                                                                            Margaret Field
                   NORTH VANCOUVER                ANACORTES              Ingrid Draper         BUCKLEY                  Lorie Gates
Division 8           Hamid Hajian                   Sarah Swendsen       Joe Hannan              Charles Heisserman     Nancy Smith
                     Michael Wintemute            ANACORTES           SILVER LAKE-EVERETT      DAFFODIL VALLEY,
DOWNTOWN                                                                                                              TACOMA
                   RICHMOND                       SUNRISERS              Darril Bemis          PUYALLUP
KAMLOOPS                                                                                                                Sunny Cairns
                     Bessie Fok                     Steven Foster     STANWOOD-CAMANO            Nancy Nordeck
  Elaine Parkes                                                                                                       VASHON ISLAND
                   VANCOUVER                        Clarence Griffin       Mark Everett          PUYALLUP SUNRISERS
  Kelly Redgrove                                                                                                        Jean Bosch
                     Luciano D’Amico                Grant Reefer         Karla Jacks             Kristin Schlechten     J R Crawford
Division 9           Kelly Ho                       William Sarvis       Division 22           Division 32              Joyce Smith
OLIVER               Helena Li                    ORCAS ISLAND                                                        WEST END, TACOMA
                     Gregory Taylor                 Peggy Coburn         EDMONDS SENIORS       FOOTHILLS (THE),
  Doreen Gray                                                                                                           Marcia Keil
                   WEST VANCOUVER                   Bogdon Kulminski       James Seamus Dooley KING COUNTY
  Beatrice Martel
                     Robert Clark                   Don Pritchett        MONROE                  Anne Hobson          Division 36
PENTICTON
                     Yvan Cote                    SOUTH WHIDBEY,           Brenda Rogers         Bill Van Engelenburg BREMERTON
  Patricia Clarke
                     Judy Gustafson               WHIDBEY ISLAND           Janine Ruland         Melanie Strey          Walter Asberry
Division 11          George Heaslip                 Carleton Kohler      SNOHOMISH               Melanie Taylor       NORTH MASON,
                     Freda Niedermayr               John Long              Rodney Ashley         Jennifer Wong
GOLDEN EARS, MAPLE                                                                                                    BELFAIR

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                                              LITERACY                  ®
                                                                                    NEW MEMBERS




Vancouver Library Supports Readers With Disabilities
Many with language-based             The Learning Disabilities         books, interactive books,
reading disabilities do not          Association in Vancouver          DVDs. The resource sec-
read for fun. For a child who        BC is very happy to an-           tion of the library is a dream
struggles with words, in-            nounce the opening of their       come true and our commu-
troducing the right types of         new and improved commu-           nity has the Kiwanis Van-
material can spark enthusi-          nity library stocked with a       couver Club to thank – they
asm and lifelong reading.            wide selection of books for       understand how much we
It may take trial and error          children and adults.              all need this!”
and creativity to find books          “We have been able to pur-        The new Community Li-
that will appeal to every            chase thousands of new            brary opened in December
reluctant reader. The key in         books thanks to the gener-        2007, and is located at 3292
choosing the right book for          osity of Kiwanis Vancou-          East Broadway, Vancouver.
a disabled child is to match         ver Club”, says Executive         Kiwanis members Robert Mc-
the child’s unique interests         Director Diane Sugars. “We        Farlane and Robert Radloff cut
with his or her specific skill        have new high-interest low-       the ribbon for the opening.
levels.                              vocabulary books, audio

  Gayle Fletcher       SPOKANE                    Sandi Paradiso      COLUMBIA RIVER         David Doyle               Phyllis Shovelski
                         Anthony Alegria        PASCO                 GORGE, CORBETT         Connie Fleming          GOLDENDALE
Division 38
                       SPOKANE VALLEY             Jeff Dong              John Kilian          Weston Gray               Jeff Teal
TUMWATER                 Joanne Keinath         WALLA WALLA             Michael Orelove      Dawn Wilson               Elizabeth Wilde
  Bobbe Andersen         Kenneth Otteman          Bannie Bowman       HISTORIC DOWN-        WOODBURN                 HERMISTON
  Dean Andersen          Catherine Pease          Bradley Morris      TOWN GRESHAM           Jim Ferguson              William Alsdurf
  Moe Broom                                       Dick Swenson          Peggy Barone         Amy Kuchar                Dean Brickey
                       Division 48
Division 40                                                             Andrew Jones         Michael Sumner            Robert Schaefer
                                                Division 56
                       SILVER VALLEY,                                   Victoria Jones                                 Wade Smith
CENTRALIA                                                                                   Division 74
                       KELLOGG                  KAMIAH                  Walter Kelly                                   Laura Stone
  Karen Fasler            Sharon Black            Henry Bailey          Darrin King         EUGENE                     Trisha Witham
  Veronica Hertwig        Everett Jennings        Robert West           K Litzenberg          Andrew Buck            LA GRANDE
  David Ruiz              David Selman          LEWISTON                Joy Thayer            Karolyn Cooper           Sue Arnoldus
MONTESANO                                       ORCHARDS                Jeffrey Uebel          Adam Cunha
                       Division 50                                                                                   Division 82
  Paul Boys                                       Adrienne Bennett                          FERN RIDGE, VENETA
                       SELAH                                          Division 67
Division 42                                     OROFINO                                       Charles Hamada         ASHLAND
                         John Tierney             Ila Duff             TILLAMOOK             OAKRIDGE                   Cory Dalpra
CLATSKANIE                                      PULLMAN                 Marlene Tuthill       Chuck Cram             GRANTS PASS
                       Division 52
  Brandi Page                                     James Belcher         Aaron Zimmerman       Marcia Ledbetter         Wayne Alameida
KELSO                  EASTMONT, EAST             Jeff Guyette                               ROSEBURG                   Alex Ammossow
  James Bross          WENATCHEE                                      Division 68
                                                  Norah McCabe                                Julie Hicks            JACKSONVILLE
SAINT HELENS             Mary Hammans                                 MC MINNVILLE          SPRINGFIELD                Mary Barton
  Henry Heimuller        Donald Marshall        Division 58
                                                                        Carrie Bailey         Christina Bauer        MEDFORD
  David Herr             Sandra McCourt         MOSES LAKE            NEWBERG                                          Ralph Browning
                         Robert Pendergrass                                                 Division 76
Division 44                                      Dalila Shawhan         Jeff Chambers                                   Sue McKenna
                         Delvin Schorzman                               Steven Comfort      BANDON BY-THE-SEA          Stacy Shaw
FORT VANCOUVER                                  Division 62
                       RIVERVIEW,                                       Michael Daniels       Susanne Maine          ROGUE RIVER
  Robert McKee         WENATCHEE                PORTLAND                Suzanne Dickinson                              Harry Davis
  Alex Millar                                                                               Division 78
                         Michael Buris            David St John         James Jackson                                  Sandra Finley
Division 46            WENATCHEE                ROSS ISLAND EARLY-      Gordon Kalesse      BURNS-HINES                Ben Ramsey
                         Kenneth Adam           RISERS, PORTLAND        Kathy Watson          Bill Guindon           TABLE ROCK,
DEER PARK                Don Moody                Terri Taylor        WALDPORT              JOHN DAY                 JACKSON COUNTY
  Flo Moore                                     SOUTH RIVERSIDE,        Janet Sutherland      Yolanda Galbreath        Donovan Reyna
EAST SPOKANE           Division 54
                                                PORTLAND              WALNUT CITY,          PRINEVILLE
  Harvey Dunham        DAYTON                     Jason Goodwill                              Stephanie Devine       Division 84
                                                                      MCMINNVILLE
  Teddy Lund             Judi Brooks                                    John O’Gieblyn      REDMOND                  KLAMATH FALLS
  Philomine Lund                                Division 64
                         JoAnn Grendahl                                                       Douglas Ertner           Michael Rivera
  Scott Thompson         Norman Passmore        CEDAR HILLS,          Division 70
                                                                                              Jon Wren                 Sharla Staal-Bishop
MEDICAL LAKE             Mitchell Payne         BEAVERTON             MOLALLA                                          Jessica Towne
  Terry Carver                                                                              Division 80
                         Charles Reeves           Timothy Moore        Kirsten Ingersoll                             WEED-LAKE
  Stanley Johnson        Les Teel               TIGARD                 Darleen Vaterlaus    BOARDMAN                 SHASTINA
  Mark Kalous          HORSE HEAVEN HILLS         William Broughton    Byron Wakefield         Doug Pope                Richard Jess
  Christopher Spring     Penny Smith                                  WEST SALEM              Diane Wolfe              Etta Lou Jess
                                                Division 66
NORTHEAST              KENNEWICK                                       Ron Dodge            ECHO

                                                                                                      Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine     9
                                             YOUTH                      SERVICES
                                                                    ®




Kiwanis Club Provides Opportunities for Kids to be Active
Anacortes WA is about 80
miles north northwest of Seat-
tle and 17 miles west of Mount
Vernon. There are about 16,000
residents in the area.
On August 30, 2007, mem-
bers of the Anacortes Noon
Kiwanis Club joined offi-
cials from the City of Ana-
cortes and the City’s Parks
and Recreation Department
for dedication of new play-
ground equipment at the
City’s Washington Park.
In 2005 a committee of Club
members, established under
then president Tom Thomp-
son, explored options to re-
place and upgrade the park’s
much used playground
equipment. Their research
lead to an offer to the City
to purchase latest-design
slides, webs, climbs, spins
and other systems shown to
provide safety and fitness
for young explorers.
The City accepted the pro-
posal and the Parks Depart-           $70,000 including a $15,000
ment installed the equip-             endowment to the Ana-
ment, along with sidewalks            cortes Parks Foundation.
and landscaping. Kiwanis              Over the years, the Ana-
President Twyla Brink and             cortes Kiwanis Noon Club
Past President Frank Orr of-          has partnered with the City
ficiated the dedication cere-          to construct or improve
mony. The total Club expen-           several parks. The Wash-
diture for the project was            ington Park dedication was




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                               YOUTH             SERVICES
                                        ®




followed a few days later
with the dedication of a 12-
foot sculpture “Windsong”
at the Kiwanis Waterfront
Park. The beautiful $20,000
artwork is 12’ high with 50%
paid each by the City and
Kiwanis through the Ana-
cortes Parks Foundation.
The Anacortes Noon Club
contributed $30,000 to the
construction of the Kiwanis
Waterfront Park. Anacortes




                                       Sunrisers contributed an-    donation was the addition
                                       other $5,000, and the Key    of Kiwanis Meadows to
                                       Club came up with $2,000     the City’s Volunteer Park.
                                       for the project. The park    Dedicated in October 2006,
                                       was dedicated in 2005.       the new area - boasting
                                       Another   recent   Kiwanis   drainage and a sprinkling
                                                                    system and sized for soccer
                                                                    or football - was designed
                                                                    especially with families in
                                                                    mind with space for pic-
                                                                    nicking, Frisbee throwing
                                                                    and kite flying. Kiwanis,
                                                                    through the Parks Founda-
                                                                    tion, funded and managed
                                                                    construction of the entire
                                                                    park for $70,000. The City
                                                                    furnished the land and has
                                                                    estimated the completed
                                                                    value at $400,000. Since
                                                                    2006, a parking lot has been
                                                                    added and future plans call
                                                                    for a children’s playground
                                                                    and half-basketball court.
                                                                    Submitted by John Giboney

                                                                Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine   11
                                          PNW KIWANIS                 FOUNDATION
                                                               ®




                    PACIFIC NORTHWEST KIWANIS FOUNDATION
                     Providing a Lasting Legacy for Children and Youth in the Pacific Northwest


                                          UPDATE TO MEMBERS
YOUR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS CKI (CIRCLE K) STUDENTS




 Congratulations to each of the 2008 PNW
  Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships Winners!
                                                        Contact Club Secretary Dr. Mike Wilson at MWilsondc@aol.com

12   PNW Builder Magazine   Spring 2008
                                  PNW KIWANIS                               FOUNDATION
                                                              ®




                PACIFIC NORTHWEST KIWANIS FOUNDATION
                 Providing a Lasting Legacy for Children and Youth in the Pacific Northwest


                                   UPDATE TO MEMBERS
HELP THE FOUNDATION SUPPORT MORE YOUNG LEADERS
Pictured opposite are the four Foundation scholar-           The costs for college and university continue to rise. Help
ship winners announced at the 2008 CKI District              us honor our own Service Leadership Program youth for
Convention in Gig Harbor WA. Not shown are the two           their outstanding commitment to community service and
winners of matching scholarships, who will be announced      to the organization. Your personal or club contribution
at the CKI International Convention. All these scholar-      will make a difference in a young person’s life, right here
ships are thanks to the support of Kiwanians like you.       in the Pacific Northwest. Gifts received by June 30th
                                                             will be recognized at District Convention.
Your donations have pushed the PNW Kiwanis Founda-
tion’s assets over $600,000 US. This generates annual
funding to support youth leadership training, scholar-
                                                                  Where to Find More Information
ships for high school and university students, awards for     On the Foundation’s web site you can find:
young students, and special grants for projects assisting     • Donation forms and grant request forms;
Pacific Northwest youth.                                       • Information about scholarships;
We are asking every club to consider making an An-            • Information on donor recognition programs;
nual Gift of $5 per member. This will help the Foun-          • Names of Fellowship recipients; and
dation to build toward its $1 million goal, allowing it to    • Copies of the Foundation’s brochures and reports.
expand the number and value of scholarships available to
                                                              The web site address: www.pnwkiwanisfoundation.org
youth in our Service Leadership Programs.

            DONOR INFORMATION                                                         DONATION
    NAME                                                          AMOUNT $                       CURRENCY                US            CDN

    CLUB                                                           FELLOWSHIPS:                              OTHER:
                                                                   BRONZE ($250)                             CLUB ANNUAL GIFT
 ADDRESS
                                                                   SILVER ($500*)                            MEMORIAL ($100)
     CITY
                                                                   GOLD ($750*)                              OTHER
 ST/PROV                POSTAL/ZIP CODE                            THE “RUSTY” ($1,000*)          * OR $250 UPGRADE FROM PRIOR LEVEL


   PHONE    (       )                                              THE “EMMY” ($2,000)            AMOUNTS LISTED ARE US OR CDN



   EMAIL
                                                                              METHOD OF PAYMENT
RECIPIENT NAME: (IF RECOGNIZING SOMEONE ELSE)
                                                                   CHECK/CHEQUE #                            MONEY ORDER
    NAME
                                                                   VISA                                      MASTERCARD
DELIVER DONOR RECOGNITION TO: (IF NOT TO DONOR)

    NAME

 ADDRESS                                                             EXP.    M   M   Y     Y


     CITY                                                            NAME ON CARD
 ST/PROV                POSTAL/ZIP CODE                      DONATIONS CAN BE MAILED TO:
                                                             PNW Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 747, Beaverton OR 97075-0747
   PHONE    (       )                                        Credit card donations can be faxed to: (503) 644-3600

                                                                                               Spring 2008      PNW Builder Magazine     13
                                          CKI (CIRCLE K)                           FEATURE
                                                                         ®




CKI Members Converge at Gig Harbor District Convention
The weekend of February 15            Focus on the Future Day           Washington stole the show,     negative points. For exam-
-17 was a busy one for CKI            families. What a great idea       but UVic and Eastern Wash-     ple, 60 pennies would count
members in the PNW Dis-               coming from our Governor          ington gave them a run for     as positive sixty points and
trict. District Convention,           and District Project Chair!       their money. Sunday was a      1 dollar bill would count
held in Gig Harbor WA,                After lunch, the House of         time of joy and sorrow as      as negative 100 points. The
brought together over 100             Delegates got down to the         the new board was installed,   guessing game is when you
CKI members from the Pa-              weekend’s business. In a          and the old board (and our     try and tell how many points
cific Northwest to enjoy a             close race, Helen Mak was         beloved administrators, Jim    a team has by looking at the
weekend filled with service,           elected as the PNW CKI            McAllister and Dick Rust)      jar. It can become a heated
leadership, and fellowship.           Governor. Cale Middleton          were retired.                  battle pretty quickly.
The weekend started with              was elected Treasurer, and        Submitted by CKI Convention    The Penny War raised funds
karaoke. Saint Martins Uni-           Kim Benson from the Uni-          Chair Kassandra Merwin         for Circle K International’s
versity rocked the house,             versity of Victoria won Sec-      At Convention there was        Six Cents Day: six cents pro-
along with many others.               retary. Sadly, the position for   a Penny War between the        vides a mixture of sugar and
The next morning started              Bulletin Editor is unfilled.       divisions. Circle K clubs      salt, called oral rehydration
early with workshops and              Outgoing Bulletin Editor          brought change donated         salts (ORS), that saves lives
caucusing. All of our new             Tracy Meyer from the Uni-         by their campuses, Kiwanis     during episodes of rehy-
leaders were given an op-             versity of Washington was         Family members, and their      dration. A total of $481 was
portunity to mingle with              endorsed by the House of          personal change collections.   raised, enough money to
other members also tak-               Delegates for the position                                       save 8,016 lives through the
                                                                        In a Penny War, pennies        Six Cents program!
ing on club positions, and            of Regional Representative        serve as positive points and
get some ideas from those             (formerly called Interna-         all other money serves as      Submitted by Carrie Johnson
who had been there before.            tional Trustee). The election                                    CKI Regional Representative
Those in attendance that are          for that position will take
new to CKI or just chose to           place at International Con-
focus on service this year            vention 2008.
were given the opportunity            Saturday night was filled
to start the year off right by         with food, awards, and
making tool boxes for their           dancing. The University of




14   PNW Builder Magazine   Spring 2008
                                  CKI (CIRCLE K)                          FEATURE
                                                                ®




                                                                                                IP Performs
                                                                                                Double Duty
                                                                                                When International Presi-
                                                                                                dent Dave Curry visited
                                                                                                the Pacific Northwest
                                                                                                in February, he gave a
                                                                                                speech to a packed house
                                                                                                of Kiwanians in Tacoma
                                                                                                WA. He also showed his
                                                                                                support for Service Lead-
                                                                                                ership Programs by at-
       PNW CKI’ERS SERVE IN JAMAICA                                                             tending the CKI Conven-
                                                                                                tion in Gig Harbor.
In March 2008, 22 CKI mem-     versity of Washington.          Many of the students re-         President Curry’s use of
bers from throughout PNW       The CKI members visited         ceived financial assistance       humor and the global
went to Kingston, Jamaica      the Builders Club, taught       from Kiwanis clubs to help       focus of his presenta-
to build a cafeteria at All-   students dining etiquette,      them attend, for which the       tions were well-received
man Primary School.            and did one-on-one tutor-       students were most grateful.     among Kiwanis and CKI
Attendees came from Uni-       ing in various subjects. They   PNW CKI members could            members alike. His visit
versity of British Columbia,   also got to experience some     not have had this amazing        to the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Lutheran University,    of the culture and beautiful    international service experi-    was most appreciated.
Western Washington Uni-        scenery Jamaica has to of-      ence without this support.
                                                                                                Submitted by Patrick Ewing
versity, WOC, and the Uni-     fer.                            Submitted by Nickole Evans




                                                                                           Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine   15
                                          CKI (CIRCLE K)                       FEATURE
                                                                     ®




Kiwanis Clubs Help CKI Rock the Ice at UVic Bonspiel
Since 1981, the University of
Victoria CKI (Circle K) Club
has been holding Bonspiel, a
weekend of curling, service,
and fun. This event at times
has rivalled district events
in size. While this year 20 of
the participants were turned
back by road closures in the
Washington state mountain
passes, those who attended
had a great time.
More than 30 CKI members
spent the first weekend in
February in beautiful Vic-
toria BC for curling, service
projects, and fun.
Dennis Varga of the Sid-
ney & Peninsula Kiwanis
cooked a pancake break-
                                      Challenge related to chil-
fast for everyone. Attendees
                                      dren (collecting pennies
then had two service project
                                      for Kiwanis House to help
options. One option was to
                                      young women and their
remove ivy from a park.
                                      children), the environment
The other service option              (picking up cigarette butts
was to participate in this            and garbage), and random
year’s Community Service              acts of kindness (giving
Challenge, a scavenger hunt           hugs to people and giving
put together by Patrick Ew-           dogs biscuits).
ing of the Kiwanis Club
                                      Four teams participated
of Victoria. The activities
                                      in the Community Service
in the Community Service




                                                                    Challenge. Each team re-       ber. When curling ended,
                                                                    ceived a prize for winning     everyone had a chance to
                                                                    one of the challenges, and     explore the city.
                                                                    one team received the over-    A special thank you goes to
                                                                    all prize.                     the following individual and
                                                                    After the service projects,    groups: David Minkley and
                                                                    everyone headed to the Ar-     the University of Victoria
                                                                    chie Browning Sport Centre     CKI Club and the Victoria
                                                                    for lunch and curling, with    Kiwanis clubs for making
                                                                    assistance from the Kiwan-     Bonspiel a successful event
                                                                    is Club of Esquimalt. Most     and for their hospitality.
                                                                    CKI members had never          Submitted by Tracy Meyer,
                                                                    curled before so it was defi-   2007/08 PNW CKI Editor
                                                                    nitely something to remem-

16   PNW Builder Magazine   Spring 2008
91st PNW Kiwanis Convention
in Kennewick, Washington
                              ®




August 14-17, 2008




                                  SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT
                            Official Call to the Pacific Northwest District Convention
                            The Bylaws of the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International establish a requirement for the District Secretary to issue
                            a call to the Annual District Convention. This notice is published to satisfy this requirement.

                            On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International, I hereby issue this call to the 91st
                            Annual Convention of the Pacific Northwest District. The Convention will be held in Kennewick, Washington during the period
                            of August 14–17, 2008.

                            Each chartered club, in good standing in the District, shall be entitled to three (3) delegates, two of whom should be the President
                            and President-elect. Each club may choose one alternate for each delegate. The forms for the certification of delegates and
                            alternates are available for download from the Resource Area on the PNW District Website (www.pnwkiwanis.org). The Builder
                            and the district website will also have full registration and housing information for the convention.
SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT




                            The purpose of the District Convention is: to elect officers for the coming administrative year; consider amendments to the
                            Bylaws; adopt resolutions; provide education and training; and conduct any other business as may properly come before the
                            delegate body.

                            Clubs who wish to propose amendments to the District Bylaws, and/or resolutions, must have them in the hands of the District
                            Secretary at least sixty (60) days prior to the convention (June 17, 2008) in order for them to be considered by the House of
                            Delegates in Kennewick.



                            Cleve Parker

                            District Secretary & Treasurer

                            April 15, 2008



                                                                                                                THIS IS NOT A REGISTRATION FORM                                                            FILE BY July 17, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                          2008 DISTRICT CONVENTION
                                                                                                                                                                          KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON
                                                                                                                                                                     Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis
                                                                                                                                                             Certificate of Election of Delegates and Alternates

                                                                                                                Kiwanis Club of ______________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                        Official Name                Province or State                     Division                    Key #


                                                                                                                NOTE: THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED EVEN IF NOT CERTIFYING ANY DELEGATES TO THIS
                                                                                                                CONVENTION. IN THAT CASE, SIMPLY WRITE “NONE” IN THE SPACE BELOW AND FILE TODAY.

                                                                                                                THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the following members of this Club are duly elected delegates and alternates to the Pacific
                                                                                                                Northwest District Convention.

                                                                                                                         DELEGATES                           OFFICE                          ALTERNATES                       OFFICE

                                                                                                                1)_______________________________________________ 1)________________________________________________

                                                                                                                2)_______________________________________________ 2)________________________________________________

                                                                                                                3)_______________________________________________ 3)________________________________________________

                                                                                                                      We have budgeted to help defray costs of our delegates, per standard Club Bylaws (Article XII, Section 4)


                                                                                                                  Only use this area in the event your club is unable to assign club members as delegates and/or alternates at the

                                                    KENNEWICK
                                                                                                                  Convention. According to Article VIII, Section 6(b) of the District Bylaws, you are permitted to have your current
                                                                                                                  Lt. Governor or any Past Lt. Governor residing in your division and not already representing another club as a delegate
                                                                                                                  to represent your club for voting purposes at the District Convention in the event your club is unable to have its own club

                                                    WASHINGTON
                                                                                                                  members in attendance. These delegates shall be elected not less than Sixty (60) days prior to the Convention.

                                                                                                                  Therefore, if your club is intending to have representation by its current Lt. Governor or Past Lt. Governor, please
                                                                                                                  identify them in the area provided. (Make sure you have secured permission from the named representative.)
                                                                                                                                                                                         Office/Year           Verified by District Secretary

                                                                                                                  1)_________________________________________                _________________________        _______________________

                                                                                                                  2)_________________________________________                _________________________        _______________________


                                                                                                                Each charter club in good standing shall be entitled to three (3) delegates to the convention. These delegates shall be elected
                                                                                                                not less than thirty (30) days prior to the convention. An alternate should be chosen for each delegate. Each delegate shall


                             Every club is entitled to three (3) voting
                                                                                                                be entitled to cast one vote and in his/her absence an alternate may cast one vote. There shall be no voting by proxy.

                                                                                                                Each club delinquent in the payment of International or District obligations shall not be considered in good standing, and
                                                                                                                therefore not permitted to vote until payment is made.


                               delegates at the District Convention.                                            ____________________________________________
                                                                                                                  President Signature                         Date
                                                                                                                                                                             _____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                Secretary Signature                                 Date




                                Any club sending a full delegation
                                                                                                                  This form does not constitute a convention registration. Use official registration and reservation form for this purpose.


                                                                                                                                                  Immediately following the election of your delegates:


                               of three voting delegates is cordially
                                                                                                                                   Send to: PNW District Office, PO Box 747, Beaverton, OR 97075
                                                                                                                                                         Fax: 503-644-3600



                                    invited to bring their home
                               Club Banner for display at the 2008
                                District Convention in Kennewick.                                  Club SeCretarieS. . .
                                  Club Name Banner only please.
                                                                                                  Need a delegate Form?
                              S H O W Y O U R K IWANIS P RID E I N K ENNEWICK!
                                                                                                                                  Get yours now at:
                             BANNERS ARE DUE AT THE HOST COMMITTEE REGISTRATION DESK
                                       BY 8:00p.m. ON FRIDAY, August 15, 2008.                      http://www.pnwkiwanis.org/DelegateForm2008.pdf
                                 Banners can be retrieved in the foyer of the Three Rivers
                                 Convention Center on Sunday morning, August 17, 2008.
                                                                                                              Please file by July 17, 2008
     Kennewick 2008 PNW Convention-At-A-Glance
THURSDAY, August 14
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM              Club Leadership Education (Makeup)                        Room G
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM             Executive Committee                                       Governor’s Suite - Red Lion
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM              TAG Team Committee Meeting & Training                     Room H
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM           Hospitality Room                                          Cyber Cafe
12:00 Noon - 7:30 PM           Registration Desk Open                                    Registration area

1:00 PM                        Past Governor’s Committee Meeting                         Columbia Center Red Lion
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM              District Directory Photos (Makeup)                        Room F
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM              Current and Incoming
                               Finance & Fund Raising Committees (Joint Meeting)         Room A

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM              Exhibit Set-up                                            Convention Center Hallways
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM              Incoming District Chairs & Program Directors 2007-2008)   Room C

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM              No Host Social (Team Dinner)                              Clover Island Inn
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM              Current and Incoming Team Dinner                          Clover Island Inn




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                               (Ticketed Event)

FRIDAY, August 15
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM              Past Lt. Governor’s Association Breakfast & Meeting       Great Hall A
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM              Credentials Desk                                          Convention Center - Lobby
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM              Convention Office                                         Show Office
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM              Registration Desk                                         Convention Center - Lobby
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM              Information Desk                                          Convention Center - Lobby
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM             Exhibit Set-up                                            Convention Center Hallways
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon           2007-2008 Board of Trustees                               Columbia Center Red Lion
                               2008-2009 Board of Trustees

8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon           Membership Development Session                            Room H
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM             Hospitality Room                                          Cyber Cafe
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon          Service Leaders Program Advisor Training
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM             Exhibits Open                                             Convention Center Hallways
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM            Forums & Seminars                                         Room G
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM            First Timers’ Orientation                                 Room G
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM             District Store Open                                       Room E

12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM           Kick-off Luncheon                                         Great Halls C & D

2:00 PM                        PAC Committee
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM              Forums, Clinics & Roundtable Discussions
                               Various Locations — See Forum Pages

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM              Meet the Candidates                                       Great Hall A
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM              Foundations Reception                                     Room H

Evening - TBD                  Friday Night Event — Wine, Jazz & Tuscany                 Great Hall C & D

SATURDAY, August 16
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM              Registration Desk                                         Convention Center Lobby
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM              Credentials Desk                                          Convention Center Lobby
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM              Information Desk                                          Convention Center Lobby
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM              Exhibits

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM              Kiwanis Awards Breakfast                                  Great Hall C & D
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM              District Store Open                                       Room E
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM              Hospitality Room                                          Cyber Cafe

9:00 AM - 12:15 Noon           Opening Delegate Session                                  Great Hall A & B

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM             Kiwanis Family Luncheon                                   Great Hall C & D
2:30 PM - 4:20 PM              Forums, Clinics & Roundtable Discussions
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM              Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation Board Meeting        Red Lion Hotel - Room TBD

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM              No-Host Social                                            Convention Center Lobby
7:30 PM                        Governor’s Banquet                                        Great Hall A. B. C & D

SUNDAY, August 17
7:30 AM                        Inspirational Breakfast                                   Great Hall A
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM             Farewell Session                                          Great Hall C & D

            All events are in the Three Rivers Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
                                                         Club Leadership Education (CLE) - Makeup Session
                                                             91st PNW District Convention - Kennewick, Washington
                                                                    Thursday, August 14th, 2008 at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
                                                                                   Three Rivers Convention Center

                            Incoming Club Officers:

                            Did you (or will you) miss the Club Officer Training Session offered in your division/region?
                            If so, you have the opportunity to attend a special makeup session in conjunction with the
                            District Convention in Kennewick, Washington.
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                            It has been shown that clubs whose officers attend Club Leadership Education generally have
                            more success than clubs whose officers do not attend.

                            Kennewick will be your final opportunity to attend CLE before the beginning of the 2008-2009
                            administrative year. Training will begin at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 14th at the
                            Three Rivers Convention Center. Cost for the all-day session is $50 US/$50 CDN if
                            registered by August 4th and includes light lunch if pre-registered. Registration
                            after August 4th or at the door will be $60 US/$60 CDN. Lunch is not included for
                            registrations made the day of the event.
                            Please pre-register by mailing or faxing (faxing is credit card payments only)
                            the coupon below to the District Office by Monday, August 4, 2008.


                                                             PNW Kiwanis, PO Box 747, Beaverton, OR 97075
                                                                          Fax: 503-644-3600

                                     YES! Save my spot at the CLE Makeup Session. Enclosed is my payment of $50 US/$50 CDN.

                              Club Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________

                              Division: ________________ Club Key #: __________________________________________________________

                              Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________

                              Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

                               ______________________________________________________________________________________________

                              City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________________

                              Home Phone: (          ) ______________________________ Work Phone: (                  ) ________________________

                              E-mail: (        ) _________________________________________________________________________________
                                                     �   Check #______ enclosed.
                                 NOTE:                                                     Expiration Date   _____ / ______
                                                     �   VISA          �   MasterCard
                              Credit Cards
                            will be processed
                             in U.S. Dollars               Signature   ____________________________________________________________
DR. LEW ZIRKLE TO KEYNOTE AT THE
       KICKOFF LUNCHEON
            Friday - 12:00 NOON in the Three Rivers Convention Center




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 He started SIGN (Surgical Implant Generation Network) to support orthopedic surgeries and help trauma
 patients in developing countries. SIGN was founded in 1999 (funded in part by the $10,000 Dr. Zirkle
 received from the Kiwanis International Foundation as part of his Kiwanis World Service Medal
 recognition). SIGN has developed new surgical technology, manufactures appropriately sized implants,
 trains surgeons and donates the products. Since SIGN was founded in 1999, there are more than 500
 SIGN-trained surgeons in nearly 100 trauma hospitals using the technology in developing countries.

 Dr. Zirkle, when he was a young surgeon in a MASH unit in Vietnam in the 1960s, saw an enormous need
 for modern surgical treatment. After nearly 30 years of semi-annual trips to teach modern surgical
 techniques to surgeons in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Latin America brought disappointing results
 because the newly-trained surgeons quickly exhausted the supplies of surgical implants Dr. Zirkle was able
 to persuade American manufacturers to donate, he realized that progress would be limited until a way was
 found to provide the implants as well as the training.

 This was all accomplished through a company Dr. Zirkle named the Surgical Implant Generation Network
 (SIGN). Design Engineers and a Production and Support Staff were assembled and an ingenious
 alignment device was developed that permitted surgeons to "hit the slot" nearly every time, even without
 imaging equipment in the operating room.

 Explaining briefly, a victim's shattered bone fragments are held in proper position while they heal by a
 surgically implanted stainless steel "nail" installed in the bone canal. The "nail" and bone fragments are
 held rigidly together by screws that pass through the bone and through slots in the "nail." Surgeons can't
 see the slots without imaging equipment so SIGN engineers developed an apparatus (a kind of jig) that
 reliably aims the screws through the bone and the
 slot in the nail and into the bone on the other side of
 the canal.

 Instead of being in traction for life, lucky victims are
 able to take a few tentative steps the next day and
 are walking on healed legs only a few weeks after
 SIGN surgery. The victim's family has a healthy
 parent and wage-earner returned to it instead of a
 life-long invalid to care for.

 Learn more about SIGN at: www.sign-post.org
                                                       91st Annual PNW Kiwanis District Convention
                                                                 Kennewick, Washington


                                   GOLF TOURNAMENT                                         AT       CANYON LAKES
                                                                 Date:         Thursday, August 14, 2008
                                                                 Time:         1:00 PM Shotgun Start
                                                                 Where:        Canyon Lakes Golf Course
                                                                               3700 Canyon Lakes Drive
                                                                               Kennewick, WA 99337
                                                                 Format:       Scramble - 4 Person Teams
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                              Start your convention weekend off right by participating in the golf tournament at the Canyon
                              Lakes Golf Course. Canyon Lakes is rated Four Stars by Golf Digest and is the highest rated golf
                              course in the Tri-Cities. Golf Digest has ranked Canyon Lakes as one of the top 200 value golf
                              courses in the United States. Compete for prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Last Place Teams. The
                              tournament fee includes golf and cart, range balls, longest drive, closest to the pin prizes, surprise
                              prize(s), and tee pack. A box lunch is additional and must be ordered when you register. It is
                              really important to provide an email address and phone number for you and your team so you can
                              be updated on the event periodically. Check out the website at www.canyonlakesgolfcourse.com

                                      Register early to secure your spot in this special event and save some bucks!

                                                       Please return bottom portion with your payment. Please print clearly.

                            Name __________________________________________________                   � Individual Index ____ OR Avg. Score _____

                            Address ________________________________________________                  � Foursome
                                                                                                      Please list other golfers in foursome if you
                                                                                                      already have a team. (Please print)
                            City, States, Zip ___________________________________________

                            Email ___________________________________________________                 1. ___________________________________

                            Phone __________________________________________________                  2. ___________________________________

                            Cost (Per Player) -     $60 if received by June 20th
                                                    $75 if after June 20th                            3. ___________________________________
                                       (All entries MUST be received by August 1st.)
                                                    $9 Box Lunch (Indicate Choices Below)             4. ___________________________________

                                                     $____________ Total Paid
                                                                                                          No credit cards. Please pay by check.
                                                  Lunch Choice       Qty.                             Make checks payable to: Kennewick Kiwanis
                                                  � Veggie           _____
                                                                                                      Mail To:         Kennewick Kiwanis
                                                  � Turkey           _____                                             c/o Stan Case
                                                  � Roast Beef       _____                                             192 Teri Road
                                                                                                                       Burbank, WA 99323
                                                  � Ham              _____
                                             More information is available at: www.kennewickkiwanis.org/convention_golf.htm
Friday Night Special Event




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 Welcome to the heart of Washington’s wine country with Superb Wines, a Tuscan Buffet,
 and Smooth Jazz. Enjoy a sampling of medal winning Washington wines, classic Italian
 dishes and the Columbia Jazz Trio. Also planned are sessions on how to hold a wine
 tasting and the history of the cataclysmic Missoula flood that gave the wine country its
 fertile soil eons ago.




                                    Menu
                                Choice of one Entree:
                             Lasagna (Meat or Vegetarian)
                                 Chicken Parmesan
                                  Chicken Marsala

                                   Caesar Salad
                                 Antipasto Platter
                                 Minestrone Soup
                            Fettuccini and Penne Pasta
                           Marinara and Alfredo Sauces
                  Jumbo Cheese Ravioli in Roasted Pomodoro Sauce
                                   Garlic Bread

                                  Tiramisu for Dessert

                    Coffee, Water, Ice Tea, and Lemonade included.

                                       $35.00
                                    Wine Country Tours
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                            Join your fellow Kiwanians for an exciting peek at the sights, smells, and tastes of
                            Washington’s wine country. There will be two tours (one on Friday and one on Saturday),
                            each with stops at three hand-picked wineries. A comfortable forty-five passenger bus,
                            complete with a wine savvy guide will whisk you away from the Convention Center for
                            a three hour tour. Sample over twenty gold medal and award winning wines each tour.
                            The price is $20 per person.

                            It is first come, first served for the 45 passenger buses, so register for your tour by email
                            to bwoehler@charter.net (Fees will be collected later.)

                            Several of the tasting rooms have various gourmet and wine motif items. Go together and
                            buy a mixed and matched case for a 10% discount.

                                  Friday - the tour bus leaves the convention center at 1PM and returns at 4PM
                            The first stop on the tour is Barnard Griffin, named by Wine Press Northwest magazine
                            as Winery of the Year. Then stroll next door to the patio garden setting of Bookwater
                            Winery, one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, stop in at Goose Ridge where
                            the cozy tasting room provides a vista of 1000 acres of wine grapes at one of the largest
                            vineyards in the Pacific Northwest.

                             Saturday - Leaves the convention center at 2PM and will have you back by 5PM in time
                                        to freshen up and dress for the Governor’s Ball later in the evening
                            Visit Hedges on Red Mountain in its impressive French Chateau winery and grounds.
                            Then get on the bus for a short ride to Kiona Vineyards’ brand new modern-style tast-
                            ing room that features a commanding view of the vineyards on Red Mountain. The last
                            stop is at Terra Blanca, one of the most impressive wineries in the Pacific Northwest with
                            Italian Classic architecture including covered verandas that offer sweeping views of the
                            well manicured grounds and lake as well as the nearby Yakima Valley. You can even see
                            Mt. Adams on a clear day.

                                More information is available at: www.kennewickkiwanis.org/convention_winerytours.htm
                 DON’T MISS THE
               GOVERNOR’S BANQUET!
            Saturday - 7:30        PM   in the Three Rivers Convention Center


                     Honoring Governor Rich Jensen

                             ENTREE CHOICES
Steak and Shrimp Brochettes - beef tenderloin and tiger prawns with bell pepper,




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               onions, mushrooms and topped with garlic butter.
                                      or
   Chicken Wellington - Tender chicken breast, Havarti cheese, artichokes and
     asparagus wrapped in puffed pastry and topped with béarnaise sauce.


                                                    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
                                           PAST INTL. PRESIDENT STEVE SIEMENS
                                 Kiwanis International President Steve Siemens of Des Moines, Iowa will
                                 be the Keynote Speaker at the Governor’s Banquet for the 91st Annual
                                 Pacific Northwest District Convention in Kennewick.

                                 Siemens, better known as “Mr. People Builder” or “Your Balcony
                                 Person,” is the founder and president of Siemens People Builder
                                 located in Des Moines, Iowa. Every day he fulfills a part of his personal
                                 mission statement which is “to add value to the lives of people.”

                                 He is a member of the National Speakers Association and speaks
                                 between 15 to 30 times a month for hundreds of audiences nationally
                                 and internationally.

In April 2000, President Steve earned the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the
National Speakers Association. The highest earned designation of the Association, the CSP recognizes
a demonstrated commitment to the speaking profession through proven speaking experience, ongoing
education and ethical behavior. Throughout the entire world, only 301 NSA
members (out of a membership of 3,500) have earned this designation.

Every topic Steve presents is designed to help people achieve career
success, balanced with personal fulfillment. His leadership as a college
president, professor and entrepreneur have given him an overflow-
ing toolbox to help build people.

Kiwanians will appreciate his interactive, humorous motivational
style and their clubs will benefit from his common sense, practical
ideas and relevant message.

Siemens is also committed to giving back to his community. He is
the past Chairman of the Board of Iowa Easter Seals and of the Iowa
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is past Governor of the Nebraska
- Iowa District of Kiwanis International and serves on various other
boards and advisory committees. Prior to his election to the Kiwanis
Intenational Board, Steve served as chairman of the Worldwide Service
Project Campaign Committee to eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders.
                             91ST PACIFIC NORTHWEST                                                    CONVENTION REGISTRATION
                               DISTRICT CONVENTION                                                            POLICIES
                              AUGUST 14 - 17, 2008                                                               &
                             KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON                                                          INFORMATION

                                                    PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:
                            Use one (1) registration form per Kiwanian. If your spouse is also a Kiwanian, each of you must complete your own
                            registration form. Guests shown must be non-Kiwanians. Proper registration will enable the Host Committee to include
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                            any convention ribbons you are entitled to. Photocopies of the form are acceptable. Additional copies of the registration
                            form may be downloaded from the district website at www.pnwkiwanis.org.

                            Full Registration payment must accompany this form. No meal tickets will be sold without payment of registration fees.
                            We must give our meal guarantees to the caterer at least 72 hours prior to the event. Space at some events may be limited
                            and meal tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There’s no guarantee meals will be available and sold on-site.

                            If you FAX or EMAIL your registration, please DO NOT send another copy through the mail, as this may cause
                            duplicate credit card charges. All faxed or emailed registrations MUST be paid by credit card and are processed in
                            U.S. DOLLARS. The District accepts both Visa and MasterCard payments.

                            Payment by check is acceptable only for registrations received via the Postal Service or hand delivered. Canadian
                            members may pay by Canadian Dollar check, using the current Kiwanis International Exchange Rate of $1.00 Canadian
                            Dollar to $1.00 U.S. Dollar.

                                 DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM IF IT WILL ARRIVE AFTER 5:00PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH.
                                        AFTER THIS DATE, YOU MUST REGISTER ON-SITE AT THE CONVENTION.

                            Your registration will be processed during the week it is received and a confirmation will be mailed back to you.

                            KIWANIAN REGISTRATION – The Kiwanian’s registration fee includes ALL meal functions on Saturday – the
                            Awards Breakfast, Kiwanis Family Luncheon and Governor’s Banquet. Please do not order meals on Saturday unless
                            they are for your registered Guest. Thursday, Friday and Sunday meal functions may be purchased separately.

                            GUEST REGISTRATION – There is no registration fee for guests, but guest registrations are ONLY accepted in
                            conjunction with a full Kiwanian registration. All guest meals will be purchased separately on the registration form.

                            SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM MEMBERS REGISTRATION – Registration for members of Aktion, K-Kids,
                            Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K clubs should also be made on this form. The SLP registration fee includes the
                            Saturday Kiwanis Family Luncheon only. All other meals may be purchased separately if desired.

                              PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CANCELLATION, LATE REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICIES BELOW:
                            Convention registrations must be postmarked by Friday, July 18th or sent by FAX or EMAIL before 5:00pm on Monday,
                            July 21, 2008. After these deadlines, all registrations are subject to a late registration fee of $25.00 USD.

                            Cancellations – All cancellation requests MUST be in writing and sent via the Postal Service, FAX, or EMAIL.
                            Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Cancellation requests received by 5:00pm on Monday, July 21, 2008 will
                            receive a full refund. Cancellations received after that date will incur a $25.00 USD processing fee. No refunds will be
                            made for cancellations received after 5:00pm on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

                                           Please acknowledge receipt and understanding of these policies by placing your initials
                                                        in the proper box at the bottom of the Registration Form.
                        91ST DISTRICT CONVENTION
                        AUGUST 14 - 17, 2008                                                                                OFFICE USE ONLY
                                                                                                                          Registration # ________
                        KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON                                                                             Batch # ____________

   REGISTRATION INFORMATION - Please print clearly and complete ALL sections
First Name___________________________________ Last Name __________________________________(for badge)
Guest Name First______________________________ Last_______________________________________(for badge)
Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________________________________
City __________________________________________State/Prov. ________ Zip or Postal Code _________________
Home Phone (          ) __________________ Work Phone (                      ) ___________________ Fax (                   ) __________________




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E-mail Address ___________________________________________________________________________________
Club Name _____________________________________ Division __________                                        Club Key # ___________________

        CONVENTION REGISTRATION & EVENT FEES - Please mark ALL that apply
                               � Wheelchair accessibility needed        � Special dietary needs, ie. allergies or vegetarian - please note below:
                              � Wheelchair accessibility needed        � Special dietary needs, ie. allergies or vegetarian - please note below:
 Qty.             Exten.
                              ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
____x $160.00 = __________ Kiwanian Registration ($185 less $25 for Club Assessment Contribution.) Includes ALL Saturday Meal Events.
                              �   Beef & Shrimp or     �   Chicken     Please indicate entree choice for Governor’s Banquet.


_____ FREE                    Guest Registration (Non-Kiwanians only, please.) No meals included.


____x $40.00 = __________ Service Leadership Program Member Registration (For Aktion, K-Kids, Builders, Key Club & Circle K members.)
                                (Includes Saturday Kiwanis Family Luncheon.)
____x $30.00 = __________ Joint Team Dinner (Thursday Evening - Honoring the 2007-2008 & 2008-2009 District Leadership Teams)
                                (Includes Kiwanis Salmon Bake at Clover Island Inn.)
____x $22.00 = __________ Past Lt. Governor’s Association Annual Continental Breakfast - Bigfoot Brigade (Friday Morning)
____x $22.00 = __________ Kick-off Luncheon (Friday Noon)
____x $35.00 = __________ Special Event - Wine, Jazz & Tuscany (Friday Night)
____x $20.00 = __________ Winery Tour (Friday or Saturday Afternoon)
                              �   Friday Tour or   �   Saturday Tour     Please indicate choice of day for Winery Tours.
____x $75.00 = __________ Jet Boat Tour (Friday Afternoon)
____x $25.00 = __________ Columbia Voyager Scenic Boat Tour (Saturday Afternoon)
____x $27.00 = __________ Guest Option: Saturday Awards Breakfast (Saturday Morning) - (Event is included with Kiwanian Registration)
____x $29.00 = __________ Guest Option: Kiwanis Family Luncheon (Saturday Noon) - (Event is included with Kiwanian Registration)
____x $37.00 = __________ Guest Option: Governor’s Banquet (Saturday Evening) - (Event is included with Kiwanian Registration)
                              �   Beef & Shrimp or     �   Chicken     Please indicate entree choice for Governor’s Banquet.
____x $20.00 = __________ Inspirational Breakfast (Sunday Morning) - (Event is NOT included with Kiwanian Registration)
            $______________ SUBTOTAL
             ______________ Late registration fee of $25.00 US (after July 18, 2008)
            $______________ GRAND TOTAL                     Please initial box to indicate that you have read & understand
                                                            the District Convention Policies. (separate sheet)
              Mail completed form
                                                            Fees cannot be split between check and charge. Please complete the following section.
               and payment to:
          PNW KIWANIS CONVENTION 2007
                                                            �   Check #______ enclosed.
         P.O. Box 747, BEAVERTON, OR 97075
                                                            �   VISA             �   MasterCard
                                                                                                           Expiration Date   _______ / _______
                                                                                      All credit cards processed in US dollars.
    PHONE: 503-641-8869 FAX: 503-644-3600

        E:mail: pnwconvention@pnwkiwanis.org
          Website: http: //www.pnwkiwanis.org               Signature   ____________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                OFFICE USE ONLY
                                  Please use one sheet for each registering Kiwanian.                         Registration # ________
                                                                                                              Batch # ____________


                              REGISTRATION INFORMATION - Please print clearly and complete ALL sections


                            First Name___________________________________ Last Name __________________________________(for badge)


                            Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________________________________


                            City __________________________________________State/Prov. ________ Zip or Postal Code _________________


                            Home Phone (    ) __________________ Work Phone (   ) ___________________ Fax (   ) __________________
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                            E-mail Address ___________________________________________________________________________________


                            Club Name _____________________________________ Division __________     Club Key # ___________________


                                ATTENDEE RIBBONS - Please check all that apply to the registering Kiwanian.


                                 � Check this box if you are a First Time attendee!

                                 � Legion of Honor (Kiwanis member of 25 years or more.)

                                 � Current President                               � International Officer

                                 � Current Secretary                               � Past Intl. Officer

                                 � Lt. Gov. Designate                              � District Life Member

                                 � Current Lt. Governor                            � Intl. Life Member

                                 � Past Lt. Governor                               � KIF Hixson Fellow

                                 � District Chair                                  � KIF Tablet of Honor

                                 � Past District Chair                             � KIF Heritage Society

                                 � District Secretary                              � KFC Mel Osborne Fellow

                                 � Governor-Elect                                  � Jack Delf Award Recipient

                                 � Governor                                        � Mel Dennis Award Recipient

                                 � Imm. Past Governor                              � Lee Price Award Recipient

                                 � Past Governor                                   � Governor’s Trophy Award Recipient
                                HOUSING POLICIES
All Convention attendees are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and should contact the
official Kiwanis Convention hotels and motels directly. Most facilities will need a credit card to guarantee the
room. Most will also allow you to hold the reservations by sending a deposit equal to one night’s lodging.

Please refer to the Convention Housing Information flyer for rates and contact information on our official
convention hotels. Please identify yourself as a Kiwanis District Convention Attendee when you do make your
reservation. Please make note of the block release date for each hotel/motel in the Hotel Accomodations
Listing. After these dates, our convention room blocks will be released and convention reservations will then be
subject to space and rate availability.

               WHY USE A KIWANIS CONVENTION HOTEL?




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Conventions are booked and planned several years out. In order to make certain that there are enough rooms for
everyone who wants to attend, it is necessary for the District to commit (guarantee) to a certain number of room
nights with these facilities. This prevents another convention or sports activity from taking all of the available
rooms in the convention city – leaving no place for our convention attendees to stay.

In addition, much of the extensive meeting room space that we use for convention is provided to us on a reduced
or complimentary basis PROVIDED that we are able to meet our hotel room block commitments. Without the
credit given to the district for filling hotel rooms, we would have to pay some hefty convention center rental fees
– which would eventually translate into higher convention registration fees to all attendees.

Further – when you book your room, please make certain to ask for the Kiwanis rate. It does the district
absolutely no good if you are booked in an official district convention hotel but the credit is given to AAA,
CAA, AARP, or some other organization of which you are a member.

If the ONLY way in which you can get to the convention is to stay in another hotel or motel, by all means do
so. We want to see you at convention! However, staying at an Official Kiwanis Convention property helps
keep everyone’s convention expense affordable.



 ***Check these sites                 HELPFUL WEBSITES
  often for the latest    ***PNW District Convention Registration Materials***
    information!***                      www.pnwkiwanis.org

                               ***Kennewick Convention Host Committee***
                              www.kennewickkiwanis.org/convention08.htm

                                  Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau
                                            www.visittri-cities.com

                                     Three Rivers Convention Center
                                   www.threeriversconventioncenter.com

                                  Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
                                      www.tricityregionalchamber.com
                            PNW 2008 District Convention Hotel Accommodations & RV Park
                            1.     District Headquarters Hotel                         Must book by Thursday, July 17
                                   Red Lion Columbia Center - Kennewick
                                   1101 Columbia Center Blvd.                          $ 84.95 Single
                                   Kennewick, WA 99336                                 $ 94.95 Double
                                   509-783-0611
                                   509-735-3087 Fax                                    Free Airport Shuttle

                                   http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator/HotelOverview.aspx?metaID=20

                            2.     Hilton Garden Inn                                   Must book by Monday, July 14
                                   701 North Young Street                              $ 94.00 Deluxe King (Single or Double)
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                                   Kennewick, WA 99336
                                   509-735-4600                                        No Airport Shuttle
                                   509-735-4601 Fax                                    Walking Distance to Convention Center

                                   http://www.hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PSCKEGI

                            3.     Shilo Inn Richland                                  Must book by Monday, July 14
                                   50 Comstock                                         $109.00 Single or Double
                                   Richland, WA 99352
                                   509-946-4661                                        Free Airport Shuttle
                                   509-943-6741 Fax

                                   http://www.shiloinns.com/washington/richland.html

                            4.     Hampton Inn Richland                                Must book by Sunday, July 20
                                   486 Bradley Blvd                                    $99.00 King or Double Queen
                                   Richland, WA 99352
                                   509-943-4400                                        Free Airport Shuttle
                                   509-943-1797 Fax

                                   http://www.hamptoninn.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PSCRLHX

                            5.     LaQuinta Inn & Suites Kennewick                     Must book by Wednesday, July 9
                                   4220 W 27th Place                                   $69.00 Singles or Double Queen
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                            RV Park Information
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                   Proposed Amendment to the District Bylaws
                        To Be Submitted to the House of Delegates
                             91st Annual District Convention
                                     August 16, 2008
                                 Kennewick, Washington


It having been duly moved, seconded and approved at the District Board Meeting held on
March 9, 2008 in Bellingham, Washington, the District Board of Trustees submits the
following Resolution to amend the District Bylaws to the House of Delegates at the
91st Annual Pacific Northwest District Convention to be held on August 16, 2008 at
Kennewick, Washington.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESOLUTION #1 – PROPOSED INCREASE IN
                               BUILDER SUBSCRIPTION FEE




                                                                                                              SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT
      Resolved, that Article XIII, Section 1 (paragraph 1) be amended in the following manner:

                                                    ARTICLE XIII
                                                     REVENUE
             Section 1.       Subject to Section 5 and 8 of this article, each member club shall
             pay to the district for each and every member, with the exception of those
             members holding District Life Member Status, and honorary members, the sum of
             thirty dollars ($30.00) thirty-one dollars ($31.00) per annum, such amount to
             include all district charges, other than registration fees paid by those in attendance
             at district conventions or conferences but including three dollars ($3.00) four
             dollars ($4.00) for the publication and distribution of the District bulletin.

      Motion Carried
         ParticiPants    must sign a waiver of liability Prior to boarding.



                                                         Columbia River
                                                      Journeys Jet Boat Tour
                                                                 Friday, August 15, 1:00 p.m.
                                                                       $75 per person
                                                       Four to Four and one-half hour tour of the last free
                                                              flowing stretch of the Columbia River
                                                        through the Hanford Reach National Monument
                                                              with a professional guide and narrator.
                                                             Tour limited to 20 people so make your
                                                              reservations early to guarantee space.




                                                             Columbia Voyager
                                                                 Saturday, August 16, 3 p.m.
                                                                      $25 per person
                                                                 Enjoy an hour’s scenic tour on the
                                                                          Columbia River.
                                                                   Light hors d’oeuvres included.
                                                                    Soft drinks or bottled water
                                                                         available for $1.25.
                                                              Reserve early while space is still available.
                                                                    Tour limited to 100 people.
                                            LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE INFORMATION
                              Candidate for 2008-09                        Candidates for 2008-09 Governor-Elect
                                    Governor                     There are currently two candidates for the office of 2008-09 Governor-Elect.
                            There is one candidate to serve as    The winning candidate will serve as Governor-Elect in 2008-09 and at the
                                  2008-2009 Governor.            2009 PNW Convention will be a candidate to serve as Governor in 2009-10.
SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT




                                Wendy Falkowski                         Patrick Ewing                             Jim Schwend
                                       running for                           running for                              running for
                                      Governor                         Governor-Elect                            Governor-Elect
                            Are you ready? Kiwanis Next is       My passion for Kiwanis started           Each of us has the opportunity
                            about change. Kiwanis Next is        during my six years in Circle K.         to make a difference in the life
                            about stopping the downward          In my 13 years in Kiwanis I have         of a child and a community. Our
                            spiral and rebuilding the PNW to     sought out new challenges, first         growth goal of “1 million members
                            the status it once was. No longer    serving as Distinguished Club            by 2015” will certainly allow us to
                            can we, the members, sit back and    Secretary/President and then Lieu-       reach more children and com-
                            wait for someone else to do the      tenant Governor. For the past eight      munities. My involvement in new
                            job. Kiwanis IS about YOU and        years I have worked to achieve           club building has made a differ-
                            ME working together as a team to     positive change at the District          ence in many communities that
                            serve the children of our commu-     level:                                   now have a Kiwanis presence.
                            nities and the world. If WE don’t    • As a PNW Foundation Director
                            care, who will? It’s all about the   I have worked with the board to
                                                                                                          My successes in leadership span
                            kids! Kiwanians have something       make it more open and account-
                                                                                                          many walks of life. I have served
                            to brag about. Why are we depriv-    able.
                                                                                                          in the USMC as a combat helicop-
                            ing our friends from becoming        • During my term as District Ad-         ter pilot, advisor to our Rainier
                            Kiwanians and having the same        ministrator, the number of K-Kids        Middle School Builder’s Club,
                            opportunities?                       clubs doubled and the number of          Member of the Auburn Chamber
                                                                 members tripled.                         Education Committee, coordinator
                            My commitment to you is dedi-        • As Marketing/PR Chair, I have          for serveral of our club’s 12 BUG
                            cation and strong leadership to      worked with clubs to turn the            (SLP) programs.
                            create a ONE-K TEAM! ONE Kid!        District’s Builder into an award-
                            ONE Kiwanian! ONE Club! ONE          nominated magazine.
                                                                                                          Many know me from my work as
                            District!                                                                     a CLE instructor for several years
                                                                 Our District can’t reach its true        as well as presenting membership
                                                                 potential if we just do what we          growth materials at zone confer-
                                                                 have always done. Let’s work to-         ences. This is all part of the club
                                                                 gether to seek out new opportuni-        excellence that I feel is so impor-
                                                                                                          tant for our success. I ask you to
                              Next is Now                        ties to reach out to new members,
                                                                 strenghten the Kiwanis family,           vote for me for Governor-Elect in
                                                                 and increase support to clubs and        Kennewick, Washington at our
                                                                 members.                                 PNW District Convention.
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So many                           Reports from the Pacific Northwest
children                                   PACIFIC NORTHWEST “ZONES”
and so many
communities
benefit from                                                                                 M
                                                                                                    LU      MBIA
                                                                                               H CO
Kiwanis service!                                                                       B RITIS

There are many more proj-
ects going on than are re-                                                                              B
ported here -- this is just a                                                D                                                  I
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sample. With more people                                                                        E                                 A
like you, what a difference                                                                                         GTON           H
                                                                                                             IN
we could make in the Pa-                                                                                WASH                       O
cific Northwest!                                                                         F           G
                                                       ALASKA
The Pacific Northwest is a                                                                                           I
vast region: about 3.6 mil-                                           A
lion square kilometres or 1.5                                                               H
                                                                                                                        ON
million square miles. The                                                   YUKON                              OREG
Pacific Northwest boasts
                                                                                            L
about 11,000 members in al-
most 400 Kiwanis clubs.
                                                                                                J                  K
The Reports section is a
reminder that each club is
part of a larger whole, with                                                                                                      IA
                                                                                                                          FORN
members from California                                                                                             CALI
to Alaska working to make
this a better world.


 You’re Making a Difference, So Why Not Share the News!
 The Pacific Northwest District wants to publish information                           HOW TO SUBMIT
 about a service project your club has done. The following
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 EVENT: Make sure to answer: what was done, why it               text submissions is to include the text directly in your email
 was done, who benefited, when it occurred, how it was            rather than as an attachment.
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 ACCURACY: Please double check all dates, locations, etc.,       documents; send as separate attachments in the highest
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 resolution as possible. Captions may not always be published,
                                                                      NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:                YOU!
 but it is helpful if you can identify subjects.                                    (or Issue)
                                                                        May 10 (Summeryour Kiwanis club)

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     ZONE A                                     Kiwanis Helps Kids “Look it Up!”
     Alaska, Yukon

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   A

              AYN                 Y
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       Divisions
       AYN, AYS
     Division AYS
 (Alaska/Yukon South)
Members of the Kiwanis
Club of Palmer, Alaska
help local 3rd graders “Look
it up!”
The Kiwanis Club of Palmer            leader) Thomas Hermon
first learned of The Diction-          believed that a third grade
ary Project (www.diction-             level dictionary would be
aryproject.org) through a             an asset to help the stu-
Kiwanis International mag-            dents better understand the
azine. The goal of this proj-         definition and meaning of a
ect is to assist students to          word. Our local tri-weekly
become good writers, active           newspaper, the Frontiers-
readers and creative think-           man, gave the project nice
ers by providing students             news coverage.
with their own personal
                                      This school year we ex-
dictionary. The dictionaries
                                      panded our efforts and pre-
are a gift to each student to
                                      sented dictionaries to third
use at school and at home
                                      graders at six elementary
for years to come.
                                      schools: Academy Charter,
The Kiwanis Club of Palm-             Butte, Fingerlake, Pioneer
er is a service club whose            Peak, Sherrod and Sutton.      per Creek, and Willow. One      creative way to combine the
members became volunteer              In sharing our rewarding       family gave a Christmas gift    weekly spelling words and
reading program assistants            experiences, almost every      allowing the Kiwanis club       the dictionary in an elec-
at Sherrod and Swanson El-            time we talked about it,       to present ninety students at   tronic game of “Dictionary
ementary Schools after the            folks asked, “How can we       Snowshoe Elementary with        Egg-spert,” while another
principal identified a need            help?” and handed us some      a dictionary. We’ve covered     teacher reported that her
for help. Expanding our               money. The Goldduster          more than half of the school    class explored their diction-
reading assistance efforts,            Homemakers and Lazy Riv-       district’s 1,145 students in    ary with a fun scavenger
in May 2007 we made a pre-            er Family and Community        this large borough, driving     hunt. As our local bookstore
sentation of 140 kid-friendly         Education Clubs partnered      60 miles to the NE and 90       owner believes, “Those who
dictionaries to Sherrod’s six         to provide dictionaries for    miles to the NW from our        read for fun become volun-
3rd grade classes. Sherrod            six more schools: Cotton-      club to make individual         teers.”
Elementary School’s 3rd               wood, Glacier View, Talk-      room presentations. One
grade teacher (and team                                                                              Submitted by Carole Henry
                                      eetna, Meadow Lake, Trap-      teacher found a fun and

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     ZONE B                                      Kiwanis Protects
     BC Okanagan
     WA Okanogan                                 Kelowna Children

         7           NA
                KELOW

                      TON
                PENTIC
          9      MBIA
            COLU
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       WASH       ZONE
                          B




       Divisions
         7, 9
       Division 9               approach service clubs to        door of the school. Other        children’s health, safety and
                                see if they might be able to     volunteers direct traffic and      education. We are now go-
Lorelei Macualay is a mom
                                help out with some volun-        control drop offs when the        ing to try to replicate the
with young children at a
                                teering.                         school buses are arriving.       Kiwanis Kiss and Ride proj-
Kelowna, BC elementary
                                                                 The traffic flows smoothly,         ect at other schools that face
school. When she saw the        The Kiwanis Club of
                                                                 parents do not have to find       similar traffic, parking and
congestion problems in the      Kelowna High Noon was
                                                                 parking and most impor-          safety issues”
school car park, she was de-    delighted to be the exclu-
                                                                 tantly the children avoid
termined to find a safer so-     sive supporter of the pi-                                         In return for their financial
                                                                 any chance of a frightening
lution for parents dropping     lot project for the Watson                                        support for traffic cones,
                                                                 accident and arrive safely at
off and collecting their chil-   Road Elementary Kiss and                                          safety vests, fluorescent
                                                                 school.
dren. The traffic flow was         Ride program, following                                           winter jackets and the vol-
very erratic and parking        a presentation by Lorelei        Judith Brunt, President of       unteer hours put in by Ki-
was a nightmare. Many kids      and some other concerned         the Kelowna Kiwanis High         wanians, the school PAC
were being dropped off on        moms. Any initiative which       Noon Club says “As our           recognized the club in front
a busy main road round the      has as its priority the safety   club celebrated its 30th an-     of the whole school at their
corner, running in front of     of young children in their       niversary last summer, it is     Christmas assembly. They
other cars. Parents were of-    community is of paramount        wonderful to see our club        also arranged for a press
ten fighting with the school     importance to Kelowna Ki-        growing visibly in the pub-      conference involving school
buses to get as close as pos-   wanians and the club has         lic eye supporting worth-        volunteers and the Kiwanis
sible to the school doors.      supported the project in its     while projects like this. Our    club representatives. The
                                first year, both financially       members comprise so many         Kiwanis logo appears on all
Lorelei, a member of the
                                and via its members volun-       community minded people          the traffic cones and signage
school parent advisory
                                teering with the program.        who are willing to roll up       as well as on the volun-
council (PAC) decided to
                                The basic concept involves       their sleeves and get in-        teers highly visible jackets.
research successful school
                                a one way drop off system,        volved with an initiative like   This project has been a win
safety programs and came
                                where parents pull up very       this where help is needed.       win for the club, its mem-
across “Kiss and Ride”
                                briefly in a clearly designat-    The “Kiss and Ride” pro-         bers, the school PAC and
which has operated very
                                ed area, do not leave their      gram launched at Watson          of course the children of
successfully in many On-
                                cars, kiss their kids good-      Road Elementary School is        Kelowna who benefit from
tario schools for some time.
                                bye while still in the car and   a wonderful concept which        a guaranteed safe and stress
She enlisted the help and
                                then a volunteer opens the       embraces so well our man-        free arrival at school every
advice of the school district
                                car door and escorts the chil-   date to serve the children       day…for themselves and
safety personnel, the local
                                dren safely to the pavement      of the world with particu-       their parents!
RCMP and then decided to
                                right in front of the main       lar emphasis on young
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        ZONE C                           Kiwanis Clubs Made the Season Brighter
     SE BC, Eastern WA                                                                                               Division 48
      Idaho Panhandle                                                                                        The Post Falls Kiwanis Club
                                                                                                             were busy little elves in De-
                       BIA
                 OLUM                                                                                        cember. They managed to
     BRIT ISH C 48
                      BONNE
                            RS                                                                               raise $700 from within their
        5             FERRY
        • REPU
              BLIC                                                                                           membership to make sure that
                    I
                                                                                                             a single mother and her 3 chil-
       W ASH.        D
                      A                                                                                      dren, ages 3, 5,and 6, had a very
                E•
         SPOKA
               N
                   46 H                                                                                      Merry Christmas. They were
                       O                                                                                     able to provide food, clothing
 ZONE                           TON                                                                          and toys for this family.
                         • LEWIS
   C               56                                                                                        The children kept saying thank
                                                                                                             you, thank you, every time
        Divisions 5,                                                                                         someone brought in a present
                                                                 Division 46                                 and put it under their tree. The
         46, 48, 56
                                         The Kiwanis Club of Down-         “Transitions, where women         mother was moved to tears
           Division 5                    town Spokane hosted their         and children grow” is a Spo-      when we brought a case of
                                         annual Christmas Party for        kane service agency headed        toilet paper, paper towels, and
The Kiwanis Club of Trail
                                         the kids of the Martin Luther     up by Executive Director Dia      laundry soap, that had been
completed another success-
                                         King Center at CenterStage,       Maurer, a member of the Ki-       donated by one of the mem-
ful Christmas tree sale. For
                                         the venue where the Club          wanis Club of East Spokane.       bers company. She had asked
over 50 years the club has
                                         meets weekly. Santa and sev-      Over the Christmas Holidays       for nothing for herself, but be-
been the main supplier of
                                         eral of his helpers were also     they needed to move their ad-     cause the outpouring was so
Christmas trees for Trail
                                         present. Each of the nearly 20    ministrative offices to another     big from the membership, we
and district. In the early
                                         children present received sev-    location in town, so several      were able to get a few personal
years members would cut
                                         eral presents, donated through    Kiwanians lent a hand. There      items for her too.
the trees but began purchas-
ing them when the demand                 the generosity of Wheatland       were plenty of volunteers so      The club also played Santa,
became too great to do the               Bank. Each child recieved toys,   the move went quickly and         Mrs. Santa, Rudolph and elves
harvesting themselves.                   gloves, caps, and scarves, and    safely.                           to over 150 children under 5
                                         a large bag of food items. Ki-    “First Night Spokane” is the      years old through its Santa
From 40’ trees to 4-footers,
                                         wanis buys lunch for the chil-    Celebration of the Arts on        Hotline Program. There were
the club has provided trees
                                         dren and Center staff.             New Years Eve. This year, the     12 members and 2 teens tak-
for homes and businesses
                                         This year again, helping to       seventh annual event was an-      ing phone calls from children
for a reasonable price. Trees
                                         “ring the bells” for the Salva-   other success as nearly 30,000    asking for different things for
are purchased from the East
                                         tion Army in Spokane were the     people braved single digit        Christmas. Of course we tried
Kootenay of BC and as far
                                         Kiwanis Clubs of Downtown         temperatures and lots of snow     to be reasonable when taking
away as Nova Scotia.
                                         Spokane, Country Homes,           to visit many venues in down-     these request so as not to get
The Kiwanis Club of Trail                Liberty Lake, West Spokane,       town Spokane. Several Ki-         their parents in trouble.
has sold as many as 2,000                South Hill, and East Spo-         wanis Clubs and members of        For an Administration Fund
trees in a single season, rais-          kane. The thousands of dollars    the Gonzaga University CKI        fundraiser, the club had a so-
ing approximately $110,000               raised will assist many needy     Club volunteered at a num-        cial to decorate wreaths, which
since 1996. These funds are              families in the area.             ber of children’s venues early    they sold for $10 more than
returned to the community                                                  in the evening. As CKI Inland     they cost. It was fun and mem-
through projects and dona-               The Country Homes Kiwanis
                                         Club sold their custom Christ-    Empire Lt Governor Brianna        bers had a lot of fun showing
tions. The club assists a local                                            K’Burg stated at a recent meet-   their artistic side.
high school group with the               mas tree ornaments again this
                                         year. Each year a different        ing of the Downtown Club,         Kiwanians also gave out hats
disposal of these trees in an                                              “I’m not sure exactly what it
environmental manner.                    theme ornament is designed.                                         and gloves to over 100 chil-
                                         The money is used to serve the    was we were helping the kids      dren at seven local Elemen-
Submitted by Peter Thiessen              children and families of a very   make, but we all sure had a lot   tary Schools in Post Falls and
                                         low income area near where        of fun helping them.”             Coeur d’Alene.
                                         their club meets.                 Submitted by Chuck Young          Submitted by Louise Gillespie
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      ZONE D
   Vancouver Island


             15

 ZONE              NANAIMO

   D                         17
                      VICTORIA •



        Divisions
         15, 17

       Division 15
NANAIMO BC (pop. 79,000)
is on the east coast of southern
Vancouver Island and is the
Island’s second-largest city.
The second annual Kiwanis
Polar Bear Bathtub Race was
held at Nanaimo North Town
Centre on January 26, 2008.
This project raises funds and
awareness to fight children’s
diabetes. The event is a ‘cub-
car’ race taking the bathtub-
racing theme that Nanaimo is
famous for, mixed with a little
winter Polar Bear theme. The
races feature a 40’-long, com-     The London Drugs store at Nanaimo North Town Centre, come on board as a Platinum Sponsor;
puter-timed racetrack with in-     manager Al Sherwood even talked some of his suppliers to support the Polar Bear Bathtub Race.
stantaneous results projected      Shown Inset: Jerry Jaggers of Thrifty’s Longwood Store, another Platinum Sponsor.
on a large screen to keep ev-
eryone aware of the standings.
                                   featured tubs from the local                              Division 17
The corporate community            newspapers, and radio in a
provided excellent support,        head to head race. Media sup-      See page 16.                    naul Christmas tree project,
the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub          port included Nanaimo News                                         using a booth at a mall. With
                                                                      Sixty volunteers from the
Society had racing tubs on dis-    Bulletin, the defending cham-                                      contributions from local Ki-
                                                                      clubs in Division 17 recently
play, and commodore Bill Mc-       pion, plus the Wolf and Wave                                       wanis clubs, a total of $2,500
                                                                      participated in an annual
Guire was the official starter.      Radio, Nanaimo Daily News                                          was raised for the pediatric
                                                                      Kiwanis antique show and
The club had excellent support     and A Channel.                                                     ward of Victoria General
                                                                      sale. Members provided
again from the local media in-                                                                        Hospital.
                                   At the club’s very first event      over 300 hours of service.
cluding radio, television and                                         Half of the proceeds went to    In the past, the division has
newspaper. In-kind sponsors        last year, approximately 125
                                   people attended and $2,500         the municipality of Saanich,    raised money to redecorate
include t-shirts printing, priz-                                      which provides facilities       the parents’ room in the
es, award medals and signage.      was raised for the Canadian
                                   Diabetes Association. This         rent free and assists with      ward and to purchase ther-
Polar Bear Bathtub Racing          year’s goal was to raise $10,000   the advertising and man-        apeutic toys for children.
Kits were made available at        and to raise awareness of how      agement of the event. Each      This year the division plans
the Smile Centre of Nanaimo        diabetes can be prevented          of the clubs in town will       to purchase rocking chairs
North Town Centre.                 through diet and exercise.         receive approximately $300      so that parents can sit in
                                                                      for their efforts.               comfort with their children.
The Media Challenge series         Submitted by Garnet Hunt
                                                                      Division 17 also held an an-    Submitted by Beulah Addicott

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                                         hicles and antiquated buses     permanent disability as a         doll takes four to five hours
         ZONE E                          and stray animals. Multiply     result of vehicle accidents.      to knit, plus the time to stuff
 BC’s Lower Mainland                     the number of people by         The injured are treated at        them and sew on the arms,
   NW Washington                         ten, and you’ll have an idea    SIGN centres even when            legs, and eyes.
                                         of what the citizens of the     they have no money. A             The Kiwanis Club of Clear-
ZONE E                                   world’s developing nations      stainless steel rod is inserted   brook in Abbotsford BC has
 13/11            BC                     deal with on a daily basis.     through the large part of the     a new literacy project for the
     VANCOUVER
              18                         At the December Division        leg bone to straighten it and     Grade 7 class at one of their
                      ON
                  INGT                   Council meeting, Kiwanians      is secured above and below        local middle schools. Many
             WASH
                                         from all the Clubs in Divi-     the fracture with screws. By      of the children need help
        20         20M                   sion 13, visitors from neigh-   the next day they are able        with reading during class
                          21             boring Division 18, Kiwanis     to stand (with the aid of         time, so one of the teachers
                     22                  and Key Club Lt. Governors      crutches) and in three days       suggested the Clearbrook
                                         and Key Club members            to one week are back home         members could help by
     Div. 11, 13, 18,                    from several high schools       with their families.              reading to the students us-
     20, 20M 21, 22                      gathered to learn about Sur-    Submitted by Lenora Doyle         ing the computer.
                                         gical Implant Generation                                          From their homes, members
          Division 11                    Network (SIGN) and how                 Division 18
                                                                                                           will access a website where
A retreat can be a wonder-               Kiwanians can support this      In Abbotsford, BC, the MSA        they will read the passage
ful and effective way to in-              remarkable program that         Golden K Kiwanis Club             into the computer and up-
ject new, fresh ideas into               provides medical treatment      had a very nice article writ-     load the voice file for the
a club. Kiwanis Club of                  to people in developing         ten in their local newspaper      teacher. The teacher down-
Golden Ears, Maple Ridge                 countries who have suffered      about their latest project:       loads the readings into MP3
did exactly that on January              serious bone fractures.         knitting dolls. They have         players which the children
12- 13, staying at the beauti-           Jack Nicolson gave a brief      made forty-seven soft dolls       listen to as they do their
ful Zajac Ranch in Mission,              history of Kiwanis involve-     for the Schmidt Family            work in class. The teacher
BC. Members gathered to                  ment with the project.          Foundation. Past Lt. Gover-       will archive the voice files,
think up new ideas on how                The head of the University      nor Harry Schmidt is Chair-       and the students can access
to give the new year a real              of British Columbia’s Ortho-    man of the Foundation,            them anytime they want.
kick start, including all                paedic Department, Dr. Pe-      which sponsors orphanages
                                                                         world-wide. The dolls, along      The club is also starting a
sorts of ways to fund raise,             ter O’Brien, provided some                                        Builder’s Club at Abbots-
organize, connect with the               sobering traumatic accident     with Harry, went to Cebu,
                                                                         the Philippines, where two        ford Middle School with
community, etc., but most                statistics for impoverished                                       about 40 students so far. The
important was what we                    third-world countries, not-     homes support 80 children.
                                                                         Since last Spring, the club       students will feed into the
learned about ourselves.                 ing that in 2002, five million                                     senior school where there is
                                         people died globally while      has sent 30 dolls to an or-
A retreat is a great way to                                              phanage in Kenya and 30           a Key Club.
inject your club with new                another 30 million suffered
                                                                         to one in the Ukraine. Each       The Kiwanis Club of Bell-
ideas and to get to know                                                                                   ingham held its annual
your fellow Kiwanians.                                                                                     Theater Night/Silent Auc-
Zajac Ranch caters to hun-                                                                                 tion event on January 24,
dreds of mentally or physi-                                                                                2008. The club rented the
cally handicapped children                                                                                 theater, the members sold
every year; Golden Ears Ki-                                                                                tickets, the actors put on a
wanis is a proud supporter.                                                                                great play, and the audience
          Division 13                                                                                      enjoyed the theatre, refresh-
                                                                                                           ments and silent auction.
Imagine the busiest corner
in your city. Take away the                                                                                Submitted by Elizabeth Bennett
traffic lights, stop signs, line                                                                                    Division 20
designation, walk signals                                                                                  See page 10-11.
and sidewalks and pepper
the roadway with deep pot-                                                                                     Divisions 21, 22
holes. Add in pedestrians,                                                                                 See pages 2 - 3.
cyclists, scooters, farm ve-

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                                  ence Center at Fort Worden      the camp.                       of kindness gives me hope
      ZONE F                      on Thursdays is followed        While turning daydreams         that it is going to be OK,”
                                  by the ever popular Talent      into memories these Ki-         one veteran wrote.
  Olympic Peninsula
                                  Show which attracts many        wanis Clubs are truly mak-      She started doing this four
                                  folks to the outdoor stage to   ing a difference in the lives    years ago after watching
        • PORT ANGELES
                                  enjoy the campers’ perfor-      of many special children.       the news on tv and itch-
          19                      mances.                         www.kiwaniscamp.com             ing to “make a difference”.
                    36            Members of the three Port                                       The itch became unbear-
                                                                         Division 34
                    38            Angeles clubs joined the                                        able when she learned of a
                           34     Port Townsend and Sequim        Vashon Kiwanians pulled         young soldier so depressed
                         TACOMA
  ZONE         40                 Kiwanis clubs to support        wallets as they heard Sue       when he returned from
                                  the camp staff and volun-        Nebeker’s story of how she      three tours over there that
    F
                                  teered over 700 hours dur-      and hundreds of others are      he committed suicide.
   Divisions 19,                  ing the five one-week ses-       giving quilted “hugs” to
                                                                  wounded American mili-          Posters around the Island
   34, 36, 38, 40                 sions held this summer.                                         led to a successful quilt-
                                  And, club members spend         tary folks returning from
                                                                  Iraq and Afghanistan.           ing bee when 80 islanders
                                  countless hours off-season                                       gathered at the Methodist
       Division 19
                                  fundraising to cover pro-       She and her volunteers from     church. Delivering their 100
Horseback riding, swim-           gram expenses and provide       all over American have sent     hand sewn quilts to Ma-
ming and toasting marsh-          scholarships. Some of their     2,300 quilts as of Feb 19 and   digan hospital an official
mallows over a campfire            events include cutting cords    vow to keep it up for the       asked, “When are you com-
trigger wonderful child-          of wood for resale, Christ-     “duration”. The wounded         ing back?”
hood memories for many of         mas tree and peanut sales,      arrive at Madigan hospital
us. But, to a child with med-     a sunset cruise, a golf tour-   at Fort Lewis with nothing      “I knew I’d started some-
ical or developmental dis-        nament, rummage sales and       but the pajamas they wear.      thing I couldn’t quit,” Ne-
abilities these eight words       McTakeovers.                    Relatives usually don’t         beker said. She called the
conjure only daydreams.                                           know they are back. They        quilts “hugs” from real peo-
                                  Additionally, the Pacific                                        ple at home. Quilters attach
Thanks to the efforts of five       Northwest Foundation and        can’t call home. Then hos-
                                                                  pital personnel give them       a small patch that says “You
Olympic Peninsula Kiwanis         Kiwanis Clubs from Ana-
                                                                  hand made quilts made just      are our hero. Thank you.”
Clubs, these activities are       cortes, Gig Harbor, South
becoming a reality to chil-       Kitsap and South Whidbey        for them, each unique, Ne-      Submitted by Jay Becker
dren from throughout the          Island provided scholar-        beker told Kiwanis.                   Division 38, 40
Pacific Northwest includ-          ships for needy campers in      “To have a complete strang-
ing British Columbia. The                                                                         See pages 2 , 3 and 8.
                                  2007. Members of the Port       er show such an extreme act
Northwest Kiwanis Camp            Angeles High School Key
has provided residential          Club not only worked as
summer camp programs              counselors and volunteered
for children and adults with      in pre and post-season work
special needs since 1989.         parties but raised $1,000.00
Located on Beausite Lake          for the scholarship fund.
in Chimacum, Washing-
                                  Word of the Northwest
ton, campers with disabili-
                                  Kiwanis Camp is spread-
ties such as Cerebral Palsy,
                                  ing nationwide with inqui-
Autism, Muscular Dystro-
                                  ries received from families
phy and Downs Syndrome
                                  throughout the country.
spend five fun-filled days
                                  The youth group from
fishing, swimming, horse-
                                  the Mountainview Baptist
back riding and creating
                                  Church in Mountainview,
memories that last a life-
                                  Colorado chose to make The       Molly Crosby, Emily Hyde, and Natalie Dupille, dressed as
time. Evening campfire en-
                                  Northwest Kiwanis Camp           teachers and calling themselves the “MEN” group, spelled
tertainment is provided by
                                  their mission destination        for Vashon Kiwanis in the recent spelling bee and benefited
local musicians, story tellers
                                  this summer and spent four       the Community Scholarship Fund. They are pictured here
and performing artists. A
                                  days in June completing a        with their Kiwanis coach, Ray Konrad. They did not win, but
field trip to the Marine Sci-
                                  variety of projects to ready     showed well.

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                                       ed a check in the amount of      continues to support the         on Kiwanis Clubs and So-
      ZONE G                           $15,000 on behalf of Seattle     food bank. They adopted          roptimist International of
                                       Kiwanis Memorial Fund to         one family and aided in a        Renton collaborate by host-
     Seattle and area
                                       Surgical Implant Genera-         scout merit badge library.       ing a party for 80 or more
                                       tion Network, (SIGN). The        Northshore Kiwanis sold          children. Club members are
                     28
                                       contribution is to fund a        over 300 cases of fruit and      given the name of a child
       24
       • SEATTLE    32                 new surgical center in a de-     raised money for the Salva-      to buy for and on the day
            30                         veloping country to fix frac-     tion Army.                       of the party pick up the
      26                               tures. www.sign-post.org                                          children and bring them to
                    .                                                   Providence Point Kiwanis         the First Methodist Church
               WASH                    Aron English helped to or-       members mentor in schools        where the party is held. As
                                       ganize the construction of a     and chartered another K-
                   ZONE                new fence at the 85th Street                                      the children arrive, Christ-
                                                                        kids club. They also pick up     mas carols are played on the
                     G                 Northwest Child location         food for the Issaquah food
                                       for a cost of $2,000. The pre-                                    piano and entertainment
                                                                        bank (seven tons last year).     is provided by Ronald Mc-
                                       vious fence was damaged
                                       in the storms last winter.       Sammamish Kiwanis col-           Donald. Afer lunch Santa
 Divisions 24, 26,                     www.northwestchild.org           lected coats for Nightwatch,     Claus appeared, calling out
    28, 30, 32                                                          sold hand warmers, did           names of each child attend-
                                       The Seattle Kiwanis Memo-        Christmas decorating and         ing and presenting each
                                       rial Fund donated $20,000        did Christmas caroling.          with a gift. After the festivi-
        Division 26
                                       to the Detlef Schempf Foun-      They sent care packages to       ties, the children headed
For the fifth year in a row,            dation Auction benefiting                                          back to school with smiles
                                                                        Iraq, did bell-ringing for the
the Kiwanis Club of West               First Place School Rise n                                         on their faces that would
                                                                        Salvation Army with help
Seattle hosted a concert of            Shine. The $20,000 was used                                       not fade. A special thanks to
                                                                        from Key Club, and support
the Seattle Symphony. The              as a match that helped raise                                      Roxanne Hanson, President
                                                                        needy families.
event took place at the West           a total of $43,000 from the                                       of Kiwanis of Renton for
Seattle High School Per-               Auction’s guests.                       Division 30
                                                                                                         leading this project.
forming Arts Theatre and                                                Division 30 Lt. Governor
                                               Division 28                                               Submitted by Pat Auten
drew a packed house of                                                  Charlie Nordeck survived a
classic music enthusiasts.             Kirkland Kiwanis Christ-         difficult membership induc-        The Kiwanis Club of Kent
                                       mas tree sales went great.       tion: his wife of 41 years,      – AM knows that children
The annual event is spon-
                                       They matched the money           Nancy Nordeck, joined            of all ages still LOVE to sit
sored by ACCESS, which
                                       their Builders and Key clubs     the Daffodil Valley club.         on Santa’s lap! On December
funds admission-free con-
                                       collected for trick-or-treat-    Nancy recently retired from      6th, the Club hosted a fun-
certs, making available to
                                       ing for UNICEF, they adopt-      teaching; she attended the       filled Christmas celebration
young people symphony
                                       ed two families for Thanks-      Tacoma Convention, where         for the residents of Titus
music in local communities.
                                       giving, and they sent a care     she worked in the registra-      Court, a senior housing
Submitted by Karl Sutter               package to a service person                                       community in Kent, Wash-
                                                                        tion booth for the Alzheim-
The Kiwanis Club of Seat-              in Afghanistan.                  er’s Walk. In November she       ington. Nearly 40 “forever
tle sponsors several Kiwan-            Bellevue Kiwanis feeds           officially joined the club and     young” seniors either visit-
is youth clubs. The Kiwanis            needy people at Highland         has taken part in three club     ed Santa, or were surprised
Club of Seattle organizes              Center and the Salvation         service projects with the        when he visited them! The
work parties, working with             Army, and they held a food       Salvation Army, the Sumner       party was even more fes-
the youth on various com-              drive for Hopelink.              Food Bank and our annual         tive when the Kent Merid-
munity projects. Clubs in-                                              caroling and gift distribu-      ian Key Clubbers serenaded
                                       Issaquah     Kiwais      sold
clude Seattle University Cir-                                           tion at a local nursing home.    the residents with tradition-
                                       smoked salmon and held its
cle K, Franklin High School                                             Daffodil Valley president,        al and not-so-traditional
                                       annual community auction
Key Club, Garfield High                                                  Peggy Burrough, has asked        Christmas carols. This led
                                       on April 26. The club is co-
School Key Club, First Place                                            Nancy to start the BUG Pro-      to a much-loved sing-along
                                       sponsoring a new Key Club
School K Kids, and Graham                                               gram at a local school.          by all those attending. The
                                       with Sammamish at Cas-
Hill Elementary K Kids.                                                                                  Club took the party to the
                                       cade High School. They ad-              Division 32
On Saturday, March 31, 2007                                                                              apartments of those unable
                                       opted 2 needy families for       On December 18, excided
Division 26 Lt. Governor                                                                                 to join the celebration in the
                                       Christmas and sent a care        kids went to school to see
Charter Harrison and Presi-                                                                              community
                                       package to a solder in Iraq.     Santa Claus. Each year the
dent Aron English present-                                                                               Submitted by Michele Campbell
                                       Issaquah Valley Kiwanis          Renton and Greater Rent-
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                                birth of their babies.            ner on October 26, 2007.         H.O.P.E. Kiwanis President
     ZONE H                     “This is truly a community        The Hillsboro club’s CAST        Olga Gerberg and President-
  Portland and area             effort,” said Ross Johnson,        project involved recruit-        Elect Susana Arellano. There
                                Lt. Gov. of Div. 44. “What        ing professional fishermen        were about 10 adults and
                                makes me excited is to see        from throughout the Pacific       several little ones attending
            W
         42 ASH.                not only the individual clubs     Northwest to escort children     this class and it was a lot
     OREGO                                                                                         of fun. The regular ESL In-
           N   44               doing community work, but         with disabilities on fish-
ZONE                                                                                               structor was unable to teach
        62                      then to see them working          ing trips at Hagg Lake. The
  H  64
                     PORTLAND
                                together on a large project.      club raised $4,500 through a     the class that evening and
                66              Truly, many hands make            street-cleaning project and      Olga and Susana stepped
                                light work. We are already        hosted a prayer breakfast.       up and did an awesome job!
                                making plans for next years                                        Susana is one of nine new
   Divisions 42,                                                  Southwest Hills Kiwanis          members that just joined
                                Babies In Need project.”          Club’s annual Breakfast
   44, 62, 64, 66                                                                                  the club recently. Olga and
                                Battle Ground, Boulevard,         with Santa was held on De-       her team are working very
       Division 44              Cascade Park, Fort Vancou-        cember 1, 2008.                  hard at growing this club
                                ver, and Salmon Creek Ki-         Tigard members continue          and staying involved in the
This year, Division 44 Ki-
                                wanis clubs participated.         their litter patrol projects     community. They did a lot
wanis Clubs teamed with
McDonald’s, Remax, Battle       Submitted by Ross Johnson         and volunteer work at the        of community service and
Ground Curves and the en-                                         Good Neighbor House for          had a couple of successful
                                       Division 62
tire Clark County commu-                                          homeless people. The club’s      fund raisers last year, even
nity for their 2nd Annual       The Kiwanis Club of Port-         Key Club at Sherwood High        though the club was small.
Babies In Need Project.         land Foundation arranged          School is up and running.        Submitted by Laura Parsons
                                a trip to Branson, Missouri,
Division 44 honored BIN Di-     from April 12 - 21, 2008.         Tualatin Kiwanis members         Oregon City High School
rector Kitty Ash at a special                                     worked at Meridian Park          had over a dozen Key Club-
breakfast. BIN is a non-prof-   Branson MO has more the-          Hospital helping new par-        bers feeding the homeless
it organization specifically     ater seats than Broadway,         ents install/use car seats.      on Sunday, November 18th,
operated to help mothers of     with magic shows, rock
                                                                  Submitted by Carole Satterfield   in downtown Portland. It
newborn infants who find         and roll, country, family
                                                                                                   was cold and pouring down
themselves in need of the       harmonies, comedy, variety,              Division 66
                                                                                                   rain but it did not stop them.
basic essentials. Since the     dinner shows, and gospel.         On the evening of Novem-         They fixed hot French toast,
inception in 1999, this vol-    The 10-day luxury bus tour        ber 6th, at the Sandy Fiesta     hash browns, hot cocoa, cof-
unteer group has given over     to Branson was a fundraiser       Community Center, an ESL         fee, etc.
2,000 layettes and 1,000 car    to benefit Mt. Hood Camp           class was taught by Sandy
                                                                                                   Submitted by Laura Parsons
seats to low-income mothers     for children with disabilities,
as they leave either South-     the Doernbecher Hospital
west Washington Medical         Children’s Cancer Program,
Center or Legacy Salmon         youth scholarships, and
Creek Hospital after the        other worthy causes. The
                                tour included five shows, a
                                tour of the Ozark Mountain
                                areas surrounding Branson,
                                visits to the Mall of Ameri-
                                ca in Minneapolis, and the
                                Harry S. Truman Presiden-
                                tial Museum and Library.
                                Submitted by Laura Schaefer
                                       Division 64
                                Cedar Hills Kiwanis mem-
                                bers and guests raised more
                                than $6,000 for the club’s
                                Welfare Fund at their annu-
                                al auction and potluck din-

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                                          tions of food and gifts were     given to the Wenatchee Ki-      will use to design and paint
        ZONE I                            placed in at least six local     wanis Club by the Ernie         a mural on Ferry Street. The
      Central WA/OR                       businesses. A total of 250       Hobbs’ Insurance Agency.        Kelawani adopted a single
                                          needy families in the Cash-      The club put together the       Dad and two kids ages 7
                             ZONE         mere area received boxes of      Children’s Christmas party,     and 9 for Christmas and
          52       58
                            WA I          food and gifts. Each parent      rang the bell for the Sal-      held a Christmas party for a
     YAKIM
          A            54                 was allowed to choose one        vation Army, contributed        respite day care.
              50                          new and one used toy, plus       about 300 pounds of food
                             ETON                                                                          Wenatchee Apple Valley
                        PENDL
                               ON         a stuffed animal for each         and $265 in cash for the Sal-
          THE DA
                LLES    OREG                                                                               Kiwanis rang bells for Sal-
                                          child in their family. In ad-    vation Army Food Drive.         vation Army, donated $500
                        80
                                          dition to the toys, each child   The Kelawani of Wenatchee       to CASA for Christmas
                                          received socks and under-        Kiwanis has a Builders          stockings, collected food,
                                          wear, and a hat or mittens.      Club. The kids prepared 15      volunteered for Wenatchee
 Divisions 50, 52,
    54, 58, 80                            The Riverview Kiwanis            Christmas boxes with toys       Adult Respite Day Care and
                                          Club provided $200 in baby       and other items for Salva-      provided a box of school
          Division 50                     food to the local food bank      tion Army kids. They also       supplies to a Uganda Peace
                                          and donated $200 to the An-      used a cake walk to raise       Corp Volunteer.
Maureen Mould is the Presi-               tioch Adoptions. The club        $75 to buy paint that they
dent-Elect of Kamiakian Ki-                                                                                Submitted by Mike McCourt
                                          provided snow boots for 29
wanis in Yakima. She serves               children and a gingerbread
on the Youth Committee                    house party with 30 chil-
and is the coordinator of the             dren. Members volunteered
K-Kids Club at Union Gap                  at Newberry school and
Elementary School.                        Juvenile Court. Members
For the past 12 years she has             collected and distributed
been a compassionate clown,               Christmas food baskets to
traveling the world over to               15 need families and 5 se-
bring a smile to those less               nior shut-ins.
fortunate. When the floods                 The Eastmont Kiwanis of
hit western Washington in                 East Wenatchee and the
early December, she quickly               Eastmond Key Club did
organized a clown outreach                bell-ringing for the Salva-
to Chehalis (see pages 3-4).              tion Army. The Hard Times
The K-Kids Club began a                   lunch generated $182 and
sock drive in March. Its goal             went to Angel Tree. $200
is to collect 2,400 pairs of              was donated to Haven of                                Division 54
socks for the kids in 6 Cen-              Hope and $300 to the Hu-         On November 17, 2007 the were given away and more
tralia schools. Maureen’s                 mane Society.                    Kiwanis Club of Dayton than 700 pounds of food
clown troupe plans on go-                                                  hosted their 21st annual products were collected for
                                          With assistance from the
ing to Centralia in May to                                                 Turkey Bingo fund-raiser, the Dayton Food Bank.
                                          Wenatchee High Key Club,
perform for the schools and                                                held the Saturday before The proceeds help support
                                          the Wenatchee Kiwanis
deliver the socks and gift                                                 Thanksgiving.        Almost the Dayton Kiwanis Schol-
                                          Downtown Club held a
cards. They’re calling the                                                 400 people attended, with arship Fund, summer youth
                                          Children’s Christmas party
project: “Knock Their Socks                                                over 45 games of bingo movies, Missoula Summer
                                          for special children from the
On in Centralia.”                                                          played over 5 hours. Win- Children’s Theater, Friends
                                          Wenatchee grade schools as
                                                                           ners for each game receive of the Pool and Library. Do-
Submitted by Maureen Mould                well as Head Start children.
                                                                           a Thanksgiving turkey nations will also be made to
                                          Children were all given new
          Division 52                                                      and other donated prizes. the local Boy Scout Troop,
                                          coats. Santa & Mrs. Claus
The Kiwanis Club of Waco-                                                  Winners of five “blackout” Dayton High School Fresh-
                                          provided about $1,000 of
ka of Cashmere’s big proj-                                                 games receive major prizes, man Class and the High
                                          Kiwanis Gifts. Gifts valued
ect for December was the                                                   including hotel/restaurant School Girls’ Basketball
                                          at approximately $1,000.
“Christmas Store” in con-                                                  packages, golf/casino trips, Team for their assistance
                                          The club donated $800 of
junction with the Cashmere                                                 ski season tickets and wine with the event.
                                          toys to the Salvation Army,
Food Bank. Boxes for dona-                                                 tours. Over 135 turkeys
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                                                                     of food and money.                  were children.
       ZONE J                             Division 74
                                                                     By the numbers:                     - 55 volunteers sorted and
                                 The Fern Ridge Kiwanis
  South Oregon Coast             Club, with a membership                                                 filled the food baskets; 50
                                                                     Twelve Kiwanians spent 78
                                 of 25 and in a community of                                             volunteers helped distrib-
                                                                     hours on the project along
                                 approximately 6,500 people                                              ute the baskets. The excess
                  72                                                 with volunteers from the
                                 about 15 miles from Eu-                                                 money they received went
                   EUGENE                                            Boys Scouts, the Key Club,
                                 gene, sponsors a Holiday                                                to the Community Food
                                                                     all of the schools in the area,
                   74            Food drive each year. They                                              Bank so they could provide
                                                                     the Community Chest and
                                 send letters to members and                                             certificates to Ray’s Food
            76   • ROSEBURG
                                                                     other community members.
                                 businesses in the commu-                                                Market for those in need to
                 ZONE            nity asking for donations.          - 16,000 lbs of food was col-       get emergency supplies.
                                 They spend four weekends            lected along with $6,000 in
                   J                                                                                     It is one of their major proj-
                                 at the local market collecting      donations, which were used
                                                                                                         ects and, having done it for
                                 food and money. They help           to buy another 6,000 lbs.
                                                                                                         several years, it gets better
                                 the local Fire Department to        - 223 food baskets were giv-        and easier every year and is
       Divisions                 “Stuff the Truck” which is           en out which helped feed            one they look forward to.
       72, 74, 76                very successful in collection       783 people, of which 500
                                                                                                         Submitted by Eileen Sanders



      ZONE M                      PRINCE
                                         RUPER
                                              T
                                                            • PRIN
                                                                  CE GEO
                                                                        RGE                                        Division 8
       Northern BC                     •K ITIMAT                                                         The first Zone Conference
                                                                                                         for this new Zone was re-
 Note: At the November 2007
                                                                                                         scheduled to May 10.
 Tri-K Conference in Portland,
                                                                              AKE
                                                                        IAMS L
 the District Board approved                                      • WILL                                 There are seven clubs in Di-
 making Division 8 its own                                                8
                                                                              • KAML
                                                                                    OOPS                 vision 8: Kamloops, Down-
 zone: Zone M.                                                                                           town Kamloops, Kitimat,
                                                                                              BIA        Prince George, Quesnel,
                                  ZONE                                                   OLUM
         Division                                                             BRIT ISH C        ON       Vernon-Four Seasons, and
                                                                                           INGT
            8                      M                                                 WASH                Williams Lake.


Continued from page 26           dents.                              may be the only book they           many uses, from spelling to
       Divisions 58              “I know that the dictionary I       own, he said. Students are          definitions.”
                                 got, I got in junior high and       encouraged to write their           As part of the program, Ki-
Moses Lake third graders                                             name in their book as soon
presented with free diction-     I kept it all the way through                                           wanis members show the
                                 college,” Mitchell said.            as they receive it.                 students how to use the dic-
aries
                                 Member Tom Heath said               “We encourage them to use           tionaries. Activities could in-
By Chrystal Doucette, Staff                                           it in the classroom, use it at      clude having students pick
Writer, Columbia Basin Herald    four years ago when the pro-
                                 gram started, he expected to        home,” he said.                     an unfamiliar word from
(reprinted with permission)                                                                              the dictionary and reading
                                 see a “lukewarm” response           The Kiwanis hope each year
MOSES LAKE — More than           from students.                      they give every Moses Lake          the definition aloud, or se-
600 Moses Lake children re-                                          third-grade student a dic-          lecting a few words for stu-
ceived free dictionaries this    “Honestly, what we found                                                dents to look up.
                                 as a club is the reaction from      tionary, whether the student
week from the Moses Lake                                             is in public, private or home       Heath said the Kiwanis try
Kiwanis.                         the kids is quite the oppo-
                                 site,” Heath said. “They’re         school, Heath said.                 to introduce students to ex-
Kiwanis President Dean           really excited.”                    “I think (dictionaries are)         tra resources the dictionary
Mitchell said the Kiwanis                                            such a fundamental part of          may contain, such as a list
purchase dictionaries each       For some disadvantaged                                                  of commonly misspelled
                                 children, the dictionary            education for these young
year for all third-grade stu-                                        children,” he said. “It has so      words.


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                                       Kiwanis Projects including:
      ZONE K                           Children’s Advocacy, Special
                                       Olympics, Senior Meal Sites,
 Oregon/Calif. Border
                                       Bicycle Safety Helmets, Child
          • BEND
                                       Safety Seats, reading pro-
                                       grams, college scholarships,
                                       Boy & Girl Scout camperships,
                     78
                          N            and other worthy projects.
            84
                   O REGO IA
 82   • MEDF
             ORD       F ORN           The Caveman Kiwanis coor-
                   CALI ZONE
      •Y REKA                          dinates See’s Candy Sales with
        • WEED               K         12 other PNW clubs. Sales to-
                                       talled over $350,000 in 2007,
                                                                          270 children and young adults     The Linkville Kiwanis of
                                       which will help fund projoects
                                                                          are receiving sponsorships.       Klamath Falls held their an-
       Divisions                       in those communities.
                                                                          Alumni include doctors, nurs-     nual Christmas party for 45 of
       78, 82, 84                      On January 19, all eight Div. 82   es, lawyers, engineers, teach-    our community’s special needs
                                       clubs assembled 52 World Vi-       ers, etc., from a school system   kids in December. The club has
        Division 82                    sion AIDS-HIV Caregiver kits       in which the average time         sponsored this annual project
                                       which the clubs and individu-      spent in elementary school is     for more than 25 years. Over
Division 82 Kiwanians made
                                       al members purchased.              only 4½ years.                    150 people attended this year,
themselves proud this past
Holiday Season. Through-out            Submitted by Claudell King         In May 2007 Jack and his wife,    including 20 Kiwanians and
the Rogue Valley, Kiwanians                                               LindaSue, spent a week in the     12 Key Club members.
                                               Division 84
were collecting toys for under-                                           Lake Chapala area, visiting       McDonald’s donated Happy
privileged children, ringing           In early 2005, Jack Runnels of     the two NCA offices, several        Meals for the kids and meals
bells for the Salvation Army,          Weed-Lake Shastina CA Ki-          schools and an NCA-support-       for their families and teachers.
and raising money for com-             wanis spent several days at        ed orphanage. They interview      Wal-Mart donated decorated
munity projects.                       Lake Chapala, 50 miles south       several of the participants and   cookies and chips. The Events
                                       of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mex-      NCA Board members. They           Center provided a free venue.
Grants Pass Kiwanis in coop-           ico, visiting long-time Navy
eration with the Rotary Club,                                             compiled a video that in Octo-    The Kiwanis members pro-
                                       friends, expatriates who had       ber 2007 was sent as a Kiwanis
Hidden Valley High School,             become involved in the wel-                                          vided a Christmas tree and
the club’s College Dreams                                                 donation to the NCA Board to      decorations. Santa Claus
                                       fare of the local communities,     use in fundraising efforts.
Program and the local Retired          especially those of Chapala                                          handed out gifts that the club
Seniors Volunteer Program              and Ajijic and had served on        Annual costs to provide 1/3       members had purchased and
collected and distributed toys         the Board of Directors of a        to 1/2 support (tuition, school   wrapped based o a list of what
to over 1,162 children. Many           volunteer-based       (Mexican,    supplies, uniforms, sometimes     each child wanted. Kiwanis
of the toys augmented Christ-          Canadian and American) edu-        room/board) for a child rang-     members were dressed in red
mas Basket programs serving            cational charity, “Los Ninos de    es from $75 (Elementary) to       and white vests, made by club
Grants Pass and the surround-          Chapala y Ajijic” or “NCA”.         $1,150 (Unjiversity).             member Connie Gastaldi.
ing communities.                                                          Contact Jack at (530) 926-6762    Sherry McManus was chair,
                                       Jack was convinced to spon-
Ashland, Jacksonville, Med-            sor a student at the University    jbrvolunteer@gotsky.com           with help from Linkville Ki-
ford and Table Rock Kiwanis            of Guadalajara. He shared his      www.lakesideninos.org             wanians and Key Clubbers.
clubs joined forces on “Kiwan-         experience and commitment          Submitted by Jack Runnels         Submitted by Connie Gastaldi
is Bell Ringing Days”. They            to NCA with his Kiwanis club,
raised $5,232, the most they           and soon the club was spon-
had raised since at least 1994.        soring six more Los Ninos
Beginning in mid-November,             children in grade school and
the Caveman Kiwanis Club               junior high school. The photo-
of Grants Pass, the Jackson-           graphs and family situations
ville Kiwanis Club, the Rogue          of the children are compelling,
River Kiwanis Club and the             as is the NCA program. Over
Table Rock Kiwanis Club were           its 37 years NCA estimates
busy with their annual See’s           over 1000 children have been
Candy sales. Funds raised will         helped through various levels
be distributed to several local        of education. Currently about

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                                REPORTS FROM THE                      PACIFIC NORTHWEST
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                                potluck with the Club fur-       from Canby TelCom, Shi-         Salem Kiwanis Club cele-
     ZONE L                     nishing the ham and turkey.      madzu USA, and Canby Ro-        brated its 24th Annual Rich-
 North Oregon Coast             A good time was had by           tary Club totaling $5,000.      mond Elementary School
                                all. Three Everyday Hero                                         Christmas Party on De-
                                                                 It is hard to estimate, but
    ORE                         Awards were given out. The                                       cember 18, 2007, complete
         GON WAS                                                 about 206 people hours
                 H.             club was thankful to the                                         with pizza, candy canes (see
                                                                 were expended in sorting
   67                           West Valley Fire District for                                    photo). Santa Claus made
                                                                 the food and toys. Nineteen
                       ZONE     the use of their facility for                                    a special visit with gifts for
                                                                 members of the Canby Ro-
                         L      the get together.                                                the students. Member Jeff
                                                                 tary came by one night to
                                                                                                 Kresner has played Santa
        68                      Submitted by Twila Hill          help in sorting and literally
               SALEM                                                                             for the past seven years.
                                                                 put the project a whole day
             70                       Divisions 70
                                                                 ahead of schedule. Many         Salem Kiwanis members
                                Canby Kiwanis has been           families and individuals        have been involved at Rich-
        Divisions               conducting a toy and food        also came to help get ready     mond Elementary School in
                                drive at Christmas time for      for our distribution day.       Salem for many years. The
        67, 68, 70              over forty years. The biggest                                    club sponsors a periodic
                                                                 The Boy Scouts and Roth
                                problem they have is find-                                        Dental Van for children’s
        Division 67                                              Heating (10 of their vans)
                                ing a suitable warehouse to                                      dental checkups and pro-
                                                                 helped in delivering the
On January 26, the Kiwanis      sort toys and food for 300 to                                    vides attendance incentive
                                                                 food boxes and toys that
Club of Ilwaco-Long Beach       400 families and 900 to 1,200                                    prizes including basket-
                                                                 were not picked up by the
participated in the Grass       children. Every year a place                                     balls, soccer balls and two
                                                                 individual families, helped
Roots Garbage Gang, a 28        seems to appear at the last                                      bicycles each year. Mem-
                                                                 load the leftover food for
mile long beach clean up.       minute. For the past four                                        bers also volunteer at the
                                                                 the food bank, and helped
The club cleaned up all gar-    years it was a 10,000 square                                     school, mentoring students
                                                                 clean up the warehouse.
bage on a one mile stretch.     foot cold warehouse.                                             and participating in school
The club is also continuing                                      Although Canby Kiwanis          beautification projects.
                                This whole process is a
reading with the Kinder-        community affair. One high
garden and the First grade,     school, two middle schools
helping ensure local chil-      and four elementary schools
dren learn to read.             hold food and toy drives,
Submitted by John Epler         the Canby Fire Department
                                canvasses the town for food
        Division 68             in the fire truck, and there
The Kiwanis Club of West        are 30 donation barrels in
Valley-Willamina has been       businesses around town.
trying to come up with          This year over 13 tons of
some fundraisers to help its    food was donated. Each
Scholarship Program. The        year Canby Kiwanis buys
club tried something a little   gift cards from Cutsforth
different this year. They did    Thriftway, so each family
a bingo game on February        can purchase fresh vegeta-
16, 2008. The Odd Fellows       bles, bread, milk, chicken or                                    The Stayton Kiwanis Club
                                                                 spearheads the project, it is
Lodge sponsored the event,      what ever they want, with                                        lost one of its founders, Mick
                                                                 truly a community effort.
with proceeds going to West     the exception of alcohol or                                      Klamp, last year. He was not
                                                                 This year they were able
Valley Kiwanis for scholar-     tobacco. About 8 tons of                                         only a Kiwanian but also a
                                                                 to give food to over 1,600
ships. The Kiwanis Club         food went out to the fami-                                       dedicated bell-ringer for the
                                                                 people and gifts to over 900
sold tickets and provided       lies and about 5 tons of extra                                   Salvation Army’s Christmas
                                                                 children. It is wonderful to
prizes for a raffle and the       food went to the food bank.                                      kettle fundraiser. To honor
                                                                 see schools, businesses, or-
Lodge did the rest.             Expenditures totalled $3,600                                     his contributions, the Stay-
                                                                 ganizations, churches and
December was such a busy        for food gift cards and al-                                      ton Christmas kettles were
                                                                 individuals work together
month the club decided to       most $3,000 for toys. There                                      dedicated in his memory.
                                                                 for the success of this tre-
have its Christmas get-to-      were many generous dona-                                         Though he may have passed
                                                                 mendous project.
gether in January. It was       tions from the public. There                                     on, his wife, Helen, contin-
                                                                 Submitted by Keith Murphy       ues to ring the bell.
held on January 15th as a       were three major donations

                                                                                             Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine   29
                                 SPECIAL FEATURE                     SYLVESTER NEAL
                                                               ®
Sylvester Neal Visits SIGN Clinic Named in His Honor
Sylvester Neal serves as the    world. Through this proj-     and restore broken families    Kisumu and Mombasa. In
Honorary Chair for PNW’s        ect, he is inspiring Kiwan-   in developing countries.       Eldoret a SIGN clinic was
SIGN project. SIGN stands       ians, Clubs, and Divisions    In late 2007, he visited Af-   dedicated in his name (and
for Surgical Implant Gener-     to help heal broken bones     rica, touring hospitals in     in the name of his lovely
ating Network and address-                                                                   wife, Doris).
es the need for neglected                                                                    For information on the SIGN
fracture care in more than 40                                                                program, visit
developing countries of the                                                                  www.sign-post.org
                                                                                         Spring 2008   PNW Builder Magazine   30
                                          SPECIAL FEATURE                      SYLVESTER NEAL
                                                                           ®
A Special Christmas Greeting from Africa
International Trustee Syl-            Greetings:
vester Neal visited Africa            I returned from Kenya, Africa
to promote the African                too late to timely get out my
Partnership Program and to            Christmas greetings, so this
visit former CKI Governor             email is it.
Rachelle Strawther and the
Kisumu Kiwanis. He shared             As I was going through so
these photos on his return.           many photos to share with
                                      my Kiwanis District, I saw
                                      so many faces that looked dif-
                                      ferent to me now than when I
                                      saw them in person. As we ap-
                                      proach this time of the season
                                      for caring and sharing, I want-
                                      ed to pass on a few faces I saw.
                                      I do not see faces of dispair, but
                                      I see face of hope. That is what
                                      Christmas means to me. Hope
                                      for a better world.
                                      I am thankful in ways that I
                                      had not experienced before.
                                      Be Blessed.
                                      Sylvester & Doris Neal
                                                    REASONS TO ELECT SYLVESTER NEAL
                                                    AS INTERNATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT
                                          • He has a passion for service and helping others.
                                          • He has compassion for kids and believe they are more than our future ...
                                            they are our present.
                                          • He believes we must reach out to open this organization to all citizens of the
                                            world, if we are to reach our service potentials.
                                          • He is a man of integrity who will stand up for my beliefs and not compromise my
                                            personal values.
                                          • I have experience in making tough decisions and will put the good of the
                                            organization above personal goals or preferences.
                                          • And finally, he is committed to you and he is asking for your commitment in
                                            return. Give him your vote, and he promises you a great return on your
                                            investment!
31   PNW Builder Magazine   Spring 2008
THE PNW DISTRICT IS PROUD TO ENDORSE
SYLVESTER
   NEAL
for INTERNATIONAL
  VICE-PRESIDENT
       Makes
It Just nts!
  Good Ce
                           Pacific Northwest District
                           of Kiwanis International
                           PO Box 747
                           Beaverton, OR
                           97075-0747 USA
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