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Serving the Children and Communities of the Paciﬁc Northwest BUILDER PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT KIWANIS Spring 2008 Volume 81 No. 1 ® 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. ® SPECIAL FEATURE 2007 FLOODS ® 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 2 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 SPECIAL FEATURE 2007 FLOODS ® (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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com and directed donations of and every one of those that Martin Anderson Web: www.pnwkiwanis.org towels, bedding, ﬁrewood, Lt Governor Division 40 PNW Builder Magazine 3 2007/08 GOVERNOR’S PROJECT ® 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 4 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 N COMMUNITY LOCATOR ® 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 6 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 EDITORIAL UPCOMING EVENTS ® 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: email@example.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 ® 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 8 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 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 10 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 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 SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT (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. SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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, SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 ( ) __________________ SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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: email@example.com 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 ( ) __________________ SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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? SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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) SPECIAL CONVENTION INSERT 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 Kennewick, WA 99337 509-736-3326 509-736-3605 Fax No Airport Shuttle http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ449&propId=449 6. Days Inn Kennewick Must book by Tuesday, July 15 2811 W 2nd Ave $97.96 Singles Kennewick, WA 99336 $107.96 Doubles 509-735-9511 509-735-1944 Fax No Airport Shuttle http://www.daysinnkennewick.com/home/ RV Park Information Please contact Host Committee Co-chair Bob Woehler, (509) 783-2422 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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 C D 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 EMAILS ONLY PLEASE. We prefer that written submissions guidelines will help get your information published: be included in the text of an email. Submissions can also CONTENT be sent as email attachments or on disk (3.5” ﬂoppy or CD- ROM). Flash drives are accepted, but keep in mind that disks CONTACT: Contact name and telephone number. or drives may not be returned. CLUB: Club, city, state/province, and division number. TEXT FILES & FILE FORMATS: The best way to send 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. accomplished, etc. PHOTOGRAPHS: Do not include photos within text ACCURACY: Please double check all dates, locations, etc., documents; send as separate attachments in the highest and be sure that all names are spelled correctly. We do not resolution TIFF or JPEG ﬁle possible. For a $100 contribution, this page have the resources to conﬁrm this type of information. WHERE TO SEND: email@example.com could have been sponsored by: PHOTOGRAPHS: Photos should be interesting (e.g. no cheque handoﬀs or people shaking hands). Use as high a 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) Spring 2008 PNW Builder Magazine 17 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® ZONE A Kiwanis Helps Kids “Look it Up!” Alaska, Yukon ZONE A AYN Y • FAIRBANKS ALASKA U AYS K • ANCHORAGE O N 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 18 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® ZONE B Kiwanis Protects BC Okanagan WA Okanogan Kelowna Children 7 NA KELOW TON PENTIC 9 MBIA COLU BR ITISH ON INGT 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 Spring 2008 PNW Builder Magazine 19 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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 20 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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 Spring 2008 PNW Builder Magazine 21 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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- 22 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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. Spring 2008 PNW Builder Magazine 23 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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- 24 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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- Spring 2008 PNW Builder Magazine 25 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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 including 180 teddy bears Submitted by Gary Schroeder 26 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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. Kiwanis International: Serving the Children of the World One child and one Community at a Time Spring 2008 PNW Builder Magazine 27 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 28 PNW Builder Magazine Spring 2008 REPORTS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ® 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 Don’t Recycle - Pass it On! When ﬁnished reading this maga- zine, cover the address printed at right with a label indicating your club name, meeting time/location, and contact information. Then give it to a prospective member or leave it in a waiting room.
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