The annual K-Family Weekend -- at which the district boards for Kiwanis, Circle K, Key Club and the District Foundation meet together -- took place Nov. 15-17 in Albany.
At left, members of the various levels of Kiwanis participate in a competition to see which team can build the tallest tower of balloons. At the top is Past Circle K International President Josephine Lukito.
When the competition was over, a service project was carried out, as the groups worked together to prepare treats which will be sent to American troops overseas. The volunteers are shown above making quick work of the project. The packages contained candy, personal items and a hand-written card. The work is part of this year's First Lady's Project, Treats for Troops.
On Saturday the three boards conducted meetings and then participated in an Eliminate Walk which raised more than $20,001 for the Eliminate Project.
More pictures from the event are available.
Dec. 3 has been designated as Giving Tuesday by the United Nations Foundation, following on the annual "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" shopping days.
Giving Tuesday seeks to have people support charities around the world, including the Kiwanis International Foundation.
Kiwanis has set a goal of $10,000 in donations for the day.
What's Your Convention Experience?
In an effort to enhance the Mid-Year Conferences and Annual Conventions, Governor Joe would like all New York District Kiwanians to fill out a quick survey.
We are looking for responses from everyone – even if you have never attended a conference or convention, or have never missed one, we are looking for your feedback. Please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B6HDD29 and fill out the convention survey.
It will only take a few minutes, but it will help us tremendously in learning how to make your experience better or to encourage you to attend. Governor Joe thanks you!
Video Challenge Issued
Gov. Joe Aiello has issued a challenge to the district's K-Kids and Builders Clubs.
Clubs are invited to create a video showing the club engaged in Kiwanis projects. The video should be no more than five minutes long, and should be submitted by Jan. 15, 2014, to Chuck Eckert, 8274 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221.
The best video will win $100 from Gov. Joe to support a club project.
More information is available.