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New York Part of Centennial Tour
Several events planned for April 23-26

The celebration of the Kiwanis International Centennial began in January in Detroit, where the first Kiwanis club was established in January of 1915.

It will continue through the spring leading up to the International Convention, June 25-28 in Indianapolis. That will be a historic convention in that it will be the first time that the Circle K, Key Club and Kiwanis conventions have all taken place at the same place and at the same time.

The Centennial Tour includes a stop in New York City and on Long Island the weekend of April 23-26. Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button and First Lady Debbie Button will be participating in the events.

Here's the schedule:

More information on the Centennial Tour is available on the Kiwanis International web site.

Register Now For International Convention

Registration cost for the International Convention increases in 2 Days!

This year's International Convention in Indianapolis will be unlike any other. The event will mark the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis, and will feature conventions by Kiwanis, Circle K, Key Club and Aktion Club in the same place at the same time.

Register early, as the cost for registration and the various event packages increase after April 1.

More information on the Centennial Celebration is available.

Awards Announced at Mid-Year

Five 2013-14 Lt. Governors and 2013-14 Gov. Joe Aiello were honored as Distinguished during the last Kiwanis Administrative Year during the Mid-Year-Conference that took place Feb. 20-22 in Albany.

Aiello announced that the following Lt. Governors also were distinguished:

The title of distinguished is granted by Kiwanis International to recognize achievement during the Administrative Year. Many other awards also were distributed during the dinner Saturday evening.

Much of the event was a time to learn. This year there was a special opportunity for attendees to earn their CPR certification during the conference.

Many more pictures and other information is available. The Achievement Awards, Distinguished Clubs and Divisions and Governor's Awards are now posted as well.

11th Club Pledges to be Model Club

The Kiwanis Club of North Central, Staten Island, has become the 11th district club which has pledged to be Model Clubs in support of the Eliminate Project, Sister Ann-Marie Kirmse, the district's Eliminate Project chair, has announced.

That requires the club to donate an average of $750 per member to help eliminate Maternal Neo-Natal Tetanus.

North Central, Staten Island joins Amherst, Huntington, All Island, East Greenbush, Hartsdale, Patchogue, Sand Lake, Sayville, Three Village-Brookhaven Township, and York-Leicester.

The district also has two 100K clubs: Chinatown and Fordham, Bronx. They have pledged a total donation of $100,000 to support the effort.

KPTC Fellows Now Listed

The list of people who have been awarded a Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Fellowship have been added to the web site.

You can access them on the same page as the other foundation honorees.

Lyme Disease Foundation Benefit

On Friday, April 17, the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation will benefit from a performance of a play by Agatha Christie, Love from a Stranger at the Merrick Theatre, 2222 Hewlett Ave. in Merrick.

The cost is $25 a person. Money paid in excess of ticket cost is a donation to the foundation.

The Merrick Theatre is home to very professional local community theatre actors and actresses and their performances earn rave reviews consistently. For further information, contact Jeanne M. Egan at (516) 353-8325 or post2004@att.net.


Washingtonville Club Organized

Lt. Gov. Gerda Krogslund from the Hudson River West Division has built the first new Kiwanis Club in the District this year.

Washingtonville Kiwanis Club conducted its first board meeting on Feb. 23. The club has an initial membership of 24. Krogslund was assisted by Super Distinguished Past Lt. Gov. David Morse and Past Lt. Gov. Jim Lawler. The charter president is Gil Lester and charter secretary is Debbie Lester.

The Charter Night is tentatively scheduled for April 10 at a site and time to be determined. The Chester Kiwanis Club is the sponsoring Kiwanis Club.

Milestone Club Anniversaries This Month
ClubOrganization DateYears
Glens Falls March 26, 1925 90
Conklin March 1, 1950 65
New Scotland March 23, 1950 65
Ulster March 15, 1955 60
Helderbergs (The), Berne March 21, 1960 55
West End/Marine Park/Dyker Heights March 18, 1980 35
Livonia March 16, 1990 25
East Greenbush March 30, 2010 5
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