Delegates to the Kiwanis International Convention elected Peter Mancuso to the International Board of Trustees Friday at the convention in Toronto.
Mancuso, past distinguished New York governor, will begin a three-year term on the board on Oct. 1.
Mancuso was elected along with M.A. "Fred" Dietze of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District and Bert West of the Rocky Mountain District.
In other elections, Florencio C. "Poly" Lat of the Philippine Luzon District defeated three other candidates to be elected Kiwanis International vice president for the coming year. He will be Kiwanis International president in 2018-19.
Jane Erickson of the Nebraska-Iowa District was elected president for 2016-17 in an uncontested election. James M. Rochford of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District was elected president-elect, also uncontested. He will serve as president in 2017-18.
Registration for the 99th New York District Convention is now open.
The convention will take place from Aug. 17-21 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.
Convention and hotel registration are separate. Hotel reservations are due by July 18.
More information is available.
We welcome the Kiwanis Club of Douglaston in the Queens East Division. Distinguished Past Gov. Joe Corace and Past Gov. Bill Risbrook are credited with establishing the new club.
The new Douglaston club will meet on the first Tuesday of every month at LN1380, 251-03 Northern Blvd., Little Neck.
The charter president is Juan (Hanna) Na Cheu and the charter secretary is Sandy Liew.
The charter night is tentatively planned for September.
Places are available for the two adult weeks at Kamp Kiwanis, June 26-July 1, and July 3-8.
See the flyer for more information.
The District Foundation has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarships. The scholarships are for $1,000 each.
The winners are:
- Colleen Augello of Camillus, recommended by the Solvay-Geddes-Camillus club. She is a student at Colgate University.
- Leonard Pietrafesa of Port Chester was nominated by the Port Chester-Rye Brook club. He is a student at the University of Buffalo.
- Madelyn H. Smith of Syracuse, also nominated by the Solvay-Geddes-Camillus club. She is attending St. John Fisher College.
- Jessica Norrs of Old Forge, nominated by the Central Adirondacks club. She is attending Mohawk Valley Community College.
Foundation Board Member Ed Sexton and Former First Lady Marlene Herring chaired the scholarship program this year.
Nurse needed for Kamp Kiwanis Adult Weeks
Kamp Executive Director Rebecca Clemence is seeking help in finding either a volunteer or a paid registered nurse to work at Kamp Kiwanis for the adult weeks, June 25-July 1 and/or July 2-8.
For further information, see a notice from the kamp.
Formula Team Offers New Incentives
The Formula Team is offering new incentives for Kiwanians who sponsor new members or new club openings between now and the end of the Administrative Year, Sept. 30.
Gift cards, jackets, and a free attendance at the District Convention is being offered to those involved in help Kiwanis grow this year.
For more information, see a letter from the Formula Team.
Kamp Kiwanis Day at the Mets is Aug. 27
The annual Kamp Kiwanis Day this summer will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Citi Field where the New York Mets will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies. It's Matt Harvey Bubblehead Night. More Information.