On April 10 the Kiwanis Club of Washingtonville received its charter.
District Gov. Eric G. Paul and about 100 guests were on hand to welcome the club to the Hudson River West Division.
Gov. Eric presented Charter President Gil Lester with the charter, gong, gavel and flag (pictured at right). He also presented charter member pins to the 37 club members.
The club was sponsored by the Chester Club and its president, Sandy Nagler, presented the club with a Washingtonville banner.
The new club was built by Lt. Gov. Gerda Krogslund, with assistance from Super Distinguished Past Lt. Gov. David Morse and Past Lt. Gov. Jim Lawler. The charter secretary is Debbie Lester.
The Chester Kiwanis Club was the sponsoring Kiwanis Club. More information is available.
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.
More information on the Centennial Celebration is available, including information on how to get tickets for the district event at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Back by Popular Demand: The Mother's Day Zeller Matching Funds Campaign will be held again this year in the New York District until May 31.
For a donation of only $625, a Zeller can be ordered for a special woman in your life - mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, etc. The remaining $625 will be applied from the Stanley Trust and EliMiNaTe District funds. Your club will receive credit for the entire $1250!
Clubs in the district are urged to participate once again in a Bring a Guest Contest which starts April 15 and runs through July 15.
How it works: Bring a potential member to a meeting and take a photo with that person to earn one entry into the contest; take a photo of you and a new member being inducted into your club and earn five entries to win a grand prize.
Send your photos along with information on the division, club, member and guest names to District Formula Membership Chair Julie Watterson by e-mail to JulesW77@aol.com or by text to (631) 987-2442. Entries, which must include a picture, will be posted on the district Facebook page.
All Island Becomes Platinum Club
The All Island Club of Staten Island has surpassed its Model Club pledge for the Eliminate Project by pledging to become Platinum Club. Platinum Clubs donate $1,500 per member, thus doubling the Model Club commitment. Congratulations to the members of this generous club, which is only 15 months old. All Island became a Model Club even before it was chartered last year.
April ESK Available
The April edition of the Empire State Kiwanian is in the mail and available here on the web site.
The issue includes information on the upcoming Kiwanis International Convention, on the recently completed Circle K and Key Club district events, and on club activities from around the district.
Kamp Kiwanis 2015 Information Posted
All the information you might need for the 2015 season at Kamp Kiwanis is now available on the Kamp web site.
Information for prospective kampers, staff, and on club activity at the kamp is all available.
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.