I Believe…

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

This was the message I received during my trip to the Western Canada Kiwanis MidWinter Training Conference. The defining statement is such an excellent tool to help bring Kiwanis into the new 21st century. By far the best MidWinter I have yet to attend, not only did I benefit greatly from education on Kiwanis itself, but I firmly believe that Mike (the other CKIer in attendance) and the Kiwanis district benefitted to no end.


Perhaps I'm one of the strongest supporters out there, but I do believe in Kiwanis. I'm passionate about the Kiwanis family. I love being a member of Circle K International. I love serving my community and the children of the world.

The enthousiasm gained from the excellent, invigorated Kiwanians there was outstanding. The TAG team, having recently returned from training in Vegas was an excellent addition to the conference. Courtright, as usual was a fabulous KI staff member present, his sessions were so fabulous it was hard not to buy into his message. Kiwanis MidWinter was: FUN. The district is going in the right direction. If the clubs follow suite, there's no end to how much excellence the We-Can Kiwanis district will have.

This is the first year for governor-elect race in years, and the highly contested region 2 trustee race will also be interesting. If I could be in two places at once I would: Gimli's Kiwanis DCON will be one of the best in recent years, and I wish I could be there although I KNOW that I'll be in Greensboro instead (which I want to be at even more).

I am so very proud of Mike for his excellent people skills, the fabulous job he did at promoting CKI and aiding his CKI district (not only his division!). I expected he'd do an amazing job, but he surpassed my expectations by a million fold. Quite impressive I think, and many Kiwanians remarked at his great skill set.

I'm pleased, and honoured yet again to receive such accolades and respect, support and guidance from Kiwanians present as I did this weekend. Every time I go to one of these, I return so much more enthousiastic, invigorated and ready to help change the world one child and one community at a time.

I BELIEVE in Kiwanis. I BELIEVE in the Kiwanis Family.