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There were 36 mem¬≠bers present on their com¬≠put¬≠ers or phones for our Kiwa¬≠nis Eye of the Tiger e‚ÄĎclub meet¬≠ing held on the evening of April 16th. From Cal¬≠i¬≠for¬≠nia to Jamaica, Ontario to Flori¬≠da, our club of 56 mem¬≠bers strong enjoyed the oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to con¬≠nect once again. With every area of the world con¬≠fronting the cur¬≠rent pan¬≠dem¬≠ic, it is good to know that Kiwa¬≠ni¬≠ans con¬≠tin¬≠ue to make a difference.

LGE Coleen Law­son-Tay­lor and hus­band DPLG Dr. Mar­tin Taylor

We wel­comed Coleen Law­son-Tay­lor, EC&C, Lt. Gov. Des­ig­nate Div. 25 from Mon­tego Bay, Jamaica to our meet­ing. Our Past Inter­na­tion­al Pres­i­dent Jim Rochford intro­duced our newest mem­ber as an accom­plished Club open­er in her own right. We are thrilled to have anoth­er mem­ber of the great Dis­trict of East­ern Cana­da and Caribbean join­ing our club. Coleen believes in our mis­sion to grow Kiwanis.

As well, we are pleased to announce the inclu¬≠sion of Tom¬≠my Mills of the Tal¬≠la¬≠has¬≠see Kiwa¬≠nis Club. Sec¬≠re¬≠tary Alan Guire spoke about Tom¬≠my as an ener¬≠getic Mem¬≠ber¬≠ship Coor¬≠di¬≠na¬≠tor of the great Flori¬≠da Dis¬≠trict of Kiwa¬≠nis. Tom¬≠my will bring his enthu¬≠si¬≠asm for Kiwa¬≠nis mem¬≠ber¬≠ship expan¬≠sion in Flori¬≠da along with his com¬≠mit¬≠ment to mak¬≠ing a dif¬≠fer¬≠ence in his com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty to our club.

Last, but def¬≠i¬≠nite¬≠ly not least, Cae¬≠sar Milch was intro¬≠duced by our Trea¬≠sur¬≠er Valar¬≠ie Brown-Klin¬≠gel¬≠hoe¬≠fer. Cae¬≠sar is the cur¬≠rent Pres¬≠i¬≠dent of the Kiwa¬≠nis Club of Bur¬≠bank. As a lawyer and an accom¬≠plished auc¬≠tion¬≠eer, two attrib¬≠ut¬≠es he shares with our sage Jim, Cae¬≠sar is a ded¬≠i¬≠cat¬≠ed mem¬≠ber our home Cal¬≠NevHa Dis¬≠trict join¬≠ing a strong west coast con¬≠tin¬≠gent in our EOT club.

We have sev­er­al mem­bers that we hope will be on board short­ly. They are Past Gov­er­nor of the New York Dis­trict, Forbes Irvine, cur­rent Gov­er­nor of Ken­tucky-Ten­nessee Kendra Skid­more and Mon­i­ca Fran­co of the small but mighty Rocky Moun­tain District.

We are pleased that the finan¬≠cial review com¬≠mit¬≠tee has been formed and now in the capa¬≠ble hands of EOT mem¬≠bers Armand St. Ray¬≠mond, Bill See¬≠man and Dewey Smith. They have set a tar¬≠get date of May 17 to sub¬≠mit their review of our finances to the club board. Thank you to the com¬≠mit¬≠tee mem¬≠bers and trea¬≠sur¬≠er Valar¬≠ie for keep¬≠ing us on track.

Speak¬≠ing of being on track, we will have our Annu¬≠al Gen¬≠er¬≠al Meet¬≠ing as a club on May 21st to vote on our Board of Direc¬≠tors for the 2020‚Äď2021 year. Our nom¬≠i¬≠nat¬≠ing com¬≠mit¬≠tee com¬≠prised of Gary Levine, Joe Mey¬≠er and Jim Rochford pre¬≠sent¬≠ed the fol¬≠low¬≠ing slate offi¬≠cers at our meet¬≠ing for your consideration.

Pres¬≠i¬≠dent: Bob Larsen, Pres¬≠i¬≠dent-elect: Joe Mey¬≠er, Past Pres¬≠i¬≠dent: Barb Thomp¬≠son, Sec¬≠re¬≠tary: Alan Guire, Trea¬≠sur¬≠er: Valar¬≠ie Brown-Klin¬≠gel¬≠hoe¬≠fer, Direc¬≠tors: Kat¬≠ri¬≠na Baranko, Mary Jo Brubak¬≠er, Car¬≠son Schreiber, Sage: Jim Rochford. Oth¬≠er nom¬≠i¬≠na¬≠tions are accept¬≠ed up to and from the floor on May 21st.

Our EOT Club is hop¬≠ing to have rep¬≠re¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion from every Dis¬≠trict to pro¬≠mote our mes¬≠sage that it is vital to open new clubs and encour¬≠age mem¬≠ber¬≠ship mind¬≠ed mem¬≠bers to seek lead¬≠er¬≠ship roles. Beyond North Amer¬≠i¬≠ca, only Malaysia is rep¬≠re¬≠sent¬≠ed internationally. 

North Amer­i­can Dis­tricts Need­ing Representatives

  • Kansas
  • Min¬≠neso¬≠ta-Dako¬≠tas
  • Mon¬≠tana
  • Ohio
  • Pacif¬≠ic Northwest
  • South¬≠west
  • Texas-Okla¬≠homa
  • Utah-Ida¬≠ho
  • West¬≠ern Canada
  • Wis¬≠con¬≠sin-Upper Michi¬≠gan 

Upcom­ing Birthdays!

Birth¬≠day best wish¬≠es go out to sev¬≠er¬≠al of our Eye of the Tiger Club mem¬≠bers. Belat¬≠ed best wish¬≠es to Melis¬≠sa Guire on April 11th, Joe Mey¬≠er on the 21st, fol¬≠lowed by Bert West on the 22nd.  Audrey Gib¬≠bons and Colleen Law¬≠son-Brown will share the bless¬≠ings of anoth¬≠er year on the 27th of April. May the year ahead be hap¬≠py and healthy for each of you!

Cur¬≠rent Board of Direc¬≠tors for 2019‚Äď2020

Pres­i­dent: Dr. Barb Thompson

Pres­i­dent-Elect: Dr. Bob Larsen

Sec­re­tary: Alan Guire

Asst. Sec­re­tary: Julia Levine

Trea­sur­er Dr. Valar­ie Brown-Klingelhoefer

Past Pres­i­dent: Gary Levine

Sage: Jim Rochford

Board of Direc­tors: Kat­ri­na Baranko, Joe Mey­er, Car­son Schreiber

Please mark your cal¬≠en¬≠dar for for our next meet¬≠ing at 7 pm. EST.

To help out your eas¬≠i¬≠ly dis¬≠tract¬≠ed EOT newslet¬≠ter edi¬≠tor‚Ķ please send com¬≠mit¬≠tee reports, pic¬≠tures and ideas to me, Julia Levine. That real¬≠ly helps me out. Thank you

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