President's Desk December 2019

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December Greetings Fellow (e)Tigers!

The Christ¬≠mas Car¬≠ol, writ¬≠ten by British author, Charles Dick¬≠ens, is a pop¬≠u¬≠lar play this time of year. In the play, the Ghost of Jacob Mar¬≠ley vis¬≠its Ebenez¬≠er Scrooge. Mar¬≠ley says, ‚ÄúI wear the chain I forged in life‚ĶI made it link by link and yard by yard.‚ÄĚ Scrooge protests to Mar¬≠ley, ‚ÄúBut you were always a good man of business.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúBusi¬≠ness!‚ÄĚ exclaims the ghost. ‚ÄúMankind was my busi¬≠ness. The com¬≠mon wel¬≠fare was my busi¬≠ness; char¬≠i¬≠ty, mer¬≠cy, for¬≠bear¬≠ance, and benev¬≠o¬≠lence, were, all, my busi¬≠ness. The deal¬≠ings of my trade were but a drop of water in the com¬≠pre¬≠hen¬≠sive ocean of my business. ‚Äú

 As Kiwa¬≠ni¬≠ans, you have cho¬≠sen the com¬≠mon wel¬≠fare as your busi¬≠ness. But what about your friends and asso¬≠ciates? What have they cho¬≠sen as their busi¬≠ness? Help them to avoid the chains that Mar¬≠ley wore after death. Invite them to join you in Kiwa¬≠nis to deal in char¬≠i¬≠ty, mer¬≠cy, for¬≠bear¬≠ance, and benev¬≠o¬≠lence for all the Tiny Tims in this world.

As Eye of the Tiger eKi¬≠wa¬≠ni¬≠ans, you go a step fur¬≠ther and open new clubs, often invit¬≠ing peo¬≠ple who are friends that you have just met to join you in a new oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to change the world one child and one com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty at a time. The month of Decem¬≠ber is often very busy, and it is also a per¬≠fect time to invite oth¬≠ers into Kiwa¬≠nis as peo¬≠ple tend to feel gen¬≠er¬≠ous. Use some Decem¬≠ber time to get start¬≠ed on a new club and to get a new mem¬≠ber for the Eye of the Tiger eKi¬≠wa¬≠nis Club.

Speak¬≠ing of new clubs, let‚Äôs give a shout-out to the 8 new clubs in the Amer¬≠i¬≠c¬≠as since Octo¬≠ber 1 in the fol¬≠low¬≠ing dis¬≠tricts: Alaba¬≠ma, EC&C, Flori¬≠da, Ken¬≠tucky-Ten¬≠nessee (2), Pacif¬≠ic North¬≠west (2), and Penn¬≠syl¬≠va¬≠nia. Kudos to the Eye of the Tiger eKi¬≠wa¬≠ni¬≠ans who were part of one or more club open¬≠ings: Mary Jo Brubak¬≠er, Alan Guire, Jay Hub¬≠bard, Gary Levine, Julia Levine, Armand St. Ray¬≠mond, Roge¬≠na Woods-Mitchell, and Allen Yer¬≠govich. Way to show the Eye of the Tiger!

Look inside our mar­velous newslet­ter, cour­tesy of Julia Levine, for infor­ma­tion about our con­ven­tion club open­ings and fundrais­ers and oth­er ser­vice and fundrais­ing projects. Hope that your Decem­ber hol­i­days and new year are won­der­ful, filled with fam­i­ly, friends, hap­pi­ness, and new Kiwa­nis members.

Thank you for being a mem¬≠ber of the Eye of the Tiger eKi¬≠wa¬≠nis Club‚ÄĒthe com¬≠mon wel¬≠fare, char¬≠i¬≠ty, mer¬≠cy, for¬≠bear¬≠ance, and benev¬≠o¬≠lence are ALL def¬≠i¬≠nite¬≠ly your business!

In Kiwa­nis service,

Barb Thomp­son

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