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Tiger News!

There were 68 mem¬≠bers and guests 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 May 21st. Our club enjoyed host¬≠ing an inter¬≠club with Divi¬≠sion 25 of East¬≠ern Cana¬≠da and the Caribbean Dis¬≠trict. 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 remain connected. 

We were delight¬≠ed to wel¬≠come Jose Velasquez from Colum¬≠bia with able trans¬≠la¬≠tion by EOT Past Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Trustee Chuck Gugli¬≠uz¬≠za along with Flori¬≠da‚Äôs Past Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Steve LeBlanc and our Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Trustee Coun¬≠cil¬≠lor Greg Beard, as guests on our zoom call. Do I envi¬≠sion three more appli¬≠ca¬≠tions being sent out?

EOT mem¬≠ber Coleen Law¬≠son-Tay¬≠lor from the Prov¬≠i¬≠dence- Mon¬≠tego Bay Kiwa¬≠nis Club, Divi¬≠sion 25, was the cat¬≠a¬≠lyst to engage fel¬≠low Kiwa¬≠ni¬≠ans from her Divi¬≠sion to attend our meet¬≠ing. From the Kiwa¬≠nis Clubs of Hopewell, Prov¬≠i¬≠dence Mon¬≠tego Bay, Mon¬≠tego Bay-Freeport, Bethel Town, Coastal Trelawny, San¬≠ta Cruz and Rose Hall, we were delight¬≠ed to wel¬≠come all. It was won¬≠der¬≠ful to also see Dis¬≠tin¬≠guished Gov¬≠er¬≠nors Bob¬≠by Moo Young and Hope Marks join¬≠ing us along with so many Pres¬≠i¬≠dents, Sec¬≠re¬≠taries and club mem¬≠bers from Jamaica. 

We con¬≠grat¬≠u¬≠late East¬≠ern Cana¬≠da and Caribbean‚Äôs Imme¬≠di¬≠ate Past Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Mel Clarke for receiv¬≠ing the Dis¬≠tin¬≠guished sta¬≠tus for his year as one of only two Dis¬≠tricts in North Amer¬≠i¬≠ca to achieve that hon¬≠our. Mem¬≠ber¬≠ship growth made it possible. 

Our own club con¬≠tin¬≠ues to focus on growth. Pres¬≠i¬≠dent Barb Thomp¬≠son was excit¬≠ed to be able to induct PG PNW Roger Bell, appro¬≠pri¬≠at¬≠ing wear¬≠ing a tiger tie, PG New Jer¬≠sey Dis¬≠trict Michael Mul¬≠haul sport¬≠ing a covid beard, Kel¬≠ly Pena show¬≠cas¬≠ing the Kiwa¬≠nis green screen and Kendra Skid¬≠more eager to get out doing Kiwa¬≠nis work again. We con¬≠tin¬≠ue on the road to build¬≠ing a stronger Kiwa¬≠nis through those ded¬≠i¬≠cat¬≠ed to grow¬≠ing new clubs, fos¬≠ter¬≠ing lead¬≠ers and ser¬≠vice to others. 

We are hap­py to announce the elec­tion of offi­cers for the upcom­ing Kiwa­nis year. Thank you to those who have offered their lead­er­ship exper­tise to help our club move for­ward. Moved by Past Inter­na­tion­al Pres­i­dent Jim Rochford and sec­ond­ed by Past Inter­na­tion­al Trustee Gary Levine that our slate of offi­cers was acclaimed.

Our Eye of the Tiger e‚ÄĎClub Board of Direc¬≠tors for 2020‚Äď2021

Pres­i­dent: Dr. Bob Larsen

Pres¬≠i¬≠dent-Elect: Joe Meyer

Sec­re­tary: Alan Guire

Trea¬≠sur¬≠er:  Dr. Valar¬≠ie Brown-Klingelhoefer

Past Pres­i­dent: Dr. Barb Thompson

Sage: Jim Rochford

Board of Direc­tors: Kat­ri­na Baranko, Mary Jo Brubak­er, Car­son Schreiber

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

Upcom­ing Birthdays!

Birth¬≠day best wish¬≠es go out to sev¬≠er¬≠al of our Eye of the Tiger Club mem¬≠bers. Best wish¬≠es are sent out to Jim Rochford on May 3rd, Kendra Skid¬≠more on the 7th and Julia Levine on lucky 13. They are fol¬≠lowed by Ser¬≠e¬≠na Bell on the 14th, Bob Larsen on the 23rd and Nathaniel Kyle on the 25th. May the year ahead be hap¬≠py and healthy for each of you!

Please mark your cal¬≠en¬≠dar for our next meet¬≠ing for June 18th, 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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4 Responses to “Tiger News!”

  1. Gary Levine says:

    It was great see­ing so many of our EC&C Kiwa­ni­ans join­ing us on the Zoom meet­ing. EOT mem­ber, DP Coleen did a fab­u­lous job in get­ting Divi­sion 25 mem­bers out. She obvi­ous­ly used the same per­sua­sive skills that she uses when recruit­ing new club mem­bers. Who knew that this kind of mem­ber engage­ment would be a byprod­uct of our glob­al pandemic.

  2. Love¬≠ly read¬≠ing. Thanks for shar¬≠ing. It was a joy shar¬≠ing meet¬≠ing with so many of our fel¬≠low kiwan¬≠ian friends across the miles.

  3. Kelly Pena says:

    Julia,

    At your con­ve­nience do you think you could show me how to cre­ate a newslet­ter like this? I have all the con­tent I need but do not know how to make it look pro­fes­sion­al like this. Do you use some type of program?

    Kind regards,

    Kel­ly

  4. Barb Thompson says:

    Julia,

    This newslet¬≠ter was love¬≠ly and read so smooth¬≠ly. You found a per¬≠fect pic¬≠ture of the Kiwa¬≠nis Club of Greater Port¬≠more imple¬≠ment¬≠ing their #WECARE plan. The clip art in the newslet¬≠ter looks like it was devel¬≠oped espe¬≠cial¬≠ly for the arti¬≠cles that they enhanced. Thank you for the pro¬≠files and pic¬≠tures of the speak¬≠ers. And My Hero is You is an awe¬≠some book that we all need to read right now. Thank you for an out¬≠stand¬≠ing newslet¬≠ter again!

    Sin­cere­ly,
    Barb

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