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There were approx¬≠i¬≠mate¬≠ly 55 Eye of the Tiger e‚ÄĎKiwanis Club mem¬≠bers and guests present on their com¬≠put¬≠ers or phones for our meet¬≠ing held on the evening of July 16th. We had par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants from coast to coast in the USA, Cana¬≠da, Jamaica, Colum¬≠bia, Ice¬≠land and Malaysia. We are indeed a glob¬≠al orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tion com¬≠ing togeth¬≠er in our desire to improve mem¬≠ber¬≠ship, encour¬≠age lead¬≠er¬≠ship and pro¬≠vide service. 

Our club enjoyed host¬≠ing an inter¬≠club with the Red Stick e‚ÄĎKiwanis Club of Baton Rouge from the Louisiana Mis¬≠sis¬≠sip¬≠pi West Ten¬≠nessee Dis¬≠trict. Club mem¬≠bers were intro¬≠duced by Divi¬≠sion 80E Lieu¬≠tenant Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Lau¬≠ra Gilliland, includ¬≠ing Past Pres¬≠i¬≠dent of the Euro¬≠pean Fed¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion √ďskar Gu√įj√≥ns¬≠son and LaMis¬≠sTenn Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Bruce Ham¬≠matt, along with First Lady Joy. We joined togeth¬≠er to sing Hap¬≠py Birth¬≠day to Joy, tru¬≠ly hon¬≠ored that she decid¬≠ed to spent her birth¬≠day with us.

Pres¬≠i¬≠dent Barb Thomp¬≠son was excit¬≠ed to be able to induct three new mem¬≠bers this evening. All were wel¬≠comed with a hearty EOT Zoom hand¬≠shake. Those new club mem¬≠bers include the cur¬≠rent Gov¬≠er¬≠nor of the Utah-Ida¬≠ho Dis¬≠trict, Steven L. West¬≠phal spon¬≠sored by Joe Mey¬≠er, the Past Gov¬≠er¬≠nor of the Colom¬≠bia Dis¬≠trict, Jose Velasquez spon¬≠sored by PIT Chuck Gugli¬≠uz¬≠za and  Mem¬≠ber¬≠ship Chair Taka Oga¬≠ta from the Indi¬≠ana Dis¬≠trict, intro¬≠duced by Joe. All three of our new mem¬≠bers have worked hard to improve mem¬≠ber¬≠ship in their respec¬≠tive Dis¬≠tricts. We are extreme¬≠ly pleased they have cho¬≠sen to join our EOT e‚ÄĎKiwanis club.

Member Profiles

Cal¬≠i¬≠for¬≠nia Neva¬≠da Hawaii can¬≠di¬≠date for Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Elect, Valar¬≠ie Brown-Klin¬≠gel¬≠hoe¬≠fer, explained how being a ‚Äúmil¬≠i¬≠tary brat‚ÄĚ has giv¬≠en her a broad¬≠er per¬≠spec¬≠tive of the world. Her Doc¬≠tor¬≠ate degree led to many years in Uni¬≠ver¬≠si¬≠ty admin¬≠is¬≠tra¬≠tion and she con¬≠tin¬≠ues to con¬≠sult in her retire¬≠ment.  Being a third gen¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion Kiwan¬≠ian, she is ded¬≠i¬≠cat¬≠ed to grow¬≠ing clubs. Her mot¬≠to: Dream Big Set Goals sums up Valar¬≠ie‚Äôs ded¬≠i¬≠ca¬≠tion and enthu¬≠si¬≠asm for Kiwa¬≠nis. We wish our EOT Trea¬≠sur¬≠er all the best in achiev¬≠ing her goals.

Incom¬≠ing Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Elect Mary Lynn Des¬≠jar¬≠lais stepped away from her Lieu¬≠tenant Gov¬≠er¬≠nor train¬≠ing, to share her mem¬≠ber pro¬≠file with us. Mary Lynn has been an attor¬≠ney in Sara¬≠so¬≠ta for thir¬≠ty years, spe¬≠cial¬≠iz¬≠ing in estate plan¬≠ning and real estate. She has been tasked with cre¬≠at¬≠ing the work¬≠shops for the upcom¬≠ing Flori¬≠da online con¬≠ven¬≠tion in August. She is thrilled that EOT mem¬≠bers are deliv¬≠er¬≠ing mem¬≠ber¬≠ship growth work¬≠shops among the thir¬≠ty-four edu¬≠ca¬≠tion¬≠al ses¬≠sions she has cre¬≠at¬≠ed. Mary Lynn is grate¬≠ful to be work¬≠ing with the sup¬≠port¬≠ive Flori¬≠da lead¬≠er¬≠ship team. Have a great year ahead!

Plant City Cit­i­zen of the Year, Divi­sion 14 Trustee, Sharon Moody from the Flori­da Dis­trict is one very busy Kiwan­ian. She is a 13 year Kiwan­ian, now retired from busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion who is active­ly involved in innu­mer­able com­mit­tees and orga­ni­za­tions. Sharon is throw­ing her hat into the ring for the posi­tion of Vice Gov­er­nor 2020/2021. Thank you for step­ping forward!

Flori¬≠da Dis¬≠trict can¬≠di¬≠date for Gov¬≠er¬≠nor Elect, Har¬≠vey White explained to us how Kiwa¬≠nis came to his life. If I said, ‚Äústale bread‚ÄĚ, you might won¬≠der how this could be? How¬≠ev¬≠er, Har¬≠vey par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pat¬≠ed in the gath¬≠er¬≠ing and dis¬≠tri¬≠b¬≠u¬≠tion of bak¬≠ery dona¬≠tions to help those in need, along¬≠side a Kiwan¬≠ian. From the expe¬≠ri¬≠ence, Har¬≠vey knew that he want¬≠ed to be a part of this great ser¬≠vice orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tion. We know Har¬≠vey, along with his ‚ÄúFirst Daugh¬≠ter‚ÄĚ, will con¬≠tin¬≠ue to impact com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ties through¬≠out the Flori¬≠da Dis¬≠trict. Kiwa¬≠nis is the best thing since sliced bread‚Ķ

We were delight¬≠ed to have one of our newest mem¬≠bers, Aman¬≠da Mali¬≠nows¬≠ki, as our guest speak¬≠er. Check out our Speak¬≠er‚Äôs Cor¬≠ner blog to find out more!

Upcom­ing Birthdays!

August is approach¬≠ing as are many EOT mem¬≠ber birth¬≠days pri¬≠or to our next club meet¬≠ing on August 20th. Birth¬≠days include August 3rd Joe Rug¬≠giero, 4th Sharon Moody, 5th Brit¬≠tany Love, 6th Rose¬≠mary Oars¬≠ley and the 15th Mark Espos¬≠i¬≠to. On our club meet¬≠ing, it will be Armand St. Ray¬≠mond‚Äôs birth¬≠day cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion. Voic¬≠es are start¬≠ing to warm up‚Ķ

Fol¬≠low¬≠ing our meet¬≠ing, on the 27th with be Ray Krieg¬≠baum‚Äôs day with Steven West¬≠phal blow¬≠ing our his can¬≠dles on the 28th. Felic¬≠i¬≠ta¬≠tions to all!

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 immense¬≠ly. Thank you!

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