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Six­teen eager EOT Kiwa­ni­ans were held in rapt atten­tion on Novem­ber 21st as our meet­ing was once again chaired by our Pres­i­dent, Past Inter­na­tion­al Trustee Barb Thomp­son. She greet­ed all and thanked every­one for mak­ing a some­what lat­er meet­ing time. Sev­er­al mem­bers had to send regrets as they were attend­ing oth­er Kiwa­nis func­tions. That we can forgive…

Birth¬≠day best wish¬≠es go out to our Pres¬≠i¬≠dent Barb on Decem¬≠ber 5th, Alan Struck on the 16th and Ker¬≠ri Gor¬≠don on the 17th. All of us wish you a very hap¬≠py birth¬≠day and a hap¬≠py, healthy year ahead. A few Tigers do not appear to have their birth month and day list¬≠ed with KI so I do apol¬≠o¬≠gize if I missed you. If so, please do let me know

Our tal­ent­ed Trea­sur­er Valar­ie Brown-Klin­gel­hoe­fer report­ed that our dues to CNH of $ 1666 and KI of $2631 are all paid. Yea! We cur­rent­ly have accu­mu­lat­ed $2080 in our admin­is­tra­tive fund and $800 in our ser­vice bud­get. $200 from the ser­vice account is des­ig­nat­ed to pay for book labels while the rest is made pos­si­ble by the gen­eros­i­ty of EOT members.

In con¬≠junc¬≠tion with the Lit¬≠er¬≠a¬≠cy Club Foun¬≠da¬≠tion our EOT mem¬≠bers may apply for books to dis¬≠trib¬≠ute to local schools. For $2 per dona¬≠tion, you will receive a chil¬≠dren‚Äôs book worth $4.99 or more. The min¬≠i¬≠mum order is 10 books but you can order more. The more books‚Ķthe merrier! 

The EOT book plate labels will be insert¬≠ed pri¬≠or to mail¬≠ing the books out to you. You can spec¬≠i¬≠fy the age lev¬≠el of the chil¬≠dren you wish to serve and even their area of inter¬≠est as well.

This EOT lit¬≠er¬≠a¬≠cy project is made pos¬≠si¬≠ble with dona¬≠tions from Emil¬≠ia and Chuck Gugli¬≠uz¬≠za, Joe Mey¬≠er, Valar¬≠ie Brown-Klin¬≠gel¬≠hoe¬≠fer and Doug Chad¬≠wick of the Kiwa¬≠nis Lit¬≠er¬≠a¬≠cy Club. As your newslet¬≠ter edi¬≠tor, I am vague on the details and the specifics of this won¬≠der¬≠ful ini¬≠tia¬≠tive, so I would sug¬≠gest you reach out to Doug for more information.

Prepa­ra­tions for the KI pre-con­ven­tion blitz are under­way. EOT Joe Mey­er, PIP Jim Rochford and KI Club Open­er Jay Hub­bard are coor­di­nat­ing the event. Joe Mey­er is work­ing with the cur­rent Gov­er­nor, incom­ing Gov­er­nor and LG to find appro­pri­ate site selec­tions. Joe iden­ti­fied poten­tial loca­tions with more research to come pri­or to a final decision.

Pres¬≠i¬≠dent Barb will reach out to club mem¬≠bers to get an idea of those who are able to par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pate in the club open¬≠ing Sun¬≠day, Mon¬≠day, Tues¬≠day and per¬≠haps Wednes¬≠day night. Hotel rooms will be pre¬≠arranged. She will also sub¬≠mit a grant appli¬≠ca¬≠tion request with KI that would help with the cost of the blitz. This should keep her busy‚Ķ

Addi¬≠tion¬≠al¬≠ly, Joe has approached KI about the pos¬≠si¬≠bil¬≠i¬≠ty of EOT mem¬≠bers sell¬≠ing but¬≠ter¬≠fly pork¬≠chops at the con¬≠ven¬≠tion to help raise mon¬≠ey for our ser¬≠vice account. The tim¬≠ing and loca¬≠tion of this is on cur¬≠rent¬≠ly being explored. Thank you Joe for fir¬≠ing up those ideas!

PIP Jim shared the end of year mem¬≠ber¬≠ship num¬≠bers with us and the cur¬≠rent sta¬≠tus of club build¬≠ing. Con¬≠grat¬≠u¬≠la¬≠tions to East¬≠ern Cana¬≠da and the Caribbean for being in the plus col¬≠umn as well as Rocky Moun¬≠tain and Asis Pacif¬≠ic for the last Kiwa¬≠nis year. On the whole, Kiwa¬≠nis lost approx¬≠i¬≠mate¬≠ly 2400 mem¬≠bers, hence the need for open¬≠ing new clubs. Last year saw 433 clubs opened to help mit¬≠i¬≠gate the mem¬≠ber¬≠ship loss. This year we are cur¬≠rent¬≠ly behind in club open¬≠ing com¬≠pared to the last two years. Time to let the tigers out! 

When the next Kiwa¬≠nis Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Con¬≠ven¬≠tion is held in Indi¬≠anapo¬≠lis, Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Past Pres¬≠i¬≠dent Jim Rochford, EOT mem¬≠ber Joe Mey¬≠er and KI Club Open¬≠er Jay Hub¬≠bard have all vol¬≠un¬≠teered to help spear¬≠head the club open¬≠ing event pri¬≠or to the KI con¬≠ven¬≠tion. We thank them for tak¬≠ing on this task.

Com­mit­tee Chairs

  • Fundrais¬≠ing ‚ÄĒ  Mary Jo Brubaker/Katrina Barenko
  • Ser¬≠vice Projects ‚ÄĒ  Julia Levine
  • Web¬≠mas¬≠ter ‚ÄĒ  Gary Levine
  • Social Media ‚ÄĒ  Car¬≠son Schreiber
  • Pro¬≠gram ‚ÄĒ  Valerie Brown-Klin¬≠gel¬≠hoe¬≠fer
  • Con¬≠ven¬≠tion Blitz ‚ÄĒ  Joe Mey¬≠er, Jim Rochford, Jay Hubbard
  • Finan¬≠cial Review ‚ÄĒ  Mem¬≠bers Needed*

Should you wish to vol¬≠un¬≠teer for any com¬≠mit¬≠tees, Please Con¬≠tact Pres¬≠i¬≠dent Barb.

Please mark your cal¬≠en¬≠dar for Decem¬≠ber 19th 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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