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The Keystone Kiwanian Volume II, Issue 4

Summer Travels

September 2016

Meet the Journalism Committee

The Official Publication of the Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International

Club Updates pakiwanis.org


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District Inbox: A farewell message from Governor Jen and administrative reminders from Kevin on the new Kiwanis year.

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International Convention: Lieutenant Governor Kathy gives a quick recap of her time in Toronto and photos from the convention.

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District Convention: Lieutenant Governor Phyllis writes a recap of events from District Convention plus numerous photos from Scranton!

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Around the District: Learn about Bradford's Christmas Tree Farm and Northumberland-Point Township and South Philadelphia stay active over the summer.


The Keystone Kiwanian is Editor Brett Cutright Pennsylvania eKiwanis

Pennsylvania Kiwanis District Office 2793 Old Post Road, Suite 12 Harrisburg, PA 17110 Office: (717) 540-9300 Fax: (717) 540-1018 pakiwanis.org

Journalism Committee Patti Loomis Edinboro Marianne Muraska Sheraden Ben Osterhout Norlanco-Rheems, Pennsylvania eKiwanis

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District Inbox: Seasons of Love By Govenor Jen Vare

One of my favorite songs is from the Broadway Show, “Rent.” It is called “Seasons of Love.” Last August I used it as the basis of my Governor-Designate speech. In the song they repeatedly ask you how you will measure a year. I gave you some ideas of how we would measure our Kiwanis year: through the Eliminate project, Mile of Dimes Campaign, our Service Leadership Programs, the Early Learning Initiative, support of our Foundation, and the growth that we achieve through the Formula. I told you I would not pick my own catch phrase or Governor motto and I asked you to remember OUR Kiwanis motto: Serving the Children of the World. Kiwanis is serving the children of the world. Throughout this year I have participated, witnessed and heard many stories of how you are serving the children of the world. Together we are making a difference in our communities and we are changing the world through our service projects and fundraisers. Governor Jen Vare A year as Governor is not all about the fun stuff: service, fundraising, Club, Divisional and Regional visits, speeches, and chicken dinners. A year of Governor also includes district board meetings, negotiations, mediations, bylaws, and policies. As Governor I constantly thought about specific members as I made recommendations and proposals. I thought about the members who pay their dues, complete hours upon hours of service, and raise tons of money, but do not attend Division, Region, and District events. I would think, “How would that member want us to spend their dues dollars? Are we living up to the promises we as a District make to them?” Change is not easy, change can be scary, but change is necessary if we are to continue to grow as a District. I can safely say that as your Governor I have tried to make positive changes that will help our District succeed for the next 100 years. If you look back at historical data of Pennsylvania Kiwanis you will notice that our membership trends have not been very positive for many years. As I write this article our District stands at a positive number of net growth just over 140 members. I can not see into the future to know what will happen on September 30th when this Kiwanis year is over, but I do hope that we will still be seeing a + sign! Yes, there are many clubs that grow, but yet there are also clubs that lose members one by one or clubs that turn in their charter. Throughout the year I was challenged, “Why keep opening new clubs if so many clubs are struggling?” The answer is not always simple. Remember above when I said change can be difficult and change can be scary sometimes that is exactly why a club is struggling. Kiwanis has a mission statement that says we are improving the world one child and one community at a time. No where in that mission statement does it mention meetings. Yes, meetings are important to plan how we are going to improve our world and our children’s lives and our community, but if we are only meeting for a meal, to socialize, and to rehash what we did; then is the meeting necessary? True meaningful service opportunities should be weekly or monthly, not just once in a blue moon. Service should fill your club’s calendar just as much if not more than the meetings. As clubs become smaller it is harder to do as much service as you once did. Service does not have to be large and extravagant; service can be simple like making crafts for a child care center, reading weekly to a preschool, or making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for a shelter. People will join your club if you are still fulfilling the Kiwanis mission statement. So why do we open new clubs? Because the passion of fifteen or more individuals is incredible they are not afraid of trying a service project or ten or twenty. They constantly wonder what more can we do? When was the last time your club wondered what more can we do? See Governor on page 16.

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District Inbox: Reminders By Executive Director Kevin Thomas

» Any former member of a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program/Sponsored Youth Organization who joins Kiwanis has International dues waived for two years regardless of age. The new member (or its club on behalf of the member) must pay the Kiwanis International Magazine subscription, the Liability Insurance premium, and club dues.

» The 2016-2017 Dues ($112.00) breakdown by: International Dues ($52.00), Kiwanis Magazine ($8.00), Insurance ($17.00), District Dues ($35.00). Note: Since quotes are not final, there is a possibility that the insurance may need adjusted.

» If you want new members credit to the 2015-2016 year, they must be on the club’s roster by September 30, 2016. If you have any members that will not be continuing as members for whatever reason, be advised that you must remove them from your club’s roster by October 10th. Any deletions that need to be made to your club’s roster must be submitted to the Kiwanis International Office by that time. Dues billings for clubs will be based on the club’s roster that is in the database at Kiwanis International as of October 10th and clubs will be responsible for payments based on that roster.

» Information on your club’s dues billing for 2016-2017 is being sent to the 2015-2016 club secretary. If your club is changing secretary’s from 2015-2016 to 2016-2017, it is important that this information gets passed on to the 2016-2017 club secretary and treasurer so that any necessary changes are completed by the October 10, 2016 deadline.

» When adding a new member to your club’s roster, your club pays Kiwanis International a flat $50.00 fee and the Pennsylvania District Graduated Dues for that new member. What the club pays depends on the time of the year. Please see the schedule at the end of this message. All payments for new members get made payable to Kiwanis International get sent to the Kiwanis International office in Indianapolis. Pennsylvania District Graduated Dues October/November $85.00 April/May $70.00 December/January $80.00 June/July $65.00 February/March $75.00 August/September $60.00

» Kiwanis Insurance now consists of two elements. The first is a general liability insurance. The other is Directors and Officers Liability. Neither program is optional.

» All Kiwanis Clubs and club foundations must file some version of the IRS 990 non-profit tax form. Most clubs, can file form 990-N, which is available on line only through the IRS website; clubs with higher levels of income will have to file form 990-EZ or 990. For most clubs, the appropriate form must be filed by Feb 15th. By law, no club or club foundation is exempt from filing the appropriate 990 form. If a club does not file the appropriate form 990 for 3 consecutive years, it will lose its non profit status. To regain non-profit status, a club will need to complete and file Form 1024 or if it does not, it will need to pay tax on all revenues taken into the club treasury.

» For clubs that are struggling with their administrative account but have a healthy service account, I’d like to offer the following tip. When paying your dues invoice to Kiwanis International, take the entire $17.00 per member cost of insurance fee from your service account. The insurance is needed because we are out in the community doing service so it can be treated as a project cost just as any other project cost. Of course if your club administrative account is healthy, you can take all monies for dues, magazine and insurance from that account. See Reminders on page 14.

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By Kathy

Kiwanis International Convention 2016 in Toronto, Canada was interactive, inspirational, exciting, and informational. While sitting in “The Formula” training, I had the opportunity to interact with Kiwanians from Canada, Germany, the Philippines, and fellow Americans. Our goals were similar, but the path to reach our goals was unique to each Kiwanian. The respect for each participant’s contributions was evident in contributor’s body language. We were spellbound by Colonel Chris Hatfield, second most famous astronaut after Neil Armstrong. A Canadian, Hatfield was instrumental in using social media as an educational tool to share his space experience. I was touched by Jewel’s humble spirit, honesty, and amazing talent. Jewel shared her story of a turbulent life; yet found the strength and perseverance to move beyond her life limiting challenges. Her artistic talent displayed her inner beauty. The SLP session with John Shertzer provided essential information that I was able to bring back to Bradford. John shared the idea of bringing a one day Key Leader program to local schools. It will offer a greater number of students the opportunity to participate in a leadership. Hopefully, it will encourage students to enhance their leadership skills by attending a future Key Leader weekend. The positive outcome from John’s presentation is that Bradford will host a one day Key Leader program in November 2016. The House of Delegates/Business Session was an educationally profound experience. It is one thing to read about the candidates. However, it is a bonus to meet the candidates in person; observe their body language in different settings; and finally watch and listen to what the candidate says during their presentation. My vote was decided during the final speeches, immediately before the runoff vote. It was the passion in his speech; the respect to children and fellow human beings; and his sincere humility that decided my vote (Poly Lot). I was honored to participate in the House of Delegates election process.

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From Top Left Clockwise: Jen with some Governor friends out in Toronto. Sheraden Kiwanians pose for a picture with President Sue Petrisen. Circle K Alumni grab a drink. A view of Toronto from Lake Ontario. Immediate Past Governor, Bob Raub, Charlie Kaylor (Greensburg), and Jen also pose with President Sue. Flags of the Canadian Provinces and Territories.

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Kiwanis Night at the Phillies By Lieutenant Governor Sarah Zulueta

Kiwanis Night at the Phillies was literally a hot ticket! The summer heat rose to almost 94 degrees on June 18th but this did not deter the PA Kiwanis Family from enjoying a great game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Citizen Bank Park. Many Phillies ice cream sundae helmets were sold that day to battle the heat! This annual family friendly event at Citizen Bank Park not only brought together Kiwanians across the Pennsylvania District for a night of fun, but also provided clubs a great and easy fundraiser. This year about 300 Kiwanis Phillies tickets were sold, and each ticket provided sponsoring clubs $6 per ticket back to the club. That is roughly $1,800 raised for Kiwanis clubs across the state. Although the Phillies were defeated by the Diamondbacks, the Kiwanians that were able to attend the game had a successful fundraiser for their clubs. Imagine the new projects that be funded to impact even more children in our communities! Did you miss out on this fundraising opportunity? No worries; the Phillies organization has provided Kiwanis clubs the ability to fundraise for the remainder of the Phillies 2016 regular season games. For any ticket sold at our exclusive site at www.phillies.com/kiwanis a sponsoring Kiwanis club, that is selected from the drop down, can receive $6 per ticket that is sold. It is that easy! Don’t miss out on a fun night at the ballpark that benefits our clubs. For more information, please contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net.

Top Left: Wyoming Area Kiwanians enjoy the game. Top Right: University City Kiwanians showing Kiwanis and Phillies Pride. Bottom: A view of Citizens Bank Park.

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District Convention

From Top Left Clockwise: Governor Designate John and International Trustee Kit addressing the crowd. Pennsylvania’s Formula team take a group photo. Region VII Kiwanians wait in the Hilton Lobby. Jen thanking Key Club Governor Morgan. Circle K Governor Devyn addresses the Heroes in Service Luncheon.

By Lieutenant Governor Phyllis Palm I just returned from Scranton and the 99th Pennsylvania Kiwanis District Convention. There is so much to tell you! From August 11-14 Kiwanians met at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton. Scranton has beautiful architecture and a very rich history so it was fun to explore and learn while we were there. It was just as hot there as it was here – we sweltered, even inside at times! Governor Jen Vare opened the convention and did an outstanding job of leading us through each days’ activities. She was really happy to announce that her Mile of Dimes Project exceeded a mile! The goal was $8,976 for the mile, but we actually raised to $11,700 or 1.3 miles over the past year! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you. This money will go to the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation to purchase more Early Learning Guides. There were many excellent speakers but let me tell you of one young man. Patrick is an Aktion Club member and he spoke to us at the Sponsored Leadership Luncheon. With a style that only he could have, he impressed us to the point that we were in tears with his earnest and commitment to his Aktion Club. Patrick says he and his other club

members couldn’t do what they do without the Aktion Club. There was also Stephanie Jallen, the speaker at the farewell breakfast. She is a student at King’s College. She was born with an extremely rare congenital disorder that resulted in her having a limb defect on the left side of her body. Having her left leg amputated to below the knee and having a shortened upper limb without a hand, has not stopped Stephanie from learning to downhill ski. She is the holder of many medals in the World Cup Circuit and competed in the Paralympic Games, winning bronze medals. She showed us her gold medals from the World Cups and wow were they big and pretty. Her message was simply put, “Never give up - live your dream.” This fits so well with the incoming Kiwanis International Presidents motto. Jane Erickson is using “Energize the Dream” for 2016-2017. Let’s do that! Next year the convention will be in Lancaster. Did you know that this will be number 100? And that in 1917 the first convention was in Lancaster? How fitting to return for our 100th to the place where they began. I hope to see you there!

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First Row, Left to Right: Key Clubbers, Kiwanians, and Circle K'ers at the Ronald McDonald House. Governor Jen and the SLP Administrators with the SLP Speakers. More service at the Children's advocacy center. Second Row, Left to Right: Jen, John, and Kevin with Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. Governor-Designate John addresses the crowd. Sarah, Bill, Phyllis, and John get installed at Trustees. Third Row, Left to Right: Cathy Szymanski addresses the convention attendees, Governer Jen presiding over a session, Tiffany poses with Stephanie Jallen's Paralympic medals. Jen posing with International Trustee Kit and his wife.

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Patrick Hughes is an Abington Aktion Club member and Glenside Kiwanis member. At District Convention, he spoke about about how Aktion Club has had a positive impact on him and his local community. His speech was very well received by everyone at convention. The following is his speech given at the Heroes in Service Luncheon. Good afternoon fellow Kiwanis members and Kiwanis guests. My name is Patrick Hughes from the Abington Aktion Club. I have been a member of my Aktion club for 23 years. I have served my club as Vice President, President, and am currently Treasurer of my club. Some of you may know me because I have also attended many Kiwanis District Conventions and Kiwanis International Conventions for more than 15 years. If you look on the Kiwanis International website they say, “Aktion Clubs were developed to provide adults living with disabilities the opportunity to: 1. Develop initiative and leadership 2. Serve their community 3. Be integrated into society 4. Demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.� We live these values each day in our work with Kiwanis. Let me tell you how we do that. Initiative and Leadership Aktion Club members develop our leadership skills by being officers in our club. We also help each other anyway we can. Our members take initiative and decide what projects they want to do and we organize and volunteer at our service events. We are leaders in our clubs and our community. Serving the Community Over the past 25 years my club has served the community by volunteering or organizing the following events:

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Above: Governor Jen presents tokens of thanks to Patrick for speaking at Kiwanis District Convention in Scranton.

> The annual Halloween Safety Party sponsored by Kiwanis and Abington Police > Handing out water bottles at the finish line of the Jenkintown Kiwanis 5K Run > The Abington Hospital June Fete Refreshment Booth > We visit local nursing homes and make crafts with the residents > Abington Police 24 Hour Relay > Glenside Kiwanis Special Athlete Basketball tournament > We make Holiday Cards for residents of a local nursing home > We made cards for our members who were sick or could no longer attend meetings > We purchased books for the Abington Library > We made puppy chew toys for the SPCA > Purchased holiday gifts for children > Donated items for Laurel House, a Safe House for women and children who have been abused > We supported Habitat for Humanity and we volunteered at one of the building sites. > We contributed to the IDD campaign and the Neonatal Tetanus campaign. I am wearing


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the Zeller Award that our club purchased to support the campaign and each member takes a turn proudly wearing the medal. > Our biggest service project is our annual Breakfast with Santa which we have hosted for 10 years. Children in the area get to enjoy a meal and have a picture taken with Santa. Aktion Club Members, Kiwanis Members, Key Club members from Abington Senior High School, Builder Club Members from Abington Junior High School, Circle K members, and members of the Knights of Columbus where I am a current member, work side by side to help make this event successful. The money we raise is donated to Abington Hospital Safe Harbor which is a free consulting and support program for kids that have lost a parent or family member. We have raise over $8,000 dollars in 10 years.

volunteer at many service projects with my Kiwanis friends and I know we make a difference. I recently was in Altoona, Pennsylvania this past weekend forour 20th Aktion Club Convention! I also attended the Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference in Toronto. I like meeting other Aktion Club members and Kiwanis members from all over the USA and world. My club is planning an interclub with the Trenton Aktion Club this fall. I have been to many Kiwanis International conventions like Nashville, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Geneva, Toronto, and other places! I want to thank Kevin Thomas and my advisor, Darlene Anderson, for giving me the opportunity to speak to you today. I hope your club will sponsor an Aktion Club. Thank you Kiwanis for making a difference in my life.

Integrating Into Society Aktion Club members are an important part of the Kiwanis Family. We partner with other clubs, other organizations, and together we make a difference in our community and the world. Citizenship Our advisor, Ed Sickles, taught us that our voice is important, our right to vote is important. Kiwanis and Aktion Club members learn to be advocates for our rights and the rights of others. We invite speakers to our club meetings to discuss important topics, we also host an Annual Banquet of Thanks. This is when we give thanks to those who have supported us during the year, we honor those who helped us serve the community, and we share this evening with our family and friends. Our Kiwanis Family is also there to support us. I am proud to be a member of the Abington Aktion Club and because of the support and friends, I am also proud to be a member of the Glenside Kiwanis Club. I like being part of Aktion Club AND Kiwanis because I get a chance to see what other Aktion Clubs and Kiwanis Clubs do. I

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Around the District Bradford’s Christmas Trees By Randy Durner

While most Kiwanis Clubs have a signature project, the Kiwanis Club of Bradford created a special project that has endured for 62 years and has at least 38 more years to go. The Kiwanis/ARG Tree Farm; a 169 acre hardwood forest that was created as a stewardship project in 1954 by member, Svend Rondum, who was a professional forester. Located ten miles south of Bradford within the proclamation boundary of the Allegheny National Forest, the visionary Svend (later club president), working with local industrial property owner Kendall Oil, developed a 100 year Forest Management Agreement on the 169 acres forest, whereby Bradford Regional Medical Center realizes the benefits of scientific forest management by way of receipts fromperiodic timber harvests. The current owner, American Refining Group (ARG) in Bradford, receives 40% of timber sale receipts to cover their ownership costs; the Kiwanis Club receives 60% of the receipts, a portion of which is used to cover professional forestry services associated with preparing a timber sale and administering harvest operations, with the balance destined for benefitting BRMC. Svend prepared the initial Forest Management Plan for the forestland and it was subsequently certified as Tree Farm number 254 by the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) in 1954. This plan endured for several decades and through a number of scheduled timber harvests. The Tree Farm was recently re-inventoried from 2012 to 2014 by club member and Tree Farm Committee chair Randall Durner, a retired professional forester, who is preparing a new Forest Management Plan to re-certify the Tree Farm to meet ATFS’s more current and stringent scientific certification criteria. Once recertified, it is expected that a new timber harvest schedule will be prepared as part of the new plan. In the last several years, Randy has conducted tours of the Tree Farm for club members as well as provided annual updates on the inventory progress at club meetings via PowerPoint presentations. In the last 62 years, numerous timber harvests on the Tree Farm have occurred, with the outcome being that Bradford Hospital got its pediatric ward updated as the first benefit, followed later by expansion of the hospital facilities, as well as development of their cardiac rehab unit. Financial benefits to the hospital in that period have exceeded $600,000, as well as providing new club members from BRMC and ARG. The Kiwanis/ARG Tree Farm is located astride US highway 219 south of Bradford; so if you are traveling to Division 1 via Bradford on this route, be sure and keep an eye out for the large portal sign identifying the Tree Farm on the east side of the highway, just north of the junction with State Route 59. When you see it, remember it is a reminder of enduring joint service to both the youth and community of Bradford by its own Kiwanis Club and local business, American Refining Group.

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Around the District

Left: Helen Hummel from Northumberland-Point Township helps Division 12 South answer phones at the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon in Danville. She has been an active member of the club since 1993. Right: Welcome to the NEW Kiwanis Club of South Philadelphia!

Reminders continued

To Be Continued...

» There is one administrative account myth I want to dispel: You may place a certain percentage (for example 10%) of any fundraiser you have in administrative account. That simply is not true and is not permissible or even legal. You may not place a flat amount of any fundraiser in the administrative account.

» If your club is conducting a 50/50, raffle or another game of chance, it is important you comply with the Pennsylvania Small Games of Chance Law. Kiwanis Clubs are not exempt from the law. Please see the following website for more information: revenue.state.pa.us/SGOC.

» Club officer manuals have been or will be distributed. For those Divisions without a Lieutenant Governor, they have been distributed directly to clubs via the 2016-2017 or 2015-2016 club secretary or they have been brought here to the convention. For those who have a 2016-2017 Lieutenant Governor, that Kiwanian has been asked to get them to you.

» Online training is available for club presidents and secretaries. Additionally, there are changes to the club secretary reporting functions and capabilities on the KiwanisOne system so it is important for all secretaries to take the training. Link: kiwanis.org/kiwanisone/learn/online-training.

» All clubs are reminded to submit a monthly report of their club’s activities, meetings, and other information via the KiwanisOne website.

» All clubs should have a policy on youth protection and background checks. All Kiwanis advisers to Kiwanis Service Leadership programs need to complete the required Kiwanis International Background check; here is a link regarding that requirement and check: kiwanis.org/kiwanisone/lead/riskmanagement/youth-protection-guidelines/background-checks-kiwanis-advisors#.V6tZx_krLIU. As well, it is strongly suggested that all Kiwanians should submit to background checks for volunteers working with youth in Pennsylvania as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Public Relations By Bob Raub

What’s Kiwanis? This question has been asked over and over again for decades and decades. Probably people for years have struggled with the answer. Have you? More importantly, the people who asked the question, never got an understandable answer. This was brought to light two years ago, a private research firm took a look at Kiwanis. They were hired to study what people knew about Kiwanis and how they felt about what they knew. Some interesting facts surfaced that just may point to why people ask the question, “What’s Kiwanis?” About 28% of those asked were familiar or somewhat familiar with Kiwanis. However, only 12% could explain our mission. Based on the results of the survey, only 6% of those surveyed were somewhat likely to join Kiwanis. Research reveals that most people join organizations that they know something about. Is it any wonder why we have a hard time getting new members to commit to Kiwanis? The research was interesting and the results pointed to the need for Kiwanis, as an organization, to improve their image. So important is image, it has been included as a part of Kiwanis’ Strategic I-Plan. To help implement the I-Plan and to develop tactics that can be used at the District and Club levels to facilitate the changes, Kiwanis International asked each district to appoint an experienced Kiwanian to serve as a District Public Relations Coordinator. I was appointed by Governor-Designate John Gräb to serve in this three-year role, in part because of my background as a public affairs officer with the United States Air Force. To help understand some of the tactics that can be used, Kiwanis International has published a Brand Book. It is available on the Kiwanis International website. The book is an inclusive reference to branding and image. This book speaks to our image. Image is much more than a logo. It is how people feel about you and your organization when they see your face, hear your name, or experience your club either at a service project or at a fund raiser. This book speaks to our image. Image is much more than a logo. It is how people feel about us and our organization when they see our faces, hear our names, or experience our clubs either at service projects or at fundraisers. KIDS NEED PEOPLE TO LOOK OUT FOR THEM Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities, and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way. Tactical messaging is another way to enhance consistency when speaking about what your club does. Consistency is important so that our image becomes less confusing to people who read about us and speak to us and attend our meetings. A good story in the newspaper, speech, interview, or other interaction about Kiwanis should contain at least some of the following “key messages” to support the unity in what Kiwanis does not only in Pennsylvania but around the world. Our key messages should include: Purpose – Kiwanis focuses on serving children around the world so that future generations will thrive. Relevance – Kiwanis unifies generations with opportunities to make transformational differences that leave a legacy in communities around the world. Service Diversity – Kiwanis values the enthusiasm of members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children in their communities. Mission Connection – Kiwanis is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children. See Public Relations on page 16.

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To Be Continued... Governor continued I challenged you a year ago to make a difference every one of the “five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes” of the year so that we could proudly proclaim we are serving the children of the world and making a lasting impact on their lives. Throughout this year you truly lived through the “Seasons of Love.” So why do we do what we do? We serve the children of the world because we realize how much of a difference we can make in just one child’s life. Through the Formula we take what we love, share it with everyone that we meet, and we let them know that we also live Kiwanis in our every day experiences. When we talk about our Mile of Dimes we get excited knowing that every dime together helps raise over $12,000 We all put our hearts toward Kiwanis and it makes a huge difference in everything we do. Together we will add more hands of service, welcome back old Kiwanis members, and open more Kiwanis clubs.... after all there is a child who still needs us!!! Thank you for serving the children of the world and continuing to do so each and every day of your life. It has been an honor to serve as your Governor and be a small part in your year! Public Relations continued It is important for clubs to take a look at themselves and evaluate how their image can be improved. The District Public Relations Coordinator is here to help. Contact Bob at braub@pakiwanis. org with your public relations requests and questions. Send him your club brochure, bulletins, news clippings involving your club, and request his help. Together we can improve the image of Above: The new Pennsylvania District Logo. Kiwanis International in order to make sure people know who we are, why we do what we do, and how much fun we can have along the way improving the lives of children.

District Calendar 1 October

13-16 July

10 -13 August

PA District Board Meeting of Trustees Harrisburg, PA

Kiwanis International Convention Paris, France

100th Pennsylvania District Convention Lancaster, PA

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Rose Sale 2016

Help support  your  local  Kiwanis  Club  during  the  Annual   Pennsylvania  Kiwanis  Foundation  Rose  Sale!     Your  purchase  helps  the  Pennsylvania  Kiwanis  Foundation,  a   501(c)3  organization,  support  its  mission  in  providing:   • Service  Grants     • Youth  Scholarships   • Local  Community  Projects       Sold  by  the  dozen  for  $18.00       Important  Dates:   August  15th-­‐  Rose  Sale  begins   September  26th-­‐  Final  club     order  form  &  payment  due   October  20th-­‐  Roses  delivered       For  more  information,   Download  Rose  Sale  materials  on   please  contact:   the  Pennsylvania  Kiwanis   Rosemary  McFee   Foundation  website:   (484)  515-­‐5414   www.pkfonline.org   rmcfeepsu@aol.com        

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