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Club Spotlight

Issue 3 In This Issue:

Kiwanis One Day Raises $3500

$3500 Raised for for Pediatric Cancer Research on Kiwanis One Day!

TO District Key Club Officer Elections Division Three LTG Elections Membership Growth Chairs Needed New Key Club LTGs Anticipate FTC May is Membership Month Club Raises $18000 Convention at Sea Update Those Monthly Reports! Kiwanis Kid’s Triathlon Gears Up! Assistance in Alabama

Division 3 Kiwanis clubs and Key Clubs reported raising a cumulative $3,500 for pediatric cancer research on Kiwanis One Day. Nearly 100 participants volunteered their time on April 2, 2010 to get out into the community, work together, and provide service to children. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible--and hopfully we can make next year even better! View pictures online, here. Here is a list of stands and their results: • Kiwanis Club of West Houston & Intercontinental: $700 • Cy-Ranch Key Club: $500 • Cinco Ranch Key Club: $601 • Kingwood Park Key Club: $409 • Kiwanis Club of Greater North Houston & Bellaire Key Club: $400 • Cy-Falls Key Club: $327 • Kingwood Key Club: $300 • Cy-Woods Key Club: $80 • Cy-Ridge Key Club: not reported


Texas-Oklahoma Key Club Elects Two position in October, 2012. Alyson is originally Division 3 Key Clubbers to District Office from Florida, and has been a member of the K-Family throughout her entire life including At the Texas-Oklahoma Key Club District Kiwanis clubs in Louisiana and Texas. Convention, held in Dallas on April 15-17th, Our new Lieutenant Governors are people district Key Clubbers elected two Division 3N who truly live the values of Kiwanis, share the Key Clubbers to office! vision that Kiwanis can be better than it is today, Megan Iselin, student at Cypress Ranch High and will continue to encourage Kiwanis clubs to School and Past 3N Lieutenant Governor, was be flexible, embrace diversity, and collaborate elected to the office of District Governor. “I’m so exicted to be able to serve as the with other clubs to expand our ability to make a Mighty T-O District Governor. I have a great difference in our communities. feeling about 2011-2012, especially with the support of my awesome Lieutenant Governors! Let us know if you need any Key Club help; we’re here to help you,” says Megan. Ryan Nava, student at Cypress Falls High School, was elected to the office of District Secretary. Both of these students are members of Key Clubs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cy-Fair, which currently sponsors nine (yes, that’s 9) Key Clubs! Congratulations to Megan and Ryan: we can’t wait to see the difference you make this year! Also, sincerest thanks to the Cy-Fair Kiwanis club who provides so much support and opportunity to these students. Gwendolyn Branch Elected Division Lieutenant Governor for 2011-2012

Zone New Club Builders and Membership Strength Chairs Needed -- STEP UP! We need leaders to make a step change in the way we grow our membership and our clubs. Otherwise, club membership will continue to dwindle. By 2014, our division membership will be half of what it was 12 years ago.

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Division 3 has not only been successful in recruiting excellent leadership for the 20112012 year, but also for the 2012-2013 year. Gwendolyn Branch, current President of the Houston Sunrise Breakfast Club, will lead the division as Lieutenant Governor 2011-2012. She is a retired educator, and has a strong history of participation with Key Club. Alyson White, current President of the West Houston Club, will take the Lieutenant Governor

To counteract the membership trend you see above, Governor-Elect Susan Hennum has requested leaders to STEP UP to help Kiwanis grow. There are two positions that need to be filled at the “zone” level. Our zone includes Division 3, 9, 10, and 28 (Conroe to Katy to Galveston to Beaumont). New Club Building Zone Chair: • This individual will be expected to assist


Lt. Governors within their zone to provide training to each of the Division and club chairs at your zone conference next year: • Assist clubs in securing a club counselor to work within their local club. • They will learn how to maintain a Division New Club Building (NCB) 5 Year plan and how to organize and conduct NCB. They will provide monthly reports to District Chair. Access to a computer is a must for this person. • Advise District Chair on NCB website, the district NCB goals, NCB support programs, and Zone needs at annual committee meeting at K-Family • Serve as presenter or co-presenter at request of District Chair for select distinct training events (LTG Training; District Convention; K-Family; or Mid-Winter). Membership Strength Zone Chair: • This individual will be expected to assist Lt. Governors within their zone to provide training to each of the Division and club chairs at your zone conference next year. • Individual will provide a monthly report to District Chair so access to a computer is a must. • Individual will convey new membership programs and work with the Divisions within their zones. It is imperative that those selected are able to attend the Lt. Governor training May 21-22. Their training will start at 1:00 on Saturday, May 21 and end at noon on May 22, 2011. Our CLE trainers will also be invited where they will work with the Lt. Governors and Chairs from each zone to set up their own strategic plan for growth. A grant will pay $50.00 allowance for hotel on Saturday night and for the cost of meals. Please contact kiwanis3ltg@gmail.com if you’re interested in making the difference!!

New Key Club Lieutenant Governors Installed and Anticipate Upcoming Fall Training Conference (FTC) Division 3’s three new Lieutenant Governors were also installed to their positions during the TO Key Club District Convention. Layeeka Ismail (3N), Madalyn Nguyen (3E), and Meagan Lloyd (3S) will join Gwendolyn Branch (Sunrise), Bobby Schoeder (West Houston), and Neal Stephenson (Houston) in planning the 2011 Key Club Fall Training Conference hosted by the Kiwanis division. Stay tuned for more information on the FTC as more information will become available over the summer. May is Membership Month: Webinar Check out an inspiring program to get your club on track for growth, presented by special guests from the Western Canada District, PDG Bob Morrison and Bob Fleming (also known as Bob “Squared”). You have got to hear this program as they can back up their plan with proven results. Whether it’s an annual membership campaign or an effective membership committee with a plan, it’s all about growth for service, new friends, and sharing the Kiwanis experience. It’s time to GROW…so commit to do your part. Click here to view the webinar.


Kiwanis Club of Greater North Houston Anyone or any company interested in being Raises $18,000 in Annual Golf Tournament a District Convention at Sea Sponsor, please contact Mike Albright at 361-844-1048. The $1000 fee will entitle the Sponsor to recognition in the District Convention Program. Are You Up to Date on Monthly Reports? Please make sure your club is completing reports monthly. There is no way to assess your club’s progress without those reports being completed, and it makes it difficult for your club to get help. I encourage all clubs to work towards achieving Distinguished Club Status. To learn about the criteria for this, click here. The Greater North Houston Club held their tenth annual golf tournament on April 28, 2011 at the Herman Park Golf Course. The weather was fantastic and the golf was great. It was the third most successful tournament of the past decade. The tournament was eight golfers short of a complete sellout. Lunch and dinner were provided to the teams. The format was a Florida Scramble. The winning team shot eighteen under par. Everyone had a wonderful time. Proceeds will benefit the scholarships for year as well service projects for children in the Heights and surrounding area. Get Ready for Convention at Sea! Enjoy the 2011 Kiwanis Convention on a great five day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. It’s not too late to register! Registration has been extended to July 26th but there are only 64 rooms left at the special Kiwanis rate. If you have not already done so, please make sure that you have either applied for a U. S. Passport or if you already have one, make sure it is up to date.

Division Council Meeting Reminders Division Council Meetings are a key leadership tool for club officers and other division leaders. Meeting regularly allows for division leaders to to evaluate progress in achieving goals, address common club concerns, share ideas and successes, create a leadership pipeline, and promote events. Please ensure the officers of your club make arrangements to attend. All meetings will continue to be held at HCCPinemont at 6:30pm. There are only three meetings left of the administrative year: • May 25 - Kiwanis Club of Houston Sunrise • July 27 - Kiwanis Club of Cy-Fair • September 28 - Kiwanis Club of HoustonIntercontinental Kiwanis Kid’s Triathlon Gears Up May 14th markets the first of nine races in the 2011 year. From now through October, kids all over the Houston area will have the opportunity to engage in friendly competition and physical activity that can lead to a lifetime of fitness. To get complete race information, click here, or contact Tammy Heinrich.


The race schedule is as follows: • May 14 @ Langham Creek YMCA, hosted by Cy-Fair Kiwanis • June 11 @ Montgomery Aquatics Center, hosted by Montgomery Aquatics Center • June 25 @ Independence Park, hosted by Vic Coppinger YMCA • July 23 @ Stude Park, hosted by Greater North Houston Kiwanis and Houston Sunrise Breakfast Kiwanis • July 30 @ S. Montgomery County YMCABranch Crossing, hosted by S. Montgomery County YMCA • August 13 @ Clay Road Family YMCA, hosted by Clay Road Family YMCA • August 27 @ Clute Municipal Swimming Pool, hosted by LJFAT Triathletes • September 10 @ TBA, hosted by Kingwood Kiwanis • October 9 @ Firethorne, hosted by Houston Racing Triathlon Club

up and assist as a co-chair in coordination at the division level. Alyson White, Lieutenant Governor-Select will also be co-chairing the events. If you are interested, please contact Heather Harrington or Tammy Heinrich. Assistance Needed in Alabama

We have an opportunity to assist our Kiwanis The race series is looking for a new leader! If family members of Alabama. Tornado destruction you have experience coordinating the triathlon has caused severe loss and pain to many, for your Kiwanis club, you are encouraged to step including children. The Alabama Kiwanis District is in the process of serving the many needs with donations that will go, in part, to purchase much needed supplies for children. The Alabama District Governor, Colean Black, reports the best way to help is through donations to the: Alabama District of Kiwanis International 85 Bagby Drive, Suite 206 Birmingham, AL 35209 They are in partnership with the American Red Cross in efforts to supply comfort kits and school supplies to children. All TX-OK Kiwanis Clubs and Service Leadership Programs are encouraged to Step Up to this need to our Kiwanis friends in Alabama.


What’s Your Club’s Mission & Vision? Does your Kiwanis club have a mission and a vision? What’s the difference? Wikipedia degins a mission as, “the fundamental purpose of the organization. [The mission statement] defines the customer and the critical processes. It informs you of the desired level of performance.” Wikipedia defines a vision as, “what the organization wants to be, or how it wants the world in which it operates to be. It concentrates on the future. It is a source of inspiration. It provides clear decision-making criteria.” Considering your Kiwanis club as the organization, what do you want to be? Who is your customer, and what is your desired level of performance? What is success, and what does it look like five years from now? These are all difficult questions to answer if you haven’t done a community analysis recently. In fact, many of the Kiwanis clubs in our division are suffering from an identity crisis--and they’re finding themselves asking the questions above. Please consider doing a community analysis before the end of the administrative year, which ends September 31, 2011. Completing the analysis will help you to identify the needs of your community and position your Kiwanis club to help in the areas where it can make the most impact. Once you’ve identified the needs, the mission that needs to be pursued will be more easily recognizable, and your vision of where your club needs to be in the future will be clearer. Having this defined purpose will also help your club to recruit new members by enabling you to connect with what’s meaningful to others; pull people forward by letting them know what they do matters.

“There is a deep desire within each of us to make a difference. We want to know that we’ve done something on this earth, that there’s a purpose to our existence,” says The Leadership Challenge. There are many people in your community looking for opportunities to serve but they haven’t found them through Kiwanis yet. If current leadership is able to successfully inspire a clear shared vision of the impact the Kiwanis club could make, and share their ability to think “big picture,” the passion for this vision would become contagious. Ideally the avalanche would begin: members would participate more because they understand what they’re working towards, they’d come up with more service project ideas, and they’d be inspired to step up as leaders. Early Learning Matters Are you looking for a meaningful service project for your community - for a way to really make a difference for the long term? Consider a service project that focuses on Young Children: Priority One. YCPO is an ongoing service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of young children. An investment in a child’s education during their first five years of life can impact them, and our society forever. Check out the video “Early Learning Matters,” online here.

Kiwanis Quarterly Issue 3  

Kiwanis division 3 newsletter

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