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Kiwanis Serving the Children of the World

California-Nevada-Hawaii District APRIL 2014

Helping children Kiwanis clubs focus on the needs and well-being of children in their communities and around the world. Photo by LYNN SEEDEN


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A boy grins from ear to ear, holding up the first fish he has ever caught. A mother winces as she receives the third in a series of shots – but she is also happy knowing that she and her future children are protected from maternal and neo-natal tetanus. Rae Whitby-Brummer An athlete raises his hand in 2013-14 Governor California-Nevada-Hawaii District triumph as he crosses the finish line – in of Kiwanis International a wheelchair. raewhitby@aol.com A little girl smiles as she turns the pages of her brand new dictionary. A young teen leader, struggling with a difficult decision, remembers to apply what she learned at Key Leader camp. A young father and mother weep together as they say their good-byes to their 4-day old little boy – and give thanks for Kiwanis Family House and volunteers, who provided them with temporary care and shelter while their premature son was in the hospital. Scholarships, fishing derbies, reading fairs, shopping sprees, tree plantings, bike rodeos…. Stuff the bus, feed the homeless, clean the beaches, build the playgrounds, mentor the leaders….

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YOU are the Super Heroes of Service... Thank you! Super Heroes are always looking for more Super Heroes. Super Heroes are always finding ways to serve others. Super Heroes are leaders and mentors to leaders. Thank you! As John and I travel throughout the district, we are inspired by you.

GROW:

• Membership is now plus 413 as of March 31, 2014. There are a few clubs that have not paid 201314 dues as of March 31, and we encourage those clubs to return to “good standing” by paying their dues. • One new club is officially chartered, several more are almost ready to charter, and many new clubs sites are on the horizon. • The “Formula for the Future” team will attend training in early June, and will begin work immediately to help strengthen membership, open clubs, and lead new member initiatives. • Service Leadership Programs are adding new clubs at a brisk pace.

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Music to our ears

SERVE:

I am about to share a secret you may not know.

• California-Nevada-Hawaii was the first

My wife likes karaoke. And she likes to sing in the car while we

district to reach $2 million in donations and

are traveling.

pledges to the Eliminate Project, with more on

So, picture me trying not to laugh while Governor Rae

the way…

rocks out to the lyrics of “On the Road Again,” or “I’ve Been

• Members, divisions, and clubs are

Everywhere, Man,” “Happy,” or songs from the latest movie

supporting the mission of the Kiwanis Cal-

soundtrack.

Nev-Ha Foundation with “Distinguished

Seriously—we have been doing a lot of traveling, and every

Service Awards” to Super Heroes in their clubs

visit is special! It is such as joy to hear about your service, your

and communities, with “Dunlap Fellowships,”

passion for Kiwanis, your successes, and even your occasional

and by contributing to the First Gentleman’s

challenges. Every visit is different—each with its own unique location,

Focus, “Our Kiwanis Family.”

food and ambiance. You have given us a true Kiwanis welcome

• Secretaries received helpful tips during

everywhere we go. Thank you so much!

the Mid-Year Conference refresher courses

The First Gentleman’s Focus is “Our Kiwanis Family.”

– including how to log-in and use Kiwanis

Thanks also to all the individual members who have donated

International’s revamped online reporting.

$5 for a commemorative “First Gentleman’s Focus” pin, to all the

Let’s get those service hours reported! Why?

clubs who donated $150 or more for a “First Gentleman’s Focus”

So we can share the message about the impact

banner patch, and to the divisions who held special raffles or

that you are having in your communities, and

other fund-raisers to contribute.

in the world.

Your generosity supports the mission of our own Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation—building a better future for our children.

LEAD:

Your contributions help provide leadership training for our Service

• Most divisions have a Lt. Governor-

Leadership Program members and scholarships for Key Leader

Designate and Lt. Governor-Elect, ready to

Camps. We just attended the District Circle K Convention in Burbank.

follow this year’s team, while some divisions

What an exciting and rewarding experience! Hearing from former

are still seeking the ideal candidates. Clubs

Key Club members who have joined Circle K, and former Circle

will hold elections in April and May. Will you

K members who now serve as CKI advisors, I am reminded that

step up to be the next leader, or help find the

Kiwanis truly is a family.

next leader?

Take time to attend a K-Kids meeting, mentor a Builder’s

• CNH has several more Key Leader camps

club member, chaperone at a Cali-Nev-Ha or KIWIN’S Key Club

scheduled in spring and fall. These are great

convention, attend an AKTION club project, or advise a Circle

opportunities to learn more about leadership,

K club. Sponsor a student to Key Leader Camp—or better yet,

and/or sponsor a student.

attend with them!

• Make plans to enjoy a Service Leadership

Their lives will be richer, and so will yours.

Program District Convention, Kiwanis

(If you are hearing a chorus of “We are

International Convention in Tokyo-Chiba in

Family” in the background, don’t worry, it’s

July, and our own District Convention in San

just Governor Rae singing along with the

Diego in August.

radio….) Thank you for being Super Heroes!

Thank you for growing – thank you for serving – thank you for leading!

John Brummer

First Gentleman, 2013-14 California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International jrbkpltg7@aol.com

From John and I, and on behalf of each child you serve every day, all year long – thanks for being Super Heroes!

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A pair of shoes has led her in the right direction By Dr. Laurie Love

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ancy Hinojos and the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates have formed an amazing bond and friendship, and their story is definitely an example of a Kiwanis moment. It all began in second grade when Nancy came to Project Shoe. Project Shoe is a partnership project between the Kiwanis Club of RHE and Payless Shoe Source. At this memorable and fun event school shoes and socks are provided to approximately 90 deserving children each year. Project Shoe also features entertainment and refreshments. Fast forward to Nancy’s senior year in high school. The connection between the two was not made known to Rolling Hills until Nancy was a recipient of a Kiwanis of RHE scholarship. At the dinner presentation, Nancy told RHE that they had met previously when she was a young student. Nancy was a recipient of a new pair of

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shoes and took the opportunity to tell audience of that day many years ago and how much it meant to her to receive a new pair of shoes so she could attend school. At the time of her scholarship recognition, Nancy’s family had overwhelming financial need. Her teachers and counselor praised her enthusiasm for life and her dedication to learning everything possible. Nancy received a full student grant from Georgetown University but still had to raise approximately $8,000 a year. Because of her achievements, she was chosen for a special 3-2 program. At the end of five years, she will earn two degrees, the first from Georgetown University (science, technology and international affairs) and the second from Columbia University (mechanical engineering.). She is looking forward to a career in engineering and federal intelligence. And the story continues and connection continues. At the end of her sophomore year 2013, Nancy received a Continuing Scholar Award from RHE. RHE Kiwanian Joyce Campbell wrote at that time: “ Nancy is working as an Operations Assistant in the Office of Admissions while maintaining a rigorous course load. During her Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District


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second year, Nancy has assumed more leadership and service roles. She joined Men and Women for Others, a university service club, and Cura Personalis, an organization to promote self-development. Nancy was selected as one of two Division 19 coordinators ROLLING HILLS ESTATES for the Leadership Program in the Office of Student Affairs. Nancy is involved with the School of Foreign Service Academic Council and, believe it or not, she is a member of Groove Theory, a varsity hip-hop dance team. Through the Patrick Healy Fellowship, Nancy extends her service to the DC community. The fellowship partners with the DC Central Kitchen, tutoring middle school students in the inner city, assembling food to distribute to the homeless and many other projects. Last summer, Nancy interned with Northrop Grumman Information Systems. She worked in Software Configuration Management for the James Webb Space Telescope. This summer Nancy will work for Boeing, under the defense contractor segment of the company. She will be in Washington, DC, for the internship and to work for Georgetown’s Opportunities for Leadership Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District

Development administrative office. If accepted, Nancy will take an intensive leadership seminar with Credit Suisse. One of Georgetown’s mentors wrote: “Her resume is quite impressive and speaks to her talent, intellect and work ethic. However, to focus on her resume alone is to miss the spark and drive that she brings to all she does. She is deserving of recognition for both her merit and her heart, for that is what she truly brings to every endeavor she undertakes.” And in email communication from Nancy to her RHE Kiwanis friends she writes: “A little bit of an update on my end and a couple videos for you too—I recently signed my contract with Boeing and will be working in the Springfield, VA office for the summer. I am really excited and so grateful. I am also in the middle of seeing if a small study abroad program can replace my ‘May-term.’ I have the opportunity to visit Tanzania, learn Swahili and visit the Safari with Georgetown students and faculty. While the details are not solidified, it’s what I’m looking into.” This beautiful story and connection between a young girl needing shoes who has grown up and is doing amazing things is one that reminds us all of why we are proud to be members of Kiwanis International.

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MAGAZINE

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Vol. 94, No. 3

The Cal-Nev-Ha Magazine is the official publication of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International and is published by the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.

2013-14 KIWANIS CAL-NEV-HA DISTRICT OFFICERS

Governor Governor-elect Treasurer District Secretary Imm. Past Gov. Parliamentarian

Rae Whitby-Brummer Alan Guire Craig Wallace Lori Butler Gary Jander Russell J. Kiner

2013-14 KIWANIS CAL-NEV-HA FOUNDATION OFFICERS

President Vice President Sec’y / Treasurer Imm. Past Pres. Governor Governor-elect

Lanie Wheeler Russell J. Kiner Pete Horton Patrick A. “Pat” Liddell Rae Whitby-Brummer Alan Guire

Foundation 2011-14 Directors

Bob Isaacs Mark W. McDonald David Pinuelas Roy Talley Keith Rickey

Submit your latest club and division news and photos for the next Cal-Nev-Ha Magazine.

NEWS: __Tell us your club’s Kiwanis One Day stories (and send great photos) __Tell us what great hands-on projects your clubs and SLP are doing recently or are planning to do in the next month or two. __Tell us any interesting “people” stories out of your club or SLP clubs. __Tell us if you have specifically made a difference in someone’s life in your community recently. __Tell us if you have a successful fundraiser you’d like to share with the readers. __Tell us if you have a successful public relations and marketing campaign. __Tell us if you’ve found a key(s) to creating a quality membership experience for your members.

Foundation 2012-15 Directors

Joni Ackerman Richard G. Olmstead, Jr. Harry Hull Evelyn Madison Richard Minatoya

Foundation 2013-16 Directors

Margo Dutton Debbie Scheibel James Stinger Sharron Varga Carol Wait

CAL-NEV-HA MAGAZINE Curt and Lynn Seeden, editors

magazine@cnhkiwanis.org CAL-NEV-HA DISTRICT OFFICE 8360 Red Oak St., Suite 201 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Office: (909) 989-1500 Toll Free: (877) 597-1770 Fax: (909) 989-7779

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PHOTOS: __High resolution .jpgs only (our email can accept up to 10 megs per email; send multiple emails if nec.). Include IDs of people in the photo(s). __Submit action photos that tell the story. __NO criminal line-up photos (photos of people standing in a line don’t tell a story). __NO big check photos (show us a photo of how the check was used instead ... ie, if your “check” was to fund a shopping spree for children, don’t show me the check, show me a Kiwanian/SLP shopping with a child). __Faces / fronts only. __NO backs, please (trust me, people don’t like to have photos of their back sides all over the Internet).

The information contained in this magazine is for illustrative and discussion purposes only. It is intended to provide general information about the subject matter covered and is provided with the understanding that Kiwanis nor Cal-Nev-Ha is not rendering legal, accounting or tax advice. You should consult with appropriate counsel or other advisors on all matters pertaining to legal, tax or accounting obligations and requirements. Copyright ©2014 by the Cal-Nev-Ha District. All rights reserved.

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__Best story-telling photos get printed!

SUBMIT: __Deadline is 5 p.m. June 1 for the next issue. __Send to: magazine@cnhkiwanis.org Questions? E-mail Lynn Seeden at magazine@cnhkiwanis.org

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Kiwanian Pete Jantz, center, stops for a photo with his wife of 60 years, Prue (left), and his current Kiwanis Club president, Rochelle Groh, (right).

Sixty years perfect attendance By MIKE HEYWOOD Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach

The Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach on March 18 honored member Pete Jantz who celebrated 60 years of Kiwanis service. Not only has Jantz been a member for six decades, but he has maintained perfect attendance. Pete joined the Kiwanis Club of Greater Modesto on March 2, 1954. He soon brought in nine new members to the club. He also edited the club bulletin for two years. Pete also became a board director, and was the vice president of the club. Job duties led him to transfer to the North Fresno Club. Later his career took him to the Hillcrest Club in San

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Diego. There, in 1965, Pete served his first stint as a president in 1965. After his promotion to his corporate home office in Des Moines, Iowa, Pete again served as president of the Des Moines-Southtown, Iowa club. While serving in Iowa, Jantz sponsored a young man by the name of Steve Siemens into that Kiwanis Club. Siemens went on to become Kiwanis International president in 2005-2006. Pete joined the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach in 1988 and immediately began a lengthy list of contributions to the club’s success,

including editing the Agitator, the club’s newsletter, and helping to create the club’s foundation. Pete served as treasurer for many years. He was honored with a George F. Hixon Fellowship in June 1998, and was awarded a William A. Dunlap Fellowship in May 2005. In addition to his involvement with Kiwanis, Pete has also been involved in the Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army and the Masonic Lodge. And Pete and his wife, Prue, have been married for ... 60 years.

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Kiwanis One Day — April 5, 2014—is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about your club and its impact on your community. Every chance you get to highlight your club’s community service will strengthen your Kiwanis club. Inviting others— family, friends, local leaders, the media—to participate in your Kiwanis One Day event introduces community members to Kiwanis fellowship and service and showcases your true impact. Don’t forget to thank all attendees for helping to make Kiwanis One Day a success. Follow up with an invitation to your club’s next meeting. You’ll find more Kiwanis One Day ideas and resources to make your project special at www.kiwanis.org/ oneday.

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Show us your BEST action photo from your club’s Kiwanis One Day projects! We will feature the BEST storytelling photos that show off your Kiwanis and SLP members in action. Send us a brief write up about your club’s project, and one high-resolution great photo (action, not criminal line ups!) to magazine@cnhkiwanis.org by May 15 for possible inclusion in the next digital Cal-Nev-Ha Magazine! Questions? Call Lynn or Curt Seeden at (714) 847-7714.

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Calendar April 5 Kiwanis One Day A worldwide day of service www.kiwanis.org/oneday

July 17-20 Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo, Japan www.kiwanis.org/ convention/2014

Division 7 AKTION CLUB: Members of the Aktion Club of El Dorado County and its

Aug. 14-16: Cal-Nev-Ha District Convention Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego

sponsor, the Kiwanis Club of Placerville, California delivered a Craftsman® tool chest and a box of new stuffed animals to our Family House. The Aktion Club raised the money by its activities.

Kiwanis: Helping others Division 12 Divisionwide: The annual Kiwanis Turnaround Scholarship benefit, started 35 years ago by the East San Jose Club, recognizes young people who have overcome various difficulties, including drug addition, learning disabilities, dysfunctional families and gang involvement, reports the Santa Clara Weekly newspaper. More than 15 local Kiwanis clubs participated SUBMIT YOUR CLUB NEWS: magazine@cnhkiwanis.org

in the April 3 benefit and sponsor students from seven school districts. The scholarship recipients have turned their lives around and are now headed for college or specialized career training. Area Kiwanis clubs joined together to help them pay for the event, with the Kiwanis Club of San Jose Foundation sponsoring 23 scholarships this year—21 of which are to Santa Clara Unified students, the newspaper reported. The benefit included wine-

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Division 13 Divisionwide: Clubs in the division are holding a canned food drive as part of the division’s Kiwanis One Day project. Clubs hope to collect 50,000 canned goods. Division 19 Carson: The club’s Kiwanis One Day event will be held in conjunction with the Stub-Hub Center Easter Egg Hunt on April

18. The club will sponsor a booth featuring crafts and educational water conservation information for children with an Easter-themed message. Carson club members will also volunteer to staff the children’s ID both, assisting the Gardena Masonic Lodge. See more CLUB NEWS Page 10

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Division 28 Las Vegas: The Kiwanis

Club of Las Vegas donated 55 children’s books to Marion Earl Elementary School during Nevada Reading Week, March 3-7. During the week club members read books to the students and discussed the importance of enriching their minds by reading. Looking at a few of the donated books are, from left, Bonni Sellect, librarian aide; Belinda Schauer, school principal; Len Yelinek, president of the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas; and Holley Esposito, librarian.

Division 26 San Ramon Valley: The

club for the Kiwanis International global campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

club was recognized March 27 as the 2013 Charitable Organization of the Year. The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the club because of its contributions to the community. Besides what the club does in the community, it is also a model club for the Kiwanis International Eliminate service project.

La Mirada: The club served up a pancake breakfast on opening day for the local girls softball league. Key Club members and Cal State Fullerton Circle K members were also on hand to serve.

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Cloverdale: The Cloverdale club collected items for Goodwill Industries April 5 in the Ace Hardware parking lot for its Kiwanis One Day project. A Goodwill donation truck was there to collect books, appliances, toys, bikes,

club installed six new members at a special guest day on March 19. Kiwanis International Trustee (and Past CNH Gov.) Patti Barsotti was the speaker. Concord is also a model

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housewares, clothing and furniture. Kiwanis receives a payment from Goodwill based on the amount of items collected. Goodwill also collected e-waste materials at the same time and will be giving the Kiwanis club a payment for those items, as well. Division 32 Healdsburg: For this year’s Kiwanis One Day project, members of Kiwanis Club, Key Club and Boy Scout Troop 21 will meet at the corner of Fitch and Mason streets with rakes, shovels and other tools in hand to complete phase two in the creation of a small pocket park. Boy Scout Troop 21 Eagle Scout candidate

Cutler Price is spearheading the final two stages as his Eagle Scout Project. Last fall the Healdsburg High Key Club along with friends completed stage one at the park. Stage one consisting of clearing and spreading some wood chips. For stage two, Key Club and Kiwanis Club members will be spreading more wood chips working with Cutler Price and the Scouts who are also putting in concrete anchors for the benches, tables, and a bike rack. Phase three will consist of assembling and anchoring the tables, chairs and bike rack by the Scouts upon their arrival in May and June.

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Division 37 Sunrise Vista: The club will hold its largest fundraising event of the year, the seventh annual Grape Gatsby Affaire, on Saturday, April 26. Proceeds from the evening will help clothe and feed Vista’s 1,200 homeless teens and other projects. The prohibition-era themed event is a celebration of local wine, food and music as the Vista Civic Center lobby is turned into the city’s first speakeasy. The evening will feature outstanding wine tasting from local wineries, prohibition beer, food tastings provided by local restaurants and caterers, desserts, gourmet chocolate paired to wines, 1920s costume contest, silent and live auctions and Gatsbyera automobiles. Tickets can be purchased now at www. grapegatsby.com. SUBMIT YOUR CLUB NEWS: magazine@cnhkiwanis.org Division 42 Santa Barbara: The club honored five Santa Barbara social workers with an awards luncheon on March 19, reports the Santa Barbara Independent newspaper. They wanted to ”recognize the many supportive services aimed at helping our community to be safe, healthy, and empowered,” the newspaper reported.

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Top row, from left: Sonja Dugan, transition, resource counselor, Naval Medical Center; Sgt. Gabriel Castillo (USMC); daughter Kayla Marie Castillo; Meybel Castillo;Ryan Taylor, past recipient of Operation Hero; and Lyle Davis, Operation Hero chairman; bottom row, from left: daughter Kayleen Ahuiani Castillo, daughter Allison Gabriella Castillo, son Bryan Ethan Castillo, and Cookie Comer Trudell, president, Hidden Valley Kiwanis.

Kiwanis club honors a hero Division 37 HIDDEN VALLEY: The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club hosted U.S. Marine Sgt. Gabriel Castillo at its quarterly Operation Hero Breakfast. Sgt. Castillo came to the U.S. from Lima, Peru at the age of 16 without knowing a word of English. At age 21, he fulfilled his primary dream of joining the Marine Corps. After training and a first deployment to Kaneohe Bay, he was deployed to Iraq. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD restricted his ability to cope, but he endeavored to find the way. He was deployed to Iraq on a second tour. The symptoms of PTSD resurfaced with more intensity. Determined to maintain the unity of his family and his USMC career, he sought help to overcome and endure. His value to the

Marine Corps was noted in his third and fourth deployments, this time to Afghanistan. Upon returning he sought medical help for his PTSD. He had to relinquish his desire for a military career for the sake of his family, himself and the Marine Corps. Sgt. Castillo continues his treatment and now provides assistance to fellow military veterans struggling to understand PTSD. Sgt. Castillo was joined at the Kiwanis Club’s Operation Hero Breakfast by his wife Meybel, daughters Kayla Marie, Kayleen Ahuiani, and Allison Gabriella, and son Bryan Ethan. Hidden Valley Kiwanians presented to Sgt. Castillo a check for $500, and recognized his children and his wife with a token of appreciation for their contribution to keeping our country safe.

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Division 37 Poway: The Poway Kiwanis Club’s 17th annual Padres Spring Training Kickoff Luncheon, held Feb. 7, set records for attendees (360) and money raised ($20,000). The team sent nine players and coaches, including pitcher Robbie Erlin. Special guests included the community’s Special Olympics softball team, the Poway Padres, who were hosted by club member Bob Division 37 POWAY Beavers.

Marines benefit from Kiwanis cell-phone recycling program

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he Kiwanis Club of Poway’s adopted Marine Corps unit recently received 500 pre-paid calling cards. The donation is part of the club’s efforts to have community members donate unwanted cell phones for use by soldiers. Club President-elect Joyce Handa, who coordinates the local “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program, said the calling cards were delivered in March to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. The 2-year-old local collection program has resulted in more than 2,100 unwanted cell phones and smartphones being donated a local collection boxes, then shipped for recycling to the national program’s headquarters. Each donated phone results in a 60-minute calling card that can be used by a member of the military serving overseas. Other clubs including the Kiwanis Club of Ontario-Parkway, CA collect phones through similar programs. Club member Ken Morse has been active for many years collecting phones through a project called “Cell Phones For Soldiers.”

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Kiwanis Day at Petco Park The fourth annual Kiwanis Day at Petco Park, an annual fundraiser for the Kiwanis Project Eliminate Project, is set for May 25. The Padres will be hosting the Chicago Cubs. The annual event has raised more than $10,000 over

the past three years. The Padres donate a portion of the cost of the tickets sold for the game to benefit the Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project is a joint effort by Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and

neonatal tetanus. The disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The Kiwanis discount price is $25 per ticket and seats are on the Field Level. The event will include a pre-

game ceremony featuring the Kiwanis project. For more information, call Dave Schmitt at (760) 480-0473 or email Dave at dms53@pacbell.net.

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Dixon Kiwanis Club targets graffiti The city of Dixon and the Kiwanis Club of Dixon are teaming up to combat graffiti, reports the online newspaper, Patch. The paper reported that property owners in the city can work with the Dixon Graffiti Abatement Program to quickly

remove graffiti from their properties at no cost. Members of the Kiwanis Club and other volunteers the club recruits clean up any graffiti. Kiwanis volunteers scheduled their first cleanup project for April 5 at a sound wall facing the Interstate 8

freeway, police said. Dixon property owners who need to remove graffiti from their properties must submit a Right of Entry, Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement to the Code Compliance Division, the paper reported.

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Build a centennial Kiwanis playground in 2015 Kiwanis was founded in Detroit, Mich. on Jan. 21, 1915 when the man considered the first Kiwanian, Joe Prance, a merchant tailor, was having issues with mischievous youths near his shop. But rather than approach the youths in anger, Prance believed he could solve the problem—by building a playground where the youths could play. Now, as Kiwanis International prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015, Kiwanis International has placed its focus on creating new playgrounds. KI has partnered with Landscape Structures (LSI), which has created three 100th anniversary custom playground designs at various price points to match your community needs and budget. These designs can be adjusted to suit your club or division budget and interests. Why not make it your 2015 Kiwanis One Day project and engage your entire Kiwanis family with a community playground build? Last month, the Kiwanis Club of Fullerton was among the local groups that came together for an Arbor Day tree planting in Fullerton. The event, held at Woodcrest Park, was hosted by the city of Fullerton and Fullerton Beautiful, Inc. The park will be the site of the Cal Nev Ha District 100th Anniversary playground project with Key Club of Sunny Hills High school, Cal

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State Fullerton Circle K, Fullerton and Anaheim Kiwanis clubs. To get started on plans for a new playground, follow these easy steps:  Review the centennial playground presentation in PDF or PowerPoint with your club members

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at www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis100/ celebrate/centennial-playgrounds Consult the Kiwanis Playground Planning Guide for how-tos and helpful tips. Contact your local LSI sales consultant or call LSI at 1-888-438-6574. Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District


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Fullerton Kiwanis, SLP take part in Arbor Day event The Kiwanis Club of Fullerton, Cal State Fullerton Circle K Club and Sunny Hills High Key Club were among the local groups that came together March 15 for an Arbor Day tree planting in Fullerton, the Orange County Register reports. The event, held at Woodcrest Park, was hosted by the city of Fullerton and Fullerton Beautiful Inc. and is designed to demonstrate the environmental benefits of trees, the paper reported. Also participating at the event were Boy Scouts of America Troop 292, Cub Scout packs 1201 and 1294, the Fullerton Women’s Club and Woodcrest Elementary School students. The volunteers planted about 20 tabebuia impetiginosa, ginkgo biloba, podocarpus gracilior and jacaranda mimosifolia trees, the paper reported. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva, D-Fullerton, Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald and City Manager Joe Felz also attended the event.

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SLP members, above, helped plant some of the trees in Woodcrest Park in Fullerton for Arbor Day. Photo above by Lori Butler. The Fullerton Kiwanis and SLP clubs were featured in a write up the next day in the Orange County Register, left.

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CLUB TOOLS: GROWTH

What successful clubs do to grow By DAVE SCHMITT CNH Membership Chairman

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n polling successful clubs on what they do to grow in membership and service, we have found these general trends, in no particular order. . . • Special Guest Day: This proven growth technique, when used properly, always results in new members. Clubs should consider holding a Special Guest Day before Sept. 30 to continue growth in service. • Internet presence (i.e.,Facebook site): Growing clubs have an updated and current website and many have a Facebook and Twitter presence in this age of “connectivity.” • Service projects: Successful clubs are inviting people to join the club when they participate in a service project.

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Community members see Kiwanis in action and then are asked to join the club. • Chamber mixers: Many of our clubs are members of their local Chamber of Commerce. Club members attend the mixers and some even use a club traveling display, which can be set up to show what Kiwanis is. Successful clubs use this meeting as a recruitment tool. • Fundraisers: Successful clubs always have a Kiwanis “info” booth or table at their fundraisers so when folks ask about who is putting on this fundraiser, the club members can tell them about service through Kiwanis. • Club agenda: The president focuses on growth at each club meeting, introduces guests and provides growth reminders at every meeting. The clubs that focus on growth tend to grow. • Program speakers: This is a simple thought, but our clubs need to remember to Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District


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Successful clubs realize that if they grow, they can do more service and help more people in their local community. This is the real reason for our clubs to grow—to perform more service. • Fun meetings: Having a fun meeting can include a lively PowerPoint presentation welcoming members and guests to meetings. Or, use the Kiwanis videos, PSA messages or the “Who, What, Where and How” videos (all can be downloaded from the Kiwanis International website or can be linked from the Cal-NevHa Facebook page). If club meetings are both professional and fun, prospective members will return and join. • Orientation program: Growing clubs have and use the Kiwanis International or other orientation programs with each new member, thus eliminating any surprises and effectively communicating the expectations of new members. A great template is available at the Kiwanis International or Cal-NevHa websites. • Strategic plan: You mean we have to plan as a club to grow? Yes, growing

clubs have a strategic plan for their clubs, which includes membership goals and objectives. These clubs have a target at which they are shooting – for both growth and service. • Great publicity/ public relations/ club brochure: Kiwanis

clubs are often the bestkept secret in their local communities. Growing clubs are often found in the local paper and are known locally through effective PR. They also publish a club brochure, using the Kiwanis International template or creating their own, and they make their brochures available at the local Chamber of Commerce for new businesses coming into town. Members also use the club brochure in their recruiting efforts. • Good retention committee: Finding new members a “job” in the club is crucial to keeping members. Successful clubs ensure new members get a job so they feel wanted and can develop their own Kiwanis moment of service. • Monthly evening mixer or meeting: In an effort to allow some

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of their members who cannot attend other times, some morning or noon clubs hold one meeting a month in the evening, allowing both members and their spouses to attend a meeting, which promotes club involvement. • Former Service Leadership Programs (SLP) Members: Former

SLP members and their parents are an excellent resource for new and younger members. Remember these former SLP can have their dues waived for the first couple of years after joining a club. And, not all young people go away to college or join Circle K, so we should be asking our high school seniors in our Key Club and KIWIN’S clubs to join us in service. Consider starting a Young Professionals satellite to attract these younger members.

So . . . as we think of this year’s theme of GROW, LEAD and SERVE, pick one or more of the above ideas and let’s continue the “fire” of growth and service in the Cal-Nev-Ha District this year.

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What’s your formula? There are math formulas that solve complex problems. There are science formulas that cure disease. There are formulas that fuel cars and feed people. And there’s a formula for improving lives. It’s a formula for Kiwanis. The Formula is a five-year initiative that focuses on Kiwanis members, investing in the Kiwanis experience and ultimately strengthening membership. It’s an opportunity for Kiwanians like you to shape the future of their clubs and the service that impacts their communities. The Formula is based on a simple premise: When you love something, you want to share it. When something really matters, you want other people to love it with you. You want it to be more than something you “do”—you want it to be part of your life. So, what is The Formula? It’s this: 1. Take something you love. 2. Share it with others. 3. Make it a part of your life. The Formula is created from the love we feel for our clubs. It’s energized by the pride that inspires us to show others how much we love Kiwanis. And it’s powered by our eagerness to share our experience with others. Ultimately, that’s The Formula: the motivation to make Kiwanis a part of peoples’ lives. And to keep it strong in our own. This is your opportunity. To shape the future of your club. To do more of what you love. More fellowship. More service. More for your community. More Kiwanis. This is the formula: Love it. Share it. Live it. More ideas: www.kiwanis.org/theformula

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A quick response to inquiries pays off Over the past several months I have received from the District Office inquiries from people interested in Kiwanis. I have, on each occasion, made a personal phone call to those inquiring to thank them for allowing me to share Kiwanis with them. I have had positive outcomes with those whom I have spoken to, and it also gave me an opportunity to pair them up with a club that fit their needs. One fun inquiry was from a person I know. He is the son of my dentist and a dentist himself. Eric Wong was so surprised to find someone he knew who was part of Kiwanis and he has since joined our club. Eric was even our program several weeks ago, speaking about dentistry and educating us also. Dr. Jameela Medina has also visited our club and, even before joining, participated in one of our service projects—feeding the families at our local Ronald MacDonald House. Both Emily Castaneda and Pierre Galvez were directed to a club that fit their needs, the Kiwanis Club of San Bernardino, and they have since joined. I contacted the president of the Kiwanis Club of Yucaipa Valley and he has extended an invitation to Carlos Aguilar, who advised me he needed an early morning club. I believe the success in getting members who have already made “inquiries” through our website is by early and personal contact. There is nothing like a real person to answer their responses. I look forward to more inquiries and the opportunity to help more individuals join our Kiwanis Family. It is an honor to serve Division 36 and to be a part of the greatest service organization in the world. —Diane deBourguignon Lt. Governor, Division 36 Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District


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Is your club web site up-to-date and relevant? By STEVE DREYER Cal-Nev-Ha Magazine

Memo to Kiwanis clubs that want to reach out to today’s prospective adult members: The only thing worse than not having a club web site is having one that is outdated. Sure, you recruited someone to design and launch your club’s site, but when was the last time its content was updated? Imagine for a moment that you are a community member who has heard something about what your club does and is looking for more information. As is often the

case these days, that person will search for information about your club on the internet. Remember, your web site is the window through which non-members are going to look. You need to make sure that the information presented through that window is up to date. This includes:  The meeting and event calendars are current. Nothing is more disappointing for a web visitor than finding that the club’s 2012 holiday party is the next “upcoming” event.  Your 2014-15 club officers are listed.  Your contact information is current.

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 Any links used are active. Attention should also be paid to the web site’s “look” and “feel.” If the site’s design hasn’t changed in a couple of years, it’s probably time for a makeover. The effort spent on keeping your club’s site current will result in a great (and important) first impression to those important web visitors. For templates: www. kiwanis.org/kiwanisone/ promote-your-club/clubdistrict-web-tools/improvean-existing-website#. UzsiZqJh75A

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KIWANIS FUNDRAISING IDEA: When Kiwanians compete, kids win. John Etheridge (wearing the spiffy sash and crown) was declared winner of the Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant last month. The Fountain Valley resident is the immediate past president of the Huntington Beach Club. Grady Kerr, right, current president of the Fountain Valley Kiwanis Club, made second place.

Parody for charity

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For the third year, Fountain Valley staged the irreverent Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant, a Miss America Pageant-style parody featuring a half-dozen community-service-focused Fountain Valley men. And as you may have guessed, the March 21 pageant has Kiwanis written all over it. This year, the contestants included Grady Kerr, president of the Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley, and John Etheridge, Immediate PastPresident of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach. And the executive director of the pageant is also a Kiwanian, Jeanne HexemThomas, first vice-president and regional manager of the local Independence Bank.

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The event, which was directed by Kiwanian Jeanne Hexem-Thomas and featured six contestants, raised $50,000 for local charities.

Kiwanians face off in Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant Each Kiwanis contestant is a local business owner and a Fountain Valley resident. Here’s how the pageant works:

Each of the six contestants represents a local non-profit organization. The contestants sell votes right up to the pageant. Additionally, they are judged in various categories: talent, swimwear, formalwear and an on-stage question-andanswer time. Votes can also be collected through sponsorships and through the sale of seats and advertising in the pageant program. All the numbers are then tabulated to determine the winner and runners-up. Fountain Valley’s Kerr raised funds for his Kiwanis club and specifically for the club’s service project titled “Brittany’s Closet.” Brittany’s

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Closet is a children’s clothes shopping spree for needy younsters. Etheridge, who lives in Fountain Valley and is dually a member of the FV Kiwanis Club, raised funds for the Fountain Valley Educational Foundation, which provides support for the local school district and its students. And in case you’re curious, the rest of the field included a high school music director, a professional dance instructor, a middle school science teacher and an owner of an estate sales/liquidation company. The evening began with a reception in the lobby of the Saigon Performing Arts Center with hors d’ouevres and a cash bar and lots of glitz. This is a classic fundraising event, so asking

two Kiwanians to compete produced the results you might expect. It was “game on” between the two Kiwanis clubs! Etheridge was declared Mr. Fountain Valley and Kerr was first runnerup. A lot of their success had to do with the number of tickets they sold— thanks to their fellow Kiwanis members. The final numbers were still being tabulated, but the Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant raised close to $50,000 to help local nonprofits—like the Kiwanis clubs—do what they do best in the community. Is your club looking for a different fundraiser? All you need are a few guys who are willing to do some silly things on stage for a good cause. We’ll spare you the swimwear photos.

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who are likely to support our mission.” Germain wrote in a recent Family House newsletter. “This is done primarily through the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, as well as email.” During April and early May, you will see blog posts and Facebook posts regarding the BIG Day of Giving, and Kiwanians can help spread the word by “liking” and sharing these posts on Facebook or “retweeting” tweets on Twitter. Then, on May 6, you can donate at givelocalnow.org. “A little goes a long way,” Germain wrote. “Just think, if just 100

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he Kiwanis Family House will be part of a unique region-wide fundraising event on May 6 called “BIG Day of Giving.” On this one day, nonprofits from the Sacramento region will participate in a oneday fundraising event, sponsored by three local community foundations: the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation. Donations to hundreds of local charitable organizations will be accepted through the www. givelocal-now.org website. Kiwanis Family House will have its own link, which will be placed on the Family House website as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Money raised on that day through the givelocalnow. org website will be eligible for matching funds. Rita Germain of the Kiwanis Family house said several challenges will happen throughout the day thatich will give Kiwanis Family House the chance to earn thousands of dollars in “bonus” donations. “The key to the BIG Day of Giving is exposure, not only to our current donors and supporters, but to people who may never have heard of us, but

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of our supporters donate $25 each, that’s $2,500 we wouldn’t have had, plus any matching or bonus funds we might receive. Translated, that’s 50 one-night stays at the Kiwanis Family House for families that could not otherwise afford to pay.” The slogan for the BIG Day of Giving is “give where your heart is.” “We know that our readers have big hearts, and that our Kiwanis Family House has a special place in them. We hope that you will join us on May 6 to show the world your heart by making your donation to our Kiwanis Family House,” Germain added.

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Cal-Nev-Ha District Mid-Year Conferences North and South Photos by LYNN SEEDEN and RICHARD ARBUCKLE

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Kiwanis International Rose Float The ROSE FLOAT PROVIDES a WHOLESOME EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE KIWANIS FAMILY The Kiwanis International Rose Float provides an opportunity for 8,000 Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and Kiwanis members to decorate the Kiwanis float and about 15 additional floats throughout December. But this isn’t about decorating a Rose float. This is about thousands of Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and Kiwanis members who are: • Having fun with the Kiwanis family • Building character • Learning teamwork and leadership skills • Creating community and friendships • Gaining job skills Your contribution will help finance this wholesome, community experience for our Kiwanis-family teens and adults.

Please sponsor your 2015 Kiwanis International Rose Float: Float Rider .................................................$2,500 If space is available

Special Donor’s Plaque .................................. $65 Specify inscription:

Platinum Sponsor .....................................$1,000 $1,590 value: 1 banner patch, 1 plaque, 150 lapel pins, 250 opportunity drawing tickets

Gold Sponsor................................................$750 $1,240 value: 1 banner patch, 1 plaque, 100 lapel pins, 200 opportunity drawing tickets

Silver Sponsor.............................................. $500 $825 value: 1 banner patch, 75 lapel pins, 125 opportunity drawing tickets

Bronze Sponsor.............................................$250 $425 value: 1 banner patch, 40 lapel pins, 50 opportunity drawing tickets

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Flower Buyer...................................................$25 Sweatshirt ...................................................$25 T-shirt ...................................................$15 Rose Float Pin...................................................$5 Please send your donation and contact information to: Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis District Office Attn: Rose Float Committee 8360 Red Oak St., Suite 201 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Questions? Dave Wallach, (626) 333-8426 pag.dsw@att.net

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{ In Memorium }

Past Governor Larry N. “Mac” McLeland Remembering Larry Here’s a sampling of comments on Facebook: “Can’t believe we have lost another special friend Larry N. McLeland, past governor Kiwanis. He served the year before me and we spoke everyday during both of those 2 years. We will miss him very much. R.I.P Larry my friend!” —Patti Barsotti

Services held for Past Gov. Larry (Mac) McLeland A memorial service was held March 22 for Past District Gov. Larry N. (Mac) McLeland, who passed away March 4 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Born Aug. 9 1944 in Minnesota, Mac and his wife Yolie made San Diego their home after McLeland served in the Navy. He graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He opened his own firm, Larry N. McLeland, CPA. Mac lived his life in service to others. He was a Kiwanian for more than 30 years and was elected district governor in 2004-05. He was a fun-loving, warm, and generous Scotsman (and sometimes showed up to Kiwanis events in a kilt). He is survived by his wife Yolie, son Curt, daughter-inlaw Shari, daughter Heather, grandsons Alex, Kyle, Wyatt and Miles, his sister Janet, brothers Bruce and Don, and many friends. . In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial donations be made to the Kiwanis Club of GrantvilleAllied Gardens or Shadow Mountain Community Church.

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“So sorry to hear this news!! Larry N. McLeland was Barney’s Kiwanis Governor when he was Lt Governor. Really enjoyed knowing both Larry and Yolie! RIP” —Martha Parsons Past Lieutenant Governor

“Mr. Larry N. McLeland was always very warm, kind hearted and a loving person to be around. I always enjoyed chatting with him from time to time. He will be greatly missed. My regards to the family.” —Joshua Jordan

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Discover the spirit of Japan July 17–20

In 2014, the Kiwanis International convention will be in Japan. Visit the Tokyo-Chiba convention booth to learn more. Get informed. Get inspired. Get ready to celebrate our 50 years in Asia-Pacific! www.kiwanis.org/japan

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How to register For fast and easy registration, sign up online at www.Kiwanis.org/convention.

INSTRUCTIONS • Use one registration form per Kiwanian. Copies are acceptable. • Full payment is due at the time of registration. • Register online at www.Kiwanis.org/convention or submit this form postmarked no later than May 15, 2014. After that date, register on-site in Japan. Mail this completed form to: Convention Registration Kiwanis International 3636 Woodview Trace Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196 USA Or fax it to +1-317-217-6532. • Questions? Email us at memberservices@kiwanis.org. You also may call 1-800-549-2647, ext. 411 (toll-free in the United States and Canada), or +1-317-875-8755, ext. 411 (worldwide).

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES • All cancellation requests must be made in writing. (Email is acceptable. Send cancellation notice to registration@kiwanis.org.) • There is a US$25 per person deduction for cancellations made after April 15, 2014. • No refunds will be given after May 15, 2014. By attending the Kiwanis International convention or related activities, registrants agree to be photographed by any means and allow Kiwanis the right to use photos, video or film likeness for any purpose without compensation or notice.

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For fast and easy registration, sign up online at www.Kiwanis.org/convention.

Attendee information (Please use ballpoint pen) District _____________________________________________________________ Member ID

Fees and events

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All amounts are in U.S. dollars (USD).

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CONVENTION FEES

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THURSDAY, JULY 17 The Eliminate Project and Kiwanis International Foundation Honors Luncheon 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Making our children safer Make pediatric trauma prevention the focus of your next project As we look forward to spring and the fun-filled days that lie ahead, let us also take a moment to reflect on how we, as Kiwanians, can change the world, one child and one community at a time. Pediatric trauma remains the leading cause of death among children 14 and under in the United States. More children die from unintentional injuries than all other childhood diseases combined. Additionally, injury results in the death of approximately 15 children per day in our country. And studies indicate that 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented with the effective use of safety devices, increased public education campaigns and improvements to children’s environments. Prevention is the key to reducing the number of pediatric trauma cases each year. Kiwanis clubs can help prevent unintentional injuries in many ways, including sponsoring a bicycle rodeo, organizing a community-wide safe driving and seat belt campaign, purchasing and distributing child safety seats, teaching children about water F O U N DAT IO N N E W S

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Every minute

of every day, a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine.

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39% + 38% parents grandparents

The “typical” household is changing with more grandparents in the home.

23% increase

Older adults are taking more medicine. Older adults make up 13% of the population but account for 34% of prescription medicine use.

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So kids are around more medicine than ever before. safety and educating parents about common dangers found in and around the home (see medicine safety infographic). The CNH Foundation’s Pediatric Trauma Program

provides Kiwanians and their clubs with the tools and resources needed to prevent these unintentional injuries. For more information, email jennifer@cnhkiwanis.org.

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The next time your club sponsors a child safety event, remember, you’re not only teaching injury prevention to a child and their family, you also could be saving a life. F O U N DAT IO N N E W S

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SAVE THE DATE! 94th Annual Cal-Nev-Ha

District Convention Aug. 14-15, 2014 San Diego, CA Town and Country Resort & Convention Center Registration available soon

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SPECIAL OFFER

Foundation offers matching Dunlap Fellowship funds The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation has announced the availability of matching funds for the William A. Dunlap Fellowship. For a limited time, the Foundation is offering matching Dunlap funds benefiting the Pediatric Trauma Program. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of our Circle K, KIWIN’S and Key Club members, an individual or Kiwanis club may be recognized with a new Dunlap or upgraded to the next level with a $500 contribution. The remaining $500 will be “matched” by funds raised from our Service Leadership Programs (SLP)

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How you can help Make a donation today to the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation

Champions for Children:

To help our donors become more involved in our projects, we created Champions for Children, an annual sustaining donor program which provides the Foundation with an unrestricted source of revenue. This year, First Gentleman John has adopted this program as a way to encourage others to support his First Gentleman’s focus. For more information about the Champions for Children initiative, including how to become a Champion and receive a commemorative pin, visit cnhfoundation.org. Donations to Champions for Children are set up as monthly automatic deductions from your credit card or debit card.

Distinguished Service Award (DSA):

This Foundation award is presented to a Kiwanian or community member in appreciation for “many hours of service to Kiwanis and the community.” Distinguished Service Awards support our Pediatric Trauma Program, club grants, Service Leadership Programs Scholarships & Leadership Training and our other program services. A Distinguished Service Award is available for a $150 one-time donation and can come from your club’s service account.

Friends of the Foundation:

Friends of the Foundation support the Foundation’s Service Leadership Programs (SLP) Scholarship Fund, or may designate their contribution as unrestricted, allowing the Board to allocate the contribution depending on the current need. Yearly gifts of all sizes are accepted. For as little as $100 per year you too can become a Friend of the Foundation and receive a beautiful plaque that can be updated yearly with your continued support.

Kiwanis Professional Center:

Support the Kiwanis Professional Center through the purchase of “Building Bricks.” Commemorative inscribed bricks are available and are a thoughtful way to memorialize an event, a club or a person. Bricks are available in incriments of $150, $250, $500 or $1,000, depending on the amount of wording inscribed. An original brick is placed at the Kiwanis Professional Center. A keepsake brick is available for an additional fee for you or your honoree.

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THANK YOU TO THESE $100 SPONSORS OF “THE OBJECTS OF KIWANIS” for 2013-14

The Objects of

Kiwanis To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.

–DIVISION 1– Past Lt. Gov. Brad Guske

–DIVISION 3– Past Foundation President Pat & Pam Liddell

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.

–DIVISION 34– District Foundation Board Member Jim Stinger

Magazine sponsorship opportunities for 2013-14

–DIVISION 47– Past Lt. Gov. Dave Knackert

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2013-2014 Digital Magazine Sponsor Form Date _______________ Club ______________________________________Division ____ Name (& most-current title,______________________________________________________ How do you want this sponsorship printed?  club name  your name (spouse:______________________)

Your street or P.O. Box address ____________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________ST. ______________ZIP _________________________ Daytime Phone ______________________________ E-mail _____________________________________ Any special wording? ____________________________________________________________________ Back page listing (cost per year — 4 issues):  Back Page sponsor/listing total spaces).................................. $100 ...................................................................................................... available 1. Back-page Objects of(100 Kiwanis sponsor....................................... $100................................................................... available The Objects of Kiwanis Governor and First Gentleman (cost is per year - 4 issues): 2.  Governor’s

column (half page)..........................................................$700 ($750 after Jan. 15)........................................ available

3.  First Gentleman’s column (half page).......................……......................$700 ($750 after Jan. 15).......................................... available News pages (cost is per year - 4 issues): 4.  Kiwanis Club news (full page $1,000) ($1,100 after Jan. 15)................................................................................................. available 5.  Circle K news (full page $1,000) ($1,100 after Jan. 15)........................................................................................................... available 6.  Key Club news (full page $1,000) ($1,100 after Jan. 15)..................................................................................................... available 7.  KIWIN’S news (full page $1,000) ($1,100 after Jan. 15).................................................................................................... available 8.  Builders Club news (half page $500) ($550 after Jan. 15)........................................................................................ .........available 9.  K-Kids Club news (half page $500) ($550 after Jan. 15)........................................................................................ .........available 10.  Aktion Club news (half page $500) ($550 after Jan. 15).......................................................................................................... available Club Tools pages (cost is per year - 4 issues): 11.  Public Relations column (quarter page)..............................................$250 ($265 after Jan. 15)....................................... available 12.  Fund-raising column (quarter page).....................................................$250 ($265 after Jan. 15)....................................... available 13.  Membership ideas column (quarter page).........................................$250 ($265 after Jan. 15)....................................... available 14.  Club-building column (quarter page)....................................................$250 ($265 after Jan. 15)....................................... available 15.  Risk-management column (quarter page)...............................................$250 ($265

after Jan. 15)....................................... available

Specialty columns (cost is per year - 4 issues): 16.  Kiwanis International Foundation (half page)..................................... $500 ($550 after Jan. 15)............................................ available 17.  Rose Float ad (half page)................................................................... $500 ($550 after Jan. 15)............................................ available 18.  Calendar (quarter page)............................................................................$250 ($265

after Jan. 15)............................................ available

19.  Roll Call (quarter page).............................................................................$250 ($265

after Jan. 15)............................................ available

Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation (cost is per year - 4 issues): 20.  Foundation news (full page) ................................................................$675 ($725 after Jan. 15)........................................... available 21.  Foundation President’s Column (quarter page)...................................$250 ($265 after Jan. 15)........................................... available 22.  Kids’ Safety/P.T.P. ad (half page)...........................................................$500 ($550 after Jan. 15)............................................ available 23.  Pediatric Emergency Medicine ad (half page)....................................$500 ($550 after Jan. 15)............................................ available

TOTAL ENCLOSED $______________________ (Acct. 407/225.04/GF) Please mail form & check payable to: Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis District Office, 8360 Red Oak St., #201, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Questions about Sponsorships? Paying by CreditPay Card? — Call (909) Tricia Crawford (ext. 106) Questions RE: Sponsorship? by Credit Card? —989-1500 Christy Martinez (909) 989-1500 ext. or 101Mary Barnes (ext. 109) Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District

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