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A quarterly resource to help build clubs and communities

Spring 2014


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The KiwanisBuilder magazine is published quarterly by the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International. Standard-class postage paid Portland, OR 97208. Postmaster: Please send address changes to: PNW District Builder 5427 Glen Echo Avenue Gladstone, OR 97027 USA

Submissions guidelines and Advertising rates and requirementscan be found online at kiwanispnw.org. Publication Schedule Winter January 1 Spring April 1 Summer July 1 Fall October 1 www.kiwanispnw.org

This issue is available online only.

5 Governor’s Message

6 Letter to the editor 7 On Human and Spiritual Values 9 Collison wins award for community service 11 PNW Kiwanis Foundation grants and scholarship award announcements

12 Read Around the World 15 C.A.S.T. for Kids! 16 Kiwanis Youth

Law Enforcement Camps

19 Plan on Portland PNW District Convention

21 News from clubs, divisions, and district programs 28 Lend a helping paw...

Be sure to update your directory & address books!

29 Community Partnership Program

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Cleve Parker Secretary/Treasurer Pacific Northwest District dst@pnwkiwanis.org Victoria Jones Managing Editor magazine@pnwkiwanis.org The information in the KiwanisBuilder magazine is for illustrative, entertainment, and discussion purposes only. It is intended to provide general information about the subject matter covered and is provided with the understanding that neither Kiwanis, the contributors nor the designer are 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. Stock photography ©ThinkStock/jonesy423

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The Smiths go to Jersey!

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A message from Governor Pamela

Hello Kiwanians / Fans of Superbowl Champions, THE Seattle Seahawks! Sorry I couldn’t help myself! I am very proud of the PNW and all of our members! We are growing, growing and growing in membership. Right now we are about +300, that is 600 more hands doing more service and making more of an impact in our communities and in the world. Continue to shout Kiwanis from the mountains! Keep having fun and people will want to be a part of this great organization. Remember we have the Family Membership Pilot Program, this is a great promotional tool for asking people to join Kiwanis. Thank you for your support in strengthening our clubs.

Keep up all the great things you all are doing, I love reading the newsletters and hearing from my Team 212 Class of Lt. Governors on what is going on in the Divisions. My husband Greg and I have really enjoyed our travels around the District and we really appreciate all the kindness and hospitality we have received. Go Kiwanis!!! The best organization in the world! Pamela Smith Governor 2013-2014 Pacific Northwest District

Continue to shout KIWANIS from the mountains! Our new District Office building is a beautiful historical building! If you are in the Gladstone Oregon area check it out. At our District Convention, August 21st-24th, the Friday night Event will be held at the new building. The evening will be fun filled and you will get a chance to see the brick patio of those who have bought personalized bricks. Thank you to those who have already purchased a brick or two. We are still selling bricks, it is not too late to purchase yours. The funds will be used to help maintain the building. I will give a shout out to the Kiwanis Club of Portland for their commitment that each member of their club is buying a brick! So I challenge all clubs to do the same. My goal is to sell enough bricks so that we won’t have to go and rake leaves again. Look on the website for the Brick-a-raiser form or email me and I will send you the form. Make sure to put Team Smith 212 on your forms when you send them in. [Sorry Holland!]

Be a FAN for Kiwanis in your Division! “ the home team can derive energy from the loud noise of their fans; former American football players have described the feeling of their adrenaline pumping after hearing the fans yell, which is ‘like you have a reserve energy tank’.” – Brian Baldinger The Sporting News

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Letter to the editor In response to JOIN THE CONVERSATION from the Winter, 2014 issue of the KiwanisBUILDER magazine:

I was extremely happy to have participated in the Bridge Magazine article reprinted in your Winter edition, and doubly happy that you have made it available to your membership. Although it was great to share perspective on the decline of Service Clubs, I thought that the most relevant part of the article was the response by non-members that confirms the need to reinvent ourselves. As one who would never abandon the traditional Kiwanis Club, I am still disappointed with the new Kiwanis growth initiative that counts on new club building to solve our decline in membership. My personal goal is to promote Club Satellites as the first step in growing Kiwanis, and if new clubs result, all the better. In todays world, not many want to use a great part of their community service time, playing the role of Board member, club officer, or chairperson. Let’s listen to reality and find ways to offer the Kiwanis experience to younger generations without the burdens of attendance, meals, and far too many meetings. For the record, I passed on copies of the article upon publication last fall to District leadership and some KI leadership with virtually no response. One might think we really need outside help. Alan Dailey Executive Director Michigan District of Kiwanis

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On Human and Spiritual Values Human and Spiritual Values are very broadbased in nature. There are hundreds to choose from and they are sometimes referred to as morals. They shape a person’s character from childhood. They are picked up everywhere, from home, school, church – even a park. Our district leadership and membership in Kiwanis is an important feature in the development of these values as a strong service-based volunteer organization. This defines our actions and is manifested in various ways, a living testimony evident through our actions with the children of our communities and sets the tone in establishing the quality of our work as volunteers. “Walk the talk” is a popular saying. The concept of this cliché requires a personal commitment to exude honesty, sincerity, kindness and respect – especially with regards to our interaction with this membership and involvement with children. This is basic. It defines a rational objective ethically as to how we interact with each other, and is evident to our actions. It normally refers to a person’s perceptions of right and wrong, especially to the kids we are in service toward. To do what is right and stay free from our influenced emotions brings a balance needed today in our fast paced life. To have an open heart without barriers is hard. Yet to be in tune with respect to these values is a harmony strived for that the kids of today need. We are the guides to help bring this harmony to a technologically frenetic youth through these intended values. Doing what is right is one of our objectives. Being open without self-limitations develops a kindness and sincerity that helps the children, ouselves and the community as Kiwanians.

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they DO.” – Andrew Carnegie

These values, human and spiritual, define our behavior with each other in our organization and are a profound statement as they relate to one another’s actions and goals. Consider these values not so much as a specific Deity or ism. Believing in a Higher Power toward right action, peace, truth, love, and especially non-violence (bullying) and we as an organization and community of Kiwanis will transmute these values to the Children of the World we directly effect.

– Robert Menzies

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Governor Pamela Smith congratulates Bob Collison for being the recipient of the 2014 “Dee Wescott Memorial Award” for community service. This prestigious award was given to Bob by the Multnomah Hot Rod Council for Bob’s many year of working on the Kiwanis Doernbecher Mustang Raffle.

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“Mr. Mustang Raffle” Bob Collison recognized for community service Bob Collison, a member of the Southwest Hills (Portland) Kiwanis Club since 1978, was recently recognized by the Multnomah Hot Rod Council as the 2014 recipient of the “Dee Wescott Memorial Award” at the 2014 Portland Roadster Show for his many years of community service raising funds for the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program within the car community.

As a Kiwanian, Bob served as Lt. Governor of Division 64 (1996-97). He also spent several years as the District Chair for the S.O.S. (Save Old Spectacles) Project. From 1997 to 2011 he sat on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation, serving as President from 2005-2007.

Many Kiwanis members, including Governor Pam Smith, Greg Smith and Governor-elect Bob Munger were on hand to watch Collison receive his award. Bob is a “car guy” who has his own 1926 Model T Ford Coupe with a hot rod motor. Bob became involved in the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program many years ago when KDCCP was raffling off vintage Ford Mustangs. Twelve years ago he was instrumental in switching the annual raffle over to brand new current year Mustangs, leading to increased raffle ticket sales and profits. Bob has become the “go to guy” for this project. His involvement begins each year with vehicle acquisition from the dealer and the subsequent customization of the car.. Bob is also the most successful Mustang Raffle Ticket salesman as he attends most major car shows and many other events in Oregon during the year. By presenting Bob with the Dee Wescott Award, the Multnomah Hot Rod Council is honoring Bob’s many years of work at these events to combat pediatric cancer. Bob also manages the road trips for the Mustang, working with Kiwanis clubs all over Oregon as they sell tickets for the vehicle in their area. Often spending over fourteen hours a day working on this project, Bob has made a major contribution to raising the more than $2.8 million dollars that the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program has raised to fund research fellowships at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.

About the Dee Wescott Memorial Award: The Portland Roadster Show created the Dee Wescott Memorial Award to be given annually to recognize a person associated with the show, or a car exhibited at the show, who best exemplifies the qualities of craftsmanship, integrity, and selfless community service. The award was named for the late Dee Wescott. Dee had a love for hot rod cars, which became his business. He achieved an enviable reputation for quality, innovation, and craftsmanship. Dee gave unselfishly of his time to the community of Damascus, Oregon, serving as a volunteer firefighter, volunteer sheriff deputy, numerous boards and advisory committees and as founding mayor when the City of Damascus was incorporated in 2004. In the 1950’s, faced with a growing problem of “street drag racing” in the Portland area, Dee was crucial in forming the Multnomah Hot Rod Council. The Council then partnered with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office in order to provide a safe and legal venue for the racers. They copromoted the first Portland Roadster Shows in order to finance these efforts. Throughout all of his activities - business, public, and personal – Dee was known for his personal integrity. Spring 2014 | PNW Kiwanisbuilder magazine

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A gift that funds the future Thanks to Kiwanis programs, people of all ages become the most engaged members of their communities. Your annual gift to the PNW Kiwanis Foundation helps—by extending your impact to young members of the Kiwanis family. Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs inspire members in every stage of life. From K-Kids for elementary school students to Circle K International for university students, and every age in between. There’s Builders Club for middle school students and Key Club for high school students. And for adults with disabilities, there’s Aktion Club. 10

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Those programs help members discover the heart to serve and the courage to lead. They’re possible because of our foundation’s support. So give today. Ensure that the mission of Kiwanis is carried out by members of all ages in the Pacific Northwest District—and carried forward into the years ahead. Learn more at www.pnwkiwanisfoundation.org.

Pacific Northwest District Foundation


Your PNW Kiwanis Foundation

Grants & Scholarships The following is a short report on the successful grant applications considered at the PNWK Foundation Board meeting, March 15th and 16th: Kiwanis Club of Black Diamond-Maple Valley    $500 to support a “Weekend Backpack Meal Program” for students at local schools. Kiwanis Club of Astoria $1,500 for the Astoria Library Renovation, challenging other service clubs to help raise a total of $10,000 of a 4 million dollar project. Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford $1,000 for the purchase of three pop-up tents to be used by their Student Leadership Programs and two Kiwanis Clubs. Kiwanis Club of Pendleton $2,500 toward the construction of a picnic shelter in an existing Pendleton Kiwanis park. Kiwanis Club of Lewis Clark Valley $500 toward the purchase of books for the First Book reading program in the Lewiston and Clarkston area. Kiwanis Club of St. Helens $1,000 for the purchase of Safe Kids Safety/Car Seats to be distributed to low income families, technical training and education. Kiwanis Club of Ephrata $1000 for the support of the OMNY Trinity Lutheran Church’s summer activity program for community youth.

Find out more about applying for a grant for your project or Service Leadership Program online at www.pnwkiwanisfoundation.org.

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Key Club Scholarships

Erling M. Larson Award—$1000 Hakikat Baines Omak High School • Omak, WA Joe & Marion Epler Award—$1000 Sara Thomas Kodiak High School • Kodiak, AK Founding Directors Award—$1000 Anna Young Oak Bay Secondary • Victoria, BC Emeritus Director’s Award—$1000 Yujin Song Robert Bateman Secondary • Abbotsford, BC Sylvester Neal Award—$1000 Amanda Rieskamp Molalla High School • Molalla, OR PNW Foundation Award—$1000 Chester Pham Henry M. Jackson High School • Mill Creek, WA KI Foundation Matching—$1000 Mackinze Gering Orofino High School • Orofino, Idaho (District $500 and International $500)

 

Circle K Scholarships 2013-2014 Bob Andrew PNW Foundation Scholarship—$1500 Tyson Diep • Washington State University Gene O’Brien PNW Foundation Scholarship—$1500 Flora Zhu • University of British Columbia Pat Maloney PNW Foundation Scholarship—$1500 Kyra Sekhon • University of Victoria Chuck Clutts PNW Foundation Scholarship—$1500 Kenzie Fleischman • Washington State University Roy Fritch PNW Foundation Matching Scholarship—$1000 Erin Doherty • Western Washington University (District $500 and International $500)

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Read Around the World Literacy – the ability to read and write – is essential to fully developing a sense of well-being and citizenship. Children who are solid readers perform better in school, have a healthy self-image, and become lifelong learners, adding to their viability in a competitive world. 

Experts estimate that nearly 40 percent of U.S. 4th graders do not achieve basic levels of reading proficiency. The number is higher among low-income families, certain minority groups, and English language learners. The tragedy is that these children may never fully participate in American society. Their employment prospects grow dim and the chance for anti-social behavior increases. In short, they will be viewed as “problems.” 

But there are solutions. More reading projects touch more kids’ lives. What can you do? Read to children. Then give them books they can cherish again and again.

Every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis members believe this, and have long been dedicated to Kiwanis’ Read Around the World program. Reading projects deserve more than jsut a monthlong observance. That’s why Kiwanis International urges the entire Kiwanis family to implement Read Around the World projects throughout the entire year. It could be as simple as reading to your kids or grandkids for a half-hour each day. You could also volunteer at your local school, helping teachers excite youngsters about reading. Or, you could serve as an English tutor for an immigrant who is anxious to learn our language so he can improve his economic situation. You could even volunteer to teach a class of adults who never learned how to read as they were coming up through the school system long ago. Simply look up the local literacy programs in your area to learn more about opportunities. Finally, help spread the word to help more children and parents read and learn together. Find out more at www.kiwanisone.org.

Here are just a few of the organizations that can help your club develop a reading program: Reading is Fundamental www.rif.org Scholastic Literacy Partnerships scholastic.com Save the Children literacy iniatives savethechildren.org Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library imaginationlibrary.com Reach Out and Read PageAhead

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In our district hillsboro, oregon It took Kiwanian Elizabeth Adams only a moment to sign up, but her decision to enter Scholastic’s “Reading Oasis” giveaway means countless hours of fun for elementary students in Hillsboro, Oregon. Adams noticed Scholastic’s booth at the 2013 Kiwanis International convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, this past June, and she thought a Reading Oasis would be great to have in one of her community’s schools. She took a chance on the drawing. And she won. So, through Scholastic and her Hillsboro Kiwanis Club, children at the W. Verne McKinney Elementary School are loving a US$10,000 Reading Oasis, complete with bookshelves holding 1,200 new books, bean bag chairs, a cushioned bench, a story rug and a CD player with headphones for audiobook listening. “This was a great gift to give,” says Adams, who is president of the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club. “Literacy and books are critical to our holding together as a society and as a community. I was elated to see that a local school would receive such a gift.”

Above, right: Wahluke High School Key Club hosts special guest, A Cat in a Hat, for Read Across America night.

Below: The new Reading Oasis in HIllsboro. Scholastic is a Kiwanis International Promotional Partner.

mattawa, washington The Wahluke High School Key Club hosted its annual Read Across America Night on, February 27th. There was an excellent turnout and fun was had by all. One lucky winner walked away with $100 in Scholastic books; however, she wasn’t the only winner. The Ellensburg Noon Kiwanis surprised the WHS Key Club with a $250 check to be used at the book fair to purchase books for students!  Ms. Lemons’ and Mrs. Arlt’s classes where some of the lucky recipients of books along with several individuals. In all, a total of 25 students were able to receive a brand new book. Thanks to support from teachers, Key Club members, Kiwanis, FFA, and the community, we were able to reach our goal and will be able to provide some more much-needed books for the WHS library and send more of our students to volunteer at Special Olympics this May!

Only 35% of high school seniors in the United States read proficiently.

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C.A.S.T. for Kids!

The “Catch A Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Foundation is a public charity formed in 1991 that joins volunteers who love to fish with populations with special needs for a day of fishing in the outdoors. The organization currently hosts three programs: C.A.S.T. for Kids, for disabled and disadvantaged children; Fishing Kids—aimed at primarily urban youth; and Take A Warrior Fishing, which is designed to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting persons assigned to Warrior Transition Commands. The C.A.S.T. for Kids Program was designed to create an environment where special needs children and their caretakers can leave their problems on shore and sharing a day of fun and fishing on the water that they may not otherwise get to experience. The charity furthers its mission by increasing awareness of disabled and disadvantaged children in communities and teaching appreciation for natural resources. The Fishing Kids Program was developed to introduce and engage urban youth in the sport of fishing. The Fishing Kids Program is built around the slogan, “Getting more kids fishing, more often,” was designed to create and provide more fishing opportunities for urban youth. This is all made possible through the cooperation of government agencies, national and local sponsors. The Renton Kiwanis Club, along with the Auburn and Auburn Valley Club have provided the food, beverages, muscles, and smiles at the annual Lake Washington event in Renton. This year’s event will be held on the shores on Gene Coulon Park on September 6. The headquarters for the non-profit organization is located in Renton, Washington, but fishing events are held throughout the country, serving as many as 3,000 children annually. For more information, or to volunteer for a local event http://www.castforkids.org

Established in 2011, the Take A Warrior Fishing Program was designed to support military personnel and their families. This program creates an adaptive community-based outdoor recreation experience through the sport of fishing. The main goals of this program are to restore that disconnect by increasing family interaction, encouraging outdoor recreation, and supporting positive, social interactions that help

One day can change a life. I've seen it; I've been part of it, and I've experienced it personally. That I have experienced the change myself is why there is a Catch A Special Thrill Foundation. The first C.A.S.T. for Kids event (as it is now called) had originally been planned as a one-time event. Just a group of Washington State bass fisherman getting together to take some disabled kids out fishing. That first event was 10 anglers and 10 kids. I was one of the anglers and that day changed my life. I was privileged to take out a young man with cerebral palsy. The unbridled joy and excitement that he showed when he caught his first fish filled me with a sense of satisfaction that I had never experienced in my life. The smile on his face and the feeling in my heart lasted the whole day and when we got back to shore. I see the same in the other children and volunteers. Because of this one day I vowed to turn this one time program into a non-profit foundation and make sure that it did not fade away. As it has grown over the years I know hundreds of volunteers have seen and felt what I have felt and witnessed; the change in these kids after just one day spent fishing and enjoying the outdoors is truly remarkable. Yes, one day really can and does change lives. – Jim Owens Executive Director

transitioning service members rebuild connections with the civilian world.

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Washington State Patrol hosts Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp

olympia, washington Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement. Applications are currently being accepted for the 37th Annual Washington State - Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp to be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton from July 20 through July 26, 2014. Applications can be downloaded from the State Patrol’s Home Page, WSP.WA.GOV, under “Outreach.” The application deadline is May 9, 2014.  The camp is open to all youth from the Pacific Northwest District. The purpose of the camp is to provide selected high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore various job opportunities in the law enforcement field. Students will have exposure to law enforcement problems and challenges officer’s encounter on a daily basis and to show how to successfully handle situations in a professional manner. The Washington State Patrol and other police departments provide officers as staff members to instruct and serve as counselors. Guest speakers from various agencies provide first-hand information to the students. This gives the students a variety of experiences and exposure to federal, state, county and local law enforcement as a possible career path. Many students who attend this week-long camp go on to have careers in the criminal justice field.

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This camp is sponsored and paid for by Washington Kiwanis clubs statewide in addition to corporate and private sponsors. We hope your local Kiwanis Club will support any student/s that come to you asking for sponsorship! For more information, or if your club would like a program on the camp, contact Jan Britt at 360-456-0503 or janiceleebritt@comcast.net

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PLAN on Portland! Pacific Northwest District Convention August 21-24, 2014 • Portland, Oregon

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Thursday August 21

Your District Convention Planning Committee has been working very hard to bring you a fun filled, yet affordable 2014 District Convention. We have slimmed down the convention budget to be able to offer you a registration cost of $208, which will include all three Saturday meals and Sunday Breakfast. All other meals will be optional on the registration form. Kiwanians who are new since the 2013 District Convention at Sea-Tac will pay a flat $100 registration fee plus optional meals! (Sorry, transfers and dual memberships don’t count.) Once all forums, speakers and agenda are confirmed, the registration will become available online. All District members will receive an email notification at that time.  You can register right now for your room at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Jantzen Beach by calling (503) 283-4466.  Mention the PNW Kiwanis convention to get special rates*: Single/Double = $107;  Triple = $117; Quad = $127. *Rates are USD, and do not include local tax.

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Kids’ safety is in your hands. Our guidelines should be too.

Working with young people is a rewarding experience. It also brings important responsibilities. Kiwanis can help you meet them—with youth protection guidelines for all Kiwanians. Get to know the updated guidelines. And make sure your club uses them to train members each year. It’s a key way to protect young people. .. and the reputations of the adults who serve them.

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Download the Kiwanis youth protection guidelines today at www.kiwanis.org/youthprotection.


Clatskanie updates their park project

Kiwanis Club of Sandy “stuffs the van” for camp

– clatskanie, oregon

– sandy, oregon

As of March 1st, we have secured pledges and grants totalling $20,000.

Sandy Kiwanis Club members wanted to up the ante this year in support of the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. So one of the members, President-elect Les Geren, suggested we encourage residents of Sandy to contribute to the camp’s annual supply drive.

We are partnered with Clatskanie Parks and Rec – $10,000; Georgia Pacific Foundation – $5,000; PNW Kiwanis Foundation $2,000; and Clatskanie Kiwanis Club $3,000. We have a master plan drawn and approved by Parks and Rec. We have specific pieces of equipment that we will purchase. We have 120’ft of 8’ Chain link fence donated by Kynsi Construction. We await dryer weather!

The Cougar Parade

Apple Cup luncheon a roaring success – yakima, washington

Member celebrates 100th Birthday – beaverton, oregon Hal Fowler, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Cedar Hills in Beaverton, Oregon, celebrated his 100th birthday on December 22nd.  He joined the club in November 2000 following four years’ membership in the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, Washington. Congratulations, Hal!

Once again, The Kiwanis Club of Yakima held our annual Apple Cup Luncheon at the Yakima Convention Center.  More than 200 attended, with many wearing school colors for the University of Washington and Washington State University. Our November luncheon featured fight songs performed by the Eisenhower High School band, football toss, live auction, a tailgate lunch and a special appearance by Nesby Glasgow, former football standout for the University of Washington and the Seattle Seahawks. We raised nearly $12,000 that will help support the YMCA’s Camp Dudley, Songfest for high school choirs, Santa Claus visits to special education classrooms, Aktion Club for adults with developmental delays, Blue Jeans basketball for elementary school students and the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Project.

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We are proud to be part of a community that cares so much about serving others. We look forward to another actionpacked luncheon on Nov. 21, 2014, at the Yakima Convention Center.

The dates were for Feb. 14 and 15 at Geren’s Farm Supply with elephant ears offered to encourage and reward donors. Roz Geren Rushing created a Facebook event for the supply drive inviting more than 500 people to participate in Stuff the Van. It was all set to go, then Mother Nature dealt a frigid blow with 8-10 inches of snow topped by a generous layer of ice. Traffic slid to a stop and the event was put on hold. Ultimately, the event was rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21 and people turned out to help. In all, donations for MHKC topped $500 with heartwarming participation from the local community and Kiwanians.

Mark your club calendar! 97th Annual

PNW Convention August 21-24 in Portland, Oregon!

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Kiwanis International honors Distinguished Members – pacific northwest district Twenty-one members representing thirteen clubs from the Pacific Northwest District earned Distinguished Member status for the Kiwanis year 2012-13: J. Greg Wegrich, Bellingham Chelsea D. Wells, Bellingham Wayne Lunday, Longview Charles C. Angelico II, Longview Karen Haring, Canby Julie A. Brown, Kirkland Terry Johnson, Peninsula Gig Harbor Ann Penner, Abbotsford Gregory L. Holland, Port Alberni David G. Corner, Parkland-Spanaway Gini Dryer-Dow, Parkland-Spanaway Dave L. Petersen, Riverview Wenatchee W. Scott Draper, Liberty Lake Milford R. Long, Liberty Lake Rita Ann Schwarting, Kent AM Monica Walker, Grangeville Carolyn Haning, Grangeville James McAllister, Bridgetown Portland Marj McAllister, Bridgetown Portland Andrew Jones, Bridgetown Portland Victoria Jones, Bridgetown Portland Congratulations, all!

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Ferndale Kiwanis club wins two Chamber of Commerce awards

Olympia Kiwanis club honors students for “Achieving by Believing”

At the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on January 16, the Ferndale Kiwanis received the 2013 Pioneer Award, “In recognition of prominent service and constant devotion to the Chamber of Commerce and the community of Ferndale through many years.”

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Two weeks later, the Club was chosen by Chamber members to be February Member of the Month in further recognition of our service to the Ferndale community and the Chamber.

At the February 10, 2014, meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Olympia, OHS Principal (and Olympia Kiwanian) Matt Grant introduced Gustova “Gus” Marquez, a 19 year old senior.  After struggling to get through high school, Gus was able to “catch up” after moving to OHS in September of 2013. Believing in himself and others, and he assists in counseling other kids from domestic violence homes.  He is encouraging, caring and compassionate. 

For several years, Kiwanis members have run the hot dog booth at the annual Chamber Street Festival, raising thousands of dollars to buy additional Christmas lights for Main St. and expand the lights onto the secondary entrance to the City. The Ferndale Kiwanis club also provides volunteers at the Chamber’s annual holiday tree lighting and Santa arrival. Ferndale Kiwanis members are well known for the placement of U.S. flags on Main Street each holiday – this service to the community consistently lists as one of the “best” things about living in Ferndale. The Ferndale Kiwanis joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2011 as a way to recruit members of the business community and get our message of service to community leaders. Though many of our Club members are also Chamber members, having the Club itself join has raised our community profile. The monthly Chamber luncheon and special events also give our members opportunities to talk about our upcoming community service projects and seek volunteers/donations.

Has your club joined the Chamber of Commerce? Let us know how its working for you in the next issue!

(Above) Olympia Kiwanis Club President Lynn Urvina and Gus Marquez (Below) Caitlin Van Camp, with Olympia High School teacher Dawn Williams

In the words of OHS teacher Dawn Williams, “Caitlin is a strong, intelligent, talented, creative and super positive young woman.” She is a professional artist and has been paid to draw pictures by some teachers at OHS. Caitlin is following her late mother’s example of service to children and the community, and will ask questions or ask for help when she needs it. She is a pleasant student who is nice to people. Caitlin was presented her award at the club’s meeting on March 3, 2014.


West Valley hosts annual crab feed – yakima, washington Over 700 community members enjoyed the West Valley -Yakima Kiwanis Club crab feed held January 25, 2014. Funds raised from the 58th annual event, supported by the West Valley High School Key Club and Yakima Valley College CKI Club, will fund youth and community service projects.

which runs from October 1 through September 30. Today gifts from clubs, individuals and other entities to the Kiwanis International Foundation will be counted in determining per-member average giving. The per-member average giving level for clubs is based on the September 30 certified membership as determined by Kiwanis International. Today Club recognitions are awarded annually at the end of the Kiwanis year. Eligible clubs will be identified by the Kiwanis International Foundation. Recognition will be sent to district leadership for presentation. The Today Club program bundles the former club recognition programs Each Kiwanian–Each Year, Sustaining Club and Top Three District and simplifies them into one new program.

Kiwanis Loyalty Society Member and “crab serving manager” Bill Bennett with two happy attendees West Valley Key Club volunteers

Kiwanis International Foundation announces new donor recognition programs The Kiwanis International Foundation board approved two new donor recognition programs—the Today Club and the Kiwanis Loyalty Society on February 15, 2014.

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Starting October 1, 2013, when an individual, club, corporation, couple, foundation or any other entity makes a gift of any amount to any area of the foundation two fiscal years in a row, they will be recognized for their generosity and become a member of the Kiwanis Loyalty Society. Consecutive years of giving are counted by administrative year (Oct. 1 to Sept. 30). To maintain membership and reach new recognition levels, donors must make a gift every administrative year without interruption. Unpaid pledges are not included. Benefits will begin when a donor makes a gift for five (5) consecutive years. Gifts received prior to October 1, 2013 will receive all their necessary recognition and are appreciated, but will not count toward consecutive giving. The Kiwanis Loyalty Society was adopted in order to recognize both clubs, individuals and other entities for their giving instead of only individuals. Get more information about the Kiwanis International Foundation online at www.kiwanisone.org and navigating to Foundation.

Pictured, left to right:  Judy Hall, Sam Reed, Carol Lien, Hillary Hunt, Les Eldridge, Charles Shelan, Jan Britt, repackaging salad for distribution.

Olympia Kiwanians volunteer at food bank in place of meeting – olympia, washington Our December 2nd meeting of the Olympia Kiwanis Club was a great example of a new tradition that I hope the club will embrace. In place of our regular meeting, over 25 club members and a few guests met at the Thurston County Food Bank to help sort and package food donations. This was a great opportunity for fellowship and service. Vegetables were sorted, pizza, pastries, and salad were repackaged and canned goods were placed in their appropriate bins. Club members also assisted food bank clients as they selected food items for their families. This was a great way for our club members to see first hand how our community benefits from the Thurston County Food Bank and all the fresh produce we grow and contribute to it.

Your club is doing great things . . . why not share your story? Submission deadline for the Summer issue of the KiwanisBuilder magazine is

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Service Leadership Clubs chartered last quarter K-Kids Longview Elementary Moses Lake, WA Kiwanis Club of Moses Lake

Builders Club Maywood Middle School Renton, WA Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

Key Club Abbotsford Traditional Secondary Abbotsford, BC Kiwanis Club of Clearbrook Harrison Prep School Lakewood, WA Clover Park Kiwanis Club West Linn High School West Linn, OR Kiwanis Club of Tualatin When you charter a Service Leadership Program club, you inspire leadership from the start. As new members go through the process of building the club, they share the workload—and the vision. Get all the tools you’ll need to get started online at www.kiwanisone.org.

The family of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is growing! – issaquah, washington The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah was founded in 1929, part of the Pacific Northwest District Division 28 and our K-Family consist of Atwork! Aktion Club of Salmon County; Key Clubs at Issaquah and Liberty High School, and a Kiwanis Builders Club at Pacific Cascade Middle School. The latest addition to our Kiwanis Family is Maywood Middle School Kiwanis Builders Club. The chartering of Maywood Builders Club was initiated two years ago by an enthusiastic Key Clubber Lisa Antonio, currently the Lt. Governor of PNW Key Club Division 28. It took two years to find a Maywood Faculty Advisor. Kiwanis advisors Becky and Stephanie Wilder pushed the chartering in their club and with the help of President Jeri Tolstedt, their charter was finalized in January. The first meeting was attended by Kiwanians Becky and Stephanie Wilder, they talked about the K-Family Key Club, and Key Leader and the Issaquah Kiwanis activities that will bring them together with their sponsored club and Key Club. When the Kiwanis Doll was mentioned, the students unanimously agreed to make that their first project. Ms. Neff is their inspiring advisor who immediately engaged Kiwanis and Key Club with the project of making Trauma Dolls for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Our club provided the funds to purchase the materials from the budget of YCPO. Ms. Tolstedt purchased the materials and brought them to the school to draw the pattern and cut them out by the Builders Club. She then took it home to sew and we just had the stuffing finished. After it is finished the students will pack them and deliver to the Seattle Children’s hospital. These dolls are used by doctors by drawing the procedure on the doll which is then given to the patient. In addition, they also made paper flowers to be given to the Spiritwood Assisted Living in Sammamish to brighten up the day of the elderly in our community. What a great way to bring the K-family together and serve the community!

Sammamish Kiwanis help charities thrive with an enjoyable night out sammamish, washington The Sammamish Kiwanis club sponsored our Second Annual  Jumpin’ Jive to Thrive Community Fund-Raiser in March 2014. The mission of our event was two-fold – to build awareness of our local nonprofits that are supported by Kiwanis and to provide a fun time for the community in and around Sammamish. The event had us all  Jumpin’, Jivin’  and Smilin’ as we listen and danced the night away to music of the big band era.  The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra (MJJO) has provided our ” fly me to the moon”, outstanding entertainment for both of the two years. 


The music ranged from Glenn Miller to Benny Goodman to Arty Shaw to Harry James, etc.   MJJO is a unique Big Band composed mostly of players who work at or have worked at Microsoft (including one of our very own Sammamish Kiwanis long time members). Throughout the  performance these outstanding musicians and singers had our toes tapping and provided us an evening that put smiles on all our faces. The event included music, dancing, raffles, a silent auction, beer, wine, and appetizers.  Participating non-profit fund raisers included Athletes for Kids, ARAS Foundation, Redmond/ Sammamish Boys and Girls Club, Eastside Baby Corner, Sammamish Heritage Society, Eastside Friends of Seniors, Assistance League, Sammi Awards, Kids without Borders and The Eliminate Project – Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. We are so grateful to our community, sponsors  and non-profit agency friends.  Through all of our efforts we had another outstanding year that benefitted each of our non-profits and our community.

Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra

We all left with a song in our hearts, a smile on our lips, AND funds for our non-profits. We are pleased to report that this year’s Jumpin’ Jive’ to Thrive Fund Raising Event has allowed Sammamish Kiwanis to donate $4,000 to the Kiwanis International/Unicef ELIMINATE Project. Keep dancin’ out there Kiwanis Friends!  You are changing the world. 25

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Union Gap K-Kids put a new twist on Kiwanis trauma doll project yakima, washington The K-Kids of Union Gap School, who are supported by the Kiwanis Club Kamiakin of Yakima, were looking for a project to finish out the remaining few months of this school year. Putting their heads together with Kiwanis club advisor Kurt Hilyard, who is also superintendent of schools for Union Gap, and Norman Ferrier, who is a CKI graduate from Yakima Valley College, it was decided to revive the “trauma doll” project of a few years ago. The 18 members of the K-Kids club dove right in from day one and started tracing patterns, cutting out material and will be stuffing dolls this month. Kamiakin Club member Kay McCay has done all of the sewing of the dolls and will finish up the sewing after the dolls have been stuffed. The K-Kids decided that the 40 completed dolls should be sent to our military troops around the world to be used as they see fit; either in their medical facilities, or just in their ongoing relationships with the children of the local villages. We have a local “Operation Thank You” who will take care of the shipping for us. This project once again has been a great learning experience for our K-Kids. Teamwork, leadership and service are the lessons learned . . . and valuable lessons they are.

President Ivan Hiscock is seen with Wanda from the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, Maureen from KELLI, Kim from KISSM and the owner of the Dirty Jersey Sports Bar and Pub, Lance.

Unique fundraiser developed by Kiwanians in Kamloops kamloops, british columbia The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Kamloops have developed a great fundraiser. We purchase a BC Lottery license and sell tickets for meat draws at a local Sports Bar and Pub. Each Sunday from 1-4PM we sell tickets (7 tickets for $5) for 3 draws. At each draw we give out 5 packages of meat @$10. For the entire afternoon we spend $175 on meat. (steaks pork chops, hamburger or chicken). We make draws at 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15. After the last draw we put all the tickets for the afternoon into a container and make a bonus draw of 3 three more meat items. From September until December we made a profit of $4119 and gave $2000 to KELLI (Kamloops Early Language Literacy Initiative) and $2119 to the Kiwanis Children Cancer Program (BC/Yukon) for cancer research at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. From the January and February events on March 16 the club gave out three cheques of $700 to three local children’s charities (KISSM Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music, Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, and KELLI. This is a great ongoing project that only requires two Kiwanians per session. Spring 2014 | PNW Kiwanisbuilder magazine

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YOU WANT TO HELP.

Esquimalt Kiwanis Club esquimalt, british columbia

WE CAN HELP YOU FIND A WAY. Interested in learning more about how and where to serve in your community? Club leadership tools, courses and workshops are available! Contact your Lt. Governor Find the directory on the District website:

www.kiwanispnw.org

Find the tools to help you build your club, plan projects and organize fundraisers online from Kiwanis International: www.kiwanisone.org

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The Kiwanis Club of Esquimalt started in 1977 and currently has a membership of 19. In addition to supporting Kiwanis International in its efforts through the Eliminate Project (working with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus), local Kiwanis clubs donate their time and the funds they raise to support amazing groups right here, in our own backyard. Kiwanis tries to serve youth using two approaches. One attempts to improve the quality of life directly through activities promoting health, education, etc. The other tries to encourage leadership and service among children. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. Members are involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and helping children both locally and worldwide. Here in Esquimalt, the Kiwanis are involved in volunteering with Child Find BC, providing books for the Storytelling Festival, participating in the parade, and hosting the Christmas tree sales and chipping, just to name a few.

Aktion Club helps support volunteer coeur d’alene, idaho Melissa Gilman, a staff member of TESH – a non-profit organization that provides services to people with disabilities, was a recent guest speaker for the Kootenai County Aktion Club and shared her volunteer plans. Club members and the Board of Directors voted to donate the $40 profit they made from taking/selling Valentines pictures to help Melissa finance her trip. In a presentation on 26 March, each member presented Melissa with $1, shook her hand, and wished her good luck. Melissa and 13 other members of Thirst (a Real Life Ministries college group) and spent Spring Break performing urban missionary work in Los Angeles.  They worked with the Center for Student Missions to help with a children’s program, soup kitchen, senior living and other projects. The group left Coeur d’Alene on March 25th and returned on April 6th.

They encourage new members, particularly younger members, to bring a fresh perspective.  

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Lend a helping paw a dozen ways for dogs and humans to help other dogs and humans . . .

by Abby the Pug

Think you can’t make a difference? Well here are a dozen ways you can change the lives of children, seniors and animals in your community.

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Fetch. Offer to help seniors with their chores. Simple things like bringing in the groceries, mowing the lawn, running errands or watering flowers can seem insurmountable to them. Help elders in your community out in their gardens by doing the “heavy lifting” so they can enjoy puttering in the sun.

Bonus: Every now and then, pick some flowers or get a small gift from the store and give it to a senior citizen just to let them know you were thinking about them!

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Go. Give a lift to your elderly neighbor. A ride to an appointment, grocery shopping or just visiting can make a huge difference for a person who has difficulty getting around on their own. Volunteer with an animal rescue organization to take animals to their foster home or forever home.

3

Sew.

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If you can sew a straight stitch, you can help (and with some patterns, you don’t even have to sew!) Nursing homes, eldercare facilities and hospitals can often use simple lap blankets, back support pillows, slippers, neck pillows and other easy items. On the same line, crocheted and knitted items are great too! Check with your local shelter to see if they need anything like blankets, pillows, beds or “privacy curtains” for shy animals.


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Shop! Find out what your favorite organization, facility, shelter or animal rescue needs. Most have daily needs of new underwear, socks and hygiene supplies (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes & toothpaste, dental floss, washcloths, razors and blades, deodorant, feminine hygiene items, nursing pads, diapers, etc.) For animals: leashes, food or cleaning supplies.

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Create. Make a custom “book on tape” for someone who can’t read. Offer to scan a senior’s photos into the computer. Create a slideshow with music and download it onto a DVD. The video slide show is likely to become a favorite memento right away.

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Walk.

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Read!

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Stay.

Volunteer at your local children’s hospital or elder care facility to walk with a resident, push a wheelchair or pull a wagon. Or at an animal shelter to walk a dog or two.

Clean. Go through your closets and donate gently used clothing and shoes to local organizations. Don’t forget suitcases, backpacks and purses – children and families who have lost everything often don’t have a way to carry their things. Animal shelters are always in need of used towels and sheets. Bonus points for gently used beds, collars, leashes and sweaters.

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Many schools, hospitals, nursing homes and animal shelters need volunteers to read to patients and residents. And yes, animals. Often just the sound of a soothing and repetitive voice can be a calming influence.

Spend some time with your elderly parents or grandparents to help them feel valued... they can tell you some good stories! Go have a cup of tea with your shut-in neighbor or take your knitting down to the hospital and sit and chat with someone who’s having chemotherapy. Offer to sit with “grampa” for your neighbor down the street for a few hours so they can have a break from full-time caregiving. Volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters or Boys & Girls Club. Spend time assisting with your club’s sponsored youth. Become a mentor or tutor. Spend time with animals at your local shelter or favorite breed rescue. Playing keeps them socialized and happy.

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Hammer. If you’re handy at all, you can help by making repairs, painting or building simple furniture or storage for local shelters, animal rescues, even your neighbor. Look into Habitat for Humanity or other organizations that build homes for families in need.

Par ty!

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Hold a themed party and donate goods or funds collected to your favorite charity. Lenny the pug throws a birthday party every year. He asks for donations or gifts like harnesses, blankets, collars, eye drops, etc for his pug friends at Curly Tail Pug Rescue.

Speak. Use social media to get the word out about your favorite charities, or facilities. “Like” their Facebook pages to help them spread the message about their needs. Share tweets or posts about missing animals, or an animal that needs a home.

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PNW KIWANIS BRICK – A - RAISER

BRICK ORDER FORM

Please mail the form with your check payable (US Dollars) to PNW Kiwanis • c/o Cindy Crowther at PO Box 2144 Sisters, OR 97759 Questions? - call 541-419-9890 The bricks will be placed in a patio at the entrance to the new complex Name: ___________________________________________

As part of our landscaping, we are going to make space for a couple of commemorative brick patios that will enhance the grounds. We are offering to you the opportunity to leave your legacy at this new facility with the purchase of a personal brick that will form part of the patios. Proceeds from this project will help us maintain the grounds and facility, ensuring that we keep our new face fresh and inviting. We hope you will want your name to be etched in brick as well!

Team Pamela / 212

Phone:___________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________

4x8 Brick – $100 each (Red Brick with black block lettering) Each box below represents a character – Please Print Clearly 14 characters per line, 3 lines maximum (will be centered on brick) Characters include letters, numbers, commas, periods, dashes, spaces etc.

Team Holland

PNW DISTRICT NEW OFFICE OCTOBER 2013

8x8 Brick – $250 each (Gray Brick with black block lettering) Each box below represents a character – Please Print Clearly 14 characters per line, 5 lines maximum (will be centered on brick) Characters include letters, numbers, commas, periods, dashes, spaces etc.

GREG & STORMIE HOLLAND GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY 2012-2013


HAVE YOU MOVED? If you have moved, or are planning to move, please print your name and new address: Name_____________________________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________________ City_ _____________________________ St/Prov_______ Postal/Zip Code____________ Send this form, with the address label from the back cover, to: Member Services Department Kiwanis International 3636 Woodview Trace Indianapolis, IN 46268

Fax: 317-879-0204 Email: memberservices@kiwanis.org

The Community Partnership Program is an Awareness campaign that

exposes what we do every day in every community to new people and businesses that WANT to participate and be partners with Kiwanis. Please support these businesses and individuals currently supporting kids and their communities through the PNW Community Partnership Program:

Aon Reed Stenhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC CIBC Wood Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC Colin Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC Dr. Felian Cabael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC Kamloops Hearing Aid Centre Ltd . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC Kipp Mallery Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC Scott’s Inn & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC United Steelworkers 7619 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamloops, BC Action Plumbing & Heating Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Amos Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Buy-Low Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Canada Post Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Interior Savings Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Oliver Health Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Oliver Parks @ Recreation Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Royal LePage-South County Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Shoppers Drug Mart 2125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Supervalu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Town of Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Valley First Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC Watchel Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver, BC

Nancy’s Floral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gresham, OR Sweet Betty’s Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gresham, OR State Farm Insurance-Roland Havens . . . . . . . . Portland, OR Eastside Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troutdale, OR Space Savers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tualatin, OR Edward Jones Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston, WA Kingston Henery Hardware Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston, WA Kitsap Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston, WA The Grub Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston, WA Wetter Family LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston, WA Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc. . . . Kingston, WA Captain T’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA Hallett & Associates, P.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA State Farm Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA State Farm Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA Waters West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA Wenner-Davis Insurance Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA Wilder Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Angeles, WA M&K Osborn Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Redmond, WA Blake, Tile & Stone, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sequim, WA Evergreen Spinal Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tacoma, WA

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT

Kiwanis International 5427 Glen Echo Avenue Gladstone, OR 97027 USA

Pass it On! When finished reading this magazine, cover the address printed at right with a label indicating your club name, meeting time/location, and contact information. Then give it to a prospective member or leave it in a waiting room.

Young Children Priority One (YCPO) is an ongoing community service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of children age 0–5, through serving children, families and communities.


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