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DI STRI CTGOVERNOR Hel l oAl l , We l c omeba c kt oaf r e s hne ws c hool y e a r !I ti s ha r dt o be l i e v et ha tt he s umme rha sc ome a ndg onea l r e a dy ,butIa me xc i t e dt obe ba c k a ts c hoola nd l ook i ngf or wa r dt oa l loft he g r e a ts e r v i c e ,l e a de r s hi pa nd f e l l ows hi p t ha t we wi l lpr ov i de a s Ci r c l e K’ e r sdur i ngt hi s a c a de mi cs c hool y e a r . Whi l et hes umme rmont hsa r er e l a t i v e l yqui e t a smos ta r e of fc a mpusa nd wor k i ngf ort he s umme r ,our c l ubsc ompr i s i ng t he We s t e r n Ca na daDi s t r i c twe r ea bl et or e ma i nf a i r l y a c t i v e .The Uni v e r s i t yofAl be r t aCl ub ha da c oupl e of s e r v i c e pr oj e c t sa tt he Rona l d Mc Dona l d Hous e , whi l e t he c l ubs a tt he Uni v e r s i t y of Ca l g a r y a nd Mount Roy a l Uni v e r s i t y we r e a c t i v e v ol unt e e r sa tt he Di v e r s i t yCup ,a nd ot he rf l ood r e l i e fe f f or t si n Ca l g a r ya ndt he s ur r oundi nga r e a .I twa sg r e a t t os e et ha twe we r ea bl et or e ma i na c t i v e a nd c ont i n ue t o ma k e a di f f e r e nc ei n our c ommuni t i e s ! Ourdi s t r i c twa sa l s os t r ong l yr e pr e s e nt e da tt he I nt e r na t i ona l Con v e nt i on t ha t wa s he l d i n Va nc ouv e ri nl a t eJ une .We ha d 12 me mbe r s i na t t e nda nc ef ort hedur a t i onoft hec on v e nt i on, whi l e9 a r r i v e d af e wda y si na dv a nc et opa r t a k e i nt heL a r g eS c a l eS e r v i c e Pr oj e c t .I CON wa sa r e a te xpe r i e nc ea ndawa yt ouni t ea ndc onne c t g wi t h ot he rCKI ’ e r sa nd Ki wa ni a nsf r om a c r os s t heg l obe .I twa s4da y sf ul l ofe ne r g ya ndpa s s i on a swes e r v e d, l e a d, l e a r ne da ndf os t e r e df e l l ows hi p i n ourc ont i n uousque s tt oa c c ompl i s hourg oa l s a st he l a r g e s ts t ude ntl e d or g a ni z a t i on i nt he wor l d.We a r ea l s ov e r yf or t una t et oha v eKa t h y L es e r v ea st heS ubr e g i onAI nt e r na t i ona l T r us t e e f ora not he ry e a r , a ss hewa sonc ea g a i ne l e c t e dt o t hi spos i t i ona tI CON.

As i de f r om I CON,t he WECAN di s t r i c ta l s o ha d 6 me mbe r sa t t e nd t he Ki wa ni s Di s t r i c t Con v e nt i on,he l di nS a s k a t oon i ne a r l yAug us t . I twa sa not he rg r e a toppor t uni t yt ome e tne w pe opl ea ndl e a r nmor ea boutt he Ki wa ni sF a mi l y . We we r ea bl et os i ti n on a c oupl e of wor k s hops ,whi c h we r ee xt r e me l yi ns i g ht f ul , a nd we we r ea l s oi n v ol v e di ns ome wha tofour ownwor k s hop .Thi spr ov i de dust heoppor t uni t y t or e a c h outt o Ki wa ni a nsa ndl e tt he m be t t e r unde r s t a nd j us t who we a r ea nd wha t we s t r i v et oa c c ompl i s h on ourc a mpus e sa ndi n ourc ommuni t i e s .We a r ev e r yf or t una t et obe s ur r ounde da nd s uppor t e db y ag r e a tg r oupof Ki wa ni a nsi nourdi s t r i c twhos ha r eourpa s s i ont o e xt e nd ours e r v i c ea c r os st he di s t r i c twi t ht he hopeofc ha r t e r i ngs omene wc l ubs .

I t wa s g r e a tt os e et h a t wewe r ea b l et or e ma i n a c t i v ea n dc o n t i n u et o ma k ead i f f e r e n c ei n o u r c o mmu n i t i e s ! Ihope y ou a r ea l lr e a dyt og e tt hi sne ws c hool y e a r unde r wa y a nd c ont i n ue t o ma k e our wor l dabe t t e rpl a c e !Ia me xc i t e df orwha twe r eg oi ngt oa c c ompl i s ht hi sy e a ra ndIhopet o a s e ey ou a tt he F a l lEv e nt .I fy ou e v e rha v ea n y que s t i onsorc onc e r nsa boutourdi s t r i c t ,pl e a s e do not he s i t a t e t o c ont a c t me a t g ov e r nor @we c a nc k i . or g .

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Myna mei sKa t h yL ea ndIc ur r e nt l ya t t e ndt heUni v e r s i t yofAl be r t ai nt he We s t e r nCa na dadi s t r i c t .Ia m wor k i ngt owa r dsmyBa c he l orofS c i e nc ei n aS pe c i a l i z a t i on i n Ps y c hol og ya nd a me nt e r i ngmyf our t hy e a r .F ort he 2013–2014 y e a rIha v et hepr i v i l e g eofs e r v i ngont heI nt e r na t i ona l Boa r d a sS ubr e g i onA T r us t e ewhe r eIpr oudl yr e pr e s e ntt heCi r c l eKdi s t r i c t sof Mont a na , Pa c i f i cNor t hwe s t , Ut a hI da ho, a ndourv e r yownWe s t e r nCa na da . We s t e r nCa na dai soneoft hel a r g e s tdi s t r i c t sg e og r a phi c a l l y ,buta l s o one oft hes ma l l e s ti n me mbe r s hi p .Howe v e r ,a ma z i ngs e r v i c ei sbe i ngdone t hr oug houtt he di s t r i c ta nd Ibe l i e v ei ti st hei mpa c tt ha twel e a v eonour c ommuni t i e st ha tma k e susa ss t r onga swea r e .Ia mv e r ye xc i t e dt ohe l p ourdi s t r i c tf l our i s h,a nd we ha v e al otofpot e nt i a lf orc ha r t e r i nga nd r e c ha r t e r i ngc l ubst hi sy e a r . If i r s tbe c a me i n v ol v e d wi t hCi r c l e Kwhe nIde c i de dt ov ol unt e e rf ort he Bi s s e l l Ce nt r eGi f t Wr a p .Be i nga bl et o wr a pg i f t sf orot he r sk nowi ngt ha t h e whoe v e rr e c e i v e dt he pr e s e ntwoul d be ha pp yt o ope ni tma det e xpe r i e nc ev e r yme mor a bl ea nde nc our a g e dme t os t a yi n v ol v e d wi t ht he c l ub f ormor es e r v i c e oppor t uni t i e s .L ook i ngba c k ,I ne v e rwoul d ha v e r ow t houg htt ha taf e wy e a r sdown t he r oa dt hi sonee xpe r i e nc ewoul dg h e i nt o al i f e t i mepa s s i on!S e r v i ngont heI nt e r na t i ona l Boa r dha sg i v e nmet Weof t e nf or g e tt h a t oppor t uni t yt oa ppr e c i a t eouror g a ni z a t i oni ni t se nt i r e t y . n s p i r i n gi n di v i du a l s we a r e pa r tofa ni nt e r na t i ona l or g a ni z a t i onwi t hma n yi h a n k f u l f or whoa r eg e n ui ne l yde di c a t e dt oc ha ng i ngt hewor l d, a ndIa mv e r yt r c l eK t hel i f e l ongf r i e ndst ha tIha v ema de .Ia m honour e dt obeapa r tofCi h i sy e a r ! a ndt heKi wa ni sF a mi l ya ndIl ookf or wa r dt os e r v i ngwi t ha l l ofy out


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Wi t ht heas s i s t anceofKi wani s , t he di s t r i ctboar di sl ooki ng t o char t ert wonew cl ubst hi syear .

GRANT M ACEW AN Wi t hf or me rKe yCl u b b e rKa r e nL a i l e a di ngt he s t ude nte f f or ta tGr a n t Ma c E wa n a nd t h e g e n e r ou s s pons or s hi poft heS ou t hE dmon t on Ki wa ni sCl ub ,we a r e we l l onou r wa yt oc ha r t e r i ngan e wc l u b .

UNI VERSI TY OF MANI TOBA Af t e rs t r u g g l i n gwi t h me mbe r s hi pa nd i n a c t i v i t yf or t h e l a s t f e w y e a r s , de di c a t e d Ke yCl u b b e ra nd Ki wa ni a n, L i n daL a ma n dI a nMa r t e n s , r e s pe c t i v e l y , a r ewor k i n gt or e v i t a l i z et hec l ub .

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3 1 0 2 N DCO The 2013We s t e r nCa na daKi wa ni sDi s t r i c tCon v e nt i on wa she l dAug us t811i nS a s k a t oon, S a s k a t c he wa n. I twa s a n out s t a ndi ngc on v e nt i on,we l la t t e nde db yma n yKi wa ni sF a mi l yme mbe r s .The r ewa sf un,c a ma r a de r i e ,e xc e l l e ntwor k s hops ,a nda ni nc l us i v eKf a mi l ya t mos phe r e . Pr opst oP e t e rHa y wa r da ndhi sc on v e nt i onc ommi t t e e f oraj obwe l l done ! Be nS c ot t , Ka t h yL e , S he l l e yDu, Da ni e l L e e , Ce dr i c kMa h, a ndJ e nn yL uf r om MountRoy a lUni v e r s i t ya ndt heUni v e r s i t yofAl be r t aa t t e nde da sCi r c l eKr e pr e s e nt a t i v e s . The ywe r ea bl et oa s s i s twi t ha n SLP ( Ser vi ceLeader s hi p Pr ogr ams ) wor k s hop a nd a ns we rque s t i ons Ki wa ni a nsha da boutCi r c l eK. S omec on v e nt i onhi g hl i g ht si nc l ude a$100000 c he que pr e s e nt e dt ot heS a s k a t c he wa nRona l dMc Dona l dHous e f r om Ki wa ni si nS a s k a t c he wa na ndt hes ur pr i s epr e s e nt a t i on ofWa l t e rZe l l e rF e l l ows hi pa wa r dst o Di s t r i c t S e c r e t a r y T r e a s ur e rDi r kBa nni s t e r , Di v i s i on5L i e ut e na nt Gov e r norGe or g eY a ndo,a nd Di s t r i c tEl i mi na t eCoor di na t orRa l ph L i e pol d.I mme di a t e Pa s tGov e r norCor y J ohns onwa sunf or t una t e l yuna bl et oa t t e nd, butI nt e r na t i ona l T r us t e eEl i z a be t hT e z z awa spr e s e ntt opr e s e ntt he WECAN di s t r i c ta wa r ds .Cong r a t ul a t i onst oa l lt he a wa r dwi nne r s ! Gov e r norEl e c tChe r y l S t or r swa si ns t a l l e da sGov e r nor De s i g na t ef or20132014a nd Di v i s i on1L i e ut e na ntGov e r norJ ohnCol l i nsf r om t heKi wa ni sCl ubof Thunde rBa y wa se l e c t e dGov e r norEl e c ta tHous eofDe l e g a t e s . Ma n y c ong r a t ul a t i onst obot hoft he m,a nd be s tofl uc kt oI mme di a t e Pa s tGov e r norRi c ha r dL eS ue uri nhi sf ut ur e e nde a v our s !


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