ISSUE NO. 15
Kiwanis Love Story
A Publication of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International
There is nothing like being apart of the kiwanis family.
3 Governor's Message
8 Coloring Book Contest
10 A Look at Clubs
22 District Content
From the Governor
reetings fellow Kiwanians of the Mighty T-O,
We finished our first quarter and are well into our second quarter. During the first quarter, we went out and got 219 new Kiwanis members. That is fantastic and I applaud all of your hard work. The second thing that pleases me the most is that we are keeping our club rolls clean, I know this because with 219 new members we only had a net increase of 75!! Having accurate membership numbers is important for knowing the health of the district and knowing where we need to focus resources to help.
During the past couple of months, more of our club meetings have been meeting in person and taking precautions. If you want to have a hybrid or totally Zoom meeting, your division Lt. Governor is authorized to have a full version of Zoom paid for by the district. Take advantage of Zoom to enhance the club experience. Zoom provides an opportunity to have some great speakers. I have attended meetings where leaders from Kiwanis International were speakers, the New Zealand Ambassador, and many others. It is worth noting, I enjoy attending meetings across T-O to meet members and hear the great things clubs are doing in their communities, so please take the time to invite me.
Our first Texas Oklahoma District Governor’s Zoom Social was a great success. The people attending had several ideas we could use to improve the quality of our fundraisers and projects across the district. I enjoyed hearing from those that joined us that Sunday afternoon and per suggestion, I am going to start sending out short videos with updates on a regular basis. The next T-O District social will be held on 21 February 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm and your Trustee and Lt. Governor will have the information.
Kiwanis International is starting a new training program called Amplify. This is a great opportunity to get training in several key areas. Although this is a Kiwanis sponsored education, they have gotten some well know subject matter experts to present. Registration will be from 15 February 2021 to 1 April 2021 with online classes starting 19 April 2021. The cost is $200 a person. I will be getting more information out on this program over the next 1-2 months. For more information:https://kiwanis.org/amplify
I enjoy getting to know people across the district. Please feel free to send me Zoom invitations to a club meeting, division council meetings, or other activities you want me to see. If you want me to speak to your club for a couple of minutes, let me know in the invitation and I will RSVP, otherwise, I will just pop into your meeting when I can to enjoy your company. Attending meetings gives me ideas, which is why I recommend using Zoom for an opportunity to inter-club.
I am proud of the Might T-O, we are trailblazers!!
Please contact me if you need anything and thank you all for your service.
Texas/Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International
"The need for social distancing continues to impact fundraising plans for Kiwanis clubs around the world. But the needs of the community remain. Without the funds raised by those events, many community needs will remain unmet.
However, nearly all in-person fundraising events can be done online, says Anna Wu, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hacienda Heights. Wu has chaired virtual fundraisers for several Kiwanis clubs since social distancing orders went into effect.
“Whether we’re at home, apart or together, we’re always making a difference. That’s what Kiwanis is doing every single day,” Wu said.
On the August 12 Lunch with a Leader Kiwanis video series, Wu detailed the four-step process she uses to help guide her planning for virtual events."
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FOUR STEPS FOR CREATING A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER
The first Kiwanis Club in what is now the Texas-Oklahoma District, was officially completed February 10, 1917, at Dallas, Texas, with a membership of 200. Due to the increasing number of clubs across the country members realized the need of setting up the District organization. In October 1918, the Dallas Club selected one of its members to serve as interim Governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District until an organization conference could be arranged. The first meeting was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and on February 10, 1919, the Texas-Oklahoma District was organized.
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The Jones Elementary K-Kids hosted a sock drive, with the goal in mind to collect over 200 pairs of new socks. These socks will be donated to the City Rescue Mission. The children plan to celebrate their efforts this February with some delicious snow cones.
Kiwanis Club of edmond toy
Kiwanis Club of Edmond presented a plaque for the 2020 Teacher of the Year Award. to 1st grade teacher Jessica Harraman from West Field Elementary. Members present were Mayor Dan O'Neil, Club president Basheer Dawud
The Kiwanis Club of Victoria is holding its annual fundraiser and awarness campaign March 20, 2021. The SAG-supported, competitive ride consists of five routes, including a family-friendly 6-mile route, 30, 40, 50, and a challenging 60 mile route through the rolling hills of northwest Victoria County.
McKinney Club Veteran Clothes Drive
The McKinney Kiwanis Club donates clothes to the Veteran Services of Dallas every fall. The clothes drive is organized and managed by Duane Landa. The garments are delivered to Veteran Services of Dallas by Duane and are donated to veterans who are in need.
The Veteran Resource Center provides a first point of contact for veterans needing to connect with veteran service organizations, find employment, educational or VA resources.
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Harker Heights Key Club developed a “Brain Break” program for elementary school aged kids. Acknowledging the difficulties of education both in-schools and at-home, the club designed virtual “breaks” in which they led kids in rhymes, movement, and music minutes. These breaks were posted each Monday on the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library Facebook page
Aiming for miracles
The Kiwanis Club of Edmond is sponsoring, Aiming for Miracles, a sporting clay event that benefits the Children's Hospital.
Legion of honor
Denton Noon Kiwanis recently presented the Legion of Honor Award with the following members recognized:
25 Years: Roni Beasley, Simone Royster, Norm Pomerance
35 Years: James Wells, Melvin Willis
50 Years: Ray Stephens
What isSue are we on?
Students were able to submit multiple designs for this project. Thus we expect to see some students receive a larger monetary prize as we announce our final round of winners. Each design is awarded a $10 monetary prize when selected as a winner. All designs submitted were worth 2 service hours each.
We will be looking at all submissions we have received since the commencement of this project. We are analyzing what images we can use for future publications. We expect to have a long list of winners. We will be contacting winners throughout the next couple of months. As well as formally announce these winners in the next issue.
We expect to resume this project later on as we find we need more designs. When this project resumes again we will have an updated link to use to have students sign up. We may also include updated guidelines or provide a bigger range of opportunity for students.
Coloring Book Contest
A new district project created by Marshall Kregel, TX OK Kiwanis District Marketing Chair 2019-2020.
The Texas Oklahoma District began its coloring book adventure over this summer. The district successfully printed its first coloring book issue in August 2020. The first issue print was sold out within hours as it was presented for the first time during our district convention.
Since then the district has ordered more copies and continues to sell them via the district's online store. Currently we have Spanish Issue #1 and Issue #3 in stock.
We are also looking at ways that we could expand this project and further peak interest of members in the community. We are looking to find methods of enhancing coloring books to better serve as a tool for parents to gain interest in what we do.
What is going on with this project?
WHat should we expect next?
The district has received a plethora of submissions. At the moment the district is looking to hault submissions and choose more than the usual amount of winners. We will choosing designs to create more than 1 future publication.
Mineola Kiwanis club
SUBMITTED BY Joyce Curry
Kiwanians always spread kindness and love within their communities. A pandemic can't stop them.
A Look at Clubs
Mineola Kiwanis held a Membership Luncheon to explain what the club does for the community. The luncheon was the idea of Past President and current Membership Chair, Kevin White. Members were challenged to bring a guest and eighteen were in attendance.
Guests were greeted at the door, signed in with their information, and received name tags, Kiwanis brochures, and an application. Kevin narrated a PowerPoint of Kiwanis events and projects. Individual members explained various activities such as cheese sales, the Eliminate project, and the types of membership available. Think out of the box to appeal to different situations. Two turned in their membership applications immediately. To this date, we have seven applications for memberships and possibilities for five more.
The McKinney Kiwanis Club has tackled 2020 by doing its best to stay active. Even though the pandemic restricted many members the club adapted. From zoom meetings to finding a new club venue the club was still able to maintain contact with their members. In fact they were able to return to many of their usual activities. The following are a couple excerpts detailing their activities during December 2020.
McKinney Kiwanis Club Delivers Secret Santa Gift to Seniors
The McKinney Kiwanis Club delivers meals to seniors every Wednesday & Thursday on the Red Route for the Meals-On-Wheels organization. The club has partnered with Meals-On-Wheels for over 30 years. During the Christmas season, the Meals-On-Wheels organization sponsors a Secret Santa Drive for all 1200 clients on the Meals-On-Wheels routes. The members of the McKinney Club step-up every year and volunteer to purchase a gift for each person on the Meals-On-Wheels Red Route.
This year the club was asked to deliver the Secret Santa Gifts for the Red Route. Rob Nelson and Dub Norrid had the honor to deliver these gifts. Rob Nelson stated, “Being asked to deliver the Secret Santa Gifts this year has brought me so much joy and was a lot of fun”.
Mary Minnis, McKinney Kiwanis MOW Coordinator, never has a problem getting volunteers to deliver meals because the club members enjoy this project so much.
You can find more information about what the McKinney Kiwanis Club at https://www.mckinneykiwanis.org/. Please take note that if you want to attend one of their meetings that you need to RSVP with Sandra Williams.
McKinney Kiwanis club
Tackling the end of 2020
SUBMITTED BY Dub Norrid
McKinney Kiwanis Receives Donation From Speedway Charities
The McKinney Kiwanis Club received a donation of $5,500 for its 2020 charity activities from the Texas Motor Speedway Charities. During 2020 there were many challenges, but the club was able to continue most of their charitable activities and one fundraising event. The club delivered Meals on Wheels, built wheelchair ramps modules every month except for March and April, constructed 3 wheelchair ramps, contributed to a Veteran Clothes Drive, continued Terrific Kids programs in two elementary schools, sponsor a fall Angle League T-Ball season, and is sponsoring Key Clubs in 3 high schools.
The leadership of the club really stood-up and made things happen. The club was able to continue weekly meetings on Zoom at first and then in July in person and/or Zoom.
Key in securing this donation for the club was Mark Carswell and Lori Bhargava, club treasure.
Kiwanis club of SaPulpa
SUBMITTED BY Kathy Berryhill
The Kiwanis Club of Sapulpa recently made a $500 donation to Kid’s Kloset, an organization that provides clothing for needy students. This local clothes bank was started by former District School Nurse Susie Henderson for students who came to school in need of proper clothing.
Originally located in the “nurse’s office”, Kid’s Kloset has grown to where it is serving hundreds of children each year. Students ages 4-16 qualify for a week’s worth of new school clothes if they are enrolled in the Free or Reduced lunch program.
Recently the Sapulpa Public School District provided Kid’s Kloset a new location with increased space and storage. This move has allowed for more social distancing and the installation of updated clothing displays. All of the workers at Kid’s Kloset are volunteers, but due to Covid, many have been unable to participate. Volunteers from Sapulpa Kiwanis stepped up and have donated an extraordinary amount of time to help sort & organize after the move. And as much as is safe to do, Kiwanians have helped with individual clothes fittings. Last October, Kid’s Kloset distributed 150 coats, along with hats, gloves and winter pjs. Watching a child “shop” and then model their new clothes is so rewarding. We see an indescribable amount of joy and pride in their faces!
Our expectation is that as the pandemic continues, or hopefully ends, the economic difficulties of many families will increase and amplify the need for our services to needy children. Kiwanis Club of Sapulpa will be ready to support the kids, both with financial help and volunteer hours!
Team members from Brookshire's #51 on 100 Rice Road were presented with the Patriot Award.
Team members from Brookshire's #9 on 2020 Roseland Blvd were presented with the Patriot Award.
Team members from Brookshire's #28 on 2734 E Fifth Street were presented with the Patriot Award.
Tyler-Rose City Kiwanis Club
SUBMITTED BY Alex Werner
Super 1 Foods Manager Raul Baldovinos and Kiwanian Samantha Bruce.
The Tyler-Rose City Kiwanis Club created an award known as the Patriot Award. This award is given to entities in the community who go above and beyond in their community. In 2020 many of the awards were given to those on the forefront of the pandemic.
David L. Long, Tyler Police assistant chief, Tyler Police Officer Yates, Darrie Daniels, Kiwanis Club President and Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler.
Representatives from the East Texas Food Bank accept the Patriot Award from the Tyler-Rose City Kiwanis Club.
Denton Kiwanis Club
SUBMITTED BY Robin Meyer
Despite having lost all fundraisers in 2020, the Denton Kiwanis Children’s Clinic has been able to keep their doors open thanks to the generosity of grants received for the clinic. The Clinic has been awarded the following grants:
Speedway Children’s Charities $25,000
Flow Healthcare Foundation $30,000
Denton Benefit League $ 8,000
United Way (CARES ACT) $40,000
Since 1925, the Kiwanis Children’s Clinic has been providing free medical and dental services, prescriptions, eye exams, and glasses and mental health services free of charge to children that qualify who reside in northern Denton County. The clinic’s day to day operations is run by Past Governor Robin Meyer and operations are overseen by a committee of Denton Noon club members, with Dr. Norm Pomerance as chair of the committee.
Kiwanis club of Arlington
SUBMITTED BY Evelyn Herrera
The Kiwanigram is proud to announce that it will be republishing their Kiwanigram. Kiwanigram is Kiwanis Club of Arlington's newsletter that has been on hiatus for a while. The newsletter is now back and will be out every quarter. The first issue made a comeback in December and the next one will be out next month!
The Denton Noon Kiwanis initiated a new service project by providing a dental hygiene goody bag to 2,250 second graders in the Denton ISD. Each bag contained a dental coloring book, pack of crayons, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Kiwanians packed each bag and then made deliveries to 26 elementary school campuses.
Denton Noon Kiwanis club
DENTAL HYGIENE KITS
SUBMITTED BY Robin Meyer
The Harker Heights Key club has been keeping very busy during the pandemic. Not only has the club worked with other High School Clubs on fundraisers and drives, but they have also headed up several projects!
The Key Club worked with the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Harker Heights Activities Center to provide community engagement during October 2020. The club packed bags of candies to be distributed at 7 locations around Harker Heights, TX on Halloween. In an attempt to encourage safe “trick-or-treating”. Staff members dressed up and invited the community to drive-through locations where the bags would be handed out.
The Club even packed doggy and kitty treats to be handed out at the Pet Adoption Center. To provide much-needed fun and levity, the Key Club also decorated pumpkins to be put on display in the Library and on the Library’s Facebook.
The Key club also headed their own projects and events such as
Hot Chocolate Kits stuffing event
Santa in the Park
Farmers Market events
Dance in a Bag
These events not only focused on the essential needs for families in the community, they fulfilled the need for a fun positive outlook. Both the Hot Chocolate Stuffing event and the Dance in the Bag stuffing event were times when key clubbers came together to create goody bags for those in the community.
The Harker Height's Kiwanis Club made sure to not only stay active but to fulfill the various needs of their community as well.
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SUBMITTED BY Vivian Marschik
Kiwanis Club of
SUBMITTED BY Vivian Marschik
The Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights participated in the Harker Heights Community Holiday Market/Santa in the Park. The club distributed 96 of the Kiwanis coloring books to the children and promoted their American Flag Delivery Program. They were able to continue this program through the pandemic and in the process of signing up for the 2021 program, are also working on plans for another fundraiser. The club can't have their usual pancake supper at the elementary school this year so they are working on alternatives.
Kiwanis Love story
Submitted by Courtney Taylor
When people ask where we met, we laugh and admit we were in Las Vegas, then quickly clarify that we were there for a Kiwanis International Convention. I was there because I’m always there. I’m a convention junkie, and I think every Kiwanian should attend at least a few. When this new member in my former Fargo club said he had questions about the convention, I was happy to take his call. I didn’t think twice about making plans to show him around the World Showcase and workshops and to point out some of the VIPs I’ve come to recognize over the years.
I had no clue that we’d stay up all night after the closing session, talking and walking on the Strip, or that he’d conclude by confessing that his primary reason for coming to the convention was to meet me, the woman who had (allegedly) become a small legend in the city she’d left behind. A year later, we traveled to be together at the convention in Orlando. We met new people from T-O, mingled with a few Kiwanis celebs, and danced to Don Felder’s hits. Best of all, we wrapped up the trip with a proposal and a “yes.”
Long-distance love is tough, but it falls in line with everything else in this year of social, political, and spiritual distancing. We have faced more challenges as a couple than you’d care to hear. Yet, as Kiwanis has lasted through countless hard times over the last 106 years, so did we over 16 months of engagement. The day we wed, the attendance was small, social distanced, and heavily masked – and predominantly Kiwanis. The litany of things that weren’t quite perfect that day fades away when I reflect on the great people who were there to support us.
We still spend most days on opposite sides of the country, but we see each other at zoom meetings every Thursday, and we involve something related to Kiwanis almost every time we’re in the same city. We announced our engagement at a Kiwanis social near Big Cormorant Lake, MN, and we volunteered at the Texas Ramp Project warehouse the night before our wedding. Can you guess what I’ll be giving him on Valentine’s Day? If you envisioned a Kiwanis baseball cap, you got it.
The Kiwanis Family has played a huge role in my life, starting in Key Club more than twenty years ago. I used it as a compass in deciding how and where to spend my junior year of college, in choosing where to attend graduate school and how to pick a new city in Texas a decade later, and in planning the destination of nearly every summer vacation. It’s no surprise then that Kiwanis played a key part in finding my happily-ever-after too.
More content from the Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis District.
Texas Oklahoma District is Growing!!
We are excited to welcome two new clubs this month
Kiwanis Club of Sanger, Texas
Kiwanis Club of Texas Hill Country
Past Governor James Galbraith and Club President and wife Susan Galbraith
District Trustee Mike Clark, Jan Clark, and Key Club Faculty Advisor Leann Blackwell
MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Submitted by susan hennum
We would like to congratulate 2 of our clubs and their leaders who really stepped up during our No New Member Campaign.
Kiwanis Club of New Braunfels
Trustee Michael Clark and his wife Jan brought in 14 out of the 17 new members to the New Braunfels Club during the entire No New Member Fee Campaign . While Mike and Jan were wanting to grow their club they also had a very specific goal in mind and that was a New Club that
served Bulverde and Spring Branch area. We are excited to announce that they have recruited enough members and this new club should be chartering the end of February. They already have a Key Club so this is really exciting for the community. The Texas Hill Country Club is currently accepting new Charter Members so if you know anyone in that area, tell them about this opportunity!
Mike is new to the Kiwanis District Board. Thank you Mike for leading by example!
Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch
When the Robson Ranch Club began to struggle, Past Governor Jim Galbraith and his wife Susan stepped up to take the lead. Susan stepped in as the new President and they began a membership campaign which to date has added 22 new members during the No New Member Fee Campaign. I was so impressed with this that I asked Susan ...How Did You Do This? Susan stated that it was done with a change of location due to Covid restrictions, enthusiasm of new officers, and a membership chairman who followed up with personal contact and paperwork to anyone who showed interest. Past Governor James Galbraith and Club President and wife Susan Galbraith.
In addition, the community paper was given pictures of projects we worked on each month, and pictures of charities receiving donations-money, food, scholarships, ringing bells for Salvation Army ,working with Equine Therapy for handicapped children, ramps for disables, school mentors, books for at-risk children, clothes for DPS children, back to school supplies, utility or rent for needy families, hygiene product for homeless, medical aid, interesting speakers for local needs Personal contact of club members to reach out to friends. Robson Ranch also has a successful Orientation program with incentives. The club is not limited to one major project or one fundraiser. Members can choose which they wish to work on. They also have a membership chair! Hats off to Past Governor Jim and his wife Susan!!
With the pandemic this past year and going on again this year, it has been a struggle to hold meetings, do meaningful service projects, host legacy fund-raisers, and attend our SLP programs and work with the kids. Marketing under these circumstances has required change in all areas that affect our clubs, and it hasn’t been easy. But, we’ve learned a few tricks and we will share them with you.
1. People still want to do something to help, but they don’t know what they can do. Offer some virtual projects or allow folks to zoom into a meeting and see what y’all are about. Be sure to introduce your guests and let them speak about themselves. Great for networking!
2. Non-profits need major assistance right now. Offer to help them recover if they become members of the Kiwanis club so that they can serve on the club’s board. Partnerships are important for growth but both sides must participate or it’s not a partnership, just a charity.
3. Utilize all methods of communications with the club membership as well as the community.
a. Facebook pages updated every week or more often. Please make use of District posts if you lack anything at club level.
b. Website maintained and updated
c. Instagram page updated weekly
d. Newsletters to members and interested potentials on a monthly basis. Use lots of pictures to help tell the stories.
e. Video stories every 2 or 3 months. Store these short stories on the club YouTube account. It is easy to set up and fun to use. Link these videos into your emails and social media.
f. Access great PR and Marketing tools on the Tx Ok District website as well as the KI Marketing website www.Kiwanis.org/brand.
g. Continue to use your press releases but also look at using your local Neighborhood apps to attract local attention. These really work.
h. Join your community Facebook pages. You might be able to instantly reach thousands of people when you need volunteers or have an upcoming fundraiser.
i. Send postcards to your kids in your SLP programs or deliver coloring books to the schools to be handed out to the kids. Be sure to put your club label inside the cover. We have lots of different District focused coloring books that tell the stories of our clubs in the district.
j. Think outside the box on signage. Offer to print placemats for your favorite local restaurant. Think of all the cool stuff you could put on that mat. Or, contact District HQ for ideas on bumper stickers or posters or decals for windows and yard signs.
k. Podcasts are popular. So are radio spots and they may not be expensive at all. We have pre-recorded radio announcements available to clubs as well as TV commercials! Contact us!
l. Speak with the city secretary and ask if they will help promote club activities, especially when they involve helping kids. This has worked well in other towns.
m. Email campaigns. Not obsolete at all. Keep every business card from your guest speakers and use a professional or semi-pro email program. Allow people to opt-in or opt-out of your messages. Constant Contact and Mail Chimp are 2 very popular email programs.
n. Welcome Baskets for new families in the community. We can print some fridge magnets for your club to put in the welcome gifts.
4. Update your club’s service programs. Are they all still relevant or do you need to bring some fresh programs to the table. Who will know what the town needs most? Well, the Major, Chamber, Council, and the Health care professionals, Teachers, Counselors, First Responders, and also give your Key Clubbers an opportunity to come up with a fresh service project that is meaningful to them. This could be a great way to “Bridge the Gap”. Also, besides the kids' programs that we are very good at, consider programs for older adults like Vets, Women’s shelters, Homeless shelters, and support an Aktion Club.
5. Continue with Hybrid style meetings for the long term and invite guests from all over the country to come speak to your club online. This is working well for so many clubs and we have a lot of great people at International that love to join in on our meetings. Now, invite some potential members to visit your meeting at the same time.
6. Establish easy payment systems for people who might want to pay dues, donate funds, or buy tickets to a raffle or auction, etc. Create a club Paypal account and a Venmo account. Venmo is now being used for business transactions. This is new for 2021.
7. Be more inclusive with membership opportunities. Young professionals may have some projects they need help on and they may be a grand entre for a Kiwanis club. We have membership material in Spanish on the district website. A totally Spanish speaking satellite club is a possibility and could easily support itself and be of huge benefit to the local club and the community.
8. Speaking of membership opportunities, utilize Corporate Memberships whenever possible. This is a win/win/win for everyone involved. Information about corporate memberships is on the district website. We have some 6” decals for the front windows of businesses that join with us and these are free from the District Headquarters. Each decal has a “rocker” under the decal that says either “Member”, “Partner” or “Sponsor”.
9. Offer to be guest speakers for other clubs and organizations in town. They are looking for good programs for their club meetings too. You can easily contact all the other groups through your chamber of commerce business directory. This is a good reason to be a member of the Chamber.
Created by Marshall Kregel, Marketing Director, Texas Oklahoma District Kiwanis
Cell – 972-741-1551
Marketing your club in 2021
Submitted by Marshall Kregel
The following list those that were recognized as distinguished for the 2019-2020 year.
William Potter, Jr
San Antonio Army Residence Center Golden-K
Denton, Breakfast, Denton
West Angelo, San Angelo
Capitol Hill HS
Kathleen Van Eeten
Northeast Tarrant County
2019-2020 Membership Contest Results
It is with great excitement that we are now announcing the winners of the 2019-2020 Membership Contest! As listed in the contest rules if there were a tie there would be a drawing for the winner. As you can see we had a couple of tie-breaking drawings. The winners will be mailed their prizes soon.
Clubs 25 members or less
1st place: South Oklahoma City, plus 8
2nd place: Idabell, plus 7*
*There was a 3 way tie with Idabell, New Braunfels and Heart of
Clubs 26 to 50 members
1st place: Jones, plus 8
Poteau: Poteau, plus 7*
*There was a tie with Lubbock
Clubs 51 or more members
1st place: Shawnee, plus 10
2nd place: Gainesville, plus 9
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Immediate Past Governor
Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International
Southwest Oklahoma City
Gale D Rogers
Greater Randolph Area
Pleasant Grove, Dallas
All listed with sympathy and memory.
In Loving Memory
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
― Thomas Campbell
Many schools have shut down their water foundations and replaced them with water stations. Students must bring water bottles to school which they can refill at these stations. For many low income students when they loose their water bottle they can not obtain another one easily.
This is a great project to partner up with another local agency. The Northeast Dallas Co. Kiwanis Club partnered with Counseling Institute of Texas to supply water bottles to 10 GISD Elementary School Nurses to keep in their clinic.
Neil Tatom, long time member of the Abilene Kiwanis Club and an Affinity licensed supplier for our District merchandise can supply you with these personalized water bottles at a very affordable cost. If your club is interested in this service project please contact Neil at email@example.com.
Water Bottle Project
Submitted by Susan Hennum
From the Editor
ello fellow Kiwanians,
As we embark on a new year I want to remind everyone how powerful the Kiwanis family is. I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis District over a year and it has been incredible watching everyone work so hard to make it through the pandemic.
The district has encountered many issues with the restrictions brought upon by COVID 19, but that has not stopped the leadership team. Laura Arnhart, Marshall Kregel, Susan Hennum, Paul Heinz, and more are working hard to get us going where we need to.
Spread the love this month! Feel free to reach out to the leadership team to say hello. Let your fellow club members know how much you appreciate their efforts. Great things await us this year!