I have been fortunate enough to follow some great footsteps as I accept the position of President and have great leaders to lean on for advice and guidance during my Presidency. There are a lot of exciting things going on with our club and I look forward to continuing these items into the next year.
Service Leadership Program (SLP) has returned as school is now in session and I look forward to hearing updates on how our clubs are doing. The board did approve at the September Board meeting to provide $5,000 to cover the SLP’s annual expenses.
We have an interclub meeting scheduled with Benson’s Kiwanis Club occurring on October 24th , please see Dennis if you are interested in attending. We are also having a fall social for members and their spouses at Bello Cucina in Spicer on Thursday, October 5th. Social hour at 5:30 and meal at 6:00. The Touch-A- Life award winner will also honored that evening. Thank you Maribeth for organizing and coordinating.
There are some club housekeeping items that I will be looking to update starting with our committee structures. Look for an email soon for all of you to sign up for a committee(s) and/or move as you would like as now is your opportunity to make the change(s) . I will also be reaching out for two additional task forces due to Willmar hosting the next District Convention in August 2018 and looking to complete a strategic plan for our club. Please look for emails regarding this information in the days to come.
And lastly, I remember when I first joined Kiwanis and knew one individual who had invited me as a guest. I wanted to do something special and thanks to Maribeth, I do plan to bring back the Mystery Kiwanian to help with our club unity and help everyone get to know one another as we have had club turnover and have welcomed new guests! I will be sending out information for you to return to me once things have settled down with starting my new role as President.
THANK YOU all for your support and I look forward to a rewarding year with all of you!