Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

The Indiana District of Kiwanis was organized in South Bend on December 27, 1918 to serve the seven clubs in the state: Indianapolis, Lafayette, South Bend, Elkhart, Marion, Fort Wayne, and Evansville.  Now over 90 years later, the Indiana District remains active with 24 divisions and 195 clubs.

Message from the District Governor


Governor's Message

I have some great news and updates to share with you.

First, I am so excited to tell you that we successfully collected the 500 signatures needed to petition the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for our own Kiwanis license plate! Thank you to everyone who signed and helped to collect signatures for the petition. The paperwork was delivered to the BMV offices and now we wait for their approval. My hope is that Kiwanis members from all over the world attending the 2015 International Convention in Indianapolis will see thousands of cars and trucks with Kiwanis license plates!

Second, I'm pleased to let you know that the Riley raffle tickets have been mailed! Check with your club's raffle ticket salesperson, with your Lt. Governor, or directly with our dedicated Riley Fundraising Chair, Dr. David Dixon for tickets. If we make our goal of selling all of the printed tickets, we would raise over $100,000 to support Child Life at Riley! The drawing for cash prizes will be held on Saturday, August 9th at our District Convention in West Lafayette.

The third topic I want to discuss is membership. How is your club doing on the Each One Bring One goal? Let's all stay focused on this goal and really work to build our membership over the next few months. At the end of every year the inevitable happens; clubs drop members to avoid paying dues for members who are inactive, not in good standing, or who left the club for various reasons. It's an understandable response to the possibility of having to pay dues for members that are not really part of the club.

Do you want to know how to tackle the problem of end-of-the-year deletions? Add new members throughout the year to make up for the lost members, and then add a few more! Instead of focusing on the inevitable, focus on what you can do right now to solve the problem. If you think your club might lose a member at the end of the year, recruit a new one now. It's a simple solution and all it takes is for you to invite a few friends, co-workers, community leaders, and acquaintances to visit your club. The more people you invite to learn about Kiwanis, the better the chance of adding new members to your club.

Kiwanis is something so good, we should want to share it. So let's get out there and share Kiwanis!

In Kiwanis Service,
Vanessa McClary
2013-14 Governor
Serving the Amazing Indiana District of Kiwanis
Cell: (812) 327- 8575

Thrilled Y-O-U are "On the Bus!"


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