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.
Members in every corner of the state are committed to developing future generations of leaders through guidance and example. They are ordinary people performing extraordinary work in your community every day. From revitalizing neighborhoods to organizing youth sports programs, from tutoring to building playgrounds, Kiwanis willingly perform countless projects to help children.
DID YOU KNOW? Since the 2009-10 Administrative year Indiana Kiwanis Clubs raised more than $804,618.47 for Riley Hospital for Children to continue the very important research for a 'Path to a Cure'? The Indiana District made a commitment to raise $1 million dollars for this project by September 30, 2013. This research is focused on pediatric diabetes and finding a cure!
AS OF 06-18-2013, we have raised $84,239.68 for the 2012-13 administrative year for 'Path to a Cure'. We need to raise an additional $195,381.53 to reach our million dollar goal.
Message from the District Governor
WARREN 'TED' SULLIVAN, III
KIWANIS MONTH OF
MAY IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH
May is normally our big membership drive month each year. Some Kiwanians refer to it as being the 3-M (May Membership Month). I asked back in March for our clubs to make that month our 2nd big membership drive month (March Membership Month) so that we would have two 3-M months. The fact of the matter is that every month is membership drive month. Membership building and retention should be an ongoing program of every Kiwanis Club. Let’s not forget Kiwanis International’s offer to rebate the amount equal to the Kiwanis International Dues for all net membership growth over 25%. Now that’s the way to build up the administration account!
Why such a push on membership? We need to keep the vitality of every Kiwanis Club as its peak, we need to keep the service ability of every Kiwanis Club as its peak, we need to keep the fresh ideas and project brainstorming of every Kiwanis Club as its peak, we need to keep the fellowship and networking of every Kiwanis Club as its peak, and most of all we need to keep the FUN of being in Kiwanis at its peak. When a club has a strong membership it is able to fulfill the needs of its community with less dependence on the individual member because there are more members to share the load.
With more members we can sell more Raffle Tickets for the Path to a Cure Campaign, our Indiana District of Kiwanis Project, we need a little over $200,000 to meet our pledge to Riley Children’s Hospital of $1,000,000 for the funding of research into finding cures for pediatric diabetes. With more members we can perform more fundraisers in support of the Path to a Cure Campaign. So lets all work to build membership of the Great Indiana District of Kiwanis.
Ted Sullivan, III
Indiana District of Kiwanis
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What if you could save a baby's life?
With The Eliminate Project, you can. Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes. But three doses of a 60-cent vaccine can protect mothers and babies. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to bring this vaccine to 38 countries, eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. What can you do right now? Learn about MNT and advocate for the cause. Participate in our fundraisers. Over the next few years, the work we do will change the world. Find out more at www.TheEliminateProject.org.