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Here’s an interesting way to learn about Kiwanis International, and more specifically, ways to “bolster” our local club. Click the link to sign up for one of these interesting Webinars!
- Feb. 8th; 8pm: Til Death Do We Part Many members drop out of their club for perfectly understandable reasons, but most leave for reasons that could have been prevented. Learn the best practices used by successful club for retaining active members.
- Feb. 15th; 8pm: Inclusiveness- Singled Out Inclusiveness is a practice that creates an environment where everyone feel comfortable, respected, and valued. Inclusiveness leads to new members.
- Feb. 22nd; 8pm: Club Experience For Youth Learn what you can do today with our Kiwanis youth so they will want to join Kiwanis after they graduate. Also gain tips to encourage younger members to take a more active role in your club.
For more information about the webinars, go to: www.kiwanisone.org/webinars
The Kiwanis Club of Auburn-Lewiston cares about all those in need and especially all the children. That is why we volunteer to ring the bells for the local each and every year. Many members took part in this years campaign willingly braving the cold temperatures at many retailers. Donations were strong and a plenty with most giving what they can in the form of loose change ard small bills–it all helps in the end. Shown in the picture are two members with the kettle (l to r) is Ron Simard of Neokraft Signs and Mike Meservier of Meservier & Associates of Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine. You would like to help those less fortunate and have passion for kids, contact Jan at 795-9614. Or visit our website kiwanisauburnlewistonmane.org or catch us on Facebook at auburn-lewiston-kiwanis-club-of-maine
President: Jan Dwinal
Immediate Past President: Mike Meservier
Secretary: Craig Phillips Assistant Secretary: Julie Gile
Treasurer: Buffie Dumont Assistant Treasurer: Vacant
Directors: Dan Goff, Mike Meservier, Andy Choate, Doug Dwinal, John Cronin
November 24, 2010
Your officers and directors for 2010-11 were inducted by Lt. Governor Bob West on October 27th. Left to right are Secretary Craig Phillips, Directors Andy Choate and Mike Meservier, Treasurer Buffie Dumont, President Jan Dwinal, Director Dan Goff, and Lt. Gov. Bob West. Present but not in the picture (he was behind the camera) was Director Doug Dwinal.
ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH
Help at the Advocates For Children Holiday Fair, Saturday December 4th. We will be helping to set up the entire fair location, have our own table and help to dismantle after it is done. At our table, we will be helping the children create a simple Christmas craft and hold a raffle for a bicycle and helmet. Contact Ron Bellemore at * to sign up.
Salvation Army bell-ringing. We will be staffing the K-Mart location on December 18. Some slots are still available. Please contact Craig Phillips at * for times and to select a time.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UPDATE
Due to important parts of our program cancelling at the last minute, and our being unable to put together a meaningful program, we had to postpone our membership drive. We will reschedule in 2011. We can use always use help in planning for it. Membership drives are vital to our club’s health, so President Jan could use your help. Interested? Talk to Jan, call her at 795.9614 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW MEETING TIME?
Not yet. We will continue meeting at Noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. We continue to meet at Noon at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.
We considered having one noon time and one at 5:30 or 6 PM, but for now, there was insufficient interest. However, as we talk to prospective members, we should assure them that the meeting time can be changed if there is greater interest.
Thoughts for today:
Make your life a mission, not an intermission. Arnold Glasgow, in Uncle Andy’s Digest.
It’s the lessons you learn after you know it all, that’s important.
Newsletter editor and writer: Andy Choate
Recently, the Kiwanis Club of Auburn Lewiston, Maine, recognized its Kiwanian of the Year. President Mike Meservier presented the award to Jan Dwinal. She has been bubbling over with enthusiasm, energy and great ideas this last year. She heads the Membership Committee, which brought in eight new members in 2008-09! She shows no signs of slowing down, either, as she adding being the Incoming President-Elect. We are proud of all she has done for our club.
The award is presented to the Kiwanian who, in the past year, has shown commitment to our club, outstanding leadership, and living out the Kiwanis ideals in their daily life.
Jan is a real estate broker at Coldwell Banker Millett Realty, with offices in Auburn, Maine. She is married to Past President Doug Dwinal, and lives in Lewiston.
Congratulations, Jan! We appreciate all that you have done!
On October 28, 2009, the Kiwanis Club of Auburn-Lewiston, Maine, inducted our new officers, for the year 2009-10. We had a special guest to administer the oaths of office, Lt. Gov. Keith Wass, from the Rockland, Maine, club. In his remarks following, he brought messages from the International President and District Governor.
We are going to try something a bit different this year. Instead of one President, we will have a board of Past Presidents running things. In October, Dan Goff was in charge, this month we will have Patti Gagne (and her golf jokes!). In coming months, John Cronin and Bud Nelson will return to the lectern, with second stints for Dan and Patti.
Rounding out the slate is Jan Dwinal as Incoming President, Secretary Craig Phillips and Treasurer Larry Lauze. Jan also is the Membership Committee chair, and is behind the wonderful growth in new members in the last year.
Each and every officer and director look forward to your ideas on how to make our club better. We make “Children Priority One”, to build our community one child at a time.
The club meets every Wednesday at Noon, at the Ramada Inn, Pleasant Street Lewiston, just off the Maine Turnpike. We invite all guests and prospective members to join us.
The Kiwanis Club of Auburn-Lewiston inducted another new member, Todd McCollough. He is the manager of Hudson Bus Lines. He joins many new members in the last year. We are growing, and happy for it!
New member Todd was inducted byPast President Dan Goff, with help from Membership Committee Chair/2008-09 Kiwanian of the Year/Incoming President Jan Dwinal, and Immediate Past President Mike Meservier.
Good day everyone! We are now officially in our summer schedule, where the club meets at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston Maine at noon on the second and forth weeks of July and August. Guest speakers will resume in September. We wish you all a fun and safe summer! See you in September.
The Kiwanis Club of Auburn-Lewiston has perfected the art of turning pancakes into financial support for several Lewiston-Auburn area services for youth and children. “When the grills are steaming, the smiles are beaming,” said club President John Cronin. Read the full story here at http://www.sunjournal.com/story/268256-3/Connections/Kiwanis_flips_over_pancakes/