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Governor Melford Clarke


Gov­er­nor Mel Clarke Jan­u­ary 2019 Mes­sage

East­ern Cana­da & Caribbean Dis­trict

Hap­py New Year to all mem­bers of the East­ern Cana­da & Caribbean Dis­trict, and to our many spon­sors and friends.  Hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions are now com­plet­ed, and we are in the eval­u­a­tion phase of the first quar­ter with­in our admin­is­tra­tive year.  I encour­age you to ana­lyze your goals against actu­als. Feed­back of our action plans are means of improv­ing or ensur­ing future planned results.

Dur­ing the month of Jan­u­ary Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al will be cel­e­brat­ing it’s 104th Anniver­sary.  As you cel­e­brate with Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al for being a world­wide orga­ni­za­tion, we must high­light the fact that our Dis­trict has made an impor­tant impact on the over­all accom­plish­ments of the orga­ni­za­tion by con­tribut­ing 3.5% (6927, Decem­ber 2018 total) of the over­all mem­ber­ship total.  The Dis­trict total ser­vice hours are com­par­a­tive with oth­er sim­i­lar size Dis­tricts. Our Dis­trict has one new club with eleven pro­posed new club sites. I am also excit­ed to inform that our Dis­trict has grown in mem­ber­ship since we began our year in Octo­ber. The Dis­trict cur­rent­ly shows a net growth of 68 new mem­bers over Sep­tem­ber 2018 totals.

I encour­age all Divi­sions to keep up the good work. I urge those Clubs that are under char­ter strength to uti­lize the tools avail­able at the Dis­trict and or Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al to moti­vate your mem­bers to invite oth­ers to your club. One of the best tools is the uti­liza­tion of your club’s mem­ber­ship chair­per­son to help build your club mem­ber­ship.

Final­ly, our Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al Pres­i­dent Poly extends greet­ing for the new year and “chal­lenge you to be the lead­ers I know you are and ral­ly your divi­sions and clubs to reach out to poten­tial new mem­bers. Show them the role Kiwa­nis plays in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence for kids and your com­mu­ni­ties”.

I invite each Kiwan­ian to attend our Dis­trict con­ven­tion http://ecc2019.org/   in Strat­ford, Ontario dur­ing May 16th – 18th, 2019.  You are encour­aged to take advan­tage of our ear­ly bird reg­is­tra­tion for a dis­count­ed fee.  This con­ven­tion will be the best ever.   Please also start to make plans to attend Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al con­ven­tion https://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2019 at Walt Dis­ney World Resort, Flori­da dur­ing June 27th – 30th, 2019.  The con­ven­tion site is now open.  Ear­ly reg­is­tra­tion is encour­aged.

From my fam­i­ly to yours, I wish you a hap­py and pros­per­ous New Year!

Melford Clarke

Dis­trict Gov­er­nor 2018–2019

East­ern Cana­da & Caribbean Dis­trict

Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al



#Kid­sNeed­sKi­wa­nis,  #Inspire­to­Com­mit­Serve­Grow

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