Governor Jim Scott
As we start to emerge from the Covid 19 Pandemic, no one could have imagined or predicted, the length of time it has been with us, or the overall change that it would make to society. One of the results of Covid has many individuals putting a new value on family, safety and community. This is now very important to all, where in the past it wasn’t as important. Because of the changes throughout our world, one thing that we have learned is people are needed to help those that are less fortunate. This doesn’t happen without individuals reaching out to get involved. Kiwanians have taken that leadership role doing Kiwanis service work and volunteering in their communities.
Within our District, we have had an incredible year of growth through new Club Building and Membership Engagement. Past Governor Delores, in conjunction with PG Phil Rossy, and his membership team have made it happen and we thank them for that.
Clubs have had to change some of their Service Projects due to Covid and the up-side is many of the new projects have brought new enthusiasm to our Clubs. Our Signature Projects have allowed Clubs to share project ideas so others can take advantage of other Club’s successes.
Service Leadership Programs have taken a hit in the past couple of years. SLP is the heart of our organization but unfortunately when schools are closed, it is difficult to impossible for our SLP Clubs to meet on a regular basis. This coming year as we start to return to the new normal, it will require all Clubs to work diligently so we can get back to where we were when the Pandemic started. “Kids need Kiwanis and Kiwanis needs you”, to make this happen.
During the past year many attended our 1st Virtual Convention. It was a huge success however many still ask to get together Face to Face. This coming summer Aug. 18th – 20th 2022 we are holding an in-person convention in Fredericton New Brunswick. This is a beautiful time of year to be in New Brunswick. Plan a holiday so you can experience the hospitality of the area and meet many of your friends. The Convention Committee is ready for us to enjoy, learn and renew
Your District has put together plans that will allow E.C.& C. to have another successful year. It won’t be an easy, but we learned when Covid started that Kiwanians could “turn on a dime”. We made quick changes so we could continue our work in our communities. This year will be no different and we will continue to change as we determine what the “new normal” is.
With the enthusiasm from all Kiwanians, we look forward to Emerging Stronger in 2021/22.
E.C. & C. District Governor