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Governor Jim Scott

Emerging Stronger.”

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.

Jim Scott

E.C. & C. Dis­trict Governor

 

 

 

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