Michigan Builder

Michigan Builder December 2014 / January 2015

Michigan Builder

Change and GROWTH

These two words may conjure up different images to different people, but many times these words go together.  In order to grow you must change.  Change can result in growth both positive and negative.  However, we can learn from mistakes and failures just as well as successes.  The important thing to realize is whether you change or not, you are making a decision.  To do nothing is a decision – to do something is a decision.

If your club is at the top of its game, you have exciting, informative meetings, you are doing meaningful service work, you have all the members you want and you are having fun, then you can skip most of this issue of the Builder.  Throughout this Builder, you will hear from different people and clubs about what they did to add members, what the District is doing to make Kiwanis more relevant in Michigan and why it’s important to do this now.

So let’s get started. To get you thinking here are a few quotes about Change and Growth:
“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less.”  Eric Shineki 
“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower

As always, click on the link below to read the entire Builder to learn more about Change and Growth, the 100th Kiwanis Anniversary Celebration, shared stories from neighboring clubs and so much more!

The Michigan District of Kiwanis wishes you all a very blessed holiday and happy New Year!
Greg Smith

Executive Director

Michigan District

Read the full issue here