Michigan Kiwanis News – April 1, 2015

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How can a Strategic Plan benefit my club?

Who are some Kiwanis Partners I can use to help my club?

The answers are in this issue.  Check out Adrian’s process to develop a Strategic Plan on page 11.  On Page 8 find out how to contact the Michigan Attorney General’s office for presentations at your club meetings.  And on Page 10 the U.S. Army has a series of presentations and training your club can use.  All of us need help to be better.  Utilize the help in this issue of the Builder.  Learn More

KI Grant Helps Children Understand Disabilities

With a grant from the Kiwanis International Foundation the South Lansing Kiwanis Club has produced four videos to help children better understand their peers who have disabilities. Each of the four videos is a short three minutes long and features a child with cerebral palsy, deafness, autism, and Down syndrome. They are available without cost.  Learn More.

Detroit #1 Club hosts Kiwanis 100th Birthday Celebration!

No party like a Detroit Party

What a 100th Birthday Party it was! Detroit Number 1 hosted the party that celebrated the first 100 years as Kiwanis looks forward to another century of service. From the unveiling of the plaque at the Detroit historical Museum, Saturday morning service project to grooving to the sounds of Fifty Amp Fuse, it was a weekend to remember.  Check out these highlights.

Kiwanis International Convention

Register before April 15 to save

Are you ready to go and experience a once in a lifetime event?
Are you ready to help celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis passion for serving communities and children all over the world?
Are you ready to help install the first female President of a world-wide service organization-our own Sue Petrisin?
There will be many other firsts at this convention:  Learn More. 

Taken Hostage

As she followed her call to offer humanitarian aid in Syria

The photo of Kayla Mueller standing next to the Kiwanis Club banner was seen around the world.  It was a testimony to selfless service.  She died February 10, 6,000 miles from her Arizona home, taken hostage and then killed as she followed her call to offer humanitarian aid in Syria. Friends and family said the 26 year old daughter of Kiwanian and past club president Carl Mueller of the Prescott Arizona Kiwanis Club “was walking the path she believed God set for her.”  Read More. 

Mary Free Bed Hospital gets new $42 Million Dollar Expansion

Mary Free Bed Hospital, in Grand Rapids, held an amazing ribbon cutting ceremony, and tours of the 1st and 3rd floors of their new $42 Million Dollar six story expansion on Tuesday, February 10,2015. Mary Free Bed Child Life staff member Jackie Bultman hosted Division 14.

This expansion will double the size of the hospital and they are currently renovating an entire section of the hospital designated for children with private rooms, and all the newest medical technology that was evidenced in the new expansion areas.  Read More. 

Small Clubs can make a Difference!

Many times as members of small clubs we sit back in awe at the amazing accomplishments of our big sister clubs.  We think “that is such a great idea if we only had more people or more money we could make great things happen.”

Kiwanis of Manchester (population 2,136) with a membership of 26 (with 13 actively involved) has a tried and true fundraiser that pays out big time for the community.  We hosted our 16th annual Kiwanis Crazy Cash Night Raffle on March 7 with profits of over $16,000.  Read More. 

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