UNITY AND THE LESSONS OF HISTORY

Stan D. Soderstrom is the executive director of Kiwanis International and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. His background includes global and community-based work in the public and private sectors. Google the term “greatest U.S. presidents.” You’ll find online articles that rank America’s 47 presidents from best to worst. Now click on several links. In almost every case,…

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RILEY, MANCUSO, WEST ELECTED NEXT LEADERS OF KIWANIS

Art Riley was elected president of Kiwanis International, Peter Mancuso was elected president-elect and Bert West was elected vice president during Kiwanis International Council, a special meeting of the board of trustees, past presidents, current district governors, the European Federation president and the Kiwanis Asia-Pacific chair. The Kiwanis International Board convened the Council on July…

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CLASSROOM ROLE MODELS

For decades, Kiwanis clubs worldwide have given back to their communities through service projects at schools: new playgrounds, book readings, tutoring sessions and Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades awards ceremonies, just to name a few. As Kiwanian Marie Madeleine Obona Njana, a teacher at a special education school in Cameroon, puts it, children who receive these donations —…

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LEARNING CURVE

The “digital divide” — the gap between those who have access to the internet, personal computers and other forms of information and communications technology and those who don’t — already presented a formidable obstacle to education equality before the COVID-19 pandemic. The sudden switch to remote learning sent the situation into overdrive. The Pew Research…

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7 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER 

Holding a fundraising event is one way your group can raise money — and improve its profile. For a fun, effective and profitable event, remember these seven tips:   Be fun! If you don’t enjoy and embrace every aspect of the event, from planning to cleanup, it might not be the right project. Kiwanis is about kids,…

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WORKING WITH SCHOOLS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Kiwanis members are encouraged to work with young people in schools. But how should you go about it? Before you do a project or sponsor a Service Leadership Program in your local school, here are some tips to consider: Be sure your members are trained to work with youth.Visit kiwanis.org/youthprotection to learn more about serving children in…

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