Ki­wa­nis club needs you

The Central Voice - - Editorial -

The Ki­wa­nis Club of Grand Falls-Windsor has reached a cross­roads, whereby we are hav­ing to con­tend with a de­clin­ing mem­ber­ship which is forc­ing us to con­sider whether or not we will need to dis­band the club as we head into our 53rd year.

As you can ap­pre­ci­ate this is not a de­ci­sion that we take lightly, given the club’s ex­ten­sive his­tory in the com­mu­nity and the im­por­tance of our youth pro­grams. We felt that we should there­fore do our ut­most to se­cure some re­newed sup­port for the club and the youth pro­grams which we sup­port with an or­ga­nized mem­ber­ship drive.

Our first step was to reach out to as many of our past and present mem­bers as pos­si­ble and now we are kindly ask­ing our fel­low res­i­dents of cen­tral New­found­land to con­sider join­ing Ki­wa­nis to help the youth of our com­mu­nity. By all means, please feel free to en­cour­age oth­ers who you feel would also be in­ter­ested in serv­ing. We are also tak­ing steps to make it eas­ier for peo­ple to serve, such as re­duc­ing our lun­cheons to just one ev­ery other Tues­day, lim­it­ing our fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties to one event per year and en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers to bring for­ward new ideas which may help us to move for­ward in a pos­i­tive way.

If even 15 peo­ple could be en­cour­aged to join, we will be able to con­tinue to sup­port crit­i­cal youth ini­tia­tives such as the 1916 Beau­mont Hamel Royal Cana­dian Army Cadets, the School Break­fast Pro­gram at Spruce­wood Academy and the Cen­tral New­found­land Ki­wa­nis Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

Our next lun­cheon will be held 12 p.m., on Tues­day, Nov. 20, at the Mount Pey­ton Ho­tel and we wel­come all those in­ter­ested in com­ing along to get a sense of what takes place at one of our lun­cheons.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing us, please feel free to reach to my­self via email at, [email protected] nf.sym­pa­, or by phone at 489-7012, as well as any other mem­ber of our club who you know.

Lawrence Ducey, pres­i­dent Ki­wa­nis Club of Grand Falls-Windsor

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