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Tiger News!

Tiger News!

">Julia Levine | Tiger News May | 4 Comments

There were 68 mem­bers and guests present on their com­put­ers or phones for our Kiwa­nis Eye of the Tiger e‑club meet­ing held on the evening of May 21st. Our club enjoyed host­ing an inter­club with Divi­sion 25 of East­ern Cana­da and the Caribbean Dis­trict. With every area of the world con­fronting the cur­rent pan­dem­ic, it is good to know that Kiwa­ni­ans con­tin­ue to remain connected. 

We were delight­ed to wel­come Jose Velasquez from Colum­bia with able trans­la­tion by EOT Past Inter­na­tion­al Trustee Chuck Gugli­uz­za along with Flori­da’s Past Gov­er­nor Steve LeBlanc and our Inter­na­tion­al Trustee Coun­cil­lor Greg Beard, as guests on our zoom call. Do I envi­sion three more appli­ca­tions being sent out?

EOT mem­ber Coleen Law­son-Tay­lor from the Prov­i­dence- Mon­tego Bay Kiwa­nis Club, Divi­sion 25, was the cat­a­lyst to engage fel­low Kiwa­ni­ans from her Divi­sion to attend our meet­ing. From the Kiwa­nis Clubs of Hopewell, Prov­i­dence Mon­tego Bay, Mon­tego Bay-Freeport, Bethel Town, Coastal Trelawny, San­ta Cruz and Rose Hall, we were delight­ed to wel­come all. It was won­der­ful to also see Dis­tin­guished Gov­er­nors Bob­by Moo Young and Hope Marks join­ing us along with so many Pres­i­dents, Sec­re­taries and club mem­bers from Jamaica. 

We con­grat­u­late East­ern Cana­da and Caribbean’s Imme­di­ate Past Gov­er­nor Mel Clarke for receiv­ing the Dis­tin­guished sta­tus for his year as one of only two Dis­tricts in North Amer­i­ca to achieve that hon­our. Mem­ber­ship growth made it possible. 

Our own club con­tin­ues to focus on growth. Pres­i­dent Barb Thomp­son was excit­ed to be able to induct PG PNW Roger Bell, appro­pri­at­ing wear­ing a tiger tie, PG New Jer­sey Dis­trict Michael Mul­haul sport­ing a covid beard, Kel­ly Pena show­cas­ing the Kiwa­nis green screen and Kendra Skid­more eager to get out doing Kiwa­nis work again. We con­tin­ue on the road to build­ing a stronger Kiwa­nis through those ded­i­cat­ed to grow­ing new clubs, fos­ter­ing lead­ers and ser­vice to others. 

We are hap­py to announce the elec­tion of offi­cers for the upcom­ing Kiwa­nis year. Thank you to those who have offered their lead­er­ship exper­tise to help our club move for­ward. Moved by Past Inter­na­tion­al Pres­i­dent Jim Rochford and sec­ond­ed by Past Inter­na­tion­al Trustee Gary Levine that our slate of offi­cers was acclaimed.

Our Eye of the Tiger e‑Club Board of Direc­tors for 2020–2021

Pres­i­dent: Dr. Bob Larsen

Pres­i­dent-Elect: Joe Meyer

Sec­re­tary: Alan Guire

Trea­sur­er:  Dr. Valar­ie Brown-Klingelhoefer

Past Pres­i­dent: Dr. Barb Thompson

Sage: Jim Rochford

Board of Direc­tors: Kat­ri­na Baranko, Mary Jo Brubak­er, Car­son Schreiber

We are pleased that the finan­cial review com­mit­tee has been formed and in the capa­ble hands of EOT mem­bers Armand St. Ray­mond, Bill See­man and Dewey Smith. They will sub­mit their review of our finances to the club board in June. Thank you to the com­mit­tee mem­bers and trea­sur­er Valar­ie for keep­ing us on track.  

Upcom­ing Birthdays!

Birth­day best wish­es go out to sev­er­al of our Eye of the Tiger Club mem­bers. Best wish­es are sent out to Jim Rochford on May 3rd, Kendra Skid­more on the 7th and Julia Levine on lucky 13. They are fol­lowed by Ser­e­na Bell on the 14th, Bob Larsen on the 23rd and Nathaniel Kyle on the 25th. May the year ahead be hap­py and healthy for each of you!

Please mark your cal­en­dar for our next meet­ing for June 18th, 7 pm. EST.

To help out your eas­i­ly dis­tract­ed EOT newslet­ter edi­tor… please send com­mit­tee reports, pic­tures and ideas to me, Julia Levine. That real­ly helps me out. Thank you!

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4 Responses to “Tiger News!”

  1. Avatar Gary Levine says:

    It was great see­ing so many of our EC&C Kiwa­ni­ans join­ing us on the Zoom meet­ing. EOT mem­ber, DP Coleen did a fab­u­lous job in get­ting Divi­sion 25 mem­bers out. She obvi­ous­ly used the same per­sua­sive skills that she uses when recruit­ing new club mem­bers. Who knew that this kind of mem­ber engage­ment would be a byprod­uct of our glob­al pandemic.

  2. Love­ly read­ing. Thanks for shar­ing. It was a joy shar­ing meet­ing with so many of our fel­low kiwan­ian friends across the miles.

  3. Avatar Kelly Pena says:


    At your con­ve­nience do you think you could show me how to cre­ate a newslet­ter like this? I have all the con­tent I need but do not know how to make it look pro­fes­sion­al like this. Do you use some type of program?

    Kind regards,


  4. Avatar Barb Thompson says:


    This newslet­ter was love­ly and read so smooth­ly. You found a per­fect pic­ture of the Kiwa­nis Club of Greater Port­more imple­ment­ing their #WECARE plan. The clip art in the newslet­ter looks like it was devel­oped espe­cial­ly for the arti­cles that they enhanced. Thank you for the pro­files and pic­tures of the speak­ers. And My Hero is You is an awe­some book that we all need to read right now. Thank you for an out­stand­ing newslet­ter again!


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