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The Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis Club

In our 2017 ‚ÄĒ 2018 Kiwa¬≠nis year, under the lead¬≠er¬≠ship of then Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Pres¬≠i¬≠dent, Jim Rochford, we broke an almost 30 year mem¬≠ber¬≠ship decline with the open¬≠ing of 415 new Kiwa¬≠nis clubs and a glob¬≠al net increase in mem¬≠ber¬≠ship. A lot of Kiwa¬≠ni¬≠ans from all over the world put in time and ener¬≠gy to bring about this suc¬≠cess. Even at that, it did¬≠n‚Äôt hap¬≠pen by acci¬≠dent. It hap¬≠pened because of devel¬≠op¬≠ing process affec¬≠tion¬≠ate¬≠ly referred to as The Eye of the Tiger.

In the 1982 film, Rocky III, Rocky Bal¬≠boa comes back to regain his title by first becom¬≠ing laser focused on win¬≠ning his match. He must put all else aside and devel¬≠op an eye like the tiger on a hunt. He does, and he wins. In the Kiwa¬≠nis world of new club open¬≠ing we, too, must put aside dis¬≠trac¬≠tions and approach our task with the sin¬≠gle mind¬≠ed focus of a tiger on the hunt. We must devel¬≠op our eye of the tiger. By doing so, and fol¬≠low¬≠ing the steps that  have been doc¬≠u¬≠ment¬≠ed to suc¬≠ceed, we too will fin the fight against a declin¬≠ing mem¬≠ber¬≠ship. We have. We are. And will will.

At the end of that Kiwa¬≠nis admin¬≠is¬≠tra¬≠tive year, in part to com¬≠mem¬≠o¬≠rate our suc¬≠cess, we formed this eye of the tiger vir¬≠tu¬≠al Kiwa¬≠nis club. Made up of club open¬≠ers all over the world our goals are:


    1. Open a new Kiwa­nis club at the site of an Inter­na­tion­al Convention
    2. Men¬≠tor Kiwa¬≠ni¬≠ans how to open new Kiwa¬≠nis clubs
    3. Devel­op lead­ers at Dis­trict and inter­na­tion­al Lev­el in the cul­ture of grow­ing Kiwanis
    4. Do a large scale ser­vice project

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