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In This Issue:

Thoughts from the Governor .................................................................. 2

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SOCIAL NETWORKING AND KIWANIS IGNORING IT WON’T MAKE

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Promote Kiwanis One Day .................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.

The Value of a Caregiver’s Undeniable LOVE ........ Error! Bookmark not defined.

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World Service Medal nominations due Feb. 1 ......... Error! Bookmark not defined.

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La Luz Elementary has T.E.R.R.I.F.I.C. Kids ........... Error! Bookmark not defined.

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In this Issue

Words From The Governor – May Recruitment Campaign 2012 ......................................................... 3

Number Of Members Needed For New Clubs Reduced To 15 ............................................................ 8

Handy App ............................................................................................................................................. 8

Closing The Back Door ......................................................................................................................... 9

District Reminders From The Desert Rose ......................................................................................... 10

Mid-Year Conference........................................................................................................................................ 10

Club Officer Elections ....................................................................................................................................... 10

Kiwanis One Day .............................................................................................................................................. 10

International Convention Delegates ................................................................................................................. 10

District Convention ............................................................................................................................................ 10

Realignment Or Dues Increase ........................................................................................................... 11

The Eliminate Project .......................................................................................................................... 12

Is Your Club A Model Club? ............................................................................................................................. 12

Schedule For New Orleans International Convention ......................................................................... 13

Special Events .............................................................................................................................................. 13

Did You Know? ......................................................................................................................................... 14

Aktion Club Training And Leadership Conference ........................................................................................... 14

Kiwanis One Day ................................................................................................................................. 15

The Neuroscience And Economics Of Love ....................................................................................... 16

builders Club Contests, Awards And Reports .............................................................................................. 18

What Is Key Leader? ........................................................................................................................... 19

Club Activities ...................................................................................................................................... 20

Kiwanians And Key Clubbers Help Celebrate Winter Solstice At Aztec Ruins ................................................ 20

El Paso Clubs Host Bowl B 4 The Bowl ........................................................................................................... 21

Fountain Hills Kiwanis Across The Border Project ........................................................................................... 22

Friendship Village Kiwanis Club Doll Project .................................................................................................... 23

News From Kamp Kiwanis .................................................................................................................. 24

Celebrate The Past, Present, And Future Kiwanis District Convention .............................................. 25

Registration Southwest District Kiwanis Internation 94 th Annual Convention ..................................... 26

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Words from the Governor – May Recruitment Campaign 2012

Bobby G. Davis - Southwest District Kiwanis International

Recruitment Campaign 2012

Your club’s success is vital for your community and for our

entire organization. As club leaders, the best way for you to

serve your club is to help it grow, and one of the best tools I

can offer to help you do that is the May Recruitment

Campaign. I am challenging every club in the district to

participate in 2012.

I look forward to hearing about the new members you are bringing in Event

to your club!

Thank you for all you do for Kiwanis,

www.kiwanis-southwest.org

A 10-Step Guide

1. Order Materials

2. Set Up Your Team

3. Plan Your Guest Event

4. Develop a Prospect List

5. Mail Out

Information

The 10 simple steps outlined in this document will help

6. Invite Personally

your club achieve real growth this year. The personal touch

7. Hold Meeting

goes a long way – inviting people in person (Step 6) to the

8. Follow Up

special guest meeting and even offering them a ride is far

9. Welcome New

better than an email. And remember that following up with

Members

every potential member both before (Step 6) and after the meeting (Step 8) is very important.

10. Plan Your Next

Governor Bobby Davis

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May Recruitment Campaign

STEP 1

Order Materials (March)

The key is numbers. If you distribute at least 50

invitations, you may get as many as 20 guests

attending your meeting. Once you have decided to

hold a recruitment meeting, call Kiwanis

International’s Member Services Department at 1-

800-KIWANIS, extension 411. Order: 50 copies of

Serving the Children of the World

• tri-fold brochures (free) 20 copies of Changing

Tomorrows Today brochures

• (includes a membership application) (free)

STEP 2

Build Your Team

(March)

Surround yourself

with people who are

positive and who are

committed to hosting a membership

drive. Gain approval from your club’s board of

directors. Board approval brings legitimacy to the

project as well as the ability to budget the campaign.

There are costs associated with a membership drive,

such as postage and printed programs, meals, etc.

that need to be taken into consideration. You will

need to form a membership drive committee,

including these positions: Project lead: The lead

coordinates the entire program,

• orients the members to their responsibilities and

supervises them during the drive. Lead for

attendance: The lead develops and

• secures approval of the prospect list, arranges for

printing and mailing and ensures the attendance of

members and guests. Lead for venue: The lead is

responsible for all special

• arrangements for the meeting time, place and

physical setup, name tags, greeters and applications.

Lead for meeting program: The lead for program

• arranges speakers and sets the agenda for the

special program. Lead for publicity: The lead for

publicity uses multiple

• avenues to let all members and interested parties

know of the membership drive and the special

guest program.

STEP 3

Plan Your Guest Event (Six Weeks Before Event)

Pick a date and time. Don’t compete with other

community, high traffic events or place it too close

to other club activities. Your club’s normal meeting

day and time is ideal. Pick a venue. Your normal

meeting place should serve you well unless it is too

small to accommodate the expected attendance.

Plan your meeting agenda. Here is one sample you

can use as a guideline:

Suggested Agenda

1. Modified standard club opening (3 min.) You

might want to forgo some of the usual traditions

that might be misunderstood or make new

attendees uncomfortable.

2. Meal (20 min.) If your club has a meal, remember

you will need to pay for the guests who attend.

3. Welcome: Moderator (5 min.) Introductions and

order of agenda items. Ask each member and guest

state their name and profession (or if retired, what

their profession was).

4. Club Achievements (5 min.) Ask a dynamic

person in your club to talk about your club’s

achievements.

5. Club Plans (3 min.) Have your club president talk

about your club’s upcoming projects and goals.

6. New member perspective (3 min.) Ask the

newest member to give their perspective.

7. Club meeting program: Guest speaker (20 min.)

This needs to be someone who can inspire your

audience to want to provide service to the

community. Make sure they have information

about your Kiwanis club’s projects.

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May Recruitment Campaign

8. The Kiwanis experience (5 min.) The final word is

best left to your club’s best salesperson: someone

who can ask invited guests to fill out an application

to join the club.

STEP 4

Develop a Prospect List (Four Weeks Before

Event)

In developing a guest list for your meeting, you can

use the Chamber of Commerce list but the people

most likely to join are people your members

already know such as:

● Friends

● Co-workers

● Neighbours

● Clients

● Spouses/Family

● Store Owners

● Church

Members

● Professionals

You will need each prospect’s full name, address

and phone number. Consider offering a prize to the

member who can bring in contact information for

the most prospects! Make sure you have at least 50

names because only a third of those you invite are

likely to attend, and not every person who attends

will join.

STEP 5

Mail Out Information (Two Weeks Before Event)

Mail a letter on club letterhead to each prospect,

including details about your club’s special guest

day, your club’s membership, meetings, events and

service projects. Include a club brochure or a copy

of “Serving the Children of the World” tri-fold so

they have something to consider.

STEP 6

Invite Personally (One Week Before Event)

After the letters have been mailed, teams of two

should follow up with each person to extend a faceto-face

invitation to the special guest meeting and

answer any questions. Again, keep record of any

follow-up communications. Assign people to make

reminder phone calls to each attendee a day or two

before the event.

STEP 7

Hold Meeting (This Is The Big Day!)

Focus on hospitality. The purpose of the meeting is

to inspire guests to join with you in your quest to

change the world one child and one community at a

time—keep this in mind while planning your

meeting. Position greeters at the door to welcome

everyone. Print name tags to aid greetings and

conversation. Use place cards to guide the attendees

to a seat between two Kiwanis members, and train

each of those members on how to share the Kiwanis

message and overcome objections. Set each guest’s

place with an ink pen, a “Changing Tomorrows

Today” pamphlet with application, and a club

brochure. Keep it positive. Make sure that club

business is left to another meeting, and remind

members (at the meeting before) the importance of

first impressions and the need to avoid negativity.

STEP 8

Follow Up *(One Week After Event)

Within a week after the special event, touch base by

phone, e-mail or personal post card with every

guest. Do the same for everyone who said they’d

come but didn’t, inviting them to the next meeting.

Make a personal visit before dropping them from

the follow- up process. And don’t forget, the best

person to invite a new member is a new member.

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STEP 9

Welcome New Members (In the Month After Event)

Assign mentors. A mentor has been proven to be a

stabilizing force in the process. As soon as a

member has indicated their intent to join, assign

them a mentor. He or she can lead the new member

learn about the club, meet other members, and get

involved with projects. Plan an orientation for new

members. Orientation is a very important key to

membership retention. In many cases

clubs invite the spouses to

this so they may

learn more

about the

organization

their partner is

joining. Install

the new

members. Focus

the whole meeting on the

new members’ installation with a

sincere welcome to your club and an emphasis on

getting to know the new members. Now it is time to

get them involved.

STEP 10

Plan Your Next Event (June)

Now that you have your first successful event

under your belt, there is no better time to start

planning the next membership event for September.

Establish a timeframe for your next drive. Add to

your ongoing prospect list the names of those who

said, “Maybe later” or who were out of town. This

time, consider making your Service Leadership

Program club(s) – or the need to establish one – the

focus of your Special Guest meeting. Include

parents, teachers, and school administration in your

list of prospects.

10 Simple Steps

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Team Members (Step 3)

MORE INFORMATION

10 Simple Steps

Project lead: __________________________________ ��Serving the Children of the World tri-fold

Attendance: __________________________________

brochures from 1 800-KIWANIS (order at least

50)�

Venue: _______________________________________

��Club Brochures (at least 50 �

Program : ____________________________________

��Envelopes�

Publicity: _____________________________________

��Stamps

Other: _______________________________________

Other: _______________________________________

Event Information (Step 4)

��Club brochures (20)�

Date : ________________________________________

��Changing Tomorrows Today brochures

Time: ________________________________________

including membership application ( 20)�

Location: _____________________________________

��Pens for applications (20)

Menu: _______________________________________

Agenda Information(Steps 4 & 7)

�� Step 1: Order materials�

Greeter #1: ___________________________________

�� Step 2: Set You T am�

Greeter #2: ___________________________________

Agenda Item Lead

��Step 4: Develop a Prospect List�

1. ___________________________ _______________

��Step 5: Mail Out Information�

2. ___________________________ _______________

��Step 6: Invite Personally�

3. ___________________________ _______________

��Step 7: Hold Meeting �

4. ___________________________ _______________

��Step 8: Follow Up�

5. ___________________________ _______________

��Step 9: Welcome New Member �

6. ___________________________ _______________

��Step 10: Plan Your Next Event

7. ___________________________ _______________

8. ___________________________ _______________

Mailing Supplies Checklist(Steps 1 & 5)

Special Guest Meeting Item

Supplies Checklist(Step 1 & 7)�

Planning Checklist:�

��Step 3: Plan Your Guest Event�

For a host of membership resources: visit www.kiwanisone.org/membership. If you still have questions, call 1-800-

KIWANIS (extension 411), SWD Membership Growth & Retention Chairman, Leroy Tapia at

leroytapia@talusdevelopment.com or District Executive Director , Rose Ann Dodson at 480-969-5978

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Number of members needed for new clubs reduced to 15

Alan Penn, Kiwanis International President

As many of you know, the Kiwanis International Bylaws provide: “The

minimum number of members for the organization and charter of a

prospective club shall be determined by the Board of Trustees, but shall

not be less than fifteen (15) active members.‖ (Article V, Section 4)

Many years ago, the Board determined that the minimum number

normally would be 20 or 25, depending on the new club’s location.

When many of the Kiwanis International leadership gathered in New

Orleans for the recent Council meeting, we heard loud and clearly that

the current requirement of 20 or 25 members is an obstacle in getting new clubs organized and

chartered and that Kiwanis leaders want greater flexibility in building new clubs.

In response to this input, the Kiwanis International Board voted to reduce the minimum number of

members necessary to form a new club to 15, regardless of location. This is effective for clubs

built on or after March 1, 2012.

The Board is excited to offer this greater flexibility, because of the greater opportunity it affords.

But it also brings greater responsibility. Those building new clubs must strive to develop an initial

core of 15 high quality members who, with ongoing support, will continue to grow to a strong,

enduring club of 25, 35, 50, or 100 members! We must all redouble our efforts to provide

education, leadership development, and mentoring so that these newest members of Kiwanis

become Kiwanians for life.

The Kiwanis International Board will be monitoring the progress and success of this change over

the next few years. In the meantime, please help spread the word in your districts.

Now, let’s get growing!

Handy App

Smartphones are everywhere! If you have one, chances are it is

within arms’ reach right now. With such a powerful tool available

to members, Kiwanis announces the launch of its mobile

application. The app is free to download. Search for ―Kiwanis‖ to find it in the Apple App Store or

the Android Marketplace. Some of the initial features include: club locator, donation tools and

fundraising tracker, service activity tracker, and member invitation tool.

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Classic Oh, By the Ways:

Closing the Back Door

Governor-Elect Jim Courtright

� Oh, by the way, all volunteers need to be fingerprinted.

� Oh, by the way, all volunteers pay dues to the national

organization. Dues are $150 a year.

� Oh, by the way, each year each board member calls 10

donors to ask for end of the year contributions.

� Oh, by the way, all volunteers attend our annual

planning retreat.

� Oh, by the way, all volunteers spend at least 12 hours just

before the 4th of July working in the fireworks booth.

� The classic come back for the volunteer is, "Oh, by the way, I quit! You deceived me."

� I was reading an article by well know volunteer guru Thomas W. McKee entitled Oh,

By the Way! The Four Words that Volunteers Hate to Hear.

It brought to my attention the importance of the orientation you give new members before

they join. I think sometimes we are so excited to get a new member we forget to give

them the entire set of facts about membership because we are frightened they will RUN !!!

If we paint the true picture of service and opportunity and ground that with what you club

has to offer, you will be surprised by the results.

We, as an organization, are not bad at recruiting. Well, we are not great but, we bring in

about 20,000 new members worldwide but lose a few thousand more. So maybe, re-

thinking the Oh, by the way’s your club might start turning around that swinging back door.

Let’s work on the start of the membership and make the experience last a lifetime

Resources:

http://community.kiwanisone.org/media/p/21139.aspx

http://community.kiwanisone.org/media/p/18512.aspx

http://www.kiwanisone.org/Pages/Resources/default.aspx?PageID=477

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District Reminders from the Desert Rose

Rose Ann Dodson, District Executive Director

Mid-Year Conference

As I am writing this column, there is about a month remaining until our Mid-Year Conference March

9 – 10 in Las Cruces, NM. Registration forms, tentative program, class schedule, and a description of

the content of each class are available on line. This information was mailed to club secretaries on

January 9 th also. My favorite part of the conference is the Saturday luncheon when we hear from the

young leaders from Aktion Club, CKI, Key Club, Builders Club, and K-Kids. They are always so

impressive as they share information about their club/organization and the service being done. The

host committee under the direction of Bernadine Dallago has been working hard to make this a great

conference. I hope to see many of you there so register now if you have not!

Club Officer Elections

Club Bylaws state that clubs should elect their officers for the upcoming year between the first meeting

in April and the second meeting in May. Your nominating committee should be at work now. The Club

Election Report, due June 1 st , may be filed online. This information is used to complete the Southwest

District directory so it is very important that it be received in a timely manner.

Kiwanis One Day

Kiwanis One Day has been moved to April 21, 2012. Be making plans now for a service project in

your community that will involve all of your Kiwanis Family. Please see the article in this issue for

ideas to celebrate this event.

International Convention Delegates

Each club in good standing is allowed two delegates at the New Orleans Kiwanis International

Convention June 28 – July 1. Delegates may not be certified if their club has any indebtedness to

Kiwanis International. Club delegates should be elected soon. The Certificate of Delegate Election

form is due in the Southwest District and Kiwanis International Offices by April 30, 2012. Plan now to

attend the convention and the Southwest District’s caucus which will be held Friday, June 29 th from 7

am to 9 am in the Loew’s Hotel. A District dinner cruise is being planned for Thursday, June 28 th .

More information will be available for this event soon.

District Convention

The Southwest District Convention will be held in Albuquerque, NM August 3 - 5 at the Embassy

Suites Hotel. Registration information will be mailed in March. The host committee chaired by Yetri

Weiss has been working for several months planning a very special visit for you! So mark your

calendar now!

Yours in Kiwanis Service,

Rose Ann

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REALIGNMENT OR DUES INCREASE

A Team Approach to Division Governance

All clubs recently received a copy of the Realignment Committee’s report which will merge several

existing divisions in the District in the 2012-2013 administrative year. After reading the

information, several questions and comments about how this realignment will work and why it is

needed arose.

One reason for the realignment is financial. The Southwest District has been careful with dues

monies and has used them wisely. The last dues increase was in 2003. It raised the district dues

from $18 to $20 per member annually. At that time there were 4,167 members paying dues,

resulting in an income of $83,340 from dues collected. The cost of running the district in 2003

was $24.56 per member, or $4.56 more per member than dues income. Thus a net income from

registration fees for conventions and conferences was needed to cover expenses. Registration

fees in 2003 were $110 for the convention and $90 for the conference.

Our district costs have steadily increased since 2003 and now are $32.80 per member. During

this same time period, our membership has decreased by 1,046 members to 3,121 members last

year. The net result is an income of $62,420 from dues collected which is $20,920 less than in

2003. During these last eight years, there has been no increase in the cost of district dues while

registration fees have only increased by $5 to $115 for conventions and $95 for conferences.

The district leadership has been proactive and reduced several prior expenses. The cost for

printing and mailing a District newsletter was eliminated by using an online-publication. The lease

of a District office ceased and instead the executive director works at home in order to eliminate

office costs and utilities. Postage costs have been greatly reduced or eliminated by using e-mail

and phone calls for communication.

The most recent cost saving suggestion is the District realignment. This change allows the

District with its smaller membership to be more efficient and decrease the number of board

members. The desired result will be a reduction in the costs associated with board travel and

expense.

Another possible option is to raise dues. There are only five districts, including the Southwest

District, out of the 39 districts in the United States, that charge only $20 dues per member. All

other districts have higher dues with one district collecting $46 per member in dues. Five districts

even charge a convention fee to all clubs in addition to membership dues.

Current District leadership would prefer the realignment strategy utilizing a team approach to a

dues increase at this time. The realignment will require a coordinated effort for coverage by

lieutenant governors, lieutenant governor-elects, and past governors who will be asked to assist

this team by serving as counselors to the divisions. The lieutenant governors currently serving on

the board will work to ensure that a lieutenant governor and a lieutenant governor elect are

available from all areas of the District for the coming year as well as serving as a resource for the

incoming leadership.

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The Eliminate Project

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and

UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and

neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives

of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant

number of women each year. The effects of the disease

are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated,

painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and

touch.

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be

immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff

and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the

Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most

significant public health successes of the

20th century. Now, they are eliminating

MNT from the face of the Earth. And in

doing so, the project will reach the

poorest, most neglected mothers and

babies with additional lifesaving health

care. The end of this one disease means

the beginning of better health for so many families.

Is Your Club a Model Club?

Have you heard about the Model Club program? It’s a great way for everyone in your club to

participate in the Eliminate Project. What does your club have to do? Agree to donate an average of

$750 per club member. Your club has up to five years to fulfill its commitments. By becoming a

Model Club, every member of your club will save or protect more than 416 mothers and their future

babies. There are so many ways to fulfill your club’s pledge:

� Create new service and fundraising projects

� Solicit individual gifts from club members

� Create a gift from your club treasury

� Provide funds or match funds raised through your club

foundation

Engage local businesses to support The Eliminate Project

Join with the following six clubs in the Southwest District who are Model Clubs: Zane Grey Country,

Payson; Rio Rancho; Phoenix; North Phoenix; Friendship Village, Tempe; and the Downtown

Scottsdale Young Professionals

Learn more at www.TheEliminateProject.org/recognition. Click on ―Club level.‖

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Schedule for New Orleans

International Convention

The 2012 Kiwanis International Convention

in New Orleans is scheduled for June 28 –

July 1. To register and take advantage of

the discounted rate, go to: www.KiwanisOne.org/convention/registration. Deadline is

March 20 th . All the events listed here are included in registration to the 2012 Kiwanis

International Convention.

Wednesday, June 27

Pre-convention/arrival day Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, June 28

Workshops Exhibit Hall daily activities

Opening Session

Friday, June 29

Caucuses and workshops Exhibit Hall daily activities

Business Session

Saturday, June 30

Workshops Exhibit Hall daily activities

Closing Session

Special events

There will be plenty of exciting special events to choose from during the 2012 Kiwanis

International Convention. From food to entertainment, we have you covered on fun

things to see, do and hear in New Orleans!

Note: All the events listed here are ticketed and not included in registration. Get your

tickets for these events when registering for the 2012 convention.

Wednesday, June 27

� Key Leader for Adults 9 a.m. to 4 pm. $50

� Lieutenant Governor Education 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (FREE)

� District Growth Team Training 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (FREE)

� Effective Sponsorship: What does sponsoring an SLP really mean? 1 -4 p.m.

(FREE)

� Kiwanis Foundations Conference 1-5 p.m. (FREE)

� Club Leadership Education 1-5 p.m. (FREE)

� Eliminate Project Campaign Team Rally 3-4 p.m. (FREE)

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Thursday, June 28

� The Eliminate Project Walk 6-8 a.m. $25 minimum donation

� Achieving Club Excellence 9-11:30 a.m. (FREE)

� Kiwanis International Foundation Honors Luncheon 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. $45

Friday, June 29

� The Eliminate Project Luncheon 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. $45

� Legends: A concert with Aaron Neville and Branford Marsalis

8 p.m. $60. Listen to samples of their music on the News page.

Saturday, June 30

� Fellowship and Service Breakfast 7 to 8:30 a.m. $35

� Achieving Club Excellence 9-11:30 a.m. (FREE)

� Leadership Luncheon, hosted by Circle K International* 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

$45

*Sponsor a CKI member for this lunch $35

Did you know?

This year, these themes will set the mood and direction for each day of the convention:

Wednesday: Club and district foundations

Thursday: Children and service to children

Friday: Administrative and governance

Saturday: Women in Kiwanis

Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference

Did you know that the Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference will take place

concurrent with the 2012 Kiwanis International Convention? Aktion Club members and

advisors will have their own track of educational opportunities, a service project, and

fellowship activities as well as participate the Kiwanis Convention activities. If your

Kiwanis club sponsors an Aktion Club, contact the club advisor to encourage attendance

at convention. Otherwise, consider sponsoring an Aktion Club member from your

district. For more information, contact kgriffin@kiwanis.org.

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KIWANIS ONE DAY

Think you won’t make a difference? Think again.

Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day

of service. In 2012, Kiwanis One Day is April 21.

It’s a global effort, but it’s made of personal

commitments.

After all, Kiwanis One Day consists of the involvement of Kiwanis club

members around the world. It begins with your club’s participation. It extends to the impact you have

on your community. And it results in an international spirit of service that inspires people worldwide.

There will be no limit to what you can do—and no boundaries on your spirit of fellowship. In fact, your

efforts will be echoed by clubs in communities all over the globe.

Start planning today for Kiwanis One Day.

Want to know how your club can participate? We’ve got links for:

� Tools. Got a game plan? Click to get one.

� Tips. Start a brainstorm—and find project ideas.

� Inspiration. Check out last year’s contest winners.

� Connection. Find One Day stories from clubs around the world.

� Contest. Find out how to enter the Kiwanis One Day contest.

Attention: Clubs that participate in Kiwanis One Day should report the events on the online

monthly report form. If you are requesting a banner patch, please note that you must complete the

online banner patch form. Patches will be sent only once per year, on or around October 1. For

clubs that also participate and request banner patches for Read Around the World and Young

Children Priority One projects, patches will be sent at that time as well.

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The Neuroscience and Economics of Love

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, a developmental psychologist and internationally

known speaker, presented the Western USA premiere of her new film, the

connected baby, on December 17 th , 2011 at The National Hispanic Cultural

Center in Albuquerque. The Bank of America Theater was full with nearly

300 attendees, including teachers, home visitors, organizers, midwives,

government officials, business and social-profit leaders and parents: all of

them advocates from the very robust Early Childhood community in New

Mexico. Bobby Davis, Governor of Kiwanis Southwest District , was also in

attendance with his wife Nina.

The charismatic Dr. Zeedyk is an established proponent of the world’s

greatest resource, our youngest children. ―If we are to have the

society we all desire, we need to understand the importance of babies’ emotional needs. By

filling their early years -- the years before they go to school, talk, and even walk -- with joyful,

playful, loving experiences, we assist them in developing the abilities that later translate into

better job skills, better health, better educational outcomes, and in being less violent to others.

And the social dividends are huge: we can save more than we can imagine in each of these

categories! Essentially, we are talking about the neuroscience and economics of love."

The connected baby is valuable viewing for

anyone who loves, cares, works with or

enjoys the company of young children. For

some time now scientists have been

observing that babies can communicate from

birth. They are innately aware of a

conversational partner’s emotional

expressions, rhythms, bodily movements and

responses. Neuroscientific findings show that

our responses to a baby’s actions have a

major impact on their brain development.

Neural pathways laid down during infancy shape the way that we are able to relate to others

in our adult life.

The most formative years of the brain occur between conception and 3 years of age. There

are 100 billion brain cells connected at birth, which grow into 1,000 trillion lines of connection

during the first month of life. The brain will be 90% of its adult weight by age 3; even more

fascinating is the fact that it reaches 75% of that weight by the age of 2. In other words, the

fundamental pathways of our brain, the core basis of our emotional functioning, are largely

established before we become able to talk.

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The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque helped to

organize this event through their Young Children

Priority One (YCPO) program, in association with

the New Mexico Association for the Education of

Young Children and sponsorship funding from St.

Joseph Community Health, the NM Early Childhood

Development Partnership, the NM Child Care and

Education Association. As Dr. Zeedyk’s work helps

one child, one community at a time, with the

emphasis on birth through age 3, there is a natural

match with Kiwanis YCPO. Kiwanians from the Southwest District are already at work with

members in other districts to collaborate on existing and future Early Childhood events.

Quoting Dr. Zeedyk, ―What impressed me about Kiwanis was the enthusiasm of all those

involved in this event. That applied not only to this particular event, but to their wider early

years agenda. I speak at a large number of events, and I rarely see the diversity in audience

members that was present on this occasion. That says to me that the commitment to

improving young children's lives is active and real, and it was this realisation made the event

feel like a true partnership between myself, Kiwanis, and NMAEYC. The feeling on the day

was just brilliant. I can’t wait to explore the new ways in which we should be able to carry that

partnership forward.‖

For more information on Dr. Zeedyk’s work, to book a seminar, sign up for her regular

newsletter and blog, or order a DVD copy of the film, visit www.suzannezeedyk.com or

www.theconnectedbaby.org.

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Builders Club CONTESTS, AWARDS AND REPORTS

STEPHANIE CARRASCO, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR

Annual Builders Club Contest and Awards: Deadline April 1st

What has your club accomplished this year? Why not share your activities with your district and

Kiwanis International by entering in the annual Builders Club contests and submitting an Annual

Achievement Report? Here are the details:

� Contest Booklet with entry forms: Download all contest and award information, including

speech themes, deadlines, submission forms and complete guidelines. Remember, you must

have all contest entries to your district administrator by April 1 st . Send to PO Box 1603, Mesa,

AZ 85211-1603

� Advisor recognition: Often the work of our Kiwanis and faculty advisors goes unnoticed. Use

this certificate to recognize their outstanding work. For a suggested presentation, use this

ceremony outline.

� You can learn more about the banner patches available to your Builders Club.

Contest Winners 2010-11: Check out the international winners.

Sample Winning Speech

Sample Single Service Award Winner

Sample Winning Scrapbook 1

Sample Winning Scrapbook 2

Reports

� Annual Club Census: The Builders Club secretary is responsible for filling out this report each

year. The report is located online, but if you have problems with the online form you may print this

paper version and mail it to Kiwanis International. It was due December 1 st .

Annual Achievement Report: Use the new Annual Achievement Report to identify your club’s

successes throughout the year. Alternatively, can download this form if you're unable to

submit the report online. Simply print, complete manually and mail to Kiwanis International. Due

May 1 st .

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What is Key Leader?

Jessica Sessions, Site Coordinator

Key Leader is a leadership weekend for high

school students. Students must be between

14 – 18 years old and do not have to be Key

Club members to attend this amazing leadership

weekend put on by Kiwanis International!

� The mission of Key Leader is to inspire

young people to achieve their personal

best through service leadership. During

the Key Leader weekend, students are

taught five essential leadership principles:

� Personal Integrity: Doing the right thing

� Personal Growth: Developing mind, body,

and spirit

� Respect: Showing consideration for self,

others, and property

� Building Community: Developing

relationships to achieve positive goals

� Pursuit of Excellence: Expecting and

achieving the best

This leadership weekend is packed with high

energy events such as: team/leader building games, low ropes courses, and neighborhood projects.

There is also much time for learning and reflection

during this interactive weekend. Lead facilitators

come to the event from all over the country and

bring many different levels of experience and

anecdotal thoughts to the weekend experience.

The Southwest District is bringing Key Leader to the

area again this year October 5 – 7, 2012. Camp

Sky Y in Prescott Pines, Arizona will again be our

camp host. The cost for Key Leader is $200 per

student. The time is NOW to start recruiting students

for this life-changing weekend opportunity! If you have

any questions about Key Leader please contact your Lt. Governor.

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Club Activities

Kiwanians and Key Clubbers help Celebrate Winter Solstice at Aztec Ruins

Debbie Klein

December 21 st , the shortest day of the year, was celebrated at

the Aztec Ruins with an Archaeoastronomical observation of

the winter solstice. The program included a guest speaker

explaining the setting of the winter solstice sun in alignment

with the north wall of the West Ruin, hot chocolate, and a

beautiful display of 1000s of luminaria lining the entrance of

the park, all

the parking

areas, the

park walls,

trading

post, and

visitor

center.

Local elementary students filled most of the bags

with sand prior to the celebration while members

of the Aztec Kiwanis Club, Aztec High School Key

Club and Aztec High School JROTC helped the

park rangers complete the filling process, set out the bags and light the candles for visitors to

enjoy the Evening of Lights event. Although we were few in number, the joint effort got the job

done and was greatly appreciated by the park rangers and community visitors.

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El Paso Clubs Host Bowl B 4 the Bowl

In 1935, the Kiwanis Club of El Paso conducted a

fundraiser called the Sun Bowl. Talk about successful

community projects! More than 77 years later, the Sun

Bowl hosted Georgia Tech and the Utah Utes. While

Kiwanis members still participate in game day events at

the stadium, for the last five years, the main emphasis of

Kiwanis has been to host Bowl B4 the Bowl. This event is

part of the pre-game Sun Carnival activities.

All Kiwanis Clubs in El Paso participate including the

young volunteers pictured to the left. The two teams

meet in a friendly, competitive atmosphere, and bowl

for honor and bragging rights. A buffet dinner is

served to the teams and to the sponsors. The

sponsors pay $250 to $300 per lane to bowl with the

football team members and enjoy the buffet dinner.

Forty lanes were going, the noise level was high, the

food was spicy, and everyone had a great evening.

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Fountain Hills Kiwanis Across the Border Project

Mike Scharnow, (480) 226-6524, or email mike@fhtimes.com

For the past decade, the Kiwanis Club of Fountain Hills, Ariz. has reached across an international

border to help out the less fortunate. The tradition was

started by former club President Ron Smith, who

also served as a Southwest District governor two

years ago.

Kiwanian Alan Roselieb has admirably picked up the

torch from Smith and ran with it to help carry out the

Kiwanis defining statement of being ―dedicated to

changing the world, one child and one community at

a time.‖

The annual ―Kiwanis Across the Border‖ project

entails a complex involvement at many levels to

reach out to

impoverished

residents in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The hands-on service

project involves several adult Kiwanis clubs, Fountain Hills K-Kids

and Builders, neighborhood groups, the business community and

individuals.

Smith and Joseph ―Pepe‖ Wise of the Nogales, Santa Cruz

Kiwanis Club in Nogales, Ariz. started the project in 2002 to

address the clothing needs of young Mexican children just across

the international border.

For the 2011-12 Kiwanis Across the Border, the various Kiwanis

groups raised funds and collected clothing and stuffed animals,

which were trucked to Nogales. The Fountain Hills Kiwanis Club

also collected aluminum cans

throughout the year, proceeds

from which helped to buy new pairs

of shoes and clothing geared toward

newborns and smaller children.

Fountain Hills Kiwanis Secretary Betty Pantuso and Club Vice

President Mike Scharnow along with his wife, Brenda, then traveled

to Nogales, Mexico in early January to participate in distribution of

clothing, toys and other goodies. Each January the Mexican

community celebrates Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings

Day), somewhat an equivalent to Christmas in the U.S.

Wise and his wife, Ramona, coordinated with the Red Cross in

Nogales, Mexico along with a family social agency to select 100

children and their families to benefit from the celebration.

The distribution of holiday food and drink, coupled with toys and candy, made the day for the local

children, while moms were busy gathering clothing and shoes for their kids.

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Friendship Village Kiwanis Club Doll Project

Carole Schoneman

Chair, Young Children: Priority One Committee

Board Member, Kiwanis Club of Friendship Village

Dolls and puppets have long been used by psychologists and speech pathologists to help children

express themselves by speaking to or for the dolls. Hospital therapy dolls are different. A nurse

prepares the child for hospital procedures by having the child perform the procedures on his doll.

The doll is given shots, IVs, and surgical stitches before the child has these procedures.

A Banner Health Cardon Children’s Medical Center patient’s mom reported: ―Thanks! With the

help of the nursing staff and your adorable therapy dolls, my son’s anxiety and fears were

lessened. The doll walked him through each step and eased the worries.‖ The doll became her

son’s companion in the hospital and eventually was his to take home along with an essentially

positive memory of the experience.

Spearheaded by Carol Colburn and introduced to the Cardon Children’s Medical Center by Win

Holden, the doll project began four years ago. The concept originated with Kiwanis Clubs in

Australia and spread from there.

Many yards of fabric in three skin tones and bags of pillow stuffing have gone into the

construction of more than 3000 dolls. Each doll has a round head, arms and legs and no features.

The child himself adds a face and clothing as he wishes.

In January, 2012, the club has 10 active cutters, sewers, and stuffers making therapy dolls. A

few of these people have been with the doll project since its inception. Many have helped over

the years and more will participate in the future. The nurses and specialists at Cardon Children’s

Medical Center depend on the Friendship Village Kiwanis

Club to maintain the partnership.

The club also sponsors a toy closet for young Cardon

patients. District Division 10’s Karl Wochner Education

Fund is in its second year providing support for

Cardon’s in-house school program.

Former Cardon patient Garrett Busby , club program

founder Carol Colburn, club project chair Marti Ferkan,

and Garrett’s mother who visited the club to describe,

first hand, the impact and value of the Doll Project.

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NEWS FROM KAMP KIWANIS

Jim Sowers, Foundation President

Usually winter time is a quiet time at the Kamp. Our ―high‖ season is

always the summer months with things calming down in October after our

fall work weekend. Then it starts again right after the May work weekend.

This winter the weather was nice through the end of 2011 and the cold and

snow didn’t really show up until sometime in January. But inevitably, winter

came and presented the Weekend of a Lifetime crowd with a white

wonderland for their time at the Kamp in February. I think that’s what they

wanted and we were happy the weather cooperated. The new bunk beds

were all in use and there wasn’t an empty bed to be found. Weekend of a

Lifetime booked early again and we had to turn away some people. This

has become such a popular event that I encourage all of you to get with your Key Clubs and make this

an EARLY priority next school year.

Because of the warmer than expected weather late in

2011 we were able to make more progress on the

water project at Kamp than we had expected. We are

anticipating that most of the work will be finished this

spring. If so, we should have an adequate water supply

this summer and for years to come. Our thanks go out

to all of you who have been so generous and helpful in

making this lengthy project happen.

For many of us, Kamp Kiwanis is a jewel. To some it

may be more like a rock than a diamond, but it’s really

something that we should all be proud of. If we didn’t have a facility like this, we would be looking to

acquire one. As luck has it, we already own the place. Yes, it sometimes needs maintenance. So

does everything else that has value. No, you can’t just drive to it like you drive to the grocery store.

It’s more than a hundred miles away from almost all of us. But those are some of the things that make

it special. It’s a place where we serve the needs of others and where we can come together in the tall

pine forests of western New Mexico for fun and fellowship. I urge you to support your Kamp. There

are numerous ways:

� Contribute a minimum of $50 per year and become a Sustaining Member.

� Consider purchasing a Kachina Award for $1,000. A member of your club can be honored this

way. Think of it like a Hixson at the local level.

� Consider purchasing a Blazer for $650. The Southwest District Kiwanis Foundation blazer

program is another way to honor an individual. Does your club do anything like this?

� There is currently a great push to support the Kiwanis Eliminate program. This program is run

through the Kiwanis International Foundation and is important too, but please don’t overlook the

needs within the Southwest District Kiwanis Foundation. Our audience is much smaller and the

contributions that you make help run Kamp Kiwanis. We sincerely appreciate your support.

For more information on any of these giving opportunities, please contact me. Jim Sowers,

President: diamondjimbob@gmail.com or 505-821-6292

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Celebrate the Past, Present, and Future

Kiwanis District Convention

August 3 – 5, 2012

Bert Benedick, Lieutenant Governor – Division 2

On behalf of the eleven Kiwanis clubs, our UNM CKI club, our Aktion

club, twelve Key Clubs, four Builder’s Clubs, our Kiwianis Kids club,

and over 800 members in division 2, we welcome you to Albuquerque,

Corrales, and Rio Rancho for the Kiwanis Southwest District

Convention.

Take advantage of the many ventures this near-mile high area offers

you. Experience the diverse cultures in our rarified atmosphere. Take

in the many restaurants and unique shops in the 300-year old original

―old town‖ and the casual nob hill.

Then move to regional shopping in northeast Albuquerque at Coronado Shopping Center and

Uptown Center; but don’t forget the Cottonwood Center in northwest Albuquerque.

Sample the museums, theatres, and performing arts at the University of New Mexico’s Popejoy

Hall. Experience Opera Southwest at the historic downtown Kimo Theatre. Enjoy the culture,

history, food and art at the Indian Pueblo Center, and the Hispanic Center.

Take the family to visit the bio park, and the wine country of the ten wineries in our immediate

area. Don’t forget the Balloon Museum, located on the Balloon Fiesta grounds.

Albuquerque is one of the Southwest’s best golf destinations. Biking and hiking trails are

clustered around the foot hills. Use the Road Runner Rail for trips to Los Lunas, Belen, and

Santa Fe.

Last, but not least, enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the 10,300-foot Sandia Peak. The

aerial tram is the longest one in North America.

Have fun at our convention.

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REGISTRATION

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT KIWANIS

INTERNATION 94 th ANNUAL CONVENTION

Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, NM

AUGUST 3-4, 2012

CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Member Last Name First Name Name (to use on badge)

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Non-member/Spouse/Guest Last Name First Name Name (to use on badge)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address City State Zip

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone number (day) Including Area Code E-mail

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Division Kiwanis Club Dietary Restrictions (Vegetarian Meal, etc.)

PLEASE PLACE A CHECK (√) AFTER ALL THAT APPLY:

2011-12 PRESIDENT 2011-12 DISTRICT CHAIR CIRCLE K (CKI) MEMBER

2011-12 PRESIDENT-ELECT PAST GOVERNOR KEY CLUB MEMBER

2011-12 TREASURER PAST LT. GOVERNOR BUILDERS CLUB MEMBER

2011-12 SECRETARY AKTION CLUB MEMBER K-KIDS CLUB MEMBER

REGISTRATION FEES (All dates are Postmark Date)

Kiwanian/Guest after July 15 - $145: Postmark after June 28 but by July 15 - $130: Postmark by June 28 - $115

Registration Fee includes Friday dinner, Program, Workshops, Saturday luncheon, and Saturday banquet

COST

PARTICIPANT

ENCLOSED PAYMENT

KIWANIAN: 1) Luncheon, (2)Dinners, program, workshops $ $

SPOUSE/GUEST: 1) Luncheon, (2)Dinners, program, workshops $ $

SATURDAY BANQUET ONLY (for those attending only the Saturday

Banquet and NOT registered above) $ 40.00 $

ROADRUNNER DUES (Past Lt. Governors Association) $ 10.00 $

TOTAL ALL REGISTRATION COSTS

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: HOTEL INFORMATION:

2012 SW DISTRICT CONVENTION FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 1-800-EMBASSY

FORM and CHECK TO: Code: Southwest District Kiwanis Convention

SYLVIA HANNA Reservations must be made by midnight July 12, 2012

931 CALLE CORONADO Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE, ALB., NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87123 Kiwanis Room Rate: $99 + 13% tax – single/double

Questions: Phone: (505)250-8784 Includes full breakfast cooked to order and

Email: sylviahanna@gmail.com Manager’s Reception daily

NOTICE: NO REGISTRATION FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PAYMENT

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