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The K-Kids Club is currently in recess due to shortage of school staff, but we hope they will return to active involvment in the future.
Currently the Kiwanis Club of The Adelaide Hills is supporting The Terrific Kids Program in seven Primary Schools, where students are encouraged to achieve ‘personal goals” and are presented with certificates at the end of term.
To the combined Kiwanis Meeting on Sunday the 26th of October 2014:
Good afternoon fellow Kiwanians, special guests, partners and friends.
It has been an interesting year that saw us thinking outside of the square and doing things a bit different. 12 mths ago I said to you all the sky is the limit and there is nothing we can’t do. It’s giving things a go, creating a vision and working towards that vision.
Whilst we have achieved great results in some areas like fund raising and servicing those in our community we still need to work on greater publicity of our club and gaining new members which are both proving difficult. My focus for this year will both of these things.
Most of us have embraced change and been using the internet to communicate which has certainly made my life a little easier as I can reach so many of you at once. My gratitude to Ash is immense and thank you again Ashleigh for persisting and spending so much time each and every week as you do.
My board members have been fantastic to work with and a great bunch of people. If you haven’t put your hand up this year to be on the board I encourage you to consider it for next year.
Our group has continued to support and embrace those of our Aktion club and acknowledge terrific kids. The people in these groups play an important role and change people’s lives also. I’m hopeful that 2015 will be the beginning of new K-Kids at one of our local schools.
A grand total of $33,914.80 which is $4,100.30 up on last year!
Major Income: Functions: $25,804.20 (Profits of $15,000 Sportsman’ Night, $4,000 Quiz Night)
Sales: Honey Profit $2,330 (on turnover of $4,500)
Donations and Collections $2,942 (incl. $1,700 Salvos weekend) Subscriptions $1,500
Profits from Meetings $1,338.60
Major Expenditure: $27,717.11 in gifts and donations including:
$5,800 to Puddle jumpers,
$6,621.55 to Operation Flinders,
$2,125 to Jett Clothier,
$6,588.57 to Clayton Bay Project,
$840 IPad for Lily,
$800 to Karen Blenkinsop,
$1,700 to Salvos
$500 to Blind Sporting Society
$500 to James Shutlar
And 11 other gifts and donations to individuals and groups.
Kiwanis Fees, Conferences, Insurance: $4,510
Earning the distinguished club, president and secretaries awards have been one of many highlights for me this year and one can only gain this type of recognition from a collaborative approach from every member of our club so thank you all.
The year ahead should be an interesting one as our club reaches its 25th year milestone and Kiwanis International its 100th. I’d like you all to think about how we can celebrate these two special anniversaries.
Before I close I would like us all to pause for a moment to remember those in Kiwanis who are no longer with us particularly our dear friend Pat Woodrup who is greatly missed.
We mustn’t forget to support and be there for one other in both good and bad times.
Thank you all again for allowing me to lead you for the next year for it really is an honour and I look forward to improving on this years success.
In-Coming President, (2013-2014) Karyn Hilton's acceptance Speech at Handover Meeting on Sunday the 13th of October 2013.