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  • NEW CONTESTS THIS YEAR

    This year, two new contests will be added to Aktion Club’s international contest program: a video contest and a social media contest. Both will follow our theme for the year, ABILITY IN AKTION. For the video contest, each club that enters will create a two-minute promotional video that shows its particular ABILITY IN AKTION. This can include clips from service projects, fundraisers, social events and Kiwanis-family events — as well as snippets of members, advisors and others sharing information on the club, club activities and club membership.
     
    The social media contest will focus the club’s presence on all social media outlets related to club service projects, fundraising, social events, advocacy, leadership and Kiwanis-family events. The quality and quantity of posts will be judged as well.
     
    Full details of these new contests and judging criteria will be available by April 1.

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  • JOIN US ON THE RED CARPET

    The Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference will be in Las Vegas in June, and we’ll have a spectacular lineup — including a red-carpet movie event! One of our very own Aktion Club members is starring in “Dina,” a film all about her life, and we’ll have a special viewing.
     
    That night, all Aktion Club members will be stars. There will be paparazzi and fans waiting to chat, take photos and get autographs of our Aktion Club stars—right there on an actual red carpet!
     
    In real life, Aktion Club members do amazing work in their communities. So let’s celebrate them. Dress up and be ready for some Hollywood-style attention.

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  • Kiwanis CNH Division 5 Aktion Clubs Receive County Recognition

    The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has declared by unanimous Proclamation the week of March 5th to the 9th, 2018 as “Worldwide Kiwanis International Aktion Club Week” in the County of Fresno.

    Three Aktion Clubs in CNH Division 5 located in the County of Fresno were specifically recognized for their service to Fresno County.  The Aktion Clubs of Arc Fresno, Reedley Adventures Club and Charis Community were present to receive the Proclamation for their combined 30 years of service to the Central Valley of California.

    They received accolades for taking on such projects as alley clean-ups, San Joaquin and Kings River clean-ups, tree plantings, a specialized food bank for individuals with disabilities and many other service projects. They were recognized for their years of service, raising thousands of dollars and providing thousands of hours of service.


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  • AKTION CLUB RECEIVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION FROM U.S. CONGRESS

    Greg Beasley's smile may be just a little bit bigger this week when he makes trauma dolls for kids to hold as they receive treatment at California hospitals. U.S. Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) just presented Aktion Club with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to celebrate the inaugural Aktion Club Week.

    "This is a nice recognition," said Howard Jackson, Aktion Club district administrator of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District. "This is well deserved."

    Beasley has been a member of Aktion Club of 12 years. Jackson has been involved just as long. He helped charter the Charis Community Aktion Club, where Beasley has been a leader and influential member.
     
    "I like making new friends and helping the community," Beasley  said as he headed to a meeting and service project for the Kiwanis Club of East Fresno, which sponsors the Charis Community Aktion Club. The two clubs — and others in the division — have adopted a children's garden and are working to clean it up and install a "fairy garden" for kids to enjoy.

    "I think it's pretty cool we got this recognition," said Jackson. "Service organizations do a lot of different things, but no group does projects and service like Aktion Clubs."

    Beasley was quick to list projects his club does every year. They clean parks, make blankets for kids in the hospital, hold holiday parties, create hygiene kits for families that flee natural disasters, and even cleaned an alley to help beautify the city.

    Kiwanis International created Aktion Club Week to recognize the people of all abilities who help their communities.

    “Aktion Clubs are no different than Kiwanis clubs," said Stan Soderstrom, executive director of Kiwanis International. "Members learn character-building, leadership, inclusiveness and caring all while giving back to their community."

    Those are lessons Beasley has put into practice. "I love it."

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