This year marks the 30th anniversary for Aktion Club! George D. “Jake” Swartout organized the first Aktion Club for adults with disabilities in Putnam County, Florida, in 1987. With the assistance of fellow Kiwanians Ed Brooks and Dick Wittner, the Aktion Club concept spread throughout the Florida District—and then throughout the Kiwanis world. Aktion Club continued to bloom for 13 years when it became an official Service Leadership Program of Kiwanis International in 2000.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are hosting the Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference in Florida and Michigan. Save the dates: September 15–17 (Michigan) and November 10–12 (Florida). Check out the website
in the coming weeks for more information—and share with your club members. Let’s make this the best year for TLC yet!