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  • Sign up for TLC 2015!

    Plans are coming together for our upcoming Training and Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. Highlights include a workshop with Rhythm Trek, where we will be uniting in rhythm and music as a direct and meaningful way to practice team building and leadership skills, inspiring members to engage.  

    We will have a viewing of the movie “Where Hope Grows,” winner of the 2014 Audience Choice and Best Premiere awards at the Heartland Film Festival. In addition, Aktion Club is invited to join the Kiwanis 100th Anniversary Celebration, part of the Kiwanis International convention, which will be happening in Indianapolis at the same time. The celebration will include an outdoor pancake breakfast, a Kiwanis birthday bash and an Indianapolis Indians baseball game. Early bird registration ends April 17. Register today!  

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  • Start planning for Eliminate Week 2015

    Eliminate Week is May 4–8. Kiwanis-family clubs and members around the globe are using this week to focus on raising funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis’ campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Whether your club hosts a penny war or coordinates a week of “spirit days,” every K-Kids club, Builders Club, Key Club and Aktion Club is needed to participate. The time to start planning your fundraising project is now, and we’ve made it easy:

    • A step-by-step guide will help your club plan, implement and celebrate your event.
    • We've outlined simple fundraising ideas to make it easy for you to choose your event.
    • If your club participates, the club is eligible for fundraising recognition and a 2015 Eliminate Week patch.
    • Get your sponsoring Kiwanis club involved. Double your lifesaving impact and earn the Unity Award for your Kiwanis club and the 1K recognition for your own club. 
    Check out all of the great resources at: www.aktionclub.org/EliminateWeek. Regardless of how your club gets involved, don’t forget to to submit the Kiwanis-family giving form with any donation to The Eliminate Project. Every penny counts to make a difference. Every US$1.80 will save or protect a mom and her babies.

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  • MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: A BIG EVENT, A BIG IMPACT

    For Andrew Cowling and Gregory Reilly of the Aktion Club of Community Connections in Mashpee, MA, working together has resulted in a big impact—far beyond their own community. They're raising money for Maya Childcare, a organization in the UK that supports the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development children living in poverty-stricken areas of Guatemala.

    Andrew, the club's vice president, met a representative from Maya Childcare at his Rotary Club meeting. He immediately wanted to help her cause and invited her to one of the Aktion Club's meetings. Andrew worked with his club advisor to communicate and make arrangements. After or the presentation to the club, the members voted to donate the proceeds from their upcoming fundraising dance in April to the cause. 

    Gregory, the club secretary, set up the event. He contacted the venue for the dance and talked to them about possible dates, available spaces and how to book the venue. As a result, the big event is scheduled for April 10. Gregory even made the invitation himself—and proceeded to plan the menu, guest list and musical theme. The money raised will go to Maya Childcare and will be used by their Acorn Childcare Center to continue to provide good nutrition, a safe and caring environment and early-childhood education to small kids in need. 

    Together, Andrew and Gregory have shown what Aktion Club is all about. Putting their talents to use in a collaboration, they have planned an excellent event that will help change lives through leadership and service.  

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