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  • It’s time to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

    October and Halloween are just around the corner. For Aktion Club, Halloween means more than spooky decorations, fairy-tale costumes and ghoulish treats. It is a chance to save lives and put the fun in fundraising — for less than the cost of a bag of Halloween candy. Protect a mother and her future newborns from maternal and neonatal tetanus through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

    Is your club ready to join the Kiwanis family to support The Eliminate Project? It’s easy to participate. Here are five simple steps to plan your project. 
    1. 1. Pick a fundraiser. Collect funds door-to-door. Dance the night away alongside vampires and  werewolves. Host a trunk-or-treat. Enjoy an old-fashioned pumpkin pie bake off. The ideas are endless.
    2. 2. Set your goal. Estimate what you'll raise through your project then add in your expenses. This is your fundraising goal. 
    3. 3. Get supplies. Do you have everything you need to host your fundraiser? Order collection boxes  through the Kiwanis family store. Consider asking for donations from local businesses or even large chain stores. 
    4. 4. Promote your event. Print out Trick-or-Treat labels or make your own flier or display, letting everyone know about the upcoming event and how they can donate. Share the information with your sponsoring Kiwanis club.
    5. 5. Submit your donations. Send your donations to the Kiwanis International Foundation along with the Kiwanis-family giving form. If your club submits US$250 in donations for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF by December 31, 2016, your club will earn a banner patch. 
    Thank you for committing to help eliminate MNT. Visit TheEliminateProject.org/trickortreat or contact campaign@theeliminateproject.org for more information.

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  • And the contest winners are...

    Aktion Club members do amazing work-individually and as part of their clubs. Once again, the winners of this year's Aktion Club contests are perfect examples. Congratulations to the members and clubs who showed their pride, skills and leadership! It was a stiff competition this year thanks to all the members and clubs who submitted entries. There is a lot of pride out there! Here are this year's winners: 

    Poster Contest
    1st Place: Tina Higgins & Adam Dalton, Surry Community College Aktion Club, Carolinas District
    2nd Place: Chris Stelloh, Curative Care Network Aktion Club, WI-Upper Michigan District
    3rd Place:  Miriam Aviles, Aktion Club of Erie, Pennsylvania District

    Scrapbook Contest
    1st Place:  Burbank for Fun Aktion Club, CAL-NEV-HA District
    2nd Place: Aktion Club of Council Bluffs, Nebraska-Iowa District
    3rd Place:  Surry Community College Aktion Club, Carolinas District
    Honorable Mentions: State College Aktion Club, Pennsylvania District; Seaspar Aktion Club, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District and Shelby County Aktion Club, Ohio District

    Single Service Award
    1st Place: Surry Community College Aktion Club, Carolinas District
    2nd Place:  Lilac City Aktion Club, Pacific Northwest District
    3rd Place: Brighton Aktion Club, New York District

    Speech Contest
    1st Place: Dan Sartin, Aktion Club of Hancock County, Ohio District
    2nd Place: Christine Gianola, Whittier Hope of San Jose Aktion Club, Cal-Nev-Ha District
    3rd Place:  Nicole Ann Bole, Janesville Aktion Club, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District

    T-shirt Contest
    Ronnie Janasse, Midcoast Maine Aktion Club, New England & Bermuda District

    Look for more information on the t-shirt contest winning design, as well as photos from the scrapbooks and posters coming soon!

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