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Five things you need to know about our foundation during convention

Jun 09, 2016
The 2016 Kiwanis International convention is quickly approaching. Here are five things you need to know about our foundation in Toronto when planning your schedule.

  1. This year’s Kiwanis International Foundation annual meeting is a standalone event. We will review the past year’s successes and challenges—and preview the year ahead. Gain insight into our foundation’s support for Kiwanians’ service to children. Meet our officers and board members. And bring questions for the foundation leadership.
  2. Lead and Major gift donors and members of Model Clubs that have fulfilled their commitments to The Eliminate Project will be easy to spot in Toronto. They all received special ribbons to wear during the convention. Take a minute to thank these donors for protecting moms and babies. Want a ribbon? There is still time to fulfill pledges before convention.
  3. The Kiwanis International Foundation will host six workshops as well as a roundtable for Kiwanis-family foundations. We have something for everyone. Take a look at the options as you plan your schedule.
  4. Two grant projects will be featured at our booth in the exhibit hall. Stop by to learn how the Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village, Tennessee, helps children with disabilities become more independent and mobile through therapeutic tricycles. And meet Bandit, a trained “alert service” dog that is trained to help children with type-1 diabetes or severe allergies.

    Before you leave the booth, make sure you share why you are inspired to support the Kiwanis Children’s Fund and The Eliminate Project in our story book.
  5. There are many ways to stay updated on The Eliminate Project. Be the first to know the latest updates from the field and learn where we stand with fundraising. Join one of the workshops or stop by our annual meeting.
P.S. We want to see your photos. In addition to the convention hashtag (#KiwanisCon16), make sure to share your photos from our booth, reception and other events using #KiwanisHelpsKids.