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Meet your 2016–17 Board of Trustees

Oct 18, 2016

Foundation_group__1Pictured above is the 2016–17 Board of Trustees with staff from the Kiwanis Children's Fund and Kiwanis International.

For each Kiwanis year (October 1–September 30), a Board of Trustees is elected to oversee the administration of our foundation. This year, the Kiwanis Children's Fund welcomes these individuals who will serve three-year terms as trustees:

  • Yu-Mei Shih, Taiwan District
  • Robert (Bob) M. Garretson, Rocky Mountain District
  • James (Jim) Dooley, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District
The board is led by the executive committee, including:
  • Chia Sing Hwang (Sing), president, Malaysia District
  • John E. Mayfield, president-elect, Kentucky-Tennessee District
  • Mark B. Rabaut, immediate past president, Michigan District
  • George E. H. Cadman, Q.C., treasurer, Pacific Northwest District
The board’s responsibilities include:
  • Implementation of the Kiwanis International mission, which is to serve the children of the world.
  • Development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Children's Fund.
  • The stability and growth of the Children's Fund via the cultivation of donor relationships and the solicitation of financial gifts from individuals, friends and businesses.
  • The monitoring and distribution of funds from fundraising programs and accrued interest for grants worldwide.
Take a moment to learn more about our leaders, and let’s celebrate a great year to come.