Kiwanis Club Westminster
Capital District Kiwanian Art has extensive Kiwanis experience, including three years as a Kiwanis International trustee. He advocates service, growth and image building as essential to Kiwanis. As a pharmacist and businessman, he believes in sound business practices. Art and Vickie, married for 44 years, have three children and three grandchildren.
Why did you decide to run for office?
Increased service to the world’s children through Kiwanis. This need, along with my strong Kiwanis background and Kiwanis International Board experience, prompts my candidacy for vice president. I want to see Kiwanis give more service in early childhood education, child security and healthcare and use my Kiwanis passion to expand the organization.
What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?
Strong qualifications in three categories: Kiwanis, professional and personal. My Kiwanis experience, growth, service and dedication to international cooperation are widely recognized throughout the organization. Professionally, I have a record as a successful manager, innovator and problem solver. Personally, my time, stamina and family backing will support me.
How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
I will strive to make Kiwanis a stronger and more impactful organization. Achievement will require expanded implementation of the I-Plan, new external partnerships, increased involvement of Service Leadership Programs alumni, greater trust between all regions, districts and clubs of Kiwanis. I also want Kiwanis to be synonymous with service to children worldwide.
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