102nd CONVENTION
July 13–16, 2017
Paris 2017
Barbara Thompson 290

Barbara K. Thompson for vice president

St. Louis, Missouri
Kiwanis Club of Florissant Valley; Kiwanis Club of Creve Coeur
Missouri-Arkansas District

Biography
I am married to Charlie, also a Kiwanian; we live in suburban St. Louis, MO, and are proud parents of two adult children. My education career has included teaching, staff and curriculum development, and district administration. I am honored to have served in leadership positions in Kiwanis, including Kiwanis International trustee.

Why did you decide to run for office?
We must grow and diversify membership, the key to increasing service and financial stability. I have a successful record of opening clubs, and I have a plan for growth. Strong membership ensures that we can continue “serving the children of the world,” our reason for being. I also seek to improve collaboration and communication throughout Kiwanis.
 
What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International? 
• Career as teacher, administrator, and consultant
• Leadership and service in other organizations
• Kiwanis service and leadership experience, including 
- The Formula
- The Eliminate Project 
- Kiwanis International trustee (3 years)
- Work with Service Leadership Programs, including counselor to Key Club International Board
• Passion for Kiwanis and for serving others
 
How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
I want Kiwanis International to improve the lives of ever-increasing numbers of children and communities in significant ways. I will focus on increasing membership to ensure a strong future for Kiwanis and those we serve. I envision a growing, caring, responsive organization, one that inspires members to serve and to invite others to join.

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Contact Barbara's campaign manager, Charlie Thompson, at thompsoncha7@gmail.com