July 13–16, 2017
Paris 2017

Frans van der Avert for trustee

Elsloo, The Netherlands
Kiwanis Club Stein Maaskentj
Netherlands District

I hold a doctorate in chemistry. Most of my life, I worked in education as managing director and held governmental positions. I’ve been a member of Kiwanis since 2003 and have fulfilled all positions within our district, was lieutenant-governor several times. I made a lot of efforts to keep our Polish members within our organization.

Why did you decide to run for office?
After being a governor, I am now convinced that joining the Kiwanis International Board will give me the best opportunities to improve relations between Kiwanis International and the districts and clubs. That way, I can create mutual understanding. It will foster the goals of Kiwanis and help the children who need our support.
What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International? 
I am dedicated to the Kiwanis organization. I believe in it and see many opportunities to contribute to the well-being of children. I also have a lot of experience in governmental entities within many different organizations and have been successful in that field.
How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
My mission will be successful when understanding has improved, when communication has improved and when our members are well informed and feel they are being taken seriously. And most important: when we can give better chances to children who need it.

Contact Frans at fjvdavert@gmail.com. Connect with him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.