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Get to know The Formula’s new Americas chair, Jim Dooley

May 25, 2017

JimDooley The Formula welcomes Jim Dooley as the new Americas chair. Jim started his Kiwanis journey in 1969, joining the Kiwanis Club of Perry, Georgia, where he remained a member for 10 years. He returned to Illinois to care for older relatives and restarted his Kiwanis service in 2005 by becoming a member of the Kiwanis Club of Peoria, where he remains a member today. 

During his tenure, he has served in numerous officer positions, including club treasurer, vice president and president, as well as lieutenant governor and governor of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District. He currently serves as a member of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund Board as well.

In 2014, Jim started his Formula service as a club opener and club counselor. He went on to serve as the vice chair and chair for the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District.

“The Formula benefits Kiwanis greatly by meeting the vital need for membership strengthening and new-club opening, which allows Kiwanis to better serve children," Jim says. "More members mean more service, a critical element for the kids in our communities. Each new Kiwanian brings new talents and fresh ideas. The Formula provides a vehicle for making Kiwanis more viable."

Jim continues: “Mike Frailey has done outstanding work establishing The Formula and developing a talented team. I truly look forward to meeting and working with those outstanding people. By working together, we can all change the future of Kiwanis. Kids need Kiwanis!”

Most people may not know that Jim is an Irish tenor, singing in his church choir, and he has a deep love for golf, having moved next to a golf course, although he never has enough time to play.

“The Formula has done magnificent work,and there is much more to do," he says. "All of us need to work together to increase our membership and our service to kids.”