Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. It is one of the largest community-service organizations dedicated primarily to helping the children of the world.Kiwanis International serves children and communities worldwide with nearly 597,500 adult and youth members in more than 80 nations and geographic areas.

The Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis International consists of 3,023 members serving in 97 clubs located in 18 divisions throughout the states of Colorado, Wyoming, the panhandle of Nebraska and northern New Mexico.

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Message from the District Governor

LEANN ZETMEIR
Hello Kiwanis Family,

Happy Spring! It may be wishful thinking but brighter and warmer days are on my mind. As the trees grow new leaves, the tulips and daffodils bloom and new life is born everywhere we look, it is a good time to refocus our energy as Kiwanians on those things we have to celebrate.

We had a successful Midwinter Conference. I hope you enjoyed the forums, the presentations and the time spent with your Kiwanis family. I’m always so impressed by each of you, how hard you work, and how dedicated you are at keeping Kiwanis strong. Thank you for all that you do.

I have some great news to share concerning the strength of the Rocky Mountain District. Our membership numbers are UP year to date! Please continue to keep our goal of growth and the value and importance of our commitment to strengthen our clubs a part of every Kiwanis moment. We have some great opportunities to show and tell just how much we care about young children, our communities, and how proud we are to be a part of the Kiwanis Family.

April 5th is Kiwanis One Day! I had the privilege of attending the 85th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Alamosa recently. What a great evening we had as members from all the clubs in Division 5 gathered together for this celebration. They shared a simple but wonderful Kiwanis One Day project. Each year the Kiwanians gather in a different community to clean, repair, and paint one of the parks. Talk about “Kiwanising” and bringing communities together! Can you imagine if every club, in every division in the Rocky Mountain District participated in the Kiwanis One Day: and then used every media outlet and social network to shout out “We are Kiwanis!” Doesn’t that give you goose bumps? (I bet you are at least smiling)

May is Membership Month and again another great opportunity for us to strengthen our clubs. Each club needs a Membership Chair, a Membership Committee, and a plan! Let’s all work together and feel the energy and enthusiasm throughout the District as we give others the opportunity to serve young children and be part of our great K-family.

I’ve danced around the issue of service but we should all be perfectly clear; a quality service project is at the root of all that Kiwanis is. Service is what Kiwanis was founded on and it is still the best way to grow our membership. Service is not an option; it is a must for all clubs. Our lives are much richer when they include both giving and receiving.

Our motto is: “Serving the children of the world”

Like I said, Happy Spring!

Warmly,

LeAnn Zetmeir
Governor Rocky Mountain District






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