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  • Save the date for Eliminate Week!

    Aktion Club Eliminate Week is May 5-9! Kiwanis-family clubs around the globe are using this week to focus on raising funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis' initiative to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Whether your club decides to share your happy dollars to Eliminate or coordinates a week of "spirit days," every K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club and Aktion Club is needed to participate. The time to start planning your fundraising project is now, and we've made it easy: 

         1. A step by step guide will help your club plan, implement and celebrate your event.
         2. We've outlined simple fundraising ideas to make it easy for you to choose your event.

         3. If your club participates, the club is eligible for fundraising recognition and a 2014 Eliminate Week patch.

    Check out all of the great resources online at: And remember to submit the Kiwanis-family giving form with any donation to The Eliminate Project. Every penny counts to make a difference. Every US$1.80 can save or protect a life.  

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  • Guidelines for working with Aktion Club members

    For Kiwanis-club members, working with members of Aktion Club is a rewarding experience. Of course, mentoring adults with disabilities also brings important responsibilities—particularly those individuals’ safety and protection. To help you carry out those responsibilities, the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees has passed Guidelines for working with Aktion Club members .  

    The guidelines should be read, understood and put into practice when working with Aktion Club members. As you review the guidelines, please note a couple of important additions:

     A clear criminal-history background check is required for every Kiwanis advisor to an Aktion Club. 

    •  Every Kiwanis club that sponsors an Aktion Club is expected to inform and educate its members on these guidelines every year—and to provide a copy of these guidelines to each club member annually. 

    More details are included in the guidelines themselves. All together, the guidelines help you protect the Aktion Club members whom you mentor and serve. They also help you protect yourself and your club. After all, Kiwanis advisors are valuable adult mentors in the lives of Aktion Club members—and the guidelines are a key part of fulfilling the responsibilities with which advisors have been entrusted. 

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  • Shane Roell shows warm heart in cold water

    Congratulations to Shane Roell, president of the Shelbyville, Indiana, VC Aktion Club! On February 22, he helped the Versailles Polar Bear Plunge raise more than US$50,000 for the first time in the event's history. And he did it by showing some serious toughness.

    The "plunge" is a winter-time event in which some hardy folks get into the cold water at Versailles State Park in Indiana. Shane was one of 188 people who participated--and one of several Special Olympics athletes who jumped in to the fun. In fact, the funds from the event were raised for Special Olympics.

    The event also included a 5K run and a 3K walk.

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  • Passion for Service earns club Community Service Award

    The Hardin Pioneer Aktion Club was named the 2013 winner of the Community Service Award at the annual meeting of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance.  Accompanying this award were also accommodations from Governor John Kasich, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor , Senator Keith Faber, Senator Cliff Hite, Representative Robert Sprague and Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William Batchelder .

    When initially chartered in 2010, the Hardin Pioneer Aktion Club had 13 members.  Since that time, the group has expanded in size, enthusiasm and effectiveness.  The club now has 25 members all unified in their efforts to serve the Hardin County community. Their passion for service to others is unmistakable in their astounding 38 service projects completed in 2013. Additionally, the Hardin Pioneer Aktion Club held various fundraisers and social activities which helped the members develop their planning and social skills.

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