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  • The Contests Deadline is Almost Here...

    Don't forget: The deadline for the Aktion Club contests is September 15. Entries are due to district administrators on that date (unless otherwise indicated by your district leader). There's still time to participate! Advisors are encouraged to assist and lead members with their entries. 

    Remember, there are four categories: scrapbook, single service, poster and speech. Your club and member entries could even be entered into the international contest. (Aktion Club's district committee will judge entries, with the district administrator forwarding winners to Kiwanis International for international judging bySeptember 30.) For complete details, check out the Aktion Club contest page. 

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  • Show Off Your September 30!

    What has your Aktion Club accomplished this year? Let us know! The Annual Achievement Report is your club's chance to tell people at the district and international levels about your successes. It's also where you can earn points toward a honor club or distinguished club for the year!

    Reports are due to your district administrator by September 30. District administrators should submit them to Kiwanis International by October 15. Clubs or advisors can fill out the report online—or download a version to print, complete and mail.

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  • Eliminate is not too late to save lives

    Aktion Clubs have united with all Kiwanis family members and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth through The Eliminate Project. Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs have raised more than US$3,084,255 as of August 3, 2014- a big congratulations! Every US$1.80 donated will save or protect one woman and her future babies.

    Your Aktion Club was encouraged to raise funds and awareness during Eliminate Week in May. If your club participated, you can still submit funds and be recognized by following these two easy and important steps before September 1:

    • Send in your donation. Use The Eliminate Project gift form for Kiwanis-family members. Remember to include your club number and name so you can receive proper credit and request recognition items.
    • Get recognized. Tell us about your project by completing this easy form to receive a participation patch for your club.

    Now is also a great time to start planning for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2014:

    • If your Aktion Club participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in 2012 or 2013, a box of supplies will be shipped by September 15. Find out if your club is getting supplies. If not, you can order them from the Kiwanis store by the end of September.
    • Your club can easily raise money for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF without going door-to-door. Consider hosting a cornhole tournament or pumpkin piebake-off for donations. Start planning the fun. Find fundraising ideas, information on how to submit funds and how to earn a banner patch at:

    Breaking news: we just announced a new opportunity for Kiwanis clubs to support the fundraising efforts of their Aktion Club.  Ask your local and/or sponsoring Kiwanis club to match your funds raised for The Eliminate Project and be eligible for the Unity Award (US$500 or more). You will double your lifesaving impact and make a difference together! More details at

    Questions? Contact Thank you again for your generous support. You are making a difference!

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  • Kiwanis Club announces duck race results

    The Kiwanis Club will utilize the profits from this event to support their on-going programs for children and youth in the Phoenixville area.

    In addition, the Kiwanis Club always offers other organizations the opportunity to sell Duck Race tickets and keep 50 percent of the ticket cost as a fundraiser for their group. Organizations which participated included: Our Path, the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, St. Basil’s Church, Time Bank, Gingerbread House, Kimberton Lions Club, Stepping Stone Education Center, the Phoenixville Library, West End Fire Company, the Main Line Kiwanis Club, the Aktion Club, the Phoenixville Senior Center, Barkley Elementary K-Kids, the Phoenixville Area Learning Center, Soroptomist Club, Purple Perk (PAHS Library), Phoenixville Tennis Team and East Pikeland Elementary K-Kids.

    The Kiwanis Club wishes to thank everyone who supported this event by purchasing tickets. In addition, special thanks go to Barto Pools for sponsoring the printing of the tickets and for allowing the club the use of their pool as the “swimming hole” from which the winning ducks were pulled.

    The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is pleased to announce the results of the Duck Race which was held recently in conjunction with the Blob Fest.

    1. $1,000 John Donaldson #40039
    2. $500 Dee Aquilante #1433
    3. $400 Dr.Rodger Rothenberger #1413
    4. $300 Harvey Bomberger #3616
    5. $200 Frank Cook #1343
    6. $100 Heidi Rios #6009
    7. $50 Elizabeth Gutierrez #2103
    8. $50 Alison Altieri #2700
    9. $50 Dee Aquilante #1431
    10. $50 Frank Frock Jr. #6145

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  • Aktion Club hosts speaking contest

    AVON PARK – The Aktion Club of Highlands County hosted its first countywide speech contest on July 17 at Ridge Area Arc.

    The Kiwanis Club of Sebring was invited to attend the event along with Aktion Club members and their families. Kiwanis Club President Tayna Taylor and member Jennifer Gravelle served as the judges for the contest.

    “Our job was very tough,” said Gravelle. “Everyone was a winner. I know how hard it is to get in front of a group to speak since I am part of Toastmasters. It didn’t seem to bother them (the speakers).”

    “I didn’t think it was hard,” Aktion Club Emily Harrison said with confidence. This was her first attempt to prepare and present a speech.
    There were six speakers participating in the contest. Their speeches had to use the theme “Fundraising.” The Aktion Club has done a variety of fundraisers throughout the past year including it Christmas toy drive, Easter basket delivery and Diaper Dump Day.

    Sara Canali, of Sebring, was chosen as the first place winner at the local contest. She did her speech on the club’s Christmas toy drive. She shared with the audience how her family donated their Christmas tree to help a needy family out during the holiday last year. The judges were touched with her personal story.

    Shawn Squires, of Sebring, won second; Bill Sobczak, of Sebring, won third; Emily Harrison, of Avon Park, was fourth; Eva Monk, of Sebring, won fifth and Ralph Meyers, of Sebring, was sixth.

    Each of the participants received a certificate. Their speeches were recorded onto DVDs and sent in for the Aktion Club of Florida contest. During the Aktion Club Conference on Sept. 6 in Haines City, the winners of the speech contest as well as various other competitions will be announced. There will be 29 representatives from the local club attending the conference.

    Aktion Club, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Sebring, is a civic club consisting of adults with disabilities. Ridge Area Arc also provides assistance for the club.

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