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  • Our Toronto opportunity

    During the upcoming Training and Leadership Conference in Toronto, Aktion Club will join the Kiwanis and Circle K International conventions. For Aktion Club members, that brings a great opportunity: joint service with the CKI Large Scale Service Project. 

    LSSP is the annual event in which members of Circle K—the Kiwanis family’s program for college students—give back to its convention’s host city. In Toronto, we’ll join them to work with local agencies to help some of the homeless people of Toronto. 

    Sharing a host city also means access to many of the Kiwanis events, including the Kiwanis World Showcase. It’s a perfect place to spend time between sessions. In fact, there’s so much to do that you may want to start thinking today about how to see it all!

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  • Celebrate Eliminate Week 2016

    Aktion Club Eliminate Week is May 2–6. Kiwanis-family clubs and members around the globe are using this week to focus on raising funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis’ eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Whether your club hosts a “penny war” or coordinates a week of “spirit days,” every Aktion Club is needed to participate. And the time to start planning your fundraising project is now. So we’re making it easy:

    1. A step-by-step guide will help your club plan, implement and celebrate your activities.
    2. We’ve outlined simple fundraising ideas to make it easy for you to choose your activities.
    3. If your club participates, the club is eligible for fundraising recognition and a 2016 Eliminate Week patch.
    4. Get your sponsoring Kiwanis club involved. Double your lifesaving impact and earn the Unity Award for your Kiwanis club and the 1K recognition for your own club. 

    Check out all of the great resources online: And don’t forget to submit the Kiwanis-family giving form with any donation to The Eliminate Project. JustUS$1.80 will save or protect a mom and her babies—so every penny makes a difference! 
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  • Kiwanis Aktion Club benefit reminds us this is a 'special' month

    Patti Hill has been a member of the Aktion Club since 2006 but didn’t give that much thought until she addressed a luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Stroudsburgs, which sponsors the club made up of members with disabilities.

    “Ten years – wow, I didn’t think it was that long,” said Hill as she talked about some of her club’s activities, particularly a peanut butter and macaroni & chesse collection drive for a local food pantry.

    Hill four years ago was one of the Aktion Club members sponsored by the Kiwanis Club to go to Indianapolis for the Kiwanis Club International Convention. She and other Aktion Club members have been involved with things like joining the Kiwanis members to ring the Salvation Army bell for its holiday Red Kettle drive and for helping out on the Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Day at East Stroudsburg High School South in early November that has been going on for 50 years.

    She spends her time at one of the two Aktion Club locations at 400 Powerhouse Lane in Stroudsburg, which is connected with Community Partners Recycling at that location. The other building is in Grant Homes Plaza on Route 209 in Brodheadsville. Kiwanis Club member Sue Folk, the executive director of Developmental Educational Services, helps administer the group. 

    “I love to get involved, just to get out of my house,” said Hill, as her good-natured joking kept Kiwanis members engaged throughout her talk. "I’m not that young but I am not giving away my age because it’s not ladylike. But I feel wonderful. I like having to do nice things for people. There are some nice activities.”

    And she, like many Aktion Club members, is actively involved with the Community Partners Recycling program, which provides discreet and cost effective destruction of sensitive documents and employs 15 individuals with disabilities.

    The speech came at a timely moment because earlier this month, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf designated March as Intellectual Disability Awareness Month in Pennsylvania in celebration of individuals with an intellectual disability and their families. Most of them were educated through special education programs to help them transition into adult life.

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    Imagine nearly 600,000 Kiwanis family members teaming up on one day to make a huge impact around the world. Sounds crazy, right? Well, be a part of the madness. Participate in Kiwanis One Day!

    Get out and serve with the Kiwanis family on Saturday, April 2, 2016. We encourage all Kiwanis family members to get involved—including Aktion Club members like you.

    So, who’s part of the Kiwanis family?
    K-Kids (elementary school students)
    Builders Club (middle school or junior high students)
    Key Club (high school students)
    Circle K International (university students)
    Aktion Club (adults 18 and older who have a disability)
    Kiwanis International (adults 18 and older)

    The goal of Kiwanis One Day is to team up with as many members of the Kiwanis family as possible to work on a service project. Contact a district administrator if you wish to serve with any of the above clubs for Kiwanis One Day on April 2. Contact information for district administrators can be found on the club website.

    Need some ideas for your Kiwanis One Day projects? Sort food at a local food bank or shelter, work at a Habitat for Humanity build site or freshen up the paint on a community building, such as a Boys and Girls Club. If you want more ideas, take a look at videos of previous Kiwanis One Day winners.

    Oh, and did we forget to mention there is a video contest? Find out how your Kiwanis One Day group could win big.

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