One of the primary objectives of Kiwanis is to provide through this club a practical means to form friendships, to render altruistic service and to build a better community.
The operative word of course is altruistic which is so eloquently defined as "an unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others." How this club has measured up to this high idealthroughout this community and throughout the world is commendable! We are without any doubt the most dynamic Kiwanis Club in Canada and globally we are ranked as one of the top 20 Kiwanis clubs in the world.
How did we get there and how did we attain such a lofty position? We got there simply by maintaining positive growth year after year and by seeking the finest men and women within our community to join our club. Statistics show that on average we lose approximately 25 members per year. It is therefore, a continuing challenge to replace this membership loss and it can only be achieved if we work together at it.
How long has it been since you sponsored a new member? Do you not want to share Kiwanis with a friend or with a business colleague? If your answer to the first question is "I have never sponsored a new member," you're not alone. If your answer to the second question is "yes", you're on your way.
It is not an onerous task to sponsor a new member. Find someone much like yourself – someone who is interested in the welfare of others – someone who is interested in the welfare of their community. Although there is no time better than now, the month of March has been officially selected for our Annual Membership Drive. Make it your personal challenge in the year 2001 to introduce a new member to Kiwanis.
Les Morin – Membership Chair 236-4342