Some of the KCO members will remember that my son, Reid, was an active member when he was in Ottawa. On October 1st, he became Lt. Gov. of his Division in Vancouver. After moving to Vancouver, he took the lead to re-vitalize the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver. The club, like many "flagship" clubs, had not renewed itself with younger members and was in danger of going out of existence. Reid brought in a group of younger business people, broke new ground in both fund-raising and service programs and restored good Kiwanis protocol and developed interesting meetings.
A graduate of Queen's University, Reid began his business career at London Life in Ottawa, under the guidance of PLG Ron Wing. Since moving to Vancouver, he has risen to the position of Regional Director. Last year, he was given additional responsibility for the London Life operations on Vancouver Island.
Reid, now 44, is a 3rd generation Kiwanian. His late grandfather, David McGruer, was Governor of what was called the Ontario-Quebec-Maritimes District in 1961. Twenty years later in 1981-82, Reid's father, Keith, was one of the youngest governors of our E.C. & C. District.
With the Internationl Convention being held in Vancouver in 2013, Reid will undoubtedly have a busy year in Kiwanis.