Dear Fellow Kiwanians and Friends,
As a Kiwanian, I am casting my vote for Terry White for Kiwanis International Vice-President. Terry's credentials as a dedicated Kiwanian have been well-documented over the past 40 years since he first became a member of Kiwanis.
The demand for experienced, knowledgeable and most of all caring members and officers could not be greater. Terry meets and exceeds all of these criteria. Terry's dedication to professionalism and being a positive voice for Kiwanis won my support.
Terry is a true advocate for all Kiwanians, and he will help ensure that every child has the chance to maximize their potential.
I wish Terry the very best at the upcoming Kiwanis International Convention and urge my fellow Kiwanians to cast their vote for Terry White.
See you in Las Vegas!
Governor New York District Kiwanis
I encourage every delegate to our Kiwanis International Convention to be held in Las Vegas to vote for Terry White for our next Vice President. Terry is a dedicated and committed Kiwanian who will uphold the traditions and objects to the fullest. I had the pleasure to serve with Terry, as Governor of the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District in 08-09. He has the leadership capability to serve the children of the world and our great organization, and he has my unqualified recommendation.
I am Denny Kiroff, Former Governor of the Michigan District during the 2008-09 line of Governors under the Presidency of Donald Canaday, one of the best Presidents to be know on the Kiwanis horizons of achievements.
I had the honor and privilege of working alongside Terry White as the Governor of Indiana District, at that time on many mutual projects which were fruitful for Kiwanis International and our own home districts.
He has shown great ambition and passion for the Kiwanis goals and mission, to which he devoted his time to making those goals happen, not just in Indiana but where ever it was necessary to do or be to accomplish those tasks.
Taking direction as was given to him to make things happen for the good of the cause whenever the opportunity presented itself to make Kiwanis International grow with membership, leadership, and vision of helping others less fortunate.
In his occupation as a prominent successful lawyer, he has met many people situations and dealt with many the problems that come with the vocation. These have all been successful as carried by the records left behind and this carries true to his Kiwanis side of life of which he is equally dedicated to performing to the best of his ability. If not in his ability alone, but with others of like mind and passion to getting things done correctly and to the point.
He is a dedicated family man with a family that many would be thrilled to be a part of and it shows in the way, his family supports him in his quest of following Kiwanis all these years and now to the golden opportunity to being elected to the Vice Presidency of Kiwanis International.
I, Denny Kiroff, as a friend, fellow Governor and dedicated Kiwanian believe in my heart, this man Terry White, is the right person for the position of Vice President of Kiwanis International to be elected and I am making my full endorsement of him for all to hear, note and make the right choice to advancing Kiwanis forward into the future by voting for Terry White.
Denny G. Kiroff,
Past Governor of the Michigan District 2008-09
CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL KIWANIS LEADER AND U.S. ARMY GENERAL, DON CANADAY, ENDORSES TERRY WHITE FOR KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT!
International Trustee Terry White and General Don Canaday
It is my honor and pleasure to recommend Terry White for the high office of Vice President of Kiwanis International.
The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson once went on a camping trip. They pitched a tent, went fishing, ate their dinner and prepared for bed.
As they lay down for the night, Holmes said: "Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see."
Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars."
"And what does that tell you?"
Watson, knowing his friend's amazing power of observation and deduction, thought carefully before answering. "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets," he said. "Theologically, it tells me that God is great and we are small. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Holmes?"
Holmes answered calmly. "Watson, old friend, it tells me that somebody has stolen our tent."
Sometimes we as Kiwanians fail to acknowledge and appreciate the most obvious things that have enriched our lives and those of others. Through my endeavors to be your International Vice President, I have observed one salient common denominator amongst my fellow Kiwanians. While Kiwanians do so many good deeds for so many people in need, we do not spend enough time letting the world know of our actions. We take it for granted that our altruistic efforts are noticed by the general public within our communities. While we should be humble in our humanitarianism, we should not hesitate to tell the Kiwanis story, for if we do not let others know how great it is to be a Kiwanian, we will not be able to carry on our rich heritage and future kindnesses.
"Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time." That defining statement not only identifies who we are, but is an ever watchful reminder of the challenge that we have undertaken to help our fellow man, not only now but also in the years to come. But we cannot accomplish those goals without scores of hands and minds dedicated to the Kiwanis ideals. Raising and keeping new members into our ranks is vitally important to maintaining our vibrant organization. That is why I pledge to earmark a significant amount of my focus toward getting the word out about Kiwanis through a public relations campaign that has been unequaled in the history of Kiwanis International.
In an earlier era, when the world seemed smaller and life simpler, Kiwanis was widely recognized in countless communities. Today, while the organization is still in many communities with strong and active clubs, the communications media has expanded dramatically, and a growing plethora of worthy causes and special-interest groups have risen to compete for the public's attention and support.
The role of Kiwanis public relations is, therefore, more vital to a club's success than ever before. If the communications explosion has made the job more challenging, it has also created a wealth of new opportunities. There have never been so many ways and opportunities to tell the Kiwanis story!
Public recognition of Kiwanis will benefit our clubs in a variety of ways. In the community, it will help to introduce prospective members to the organization and make it easier to solicit public support for Kiwanis service work. Within the club, it will help build pride in membership that leads to better meeting attendance, greater participation by members in fundraising and service projects, and stronger retention. Thus, public relations' responsibilities fall naturally into two categories: external and internal.
External public relations is often equated with publicity, but it's more than that. The basic purpose of external public relations is twofold: to increase recognition of the Kiwanis name and to increase public understanding of Kiwanis' community-service role.
Internal public relations includes all those aspects of club life that create a positive attitude about Kiwanis among members. We must ensure that new members are recognized and made to feel at home, the Kiwanian who wins an honor is complimented on his or her achievement, and the Kiwanian who is ill is remembered with a card or visit.
Utilizing the Formula's and the I-Plan's objectives are winning strategies which will go a long way in enhancing Kiwanis awareness around the world. In these next few months and at the convention in Las Vegas, I look forward to sharing with you and learning from you, more ideas toward making our beloved Kiwanis International an even better organization.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.”