May is fast approaching, and that means Special Games and the Governor’s Visit. The date for these is Friday, May 18, 2019, and the Games will be held again at West Valley College in Saratoga. I encourage all of you to participate in this event. It has been said, that if you don’t know why you’re a Kiwanian, come to Special Games, and you will know! Later that evening will be Governor Rocci Barsotti’s official visit to Divisions 34 and 12.
The 2019 Kiwanis International Convention will take place June 27–30 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. All events will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort. Hotel reservations and registration can be made through the website:
The 2019 CalNevHa District Convention will take place August 15-17 at the
J. W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We’re hoping for a good turnout from Division 34!
Keep an eye on the newsletter – many clubs are having fundraisers and activities! Please support them if you can.
Please contact me if there is anything that your Club needs. I'm here to help!
Yours in Service, John Richter,
Lt. Governor 2018-2019
- April 17 San Carlos Library—San Mateo Host
- May 15 Los Altos State Farm Office—Mtn View Host
A LETTER FROM DONNA CEDERVALL
Hi All, I wanted to thank John Richter, Ltg. for the wonderful compliments on the March Newsletter. Tears were blurring my eyes, as they are now. I didn't get to say goodbye to all of you and for that I am so sorry. The last few years have been the very best time of my life. You all paid me such an honor! This was a very difficult decision and I have been pushing it off since last Memorial Day. So, if you asked, " is she running from the authorities or what?" Actually, a great opportunity knocked. I left things wide open SG1234, and for that I feel badly. Hopefully, I will see you at the Games, Governor's Visit and LAKC Pet Parade.
My love and deep respect to you all.
NEWS FROM THE MENLO PARK CLUB
For the second year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park has donated $5,000 to the Menlo Atherton Football Association. “Our mission is to help the children of our community”, said Ned Moritz, president of the local Kiwanis Club. “During the past four years the football program at M-A has brought both academic results to the team as well as excellence on the field. We think that deserves our support.”
The M-A Football Association provides financial support to the team that’s not available from public funds. This includes snacks during afternoon study hall, some equipment replacement, food during trips to away games, and out-of-state travel for some high performing juniors and seniors so they can visit college programs and participate in summer camps.
Susan Mohr is the long-time leader of the Football Association. “We think the impact of the extra support we provide has been significant. We work with the coaching staff to shape a program that is not only about football, but about building character, interest and help in academics, and enthusiasm in the whole M-A community”, said Ms. Mohr.
Last season the M-A Football team won the state championship in its division. It involved an extended season with travel requirements around the Bay Area but also to Eureka. “We were able to provide some of the extra support to the team as it traveled and kept winning,” said Ms. Mohr.
“Our Kiwanis Club provides about $50,000 a year in academic scholarships to M-A students, and we will do that again this year”, said Moritz. “Our donation to the Football Association played a small role in helping support athlete and coach travel that resulted in the awarding of four full-time athletic scholarships for M-A players at Division-1 universities. Our aim was to help the Football Association provide these student-athletes opportunities. The results this year have been fantastic.”