Division 34, Cal Nev Ha, District, California Nevada Hawaii
We are moving into our state reopening, and it is heartwarming to see our clubs starting to meet in person again. Kiwanis International is starting to resume some activities such as the International Convention in Salt Lake City (June 23-26). As ofthis morning there are 77 members in the CalifornNevada and Hawaii District that will attend the Salt Lake City convention in person and will have sessions available for remove/virtual access as well.
The California Nevada and Hawaii District is preparing for the District Convention in San Diego (August 19-21). Registration for the District Convention will open soon so I encourage all Kiwanis club members to consider attending that event in person. The conventions provide an amazing experience to meet other Kiwanians, and the educational workshops are outstanding. At this year’s District Convention, we are scheduled to present a workshop that will talk about the Special Games and are working to have a booth at the convention for the Special Games.
Please stay tuned for upcoming events in Division 34 including Club Leadership Education training and other events as we wrap up this Kiwanis year. For the time being we will conduct our Division Council Meetings via zoom, but I suspect we will resume in-person meetings in the coming months.
Also, for the reminder of my term as Lieutenant Governor I will be conducting club visits with our Lieutenant Governor elect Lizanne Verzic. It has been a challenging and rewarding year and I wish all of our members good health and we look forward to seeing eacother in person again,
Yours in Service,
Mike Liu, Lt. Governor 2020-2021
Division Council Meeting—Wednesday, June 16--6 pm Zoom
DIVISION 34 CLUBS CONTINUING TO DO GOOD
• In response to schools and libraries being closed due to the COVID-19 Virus, the Bring Me a Book foundation is providing books to children who select them on-line. They are than mailed to their homes, along with on-line learning kits so that they can read on-line with their teachers. They then get to keep the books. The Kiwanis Club of De Anza, Cupertino was able to provide 55 books that were purchased from Bring Me a Book, intended to be signed by speakers at their meetings and then donated to schools before the pandemic shut them down.
• Featured in CNH Magazine was the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto who supported the non-profit “One Dollar for Life” by providing coronavirus masks for the community. Sewing centers in Nepal and Kenya, originally used to make sanitary kits for adolescent girls, have been transformed to produce masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Once the travel bans are lifted, about 1,000 masks will be imported into the United Sates for distribution to San Francisco Bay Area medical staff.
• Also featured in CNH Magazine was the Kiwanis Club of San Mateo, and Division 34 North Key Club (Aragon, Hillsdale, Carlmont, Saint Ignatius, South San Francisco, Mills, Sequoia, Lowell, and El Camino High) members removed plants and debris in the Greater San Mateo Adoption Area. The area includes Coyote Point, a regional recreation area that provides a wide variety of opportunities that include picnics, swimming, bicycling, jogging, boating and more.
SPECIAL HONORS FOR SERVICE
Lt. Governor Derek Lubich presents the Morton Korengold Award to Rick Stern from the Palo Alto Club.
This prestigious award, basically the Kiwanian of the Year Award at Division 34 Level, was begun as a tribute to the late Mort Korengold, who died of heart failure while serving as President of the San Carlos Club in 1982. Each year the award is presented to a Kiwanian, selected from nominees submitted by clubs in the division, who best exemplifies what Kiwanis is all about.
Division 34 Lt. Governor Derek Lubich presenting George Kranen from the South San Francisco Club a Youth Service Award for 2019-2020 from CNH Division 34. A well-deserved honor.
Serving the Children of the World.....
Division 34 of the California Nevada Hawaii District serves the San Francisco peninsula from San Francisco to Cupertino and is composed of 14 Kiwanis Clubs--
Bayshore, De Anza, Greater San Mateo, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, South San Francisco, 1234 Special Games, and Woodside Terrace A.M.
a global organization
improving the world
one child and
at a time.