WELCOME TO 2013-2014!!
What will you do for children TODAY to "change the world one child at a time?"
Here we are, launching a new Kiwanis year. Officers officially begin their terms, some with lots of experience, some with very little. Yet our goals are all similar: to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities and elsewhere. One never knows when the simplest kindness or enhancement for a child will make a huge difference in their future lives.
So, how do we make a difference in a complex world? We are all volunteers and we have other obligations and pursuits: family, work, church and so much more. Yet we are Kiwanians because we feel in our hearts that we CAN make a difference.
Some Kiwanians try to devote time and effort on a daily basis. Some select one day a week and set aside a time block. Some just randomly participate in various service projects and Kiwanis pursuits. Some do very little because they simply get lost in the busy-ness of life. Whatever your style and preference, one of the keys to success is persistence. Look at your own personal big picture and make a positive plan to set aside some time regularly for Kiwanis efforts for children. Take action!!! Results don't just happen. Plan for success.
Keep asking yourself, "What more can I do?" What more can I do to help children? Just do more. Attending meetings, sharing food and fellowship, paying dues and giving lip service to being a member of a Kiwanis club does not a Kiwanian make. Just do more. Keep asking yourself, "What more can I do?" Imagine the power and success if our nearly 5,000 members of the LMT district did something for children EVERY DAY.
Let's all give it our best effort and let's make a real difference for the children we serve and truly change the world.
Thank you for all you do ...... and will do during this Kiwanis year.
James A. White, III