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  • 1.AlabamaSpring 2012Kiwanis Published by Alabama Kiwanis FoundationKourier 21 pages Kiwanians head for New Orleans Convention to be June 28-July 1 By Patrice Stewart Kiwanis Kourier Editor Savor crawfish risotto, crab cakes with remoulade sauce, jam- balaya and more Cajun and Creole food favorites, plus Bananas Foster. Sample some jazz music by Branford Marsalis, Aaron Nevilleannual Kiwanis International and the Smoking Time Jazz Club. Convention scheduled June Mix that with inspiring speakers, 28-July 1 in New Orleans. Follow Mary Jo and Steve Cragon to Newclub how-to workshops and the Have you registered yet?Orleans for the Kiwanis International Con chance to meet Kiwanians from all over the world. Twenty-five years At least 72 Alabamians have, butvention June 28-July 1. The Vestavia-HooverDistrict Secretary Pat Manascomembers were first to register and won a of women in Kiwanis will be cele- brated, too.knows many more are planning toCaf du Monde gift basket with beignet mixand coffee at the Mid-winter Confer nce.eThats whats ahead at the 97th (See NEW ORLEANS, Page 9)Marking 25 years of women in Kiwanis By Patrice Stewart Kiwanis Kourier Editor When you see a Kiwanis-sponsored playground or a collection drive for school supplies or pillowcase dresses, you may be seeing a womans vision. Providing that female touch is just one way women have impacted Kiwanis over the 25 years since women were admitted as members. Alabama Kiwanians marked thatKarla Moons, milestone at the Mid-winter ConferenceThese past and current governors are not only amongfirst female dinner with the theme Unmask the the first women Kiwanis leaders in Alabama, but theyKiwanis gover Potential: Celebrating 25 Years ofare also among the first to become Walter Zeller Fellows,nor in AlaWomen in Kiwanis. All the women gota fundraiser for the Eliminate Project (see Pages 4-6). At beads and feather boas, too, since thebama, served the Mid-winter Conference banquet with Past KI event promoted the KI convention inin 2002 andPresident Dr. Wil Blechman are Pam Fleming left,2003. (See WOMEN, Page 20) Tammy Driskill and Colean Black, right. Save July 27-29, 2012, for Alabama District Convention in Montgomery at Embassy Suites

2. Alabama Kiwanis Kourier, Spring 2012 2Lets recognize our achievementsAs I write this, I have just nitions from the past.returned from the greatIn addition to the distin-Alabama District of Keyguished criteria available toClubs 60th District you on the website, severalConvention in Mobile.Special District Awards areIt comes on the heels of set out in our District PoliciesCircle Ks District Convention and Procedures. That list isin Birmingham, which fol-included in this edition of thelowed our own Kiwanis Mid- Kiwanis Kourier.winter Conference in Mont We will recognize the clubsgomery.and individuals receivingI would encourage each ofthose awards at our Mid-you to attend both the Circle Governors winter Conference in 2013.K and Key Club District con-ventions next year.To qualify for an award, theTimely information regard- Greetings club secretary must requesting registration will be postedconsideration no later thanBy Tammy Oct. 1, 2012, by sending aon each website. You will beDriskillamazed at the service hoursbrief report to Districtperformed, and you will be Secretary Pat Manasco outlin-rejuvenated as a Kiwanian. ing the clubs achievementsIn addition to the organization and during the 2011-2012 administrativetime spent planning and executing year.Alabama District Governor Tammyeach convention, the thing I mostWe will also recognize a club for anDriskill with Kiwanis Internationalappreciate is the recognition by both outstanding Kiwanis One Day 2012President Alan Penn of Medina,Circle K and Key Club of individualsevent, as well as for an outstandingOhio. Penn presented Driskill withand clubs contributing to the success plan/event for the May is Membership Month campaign. The qualifica-her Governors Certificate at the KIof the District.convention in Geneva, Switzerland,A successful District is the producttion procedure for those awards is thesame as for the Special Districtlast July.of much time and attention given bymany over the course of the year. Awards. clubs at next years Mid-winter ConCelebrating our success is important We have much to celebrate in the ference.to our growth. I would like us to great Alabama District! Help us recog-Please contact me with any ques-renew the District awards and recog-nize those deserving individuals andtions regarding the awards.Your club can apply for these special awardsThe Alabama District of Kiwanisbe given annually: ty service and club administration;Policies and Procedures state that the a. Erskine Ramsey Award: the bestb. Past Governor John N. White Keyfollowing Special District Awards will all-around Kiwanis club for communi- Club Award: Kiwanis club making themost significant contribution in KeyKiwanis KourierClub work;c. Lieutenant Governors Circle K AlabamaAward: Kiwanis club making the mostsignificant contribution in Circle K Published byAlabama District Kiwanis Foundationwork;d. Past Governors Boys and Girls Address news, photos and other correspondence to: Patrice W. Stewart, Editor Award: Kiwanis club making the mostsignificant contribution in boys and 4519 Arrowhead Drive S.E., Decatur, AL 35603girls work (not Key Club or Circle K); 256-303-1668 n kiwaniskourier@gmail.come. Howard Yielding Award: Kiwanis Tammy Driskill of Gadsden (tsdriskill@aol.com) Governorclub making the most significant con- Wayne Sisk of Alexandria (wayne.sisk@energen.com) Governor-electtribution in conservation and ecology; Bill Phillips of Pell City (phillipsjr@centurytel.net Vice Governor f. Brother Bryan Award: Kiwanis Colean Black of Leeds (colean.bailey@energen.com) Past Governorclub making the most significant con- Pat Manasco (patriciamanasco@bellsouth.net) District Secretary tribution in areas of spiritual aims; DISTRICT OFFICE: 85 Bagby Drive, Suite 206, Birmingham, AL 35209 g. Albert J. Tully Major Emphasis Phone (205) 945-1334 or (800) 745-1334, Fax (205) 942-5348; alabama.kiwanis.org(See AWARDS, Page 3)Email news and photos to the Kiwanis Kourier, kiwaniskourier@gmail.com 3. Alabama Kiwanis Kourier, Spring 2012 3Awards (From Page 2)Award: Kiwanis club making the most sig-nificant contribution in the Major Emphasisprogram;h. Andy Chaffin Builders Club Award:Kiwanis club making the most significantcontribution in Builders Club work;i. Raymond C. Kirkpatrick InterclubAward: the club with the largest number ofinterclub meetings for the year;j. Club Bulletin Award: to recognize theoutstanding club bulletin in each member-ship size section (Diamond, Ruby, Emerald,Coral).Apply by Oct. 1The District Achievement Committee willselect the winners of each Special DistrictAward each year. In reviewing the achieve-ment of a Kiwanis club nominated for anaward, consideration will be given to ratingclubs on a per capita achievement basis.Award winners will receive patches to be 60 years of perfect attendanceattached to club banners. Any club wishing The Kiwanis Club of Valley celebrated its 61st birthday at the Aprilto qualify for any of these awards and not 18 meeting. During the recognitions, member Marshall Lane received asubmitting this information on the annual60-year perfect attendance pin from president-elect Julie Wood. Otherreport must submit a separate form givingperfect attendance pins were awarded to Mary Hamilton, two years;information on club activity in the area and Patsy McKenzie, eight years; and Henry Bledsoe, 22 years.submit this with their annual report to theAlabama District Kiwanis office. Each governor may add one-time awardsto reflect the emphasis of his/her adminis- KI president will recognize districts,tration. The approval and any fund require-ments will be included in each years annual members for service in New Orleansbudget. Kiwanis International president sion or district, has performed Alan Penn plans to recognize excel-humanitarian acts this year.Club size matterslence in service at the convention n Presidential SLP Support/The following District Achievement in New Orleans, rather than wait-Sponsorship Award for a club orAwards will be given annually: ing until after his administrative district level administrator, schoola. Diamond Section (76 members or more)year has ended.adviser or Kiwanis adviser whon Single ServiceHe has asked Governor Tammy has shown exemplary performancen Multiple Service Driskill and other governors and in advising Service Leadershipb. Ruby Section (46 to 75 members) districts to nominate individualsPrograms (K-Kids, Builders, Keyn Single Service and clubs and then assist with cer-Club, Circle K, Aktion Club or Keyn Multiple Service tificate presentations during aLeader, or worked with Terrificc. Emerald Section (30 to 45 members)breakfast June 30 during the KIKids, BUG, or YCPO programs).n Single Service convention.n Kiwanis One Day, for each dis-n Multiple ServiceMost awards will be one per dis-tricts top Kiwanis One Day project.d. Coral Section (29 members or less)trict, except for SLP sponsorn Presidents Community Servicen Single Service awards, which can be one per pro-Award, for each districts top com-n Multiple Service gram area per district.munity service project (this can beThe District Achievement Award winnersFollowing are the recognitionsa club, division, or district levelwill be selected by the District Achievement Penn plans:project).Committee from clubs Annual Report partn Presidential Inspiration Awardn Presidential LeadershipII submitted each year in accordance withfor a member who has proven to Development and EducationKiwanis International criteria. Club winners be an inspirational leader this year Award, for the top 10 districts thatwill receive ribbons to be attached to clubthrough work with the local club,have led the way in getting clubsbanners. division, or district. to participate in Club LeadershipAdd