Happy New Year!
Actually, I started hearing this message on September 30th. The new group of District Governors are pretty excited about transitioning from “elect” to “designate” to Official!
All over the world, Kiwanis leadership is starting the new year, all the way from clubs to KI itself. It’s definitely a time full of possibilities!
This year, KI President Button is using the theme “The Way Ahead.” I liked this theme, and so I think I’ll use it instead of creating one from scratch for our District. That being said, I am certainly not above customizing it to us.
The icon that goes with this theme is one of an inukshuk. Go ahead, click that link. Inukshuks are pretty cool. They can be a trail marker. They are definitely built by a community for other members in their community.
And the reason why I like this symbol and this theme is this: we are at a crossroad. We need to spend some time regaining, polishing, and increasing our membership skills -- we need to build our own inukshuk. That is what the Formula Initiative is really all about. It reminds us to stop and check with the members of our clubs, are we on the right track? Do we need to make a course adjustment? Are our divisions heading in the direction we want them to be going? If we choose wisely, we find that we really are in the place where we look at our clubs and say we do “Love It,” we can “Share It,” and it’s very hard not to “Live It.”
So, Happy New Year! Let’s get started!