Kiwanis Club of East Maitland

Introducing our new newsletter – yet another capability of our new look website.

If you haven’t already clicked to check out the new features just click this link and you will see the changes. In particular is the "What’s on?" appearing on the right of the screen – just one click on an upcoming event takes you directly to the calendar details where you can then save the event to your outlook calendar.

Within the Members Only area where you need to log on the member contacts has changed. Listed is each members name and contact numbers – for more information such as address – just one click on the member name and the full details will appear – along with a lovely photo of each member. If you don’t like your picture just email one of your choice to as we have the ability to change it. Of course if you have forgotten your password to enter the members only area – then click on the “forgotten password” button, enter your email address, and your password will be emailed out to you.

Starlight Sales

Members raised $872.20 for the Starlight Foundation with sales the colourful paraphernalia and donations on 5th May. Kiwanis was again the best performing group in both sales and donations within the Hunter area. Well done members.

Red Shield Appeal Door Knock

9 members and 8 students (2 from St Marys Campus and 6 from Hunter Valley Grammar) turned out for the annual Red Shield Appeal door knock. The weather was good to us and we raised a massive $2694 – a great achievement. Only mishap of the day - Leah apparently got a little lost (with a map and a cell phone).

Meeting 6th June

Our club was most fortunate to have Australia District Chair for the Eliminate project, Steve Hughes, present his very first presentation to our meeting. To make the meeting more vibrant, we were joined by 7 members from the Newcastle Club and 3 members from the Sydney club. The short video we watched detailing the effects of tetanus on mothers and babies was enough to convince everyone present that the ELIMINATE project is one we should support over the coming 5 years. Personal and corporate donations are able to receive a tax deductible receipt. On our website we now have a page dedicated to information of this project with lots of links to video clips and other websites.

Board Meeting Monday 13th June

For those people on the board we invite you to a meeting to be held at Peter Laing’s home at 10 Streeton Avenue, Metford – at 5pm. This is the Monday of the long weekend so hopefully most will be home from their holiday activities and relish in the pizza being offered.

New Role for Secretary

Rae has accepted a role on the Australia District Board to promote growth. As part of the induction Rae was fortunate to be sent to Macao for her training. The training was intensive for two full days, with representatives from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and South Pacific, Philippines (2 districts) and Malaysia. Staff from the US Kiwanis International office conducted the training which focused on Eliminate, Growth, Administration, Training and Sponsored Leadership Programs. Australia had seven board members present, all enjoying the opulent hotel/casino even though there wasn’t any time for the designer label shopping which was available at all of the 40 odd casinos in the city.


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