Hello there! I am truly honored and humbled to serve as the Kiwanis
Club of Auburn’s President for the 2014-2015 year. This is a very
special year for Kiwanis, as we are celebrating 100 years!
It has always been a passion of mine to give back to the community.
Reflecting on where I came from… standing in line at the Auburn Food
Bank for food and emergency assistance; enjoying a hot lunch in
school because that was the best meal of the day for me; watching
and listening to many professionals that created scholarships so I
could go to college!
My Kiwanis story began by attending Kiwanis meetings with my
supervisor, who was a Kiwanis member. Afterward, I received a
chocolate bar with the Kiwanis logo on it. This was a small token of
thanks. Today, I still have that bar. When my supervisor retired in
2010, he asked if I would like to join and serve as a representative
for our business. Now, 4 years later I am serving as the President
This is a great organization dedicated to serving one child and one
community at a time. Sometimes I believe I was that one child.
Kiwanis is my beacon of hope and light and goodness. It provides you
with opportunities to serve, weather it is something you long for or
if you want it as a change-agent in your life. The moment you join
you are welcomed and fulfilled by a group of individuals dedicated
and driven to make life and the world a better place.
My goals for the year are:
- Celebrate our 100 years of Service
- Bring our program (Bring Up Grades) to the local elementary schools
- Create a CKI or Circle K program to Green River Community College
- Increase our membership 10%
I am truly blessed having a Kiwanis Family. I enjoy each and every
opportunity we have to serve! My personal motto is Give Until It
Hurts! If I can do it, so can you!