Kiwanis Club of Seward President Josh Fields is shown here presenting a letter of recognition from Kiwanis International to David Held for his contribution to the success of the “Eliminate” program. Kiwanis International recently concluded a 5-year program by partnering with UNICEF to eliminate neo-natal Tetanus throughout the developing countries. David also received a lapel pin (as shown) indicating that his contribution of $750.00 during the 5-years of the special emphasis program, saved 175 lives. Many other members of our club made contributions toward the International goal during the 5-years when it was the International Special Emphasis Program. The Eliminate program followed the very successful Iodine Deficiency Project.
President Fields also led the program today by announcing the formation of 6 committees and their leaders that will provide the framework for our club’s activities throughout the year. The committees include: Administration, Service Leadership, Membership, Community Service, Fund Raising and Public Relations. Hopefully, every club member will be involved in one of the committees. I chose to be a member of the Public Relations group under the leadership of Jerry Meyer. A great group joined Jerry’s table and began planning the many things we can do to help carryout the Mission of Kiwanis and provide greater service to our members and the local community.