Don Fritz, Kiwanis District 22 Lt. Governor, provided the program at our Seward meeting this noon. Don is from the Lincoln Capitol City Club and presented a most interesting, participatory program. As a former English teacher, he “worked the room” in getting everyone involved in group discussions of the Kiwanis International Plan for moving into the Club’s second, 100 Years. The most important segment of the plan establishes four priorities: Inspiration, Impact, Image and Investment. We were divided into 4 groups with each discussing one of the priorities, how they may be implemented in our Club (community), and reporting on the results of the discussion. Don is shown here (left) with our Club President, Josh Fields.
Some of the discussion even touched on the Kiwanis song book. It was obviously put together back before the days of “women sufferage”. It was reported that a woman have recently not renewed her membership because of some of the songs in the book. I led the singing today with “America” and "Eternal Father” in recognition of “Pearl Harbor Day”. We also talked about the absence of young people in the organization. Don spoke of the importance of strategic planning and told of having observed that “If you know where you are going, you are likely to get there”. There is a lot of optimism in our Club for this year’s activities with Don as our Lt. Governor and Josh as our Club President. Our Club hosted a most impressive Head Start Christmas Program on Saturday and tonight our Kitones sang to a full house at the Heartland Care Facility.