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Former Ohio District of Kiwanis International governor speaks to Ada Kiwanis

President Heather Cox called weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday April 1st at McIntosh Center, ONU. The Invocation was offered by Jon Umphress. Member Jeff Schulman reported that his daughter Joanna gave birth to a baby girl (Marianna Rose) this morning. Congratulations to grandfather Jeff.

In business:
-Treasurer Report Bryan Marshall updated members.
-Secretary Report Brian Myers reported that the club has received a Distinguished Club patch and pins for the 2012-2013 Kiwanis year. He also reported that club elections need to take place in May.
-The Satellite Club will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m.
-The 62nd annual Pancake and Sausage Day was held last Saturday. Nearly 600 community members supported the event.
-Ohio Kiwanis Governor Jennifer DeFrance will make her annual visitation on Wednesday April 23. The location is McIntosh Center Ballroom on ONU campus. Doors open at 6 p.m.
-Arbor Day – scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014. John Berg is going to head this up. Jon will assist.
-Circle K Report: Bill Fuller reported that they met last week and they reported the results of their elections. They have an entirely new slate of officers. They have been busy as usual.

Kiwanis Education Minute:
Kiwanis International’s official publication has appeared continuously since 1917. It was first called “The Kiwanis Club.” Two other titles, “The Hornet” and “The Torch” were tried in 1918-20, but quickly abandoned for the simple descriptive title “The Kiwanis Magazine.” In 1976, this was further abbreviated to “Kiwanis magazine.”

Something to Ponder:
Why is a pear called a pair when there is only one?

Upcoming Meetings/Events
-April 8 – Bruce Neely (The Aktion Club will be here)
-April 15 – Sandy Neely (Brian Myers, KI Power point)
-April 22 – No Noon Meeting
-April 23 –Ohio Governor Kiwanis will be here
-April 29 – Tom Kier
-May 15 – Mike Hood

Jeff Shulman introduced Cindy Champer who is a former Governor of the Ohio District of Kiwanis International.

She talked about the major multiple year effort on Project Eliminate where Kiwanis is working with UNICEF to provide vaccination for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

This vaccine has been available for 90 years, but there has been a recognized epidemic since 1979. The campaign is working to raise $110 million where the goal is to have less than 1 case of the disease per 1,000 live births.

The project began in 2010 and is to end in 2015. Ohio Kiwanis has raised enough money to save about 1 million lives. At this point, 14 countries of the 39 identified have had this disease eliminated.