Hey, T-O!

It’s crazy to think that we’re halfway through our year together! If you remember, my platform was simple: activate, advise, attract. I want to give you all a quick update on how each of the goals are going.

Activate the District Board. Immediately when I came into office, I let the District Board know that I had extremely high expectations. I am pleased to say that they have risen to the occasion. Each quarter, I give every Lt. Governor a report card of their performance for those months. Let me tell you, I am extremely hard in my grading, but despite this, overall the board’s average increased by 8%. I hope you have seen the difference in activity in your own Lt. Governor.

Advise the members. Through our two District Committees on Public Relations and an increase in posts to the District website, we have increased visibility and transparency of the District Board to you, our members. I have also been open and willing to communicate with any member through social media and email. If you have a question, feel free to ask your Lt. Governor or even me directly!

Attract new members and K-family. While our membership isn’t insanely high, we have increased K-family communication and involvement within our Key Clubs. Through monitoring responses in Lt. Governor reports, I have seen an increase in the involvement of Kiwanis, Circle K, and Builder’s Clubs collaborating with Key Clubs. While these aren’t the only branches of the K-family, there are few clubs of the other two branches, and their activity level is relatively constant.

Additionally, I was able to go on the first ever Governor’s Tour. I attended some amazing events and service projects and visited some wonderfully exceptional clubs along the way. District Administrator Kenyon Black and I drove over a thousand miles over the course of the week. I’m so glad I had the chance to meet with some of you face-to-face, and I hope we can see each other soon!

So far, it has been a wonderful, though busy, year. I am so thankful to be in this position, and I can’t wait to see you all again at District Convention in April. Convention Registration opens on January 7th. Take advantage of the discounted registration fee, and register during the Early Bird session for special benefits at Convention! See you there as we swing into service at our 70th annual District Convention.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or would like a further discussion on the workings of the District Board, feel free to contact me.

Yours in Service,

Addi Duerksen, District Governor