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April 2017 Buckeye Bulletin Available - 04/21/2017
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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Our April 2017 Buckeye Bulletin is now available for download. We always welcome constructive criticism on ways we can approve our newsletter. Please send them to me at

Click here to open the April 2017 issue of the Buckeye Bulletin.

If you are not currently subscribed to receive the monthly Buckeye Bulletin, I encourage you to sign up where it says "Newsletter Request" on the News drop down menu on our district website at

Dave Whiteman, District Secretary


Online Registration available for 2017 Mid Year Education Day - 12/23/2016
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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We are proud to announce that online registration is now available for our 2017 Mid Year Education Day. The first 50 "first time" Kiwanis member attendees will once again receive a $15.00 registration discount providing they complete their registration online. Hard paper copies are available on the Mid Year Education Day page of this website.

Click here to go to the online registration website for our Mid Year Education Day.

Additional information concerning workshop schedules, featured speakers, etc. will be posted on our websites as soon as they are available.

Dave Whiteman, District Secretary

2016-17 Webinar Wednesday Schedule Announced - 10/26/2016
Submitted by: Bill Flinta
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Fellow Ohio Kiwanis Members and others,

The Wednesday Webinar scheduled has been announce for the coming year. Those Webinars that are open to the Kiwanis public are scheduled on the following dates:

November 2 - Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation

January 4 - The Formula

April 5 - On to International and District Conventions

June 7 - Town Hall with the Governor

September 6 - Service Leadership Programs

Instructions on how you can join the program can be found on the Webinar Wednesday's page of this website or you can simply click on the following link:

We hope you find the information being presented helpful.

Governor Bill...

Kiwanis One Day Date Moved - 08/31/2016
Submitted by: Rick Kidwell
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Kiwanis International has announced that the date for Kiwanis One Day projects has been changed. The date this year is Saturday, October 22, 2016.  We are announcing this now to give you time to begin planning your Kiwanis One Day events. Please remember to include your SLP (K Kids Clubs, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs, Circle K Clubs, and Aktion Clubs) clubs when you plan your Kiwanis Events!

Rick Kidwell, Community Services Chair

Looking for Kiwanis Clothing? - 08/03/2016
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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The Ohio District of Kiwanis International is pleased to announce that we are now affiliated with A + Images, a licensed vendor of Kiwanis International. If you have attended a District Convention or Mid Year Education Day the past few years, A + has been the vendor providing the Kiwanis apparel that we have sold to our members. The also provide apparel to the complete Kiwanis Family, including all our sponsored Service Leadership Programs. They have the capability of meeting your needs for polo shirts, tee shirts, fleece jackets, and other items that can be embroidered to your specifications. 

Click here to go directly to their website. You will then be able to see the link on the...

August Webinar Announcement - 07/08/2016
Submitted by: Jim Janosik
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Our August Webinar Wednesday, slated for August 3rd at 8pm, is a “Meet the Candidates” forum.  We invite you to participate with us and share what you wish about the office you seek at the upcoming District Convention.  We will cap it to 5 minutes per candidate.  Please advise of your participation and use the link below to join.


Jim Janosik

Topic: Ohio Kiwanis Webinar Wednesday's

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Online Registration Available for 2016 District Convention - 06/17/2016
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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Online registration is now available for our 2016 District Convention at the Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason, Ohio. The link to reach our online registration page is shown below.

Click here to register online for the 2016 District Convention.

If you have not made your hotel reservation yet, we would strongly suggest that you do so immediately. While our room block will not expire until July 22nd, we expect our block of rooms to be picked up very quickly. After July 22nd any rooms left will be released to the general public. The fact that the hotel is adjacent to King's Island Amusement Park will make them highly desirable to the general public. To insure that you get a room,...

Office Depot/Office Max Partnership Announcement - 03/23/2016
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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The Ohio District of Kiwanis International is pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Office Depot/Office Max to make available discounted pricing on purchases made online or in store for every Kiwanis member in the district. The pricing is through the National Commerce Group "buying program". The following link is to be used to register for buying office products online:

     Click here to open the registration website for the Office Depot/Office Max group buying program.

Members also have access to this special pricing when buying office supplies in any Office Depot or Office Max store. The following link has the page you can download...

Webinar Wednesday's Announced - 11/16/2015
Submitted by: Jim Janosik

New this year we will have “Webinar Wednesday’s” on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm. If you cannot make it, catch the rerun on our YouTube Channel: Ohio Kiwanis.

December: Foundations
January: Communications & Brand Guidelines
February: Partnerships
March: Community Service
April: International Convention
May: Membership Strengthening
June: Human & Spiritual Values
July: Town Hall with Governor Amy
August: Meet the Candidates
September: Youth Protection

To receive the participation link, please send an email to with the subject: Webinar Wednesday.

Jim Janosik
2015-16 District Public Relations Chair

Ohio Governor Featured in Eliminate Newsletter - 10/28/2015
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman was featured prominently in the latest Eliminate Newsletter. Click on the link below to see the article.

Click here to view the article.

Dave Whiteman
District Secretary

October Buckeye Bulletin Available for Download - 10/21/2015
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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The October issue of our "electronic" Buckeye Bulletin is now available for download. 

Click here to view the October 2015 Buckeye Bulletin. 

(Note: If you are using Internet Explorer Version 9 and you experience problems viewing the newsletter, it may be a conflict with your version of Internet Explorer. IE-9 has been known to cause problems for many other websites, also. There is a way to get around the problem. On the URL menu bar at the top of your browser screen you will find a compatibility fix icon. It looks like a broken page. If you click on it the page should view properly. The other option is to use an alternate Web Browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome....

Thank You - 08/06/2014
Submitted by: Molly Baumann
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I want to take a moment to thank you for your support. I was able to attend both CKIx and Leadership Academy in the past month and a half due in large part to the support of Kiwanis clubs and divisions. Both were truly great experiences where I learned a lot, talked with members from across the country, and grew as an individual. I am continually amazed by the passion present in Circle K and the entire Kiwanis Family. That passion is a prominent feature at these events. I hope to rekindle this passion in Ohio Circle K this year; I know that together we can bring this passion to the front again. Thank you for all of your support!

In Service,
Molly Baumann

Kiwanis License Plate Available for Purchase - 12/04/2013
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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Great news! We just received an email from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles telling us that the new Kiwanis License Plate is now available for purchase through your local Deputy Registrar or by going to their website at I took a few minutes and exchanged my current plates through the website this morning, even though I had just renewed them in November. It is a simple process.

Remember that your purchase is helping us brand Kiwanis in the Ohio District and perhaps more importantly, it is providing our District Kiwanis Foundation additional funds that will eventually be returned to our local clubs to assist in projects throughout the Ohio District. 

If you have any questions...

Family Membership Pilot Approved - 09/12/2012
Submitted by: Dave Whiteman
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In June of 2012, the Ohio District was given permission by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees to participate in a Family Membership Pilot currently being tested in the New England District. We have added a page to this website that spells out specific information regarding this pilot program. In the menu running down the left side of our home page at, you can just click on Family Membership Pilot.

This program gives Kiwanis Clubs another great tool for increasing membership. If you have any questions regarding the program, please call me in the District Office at (614) 848-5000 Extension 201 or toll free at (888) 827-8196 Extension 201. Much thanks are due to...

A Key Leader Weekend - 08/17/2012
Submitted by: Kelly Shaffer
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Take the Lead: A Key Leader Weekend was published in The Stampede, student newspaper of Madeira High School, Madeira, Ohio on May 4, 2011.  It was written by Key Leader attendee Emma Sabransky.

I climbed up the four steps to the top of the platform with my legs and hands shaking almost uncontrollably.  I turned around, put my heels to the edge, and took a deep breath.  "Spotters ready?" I asked.

"Ready!" came the reply.

"Ready to fall," I said, my voice getting tight with the anticipation.

"Fall away!" my group responded.

"I swallowed hard and took a shaky breath.  "Falling," I said.  And then I fell.  Never...