Message from Governor Paul Cook
IT’S TIME TO REFLECT
I hope this year has been as great for you as it has for me. I have visited places in both Kentucky and Tennessee that I probably would have never seen. I have met people I probably never would have met. I have experienced moments that never would have happened. These things were made possible because you allowed me to serve the District as Governor this year. I am forever grateful to you for the opportunity.
Four new clubs have been chartered this year. Two potential clubs are having pre-organizational meetings later today. Two more clubs are being worked on in anticipation of their paperwork being completed prior to September 30, 2015. Holt Cason is working with the Formula teams and the result is growth in the District. I am truly thankful that the communities in which Clubs have been or will be opened now have the vehicle to perform community service, open Service Leadership Programs, and conduct other worthwhile services.
I am confident that any Club mentioned above, if not started by September 30, will be opened during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Also, at least seven potential Club sites have been identified for the coming year. We must keep the momentum alive. I encourage everyone to get involved with the Formula. If your Division does not have your Club Opener and at least two Club Counselors in place, I encourage you to volunteer. We all enjoy seeing the smile on the face of a child being helped by Kiwanis. By opening Clubs, we can increase the number of smiles throughout our District and throughout the World.
IT'S TIME TO SAY "THANKS"
Thanks for allowing me to serve as your Governor. Thanks to all the Lt. Governor's who have made my job much easier. I wish you all the best. I hope you have enjoyed your opportunity to serve and sincerely hope your service to the District will not stop. We need your help working on District Committees, your attendance at future mid-year conferences and District Conventions, your expertise in conducting District business and your continued service to your local Club and Division. Never underestimate your importance to Kiwanis.
Thanks to Division 17 for all their efforts in the District Convention. The facilities were fantastic as was the hospitality. I hope everyone enjoyed the Convention and I encourage everyone to make plans now to visit Chattanooga in August of 2016. I hope to see you there.
Thanks also to those who contributed to Eliminate at the Convention. Let's keep the ball rolling and get the program funded by December 31, 2015. The end is in sight and it will be great to complete our commitment to this very worth-while cause by the end of the calendar year. many "Thanks" to Sue and those who help her on behalf of the District.
IT’S TIME TO MOVE FOWARD
As I write this article, my countdown clock says we have 1 month, 12 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes left in this fiscal year. While I still have time left and several things to do, I want to wish Chuck all the best in 2015-2016. I know the District is poised to grow and another great year is ahead of us. I also feel we are ready for the future under the leadership of Leigh and Dale. I know I am looking forward to working with each of them and I encourage you to either continue or begin your involvement with the District as well as with your Club. This train is continuing to move forward and you want to be aboard.
IT’S TIME TO THANK THE DISTRICT OFFICE
If you have been or ever will be Governor of the District, you will realize just how much work is done at the District Office. The details to be handled during the year are hard to imagine. Not to mention the fact that a large majority of the times the phone rings, they are dealing with a problem or a member wanting to vent. My hat is off the the ladies of the KT District, Fran and Vivian. We do not want them to spend all day on the phone, but every once in a while pick up the phone and let them know you appreciate them. I think I will call them now.