KI president Don Canaday is holding a Growth Summit at an event hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Kingwood. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Its membership includes approximately 8,000 clubs in 96 countries, with more than 260,000 adult members and approximately 320, 000 youth members. Canaday was elected president of Kiwanis International at the 93rd annual International Convention in Orlando, Fla. in June 2008. He is visiting the Texas/Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International in an effort to share the message of those with a Kiwanis heart to serve the children of the world. Also participating will be Kiwanis International trustee Randy DeLay, Texas/ Oklahoma district governor Nancy Miller, T/O district chairman for New Club Building Neil Tatum, and T/O Division 3 Lt. Governor Andy Estrada. “We are very honored to be hosting our international president and this event on behalf the entire Texas/Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International. It is always exciting to be part of an international service leadership organization -- it is even more exciting when we see that international community come right into our own home town,” said Kiwanis Club of Kingwood president David Brewer. The Kiwanis Club of Kingwood was chartered in October of 1990 by Judy Hopkins. The club sponsors Key Club, (the largest student lead service leadership organization in the world) in each of the local high schools, and provides scholarships to outstanding seniors based on the student’s service leadership within their respective club. The Community Prayer Breakfast held annually in May, The Kiwanis Kids Triathlon in the fall, and the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop in conjunction with the YMCA BridgeFest in February are a few of the activities sponsored by the club, according to club secretary Curtis Maxey. The Growth Summit will be held at the Kingwood Country Club Friday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 4p.m. There is no charge for this event, and is open to all individuals interested in serving their community. For more information, call Curtis Maxey at 281-348-2040.

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