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District One 2016-17: Back to the Future Part Deux
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We simply cannot believe that we are already into March and have two Zone Conferences completed at time of writing. Truly, where has this Kin year gone? Apologies to all for the late update, we have been remiss in making this page current.

Zone Conference travel is so much fun as we are able to spend the day with members of the association that we may not see at FLC or Spring Convention. We have the opportunity to listen to clubs reporting on their events during the year, talking about their successes, their challenges and their goals to finish the year. We are able to see those who take on the challenge of public speaking or submitting awards, and their joy when awarded for their efforts. We also have the pleasure of seeing your Deputy Governors putting all of their skills to work to give you a fun, informative and productive zone conference.

Take the time to thank your Deputy Governor for the countless hours of travelling and working they do on your behalf. District One would not be what it is without their tireless efforts.

A member of the District Executive will be visiting each zone conference and sharing important information with you through their presentation. We are there FOR YOU, so if there is anything that you would like addressed, please don't hesitate to talk to your representative.

Safe travels on the road all, we shall see you soon.


Can you believe that the kids are heading back to school today and that's a sure sign that we are back into the swing of all things Kin as well.

We are excited about the upcoming year and all of the great things that you as members have to look forward to, coming out of National and supported by your District Executive.

National Convention in Edmonton this year was nothing but inspiring. The movement toward better educated Kin is exciting to say the least. The affiliation with Toastmasters will open many doors for our membership, both in Kin and externally to Kin. Thank you for bringing this to us. The creation and implementation of Kin U is exciting beyond words. Education at our finger tips! Education for which we will be given certification of course completion to use in our personal / professional lives is one of many goals for the future. WOW .. great job National Education and Training Committee!

Member recognition is also high on the radar and the new National President's Commendation Letter for those you wish to have acknowledged for their hard work, is a great way to get this started. Thank you National Awards and Recognition Committee!

We are looking forward to sharing much of the information from National Convention and a lot of our District specific information with the membership at the Club Leadership Seminar on the 17th of September. We hope that all of the membership takes advantage of this learning opportunity and attends. Please contact Co-Ordinator Lisa to reserve your space and your meal asap.

In the meantime, enjoy watching the kiddies head back to school and be ready for a great learning year yourselves and we head Back to the Future .. Part Deux .. the Adventure Continues ..


Guess what week it is? You may not think it is something special, however this week is National Volunteer Week! National Volunteer Week runs from April 10th to April 16th and gives us the chance to thank over 12.7 million volunteers.

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to bloom. Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient. Even the tiniest volunteer effort leaves a profound and lasting trace in a community, much like tree rings that appear over time.

I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your time, energy, ideas and support as a member of Kin Canada. We are so very lucky to have the opportunity to give back during our lives, and I am gratful you have chosen the nation's largest all Canadian service club organization to do that with.

Please keep doing what you're doing - you are all awesome!!!

Yours in Kin,
Governor Kat

Where is the time flying?

We can't believe it is already zone conference season in District One. We hope you take the time to attend your zone conference over the next while - your Deputy Governor's have worked hard to put this day together and there is a lot of business to cover.

Our Distict One Spring Convention is about 75 days away!!! If you haven't done so already, please ensure you register for the weekend - it's going to be awesome! We are unable to provide a detailed agenda at this time, however below you will find a rough agenda that is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will do our best to provide any clarification.

We are so excited to have National President Kim Peters, National Vice President Candidate Terri MacCannell, National CF Liaison Helen Meinzinger and Cystic Fibrosis Director of Community Engagement Alice Awweh joining us for the entire weekend!

The entire Back to the Future Team is looking forward to seeing you over the next few months!

Happy 2016 District One!!!

As we enter into a new year, we have no doubt that each and every member of District One is going to continue doing great things for their community's.

This year, why don't you...
Wake Up & Be Awesome.
Try, Try, Try.
Dream Big.
Live Life Colourfully.
Create Every Day.
Choose Happy.
Dance in the Rain.
Stay Weird.
Chase Adventure.
Do What You Love.
Think Outside the Lines.

As we post this today there are only about 4 months left until Spring Convention in Fort Erie. The BTTF Executive is already working on what will be an awesome weekend! And some little birdies from Fort Erie have mentioned they have some pretty cool plans up their sleeves. Registration forms will be out the beginning of February, don't miss it!

We are very excited to be meeting with our Back to the Future Council at the end of January in Stratford. The weekend long meeting will be covering lots of different topics. Our face to face meetings are extremely valuable and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates with us!

Just a friendly reminder to make sure you invite us out to any of your upcoming events. Our calendars have started to fill up and we don't want to miss a thing!

All the best in this first month of 2016 - we will definitely see you around the District!


Wow can you believe it is already December?! The countdown is on to spend time with family and friends celebrating the holiday season... and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to a break!

Just a quick shout out:

* Kudos to the St. Thomas Kinsmen for hosting us at FLC 2015 KomicKin. You all made us feel so welcome and ensured we had a fantastic time!
* Thank you to everyone who attended FLC, including our 25 first timers!!! We feel like the weekend was a huge success and had an array of education for everyone to take home with them. If you missed any workshops or would like further information about what was presented, do not hesitate to contact someone from the BTTF executive.

We know this time of year is super busy, but don't forget that we are here to help you out with anything you need. There have been numerous parades, events and celebrations - this year is going to end on an awesome note!

From our families to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season and all the best in 2016!

Catch ya on the delorean!

Yours in Kin,
Katie & Curtis

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

We are very excited to announce our line up of workshops being offered at Fall Leadership Conference in London on November 6-8, 2015. If you haven't done so already, make sure to book your hotel room and register with the St. Thomas Kinsmen ASAP - you don't want to miss out on this educational and fun weekend!

UPDATE: See draft agenda for the weekend here... final agenda will be circulated prior to FLC with the electronic brochure

If you have any questions about the workshops being offered or events throughout the weekend, feel free to contact us.

Katie & Curtis

Hey District One!

We hope that your first meetings of the year are off to a great start! We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended our Successful Kin Seminar on Saturday September 12th in Cambridge. With over 60 District One members in attendance, we are very grateful for your support and eagerness to learn. Thank you to our awesome presenters - you brought back a form of education that we are thrilled to have been able to share with everyone!

Below you will find our President / Vice President handouts from our breakout seminar. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Deputy Governor or any of the BTTF Executive - we are here to help!

We are working on finalizing our FLC seminars... stay tuned for the final verdict on the awesome topics we will be covering to bring you more education and fun!

See you around!
Katie & Curtis

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Kin year! We hope that you are all taking the time over the summer to relax and unwind after a fantastic year with the GO team. We know there are plenty of events still happening over this next month and we are very excited to come out and support you in any way that we can.

As you are relaxing over the summer break, think about some potential new ideas that you can share with your club… different fundraisers, service projects and socials.

Please mark it on your calendar to attend the BTTF Successful Kin Seminar hosted on Saturday September 12th at the Preston Kin Club. The BTTF team has put together a day of education (and fun) for all members of District One. Contact Co-Ordinator Monika (mmckean [snail] rogers [period] com -> mailto:mmckean [snail] rogers [period] com) for further information and to save your spot. We are really looking forward to this day and hope you enjoy the new “spin” we’ve taken on education.

We will be heading to National Convention on August 19th in Brandon Manitoba – celebrating with a Back to the Future theme (how awesome is that). If you have anything you would like us to inquire about or mention when we are there – please let us know ahead of time. We are looking forward to bringing back some exciting information and education presented at National!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and the beginning of the new kin year. Do not hesitate to contact any of the Back to the Future team for anything you may need… we are here to help you!

Catch you on the delorean!
Katie & Curtis

2014-15 Governor Report (Joanne Bint & Marty Makins)

Hello District 1,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support this past year. We have had a wonderful journey with the members of the district.

As our year comes to an end, a new one begins. Your continued support and belief in this Association will move this District to number 1. Let’s “Serve our community’s greatest need “and look forward to the upcoming year.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Governors Jo & Marty

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