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On behalf of our team, We are One, we would like to say thank you for welcoming us to your clubs, meetings, events and hearts! It was our distinct please to serve you during this very short Kin Year...
thanks a lot COVID! :(

We wish everyone the best in the upcoming years, we are fully aware of the issues you will face and please know that we are available to help you and yours!

Stay safe!!

Yours in Kin,
Francine and Scott
WAO Governor 2019-2020


It's been quite a change the past few months, since handing over the reins of the District to Governors Scott & Francine. Dutch and I don't spend 10-15 hours a week on the phone anymore...it's a little weird...

Last August we had the pleasure of attending National Convention in Nanaimo, BC, getting in a little "Island Time". Our most important job that week was on the Wednesday before convention, meeting with the rest of the out-going district governors to provide National with our feedback. It was a full day discussion, facilitated by NETC member Lee Burry. He took 10 PAGES of notes...we had a lot to share! This was Dutch's 2nd National Convention, and my 7th. There is always so much to learn, and wonderful friends to meet - we highly recommend that you make every effort to attend at least part of our 100th anniversary in Hamilton next August!

And now we're coming up to what will be our final act as your District Governors - presenting awards & recognition for accomplishments from the past Kin year at FLC. Personally, this will be my 10th FLC, and the first one that I won't have a "day job" to take care of! I'm very much looking forward to seeing what's in store, and being able to take it in as a member of the district.

Speaking of members, the WAO team has some fun incentives on offer this year for membership growth. If your club is struggling with getting or keeping new members, the Club Health Assessment is a great tool to help you drill down to what the issues are. Contact your DG or Club Support Director Brenda to find out how it works. If you can identify and fix the problem areas, new members will come and current members will stay, without a whole lot more effort on your part.

As much as Dutch & I are enjoying getting reacquainted with our families and lives outside Kin, we are still here for you. If you have any questions, or need an ear or advice, we're just an email, phone call, or Facebook message away!

Yours in Kin,
Past Governor Karen

2016-17 Past Governor Report - Katie McKean

District One!!!!

What a year we had. I am so so so proud of all of you and so thankful to have had this incredible experience. Thank you all for supporting me in the BTTF adventure - inviting me to your events, fundraisers, meetings and treating me like family. I will always remember this past year and treasure the memories I made.

You're already a few months into the new Kin year as the BTTF PD team continues to support YOU. I am so excited to see everything that is already happening... some incredible events including a Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Dance, Ladies Days, Craft Shows, and I also hear that the infamous Ladies Night and Oktoberfest are both in the works and happening in the near future. I can't wait to continue checking you out on Facebook and seeing what else is happening.

I am settled in here in Winnipeg and loving the dynamic. I've never lived in a big city, and I've never belonged to a club with such a strong Kinsmen presence in the community, so I am pretty excited to see where this year takes the Kinette Club of Winnipeg. You'll be happy to know that D2 has welcomed me with open arms. It doesn't matter where you travel in Canada, you can always count on your Kin family. How lucky are we?

Anyways, enjoy your FLC - grow, learn, make friends and have some fun!

Ciao for now...
Past Gov Kat

2014-15 Past Governor Report (Melissa Whetham)

Fellow Kin,

As the early registration deadline looms for FLC (October 19th), I encourage you to consider joining us for a fun and educational Kin weekend!

Governors Joanne and Marty, the Windsor family of Kin and the Go Team, have been working hard to ensure that they are presenting you with an FLC that you will be well worth the registration fee. There will be educational seminars, Kin business and, of course, a great deal of fun!

I look forward to seeing you there, to show your support to the Go Team!

Yours in Kin,
Past Governor Melissa

The Power of One Mission Statement:

To provide the best Member experience possible through fellowship, training and personal development, in an environment conducive to acceptance and tolerance.

Thank you for an AMAZING YEAR, District 1

Here I sit, on June 30th, trying to figure out where the last Kin year went. Can my year as Governor really be over already?

This has been the most rewarding year that I have ever had in Kin...and I owe it all to the members of District 1! From the members of the Power of One Executive, to the Deputy Governors, to the general membership across the district who have given of themselves...I think that I can confidently say that YOU have made a DIFFERENCE! YOU have made a difference in your communities, your Zones and your District with all the hard work that you have done in the past year. Kin Canada wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the dedication of it's members. And I would never have made it through my year as Governor if it wasn't for the unwavering support that you have shown me over the past 12 months.

It would take me oodles of webspace to mention all of the successes that District 1 has had over the past 12 months, but I would like to touch on a few of the standout events that immediately come to my mind...

  • We welcomed THREE new clubs to District 1 this year - the Kinette Club of Flesherton, the Kinette Club of Drayton and the Kin Club of Saugeen Shores. We also celebrated the first anniversary of the Kinette Club of St Thomas. To continue the excitement into the next Kin year, I am pretty confident that we are going to be welcoming the Kinette Club of Fonthill to District 1 this fall.
  • We have posted the best Membership numbers that District 1 has seen in years...all thanks to your tenacity in recruiting and retaining members.
  • We celebrated several milestone anniversaries throughout the District.
  • Kin Canada awarded numerous Life Memberships in recognition of the dedication of members throughout the District.
  • We welcomed over 40 first-timers to Spring Convention this year....hopefully that is the first step to creating the next generation of convention diehards.
  • We saw the creation of many new projects, along with the continuation of many tried and true projects.

I could go on forever about all the things that make me proud to be a member of District 1. And if there is something that I didn't mention that I should have, please don't think that it is any less important that what was listed...everything that you have accomplished this year is important! Be proud of yourselves.

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person. ” Richard Fuller

That is the Power of One!

Thank you, everyone, for everything! For the very last time, I leave you with:

Yours in Kin,

District 1 Governor

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Karen Coutts, Heatherhill Business Solutions

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