Kiwanis district governor visits east Valley

On Saturday Nov. 7, the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek hosted the Southwest District governor’s official visit to Division 18 in the east Valley.

Division 18 Lt. Gov. Jim Skiotes of the Queen Creek Kiwanis presided over the meeting which was attended by the Kiwanis clubs of Apache Junction, Downtown Mesa, Superstitions Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler Young Professionals, Chandler Noon and Gilbert.

Southwest District Kiwanis Gov. Bob Carson and first lady Alma Carson from Silver City, New Mexico, presented a motivational message to everyone that encouraged more involvement with youth in our communities, increasing membership and making an impact on our communities.

Each club made a report on their projects and plans for the Kiwanis year.

The Southwest District of Kiwanis includes all of Arizona and New Mexico as well as El Paso, Texas. It was established in 1918, just three years after Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit in 1915.

In three years, the Southwest District will celebrate 100 years of service to our communities and youth.

Editor’s note: Jerry Waling is president of the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek.