Georgia Division 12
January 23, 2024
Watch for R.S.V.P. Invitations:
Carrollton Golden K
Douglas County
Fairfield Villa Rica
Paulding County
Villa Rica / Temple
Neil Weathington
Lt. Governor
Georgia Division 12
(770) 328-3168
Please contact via text, call, e-mail
if you are not available for this meeting. 
Georgia Division 12 Kiwanis Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, and other leaders are needed to attend the Division Twelve Council Meeting :
5:30 PM  Thursday
March 7, 2024
Fellowship Hall Classroom
Tabernacle Baptist Church
159 Tabernacle Dr
Carrollton  GA  30117
A Great Day to be a Kiwanian !!
Special Exeutive Guests
This Council Meeting precedes the Division 12 Governor's Rally in Carrollton.  The following Georgia District Executives are invited:
Governor  Brent Leslie, Governor Elect David Simmons, Vice-Governor Barry Gardner, and Darryl Gumz, Immediate Past-Governor
The Council Meeting of Club Executives will meet in a classroom near the Fellowship Hall beginning promptly at 5:30 PM.
Please make accurate travel plans and make arrangements to leave your home base  - according to distance -  to arrive before 5:30 PM.
Please have a representative of you club be responsible to bring the Club Banner and have it in place for the Rally before 5:30 PM.
A spokesman (usually the President) from each club will bring report to the council.  Please prepare your concise bullet points in writing and be prepared to talk fast.  With nine clubs reporting. each club will be limited to ~ three minutes.  The unprepared might find me rude ?
We have yet to elect Lt. Governor successors.
Before the Council meets, I need your nominations for my successor; the Lt. Governor to serve term 2024-2025 on David Simmons' Board.
I also need nominations for Lt. Governor to serve term  2025-2026 on Barry Gardner's Board. 
The Council that met in October approved abandoning the assigned order of clubs hosting Lt. Governor.  In the past, there was an assigned order of Clubs from which Lt. Governor served.  In that sequence, if your club should sponsor Lt. Governor, but could not do so, that the assignment would fall on the next club on the list.  Now, the order does not matter: serving is based on qualification, interest, and availability. 
A little humor - very little, almost none:
 We might need to employ the Gomer Pyle method: With Pyle's platoon in a line, Sergeant Carter would ask for a volunteer, and everyone except Gomer would take a step back, leaving Gomer appearing to volunteer.
Division 12 Governor's Rally :  7:00 PM
     We have several opportunities to acknowledge outstanding Kiwanians at the Governor's Rally,   I need your recommendations of your club of individuals who should be recognized:
 (We need to move ASAP to allow for application process and ordering medallions.)
Leadership Medallion
The Governor’s Leadership Medallion is a special recognition for Kiwanians within the Georgia District who have exemplified outstanding leadership skills by strengthening their club, division and/or the district furthering the mission of Kiwanis International.  

To maintain the integrity of the award, a specified number of awardees are not guaranteed.  Clubs may nominate one or more members.  Lt. Governors will decide on the semifinalists and submit to the governor.  The governor, governor elect and vice governor will decide on the award winners.  Clubs will be notified of the winners and every effort should be made to have families of the winners attend the division rally when the award will be given. Submit a nomination.   (We need to move ASAP to allow for application process and ordering medallions.)
For Students:
The Hayden SLP Student Leadership Medallion Award (SLP Medallion)
Inaugurated in 2016, this Leadership award has been provided to Kiwanis youth leaders who are members of a sponsored K-Kids, Builders, Key and Circle K Clubs in Georgia. It is in memory of Dr. Mel Hayden who was a Georgia Kiwanis leader for 20 years and actively promoted the spirit of Service Leadership among Kiwanis youth in our communities. To be nominated, the student has demonstrated outstanding Service Leadership through the SLP in which he/she is a member.  Service Leadership criteria are demonstrated by:
  • “Heart to Serve”--shows compassion for others, recognizes needs in the school and community
  • “Call to Lead”--shows willingness to volunteer, takes leadership positions, and helps solve problems
  • “Courage to Engage”--shows eagerness to engage with others and build interpersonal relationship skills; communicates with others by being a good listener, and helps other SLP members to develop workable solutions to problems or with projects.
Gifts for the Governor
It has been a good custom to present the Governor and Spouse with gift(s) at the Division Governor's Rally .  For the year 2024, Brent Leslie requests that Clubs donate Adventure Bags as a most appropriate gift. 
( I can relate when Brent says, "please do not give us something would sit on a shelf or wall and require dusting."  !!) 

The concept is simple; it is a backpack filled with overnight essentials and comfort items to assist the child in crisis and their caretaker during the initial 24-48 hours of displacement.

Our goal through these Adventure Bags is to :

  • Provide them with something to call their own.
  • Offer a sense of security and comfort.
  • Remind them someone, somewhere is thinking about them.
The cost for each Adventure Bag is approximately ~$ 50.00 .   Please notify Neil Weathington if you or your club is interested in donating for this worthy cause.
October 1, 2023
Kiwanis Year Begins
October 17, 2023Division 12 Council Meeting   6:30 PM
October 28, 2023
Kiwanis One Day
November 30, 2023
Deadline for Club Dues
February 15, 2024
IRS Form 990
March 7, 2024
5:30 PM Council Meeting
March 7, 2024
7:00 Governor’s Rally (see location below)
 150 Tabernacle Dr , Carrollton GA 30117
March 16, 2024
Mid Year Training, Middle GA St Univ, Macon
April – May
Club Elections
June 1, 2024
Club Election Report Due
July 3-6, 2024
Kiwanis International Convention
Denver CO
August 23-25, 2024
Georgia District Convention, Norcross (GA) Hilton
September 30, 2024
Last Day of Kiwanis Term
Thank you for supporting your local Lt. Governor!
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