The Membership Chair is responsible for the overall membership strategy for the District. The committee will work diligently to invite new members, engage existing members, and increase the visibility of the clubs in your community. The main focus of this committee is on opening clubs and strengthening membership of existing clubs.

Email: Past Governors Don Townsend and Tony Gutowski


The committee shall serve as a resource for the clubs; provide answers to basic questions and instruct the clubs as to how to utilize the materials provided; conduct workshops and training at district events using materials provided by Kiwanis International; ensure Kiwanis district Staff and Leadership receive annual training on the Youth Protection Guidelines; submit youth protection articles for the district bulletin.

Email: Past Governor BK Knappenberger


The committee shall help clubs and Divisions create service projects helping children prenatal through age five. The committee will do this by educating club leaders on specific needs and projects, developing or maintaining relationships with other organizations that serve young children and their families, linking clubs to these organizations so that they can collaborate, and awarding or recognizing effective projects.

Email: David Orner


The committee shall examine the District Bylaws and shall submit any recommendations concerning revisions thereof to the District Board, shall cooperate with the Board in drafting proposed amendments authorized by the Board, and shall make a report on all properly proposed amendments to the District Bylaws to be acted upon by any convention. The committee shall also cooperate with the Board in interpreting the spirit of the District’s Bylaws and in securing the proper observance of obligations, standards, and practices arising there under, including the adjustment of any grievances.

Email: George Biederman


The District Finance Committee of the District Board of Southwest Kiwanis District shall: prepare a budget of estimated income and expenditures for submission to the district board; receive and review the annual audit; periodically review any financial reports prepared by the treasurer; and perform such other duties as may be requested by the district board.

Email: Past Governor Bob Carson


The committee shall develop and maintain the District website, Internet technology education, and Internet integration at the Division and Club level.

Email: Erica Stephens and Stephanie Whittecar


Our Ambassadors are a direct link between the Kiwanis clubs within our three-state District, providing presentations and information about our programs and current activities, including programs that carry out our primary focus.

Email: Ron and Joanne Smith


The public relations chair and committee contributes directly to the success and growth of Kiwanis Brand. The PR Chair is tasked with leading the district in strategic public relations planning and implementation of a public relations plan. This includes leading planning efforts and working with other district leaders and Kiwanis International, and also educating and counseling.

Email: Candy Drouin


To give primacy to the human and spiritual values over the material in life is the first object of Kiwanis. Many members joining Kiwanis come with different values, talents, and passions.  The chair is to encourage and nourish unity and fellowship among all Kiwanians regardless of a member’s race, color, creed, national origin, age, or sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity. The chair shall encourage the clubs to cooperate on broad nondenominational lines to create a greater public consciousness of the importance of human and spiritual values.

Email: Horse Pfeifer


District chairs are passionate advocates for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund mission throughout their district. They are constant communicators of our core values, and they build and strengthen relationships between Kiwanians in their district and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. District chairs work with district and club leaders to grow support for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund throughout the district through the Annual Club Gift campaign, and provide educational resources about the Children’s Fund to district Kiwanians.

Email: Nilda Townsend


Develop and manage meaningful educational and training experiences for all incoming district and club officers and promote continuing Kiwanis education within each club. Will be the main liaison to Kiwanis international to troubleshoot any issues around educational materials. This chair will also organize, manage, and develop meaningful educational and training experiences for all Kiwanians to support a Kiwanian’s personal, professional and Kiwanis leadership goals. Organize educational schedule and virtual content on an agreed upon frequency with the Governor or Governor Elect, assist in developing content when asked at Midyear and other conferences or special events that will promote continuing Kiwanis education at all levels.

Email: Jerry Waling


this committee consists of all Past Lieutenant Governors in good standing in the Southwest District of Kiwanis International and who have remitted the required amount of dues as set forth by the board of directors of the association. They provide mentorship, support for incoming and prospective Lt. Governors and provide financial support to new clubs being opened.

Email: Candie Drouin


This committee assists the district board in implementing the official program and order of business for the convention of the district.

Email: Lynne Gudin


The committee shall assist in the promoting, attendance and participation in the annual Kiwanis International Convention.

Email: Past Governor Harry Shapiro


The Partnership Coordinator is responsible for connecting clubs with Kiwanis International’s official partners and supporting clubs in developing and maintaining signature projects in their communities. The Partnership Coordinator may also help form new partnerships in selected regions, applicable to those areas.

Email: Lori Ann Bonomo


This committee is key in the role of retention of members. Volunteers give a part of themselves. They invest their time, energy and skills to make a difference in their communities. Being able to make a difference brings a sense of satisfaction worth more than money. The paycheck for volunteer work performed is much less tangible, but oftentimes more valuable. Friendships among members, a sense of self-worth and the feeling of being appreciated are just a few. Recognizing a person’s value, investment and contribution is key to retaining members and motivating them to stay invested in your club.

Email: Past Governor Rose Ann Haw