My qualifications

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Over the course of the last 40 years I have held a wide variety of Kiwanis officers at the local, district, and international level. In my non Kiwanis live, I'm a retired newspaper journalist, columnist, information technology specialist, and occasional radio personality. I joined the Kiwanis Club of Springfield, Massachusetts, (one of the first 50 Kiwanis clubs, founded in 1916), in 1979 and served as its 76th president.

In 2004, I became a member of the Westfield Kiwanis Club in Westfield, MA, where me and my family have lived since 1990. I served as club vice-president for two terms from 2006 to 2008 and as president in 2008-2009. I was elected to his first term as lieutenant governor in 2006 and was appointed district editor by Governor Suzanne Lemak. For my work establishing the district’s “Yankiwanian” newspaper as an electronic publication, I was recognized as “Outstanding Lieutenant Governor” and “Outstanding Committee Chair” for the 2006-2007 administrative year.

I subsequently served New England and Bermuda as Builders Club Administrator (2008-2012), District Treasurer (2011-2012), Governor (2013-2014) and District Secretary (2015-2017) before being elected to the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees at the 2018 International Convention in Las Vegas.

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