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The 37th ASPAC Convention has convened in Colombo Sri Lanka.
Listen to the Convention theme song. "One Child at a Time"
A Growth Summit for members of the ASPAC Nations started the construction of a "Road Map" to:
- Build Development Teams
- Grow existing clubs
- Open new clubs
thereby growing the Nations to a point were they will become "Districts in Kiwanis"
The ASPAC Board met under the leadership of Adelaine Chan, discussed issues, received reports and considered the General Business that will be presented to the House of Delegates.
Governers, Governors Elect and Nations representatives met with Kiwanis International leadership.
Partners of the Members of the ASPAC board were shown the sites of Colombo, shared a meal together and enjoyed the hospitality of the Sri Lankan hosts. In addition to this the women were tempted by the wonderful "shopping"opportunities to help support the local economy.
The Kiwanis Club of Battaramulla organised a Charity Concert presenting the De Lanerolle Brothers. The Concert was in aid of the Eliminate project and the local projects of Kiwanis Sri Lanka. The younger De Lanerolle, Ishan, is the Director Fundraising of Kiwanis Battaramulla.
The Kiwanis World Cafe' started the day with all sharing together. To review the material presented, together with a summary of answers go to the resources Tab.
Creating a Philanthropic Culture in Kiwanis was the topic at the Eliminate session.
A vibrant opening ceremony performed by children of all ages touched the hearts of all present as they danced and sang. The convention theme song moved all with the words "one child at a time". Young girls in traditional costume from a deaf school perfored to music that only the audience could hear, but they could certainly see the applause given with hands held high. The kindergarted children with their colourful dress and infectious smile reminded us of our purpose in Kiwanis. One Child and community and at a time"
The House of Delegates passed all resolutions presented in minimal time, followed by District and Nations Reports and International Officers Reports.
See the Photographs. More to come!