|There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
-- Nelson Mandela
Dear Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanians:
For the last four years, I have had the honor and pleasure to work with a group of extraordinary individuals on the Board of Directors of the CNH Foundation. These are men and women who share a passion for building a better future for our children and who realize that it takes not only the investment of time and talent but also treasure to achieve that goal.
The Foundation supports our children in a number of ways: by funding projects at our six partner hospitals to provide training, equipment and parent education; by encouraging Kiwanis clubs to implement new service projects by offering seed funding; by training physicians, nurses and first responders in the latest techniques for treating seriously ill or injured pediatric patients; by saving children from the humiliation of homelessness; by affording training support for our future leaders; and by helping our youth to continue their education.
During this next year, I look forward to working with First Lady Donna as she continues to promote the Champions for Children Program with the objective of increasing our support of our partner hospitals as well as her efforts to increase the support we are able to give the Key Leader program in order to open the doors to this wonderful program to more teens.
The children of the Cal-Nev-Ha District need us; they need our serving hands, our servant hearts, and, yes, our financial support to ensure their survival and their passage into productive and successful adulthood. It’s not just up to the 20 men and women who serve on the Foundation Board; it’s up to all of us Kiwanians to make these good things happen. I look forward to working with you during the coming year to show that we treat ourchildren in such a way that makes us worthy of Nelson Mandela’s praise.