As per usual at this time of year, red poppies are worn by Canadians and people in several other countries to honour, recognize and remember the sacrifices made - and that continue to be made - by members of our armed forces. This has been a tradition since the end of World War I, and I don’t doubt it will continue for years to come.
Ghosts. Goblins. Devils. Vampires. Those are just a few of the standard scary costumes that are bound to be rampant this evening as kids go trick-or-treating for Halloween. While watching scary movies and dressing up in scary outfits and makeup is a staple at this time of year, there’s something else that can cause goosebumps, fear and worry all year round: student debt.
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The future is now fellow KIN. Over the next few months we will be conducting interviews, surveys and focus groups. We want to hear from you. Please take the time to participate so we can say this is "our" plan.
When members are sitting at the round table figuring out the game plan for the types of projects, events and fundraisers to do over the next year(s), it's best to conduct a community needs assessment as a starting point.
Here, as a team, you can assess what is the most important cause to support or service to perform to best meet your objective: serving the community’s greatest need.
Pay it forward. Random acts of kindness. Whatever you call it, the principle is the same: do something good and be kind to others. It seems to be such a simple idea, that one person doing something nice can lead to the recipient passing it on or learning something positive.
We are like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. We are all unique, and have our own special shape and place in the puzzle of Kin. However, without each of us, the puzzle is incomplete.
Good morning fellow Kin and welcome back. Back to school always signifies the start of a new-year and that means the new Kin Year is officially under way. I really enjoyed seeing everyone's Facebook posts about their kids/grandkids first day back to school. It is such a special day. It was a special day for me as well; it means the kick off to one of the most exciting years of my life as National President.
There’s been a high level of excitement at Kin Canada and among members over the past couple of months and we’re finally able to officially share the energy: we're offering opportunities for students in college and university to become involved by joining Kin Canada Campus Clubs.
With the Kin Canada National Convention right around the corner, the anticipation is building for what I consider my favourite part of the event, the Founding Members Speaking Award competition. This year, sixteen Kin members who competed and were selected at the club, zone and district level, will compete at the National level in St. John’s on August 14.
Earlier today, Nadyne and I judged the Quill submissions, a Kin Canada National award that encourages the development of members’ written communication skills. Kin members submit their story at the district level, and each district is allowed to send up to two entries for consideration for the national award.