Quarter 2 Update (2020-2021)

Greetings, Capital District Kiwanis Members – 

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation hopes each of you, as well as your families, are staying healthy! The entire Foundation board looks forward to when we can gather in-person with fellow Kiwanis members at conventions and divisional council meetings. 

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation continues to work hard to execute another successful year in assisting our communities, clubs, and local pediatric trauma centers. Given the work that has occurred over the last three months, we are pleased to provide you with another quarterly update. 

Thank you to the 50 Kiwanis Clubs who have provided an annual gift for the 2020-2021 Kiwanis year! Your support of the Foundation and our commitment to the pediatric trauma centers is certainly recognized! The Foundation board would especially like to congratulate Division 1 who is the first in the Capital District to reach 100% participation in annual gifts! We look forward to shouting out other divisions in the future, as many are close! Please remember that $5 per member is a criteria point to earn distinguished club for 2020-2021. 

Help us make a splash of cash for pediatric trauma! It is time again for the Ducky Derby! The Ducky Derby Chairman, Mr. Charles Marks, has set a goal of raising $11,500 this year. We did it last year and we can do it again! The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the House of Delegates on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Capital District Kiwanis Convention. Cash prizes of $750, $500, and $250, as well as various gift cards, will be awarded. You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to have a ticket in the drum! Tickets will continue to be sold throughout the spring and summer. 

NEW THIS YEAR! The Foundation is offering an opportunity for all individuals to purchase Ducky Derby tickets and pay online through the District’s website. Individuals will be able to pay with a credit card and the Foundation will complete your tickets for you. If you would like to use the online payment option to purchase Ducky Derby tickets, please access: https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/ducky-derby-raffle/ 

Tickets can also be downloaded and printed at home by accessing: https://tinyurl.com/2021DuckyDerby 

As a reminder, the Foundation is now a participant in the Amazon Smiles Program and would love your support as you online shop during this social distancing period! You can shop on Amazon for all of your needs and 0.5% of your total will be donated back to the Foundation. We appreciate any and all support that you are able to provide! 

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? (https://www.facebook.com/capitaldistrictkiwanisfoundation/) We encourage you to like our page and become an active contributor. While you are on the computer, make sure to check out our website to access resources for further educating yourself and fellow members on how the Foundation works for clubs and communities. 

The Board is working hard this year to engage every club and every member in fundraising to positively impact citizens throughout our district in the name of Kiwanis! With that, if you have any ideas or feedback, please send them to [email protected].

In Service Together,
The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2020-2021 Board