This year Kiwanis doll celebrate their 15th birthday in the Districts in Preformation (DIPF) Czech- and Slovak Republic.
The Kiwanis friends in Usti nad Labem started the project 15 years ago. This annyversary will be celebrated by all clubs in the Czech- and Slovak Republic on 23th of November 2015. This day nearly all clubs are going to hand over Kiwanis dolls to kids in hospitals and we will present it in the media. Special Kiwanis doll (with unique logo of Kiwanis for this anniversary) had already been distributed to the Kiwanis clubs in both countries. We are very happy that the public TV in Czech republic (CT1 – that broadcast also in Slovakia) will present and explain the Kiwanis doll project during morning show (“Good morning with CT”). Eva Pastuskova, Kiwanis president of KC Ostrava and VIP guest Jitka Asterova (an actress) will present the Kiwanis doll during the morning show on 23th November.
Marek Ztraceny (a well-known singer in CZ) became an ambassador of Kiwanis doll for next 3 years at Kiwanis DIPF CZ and SR during the convention in Melnik in 2015. These 3 years Kiwanis clubs will present Kiwanis dolls exhibitions (Kiwanis dolls decorated by celebrities and famous persons in CZ and SR). Marek Ztraceny promised to perform during this exhibitions only for overhead expenses. The first exhibition had been already hold in Ostrava and there is already confirmed an other exhibition in Tabor, opening 25th of November 2015.
KC Bratislava held a very successful auction of Kiwanis dolls painted by artists and famous people on 11th November 2015. The benefit of this auction was more than 7400 Euros within 2 hours. A really great success!! Kiwanis doll is our main project this Kiwanis year in DIPF Czech- and Slovak Republic.