One of the goals of Kiwanis International-European Federation (KI-EF) is to establish Kiwanis in as many countries as feasible in Europe and to support these countries to grow and become a “full district” – that is bringing 1,000 or more members to the Kiwanis family.
To date, Europe counts nine full districts and one provisional district:
- Italy-San Marino
- the Netherlands
- Norden (Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
However, there are also still countries in Europe where Kiwanis is not (or very little) present – these countries have the status of “Kiwanis Nations”. Each Nation is supported by a full district, also called “sponsoring district”. All growth activities in these Nations are coordinated and followed-up by the New District Building Committee. This Committee works in close relationship with Kiwanis International Member Support Center Europe, located in Ghent (Belgium).
The Kiwanis Nations are: Albania, Baltic States & Finland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, UK. So, if you as a Kiwanian have valuable contacts in one or more of these countries; which if asked, would be willing to help spread the Kiwanis word and contribute to opening new clubs… and pave the way for Nations to become – full Kiwanis Districts, don’t wait any longer and get in touch with the Chair of the New District Building Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The members of the New District Building Committee are:
- Johan Henderix (Belgium-Luxembourg)
- Gianvito Giancontieri (Italy-San Marino)
- Karol Balog (Czech Republic & Slovakia)
- Christina Jacob (Germany)