Dear Fellow Kiwanians:
Greetings to all! Our 2012-2013 project for the School was the continuation of a multi-year commitment to refurbish the bowling alleys. The bowling alleys are used by the students and staff for recreation, socialization and exercise. This year we're continuing our high tech efforts! The dues letters are being sent out via email only. If you didn't get yours, please subscribe to our mailing list. Thank you!
As a refresher to those new to Kiwanis, the Conference has been helping the Western PA School for Blind Children for sixty years. Member clubs and Kiwanians have contributed and raised over $670,000. Our greatest challenge however, lies ahead of us. Ask your club this question, “Do we want to help these wonderful children at the School?” This is money well donated at $200 for membership dues in the Conference. The School will always have a project for us and the golf outing to help fund our commitments will never be enough. In order to continue the Conference, we need to grow our membership! Your commitment is especially needed! We need more helping hands. Your enthusiastic participation in the Conference will help us grow and continue helping those wonderful children.
While the School is located in Pittsburgh, the students come from thirty-three counties in western Pennsylvania, 242 school districts. We are enclosing a recent listing of school students broken down by school district to give your club a sense of where the children live. It is likely some are from your area. Please share our enthusiasm for the School. Please help us support these children so they can do more.
Full membership in the Conference is $200. The payment(s) are payable immediately. While we call these “dues” this is actually the Conference's second largest fund raiser. The Conference has near zero administrative costs, your dues money goes towards our annual contribution to the School. As such, it is appropriate to take this payment from your club's service account. Checks should be made payable to Kiwanis Conference of Western PA and sent to:
Dale Brackin, Acting Treasurer
1316 Lindbergh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15223-1128
Please do not send checks to the School. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Dale Brackin at (412) 913‑1057. We will answer any questions you might have about the Conference.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to a favorable response!
Yours in Kiwanis,
Dale L. Brackin, President