WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE KIWI CLUB!
MESSAGE FROM THE KIWI CLUB VICE-PRESIDENT:
Together We'll Soar!
K.Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington
Happy, healthy greetings Kiwis!
Despite the pandemic, The Kiwi Club national officers and support staff maintain a sky-high attitude and work ethic, ensuring our special organization continues on an upward path. At the request of National President Sam Gooch, during the next few months, each national officer will provide you with insight into each of our positions, and we encourage productive comments and suggestions, because The Kiwi Club belongs to the members of this nearly 70 year old organization.
Being the national vice president, I am the first in line to offer some insight into my position, which revolves around recruiting and maintaining our membership. The vice president also acts as a liaison to our members at large, provides chapter presidents with potential member leads, and works closely with the second vice president (in charge of our database), and with our treasurer, all committed to ensuring accurate records. (Unfortunately, a negative impact of this pandemic involves the slow USPS delivery of dues, which sometimes end up lost in space. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all muddle through this trying journey.)
The most rewarding aspects of the vice president’s position involve fun and interesting conversations with our members and encouraging and working with those who express interest in the formation of new chapters. From a creative standpoint, working with members, American Airlines representatives, national officers, and support staff results in exciting, innovative options and efficient paths aimed at ensuring our longevity.
The following list demonstrates some of the results of such efforts:
~ flight attendants receive monthly company email messages about joining The Kiwi Club
~ retirees receive congratulatory letters, along with a membership form
~ many Facebook pages encourage membership through a darling poster (created by our resident artist, Mary Richter Thrasher), and accompanied by membership information
~ the Wings Foundation’s monthly emailed newsletters includes information regarding The Kiwi Club
~ The Kiwi Club website now provides a direct email for those inquiring about membership.
Wishing all of you the best - always - and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll find someone who does!
K.Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington ❤️
Email: The Kiwi Club Vice President
HOW TO USE YOUR NATIONAL KIWI WEBSITE:
There are 'Links' at the top of each webpage, outlined in red with a navy blue background, which, when clicked on, will open a different page. Any word, or words, or name that is underlined and in a Blue color, when clicked on, will open a different page or a link to that person's email.
The "Chapters," "Newsletters," "Forms" and "Kiwi Kaleidoscope" pages are password protected for security reasons. Members of the Kiwi Club are given the password. Contact your chapter president if you don't have it.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE KIWI CLUB:
We offer two types of memberships, Chapter Member or Member at Large. To determine if a chapter is in your area, go to the Chapter Map link and you will see the location of all Kiwi Chapters. Then contact the National Vice-President to receive a Membership Form.
About THE KIWI CLUB
There are now 41 Kiwi chapters in 21 states making up our national organization. The individual chapters support many of their local charities and worthy causes, including shelters for abused women and children, food pantries, breast cancer awareness, the Ronald McDonald House, Guide Dogs for the Blind, to name a only a few.
As a group, we support Wings, an organization that provides aid to American Airlines Flight Attendants who are in critical need of financial assistance as a result of illness, injury, calamity or disability. For more information about our Kiwi Club National Endeavor, click here. Additionally, we take care of our own by donating $1 of our dues to the National Kiwi Fund, a fund that helps Kiwis in need.
Kiwis know how to have fun! However, we combine the fun with caring - for each other and our communities. At our meetings and social events, you will always hear laughter - we laugh at our flight tales and reminisce about the wonderful adventures we had during our flying careers and now in our everyday lives.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Kiwi Club, please contact the National Vice President, K.Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington, of the Carefree Kiwi Chapter.
Kiwis meet every two years for Convention, where the business of the club takes place and National officers are elected for the next term. Although one purpose for having a convention is to take care of the business of the club, we find time to kick up our heels while enjoying a resort or location chosen and hosted by a local Kiwi chapter or chapters.