WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE KIWI CLUB!
Celebrating 70 years of Kiwi friendship, fun, and philanthropy!
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 particular page. Any word(s) or name(s) underlined and in a blue color will open a page, a link or an email, when clicked on,.
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 for the password information.
ALL ABOUT THE KIWI CLUB
Message to All Kiwis and Website Visitors from the National 2nd Vice-President
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE KIWI CLUB
When you pay your National Dues, you become a member of The Kiwi Club. You can then select whether you want to be a Member at Large (MAL) or become a chapter member and pay the chapter's fees, if any. There is no such thing as being an “inactive” member or just being a “chapter member.”
Click on any words that are in blue and underlined to open a link or an email address.
*Please fill out and submit the How to Join form and contact the National Vice President if you need more information. If you’ve got questions, she’s got answers! Any member of the National Board is willing to offer answers or assistance.
*To determine if a chapter is in your area, go to the Chapter Map link. This link shows the location of all Kiwi chapters. If you see a chapter you are interested in, please note that on the How to Join form. Or if you prefer to join as a member at large, make note of that on your form.
As a group, the Kiwis have a National Endeavor, which, since 1996, has been 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. Click Kiwi Club National Endeavor for more information and its history. 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.
Connie Leighliter Budge
Spring is in the air here in South Carolina, and Kiwis are beginning to gather again throughout the US.
Plans are in process for our ‘Birds’ to gather once again for The Kiwi Club’s 70th Anniversary convention, April 2022 in Fort Worth!
Your Kiwi National Board has continued to attend to Kiwi business throughout the pandemic. Zoom has become an invaluable tool, but we are really looking forward to the upcoming, in-person, board meeting in June.
As 2nd Vice President I oversee the Kiwi database and have been keeping it updated. This includes adding new members, renewing members, plus frequent updates of change of home and email addresses, as well as working with chapter presidents and treasurers. Sadly, I also send out notices of Kiwis ‘Flown West’.
New Executive Board Members will be elected in the coming year. The database used by the 2nd Vice President is the ACCESS program and is not compatible with Apple systems. Some ‘hands on training’ would be required. As with all positions on the National Board, it requires ‘time dedication’ especially during dues season and leading up to our national convention.
Wishing all of you wonderful Kiwi gatherings and TRAVEL! See you in Fort Worth next year!
Connie Leighliter Budge
National 2nd VP
Many Thanks to the Kiwi Resident Artist, Mary Richter Thrasher, for the cartoon Kiwi 'Critters.'
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE KIWI CLUB
Go to the Convention, 2022 Page for updates
from Convention Chair, Polly Toll Goodman.
We'll be celebrating 70 years of Kiwi friendship, fun and philanthropy!
Together We'll Soar!