WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE KIWI CLUB!
MESSAGE FROM THE KIWI CLUB PRESIDENT:
Hoping For A Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Happy New Year Kiwis! With this new year, we are all hoping for a breakthrough with the Covid virus, and the efficient distribution of the vaccinations.
While trying to circumvent our ever-changing, fast-paced world, we all must do our best to stay in contact with one another. Most of the Kiwi Chapter Presidents and Members at Large (MALs) should have received a phone call, email, or text from one of the National Kiwi Board Members or Support Staff, because we’re on a “Reaching out” mission to stay in direct touch with all of our members. I am also asking all of the Kiwi Chapter Presidents and MALs, to stay in touch with the National Officers.
We know you’re all staying busy, but let’s take time to occasionally reach out. If you need or want to discuss any matters with us, or you simply want to enjoy an informal conversation, please contact us.
On January 14, 2021, the National Kiwi Club Officers and Support Staff met via Zoom, and at this point, we’re very proficient at ZOOMING. (Our goal is to continue running this organization efficiently, by utilizing the helpful Zoom option, until it’s safe to return to our face-to-face meetings.) We discussed and voted upon items needing our attention, and although it’s not the same as being together, we managed to accomplish our entire agenda and then enjoy some time catching up with one another. (Remember, Zoom still offers a 40-minute session for FREE. It’s a terrific gathering option for chapters, Kiwi friends, and of course, family.)
Currently, we are reviewing The Kiwi Club website, because recently, several officers have received some disturbing emails and phone calls. We are in the process of upgrading our security measures to protect personal information from the public. Members need The Kiwi Club password to get into many of the pages, and we hope you’ll only share the password with current members. If you do not have the password, please contact your Chapter President or if you are a MAL, contact K.Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington, The Kiwi Club Vice President at: KiwiWings@iCloud.com.
If you feel there is something that I should be aware of, please contact me: Kiwisam.firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 download the Membership Form for information on who to contact.
If there isn’t a chapter in your area, or you prefer not to join a chapter, contact the National Kiwi 1st Vice President, K-Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington who has the information about becoming a Member-at-Large.
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.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. Read about our Kiwi Club National Endeavor, click here.
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.