Dear Members at Large,

For nearly a year, we’ve cautiously journeyed through unfamiliar territory both physically and emotionally. The world seems more frightening and less inviting. Many of us remain indoors, while those who occasionally venture outside, no longer see faces, or friendly smiles. Comfort zones equate to six feet of distance. While we’re still circumventing surreal times, we may experience anxiety and impatience, but by choosing to adjust our flight plans, in search of clearer skies, we’ll also adjust our attitudes, filled with hope and optimism.

Recently, I took a few minutes to sit quietly, and reread some profound messages written by the young Mattie Stepanek, who defied unimaginable physical limitations, departed this world too soon, but left us with brilliant, optimist messages...

“We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find.
While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.
A heartsong doesn't have to be a song in your heart. It doesn't have to be talking about love and peace. It can just be your message. It can be your feeling. Some people might even call it a conscience, even though that's not really what it is. It's your message, what you feel like you need to do.”

     Mattie Stepanek   
    July 17, 1990 - June 22, 2004

If we search for “something beautiful,” “celebrate life every day” by “living in the present,” and tapping into our “heartsong,” we’ll each determine our optimal, current flight plan by accomplishing “what you feel like you need to do.”


K.Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington

TKC National Vice President


Did You Know:

The Kiwi Club’s 2022 national convention, in Fort Worth, includes a 70th anniversary celebration!  Watch for future updates on this website (see Convention, 2022).

Do you have a name, address, phone number, email change?  Please let the 2nd Vice President know.

Are you interested in joining or forming a chapter?  Vice President, K.Lynn Hoffmann Yelvington can help.
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