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The bacon and eggs theory
To develop, by precept
and example, a more
The fourth Object
drives Kiwanis to
I recall my earliest understanding of the difference between contribution and commitment. It is called the and theory. The
chicken makes a contribution while the pig makes the commitment.
The fourth Object of Kiwanis requires our members to go beyond
contributing to a cause or project. We are called upon to make a commitment to develop, by precept and example, a intelligent, aggressive and serviceable
This year, you will hear the word used less often than the
words Why? Numerical growth goals
have not been successful in recent years because they place too much
focus on numbers. Membership development, on the other hand, focuses on impact Kiwanians make in their communities
and the impact on their own lives when making a difference whenever
and wherever they serve.
By active involvement with a Service Leadership club, Kiwanians impact young leaders through mentoring and by creating opportunities
for them to become the next generation of serviceable citizens.
The fourth Object drives Kiwanis to be an organization,
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Tom DeJulio Kiwanis International President