Missouri-Arkansas District

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Rogers takes Group B lead in MO-ARK Membership Contest

Crestwood-Sunset Hills (Mo.) increased its lead last month in Group A, while Rogers (Ark.) took over first place in Group B of the Missouri-Arkansas Membership Contest. The competition, intended to encourage member recruiting, ends March 31.

Competition is in two groups of clubs: Group A, for clubs with 30 or more members, according to the official Kiwanis International Membership Report as of Nov. 1, 2020; and Group B, for clubs with fewer than 30 members, according to the official KI Membership Report as of the same date.

Any club officer with questions about the Membership Report should contact Mo-Ark secretary Mary Vaughan at kiwanismoark@outlook.com or (314) 581-0497.

The winners of $22,000 in community service grants will be determined as those clubs with the greatest percentage of membership increase between Nov. 1 and March 31. Using percentage of increase as a basis gives small clubs a chance to compete against larger ones.

Four grants, varying from $1,000 to $4,000, will be given in Division A. Six grants of $1,000 to $4,000 will be given in Division B, which includes about twice as many clubs.

Crestwood-Sunset Hills Club, which is in Mo-Ark Division 9, leads Group A with an increase of 14.78% as of Jan. 31. The club has added five members since Nov. 1 and now has 39.

Wright City (Mo.), a Division 6 club, is in second place at 8.1%. Saint Charles (Mo.), also a Division 6 club, ranks third at 7.4%. Golden K Club of Benton is the top-ranking Arkansas club at 6.3%, which ranks sixth.

Percentage increases in Group B tend to be much larger, even though the membership number increases may be similar.

Rogers, a Division 19 club, jumped to the top of the Group B standings with a 52.9% increase — going from 13 members to 26. Ritenour St. Louis County (Division 7) is second at 40%. Bentonville (Ark.), a Division 19 club, climbed all the way to third by adding five members in February, now with a 31.3% increase. Cottleville Weldon Spring (Mo.) holds onto fourth at 30%. Malvern Area is the only other Arkansas club in the top 10 as of Jan. 1, ranking ninth at 21.4%.

Two other clubs would rank among the top 10 in Group B, except that Kiwanis International has marked them as “Charter Suspend Notice” for failing to pay an unpaid balance due. Contest rules provide that clubs must be in good standing to receive a grant, but the clubs can still qualify by settling with KI by March 31.

Membership Contest grants may be used only for service projects, community improvement projects and new educational scholarships, not for general and administrative purposes. An accounting will be required in writing within 60 days of receipt of a grant.

Funds for the contest will come from the district’s Reserve Fund.

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User Notes

Shorthand: You can reach this site at www.moarkkiwanis.org or by searching on Google or Bing.

Welcome to the new MO-ARK Website. This a bit of an overview. The information is all the same but the presentation is different with a broad screen device like a laptop or desk top and a narrow screen device like a smartphone. My comments compare my desktop experience with my Amazon Fire 7.

Both have links at the very top to the MO-ARK Facebook page and KI’s Instagram page.

Broad screen has the main menu horizontally across the top of the screen. We have nine main topics with additional pages listed alphabetically below them. A powerful search box that lets you search the text on all 90 pages.

The main screen is in two columns with text on the left and the top postings on the MO-ARK Facebook page on the right. Below that is an alphabetical list of all 90 pages by title.

Narrow Screen has the Facebook and Instragram links at the top. Click the small white button on the upper right to see the menu. It presents the text as a single column followed by the search box, Facebook posts and then the alphabetical list at the bottom.

We have retained the News column as one of the pages at the top.

I think you will find them both informative but note the broad screen has a bit more umph.

It’s been fun and challenging putting the website together. If you spot any errors or dead links, etc, please pass them along. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Paul Eckler
MO-ARK Webmaster