District News

Latest additions: Region III Governor’s Visit; Eliminate Giving Report August; Amazon Smile; 2020-2021 Distinguished Club Criteria

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The MO-ARK website continues new additions and refinements.  The latest–

Region III Governor’s Visit. Planned for October 23, 2020, 7:00 pm at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803. 2020-Gov-Visit-Reg-III.docx

Eliminate Report.  Roger Jespersen, MO-ARK Eliminate Advocate, issued a report at the House of Delegates meeting in August.  It is posted on the Eliminate News page.  Click here.  He also issued the Giving Report through August 31.  Click here.

Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a percentage of purchases on Amazon Smile to a charity of your choice. Earl Collins Foundation is available. So is Kiwanis Children’s Fund.

MO-ARK Distinguished Club 2020-2021.  MO-ARK has announced criteria for Distinguished Club in 2021.  Click here.  Distinguished Club for 2019-2020 is also available.  Click here.  Send the form to Mary Vaughan by November 30, 2020 for 2019-2020.

MO-ARK CLE Officer Training Part 2. Videos are now posted on You Tube. KI webinar videos are still available. Officers must complete training by Sep 30 to qualify for Distinguished Club. See https://k14.site.kiwanis.org/cle-news/

ECF Scholarship Applications for 2020-2021 are now available. Click here

Club Facebook addresses.  Click here

MO-ARK Giving Guidelines for 2020-21 have been issued.  Click here.

Free Club Website from Kiwanis International.  For more click here.

Eliminate Giving Report,  August 31, 2020.  Posted under the Eliminate menu item, or click here.

Kiwanigram August issue is out.  Click here.   Or see the Kiwanigram listings on the Menu.

Cybersecurity.  Kiwanis international has issued a PowerPoint with tips on avoiding hackers.  Some of the suggestions are a bit challenging to achieve (such as including no names or contact information in your Kiwanis posts on line), but others are practical tips to identify and avoid phishing attacks.  To download the PowerPoint click here.  Or see the Cybersecurity item under the Resources Menu item.

Governor’s Interclub Contest Rules for 2019-20.  Click here.

Changing Club Dues.  Dues is now part the Mandatory Policies, part of your club By-Laws.  KI has provided instructions on how to revise Mandatory Policies.  Click here.

MO-ARK Builders Club Website.  Click here.

Les Mace Fellowship Application, click here.

Clubs by Division  Click here.

Clubs by Region  Click here.  Includes club membership numbers.


Carla Proetz Obrien Elected MO-ARK Governor-Elect for 2020-218/2/2020 – District: Missouri-Arkansas

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News from the House of Delegates meeting in Springfield

As COVID 19 cancelled our MO-ARK convention in Springfield this weekend, I was elected by only a small House of Delegates (in person and on Zoom) to serve as your new Governor-Elect.  I’m looking forward to working with you all, and taking advantage of all of the new ways that our clubs can operate and perform service spurred by unique conditions these past months.  My motto and song will be:  We Are Family!

For those of you unfamiliar with me, I reside in the St Louis MO area, member of the Gravois- St Louis County Club, have served two years at Lt Governor, two years as MO-ARK trustee, and serve on the Earl Collins Board.  I was raised in a Kiwanis family with my Dad a 60+ year Kiwanian and past Lt Governor, and my Mom a 50 year member of Sinawiks (the Kiwanis ladies auxiliary of days gone by).

I am so looking forward to working with you all! – or in ARK, all y’all!


Annual Report Information State filing due August7/27/2020 – District: Missouri-Arkansas

Annual Report Information

All corporations doing business in Missouri or Arkansas must file an annual registration report. This one-page report contains a minimal amount of information, but failure to file the report will result in administrative dissolution of a domestic corporation’s charter.Missouri report is due by August 30th. The information can be accessed by clicking here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/generalInfo#annualReportsArkansas report is due by August 1st. The information can be accessed by clicking here: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/business-commercial-services-bcs/nonprofit-charitable-entities/

The return typically certifies that your corporation still exists and reports its current mailing address and the names of an officers and directors.  The return can be filed on paper but in some states online filings are accepted.  You will be notified by mail at your address of record when the return is due.  Most are due annually, but Missouri allows two year fillings. 


CLE Officer Training–Part 2–MO-ARK7/26/2020 – District: Missouri-Arkansas

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Club Leadership Education (CLE)

Kiwanis International provided an online learning opportunity to clubs the week of June 8 – 13, 2020. This training was provided for Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Membership Chairs. Thank you to all the officers that attended the training. This training was generic to all of Kiwanis.

CLE Part 2:

Missouri-Arkansas held a follow-up to the training on August 5 and 8.   Coverage expanded on the MO-District and its services.  Videos of the sessions should be available shortly.

A Membership Training Update will be held in November. All Clubs should have a Membership Chair!

KI Club Leadership Education Videos are also available watch or re-watch here: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/3ef013995cb2493881c15113d3a6eedb. You will need to register in order to view the videos. But that’s easy. This way we will know who has viewed the training so that you and your club gets credit. Please make sure your put Missouri Arkansas in the District line. We are District #K14 is needed.

More information can be found at moarkkiwanis.net under the District Information menu item. Or at https://moark.portalbuzz.com/Page/36582

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