Eliminate Model Clubs


Eight MO-ARK Kiwanis clubs completed their Model Club pledges for ELIMINATE in October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018, Kiwanis year.  What does this mean?  These eight clubs (Bella Vista, Ferguson, Jefferson City, Lee’s Summit, Maplewood, Union, O’Fallon) have given at least $750 per member since the inception of the Kiwanis International signature service project to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus.  They have protected and saved more than 415 mothers and their babies per member.

We now have 25 of our 49 pledged model clubs who have completed their pledge and many are continuing to protect and save mothers and their babies in the 14 countries that have not been verified by UNICEF to be free of the dreaded disease of maternal/neonatal tetanus.

The MO-ARK District pledge:  $1,800,000 protecting and saving 1 million mothers and their babies is nearing $1,650,000 paid.   Keep up your generous giving and we will pass our goal in 2020.  One of the best ways to give is by giving a ZELLER Fellowship ($1250) to someone in your club or community who loves kids.  You can get a lot of publicity for giving ZELLERS.

On the next page is a chart of how our model clubs are doing as they support the Eliminate project and protect and save the most vulnerable of the world’s mother’s and babies.   Three clubs are Gold Clubs having given more than $1000 per member.  Five more clubs have given more than $800 per member.

Don’t stop, Don’t give up, Don’t be satisfied until maternal/neonatal tetanus is eliminated!   Now is the time to be generous and protect and save the lives of mothers and their babies.    THANK YOU!!!

Roger N. Jespersen

MO-ARK District Eliminate Advocate



 CLUBDivisiongiving level $ total giving $per member
1MonettDivision 12 Gold Club52389.441309.74
2JacksonDivision 14 Gold Club20204.711188.51
3RussellvilleDivision 20 100K/Gold101019.001174.64
4Florissant ValleyDivision 7 Model Club32386.60981.41
5Meramec Valley CommunityDivision 9 Model Club11918.00903.17
6Creve CoeurDivision 7 Model Club9930.00902.73
7Pacific (CR)Division 10 Model Club9452.00859.27
8Jefferson CityDivision 11 Model Club20433.81817.35
9Columbia-BoonslickDivision 5 Model Club38142.50794.70
10ColumbiaDivision 5 Model Club60325.57793.76
11Columbia-Golden KDivision 5 Model Club45707.31774.70
12South County, St LouisDivision 9 Model Club17024.52773.84
13SpringdaleDivision 24 Model Club96062.11768.50
14UnionDivision 10 Model Club38263.89765.28
15MaplewoodDivision 9 Model Club10637.00759.79
16Bella VistaDivision 19 Model Club15894.57756.88
17BatesvilleDivision 17 Model Club52848.99754.98
18LibertyDivision 3 Model Club9750.93750.84
19DoniphanDivision 14 Model Club12007.05750.44
20GravetteDivision 19 Model Club23260.00750.32
21North Kansas CityDivision 3 Model Club12750.00750.00
22Raytown Three TrailsDivision 4 Model Club14250.00750.00
23Lee’s SummitDivision 4 Model Club14250.00750.00
24O’FallonDivision 6 Model Club16500.00750.00
25FergusonDivision 7 Model Club12750.00750.00