“In 2009-2010, I served as Governor for the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International, representing approximately 10,000 members.
I greatly appreciate the difference dogs make in people’s lives, whether they are working dogs or simply a family pet. My Governor’s Project, Project K-9, involved working with dogs—either projects directed toward dogs or projects in which dogs are used to help others. I encouraged each of the more than 300 clubs in the Pacific Northwest to take on at least one project, and clubs came up with many ideas. I am pleased to forward to you, on behalf of the members in our district, a check in the amount of $1,000. Kiwanis Clubs often work with autistic children; please use these funds to support your autism program. Thank you for all you do with dogs to improve the lives of adults and children living with disabilities.”
Patrick W., Kiwanis International, Victoria, British Columbia