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Happy Happy February from the Governor!

February is upon us! Typically known as the "month of love". Well, I believe that every month, that we share space on this earth should be known as the "month of love". However, let me talk about "love" for just a little bit. I'm sure you've heard that we are "to love one another" and "love they neighbor as thyself'. Most of us have families that we love. Whether that is parents, grandparents, spouses, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends and neighbors. In Kiwanis we have the opportunity - no the obligation - to love beyond those aforementioned and love the "children of the world". Love them enough to serve them unconditionally. When you expand your circle of love, and you experience the good that is being done worldwide, your heart explodes with that love and the world does indeed become a better place! MID-WINTER convention, February 25-27, is an opportunity to share the LOVE and learn about that obligation to the "children of the world". Registration forms are out. Indeed, you only have 2 more days for the room block and the early registration fee. Don't miss out on this convention! We have some wonderful speakers and educational opportunities. The board will meet at 9:00 Friday morning and the convention will kick-off at noon. We will have a Mardi Gras party on Friday night at the Windmill. Feel free to wear a costume, a mask, or not, whatever you are comfortable with. Just come and enjoy good food and a good time. We will continue bright and early Saturday morning with colors presented by the Marines and a welcome by the Mayor of Billings. We have a day packed with speakers and the awards luncheon by IPG Cathy Tutty. We will wind up the day with a banquet on Saturday night with International Vice President Katrina Baranko as our key-note speaker.

In January I did manage one more club visit. Although it was a last-minute decision, the highways cleared and allowed me to make a trip to Helena where I heard an amazing speaker and got to meet more of the Kiwanis family. Thank you, Helena, for welcoming me. It was indeed an IGNITING experience.

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well neither does bathing ... that's why we recommend you do it daily. Zig Ziglar

My phone is always on. Do not hesitate to call or email me your concerns and your ideas! Cherie Neudick, Governor Montana District of Kiwanis, (406) 366-2632

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