Bill and Peggy Flinta.

Marion Noon Kiwanis hosted the Ohio District Division 11-South Council Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The highlight of the evening was Ohio District Governor Bill Flinta’s address and his wife, Peggy’s, update on the First Family Project. The event was held in the Guthery Room in Maynard Hall on The Ohio State University-Marion Campus, 1461 Mount Vernon Avenue.

More than 4o people from District 11-South attended the meeting, including 13 from Marion Noon Kiwanis Club.

Vice President David Hepp called the meeting order and Gareth Higgins provided the invocation. Lynn Stoycheff, lieutenant governor, from Powell, introduced the guests. Lt. Governor-Elect, Jack Bull, from Marion Noon Kiwanis, conducted the council roll call and business meeting. The Inspirational Thought was provided by Dennis Swartz, Marion Noon Kiwanis.

Bill Flinta, the Ohio District Governor, from Stowe Monroe Falls, talked about growing our Ohio membership, solidifying our image, and always looking for ways to serve our communities. He also discussed The Eliminate Project which raised funds to eliminate MNT (Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus) that kills one baby every nine minutes. Learn More about Eliminate Project.  You can read Ohio Kiwanis message at 

Peggy Flinta talked about the First Family’s Project, Today Readers, Tomorrow’s Leaders. Peggy and Bill chose this project because it is meaningful for the betterment of our communities. Peggy passed out bookmarks, designed by Kiwanis Aktion Club members that included upcoming dates. Each club is asked support literacy with relevant service projects. Learn more Here.


Marion Noon Kiwanis meets every Thursday at 11:30am at the Marion Public Library, 445 E. Center Street  We welcome new members!!