By improving productivity and training future leaders, the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham developed a one-year emerging leaders program, and today, Jan. 24, their team announced the 2023 class. Keep reading to hear all about the new class joining the Kiwanis Club.
What is the Kiwanis Emerging Leaders Program?
This program introduces new leaders to both the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and its mission to serve children. Each class member is granted associate member status and is invited to attend the weekly club meetings, as well as Kiwanis committee meetings to help advise the club leadership on issues that relate to the younger adults in the Birmingham community.
Alongside the other leadership programs and service projects that the Kiwanis Club has taken part in and developed, this emerging leaders program is intended to build a new generation of leaders to continue the Club’s legacy of professional and civic leadership in the Birmingham community through mentoring future Kiwanians.
“For 105 years, Kiwanians have helped build a stronger community by serving our children. Kiwanians have awarded college scholarships, sponsored youth leadership programs, provided children with books, and helped create spaces, like Vulcan Park, Birmingham Kiwanis Trail and Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter at the Birmingham Zoo, for our families to explore.”Honora Gathings, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham Executive Director
Emerging Leaders class of 2023
- Kendall Chew, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Senior Philanthropy Coordinator
- Arthur Fisher, Jr., The Jones Group, LLC Government Affairs Manager
- Meagan Holland, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Director of Public Relations
- Ethan Howard, ServisFirst Bank AVP
- Adrian Hughes, Regions Bank SVP of Wealth Management
- Jamie Lewis, Black Belt Community Foundation Finance Director
- Meg Lovett, Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center Community Outreach Coordinator
- Harrison Proctor, Protective Life Government Affairs Counsel
- Anna Catherine Roberson, Alabama Power Company Corporate Relations Specialist
- Sarah Singleterry, Jemison Metals Materials Manager
About the Kiwanis Club
Seeking to inspire, develop and support the civic and professional growth of Birmingham—with a special emphasis on improving the lives of youth—the Kiwanis Club actively recruits members, serves its community and regularly surveys its goals and missions to achieve a positive community experience.
In addition to the 2023 emerging leaders class, their most recent project is the Kiwanis Centennial Park and Kiwanis Vulcan Trail, two components of an expansion to Vulcan Park.
“As we look ahead to the next 105 years, we are working to prepare the next generation of leaders to continue the Kiwanis tradition of service.”Honora Gathings, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham Executive Director
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