ORNAMENT PROJECT 2015
ZBTHS Students have been given the opportunity to create the new ornament to be sold by our club as a fundraiser. Students must create and produce an ornament utilizing Vector-cutting, Vector Engraving, and/or Raster Engraving. Students will present their designs at the regular club meeting on 2/17/15 at El Lago Mexican Restaurant at 7:30 AM. The student with the chosen design will receive an honorarium. Click here for details and a list of resources.
During the 2015 convention, Kiwanis and its partner UNICEF will celebrate The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis’ global campaign for children to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the globe.
“While those of us in industrialized nations have not had to worry about maternal and neonatal tetanus for decades, this disease is still deadly in developing countries,” said Dr. Button, a former family physician in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada, and Kiwanis’ international president. “We have been working to raise $110 million to eliminate this tragic disease from the world, and to save babies from suffering an excruciating death from tetanus. Our commitment to The Eliminate Project is our 100th anniversary gift to the world.”
To stop this disease, The Eliminate Project aims to immunize more than 61 million women of childbearing age, who will then pass on immunity to their future newborns. “The individual cost is small – US$1.80 will provide the vaccine and related services– but the cumulative effect is exponential in the number of lives protected and saved around the world,” Dr. Button said.
Click here for more information on the Eliminate Project.