My name is Peggy Hefler. I joined the Kinette Club of Sackville in 1997 and during the past 24 years I have held almost every club executive position, including the office of Club President 5 times. I have held the positions of District Membership Director (like today’s Club Support Officer), District Treasurer, District Service Director and District Governor. Although this is my second term as a Zone Deputy Governor, it is the first time as a single Zone leader. In May 2016, I was honoured with my life membership in the Kinette Club of Sackville.
When I first joined Kin, I was quiet, shy and tended to blend in. I was happy being involved, but in the background. Over time I not only worked on projects but co-chaired and chaired projects ranging from caterings to wine tastings, dances to our Christmas Family, BBQs to conferences. Over the past 24 years, I had been able to participate in many great projects, work with many great teams and great leaders.
Through my experiences in Kin, I not only became more confident and willing to step out of my comfort zone, but also gained valuable leadership skills that assisted in the growth and development in my personal career. Kin has not only given me the opportunity of personal growth, but also the ability to volunteer and help my community, and the opportunity to meet a variety of people and form lifelong friendships.
I am proud to represent Zone B Kinsmen and Kinettes as their Deputy Governor for 2021 – 2022. With me on the Zone B Team this coming year are Gerry Archibald – Club Support Officer; Nancy Archibald – Service Officer and Shelley Burke – Secretary. We look forward to working with your clubs as we merge into the post covid era of fundraising and serving our community’s greatest need.
Yours In Kin,
Deputy Governor District 7, Zone B 2021-2022