Hope Markes

Fel­low Kiwa­ni­ans, my name is Hope Markes and I am seek­ing your vote in sup­port of my can­di­da­cy for our next Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al Trustee.

I have served my com­mu­ni­ty for more than 30 years in a vari­ety of chal­leng­ing lead­er­ship roles. For the past 21 years I have been an active mem­ber in the Kiwa­nis Club of Hopewell, Jamaica. Though my expe­ri­ences with Kiwa­nis have been as grat­i­fy­ing as they have been vast, there is a spe­cial place in my heart for our Spon­sored Lead­er­ship Pro­grams (SLPs).

My role as Gov­er­nor for the year 2013–14 was a ful­fill­ing year, allow­ing me to have great reach with­in this noble orga­ni­za­tion and to impact the lives of the chil­dren of the world. This impact, along with the life­long friend­ships that I’ve built with you, my fel­low Kiwa­ni­ans, has fueled my pas­sion for the con­ti­nu­ity of excel­lence in lead­er­ship and ser­vice to our beloved organization.

The busi­ness of Kiwa­nis requires high eth­i­cal stan­dards, dili­gent man­age­ment and a big heart for young peo­ple. The exper­tise that I’ve gleaned from oper­at­ing my busi­ness — a suc­cess­ful prop­er­ty man­age­ment com­pa­ny, Hope Markes Vil­las (which deals with the oper­a­tion of lux­u­ry resort homes locat­ed in the tourist mec­ca of Jamaica) — cou­pled with my unwa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to Kiwa­nis, qual­i­fies me to ful­fill the duties of an Inter­na­tion­al Trustee: man­ag­ing the busi­ness, prop­er­ty, and funds of Kiwa­nis International.

I look for­ward to your sup­port in ensur­ing that Cana­da and the Caribbean will be ably rep­re­sent­ed on the Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al Board for the peri­od 2021 — 2024. This would be a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone that hon­ors the true breadth and depth of this diverse glob­al organization.

Most of all please stay safe and keep well espe­cial­ly dur­ing this time of the Pandemic.


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