July 17–20, 2014
Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo Chiba 2014
Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson

Kiwanis International trustee candidate

Club: Florissant Valley, Missouri

District: Missouri-Arkansas

The candidate in her own words...

Why did you decide to run for office? 

I see a need to grow and diversify membership, the key to increasing service and financial stability. If “we build,” we can continue “serving the children of the world,” our reason for being. I also seek to improve collaboration and communication throughout Kiwanis to match our culture with our vision.

What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?

My career and continued education as teacher, administrator and consultant; other community service; and experience in Kiwanis have provided me with skills that will transfer to the office of Kiwanis International trustee. My passion for Kiwanis and for helping others to live their best lives inspires me to do the work.

How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis? 

I hope to serve Kiwanis International so that we improve the lives of ever-increasing numbers of children and communities in significant ways, including the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. I envision a growing, caring, responsive organization, one that inspires its members to serve and to invite others to join.


Biographical information

I am married to Charlie, a Kiwanis lieutenant governor; we live in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and have two adult children. My career in education has included teaching, staff development, and administration. I am honored to have served in leadership positions in Kiwanis and in The Eliminate Project.

Contact Barbara's campaign manager at gbartley894@yahoo.com. Consult her website. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter