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

Pierre Bourgouin

Kiwanis International trustee candidate

Club: Troyes-Chrestien de Troyes, France

District: France-Monaco

The candidate in his own words...

Why did you decide to run for office? 

One of my goals is to assist in engaging the European media, for example in the context of the 100th anniversary. I would like to serve Kiwanis in Europe and in the world by promoting The Eliminate Project campaign. The promotion of our organization’s rejuvenation is important to me, and I intend to develop Key Club in Europe.

What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?

My wife and I dedicate 100% of our time to our organization. I am always available to clubs, districts and members when they have questions. My abilities in French will allow me to identify new Kiwanis grounds throughout the francophone countries of the world and create new clubs there. 

How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis? 

I plan to increase female membership by promoting mixed clubs in Europe, and to open clubs in Africa (north and central), where children need our help the most. I would like to work in collaboration with The Eliminate Project to create clubs on that continent. I am ready to work in the field and establish connections.

Biographical information

Born in France, June 1, 1944.
Retired and living in the Champagne region with my wife Monique, we have two sons and seven grandchildren. 
I was an electronics engineer at international electronics companies until 2002.
I have been working for the France-Monaco District since 1985, as club secretary and president, lieutenant-governor, governor, and currently staff member.

For more information about Pierre, contact his campaign coordinator, Jacques Outrebon, at jcq.outrebon@orange.fr.