Dr. Maria Barbosa was 2014-2015 President of FPC Kiwnais Club
2016-2017 Lt. Governor of Kiwanis Florida International Division 7
2015: Thanks to the generosity of Flagler Palm Coast Kiwanis membership, our donation/pledge of $24,750 to Kiwanis International has helped to save the lives of 13,750 at risk women and all their future children. The Awards been presented last Friday, September 25th, 2015 at our 38th Anniversary Awards & Officers Installation dinner held at Pine Lakes Restaurant at the grand Club.
With honor Dr. Barbosa presented to Al Jones “Kiwanis of the Year 2015 Award” Al Jones is a retired United States Army Intelligence Officer, and belongs to the Flagler County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. He also served on the Flagler County Board of Commissioners. Al is a long time member of the Flagler, Palm Coast Kiwanis dating back to Dec. 1987. Al was the club’s16th President in 1992/93. He served on the board and numerous committees for years, and has been the membership chair for a number of years.
4 Centennial Awards. Been presented to Past Lt. Gov. Bill Klinkenberg, Dr. Richard Conkling, Frank Consentino and Jim with Frank been presented to President Dr. Maria Barbosa with Centennial Award.
Dr. Maria Barbosa been Awarded with a Centennial Awards and Awarded with Medallion to be the President who made the difference in Kiwanis International District 7.. Was an honor to receive this high rank acknowledgement by Lt. Governor Jim Rademacher Kiwanis International Division 7. Dr. Maria Barbosa joined Kiwanis in 2011, and quickly rose to the club Presidency. She has a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling, is the Founder and CEO of DIVAS International. Besides being a wife, mother, grandmother, and a local business woman, Maria is a published author, having written several books. When Maria takes on a project, she does so with boundless energy and a warm heart. She is the FPC High school Key Club adviser and she is currently writing a book on the history of the Flagler, Palm Coast Kiwanis club. She has done an exemplary job as club President, and has been elected to be the 2016/2017 Div. 7 Lt. Governor.
Bill Klinkenberg is proud to be a United States Marine, and belongs to the Marine Corps League Detachment #876 of Flagler County. He is also a retired New York City Police Sergeant. Bill is the only remaining founding father of the Flagler, Palm Coast Kiwanis club, dating back to March of 1977. Bill has held every chair in the club except treasurer, and he was a distinguished secretary. Bill was the clubs 8th President in 1984/85 and the 35th President in 2010/11. He was the Lt. Governor when we were still part of Division 5, and he was the Florida Foundation Trustee for Div.7 from 2011 to 2013.
Dr. Richard Conkling is a United States Army Veteran. He is a retired Flagler County school principal and was heavily involved in setting up the media center when the Belle Terre Elementary school was built. Dr. C. is one of the club’s longest standing members dating back to Dec. 1977. He was the club’s 3rd President in 1979/80. He served on the board and numerous committees for years, and has been our Foundation Treasurer for many years. Bill Klinkenberg tells us that one of Dick’s favorite things was to prepare the corn for the KI-WAN-I-QUE’s that the club used to hold. Mrs. Polly is pinning Dr. Conkling her husband with a Centennial pin.
Frank Consentino is a United States Navy Veteran. He is a retired businessman, having run three successful businesses for more than forty years. He is a published author, and is currently writing a book about his glass collection.Frank joined Kiwanis in 2003 and transferred to the Flagler, Palm Coast Kiwanis from Haverhill Massachusetts in 2006.He was the club’s 33rd President in 2008/09 and was named Lt. Gov. of the year in 2011/2012.Frank has served on the board and numerous committees for years and has been the Compound liaison officer for a number of years. Frank is in his second term as the Florida Kiwanis Foundation Trustee for Div. 7, and is one of the Division 7 Certified CLE Trainers.
The Flagler, Palm Coast Club’s commitment to the “Eliminate” Project is truly an accomplishment in which every member should take great pride. Once again, as with the late Kiwanis International IDD Project, our club has made history on a world wide scale. Just last night we received an e-mail from Kiwanis International informing us that Cambodia is now completely free of Maternal Neo-Natal tetanus. Well Done, Flagler, Palm Coast Kiwanis!