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Kathy Miller

Club Support

When my brother-in-law Rick was diagnosed with ALS in 2003 there was very little awareness or information about this devastating disease. I remember finding one short paragraph in the local library, long before internet and social media. At that same time there was a group going through town, called On A Roll  for ALS. We went to see them, the Ladysmith Kinsmen's President Mike had recently been diagnosed. They were traveling the island, Mike in his wheelchair raising awareness and donations.The next year Rick rolled from Campbell River to Victoria, I went along as cook for the team. It took a week and in every community we were met by Kinsmen and Kinette clubs. Hotdog sales, booths, donations, encouragement.I participated two more years with another young man Bob from Port Alberni. We raised a lot of awareness and donations in those years and it made me want to do more. So I joined the Duncan Kinette Club. After my first Fall Leadership Convention and National Convention I was hooked.

I was Governor with Scott Wood in 2014/15 and 2015/16. I was one of the chairs for National Convention 2019 in Nanaimo. I received my Life Membership in 2022. I have been the President of the Duncan Kinettes for several years. I have been D5Club Support 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25. I recently became a board member for the Kinsmen Rehabilitation Foundation of BC.

Kin has given me the opportunity to travel and make lifelong friendships across Canada. It has challenged me to do things enabling me to grow and learn. It has supported me when I needed and given me confidence. I often tell people that My time spent on Kin is what I do for me.

I live and work on Vancouver Island with my husband and like to spend time at the beach with family ,children , grandchildren and friends. I like to knit , sew ,paint rocks and gardening.

Kathy Miller
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