Serving the Children of the World™
Maribel Garcia


Maribel “Belle” Garcia

Dear ASPAC Convention Delegates:

I welcome you all to the 48th Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention at Port Dickson, Malaysia on March 16 to 18, 2023. I am delighted for the opportunity to hold a face-to-face convention after two (2) years of having it virtually. I would like to believe that this is the opportune time to anew.

This year’s theme “WE ARE ONE” reflects our eagerness to revitalize the mission of our organization in serving the children. We are one happy Kiwanis family bringing the Kiwanis service to the community.

In addition to the Five Priority Areas of Kiwanis International, ASPAC added Leadership in Technology. It is our objective to lead the Districts and Clubs into digitalization. During the convention, we will launch the ASPAC Virtual Office. Workshops on Tik-Tok and social media platforms will be offered. We will make use of the modern technology to handle the business sessions and reporting.

The Convention Organizing Team headed by Past District Governor Serena Quek and Malaysia District Rosemary Tan has done a tremendous job in producing an event that would provide a different experience to convention delegates. Congratulations, Malaysia District, for staging a successful convention. We are continually impressed by the results you produce.

To all my beloved Kiwanians, I am ecstatic to express my gratitude for your valuable contribution to the success of this convention. It has been said “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” Your commitment to share your time, talent and treasure to Kiwanis is greatly appreciated.

Let us all celebrate in service for children.

Maribel B. Garcia
Asia Pacific Chair
AY 2022-2023