Hi D4ers … your DMD here again!

You know that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”, and on behalf of D4 Governors Susan Dickson and Dean Faithfull, and the entire PacKIN the Passion team, we’re excited to announce the recipient of the District 4 Kin-of-the-Month award for November – Robin Platz of the High River Kinettes.

Robin is a very active Kinette within her club, organizing several projects and fundraisers (because that’s what she likes to do!) and constantly leveraging her 12 years of Kin to help mentor newer members. She’s the epitome of what Kin is about with her always positive and inspiring attitude and outlook on life. She also manages this while she cares for her terminally ill husband Terry (

As part of the Kin-of-the-Month award, the recipient will have a $500 donation made in their name to the charity of their choice. Robin has chosen Rowan House Emergency Shelter ( in High River. The Calgary Family of Kin is November’s club sponsor and will be making a $500 donation to this great organization in Robin’s name.


Honourable mentions go out to: Noah Palaschuk (Kin Campus Club of Calgary) for her energy and leadership as President of her club at such a young age, and driving club growth and service projects; Shawna Desjardins (Milk River), also President of her club, for demonstrating what it means to be in Kin to newer members by involving them in inter clubs and education, and for balancing the life of a busy new mom with Kin.

Congratulations everyone and THANK YOU for what you do!

  •  Rick