Way back in 2003, a Kiwanis International committee formed to explore the possibilities of starting a Key Leader program worldwide. Stan Soderstrom, the current Kiwanis International Executive, and Jane Erickson, International Vice-President, served on the committee. April, 2004, Stan introduced Key Leader to the Governors' Council in Indianapolis. At that time, Stan chaired the Sponsored Youth Programs. He announced that Sponsored Youth would become Service Leadership Programs and include Key Leader. The class of 2003-2004 District Governors totally endorsed Kiwanis International's recommendations
Later that April, the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District board approved having Key Leader within our District. September, 2005, we held the first weekend at Camp Wawbeek. 10 years, still going strong and looking forward to celebrating a 20-year anniversary.