The Mentoring Program

This page runs continuously and profiles are voluntary and can be removed at any time. Please share your name, and which club you are from. In about 250 words please share how you became successful or areas of your life you'd wish to highlight.


 


Jerry McMahon


Jerry McMahon

Owner, Jerry's Painting - email: jerrymcmah@aol.com

I have been a member of Kiwanis since 1992. I am now 51 years old. I joined Kiwanis after dropping out Eastern Michigan’s teacher program. When deciding on a major in college, I did not know my strengths and weaknesses. I was a drop out. I went to counseling and eventually joined AA which saved my life and have been sober since 1990. In Kiwanis I participated in a mentoring program in 1994 where I took the meyers briggs personality test which showed I could be a counselor, minister, or small business owner, not a teacher. I began a successful business by learning leadership principles from books and seminars. Some of my mentors Napoleon Hill who taught me how to develop a business and inspired me to build this mentoring program based on faith. Dale Carnegie who took me how to win friends and influence people. Steven Covey who showed me how to solve problems with eight successful habits. We in Kiwanis have lots more than three mentors, but those were huge for me at age 24. I also had problems with investing my money, please leave that to professionals. Money is a tool, not a higher power. Some of my hobbies are riding a Harley, my church, comedy, martial arts, and making youtube videos.
My favorite bible verse is proverbs 3:5-6” Trust in the lord with all of your heart you may not on your own understanding and all your ways submit to him and he will take make your path straight”.


Suzanne Dailey

Suzanne Dailey

Retired U of M Medical Technology - Email: sudailey@umich.edu

I was born in Bromley, Kent, England shortly after WWII ended in Europe. My dad was an American GI stationed in England during the war. Mum and I were able to join him in the USA after he was stationed back in the USA. We moved a lot when I was growing up and my family and I always got involved in local community projects that the various churches were attending supported. I attend college for undergraduate studies in Medical Technology at Penn State, then went to the University of Kentucky for graduate study in Epidemiology. While attending UK I organized a march supporting the Civil Rights Movement and though my various marches, I got to meet Martin Luther King. I met my husband, Al, while in college. He and I both believed that we humans were put on this earth to Help others. Over the years Al and I and our children were in involved in Kiwanis, Scouting, church projects, Habitat for Humanity, Kids Against Hunger, PTO, Christmas in April, Little League, and Key Club. Through my husband, I have been involved in Kiwanis for over 40 years. A woman could not be a member until 1987,but, that didn't mean we couldn't work side by side on Kiwanis projects with our husbands. I have always worked in the medical field with last 30 years of career life at the University of Michigan. The nature of my job did not make it possible to for me to join Kiwanis until I retired. I joined A2 Kiwanis in 2014 a few months after my husband Al, died. We both have had a deep and long love with Kiwanis. Al had a vision of Kiwanis having satellite clubs in a new modern world. i.e. Clubs meeting on the internet and having hands on projects once a month. I am very proud to be a part of this organization that emphasizes helping children and families around the world.