Who's Who 2011: Michael Anders
Monday, March 21, 2011
Anders, an executive vaccine sales representative for Merck Vaccines, lives and breathes Kiwanis service. The 43-year-old father of three serves as lieutenant governor for Missouri-Arkansas District Kiwanis Club; past president of Kiwanis Club of Cape Girardeau; adviser to Southeast Missouri State University Circle K Club; treasurer of Cape Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation. He is a certified asthma educator and a member of Merck Vice President's Club.
"I'm so proud to be a part of a wonderful family. My wife Betsy, our boys and our extended family mean so much to me. Without my family's love and support I couldn't do what I do. They inspire and motivate me more than they realize. My second family is the Kiwanis Club. I joined Kiwanis 10 years ago and have been involved with countless community projects over the years. Most recently I helped organize a new Kiwanis team to focus our efforts on serving our local schools. I'm proud to say over 20 new members have joined this team. We're helping the young children of our community learn to volunteer with the Kiwanis K-Kids program and bring up their grades with the Kiwanis BUG Program. I have to admit -- it doesn't feel like work when you love what you do!"