7:19 PM (14 hours ago)
November 28, 2017
President Chuck DeGooyer opened the meeting at Clover Island Inn. Audrey Manley greeted members, Bob Kelly gave the innovation and Maurice Meilleur was facilitator. Glen Reiboldt led us in song.
Guests: Vicki Bergum—Sharon Carson and Dean Strawn—wife Sandi.
Inter-Club: Finley Satellite Club, Wed. Nov, 29th at Shooter’s in Finley at 6:00 p.m. No Division Council this month.
Adopt an Amistad Family for Christmas: Maureen Bell shared with members that we have adopted an Amistad family to purchase gifts for Christmas. Our family is a single mother with 5 children, ages ranging 7-15. There are snowmen that lists an item each child has “wished” for. Members are asked to take a snowman and purchase the item listed. Please wrap the gift and tape the snowman on the outside of the package so we will know who it goes to. If you are unable to shop but would like to participate, we are taking donations and a “wished for” gift will be purchased. Thank you for your support with this project. It is a warm feeling to know that one Amistad family will have a Merry Christmas.
Community Service Committee: Audrey Manley announced that this committee will meet right after today’s Kiwanis meeting in the Crow’s Nest to make plans for the “Appreciation Day for Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen” in February.
Turkey Collection: Our club will continue collecting holiday turkeys until Dec. 19th. Bring your turkeys to the Kiwanis meetings for the Food Bank.
Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringing: Bell ringing has begun and will continue every Saturday thru Dec. 23rd at Kennewick Fred Meyers. Thank you to Micki & Rick McKinnon, Ray Schultz, Matt Taylor and his grandson Mitchell and Audrey and Cory Manley for ringing bells the 1st weekend.
Cory Manley’s Eye Glass Mission: The club is collecting glasses for Cory’s mission in January 2018. Bring your unneeded glasses to the club meetings.
Membership Committee Meeting: Vicki Bergum announced this committee meets this Thursday, Nov. 30th at noon at the SportsPage.
Administrative Committee Meeting: Chuck reminded members this committee meets this Thursday, Nov. 30th at 7:30 a.m. at downtown Trios Conference Room.
Amistad Book Fair: Bob Kelly sent a sign-up sheet for members to volunteer at Amistad’s Book Fair—Dec. 11th-15th.
Pen Pal Ice Cream Party—Pen pals for Mr. Perez’s 4th grade will meet their student pen pal Wednesday Dec. 13th at 1:30 at Amistad. All Kiwanis members are invited to attend. The next Pen Pal Project will begin in February. Let Wayne Bell know if you want to be a pen pal for a new classroom.
Program: Art King introduced Tracie McFarlan, Mirror Images CEO—“Human Trafficking in the Tri-Cities.” Sadly, human trafficking does occur in the Tri-Cities. Mirror Images’ mission is to respond to domestic minor sex trafficking with the love of Christ through local education, intervention, restoration and aftercare. Their vision is to see local victims of sex trafficking become survivors who have hope, healing and restoration.
Drawing: $5.00—Maureen Bell & Gerry Berges Jiffy Car Wash—Serving Staff
Next Week’s Meeting: Marc Harden, “Feeding the Homeless in Kennewick” with Bob Kelly and Gerry Berges assistance.
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