April 24, 2018


President Chuck DeGooyer opened the meeting at Clover Island Inn.   Dean Strawn greeted members and guests.  Hank Sauer gave the invocation and Gerry Berges was facilitator. Glen Reiboldt led us in song.


Guests: Stan Case—wife Joanna, Gloria Seeley—Aga Tashea & Daniel Kilps.



            Pen Pal Ice Cream Party:  Wayne Bell reminded members to meet at Amistad Elementary tomorrow morning at 10:45 to attend the party scheduled for 11:00 in Room 18.  Sign in at the office,

            Nomination Committee:  this committee met after today’s meeting.

            Food Bank:  Collection was taken last week and $98.00 was collected.

            Kids Fishing Pond Event:  Rick Corson thanked the following members who volunteered on Saturday to assist kids with fishing:  Don Johnstone, Cyndi Kittson, Eva Koschik, Bob Kelly, Chuck DeGooyer, Kevin Gunn, Russ Burtner, Tom & Gloria Seeley.  Fourteen Amistad students had a great time fishing on Saturday and did catch fish.

            Greeter Sign-up:  Pat Johnstone Jones sent around a sign-up sheet for members to sign to be greeters during the next 2 months.

            Membership Committee:  Vicki Bergum announced this month’s meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at the SportsPage, 12 noon and not their regular meeting date on Thursday.

            Administrative Committee Meeting:  this Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 a.m.  Trios Downtown Conference Room

            Monthly Board Meeting:  The board meets Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 12 noon at Clover Island.

            Youth Service Committee Meeting:  This committee met today after our meeting.


Door Prize:  $5.00—Rick McKinnon & Gary Puckett    Car Wash:  Glen Reiboldt


Program:  This month’s facilitator Tom Moak introduced Lona Hammer, Kennewick Housing Authority’s Executive Director.  The Kennewick Housing Authority is 70 years old and many of our past and present Kiwanians have played an important role in housing authority.  The KHA provides affordable house to those who need help.  Sunny Slopes, the 1st  housing authority  site,  now has a computer lab and lending library.

 Ms Hammer shared slides of the newest site being built, Nueva Vista II.  At this site, 50% of the apartments will house homeless families with children, 20% will be for those with disabilities and 5 or 6 units will be for those referred from DSHS.  This facility will also have a garden area for tenants to grow food.  Master Gardeners’ are assisting with creating these gardens.


Next Week’s Program:  Kiwanis Education

news image

June 1 & 2nd from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, 138 Erica Drive, Richland, WA

The BELL's...

Tri-Cities Regional Airport makes a visit.
news image

Program Master of the Month, Tom Moak, on Tuesday, April 10, brought to us Mr....

Marketing Strategies Shared
news image

Tuesday, April 17, Program Producer Tom Moak once again brought us an interesting...

Membership & Mission is this Kiwanis Year Theme
news image

In keeping with President Chuck's theme of expanding our Mission and Membership,...