Kiwanis Club of Kennewick Katch-up Korner
November 7, 2017
President Chuck DeGooyer opened the meeting at Clover Island. Micki McKinnon greeted members and guests, Hank Sauer gave the innovation and was Gary Puckett was facilitator. Glen Reiboldt led us in song.
Guests: Steve Young—wife Anita
Thoughts and Prayers: Gene Koschik’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Kennewick Methodist Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koschik family. Also keep Newt Hawkinson in your prayers as he continues to get better at the Manor Rehab Center.
Happy Birthday to Bill Kendrick who is celebrating his 93rd birthday November 9th.
Secretary Report: Maureen Bell reported Laurie Tufford is our webmaster. The board approved membership to: Steve Young, Wes Gardner, & Maurice Meilleur. The weekly Katch-up Korner will be sent via an attachment to your email message. The board also approved the following project proposals: Youth Service--$500 to United Way’s “Birth to 5” program to purchase books, “What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick.” Community Service--$400 for our club’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Program, Human & Spiritual Values--$50 for Christmas Program, $400 for the Hats, Gloves & Socks for the homeless, $250 for Trios Adult Care Christmas Program and Service Excellence--$500 Adopt an Amistad Family for Christmas.
InterClub: Division Council Meeting, Nov. 8th. The following members volunteered to attend HHH’s interclub on Monday, Nov. 13th at noon: Kirk Williamson, Matt Taylor, Micki & Rick McKinnon, Cyndi Kittson & Wayne & Maureen Bell.
Membership: Vicki Bergum reminded members when they have a future member candidate, to please have a membership form filled out and give to either Vicki Bergum or Pat Johnstone Jones along with $80.00 so the club can begin the new member process.
Community Service Committee: Audrey Manley announced that this committee will meet Nov. 28th right after our Kiwanis meeting.
Turkey Collection: collecting turkeys for the holidays from Nov. 7th to Dec. 12th. Bring your turkeys to the Kiwanis meetings for the Food Bank.
Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringing: this service project begins Saturday, Nov. 25th and every Saturday thru Dec. 23rd at Kennewick Fred Meyers. Audrey sent a sign-up sheet for members to volunteer to work.
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.
Perfect Attendance: Audrey presented perfect attendance pins to: Russ Edwards—29 years, Rick Corson—8 years, Wayne Bell—13 years & Maureen Bell—7 years.
SIGN: Rick McKinnon announced this week’s SIGN donation was $1660 which will be matched by an unnamed donor.
Past Presidents’ Gathering: Chuck reported the meeting with Past Presidents was well attended and the group shared suggestions for fund-raising and membership growth ideas. They also discussed ways to promote our club and to focus on unique projects that emphasize our Kiwanis name in the community.
Dick Petersen, Gary Puckett, Glen Reiboldt, Gus Kittson, Stan Case, Tom Moak, Chuck DeGooyer,
Vickie Bergum, Russ Burtner, Hank Sauer, Laurie Tufford, Russ Edwards, Rick Corson & Cyndi Kittson attended this meeting.
Program: Kirk Williamson, introduced Brenda Swenson, Director of End of Life Care at Chaplaincy Health Care.
Brenda shared the “Other” talk we should have with our kids before a serious illness occurs. The Chaplaincy’s Palliative Care provides guidance and support focused on relieving physical, emotional and spiritual suffering of the patient as well as their entire family.
Drawing: $5.00— Stan Case & meeting staff Jiffy Car Wash—Russ Edwards
Next Week’s Meeting: Brian Ace—Boys and Girls Club—New Club starting near Amistad Elementary.
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