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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Kiwanis Club of Kennewick Katch-up Korner

September 26, 2017


President Cyndi Kittson opened the meeting at Clover Island.  Wayne Bell greeted members and guests,

 Micki McKinnon gave the innovation and Pat Johnstone Jones was facilitator. Glen Reiboldt led us in song.

 Guests:  Newt Hawkinson—wife Edna, Art King—Pat Powell, Ray Schultz—Tim Bostic

Kiwanis Moment—Thoughts and Prayers for:  Garry Bryan who will begin cancer treatments next week, 

Gary Deardorff also continues cancer treatment, Gene Koschik who will have a 2nd surgery soon, and to

Walteen and Rick Corson for the death of their husband and father.  Mr. Corson’s funeral is scheduled for Friday,          Sept. 29th, 2:00 p.m. at The West Side Church, 615 Wright Avenue, Richland.


            Installation Dinner:  Wednesday, Sept. 27th—Clover Island, 6:00 p.m.  Hixson Fellowship members, please wear your medallions and Past Lt. Governor’s wear your red jacket.

            Special Board Meeting:  The 2016-17 and 2017-18 Kiwanis boards will meet Wed. Sept. 27th at noon at Clover Island for the 2017-18 Budget Preview.  Lunch begins at 11:30 for $10.00.  

            Food Bank:  Our monthly collection for the Food Bank was taken last week and $70.00 was collected.

            SIGN Wine and Dine:  Rick McKinnon announced this event takes place Oct. 21st.  Cost for dinner is $50.00.  You can make your reservations with Rick or Micki McKinnon—947.4526.

            Amistad Jog-a-thon:  Amy Coffman reported all is ready to go for the Amistad’s 1st Jog-a-thon scheduled for Wed. Oct. 4th.  The following members will report to work 8:30-11:30:  Kevin Gunn, Bob Kelly, Cory and Audrey Manley, Luann Davis, Chuck DeGooyer, Wayne & Maureen Bell, Cyndi Kittson, Art King,

Don Johnstone, Rick Corson, Amy Coffman, Vel Wright, and Gerry Berges.

Program:  September facilitator Tim Anderson introduced Bill Dixon a Master Gardener.  Mr. Dixon shared information on the “Build-a-Bed to Feed a Family” project.  The food beds are for low income families and disadvantage person in our community. One raiseD bed garden would allow a family too grow about 100 pounds of food annually to feed themselves. Master gardeners over the past 5 years have helped develop gardening space for about 500 gardeners.  They also mentor these gardeners to ensure their success.  Master Gardeners welcome donations to support their program.  Donations fund gardening tools, topsoil and compost, fencing, irrigation supplies, seeds and materials to build the raised garden bed.  Donations can be sent to WSU Benton Franklin Master Gardener Foundation, 7102 W. Okanogan Pl. Ste 102, Kennewick, WA 99336.

Drawing:  $5.00—Gerry Berges & Chuck DeGooyer     Jiffy Car Wash Jan Mokler

Next Week’s Program:  National Mental Health Week—Fred Yapunich, National Alliance for Mental Illness

Dates to Remember:   

            Sept. 27:       2016-17 Board and 2017-18 combined board meeting—Club Budget Review.  

                                                Clover Island, 12 noon, lunch begins at 11:30.  Lunch cost:  $10.00.

            Sept. 27:      Installation Dinner—Clover Island, 6:00 p.m.  

            Sept. 28:      Administrative Committee Meeting—7:30 a.m.  Downtown Trios Board Room

            Sept. 28:      Membership Committee Meeting-12 noon at SportsPage

            Oct 4:           Amistad School’s Jog-a-Thon. 8:30-11:30 a.m.

            Oct. 5:          October Board Meeting—Clover Island, 12 noon

             Oct. 7:          PNW Governor Roger Bell Installation; Howard Johnson Plaza, 9 N. 9th Street, Yakima.

                                 1:00-3:00 p.m.  RVSVP are required:

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