Kiwanis Club of Kennewick Katch-up Korner

September 19, 201

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

 Micki McKinnon gave the innovation and Wayne Bell was facilitator. Glen Reiboldt led us in song.

Guests:  Pat Johnstone Jones—Wes Gardner, Newt Hawkinson—wife Edna, Art King—Pat Powell

Kiwanis Moment:  Hank Sauer inducted a new member Michelle DeGooyer into our club.  Yes, Michelle is Chuck’s wife.  She has volunteered at the fair and was a co-chair with Chuck for the Mystery Dinner our club sponsored two years ago.  Welcome aboard, Michelle.


            Installation Dinner:  Our club’s installation dinner is Wed. Sept. 27th at Clover Island.  Cost for dinner is $30 for salmon or prime rib.   Please make your reservations with Jan Mokler (735.2942) by Sept. 21st.  You can pay the night of the dinner.    

            Fair Finance Report:  Bob Kelly reported our club’s 2017 fair profit is $10,880.43.  Kennewick High Key Club, Kennewick High & Kamiakin High Band Boosters, HHH & TCI Kiwanis Clubs and the Young Mariners were paid for their work at the fair.  We are proud we are able to support community based organizations and thank these groups for their help at the fair.  We couldn’t do what we do without them.

            Water Follies:  Laurie Tufford worked for the Pasco Kiwanis Club during the water follies.  Our club received $55.00 for Laurie’s volunteering for Pasco’s Kiwanis Club.  Thank you, Laurie.

            Russ Keefer—Russ Keefer was scheduled to work with Wayne Bell at the fair.  On the day he was to work, Russ called Wayne and explained he had been in an accident with an 18-Wheel truck and the bigger truck won, so wasn’t able to help Wayne that night.  Russ was thankful for Wayne’s understanding of the situation but Russ had made a promise to Wayne and apologized. As a token of his repentance, and appreciation for Wayne’s understanding, Russ has donated $100 to our club with instructions for Wayne to designate where this money should be used.  Wayne has asked the $100 be given to the Kennewick Foundation.  Wayne talked with Russ and he had gall bladder surgery which was successful and he is back to playing golf and tennis.

            Pen Pals:  Wayne and Maureen Bell will coordinate the Amistad’s Pen Pal Program which starts

Oct. 10th.  You will be asked to write 5 letters to an Amistad 4th graders who will correspond back to you.  The program ends in December with a pizza party so pen pals can meet.  If you want to volunteer, let Wayne Bell know.  628.3867 or  Information will be sent to you. 

            Community Service Committee: Chairperson Audrey Manley and the committee met after today’s meeting to make plans for 2017-2018.

            Food Bank:  Our monthly collection for the Food Bank was taken today.

           Meet & Greet:  Chuck DeGooyer reported 17 people attended the “Meet and Greet” last Tuesday.  We have 1 new member, Pat Powell who has turned in his application. Wes who visited our club today also attended this event.  We hope he will join us.  Thank you to both Chuck and Michelle for opening their home to meet with future Kiwanians.

Program:  September facilitator Tim Anderson introduced Martha Rosenberry, President of  Perfect Image Education Program.  Perfect Image Leadership Foundation is dedicated to the development of self-esteem in young people. The goal is to provide a program that will instill traditional values, such as etiquette and leadership skills, to enable young people to interact in social settings in the community and work environments. Martha focused on the activities of the Benton City ReUse Center Makerspace STEAM Laboratory.  Elementary and high school students attend twice a week after school to be creative using recycled products in their creations.

Drawing:  $5.00—Don Johnstone & Dean Strawn     Jiffy Car Wash Gerry Berges

Next Week’s Program:  Bill Dixon of Master Gardeners will update us on the Food Gardeners’ program

Dates to Remember:   

            Sept. 21:       Last day to reserve a place to attend the Installation Dinner

            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.  More information will follow.

            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:

Autumn begins Friday, the 22nd.

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