Today we had
98 members and 1 speaker for a total of 99.
First place winner was
and second place went to
had two stents put in. One was for 99% blockage and the
other was for 95%. He is feeling better but had another
is home and improved somewhat, but we need to keep him in
our minds and prayers.
Please take care, and stay healthy.
Dan, with a little (but Important) help from Charles Smith,
has done a great job inducting
Bruce Grohne into the Golden
K. Congratulations and welcome Bruce! And thank you,
None this week.
GOLDEN K INFORMATION
us that school was starting next week and we would be
resuming our BackPack program with First Presbyterian Church
and Muffley School. This year we will be filling 12
backpacks for needy chldren with snacks to help sustain them
over the weekends. We collect for the backpacks on the third
Wednesdays. There are some cards on the tables listing
examples of acceptable things to put in the backpacks. For
more information we have a display on the back table.
reported 97th Annual I-I District Convention, August 8-9,
2014, Bloomington, IL
Charles Smith, Cheryl Boss,
and myself as delegates, also attending were
Donna Cleland and Sue Betzer.
There were 225 delegates registered, representing 95 clubs.
On Friday evening Golden K was given the Distinguished Club
Award for the 2012-13 year.
Saturday during the District Business meeting we elected the
following: Jim Dooley, of the Peoria Kiwanis Club, Governor
for the 2014-15 year; and Penny Linneweh, of the Glen Ellyn
Kiwanis Club, Governor Elect.
Saturday’s Luncheon was the Spastic Paralysis Research
Foundation Luncheon. We heard from Dr. Rodger Elble of the
SIU School of Medicine, on the research progress he and his
staff are making on tremors with deep brain stimulation. He
brought a gentleman who had Parkinson’s disease and was
shaking very badly. At age 52, he had to quit his job and
was destined for the nursing home when he received the
treatment. At the meeting, he told us he is now living
alone. Charles presented them with a check for $2500.00 for
Helen also presented
with a pin for being an outstanding secretary and
instrumental in the Golden K being named a Distinguished
Club. The Selection Committee realizes the importance of
secretaries and the letters that go out to Distinguished
Clubs are addressed to the president AND the secretary of
also announced that the Golden K had wangled a day that we
alone would be responsible for serving the meal at the Good
Samaritan Inn. For the next year that day will be the fourth
Monday of the month. There will be signup sheets on the back
table at our meetings. Volunteer time is from 11:00am to
said that pictures of new members will be taken August 20.
If you would like a new photo of yourself, you can get it
that day. For the best pictures be there before 8:30am next
said that the next Interclub would be Wednesday, August 27
with the downtown Springfield club. The meal is $13.00. We
will leave from here immediately our meeting.
also said that there is a signup sheet on the back table for
volunteering to help with a Special Olympics Bowling event.
They need help from 8:00am to 4:00pm August 23 at the Spare
Times Lanes. If you cannot work all day, sign up for
something shorter. You will be serving food and helping
special children and adults bowl.
said she had put some sheets on the table for us to fill out
with names of prospective members to invite to the
membership event. It will start at 8:30am, Wednesday
September 17. Be sure and sign your name and give the phone
number of your prospect if you have it. We are having a
special volunteer for a speaker that day.
Joy also invited any of us who wanted to eat at early bird
time and make a corral to give her your name and she would
make the reservation.
said we were having another hoedown at the Texas Roadhouse
Thursday, August 14. Lots of flyers on the back or you can
print them off the internet courtesy of Virg Deemer. See you
said there would be some opportunities to get rid of
unwanted paint. You can do it from 1:30pm to 5:30pm, at 1750
North 21st street. The dates are 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, and