This morning President Ralph Czerwinski announced that Katheryn Jean Hogg, 49, had passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. We observed a moment of silence for her and the Hogg family. Her brother, Bill announced that visitation would be from 5 – 7 Thursday, July 23 at the Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11:00am Friday, July 25 at the funeral home.


Dr. Kenneth Hendricksen, PhD:




Success Advancement Component


   Dr. Kenneth Hendricksen, PhD: Success Advancement Component
Dr. Hendricken has been the Principal and CEO of St. Teresa High School for the last 7 years. He previously spent 35 years at Mt. Zion, the last 25 as Superintendent. With a PhD, he is well educated and has served or is serving with several civic organizations. Since coming to St. Teresa, he has had great success updating and renovating the physical plant there. Ken says the best part of his job is the success of the students. He came to talk about a “success factor” that he believes is unfair to private schools. Editor’s Note: It is kind of complicated and I hope to get it right.

  Of the 811 high schools in Illinois High School Association, 26% are private schools. The public schools have to use students within the boundaries of their district so we will refer to them as “boundary schools”. The private schools can recruit students from almost anywhere, and are called non-boundary schools.

  Private schools, mostly Catholic, have been successful in sports for one reason or another. The IHSA feels they have an advantage due to the enlarged recruitment area. They have imposed a “Success Factor” to even things out. It goes like this: a multiplier of 1.65 is applied to the enrollment of the private school and the answer is the enrollment of the schools you can play. For example: If your enrollment is 300 X1.65 =495, you will be playing schools with 495 students.

  To Dr Hendricksen this seems like you are punishing the successful schools. When public schools win several years in a row it is good coaching parent participation etc.; but let a private school win often there is the feeling they are cheating or doing something wrong. St. Teresa only has about a thirty mile radius for recruiting. They have hardly any students from outside Macon County.

  If you do well you get bumped up a bracket or two. Dr. Hendricksen has proposed removing three individual sports, track, cross-country, and golf from bracketing. We will see what happens. Some have suggested having a private school league of their own. But who would St. Teresa play then?


Kiwanis International Conference Report
Charles Smith


This conference dealt mainly with three topics:

1. Project Eliminate is in its last year and there will be a push to collect enough money to fulfil our pledges.


2. 2014-2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis.  We will be celebrating.  First of all we will have a float in the Rose Bowl Parade January 1st in Pasadena.  Then January 23-24 the Detroit One Club will offer festivities.  They would like the individual clubs to come up with ways to celebrate.


3. Electronic Voting that would allow smaller and poorer clubs that cannot get to the International Conferences to have a say on the issues was discussed.  Some were for it and some against it.  A study was authorized and the results reported on in Indianapolis.


Today we had 88 members,1 Kiwanis guests, 2 Special Guests and 1 speaker for a total of 92.



50/50 winner

First place winner was Rease Binger and second place went to Jim Stewart.  Congratulations, folks.


CORRECTION: From last week, the first Millikin football game under the lights will be September 27.




Clark Flickinger is at home, but is not doing well in his battle against cancer. He is now in Stage Four. The family requests that there be no visits or telephone calls. Cards would be welcome.

Please take care, and stay healthy.   Keith.



None this week.




Dan white

Bruce Grohne was a guest of Jerry Groves and Chris Graham was a guest of his father John. Bill Meyer from the Early Birds was here also. Where were you last week, Bill? We missed you! Welcome to all of you.





The Kiwanian of the Month for June is Donna Dash. This month Donna has volunteered for about everything including driving golf carts, working for the golf outing, planting flowers, and working at Homeward Bound Congratulations, Donna! No one is more deserving.



Sharon Cunningham said that the Interclub this month would be with the Taylorville club Tuesday, July 29. They meet at noon in the Auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. The meal costs $7.50. We will meet in the Farm & Fleet parking lot at 11:00am. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table. Please RSVP by July 23.

Jack Kenny reminded those volunteers driving the van for the Tennis Tournament that it starts tomorrow. He thanked them and asked them to record trips and passengers in a booklet that will be in the van.

Charles mentioned that it was the fourth Friday which was “Donate to Project Eliminate” day. He noted that the cans to do so were on the tables.



A pirate walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. What happened, you look terrible!"

"What do you mean?" the pirate replies, "I'm fine."

The bartender says, "But what about that wooden leg? You didn't have that before."

"Well," says the pirate, "We were in a battle at sea and a cannon ball hit my leg but the surgeon fixed me up, and I'm fine, really."

"Yeah," says the bartender, "But what about that hook? Last time I saw you, you had both hands."

"Well," says the pirate, "We were in another battle and we boarded the enemy ship. I was in a sword fight and my hand was cut off but the surgeon fixed me up with this hook, and I feel great, really."

"Oh," says the bartender, "What about that eye patch? Last time you were in here you had both eyes."

"Well," says the pirate, "One day when we were at sea, some birds were flying over the ship. I looked up, and one of them pooped in my eye."

"So?" replied the bartender, "what happened? You couldn't have lost an eye just from some bird poop!"

"Well," says the pirate, "I really wasn't used to the hook yet."

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