80th Birthday Bash

80th Birthday Bash

Mac and John

Mac and John

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Feb. Newsletter

Frankfort Key Club
We had the Frankfort Key Club visit our meeting on Jan.20th. Both advisers from Key Club and Builders Club attended. They gave us a brief presentation on what they have been doing and what they hope to accomplish in the new year.

Salvation Army Cafe
On Jan 22nd, we did our monthly service at the Salvation Army Cafe. We served about fifteen people. Our next date of the SA Cafe is Feb 26th. We had four Kiwanis members and three Key club members as well as Don’s wife help.

Blood Drive in Ilion
On Jan.27th we helped out The Red Cross at their blood drive at the Ilion Municipal Building. We received a Thank You note from Diane from The Red Cross. They reached 100% of their goal. We had ten members and Dan Long come to help out at the blood drive. Maybe we could help out again the next time they hold the drive.

Kiwanis Vs Faculty Basketball game
Our annual basketball game is scheduled for March 16th at the High School Gymnasium. We will also hold the Hot Shot Contest for the kids before the game. Gary has tickets and we need everyone to sell ticket. Contact Gary or come to our meetings to get your tickets. We also have a sign up sheet for people to sign up to play or to help out with tickets and other activities during the evening. We need people to play basketball, since our membership has dwindled in past years.

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
Our annual Pancake breakfast is on April 1. We will be having the breakfast at the Catholic Church this year. The price will be $6.00 this year. Don will have tickets available soon. The meeting on 2/24, we will set up a committee for the breakfast. Also Don has ordered the tickets and will be getting them to us ASAP.

Recent Happenings
On our Feb. 10th meeting, we had two guest speakers. First up was Fran Reina from Frankfort’s Youth Basketball Program. we have been a sponsor of the program for many years. They have 125
kids in the program from 1st grade to 8th grade.
Next up was Katie Baker from Reality Check. Reality Check is program to educate our children about the dangers and health effects of smoking. Their programs are ment to keep our children from starting to smoke. We also invited Katie to attend and set up a table at our basketball game in March.
Katie made a presentation on a program called Screen Out. Screen Out is a program to get smoking out of movies that our children are seeing. They have evidence that when children see smoking in movies, they are likely to take up smoking. The motion picture industry won’t change it’s policy until parents get behind the program to get smoking out of movies.

The book drive that Joe Long put on was successful again this year. We raised or purchased over $200.00 for the drive. Special note, Kelly Brown donated $100.00 from The Polish Community Club in Herkimer to the drive.

Andy talked with Joe Penre at Thurstons and set up a date for our Bowlathon on March 25th. We will invite the kids from both elementary schools as well as Builders and Key Club Members.

We held our Ladies Night Out on Feb. 10th at The Brass Tack. We had 14 people attend. We plan to have another Ladies Night later in the year.

Kelly Brown participated in the Red Cross Chilli Challenge at the Herkimer VFW. While he didn’t win any prizes, his chilli was still pretty good. We had a small Kiwanis contingent attend and had a pretty good time.

Mac and Dave did the monthly report and we had 72 % attendance this past month. We could do better.

Upcoming Birthdays
Feb 21 John Burress
March 16 Dave Miller
March 17th Joe Tamburro
March 23 Steve MacMurry

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