80th Birthday Bash

80th Birthday Bash

Mac and John

Mac and John

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Monthly Newsletter

Kiwanis Vs FS Faculty Game
We had a great event on March 16th at the Frankfort High School Gym. We had sixteen members attend and help out in a very successful fund-raiser for our club. We raised over $600.00 for the club. We had eight members play for our club and eight faculty play. We had sixty five kids participate in the Hot Shot contest, eighty six in the Three Point shoot-out, and about fifty kids in the Junior Vs Senior class game. The 50/50 raffle collected $95.00 and we kept half. The winner also donated $20.00 back to the club. So we had $68.00 to put towards the Builders Club dues. We’d like to thank Bob Pacific and Ray Beck for officiating and volunteering their time. Brad Vivacqua did another bang up job announcing the game. Also thank you to all who helped out. Our Kiwanis Club team gave it a valiant effort, but came up short. The Faculty came from behind at the half to win.

Bowlathon at Thurstons
We had our Bowlathon at Thurstons on March 25th. Twenty seven kids participated and bowled. we and pizza and soda for the kids after and awarded trophy’s to the top two bowlers in each grade. We raised about $800.00 after all the money is turned in. A lot of the kids were from our Builders Club that participated. We’d like to thank Carm and Renee for their help in organizing the students at the schools. Also thanks to all the bowlers that participated.

Key Club’s and Builder’s Club.
At our Basketball Game, the Builders Club had a booth for refreshments and raised money for their general fund. They also participated in the Bowlathon.
The Ilion Key Club and their advisor attended our March 31st meeting. They have thirty five members in the club. They are a very active club in the Ilion and Valley community. They help out with the Holy Day’s campaign with the Marine Corps League (Toys for Tots), Crop Walk, helping Habitat For Humanity and a project at Little Falls Hospital making and donating blankets. They also participate in a tutoring project at The Remington Elementary School. The Key Club actually sponsored the Hoby award this year in Ilion.

Salvation Army SA Cafe
We will be cooking and serving a meal on the 23rd of April at The Salvation Army Cafe. We served about 45 meals this past month. We had six Kiwanians help cook and serve the meals.

Spring Raffle
Our Spring raffle is in full swing. If you need tickets contact Dave or come to a meeting to get your tickets. Remember we need to sell a lot to make a lot.

Pancake Breakfast
On April 1st, we had our annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast at The Our Lady Queen of apostles Church. We had 24 of the 29 members attend and help out in some way or another. That was 84 % of our membership. Way to go guys...... It looks like we will have a very successful event. Final numbers are not in yet, but we had 191 breakfast's that were made and served or delivered. We have collected well over $1000.00. Everyone who attended had a great time and early comments were extremely positive.
This year we did something different. We delivered to the apartments at Streamside Manor, Litchfield Manor and Campus Apartments. From all the comments it was a great idea. Everyone that I have talked to, praised our pancakes and service. Next year we will have to make sure we ad plastic table ware. All in all it was a great event.

Kiwanis Round Robin
Winter is over and we will start up our interclub pretty soon. we need to get to New Hartford. Clinton, Booneville , Old Forge and Rome. All those who would like to go in an interclub, keep in touch with Dave or Mac or come to meetings.

Recent Happenings
We recently had a board meeting to discuss the parking for the upcoming Irish Festival. We will not be parking cars for the Festival. Apparently, we are not wanted.
We also agreed to donate $300.00 to the three young wrestlers who are going to a wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach. These young wrestlers are representing our town and area and state. The boys did well, and came away with a great experience and national level exposure. One of the boys has even had an offer for a possible scholarship to NYU.
Don sent in the dues for the Builders club. Next year Carm will have the money to send in when they start up next fall in the new year.
Ray Lenarcic gave us an update on the Hunger Coalition. they are again experiencing an increase in need in our county area. They also had elementary school children donate a single item and five schools participated. They donated around Five Thousand dollars worth of food.
We have been asked to help out with The Frankfort Day's again. June 8th, 9th and 10th.It looks like they won't be doing the Frankfort Day's 5 K Run this year.
Coming up at the end of the month, we will have the Election of officers for the upcoming year. Our Election committee will have the new slate of officers ready for voting at the end of the month. The next years president will be Dave Miller, President Elect will be Irv Bunce. The rest will be determined by the committee. as well don and Mac will e asked to continue in their positions as Treasurer and Secretary.
We also have a committee for the Everyday Hero Award for The Governors Project. They will have the people selected for voting in a few weeks.
We have been asked by the Red Cross again to help with the Blood Drive at the Ilion Municipal Building again. They feel that we were such a part of the success of the last drive they want us back. We will help out on April 28th at 8:30 AM .We will not have a meeting that morning and just go and help. We had fun and helped a good cause. We have asked the Ilion Key Club to hepl out.
The Governors visit will be at The Hotel Utica on May 4th. Any one who would like to attend, please keep that date in mind.

Upcoming Birthdays
Vinny Palmieri 4/11
Irv Bunce 4/27

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