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April 18, 2011 Newsletter
“Serving the children of the world” is a Kiwanis trademark, and that is just what the Carrollton Kiwanis club accomplishes locally and worldwide. This month is Kiwanis One Day, a day when each club chooses a project to improve their community. The Carrollton club sent a team of ten workers to the City Park Tot-Lot last weekend, Saturday, April 16, with rakes and paint brushes to get the area ready for summer recreation by the youngest members of our community. Wood chips were spread around the floor and play equipment for safety. Some painting of play equipment was needed. The young children’s park was made beautiful again thanks to Mike Delany, Lynn Freeman, Kara, Katie, and Robert Berrey, Gail Thurlo, Ray Sweeney, and Harry and Jerene Barnett.
Twenty-four members, two guests, and one Builder’s club member attended our weekly meeting. Earlene’s menu was a special breakfast at dinnertime request; sausage gravy with biscuits, fried potatoes, cheesy scrambled eggs, and lemon cake. Of course, the meeting began with song, pledge and pray led by yours truly, Jim Evans, and Alison Burd.
After the meal President Lynn Freeman welcomed the guests Claire Ross, Shannon Jordan, and Builder’s clubber Kara Berrey. Lynn received an update on the health of our club’s first president, Buck Lewis. Buck is doing better, out of the hospital and in the Care Center, room 213. He would probably enjoy a few visitors from time to time. Our prayers are with him for continued improvement.
The Key Club has invited our members to attend a breakfast this Thursday, April 21, in the welding room of the Career Center beginning at 7:00 a.m. Our sponsored youth club wants to thank our club in this way for sending them to Mo-Ark Key Club conference last month. Our attendance at this meeting will count as an interclub.
Jeff Tindle, scholarship chair, announced the winners of the Carrollton Kiwanis scholarships. Six Carrollton seniors and one Norborne senior will receive the scholarships this year. Their names will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Carrollton High School in May. We will get to meet them and their parents personally when they attend our meeting on May 16, Scholarship Night. The selection committee, Arlene Heins, Ben Polen, Earlene Martin, and Jeff Tindle deserve our thanks for their time and judgment in the selection process.
David Brockmeier, program chair, asked the membership to continue to work on possible program ideas. Next week is available for a program. If you can make arrangements with someone, let David know as soon as possible.
Jeff Tindle introduced Shannon Jordan, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital as our program for the evening. Shannon and her staff offer everything relating to heart and lungs whether it is an emergency, floor care, or outpatient care. She explained how fortunate they were to work with state-of-art equipment at the hospital. In her power point presentation they also have rehabilitation equipment and a sleep lab that looks more like a home than a hospital setting. In summary, Shannon says the hospital has much to offer to patients with cardio problems. Several questions followed the presentation, which made the topic an excellent one for our meeting. Lynn Freeman thanked Shannon for talking to us and then presented her with a Carrollton Kiwanis coffee mug. Everyone enjoyed the program.
Randall Barry again sold tickets for our weekly drawing, Claire Ross was invited to draw the winning ticket, but when the number was read no one claimed to have the ticket until Claire looked at hers and realized she had won. Congratulations, Claire, and thanks for joining J.T. for our dinner.
Next week we do not have a program scheduled, however, some last minute pleading by someone may land us a speaker. Be safe and have a great week.
Future Programs, 2011
Apr 25 Regular Meeting, Program, TBA
May 2 Regular Meeting, Board Meeting
May 9 Regular Meeting, Program, Dr Robert Pavlu, Golf Tournament Project
May 16 Regular Meeting, Program, Scholarship Night
April Birthdays April Anniversaries
Jim Evans, 12 Lynn & Connie Freeman, 2
David Phillips, 12 Paul & Norma Barry, 13
Jeff Tindle, 19
Buck Lewis, 23
Future Kiwanis Events, 2011
Jul 7-10, 2011 Kiwanis International Convention, Geneva, Switzerland
Aug 4-5, 2011 Mo-Ark District Convention, Hot Springs, Ark
Jun 27-Jul 1, 2012 Kiwanis International Convention, New Orleans, LA
Final Thought: We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. - Talmud
Ron Schuler, Secretary