Richmond Kiwanis Club

November, 2000 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

November 6
Farm-City Banquet
6:30 p.m.
Madison County Agriculture Extension Office
230 Duncannon Lane
Sponsored by Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau
and Richmond Kiwanis Club.

(In 1955 Kiwanis sponsored the first Farm-City Week to promote understanding between the rural and urban sectors of society.)

November 7 (Election Day)
Fran Taylor, Marketing Director
"Racing in the Bluegrass"

November 11
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. - Noon
Baptist Student Union
Adults $3.00
Kids 12 and under - $1.50

November 14
Kent Clark, Judge-Executive
Madison County, KY

November 21
Dr. Paul Blanchard
Director of the EKU Center for Kentucky History and Politics
"Analysis of the 2000 Election"

November 28
Mardi Miller, Director
Richmond Tourism
"The All A Classic"

Richmond Kiwanis Supports YMCA

Howard Lovell, Director of the Richmond YMCA, accepts a $500 check from Beth Sullivan, Richmond Club President. The check represents the Richmond Kiwanis Club's support of YMCA programming.

Richmond Kiwanians stop from their task of picking up trash from the Eastern By-Pass to pose for a photograph. Workers in the photo are (l. to r.) Ben McPherson, Dr. Ken Clawson, and Highway Cleanup Chairperson George Ridings. All were wearing their new Richmond Kiwanis Club T-Shirts.

Tom Kenny
, the Special Assistant to the President of the Lexington Legends, spoke to the Richmond Kiwanis Club on October 24. Some of the little known facts he shared with Kiwanians is that until the Legends opening game with Hagerstown, Md on April 9th, Lexington was the largest city in the United States without a professional baseball team. He said the Legends are making a $21 million investment in the community and that the Legends will be a AAA minor league team affiliated with the Huston Astros. In addition to the baseball field which is now under construction, there will be a Kentucky Baseball Hall of Fame which will include local baseball Yankee great Earle Combs.

Kenny, an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent 15 years anchoring news, weather and sports at the NBC tv affiliate in Lexington, said 1,950 season tickets were sold by the opening of the sales. They anticipated a sale of about 900 season tickets (the number sold by other AAA clubs in the league). He indicated that the large number of season tickets sold at that time is a measure of the interest in professional baseball in Lexington. There are 2,500 season tickets sold at this time.

It is anticipated that this will be a venue for other entertainment events as well. Kenny suggested concerts, national kids baseball finals, circus events, and possibly a venue for Olympic women's softball.

Click on the Lexington Legend mascot to visit the Legend's commentary about their role in the community

Representatives From Another Lexington Based Professional Sport; The Thoroughblades Spoke on October 31

Club hockey enthusiast Mark Josefowicz wearing his Thoroughblade jersey (l. to r.) joined Throughblades Vice President of Promotions Jennifer Lane, Director of Ticket Sales Benjamin Slocum and club president Beth Sullivan (right) fter their presentation. Lane is responsible for the multitude of promotions and game night entertainment that surround the Thoroughblades hockey games. Her role is to make 40 home games "Events" that help make the hockey game a fun experience. She joined the Thoroughblades in April of 2000. Benjamin Slocum joined the Thoroughblades staff during the 1999-2000 season. To visit the Thoroughblades website click here.

A variety of leaders were on hand for the October 31 meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club. Show in this photograph were Dr. Kenneth Clawson, Richmond Club member and Governor-elect of the Kentucky-Tennessee District, the District Lieutenant Governor, Beth Sullivan, Richmond Club presidentand Mark Calitri, Richmond Club president-elect.

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Newsletter Editor - Glen Kleine - 623-3941

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