November, 2000 Newsletter
Meetings Tuesday -
Noon - Banana's Restaurant
Madison County Agriculture Extension Office
230 Duncannon Lane
Sponsored by Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau
and Richmond Kiwanis Club.
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"
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. - Noon
Baptist Student Union
Kids 12 and under - $1.50
Kent Clark, Judge-Executive
Madison County, KY
Dr. Paul Blanchard
Director of the EKU Center for Kentucky History and Politics
"Analysis of the 2000 Election"
Mardi Miller, Director
"The All A Classic"
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
on the Lexington Legend mascot to visit the Legend's commentary
about their role in the community
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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