March, 2001 Newsletter
Meetings Tuesday -
Noon - Banana's Restaurant
Mike Eubanks, Attorney
Professional Sports Agent
Rountable Discussion on Auction
Past President of Kiwanis International
Leadership in Kiwanis
Dr. Larry Bobbert
"Dealing with Difficult People"
Kiwanis 30th Auction
is Group Effort
Piddle Johnson and Greg Powell take a
turn on air introducing items to the public.
To see additional photographs of the auction please
Do You Know About
the 30th Annual Auction?
Did you know that there were more than 300 items given
by businesses, groups and indidividuals for the 2001 Annual Kiwanis
Did you know there were 194 lots in the auction?
Did you know the auction tv production was completed
on a Macintosh laptop computer?
Did you know there were 32 hour or half-hour sponsors
of the 2001 auction?
Did you know the corporate sponsors for the auction
were: Coldwell Banker - DeSloover Realty, National City Bank
and C. Frank Shoop Pontiac/Buick/GMC Truck/Jeep-Eagle Inc.
Did you know there were four co-chairs of this auction?
- They were David Benge, Tracy Burdette, Mark Calitri, and
Madison County Jailer
Speaks to Club
County Jailer displays example of contraband
found in cell search; a knife made of a toilet brush.
Ron Devere, the Madison County Jailer, gave the members
of Kiwanis an overview of the Madison County Detention Center
and its operation. He noted that the Detention Center was opened
on January 1, 1990 after the county was ordered by the state to
close the 150 year-old Madison County Jail. He said there were
68 prisoners in 1990 and the number has now grown to 107 average
daily population. He said the annual budget is $1,250,000 with
a set aside of $100,000 each year. He added that only once in
six years has he had to dip into that $100,000 and that was for
$25,000 to provide some physical repairs.
He noted that there are 30 employees with inmates doing a good
bit of the work of cooking and cleaning in the detention center.
He added that eleven inmates go to to work on the city and county
street crews, clean school buses, do maintenance work on the Valley
View Ferry, and do landscaping. He said prisoners earn $1.25 per
day for that outside work. He added that prisoners are maintained
on an average funding of $27 per day per prisoner. This includes
food, shelter, medical coverage, exercise programs and educational
programs. He noted that some are given work release and some educational
release to attend school but only at the direction of judges
Other examples of contraband Devere shown to Kiwanians
is a knife (left) made from a plastic battleship game and an electric
tattoo needle (right) made from a cannibalized cd player.
U.S. Senator Mitch
McConnell's Talk Covered by Richmond Register
Madison County Attorney
Speaks to Richmond Kiwanis Club
George Robbins, the Madison County attorney, addressed
the Richmond Kiwanis Club on the role of the county attorney on
February 5. Robbins, an EKU and Chase Law School graduate said
his office deals with 16,000 cases with 20,000 to 30,000 charges
per year. He said his office collects more than $3 million in
child support payments each year. Robbins added that his office's
role in collecting delinquent property taxes and in recovering
money for local merchants for cold checks are primary means of
paying for the four part-time assistant attorneys, two part-time
paralegals, one secretary and several cooperative education students
from EKU each year.
$500 earned in "All
A Classic" Program Sales
Mark Calitri presents a check for $500 to Club Treasurer
Brenda Blankenship. This was the club's share for selling
programs during the week-long "All A Classic" basketball
tournament held at the Alumni Coliseum on the Eastern Kentucky
University campus. This is both a community service as part of
an effort to attract people to Richmond for the tourney and is
a fund raiser that helps fund many of Kiwanis' charitable activities.
Four New Members
At One Time
Pictured left to right - conducting the induction was
Dr. Ken Clawson, KT Governor elect; Mark Robbins,
Madison County Attorney; Beth Sullivan, Richmond Kiwanis
Club President; Dr. Kim Naugle, Coordinator, Counseling
and Educational Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University; Andy
Morris, Kiwanis Lt. Governor - Division 9; George Ridings,
sponsor; P. Jared Noble, Senior Accountant at Craft and
Company; Shirley Parks, Head Teller at PBK Bank and Brenda
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