Richmond Kiwanis Club

June, 2002 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

June Theme:
"Health and Fitness"

June 4
Suzanne Puckett, Physical Therapist
with Commonwealth Sports and Industrial Rehabilitation - on "Health and

June 11
Jim Rousey, Director
Madison County Health Department
"New Health Dept. Facilities"

June 18
Carolyn Wallace
"Body Recall"

June 25
Kathy Splintner-Watkins
Associate Professor, EKU
"Occupational Therapy and Wellness"

Richmond Kiwanis Club Elects Officers and Board for 2002-2003

The Richmond Kiwanis Club conducted its annual election of officers on May 28. The following individuals will serve as officers for the next year.

President - Dr. Glen Kleine
Vice President - Piddle Johnson
Secretary - Danny Damrel
Treasurer - Brenda Blankenship
Immediate Past President - Mark Calitri

Board Members and their terms of office are:

Jim Bailey - 2002-2004
Dave Harkleroad - 2002-2003
Patrick McMahon - 2002-2003
P. Jared Noble - 2002-2004
George Ridings - 2002-2004
Charles Shelby - 2002-2003
Coleman Turpin - 2002-2004

Members of the nominating committee were: Charles Shelby, Chair, Elbert Hudson and Jack Taylor.

Danny Damrel, secretary of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, discusses possible dates for the auction at the goals review meeting.

Following the election a number of issues were discussed as the goals of the club were reviewed. Principally discussed was the pancake breakfast and the annual auction.
Members in attendance unanimously agreed to continue the annual pancake breakfast with the following recommendations; that the date for the breakfast be established early, that it be widely advertised, that appropriate signage be developed and placed prior to the breakfast, that a sponsorship and recognition process be developed, and that all members participate in selling tickets and working at the breakfast. It was further recommended that the chair/s of the events be established early.
Club members also agreed to set the date for the 32nd Annual Auction early and to plan to use the Cable Company facilities. They agreed to set a date either shortly before or shortly after the Madison County Public Schools Spring Break. It was generally agreed that it would be valuable to distribute the solicitations lists in early January (even though many do not make calls until later). And it was also recommended that sponsors be contacted early to be included in their annual budgets.

Elise Gillespie Receives Scholarship from Richmond Kiwanis Club

Elise Gillespie, a graduating senior at Madison Central High School, received a $500 combined scholarship from the Richmond Kiwanis Club. Gillespie, who plans to attend Depaul University in Chicago, also received special recognition from the Madison Central High School National Honor Society.

The receipt of a $500 in community-based scholarship, when coupled with a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer community service within a twelve month period prior to the award, makes her eligible to apply for a matching $500 Presidential Freedom Scholarship.

Elise's community service was certified by the Madison Central High School. She provided service as a Teenage Volunteer to the Pattie A. Clay Hospital; and also was a volunteer with the Madison Middle School Science Incentive Program; the ICHTHUS Christian Concert; and the Richmond Area Arts Council.

Presenting the Richmond Kiwanis Scholarship check is Dr. Kim A. Naugel (left), Coordinator of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University and the Scholarship Chair for the Richmond Kiwanis Club. Accompanying Elise at the awards presentation was her father, Dr. John Gillespie, M.D.

Elise Gillespie tells Kiwanis member about her future plans

Dr. Becky Naugle, Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center explained the coordinating role of the University of Kentucky based center at the May 14 Kiwanis Club meeting. Naugle, the wife of Richmond Kiwanis Club member Dr. Kim Naugle, said one major myths is that the government is waiting to hand out money to people to start businesses. She added, however, that the SBDC is available to help, through the many offices set up in Kentucky both start-up busniesses as well as existing businesses.

Speaking with Dr. Naugle was Kathy Moats, the Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center. Moats said the EKU center assists small business owners deepen their understanding ofmanagement, and they provide data and analysis that is generally beyond the capacity of small businesses to purchase in the private sector.

The EKU center provides services in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Laurel, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne and Whitley counties; one of the largest service areas in the state.

The EKU service area

The services provided by the EKU center include the following:

Seminars on Getting Started
Feasibility Checklist
Feasibility Assessment
Financing Assessment
Financing Options
Tax & License Information
Business Structure Options
Market Research Guides
Marketing Plan Guide
Business Plan Guide
Business Plan Assistance
Financial Projections
Loan Application Assistance
Accounting Development

Advanced Seminars
Accounting System Reviews
Marketing Plan Assistance
Financing Options
Management Audits
Financial Analysis/ Planning
Strategic Plan Assistance
Business Plan Assistance
Loan Application Assistance

Owners and prospective owners of businesses may contact the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at University of Kentucky, 225 Gatton College of Business & Economics, Lexington, KY 40506-0034; Phone:  859-257-7668; Fax: 859-323-1907.

Owners and prospective owners of businesses may contact the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center at , Phone Toll Free: 1-877-EKU-SBDC (358-7232); Richmond Phone: (859) 622-1384; EKU FAX: (859) 622-1413; E-mail:

They may also contact the EKU SBDA at the Center for Rural Development, 2292 S.Hwy 27 - Suite 260 , Somerset (Pulaski County) , KY 42501
Phone Toll Free: 1-877-EKU-SBDC; Phone:  (606) 677-6120

Stone Speaks on New Economic Development

Cheryl Moorhead Stone, director of the Center for Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) reported to the Richmond Kiwanis Club on the "New Economic Development in Madison County"

Cheryl Moorhead Stone indicated that Governor Paul Patton formed a new commission , under the leadership of Dr. Bill Brundage, to deveop new industry. Its mission is to lead the statewide initiative to spur the growth of the knowledge-based economy or new economy in Kentucky. The 2000 Kentucky General Assembly charged the Office of the Commissioner for the New Economy with developing a statewide strategic plan for the new economy: Kentucky Innovation, defines goals, sets priorities and charts a strategy for success in the New Economy. It also identifies performance indicators by which to measure progress made by Kentucky over the next decade.

Stone further indicated that Eastern Kentucky University is the focal point for new initiatives in the eastern part of the state. She said one of the principal emphasis of te EKU stratigic plan is the development of new safety and security businesses. The main focus of the Entrepreneurship Center is to assist individuals in starting up business and helping existing businesses expand their operation through two twelve-week business classes or one-on-one consultation and technical assistance.

CEDET has been recognized for its excellent in providing service when it received the 1999 Outstanding Economic Development Project award from the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers (NAMTAC). 

Stone encouraged local business to contact the CEDET office if they wished assistance in developing a business plan.

Home Safety Checklist For Families with Young Children

This safety checklist is designed to help you protect your children -and everyone else in the family -from unintentional injuries. It is designed to be an easy, room-by-room survey that will quickly point out possible dangers. When you find a hazardous situation, change it -now! Of course, no checklist will identify all the possible dangers, so use this process to look for other hazards. After you have read through the listed items for a room, take a few minutes to look at the room from the viewpoint of a child.

Get down at toddler level and survey the room.

Remember that anything that fits in a child 's mouth will probably be put in.

Look for climbing opportunities and things that can be pulled down from above.

Watch for sharp corners, protrusions, and objects a child might fall upon.

And keep in mind whatever special talents your children have shown from prying off air vent covers to spotting loose carpet tacks.

If you answer "no "to any item in the following checklist, you have found a dangerous situation that you should change.


Are there safety latches on cabinet doors?

Are cleaning supplies stored:

separately from foods?
in locked cabinets out of reach of your child?
in their original containers?
Are vitamins and medicine out of your child 's reach?
Are food treats and other attractive items stored away from the stove?

Are these dangerous objects out of reach:

knives and other sharp objects?
hot food, beverages, and glassware?
serrated boxes of plastic wrap and aluminum foil?
Is the tablecloth folded or secured so it can 't be pulled down?
Do you keep hot food and beverages out of the hands of adults who are holding children?
Do you keep pot handles turned away from the stove, so children can 't reach them?
Do you test the temperature of foods (especially microwave foods) before serving them to your child?
Do you keep your child in a safe place while cooking?


Do child-proof latches control access to the basement and garage?
Are volatile liquids, such as cleaning solvents, tightly capped and away from the furnace, hot water heater, and other ignition sources?
Are you sure that no gasoline is stored in the basement or your garage if it is attached to your house?
Do power tools have guards in place, and are they unplugged when not in use?


Do you supervise your child 's outdoor play?

Does your child 's play area:

have an impact-absorbent surface like pea gravel or wood chips?
have a fence around it?
Do you regularly check the play area and remove poisonous plants and berries?
Do you keep toys and play activities out of the kitchen?
Does your child 's high chair have a wide base and a harness?
Do you avoid serving your child peanuts, grapes, hot dogs, popcorn, and carrots?
Are matches and lighters kept out of your child 's reach?

Is the play equipment:

securely anchored?
at least six feet from fences or other structures?
free of projections, sharp edges, loose parts, entrapment spaces, hard swings, and moving parts?
surrounded by a soft landing space?

Do swimming pools have:

fences on all four sides that are at least six feet high?
gates that are self-latching and self-closing?


Do you have a one-ounce bottle of syrup of ipecac for use in a poisoning emergency? (Be sure to call your poison control center before giving syrup of ipecac to your child.)

Are medicines and cleaning supplies stored:

in a locked cabinet?
out of your child 's reach?
in clearly marked and original containers?
in containers with child-resistant caps?
Are razors, scissors, and other sharp utensils stored out of your child 's reach?

Are electric appliances:

unplugged when not in use?
positioned away from all water?
out of your child 's reach?
Is there a lock on the toilet seat?
Is your child always watched while in the bathtub?
Is there protective padding on the faucet in the bathtub?
Is there a nonskid mat in the bathtub?
Is your water heater turned down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit?
Do you check the temperature of the water in the tub before you put your child into it?
Have you installed anti-scald devices in your tub spout and shower head?


Does your child 's crib have:

Slats that are no more than 2 3/8 inches (6 cm.) apart?
a mattress that fits snugly against the frame (no more than two finger-widths between slats and mattress)?
sides that are 22 inches (56 cm.) above the mattress?
secure, child-proof side locks?

Have you made sure that the crib has:

no sharp corners or edges and no projections, such as posts?
no broken, cracked, or loose parts?
no loose plastic sheeting?
no cords or drapery in the crib?
no low cradle gyms or mobiles that the child can use to crawl out?
no objects that could help your child climb out, such as a hamper, pillows, or stuffed
animals, which should be removed once the child can stand?
Have you placed the crib at least one foot from walls, furniture, radiators, heating vents, and windows?
Does the changing table have straps to prevent falls?
Does your child wear flame-retardant clothing?


Does the toy chest have no lid, a lightweight lid, or a safe-closing mechanism?

Are the toys appropriate for your child? Are they:

without small pieces that can break off to be choked on?
without sharp corners or edges?
without any joints that can pinch fingers?
without any projections that could injure an eye?
of appropriate size and weight for your child?
painted with nontoxic paint?
with play value for your child, so they don 't become objects of destructive experiments?
Do you routinely inspect and dispose of damaged or unsafe toys?


Is access to windows blocked so that your child can 't fall out?
Do windows have safety bars (except windows leading to fire escapes)?


Are there safety gates (not the accordion type) at the top and bottom of all stairways?
Is there firm footing on the stairs (no loose carpeting, uneven steps)?
Are the stairs well lit?
Are the protective walls and railings on stairs, porches, and balconies sturdy and in good repair?


Do all electric switches and outlets have cover plates?
Do all unused outlets have no-shock, child-proof covers?

Are electric cords:

out of your child 's reach and out of traffic flow?
neither frayed nor cracked?
neither under rugs nor stapled to baseboards?
Is the use of extension cords kept to a minimum, and are the unused outlets on the cord covered?

Does every light fixture:

have a light bulb in it?
have a light bulb of appropriate size and wattage?
If you use fuses, are they the correct sizes for your circuits?

Are space heaters:

properly grounded and connected directly to an outlet?
stable and protectively covered?
inaccessible to your child?
at least 26 inches from curtains, towels, carpets, papers, and furniture?
used according to manufacturer 's instructions and local fire ordinances?


Are dangerous items out of reach:

plants (poison danger)?
cigarettes and butts (poison danger)?
loose change (choking danger)?
purse and pocketbook contents (poison and choking dangers)?
matches and lighters?
Are small rugs and runners tacked down or slip resistant?
Are high-traffic areas well lit and free of obstructions?
Have you checked to make sure there are no loose paint chips around the house?
Are guns stored unloaded in locked cases and drawers and the ammunition stored separately?
Is there at least one working smoke detector on each floor, and is there one in the hallway by the bedrooms?
Are the smoke detectors checked and cleaned regularly?

Now you have a complete list of the dangers in your home. Your next step should be to plan to eliminate these dangers.

The information in this brochure was provided by the US National SAFE KIDS Campaign, Washington, DC.


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Events in June 2002

June 1-30: Child Vision Awareness Month - To better educate and counsel the public on children's vision problems and detection of eye diseases in infants and children, to increase the number of school-aged children who have an eye exam by an eye doctor, and to increase the number of children with learning disabilities having a developmental vision exam to rule out vision problems. PPSI, (415) 479-8628

June 1-30: Children's Awareness Month - A celebration of children in our everyday lives and communities while remembering children lost through violence. Children's Awareness Memorial Day is June 2. National Children and Family Awareness, (888) MAA-DESK;

June 1-30: Fireworks Eye Safety Month - An estimated 1 million people in the US suffer eye injuries each year, but 90 percent are preventable. This observance is to educate people on protecting their eyes from top causes of injury, such as fireworks, sports injuries, and chemical burns. American Academy of Opthalmology, (415) 561-8500

June 1-7: International Volunteers Week - To honor men and women throughout the world who serve as volunteers, rendering valuable service without compensation to the communities in which they live and to honor nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the world a better place in which to live. Send $4 for complete information and materials. International Society of Friendship and Good Will, 8592 Roswell Road #434, Atlanta, GA 30350-1870.

June 1-30: Dairy Month - Since 1937, the dairy industry has set aside June as a time to pay tribute to the vital role milk and diary products play in the diet and the outstanding contribution of dairy farmers. Contact your local American Dairy Association office.

June 1-30: Bless-A-Child Month - Grassroots community activities to increase public awareness of the challenges facing at-risk children and promote volunteer as well as community involvement in their lives. Operation Blessing International, (757) 226-3440

June 1-30: Safety Month - National Safety Council, (800) 621-7615, ext. 2024

June 1: Trails Day - Celebrates trails and the volunteers who maintain them. The first Saturday of every June, more than 3,000 trail organizations, agencies, and businesses across the country host a variety of events including new trail dedications, workshops, exhibits, etc. American Hiking Society, (301) 565-6704

June 1-8: Special Education Week - A series of events, workshops, seminars, and informational activities designed to support the families of school-age children with disabilities. Education Advocacy, (760) 603-1912

June 1-30: Sports America Kids Month - To encourage the health and well- being of all children. Promotes physical fitness and healthy thinking. National Children and Family Awareness Council, (888) 622-3375,

June 1: Stand for Children Day - Stand for Children is an organization that encourages individuals to improve children's lives. Its mission is to identify, train, and connect local children's activists engaging in advocacy, awareness-raising, and service initiatives as part of Children's Action Teams. Children's Defense Fund, (800) 663-4032

June 1-7: Stepparents' Week - In the 1990s, approximately 50 percent of first marriages ended in divorce and 67 percent of second marriages ended in divorce. This week honors those who make second families work. (773) 743-5341,

June 1-30: Student Safety Month - Heightening the awareness of safety and making sound decisions following graduations, parties, senior proms, and other special events. (800) 801-6599, <>.

June 1-30: Vision Research Month - Millions of people have healthy sight because of the work of medical and scientific researchers investigating vision-related problems. Prevent Blindness America, (800) 331-2020

June 2: Cancer Survivors Day - More than 700 communities honor survivors who are living with and beyond cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, (615) 793-3006

June 4: United Nations International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - On August 19, 1982, the General Assembly decided to commemorate this observance on June 4 of each year.

June 6: D-Day Anniversary (1944) - In the early-morning hours, Allied forces landed in Normandy on the north coast of France. In an operation that took months of planning, a fleet of 2,727 ships of every description converged from British ports. Operation Overlord involved 2 million tons of war materials, including more than 50,000 tanks, armored cars, jeeps, trucks, and half-tracks.

June 6-13: Nursing Assistants Day (June 6) and Week - Recognizes those nursing assistants who provide care to all ill, elderly, and long-term residents in nursing homes and other long-term nursing care facilities. Career Nurse Assistant Programs, (330) 825-9342

June 7: VCR Introduced Anniversary - In 1975, the Sony Corporation released its videocassette recorder, the Betamax, which sold for $995 (more than $2,000 in today's dollars).

June 9: Multicultural Child Awareness Day - All children of every culture have been gifted with many talents and uniqueness. This day is a time to share our many individual talents and treasures. National Children & Family Awareness Council, (888) 622-3375,

June 9-15: US National Flag Week - A US Presidential Proclamation has been issued each year since 1966 for the week including June 14 as Flag Day. On June 14, 1777, John Adams introduced the following resolution before the Continental Congress, meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation."

June 15: Join Hands Day - To bring youth and adults together to improve their own communities. Sponsored by fraternal benefit societies and the Points of Light Foundation. Points of Light Foundation, (202) 729-8168

June 15: Native American Citizenship Day - Commemorates the day in 1924 when the US Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.

June 16: Father's Day - Presidential Proclamation. Recognition of the third Sunday in June as Father's Day occurred first at the request of Mrs. John B. Dodd of Spokane, Washington, on June 19, 1920. It was proclaimed for that date by the mayor of Spokane and recognized by the governor of Washington. The idea was publicly supported by US President Calvin Coolidge in 1924, but not presidentially proclaimed until 1966.

June 21-25: Kiwanis International Convention - New Orleans, Louisiana. Register online at:

June 23-30: Amateur Radio Week - To bring amateur radio to the attention of the public and test capabilities in preparation for emergencies. American Radio Relay League, (860) 594-0200,

June 25: Columnist's Day - Newspaper columnists deserve to be celebrated by their readers at least once a year. Wish them a Happy Columnist's Day and invite them to speak at a club meeting! Jim Six, (856) 845-3300,

June 30-July 6: Special Recreation Week - To focus attention on the recreation rights, needs, aspirations, and abilities of people with disabilities, Special Recreation Day is June 27. John A. Nesbitt, (319) 337-7578, john

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