Richmond Kiwanis Club

January, 2003 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant


January 7
Travis Ford
EKU Men's Basketball Coach

January 7
6:00 p.m.
Board of Director's Meeting - DeSloover's Realty

January 14
Kiwanis New Members Meeting
Orientation by Various Club Members

January 21
Dr. Larry Bobbert
Movie Scheduled to be made at Whitehall State Shrine

January 28
Phyllis Adams
Safe Kids Network

(*) Did you know that January 21 is the 88th birthday of Kiwanis ? On January 21, 1915, the first Kiwanis club was chartered in Detroit, Michigan. It's been 87 years since our organization, which was originally named the Benevolent Order of Brothers, first took shape, but the Kiwanis family has now grown to than 13,000 adult and youth clubs and more than 600,000 members in more than 70 nations.


Phillis Adams, Chair of "Children - Priority One" Reports Activities

Phyllis Adams reported on the development of Safety City for Madison County and discussed the role that Kiwanis might play in this important new facility for children.

December, 2002

Kiwanis will provide $750 toward the Reading Is Fundamental program. This will be a matching portion of the Head Start Reading Is Fundamental grant. This will be implemented in January, 2003.

November, 2002

Health Fair was conducted at Parks & Recreation Site - spent a total of 4 hours - 55 people involved - $165 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Health and Child Safety Fair was conducted at the Waco Elementary School - spent a total of 4 hours - 200 people involved -$200 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Health and Child Safety Fair conducted at WalMart - spent a total of 3 hours - 90 people involved

Planning for March 2003 Billboard Contest and discussion of incorporation was conducted at the Children's Champion Meetings - spent a total of 10 hours

Phillis Adams represented Kiwanis at the Champions Conference on 11/21,22 - spent a otal of 8 hours

Planning meeting and three training sessions for child care centerdirectors/staff was conducted during a meeting of the Madison County Early Childhood Council - spent a total of 4 hours

Three training sessions for child care directors/staff were provided - spent a total of 6 hours - 58 people involved - $50 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Planning was conducted for the 2003 Little League - spent a total of 10 hours

Safety City in Madison County Meetings were conducted - spent a total of 3 hours

Transportation and Fire Safety instruction was conducted at the Richmond Head Start - spent a total of 3 hours - spent at total of 80 - $104 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

October, 2002

BACC Billboard Contest (planning) - spent a total of 4 hours

Safety Day at the Berea Wal Mart - spent at total of 4 hours - 60 people involved - $120 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Preparation and distribution of drug prevention materials was disseminated at EKU Homecoming Colonel Country tent - spent at total of 10 hours - 700 people involved - $900 spent on this event - Substantial Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Drug prevention activities at the following schools via the WOW Wagon was conducted at the Berea, Bluegrass Christian, Kit Carson, Kirksville, Mayfield and White Hall schools- spent a total of 35 hours - 2,000 people involved - $1,000 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Child Safety was presented at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Boo Bash - spent a total of 3 hours - 125 people involved - $100 of Kiwanis funds invested in this event.

Phillis Adams represented Kiwanis at a visit of Safety City, Bourbon County - spent a total of 3 hours

Planning for Adelphia commercials (drug prevention, child safety). Over 600 commercials are planned to be coordinated with FRC's, Madison Early Childhood Council. Planning was conducted at the Children's Champion meetings - spent a total of 10 hours

September, 2002

The WOW Wagon provided Health and Safety information to children at the Fall Baseball League final event - spent a total of 6 hours - 200 people involved

The Wellness on Wheels Wagon (WOW), one of the many projects supported by the Richmond Kiwanis, distributes health information to youth and schools in the Madison County Area. Seen here is Phyllis Adams, Richmond Kiwanis member, who is seen providing information at the Berea Spoonbread Festival. The wagon was also provided information to youth at the Kiwanis Carnival.


Now that I'm older, here are the 15 things I've discovered...

ONE: I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

TWO: My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.

THREE: I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.

FOUR: Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

FIVE: All reports are in; life is now officially unfair.

SIX: If all is not lost, where is it?

SEVEN: It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

EIGHT: I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few...

NINE: It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

TEN: The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.

ELEVEN: If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

TWELVE: When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess?

THIRTEEN: It's not hard to meet expenses...they're everywhere.

FOURTEEN: The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

FIFTEEN: These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter...I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after.


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