Richmond Kiwanis Club

July, 2003 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

July 1
Ken Clawson and Glen Kleine
International Convention Update

July 1
6:00 p.m.
Board of Director's Meeting - DeSloover's Realty

July 8
Marsha Maupin, Director
Reading is Fundamental, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit children's literacy organization

July 9
1- 3 p.m.
Book Give Away - City Park
Lancaster Road
Kiwanians are requested to help distribute books to an estimated 500-600 children

July 11
Twilight Golf Scramble
Battlefield Golf course
$45 per person
Sonny's Barb-q will be providing a full meal.
Range balls for practice and warm up will be provided for free before the contest begins.
Hole in one contest is scheduled

July 15
Bluegrass Army Depot Update

July 22
Michael Bryant
Madison County Emergency Operations Center

July 29
Kristi Runyon, Morning Anchor/Reporter
36 On Your Side - WTVQ-TV (ABC)
Madison County Junior Miss Program

2003 Kiwanis International Convention Summary

International Officers Elections

International President: ROBERT L. MOORE, Venice, Florida

International President-Elect: CASE VAN KLEEF, Plover, Wisconsin

Kiwanians congratulate Steve Siemens (right).

International Vice-President/Treasurer: STEPHEN K. SIEMENS, Des Moines, Iowa

International Trustees Elections

DONALD R. CANADAY, Indianapolis, Indiana - Three-year term ­ 2003-06

MARK B. RABAUT, Utica, Michigan Three-year term ­ 2003-06

JOEL LEE WILLIAMS, Troy, Alabama - Three-year term ­ 2003-06

PIERRE LALIBERTÉ, Cap Rouge, Québec - Three-year term ­ 2003-06

GUNTER GASSER, Spittal an der Drau, Austria - Three-year term ­

Approved Amendments

Amendment #1 to increase the annual per capita International dues from US$27 to US$42.

Amendment #2 to mandate that the board of Trustees adjust the dues from the clubs as set forth in Kiwanis International Procedures in any country based on the Gross National Income per capita as reported by the World Bank.

The schedule for payment shall be as follows:

Countries with per capita income US $10,000 or more pay US $42.00.
Countries with per capita income US $5,000 to US $9,999 pay US $27.00.
Countries with per capita income US $4,999 or less shall pay US $18.00.

Defeated Amendments

Amendment #3 to provide larger delegates from larger clubs at district conventions.

Withdrawn Amendment for lack of motion.

Amendment #4 to enable Kiwanis clubs to allocate up to 15% of revenue from its fund-raising activities to meet administrative expenses.

Book Drive

Click here to learn more about Kiwanis International's first internationally focused convention service project

More than 10,000 books were collected for the Christel House adopt-a school book drive. Glen Kleine, brought 49 books from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond.

Kiwanis International President Juan F. Torres Jr, briefly visited with the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, KY President Glen Kleine during the convention. Kleine is also Lt. Governor-elect for Division 9 and K-T District webmaster. Actually they met in the hall of the convention center. Photoshop transported them to the Kiwanis garden behind the Kiwanis International Headquarters

Ken Clawson visits with a delegate from Nigeria during the convention.

Dr. Henry G. Martin, 1959 President of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, Dead at Age 90

Henry G. Martin, 1959 president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, died on July 1 at the age of 90.

A former vice-president of Eastern Kentucky University; he died at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. Martin, a native of Floyd County, graduated from Berea College.

Martin was a Navy lieutenant and served in World War II where he was a communication officer in the southwest Pacific. He received the Victory Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Battle Star.

After returning to Kentucky, he served as assistant superintendent in Floyd County schools, where he became a member of the Academy of Science and later the Floyd County Hall of Fame. He became principal of Mays Lick High School and later moved to EKU. He served as director of Model Elementary School, dean of students, vice president of student affairs and Chairman of the Department of Educational Administration at Eastern Kentucky University. During this time, he served as a member and chairman of the Kentucky Textbook Commission, chairman of the EKU Faculty Senate and president of the Kentucky Association of Colleges, Secondary and Elementary schools. He served as president of the Eastern chapters of Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, which he organized. He was also a member of Kappa Delta Pi.

Martin was an elder in First Christian Church of Richmond. He was also a member of the Sons of the Revolution. He wrote and co-authored several books on genealogy.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy Martin Begley and Bruce B. Begley; two granddaughters, Brittany and Jenna Begley; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Robinson Martin of Richmond; two sisters; and two brothers. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003, with Dr. Bill Curwood officiating at the Oldham, Roberts, and Powell Funeral Home. Pallbearers wiere Don Feltner, George Herbst, Bobby Botner, Kenneth Gayheart, Alan Stewart and Richard Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Judge Hollie Conley, Ms. Judelle Conley, Thomas Stovall, H.D. Fitzpatrick Jr., Spider Thurman, James Snowden, Walter Marcum, Elmo Moretz, Clyde Orr, Delmas Saunders, Lowell Conley and Lafayette Gayheart.

Richmond Kiwanis Club Awards Three Scholarships

Ashley Blevins
Madison Central H.S. Scholarship

Kristin Hopkins
Model High School

Kiwanis Meeting
Model High School
Key Club Scholarship

Ashley Blevins, a recent graduate of Madison Central High School, was the recipient of a competitive scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. Blevins, a national honor society and DECA member for three years and a member of the MCHS softball team, has been recognized in Who's Who Among American High School Students for the past three years. Blevins plans to major in accounting or finance at Eastern Kentucky University and hopes to eventually work in banking. Presenting the $300 scholarship check is Kiwanis scholarship chairman Dr. Kim A. Naugle the Coordinator of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University.

Amy Sowash, a recent graduate of Model High School, was the recipient of the George Brown Memorial Scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. Sowash was recognized by the local Kiwanis club for her leadership of the Key Club; she was the president of the Model School Key Club and a Lieutenant Governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee District of Key Club International. Sowash was also her class vice president, a member of the Model High School Trial Team that was the Kentucky state champion and placed tenth in the nation. Sowash was also a Junior Olympic Qualifier in air rifle and plans to continue on the shooting team when she attends the University of Kentucky as an international relations major.

Key Club International is the largest high school service organization in the world. Key Club International's major emphasis is to focus on the personal development and social interaction of children. Key Club members help through mentoring, making friends, and working together. The Model Key Club is sponsored by the Richmond Kiwanis Club. The Richmond Kiwanis club also seeks opportunities to sponsor Key Clubs at other high schools as well as sponsor Builder's Clubs in middle schools and K-Kids Clubs in elementary schools.

Sowash was presented the $500 George Brown Memorial Scholarship check by Kiwanis scholarship chairman Dr. Kim A. Naugle the Coordinator of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University.

Kristin Hopkins, a recent graduate of Model High School, was the recipient of a competitive scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. Hopkins, a member of the Honor Society and of the Model High School Key Club was captain of the Varsity Swim Team for 2 years. In this capacity she was named an Academic All American among high school swimmers and she was designated an Academic All American - USA Swimming. Hopkins plans to major in business at Ohio State University.

Hopkins was presented a $300 scholarship check by the Kiwanis scholarship chairman Dr. Kim A. Naugle the Coordinator of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University.

Kentucky Reading is Fundamental Grant Projects

Rockcastle County Schools (KY 738B)
245 Richmond Street
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Contact: Claudinnia Cash
Start Date: July 22, 2002
Grant Amount: $25,000

The Mt. Vernon Elementary School in collaboration with the public library, the basic arts coordinator, the community education coordinator, the Even Start program, the Family Resource Center, the local Kiwanis group, the Christian Appalachian Project Adult Literacy program and the local newspaper, will create a camp environment to support an early childhood summer literacy initiative. The five and six year old students attend a summer camp during which they will move through thematic stations to increase phonemic awareness, reading, writing, and listening skills. There will also be activities that provide large and small motor skills, such as outdoor play and team games. During the two-week camp, parents will join their children each Friday at the camp. They will participate in activities and workshops designed to promote involvement in their children's literacy experience. In addition to the camp there will be parent/child activities held during the school year that will involve reading readiness workshops as well as other family services.


Warren County Regional Migrant Program (MW701I)
303 Lovers Lane, Warren County Schools
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Contact: Therese Suzuki and Molly Wilson
Start Date: July 8, 2002
Grant Amount: $25,000

The Warren County Regional Migrant program along with the Housing Authority and Western Kentucky University will conduct a four-week summer program, targeting migrant, Housing Authority and English Language Learning students. Approximately 70 students entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade will attend a four-week, four-hour a day summer academy that will be held at Moss Middle School. Oral interpretation of literature through dramatic activity, storytelling or Reader's Theater will be the method of promoting enjoyment of literature, developing oral expression and increasing reading comprehension. Incorporating art, music and dance will add motivational components while allowing children to work and interact together to enhance social skills and friendships.

Richmond Register Publishes Story About Service to Community

Monday, May 26, 2003 

Business News

Local business professionals donate time to community service

By Kristin Gunderson

Emma Whitted spends 40 hours a week helping people as a customer service sales representative for Adelphia Cable and 30 hours a month spending time with a 9-year-old she calls her little sister, even though they aren't related.

David Benge, National City Bank's area president, volunteers a considerable amount of his time after work hours to deal with money that never touches his wallet.  Every three or four months, Nancy Wray, a cosmetologist and co-owner of Hairmasters Salon, spends her day off work helping women look good and feel better at no cost. A number of Richmond area professionals and businesses donate time and money to local social service organizations and causes, despite busy work weeks and a weak economy. "It's not really a sacrifice - it's part of what you need to do to be a part of the community you serve, "Benge said of National City Bank's employees' community volunteerism. National City Bank is a United Way sponsor. The bank encourages employees to donate one to two hours worth of pay each paycheck, said Denae Boyd, regional manager of the Boyle and Madison County National City branches. Boyd said this year nearly 90 percent of the bank's local employees participated in payroll deduction, and 100 percent of local employees made some contribution to the organization.

On an individual basis, some of the bank's employees participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, March of Dimes and American Heart Association fund-raisers. Boyd said she volunteers for organizations that meet a specific interest in her life - she raises money for the March of Dimes because she has a premature child. Boyd said she makes time to do service because of her vested interest in the service organizations' missions.

Benge is the former president and current treasurer of Hospice Care Plus. He also serves on Hospice Care Plus'board of directors. He is also a member and former president of the Kiwanis Club, a service organization that aims to improve the quality of life for children and families in the community through fund-raising. Benge participates in several of the organization's activities every year, including its biggest fund-raiser, a community auction. Club members also host a golf scramble and pancake breakfast each year. Members of the Kiwanis Club meet at noon every Tuesday at Banana's Bar and Grille to hear speakers and plan.

National City distributes two statewide awards to employees who regularly volunteer to emphasize the importance of community service. Benge received the Excel Award in 2002. National City employees have participated in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bluegrass Bowl for Kids' Sake event. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization fosters one-on-one relationships between an adult and a child in need of extra adult attention. A big brother or sister spends an average of two to four hours per week with the child or young adult. The bowling event raises money for the organization.

Adelphia employees also contribute to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Whitted, an Adelphia employee, is a big sister to a 9-year-old named Chrystian. She said they spend time going to movies, the mall and the zoo. Whitted said they do service work together, too.
"She needs to learn, also, that helping others is important," Whitted said.

Whitted is on a committee with other Adelphia employees who spend a total of between 150 and 200 hours a month volunteering in the community. The committee meets once a month to talk about community service opportunities. She said the committee set up the children's area at the Relay for Life, as well as the Walk for America for the March of Dimes. Members of the committee also helped a local girl scout troop send cookies to soldiers abroad during the war.
Whitted said it is important for businesses to give back to the community that keeps them running: "We're here for the community anyway. It's a two way street - you give a little, you take a little. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the community."

Wray, who is a beautician at Hairmasters, said it is her duty as a business owner in Richmond to serve the community beyond her role as a professional.
"Anytime a person lives in a community and owns a business, she needs to be a full fledged member of the community and benefit the members in any way possible." Wray is a trained cosmetologist for the Look Good, Feel Better program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The program is designed for women with cancer going through chemotherapy or radiation. Cosmetologists trained to lead the sessions teach women for free how to apply makeup and what skin products are compatible with their treatments. They also offer advice and information about wigs and turbines for balding women.

"It's a fun session in a difficult time in their lives,î Wray said. ìIt's a positive few hours.'"
Wray said the sessions also serve as a networking device for the women and a distraction from the pain they are experiencing. She said companies such as Estee Lauder, Mary Kay and Clinique donate products for the sessions, and participants get to take home kits with products inside.

Wray has been leading Look Good, Feel Better sessions for 10 years. She usually leads sessions on a Monday every three or four months. Monday is typically her day off from work. ìI've always enjoyed being a volunteer,î she said. ìAnd (these sessions) are very complimentary to my career. If a woman thinks she looks good, it helps her to feel better. It gives me a lot of satisfaction.

Several the professionals said organization and prioritizing helps them fit service into their schedules. They said a lack of time is not an issue because volunteering is so important personally and professionally.

"(Volunteering) seems to energize employees, and it is a way to give back," Benge said. "You usually get more for giving than receiving."

Kristin Gunderson can be reached at

Story created Saturday, May 24, 2003.

July 1-31

Anti-Boredom Month ­ A "self-awareness event" to encourage people to examine whether they, co-workers, family or friends are experiencing "an extended period of boredom" in their lives. The Boring Institute identifies this as "a warning sign" of problems that include depression, self-destructive behavior, and even suicide. For info, The Boring Institute, Alan Caruba, founder, 973-763-6392,,

Cell Phone Courtesy Month ­ This month is dedicated to encouraging the increasingly unmindful corps of cell phone users to be more respectful of their surroundings and those around them. For info: Jacqueline Whitemore, Etiquette Expert, 561-586-9026,,|

National Foreign Language Month ­ Attempt to learn a foreign language this month. Experience life outside your country while staying home. For info: Jonathan Earling 847-963-0570.

National July Belongs to Blueberries Month ­ To make the public aware that this is the peak month for fresh blueberries. For info: North American Blueberry Council,,

National Purposeful Parenting Month ­ Encourages parents to incorporate "purpose" in their parenting. Designed to elevate the level of parental effectiveness. For info send SASE to: Teresa Langston, Director, Parenting Without Pressure (PWOP), 1330 Boyer St., Longwood, FL 32750-6311, 407-767-2524.

National Recreation and Parks Month ­ To showcase and invite community participation in quality leisure activities for all segments of the population. For info: Information Resources, National Recreation and Park Association, 703-858-2170,,

July 4 -10:

Freedom Week ­ To disseminate throughout the world information about freedom and liberty. For complete info and many famous quotations about freedom and liberty, send $4 to cover expense of printing, handling and postage. For info: Stanley Drake, president, International Society of Friendship and Good Will, 8392 Roswell Rd, Ste 434, Atlanta, GA 30350-1870.

July 4:

Independence From Meat Day ­ Declare your freedom from flesh foods. Your fiery Fourth will be fantastic with a good-for-you vegetarian barbecue. For info: Vegetarian Awareness Network, Communications Center, 800-USA-VEGE.

July 20:

Special Olympics Day­ Official anniversary of the first ever International Special Olympics Competition, held in 1968 at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL. For info: Betty Ann Hughes, senior media relations manager, Special Olympics, 202-824-0338,,

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