Richmond Kiwanis Club

June, 2003 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

June 3
Dr. Eric Mount from Centre College
Scholarship Winners and Key Club Update

June 3
6:00 p.m.
Board of Director's Meeting - DeSloover's Realty

June 10
Kentucky State Trooper Mike Coyle
Trooper Island, Inc.

June 17
Robert Lawson, Co-Director
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

June 19-24
88th Kiwanis International Convention
Indianapolis, IN

June 24
Piddle Johnson - President-elect
Strategic Planning Session
(Clawson and Kleine will

Marilou "Piddle" Johnson, who served the Kiwanis Club of Richmond as the Vice President during the past year was elected to lead the club in 2003 2004. Here she is introducing one of the weekly club speakers. She served as the program chairperson in her capacity as vice president.

Kiwanis Club Officers and Directors for 2003-2004 Elected

Officers and directors for the Kiwanis Club of Richmond for 2003 - 2004 were elected this week. They will begin their offices in October, 2003. Officers elected were:

President - Marilou "Piddle" Johnson, Parent Involvement / Family Service Coordinator, Migrant Head Start.

Vice-president and president-elect is Dr. Kim A. Naugle, Coordinator of Counseling and Educational Psychology with the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership, Eastern Kentucky University.

Secretary - Danny Damrel, retired Sergeant. Kentucky State Police.

Treasurer - Brenda Blankenship, retired purchasing agent.

Past President - Dr. Glen Kleine, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, Eastern Kentucky University.

Board of directors elected were:

Elbert Hudson, retired Superintendent of Schools, Lee County, Kentucky.

Wayne Short, Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo

Dr. Morris Taylor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University

John Tuel, Branch Manager, Peoples Bank of Madison County

Member of the board of directors continuing on the board are:

P. Jared Noble, CPA, Senior Accountant, Craft and Company, P.S.C.

George Nelson Ridings, President, Ridings Insurance and Financial Services, LTD

Coleman Turpin. Owner. Turpin Funeral Home

Ken Clawson sporting his Kiwanis visor and his great looking grandchildren wearing "My Grandpa is a Kiwanian" t shirts. Alex Clawson, age 5, is left and Matthew Clawson, age 8 is right.

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Director Speaks to Club

Robert Lawson, Co-Director of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, described the newly opened facility, the induction of the latest members of the Hall Fame, the generic nature of the museum (that is is not exclusively devoted to Bluegrass music). The first inductees were:

1) Rosemary Clooney ( Open / Variety )

2) Everly Brothers ( Open / Rock-n-Roll )

3) Red Foley ( Country )*

4) Tom T. Hall ( Country / Bluegrass )

5) Grandpa Jones ( Open / Comedy )*

6) Bradley Kincaid ( Country / Bluegrass )

7) John Lair ( Country / Bluegrass & Open Non-Performer )

8) Loretta Lynn ( Country )*

9) Bill Monroe ( Bluegrass )*

10) The Osborne Brothers ( Bluegrass )

11) Jean Ritchie ( Folk )

12) Merle Travis ( Country )*

Lawson, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Vernon, invited members of the club to visit the museum and to purchase a named brick at the entrance of the museum. He pointed out that there was no children's book of Kentucky music history so the staff worked with students at Rockcastle High School to produce a book which provided essays, poetry and artistic drawings about Kentucky music history. He pointed out that the museum also provides educational tours & programs. In fact, the museum has a Teacher's Study Guide and Education Packet available on the web. Lawson may be contacted at: 1-877-356-3263 or by email at:

Mark your Calendars for Future Kiwanis Events

June 19-24 - International Convention

88th Kiwanis International Convention will be held from June 19-24, 2003 in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Kenneth Clawson, former Governor of the K-T District and Dr. Glen Kleine, Richmond Kiwanis Club President and Lt. Gov. designate are slated to attend the international convention as delegates representing the Richmond, KY club.

July 11 - Golf Tournament

The next major fund raiser is the Eleventh Annual Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament. This twi-light mixed scramble held on Friday, July 11 at the Battlefield Golf Course. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive and closest to the pin. The schedule of activities include: complimentary range balls begins at 5 p.m.; registration will be held between 5 and 5:45 p.m.; shotgun starts at 6 p.m. The front nine will be held in the day light with the back nine in the dark. Dinner will be catered by Sonny's Barbecue. The entry fee is $45 per person and $180 per team. Businesses wishing to enter a team or individuals wishing to register for the golf tournament may contact Mark Calitri at 859-661-0582.

August 21-24 - Kentucky-Tennessee Convention

The 85th Kentucky-Tennessee District Convention will be held August 21-24, 2003 at the Executive Inn Rivermont in Owensboro, KY 42301 - 800) 626-1936

September 20 - Roadblock

Roadblock for Kids on Saturday on September 20, 2003 at Lancaster and the Eastern By-Pass

September 27 - Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 27, 2003 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church

March 6, 2004 - Auction

33rd Annual Radio-TV Auction of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond on Saturday, March 6, 2004 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. live at the Richmond City Hall and also on Channel 5 and 12- Adelphia - Richmond and Berea and on WEKY - 1340 AM Radio.

Keep up with Kiwanis News On Line

Click Here for the Kiwanis News Archive

Newsletter Editor - Glen Kleine - 623-3941

Back to Richmond Kiwanis Introduction Page