Richmond Kiwanis Club

November, 2003 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

November 4
Dr. Larry Sexton
Partners in Education
Partners in Education, bringing Ukraine Teachers to EKU to Learn about Democracy

November 4
6:30 p.m.
Board of Director's Meeting - DeSloover's Realty

November 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Farm-City Banquet
Extension Center - Richmond, KY

November 11
Jason Eberle, Golf Pro
Gibson Bay Golf Course
"Youth Golf Programs"

November 18
Dave Bohannon, President
Ricxhmond Ministerial Alliance

November 21
6:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall - First Baptist Church - Richmond
Division 9 Dinner for Governor of Kentucky-Tennessee District
Also Richard Domek a Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky
Will Give a Presentation on Ragtime & Stride Piano

November 25
Leslie Carr
Junior Miss Representative for Madison County

First YMCA / Richmond Kiwanis Fall Festival is Success

Click here for four pages of photos of the YMCA / Richmond Kiwanis Fall Festival

John Wilson Receives 2003 "Support of Agriculture Award" from Kiwanis

Piddle Johnson, president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond presented the 2003 "Support of Agriculture Award" to John Wilson, Madison County Agriculture Extension Agent, for his work in educating the public though his work as a newspaper columnist for The Richmond Register for the past ten years, for his master gardner's classes, for his frequent speeches to civic clubs, such as Kiwanis, on agricultural issues, for answering the questions of homeowners on gardening and landscaping, and for educating Habitat for Humanity participants on landscaping techniques. He is also helping farmers with the Phase One Tobacco funds; educating farmers on their options to diversify crops. The 2002 "Support of Agriculture" award was presented to Scott Turpin an agriculture teacher at Madison Central High School for his work in agriculture educational. The award was made at the annual Farm-City Banquet which was held at the Madison County Extension Center. Kiwanis International initiated the first Farm-City Week in 1955 to promote understanding between the rural and urban sectors of society.

Wellness on Wheels, supported by the Richmond Kiwanis Club, participated in the Eastern Kentucky University Homecoming Parade. Phillis Adams, the director of the local headstart program and coordinator for WOW events wrote, " The fraternity gave over 1,000 messages about drug prevention and keeping children happy and safe. The footballs also included the Kiwanis web site. It was a great event with direct involvement to many throughout the community who again heard the message promoted by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. Thanks!!!! " - Phillis

Kiwanis signs placed by the Richmond Kiwanis Club are still seen throughout the community. This sign is near the lake in Deacon Hills.

November Events

November 1-30:

Kiwanis-family Month ­ This event is a time for each sponsored program and the Kiwanis International Foundation to promote Kiwanis club involvement. During this month, the foundation launches its Annual Club Gift Campaign, and it allows sponsored clubs--Kiwajunior, Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, and K-Kids--to establish special programs or projects with the new administration of their Kiwanis clubs.

Aviation History Month ­ Anniversary of aeronautical experiments in November 1782 by Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, brothers living at Annonay, France. The brothers experimented with filling paper and fabric bats with smoke and hot air, leading to the invention of the hot-air balloon, man's first flight, and the entire science of aviation and flight.

American Diabetes Month ­ American Diabetes Month is designed to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of proper diabetes control and treatment to those diagnosed with the disease and their families. For information, contact: American Diabetes Association at 800-DIABETES or

Family Stories Month ­ November starts out with crisper weather and ends with the gathering of family and friends around the table which makes November the perfect month to start telling and saving family stories. For information:

Scrapbook Storytelling, 3460 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63139; phone, 314-353-6100; e-mail:; Web site,

I am so Thankful Month ­ This month is dedicated to giving thanks and counting your blessings daily. Share with others the things you are thankful for. For information: Nancy J. Lewis, PO Box 342, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214; phone, 404-559-7614; e-mail:

National Alzheimers Disease Month ­ To increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and what the Alzheimer's Association is doing to advance research and help patients, their families and their caregivers. For information: Alzheimer's Association, Nicolle Heller, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60611; phone, 800-272-3900 or 312-335-4037; e-mail,; Web site:

Peanut Butter Lovers' Month ­ Celebration of America's favorite food and number one sandwich. For information: Peanut Advisory Board, 1025 Sugar Pike Way, Canton, Georgia 30115; Web site,

November 1

European Union Anniversary ­ The Maastricht Treaty went into effect this day, formally establishing the European Union. The treaty was drafted in 1991. By 1993, 12 nations had ratified it. In 1995, three more nations ratified the treaty. The European Union grew out of the European Economic Community which was established in 1958. National Family Literacy Day ­ Family literacy programs bring parents and children together in the classroom to learn and support each other in efforts to further their education and improve their life skills. For information: National Center for Family Literacy, 325 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Louisville, Kentucky 40202; phone, 502-584-1133 or 877-FAMLIT1; e-mail:; Web site,

November 8

National Parents as Teachers Day ­ To pay tribute to the more than 2,600 Parents as Teachers programs located in 50 states and six countries. These programs give parents support and guidance to be their children's best first teacher in the critical early years. For information: Parents as Teachers National Center, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 230, St. Louis, Missouri 63132; phone, 314-432-4330, e-mail,; Web site,

November 20

National Great American Smokeout Day ­ A day observed annually to celebrate smoke-free environments. For information: Corporate Communications Department, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone, 404-329-5724; Web site,

November 23 - 29

National Adoption Week ­ To commemorate the success of three kinds of adoption­infant, special needs and intercountry­through a variety of special events. For information: National Council for Adoption, 1930 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; phone: 202-328-1200; e-mail: info@ncfa\; Web site,

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