Richmond Kiwanis Club

April, 2004 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

April 6
Chris Midgett, Project Manager for Bechtel Parson
"Destroying Chemical Weapons"

April 13
To be announced

April 20
Joe Bentley, Assistant Director
Richmond Parks and Recreation Department
"Leadership Madison County"

April 27
Bi-monthly Planning Session

Kiwanis Club of Richmond Conducts Successful 2004 Auction

Marilou "Piddle" Johnson (left), president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, and Eric Baldwin, chair of the 2004 Kiwanis Club Auction, introduce items at the auction.

Click here to see photo coverage of the auction by Danny Damrel

Timely Speakers for April

April 1-30

International Customer Loyalty Month ­ We highlight this month to honor and generate
customer loyalty. Even though building customer loyalty should be a year-round thing, not just a
month, take this month to strategize on how you can improve on relationships with your
customers through better service, higher quality, etc. For information, contact Shep Hyken,
Shepard Presentations, 711 Old Ballas Road, #215, St. Louis, MO 63141; phone, 314-696-2200;
e-mail; Web site.

Keep America Beautiful Month ­ This month is set aside to educate Americans about their
personal responsibility for litter prevention, proper waste disposal, and environmental
improvement through various community projects. For information, contact the director of
communications, Keep America Beautiful Inc., Washington Square, 1010 Washington Blvd.,
Stamford, CT 06901; phone, 203-323-8987; e-mail; Web site.

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month ­ This month is dedicated to one of America's
favorite foods, the gooey, oozy, melty grilled cheese sandwich. With more than 200 varieties of
domestic cheese available, the grilled cheese sandwich options are endless! For information,
contact Dairy Management Inc., 10255 West Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont, IL

National Pecan Month ­ This month celebrates the great taste, health benefits, and versatility of
pecans. This delicious tree nut adds unmistakable flavor, crunch, and texture to just about any
meal or snack. Pecans have proven cholesterol-lowering properties and contain more than 19
important vitamins and minerals. For information, contact National Pecan Shellers Association,
5775 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 500, Building G, Atlanta, GA 30342; phone,
404-252-3663; e-mail; Web site.

April 1-7

National Sleep Awareness Week ­ All Americans are urged to recognize the importance of
proper sleep to their health, safety, and productivity and the dangers of untreated sleep disorders.
For information, contact National Sleep Foundation, 1522 K Street NW, Suite 500, Washington,
DC 20005; Web site.

April 21-27

National Volunteer Week ­ National Volunteer Week honors those who reach out to others
through volunteer community service and calls attention to the need for more community services
for individuals, groups, and families to help solve serious social problems that affect our
communities. For information, contact the Points of Light Foundation, 1400 I Street NW, Suite
800, Washington, DC 20005; phone, 202-729-8168; e-mail; Web site. Download a National
Volunteer Week tool kit, a sample radio public service announcement, and other materials you
can use to plan your national Volunteer Week activities.

April 25-May 1

Skip-a-Meal Week ­ Kiwanis-family members and non-members who send the cost equivalent
of just one meal help fund numerous programs that directly benefit children. The
SKIP-A-MEAL program benefits the Kiwanis Children's Fund, sponsored by your Kiwanis
International Foundation. For information, contact the Kiwanis International Foundation, 3636
Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268; phone, 317-875-8755, x157 or 800-KIWANIS, x157;
Web site.

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