Richmond Kiwanis Club

July, 2004 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

July 6
Glen Kleine, Lt. Governor, Division 9
Will give a presentation on the highlights of the Kiwanis International Convention in St. Louis

July 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Board of Director's Meeting
Craft Noble and Company, PLLC

July 13
Kent Clark, Madison County Judge Executive
State of Madison County and plans for the future

July 20
Lisa Gay, Regional Coordinator of BB/BS
Upcoming Events and Mission in Madison County

July 27
Jo Helen Cloys, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Pattie A. Clay Hospital
Organ and Tissue Donation

Children's Champions Thank Richmond Kiwanians

Children's Champions sent a thank you certificate to the Richmond Kiwanis Club for its participation in supporting the posting of billboards in the community supporting the Children's Champion Program which were produced by award-winning local children.

Scouts Receive $200 from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond

Danny Damrell, secretary of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, presented a $200 check to Pack Leader, former Kiwanian and Eagle Scout, Whitney Dunlap on March 15 at the Pack 20 Blue/Gold Banquet held at the First United Methodist Church on 401 W. Main St. This is part of the funds budgeted by the Richmond Kiwanis Club to support the Friends of Scouting campaign.

Richmond Kiwanis Supports Trooper Island

Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond and retired State Police Sergeant D. K. Damrel (left) purchased 30
Trooper Island raffle tickets from Kentucky State Police PAO Trooper Chris Lanham. Each ticket is $10 for a
chance to win a 2004 Harley-Davison FLHR/FLHRI Road King motorcycle. The Kiwanis Club of Richmond
purchases the tickets each year as a way to contribute to Trooper Island, Inc.

Trooper Island Camp was established in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police at Dale Hollow Lake near the
Cumberland and Clinton County line. The free summer camp is for disadvantaged boys and girls age 10 -12. Each
year approximately 700 campers participate in athletics, canoeing, archery, fishing, swimming and many other
camping activities. Trooper Island, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates solely on private contributions. All
contributions to Trooper Island are tax deductible. For more information and to purchase tickets contact: Trooper
Chris Lanham, Kentucky State Police, 699 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475 (859) 623-2404.

Calendar of July Events - Possibile Topics for Speakers

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.

July 1-31 - 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;

July 1-31 - 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.

July 1-31 - 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; e-mail;

July 1-31 - 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, Florida 32750-6311; 407-767-2524.

July 1-31 - 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; e-mail;

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, Georgia 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, Illinois. For info: Betty Ann Hughes, senior media relations manager, Special Olympics; 202-824-0338;

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