Richmond Kiwanis Club

November, 2004 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

November 2 - Noon
Travis Ford, Coach
EKU Basketball Team
Speaker Sponsor - Dr. Kenneth Clawson

November 2 - 6 p.m.
Board Meeting
DeSloover's Realty

November 9 - Noon
Danny Castle, Lt. Governor
Also - Pancake Breakfast Planning

November 13
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
425 Eastern By Pass
(Members should arrive at 6 a.m.

November 15 - 6 p.m.
Governor C.D. Reece's Visit to Division 9
Hall's on the River
1225 Athens Boonesboro Road - Winchester, KY

November 16 - Noon
Larry Inman, Coach
EKU Women's Basketball Team
Speaker Sponsor - Patrick McMahan

November 23 - Noon
Travis Ford, Coach
EKU Men's Basketball Team
Speaker Sponsor - Patrick McMahon

November 30 - Noon
Micah Smith, Secretary, Kentucky 4-H
Speaker Sponsor - Jack Taylor

Robert Blyth is Newest Member of Richmond Kiwanis

David Harkelroad, President - Elect of the Richmond Kiwanis club pins a Kiwanis membership pin on Robert Blyth, the newest member of the club. Blyth, is a member of the City Commission, a mathematics teacher at Eastern Kentucky University, and is a pastor at a local church.

Lt. Governor Home Club Banner is Presented to Lt. Gov. Castle

Danny Castle, the 2004-2005 Lt. Governor for Division 9 is presented the Lt. Governor's Home Banner by Dr. Glen Kleine, the 2003-2004 Lt. Governor for Division 9 when he visited the Kiwanis club of Richmond. The Lt. Governor's Home Banner is displayed at the home club of the Lt. Governor during his/her term of office. Castle, the Fire Chief of Winchester, KY, is a long time member of the Kiwanis club of Winchester. Lt. Governor Castle can be contacted at: (859) 744-1587 (Business); 859-744-5902 (Home); 859-937-9085 (Fax);

State 4-H Secretary Presents to Richmond Kiwanis

Micah Smith
, The Kentucky State Secretary 4-H (left), told Richmond Kiwanians on November 30about 4-H in general and 4-H in Madison County in particular. He expressed his appreciation for the many scholarships given by the Richmond Kiwanis Club to Outstanding 4-H participants. Jack Taylor, long-time Kiwanian and retired extension agent, arranged for Micah's presentation.

EKU Coach Travis Ford Tells of Teams Future

Travis Ford, Coach of the EKU men's basketball team, discussed with the Richmond Kiwanians on November 23 the prospects for his team. The speaker sponsor for the Ford presentation was Patrick McMahon.

Kiwanis Club of Richmond Kentucky
Appointments for 2004/2005

President Kim Naugle
Vice President/President Elect David Harkleroad
Secretary Danny Damrel
Treasurer Brenda Blankenship
Immediate Past President Marilou "Piddle" Johnson

Board of Directors: Elbert Hudson, Tracy Burdett, Larry Bobbert, Robert Nayle, Morris Taylor, Jared Noble and Coleman Turpin

Standing Committees

Committee on Club Meetings and Administration is responsible for providing the most effective club meeting possible. Areas of focus should include the club meeting program, physical, reception, fellowship, and inter-club relations, as well as other areas that the committee may deem pertinent.

Chair: David Harkleroad
Members: Danny Damrel, Morris Taylor, Jack Taylor, Elbert Hudson

Committee on Community Services should implement projects on the arts, business affairs, citizenship, civic improvement, community beautification, conservation, health, international understanding, literacy, public affairs, safety, or help for senior citizens and disabled persons. Popular projects include Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, issues forums, and youth exchange.

Members: David Harkleroad, Ben McPherson, David Denson, and Piddle Johnson

Committee on Finance and Fund Raising is responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the board of directors, as well as any recommendations it may have on financial matters of the club. It is also responsible for securing the funds necessary to meet budget requirements.

Chair: Brenda Blankenship
Members: Officers and Board of Directors

Committee on Human and Spiritual Values should implement projects that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, or offer counseling and guidance. Projects can encourage interfaith and interdenominational religious activity, such as prayer, but should not support a specific religious sect. Popular projects include prayer breakfasts, layman of the year awards, transportation to religious services, visits to nursing homes, and support of grief counseling.

Chair: Piddle Johnson
Members: Brenda Blankenship

Committee on Membership Growth and Education should strive to increase membership according to the standards provided in the bylaws. The committee should consider all Membership Information Forms and submit its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee should also develop an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promote regular attendance by all members at club meetings.


Committee on Public Relations is responsible for helping to ensure that the public receives, through the media and other means, the Objects, goals, programs, and achievements of Kiwanis International and the club.

Members: Glen Kleine (website), Tracey Burdett, and Danny Damrel

Committee on Sponsored Programs shall devise ways and means to establish and support K-Kids clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high or middle school, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K Clubs in the universities and colleges, and should encourage and promote the activities of all Aktion clubs, K-Kids, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs, and Circle K clubs sponsored by the club. The committee should include the Kiwanis club advisors to sponsored Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids and Aktion club.

Chair: Glen Kleine
Members: Piddle Johnson, and Phillis Adams

Committee on Young Children: Priority One should implement projects to children, prenatal through age five. Projects can address maternal and child health, child care, early development, nutrition, parenting education and support, advocacy, pediatric trauma, or safety. Popular projects include encouraging literacy, assisting child care and Head Start programs, distributing the home-safety checklist, educating the public about Shaken Baby Syndrome, and building or repairing playgrounds.

Members: Phillis Adams, and Kenneth Clawson

Committee on Youth Services should implement projects that address school-aged youth. Projects can address academics, advocacy, career exploration, character education and citizenship, club activities, health, hobbies, leadership development, literacy, mentoring, prevention of drug abuse, or sports and recreation. Popular projects include sponsoring sports teams, Terrific Kids, Bring Up Grades, Hugh O'Brian Youth leadership seminars, scholarships, mentoring, and career days.

Chair: Patrick McMahan
Members: David Benge

Special Project Committees

Annual Pancake Breakfast Committee will arrange the date (November 13th), location (new First Baptist Church), sponsorships/donations, menu and volunteers as well as the advertisement of this event.

Co-chairs Piddle Johnson and
Members: Patrick McMahan (volunteers), Brenda Blankenship (advertisement), Roy Switzer and Earl Rhodes (commodities donations), All Club Members

Annual Auction Committee will lead the planning, development and advertising for the annual auction fundraising event and will supervise all club members in the tasks of the auction.

Members: Larry Bobbert (TV/Radio), Ray DeSloover (Auctioneer), Earl Rhodes, All Club Members

Annual Roadblock Committee will arrange for the date and location with the city, arrange for advertisement, coordinate member volunteers and all other preparations for this event.

Chair: David Harkleroad
Members: Jared Noble, Morris Taylor, Roy Switzer, All Club Members

Annual Golf Scramble Committee will arrange for a date and manage liaison with the chosen golf course representative and will direct the selection of catering as well as supervise sponsorship/donations, publicity and club member volunteers.

Chair: Brenda Blankenship
Members: Robert Nayle, Earl Rhodes, David Benge, All Club Members

Please Volunteer for Committee Work

If you have not yet volunteered to serve as a chair or committee member of any of the above committees please contact Richmond Kiwanis Club President Dr. Kim Naugle by calling him at: 859-626-1724 (Home) or 859-622-1863 (Work)
or by clicking here to email him at:

Richmond Joins Irvine-Ravenna in Joint Induction

New officers of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. The officers are: Dr. Kim Naugle,President; Marilou "Piddle" Johnson, Immediate Past President, David Harkleroad, VP/President Elect; Danny Damrel, Secretary; Brenda Blankenship, Treasurer. The Board of Directors include Dr. Larry Bobbert, Tracy Burdett, Elbert Hudson, Dr. Robert Nayle, Jared Nobel, Dr. Morris Tayor, and Coleman Turpin.

Special thanks for Danny Damrel for providing photos of the installation

Click here to see additional photos of the joint installation

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