Richmond Kiwanis Club

June, 2005 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant


June 4
Free Fishing for Kids
Lake Reba and elsewhere

June 7 - Noon
Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients
Speaker Sponsor - Patrick McMahan

June 7 - 6 p.m.
Board Meeting
DeSloover's Realty

June 7 - 7 p.m.
Jug Band
Irvine McDowell City Park (*)

June 14 - Noon
To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -

June 14 - 7 p.m.
Jay Flippin Jazz Band
Irvine McDowell City Park (*)

June 21 - Noon
To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -

June 14 - 7 p.m.
Irish Music
Irvine McDowell City Park (*)

June 28 - Noon
To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -

June 28 - 7 p.m.
Concert to be announced
Irvine McDowell City Park (*)

(*) Look for the bleachers, used for these performances at the Irvine McDowell City Park, purchased by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond


The first shift of Richmond (KY) Kiwanians providing treats and games for participants attending the 2005 Kentucky Special Olympics are: (l. to r.) David Benge, Dwight , Brenda Blankenship, Ken Clawson, Kim Naugle and Glen Kleine.

Click here to see additional photos of Kiwanians at the Kentucky Special Olympics


2005 Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients

Patrick McMahon, President of McMahon and Burdett and chairman of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee presents a $500 check to Madison Central High School scholarship recipeint Jesse Orloff.

Meghan Shafer will receive the George Brown Memorial Scholarship to recognize an outstanding Key Club graduate.

Jesse Orloff received the Madison Central High School Scholarship. 

Lauren Worley received the Model High School Scholarship. 


Following is information about each of these scholarship recipients


Meghan L. Schafer, the recipient of the George Brown Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship to recognize an outstanding Key Club graduate, is a 4.0 graduate of Model High School. she ranked first in the 56 students in her graduating class.

While at Model High School Meghan was a four year varsity starter and Co-Captain in Soccer, served as Treasurer and President of the Model School Key Club, was a Special Olympics Volunteer, served as Secretary of the Pep Club, was the Leadership Retreat Chair of the National Honor Society, and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and of the Athletic Council. Meghan also was a member of the Model High School newspaper staff and Co-Editor of the Yearbook.

Meghan's served the community as a Group Leader of the St. Mar's Church Challenge, as a member of the First Baptist Youth Group, and as a lifeguard at the Arlington Country Club Lifeguard

Meghan is the recipient of Who's Who Among American High School Students, of Who's Who Among American High School Student Athletes, was a Wendy's High School Heisman Award State Finalist and was on the honor roll - each year throughout high school, and was the recipient of nine subject matter awards.

Meghan's goal is to complete a physical therapy program at Bellarmine College. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Barbara Shafer


Jesse Orloff received the Madison Central High School Kiwanis Scholarship. He maintained a 3.5 GPA in his high school academic work and graduated 82 of 278 graduates. Jesse's goal is to complete a Chemistry degree at the University of Kentucky and to become a physician.


Lauren Reed Worley, is a 4.0 graduate of Model High School. she ranked first in the 56 students in her graduating class.

While at Model High School Lauren won the Academic All-State Award and Bluegrass Conference All-Academic Award. She was also a Central Kentucky Youth Leadership School Leader for 2004, an All-american Scholar Athlete Award recipient, and received the USAA National Honor Roll Award.

Lauren as was the recipient of Who's Who Among American High School Students, Who's Who Among American High School Student Athletes, served as the Varsity Cheerleader and Senior Co-Captain for four years, and received the following awards Class A Medium Varsity State Champion - 2003, Americheer Grand Champion - 2004, and Americheer Stunt Champion - 2004

Lauren plans to major in Pre-Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. She is the daughter of Senator Ed and Jamie Worley.


The recipients of the 2004 Kiwanis Scholarships were:

Annie Caitlin Kipp received the George Brown Memorial Scholarship to recognize an outstanding Key Club graduate.

Alicia Turner received the Madison Central High School Scholarship. 

Lesley Carr received the Model High School Scholarship. 


Little things make your reputation

Public relations isn't just publicity.   In fact, all contacts with the public are "public relations."   To ensure that each of these contacts helps to build the Kiwanis image is the responsibility of every Kiwanian, from the club president to the newest member.   Public relations is, as the military says, "an all?hands job."

Yet to make sure the job gets done, one individual-the public relations chairperson-must be constantly aware of all facets of Kiwanis contact with the public.   Your job as public relations chairperson is one of the most important, and one of the most rewarding, in Kiwanis.   Here are some of the "little things" you should insist on:

·  Writing thank?you letters to speakers and all those who contribute time, effort, or money to Kiwanis activities.   Present a token of appreciation, if appropriate.   Certificates, coffee mugs, coasters, or other small gifts with your club name are a way of saying thanks while also giving someone a promotional item representing your club. (See Kiwanis International Merchandise Catalog for available items.)

·  Arranging annual public expressions of appreciation to local news people for the help they render through their columns and broadcasts.

·  Extending invitations to editors, station managers, mayors, school superintendents, and other public officials to visit Kiwanis meetings and get acquainted with your members.

·  Writing letters of congratulations to newly elected leaders of other service, civic, religious, and community groups.

·  Writing letters of appreciation to public officials who perform their duties in an outstanding manner.

·  Extending Kiwanis support to worthy community efforts such as the Red Cross, blood bank, Salvation Army shelter, etc.

·  Extending real hospitality to every guest, whether Kiwanian, civic official, or reporter, who attends a Kiwanis meeting or event.

·  Ensuring Kiwanis representation on important civic bodies such as the chamber of commerce, school board, Community Chest, etc.

·  Maintaining Kiwanis road signs as well as signs designating the club's meeting place.

Every Kiwanis service project constitutes good public relations, whether it is publicized or not.   In fact, publicity may not be desirable for some projects, when public notice might be embarrassing to recipients of Kiwanis' helping hand.   However, no Kiwanis club can long maintain its reputation without a real commitment to community service.   After all, what we do speaks louder than what we say-and what Kiwanis does is service.


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