Richmond Kiwanis Club

July, 2006 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Banana's Restaurant

July 4 - Noon
Roundtable - no formal meeting

July 11 - Noon
Gina Noe - Madison County Extension Agent

July 18 - Noon
To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -

July 25 - Noon
To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -

July 25 - 5:30 p.m.
Kiwanis Potluck at the Richmond McDowell City Park
Juggernaut Jug Band will entertain in the park at 7 p.m.

Richmond Kiwanis Sponsors Civil War Mural

Richmond Kiwanians attended the unveiling of the mural sponsored by the club. Those present for the photo were (first row l. to r.) Mrs. Helen Rhodes, Brenda Blankenship, Beth Thompson and Piddle Johnson (back row l. to r.) Earl Rhodes, Coleman Turpin, Elizabeth Robinson, Wayne Short, and Glen Kleine. Kiwanians in attendance but unable to participate in the photograph were: Bob Nayle, Earl-Ray Neal, Dwight McMullin, Ben McPherson

Click here to learn more about the dedication of the Battle of Richmond mural painted by Richard Deane

Richmond Kiwanis Sponsors "Battle of Richmond Interpretive" Sign

Click here to view the Interpretive Sign of the Palmer House also supported by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond

Events in July

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;;

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.

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,;

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.

For related Kiwanis International YCPO (Young Children: Priority One) parenting resources, go to

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;;

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 Road, 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 first­ever International Special Olympics Competition, which unfolded 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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