The Division Council Meeting and Governors Banquet has been
scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar
Village, in Irvine. We will have a buffet meal (fried chicken,
fish, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn and dessert, to name
some of the great food that Cedar Village has to offer) at $12.00
per person. The Council meeting will begin at 6:00 and last about
30 minutes and then we will have the meal.
Men Business Casual
Ladies Dress or pants suit
The Kiwanis Club of Richmond has donated $3,000 worth of requested equipment to fully outfit a Relief Trailer purchased by the First Baptist Church of Richmond.
Ron Boyd and Dr. Al Patrick both had given a prior presentation to Kiwanis on the relief work of the First Baptist Church. They described how they went to the area affected by Hurricane Katrina to assist residents wash out mud from homes and then their work in assisting in the repair of those homes. They said they used some of the compressors and power hoses, as well as tools of other church groups who were ready to provide relief services. They indicated that they were fortunate to find others who had tools they could use in relief work, however, they pointed out, they might not always be so fortunate to find individuals who had supplies they could use.
They also said they would like to outfit the Relief Trailer to provide relief service in Kentucky and surrounding states in the event of a tornado, flooding or other disaster.
Boyd and Patrick pointed out that children who cannot soon
return to their normal lifestyle after a natural disaster have
their education severely disrupted - and that this will have major
consequences for their future. Given this impact, Boyd and Patrick,
felt providing supplies for the Relief Trailer was entirely consistent
with the Kiwanis goal to
"change the world, one child and one community at a time."
The Kiwanis Club of Richmond uses its energy to provide direct service as well as to raise funds to provide assistance principally in the Richmond community. The major fundraiser of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond is it annual auction - usually held in March. Other fundraisers have included their annual pancake breakfast, and its annual golf tournament.
One of the major fundraises in which many citizens of Richmond directly participate is its annual "Roadblock for Kids" which is held at the intersection of Lancaster and the Eastern ByPass. The roadblock, traditionally held on the same Saturday in September as the Richmond Pottery Festival, has attracted the support of thousands of the citizens of Richmond and of other communities.
Assistance at these various fundraisers have been provided by the Delta Zeta Sorority at Eastern Kentucky University, the Model High School Key Club (Kiwanis related) and the Eastern Kentucky University Circle K Club (Kiwanis related).
Did you know...
- 300,000 homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. (Democracy Now)
- Three quarters of a million people were displaced and still cannot return home. (Democracy Now)
- 22 million tons of garbage remain in New Orleans. (planetark.com)
- A team of 5 volunteers can gut a house in 7 days and save a resident $10,000. (commongroundrelief.org)
Source for "Did you know ... "
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