Richmond Kiwanis Club

October, 2007 Newsletter

Meetings Tuesday - Noon - Galaxy Bowling Conference Room, 1025 Amberley Way
Richmond, KY 40475-8847
(Off of I-75 Exit 87) in Richmond, KY.

October 2 - Noon
Keith Crawford
Madison County Animal Shelter

October 6 - 9 a.m.
Annual Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Auction
Irvine-Ravenna Middle School

October 9 - Noon
Larry Bailey, Foundation Director
Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center

Tuesday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Induction of 2007-2008 Officers and Board Members
Induction of New Members
Joint Meeting with the Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club
Cedar Village Restaurant, Irvine, KY

October 23 - Noon
In-Club Board Meeting

October 30 - Noon
Elizabeth Ward, Speech and Hard of Hearing Teacher
Madison County School District
Speaker Sponsor - Bruce Nichols
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As one of the world's leading community-service organizations, Kiwanis' strength is that it is both international and local. Collectively, clubs have responded to global problems while continuing to address local needs.

Pat Ham, Executive Director of the Kentucky Health Alliance of Kentucky spoke to the Richmond Kiwanis Club on September 18. Accompanying her on her vist to the club was "Sidney the Kidney" played by Kiwanian Brenda Blankenship.

"Sidney the Kidney" gives a hug to long-time Kiwanian Jackson Taylor.

Laura Nobel (left photo), one of the newer members of the Kiwanis club is given a hug by"Sidney the Kidney." Pat Horn, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Health Alliance of Kentucky, described the identification mission of KHAKY which is to serve kidney disease patients and their families, increase awareness and early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and promote organ donation and to lighten the burden of kidney disease throughout Kentucky and be a significant force in identifying kidney disease in its early stages and reducing the incidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD).

KHAKY is a non-profit organization that provides services for over 2000 patients and their families in Central and Eastern Kentucky. They actively educate the general public on kidney function, health and disease. KHAKY's patient programs offer products and services to help improve the lives of those affected by kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation. They support events that promote kidney disease awareness, early detection of kidney disease and organ donation. KHAKY is a local organization and 100% of funds are used to support the programs and services they offer in Kentucky.

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky is located at 1517 Nicholasville Rd. Suite 203, Lexington, KY 40503. They may be reached by phone at 859 277-8259, by fax at: 859 277-2229 and by email at:

Elbert Hudson, long-time Kiwanian and retired Lee County Superintendent of Schools, is amused by the appearance of "Sidney the Kidney."

October 1-31
· Month of the Young Adolescent ­ An annual national collaborative effort of education, health, and youth-oriented organizations, including Kiwanis International's Builders Club. Initiated by the National Middle School Association, this month brings together a wide range of organizations to focus on the needs of this important age range, ages 10-15. For info: National Middle School Foundation; 800-528-NMSA (6672).
· Adopt a Shelter Dog Month ­ To promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters, the ASPCA sponsors this important observance. For info: ASPCA Public Affairs Dept., 424 E. 92nd St., New York, New York 10128; phone, 212-876-7700.
· Diversity Awareness Month ­ Celebrating, promoting, and appreciating the diversity of our society. For info: Carole Copeland Thomas, C. Thomas & Associates, 400 W. Cummings Park, PMB 1725-154, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801; phone, 800-801-6599; e-mail.
· National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ­ For info, call the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Program toll-free at 877-880.NBCAM.
· National Cookie Month ­ For info, call Cookies for You, 117 S. Main Street, Minot, South Dakota 58701; phone, 701-839-4975 or 800-814-5334.
· National Depression Education and Awareness Month ­ A nonprofit campaign to educate patients, the elderly, and professionals about depression disorders. Kit of materials available for $15. For info: Frederick Mayer, president, Pharmacists Planning Service Inc., 101 Lucas Valley Road, #210, San Rafael, California 94903; phone: 415-479-8628; e-mail.
· National Roller Skating Month ­ A month-long celebration recognizing the health benefits and recreational enjoyment of this long-loved pastime. For info: Roller Skating Association, 6905 Corporate Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; phone, 317-347-2636; e-mail.

October 1-7
· Universal Children's Week ­ To disseminate throughout the world info on the needs of children and to distribute copies of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. For info, send $4 to cover printing expense, handling, and postage. For info: Stanley Drake, president, International Society of Friendship and Good Will, 8592 Roswell Road, Suite 434, Atlanta, Georgia 30350-1870.

October 16
· United Nations: World Food Day­ Annual observance to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. For information: United Nations, Department of Public Information, New York, New York 10117; or Patricia Young, US National Committee for World Food Day, 2175 K Street NW, Washington DC, 20437. Phone, 202-653-2404.

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