Richmond Kiwanis Club

December, 2008 Newsletter

Meetings are held at noon on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays and at
6 p.m. on the 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month at the

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

December 2 - Noon
Dr. Ambroziac, D.P.M.
Speaker Sponsor - Ray DeSloover

December 9 - 6 p.m.
Sybil Miller - Director
Home Meals Delivery
Speaker Sponsor - Ben McPherson

December 16 - Noon
County Judge Kent Clark
The State of the County
Speaker Sponsor - Tammy Harkleroad

December 23 - 6 p.m.
Christmas Gathering
$5 gift exchange (with a humerous add on)
The gift should be serious -
but there should be an added component that has a touch of humor -
perhaps a card - or a note along with the gift.

It has also been suggested (by Joan Kleine and Helen Rhodes... they who would be obeyed) - that we all bring a dozen of Christmas cookies - we then can take home a dozen of different Christmas cookies so we have a variety for our Christmas visitors (unless we eat them first)
Good cheer for all!

December 30 - Noon
Kiwanis Club of Richmond Board Meeting
No Speaker

Richmond Kiwanis 2008 Pancake Breakfast

For more than 35 years the Kiwanis Club of Richmond has been serving pancakes to smiling faces.

Click here to see photo coverage of 2008 Richmond Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Michael Judge is Recipient of Kiwanis Award for Agriculture

Michael Judge (center), a resident of Madison County, was the recipient of the Jackson Taylor Award for Exceptional Service to Agriculture. The award was presented to him by Bob Lilly (left), the president, and Adam Poff (right), the immediate past president, of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond.

Judge is the Director of Operations in the Kentucky Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy. In this capacity he serves as the new program development coordinator and supervisor of the Kentucky Agriculture Project Analyst Team and oversees the organization of the monthly Agricultural Development Board Meeting. He also serves as outreach liaison and primary liaison between the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

In 2004 Judge went to Frankfort and joined the Department of Agriculture as the Director of the Division of Agriculture Marketing and Agribusiness Recruitment. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Office of Agriculture Marketing and Product Promotion.

Judge has provided instruction and leadership at all levels of agriculture education and administration. He served for three years as an Instructor of Vocational Agriculture in Scott County. He next served as the Director of University Farms and Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University for 22 years. During the 2003-2004 academic year at EKU he served as Chair of the Department of Agriculture.

The 1923-24 Kiwanis International Board introduced a policy advocating better relations between farmers and city men (which eventually developed into a longstanding farm-city partnership. Among projects fostered during that period was the initiation of farmer markets in Florida, and the formation of agricultural credit corporations to provide loans to farmers and the development of poultry clubs for rural youth in South Carolina,

In October 1955 the Kiwanis International Board issued a proclamation creating a Farm-City week in October, 1955. As part of this initiative, Kiwanians created a Farm-City Conference which was dedicated to improving the understanding of the mutual interdependence among farm, ranch, and city people. As a result of this initiative in 1955, 2,500 Kiwanis clubs scheduled Farm-City activities which included Farm-City Banquets and farm tours.

The Jackson Taylor Award for Service to Agriculture is named after Jack Taylor who is a 50 year member of Kiwanis and who has spent a lifetime providing service to Agriculture as a former county agent and as the developer and manager of educational working farms both at Berea College and at Eastern Kentucky University. Taylor was also instrumental in starting the first Farm-City Banquet when these were first initiated by Kiwanis International in the 1950s.

The Jackson Taylor Award for Service to Agriculture was presented to Michael Judge at the annual Madison County Farm-City Banquet at the Madison County Extension Office on Duncannon Lane.

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