Richmond Kiwanis Club

May, 2009 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.

May 5 - Noon
Ray White - Radio Personality
WCYO Radio
Speaker Sponsor - Art Pandaru

May 12 - 6 p.m.
Beau Andrew, Kit Carson District Executive
Boy Scouts of America
Speaker Sponsor - Jack Bisping

May 16 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Madison County EMA/CSEPP
Fifth Annual Safety Fair
Madison County Fairgrounds
Volunteers to Drive

May 19 Noon
Chuck Hargis
State Trooper
Speaker Sponsor - Ben McPherson

May 26 - 6 p.m.
To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -

Kiwanis Club of Richmond Nomination Committee Slate of Officers to be Submitted


Key Club International, a Kiwanis service leadership program, is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Founded in 1925, Key Club is a student-led organization teaching leadership through serving others. Now in its 85th year, Key Clubs serve 245,000 students in nearly 5,000 clubs in 27 nations worldwide. As members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Visit for more information or call 800-KIWANIS.

Sarah Merlin, an special education teacher and adviser to the Key Club at Model School said, "I strongly support the role of the Key Clubs in trying to address world problems. This world is bigger than Model and Richmond. It is important to reach out to others in need." The work of the Model School Key Club can be seen on the web at: www.RichmondKiwanis.Info/Model/MHSKeyClub.html


Founded in 1915, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis International and its Service Leadership Programs for young people, including Circle K, Key Club, Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior, and Aktion Club, dedicate more than 19 million volunteer hours and invest US$100 million to strengthen communities and serve children annually. The Kiwanis International family is composed of 600,000 adult and youth members in 15,000 clubs in more than 70 countries and geographic areas. Kiwanis members make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Globally, Kiwanis International has focused humanitarian efforts on eliminating iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) through the Worldwide Service Project, a US$75 million campaign in partnership with UNICEF, which began in 1994. For more information about Kiwanis International, please visit or call 800-KIWANIS.

The Kiwanis Club of Richmond is the sponsor of the Model School Key Club. For additional information about the Kiwanis Club of Richmond please visit


For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in more than 150 countries to address the ongoing issues that affect why kids are dying. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection, and emergency response, saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections, and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources, and reach to give children the best hope of survival. For more information about UNICEF, please visit

May 1-31:

Clean Air Month - Calls for enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The American Lung Association, 800-LUNG-USA,

Creative Beginnings Month - Encourages everyone to enroll in a course, write a poem, plant a garden, or coordinate a social event. While developing your gifts, encourage others to also cultivate their own creative beginnings. Christina Bergenholtz, 508-839-5139.

Get Caught Reading Month - Events will be staged throughout the country to celebrate reading. Association of American Publishers, 212-255-0200,

Bike Month - Annual celebration of bicycling for recreation and transportation. League of American Bicyclists, 202-822-1333,

Book Month - Invites everyone to take time out to enjoy the pleasure of reading a book. National Book Foundation, 212-685-0261.

Mental Health Month - National Mental Health Association, 800-969-NMHA,

Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Encourages individuals and organizations to promote fitness activities and programs. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 202-690-9000.

Stroke Awareness Month - National Stroke Association, 800-787-6437.

Teaching and Joy Month - Celebrates the great joy of great teaching and great learning. Thank a teacher for creating an atmosphere of joy. Jackson Community College, 517-796-8488.

Personal History Awareness Month - Informs, instructs, and inspires ALL ages to compile a personal history. Margaret Ingram, 541-924-0268.
May 11 - June 15:

National Family Month - Celebrates and promotes strong, supportive families. Annually, Mother's Day through Father's Day. 800-25-PEACE,

Preparing Tomorrow's Parents Month - Celebrates mothers and fathers. Stage at least one activity between Mother's Day and Father's Day to help prepare a child or teen to become a better parent in the future. To get ideas, visit, 561-620-0256.

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On-Line Newsletter Editor - Glen Kleine - 623-3941

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