Richmond Kiwanis Club

September, 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.

September 1 - Noon
Speaker Lined Up - To be Announced
Speaker Sponsor -Ray DeSloover

September 8 - 6 p.m.
Doug Perch - "Building Your Perfect Team"
Speaker Sponsor - Ray DeSloover

September 15 - Noon
David Evans, Richmond City Manager
Speaker Sponsor - David Harkleroad

September 22 - 6 p.m.
Dr. Karen Dilka, Executive Director of Council on Education of the Deaf
Speaker Sponsor - Glen Kleine

September 29 - Noon
Kathy Whitmore with Customized Calendars
will discuss calendars as a fundraising project
Speaker Sponsor - David Harkleroad

Professor Appointed Executive Director of Council on Education of the Deaf to be Sept 22 Speaker at 6 p.m.

Dr. Karen Dilka, an Eastern Kentucky University professor that has been appointed as executive director for the Board of the Council on Education of the Deaf, a national coalition-based organization that provides teacher certification and evaluation of university professional preparation programs, will address the Kiwanis Club of Richmond at 6 p.m. on September 22.

One of the major projects of the Kentucky-Tennessee District Foundation of Kiwanis International is the support of programs that assist hearing impaired children.

Prior to becoming executive director, she was president of the board for three years and a board member for four years. She has also served as president for the Association of the College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Dilka co-directed the proposal for a $2.3 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to nationally improve technological instruction and delivery of instruction to deaf and hard of hearing children.

The board establishes and monitors teacher education standards and certifies teachers who meet its standards. It has certified approximately 30,000 teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. The board also accredits teacher preparation programs. It has accredited more than 40 higher education programs.

Dr. Karen Dilka, professor in the Department of Special Education, teaches in the deaf and hard of hearing program. Dilka joined the EKU faculty in 1989.

Kiwanis members dedicate more than six million volunteer hours and invest more than $100 million in service projects to strengthen communities and serve children every year.

September 1-30:
· Baby Safety Month ­ The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Inc. (JPMA), a national trade organization of juvenile-product manufacturers devoted to helping parents keep babies safe, is disseminating information to parents, grandparents, and other child caregivers about baby safety. For a free brochure, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, indicate whether you would like this in English or Spanish, and send to: ATTN: JPMA Safety Brochure, JPMA PR Dept, 17000 Commerce Parkway, Ste C, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054.
· Children's Eye Health and Safety Month ­ Prevent Blindness America directs its educational efforts to common causes of eye injuries and common eye problems among children. Materials that can easily be posted or distributed to the community will be provided. For info: Prevent Blindness America, 500 E. Remington Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173; phone, 800-331-2020.
· Children's Good Manners Month ­ This is a national program of teachers and parents encouraging good manners in children. For info: "Dr. Manners," Fleming Allaire, PhD, 35 Eastfield Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040; phone, 860-643-0051.
· Library Card Sign-Up Month ­ National effort to sign up every child for a library card. For info: American Library Association, Public Information Office, 50 #. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611; phone: 312-280-5043; e-mail.
· National Humor in Business Month ­ Dedicated to creating awareness of the constructive and profitable ways humor in business can contribute to organizational success. For info: Darren J. La Croix, The Humor Institute, PO Box 557, Auburn, Massachusetts 01501; phone, 888-528-4451.
· National Piano Month ­ Recognizes the United States' most popular instrument and its more than 20 million players. Also encourages piano study by people of all ages. For info: Donald W. Dillon, executive director, National Piano Foundation, 13140 Coit Road, Suite 320, LB 120, Dallas, Texas 75240-5737; phone, 972-233-9107; e-mail.
· National Sewing Month ­ Celebrates the art, craft, and hobby of sewing. The month-long celebration includes special sales, promotions, and education programs directed at increasing awareness of sewing. For info: Home Sewing Association, 1350 Broadway, Suite 1601, New York, New York 10018. Phone: 212-714-1633.

September 20:
· International Day of Prayer and Action for Habitat for Humanity ­ To further the goal of eliminating inadequate and poor housing. For info: Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, Georgia 31708-3498; phone, 800-HABITAT or 912-924-6935.

September 22:
· Elephant Appreciation Day­ Celebrate the Earth's largest, most interesting, and most noble endangered land animal. Free info kit from: Wayne Hepburn, Mission Media Inc., PO Box 50095, Sarasota, Florida 34232; phone, 941-365-7787; e-mail.

September 22:
· Kiwanis Kids Day ­ Annual observance by Kiwanis clubs to recognize today's children as tomorrow's citizens. For info: Kiwanis International.
· Ancestor Appreciation Day ­ A day to learn about and appreciate one's ancestors. For info: W. D. Chase, AAD Association, PO Box 3, Montague, Michigan 49437-0003.

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