Richmond Kiwanis Club

March, 2010 Newsletter

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the
Galaxy Bowling Conference Room, 1025 Amberley Way
Richmond, KY 40475-8847
(Off of I-75 Exit 87) in Richmond, KY.

March 2
Speaker: Ron Smith
WEKU-FM Reporter
"Today in Pakistan"
Speaker Sponsor: Eddie Aallameh

March 9
Speaker: Dr. Dot Kirkpatrick
Retired EKU Professor
Illustrated Kenya Safari Lecture
Speaker Sponsor:Glen Kleine

March 16
Speaker: Nora Sheppard
"Children and the Family Court"
Speaker Sponsor:David Harkleroad

March 23
Speaker: Dr. Bankole Thompson
Professor Criminal Justice and Police Studies at EKU
Dr. Thompson will speak about his role
as a judge of the United Nations-backed
Special Court for Sierra Leone,
Dr. Thompson is an authority on
International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.
Speaker Sponsor:Glen Kleine

March 27 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Region 1 Kiwanis One-day Mid-year conference
For Divisions 8, 9 and 16 (very likely in Mt. Sterling)
Clark County Extension Education Facility
1400 Fortune Drive
Winchester, KY 40391-8292
Division 9 - Lt. Gov. Vicki Adams - Regional Conference Leader
859-200-2540 (Cell) - 606-723-8502 (Home)

March 30
Speaker: Doug Nieland, EKU Professor (Retired)
"Putting Magic in your Life"
Speaker Sponsor: Coleman Turpin

International Judge to Speak on March 23

Dr. Bankole Thompson is a Sierra Leonean judge with academic, professional, judicial credentials in Criminal Law and Procedure, Comparative Criminal Justice, International and Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law. His career objective, as a member of the legal profession, is that being very much persuaded that human aspirations cannot be realized outside the context of organized civil society, he wishes to contribute to the global awareness that our modern civilization, with all its educational, scientific and technological sophistication, remains nothing but a fragile veneer without the preservation of the rule of law and the fair and impartial administration of justice, nationally and internationally.

While serving as a judge of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, Dr. Thompson contributed enormously to the jurisprudence of that tribunal and thus to International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.

As a member of the academic community, Dr. Thompson has taught and published extensively. In that regard, he has contributed through the discovery and production of knowledge of the law, to the exploration and appreciation of the intricacies, complexities and diversity of mankind's intellectual, cultural and social heritage in so far as manifested in the evolution and application of the Rule of Law. 
Dr. Thompson has demonstrated an established competence in Criminal Law and Procedure as a former judge of the High Court of Sierra Leone and a professor both in the United States and in Sierra Leone. He has demonstrated an established competence in International Law as a judge of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He has been a consummate and insightful adjudicator in the International Judiciary.

His major publications include The Constitutional History and Law of Sierra Leone (1961-1995), 1997, The Criminal Law of Sierra Leone, 1999, and American Criminal Procedures, 2007

Organ Transplant Presentation Nets Six Kiwanis Donors

Vickie Damrel (left), Richmond Kiwanis member, signs up to provide transplant organs. Charlotte Wong (right), from the University of Kentucky Transplant Center, holds up six transplant forms completed by Richmond Kiwanians

Vicki Adams, Kiwanis Division 9 Lt. Governor, gets contact information from presenter Charlotte Wong so she can arrange for presentations in other central Kentucky Kiwanis Clubs.

Possible Future Program Topics

Read Around the World­This event celebrates one-on-one reading to children. Your February Kiwanis magazine will include a feature article about how clubs have expanded their Read Around the World programs to ensure an enduring impact on children in their communities. For Read Around the World information, contact Kiwanis International, Branded Programs; phone, 800-875-8755, x211; e-mail,; Web site,

March 1-31:
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
­This month educates consumers, patients, and professionals regarding the need for early diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. For information, contact Frederic S. Mayer, president, Pharmacists Planning Service Inc., 101 Lucas Valley Road, #210, San Rafael, California 94903; phone, 415-479-8628; e-mail,; Web site,

Mental Retardation Month­This month, educate the public about the needs of citizens with mental retardation and about ways to prevent retardation. For information, contact The Arc, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 650, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; phone, 301-565-3842; Web site,

Music in Our Schools Month­The goal of this observance is to increase public awareness of the importance of music education as part of a balanced curriculum. Additional information and awareness items are available. For information, contact Deidre Healy, manager of Special Programs, Music Educators National Conference, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; phone, 800-336-3768; Web site,

(United States) National Craft Month­This month promotes the fun and creativity of hobbies and crafts. For information, contact Hobby Industry Association, National Craft Month, Richartz and Fliss, 400 Morris Avenue, Denville, New Jersey 07834; phone, 973-627-8180; Web site,

(US) National Nutrition Month­This month educates consumers about the importance of good nutrition by providing the latest practical information on how simple it can be to eat healthfully. For information, contact the American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60606; phone, 312-899-0040; e-mail,; Web site,

Red Cross Month­This month serves to make the public aware of American Red Cross service in the community. There are some 1,300 Red Cross offices in the United States. For information on activities in your area, contact your local Red Cross office. For US information, contact the American Red Cross National Headquarters, Office of Public Inquiry, 1621 N. Kent Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22209; phone, 703-248-4222; e-mail,; Web site,

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