Richmond Kiwanis Club

June, 2014 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.

Morgan Campbell Receives Kiwanis Scholarship

Morgan Campbell, a graduate of Model High School and an active member of the Model High School Key Club,  receives a $500 Kiwanis Scholarship from Matthew Day, President of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond.  Morgan will be entering Eastern Kentucky University in the fall.  Her particular interest is in food composition and management and her long-term goal is to open a restaurant in Richmond.

Tuesday, June 3
Model Scholarship- Scholarship presentation

Saturday, June 7
Richmond Kiwanis to assist with Kentucky Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Kentucky Summer Games held June 6 - June 8, 2014 on the EKU campus is the largest competitive event of the year for SOKY as competition is conducted in 5 sports:  Aqautics, Bocce. Rhythmic Gymnastics, Flag Football and Track & Field.  To make the Summer Games happen it takes the coordinated efforts of over 500 volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Vickie Damrel at

Click here to learn more about Kentucky Special Olympics

Tuesday, June 10
David Wallace YMCA

Saturday, June 14
9 a.m. Starting time
CLE Training for Divisions 8, 9 and 16 Incoming Kiwanis Presidents
Kiwanis Club Presidents and prospective presidents
at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, KY

Tuesday, June 17
Club Cookout at McDowell Park

Followed by a 7 to 8:30 p.m. musical concert by
Over the Top- Jazz Band
Irvine McDowell Park Gazebo, Lancaster Road, Richmond, KY
Sponsored by the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled.

Tuesday, June 24

Dr. Michael T. Benson, 12th President
Eastern Kentucky University

Throughout his twenty-year career in public higher education, Michael has devoted himself to students and their academic success.  He is an accomplished communicator and scholar committed to diversity and expanding global academic opportunities, and is a proven financial manager who is focused on developing and sustaining political and external support for EKU.

Born in Salt Lake City, he completed his doctorate in modern Middle Eastern history from the University of Oxford (St. Antony's College) where he was a recipient of the Oxford Graduate Overseas Fellowship and a Rotary Foundation Scholarship.

Dr. Benson has worked and studied abroad for seven years in Italy, England and Israel. He is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post as a featured blogger on higher education issues.  His book, Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel (Praeger 1997) has been hailed as a landmark work in the area of American foreign policy and the U.S. presidency. 

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.

June 1-30:

Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month - Promotes the adoption of cats from local shelters. ASPCA Public Affairs Department, 212-876-7700,

International People Skills Month - Encourages people to get better jobs, improve the office atmosphere, and increase rapport with their family. How? By refining people skills and learning how to "depuzzle" human behavior. Karla Brandau, president, People Skills International, 770-923-0883,

Sports America Kids Month - Encourages the health and well-being of all of America's children. Judith Natale, National Children & Family Awareness Council of America, 888-622-3375.

June 1-7:

International Volunteers Week - Honors men and women throughout the world who serve as volunteers, rendering valuable service without compensation to the communities in which they live. Also honors nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the world a better place in which to live. For complete info, send $4 to Stanley Drake, president, International Society of Friendship and Goodwill, 8592 Roswell Road, Suite 434, Atlanta, Georgia 30350-1870.




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