Richmond Kiwanis Conducts 2007 Roadblock for Kids

2007 Roadblock for Kids participants pose for a last photo at the end of the roadblock. Included in this group were Kiwanians, members of the Xi Beta Chapter of Delta Zeta and four Japanese students studying English as a second language at Eastern Kentucky University. Kiwanians held the Roadblock for Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 during the annual Great American Pottery Festival sponsored by the City of Richmond, KY. The group this year collected slightly more than $2,000 during the four hour roadblock. The club expresses its appreciation to Madison County residents supporting this fund drive.

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Delta Zeta's successfully get donations from a large number of drivers during the four hour roadblock.

Also helping in the 2007 Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids were four students from Yamanashi University in Japan (an Eastern Kentucky University sister school) studying English for one month in the EKU EELI Program. Those working the roadblock are seen here (in center of photo) visiting with Dr. Kenneth Clawson, former Governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee District of Kiwanis International. The Japanese students working the roadblock are (left to right) Hiroki Ito, Aiko Gomi, Dr. Clawson, Arisa Omoto, and Shusuke Suzuki. There were 22 Kiwanis clubs, with a membership of 1,389, in the Japan District of Kiwanis International in 2007. The first Japanese Kiwanis Club was established in Tokyo in 1964. Japan has been the host of three Asia-Pacific Conventions of Kiwanis International. Asia-Pacific Conventions held in Japan were held as follows: 1980-81 in Tokyo, 1994-95 in Osaka, and 2003-04 in Nagoya. The Japan District of Kiwanis International may be contacted at the following email address:

Aiko and Shusuke give drivers an opportunity to contribute to the roadblock.

Larry gives the DZ's a smile as he contributes to the roadblock.

Kiwanis Roadblock For Kids signs were strategicly placed to quickly explain the nature of the roadblock. Adam Poff (right photo) was the roadblock chairperson and will be the incoming new Kiwanis Club of Richmond president in October, 2007.

The 2007 Delta Zeta morning crew posed for a photo at the conclusion of their shift. They are (left to right) Katie Forge (Philanthropy Chairperson), Jackie Chambers, Whitney Blount, Jessica Burba, Megan Gandy, Laura Cook-Weil, Stephanie Schriver, and Courtney Head

Eight DZ's worked each shift of the Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids

The DZ's said they enjoyed seeing their friends as they worked their roadblock shift.

Every contributor was given a reciept which explained what Kiwanis did with their roadblock contribution.

Several lanes were worked at the EKU By-Pass and Lancaster Road stoplight.

Runners brought cold bottled water to all of those collecting at the roadblock.

The 2007 Delta Zeta afternoon crew posed for a photo at the conclusion of their shift. They are (left to right) Samantha Holden, Leslie Bumgarner, Lindsey Fennen. Ashley Frankel, Lindsey Peyton, Heather Williams, Megan DeLong, and Ashley Gray.

Elizabeth Robinson (right photo) and Ben McPherson (left photo) were just a few of the many Kiwanians working the roadblock.

Bruce E. Nichols, Vice President of the National City Bank and local Kiwanian, takes a break from collecting for the roadblock as a caravan of motocyles passed the roadblock intersection.

Shusuke was amazed by the number of motocycles that participated in the Great American Pottery Festival Car Show & Motorcycle Show.

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