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April 22, 2014
We reviewed this years Pancake Day and discussed ways we can improve on it.  President-elect Jason Thomas filled in for President Tim Moss and asked members for help in determining what worked well and what can be changed to work better at future events.  Areas that could be improved include better handling of takeout orders and having better coordination of volunteers.  Otherwise, members agreed that the day went well with the biggest crowds coming in the dinner hours of 4-7PM. 
The WIU Circle K Charter Night will be Monday, April 28, at 7PM in the University Union.  We will have some officers and directors there to represent our club.
Jason suggested a possible interclub with us and the new McDonough County Kiwanis Club at their "Derby Day" May 3rd, 7PM, at the Elks Club that Pat referred to with his "Happy Buck".
We may be participating in the Heritage Days parade Saturday, June 28th. Casey has obtained a parade packet from the Convention & Visitors Bureau and this will be discussed at our next board meeting.  The theme for Heritage Days this year is "A Salute to the Military".
We're throwing our support to a program on the District level called The Penguin Project.  
It's one of 12 finalists for a $10.000 Heart Technology Award prize.  If they win, they will use the money to purchase body microphones for use in productions and performances.  Voting is online and continues until May 9.  You can vote once a day everyday and get more information on The Penguin Project at http://www.thegreatheartgive.com
We will be participating in the Kiwanis International "Skip A Meal" event at our Noon meeting on May 6.  We will have a lighter meal of a sandwich and/or soup but will pay the regular $7.  The meal will cost us about $3.50 to $4 with the remainder going to the Skip A Meal campaign.  

  Jack - to "prime the pump"

  Pat - happy to be back after missing several meetings.  Announced a special event for the new McDonough County Kiwanis Club, a "Derby Day" funraiser at The Elks Club May 3rd.  Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Eliminate Project.  

  • Monday, April 28 - WIU Circle K Charter Night
  • Tuesday, April 29 - Evening Meeting
  • Saturday, May 3 - McDonough County Kiwanis Club "Derby Day'
  • Tuesday, May 6 - Noon Meeting & Skip A Meal

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