Pat Stout explained spastic paralysis and the work being done by the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International Spastic Paralysis Foundation at our meeting this week.
He said the foundation was organized in 1952 and one of the first medical doctors was Dr. Louis Amador. That name might sound familiar, because Kiwanis International offers the Amador Award to deserving Kiwanis members. In the picture above, Pat is holding up a miniature version of the Amador Award medallion. He recalled several medical researchers he has met over the years and the important role they all play in spastic paralysis research. Pat is also a Vice-President of the foundation. You can read more about "Our Finest Project" here.
One of the ways we help raise money for the foundation, is the annual Bowl-A-Thon, This year, the event will be held Saturday, March 8, starting at 1:00PM at Northgate Lanes on North Henderson in Galesburg. A group from our club including Pat, Waneen, Jason, John, Ken and Jay will be participating. They'll be leaving from the Macomb Inn parking lot on North Lafayette St at 11:00AM and going to lunch at Sirloin Stockade before bowling.
Congratulations to Jay Carter! He was named the Macomb Citizen of the Year by Mayor Mike Inman. That was in recognition of all his community involvement including coordinating the Flags of Love for the past several years.
A guest at our meeting this week was Megan Ward who was here with her mother Shelley. Megan is a member of the Quincy University Circle K Club and talked about how they do a Pancake Day. They hold it at an Applebee's Restaurant and members act as the waiters and waitresses.
At our meeting next week, we'll hear a report from our Board of Directors meeting and get an update on our Pancake Day. President Tim Moss says we have been receiving checks already but we may also need to follow up with different businesses and organizations.
Shelley said our regular meeting room is going to be redecorated and we'll be holding a few of our meetings in the new Wesley Village Community Center. More details later.
Shelley - happy her daughter Megan could be here with us.
Megan - happy to be here
Joe - happy its been a "snow free" day
Tim - happy to have gotten a ride from Jason today
Saturday, March 8 - Spastic Paralysis Bowl-A-Thon in Galesburg
Tuesday, March 11 - Evening Meeting
Tuesday, March 18 - Evening Meeting
Tuesday, March 25 - Evening Meeting
Tuesday, April 1 - Noon Meeting (no fooling!)
Tuesday, April 8 - Evening Meeting
Wednesday, April 9 - Set up for Pancake Day @ Legion
Thursday, April 10 - Macomb Kiwanis Pancake Day 5:30AM-7PM
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