September 16, 2014
Bill Maakestad was our special guest speaker and talked about the 13th annual Al Sears Jazz Festival being held this Friday, September 19th until Sunday, September 21st in Macomb.
Al Sears was born in Macomb and made a name for himself playing in great bands led by Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges. He later became an executive with ABC Paramount records and was instrumental in working with Ray Charles and others. Sears recorded one of the first instrumental rock and roll hits in the 1950's called "Castle Rock".
The Al Sears Jazz Festival honors his legacy and brings a variety of jazz performers to Macomb to perform over the weekend. Most of the performances will be held for free in Chandler Park, but there are others at Macomb Country Club and at Western Illinois University Saturday night. For a full schedule, click the Al Sears banner above or click here.
Bill is the committee chair and very knowledgeable about Al Sears and the performers that will be in Macomb this weekend.
Nicole Humbert, an attorney with March, McMillan, DeJoode and Duvall was back and will be filling out a new member application. Welcome Nicole, it's great to have you join the Macomb Kiwanis Club.
Thoughts and prayers going out to Tim and Alice Moss and to Jason Thomas. All going through some tough times right now.
The Macomb Kiwanis Club Open House and Honors Night is getting closer. It's Tuesday, September 30th, starting at 5pm at the Wesley Village Community Center. We'll be serving refreshments and inviting new members to join us. It's a great opportunity for people to hear more about Macomb Kiwanis and all the things we do for the children of our community.
Reminder: As a member of the Macomb Kiwanis Club, you are eligible for a 5 cent discount per gallon of gas at Hy Vee. Just show the cashier some sort of Kiwanis identification.
We are sponsoring a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Friday, September 26th, from 2:30-6pm at Wesley Village. They do most of the work. We help by greeting donors and serving refreshments.
The induction ceremony for incoming officers and directors will be held during an additional October meeting on Tuesday, October 14th, at 6:15pm.
Friday, Sept. 26 - Club sponsors Blood Drive for Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at Wesley Village 2:30-6pm
Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Macomb Kiwanis Club Open House at Wesley Village Community Center starts at 5:30pm
Tuesday, Oct. 7 - NOON MEETING: Board meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 14 - EVENING MEETING: Induction of new officers and directors
Tuesday, Oct. 21 - EVENING MEETING Program will be yoga exercises, while seated, to help you relax, relieve stress and sleep better.
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