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March 17, 2015

Jerry Tyson, a member of the McDonough County Board, and a well-known local barber, spoke to us this week about a referendum issue that will appear on the April 7th consolidated election ballot.
The referendum concerns a proposed sales tax increase of $0.0025 per $1.00 to be used for improvement costs on county roads.
Jerry said some county roads are in pretty bad shape and, if passed, the money would be used to support 40 miles of seal coat per year and put the county back on a normal maintenance schedule, allowing for improvements each year

President Jason Thomas reminded members that April 1st is the deadline to send in registrations for the 100th anniversary Kiwanis International Convention in Indianapolis this summer.

The Kiwanis Skip-A-Meal is in April.  We will be skipping our meal at the April 7th meeting and donated the meal cost to the Kiwanis ELIMINATE project.  

Tim Moss, our Pancake Day chairman, said we have 56 sponsors so far.  Tim brought the tickets and we need to deliver them to the sponsors and continue to solicit more sponsor.  Tim says our goal is 100 Pancake Day sponsors.  

We'll be cleaning the grills Saturday, April 11th, at The Crossing starting at 8AM.

Tim also encouraged members to check out the spread sheet being sent out by Darren.  It lists the names of previous and potential sponsors and their status.  Some may need to be contacted, others may just need tickets delivered.

Pat Stout announced that the McDonough County Kiwanis Club will be having another Trivia Night on March 20th at Trinity Lutheran Church

WIU will host the Circle K district convention this weekend.  We agreed to cover the costs of snacks for those attending.

 Reminder: As a member of the Macomb Kiwanis Club, you are entitled to a 5 cent per gallon discount at the Hy Vee gas station.  Just show the cashier some form of Kiwanis identification.


Tim - for St. Patrick's Day
Guest Jerry Tyson - happy to be here
Casey - no more snow!
Tim had the winning 50/50 ticket but did not pick the correct bingo ball, so the jackpot grows again.

Brush up on Kiwanis History

Tuesday, April 7 - Noon Meeting (Skip-A-Meal day)

Thursday, April 16 Pancake Day 5:30am-7:00pm at American Legion

Tuesday, April 21 - Evening Meeting - Program: Pancake Day recap

Tuesday, May 5 - Noon Meeting

Tuesday, May 19 - Evening Meeting - Program TBA

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  We will be losing our current website hosting service at the end of March, 2015.  Until we're set up with a new hosting service, we will continue to post updates and club news on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/macombkiwanisclub

View the January-February 2015 I-I District Illeiowan here

Kiwanis Defining Statement