February 24, 2015
Several members met Tuesday evening to help bundle Pancake Day tickets and stuff envelopes to send to our Pancake Day sponsors.
We count on our Pancake Day sponsors for the majority of our fundraising. Each sponsor receives 20 tickets, has their name printed on our Pancake Day place mats, which we'll also use at Breakfast with Santa in December, their names will also be listed on our website Pancake Day page and on our Pancake Day t-shirts. All for $75.00.
Pancake Day is Thursday, April 16th, from 5:30AM-7:00PM at the American Legion building.
Tuesday, February 17th, we presented a ceremonial check for $1,000 to cover the costs of this years books for our Book Reading Program at Edison and Lincoln Schools. Club president-elect Casey Grant is shown with 4th grade teachers Peggy Ericson (center) and Jill Jackson in the library at Edison School. The money covers the cost of 35 books. Kiwanis members select books to read to the students and those books are then donated to the school libraries.
President Jason Thomas announced a new prize drawing to take the place of our 50/50 Drawing. Jason explained members can pay a dollar for a ticket as before. Now, if their ticket is drawn, they have a chance to match a Bingo ball. The ball number chosen this week was B-11. If you pull out that ball from a cage, you'll win whats in the jackpot. If you pull out a different number, that jackpot rolls over to next week and keeps growing until there's a winner.
Mayor Mike Inman will join us at our March 3rd meeting to issue a proclamation regarding the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International.
The annual Spastic Paralysis Bowl-A-Thon is Saturday, March 7th, in Galesburg. Arrangements are being made to meet for lunch at the Sirloin Stockade prior to bowling.
Reminder: As a member of the Macomb Kiwanis Club, you are enrtitled to a 5 cent per gallon discount at the Hy Vee gas station. Just show the cashier some form of Kiwanis identification.
Debbie - happy to be here
Tim - happy to announce the Salvation Army will be having a 125th anniversary ceremony Friday, February 20th, at the Spoon River College Outreach Center on East Jackson. Social hour starts at 5:30 and the program is at 6:30. A local theater group will provide entertainment. There's no charge and everyone is invited.
Jason - happy we're getting closer to Pancake Day
Brush up on Kiwanis History
We're honored to have received this new Blue Level Today Club patch from Kiwanis International.
That means our clubs gifts to the Kiwanis International Foundation reached a per member giving average of $10.00
Tuesday, March 3 - Noon Meeting - Guest Mayor Inman issuing a Kiwanis International 100th anniversary proclamation
Saturday, March 7 - Spastic Paralysis Bowl-A-Thon in Galesburg. Meet for lunch at Sirloin Stockade before bowling
Tuesday, March 17 - Evening Meeting Program: Transportation referendum on April election.
Tuesday, April 7 - Noon Meeting
Thursday, April 16 Pancake Day 5:30am-7:00pm at American Legion
Tuesday, April 21 - Evening Meeting - Program: Pancake Day recap
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