December 3, 2013
We devoted this weeks meeting to final preparation for our serving pancakes and sausage Saturday, December 14th, at Breakfast With Santa.
President -elect Jason Thomas, filling in for President Tim Moss, and Casey Grant said "everything is ready, except for volunteers". We're going to need help on Friday, December 13th, to set up the griddles and prepare for the event. Help is needed Saturday to make the pancakes and sausage and serve it to those attending.
Breakfast With Santa is sponsored by the Lincoln School PTO.
Jason asks those that are helping that day to be at the Macomb Junior/Senior High School Commons by 8am.
Jason also asked those helping Shopping with Santa to be at Walmart by 7:30am on Saturday, December 21st. He says we'll walk the floor, see where the special cash register will be set up, where Santa will be and where we'll be wrapping the presents the children have purchased. Jason is expecting 35 children to be there, along with their parents or guardians. Each child will receive a Walmart gift card to purchase gifts for their families. Santa will have a gift for each child.
Debbie Vandemark reminded us that we will have another day of bell ringing for the Salvation Army Friday, December 20th, at Farm King. That's the day after we help the Salvation Army with food basket distribution
There will not be a Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) and Tuesday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve).
Jason says that after the holidays, we will focus on membership growth in 2014 and work on revising our by-laws in the new year.
We also briefly discussed having some sort of fundraiser in January or February with the proceeds going to the School Sack Program.
The Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International is helping the victims of the November tornado in Washington, Illinois. Donations can be made here. Funds donated to the Peoria Area Tornado Relief Fund will be used to help Kiwanians, K Family students and their families with rent, appliances, item replacement and/or other miscellaneous costs. These donations are 100% tax deductable and you will receive a donation letter for your records after your donation is received.
Members contribute a dollar to announce something they're happy about.
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Board Report and Club Business
- Saturday, Dec. 14 - Breakfast with Santa. We serve pancakes.
- Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Program to be announced
- Saturday, Dec. 21 - Shopping with Santa at Walmart
- Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve No meeting
- Tuesday, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve No meeting
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