MAY 14, 2013
Your Macomb Kiwanis Club was honored last week as one of the six original sponsors of Little League in Macomb. A 30th anniversary opening day ceremony was held Saturday, May 11th, at Patton Park, during which we received a special plaque for our continuing support of this important youth activity. Shown with the plaque at this weeks meeting are (left to right) President-Elect Tim Moss, Division 19 Lt. Gov. and Macomb member Waneen Stout, President Ken Harp and Pat Stout. Pat was on hand during the ceremony to accept the plaque on behalf of our club. Sponsoring a Little League team is just one of the many youth related activities and projects we support with money raised from events such as our recent Pancake Day.
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT
Rick Bulger, Debbie Vandemark and Owen Thompson, have been working to finalize a slate of officers and directors for the new Kiwanis year that begins October 1st. The first reading was held this week. The new officers nominated were:
President - Tim Moss
President Elect - Jason Thomas
Secretary - Becca Knoblock
Co-Treasurers - Jack Elfrink and Casey Grant
For Board of Directors:
Jason Thomas - finishing his second year while President Elect
Shelly Ward - serving her second year
Kerrie Bishop - coming back to Kiwanis to be on the board
Mike Pritchard - will fill a 1 year board position, to replace Casey when Casey takes over as Co-Treasurer.
We still had one 2 year board position to fill and Ken asked if there were any nominations from the floor. Owen Thompson nominated Joe Vandemark.
Pat and Waneen Stout were nominated to be our delegates at the International Convention in Vancouver this summer.
The second reading will be held at next weeks meeting.
If you haven't been to a Kiwanis meeting lately, you're also missing out on a great dinner. This week, we enjoyed steak, fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, peas and an assortment of cheesecakes for dessert.
At our May Noon meeting, we had Italian Beef sandwiches and vegetables. The food is really good and we thank the kitchen staff at Wesley Village for taking good care of us.
Ken announced that Macomb Beautiful is asking all local service oganizations to be part of its community clean-up day May 23rd.
Jack Elfrink provided us with more information from Macomb Beautiful:
Macomb Downtown Square – Cleanup Program
DATE: Thursday May 23rd
TIME: 5 P.M.
Meeting Place: North Side of Courthouse
Expected length: About 60 minutes
Please bring with you-
1. Broom and/or rake
3. One large black garbage bag
Bottled water and other beverages will be provided.
Jay Carter reminded us that the Flags of Love will go up for the first time this year on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27th. The Macomb Kiwanis Club has primary responsibility for putting the flags up at 6:00AM and taking them down at 6:00PM but all volunteers are welcome and encouraged since there are now over 800 flags. Jay said the flags are purchased in memory of servicemen and women from McDonough County. The Flags of Love started in 1977 with 125 flags and has now grown to 808, with more being purchased every year. Jay has been chairing the Flags of Love project since 1993 and has given programs to local first grade classes on flag history and etiquette. He even quizzed us asking about the stars and stripes, Betsy Ross and even The Star Spangled Banner. Luckily, we had all the right answers.
Be sure to set aside time on Memorial Day to help with the Flags of Love. It's a beautiful sight.
Owen - happy for the steak dinner we had
Owen - a "sad" buck to announce he is leaving. Owen has been one of the longest serving captains in Macomb, 10 years, and is being transferred to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. We will certainly miss Owen and thank him for his years of service to Macomb. We all wish Owen the best as he moves on. His last day in Macomb will be June 30th.
Ken - just back from a trip to Dayton, Ohio to see his son
Pat - he and Waneen are going to a Lt. Gov. training weekend in Bloomington
Tim - happy he sold his Ford Taurus
Tim - another buck to say he is sad Owen is leaving but wishes him well on his new assignment.
Morris - happy he's done with grad school
Jack - happy for Morris
$$$ John Moon was the winner of the 50/50 Drawing $$$
- May 14: Evening meeting - Board meeting review and club business
- May 21: Evening Meeting
- May 27: Memorial Day - Flags of Love - we have primary responsibility to put flags up in the morning and take down in the evening.
- May 28: Evening Meeting
- June 4: Noon Meeting
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4/23/13 (Pancake Day wrap-up)
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