President Stuart J. Nippes Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
President-Elect Jean Hamlin Secretary David E. Booker
Vice President Janet C. Malecki Webmaster David E. Booker
Immediate Past President Linda L. Ellis Sandpiper Editor Margaret R. Weiss
Photographers James Rogers & Kevin Sarsfield
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joseph M. Behson, Craig Daniels, Patricia A. Lane
John B. Mulligan, Eve M. Ward, Margaret R. Weiss
John C. Brownrigg, Robert R. Loveridge, William M. Whipple
Mike Gates, Jim Parslow and Frank
PROJECT SIGNUP SHEETS:
DOORS OF HOPE, unloading of the food delivery to the food pantry
Friday, May 6: Bryce Ginther, Joe Behson, Barb Fioravanti and Bob Loveridge
MONTHLY PASTA DINNER at the West Sand Lake Fire House, Saturday, May 14
12-7 Setup and cook: Bob Loveridge, Becky and Ron Wagner
3 - 5:30 Setup and serve: Jean Hamlin, Craig Daniels and Jim Colabelli
3:30 - 7 Cashier: Eve Ward
5 - 7:30 Serve and takedown: Jean Hamlin, Bryce Ginther and _________________________
EAST GREENBUSH INTERCLUB AND DIVISION COUNCIL East Greenbush Town Park, Tuesday, May 10 6:30
Pat Lane, David Booker, Bob Pasquarelli, Bob Loveridge, Jerry Tysiak, Joe Behson, Margaret Kolek, Eve Ward,
Peg Weiss, Jean Hamlin and Janet Malecki
West Sand Lake Elementary School K Kids: Celebration of their accomplishments during
the past year will take place on May 23rd at 4 PM in the Cafetorium. There will be awards
and refreshments. You will be amazed at the professionalism of these third, fourth and fifth
graders! Wear a Kiwanis shirt and show our Kiwanis support for this sponsored youth
group. Afterwards just come on up to our meeting! Eve Ward will be taking the count at next
Van Rensselaer Division Golf Outing: Bob Loveridge announced that the annual golf
outing will be held on Saturday, June 11th at the Burden Lake Country Club.
Gather your friends for a day of fun, prizes and food!
More details to come.
President Stu Nippes
PROGRAM CHAIR: Jean Hamlin
PROGRAM: John Robinson, Our Ablity, Inc.
- Youth are invited to attend GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE
PRESENTER: Joe Trupia
PROGRAM: SLKC Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors
SLKC Baby Shower: bring new cloths to be donated to new born infants!
MAY 23 PROGRAM CHAIR: Angelo Patti
PROGRAM: To be announced
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Craig Daniels
MAY 30 NO MEETING - MEMORIAL DAY
JUNE 6 PROGRAM CHAIRS: Bob Loveridge and Bryce Ginther
PROGRAM: Community Service Committee update
PROGRAM CHAIR: Jean Hamlin
PROGRAM: John Robinson, Our Ablity, Inc. - Youth are invited to attend
PRESENTER: Joe Trupia
workings of the Public Relations Committee stated that he submits articles to
the Advitiser about our upcoming activities. Lately they have mostly been
about our monthly second Saturday Pasta Dinners.
May birthdays: Frank Breselor, Lyndon Ellis, George Raneri and Jerry Tysiak
May anniversaries: Frank & Judy Breselor, Skip & Nancy Patton (40 years) and Jerry & Cindy Tysiak (45 years)
We made our usual pathetic attempt at singing to those present and then enjoyed Eve's yummy strawberries and
$ Jerry Tysiak: Cindy and I just celebrated our 45th wedding
anniversary! Pat Lane has a great new way to recycle!
$ Bob Pasquarelli: Joan is doing well, and is getting around
a little more. She's even doing a lot of cooking!
$ Jim Rogers: My eye surgery has been rescheduled from
July to May 18th! During the pre-op tests I had a scare when
my EKG showed a major problem, but the retest was normal!
$ Skip Patton: The Red Sox have just had a three game sweep
over the Yankees!
$ Pat Lane: This is from former SLKC member Chet Melius:
"Hello to eveyone! If the economy picks up, I'm coming
back to the club."
$ Jean Hamlin: My 12 year-old grandson is greatly challenged
- needing constant care. His mother is unable to give him this
care, so my other daughter and her husband are taking him in to
prevent his being institutionalized. I am so proud of their loving care! My other daughter is now a tour director for
Yankee Trails. And had already taken three trial runs.
$ Stuart Nippes: I'm happy that Jim Parslow and Mike Gates are here.
DOOR PRIZE: an IOU from Mike Gates was won by Jean Hamlin!
50/50: for $22 was won by Bob Loveridge!
PROGRESSIVE 50/50: worth $345.50 this week , but it will only
increase because lucky ticket holder Frank Lewandusky was only
able to pick the Ace of Spades from the 35 cards left in the deck!
President Stu announced the nominated slate for next week's election:
President: Jean Hamlin;
Vice President: Janet Malecki;
Treasurer: Bob Pasquarelli;
Directors (vote for three): Joe Behson, Craig Daniels, Frank Lewandusky, Jim Parslow and Ron Wagner
Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the time of the election.
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
"We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities" Norman Vincent Peale
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
ROLL CALL: Present: Pres Nippes, Pres-Elect Hamlin, Sec Booker, Treas Pasquarelli;
Directors Behson, Fioravanti, Lane, Loveridge, Mulligan, Ward, Weiss, Whipple
Absent: Imm Past Pres Ellis, VP Malecki, Directors Brownrigg, Daniels
SECRETARY’S MINUTES approved as published
TREASURER’S REPORT 4/30/16 balance $26,000.12. Our Administrative Fund is being drained due to paying for meals not purchased by members. Call those you haven’t seen in a while and urge them to come back! Attendance is down too much.
HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS
Community Services (Loveridge/Ginther)
Doors of Hope (Ginther): 6 members worked 8.5 hrs unloading 5850 lbs from 2 deliveries to the food pantry.
Community Signs (Whipple):
Relettered for our monthly Pasta
Dinner, Annual School Carnival at WSL
BSA Troop Lasagna Dinner, and Dissipated Eight free concert. (4 hrs).
Dissipated Eight: 1 hour concert from Middlebury (VT) College, 11 members & 600+/- people attended; cost to Club $550, plus 15 hours time.
Poestenkill Discovery Day: 7 members worked 30 hours serving food; $500 +/- earned.
Red Cross Blood Drive:
5 members worked 14 hours
registering donors and serving at the
30 donors presented,
26 units collected.
Sponsored Youth (Fioravanti/Mulligan/Ward/Nippes/Ellis, Linda)
Created posters of favorite
activities, decorated bookmarks and
started planning for
yearend celebration. Club won 1st place in NY District K-Kids for collecting the most Socks for Shelters.
Builders Club (Fioravanti):
Kiwanis Advisor attended 2
meetings (3 hrs) (12 kids).
Club had a school-wide pet food
winning homerooms were treated to morning donut Munchkins. The food and handmade toys were delivered to the
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Key Club (Mullligan):
Kiwanis Advisor attended 3
meetings, about 1 hour each, about 18
kids in attendance plus the 2 faculty
advisors. SL Kiwanis Club hosted the Key Club officers for dinner and an installation of next year’s leaders (cost
$162.04). Key Club served breakfast at Ronald McDonald House, collected trash around the HS, and held a Blood Drive.
Ways and Means (Hamlin)
Pasta Dinner (Loveridge): 11 members + 1 K-Kid son worked 48 hours serving 70 dinners for a profit of $406.29.
(Lane): Club paid registration fee
of $200 for an APHS sophomore for the
Ad Hoc Committee
– Summerfest 2016:
9 members attended the 4th
planning meeting and stuffed
with donor solicitation letters: 3 hours, $63.
Funding request by Junior Achievement dropped (no motion), (requests for info ignored).
1. Approved tent request by Salem UMC for Church Fair Sept 10th weekend/Colabelli.
2. Funding request from a local youth for a local youth music program tabled pending more information and a presentation to the Club.
3. Termination of membership approved for non-payment of dues by Christine Bradway.
4. Accepted the oral resignation by Lyndon Ellis.
5. Letter to be written to Linda Ellis giving her the option of resigning or termination due to conduct unbecoming a Kiwanian. Option for appeal at June Board meeting.
NEW BUSINESS FOR NEXT MEETING
1. Discuss K Family Picnic plans. Division not planning. For SLK and SLPs, in Sept.
2. Develop SLK calendar of events and activities.
Next Council meeting is Tues May 10 at East Greenbush Town Park—picnic and meet the candidate for Governor Elect. Next one is Sun July 24 at Bruno Stadium for a Valley Cats baseball game and social outing.
NY District is short of the 60 student participants needed to attend the Key Leader program on May 13-15 at Camp Stella Maris. If this minimum guarantee is not met the District will not receive any Kiwanis International funds to cover the cost of the event.
There is now a Kiwanis Visa Card! It offers a contribution to the Children’s Fund with each purchase. And 1% Cash Back on every purchase and 2% or 3% for purchases in select categories. Cash Back is a statement credit to reduce balance. There is no annual fee and a $30 Kiwanis Family Store Gift Code when the account is opened.
PAY THE BILLS -- authorized.