The Weekly membership newsletter of the
Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, NY
P. O. Box 535, West Sand Lake, NY 12196
Meets 6:30 PM Mondays at The Lakeview Inn Restaurant
Patricia A. Lane
Vice President Randall Wheeler, II Immediate Past Pres Gary Meislin
Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli Secretary David E. Booker
Webmaster David E. Booker Photographer James Rogers
Sandpiper Editor Margaret Weiss
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joseph M. Behson, Raymond C. Turner, , William M. Whipple
Barbara Fioravanti, Robert R. Loveridge & Ron Wagner
Michael Gates, Bryce Ginther & John Mulligan
MEETING OF JANUARY 3, 2011
PRESIDENT Russell Patton presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Bob Pasquarelli
GUESTS: Prospective member Kris Willis, NYS Health Dept, Office of Emergency Preparedness
PROJECT SIGNUP SHEETS
DOORS OF HOPE Fri Jan 7: Ginther, James, Tysiak, Mulligan
Tues Jan 18: Ginther, Johnsen, Loveridge
DIVISION COUNCIL Thur Jan 20 6:30 PM at Rensselaer Ambulance:
Lane, Pasquarelli, Ward, Wagner, Weiss, Loveridge, Patton & Booker
GOVERNOR’S OFFICIAL VISIT Thurs Feb 10 6:30 PM at Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road: Booker, Lane, Weiss, Loveridge, Patton
Ø Thank you note received from the Roberts family for toys and food. They can be visited at www.CaringBridge.org/visit/colbie
Ø New banner patches were presented to Dudley Dorr, 1 for Governor Booker’s Project.
Ø Pat Lane read an invitation to join the SL Business Association at an organizational meeting on Wed Jan 26 at Lakeview Inn from 6 – 8:30 PM, RSVP to Val Balga 892-1479.
Ø Peg Weiss announced that all stuffed animals are now on sale at Hannaford’s for $5 apiece, suggesting that we each buy a few for next year’s Christmas gifts to the kids, and offered to store them.
Ø SummerFest planning meeting next week following the regular meeting.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARDS were presented by Pres Skip to Gary Meislin for 31 years, and by Immediate Past Pres Gary to Skip Patton for 2 years! Congratulations to you both!
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS: Bob Loveridge, Dudley Dorr, Skip Patton, Jim Colabelli, Mike Gates
and Ray Loveridge,!
JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES: Joe and Meg Distell
We sang (?) to the group of birthday boys, and enjoyed Eve’s delicious chocolate cake!
Ray Turner presented an overview of the role of the Interclub Chairman. He arranges visits to other clubs in the Van Rensselaer Division, and also to other Kiwanis events. A minimum of four SLKs are needed to attend in order for the visit to be an official interclub, but more are encouraged. Once you have signed up to attend, you are obligated to follow through. If you cannot go, you are responsible for finding someone to replace you, or at the very least, notify either Ray or Dave Booker, as the host club is expecting a certain number for dinner. Ray will continue to remind members of the time and date of the planned visit. If our club visits every club in the division at least once during an administrative year it is called a Round Robin, and we receive a banner patch for each RR completed. Why do we have interclubs? To learn about other clubs’ functions, to get to know neighboring Kiwanians, to develop new ideas and a broader interest in how Kiwanis operates, to find new ideas for use in our club, to become better Kiwanians, to visit friends and have fun!
$ Joe Behson, because 3 lovely ladies have given their all to me during the last two weeks: my chiropractor, my acupuncturist, and TLC from Margaret, for my back pain!
$ Eve, for the homemade cookies from David and Dudley for the Senior Luncheon at Brookside, and for the help from Peg and Pat with the serving!
$ Pat: I just bought a new car! A silver Ford Focus, and had a great weekend!
$ Peg, for my daughter, son-in-law, and two grown grandsons spending Christmas weekend with me, and helping with the big family dinner on Sunday. Also, on New Year’s Day, we had a wonderful time at Barb Fioravanti’s open house, and then visited the Capitol Lights in the Park in Albany. It’s bigger and better than ever!
$ Dick: I’m happy because all five of my kids came for Christmas, and then they went home!
$ Bob Loveridge: Had a great time in Utah with Joanne’s daughter and her family—no big snowstorm there, but I had to shovel our way INTO the driveway when we got home! Also for my dad Ray’s 80th birthday, and for Jerry and his crew who did such a terrific job with the food and toys!
$ Gary: Dick Johnsen shoveled me out—thanks!
$ Jim Colabelli, for Christmas with the family—not here, we went there! Also that Jan’s arm is healing nicely!
$ Jerry: Our family came here, went home, and then came back for New Year’s Eve! We were stuck for a grandkid babysitter so we could go out for dinner, but Eve came to the rescue, and stayed with the kids!
$ Skip: I’m thankful that the NY state project that I’ve worked on for 10 years—putting the state motor pool on bio fuel—escaped a big budget cut! Also our group of last minute power shoppers (guys!) who have gained notoriety over the years with features on Fox News, got air time this year for NOT going!
DOOR PRIZE, provided by Ray Turner, was won by Bryce Ginther!
50/50 for $22.50 was won by Dave Booker!
MEGA 50/50 gave Pat Lane a hard time. She could only pick the 10 of Hearts from the 21 cards remaining, so the $522.50 will grow bigger next week!
JANUARY 10 PROGRAM: Miller Young, Chair
Val Balga, SL Business Association, on “Community Pride”
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Nancy Davis
JANUARY 17 PROGRAM by the Legacy Group – an honoree night
Guests welcome – be sure to notify Dudley of extra meals needed
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Joe Distell
JANUARY 20 DIVISION COUNCIL MEETING AT RENSSELAER
JANUARY 24 PROGRAM: TBA (to replace previously scheduled Division Council)
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: John Brownrigg
JANUARY 31 PROGRAM: Robert Rosenberger, TBA
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Pat Lane
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
ROLL CALL: All officers & directors present!
SECRETARY’S MINUTES of previous meeting approved as filed on line.
TREASURER’S REPORT as of end of previous month showed a balance of $30,524.26 with most all bills paid. Christmas trees netted about $2600, and Citrus about $4226—good job! Bob Loveridge explained a project from the Sheriff’s office: a calendar for publicity and fund raising, with different groups featured each month (SLK to be January). Funds will be kept in a separate account, and any profits will help the Sheriff’s K-9 Corps.
HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS
House & Reception (Dorr): set up for 3 meetings (1 party, 1 cancelled due to snowstorm)
Membership & Education (Behson): Corporate membership application from Troy Sand & Gravel
Community Services (Tysiak): Doors of Hope, Blood Drive, Food & Toy Distribution
Interclubs (Turner): 6 attended EG Club Installation
Programs (Wheeler): 1 at each meeting
Public Relations (Gates): Many articles about citrus and Christmas tree sales
Club Bulletin (Weiss): Sandpiper published for each of 3 meetings
Senior Services (James/Trupia):
Social (Ward): 48 attended the Holiday Party; 40 seniors attended luncheon at Brookside
Spiritual Aims (Johnsen): Clergy Recognition Night
Sponsored Youth (Fioravanti/Mulligan): attended 1 AP Key Club meeting; 4 KC @ Bells of Life
Ways & Means (Lane): successful citrus and tree sales (see above)
Young Children Priority #1 (Loveridge): Bells of Life netted $854 for the KPTU
Youth Services (Tysiak): Food & Toys
AD HOC COMMITTEES
Portable Signs (Tysiak): Application process long and frustrating!
Audit (Gates, Tysiak, Brownrigg (Lane)): no report – next month
1. Strategic Planning for SLK (tabled each month since Dec 2009) (Skip Patton): tabled again until the Feb Board meeting!
2. Implementation of a tent use fee (Pat Lane, Ways & Means): APPROVED
Large tent (20’x40’) $50 & must be set up by responsible Kiwanian
Fees waived for Kiwanians, but donation would be nice to offset cost of repairs
Two week notice required for scheduling
1. Participation in NY District Legion of Merit Program, offering recognition in 5 year increments, was approved.
2. Change in dates for SummerFest 2011 to Fri, Sat, & Sun July 1, 2, & 3 approved following explanation of ride operator Art Gillette’s inability to comply with the 2nd weekend. Fireworks to be on Sat night. Any scheduling changes should be determined immediately following the close of SummerFest.
3. Funding request for $1000 from the EG YMCA denied following considerable discussion.
4. Suggestion from Randy Wheeler for publicly displaying some of the projects that our fund raisers support was met with approval, but no signs will be created until the problem with the Town of SL is resolved!
5. Gift to NY District Governor to be discussed next month. Traditionally the gift has been a donation to a project of the Governor’s liking, amount to be determined.
Next Council meeting will be Thurs, January 20, 6:30 PM at the Rensselaer Ambulance Building.
Governor’s Official Visit will be Thurs February 10, 6:30 PM at the Holiday Inn Turf, Colonie
Next year’s convention in Geneva, Switzerland in July 2011. Registration fees rise after Jan 31st.
BILLS: approved for payment.
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