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
President Patricia A. Lane Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
President-Elect Michael T. Gates Secretary David E Booker
Immediate Past Pres Russell B. “Skip” Patton Webmaster David E Booker
Sandpiper Editor Margaret R Weiss Photographers James Rogers & Kevin Sarsfield
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara K Fioravanti, Roland B Wagner, Robert R Loveridge
Bryce B Ginther, John B Mulligan, Margaret Weiss
Kevin P. Sarsfield, John C. Brownrigg & William M. Whipple
MEETING OF JULY 9, 2012
PRESIDENT Patricia A. Lane presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Janet Malecki
GUESTS: Prospective member Shawn Chamberlain, owner of the former Java Beanery, now to be the Old Waterwheel Restaurant
WELCOME BACK, Randy Wheeler!
PROJECT SIGNUP SHEETS
DOORS OF HOPE, unloading food truck
Tues, July 17th: Mulligan, Ellis (Linda)
Thanks to those who worked Fri July 6th: Ginther, Patti, Davis
Ø Sec Dave: Kiwanis International is asking each club to identify a coordinator for the EliMiNate Project. Lynn Catelotti of East Greenbush is the Division’s leader.
Ø Sec Dave: We have been invited to the Center for the Arts sponsored “Taste of Sand Lake” on August 16th to be held at Crooked Lake House this year for $50.
Ø Pres Pat: We have received thank you notes from Susan Wells for supporting Stars for our Troops, from Margaret Collins (APHS graduate) for the Club Founders Award, and from Gabrielle Pikoulas (APHS graduate) for the HOBY sponsorship.
Ø Eve Ward: I have the tickets for the Valley Cats baseball game on the 23rd for $9.50 each. Please get them from me before the game! FYI, I will soon be asking for donations to buy school supplies for elementary students.
Ø John Brownrigg: We need more decks of cards to send to the troops!
Ø Sec Dave: Requested a show of hands for all planning to attend the next Division Council on Wed August 8th at Castleton/Schodack: Bob Pasquarelli, Eve Ward, Bob Loveridge, Jim Rogers, Pat Lane and Dave Booker.
Ø John Brownrigg: We have invited the major sponsors and those who helped make Summerfest a success to be our guests at our Monday, August 20th meeting. Please plan to attend to properly thank them!
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD to Janet Malecki for one year! Congratulations, Janet!
Joe Behson, Dave Booker, and Bob Loveridge jointly presented an illustrated report of the International Kiwanis Convention they attended in New Orleans. The emphasis was on the aspect of Kiwanis FAMILY, including all the members such as Circle K, Aktion, Key Club, etc. We need to publicize our activities more. “Once people see what we do, Kiwanis sells itself!” Like no other gathering of our organization, the International Convention shows the huge scope of service offered to those in need from all over the world. Over 4000 Kiwanians, along with thousands of Circle K and Aktion Clubs, speaking many different languages, but bonded together in service, came together in friendship. 3200 delegates passed all 14 proposed amendments to the By-Laws, so there will be much re-working ahead. The dues increase proposal was referred back to committee with a recommendation to look for other ways of saving money, such as the “freebies” received by all past officers. The proposed addition to the original 1923 “6 Objects of Kiwanis” were defeated (92% against) as being redundant. 4 International Trustees were elected, as was the Vice President from Canada. NY’s own Tom DeJulio was nominated by a number of Kiwanians who are Circle K alumni that Tom had worked with while the NY District Circle K Administrator; his theme song for the year: “Make Someone Happy”!
Lots of fun…all kinds of music everywhere! Met the real family from the movie “Blindside” who took in a homeless kid, loved and educated him, and he went on to become an NFL player. Their motto is “Turn Around”. Joe, Dave, and Bob all displayed many strings of beads, claiming they earned (?) them on Bourbon Street! They took many side trips and tours; New Orleans is rebuilding well after Hurricane Katrina, and is the fastest growing city in the US….but HOT! 100+ most days!
$ Dave Booker: I’d give a Happy Dollar, but I lost them all to a pickpocket in NOLA!
$ Barb Fioravanti: I flew to North Adams, and saw a flying movie “Red Tails”. We camped under the plane’s wing: ever know how loud rain is on hollow aluminum?!!
$ Randy Wheeler: Helped out with AP Road Runners track team, and took 20 kids to Camp Rotary – my vacation? I’m enjoying my new job in the Attorney General’s office—a much better commute than to Hudson!
$ Joe Behson: Thanks to the Club for electing me a delegate to New Orleans. Glad to see the Yankees doing better and better! And for Shawn Chamberlain—success in your new venture!
$ Bob Loveridge: The International Convention is an eye-opener. Instead of fighting, here were all these different countrymen being friends! Having the same focus, service! Also, I didn’t make my commitment to unloading the truck at Doors of Hope on Friday, because on my way there, a dump truck in front of me scattered rocks and smashed my windshield!
$ Eve Ward: On Wednesday, I will be judging a baking contest at the Brunswick Grange!
$ John Brownrigg: Blondie and I visited a castle in Canandaigua and had a wonderful dinner. There’s nothing like touring wineries with an insider! Lots of perks!
$ Jim Rogers: For the election of Tom DeJulio as International President, and for Dave Booker as the NY District Secretary!
$ Peg Weiss: Went for the tour on the Albany Aqua Ducks last Friday with Joan Pasquarelli; they close up this Wednesday! Best part was driving down the boat ramp into the Hudson!
$ Pat Lane: Had over 100 at our family reunion this past weekend. My niece cycled to my house from MA to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. My grandchildren surprised me with a framed picture of all of them! I was happy but exhausted, so today this old goat took a nap on my new pillowcase of goats made by Peg! (I collect goats)!
$ Gary Meislin: Pat got me a cat, but it hid in the bathroom, then got out and it’s gone!
DOOR PRIZE, a beautiful NOLA tote bag full of beads, the convention program, and a CD of NOLA music, provided by Joe Behson, was won by Peg Weiss!
50/50 for $19 was won by Barb Fioravanti!
MEGA 50/50, up to $388 this week, defeated John Mulligan, who picked the 7 of Spades from the 31 cards left. Keep growing, keep growing!
JULY 16 PROGRAM: Kevin Sarsfield -- TBA
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: TC McEntyre
JULY 23 VALLEY CATS BASEBALL AT THE JOE!
JULY 30 PROGRAM: Ron Wagner
35 Years in the Military
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: James Perez
AUGUST 6 PROGRAM: Mike Gates, Ways & Means Committee Update
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Frank Breselor
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Remember Moses started out as a basket case.” Anon.
The background music is Make Someone Happy: the "theme song" for the 2012-13 Kiwanis Service Year.
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