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 16, 2012
PRESIDENT Patricia A. Lane presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Bob Pasquarelli
GUEST: Prospective member Averill Park Superintendent Jim Hoffman for his 2nd visit
WELCOME BACK, Bill Whipple, from Kenya, Africa; and Ken James.
PROJECT SIGNUP SHEETS
DOORS OF HOPE, unloading food truck
Tues July 17th: Ellis (Linda), Mulligan, Ginther, James
DIVISION COUNCIL MEETING @ Castleton/Schodack, Wed Aug 8th at 6:30 PM:
Pasquarelli, Ward, Loveridge, Rogers, Lane, Booker
1ST MONTHLY PASTA DINNER @ WSL Fire House, Sat Aug 11th:
Specific tasks and times were signed up:
Startup and cooking: 2PM Ellis & Ellis and Loveridge & Beach
Server & Setup: 3-5:30 PM Colabelli and Meislin
Cashiers: 4-7:30 PM Sarsfield & Ward
Server and cleanup: 5-7:30 PM James & Ginther
Ø Eve Ward: All Valley Cats baseball tickets have been distributed and paid for next week’s game. Wear your yellow shirts!
Ø Eve Ward: I am collecting donations to buy school supplies for needy students.
Ø Pres Pat: Thank you note received and read from Alaina Yonkers for the Kiwanis Memorial Award, presented to an APHS senior each year.
Ø Request from Ralph LaMontagna on behalf of the Averill Park Education Foundation for a $100 “Tee Sponsorship” for the “Greenbush Open” golf tourney to be held next Mon July 23rd. Vote of the membership approved the donation.
Ø Sec Dave: Reminder that at the July 30th meeting delegates and alternates will be elected to represent our club at the District Convention in Niagara Falls. Please let Dave know if you will be attending the convention.
Ø Bob Loveridge: Our initial monthly Pasta Dinner at the WSL Fire House will be Sat Aug 11th and we will need workers for specific tasks at specific times. Signup sheet passed.
Ø Joe Behson: Membership Committee will convene immediately following the regular meeting to orient Jim Hoffman.
Ø HELP WANTED! The Sandpiper Editor will be out of town for the meetings of July 30th and August 6th, and a substitute is needed to take notes so Sec Dave can print the issues. Please consider one or both times, and notify Dave Booker.
Kevin Sarsfield introduced Kiwanis Education Chair Bob Pasquarelli who presided over a question and answer session concerning some facts about Kiwanis. We were reminded that “a Kiwanis Club is a part of a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time!” The Board of Directors directs the activities of the Club, along with the President and the Committee Chairs. You become an officer by nomination and election. Members are kept in the Club by good programs, good projects, and involvement in activities. The Lieutenant Governor is the leader of the Division, and presides over meetings of all the clubs in the division, while inspiring them to work on joint projects. Requirement to be a Lt Gov is to have served as president of the Club. Active Past Lt Govs from the Sand Lake Club are Woodie Hacker, Bob Pasquarelli, Ken James, John Brownrigg, Dave Booker, and Jim Rogers. Bob Loveridge is the present Lt Gov. An interclub is a visit of at least 4 members of this club to a meeting of another club, for fellowship, education, and cooperation with projects. A “Round Robin” is completing visits of a club to all other clubs in the division within a fiscal year.
Our new International President is Tom DeJulio from the NY District who leads all the clubs in the world, is an ambassador for all Kiwanians, and is the “face of Kiwanis”. Members can learn about Kiwanis from the Kiwanis Magazine, The Empire State Kiwanian, and from attending District and International Conventions. Kiwanis headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year’s NY District Convention is in Niagara Falls, NY next month. The major Kiwanis project is EliMiNate, which is working to eradicate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in underprivileged countries. An Aktion Club is composed of disabled adults. The service leadership program is the Kiwanis Family: K-Kids, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs, and Circle K. The final question asked members why they were Kiwanians: wanted to serve the community, was invited, had been in the K Family as a youth. We were reminded to look at our three Honors Banners which are covered with patches given as testimony to the many projects we have completed! Thanks to Bob for an excellent program which should remind all of us why we are here!
$ Eve Ward: My grandson Drew who worked on a biomedical engineering project for a water filter has just learned that it is now being used in Peru!
$ Skip Patton: Took a one day trip to Buffalo and back because my son Steve’s ship was in port on Lake Erie unloading grain from Wisconsin. This Great Lakes freighter was huge and I was privileged to take a tour. The bridge looked like something from Star Trek!
$ John Brownrigg: Happy to join 21 Kiwanians from the Van Rensselaer Division at the New Lebanon Theatre Barn for a Tailgate Party before seeing a good play yesterday!
$ Joe Behson: My tennis instruction business is almost too good! I taught 7 hours in this 90 degree heat!
$ Jim Rogers: Happy to have Jim Hoffman here for his second visit! And, Elroy Face, former APHS baseball star and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, visited APHS and donated much of his memorabilia!
$ Kevin Sarsfield: You didn’t have to listen to me tonight! Thanks to Bob!
$ Bob Pasquarelli: St Henry’s Church has a new pastor, Father Tom Holmes! I’m hoping that my job will lessen, and I can return to retirement status!
$ Ken James: I have just survived another birthday!
$ Jim Hoffman: Since Elroy left Averill Park before his graduation to join professional baseball, he will be getting his high school diploma very soon, at the age of 84! Also, my daughter was married this past June 30th, and the next day I became your Superintendent!
$ Barb Fioravanti: We also went on one of the last tours of the Albany Aqua Ducks, and are very sorry to see them leave town!
$ Bill Whipple: It’s great to be back! We spent 2 weeks in Nairobi, Kenya and vicinity. It’s quite warm during the day, but at the equator it’s cold at night!
$ Peg Weiss: I spent the weekend in Plattsburgh attending my 60th college reunion with 6 of my classmates! Began and ended the time eating the famous Michigan Red Hots, the hot dogs you can get only in Plattsburgh!
$ Pat Lane: My friend’s son interviewed for AP’s superintendent, and I’m so glad that Jim Hoffman was chosen for the job!
DOOR PRIZE, provided by Kevin Sarsfield, was won by Bob Pasquarelli!
50/50 for $25 was won by Dudley Dorr!
MEGA 50/50, worth $407 this week, will keep growing because although Eve Ward’s ticket was pulled, she picked the 10 of Diamonds instead of the King of Clubs! Better luck in two weeks?
JULY 23 VALLEY CATS BASEBALL OUTING AT THE JOE!
JULY 30 PROGRAM: Ron Wagner, 35 Years in the Military
ELECTION of delegates and alternates to the District Convention
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: James Perez
AUGUST 6 PROGRAM: Michael Gates, Ways & Means Committee Update
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Frank Breselor
AUGUST 13 PROGRAM: Jim Rogers, TBA
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Bob Carpenter
AUGUST 20 PROGRAM: John Brownrigg
Thank you to Summerfest Sponsors
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Pat Lane
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“God himself doesn’t judge a man until he’s dead, so why should you?” Unknown
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