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 Gary Meislin Secretary Patricia A. Lane
President-Elect Skip Patton Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
Webmaster David E. Booker Immediate Past Pres Gerald Tysiak
Sandpiper Editor Margaret Weiss Photographer James Rogers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John C. Brownrigg, James M. Colabelli, Eve M. Ward
Joseph M. Behson, Raymond C. Turner, , William M. Whipple
Barbara Fioravanti, Robert R. Loveridge & Ron Wagner
PRESIDENT Gary Meislin presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Michael Gates
GUESTS: Key Club Lt Gov Emily Gicewicz
WELCOME BACK, Bill Whipple – looking great!
PROJECT SIGNUP SHEETS
DOORS OF HOPE this Fri Aug 6: KVP, Dorr, Ginther
Tues Aug 17: KVP, need 2 more
BLOOD DRIVE at Church of the Covenant Tues Aug 24: Davis, Pasquarelli, Lane 2 shifts, Ward, Gates, need 2 more
Ø DUES ARE OVERDUE!!! You know who you are!
Ø From Lt Gov Noreen: Next Division fun outing is Sun Aug 8 from 1-3 PM. Tennis for anyone, beginner on up. Lessons and racquets available for children and adults at APHS. Then at 4 PM there will be open bowling (or watching) at Spare Time in East Greenbush. $2.50 per game and $2.50 for shoe rental. HOWEVER, SLKs are reminded that we have Music in the Park at 5:30-7:30 PM featuring Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes!
Ø Eve (shown on right): The Annual Presidential End of Year Steak and Lobster Roast will be Fri Aug 27 at Camp Rotary. Guests are most welcome, but you must sign up! A work sheet will come around later. Cost will be divided among those eating. See me ASAP.
Ø Eve, again: The annual outing to the Valley Cats baseball game will replace our regular meeting on Mon Aug 30, and again you must sign up and prepay. See me ASAP.
Ø Emily: Thank you so much for your support in sending me to the Key Club International Convention in Memphis, TN. I had a wonderful time, and have pictures and souvenirs to share with you. Each of us was given a special bag, and I have my pin trading collection from Key Clubbers all over the world attached to mine. We had a 10 day tour, stopping in Ohio at an amusement park, and in Nashville, before arriving in Memphis, where we had a tour of Graceland. No Elvis, but many look-alikes! We took a river trip on a steamboat with a blues band, and went to the Peabody Hotel where the ducks parade in through the lobby every day! We played a trick on the Key Club District Chair: stuffed his bathroom with so many balloons that you couldn’t even get in, and then waited to hear the screams!
Ø Peg Weiss read a thank you note from the charge nurse of AMC’s NICU for the collection of little hats for the preemies that we made for them.
Ø Secretary Pat announced that she would be absent from next week’s meeting, and that John Brownrigg would take over the secretary’s duties. Eve volunteered to pick up the mail. Pat was very disappointed in SLK’s lack of participation at the first Music in the Park concert. April Marie and friends gave a wonderful program to a sparse audience. Pat was the only Kiwanian present until Peg and Eve arrived from Hoosick Falls. How can we expect the public to support our activities if we don’t? Let’s do better from now on!
Ø Joe Behson and Jim Colabelli volunteered to be the hosts for next week’s program which will be Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes. We still need hosts for Aug 15, 22, and 29.
Ø Jerry Tysiak: The next meeting of RAAD (anti alcohol & addiction) will be Tues Aug 10 at the Sand Lake Library at 6:30 PM. All are invited; meetings are on the second Tuesdays.
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS: Pat Lane & James Perez, both of whom were present to be serenaded.
AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES: Joe & Carol Cybulski, Joe & Patricia Grillo, Armand & Ellen Mills, John & Pat Mulligan, Bruce & Sally Perry, Bob & Deborah Reiter, Kevin & Phyllis Sarsfield, Ray & Dexie Turner, and Miller & Stephanie. We sang to John alone! Poor singing, as usual, but a great cake!
$ Skip Patton: I went to my favorite place in the world—FENWAY PARK! And the Red Sox won! And the Colabellis went with us!
$ Jim Colabelli: Had a great day with Skip at that great park that was built at the time of the Titanic! And I have the perfect hat to wear at all times—“Red Sox vs Yankees – best rivalry in sports”
$ John: Glad Bill Whipple is back!!
$ Bill: Here’s $10 happy dollars! I’m so glad to be back after 3 months—WOW! I’ll tell you all about the experience later—I’m saving it for a program! Thanks so much for all the
cards, notes, visits, flowers, etc—they were greatly appreciated.
We were short on attendance at this meeting, so Fred W bought the extra pork dinner for $10.
50/50 for $20 was won by Jim Perez!
MEGA 50/50 grew to $284.50 but even Gov Dave couldn’t tap it—he drew the 8 of Diamonds from the remaining 37 cards!
NEXT WEEK PROGRAM: Woodie Hacker – we have no idea what he has planned!
AUGUST 9 GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Jo Moccia
AUGUST 16 PROGRAM to be arranged by the LEGACY GROUP
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Dick Johnsen
AUGUST 23 PROGRAM: Eve Ward – SLK’s Committee Chairs
GREETER/INVOCATOR: Pat Lane
AUGUST 30 VALLEY CATS BASEBALL AT THE JOE
SEPTEMBER 6 NO MEETING – LABOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 12 SOCCER SEASON BEGINS – FOOD TRAILER!
SEPTEMBER 13 NO PROGRAM – BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” Norman Vincent Peale
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
ROLL CALL: All officers & directors present except Directors Loveridge, Turner, and Wagner
SECRETARY’S MINUTES approved as filed on line
TREASURER’S REPORT – Balance $29,167.93. Summerfest profits about $8000, not final. Dues will be very helpful!
HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS
House & Reception (Dudley Dorr): filed on line
Community Services (N Davis/G Tysiak): filed on line; added “Banner is in being changed.”
Membership & Education (Joe Behson): filed on line
Interclubs (Ray Turner): filed on line
Legacy (Bob Carpenter): no report
Programs (Eve Ward): 2 programs in July
Publicity (Kevin Sarsfield): filed on line
Risk Management (Dave Booker): no report
Sandpiper (Peg Weiss): 3 issues published; thanks to Barb F for subbing on July 19th
Senior Services (Bill Whipple): no report
Social (Eve Ward): Held Summerfest R&R picnic; plan for Steak & Lobster, baseball game
Spiritual Aims (Dick Johnsen): no report
Sponsored Youth (J Mulligan/B Fioravanti): Key Clubbers visited at 2 of our meetings
Ways & Means (Skip Patton): filed on line
Website (Dave Booker): no report
Young Children Priority #1 (Bob Loveridge): filed on line
Youth Services (N Davis/G Tysiak): filed on line
1. Review of fund raising projects and practices, (report from Ways & Means Chair Skip Patton), concerning the income produced, volunteer hours used and cost of the various fund raising projects. This review has been continuously tabled since the December 2009 Board meeting. Skip says they plan to meet soon to prepare this report, and will submit the report at the Sept meeting.
2. Request to co-sponsor the “Salute & Scoot” Road Race, tabled at the June meeting for more information, was again tabled, since no one present had any information on this possible project.
1. Request from Columbia HS Key Club to sponsor 4 students @ $150 to attend the Key Leader training in Pittsfield, MA Oct 22-24 -- APPROVED.
2. Request from Circle K Lt Gov Jacquie Fable for support to attend the CKI Convention at St Louis -- $100 APPROVED.
3. Bob Pasquarelli relayed a request from the Rensselaer County K9 Unit to co-sponsor (with Van Rensselaer Division) their dog calendar fund drive – APPROVED.
4. Membership Chair Joe Behson requested authority for Executives (Memb Chr, Pres, Sec, & Treas) to negotiate payment plan for members having difficulty paying dues – APPROVED.
5. Jerry Tysiak relayed a request from Camp Rotary for $350 towards total cost of $1000 for an outdoor basketball court. Donation of $400 APPROVED.
VAN RENSSELAER DIVISION: Presidents’ and Secretaries’ Training to be Sept 22 at Northeast Health in Troy
NEW YORK DISTRICT: Convention Aug 18-22 in Binghamton, NY
KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL: New project is ELIMINATE maternal and neonatal tetanus
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