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 Gerald Tysiak Secretary Peg Weiss
President-Elect Mikki McSherry Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
Vice President Gary Meislin Immediate Past Pres Joe Behson
Sandpiper Editor Jo Moccia Photographer Jim Rogers
Webmaster David E. Booker
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Scott Paul, Ray Turner, William Whipple
Bryce E. Cutler, Skip Patton, James E. Rogers
John C. Brownrigg, James M. Colabelli, Eve M. Ward
Club Bulletin Committee
Jo Moccia, Chair
Jim Colabelli Pat Lane
PRESIDENT Gerald Tysiak presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Woody Hacker
WELCOME GUESTS: Several Troy Kiwanis guests including Harry Prout
and Wendy and Jim Prout . And former SLK members Bruce and Patti Stebbins
WELCOME BACK: Jim Rogers
The program from the original charter was shared at tables and each person received a Kiwanis commemorative magnet.
This evening we are celebrating the start of the 60th year of SLK
Citrus Sales Fund Raiser ended last week. Any lingering orders must have been handed in at this meeting.
Tree sales started Sunday morning, November 30, after trees were unloaded and set up on Saturday. Thanks go to Sheriff’s Department and work crew along with John Brownrigg, Ken James, Ray Turner, Woody Hacker, Bob Loveridge, Joe Behson, and Jerry Tysiak. Woody and Boy Scout troop 526 worked Sunday and also did wreath sales. Tree sales officially open December 3rd but 12 trees were already sold! Help needed for shifts through December 14. Weekday evenings 4Pm-7PM and weekend’s noon-6PM.
Sales will continue for trees. Boy Scouts will continue wreath sales next weekend and Girl Scouts will provide caroling
Bells of Life for sale Saturday December 6 10AM-6 PM at Crossgates SLKC and Key Club. Volunteers needed
Unloading for Doors of Hope on December 5 and 16, Help is needed at 10AM
PROGRAM: From the Annals of SLKC
Woody Hacker-the early years
The SLK was organized by the Troy club with 35 members in 1949. Meetings were held at Crooked Lake House. By 1959 the Van Rensselaer division was founded. Woody joined Troy K in February 1961 and moved to SLK in 1967. He became President in 1969. Kiwanis was a businessman’s club. Members wore shirts/ties and only 2 men from each profession were accepted. 100% attendance was expected and no less than 60% was accepted. Happy dollars were NOT collected but the “fine” chairman would fine members for transgressions such as not wearing the K pin, being late, not wearing a badge, etc. Ladies nights were held and they included steak, cocktails, music and dancing. A circus was put on for many years and everything that was funded was related to children. The first Winter Carnival was held the year Woody was president. 300 visitors were expected but 3500 came!
Bob Carpenter-the middle years
Bob chaired the first Winter Carnival after becoming a member in 1968! The meetings then included 40-45 members. All the men were between the ages of 30 and 60. The meetings took place at the Crooked Lake House 6:30PM-8PM. Before and after meetings were spent at the bar! The meals consisted often of beef stew, pork chops or chicken breast. The salad always had Russian dressing and dessert was usually ice cream with crème d’ menthe on top. If gravy was served the men’s room became very busy about an hour after dinner! Sometimes the festivities ended at Lorraine’s (aka pink lady gentlemen’s club). The Winter Carnival was a community event and originally not a planned fundraiser. All SLK members and spouses pulled together and worked on the carnival for many years. It was truly one of the annual highlights in Sand Lake. Bob shared many stories of the festivities including attempted robbery at Crooked Lake. He also shared stories of Paul Weiss and Paul’s rare wit! SLK was strictly for men until 1987 when K International allowed women. At this point in the program Bob called upon Ken James for the presentation of a certificate to the first woman member of the SLKC. Ken had sponsored Patti Stebbins, who, with her husband, Bruce, had extended their visit so that they could attend tonight's celebration. There was an emotional exchange between Ken and Patti and the rest of SLK over this very meaningful event of 1988!
Barb Fioravante-recent years
Barb went on to explain that she joined SLK in 1993, six years after Patti and the club still had a few members who remained hostile about women joining the club! Barb was the first woman president in 1997-98. She had no president-elect or VP. The club was meeting at Glass Lake since Crooked Lake closed. Eve Ward was the waitress then! After Glass Lake closed the group moved to Old Journey’s End. When that closed they went to Regan’s until it closed and then finally settled at Lakeview! SLK migrated from Winter Carnival to Summerfest. Barb shared many memories of past projects, past members, and good times. Here’s to another 60 years!
$Bob P Thanksgiving at home was very enjoyable
$Dale Thanks for the old membership guide which brought back Key Club leadership memories for him
$Bob C-trained Dudley to be president!
$Clayton B happy his grandson was born
$Marion Hacker thanks for all the cards, thoughts, prayers. She has a long way to go but is happy for the support. Also, grandson Charlie was honored in the Final Court at Boy Scouts so he can begin work on his Eagle Scout project
$Bruce Stebbins- is happy that Pat was honored and that they were able to come to the meeting. Merry Christmas
$Nancy D appreciates Woody and Bob and Barb for sharing tonight. Also happy about older son Andy
$Bruce P- a dollar for each daughter: Stephanie has her PHD in Geology and a great job with Exxon-Mobil in May 2010 and Nicole finished her final movie project!
$Booker— Thanks for noticing that I wasn’t here last week. In K in Mass he was fined for wearing matching socks!
$Joe- Happy for all the women who do most of the work. Thankful they are now part of the club!
$Jim R Thanks to Joanne for putting up with him through 2 back surgeries and thanks to those who put the evening together
$Fred-Told a story along with Sally Perry of the day Stephanie was born regarding a stop at CITGO and a potential kidnapping of Sally while she was in labor!
$John B- Thankful because he survived presenting to APHS students about Viet Nam. He was introduced by teacher G. Kaedy and the class was told that John lived through two tours of Viet Nam but is nervous about presenting to them! John is proud of the Men and Women our schools are producing.
$Harry Prout said it is great to see everyone
$Jerry T retired last Friday and still barely has enough time to do all he has to do for SLK!
Holiday sing-along with Joe Cybulski
Joe led the group in songs including Silver Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Joy to the World, White Christmas and ended with Silent Night.
DOOR PRIZES! by Jerry Tysiak won by Betty Jean Whipple, Bob Carpenter, Carol Cybulski, Nancy Davis
NEXT WEEK PROGRAM CHAIR: Dudley Dorr
PROGRAM: House and Reception Committee
INVOCATOR/GREETER: Eve Ward
BOARD MEETING next week as well.
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Coming together is a
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
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