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 Eve Ward
WELCOME BACK: Bryce Cutler & Jim Rogers
Kevin Sarsfield: A total of 658 boxes of citrus has been ordered and can be expected on 12-10 or 12-11. Jim Parslow will keep us posted on it’s arrival.
Bells of Life sales results presented by Bob Loveridge after Sales on Saturday December 6 at Crossgates. Bob reported that it was a successful day and he thanked all who participated in the event and a total of $802 was collected. The following people worked at this event; Blais, Loveridge, Patton, Jim and Terry Parslow, Fioravanti, Booker, Tysiak and Key Club Members.
Christmas tree sales update from Joe Behson: Christmas tree sales have been brisk with IPP Christmas Tree Joe turning in $3,557.00 worth of sales so far. Realized profit is in sight. A BIG! THANK-YOU to those who have participated in the sales so far. The following is the new schedule; 12-9, 4pm –7pm Colabelli & Patton, 12-10, 4pm-7pm Meislin, Wurtemburger, & Johnsen, 12-11, 4pm-7pm Behson & Turner.
Mikki: Whose shirt was left behind in her possession? Will the owner please claim it and save her marriage? Up coming community service events; Dec. 11th 7pm. One act plays by the APHS to benefit food pantries. $5.00 or FREE with donation of 2 non-perishables. Dec 12th Girl Scouts to sing @ Christmas Tree stand 6-6:30pm. Boy Scouts to donate toys to Kiwanis 7PM @ Poestenkill Elem. Dec 14th Girl Scouts to sing @ Christmas Tree stand 12-2pm.
John Brownrigg: Another shipment will soon be sent to the Troops. We need donations of playing cards.
Lt. Gov. Jim: The Castleton Kiwanis Club is sponsoring Cub Scout Pack 253 for a pancake breakfast at the Castleton Ambulance Garage on Sunday Dec 14th 8:00am til noon. The cost is 7.00 for adults, kids ages 4-12 $4.00, kids 3 and younger free, seniors $5:00.
PROGRAM CHAIR: Dudley Dorr
PROGRAM: The House and Reception Committee is the primary liaison with the Lakeview. Primary responsibilities of the committee are for set up of flag , speaker system, banners ˝ hour before meeting and take down ˝ hour after meeting; manage door attendance manage money; committee members are Ron Waqner and Botsy and many willing helpers. Dudley emphasized that the Lakeview needs an exact count of people attending when there is a guest night or special program event. Help is always accepted to help set up for the meeting. Volunteers are always welcome. The House and Reception Committee is the most viable committee because it’s service is needed for each meeting Kevin Sarsfield presented Dudley with a BBF patch to be added to our banner.
PROGRAM CHAIR # 2: Bob Pasquarelli
PROGRAM: Kiwanis Membership & Education. Bob surprised members with a pop quiz. When we went over the answers to the multiple choice questions there was a bit of a controversy of what were the real answers to the possible trick questions! Was it A,B,C,D, all of the above, or none of the above? Some of us are still in a state of confusion!
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES: although the traditional acknowledgement of the members' December birthdays and anniversaries was omitted we enjoyed the cake that Eve had prepared for the celebration.
HAPPY DOLLARS ;
$ Woody; I have City Coupon Books for sale $20, total worth $100rds.
$ Bob Loveridge; 1 Dollar for Membership & Education Bob P. to go back to school!
$ Bob P; Happy about the Army Navy Game. Navy of course won.
$ Lt. Gov. Jim; I am here tonight and I am happy about that.
$ Booker; Happy to have had the privilege of working at Crossgates with the Key Clubers selling the Bells of Life.
$ John Brownrigg; Happy to have finished 2nd session of story re: Trip back to visit Viet Nam to the APHS students. More sessions to follow.
$ Gary; Happy to be on the correct side of the sod and to see be seen and heard.
$ Pres. Jerry; Happy about the nice Kiwanis publicity in the advertiser done by Joe Cub.
$ Pat Lane; December is her favorite month at Wal-Mart
Door Prize: Presented by D. Door, pulled by Gary and won by Fred Wurtemberger
50/50: Worth $19.75 Pulled by Fred W. and won by Jim Colabelli.
Mega 50/50: Booker won the chance to pick the King of Diamonds but could only muster the 9 of Diamonds. The pot grows fatter.
Next Week: Program: Governor Elect Booker – Live demonstration of the Club Management System
Greeter & Invocator: Clayton Besch.
22 December: Program Chair: John Glasser - the subject/speaker is unannounced as yet
Invocator/Greeter: Robert Loveridge
29 December: Program Chair: Woodie Hacker - the subject/speaker is unannounced as yet.
Invocator/Greeter: John Glasser
5 January: Program Chair: Jo Moccia - the Club Bulletin Committee [meeting followed by Board Meeting]
Invocator/Greeter: Joe Trupia
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
The way a
team plays as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. Babe Ruth
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Meeting Called to Order at 8:05 PM
ROLL CALL: All officers & directors of combined boards present except excused Eve Ward and absent Scott Paul.
SECRETARY’S MINUTES reported and accepted
TREASURER’S REPORT – Total liabilities and fund balance, $33,405.18 accepted for filing.
HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMITTEE REPORTS
House & Reception (Dudley Dorr): 4 regular meetings in November, 1 @ Java Net, 1 @ West Sand Lake Firehouse.
Community Services (Mikki McSherry): Use of sign for 4 community events; 4 ecumenical events; citrus and Christmas tree advertising. 2 Door of Hope – 4 Hours and 8 Kiwanians. 2 nights of sorting food. Several hours transporting food from Hannaford’s to WSL Firehouse. Distribution and delivering of Thanksgiving boxes, 4 Kiwanians, 11 hours, 63 families (119 children), 239 boxes of food and 63 turkeys. $100 donation from Poestenkill PTA.
Membership & Education (Bob Pasquarelli): No new members, 1 ed. Session
Interclubs (Ray Turner): No Interclubs for November.
Programs (Gary Meislin): Several interesting programs have been presented.
Publicity (Joe Cybulski): The following items have been advertised in the Advertiser; Citrus Sales; Christmas Tree Sales and Installation of New Sand Lake Kiwanis Officers.
Sandpiper (Jo Moccia): Sandpiper every week
Senior Services (Bill Whipple): No activity
Social (Eve Ward): Cards passed around for signing.
Spiritual Aims (Dick Johnsen): No report
Sponsored Youth (Chris Blais/Barb Fioravanti): 2 members attended K Family Week-end in Albany
Ways & Means (Chet Melius): Citrus and Christmas trees ordered Stands for trees set up.
Young Children Priority #1 (Bob Loveridge): Organized for Bells of Life sales at Crossgates, Negotiated a $1000 from Hannaford for Bells of Life.
Youth Services (Cutler/Mills): No meetings, computer disbursement planned, 5 computers have been procured for refurbishing.
· Youth Services – Request from Vanderheyden Hall for the SLKC to adopt the Group Home on Huntley Road for the Holidays. Motion made, 2nd and approved.
· Community Services – Request for contribution from Jessica Waterbury, senior at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and a 2005 graduate of APHS. In March 2009, she wants to go on a community development service project to Dominican Republic. SLKC in late 2007 considered financial support but trip cancelled due to Hurricane in DR. Referred to committee for more information.
· Request that board encourage and endorse Dave Booker to seek the office of Governor for Kiwanis administrative year 2009-10. 2nd and approved.
· Youth Services –
o Twin Town Babe Ruth & Devil Cats Baseball: financial sponsorship request. Tabled for further research.
o Computer Donations: Approval for payment for the refurbishing of 5 computers for the Computers for Youths program. Approved
· Community Services -
The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program: request from HVCC for SLKC to file a proposal to seek faculty expertise to develop & implement community enrichment programs. Bob Loveridge volunteered to write grant request.
Toys for Tots & Food Box Distribution: When toys arrive Angelo Patti will accept and store at American Legion Post.
· Audit Committee – recommend board to approve the appointment of Bryce Cutler, Chris Blais and Kevin Sarsfield to conduct an audit of SLKC finances for administrative year 2007-08.
· Summerfest Committee– President Jerry appointed Community Services Chairperson Mikki Mc Sherry as the Chair of the Summerfest 2009 Committee and requested that she begin working with Ways & Means Chairperson Chet to establish a committee.
· 60th Anniversary Committee – President Jerry appointed John Brownrigg as the chairperson of an ad hoc committee to organize the SLKC’s 60th Anniversary Commemoration.
· Per Pres. Jerry - In January Board members and committee officers to critique Club activity.
· Motion made for gratuity for Wendy our waitress – officers to decide.
Division News Next Division Council meeting will be Tuesday Jan. 13th to be hosted by the Troy Club. Time and location to be announced.
District News: Mid-Winter Conference Feb. 20-22 to be held at Hudson Valley Resort. Membership round-up in January ’09.
International News: 1 billing cycle to be proposed
Pay the Bills: Motion to pay approved
Motion to Adjourn: Approved
Meeting ADJOURNED at 9:09 pm
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