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 Bob Pasquarelli
GUEST: Of Kevin Sarsfield his son, Ryan our speaker.
MISSING: Many! We did not even fill 2 tables, and had 6 extra of the excellent roast beef meals to deal with!
Kevin Sarsfield: Citrus is still available. It is being stored at Botsys Barber Shop.
Bill Whipple: Blood Drive tomorrow Dec. 30th at Church of The Covenant. Those who have signed up to help; Booker, Turner, Rogers, Davis,& Lane . Bill was also happy to report that the Christmas tree stands are down and wanted to thank all those who helped on the disassembly; Hacker. Johnson, & Tysiak.
Eve Ward: Received a card from K.V.P. He is really enjoying the nice weather in Florida and is feeling a little guilty that we are having a hard time with the snow , cold ice, wind and power outages.
Miki McSherry: Doors of Hope, Jan 6th at 9:00 help with unloading of food; Jerry, Bob P., Dorr, & Booker. Holiday toy & food collection efforts 70 families served.
Lt. Gov. Jim: Division Council Meeting will be hosted by the Sand Lake Club at the Lakeview Jan 19th.
PROGRAM: Conservation and Culture on a Pacific Athol
Kevin introduced his son Ryan who has become quite a world traveler since he has graduated from Cornell. Ryan was fortunate to be able to be apart of a research grant to study the fauna in Tahiti located in the Polynisian Islands. Niau Island which is a coral atoll was his home (photo on right of family Ryan stayed with) for several years during his study of a bird called a Tuamotu which is related the King Fisher in the States. Unfortunately the Polynesian Islands have become a place where birds tend to become extinct at a greater pace than any other place in the world with Hawaii experiencing the greatest loss of species. Ryan was involved with banding and installing radio transmitters on the Tuamotu, studying and photographing nesting habits in dead coconut trees where this bird prefers to make its home. Rats found on the island tend to give the Tuamotu stiff competition so Ryan was also involved with installing wide aluminum bands around the coconut trees to keep the rats out of the nests. As a result of his studies local schools (photo on left of Ryan - at rear by the palm tree - with a class) were given information on how to help and preserve the bird populations on the islands. A traditional meal (photo to right) on the islands, as Ryan described it, consisted of Coconut Crab, Poi, Raw Fish, and an algie delight which was obtained from stomach of a fish that dines solely on this algie found on the bottom of the lagoons. This sounds delightful. The program was very much enjoyed by all. A certificate of appreciation was presented to Ryan by Bob Pasquarelli
$Bob Pasquarelli: Happy for a new refrigerator. The old one was destroyed during the power outage caused by the ice storm.
$Pat Lane : Thankfull that it was only a close call at a traffic intersection in Boston.
$Dudley Dorr: Experienced a nice Christmas w/relatives and became a new grandfather on Christmas Eve.
$Kevin Sarsfield: Happy that Ryan came and presented tonights program.
$Bill Whipple: Pleased that a crew showed up for the disassembly of the tree stands.
$John Brownrigg: I fell at one of my rental properties and hit my elbow against a piece of plywood . Thank goodness nothing was broken but oh what painful injury it has been. Also happy that the insurance co. will be paying for the smoke damage caused by a backed up fireplace. (photo on right: John with some of his chocolate)
$Jerry Tysiak: Enjoyed skiing with his daughter and will be visiting his son and family in W. Virginia.
$Gary Meislin: Happy that he found his truck keys on Christmas Day which he dropped sometime while getting out of his truck.
$Jim Rogers:Happy that the Division Council meeting will be held at the Sand Lake Club on the 19th of Jan 09
The Chocolate Sale of the Century, provided by John Brownrigg, netted the club's admin fund $49.00 and there was still a large amount of goodies left that John donated to the Senior Holiday Party to be held on Tuesday at Brookside. While on the topic of the party Eve thanked those who had answered her call and made home baked goods for that annual event.
DOOR PRIZE by:Kevin Sarsfield and won by Barbara Fioravanti
50/50 for $14.00 won by Gary
MEGA 50/50 ($ 28.00 ) $17.50 +$10.50 The chance to draw was won by Dudley, but the best he could do was the 5 of Diamonds.The pot grows larger
NEXT WEEK PROGRAM CHAIR:Jo Moccia
Jan 5 PROGRAM: The Sand Piper
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Joe Trupia
Jan 12 PROGRAM TBA
Jan 19 Division Council Meeting
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds! .Mel Weldon
as we learned "Mauruuru" means "Goodbye"
Happy New Year To All!
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