The Kiwanis Club of sand lake, inc.
PO Box 535,West sand lake, NY 12196
PRESIDENT Dick JohnsenSECRETARY Art Smith
PRESIDENT-ELECT Jeff Lawrence TREASURER Bob Pasquarelli
VICE PRESIDENT ERSATZ EDITOR Barb Fioravanti
MEETING OF March 20, 2000
INVOCATION by Bill Freeman
GUESTS: Several spouses, and guest speaker George Philips, CFO of the Albany River Rats
Bill Whipple has 4 volunteers for Youth Coffee House this Friday night: Pierce, James, Glasser, Johnsen. Next Coffee House is May 13, then June 9.
L.G. Dave: Reminder of Division Council Meeting at Castleton’s Scarnatto’s Restaurant at 6:30 Wednesday. Call him of you want to carpool. 6 SLK’s are going.
Joe Behson: Reminder of Dissipated 8 concert April 1
Prez Dick: William Pautler, an APHS sophomore, is the HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth) candidate we are sponsoring to this year’s conference.
Dale/Prez Dick: We have received a letter from Averill Park High School asking what awards we will be presenting at the May 25 awards ceremony. Chmn Dale will present the proposal to the board at its next meeting. Anticipating no changes from last year.
Dale, this time for the nominating committee, again requests that all past presidents seek out and encourage with a potential candidate for Vice President.
PROGRAM: Chairman Jim Rogers introduced George Philips of the Albany River Rats hockey team. George manages the finances of the team, and gamely filled in for Ken Sutton, a player who didn’t show. The Rats contract with the New Jersey Devils training camp for players, totaling about $1 M. In response to a question about violence in the sport, George said that they try to set the tone from the peewee level on up that skill is emphasized over brute force in developing technique, so less violence is seen at the AHL level than at the NHL. Less emphasis on fighting at games means it’s more suitable for families with young children. The AHL is the proving ground for players who move up to the NHL and perhaps bring better habits with them (e.g. use of helmets). Games average about 4500 spectators. The current contract with the Pepsi Arena is for 5 years. Income is from ticket sales and licensed merchandise. Don’t blame them, blame the Pepsi for expensive parking! The certificate of appreciation was presented by Rev. Lou.
Prez Dick asked our own Mr. Trivia Kevin Sarsfield if he knew the answer to a quiz show question. He didn’t but Joe Cub did: Fata Morgana is a mirage.
$5 from Dale for a good Key Club District Convention. APHS Key Clubber was recognized as a Distinguished Past Lt. Gov., and has been made District Treasurer, the first time APHS has had a Key Clubber on the Executive Board. The District Board set a goal of $135,000, but raised $201,000 for projects.
Joe C. was happy for Seton Hall’s OT win against Temple.
Joe Trupia is happy that Syracuse is in the sweet sixteen.
Jim Rogers is happy that al least one River Rat showed up.
Barb is happy that her sister is OK after collapsing in Florida and being fitted with a pacemaker. Bionic Betty is now in Brazil, a week after surgery, doing missionary work for a month with her family.
Prez Dick is happy the Circle Theater Players production is the funniest yet.
Soupadvisor Fred is happy for a good day skiing today.
Guest Speaker George is happy for good trout fishing prospects in this area.
Belatedly (he was at the OTHER Kiwanis meeting at the bar) John Bergmann was $10 worth of happy at the birth of his second grandchild, Abby Lynn Bergmann.
DOOR PRIZE to Joe Behson, NOT a hockey stick. Also to all female guests, a centerpiece from the tables. Barb received one too though not a guest; not looking the gift horse...
50-50 for $33 to John Bergmann
MEGA 50-50 for $242 with 37 cards left *almost* to Jim Rogers with the 6 of spades. Jim demonstrated that he knew where the king of clubs was because of faulty shuffling, but didn’t want to pick it unfairly. Now that, boys and girls, is class.
NEXT WEEK: PROGRAM reported variously to be by John LaRose, and/or Gerry Tysiak with a business appreciation night for support of the Bells of Life.
INVOCATION by Jim Spath
CERTIFICATE/GREETER Bill Freeman
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: “Today is all you have. Tomorrow is a promissory note, and yesterday is a canceled check.” --Unknown (at least by your E.Ed.)
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We would like to get a few more bugs out of the system before the boss (the Ed) returns from her travels. Thanks
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