T H E S A N D P I P E R
THE KIWANIS CLUB OF SAND LAKE, INC.
P.O. Box 535, West Sand Lake, NY 12196
PRESIDENT Dick Johnsen SECRETARY Art Smith
PRESIDENT-ELECT Jeff Lawrence TREASURER Bob Pasquarelli
VICE PRESIDENT Fill-in SANDPIPER EDITOR Dave Booker
MEETING OF July 17, 2000.
INVOCATIONby Chet Gavryck (subbing for the absent Clayton Besch)
GREETER: Phil Pierce (for the absent Joe Distell)
GUESTS: Margaret Brennan, guest of Joe Cybulski and speaker
production on TNT entitled “Nuremberg” and concerning the post WWII Nazi war crime trials. He included his own insights from his recent visit to Germany. (Note: for those who missed the airing of this mini series Lou has made a VCR tape and it will be shown again in its 4 hour entirety on Fri. (July 22) from 8PM until midnight on TNT (Times Warner cable channel 27))
1) SummerFest meeting after the regular meeting
2) Vice President-Designate Jim reminded the members of the program signup forms which he passed out last week and asked that all be returned ASAP as complete as possible. Jim will have a detailed list of programs, speakers and specific topics for the first 3 months ready by the end of August.
3) Spiritual Aims Chair Lou informed the club of a very good TV
4) President Dick noted that one of the members had received very visible exposure in the Times Union with a picture of him with some less important politicos. The always shy Joe Cub happily opened his wallet as he delivered an impromptu rededication of the new senior housing in Brunswick.
5) A question was asked and answered concerning the ever-popular Post SummerFest Albany Yacht Club R&R meeting. The answer was “We will check with Dick.”
6) PP Barb in announcing that her daughter Wendy was going to continue the family tradition of organizing the Kids Games at SummerFest solicited the membership for heavy 1½” or 1¼” rope and basketballs (for the kids games I think).
7) Treasurer Bob announced that there are signup sheets for the FOOD TENT and for TICKET SALES (Note: if you did not signup please call President Dick or President-Designate Jeff and request a time before you are VOLUNTEERED.)
8) President Dick will send out letters and e-mails to all members stressing the importance of working at SummerFest.
9) KVP was called upon to present the first installment of the Miami, FL Kiwanis International Convention report. He reported on the elections and noted that the formerly all-powerful Political Action Committees were losing their influence now that the current practice is for the candidates to address the convention directly – he also noted the trend toward choosing younger officers. He expressed his consternation with the delegates and their unfathomable decision making process. (ED note: KVP asked that the names of the chosen officers for next year be included in this news letter:
Brian Cunat Bob
Steve Siemens Mark Smith
As old unfinished business KVP presented Russ Blodgett with his Legion of Honor certificate for 25 years of membership in Kiwanis. Russ was in Florida when the rest of the club received the certificates representing their length of membership as a part of our continuing 50th Anniversary celebration.
The weekly program chair, Joe Cybulski, introduced the speaker, Margaret Brennan. Margaret is the Rensselaer County Coordinator for the Drug Abuse Prevention Programs.
Margaret reviewed the public’s attitude toward this very important problem through the recent decades – 60’s “well they drank in the 50’s and besides we don’t know much about this” the hippies and drug education only seemed to increase the appetite for drug use; the 70’s brought the “ just say no” era but it did not offer the kids anything after saying “no”; the 80’s gave us the touchy feely era of self esteem – the DARE program produced a better relationship between the kids and law enforcement but did not have a measurable impact on drug use. The 90’s produced studies that show that communities can be identified by various risk factors and that reasoned programs to address the needs of the community based on the risk factors found will result in positive outcomes.
Averill Park was chosen to take part in a pilot program based on what is happening in our community – the Coffee House, Safe Homes, the school, active parents etc. A group is to be trained latter this month and develop a program for Averill Park
President Dick & Margaret Brennan
Jim C. 1) for returning from vacation and 2) for having dug the last hole for a new fence around his garden
Ken J. 1) for a safe vacation in Tahiti and 2) for his return home
President Dick for the visit from 2 grand children and not having to play basketball with his little (6+ feet) grandson
John B. for the tour he and his wife got of the newly reorganized “Millerford” supermarket and the lesson on how sugar cubes are produced (was there acid on that sugar cube in his hand?)
Kevin Smith for the fact that Suzanne does most of the shopping in the Brownrigg family
Jim R. for the outstanding work that Jeff L. is doing to produce a superb SummerFest (this dollar was matched by President Dick)
DOOR PRIZE - to Joe Grillo
50-50 of $26.50 to Jim Spath (after he used Peter’s glasses to check the fine print on the ticket)
MEGA 50-50 of $500.50 to Ray Loveridge (yes he got the King of Clubs)
NEXT WEEK: SUMMERFEST PREPERATION MEETING be there for a finial review and get your assignments.
INVOCATION by Ray Loveridge
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and advise them to do it.” President Harry S. Truman
Letter to the Editor:
I heard that the web based archive of past issues of the SANDPIPER is going to be renamed the MURMUATION page. Why is this? Signed Curious
Curious, we all know that a group of whales is a pod, geese a gaggle (if on the ground) or a skein (in the air), etc. and it has come to my attention that a group of sandpipers is a murmuation so what better title for the archives than that?
Russ receiving his certificate from KVP
Kiwanis Education: Read the above letter to the editor.
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