THE KIWANIS CLUB OF SAND LAKE, INC.
PESIDENT Dick Johnsen
PRESIDENT-ELECT Jeff Lawrence
TREASURER Bob Pasquarelli
SANDPIPER EDITOR Peg Weiss
MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2000
by Greg Benson
BACK Dave Fazioli and President Dick Johnsen
Pres-Elect Jeff thanked all who helped get the soccer
food trailer started for the season.
Yesterday was very busy, took in about $500; signup sheet passed for
staffing for next two months. EVERY
SLK is expected to help with this BIG project!
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS MONDAY,
OCT 2 @ HANNIGAN'S PUB - GUESTS WELCOME; signup sheet passed.
Jeff: brief meeting tonight with officers, directors &
BLACK & WHITE BALL FRIDAY, SEPT 22 @ CROWNE
PLAZA HOTEL, ALBANY, $75, BENEFIT AMC PEDIATRIC TRAUMA UNIT; chicken or
beef; call Tysiak 286-0795!
Volunteers requested by Margaret Brennan (SAFE Homes
Partnership) to distribute info @ school open houses:
Wed 9/13 7-9 PM @ WSL & Poestenkill, Thurs 9/14 7-9 PM @ SL Elem,
Thurs 9/21 7-9 PM @ Algonquin MS & Miller Hill.
Call her @ 270-2821 or email MBrennan@rensco.com.
VP Jim Rogers: next year's program schedule just about
complete; those who did not volunteer have been assigned a date.
Need help to take down tent at Salem Church, Shaver
STEAK & LOBSTER ROAST to be a Fri @ end of Sept;
details to follow.
Treasurer Bob: Admin Funds very low; please pay dues ASAP,
DIVISION COUNCIL WED SEPT 20 CASTLETON:
Dale, KVP, Peg, Jim R, Dick.
KIWANIS KIDS DAY @ GREAT ESCAPE SAT 9/30, 12-10 pm,
$25: BENEFIT PEDIATRIC TRAUMA UNIT; call Janice Bartkowski @ 792-3500
ext 369 before 9/27.
Kevin Smith 1 yr;
Pres Dick 2 yrs;
Kevin Sarsfield 5 yrs;
Behson 8 yrs!
Program - Rev Lou Guariniello
Invocation - Chaplain Chet Gavryck
Certificate/Greeter - Pres-Elect Jeff Lawrence
Bob Pasquarelli introduced Chet Melius, sponsored for membership by Ray Loveridge, and told him some background of Kiwanis International, but stressed that he is first a member of Sand Lake Kiwanis, which serves the community in a very active manner. Chet said he has been a lifelong member of the community, graduated from Averill Park High School, had worked at Gurley's in Troy, is now a maintenance mechanic at Engine Systems. He and his wife Meg have 3 children and live at 4 Sunset Road, Averill Park 12018.
Vice President-Elect Jim Rogers began with a thought provoking image of a "global village": earth shrunk into a village of 100 people, with all our social ratios intact. It would be made up of
14 North & South Americans (only 6 from the US),
70 are NON-WHITE,
50 suffer from MALNUTRITION,
live in SUBSTANDARD HOUSING!
only 30 CAN READ,
only ONE has a college education!
of the WEALTH will be in the hands of the 6 people from the UNITED STATES!
36 are AT RISK for IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDER,
already with goiters or some degree of brain damage due to the lack of
That is why concerned Kiwanians voted at convention in 1994 to rid
the world of this scourge, a promise we MUST keep to the CHILDREN OF THIS
The remainder of the program were excerpts Jim read from letters written
to his great grandmother by his great grandfather while serving with the 188th
New York regiment in 1864 and 1865. He
described his travel from his home near Rochester, NY to City Point, VA, a
military embarkation tent city near the mouth of the James River.
He went by railroad to Albany, where he boarded a boat to go down the
Hudson River, past "unusable wilderness of trees and mountains, no
farmland", to New York City, where their weapons were issued.
They then shipped out on the
a journey on a rough Atlantic Ocean to Fort Monroe and up the James River to
City Point. They were marched to
Petersburg, VA, where they dug trenches. He
was wounded in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House and spent considerable time
in hospitals, very weak, and trying to get a furlough to recuperate at home.
He described the confusion and sadness, which followed the assassination
of Pres Lincoln.
The club was most appreciative of this special introspective look into
our worst war from a very personal viewpoint.
HAPPY $ FROM
Pres Dick, thanks to Barb & Jeff for presiding during his
absence; enjoyed a wonderful trip to Santiago, Chile
Rich Durocher, Patriots won; Yankees swept; great program;
Fred W, Doctor gave ok to ski; great job on Butler Park stage roof
Jerry T, kids now at Villanova and William & Mary
Jim R, thanks to Jeff for remembering his door prize
PRIZE to Russ Blodgett
for $28 to Jerry Tysiak
50-50 for $77
*ALMOST* to Kevin Smith,
10 of diamonds
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