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Ada Kiwanis President Harold Friesner called the 28th meeting of the 2011-2012 Kiwanis year to order at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 in McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada.
The invocation was offered by Kiwanian Jon Umphress. It was reported that member Mark Shull was in an auto accident on April 30. Also, member Bill Fuller and fell down some steps and is recovering.
– Treasurer Bryan Marshall updated the membership on club finances.
– Secretary Brian Myers previewed some recent club photos.
– Myrna McCurdy, chairman, thanked all members for their hard work at the 60th annual Pancake and Sausage Day last week. She also commented that she felt that March was a better time for the event for attendance. She felt that members had a great attitude and that the day went well. Members we also were thankful for the Ada VFW and its support of the club.
– Peter Previte reported on the Arbor Day presentation. He reported Jon Umphress was there with him. The check was presented to Norm Rex and the tree saplings were donated to the children.
– Bob McCurdy and Scott Wills are getting ready to do scholarship interviews. The club’s donation will be presented at the annual Awards Banquet.
– The next meeting will be held at Kewpee for lunch and thank you to Harry and Myrna Shutt for their support of the club’s annual Pancake and Sausage Day effort.
– The club’s annual elections officers for the 2012-2013 Kiwanis year will occur on Tuesday, May 29. The new slate of officers will be: Myna McCurdy, president; Heather Cox, president elect; Dustin Brooks vice president; Bryan Marshall, treasurer and Brian Myers, secretary.
– Joe Ferguson reported that and his wife Linda transported the club’s Key Leader girls to and from the event. They are available for an upcoming club program.
– New officers for ONU Circle K are: president – Sarah Lipperman email@example.com; vice president – Allie Puntel firstname.lastname@example.org; secretary – Katie Lorson email@example.com; treasurer – Taylor Cox firstname.lastname@example.org; and editor – Katie Temple email@example.com
The club’s recent activities include:
– Hardin Memorial Hospital (April 14): They delivered blankets the club made and provided coloring books to the hospital.
– On April 7, they volunteered at the Allen County Humane Society and then picked up trash at Ada Park.
– The club’s annual end of the year dinner will be at East of Chicago Pizza at 7 p.m. on May 2.
– They will participate in the annual Earth Day Clean-Up on May.
– They will be cleaning up an area of Ada.
– They will assist in the Tau Beta Pi and FCA 5k for ReStore, Saturday, May 5
– They will be sending out a club survey about the year’s past activities.
Kiwanis Education Minute: Kiwanis International’s address on the World Wide Web is www.kiwanis.org. This Web site includes the texts of official Kiwanis documents, extensive information on club administrative and service topics, an on-line Kiwanis supplies catalog, the latest organizational news, and links to clubs, districts, and individual Kiwanians around the world
– Something to consider: A quote by W. C. Fields: “After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse.”
– Upcoming meetings/events: May 8, no program-Kewpee visit; May 15, Bill Fuller; May 22, Jeff Schulman; May 29, election of officers.
Dr. John Berg took the floor to talk about entymology (word/phrase origins). For example, “make your mark” came about from builders who were able to place their mark on their materials upon becoming a senior builder…a Trademark.
Others phrases where enlightenment was provided included: Indian summer, alcohol, cold turkey, boycott, fiasco, three sheets to the wind, tip (to insure promptness), and dominos.
President Harold Friesner adjourned the meeting at 12:26 p.m.
The Ada Kiwanis Club meets weekly at noon at McIntosh Center (Activities Room 7), ONU. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit the club’s web site at www.adakiwanis.org.