Meeting of November 17th:

Larry Fleury announced the recently completed auction will net around $17,000.  Thanks to Larry and everyone who made this such a success again this year.

Bob West announced we will be bell ringing on December 9th ( Friday) at Wal-Mart. Sign up sheets shortly

Kim Michaud announced we still need toys to go under the tree for the downtown alliance fund raiser. Also needed is a tree skirt and a topper.   We will be decorating the tree and placing the toys Tuesday after our meeting with Rotary.  Please join us at the former Stacy’s Hallmark store on Water Street.

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Our Program Today : Past Kiwanis International Foundation Trustee Dr. Alice Savage introduced Jeremy Grinslade of the Kiwanis International Children’s Fund formally know as the Kiwanis International Foundation spoke about the role of the Children’s fund.  The fund will be changing the percent s going to our district and will make available  more grants to local clubs.  We were the recipient of a $5000 grant a few years ago for our playground.  Jeremy will also be speaking at the Kiwanis Fall Conference in Portsmouth this weekend.

 

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Tuesday Nov. 22 Meeting Agenda

12 Noon at the Senator Inn
Meeting called to order

Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation
Lunch buffet

Kiwanis Club announcements

Rotary Club announcements

Happy Dollars

Guest Speaker Program: The Maine State Museum
Jennifer Dube, Development Director, Friends of the Maine State Museum
Bernard Fishman, Maine State Museum Director

The Four Way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do
1. Is it the truth
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Meeting adjourned

President’s message

Greetings everyone,

We have a busy schedule this month so I am hoping that everyone will put the following on their calendar.

This Thursday, November 10, is our regular meeting and we will honor our Veterans. We will also be collecting toys for the River of Trees event. The club will be decorating a tree with children’s Christmas ornaments and toys underneath it. Proceeds from the sale of the tree will benefit the Colonial Theater and Downtown Alliance. Both groups have children’s programs that our Kiwanis Club supports. The event dates are November 25, 26 and 27 at the building at the old Stacy’s Hallmark Store. We only have a few weeks left so please bring the toys in soon.

Also this Thursday, November 10th, is the 44th Kiwanis Auction. Many thanks to those of you who have contributed. It will be a fun filled event and a chance to hang out with Kiwanians and friends outside of our meetings. Larry has again put together a terrific auction. You won’t want to miss it! It’s a great way to get some shopping done too!

Thursday, November 17, will be our regular meeting and then we will meet the following Tuesday, November 22, instead of Thursday. The 22nd will be joint with Rotary. Both of these days we will be collecting food for the needy. I know it seems like a lot in such a short period of time, but we can have such a positive impact on so many lives if we all pitch in.

November 19th is the Fall training Conference in Portsmouth. Registration is available at
http://www.newenglandkiwanis.org/events/FTC.html. This is open to all Kiwanians.

As a final note, please make an effort to attend the luncheon meetings. Your participation is what makes our club a success. See you Thursday, noon, and also at the Black and White!

Yours in Kiwanis,
President Paul