Meeting of October 16th:

carolynA good turnout this Thursday as members brought in their last minute auction slips.  Larry Fleury announced we have a few more days left , please make sure you get yours to him asap.

His phone is : 242-0540   and his email is   lfleury001@roadrunner.com

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Nice to see Delaine back with us this week, joining Dr. Savage
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One of the best part of being past president is being able to sit at a round table.

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..Kim told us we are very close to our pledged goal to be a model club for the Eliminate Project.  Augusta pledged 60K to be collected by Sept 30, 2015.  We are under $2000 left to be raised.  Thanks to everyone for putting their loose change into the jars each week.  You’d be surprised how quickly that adds up .
Dick Cummings said this will be his last meeting until spring.  He is off to warmer climate for the Winter.  Of course he told us this on a day that was 73 degrees in Augusta
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The scheduled Legion of honor program was postponed two weeks because club historian Milt is under the weather.  However, both Dale Prescot and Peter Mendall will be unavailable then, so Bob West read the history of their memberships.  Then,  Roger Pomerleau , president 20 years ago when they became members, presented them with their 20 year pins and awards.
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In place of the scheduled meeting, a brainstorming session on fund raising was held.  Among the suggestions to be considered were : Reviving the rose sale, golf tourney, or pancake festival.  Kim Michaud suggested a night golf tourney.  Other ideas, Klunkers for Kiwanis, having a store or chain sell cardboard signs for $1.00 donation such as the shamrocks around St. Pattys day.  A flash mob or cash mob, a car classic and a night at Margarittas.   We already have been accepted to participate in the Red Barn fund raiser, but a date has not been set yet.
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Craig Nelson won the brunch certificate, while Bill Putnam took the 50/50 drawing.
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PRESIDENTS MESSAGE:

.We are making much progress with our annual charity auction work thanks to so many in the club that have been willing to reach out once again to our community.  We are so fortunate to serve such a generous community and we look forward to our televised auction on November 12th and 13th at 6:30 PM on Time Warner Cable Channel 9.  Please reach out to Larry who is coordinating solicitations if you need help to secure any last minute donations and thank you again for all of your hard work.We had some lively and spirited discussion about fun-draising this week.  No doubt we can look forward to celebrating additional successes in the future.  That’s just one reason why we love our club as we enjoy a diverse membership with great experience and longevity.Yours in Kiwanis,President Bill

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Past Presidents Night:
The past presidents held their annual dinner this week at the country club, with Jim Jurczak stepping down as President of the past presidents and Linda Whol elected for this year.  Otherwise, nothing important happened, except for good social company and a dinner.
here are some random photos ( the ones that can be shared )
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John Stanley and Bob West are the only two members who were editors of this newsletter when it was in print form.  We used to take it to letter systems in Hallowell every other Thursday where it was set in type and then mailed to members.
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Nate tries to explain why we never saw whales on the Kiwanis Boat Cruise

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Meeting of October 9th

A reminder….please when you can bring the exact amount for the $12.00 meal.   While on the subject of reminders, please remember the head table and guest should always go to the buffet table first. We met this week downstairs in the board rooms.  Who is that stranger at a round table ??   IMG_0116 ..Kim brought a guest today                 IMG_2956 Kind of a quiet day announcement and happy dollar wise.  Please do NOTE:  This Thursday is the deadline for auction slips….thanks to everyone for bringing a bunch …we need more Karen introduced todays speaker IMG_2952 Darren Joyce, teen center program director at the Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Teens, listed current opportunities for youth Thursday at a meeting with members and guests of our Kiwanis Club. He also described response programming through the Club such as alternatives to school suspensions as an alternative to going through the court system.   IMG_2953         Joyce described activities such as a photo club, gym and sports, leadership opportunities, arts and crafts and cooking.  The teen center afterschool program is free for teens in grades 7-12 and is open Tuesday-Friday 2-5:00 pm.

 

We are proud to be the club in the capital city

MAINE’S NEW STATE HOUSE DOME Replacement of the copper sheath of Maine’s State House dome is well underway, long past its intended 75-year lifespan when it was installed in 1909-10. When completed, the dome will appear the same as the current one (copper) for 35 years until it oxidizes to a green once again. The statue of Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom) will be regilded. Cost of all this–$1.2 million out of the Legislative Council account. IMG_0020         It’s believed from some sources that a human fly once attempted to climb the dome, but discovered the light copper material too unsafe. ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Michaud won the big bucks and Rick Maxwell got the brunch certificate.

 

On the go again: Several members attended Monday’s installation of officers of the greater Pittsfield Kiwanis club ….Next installation is MONDAY  October 27th in Waterville.  Details to come.  Remember, an interclub is one of the requirements of new members to receive their permanent badge.

 

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