Meeting of April 17th

Three distinguished doctors at the same table–Left to right, Dr. Alice
Savage, Dr. Pat House, (guest of Kim Mondonedo), and Dr. Allyson Handley.





Lots of Happy $$$$ to keep the club going




Kim Mondonedo and Roger Pomerleau made an impressive presentation Thursday
on Augusta Kiwanis and Kiwanis International’s “Eliminate Project”
effort to eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus globally by 2015.  “One
baby dies every 9 minutes, and it’s preventable,” they emphasized.


Augusta is helping a lot–the old fashioned way–donations, private gifts,
and fund raisers.  We’ve pledged $60,000 by 2015–$7,000 left to go.
The yard sale is the next big fund raiser–May 31 (8:30–2:00 pm at 223



TIME: 8:30 AM

DATE: May 30, 2014

PLACE: 223 Water Street, Hallowell



We are depending on your donations to make this a success! We will gladly accept most donations; however here is a list of items we cannot accept due to the problem of discarding them if they do not sell.

  • Ammunition or Weapons, (including BB guns, pellet guns and arrows)
  • Any items that do not meet current safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Automobile parts
  • Baby Equipment
  • Bunk beds
  • Construction debris
  • Copiers
  • Food
  • Hair Dryers w/o GFI
  • Halogen Lamps w/o Mesh Guard
  • Hazardous Wastes (lead acid batteries, paints, fuels, solvents, oils or equipment containing these)
  • Household or Industrial Chemicals
  • Humidifiers
  • Large appliances
  • Mattresses,box springs, waterbeds, bed pillows
  • Medical assistive devices and hospital beds
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pianos and Organs
  • Used Bike Helmets Venetian Blinds Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

Tom Warren, Executive Director of the Y has now visited 3 meetings and has his membership application.  If you see him, say hi


Clayton Rollins announced that the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund stands at $418,000 even after a payout  for Scholarshps of $15,600.

Todays Program : Meagan Louier Introduces Ben Ford and the Belgrade Youth Sailing Program






Charlie Kanozak won the pot  of gold for the second straight week and donated the proceeds to the Kiwanis General Fund.  Allyson Handley won the brunch certificate.



Ron Wallace, our oldest living Kiwanian at 96, has suffered a stroke and is hospitalized in a Boston hospital.  No further information is available at this time.







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Meeting of April 10th:



President Rick works the crowd




Peter Thompson displays the reddest sweater in the house


Lt. Gov. Elect Linda Wohl announces the Mid-Winter Conference, April 26th  at
Camp Sunshine.



Former Lt. Gov Kim


reads a letter from the Kiwanis

Foundation of New England thanking

the Augusta club for their donation.





International Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Augusta

Dear Friends,                                            ANNUAL CLUB GIFT                  April, 2014



Thank you for your recent Annual Club Gift of $32S.50 to the Kiwanis International
Foundation. Annual Club Gifts are powerful because they go to work today. The gift will extend your club’s impact by making a difference in the lives of children near and far.

In appreciation, we have enclosed an Annual Club Gift banner patch. If you need a master patch, contact the Kiwanis International Foundation at 1-S00-KIWANIS.

Thanks again for helping our foundation support Kiwanis International’s mission to change the
world, one child and one community at a time. With the support of Kiwanis International
Foundation grants, Kiwanis clubs and districts improve lives from your own hometown to communities a world away.

We encourage you to find out more about the ways your club’s Annual Club Gift can reach children by visiting us at



Steve Hinson

Manager of Major and Planned Giving Kiwanis International Foundation





Linda Whol was the chaperone to the New England District Key Club Convention


– Left to right:

Megan Foye (Cony High School) Nat Crocker, Bryson Camp, Lydia Leimbach- Advisor, Emma Begin and Haley Houdlette, Hall-dale High School Key Club
Also attending was Richmond High School: Carolyn Arline, Advisor.
Brittany Davidson, Autumn Acord, Taylor Paulison, Camryn Hurley


The District Convention was held in Springfield, Mass. with over 1,000 Key club
members attending from all over New England.  The weekend was jammed packed to
keep 1,000 teenagers busy every minute.  Megan Foye, Vice President from Cony
High School Key Club was a first time attendee. Megan stated it was nothing like
she expected, a little over whelming but by the end of the week end she was so
glad she could attend.  She stated  she learned a lot and made some new


The highlight of Happy Dollars this week was Milt Huntington for his grandchildren



Matt, a senior at James Buchannan High School in Mercersburg, PA,
has received the highest reading SAT’s in school history (780 out of possible
800), and is first in his class overall with a 2100 total score.  He
is also seeded number two in tennis and recently won the high school tennis
His sister, Jen, who was high school salutatorian last summer, is
currently attending UPenn where she is shadowing Movie and TV Actor Kevin
Spacey on the set of the new TV series based on the book, “House of Cards.”
Grandson Sam is doing great as a freshman at the University of Temple,
and Granddaughter Katie is attending community College in Camp Hill, PA. and
is holding down three or four part-time jobs.


We’re been informed that Happy Dollar income is producing quite well, but could use a little more infusion to help cover administrative costs.  Besides, it’s a fun and informative part of the meeting.

Jeff Chapman introduced this weeks speaker :




Emily Schroeder, responsible for genealogy at the Maine State Library for 30 years,  told us Thursday that the library has one of the best genealogy collections in the Northeast.


The library offers classes on genealogy periodically.  She expressed interest in getting young people more involved in the subject.  Among the services offered are websites, email access to the reference staff, and obituary services.  The Library collection includes family information, histories of places, vital records, town and county reports, cemetery records, French Canadian records, major Maine newspapers and how-to-books.


Reference librarians are on duty to provide direction and advice to researchers.  For more information, contact the library website at


A special birthday with to long time Kiwanian Don Nichols this week….Hey Don, you owe us 5 bucks



Can you beleive it!  President Rick, standing unashamedly at the Kiwanis lectern, won the brunch certificate again!  “This has got to stop,” Bob West insists. Charlie Kanozak won the 50/50 award for the second time in a row, and once again donated the proceeds to the Club.




SATURDAY: MAY 30TH…the second annual Kiwanis Yard Sale.  Start gathering things now…the proceeds to go to our pledge to the Eliminate fund.





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