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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Meeting of April 3, 2013

Attendance is improving…thanks to everyone who came this week

IMG_1566Nice to see Ben Ridley ( far left) and Dana Colwill with us.


and…prospective new member Tom Warren of the KVYMCA to Charlie’s right


Two Lt. Govs






Our speaker this week was Steve Pecukonis, of the Augusta Downtown Alliance



He gave members  an upbeat look at Augusta’s downtown future recently.  Pointing to plans for expanding downtown parking this summer, Pecukonis said Downtown provides opportunities for revitalization.  He emphasized the importance of getting people to work together on a common plan.

He said the revamping of the 1300-seat Colonial Theater could help breathe new life into the downtown area by encouraging the expansion of restaurants and other facilities.



Jim Jurczak gets the pot of gold and Allyson Handley wins the brunch certificate.



Lt. Gov Jackie Harjula visited Thursday and the Division 4  caucus was held after the regular meeting.  Our own past president Linda Whol was elected as Lt. Gov for 2014 – 2015.

Linda will join a list of female Lt. Govs  from our club including Alice & Carolyn (not pictured) ;Kim and Sherry.  There was also some bald guy who did it for a couple of years recently.





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