Testimonials: Past, Present, and Future
had to use sex to get our attention, but when he did
he used humor describing the G. K. presidents of the
last 12 years. His first impression of the Golden K
was “that these are good people”. He named and
listed the qualities of leadership and humor they
Ward, a new
member, said he was taken aback by the opening
ceremonies; the warmth, goodness, and generosity of
the members and all the Kiwanis projects that help
the people not only the children of the world.
said that “share”
would be the key word for the coming year. Plans to
report more stories of G.K. members at work and
expand the readership of the Nugget through
distribution to schools, businesses, libraries. In
February or March host a wine and cheese social for
the community to bring them and tell them more.
Sister Anna Phiri
Volunteerism and the Oasis
Sister Anna is a member of the Hospital
Sisters of St. Francis in Springfield. She works
with the Order and on Wednesdays she volunteers at
the Oasis here in Decatur. Sister Anna was born in
Zambia, has a master’s degree in theology and has
directed Retreats in Africa, Canada, and the United
States. Leon Langhauser is the manure supplier for
this avid gardener.
Sister, I apologize that I have to condense your 20 minute talk to one or
two lines. Sister Anna’s message is that one good
deed creates many good deeds; help one person and
you help many; blessing > blessing > blessing >
leads to big changes. We are one people with one
Father and many brothers and sisters.
had 90 members, 7 guests, and 1 speaker present for a total
asked me to remind you that the September Interclub would be
September 25 with the Champaign Urbana Kiwanis club. A
buffet lunch for $11.00 starts at 11:30am with the meeting
starting at noon. We will be leaving Sam’s parking lot at
10:30am. She needs to know by September 22 so call or sign
up before then.
First place winner was
and second place went to
There are no new
health problems to report, but we need to keep Bob Webb,
Stan Peck, Dennis Sedlak, and Clark Flickinger in our
thoughts and prayers. The rest of you stay healthy, happy,
and good looking.
None this week
August Board Report
are a few notes from the Board meeting September 8, 2014.
The treasurer reported over $19,000 in the Administrative
account which is $3,000 over this time last ear. The service
account has $11,500 which is about $1,500 more than last
year. Budgeted donations to projects were $2,500.00 to
Spastic Paralysis, $500.00 to the Children’s Miracle
Network, and $600.00 to the Backpack Program. A motion was
made to spend the left over budgeted money $1850.00 to the
Project Eliminate and it carried.
Guests today included Joel
GOLDEN K INFORMATION
This year this club reported 17,615 volunteer hours.
Since its’ inception we have reported 232,238 volunteer
hours. That is reported hours and I know there are a lot
hour hours that never get reported.
the third Friday and the day we collect for the Backpack
program. After this meeting we will be packing 12 backpacks
with food items to help needy children at Muffley Elementary
School get through the week end. Next week I will have long
sleeve polo shirts in blue and gold as well as caps and
Peanut Days are here and we really need to get some more
volunteers to fill all the slots. The signup sheets are on
the back table. I will be calling individuals next. Remember
this is one of our biggest fundraisers. The first shift
should have one person to pick up the peanuts, vests, and
collecting cans at the K.C Hall before the 8:00am start
has tickets to sell for Millikin’s Children’s Play September
20 & 21. The play this year is The Planet of the Perfectly
Awful People. He also has some advertising posters to pass
needs a little help cutting coupons. She received a large
package from a relative that need to be cut before they are
taken to DOVE who sends them to the military overseas.
She also still has two spots open to help deliver
dictionaries to two schools. They are Friday, September 19
at 9:00am at Baum Elementary and, also on the 19th at
10:45am at Robertson Charter School.
She would appreciate any help you could give her on tasks.
also said she would be keeping track of the volunteer hours
next year. The clipboards will be out next week, but if you
can’t use them, send her your hours via email.
said that Thursday, September
18 is the date for our next fundraiser at the Texas
Roadhouse. GK gets 10% of the money we pay for food so take
your friends, family, and/or significant other out for food
and frolic. Flyers are needed.
said that Lieutenant
Governor David Butler
needs some help rebooting the Sullivan Kiwanis club. He is
having an organization meeting at 5:30pm on Thursday,
September 25 in the Sullivan Library. We would like to have
representatives from the Golden K to talk about Kiwanis. If
you are interested in mentoring the Sullivan Club you are
welcome to attend that meeting.
Tiger turns to Stevie Wonder and says, "How's the singing
"Stevie replies, "Not too bad. How's the golf?"
Woods replies, "Not too bad, I've had some problems with my
swing, but I think I've got that right now."
Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right."
Incredulous, Tiger says, "You play GOLF?"
Stevie says, "Yes, I've been playing for years."
Tiger says, "But—you're blind! How can you play golf if you
Stevie Wonder replies, "Well, I get my caddy to stand in the
middle of the fairway and call to me. I listen for the sound
of his voice and play the ball towards him. Then, when I get
to where the ball lands, the caddy moves to the green or
farther down the fairway, and again I play the ball towards
"But how do you putt?" asks Tiger.
"Well," says Stevie, "I get my caddy to lean down in front
of the hole and call to me with his head on the ground and I
just play the ball toward his voice."
Tiger asks, "What's your handicap?"
Stevie says, "Well, actually—I'm a scratch golfer."
Woods, incredulous, says to Stevie, "We've got to play a
Stevie replies, "Well, people don't take me seriously, so I
only play for money, and never play for less than $10,000 a
hole. Is that a problem?"
Woods thinks about it and says, "I can afford that; OK, I'm
game for that. $10,000 a hole is fine with me. When would
you like to play?"
Stevie Wonder says, "Pick a night."