VIRG put together a video featuring the Memorial Day
Flag program by Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home and
showed it this morning. The video showed lots of still
pictures of Flags at Graceland and other funeral homes
with similar programs. The Boy Scouts erect the flags.
The video ended with the Texas
singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA. The program
will be at 9:00am, June 23 at Graceland.
a Theatre Professor at Millikin University.
She usually produces the Children’s Play
that we sponsor. She teaches students how to
act, direct, and produce plays in the
Theatre. But today she came to teach us
about Tai Chi.
Tai Chi was developed in ancient China and
is a series of exercises that, if performed
regularly, can improve the health of both
mind and body. It is a series of slow
movements of the arms and body that can
improve balance and flexibility, lower blood
pressure, improve sleep and concentration.
The slow movements of the arms emulate you
moving energy out or up or down and then
bringing it back to you. Then it can be
released away from you. Denise says that Tai
Chi is all about moving and breathing,
inhaling and exhaling, slow and smooth with
She teaches Tai Chi to her theatre students
and they love it. She frequently sees them
using it before auditions or tests to calm
themselves down. Denise also teaches Tai Chi
at the YMCA on Wednesday’s from 5:15 to
6:00pm. It is open to everyone and free to
Next week we will be collecting the volunteer
hours via clipboard, phone, or email to me.
asked me to tell you that the next Interclub
would be May 27 with Springfield. We will leave
immediately after the meeting. The cost of lunch
is $13.00. After the meeting we will go to St.
John’s with our donation to the Children’s
Miracle Network. There is a signup sheet in the
sold $205 worth of 50/50 tickets for the Golf
Outing this morning and would like to sell more.
He has 45 or 50 left and would like to sell them
all. We still have next Wednesday if you can’t
buy some on the way out bring lots of money next
week as the Golf Dinner is Friday night.
asked those who filled the Downtown planters
with flowers last Thursday to stand and be
recognized. They are beautiful.
is selling golf teams and has sold 11, possibly
12 so far. We need more so reach out to friend
and neighbors and get even 2 or 3 members and
the Committee will help round them out. She
expects 20 or 21. Donna is also selling tickets
to the Golf Dinner and has sold 73 tickets to
the dinner and expects to sell o lot more. Get
involved, even if you do not play golf. It’s a
lot of fun.
wife, Don Meyer, and Jim Higden
are members of Operation Enduring Support that
sends supplies to military members stationed
overseas four times a year. They need help and
Bob talked to the leadership last week and they
decided to make this a Kiwanis ‘Affair’. There
is a list of the needed items on each table with
the most important highlighted in yellow.
Examples are $$$ for postage; personal care
items motel size; powdered drink mixes; playing
cards, and hard candy. If you will bring items
to the meeting next week Bob will see that they
are delivered to the box packers. And thank you
said that last year’s Table Flag campaign has
been surpassed. The last year the total was
$1301.00. This year it is $1303.00 and rising.
Remember the Table Flag Program goes to the Golf
Our goal this year was $1160.00,
Next week- Charter Meeting in Sullivan and
Leadership Training in Tuscola
was walking down the street when she was accosted by a
particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who
asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.
The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars and
asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy wine with
“No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless woman
“Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?” the
“No, I don’t waste time shopping,” the homeless woman said.
“I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.”
“Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?” the
“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless woman. “I haven’t had
my hair done in 20 years!”
“Well,” said the woman, “I’m not going to give you the
money. Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my
hubby and myself tonight.”
The homeless woman was astounded. “Won’t your husband be
furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I
probably smell pretty disgusting.
”The woman replied, “That’s okay. It’s important for him to
see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping,
hair appointments and wine.”