Red Cross Blood Mobile
There will be another Red Cross Blood Mobile Drive
on December 11-12, 2001.
We are challenging the other Service Clubs to make a special effort
to donate at this time.
A rotating trophy will be presented to the service club with the largest
percent of their membership making a donation. With the students out of
town, we really need a good turn out by the residents of Athens and Athens
Sheets will be placed at both Blood Mobile locations
on December 11 and 12. Anyone may designate which service club they
would like to have their blood to get credit for the contest.
The hours both days will be from 12:00 noon to 6:00
p.m. You may call 593-5273 to make an appointment. On December
11 the Blood Mobile will be at the First Baptist Church on East State Street
and on December 12 the Blood Mobile will be at the First United Methodist
Church on College Street. Due to the use of parking meters in the
city parking garage a jar of quarters will be available to reimburse
yourself for the use of the meters.
Red Cross Reacts to September 11 Tragedy
The American Red Cross Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, located
in Johnstown, Pa. (Just 45 minutes from the area where the hijacked plane
crashed) is mobilizing its blood inventory to support national Red
Cross efforts in response to today's terrorist attacks. Although there
were no survivors from that plane crash, injuries resulting from the attacks
have already been reported. The Red Cross is standing by and ready to send
over 50,000 units of blood wherever it is needed.
"Our region has already shipped 140 units of red blood cells (108 O-positive
and 32 O-negative) to the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Region (in Philadelphia),
one of three Red Cross Blood Regions directly shipping blood products to
the New York Blood Center," said Tom Angle, CEO of the Greater Alleghenies
Regions. The New York Blood Center is the independent blood center that
serves hospitals in the New York metropolitan area.
The American Red Cross national blood inventory system is structured
so that blood collected at any of its regions can be shipped to where it
is needed most. The National Inventory Management System (NIMS), known
as "the Hub," is located in St. Louis, Mo., and is the centrally managed,
computerized inventory of American Red Cross blood supplies. Its database
is updated constantly to keep ahead of potential shortages in the
blood supply ‹ either on the national level or in one of the 36 American
Red Cross Blood Services Regions. During a national disaster such as this
one, the Hub will be in close contact with hospitals, emergency management
personnel and blood centers in each of the affected areas.
Angle said his blood center has already received "numerous calls from
the public wanting to give blood in response to today's disaster." The
New York Times also reported long lines of would-be blood donors at New
York City hospitals. Red Cross officials anticipate that Type O blood,
the "universal" blood donor type, will be needed most in affected areas.
"Area hospitals, particularly trauma centers, can't function without Type
O blood, particularly Type O-negative blood, which can safely be transfused
to all blood types," said Angle. The nation's blood inventory was already
compromised before this disaster struck, underscoring the need for blood
donations in days to come. Many Red Cross regions plan to open temporary
auxiliary donation sites if the need arises.
"Areas affected will need blood supplies not only today, but in the
coming days and weeks," said Angle. "At least every two seconds, someone
in this country needs blood. Please donate at scheduled bloodmobiles, and
stay tuned to your local media for announcements concerning additional
bloodmobiles scheduled in response to this crisis."
After the initial rush to make donations following the September 11
disaster, donations in Athens have fallen off drastically. Please call
593-5273 to make an appointment for December 11-12.
Mon. December 3: Pam Parker will bring us up to date on the improvement
of the Ohio University airport at Albany.
Mon. December 10: The Kiwanis Committees will meet in lieu of
a program. Pres Bob Roth would like each committee to submit a budget and
a list of projects that each committee plans to carry out for 2001-2002.
Mon. December 17: Our Annual Christmas dinner will highlight the
evening. Please let Dave Wickham know the number of guests that you are
going to invite to share our Christmas dinner.
Wed. December 26: Pancake day discussion.
Wed. January 2: Bob Toy will provide a Mystery Program which will
start the new year off right.
Quotes You May Have Heard in the 1950s
1. I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are,
it’s going to be impossible
to buy a weeks groceries for $20.
2. Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?
It won't be long when $5,000 will only buy a used
3. Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just
to mail a letter?
4. If they raise the hourly minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able
to hire outside help
at the store.
5. When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday
cost 50 cents
6. Kids music drives me wild. This Rock Around the Clock thing
is nothing but racket.
7. I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since
they let Clark Gable get by
with saying damn in Gone with the Wind, it seems
every movie has a hell or damn in it.
8. Also, it wont be long until couples are sleeping in the same bed
in the movies.
What is this world coming to?
(Mike Ward has arranged for the November programs.)
Mon. November 5: Tim O'Shea, head basketball coach at Ohio University,
provided the program. He brought one of his assistants, Gary Manchel,
with him and identified his other assistants, John Rhoads and Kevin Kuwik.
Tim said he was fortunate to inherit some outstanding basketball talent
who have been very successful under former coach Larry Hunter. Tim
hopes to raise the level of performance a step higher this year.
Since recruitment is vital to a successful team, he and his staff have
commitments from four of the five positions that are open. He said,
it's better to be unsuccessful at something you love, than to be successful
at something you don’t love.
Mon. November 12: Missed it.
Mon. November 19: Our speakers were Cindy Oliveri and Janette
Ray from the Athens County OSU Extension Office. The program focused
on microwave cooking. It is a faster way of cooking. New microwave
ovens are much smaller than they used to be. You may use them to
thaw frozen foods but you must remember not to put anything metallic in
the microwave ovens. They pointed out that food is more nutritious
when cooked in the microwave oven. Another suggestion was to scramble eggs
in a zip-lock bag. They passed out mini-cookbooks with microwave recipes
for one or two.
Mon. November 26: Charles Hammer of the Athens City County Health
Department made a PowerPoint presentation on Bio-terrorism and Weapons
of Mass Destruction. He defined bio-terrorism as using biological
organisms for political purposes. Some of the agents are anthrax,
botulism, plaque, smallpox and influenza. Incidence of anthrax was
127 cases per year and by the end of the 1900s there was only one case
per year. So far in 2001, there have been 17 cases of anthrax and
four deaths. Athens County has developed a response team to react
to any credible threat of any biological organism of mass destruction.
New Personnel at OU Inn
At the November 26 meeting, Dave Wickham introduced
Jeff Winkenwerder, the new General Manager of the OU Inn, who introduced
the Executive Chef, Art Cline, and Associate Chef, Johnny Paurich.
They expressed their appreciation to Kiwanis for us meeting at the
O.U. Inn and pledged continued quality service for our meetings.
Salvation Army Stockings
Pres Bob Roth described the procedure for filling
the Salvation Army Stockings and passed out the stockings to the Kiwanis
members. You may fill the stockings with toys or other gifts for
any age group. Be sure you place boy or girl and age group the toys
and gifts are intended for on a card or piece of paper attached to the
filled stocking. You may bring them to the Kiwanis meeting on December
10 or take them to the Salvation Army Headquarters at 1 Townsend Place.
Church Bulletin Bloopers
The following is a compilation of actual church
bulletin and service bloopers:
1. Our next song is Angels We Have Heard Get High.
2. Don’t let worry kill you--let the church help.
3. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
4. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a
5. The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of
David Alan Belzer,
the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer.
6. This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends
of the church.
Children will be baptized at both ends.
7. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward
and lay an egg on the altar.
Let a man overcome anger by love; let him overcome evil by good, the
liar by truth.
Pat Sauber and Augie Zorn gave testimony to the fun they had on the
2001 Branson Holiday Tour that they and their wives attended on November
12-18. They enjoyed seeing 10 Broadway-type shows in Branson which included
the Japanese fiddler, Shoji Tabuchi, Andy Williams, Tony Orlando, The Rockettes,
Bobby Vinton, Pianist Frederick and the Waltzing Waters, Dino, and a show
on the Branson Belle Showboat.
Ray Skinner and his high school classmates are planning
a similar tour next year on November 18-24, 2002. One classmate recruits
in the Lancaster area and another classmate’s wife recruits people from
Washington C. H. area. They have had a full bus for the last four
years and hope for another full bus next year. Come join us, we are
adding golf as an optional morning activity next year.
In 1998, the Kiwanis International Board adopted
the slogan, Serving the Children of the World for use on Kiwanis letterheads,
publications, and literature. This slogan does not replace the official
motto of Kiwanis, We Build, but is intended to promote greater public awareness
of Kiwanis primary service focus and worldwide scope.
October 29 Board Meeting
Dave Wickham announced that Don Reed will be installed
as our newest
member. His sponsor is Jim Wilson.
Candy Byron requested that the Board approve sponsorship
of a Christmas Tree for an amount not to exceed $100. (She submitted
a bill for $24.14 after the tree was decorated and auctioned off.)
Pres Bob Roth announced that he would work with
Capt. Walter Rivers to set up times and location for Kiwanis members to
ring the bell for the Salvation Army.
Dave Wickham announced that since Christmas Eve
and New Years Eve fall on Mondays, we will meet on the following Wednesdays:
December 26 and January 2.
There was a discussion on the feasibility of purchasing
a trailer to be used to sell concessions at the Athens County Fair and
other local events.
November 26 Board Meeting
There was a discussion of purchasing a
trailer for selling concessions at various events around Athens.
Pres Bob Roth suggested that we form a committee to explore how the purchase
of the trailer can be financed, how it can be used, where it can be stored
and how it can be manned during the events.
Augie Zorn emphasized the importance of developing
a business plan for the concession trailer. He proposed that the
Board serve as the Committee on Purchasing a Concession Trailer and meet
briefly after each Board Meeting to explore the feasibility of purchasing
a concession trailer.
Ray Skinner requested the release of $500 from the
Youth Services budget for the construction of a playground on the S. S.
Serendipity at the Beacon School. Several suggestions were made to
solicit more funds for the Beacon School playground.
Did you ever notice when you blow in a dogs face he gets mad at you,
but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window no matter
how fast you are going?
END OF THE YEAR PRAYER
May Monday evening, December 31, find you seated
around the dinner table, together with your beloved family and cherished
friends, ushering in the New Year ahead. May you find the food better,
the environment quieter, (that dog next door will stop barking every night)
the cost of gasoline much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling
than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.
May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere
in the rush hour in less than an hour, and when you get there may you find
a parking space. May we relax about the future and realize that we
could still have a long, long time until we pass, by which time the computer
is long since obsolete.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said to have originated
with one of the editors of the Youths Companion, a magazine for children.
By Proclamation of President Benjamin Harrison, the pledge was first used
on October 12, 1892, during Columbus Day observances in the public schools.
The original wording of the pledge was as follows: I pledge allegiance
to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all. The pledge was amended by substituting
the flag of the United States of America for the phrase my flag and adopted
officially on Flag Day, June 14, 1924. By joint resolution of Congress
the pledge was further amended in 1954, adding under God.
MY FORGETTERS GETTING BETTER
BUT MY REMEMBERER IS BROKE.
TO YOU THAT MAY NOT SEEM FUNNY
BUT, TO ME, THAT IS NO JOKE.
FOR WHEN I'M HERE, I'M WONDERING
IF I REALLY SHOULD BE THERE.
AND, WHEN I TRY TO THINK IT THROUGH,
I HAVEN’T GOT A PRAYER!
OFT TIMES I WALK INTO A ROOM,
SAY WHAT AM I HERE FOR?
I RACK MY BRAIN, BUT ALL IN VAIN,
A ZERO IS MY SCORE.
AT TIMES I PUT SOMETHING AWAY
WHERE IT IS SAFE, BUT, GEE!
THE PERSON IT IS SAFEST FROM
IS GENERALLY, ME!
WHEN SHOPPING I MAY SEE SOMEONE,
SAY HI AND HAVE A CHAT,
THEN, WHEN THE PERSON WALKS AWAY
I ASK MYSELF, WHO WAS THAT?
YES, MY FORGETTERS GETTING BETTER
WHILE MY REMEMBERER IS BROKE,
AND IT'S DRIVING ME PLUMB CRAZY
AND THAT ISN’T ANY JOKE.
Three sisters ages 92, 94, and 96 live in a house
together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot
in and pauses. She yells down the stairs, “Was I getting in or out
of the bath?” The 94-year-old yells back, “I don’t know, I’ll come
up and see.” She starts up the stairs and pauses. Was I going
up the stairs or down? The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen
table having tea listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and
says, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful.” She knocks on wood
for good measure. She then yells, “I’ll come up and help both of
you as soon as I see who’s at the door.”
S. S. Serendipity Report
Ray Skinner provided the program at the Downtown
Kiwanis Club's meeting on November 8. He was accompanied by Earl
Funk, Bill Rader and Joe Jagers to make an interclub. Ray showed
his slides of China and shared his experiences in China on a recent trip.
But the real purpose for attending the Downtown Kiwanis Clubs meeting was
to request financial support for the launching of the S. S. Serendipity.
He took the model and suggested that they donate $500 for one of the pieces
of playground equipment to be erected on the deck of the S. S. Serendipity
which will serve as a playground for the Beacon School students.
Please Donate Blood!
550 Blood Donors are needed each day in Central Ohio.
Out of 100 People:
36 will be O positive
6 will be O negative
38 will be A positive
6 will be A negative
8 will be B positive
2 will be B negative
3-4 will be AB positive
.5 will be AB negative
Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast at home,
for thou hast left home to find things different.
Thou shalt not take anything too seriously,
for a carefree mind is the start of a good holiday.
Thou shalt not let the other travelers get on thy nerves,
for thou hast paid good money to enjoy thyself.
Remember to take half as many clothes as thou thinkest and twice the
Know at all times where thy meal ticket is,
for a person without a meal ticket is a person who goes hungry.
Remember--if thou had been expected to stay in one place,
thou would have been created with roots.
Thou shalt not worry, for he that worrieth hath no pleasure and few
things are fatal.
When in California be prepared to do somewhat as the Californians do.
Thou shalt not judge the people of the state by the person who hath
given the trouble.
Remember thou art a guest in other states and he that treats his host
respect shall be honoured.
(As Ray and Marilyn Skinner make up their minds on where to celebrate
50th Elderhostel, they would like to invite other Kiwanians to join
seeing the United States via Elderhostel. You may receive a catalog
describes the Elderhostel programs by writing to Elderhostel, Inc.,
Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1746 or going to www.elderhostel.org
on the internet.)
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls.
They always say because its such a beautiful animal. There you
I think my mother is attractive, but I only have photographs of her
on my walls.