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KiwaniScope (Club NewsLetter)

February 2002
Click here for an index to previous Kiwaniscopes
News Items:
KiwaniscopeVolume 3,   Number 5
           District Kiwanis's Award-Winning Bulletin                           February, 2002

Athens Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Day 2002

    Be prepared to cook a lot of pancakes and sausage on Tuesday, February 12, 2002.
 The vicious competition between The Terrible Toys and Crossen’s Cruisers have generated more advance sales as in the past.  With Earl Mathews and Earl Funk’s usual high performance in selling tickets, we expect more pancake lovers than ever on February 12.

    The reason for the intense competition is the “Wheelbarrow Traipse” on Court Street on Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m.  The “Wheelbarrow Traipse” consists of having the winning captain (Bob Toy or Rick Crossen) wheeled down Court Street in a big wheelbarrow provided by Landmark by the losing captain who will be wearing a woman’s dress, hat and make-up.  (You don’t want to miss this!)

    Our grand Marshal will be Earl Mathews who has consistently sold more tickets than anyone else in the Club. Other Kiwanis, Circle K and Key Club members will be invited to participate in the Parade.

    Both lanes of Court Street will be closed  off at 10:00 a.m. and the Parade route will be from the old College Gate to City Hall where Mayor Ric Abel will read a Proclamation declaring February 12, 2002 the Official Athens Kiwanis Pancake Day.

    The Mayor has also volunteered to serve pancakes to our seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Athens Community Center on February 12.  We are operating Pancake Day a little differently this year in an effort to eliminate waiting in line so long.  After our patrons have purchased their tickets at the door, they will be ushered to their seats and served in the
Dinning Hall.  Young Servers will bring the pancakes and sausage to the tables where the Mayor will serve the seniors between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All Patrons will select their drinks at a table in the dining room.

    In keeping with Kiwanis International’s theme, “Serving the Children of the World,” we are  going to serve FREE PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE to all children 12 years old or under, if they are accompanied by an adult.  Flyers with coupons have been distributed to all elementary school children in the Athens and Federal Hocking School districts.  The principals in these schools have volunteered to serve pancakes and sausage to their students and accompanying adults from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    There is competition within the schools to see which homeroom can bring the most adults to Pancake Day.  A Papa John’s Pizza Party will be held for the winning homeroom in each participating school.  The school which brings in the most adults can earn up to $500 for their school. (We have no idea how many students and accompanying adults will show up, but we are preparing for mobs of “Pancake Lovers.”)

42nd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day(ALL THE PANCAKES YOU CAN EAT)
Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Serving all day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the The Athens Community Center
Adults: Advance Ticket:     $4.00   At door:            $4.50 
Seniors anytime:    $3.50
CHILDREN FREE (AGE 12 AND UNDER) when accompanied by an adult 
Sponsored by The Kiwanis Family of Athens for the Benefit of Athens Youth Activities
and Other Community Services

Programs for January 2002
January 14: Kyle Wilson, a mechanical engineer and project manager at Sunpower, described the work of Sunpower. Sunpower's three decades' research and development efforts have produced several products and replicable prototypes. Sunpower sells its new low-cost M87 cryocooler produced in our new cryocooler manufacturing facility. Sunpower continues to sell a small
Stirling model demonstrator, suitable for classroom presentation. Sunpower's research and development staff is available for further studies and hardware development. Also available is an evaluation prototype 1 kW engine/alternator for research purposes only. Details of the products,
prototypes and services are available at the relevant tab on the web page.

See Sunpower’s Website

January 21: “I want to become an Osteopathic Doctor.” What enthusiasm!  Chip Rogers fired everyone up with his creative slide presentation tracing the history of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Chip pointed out that the Ohio Legislature approved the formation of an Osteopathic Medical School in 1823 and it only took 152 years to get one. The first class of students at Ohio University consisted of 24 students and 21 graduated four years later.  Now there are over 100 graduates practicing in Appalachia.

January 7: Terry Frost, dressed in an authentic Civil War uniform explained why he became interested in Civil War reenactments.  He has four great grandfathers who served in the Civil War. Also, he shared his collection of Civil War artifacts and accouterments.  Ray Skinner dressed in his authentic Civil War uniform explained his interest in the Civil War stems from the
service of his great grandfather.

Programs for February 2002

February 3: Gifford Doxee, Emeritus Professor of History at Ohio University, will speak on “Reflections on His Personal Experiences in the Middle East.” He has taught and traveled extensively in the Middle East.  He will discuss the region’s current state of affairs from a perspective of someone who has been there.

February 11: Set Up Day at the Athens Community Center on East State Street. We will check out the grills and serve Pancakes and Sausage so we can be prepared for Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 12.

February 18: Jennifer Hinton, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Sciences at Ohio University, will speak on “Connecting Communities and Universities: Benefits of Service Learning with Older Adults.”

February 25: Russ Tippitt, Dean of the Hocking College School of Natural Resources, is one of the leaders of the Ohio Outback Project.  He will explain what the Outback Project is all about: “What we want to do is to try to get people to work together to build a mining museum, encourage new businesses to spring up, and spread the word about the shopping and vacation
options available in Southern Ohio.”

Contests for Selling Tickets in Elementary Schools

    The Athens Kiwanis Club has a tradition for selling “All the Pancakes You Can Eat” one day a year -- this year it will be on February 12, 2002 at the Athens Community Center on East State Street.  The purpose of this event is to raise money to support the many youth projects for the Athens Community supported by Kiwanis.  In the past we have charged children under 12 years of age $2.00 for their pancakes.  This year we are offering children  age 12 years and under “All the Pancakes You Can Eat”  FREE when accompanied by at least one adult -- mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, etc. -- as many as you can bring. 
Since this is a new policy we want to serve FREE pancakes to as many children as we can.   Therefore, we are providing posters in all the elementary schools and flyers to all the children.  The flyers contain coupons which can be redeemed any time at the Kiwanis Pancake Day at the
Athens Community Center on February 12, 2002.

 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHILDREN: All you need to do is complete the blanks on the coupon and present it to the cashier at the Pancake Day.  Be sure to fill in the number of adults who accompany you to Pancake Day.  You may bring as many as you can recruit.  They will receive the special price of $4.00 per adult or $3.50 for seniors.  This is the same as the advance sale price.  You and the adults who accompanied you will be served the pancakes by your principal in a section of the dining room reserved  for your school.

    To encourage as many children as possible to come, we are holding a contest in each elementary school that chooses to participate.  At least half of the classrooms in a school must participate in order to qualify for the cash award.  Classrooms may register by completing the form at the bottom of the page and returning it to your principal before January 21, 2002. 
The classroom who brings the most adults to the Kiwanis Pancake Day will win a PIZZA PARTY during a lunch period sometime in February. The school who brings the most adults will win up to $500 cash.

    The money raised by the Kiwanis Pancake Day will be used to support the following community youth activities: Halloween Parade, Beacon School Playground, Salvation Army Christmas Stockings, Salvation Army School Kits, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Readers’ Program, 4H Better Calves Awards, D.A.R.E. Awards, H. John Huffman Scholarship, Little League Baseball Team, Junior Golf Tournament, Special Olympics, Swim Patches for City Recreation, Boy Scouts,  and  more.

Athens Kiwanis Club Wins Service Club Blood Drive

    Eight service clubs took part in the Service Club Blood Drive in December, 2001.   Sheets were placed at both Blood Mobile locations on December 11 and 12.  Anyone could designate which service club they would like to have their blood to get credit for the contest.  A rotating trophy was presented to the service club with the largest percent of their membership making a donation.

    The Athens Kiwanis Club won the contest with 16 people designating that their blood would count for them.  A close second place was Senior Beat with 13 donors.  Tied for third was the Athens Rotary Club and Downtown Kiwanis with 10 donors each.  The other service clubs that participated were the Athens Lions Club, the Athens Civitan Club, A. M. Rotary Club and  Big
Brothers/Big Sisters.

    The service clubs contributed 59 units of blood out of the 156 units that were collected altogether.  This was 26 units over the goal.  This was tremendous; next year we should double this amount.  The challenge is out -- the Athens Kiwanis Club will fight hard to defend this trophy.

Teams for the Kiwanis Pancake Day Ticket Selling Contest and Wheelbarrow Traipse
Grand Marshal: Earl Mathews

Captain: Bob Toy
Dix Asleson
David Brennan
Candy Byron
Linda Fife
Tony George
Richard Guder
George Hunter
Joe Jagers
Ted Jones
Richard Mayer
Milt Ploghoft
Dave Redecker
Walter Rivers
Dave Sager
Pat Sauber
Barb Sesher
Michael Smeltzer
Tom Taggart
Jim Wilson

Captain: Rick Crossen
John Biddle
Earl Funk
Pat Gregory
Dan Harlett
Dan Inman
Tina Jeffers
Craig Mathews
George McCarthy
Bill Rader
Don Reed
Bob Roth
Kurt Sauber
Paul Schmittauer
Ray Skinner
Penne Smith
Mike Ward
Dave Wickham
Augie Zorn
Judy Meadows

The Ticket Selling Campaign
    For the Athens Kiwanis Club’s Campaign, we have selected two teams with Bob Toy and Rick Crossen as the captains of the teams.  The winning captain will be wheeled in a comfortable wheelbarrow down Court Street at 10:00 a.m.. on Saturday, February 9, 2002 by the losing captain dressed in a colorful woman’s dress, hat and make-up. The winning captain will carry a large sign advertising the Pancake Day.  Earl Mathews will serve as Grand Marshall for the “Wheelbarrow Traipse.”  The media will be contacted in order to get maximum coverage from the “Wheelbarrow Traipse.”  We will end the “Wheelbarrow Traipse” at the city hall where the Mayor Ric Abel will proclaim February 12, 2002 as Athens Kiwanis Pancake Day and present the Proclamation to Earl. (If Earl Mathews sells more tickets than either of the two teams, both captains must wear women’s attire and wheel someone down Court Street.

    KiwaniScope Wins First Place in District
    For the second year in a row, the Athens Kiwanis Club’ Newsletter, the KiwaniScope has placed first place in the District. Congratulations to Ray Skinner and John Biddle for this award.

Peanut Day  (There was a full page advertisement on Peanut Day.)     This year we will sell peanuts at the door where everyone comes in for Pancake Day.  Patrons may buy Honey Roasted Peanuts in three different quantities or order the five Kiwanis products described on the rest of this page.

    Everyone who buys or orders any of the products will receive one chance on the sample canisters of Kiwanis products on display at the door.  The drawing of the five winners will take place at 7:00 p.m.

Newsletter Editors:
Ray Skinner
John Biddle

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