|KiwaniscopeVolume 3, Number 5
District Kiwanis's Award-Winning Bulletin
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
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
FREE PARKING; DONATIONS
Adults: Advance Ticket: $4.00 At
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Grand Marshal: Earl Mathews
Captain: Bob Toy
Captain: Rick Crossen
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