|Kiwaniscope Volume 4, Number 11
District Kiwanis's Award-Winning Bulletin
Linda Fife Leads a Strong Cast of Officers
At the October 7, 2002 Induction, Linda Fife, supported
by her husband, past president Dave Liggitt, was sworn in as the new president
for the Athens Kiwanis Club. Richard Piccard was sworn in as the new
president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club.
Lt. Governor Roger Drake inducted
the other officers of both Athens Kiwanis Clubs and Alan Goldsberry presided
over the rest of the program. His dry humor made the evening an enjoyable
Howard Dewald was given a Life Membership
by the Downtown Club for his long dedicated service to Kiwanis. He has
been secretary and Circle K Advisor for ever.
Larry Wines from the Downtown Club
presented Bob Burson with the “Young Children Award” for serving over 50 years
as a coach and teacher of Athens youth.
Ray Skinner of the Athens Club surprised
David Redecker with the “Golden Drill Award” for his long hours of hard labor
on the building of the S. S. Serendipity -- a playground for the kids
at Beacon School.
The 2002-2003 Officers
for the Athens Kiwanis Club are as follows:
Dave Redecker Vice President
Milt Ploghoft 2nd Vice Pres.
Dave Wickham Secretary
Bob Roth Past
Board of Directors
John Biddle (Photographer)
Everyone is confident that Linda will do a wonderful
job as president and we all pledge our support for all the fine officers
that we are fortunate to have lead our Club. Lest we forget; we want
to thank Bob Roth for a wonderful year as our president in 2001-2002.
We will miss Bob’s
flamboyant introductions of Linda, but we know our responses to our new
vice will be just as enthusiastic!
October 7: Joint Induction of Officers
October 14: Rick Crossen talked about his trip
to Japan. Earl Funk led an
Interclub to the Lucasville Kiwanis Club Induction Ceremony. He was
accompanied by Ray Skinner, Bill Rader and Bob Roth.
October 21: Monda DeWeese, Executive Director of
SEPTA presented a program
on the work of the South Eastern Problem Treatment Agency. SEPTA is
Community-Based Correctional Facility serving Athens, Fairfield, Gallia,
Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington Counties.
The mission of SEPTA is to provide the judges of the
region with a
community sanction for offenders that includes a six-month confinement to
highly structured, treatment-oriented and secure facility.
October 22: Earl Funk, chair of our Interclub Committee,
led an Interclub to
the newly organized Kiwanis Club at Southpoint, Ohio. Penny Byron,
Schmittauer and Dave Redecker joined Earl on this Interclub to the
Southeastern Lawrence County Kiwanis Club.
October 28: Organization of Committees: Linda Fife started with
committee assignments and asked everyone to sign up for at least one
October 31: The Halloween Parade is cancelled for
this year because of
construction of the East State Street boulevard. However, our club
organize the Costume Judging Contest with the members of the OU Circle K
Club helping with the judging. November Programs
November 1: Our Club will serve a free meal for Good Works at The Plains
United Methodist Church.
November 4: Amy Reinhart will bring us up-to-date
on the Athens Big
Brothers, Big Sisters program.
November 11: Dr. Gifford Doxsee, retired Emeritus
Professor of History at
Ohio University, will describe his Army experience as a POW in Dresden,
Germany near the end of World War II for a Veterans’ Day program.
also try to tie in the September 11 attack with his experience of teaching
in the Middle East.
November 18: Sandy Shirey will describe the American
Red Cross programs
including the Blood Mobile visits.
November 25: Jonathan Leal will share his experiences
in China and Nepal.
October 28 Board Meeting
Linda Fife conducted the Board of Directors meeting.
After the October 1, 2002 Minutes were approved, much discussion was held
concerning the Administration Account. Barb Sesher has not been able
to pay the O.U. Inn for our recent meals because of insufficient funds in
the Administration Account. After considering charging members, who
do not attend meetings
without a legitimate reason, $2.50 per meal, the Board voted to present
to the membership an increase of dues of $1 per month.
In order to save money in the Administration
Account, it was suggested that members going on Interclubs pay for half the
cost of the meals, but this was voted down. However, it was recommended
that we only go on an average of one Interclub to each club in the Division
9 per year. Members may elect to have the cost of their meals taken
on Interclubs added to their
monthly dues statement.
Members who have not been attending
meetings will be contacted and encouraged to attend some meetings. We
NOTICE OF AUCTION
A GIANT AUCTION WILL BE HELD SOMETIME IN DECEMBER TO
RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOUNT. MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED
TO BRING ITEMS THAT MAY BE AUCTIONED BY PAT SHERIDAN AND USED AS CHRISTMAS
PRESENTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR GIFT LIST.
The Athens Kiwanis Club along with the Downtown Kiwanis
Club, Chauncey-Dover Lions Club and the Athens High School Band Boosters sponsored
the 28th Athens Invitational Marching Festival on October 5, 2002. This
was the most financially successful Marching Festival for a long time.
Each of the service clubs received $1,257 for its Projects’ Account.
Boosters received the major part of the net profit to support the Athens
High School Marching Band.
Charlie Leonard, past president of
our club and past Lt. Governor for Division 9, served as the announcer for
the 28th time or from the inception of the Festival. Ray Skinner was the general
chairman of the first two Athens Invitational Marching Festivals. Augie
Zorn headed up the committee this year to solicit Sponsors for the Festival.
He thanked the sponsors via
a Letter to the Editor in the Messenger.
S. S. Serendipity Report
The Athens County Health Department has inspected the
S. S. Serendipity and found some safety problems. We either have to
raise the sides of the ship to prevent the children from falling overboard
or place some protective gravel around the entire ship.
Ray Skinner went to Charlie Cochran,
owner of Circle Hill Sand and Gravel along Route 33, and asked if he could
help us out. Mr. Cochran has agreed to donate 30 tons of gravel which
will be placed around the ship as soon as the Health Department gives us the
specifications for placing the gravel around the ship. We wish to thank
Mr. Cochran for his generosity. The children are very
disappointed that they cannot play on the S. S. Serendipity since it has
become a very popular playground for the children of Beacon. We are
hoping to place the gravel around the ship as soon as possible.
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH
“Compromise: an amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they
agree to let her have her own way.”
Athens Kiwanis Club 2002-2003 Committee Members
Rick Crossen (Chairperson)
Mike Ward (Chairperson)
Earl Funk (Chairperson)
Ray Skinner (Chairperson)
HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL VALUES:
Bill Rader (Chairperson)
Bob Roth (Chairperson)
Ray Skinner (Editor)
John Biddle -- Photographer
Dave Redecker (Chairperson)
Past presidents will provide three programs each during
YOUNG CHILDREN -- PRIORITY ONE:
Candy Byron (Chairperson)
Augie Zorn (Chairperson)
Candy Byron (Chairperson)
WEB PAGE DEVELOPMENT:
Paul Schmittauer (Chair)
PANCAKE DAY -- MARCH 11
Ray Skinner (Chairperson)
ATHENS COUNTY FAIR:
Augie Zorn (Co-chairperson)
Dave Redecker (Co-chair)
ATHENS BAND FESTIVAL:
Augie Zorn (Chairperson)
YOUTH SERVICES PROJECTS:
S. S. Serendipity Playground
Jr. Golf Tournament
Halloween Costume Judging
Band Festival Trophy
4-H Tree Festival
Salvation Army Stockings
“All I really need to know -- I learned from Noah and
1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Try to remember that we’re all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark, you know.
4. Don’t listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done.
5. Speed isn’t always an advantage; after all, the snails were on board
with the cheetahs.
6. When you’re stressed, try floating for awhile.
7. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs, it was the Titanic that
was built by professionals.