|Kiwaniscope Volume 5, Number 1
District Kiwanis's Award-Winning Bulletin
Time to Plan Kiwanis
Pancake Day 2003
Remember Kiwanis Pancake Day 2002? It was a huge
success, but we have to improve on a few things to make Kiwanis Pancake Day
2003 a bigger success. Even though we cleared over $6,000 on our Pancake
Day last year, there is room for improvement. Primarily, we need to
better serve our patrons during the “Rush Hours” between 5:00 p.m and 7:30
p.m. We spent one
meeting “brain storming” ways to improve Pancake Day for 2003. Some
of these suggestions included the following:
1. Buy or rent more grills so we can cook more
pancakes and sausages during “Rush Hours.”
2. Borrow a Hot Box from the O.U. Inn, so we
can cook several hundred pancakes and sausage servings in the afternoon and
serve them during “Rush Hours.”
3. After a group comes through the door, give
them a tent card and direct them to some open seats. Write the number
of people in the party on a slip of paper with the number of the order on
it and give it to the servers. When the meals are prepared, a server calls
out the number and he/she takes the meals to the table.
4. Encourage students to have their coupons filled
out completely before they arrive.
5. Open two entrances to the dining hall and
continue to seat them when they arrive.
People can help themselves to their beverages.
6. Assign more people to help in the “Grills
Tent,” dining room and kitchen during “Rush Hours.”
7. Put pancake batter mixer in the tent with
the grills. Run water to the tent.
8. Keep sugar-free syrup on a side table and
put signs on tables that sugar-free syrup is available
from the servers. (May use sugar-free packets.)
9. Buy more and larger bottles for regular syrup.
10. Consider buying wrapped utensils.
11. Consider renting a refrigerator for one day.
12. Encourage senior citizens to come for breakfast
and lunch to escape the “Rush Hours” by offering a discount of $3.50 only
before 4:00 p.m. (Print different color tickets for senior citizens.)
13. Have two tables for beverages separated; have all
beverages on each table to alleviate crowding.
14. Need two large Bus Tubs for iced milk and half-and-half.
15. Need several pitchers with covers for ice-water
and encourage servers to offer ice-water at
16. We could serve hot and cold tea for little extra
17. Need a cart to move the orange drink back and forth
from the kitchen. (Need two
18. Need containers for straws, cups and lids.
19. Need two coffee makers, since we aren’t supposed
to use the coffee makers at the
20. Need carafes to serve coffee at the tables.
21. Could sell enough ads for the ad in the Athens News
to buy a double page ad with twice the space. (This has been approved by
Bruce Mitchel of the Athens News.)
22. Need to examine the use of the ads on the place
mats. Did it add anything to the value of the
23. Should we expand the number of schools who participate
in the ticket selling contest? Can
we handle the increased numbers?
24. What can we do to make the Pancake Parade more interesting
and attract more people?
(Maybe we should cancel this for this year.)
25. How can we increase the pre-sales of tickets by
26. Shall we forget Peanut Day?
27. Can we invite other Kiwanis Clubs to attend our
Pancake Day at the level of the Logan
28, How can we get the Downtown Club more involved?
Can we swap pancake tickets for
29. How can we reward the Nelsonville Boys, the Circle
K Club, and Key Club members for
their hard work?
December 2, 2002: Dale Minor, Coordinator for Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Program at Hocking College, told us about his experience in
raising fresh water shrimp. He built a pond, had the shrimp and shrimp
food provided by the O.S.U. Extension Office, and harvested 12 pounds of
shrimp. It cost him $456 a pound to raise shrimp this first year. He
described his program as a
prevention, intervention and enforcement of alcohol and drug abuse.
December 9, 2002: Mel Handcock from Beckley, WV
showed some $2,995, 24 ct gold plated collector guns with engravings of landmarks
of Athens County. His company, Investment Arms Corporation, make 11 guns
for a county in West Virginia and Ohio, then Mel tries to sell them to service
clubs as fund raisers to raffle them off to the highest bidder..
December 16, 2002: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Everyone brought Christmas gifts
suitable for members to purchase. Santa Claus Pat Sheridan demonstrated
expertise as an outstanding auctioneer and raised over $500 for our
administrative fund. Thanks to all the members for their generous bidding
some wonderful gifts.
December 23, 2002: Past President Paul Schmittauer
made a presentation on
“Computer Security.” He pointed out that there are 65,000 known
and that there is no such thing as perfect security. He recommended
you should use anti virus scanners and software firewalls. It was a very
December 30, 2002: Mike Worley, member of Bluebird
Society, showed slides of
bluebirds nesting. He displayed two examples of Bluebird boxes.
The one on
the left is made of PVC with insert and the one on the right is made of
cedar. January’s Programs
January 6, 2003: Jill Thompson, Athens County Auditor, will explain the
financial condition of Athens County.
January 13, 2003: Tim O’Shea, basketball coach
of Ohio University men’s
basketball team, will give behind the scenes stories of Ohio University’s
basketball team. Did the officials really rob the Bobcats of the recent
Kentucky basketball game?
January 20, 2003: Fred Baughman, Development Officer
for the Athens Chamber
of Commerce, will explain what’s happening with new businesses in Athens.
January 27, 2003: Michael McCullough, Post
Master of the Athens Post
Office, will explain why our mail goes to Zanesville before it is
distributed in Athens. Last Call for Contributions to The Kiwanis Story
Ray Skinner has been working two years in his spare time
on the History
of the Athens Kiwanis Club. Several members have contributed pictures,
newsletters, and newspaper clipping on Kiwanis activities over the years.
Ray has reached over 250 pages for the book and would like to complete it
spring. If anyone has materials related to the Athens Kiwanis Club,
them to Ray Skinner soon.
Our Kiwanis Club Supports the Athens County Historical Society and Museum
and Its Programs
In recognition of the Bicentennial of Ohio, the ACHS&M is continuing
celebration of the diversity of our county.
Our program for February, Black History Month, is:
SOME KIND OF A WOMAN: A PORTRAYAL OF SOJOURNER
by Dr. Annette Jefferson,
the Development Director of the Columbus
J. Ashburn, Jr. Youth Center
on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
at the Athens County Historical Society and Museum
65 N. Court street
A series of tours to Ohio Presidents’ Homes and Memorials to celebrate the
Ohio Bicentennial (Open to the Public.)
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Tour October 5, 2003
Choice of going to the Reenactment of The Battle of South Mountain on Hayes’
Home lawn or attending a Fashion Show in the Hayes’
Museum in Fremont.
Military processional from Hayes’ Home to Hayes Tomb.
Memorial service at Hayes’ Tomb with wreath provided by President George
Bagpipe tribute by a member of Zenobia Highlanders; 21-gun salute by Civil
Cost is $50.
McKinley and Garfield Presidential Tour June 17-18, 2003
Visit the McKinley Memorial and Museum; tour the First Ladies Museum in Ida
McKinley’s home in Canton.
Tour McKinley’s Birthplace Museum and Memorial in Niles.
Stop at Garfield Memorial in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.
Stay at Comfort Inn in Mentor
Tour Garfield Home in Mentor; drive from Mentor to Bolivar for lunch at Amish
Tour Guernsey County Historical Society Museum
Cost is $150. (includes shared room in motel)
Grant-Taft Presidential Tour April 3, 2003
Drive to Point Pleasant to tour Grant’s Birthplace Museum.
Continue to Georgetown to tour Grant’s Boyhood Home.
Visit Taft’s Birthplace Museum and tour Taft’s Art Museum in Cincinnati
Cost is $50.
Sponsored by The Athens County Historical
Society and Museum. The cost of each tour covers the cost of all the admissions,
lunch (two lunches, dinner and motel on McKinley--Garfield tour), and transportation.
Contact Ray Skinner for further information and reservation form, 593-5153.
Go to WEB site for more details: <www.athenshistory.org>McKinleyGarfield
U. S. Grant
Golf Excursion at Sea Mist Motel Myrtle Beach, SC4 nights, 4 breakfasts,
4 days of golf with cart for $365
April 21-26, 2003
Sponsored by Serendipitous Seniors of Athens, OH
The Ultimate Package
€ Play 18 holes of golf for four days on some great courses
(You may add 18 holes any day at your cost.)
€ Stay in comfortable casual and modern accommodations
€ Swim in indoor heated pool or oceanfront pool
€ Relax in large indoor/outdoor jacuzzis and sauna/steam
€ Refrigerators/microwaves in every room
€ Free Oyster Roast on Wednesday
€ Four free full breakfasts
€ On your own for all lunches and dinners
€ Base price is $365 plus sharing the travel expenses
€ Cash prizes for low net and low gross scores for each
€ Stay one night on way home on your own. Join the
Serendipitous Seniors* on a Golf Trip to Myrtle Beach, SC April 21-26, 2003given
for best average low gross and low net for the year.
Prizes are given on each hole at each tournament. In addition, cash
prizes are given for birdies and eagles.
This is the first time we have tried
a Myrtle Beach excursion. We hope to attract some new Serendipitous
Seniors golfers. The only requirement is that you be retired and old!
See Ray Skinner for a Reservation Form.
Kiwanis Loves Kids Kiwanis International’s motto is “Serving
the Children of the World.” Our Athens Kiwanis Club has served and
is “Serving the Children of Athens.” The Youth Services Committee would
like to carry out the following projects over the 2002-2003 year:
Band Festival Trophy
Overseas Child Support ($15/month)
Girl Scouts Project
Nelsonville Youth Project
Key Club Dues, Athens H.S.
Salvation Army Stocking and Toys
Christmas Tree Auction
Botswana Orphanage Project
Jr. Bowling Tourn. with Big Br/Big Sis
American Heart Assoc. Kits
Judy Morgan Art Park
Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation
Easter Egg Hunt with Athens News
Circle K Project
Pancake Day Ticket Selling Contest
$800 (Pancake Day receipts)
4H Leaders' Recognition Banquet
Summer Readers' Program
H. John Huffman Scholarship
$500 (Huffman Fund)
Upgrading of S. S. Serendipity
Little League Baseball Team
Jr. Golf Tournament
Swim Patches for City Recreation
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Better Calves Awards
Invention Camp Scholarships
Nelsonville Boys Project
Salvation Army School Kits
$7,800 ($6,500 from budget)