|Kiwaniscope Volume 5, Number 2
Ohio District Kiwanis' Award-Winning Bulletin
(This article was taken from the Feb. 6, 2003 issue of The Athens News.)
Past President of the Athens Kiwanis Club, Past Athens
Chief of Police and Past Chief of the Ohio University Police Department,
Ted Jones has come out of retirement to take over Nelsonville. In October
2002, Ted started as the interim police chief of Nelsonville when the former
chief resigned under pressure due to alleged sexual harassment charges.
Ted worked hard to improve the image of the Police Department
and was rewarded by being offered the job of interim City Manager in December,
Ted turned down the offer at first, but reconsidered when the Nelsonville
City Council wanted Ted to serve as interim Police Chief and City Manager.
For someone who is retired, Ted works an awful lot.
His day at the office starts before 8:00 a.m. and usually ends around 6:00
p.m. and sometimes 9:00 p.m. It’s a challenge holding down both jobs
and trying to do them effectively, but that’s exactly what he wants.
January 6, 2003: Jill Thompson, Athens County
Auditor, explained the financial condition of Athens County.
Her enthusiasm made everyone feel that we are in good hands in our
County auditor’s office.
January 13, 2003: Tim O'Shea, Ohio University basketball
coach, discussed the problems the Bobcats have had this year, but was
optimistic about the recruits for next year.
January 20, 2003: Fred Baughman, Development Officer
for the Athens Chamber of Commerce, has been doing economic development
since 1977. He told about his experiences in Indiana working
in economic development.
January 27, 2003: Michael McCullough has been Post
Master of the Athens Post Office since September, 2002, but he has
31 years experience at all levels in the Athens Post Office.
He explained that mail is presorted in Zanesville so that the carrier
does not have to look at your mail until he gets to your house.
Kiwanis Pancake Day Proposed Work Assignments
A. Tickets: (Dave Wickham)
1. Adult price of $4.00 for adults when purchased in advance
or with child at the door.
2. Adult price of $4.50 for adults at the door.
3. Senior price of $3.50 anytime.
4. Free for all children 12 years old and under when accompanied
by an adult.
5. Use back of tickets to sell ads to pay for the printing.
B. Ticket Sales: (Everyone)
1. Have contests for our Club, Circle K and Key Club.
Members are divided into teams and the losing captain and
the winning captain do something silly at a regular meeting.
2. Tickets and peanuts sold by Circle K and Key Club members
will earn money for their clubs.
3. Encourage businesses and individuals to buy tickets
for needy families.
1. Place Banner on Court Street before Pancake Day and at Center on
day of the event.
2. Print Posters and Flyers to be posted all over town
and in the schools.
3. Feature "FREE PANCAKES FOR ALL CHILDREN" when accompanied
by an adult.
4. Get articles in The Messenger and The Athens News early
5. Put announcements on The Messenger television channel.
6. Submit public service announcement to WATH and WOUB.
7. Sell ads to be printed on place mats.
D. Getting Set Up for Pancake Day: (Tom Taggart and
1. Rent tent and erect it near Community Center.
2. Check out grills and set them up in tent.
3. Use a grill to cook seconds in the kitchen.
(Linda Fife: Key Club; Bob Roth: Nelsonville Kids; Ray Skinner: Circle
1. Schedule Key Club and Circle K workers after school
and in evening.
2. Schedule Nelsonville kids during the day.
3. Assign people to collect money at the door.
4. Everyone wear Kiwanis aprons, hats and rubber gloves.
F. Ingredients: (Dave Redecker)
1. Get pancake mix from Kurt Sauber.
2. Get sausage, butter, milk, orange, etc. from Tony George.
3. Get sugarless syrup, regular syrup, sugar, sweetener,
etc. from WalMart .
G. Express Service:
1. Give people a tent card and a slip of paper with a
number on it when they pay for their tickets.
2. They give the slip of paper to the Dining Room Supervisor
with the number in their party written on it.
3. Each group is seated and the tent card is placed on
4. The supervisor gives the slip of paper to a server
who picks up the number of plates in the kitchen and takes them to the table
where the tent card is visible.
5. The server takes the tent cards back to the ticket
Planning for Pancake Day on March 11, 2003
One of our biggest fund-raisers for the year is the Annual
Kiwanis Pancake Day. The following suggestions are planned for this
year's Pancake Day:
1. The price for adult tickets is $4.00 for advance sales
and $4.50 at the door. Senior tickets are $3.50 anytime.
2. All children 12 years old and younger will be admitted
FREE. After all, the whole idea of Kiwanis is "Serving the Children
of the World." Why not start at home?
3. We will require at least one adult to accompany the
children in a family in order to get the FREE DINNER OR DINNERS.
4. We will distribute flyers and posters in all the Athens
County Elementary Schools announcing the Kiwanis Pancake Day and including
coupons for the FREE DINNERS. (Flyers and posters will be made available
for businesses who are supporting the Athens Kiwanis Pancake Day.)
5. Coupons may be passed out at the entrance for anyone
who forgot the coupons or did not get one.
6. We will work with Matt Seymour on his proposal for
an Athens Tri-K Committee to work as a unit to have the four Kiwanis Clubs
carry out a project each quarter. We propose the Kiwanis Pancake Day
as the Winter Quarter project.
7. We will have a Ticket Selling Campaign in each Club.
Each Club may design its own campaign.
8. For the Athens Kiwanis Club's Campaign, we will select
two teams with Bob Toy and Rick Crossen as the captains of the teams. Prizes
for the winning team will be worked out later and the captains' fun activity
will be held at a regular Kiwanis meeting.
9. We need early public announcements in all the media
outlets: WATH, WOUB, The Messenger, The Athens News, and Access TV.
10. We will work with The Athens News and run full page ads on Thursday
and Monday preceeding the Pancake Day on March 11, 2003.
11. We will work with The Athens News and include the same ads for
place mats for the tables.
12. All Kiwanis members will be encouraged to help their team
sell the most Pancake Day tickets. (The winning team will receive a
special treat at one of our regular meetings.
13. Kiwanis members who represent businesses will be encouraged to
purchase ads for the full-page ad in the newspaper and the Pancake Day place
14. All Kiwanis members will be encouraged to serve on committees
and work several hours during Pancake Day on March 11, 2003 at the Athens
Teams for the Kiwanis Pancake Day Ticket Selling
The Terrible Toys:
Captain Bob Toy
Dan Spratlin, Jr.
Captain Rick Crossen
Dan Spratlin, Sr.
For the Athens Kiwanis Club's Ticket Selling Campaign,
we have selected three teams with Bob Toy, Rick Crossen and Earl Mathews
as the captains of the teams. The teams are left in tact from last
year with new members assigned to fill in the places of lost members.
We need to work out a reward for the winning team and a fun activity for
the winning and losing captains.
Although the Kiwanis Parade and Wheelbarrow Traipse down Court Street was
a lot of fun, we didn't attract a large turnout from the public. Maybe
our Ticket Selling Contest Celebration should be held at a regular Kiwanis
meeting. Captain Earl Mathews
Earl challenges the rest of the Kiwanis Club to sell more
tickets this year. Earl certainly sets an example of how to sell Kiwanis
Pancake Day tickets.