|Kiwaniscope Volume 5, Number 5
District Kiwanis's Award-Winning Bulletin
McKinley and Garfield Presidential Tour: June 17-18,
Visit the McKinley Memorial and Museum in Canton
Tour the First Ladies Museum in Ida McKinley’s home
Lunch in Home Buffet in Canton
Tour McKinley’s Birthplace Museum and Memorial in Niles
Drive through the Cuyahoga Valley Park
Stop at Garfield Memorial in Lakeview Cemetery
Dinner and stay at Comfort Inn in Mentor
Tour Garfield Home in Mentor
Lunch at Amish Restaurant in Bolivar
Tour Roscoe Village in Coshocton
April 7, 2003: Ted Jones described his
experiences as both City Manager and
Police Chief of Nelsonville. We respect Ted for his dedication to duty
he agreed to take on these two positions. We know the citizens of
Nelsonville appreciate Ted’s leadership.
April 14, 2003: Scott Ferris, Director of Children
Services, and Ronda
Bentley, advisor for “Girl Power” in Nelsonville described a national
program with a local affiliate in Nelsonville. Four girls enrolled
Power” and an intern made a power point presentation describing this
program which instills “no use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.”
April 21, 2003: Dr. James Rankin, Director of the
Ohio University Avionics
Center, described the work of the Avionics Center which was started by Dr.
Richard McFarland in 1963. The center continues to give lessons,
transportation center and operate the airport. No state money is used
the center’s operation; all money comes from contracts and grants.
April 28, 2003: Jimmy Stewart, our state representative,
gave an excellent
account of his work in the Ohio House of Representatives. He serves
Finance Committee and has been very active trying to prevent cuts in budgets
for his district. We are well represented by Jimmy and he is very
responsive to the needs of Southeastern Ohio.
May 5, 2003: Roy Lewandowski, County Extension
Agent, will tell us all we
need to know to prepare for Spring planting of flowers.
May 12, 2003: Kevin DeWeese, Lt. Governor of Ohio
University Circle K Club
will give a report on the work of Circle K at O.U.
May 19, 2003: Cathy Jacobson, Athens City-County
Health Department, will
bring us up to date on Homeland Defense.
May 26, 2003: Charles Hammer, Athens City-County
Health Department Director,
will enlighten us on a Revolutionary War Hero buried in an unmarked cemetery
near Millfield. His name was Solomon Tuttle and he was born in Vermont
1757 and fought in the Revolutionary War with the Green Mountain Boys who
were led by Ethan Allen in 1775. Charles is leading a campaign to properly
resurrect the tombstone for Solomon Tuttle and give it proper recognition.
(This is a project that our Kiwanis Club can help.)
NOTICE ALL PAST PRESIDENTS: PLEASE FIND SOME SPEAKERS OR PROGRAMS FOR THE
SUMMER. CONTACT DAVE WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS.
Youth and Community Service Projects:
Donated $500 for House of Hope which supports orphans in Botswana to secure
the future. (Luther Haseley spent several years in Botswana and verifies
the importance of this project.)
Contributed $500 for the Kiwanis Little League team
which is coached by Rick Crossen.
Contributed $200 to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowling
Two of our members attended the Annual Boy Scout Community
and we contributed $160.
We sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt at the Multiple Handicapped
Facility along West Union Street. Candy Byron headed up this project.
Augie Zorn led a group of Kiwanians to provide free
meals at the Good Works facility on Luhrig Road on May 2.
We are planning to help with the American Cancer Society
Relay for Life project. Augie Zorn is preparing to serve Pancakes at
the June 21, 2003 Relay for Life. We will contribute to the Circle
K version of the Relay for Life, also.
Red Cross Messages Provide Vital Military Link Armed Forces Emergency Services
staff of the Red Cross are alongside troops in the Middle East and around
the world keeping soldiers and their families connected.
Baghdad Hospitals Reopen But Health Care System Strained Power outages, hospital
looting, damaged water systems, malnutrition - combined, these ingredients
form the recipe for a dangerous health care crisis already developing in
Reuniting War-Torn Families: American Red Cross Tracing Services As the major
battles in Iraq ease, the American Red Cross is working with its global partners
to link families torn apart by the conflict.
The Salvation Army Helps Around the World The American Red Cross Does More
than Collect Blood First Salvation Army Convoy Reaches Umm Qasr, Iraq - 22
April 2003 MAJOR Mike Olsen reports that he arrived in Umm Qasr on 22nd April
with the first convoy of propane (LPG) cooking gas (4,300 x 12kg bottles).
Cooking gas is now the greatest need in southern Iraq after clean water.
There is sufficient food, but flour and dry lentils are of little value without
to cook them.
The 121 metric tonnes of gas was a gift negotiated by The Salvation Army
with the Kuwait Government and Kuwait National Petroleum Company. The value
of the gas and bottles is USD $116,000. It was transported to the port in
seven special trucks coordinated and delivered by The Salvation Army. The
trucks were unloaded in Umm Qasr by more than 30 Iraqi volunteers.
Major Mike Olsen said, 'After two weeks of negotiations to get this much
needed cooking gas, it was a very real answer to prayer to bring this convoy
safely into the security of the Umm Qasr Port Facility.' Secure storage is
being provided at the Umm Qasr Port Facility.
The distribution of this necessary relief will now proceed in partnership
with the Save The Children Fund (SCF). Jonathan Patrick, Operations Officer
for SCF, Basra (Iraq) Governorate said, 'The town of Umm Qasr has been out
of cooking fuel for over a month ... they are starting to cut down the few
remaining trees in the area for firewood.' The Salvation Army is working
closely with SCF who are the agency coordinating relief into the area which
includes the major cities of Umm Qasr and Basra.
A Little Logic About Old Age
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
Today, it's called golf.
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying
about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know
exactly "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
When you are dissatisfied with being older, and would like to go back to
your youth, think "Algebra".
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.