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to the Kiwanis Little League Baseball Team 2003.
Athens County Little
League Kiwanis Baseball Team
The 2002 Kiwanis team won the National League title and
then went on to win the Athens County World Series Tournament.
They beat the American League title winner and posted a final
team record of 16 wins and 2 losses.
The 2003 Kiwanis team have had a hard time getting their games in
because of rain. Rick took the Kiwanis team to a Cincinnati Reds
baseball game which was rain delayed causing them to get home after
midnight. The boys had a wonderful experience getting on the
in-house television screen and getting autographs from some of the
The 2003 Kiwanis Little League baseball team coming off of a 16-2
record in 2002 found themselves rebuilding. The team lost 5
players because of age and their only pitcher to return they lost
because of a broken wrist.. The team drafted 6 new ball players and
worked to develop a new team. The team played well together, but
the inexperience in pitching and some fielding positions got the most
of the team.
They ended the season with a final record of 5-8-1. The tie
was due to a rain out that was never able to get finished. The
team will lose 3 players this next season because of age and hopefully
the rest will return. Next season should be a stronger season for
the team with a lot of experience coming back. If you would like
more information, access the website for the ballteam at http://www.eteamz.com/athenskiwanis
Rick will manage the Athens County Little League All Stars in district
competition at Cambridge. He hopes to advance to the state with
this year’s All Stars.
June 2, 2003:
Tina Jeffers described her work as Athens County Registrar. Her office
received the “Best in the State” award last year. In a
typicalday, her office can make over 523 transactions and collect over
$54,000. She warned us of an increase in drivers’ and auto
licences. You may renew licences 90 days in advance.
June 9, 2003:
Rollie Swart described the work of the Athens Foundation. It was
founded in 1980 by eight ambitious Athens women who were told Athens
wasn’t large enough to support a Foundation. Now, 23 years later,
the Foundation is worth between 1.5 and 2 million dollars. Since
its inception the Foundation has made 270 grants and distributed over
celebrated our 82nd Anniversary with a large Birthday Cake.
June 16, 2003:
Hector Flores described his role in providing treatment when
recommended by the court for people with alcohol addiction.
June 23, 2003: Luther
Haseley introduced our speaker, Lucky Odirile, who had been one of
his students while Luther was teaching in Botswana. Lucky
came to Ohio University and earned her PhD in Guidance and
Counseling. She described the epidemic of HIV and AIDs in
Botsawana and how she has devoted her life to teaching prevention of
HIV and AIDs and counseling those her are already infected. Our
club has donated $500 toward the support of orphans filled with
children of AIDs victims.
June 30, 2003:
Gerald and Mary Powell spoke about an official Ohio Bicentennial event
taking place in Vinton and Meigs Counties on September 3-7, 2003.
Nearly 200 reenactors on horseback will trace one of the routes some of
the 2,460 Morgan’s Raiders took in early July, 1863. The
reenactors will perform live cavalry charges and pitched battle
Powels invited everyone to come to Chester on September 5th for an
authentic Civil War Ball. (Earl and Pat Funk will be
there.) A large display of Civil War artifacts will be on display
at the Chester Courthouse from September 3-19. (See page 3 for
the route of the reenactors and the Ohio bicentennial events taking
place in Vinton and Meigs Counties from September 3-7, 2003.)
July 7, 2003:
Dave Sagen, Naturalist at Hocking College, will bring some critters
with him. (Board meeting following the program)
July 14, 2003: Bob
Garo, Community Action, will describe a new program called “Youthbuild.”
July 21, 2003: Pam
Learman, Ohio Consumers’ Council, will tell us about “Phone Slaming.”
July 28, 2003:
Paul Harper, Hocking College, will describe the JASON project which
provides teachers with project based curricula.
Projects for June
21, 2003 -- Relay for Life for Cancer Survivors: Augie
Zorn reported on our contribution of $140 to the Relay for Life event
held at the West State Street recreation shelter house. Augie was
assisted by Candy Byron, Tom Taggart, Ray Skinner and Penne Smith as
they served Kiwanis pancakes and sausages to the participants in the
Relay for Life. Our own, Peg McDargh,
was one of the survivors. There were 41 survivors in attendance.
June 23-27, 2003 -- Our Kiwanis Club provided a scholarship, so that
someone could benefit from attending Camp Invention. Camp
Invention is a program that encourages teamwork, creative problem
solving and inventive thinking skills. The Athens camp was held
at East Elementary School and consisted of
several Discover Programs. The young inventors worked on “I Can
Invent,” Amazing Games,” Maze World,” “Flinging, Flying Festival,” and
“I Spy Something Fly.” We provided a Pizza Party for all the
participants at the end of the Program and received a nice “Thank You”
note from all of the wonderful young people.
June 12, 2003: Rick
Crossen took 210 DARE kids and their parents to the Cincinnati vs
Toronto Baseball game on Although there was a two hour rain
delay, everyone loved the experience.
Earl Funk, Rick Mayer, Augie Zorn, Paul Schmitauer and Rick Crossen
attended the recent DARE graduation.
Like Father, Like Son
Matthew Ward, son of Michael and Barbara Ward, has graduated from the
University of Missouri Law School with a juris doctorate degree.
He is a 1997 graduate of Ohio University who is now living in Columbia,
Mo. with his wife, Jessica.
It seems like only yesterday that the Easter Bunny was holding
Matthew’s hand at the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt. Congratulations to
Mike, Barbara and Matthew.
International Convention Report
By Paul Schmittauer
Dave Redecker and I attended the Kiwanis International Convention held
at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 20
24, 2003 as delegates for our club. About half of Division Nine clubs
sent delegates this year. All but three divisions of the Ohio District
were represented. We attended several forums and the Ohio District
caucus. 4519 delegates representing 2560 clubs attended the delegate
We elected Bob Moore from Venice, Florida as incoming president. Case
Van Kleef of Plover, Wisconsin advances to International
President-elect. There were five candidates for the office of
International Vice-President/Treasurer. This is the office which
automatically ascends to president in two years. All were well
qualified, with many years of experience, and represented a good
cross-section of membership..
Steve Siemens of the Des Moines Iowa club was selected in the first
ballot. Steve is a professional speaker, and it showed in his
presentation. I believe he will serve well as president, as major
organizations need an eloquent speaker to represent them.
We then proceeded to the amendments, beginning with the dues increase.
I should say that in my opinion, Robert’s rules of order were not
exactly followed during the course of events.
There are six microphones placed at intervals on the floor for
delegates to use. They are split into
two groups of three, for proponents and opponents of proposed
legislation. The president is supposed to hear the motion, obtain a
second, and then open the floor for discussion. The speakers are
to be rotated in such a way that we hear proponents and opponents in
alternating order. The president calls upon microphones manned by a
Sergeant-at-Arms, who reports that the microphone either has a speaker
or is clear.
Once discussion is completed, a vote is to be called for.
The motion to adopt the due's increase amendment was moved and
seconded, and then discussion opened. There were a few people
speaking in favor, saying that it amounts to four cents a day. Please
remember that it is only International dues we are talking about; not
district dues, division dues, club dues and the Kiwanis Magazine. We
pay all of these in our dues payment. The big expense by Kiwanis
meals, which for our club, amounts to $450.00 a year.
Someone mentioned in a point of information that our dues pay for all
past International presidents and their partners’ to attend every
convention for the rest of their lives. Since an average fifteen past
presidents come to convention every year, this amounts to a sizable
sum. President Ito made no effort to deny this.
Another person submitted an amendment for a reduced increase, to
thirty-five dollars , and this was defeated by a voice vote. After
lengthy discussion a vote was called for. President Ito called for a
voice vote, which many people felt was not a clear majority, and
declared the measure passed.
This brought many protests, including someone who noted that as soon as
the vote was called for, the floor microphones were shut off. Several
stations waved their paddles indicating they wished to speak, but they
were ignored. Shouts were heard on the floor. Remember, this is a hall
of six thousand, and we were nine rows back from the isle.
Once the microphones were brought back on, people began clamoring for
points of order, asking the measure to be re-considered. President Ito
at first refused, saying it is a fait accompli, or Œfeat accomplished.’
Someone moved to reconsider the question again, and again President Ito
put it to a voice vote, and declared the motion defeated. Again, many
felt that there was not a clear majority. President Ito then asked for
a vote by standing, which brought protests from people noting that
there are members in wheelchairs, who cannot stand.
Someone then asked for a division of the house’, which President Ito
declared was out of order. There was considerable
discussion, and emotions ran high. Several delegates were so incensed
that they walked out of the house. Counters returned the results of the
ballot for Vice President/Treasurer, and the session adjourned.
During the next day’s session someone mentioned that people in the
non-delegate area participated in the voice vote, to which President
Ito had no response. They also said they had re-read Robert's Rules of
Order, and that ... President Ito cut them off saying they were out of
order. The House of Delegates was restless, but continued on.
It is now apparent that someone should have asked for a paper ballot
BEFORE the vote
was called. I believe what would have been required after the voice
vote was to request a paper ballot on the issue of reconsidering the
amendment, and then request a paper ballot on the amendment. I suspect
many, including myself, just foolishly assumed that a paper ballot was
going to be taken on this important issue.
Many delegates speculated that President Ito may have a personal
interest in seeing the measure passed, and that may have affected his
decisions. Most everyone I spoke with felt a paper ballot was in order.
No one I spoke with knew beforehand that a paper ballot needed to be
before a voice vote is taken. I have since purchased a copy of
"Robert’s Rules of Order" and this is indeed the case.
Amendment #2 was passed by voice vote with some discussion, and was
amended before passage. It concerns adjusting the dues in relation to
per capita income in poorer countries.
Amendment #3 failed, which would have adjusted the number of delegates
to district conventions. Personally, I hope to re-visit this
so-called Amendment #1 again next year, in St. Louis.
It’s not over yet.
Plan to Play in the
Athens County Jr. Golf Tournament at the Athens Country Club
on Monday, July 21, 2003 beginning at 8:00 a.m. (shot gun start)
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners in Three Age Groups
Golf Balls for Contests on All Holes
Lunch will be served after play is completed.
are available at several locations:
Athens Country Club
Ohio University Driving Range -- W. State St.
Athens Community Center
O.U. Golf Course
American Express, 92 N. Court St.
All Edward Jones Investments Offices
526 Richmond Ave.
282 E. State St.
11 E. Washington St.
Green Fees and Lunch: $20
Deadline for returning Entry Forms is July 14, 2003
ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL JR. GOLFERS
If you would like to consider playing golf, but you don’t have the
clubs or the knowledge of how to play the most popular life time sport
in the world. Win your own golf clubs at the:
Free Clinic and Golf
Contests for Jr. Golfers
on July 12, 2003 at the Ohio University Driving Range 6:00
p.m. Demonstration of the golf swing Hit some golf
balls Driving Contest (Most balls hit over 100 yards)
6:30 p.m. Demonstration of Chipping Chip some golf
balls Chipping Contest (Most balls out of ten in a five-foot circle)
7:00 p.m. Demonstration of Putting Practice putting
Putting Contest (Most putts made out of ten from ten feet)
7:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony Jr. Golfers with the most
points on the three contests will win golf
clubs and bags.
Welcome Jon Reed
Our newest member, Jon Reed, has added a new dimension to the Athens
Kiwanis Club -- he can play golf! Being a past club champion at
the Athens Country Club and an enviable record as an amateur golfer in
the area, he will head up our Jr. Golf Program. Jon has made
arrangements at the Athens Country Club to hold the 2003 Athens County
Jr. Golf Tournament on July 21, 2003. We will also have a clinic
with golf contests on July 7, 2003 at the O.U. Driving Range to
encourage young people to take up golf. Free clubs will be provided.
Jon graduated from Athens High School in 1990 and received a B.S. in
Business Economics from O.U. in 1994. Presently he is working on
his MBA. Jon is an Investment Representative with Edward Jones with an
office on East State Street. His wife, Dannielle is expecting
their first child in August.. They own 11 shelties and two beagles.
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