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Content: This page contains brief news summaries for our organization from 2002. If you wish to contact us, please feel free to email us at the address listed below.
MANY THANKS to everyone who attended and supported the luncheons. The food was excellent and the speakers were SUPERB!
Our "Retro-Prez" was non-other than Jan Oswald. Jan is not only a past president of the Club, but is also a past Lt. Governor. Jan reflected on her goals and accomplishments during her year as president. Thanks Jan!
Our program speaker for today was our very own, "Jay-of-all-trades", Jay Karow. Not only is Jay "Spiritually Inclined"..., does a fair amount of work at Vocational Industries..., is the editor of our newsletter..., he also referee's soccer! Jay provided and excellent insight to the rough and tumble game. "Yours Truly" really had to do some digging back in the ol' archives, but I dug up some "dirt" on this guy!
If you remember some time ago, there seems to have been a "challenge" made by Jay. As I recollect, I believe he challenged the Club to come up with a certain amount of $$$CASH$$$ for IDD. If we did, he'd have his beard removed at a meeting. Well folks, I think it took about TWO members to come up with the dough and voilá!... his beard was gone! Sorry Jay, but with "dirt" like this... just couldn't pass it up!
REMEMBER! DON'T FORGET OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY NEXT WEEK!!
On to a more serious note, our thoughts and prayers go out to Francis Laney (Harlan's significant other) and to Kiwanian Matt Goebel for their recent hospital visits. We are happy to report that both are doing OK and are on the mend.
A reminder to all Kiwanians, Mid-winter Conference is set for February 1-3,2002 at the Regency Suites in Green Bay. The deadline for pre-registration is January 11th. If you would like to attend, contact President Bob Spake immediately to be included for registration.
A little change of pace at our meeting today. President Spake called on Past President Jim Carlson to provide some "Retro-Highlights" during his tenure as 1989-1990 President. Jim indicated membership was around 50 at the time. He also touched on service projects including planting some 75 trees somewhere but no one seems to remember where... If anyone has a clue, give him a call! Next week will be Robert Kennedy's turn.
Our speaker today was the one and only "Critter Dave" Schneider from Pets and Ponds located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Dave gave the membership an overview of what Pets and Ponds is all about, including the educational value he provides to local schools and residents.
He just happened to have a couple of his "critters" along for Show-n-Tell. Dave and his friend "Stosh" kept the membership on the edge of their seats for the entire program! "Stosh" even volunteered to "put the squeeze" on fellow Kiwanian, Jerry Hoffman while Dave brought out a very rare Albino Iguana and Albino Snake. Thanks Dave for a very entertaining and educational program!
Check out the updated Committee Page . An Interclub schedule has been developed by President Robert Spake. This should give everyone plenty of time to plan for their scheduled Interclub!
That's it for now. Your's Truly will be "basking in the sun" during next Monday's meeting. Yes, I have had enough winter and so has the Missus. She convinced me (didn't take much...) to "get out of town" for a bit, although compared to last year, this year has been a piece of cake. Check back again later!
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