June 14, 2018

June 14. Weekly Meeting

Second Thursday—Lots of Business…

     No speaker, BUT lots of business items to discuss---things that make our CLUB the leadership and service organization that it is!!!

     Mark the dates for each of these and make known your interest and the time you have to work.

This Evening, June 14--Party Night—Dinner-Dance Capital City Activity Center. —5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. As always, good food, good music, lively dancing, all in an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. $10.00 per person. Kiwanians needed to help serve. Sign up today if you have not yet done so and have time to work.

...Saturday, June 16—Cookout for Cub Scouts rally. 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.  Lakeview Park. Grill hotdogs. Can use four volunteers.

Longest Day of Play Is Just A Week Away

     Yes, next Thursday, June 21, is the DAY for this special fun and exercise oriented event for the children and youth of Frankfort and Franklin County at Juniper Hills.  And as we hope every Kiwanian is proudly aware, LDOP is again being hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Frankfort!  A lot of planning has taken place, and some final touches are continuing to be made as to who will do what and where the diverse exhibits will be placed.

     Here are some basics to remember:

Kiwanis volunteers report to Juniper Hills by 2:30 p.m.

Exhibitors begin arriving & setting up 3:00 p.m.

Fun and games-free hotdogs 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Splash party 7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

 

If you have not yet been assigned to a specific task and wish to work, check with Chuck Fletcher at 502-803-1967. He will let you know where more workers are needed.

June Activities & Meetings And Upcoming In July

June 16—Cub Scout rally. Kiwanis to supply and grill hotdogs. (Details above)

June 21—Weekly meeting. Kentucky Commissioner of Parks Donnie Holland will be speaker.

June 21-Longest Day of Play (Details above)      

June 28—Weekly meeting. Speaker—Jeff Zinner, loan officer for the AgCREDIT office in Frankfort.

July 3—Hearn Elementary After School students program. Kiwanians to grill burgers and hotdogs.

July 4—Great Buffalo Chase 5-K Race.  6:00 a.m. Buffalo Trace Distillery. Kiwanis to provide volunteers.  Involves some assignments along race course.

 

May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24 Weekly Meeting:

Learn About Hepatitis A

     Franklin County Health Department Clinic Nurse Leah Aubrey and Health Educator Jennifer Robinson will be our guest presenters to discuss the current outbreak of Hepatitis A in central Kentucky.

      Be here Thursday to hear a firsthand report from two health professionals on the threat posed by recent cases of Hepatitis A. 

May 31 Weekly Meeting. Remember, this meeting takes the place of our regular “Second Thursday” meeting. We will not have a guest speaker. Instead this will be a day for training your editor and other members who need to better understand Portabuzz and the Club web site, and how they can be used to access and disseminate information. We pay for the use of Portabuzz and we need to utilize it as a way to have better informed membership.

      The editor is not knowledgeable enough to explain fully all the way these technological tools can be used, so be here on May 31 and we can learn together.

Longest Day Of PlayLess Than A Month Away!

  Yes, as stated in last week’s Capital Kiwanian, the 2018 staging of the Longest Day of Play (LDOP) is just a little more than a month away. And as President-Elect Marshele Jenkins explained to us last week, the Kiwanis Club of Frankfort is sponsoring this youth oriented event for the second year in a row.

     June 21 is the date IS your name on the list of volunteers to help make this the greatest outdoor event possible for the youth of Frankfort and Franklin County? Lots of Kiwanians are needed to make this happen!!!

Head Start End Of School Lunch—Wednesday May 23. 11:00 a.m. Kiwanians will grill and help serve hotdogs.  Volunteers assigned. Come and see and be seen if you have some time. Wear Kiwanis vest or other Kiwanis apparel.

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PLEASE JOIN US TO

CELEBRATE 

THE RETIREMENTS OF

Libby Andersen & Dave Pike

Thursday, May 31

2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Cable 10 Studio, 306 Hickory Drive, Frankfort

Refreshments will be served

 

Special Edition

April 25, 2018

… RE:  2017 Longest Day Of Play Signs

    Any Club member having signs from last year’s Longest Day of Play is asked to reply to this email.  You may also call 502-695-2586.

      Any signs we can locate will be updated for June 21, 2018 .and reused. This can mean a sizable costs savings to our Club.

     Please respond ASAP and we will arrange pick up or let you know where signs can be delivered.

 

                                               Thanks

 

April 19, 2018

This Thursday, April 19:

Noon MeetingSpeaker will be Shellie Brown, executive Director Bluegrass Hospice Care.  Along with updating us on this well know humanitarian organization, Director Brown will no doubt discuss the new Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care facility located on Teton Trail.

Next Thursday, April 26,  Doris Thurber and Karen Hatter, will present a program onHands, Healing HeArts ” organization.

Senior Night Out

This Evening, April 19, Capital City Activity Center

Volunteers report 4:45 p.m. If you signed up last week to work PLEASE be there.  Sign up TODAY if you did not sign up last week…and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship!!!

Missing Name Badges!—Billy Gayhart, who for many years has done a great job in preparing and taking care of our name badges, reports that there is no badge in the badge box for the following:  Diane Cobb, Scott Hankla, Jason Middleton, Chris Quire, Scotty Tracy, Amzie Wenning and Alex Whitenack. Billy hopes you wore or carried your badge home.  Check and let Billy know if your badge is indeed lost.

Henry Clay Portrayal—A Kentucky Chautauqua performance portraying Kentucky’s great statesman Henry Clay, will be presented April 29 at the Frankfort Cemetery Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $10:00 per person and reservations are required. Call the office at (502) 227-2403 or you can also email the following:  frankfortcemetery@gmail.com.

Ahead In May—May 2—Board of Directors meeting. 11:00 a.m. Capital City Activity Center May 5—Derby Breakfast. 7:00 a.m. Office Pub & Deli (tentative). May 10—Annual meeting of Kiwanis Club of Frankfort & Frankfort Kiwanis Foundati0n. Noon. Office Pub & Deli. May 10-- Annual Capital City Activity Center Fish Fry Fund Raiser. 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. KSU Exum Center. Lots of Kiwanis volunteers needed. May 15—Annual Farm City Banquet. 5:30 p.m. Farm Bureau Pavilion, Lakeview Park.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL  MEETING

Kiwanis Club of Frankfort & Frankfort Kiwanis Foundation

Thursday, May 10

Noon. Office Pub & Deli, Frankfort

 

April 12, 2018

This Thursday, April 12:

Noon Meeting:  Second Thursday.  No Guest speaker. Business agenda. Highlight will be recognition and presentation of membership pins and certificates to new members.

If you have been asked by Ed Powe to be present to receive your membership certificate and pin, please make every effort to be present.

     Additionally, members, especially those new to Kiwanis, are encouraged to use our “Second Thursday” sessions as a way to be better informed about the activities of our Club. These activities include Club-sponsored service projects as well as community service projects sponsored by another organization, for example “Senior Night Out” at the Capital City Activity Center. Whatever the activity, they all have one thing in common and that is the need for volunteers.

      Plan to come out and let the second Thursday announcements and discussions expand your Kiwanis experience.

Next Two Weekly Meetings April 19—Shellie Brown, Bluegrass Hospice Care. April 26—Doris Thurber and Karen Hatter, talking aboutHands, Healing HeArts.”

Reading ProgramWOW!  Wasn’t it great last Thursday to see all the volunteers that have signed up take part in the new reading/mentoring program being launched under leadership of Pat Riley!  Pat, as many of you already know, is a transfer from the Kiwanis Club of Paducah where he was active in a reading program in the local schools.

       The “Capital Kiwanian” will seek to keep you up to date on this new and exciting program.  If you are interested in being a reader, contact Pat Riley at Independence Bank.  “Kids Need Kiwanis” and helping and encouraging kids to read and appreciate books is a powerful way to meet this need.

Senior Activity Center—Here are dates of special Capital City Activity Center functions at which our Club will be providing volunteers.  April 19-Senior Night Out. May 10—Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. KSU Exum Center. August Senior Night Out ( date TBA). October 18—Senior Night Out.......NOTE:  The next Senior Night Out is next Thursday evening, April 19.   Sign up if you have some time.  4:45 p.m. Capital City Activity Center.

KSU Circle K—Nice article in Tuesday’s State Journal about the “Pack The Student Pantry” at Kentucky State University. The pantry is being sponsored by Circle K under the direction of Faculty Advisor Irma Johnson. The pantry will be a source of help for students in need of a little “snack” to tide them over or a commuter needing a little gas money.  Student ID’s will of course be required in order to receive assistance.

Down, And Around…You Know the drill.  Please help circulate the Happy Dollars basket (and sign-up sheets too).  Pass it on…And hand across aisle when necessary.  Sometimes we invite members to make their Happy Dollars comments, only learn the basket has stalled…Pass it on.

 

April 5, 2018

This Thursday, April 5:

       Noon  Meeting: Our guest speaker will be Deb White, Executive Director  of the Woods & Water Land Trust.

         Many Club members  are familiar with  Woods & Water Land Trust, a conservation organization  formed to protect forests and streams in the lower Kentucky River watershed.  The Trust works with land  owners  to establish conservation easements on private property.

    Mark your calendar to be present to welcome and to hear  Director White’s presentation!

Future Weekly  MeetingsApril 12—NO Speaker. Second Thursday business roundtable. April 19—Shellie Brown,  Bluegrass Hospice Care. April 26—Doris Thurber and Karen Hatter, talking about Hands, Healing HeArts.”

Board of DirectorsThe  monthly meeting of the Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Capital City Activity Center.  Board meetings are open to all Club members

Reading ProgramMeeting Thursday, April 5, 11:30 a.m at Office Pub & Deli for Club members interested  in being a  reader/mentor. If you are among members who have signed up to be a part of this exciting new service projects  led  by Pat Riley, please make every effort to be  present for this important meeting Thursday.

KNO— Kiwanis Night Out will be held Tuesday evening , April 10, at Capital Cellars, downtown Frankfort, 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. New Club member Katrina  Goulberg will be our hostess.

Senior Activity Center—Here are dates of special Capital City Activity Center functions at which our Club will be providing volunteers.  April 19-Senior Night Out. May 10—Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. KSU Exum Center. August Senior Night Out( date TBA). October 18—Senior Night Out.

Egg Roll—Division 10 Council Meeting—Last Saturday’s Egg Roll was a  tremendous success! Thanks Jennifer and Marchelle for the 1,000  plastics eggs/candy and thanks  President Tommy, Steve and Scott for manning the corn hole game that proved so popular.  Saturday’s  Division 10 Council meeting and  Governor’s Luncheon held in Georgetown  was well attended with 11 clubs  represented. Attending from our club were Chuck Fletcher, Randall Thomas, Lucille and Fred Troutman. District Governor Dale Hawkins  praised  the membership growth being achieved by Division 10 clubs while also emphasizing the importance of retention in building and sustaining strong  clubs.                                                                                      

 

March 29, 2018

This Thursday, March 29:

       Weekly Meeting—We will devote the meeting agenda to an “On The Table” discussion for our members.  As noted last week, we hope many of you will recall Harry Carver’s talk to us about “On The Table”, or you have gained some understanding of what it is about through other avenues. In short, it is a good opportunity to talk and share ideas about Frankfort’s near and long range future.

Kiwanis Night Out (KNO)—Will be held Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. at Garcia’s. KNO Leader Amzie Wenning is hoping that many of our members who are unable to attend our weekly meetings at noon each Thursday, will plan to attend this Wednesday’s KNO.  The meeting time will be devoted to “On The Table”.

Easter Egg Roll---Is this Saturday, March 31.  Sponsored by Cap City Communications. Lakeview Park.  10:00 a.m.—12 noon. Kiwanis has activity booth as part of the fun and candy filled event.  Volunteers needed to work or just come out and be a kid again.

Division 10 K-T District Governor’s Luncheon.  Saturday, March 31. Noon.  Evan’s Apple Orchard, Georgetown.  $20.00 per person.  Division 10 meeting at 10:00 a.m. prior to luncheon. 

Meeting With Optimist Club—April 3—Kiwanians are invited to attend the noon meeting of the Frankfort Optimist Club, at the   Office Pub & Deli.  Our own Ed Powe is the guest speaker, discussing race relations.  Let’s turn out strong in support of Ed and opportunity to fellowship with our Optimist neighbors.

Board of Directors Meeting April 4—The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Capital City Activity Center.  Items to be offered for Board action need to be submitted to Secretary Randall Thomas for inclusion on the agenda.

Reading Program—Meeting Thursday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. Office Pub & Deli for Club members who have signed up to be readers/mentors. Elkhorn Elementary principal will attend meeting. Work with students is expected to begin April 13.

Kiwanis On Cable 10---Watch telecast of our weekly meetings (when we have guest speakers) on Cable 10. Monday evenings. 7:00 p.m. Catch up on a noon meeting you missed, or hear a repeat of a particular speaker’s presentation.

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March 8, 2018

This Thursday. March 8:

Second ThursdayWhen We have No Speaker. Time devoted to Club business. Sign up of volunteers to work Saturday’s two service projects---Pancake breakfast at Franklin County High School…we are cooking; and the Second Annual Kids Fest at KSU Exum Center and highlights of Wednesday’s Board of Directors meeting. Reminder! March is membership month!!!

Board Of Directors Meeting---The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center.  Any officer, director or committee chairs having items for the agenda should contact President Tommy Haynes prior to the meeting.

Second Annual Kids Fest, Saturday, March 10---Kentucky State University Exum Center. 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.  Free admission.  Thirty exhibits featuring resources for families with pre-school children.  Kiwanian Captain Chris Quire will be there to display approved models and proper installation of car child restraint seats. Opportunity for Kiwanians to learn more about early childhood programs and resources available to families in our community.  

...FCHS Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, March 10---Our Club has again volunteered to prepare pancakes to be served to raise funds for the Franklin County High School Choral & Arts Department.  7:00 a.m. Enter cafeteria from rear parking lot.  Work or come just for breakfast and support special student activities at FCHS.  Serving 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.  $5.00 per person.

March Activities And Events---In addition to the two special events listed above, please take note of these dates:

 

March 15:  Weekly meeting. Speaker: Chief of Police Travis Ellis.

March 26:  Frankfort Community Council. 12:00 noon.  Paul Sawyer Public Library.

March 26:  Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council. 1:00 p.m.  Paul Sawyer Public Library.

March 29:  Weekly meeting.  Time devoted to “On The Table” discussion among our Club members.

Experiencing Kiwanis:  A reminder for members who can’t attend Thursday noon meetings ---Check out the two Saturday events listed above and expand upon your Kiwanis experience!

 

Kiwanis:    Love it!   Share It!   Live It!

 

February 15, 2018

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Thursday, February 15, Weekly Meeting:

Speakers:  Harry Carver and Ed Powe.  TopicOn The Table”—A one-day community wide event to encourage people to join in conversations about their ideas for our community.  Spearheaded by the Bluegrass Community Foundation and the Franklin County Community Fund this project is seeking input from all walks of life.

     The Kiwanis Club of Frankfort is among organizations encouraged to share in this important event.  Let’s have a large group on hand Thursday to hear how we Kiwanians can share in advancing ideas to help shape the future of Frankfort and Franklin  County!

 

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Thursday’s Greeters:  Lucille and Fred Troutman.

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Thursday, February 22. Weekly Meeting: Speaker: Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan F. Quarles.

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Kiwanis Reading Team:  Remember some weeks ago that Pat Riley, who transferred from Paducah into our Club, proposed that we develop a reading team to go into local schools and work with students in need of encouragement to read.  Volunteers will be “reading mentors.”  Pat says the Paducah Kiwanis Club enjoyed great success with its reading. Our Board has approved Pat’s idea for our members to develop a reading team and  we need volunteers!

 

An organizational and planning meeting will be held Thursday, February 22, at 11:00 a.m. at the Office Pub & Deli.  A sign up sheet will be circulated this Thursday, February 15.  JOIN THE TEAM!

 

>February Calendar: February 16-17:  KT Kiwanis District Mid-Year Conference. Embassy Suites, Lexington, KY.  Attendance requires full registration (includes meals) OR partial registration (without meals).  February 24: Unveiling of Mr. Taylor’s Barbershop historical marker. Corner of East Main & Langford Streets. 11:30 a.m.  Reception 1:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall.  Kiwanians urged to attend.  Please wear your vest!

 

February 1, 2018

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 Thursday, February 1, Weekly Meeting:

  Speaker:  John Downs, Curator of the Capital City Museum. John will bring us up to date on Frankfort and Franklin County’s  own  wonderful  historical  museum

     If you have not toured the museum recently, you will want to be present at  our weekly meeting Thursday and hear John inform us about some of the latest items acquired and now on display. If you have never taken time to visit  the Capital City Museum, you will no doubt want to  add it to your things to do after John speaks  to us Thursday !

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Thursday’s Greeters:  Aaron McIntosh and Jeff Zinner.

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Board of Directors Meeting February 7--The February  meeting  of  the  Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, February 7,  11:00 a.m.at the Capital City Activity Center.  Officers, directors and committee chairs having items for the agenda are asked to provide information to Secretary Randall Thomas as soon as possible.

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February Calendar

February 7: Board of Directors meeting.  11:00 a.m. Capital City Activity Center.

February 8: Weekly meeting. No speaker. Second Thursday. Business agenda.

February 15: Weekly meeting. Speakers:  Harry Carver and Ed Powe will discuss  the community wide conversations event, “On the Table.”

February 16-17:  KT Kiwanis District  Mid  Year Conference. Embassy Suites, Lexington, KY.

February 22:  Weekly meeting. Speaker: Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan F. Quarles.

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Red Cross Bean Soup Lunch—Thanks for the fine turn out of Club members at this annual  fund raiser held last Thursday at the VFW.  As announced, the money raised goes to support assistance provided by the Red Cross during local disasters.

January 25, 2018

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 Thursday, January 25:

    No weekly meeting at Office Pub & Deli.  Club  members are  encouraged to  attend  the  annual  Red Cross Bean Soup Lunch:

Red Cross Bean Soup Lunch

Thursday, January 25

VFW  Capitol Avenue & Second Street

11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

$6.00 per person  

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Board of Directors Monthly Meeting--The February meeting  of  the  Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, February 1,at noon at the Capital City Activity Center.  Officers, directors and committee chairs having items for the agenda are asked to provide information to Secretary Randall Thomas as soon as possible.

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February Calendar

February 1: Weekly meeting. Speaker: John Downs, Curator of the Capital City Museum.

February 7: Board of Directors meeting. Noon. 11:00 a.m. Capital City Activity Center.

February 8: Weekly meeting. No speaker. Second Thursday.  business agenda.

February 15: Weekly meeting. Speaker to be confirmed.

February 16-17:  KT Kiwanis District Mid Year Conference. Embassy Suites, Lexington, KY.

February 22:  Weekly meeting. Speaker to be confirmed.

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Kiwanis

Love It!   Share It!   Live It!

January 11, 2018

 Welcome To 2018!!!

Weekly Meeting, January 11

     Second Thursday, so we will not have a guest speaker.  We will have highlights from the Board of Directors meeting.  Also, we hope to discuss some ways that members, especially members  new  to Kiwanis  can  become more engaged in the Kiwanis  “S&L” experience.

   So plan to be present  to enjoy  food ( dutch treat of course),and  good Kiwanis conversation.

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NEXT Thursday,  January 18—

    Our guest speaker will be   Dr.   Jim Masters  who  will talk with us about “Educational Initiatives In FCS”. This is a topic  in which all  Kiwanians should find interesting  as we seek ways to work in partnership with Franklin County Schools (FCS).

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Thursday, January 25: No meeting at the Office Pub & Deli. Members are encouraged to attend the annual “Red Cross Bean Soup Lunch” at the VFW. Cost is $5.00.

     Money raised will be used to provide local disaster aid by the Red Cross.

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Board Of Directors  Meeting Jan.10

     The January Board of Directors meeting   be held Wednesday, January 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the  Capital City Activity Center.  The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday January 3, but was changed due to extreme  cold .

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Kiwanis Club of Frankfort

Serving & Leading Since 1935

Objects

 Of Kiwanis International

 Basic  Guidelines For Doing

What We Do As Kiwanians

 

     TO  GIVE primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.

     TO ENCOURAGE  the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

    TO  PROMOTE the adoption and the application of higher, social, business and professional standards.

       TO DEVELOP, by. precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.

     TO PROVIDE, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical  means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build communities.

     TO COOPERATE in creating and maintaining sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.

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Kiwanis

 

Love  it!    Share it!    Live it!

 

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THE  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 MEETING OF THE

KIWANIS CLUB OF FRANKFORT HAS BEEN CANCELED

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Board Meeting:  The January 3 meeting of the Board of Directors has been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 11:00 a.m. at the Capital City Activity Center.

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 December 28, 2017

Weekly Meeting,

Thursday. December 28

    After two meetings without a speaker, we will have a guest speaker this week: Dr. Matt Thomas.

    Dr. Thomas is a fish biologist with the Kentucky Department  of Fish & Wildlife.   He  is the son of our Club Secretary, Randall Thomas.

    Plan to be present  for an informative presentation on the exciting and  unique   research underway at Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Opening Prayer:  Amzie Wenning.

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And, mentioning meetings when we had no speaker, we thank Jennifer Mullins and Lucille Troutman for the  enjoyable program they had last Thursday  featuring questions about Kiwanis.

 Wasn’t it great to hear  all the members responding  with the  correct answers!.( And thanks for the nice prizes Lucille and Jennifer provided  those with winning answers)

      A fun way to remind ourselves about Kiwanis, and  in some cases, to learn something new  about our Club.

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Board Of Directors Meeting  January 3

     The January Board of Directors meeting  will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the  Capital City Activity Center. Officers, Directors and committee chairs having items for the agenda are asked to get their  information to Secretary Randall Thomas as soon as possible.

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Kiwanis Club of Frankfort

Serving & Leading Since 1935

2017 Ends With A Busy December For Club Volunteers

    Yes, December was a busy one for members of  the  Kiwanis Club of  Frankfort.

     The month began in a big way with Kiwanis being asked to provide volunteers  to assist with the renewal of the Frankfort Christmas Parade by Cap City Radio on December 8.  It was a huge success!

     On Saturday, December 9, Ed  Wright  invited  members to join him for breakfast at Cracker Barrel, something  he has done for a number of years.

      Two elementary schools, Hearn and West Ridge, held  Christmas festivals at which Kiwanis members helped serve food and drinks. New member FCS Superintendent Mark Kopp helped  serve pancakes prepared and cooked by the Kiwanis grill team.

     On December 19, Kiwanis  volunteers were on hand at the Capital City Activity Center(many with items of food to  stuff a Subaru Crosstrek) and to help serve  Christmas lunch  at the Center.

     It is to be noted that several Kiwanians rang the bell for the Salvation Army in December in addition to our Club’s ringing in November.

    Thanks all the members who made these service projects  so  successful!

     As noted in last week’s Capital Kiwanian, December 31 marks the end of the first quarter of our 2017-18 Kiwanis year. Let’s work together to build upon our successes  of this past quarter, as we look forward to Martin Luther King Day in January…Celebrity Roast in February…Kids Fest in March,,,Longest Day of Play in June…Back to School Bash & Splash  in July and   many other service opportunities along the way!!!  

 December 21, 2017

Thursday. December 21

Pre Christmas Meeting

     No Speaker---Thursday will be a day for fun and fellowship.  The “program” will feature some Kiwanis trivia with prizes for  those  with the most Kiwanians knowledge.

     Come and be present for the fun.  Christmas is a wonderful time of year, a time when  the objects  and values of Kiwanis are reflected  by the Season of Advent.

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 Next Thursday, December 28...

   We will have a speaker:   Matt Thomas,  a fish biologist with the Kentucky Department  of Fish & Wildlife.  Dr. Thomas is the son of our Club Secretary, Randall Thomas.

    Plan to be present  for an informative presentation on research underway at Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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One Fourth (1/4) Of 2017-18 Year?

     Yes, fellow Kiwanians, the end of December  marks the end of the first quarter of the 2017-2018 Kiwanis administrative year. One fourth  of this  Kiwanis year that began on October 1 will have been completed on December 31.

      When measured in terms of service projects, membership growth and growth in the number of new members involved in Club activities, it has been a good quarter. Also,  more new members are responding  when  calls for volunteers are issued.  And that is good!

     But beyond the individual  satisfaction we each get from doing service, we need to remember  that “Together We Can Do More.”

That’s what makes Kiwanis so  great!

 

New Club Project

READING PALS

Partners and Literacy Program

     At the December 6 meeting of the Board of Directors, Club  member Pat Riley presented information on a project with which he had worked as a member of the Paducah Kiwanis Club. The project was PAL ( Partners and Literacy Support).

     Under the program, each Kiwanis volunteer is matched with an individual  student  with whom he or she will meet for one hour every week or every two week The session will include a reading  time and lunch breakfast or lunch.

    Sessions will take place in the classroom under a teacher’s direction, including the meal in the cafeteria.

     A  sign up sheet was circulated at a  previous Thursday meeting, but volunteers are still needed for this exciting   and unique program. Please talk with Pat if you  are interested in volunteering in this new opportunity to work with elementary students in Franklin County schools.

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Kiwanians At School Festivals…

    Thanks to Warner Caines, Brandon Cheek, Tommy Haynes, Chuck Fletcher, Roy McCall and Steve Waddle for  helping serve at  Hearn  Elementary School’s Festival last Thursday evening…AND  those cooking and serving pancakes at  the West Ridge School Festival Saturday morning: Warner, Tommy, Chuck  and Roy along with  Brandon Cheek, Fred Chumbler, Matt Knopp, Cathy Lindsey, Pat

 December 14, 2017

 

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December 14 Weekly Meeting:

     No Speaker---because of it being the  “Second Thursday” which we dedicate to Club business.  We do this so that we can have sufficient time to discuss activities and projects which is not possible when we have guest speakers.

        This Thursday Membership Chair Ed Powe is scheduled to introduce our newest members and present them with their membership pin and certificate.  Please be present to welcome and get to know  our new members  in the leadership and service ranks of the Kiwanis Club of Frankfort!

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 Opening Prayer December 14  will be given by  Fred Troutman.

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AND, Next Thursday, December 21,  will be another meeting with  NO  guest speaker.  Instead, it will a day for fun and fellowship featuring some “Kiwanis” trivia—with prizes.

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December 28  Speaker will be   Matt Thomas,  a fish biologist with the Kentucky Department  of Fish & Wildlife. ( Dr. Thomas is the son of our Club secretary, Randall Thomas).

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Kiwanis Breakfast—Sorry for the error in the time for last Saturday’s Kiwanis breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Despite the confusion,. eleven Kiwanians and one  guest were present for the good food and enjoyable conversations. Thanks Ed Wright for making it happen.

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Congratulations & Thanks

Cap City Radio For Bringing Back

Frankfort’s Christmas Parade!!!

     And thanks to the Kiwanis  members who served as volunteers, enabling our Club to have a supportive presence  in reviving this wonderful community event.

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On Our Agenda:

December 14: Hearn Elementary School Festival. Kiwanis has been asked to provide volunteers to help serve  food and drinks.  5:30 p.m. Wear  your Kiwanis vest.

December 16:  West Ridge Elementary School Festival.  Kiwanis to cook and serve pancakes.  7:00 a.m. Wear your Kiwanis vest.

December 19: Capital City Activity Center Christmas Lunch.  Volunteers needed to help serve meal. 11:30 a.m. Wear Kiwanis vest.

Tuesday, December 19

“Cram The Crosstrek”

Bring non perishable food items to Capital City Activity Center between  NOW and noon December 19. Collected food  goes to the  Center’s  “Meals On Wheels” program.

This is part  of  Subaru of America’s national program  supporting Meals On Wheels .

Contact  Activity  Center Director Marchele Jenkins  for more details.

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Kiwanis in a national organization of volunteers

dedicated  to  improving the world

one child, and one community at a time

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November December 7, 2017

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December 7 Program:

   Nature’s Signs About Our Forth Coming Winter…

     Our guest  speaker this Thursday will be  Phil Case,  journalist and local weather forecaster who will  tell us  what nature reveals about the winter just ahead.

      Many of you know Phil personally, or are familiar with his articles in the State-Journal  about  folklore signs used to predict the weather.

Phil is knowledgeable about  much of the folklore relating to weather forecasting and to gardening by signs of the Zodiac.

    So be present Thursday  to welcome Phil and to hear an entertaining  presentation.

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 Opening Prayer December 7 by Randall Thomas.

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Future December Meetings…

December 14: No speaker. Second Thursday.

Presentation of new member certificates and pins.

December 21: No speaker. Fellowship and Kiwanis  trivia  with prizes.

December 28:  Speaker:  Matt Thomas, Phd. A fish biologist with the Kentucky Department  of Fish & Wildlife. ( Dr. Thomas is the son of our Club secretary, Randall Thomas).

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Frankfort Christmas Parade

Friday, December 8  7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Cap City Radio

Beginning downtown, traveling up Capitol Avenue  and ending at Capitol. Kiwanis  Club of Frankfort providing parade helpers.

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Ed Wright Kiwanis Breakfast

Saturday, December 9

Cracker Barrel   9:00 A.M.

All Kiwanians & Guests invited!!!

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     And along with  the Christmas Parade Friday evening and Ed Wright Breakfast Saturday  morning, keep these service projects and meetings in mind…

December 14: Weekly meeting . Be present to  welcome and  get to know new members.

December 14: Hearn Elementary School Festival. 6:00 p.m.  Kiwanis to provide volunteers to help serve food and drinks.

December 16: West Ridge Elementary school Holiday Festival.  7:00 a.m. Kiwanis to cook and serve pancakes.

December 21:  Meeting time devoted to fellowship and “Kiwanis trivia” with prizes to be awarded.

     And a reminder about a previous Capital Kiwanian article:

Good Reading For Club Members-

     Latest issue of the KIWANIS  magazine.

Read about new ways to help grow our Club and ourselves as Kiwanians!!!

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Kiwanis

 

Love It!   Share It!   Live It!

 

 

November 30, 2017

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November 30 Weekly Meeting:

       Our speaker will be Lt. Colonel (Ret)  Allen Boone, who is the Director of Veteran Services for the Adanta Group  Behavioral Health Services.

     Allen is a member of American Legion Post 7 where he serves as Service Officer.

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Opening Prayer November 30 by Carol Banks.

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Board  Of  Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 6

     The Board of  Directors  will hold  its monthly meeting Wednesday, December 6, at 11:00  a.m. at the Capital City Activity Center.

     Officers, Directors and committee chairs are urged to get any agenda items to Secretary Randy Thomas as soon as possible. Board meetings are open to all  Club members interested in attending.

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Still Looking…

  For Club members to step up and volunteer to help with the set up of  sound system at our  weekly meetings, and take down and  put away at the conclusion of program.

    Our goal is to establish a “team” so that the same members will not have to be responsible for seeing that the equipment is in place week after week.

      If you are willing to give some time to this important task  at our  weekly meetings, talk with President Tommy or Administration Committee Chair Fred Troutman.

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Ahead In December

Activities & Events

December 3: Kentucky State University Choir will present a concert at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church. 4:00 p.m. Public invited.

December 8: Frankfort Christmas Parade sponsored by  Cap City Radio.7:OO P.M. Kiwanis to provide volunteers.

December 9: Ed Wright Kiwanis Breakfast at Cracker Barrel. 9:00 a.m. All Kiwanians and guest invited.

December 14: Hearn Elementary School Festival. 6:00 p.m.  Kiwanis to provide peanut butter  sandwiches  and serve  chili provided by VFW.

December 16: West Ridge Elementary school Holiday Festival.  7:00 a.m. Kiwanis to cook and serve pancakes.

 

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Good Reading For Club Members-

     Latest issue of the KIWANIS  magazine.

Read about new ways to help grow our Club and ourselves as Kiwanians!!!

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Kiwanis

 

Love It!   Share It!   Live It!

 

 

 

This  Week’s  Meeting:

 

Thursday, November 16:

     Our guest  speaker will be Lieutenant Eunice Gitaw, from the Salvation Army Corps in Frankfort. She will talk about  the  ministerial and outreach services of the Salvation Army in Frankfort and Franklin County.

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Greeters Thursday will be Mackendy Alcinvil.

Opening prayer by Roy McCall.

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NEXT WEEK’S MEETING:

      Will  be a joint meeting with Frankfort Rotary Club on Wednesday, November 22. Noon at Capital Plaza Hotel. ( Details at right)

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     On Thursday, November 30, retired Lt. Colonel Allen Boone will round out speakers for November.  Colonel Boone is the Director of Veteran Services for ADANTA.

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Opening Prayers Schedule

     The Human & Spiritual Values Committee has named the members who will be offering the opening prayer for our weekly meetings over the  next  several; weeks. The schedule is as follows:

    November 30—Carol Banks; December 7—Randall Thomas; December 14—Fred Troutman;

and December 21-Fred Deaton.

     Any member wishing to have his or her name  added to the opening prayer list, should contact Tommy Haynes or Ron Moore.

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Kiwanis

Love  It!   Share  It!   Live  It!

Remember To Sign Up—

We Want A  Crowd  Of Kiwanians Present….

 Rotary/Kiwanis Joint Lunch Meeting

November 22, Capital Plaza Hotel

     Kiwanis Club members are reminded that we will  meet  with the Rotary Club on Wednesday, November 22, at noon at the Capital Plaza Hotel.

Cost of the meal is $12.50 and you can pay at the door.  Name badges can be picked up at the door as well.

     Club member and past KT District Governor

Chuck Fletcher will be the speaker. A sign up sheet will be circulated at Thursday’s meeting.  Members not in attendance Thursday   can sign up by emailing : fredwtroutman@gmail.com

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Remember Also

   Your Happy Dollars and 50/50 contributions support our Administrative Fund…

     Christmas Parade December 8 sponsored by Cap City Radio. Kiwanis asked to provide volunteers…

     West Ridge Elementary School Holiday Festival December 16. Kiwanis again cooking and serving free pancakes.

     Volunteer to help set up and take down the sound system each week.  Talk with President Tommy…Training  provided…Give those few who do it week after week  a break..

     Think about someone who has not been at a weekly meeting for some time…text…email or call him or her…AND  while at it, think about

Kiwanis Club of Frankfort

Capital Kiwanian

November 2, 2017

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Editor’s Note:   Due to a computer problem, you will not receive your usual Capital Kiwanian.  Hopefully, this  limited edition will help you to be informed about essential Club happenings.

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This Thursday’s MeetingSpeaker:  Gary Muller, Director, Frankfort Planning & Zoning .   GREETERS==Melissa Eaton and Kimball Bruckner Owner of  The Fix Computer Store.  Opening Prayer: Dianne Cobb.

NEXT Thursday, November 9, is the second Thursday. No speaker. Business roundtable.

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PANCAKE  BreakfastLast Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast was on par with those of past years. Excellent crowd…great food and wonderful time for community fellowship.

   Income will be announced when all monies are in and bills paid.

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This Friday, November 3:

NINTH ANNUAL

OK for CASA Chili Luncheon

11:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

VFW  Second St. & Capitol Avenue

$5.00

October 19, 2017

 

 

This Week’s Meeting                          

Thursday, October 19:

      Our speaker will be Wayne Briscoe, Chief of the Frankfort Fire & Emergency Medical Service.

     Chief Briscoe will discuss fire safety in our homes and businesses and give us an update on  the department over which he recently assumed command.

    Let’s have good attendance present   Thursday to welcome Chief  Briscoe  as he talks about and represents this vital community service  agency!

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   Thursday’s GreetersMo Shands & Steve Stewart.

Opening Prayer-Ed Wright.

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October 26 Speaker: Matt Noel, telling “Story of Drug Addiction To Recovery,”

     Opening Prayer: Randal Thomas.

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Calling All Kiwanians!!!

Remember Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 28.

Sell tickets…Help distribute tickets to members who cannot attend weekly meetings…Plan to help work at the breakfast…

     A successful Pancake Breakfast will help ensure our continued work with children and youth in Frankfort and Franklin County. Every  ticket we  each sell or  purchase will  make  a difference!

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Kiwanis is more than “just a club”—

It is a commitment to service!

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Kiwanis:   Love  It   Share  It   Live  It

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“Service-Outreach Happenings”

This Thursday Evening

October  19

 

Halloween Party

Capital City Activity Center

4:45 P.M.

Food…Fun…Music

Costumes Optional

Several Club members have volunteered…more are needed.  Be at Center by 4:45.

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Annual

Franklin  County Health Department

Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Lakeview Park

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Kiwanis volunteers report by 5:00 p.m .

Park in lot nearest Pavilion.

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Junior Achievement: Kiwanis

Volunteers Again Requested

     We again have great opportunity to share with students in the classroom to talk with them about citizenship, government and  other things in our community. I need nine Kiwanians to help in our elementary  schools.  I must hear from you by this Thursday, October 19, or the door to this opportunity will be closed.

     Classes run 30-45 minutes and training for volunteers will be given. Last year’s five  class presentations were a great experience. Call me at (502) 803-1967 or email me at rauisin@aol.com if you are interested in helping, Chuck Fletcher

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October 5, 2017

 

Weekly Meeting                          

Thursday, October 5

Our speaker will Club President-elect Marchele Jenkins,  who as most members know, is Executive Director of the Capital City Activity Center.

   Yes, that name  of the Center is correct even thought this editor often falls back to the former name of  “Senior Activity Center.”

    So, be here Thursday to learn why the name change, along with the many other exciting changes and innovations/renovations  that have taken place or will be taking place  at the  “Capital City Activity Center”.

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And Remaining October Meetings…

October 12:  No speaker. Second Thursday business session.

October 19: Speaker—Wayne Briscoe,  Chief of Frankfort Fire & EMS.

October 16: Speaker—Matt Noel,  Story Of Drug  Addiction  To Recovery.

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And New For Weekly Meetings…

    Listed below are Club  members who will be offering the opening prayer for weekly meetings in the  month of October:

     October 5—Marchele Jenkins. October 12—

Ron Moore. October 19—Ed Wright. October 26—Randall Thomas.

     From this time  forward., the names of those offering opening prayer  at weekly meetings will be published in the Capital Kiwanian a month in advance. Any member who wishes to be included on the opening prayer list is asked to check with Ron Moore or Tommy Haynes..

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Board of Directors Meeting

October 4, 11:00  a.m. Capital City Activity  Center.

The Annual One & Only…

Kiwanis Club of Frankfort

Pancake Breakfast

October 28

First Christian Church

This is a Club project in which each of us  can take part.  TICKETS are  ready  to be picked up and sold for  $5.00  each.  Cheap way to treat family members or friends to a great break.

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On Our Calendar…

October 4:Board of Directors meeting. 11:00 a.m. Capital City Activity Center.

October 19: Franklin County Health Department annual drive thru flu shot clinic. Lakeview Park.

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Kiwanis to help collect and deliver food to Food Pantry.

October 28:   Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. First

Christian Church. Serving 7:00 a.m.—Noon.

Kitchen crew report  6:00 a.m.

November 3: Ninth Annual OK for CASA Chili Luncheon. 11:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. VFW. Second Street & Capitol Avenue.

November 11—Veterans Day

November 22—Joint meeting with  Frankfort  Rotary Club. Noon. Capital  Plaza Hotel,

November 23—Thanksgiving Day

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Weekly  Greeters: As many of  you remember, we have from time to time asked Club members to serve as greeters.  Membership Chair Ed Powe is working on  a new plan whereby we will have two greeters at the door  each Thursday.

     When implemented,  the list  of greeters and their respective dates to serve will be published in  the Capital Kiwanian ( as we are doing with those  offering the opening prayer ).)

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Frankfort Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Thursday
at 
The Office Pub and Deli
614 Comanche Trail
Frankfort, KY 40601

 
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