WEEKLY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
led the singing of “God Bless America,” accompanied on the
piano by Tom Burrows. In addition, Ed led the
singing of “Hi Neighbor,” “Welcome Back,” “Happy Birthday,”
and “Come On Kiwanis” at the close of the meeting. We
continue to be grateful for the gift of music provided by Ed
led the flag salute.
Inspiration was provided by Diane Landrum with a
prayer thanking God for our many blessings and for the joy
we receive by providing service to others and the community.
recognized the return of several members who have been away
– Emelita Bituin, Paulette Keating, Glen Pettit, Howard
Backer, Rhoda Backer and Margaret Watts.
gave kudos to Linda Magarian for a wonderful happy
hour at New Moon. He also gave kudos to Joel Smith
for organizing the Kiwanis One Day event last Sunday.
introduced his guest,
Hope has submitted her application for club membership.
who is a member of the Pasadena City College Board of
CEO of the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA and former Kiwanian. Tyler
has submitted his Kiwanis membership application.
Mary Ann Berkuta celebrated her birthday
on April 11th and gave 16 happy bucks for the
club members who put on the successful Comedy Night and
added an additional $4 to make it an even $20.
Joel Peterson celebrates his birthday on April 14th.
celebrates her anniversary on April 14th and her
birthday on April 16th
Joel Smith is celebrating his 48th
wedding anniversary, and joined the Century Club last week
to recognize the milestone.
Jack Dawson is celebrating both his anniversary
and birthday this month and also joined the Century Club.
HAPPY & SAD BUCKS
donated 10 happy bucks because he has been cloned! His 10
year old grandson officially changed his name to William
Victor Watts, II.
Megan Nordvedt gave 20 happy bucks for
the Kiwanians and K-Kids who participated in a work party at
the Community Center last Sunday, and to Joel Smith who
organized the activity.
Diane Della Valle gave a happy buck because
her business is so busy, and a sad buck because she is
unable to get to the meeting on time.
Mary Gant gave a happy/sad buck
because Megan Nordvedt order five pizzas to feed
Sunday’s volunteers, but they were delivered to her home
address, and she had to reorder.
Linda Magarian gave a happy buck for the
great turnout (over 30 members) at last Friday’s Happy Hour
at New Moon. She gave a second happy buck for the wonderful
day at the Community Center and for the K-Kids being there
Wendy Smith gave a happy buck for the
successful Comedy Night with 55 attendees, which netted
$1,500 for the club. Wendy also announced that she will be
the lead for the Builders Club which meets each Thursday.
Please let Wendy know if you are available to help.
Elizabeth Georgeon gave a happy buck for her
son’s family helping with Spring plantings; however, her
grandson did break a sprinkler pipe.
Gigi Schlueter gave a happy buck for a
wonderful trip to the East coast. She even got some great
remodeling ideas from the Astors’ Mansion in Newport, Rhode
Howard Backer gave 20 happy bucks for
Tyler Wright attending the meeting, two great
weeks in Alabama and Florida, and a memorable military
ceremony for his father.
Pat Flynn gave a happy buck for a
great trip with his daughter to Washington, D.C., and a
visit to his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy.
Carl Johnson gave 20 happy bucks for a
great time at the Key Club Annual Convention with over 3,000
kids in attendance.
Ken Lowe gave a happy buck for
Carl Johnson attending the Key Club Annual Convention, a
second buck because it was a great convention, and a third
buck because one member of the La Canada High School Key
Club ran for Governor, with the Key Club President acting as
his campaign manager.
Pat Anderson gave a happy buck for a
good texture coat estimate for her house, which the company
matched at the 1999 price!
announced the nominees for the 2010-2012 Board:
President: Bill Watts
President Elect: Jim Stratton
Vice President: Jim Phillips
Immediate Past President: Nick Berkuta
Secretary: Skip Boyd
Treasurer: Bob Wallace
Directors: Paul Westmoreland, Melinda Thompson, Tom
Passanisi, Stewart Lee and Carl Christensen
Please let Carl Christensen know of additional
nominees. A vote for the 2010-2012 Officers and Board will
be held on April 28th.
announced that the new community map is now available. Let
her know if you would like a copy. Pat also announced the
Chamber of Commerce Mixer will be held at 5:30 p.m.,
Thursday, April 15, at Kobeissi Properties, 711 Foothill
announced the Lust for Life Senior Expo, from 1 to 4 p.m.,
on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Over 30 vendors serving seniors
will be on site. There will also be free food and
beverages, raffle prizes and give-aways throughout the
afternoon. The A.M. and Noon Kiwanis Club will share a
announced an Interclub with the La Canada High School Key
Club at 12:20, April 15th, at the high school.
reported on the medical status of Dick DeGrey, Hal
Thomas, Nick Berkuta, Norm Johnson, Charles Broberg, Jim
Ackland and Mike Leininger.
announced the La Cañadan of the Year event on May 5th.
Please indicate your planned attendance on the signup sheet.
introduced today’s speaker, Kate Hansen, along with
her parent, John and Kathy Hansen. Kate is currently
a senior at La Cañada High School, a member of the National
Honor Society and the youngest person to ever become the
Junior Luge World Champion, which she achieved in 2008 at
age 15. Kate was also selected for the U.S. Women’s Senior
Luge Team and became a finalist for the 2010 Olympic team.
Kate graciously thanked attendees for giving her the
opportunity to share the “gospel” of the luge. She is very
grateful to the La Canada schools for accommodating her
participation in the sport. Kate has traveled extensively
to competitions, but truly appreciates living in the
beautiful community of La Canada.
To share the thrill and exhilaration of the sport, Kate
showed a short video of her racing with the Senior Team in
Austria. She loves the excitement of the sport and has
enjoyed meeting other competitors from around the world.
At age 10 she attended a USA Luge Recruiting Program in Long
Beach, where she was first pushed down a hill on a sled with
wheels. While in the fifth grade, she was selected to
attend the home facility in Lake Placid, New York, where she
received intense workouts and training. She has also
trained in Salt Lake City. She became the 2008 Junior World
Luge Championship gold medalist and the 2008 U.S. Verizon
U.S. Junior national champion. In 2009 she received the
Silver medal at the 2009 Norton Junior National
Championships. She has also received numerous other medals
Kate has been accepted at Brigham Young University. She is
also considering what direction her luge racing career will
take - perhaps the Olympics in 2014?
Winner of the 50/50 Drawing: Margaret Watts
Secret Greeter: Skip Lindeman
Master of the Cash Box: Elizabeth Georgeon
This Week's Reporter: Cory Stevens
This Week's Photographer: Al Restivo
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