Music provided by Tom Burrows
. Mary Gant filled-in for president Bill Watts by
running the meeting like a long-time pro. But, she still
wants Bill to hurry back ASAP—she says she’s having more
fun than she deserves.
. Tom Burrows and Wendy Smith artistically led us in
“God Bless America,” our favorite patriotic song.
. The flag salute was led by Tom Slaughter.
. Pastor and member Skip Lindeman called for a moment of
silence as we mourned the death of member Dr. Allan
Perry, Sr. A long-time member, he will be greatly
missed. His memorial service will be on Sunday, April
17, 2011, 1:00 pm, at the Eagle Rock Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 2322 Merton Ave., Los Angeles CA
90041, (323) 257-5803.
. For his inspirational, Skip recited a poem called,
“The Dash,” which reminds us that what really counts in
the end is how we choose to fill in the “dash” between
arrival and departure—a timeless message.
. Pat Anderson brought two guests—City attorney Mark
Steres, and Pat’s own sister, Marilyn Smith.
. Wendy Smith gets credit for inviting Penny Lee Morgan
as a guest today. Penny is moving soon, and plans to
join Kiwanis in the Newhall area.
. Dr. Frosty Boyd brought along daughter, Francie
Agajanian, to pay us a welcome visit.
. The Montrose La Crescenta club was well-represented by
veteran members Bob Peterson and Anita Pearson, on their
We welcomed our guests by shouting “Hi!” and banging on
the tables, as usual, demonstrating how our club has
consistently good taste.
People who have been away for a while were welcomed
back—Peggy Touchstone, Pete Palermo, Jim Edwards and
Matt Regan. The club sang our “Welcome, welcome back”
song as lustily as could be mustered.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Scads of members had celebrations, but most of them
were shamefully absent. We’ll get to them later. But,
Skip Lindeman was present and he cheerfully joined the
century club—100 pennies?! He’s the man. (We all know
that ministers are underpaid, but does he have to be so
obvious about it?)
. Joan Peters was happy for the privilege of selling
50-50 tickets—reminding future members that they must
sell after they win. (She won last week. Boo-hoo.)
. Bob Martin was happy to receive a birthday present of
a cane—er—a Marine Walking Stick--from the halls of
Montezuma. We greatly appreciate Bob’s service in WW II.
. Pete Palermo was happy that he had just finishing
visiting everywhere in the world. And, he plans to go
back, soon, especially to see “The Bridge Too Far.” Pete
also joined the century club in honor of our ailing
president, Bill Watts. Thanks, Pete!
. Pat Anderson was happy that city council member, Laura
Olhasso, and Mayor Don Voss, actively oppose the
proposed five-mile 710 tunnel—a tunnel too far. She
encouraged others to do the same.
. Jim Edwards was all broken-up and rambling about Pete
Palermo—something about reading or not reading “Two
Years Before the Mash.” (Yes—Mash.)
Mary Gant announced that there will be an interclub
opportunity with Jewel City on Tuesday, April 12. 6:00
pm, Clancy’s Crab Boiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale.
Please sign-up—now’s the chance to do your duty!
. Linda Magarian nicely reminded members that there are
several hang-fire, newer members who need to hurry and
fulfill their club requirements to earn their long-pants
and amazing prizes. Don’t make Linda angry and force her
to pay you a personal visit.
. Mary Gant reminded us that there is a monthly board
meeting tomorrow night—7:00 pm at the community center.
She also reminded us of our La Canadan of the Year (our
own Clyde Hemphill) program on May 4. On a roll, Mary
added that the monthly Division Council Meeting (DCM) is
now held every third Monday of the month at 5:30 pm, at
the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Louise St.,
Glendale. Our “rookies” are reminded that attending a
DCM is one of the required, neophyte duties.
. Frosty Boyd had a long sick-list today. People who are
doing OK or getting better, include Bill Watts, Peggy
Touchstone (here today), Hal Thomas, Elizabeth Georgeon,
Norm Johnson, Bea Cirar, and Harriet Hammon’s daughter,
Heidi. Regrettably, not doing as well as hoped is member
Dave Spence’s son, Andy, who is still hospitalized since
being struck by a car a few weeks ago. Well wishes to
the Spence family.
. As a post-meeting item—Newspapers can be delivered to
Gilmore bank where they are collected and donated to
Glendale-based GAR services—an organization that aids
individuals who are handicapped.
Today’s speaker was Deputy District Attorney, Alan
Jackson. Alan is running for the DA position in the next
election, 2012. He was accompanied by Ali Wolter, his
campaign administrative manager.
By way of background, Alan was born in Texas, served in
the Air Force, and received his law degree from
Pepperdine University. In the legal community, he is
noted for prosecuting serious and complex cases,
including gang crimes, and for handling high profile
trials--known in the trade as “Marquis” crimes--
including that of Phil Spector, as a recent example. He
also is active in teaching criminal law up and down the
Alan informed us that, as a practical matter, the public
prosecutor is arguably the most important of all public
officials. That is because there must be the rule of law
and public safety for society to function at all.
“Filling pot holes doesn’t matter if you are afraid to
go on the streets.” He firmly believes in our
constitution when it states “that all men are created
equal’ and that laws must be fairly enforced on all. In
elections, he believes that it is very important for
citizens to pick a candidate, get involved, and give
vigorous support to that candidate.
During the Q and A. session, he made several points:
- A deputy D. A. is not given detailed
instructions on how to prosecute a case.
- He believes that domestic violence should be
more vigorously enforced—there are still too many
bad things that can and do go on.
- Predators should receive the maximum sentences
possible, with minimum paroles.
- He illustrated his view by relating an
unforgettable story of the murder of an innocent,
young girl. Alan successfully prosecuted the
SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS AT THE MEETING
Greeters at the Door: George Lutes, Bachy Bachmeyer,
and Too Many Others to Mention
Pre-Lunch Piano Music: Tom
Winner of the 50/50
Guest, Penny Morgan
Master Cash Box:
Webmaster: Jeb Long
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Apr 13, 2011
Lunch Meeting - Monsignor Antonio - St Bede's
Apr 20, 2011
Lunch Meeting - Joel Smith/Megan Nordvedt - Fun and Games
Apr 27, 2011
Lunch Meeting - Irene and Peter Keller - Aid Africa
Apr 30, 2011
Travelogue - Clint & Sue
Denn - Portugal & The Douro Valley
May 4, 2011
Lunch Meeting - La Canadian of the Year
May 5, 2011
Kiwanis Board Meeting - 7:00 PM,
LCF Community Center