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Barry Riedel, Editor
DeGrey gave us a wonderful round of fine songs.
Ed Moulton led
us in the Star Spangled Banner.
Bill Scherkey led the flag salute.
gave a nice invocation with a touch of Kiwanis.
Jim Ackland pointed out that this is a happy day since
Paul Westmoreland was about to induct Mike
Leininger with Sue
Leabo as his sponsor.
Sue informed us that Mike Leininger is the principal of LCHS.
Raised in Long Beach, Mike went to Univ. of Utah where he
was a football player.
He began teaching in Bellflower.
He came in 1987 as Vice-Principal.
His wife teaches at Palmcrest and his two daughters
graduated from LCHS.
He is expecting his first grandchild in March.
He is a USC fan
delivered a little talk on the goals of Kiwanis International and
a welcome to Mike Leininger.
Ed Mouton led us
in a rendition of "You're In Kiwanis Now".
Mike Leininger, Sue Leobo, and Paul Westmoreland
Moulton had a special announcement:
The subject of the announcement was here himself.
Bill Watts had
an incident at the Disney Auditorium--a slight heart problem.
He went to Good Samaritan where he was interned overnight.
We all were very happy to have Bill with us.
reported on the board meeting last week.
We have two Carls:
Karl Johnson and
worked with the Key Club last week to untangled many feet of
His wife Irene provided refreshments.
collected contributions last year of about $2,000 from eyeglasses,
pop tops and printer cartridges.
Karl encouraged us all to drink more beer and collect more
pop tops which go to Ronald McDonald House.
Carl Johnson and his
collected pop tops
Christianson added some words to that regarding her personal
contact with the Ronald McDonald House.
She was impressed with the quality of the program and the
Keep turning in those pop tops!
from the board meeting:
Bob Wallace has
agreed to take over the Gourmet Dinner and Howard Backer reported that we are in a very sound financial
We decided to take another direction--on which Frosty
One of our goals is more visibility for the club.
He showed us the "Vial of Life".
Anybody who is home-bound--not just seniors--will have two
stickers, one for the front door and one for the refrigerator.
If the paramedics see the sticker they know to look in the
refrigerator for the vial which contains all the vital medical
information on the person.
Our goal is to publicize this program.
We are using the Key Club under the direction of Matt
commented that this was a good opportunity to get involved with
the Builder's Club, the Key Club and the Sheriff's Department.
Wilson has the job in the House Committee to put patches on
On the Kiwanis Honors banner Mel put on a patch
Mel commented that he could change it around.
Captain Chavez gave an announcement regarding helping some
families over the holidays. The Fire Department is honoring the Marines in Iraq.
Members of Station 82 is sponsoring a golf event on
November 24 at 9AM at the LC Country Club. It's open to everyone at $100 per person to honor the
Marines. Sign up at
6:30AM on the date of the event or swing by Station 82 for a
New member Mike
Leininger acted as Sergeant-at-Arms
Daryal Gant forgot about his birthday on the 14th--a significant
one. He just got
through doing a Century Club but generously donated some more.
Bob Wallace had
a "two-fer": a birthday and an anniversary this month.
He jointed the Century Club.
Sue Leabo gave a
happy buck for Mike
Leininger. Sheila Cook gave two happy bucks, one because Ed Moulton was doing the program and two, because they are expecting
another grandchild. Jeb
Long gave a happy buck for his presentation to 300 Germans in
German who clapped for his talk.
introduced his beautiful wife of 54 years, Julia
Christianson gave some happy bucks for being a grandmother and
for missing us all..
Frosty Boyd told
a little-old-lady joke. Challengers
were Jack Dawson with a
talking-dog story. Daryal
Gant was reminded of a Bob Hope joke.
Jack Dawson won.
Dick DeGrey won!
announced the start of the La Cañada Kiwanis Toy Drive.
We will be helping the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Toy
Drive. They are
looking to purchase $20 Ralph's gift certificates.
Matt is asking $10-20 per person to help out poverty-level
families in the area. Donations
must be in by the Wednesday before Christmas by 1PM.
reminded us of the December 14 Christmas party at the Dawsons.
It will be catered. Menu:
green salad, rice salad, rolls with butter, hand-carved turkey
breast and ham and pies. Paul Westmoreland
reported on the Membership Competition which will be closed out
with the activities in October.
Winners to be announced unless you can figure it out
yourself from the chart.
announced that on Friday the 21st at 10AM three volunteers will be
needed to put up Christmas lights at Granola Park.
Let Carl know. Daryal Gant told us about the yellow sign-up sheets for the
Interclub events. Get
that "yellow zit" off your badge!
"Be there or be square!"
reminded us of the donation tub for Children's Hospital.
Chair for the Day Ed
Moulton introduced Nan Burton who immigrated from South Korea
at age 13, went to UCLA, married her husband Marty.
They live in LCF. She
has been contributing to several Korean newspapers and recently
won first prize for an essay contest.
She was our choice for Honorary Kiwanian last July.
Nan is a "1.5 generation" American--not having
been born here but having come at an early age.
She has a weekly column about a Korean-American housewife
in a Korean newspaper.
She wrote her essay on her experiences escorting orphans
from abroad to America.
She has gone to Bulgaria twice and to Romania.
Ed Moulton led us in a rendition of "Hail
Kiwanis!" to end the meeting.
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