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The La Kawanian
Barry Riedel, Editor
Piano music was absent, leaving us to entertain ourselves. After a
request from our President Jim Ackland, Martha Crockett
was persuaded to go to the piano. Martha accompanied us in
a rousing version of "God Bless America" led by Ed
Moulton. Mel Wilson led the pledge. George Lutes
gave the invocation.
Some of the guests were our 8 bell-ringers. Ed Moulton
introduced Director of the Bell Ringers Jeremy Langhill. George
Lutes introduced Barbara Clark and Linda Adams. Pat Anderson
acquainted us with Crystal. Pete Palermo was greeted. Karl
Johnson presented his guests, Mark of the Bell Ringers and
Jenett Cordon who is in the printing business. Ken Lowe
made know (we’re looking for synonyms for “introduce”) Jim
Adams, a bell ringer, and Maressa Takahashi, President of the Key
Club who gave a grateful thanks for everyone who went to the
interclub. Mr. B-17 Hal Thomas (oh the heck with it)
introduced Julia Thomas, his wife and a prospective member.
Jack Dawson introduced Cindy Barrett, a bell ringer. Hal
Crockett introduced his wife Martha Crockett. Bob
Martin introduced Ashley Langdell. Paul Bobzin
introduced Neil, a bell ringer.
Julie Sharl made a special presentation with Susan Dodge of the
LCHS 7/8 PTA--a "Founder's Day" award to our Kiwanis
Club. On Feb. 25 there will be a special celebration to which Ed
Moulton and a couple of member of the club were invited to
receive a special award.
Johnson made a
special announcement regarding the Builder's Club. They help the
Glendale Association of the Retarded by collecting papers with
which over 70 clients are helped by giving work and a place to
live. They have some great artists among their clients who
provided some Christmas cards.
Moulton led us
in "Hi Neighbor"! Then "O Come All Ye
Faithful" and "The First Noel"
reported to us about the DCM meeting last Monday night. The
international luncheon will be on January 2. We have a mid-year
conference on February 21. We have a Governor's visit on March 21.
December 29 at 5:30 PM is the Feed the Floaters under the bridge. Jim
Ackland kindly provided us with candy canes at the table.
We recognized Bill Pickering for his 90 something birthday.
Mary Gant was born in 1974 and celebrated her birthday with
a check for $39, one for each year (wink).
Frosty Boyd gave us one about a job applicant. Jack
Dawson took up the challenge after being thanked for the great
Christmas party he hosted. Jack told us about the Brobergs
who are in Russia and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Bill
Watts followed up with one about a man in a supermarket. Neil
the bell ringer told us two: two satellite dishes getting married
and one about the fourth wise man. Frosty won?--no, Neil
Jim Reynolds was It. Then we got it for not wearing the
Mathews told us about her sad buck for missing the Christmas
party by arriving one day late. We all gave a big round of
applause to Diane DellaValle for all her good work on the
Jim Ackland announced that the next two Wednesdays,
December 24 and December 31, will be dark. Matt Regan
announced that the last day for the Toy/Food Drive for the
Sheriff's Dept is today. Extra: The Vial of Life is on hold
because of a flu outbreak at the Sheriff's Department. Diane
DellaValle graciously thanked everyone for the Christmas
Party. Everybody had a good time.
announced about the up-coming interclubs:
Friday lunch 12:00 Noon, Pasadena and Rose Float clubs, The Hilton
Hotel 150 S. Los Robles, Pasadena
Wed. 7:30AM, La Cañada AM Club, Church of the Lighted Window, 1200
Wed. 12:00 Noon, Eagle Rock Club, Columbo Restaurant, 1833
Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock
on the yellow sheet!
Watts told us
there were a lot of people who do not know what Kiwanis is. Be
sure to tell Bill about any public relations events. Bachy
Bachmayer reminded us of the Children's Hospital donations. Pat
Anderson told us about the new Miss La Cañada Flintridge royal
court. One will be crowned Miss La Cañada during the annual
installation dinner on January 13, 2004 at the Brookside Country
Club. Pat also gave 5 happy bucks because students in high
school are getting their college of choice. Also one went to Karl
Johnson because of his winning twice in the La Cañada Shopping
Spree. Howard Backer told us about the board meeting which
is scheduled for January 1--so it's moved to January 8.
Bill Watts won!
The Bell Choir from the Presbyterian Church was introduced by Ed
Moulton. The 11-member group provided us with delightful
entertainment from a "small ensemble" playing three and
one-half octaves. The music was heavenly. The bell ringers were
given a token of our appreciation from Ed Moulton.
Littlejohn was introduced by Jim Ackland. Ed Moulton
presented the cup to the bell ringers.
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" was sung by one and all.
No meetings 12/24 or 12/31. Board meeting January 8. May everybody
have a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!
“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his
face and not Gary Cooper”. Gary Cooper on his decision not to
take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind”.