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March 3, 2004
Barry Riedel, Editor
Martha Crockett delighted us with some muscal fare
pre-meeting and got a big hand from all of us. Ed Moulton
led us in "This Is My Country". Al Restivo led
the pledge to our fine Nation. Jack Dawson read us some
inspiring words from James about getting up and working for what
Ragazzi--a mezzo soprano--was introduced by Ed Moulton.
Violet hails from Parachute Colorado and now La Crescenta. George
Lutes introduced her husband Frank Ragazzi. Dick DeGrey
introduced our newest member Shirley DeGrey. Shirley
got up and said a few words about feeling like she belongs. Her
father was a Kiwanian. She's looking forward to lots of fun and
introduced Martha Crockett and thanked her for playing the
piano for him for 36 years. Jim Ackland introduced Lt.
Gov. Joe Thompson who had learned something new from one of
our members: Carrie Arboleta on his tennis team will be leading
the Key Club in the coming year. Joe reminded us about the
Governor's Official Visit. Rick Lazare introduced Nolan
Spencer of Countrywide.
introduced Theo Abelmann, one of our honorary members of
whom we do not see enough but it is a joy to see her from time to
Moulton led us in a big "Hi Neighbor". And then
hearing no opposition Ed fearlessly led us into "O What A
Your humble editor loves to get constructive criticism. He loves
it in fact. Well—sort of. Anyway, it’s always good to get
things right. Last edition credit should have been give to Don
Graf for making the sign that got on the cover of the new Chamber
Ackland told us
that the Key Clubs in our area--two of them--are organized very
similar to our club. Ken Lowe took the mike and told us
that Carrie Arboleda is now Lt. Governor of the Key Clubs. We all
gave Ken Lowe a big hand for all of his work on the LCHS
Wednesday night at the PTA Founders Night "Rock Around The
Radio" the honorees walked down a red carpet. Ed Moulton
and Karl Johnson were introduced and honored. Ed Moulton
stood up and showed the certificate of appreciation which he
promptly donated to the Club.
Board Members! Tomorrow night at 7PM at the Citibank. Jim
Ackland hopes to see all of us.
Ackland found Frank
Williams who takes care of the house every Wednesday. Frank
makes sure every detail is correct. Frank Williams’
birthday is March 4. We all sang him a "Happy Birthday"
followed by applause.
Edwards gave for it being such a beautiful day and for
something that happened last weekend: USC won its fourth
consecutive basketball game against UCLA. Jim Edwards gave
up attendance at a meeting with 35 women and only him representing
the men just to be with us.
Welch gave for
knowing a friend who gave $55 million to USC and all Lloyd
got was a lousy t-shirt. All of those who did not have proof of
voting yesterday had to chuck in a buck. Clyde Hemphill
gave for our President Jim Ackland being able to take the
red ribbon off the gavel. Howard Backer gave for his visit
with the kids and grandchildren without getting wet from the rain.
He gave a sad buck for UCLA who everybody beats these days. Rick
Lazare gave a happy buck that actually was a sad buck: He just
returned from 2 weeks in Hawaii. Somebody has to do it! Elizabeth
Georgeon gave for the lovely Descanso Gardens with the
poppies planted that the deer ate in the Circle Garden. Tom
Gilfoy had something to do with the Circle Garden. George
Lutes gave a happy buck for the Soap Box Derby announcements
having the right year on them. Ed Moulton gave a very sad
buck for no more cookies on the dessert table. Bachy Bachmayer
gave for escorting his granddaughter to the 76th Academy Awards.
Joe Thompson told us that Bob Wallace had attended the
AM club and made a special offer for the AM Club: the club could
keep $25 for their foundation. Joe gave another happy buck
for Carrie Arboleda, the Lt. Gov. of the Key Club. Chuck Gulick
gave for having his two grandchildren over the weekend. Hal
Crockett chipped in for his son leaving for Zurich Switzerland
where his daughter will meet him.
Frosty Boyd--keeping it clean--gave us a limerick about a
lady and her three children--especially one named "Tat".
George Lutes rose to the occasion with one about a true
story of the terrible California weather. Theo Abelmann
contributed with a joke about three fellows, an Englishman, a
Frenchman and a Pole and the guillotine. Frosty won the bag
Clyde Hemphill told us all about Total K Day March 20 at
Glenhaven Park. Consider spending a Saturday morning in the sun
doing good work. Glenhaven is one of four parks in LCF. Know where
it is? Howard Backer (wearing his Secretary hat) asked for
reports from all committee leaders. And don't forget the board
meeting tomorrow night. Bachy Bachmayer nudged us about the
Children's Hospital tubs. Bob Wallace told us about the
Dining for Youth April 1 at Brookside. More flyers are on the
table. An invitation has been extended to the AM club--the more
the merrier. Perhaps that is a challenge to us--to get more of us
there than AM members. Keep your cards and letters coming in.
About $145 was in the pot. Jim Edwards won and drew . . . .
. a white ball. So the pot is about $146 growing every steadily.
Silvia Kirkorian introduce Carmen Aplegian and Jackie
Churchill of the Braille Institute who brought us up-to-date on
all the goings-on over there.
Ed Moulton led us in "Come On Kiwanis".
February 25: Founder’s
Dinner, LCHS cafeteria 6:30 PM
March 20: Total
K Day: Glenhaven Park: 8:30-Noon
Night, March 20:
Kiwanis Travel Adventures “Israel Today”
March 21: Governor’s
reception 12 Noon, La Cañada Country Club
April 1: Wine
Dinner—“Dining for Youth”—at Brookside, social hour 6PM.
May 29: Soap
PM Flintridge Prep Key Club, Flintridge Prep School, 4543 Crown,
AM La Cañada AM Club, Church of the Lighted Window, 1200 Foothill
PM, dinner. Sunland-Tujunga Club, Mario's Sterling Restaurant,
8737 Fenwick, Sunland
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