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October 27, 2004
The Kiwanis Club
of La Cañada’s Weekly Newsletter
COMING UP NEXT
AGE – Debbie McIntosh
Lunch Meeting at Descanso
RESIDENT DARYAL acknowledged
the work of Mel Wilson and our House Committee.(REMINDER: Our
club will meet on both December 1st and the 8th in the
Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Lighted Window.)
Our PRESIDENT also said there
would be a service for Martha Herrman, wife of Dave Herrman,
will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the La Cañada
We were told that
the Verdugo Hills Kiwanis Club will have its masquerade party on
PAT Anderson reminded us of the
Tournament of Roses 'Wine and Roses' event on December 7th, the
"Taste of the Town."
told us about the success of our Men About Town Fashion Show.
And she announced the Queen for the Pasadena T of R was our own
Royal Court member, Ashley Moreno and the Mixer on October 28th
was in partnership
with Descanso Gardens Guild and the LCF Tournament of Roses.
The PREZ was back on his feet
once more telling us that we should have evidence of having
voted on November 4th or we would be 'financially
disadvantaged.' If the line at the polls is very long, make
sure you allow time to vote early and then plan to attend the
BOARD MEETING, Tuesday evening, November 4 at 7 p.m.
DICK DE GREY is 'much better'
although he is back in the hospital for a second time. SHIRLEY
DE GREY is still playing the piano...Wonderful news! Phone
calls to this couple would be very much appreciated. Frank
Williams, always loyal to our club, has been absent due to
transportation problems. Frosty reminded us to inquire on
members who have been missing meetings for three weeks or more.
VICE PRESIDENT FRANK RIGAZZI
introduced EUGENE STOECKLY, LINDA BERG, and DAVID STOECKLY
(GENE'S son) who presented information on the La Cañada
Flintridge Foundation, which we have supported for many years.
We learned that the Foundation has contributed more than
$600,000 to 500 worthy recipients in recent years. All speakers
spoke of different methods of contributing (memorials,
honorariums, trusts) as they eloquently gave their case for
continued support of this worthwhile foundation.
lunch attendance has been flagging, with only a little over
half of our active members showing-up. Please attend all you
possibly can, and urge your Kiwanis buddies to do the same.
AND BRING GUESTS.
Spread your charm around. All of us tend to
get in comfortable ruts--like sitting in the same place at
lunch, with the same people. That's nice up to a point, but
we really do need to mingle more, meet new people, get new
perspectives, etc. I CHALLENGE YOU KIWANIANS TO MIX IT UP!
for USC's last victory (a comment from the floor, "That was
that we have a new president.....of the club, right, Don?
have visited his daughter, two grandchildren, and see the Fall
beauty of Vermont
his trip with his church group to Mississippi where they helped
(and where, although it rained
a lot and he learned about 'Mississippi mud', he will enjoy
a boost for #3 Auburn.
his roof didn't leak in our current rainstorm.
there has been no news from Dinuba.
AL RESTIVO, KARL JOHNSON, FRANK RAGAZZI, LINDA BERG, and
Music: Ed Moulton leading us in
God Bless America (also with Happy
Birthday, Hi, Neighbor, and Hail, Kiwanis) with
Martha Crockett at the piano.
Flag salute by Karl Johnson and inspiration reading by President
Daryal Grant (reinforcing how luck we are when we count our
RESTIVO.. Needs names of those volunteering to give
us of the International Understanding Committee's sponsorship of
'Sleeping Children Around the World' and submitted photographs
of children in Tanzania with placards saying 'La Cañada Kiwanis
us information on the success of the Chamber's 'Men About Town' fund raiser
which featured our
DR AL PERRY.
PAT also congratulated
ASHLEY MORENO from La Cañada as she is the Queen of the
Tournament of Roses.
guest, Richard Shaw who has a data processing
business in Glendale. Anthony Portantino
introduced his daughter, Sofia. Ken
Lowe brought his brother, Dr Rodney Lowe,
a retired plastic surgeon from the Santa Cruz area, Ken also
presented four Key Club members: President Albert Chen,
Secretary Ching Young, Treasurer Caroline Kim, along
with Robert Gee.
Diane DellaValle introduced
'Terrific Kid' Scott Gray with his parents,
Paul and Mary. This excellent student
(especially in math), is active in four sports, plays the
trumpet, and has a love for animals.
Scott Gray, Terrific
presented Christina Patrizio with her parents,
Nancy and Bill. Christina is an outstanding
student with high grades and with excellence in drama and
Patrizio, Terrific Kid
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
"Backy" Backmayer on October 26 and Glenn Petit
managed to wait until his actual birthday...and joined the
Century Club. Don Davidson acknowledged that
October 26th was his wedding anniversary but said that was
included in a former birthday and anniversary category, which
President Daryal accepted. And Prez Daryal
and Mary have been married for 48 years
(October 26). He volunteered a Century Club payment when voices
from the floor referred to Mary being a club member also and
wanted twice the fine. "Gimme a break!" said the Prez.
Chief Mascot Jelly Roll
Our mascot, Jelly Roll, teamed with the president
to convince Jeb Long to share his
obvious prosperity, -- he recently bought a BMW X5 SUV. Jeb
happily forked-over twenty buckaroos. Thanks Jeb!
He did it! Frosty won by
default...in spite of a few groans from the floor.
Knock Knock joke:
Pat Anderson received a
tie vote as to its being 'thumbs up or down.'
OFFICERS for 2004-2005
Daryal Gant, President Paul Westmoreland,
President-Elect Frank Ragazzi, Vice President
Bill Scherkey, Secretary Howard Backer,
Treasurer Jim Ackland, Immediate Past President
DIRECTORS for 2004-2005
Carl Christensen, Diane DellaValle, Clyde
Hemphill, Jeb Long, George Lutes, Bob Martin,
Melinda Thompson, Bill Watts, Lloyd Welch
CLUB COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN for 2004-2005
Attendance – George Lutes, Finance & Investment –
Open, Hospitality & Welfare – Frosty Boyd, House – Mel Wilson,
Membership – Karl Johnson, Music – Ed Moulton, Newsletter –
Melinda Thompson, Parliamentarian – Clyde Hemphill, Publicity –
Open, Social – Harriet Hammons, Spiritual Aims and Human
Understanding – Al Restivo, Web-site – Jeb Long
FOUNDATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN for 2004-2005
Dining for Youth – Bob Wallace, Community Services
– Carl Christiensen and Mike Leininger, Fund Raising – Sylvia
Kirkorian, International Understanding – Hal Crockett, Soap Box
Derby – Joel Smith, Sponsored Youth: LCHS Key Club – George Lowe,
Flintridge Prep Key Club – Joan Peters, Builders Club – Open,
K-Kids – George Lutes, Terrific Kids – Open, Travel Adventure –
Frank & Vi Ragazzi, Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting – Open, Youth
Services – Bachy Bachmayer
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada meets every Wednesday
Van de Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens – 1418
Descanso Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011
P.O. Box 33, La Cañada, CA 91012
Choral Practice for our Kiwanis’ District Choir
AMERICA’S GOLDEN AGE – Debbie McIntosh
Lunch Meeting at Descanso
Nov. 4 Board Meeting
Nov. 10 Weekly Meeting:
Jorge Mester, Director of the
Nov. 27 Travel Adventure – Sardinia
Dec. 2 Board Meeting
Dec. 12 Holiday Party at the Dawsons
Jan. 6 Board Meeting
Jan. 22 Travel Adventure – Sailing Down to Rio on the
Queen Mary 2
Feb. 3 Board Meeting
Feb. 12 Travel Adventure – Exploring the
Mar. 3 Board Meeting
Mar. 26 Travel Adventure – Rv’ing in Alaska’s Inside
Apr. 7 Board Meeting
Apr. 16 Travel Adventure – Soul of Morocco
Note: A current roster of members is attached.
Celtic Myths &
Sailing Down to
the Queen Mary 2
Exploring the Ancient
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