KIWANIS ROSE PARADE FLOAT
- Wayne Hoeft
Wednesday – Lunch Meeting at Descanso
TRAVEL ADVENTURE -
Sardinia: A Romantic Journey
Saturday evening at 7:10 p.m.
HIGHWAY SIGNS - Dan
Wednesday – Lunch Meeting at Descanso (also, First Annual Bad
Hair Day )
BOARD MEETING - Kiwanis
Club and Foundation
Thursday at 7:00 p.m., La Cañada CitBank
HOLIDAY PARTY - Gourmet
dinner and Caroling
at the Dawsons, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Prez sez . . .
has done a great job getting articles in the local newspapers
reporting on the projects of our International Understanding
Raffle tickets are being sold by Kiwanis
International to help fund the Kiwanis Rose Float. A great
prize if you win –four grandstand seats for the Rose Parade,
50-yard line tickets for the football game, VIP luncheon, (and
something else we couldn’t hear). Tickets are available at the
Wednesday meetings, or call Howard Backer.
Ed Moulton is helping to plan a Wednesday
program featuring a Talent Show by our own club members. More
info to come.
Jelly Roll needs to be dressed for
the holidays. Harriet Hammons finally saved the day by
volunteering. She’ll have Jelly Roll in Holiday Garb
1 - Harriet Hammons reminded everyone of the
Holiday Party on December 12 at the Dawson’s house.
2- Pat Anderson (as Executive Director of
the LCF Chamber of Commerce) encouraged everyone to shop in LCF to
support our local merchants. She also talked about the many
recent robberies on Foothill Boulevard. On Monday morning at 8:00
a.m. there will be a meeting at the Turnabout Teacup to
discuss the robberies; the sheriff’s detective who is working the
case will be there to talk about it and answer questions. Call
Turnabout Teacup if you plan on attending
3 - Al Restivo is taking sign-ups to give
the Wednesday inspirations.
4 - Jim Ackland and Bill Wallace are
working on a plan for a membership drive.
Paul Westmoreland handled the induction of
Linda Magarian, who is sponsored by Diane DellaValle.
Linda is a recently retired school teacher and lives in La Cañada with her son. She is looking forward to participating in
our club projects. WELCOME, LINDA!
FROSTY’S SLA REPORT
mentioned the newspaper article about
who died earlier this year. Pete was a member of our club before
he moved to Santa Maria several years ago.
really misses the camaraderie of our Wednesday meetings and loves
to talk on the phone.
hopes to continue coming to our meetings and details are still
being worked out for his transportation. Call
if you can help.
Frank Ragazzi introduced our speaker; his
intro was short and to the point, which was good because Randy
Votch of the Convalescent Aid Society had lots of
interesting information to share about his organization. The
Convalescent Aid Society loans medical equipment to those in
need who are convalescing at home. The Society was started
in 1923 by a group of women who recognized the need when they were
visiting convalescent homes. In the 1930s the organization set up
a thrift shop to raise money to buy the medical equipment. When
the Society received a gift of $8 million they were able to
disband the thrift shop and buy a warehouse where they now store
and refurbish the medical equipment. Anyone in the greater San
Gabriel Valley area can call for help: 626-793-1696.
HAPPY & SAD BUCKS
Hal Crockett – Happy for recent
newspaper coverage of our International Understanding projects.
Pat Anderson – Thankful for the help
of Bea Cirar, Sylvia Kirkorian, and Mary Gant
– who act as Ambassadors for the LCF Chamber.
Bill Scherkey – Sad because
Melinda has been sick. Happy because he hasn’t become
ill and because he and Melinda went to the Pasadena
Symphony Orchestra rehearsal (at the invitation of the conductor –
George Mester – who was our speaker last week) and sat
right with the musicians while they practiced.
Paul Westmoreland – Happy because
even the Director of JPL said he should probably go and learn the
secret of Dinuba, too.
Harriet Hammons– Happily looking
forward to a wedding she will be attending at Yosemite.
Lloyd Welch – Happy his daughter has
passed the first anniversary on her new job.
Violet Ragazzi – Happy for those who
went to the very enjoyable Interclub on Tuesday night with the
Sunland/Tujunga Kiwanis Club.
Sylvia Kirkorian – Sad because of all
the Foothill robberies, but Happy a number of the bank
robbers have been caught.
Prez Daryal – Happy that Bill
Watts was not complaining about the tea glasses this week.
FACTS AND FICTION
Music: Piano tunes by Martha Crockett
were enjoyed by everyone. Ed Moulton lead America the
Opening: Jack Dawson
led the flag salute and our Inspiration was provided by
Guests: Ken Lowe
was surrounded by five great
LCHS Key Clubbers.
We’ve Missed You and We’re Glad To See
You: Violet Ragazzi, Harriet Hammons,
Fines: Threatened for next week
by Prez Daryal, since he noticed Jim Reynolds and
Tom Stafford have been sitting at the same table for several
weeks. Jim retorted that he likes the table and will just
pay the fine. Was that a generous offer to help fill the till or
Fifty-Fifty Drawing: Frosty was the
winner. Prez Daryal reminded Frosty he would need
to sell tickets next week, but Frosty “refused” since he is
a greeter and likes that job better. When Frosty offered
to donate his winnings to the Foundation, Prez Daryal let
him off the hook.
Frosty’s Challenge: Lloyd Welch and
Bill Watts took the challenge, but the vote went to
Knock Knock Joke: Jack Dawson gave
it a try and received a sideways thumb (neither “up” nor “down”).
Jelly Roll Revelation: Prez Daryal
learned that Bill and Melinda took a long trip
through the desert, and Jelly Roll thought that should be
worth a $20 contribution from Bill. Bill said Jelly
Roll had revealed to him that Prez Daryal was missing
something … and it turned out to be Prez Daryal’s gavel.
Bill agreed to return the gavel for a $20 contribution from
the Prez. That was a total of $40 for the club, but
Past Prez Jim Ackland had strong objections as he was fined
$100 when he lost his gavel and then had to wear it hanging from a
string around his neck for several weeks.
OFFICERS for 2004-2005
Daryal Gant, President
Paul Westmoreland, President-Elect Frank Ragazzi, Vice
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
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
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 at Noon
Van de Kamp Hall in Descanso
Gardens - 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011
P.O. Box 33, La Cañada, CA