April Bulletins

April 29, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

President Penny called the meeting to order.  Guests were:  John Starling,  Stacy from YVCC.

Mike Wilson presented Stacy from YVCC with the trust’s check for $3,000 to the YVCC scholarship fund.

Roger again named the officers and Baord Memebers to be selected at the annual meeting next week.  They are:  President, Carol Helms; President Elect, Earl Hall; Vice President: Trina Good. 4 of the following 8 directors will be elected at our annual meeting May 6. : Connie, Mo, Jon, Kelli, Brynn, Amy, Becky Nissen, Ron.

Gene Rostvold and Trina Good passed around the sign up sheet for next months Blue Jeans Basketball.  Gene said that the tournament would be at Washington Middle School instead of Davis High School.  It general is for kids that have not had organized basketball experience.

Rock the Gap…Jill then reminded us of the event which is May 31 at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $55 each or more at the door.

Pat A. reminded us that Camp Dudley workday is Saturday and he has about 25 signed up.  Breakfast will be at the Drift Inn in Naches if you want to join.  Call Pat A.

Carol Helms then gave her report on the interclubs that have taken place or are scheduled

Faviola then held the drawing for those with perfect attendance.  Pat D. won a  cup of coffee for her perfect attendance after LYnn was drawn and he wasnt there.  New rule:  you have to be at the meeting to win!

Bob Brown won/lost the 50/50 which was over $375.00…..more for us!

Our guests were then introduced.  Jessica Moskwa, Laura Rankin and Bridgette Russell from I love Yakima.  They support Yakima and tell us to look deep into any negative comments about Yakima.  Stand up for your community.  We are our own worse enemy.  Look for more info on Iheartyakima.com

 

April 22, 2014

By Pat l. Danielson

Kelli Sykes from Central Valley Bank was again a guest.

Spencer gave us a report on Don Davidson.  He is at Living Care and is 94 years old.

Roger gave us our slate of officers:  President, Carol Helms; President Elect, Earl Hall; Vice President:  Trina Good.  4 of the following 8 directors will be elected at our annual meeting May 6. : Connie, Mo, Jon, Kelli, Brynn, Amy, Becky Nissen, Ron .

Blue Jeans Basketball will be May 19 – 21.

Jill gave her report on Rock the Gap and it will be a feature on KNDO on May 30.  The committee is meeting weekly at Tri Ply.

May 3 is Camp Dudley work day.

An interclub is scheduled for next Wed (the 30th at noon) to fly( yes fly!) to Prosser’s meeting.  Connie will pilot and those going are Lynn, Penny and Cami and Connie!

There was an interclub at Selahs breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

The new Lt. Governor will be Jan Dregus from the Kamiakin Club.  She will take over for Cami on October 1.

Jon Ison then introduced our speaker, Tony O’Roarke.  He said there are 4 areas of attention for Yakima.  They are:

1.  Public Safety

2.  Economic Development

3.  Community Appearance

4  Infrastucture

He went on to explain each of the problems and conerns on each area.  It was a good program and we much appreciated it.

April  15, 2014

by Pat L. Danielson

President Penny called the meeting to order and we had three  guests:  Kelly Fife from Central Valley Bank and the new Camp Director for the YMCA, Kyle McFerson and Julie Bremerman from the YMCA (former member).

Roger Bell then again announced the new officers and directors that will be voted on at the annual meeting May 6.  The are:  President:  Carol Helms;  Pres Elect:  Earl Hall; VP, Trina Good; Directors:  Connie, Mo, Jon, Kelli, Brynn, Amy, Becky Nissen, Ron  (4 of the 8 will be elected).  A great slate!

Karl and Wendy then spoke up for Rock the Gap.  There will be signups for desserts which is headed up by Wendy.

Cami then announced the district meeting tonight where her sucessor would be selected.  There would be enough for an interclub there.

Tim Andis from Liberty Bottle Works then presented our program for the week.  They have presented 350 local companies’ bottles.  We are welcome to do a Kiwanis tour.  Everything is USA made and they are the only one of its kind to be that.  They also have zero waste.  It takes 14 pop or bear cans to make a bottle.  Aluminum is making a comeback.   They were issued a patent after 4 years of patent pending.  First bottle was in October 2010 and it took another 6 weeks to make the next perfect bottle.  They have now done 1 million bottles and will do 600,000 this year.

Program next week will be Tony Roarke, city manager.

 

April 8, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

President Penny called the meeting to order.  No guests (except for the program).

Annoucements:

Steve Emhoff  gave the slate of officers that will be voted on at the annual meeting.  They are:

President:  Carol Helms;  President Elect:  Earl Hall; Vice President:  Trina Good.

Four positions will be selected from the 8 directors presented for 2014-2016:  Connie, Mo, Jon, Kelli, Brynn, Amy, Becky Nissen, Ron.

Rock the Gap (as presented by Jill):  Meeting next Tuesday at 4:30 at Tri Ply.  The manjor sponsors that have been signed up are:  Wrays, Coca Cola, Pacifc Alliance; Deep Sea Deli; Tri Ply; Canpt read my writing and it starts with an R; Halversons; Dr. Mike Wilson; Oxford Suites; Design Central.  Mo Dennis passed around a sign up for silent auction donations.

Earl said that Kiwanis One Day was a huge sucess and even had sone of the K-kids and families from Barge Lincoln helping.

Carol H. then announced that there would be an interclub to CleElum at noon next Wed. (16th);  they would try for a Prosser at noon on the 30th and the Goldendale’s club’s Golf Tournament is June 21.

Carol Yeates has Liberty Bottle Works bottles for the Greenway for $18.

Camp Dudley work day is May 3rd according to Pat Andreotti.Becky Nissen then won bingo but Rich won/lost 50/50.  (It has to keep growing!)

The Pippens with Noel Zanchelli, Director of Operations was our speaker.  The Pippens ownership will be adding $100,000 to the stadium with additions to the picnic area, food concessions, store, bathrooms, fiber optics, and a fresh coat of paint.  The Pippins are a part of the West Cost League.  Talent will be as good if not better than what was previously here.  Ticket prices will be $6, 7, 8 for walk up prices.

Next weeks program will be Liberty Bottle Works.

 

 

 

April 1, 2014

April Fools Day

By Pat L. Danielson

President Penny opened the meeting.

Announcements:  Rock the Gap.  next meeting is April 7 at Tri Ply at 4:30.  April 9 a group will gather rocks at Herke’s.  Meet  at 3 pm at Starbucks at 72 nd and Tieton.  Herke Rocks has donated the rocks for several years!  This year’s price is $500 for a table of 8.

Kiwanis One ‘Day is Saturday, April 5.  The 3 parks that Kiwanis will be cleaning is Kiwanis, Miller and McGinnis.  Be at one of those by 9 a.m. and then to Franklin Park for a picnic at noon.

All chairmen of service committees, turn in the service hours to Sally before April 10.

Kelli is asking businesses if they have anything for the goodybags for the Japenese Students.  Contact Kelli.

Bingo was won by Becky Scholl and 50/50 was won/lost by Mike Wilson,

Our program was Greg Stewart (former member) and head of the State Fair.  He reminesed about his years with Yakima Kiwanis Camp Roganunda and Fred Westberg.  He then told us what is going on at the Fair Grounds and the role of the State Fair Park other than the Central Washington Fair.

 

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MARCH BULLETINS

March 25, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

We had no guests and President Penny was ill so VP Carol Helms took over and ran the meeting!

Announcements:  Jill gave a report on Rock the Gap (on May 31)  Sponsors and Table Captains are being signed up.    There will be a signup for the Silent Auction.   Next meeting is at Tri Ply on April 7 at 4:30.  April 9th a goup will go to Herke Rock and Pick up the rocks for Rock the Gap!  The band will be  Sweet Kiss Mama–southern blues; and they are still looking for a warm up band.

June 24th is gof Day at the Elks.

Spencer and Linda gave a great report on Songfest!

Earl reported on K-Kids.

Trina gave a report on Region 3 Conference and Carol Helms reminded us what the membership committee is up to.

Gene Rostvold says tht Blue Jeans Basketball will be May 19-21.

Wendy Aguilar won the Bingo$5.00 and Bob Brown won/lost the 50/50.

Our speaker was John Cooper the head of Yakima Valley Tourism and he gave us a great presentation and  the officeal visitors guide to the Yakima Valley.

 

 

 

 

March 18, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

Guests:  Beth’s guest Jheri Ketcham the head of the Yakima Arboretum, was present to receive a check from our Kiwanis Club for 8 kids to attend the program for kids sponsored by the Arboretum.

Announcements:  Delmar Pearson gave a report on the Trust saying that as of Feb. it had $1,092,000.  Great news.

Spencer gave his report on Songest which is coming up this Saturday.

Jill announced the Rock the Gap meeting which will be held on the 24th at Tri Ply at 4:30 p.m.

Pat Andreotti announced that the Camp Dudley work day would be  May 3rd.  There will be a new director announced next month.  Our projects include the reroofing of 5 cabins.  Sign up sheets will be passed around later.

This Saturday is also Zone Conference.  Right now there are 6 signed up to go.

Earl reminded everyone of the April 5 Kiwanis One Day of cleaning Miller park and the picnic afterwards.

K-kids would be introduced to Barge Lincoln this Monday at 2:15 pm

John B reminded us of the Yakima Schools Foundation breakfast on April 29.  See him to sign up to go.

Lynn won bingo and then Mike W won/lost the 50/50.

Our program was the Outreach CEO, Safe Yakima CEO who gave us a report on what they are doing for the homeless in Yakima.  In the last count their were 996 (1/3 of those 17 and below) homeless.  Hunger is a big issue in Yakima.

 

Next weeks program is John Cooper from the Visitors and Convention Center.

 

 

 

March 11, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

Guests:  Interclub from Kamiakin Kiwanis Club.  Announced their fund raiser of dinner and auction on May 1.  Tickets are $50.

Announcements:

Earl announced the formation of a KClub at Barge Lincoln that is almost ready.  Aktion Club will be meeting tonight.

Spencer gave us more details of the 26th Annual Songfest on March 22.  It will be honoring the memory of Julius Glover.  Joan Alum is retiring from Naches.

Jill said that the Rock the Gap first meeting was last night at Tri Ply.  Most of the spots are filled and Trina is in charge of billing.  Cami will be the new chair and is assistant now.

Steve E.  announced that Father/Daughter Dance earned about $3,000,

Mac passed arround the new signup sheet for greeters.

John Benson is passing around a sign up sheet for the Yakima Schools Foundation Breakfast where we will have a Kiwanis Table.

Bingo:  Our guest (Jan) won Bingo and Connie WON the 50/50 drawingbut after winning big last week she had them draw again and Earl Won/lost the 50/50 drawing.

Our program was  Don Meseck who is a Regional Labor Economist.  His information that he gave to us included what was announced at 10 am today.  Agriculture is the stablizing force in the county.  We have not recovered as yet from the recession but we are working on it!  contact Don at dmeseck@esd.wa.gov or 573-4564.

Next week’s program is Sunrise Outreach .

 

 

March 5, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

Guests:  Nancy Leahy guest of Sally Rodgers and Susie from United Way  was guest of John Warner .

We had a full house and it was great seeing everyone.

Reports:  Songest March 22, Spencer gave a report and passed around the volunteer signup sheet.

Karl announced that Rock the Gap is starting with a committee meeting on March 10 at tri Ply at 4:30 pm.  Carol has started contacting sponsors.

Interclubs:  We had two for February!

Becky Scholl announced that past presidents had met this a.m. and gave a report on a needed membership drive.  and that 2015 is the anniversary of 100 years in Kiwanis and our 100th anniversary is in 2021.

Give Sally your service hours by the 10th of the month for inclusion in the monthly report.

Trina annouced that there is a March Madness sale going on for the Apple Cup Luncheon:  if you buy and pay for your table you get it for $375.

April 5th will be our Kiwanis One Day for working in the partks and a picknic afterwards.

Carol Helms won bingo but the big news is that Connie Buchanan won the $1400 50/50 pot!  Yea, Connie!!!!  Now to start again!

Our program was Russ Myers, a former member and the new president of YVMH.  He talked to us about how heath care is changing and will change in the next 3 to 5 years.

Our program for next week is Don Meseck on the Jobs Outlook.

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FEBRUARY BULLETINS

February 25, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

Guests:  Kelli York brought former member Lee Maris.  Welcome Lee!

Interclubs:  Tonight at Aktion Club and Thursday at 12:30 at CKI at YVCC, 290 Decio Hall

Richard Ensey received the perfect attendance award for January!  Yea, Richard!

Announcements:

Kelli York announced the need for host families for the Japenese Yumati students .  Please contact Kelli is you are willing.  JP said it was a great experience and volunteered to be a host!

Not only is March 22 the Songfest it is the Regional conference in Kennewick.  The club has budgeted for registration so if you want to go let Sally know.

April 5 is the Kiwanis One Day cleanup of Parks and a picnic afterwards.  Signups will be coming later.

Rock the Gap:  Jill announced that the first meeting is March 10 at Tri Play at 4:30.  Rock the Gap is this year the last Saturday in May since Memorial Day is the week before.

Sally Rodgers won Bingo but there was no big winner is the 50/50 raffle.

Sean Hawkins, the Economic Development Director for the city of Yakima was our speaker.  He gave us what is going on in Economic Development, Public Safety, Partnership Developments (Cascade Mill), North 1st Street, Downtown Revitalization, Airport business operations.

Program next week will be Russ Myers, former member and new president of YVMH.

February 18, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

President Penny called the meeting to order.  Spencer Hatten reminded us about Songfest on March 22.  Cami Leonard announced that there were 8 of our members at the Kamiakin Interclub—good work!  There also will be an interclub at the Division Council meeting and on Thursday, the 27th at Sunnyside.

Becky Scholl passed around the picture of the Barge Lincoln Steel Drums that are there and the children are practising.  They will perform at our meeting the first meeting of June.

Jon Ison announced that on April 4th at the Modern Living Building will be  a Vets and dependentsJob Fair.
President Penny bought her $5 of bragging rights to remind us that the Oxford Suites has a great Friday night prime rib dinner for$16.95 and everyone can partake!

The Sgt. had many brag bucks and his questions were on the Capital in Olympia.  Mo called Bingo and Amy won.  And the pot was 7 cards.  Richard Ensey won/lost!  Members come on in next week.

Also Breakfast omettes will be served to us next week so come early and get yours going.

Dan Fisher (with no power point) gave us the latest in the Health Care Reform Act.  He got a standing ovation!

Next week’s program will be Sean Hawkins .

February 11, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

There were no guests and reports were as follows:

Kelli York presented Spencer Hatton,(Edward The Elf) and Jan Carroll (Santa) with another Thank You from one of the schools they visited.

Songfest will be March 22 and we are looking for someone to take over in 2015.  There will be 7 choirs and 3 new directors.  We give 1/2 of the proceeds to the choirs and they have received over $24,000 over the years.

Carol Helms announced there would be an interclub on Thursday at Kamiakin.

The Fund Committee said that there would be snow shoing on Sunday from Steve Emhoff’s cabin at 10am

We are still saving our specs for the SOS program.  Please bring your old glasses, cases etc.

Beth Klingele as her sponsor and Carol Helms as the membership chair brought in our newest member, Kathy Morgan from Pacific Alliance Title.  She is a long time friend of Beth’s and we wilcome her with open arms!

Jon won bingo and Beth won/loss the $1181.00 and their are 9 cards.  It is getting close!

Jon then introduced some of our veterans from the club (which we will have to do this again to get everyone in).  They included Jon, Sally, Steve E., Lynn, Roger, Spencer and Penny’s husband.

Next week’s program will be Dan Fisher for a helath care update.

February 4, 2014

We welcomed guests Dean Hill and Kathy Morgan.  Kathy is a soon to be new member!  A Ruby K for bringing in 10 members was given to former President Chris Cote.  Our winners for our Seattle Seahawks Football Superbowl Pool were announced.  (You can tell I did NOT win!)  But we did raise money for the Eliminate Project and for Cancer Awareness.

Sally Rogers asked if we would be interested in taking care of a stretch of highway along with West Valley Kiwanis’ help to get a welcome to Yakima sign put up.

Steve Emhoff announced that there would be anaother snow showing gathering at February 16 at this cabin.

Earl won Bingo and Monette won/lost at 50/50……and the suspence keeps growing.

Our program was Laurel Krueger on the Middle East and our Involvement.  It was very interesting and we learned so much.  Laurel has spent considerable amount of time to learn and share her knowledge of the Middle East.

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January 2014 Bulletins

January 28, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

We had serious money which was won/lost by me.  We are getting close to a winner!  Ian introduced our program for Carol Helms.  Our program was Johathan Umana from the Yakima County Juvenile Court.  He has been there for 6 months and has jumped on the new court system for Juvenile Offenders and their victims.  They are trying to bring the offenders back into the community and so far it has been a huge success.   87% of the offenders do not reoffend and provide community service.  They are looking for volunteers and for projects for community service.  Contact Jonathan at 509-574-2075 or email jonathan.umana@co.yakima.wa.us

January 21, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

Tracie Greeted us, Earl Sang and Rich Lewis prayed.  Beth again brought Kathy Morgan from Pacific Alliance and she has her application ready for the Board meeting.

Steve Emhoff then gave a great report on the Father/Daughter ball.  It was reported to be the “best dance ever” with raffle tickets sold for the diamond that Pat Gilmore donated, John and Joann Benson did a great job on the back drops.  There were 95 girls in attendance.  Donna Moutray did a great job on the prime rib dinner.  Everyone was thanked for a super job.

Sally Rogers then asked if the club would be willing to clean up an area of the highway for a Kiwani sign into Yakima.  West Valley Club said they would also help.  It was agreed by the Club to help!

Two interclubs were scheduled…one to West Valley’s Crab Feed and another to the Ellensburg noon club.

Spencer Hatton then gave a report on the upcoming Songfest for March 22.

Gene Rosvold’s wife, Ann is in rehabilitation after a fall at home.  Gene misses us and will be back!

Beth won Bingo and then Becky Scholl won and lost 50. 50 and it keeps growing!

Beth then introduced our speaker, Meghann Quinn form Bale Breakers Brewing Co.  Meghann gave a great program and also some samples!  Don’t know if our large crowd was to hear about the Brewing Co., get the samples for to taste our great omlettes that were made for us as a thank you from the staff at Howard Johnsons!

January 14, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

President Penny Baker called our meeting to order.  Beth Klingele again brought Kathy Morgan from Pacific Alliance as a guest and prospective member.  Welcome Kathy!

Our Club also officially welcomed Faviola Lopez our newest member sponsored by Becky Scholl.  Faviola is with Planned Parenthood and we are looking forward to getting to know her better.

Linda Hackett won and then lost the 50/50 and it keeps growing!

Our Father/Daughter Winter Ball at the Crystal Palace is this Saturday.

Jon Ison then introduced our speaker, Lyle Ocker from Yakima Specialties, Inc.  Lyle has been with Yakima Specialties for 11 years and is a great representative for them.  Thank you Jon for bringing a great speaker.

January 7, 2014

By Pat L. Danielson

We were greeted at the door by Carol Yeates for the beginning of 2014.  Our guest was the musical director and conductor of the musical currently at the Capital Theatre, Man of LaMancha, Chris Rayis.  His dad is a Kiwanian in Ohio and he is thinking of joining.  John Benson brought this welcomed guest.

We had 50/50 but no winner and no Bingo since our meeting was full!

Steve Emhoff was our Sgt. for the day and did a great job of explaining Kiwanis to our members and guests!

Leif Ergeson then introduced our program, Lily Gonzalez and Penny Steere, on Diabetes in Yakima.

Our program next week will be Lyle Ocker from Yakima Specialties.

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December 2013 Bulletins

December 31, 2013
Roundtable informal meeting held at Oxford Suites.  Fun time had by all.
December 24, 2013
No Meeting — Christmas Eve
December 17, 2013
By Pat Danielson
President Penny called the meeting to order.  Guest was Joe Willis (guest of Jon Ison).  He is also a prospective member.
Trina gave her report of the Christmas party and said it was a great turnout.
There will be no meeting on December 24 but on the 31st it has changed to a informal meeting.  It will be a round table at the Oxford Suites at noon.  Everyone should let Penny know if they are coming so they will have the proper food amount prepared.
President Penny then gave out some Speical K awards:
Jon Ison for Chain Gang
Earl Hall for the Math Mentoring project at Barge Lincoln
Sally Rogers for planning fun events
Linda Hackett for Salvation Army
Cami Leonard for Apple Cup
Trina Good for the Family Christmas Gathering
Sgt Richard Ensey gave is a nice Sgt for Christmas!
Our own Steve Soelberg then gave us tax hints for filing for the 2013 year as our program.  Our best programs are put on by our own members!  Thank you Steve.
December 14, 2013
By Pat Danielson
Christmas Party for all with Santa was held at the Clarion/Yakima Valley Conference Center.  Trina Good and Carol Helms along with others were in charge.  There were 38 adults and 14 children and the food was great!
December 10, 2013
By Pat Danielson
Ron was our greeter and we had guests of Favioli Lopez (looking to join our club) and former member Jo McLain and Jerry Conklin from the West Valley Club selling their annual crab feed tickets.
Sally announced that our club would be doing the Luminary Walk from Oxford Suites for the Arboretum.  President Penny is furnishing the bus from the Oxford Suites to the Arboretum for us.
Traci gave us more information on the January Father/Daughter Dance and Dinner.
The family Christmas gathering will be Saturday moring 9 a.m. at the Clarion/Yakima Valley Conference Center, December 14.
Next week we are bringing gifts for La Casa family to help out the Action Club Family Xmas.
Sally won Bingo and Carol Yeates won/loss the 50/50.
Jon Ison then introduced Valerie Hull, a nurse with Heartlinks.  Heartlinks is the former Lower Valley Hospice.  You now have three options:  Heartlink, Memorial Hospital and Regional Hospital.  Valerie then gave the options that are available through Heartlink.  It does not have a  Hospitce House but gives people the option of staying in their own homes for end of life care.
Hospice is a government provided care.
Information was given out on the tables concerning Heartlink.
December 3, 2013
By Becky Scholl
President Penny opened the meeting with our patriotic songs for USA and Canada.
Spencer has the schedule worked up for Santa and the Elves.  Stacey Drake reports that the steel drum company has upgraded the mallets to a higher quality free of charge because they have not delivered a fast as they would like.  Despite that, the children are practicing their rhythm and moves just as if they had the steel drums in front of them!  Kids ask the teacher, “Are we meeting for steel drums today?” And so they are working together learning some pre-essentials.
Program was from FIRST TEE, with development officer Christine McCarthy giving a wonderful talk about the growth of children through learning the disciplines of golf.  She was assisted by Mollie Thola, who is the other of two paid staff and does the teaching and coaching.
Through golf, kids learning core values inherent in life and golf:  Respect (at home and on the golf course), Courtesy, Integrity, Self-management (such as standing in the safety areas during play), Interpersonal skills (meeting and greeting players and observers, Goal setting (difference between dreams and goals and how to set them, and Resilience.  Data shows 73% greater academic confidence, 82% greater social confidence, 57% increase of social skills, and 52% diversity appreciation.  First Tee is a developmental program that reinforces and uses life skills and core values
They can use volunteers for coaching, marketing, supervision, participating with kids, attending fundraisers (Breakfast with the Pros at Modern Living Building with this year the football Cupp family and  Dawn to Dusk at Suntides….activities all day)
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NOVEMBER 2013 BULLETINS

November 26, 2013
By Becky Scholl
November 19, 2013
By  Becky Scholl
Pres. Penny opened the meeting and Steve Emhoff got an At-a-Boy for his article in the BUILDER.  Today was Mac Porter’s birthday, Oct. 29, 1929.
Ian Grabenhorst introduced former state representative from Sunnyside Dan Newhouse who talked about having been called “public servants” but falling from that to serving constituents, making a huge difference these days in service.  He called to mind the broad support for the Stu Bledsoe, Alex Deseo, and Fred Redmonds = those and other “giants”.
As a Republican, Governor Gregoire asked him to serve as her Director of Agriculture.  He indicated to her, truthfully, that he’d been campaigning against her two weeks earlier.  His wife said, “Just think, when you are old in your rocking chair, you’ll probably want to kick yourself.”  His first cabinet meeting, with many people he did not know, the Governor said, “I’m thinking a lot about ________(a current BIG problem, such as health care). I want someone to take the PRO side and someone to take the CON side,” then folded her arms and waited.  “She taught me a lot about pubic service.”  It became a huge opportunity and responsibility.
He current is looking for ways to give back to the community and make our community better.  His son has come back and is running the farm while Dan considers what fits for him.  Question time was lively but when pressed on 522, he enumerated what he felt was wrong, having eight items…but mostly that our state would be the only one with that requirement, and it would be an economic disaster for us.

November 19, 2013

By Pat Danielson

President Penny Baker called the meeting to order.  Cami gave a report on Apple Cup which is our fund raising luncheon this Friday at the Convention Center.  The raffle items will be put together right after this meeting at the Oxford Suites.

Linda Hackett then gave  a report on Salvation Army Bell Ringing with will be Dec 3.  There was an interclub to Apple Valley and it had 6 of our members attending.

Penny also received a thank you from Perry for our donations so far to their Pantry.

Mac Porter then gave a report on Julius Glover saying he is doing much better and that he was at Cammerata.  Don Kohler fell about a month ago and is at Landmark.

Richard Ensey was Sgt.

Beth Klingele introduced our speaker, Dave McFadden from New Vision.  Dave once again gave an excellent program on the economic development in Yakima County.  New Vision started 27 years ago with a focus on bringing new businesses to Yakima but the vision has changed to 5 ares of concentration:  1.  New Companies, 2.  Added growth to current companies, 3.  Taking a stand where the community should do better, 4 Recognize small businesses and helping them servive. and 5.  Development of talent for the community which includes working with ESD 105 and partnerships on the schools.  Linking schools with businesses.

November 12, 2013

By Pat Danielson

Carol Yeates was our greeter and we had several guests.  We had an interclub from Goldendale which included Ben, Doug, Bob and John.  Other duests inlcuded Steve from Cathoic Charities looking at joining our club and Penny brought Sarie Bender to hear our speaker.

Spencer Hatton gave his Apple Cup update.  Carol Yeates passed around the donations list and Trina Good reminded us to sell tables or tickets.

Linda Hackett was not at the meeting buy we were reminded that December 3 is Salvation Army Ring the Bells afternoon and check your schedules.  This is an annual service project and is a great way to get to know your fellow Kiwanians.

Carol Helms is putting together an Interclub for this Thursday at 6:40 a.m. at Apple Valley.

Reminder that one of our service projects is bringing micro wave good for November for Perry Tech students.  And we are collecting old specticles

Julius Glover is at Highgate and has some helath problems according to Don Davidson.

We have the Santa Project coming up with Edward the Elf (Spencer) and Santa (Jay Carroll).

John Ison thanked everyone that volunteered for Chain Gang at the Ike and Davis football games each week.

Carol Yeates called Bingo and Rich Lewis was Sgt.

John Ison then introduced our speaker, Col. O”Steen from the Firing Center or Training Facility.  Col. O’Steen gave an excelent program.  The trining facility covers 327,000 acres.  and is a subinstallation of Joint Base Fort Lewis and McCord.  Space is at a premium on I-5 so if training is needed it comes to Yakima.

November 5, 2013

By Pat Danielson

Traci Jordan greeted us and President Penny called the meeting to order.

Committee Reports:

Cami Leonard said that there are tables and individual tickets available for the
Apple Cup Luncheon on November 22.

Every Tuesday in November you are welcome to bring microwavable food items for Perry Tech’s food pantry.  Plus there will be collections for old specs etc.

Linda Hackett announced that December 3 will be the Salvation Army bell ringing day for our Club.  She will have the sign up later.  We will be doing both of Wrays on the West side, Rosauers and Safeway.  If you want a particilar time and place email Linda at linda.hackett@

Steve Emhoff was Sgt.  Traci did Bingo and Earl won/lost 50/50.

Our program was from Memorial Hospital on the Community Health Needs Assessment.  The report is on line at the YVMH cite.

Next program will be Col. Osteen . Commander at the Firing Center.

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OCTOBER 2013 BULLETINS

October 29, 2013

By Becky Scholl

Pres. Penny opened the meeting and Steve Emhoff got an At-a-Boy for his article in the BUILDER.  Today was Mac Porter’s birthday, Oct. 29, 1929.

Ian Grabenhorst introduced former state representative from Sunnyside Dan Newhouse who talked about having been called “public servants” but falling from that to serving constituents, making a huge difference these days in service.  He called to mind the broad support for the Stu Bledsoe, Alex Deseo, and Fred Redmonds = those and other “giants”.
As a Republican, Governor Gregoire asked him to serve as her Director of Agriculture.  He indicated to her, truthfully, that he’d been campaigning against her two weeks earlier.  His wife said, “Just think, when you are old in your rocking chair, you’ll probably want to kick yourself.”  His first cabinet meeting, with many people he did not know, the Governor said, “I’m thinking a lot about ________(a current BIG problem, such as health care). I want someone to take the PRO side and someone to take the CON side,” then folded her arms and waited.  “She taught me a lot about pubic service.”  It became a huge opportunity and responsibility.
He current is looking for ways to give back to the community and make our community better.  His son has come back and is running the farm while Dan considers what fits for him.  Question time was lively but when pressed on 522, he enumerated what he felt was wrong, having eight items…but mostly that our state would be the only one with that requirement, and it would be an economic disaster for us.

 

Greeter:  Connie Buchanan

Sgt.  Traci Jordan

Save the Date  2013 – 2014

Remember Board Meeting is the first Thursday of the month at Noon and is now at OXFORD SUITES.  Cost of lunch is $8.00 includes tax and tip.

November 22    Apple Cup Luncheon

December 24  No meeting!  Christmas Eve.

December 31 No meeting!  New Year’s Eve.

March 22  Songfest 2014

Pat L. Danielson

Communications

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

October 22, 2013

By Pat L. Danielson

We had an interclub from West Valley as our guests.

Dan Marples presented the Safe Yakima Valley Award to our club.  He was at their luncheon and picked up our award.  He also said that Horizon Distribution is active in the Kids Back to Wrk Program and he endorses it whole heartedly.

Committee Reports:

Apple Cup committee will meet Wed. at 5 p.m. at the Sport Center.

The Kids Xmas Party will be December 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Clarion.

Cami:  As Lt Governor, Cami was at the West Valley meeting on Monday night and she installed new member Steve Pickett (formerly our member) and Jo McLain was there.  She also announced that CKI will be having their Halloween Party and will need our donations of candy, Books by Thursday.

January 18 will be the father/daughter dance.

Mike Wilson was the sgt and said that our average member is male, still working, has been in the club for 20 years and is age 60.

Trina Good called Bingo with Linda Hackett the quick winner and Richard Ensey was the winner/loser of the over $620 in the 50 / 50 pot.

Leif Ergeson then introduced our speaker for the week, Sylvia Imbrock from the Mighty Tieton.  Sylvia gave a great program and encouraged all of us to participate in the Mighty Tieton’s activities for the year.

October 15, 2013

By Pat L. Danielson

The meeting on Tuesday will have as our speakers (brought to us by Beth Klingele) Jheri Ketcham and Jacob Belsher on the Yakima Area Arboretum.
Our club received an award for our volunteer efforts at Barge-Lincoln and our donation to the Steel Drums from the Safe Yakima Valley Group. Their moto is Building Safe Communities Neighbor by Neighbor. Dan Marples picked up the award for us, and hopefully soon he will bring it to us! Safe Yakima Valley is a group of local business people working on programs to help keep our neighborhoods safe. We were one of 10 who received this; the other 9 were individual people. We were the only group recognized. 
Duties for the Tuesday Meeting
Greeter:  Ron Urlacker
Invocator: Earl Hall
Scribe:  None
Sgt.  ????

Save the Date  2013 – 2014

Remember Board Meeting is the first Thursday of the month at Noon and is now at OXFORD SUITES.  Cost of lunch is $8.00 includes tax and tip.

November 22    Apple Cup Luncheon

December 24  No meeting!  Christmas Eve.

December 31 No meeting!  New Year’s Eve.

March 22  Songfest 2014

Pat L. Danielson
Bulletin/Communications
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time

October 8, 2013

By Pat L. Danielson

President Penny called the meeting to order after we were greeted by Pat Andreotti.  Our invocation was by Linda Hackett, Earl Hall led us in singing, and JP Kissling was our leader in the Flag salute.

Guest:  Our guest was Kathy Allen, guest of Jill Christianson.

Announcements:  Apple Cup committee meeting is 5 pm at the Sports Center on Thursday.   We are still in need of raffle items.  Tables are $400 each and we have sold 17 out of 25.  The speaker will be Nesby Glasgow formerly of the U of Wa and the Seahawks.  Nesby now is an inspirational speaker with the Pacifc Institue and it should be a great time!

The Aktion Club meeting tonight is an opportunity for an Interclub plus the trauma dolls are part of the Clubs and our Clubs project.

Math Mentoring starts at Barge Lincoln tomorrow.  There is a Wed a.m. and Friday a.m. shift.  (Once more our club is looking for men volunteers.  We have several women and one lone male!  Our club was given an award from the Safe Yakima Valley Group whose motto is Building Safe Communities Neighbor by Neighbor.  Dan Marples attended the Safe Yakima Valley presentation and picked up our award.  Safe Yakima Valley is a group of local business people working on programs to help keep our neighborhoods safe.  We were one of 10 who received this honor, the other 9 were individual people.  We were the only group recognized!

The Division Council meetings will be at the Oxford Suites at 7pm announced Lt. Governor Cami and she brought the “home club” banner to hang at our meetings!

Our Sgt. was Traci Jordan and she stumped most of us!!  Carol Yeates called Bingo and JP Kissling won/lost over $575 from the 50/50.

Jon Ison then introduced Dave Brown our speaker for the day.  Dave works for the Yakima County Veterans Coalition and tries to take care of the veterans for the County.  We have about 16,ooo veterans in Yakima County.  Dave is from the Yakima/Tieton area.  The Stand Down scheduled for October 26, 2013 at the County Fair Grounds is a reach out to all veterans.

Program for next Tuesday is the Yakima Arboretum.

October 1, 2013

By Pat L. Danielson

The first meeting of the Kiwanis New Year was called to order by new President Penny Baker.  We Earl Hall in charge of singing the patriotic songs, Pat Danielson greeted, Steve Soelberg led us in the invocation.

Announcements:  Spencer Hatton announced the latest with the November 22 Apple Cup Luncheon.  Meeting will be next week.  Carol Helms but together two interclubs.  Mac Porter was passing around the sign up sheet for greeters.  Earl Hall announced that next Wednesday would be the start of the math mentors at Barge Lincoln Elementary School and they would be on Wednesday and Friday.  He brought the Aktion Club dolls for sewing to those volunteers.  Jon Ison thanked everyone for helping with the Chain Gang,

Pat Danielson then shared one of the remaining Ruby K with Mac Porter.  Mac has brought in 5 new members during his membership time with Kiwanis.  Pat also gave out the Perfect Attendance Awards for 2012 – 2013.  They were

Becky Scholl
Bob Brown
Cami Leonard-Corbin
Carol Helms
Earl Hall
Jill Christianson
John Benson
Karl Corpron
Linda Hackett
Lynn Buchanan
Mike Wilson
Pat Danielson
Penny Baker
Richard Lewis
Richard Ensey
Sally Rogers
Spencer Hatton
Steve Emhoff
Steve Soelberg
Traci Jordan
Trina Good

Steve Emhoff was Sgt.  Trina Good Announced the Bingo game and one of our guests was the winner.  Former President Becky Scholl  then won and lost the 50/50.  The winnings are over $500..

We then had the program brought to us by Carol Helms.  It was a debate from Tony Sandival and Ben Shovall giving both sides of the upcoming election initiative of requiring a super majority to raise taxes.  Questions were then taken by the Tony and Ben from the members.

Next weeks meeting is our member Jon Ison on the Yakima Veteran Coalition.

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