THE WEEKLY BUILDER
Kiwanis Club of Wenatchee Meeting Tuesday Noon Volume 2009-10-32
State Farm Insurance Meeting of May 18, 2010
Ernie Hobbs Weekly News
129 Methow Street
Wenatchee 662-9574 We awoke, this morning, to a healthy rain which continued all
morning to the time of our club meeting. During the meeting the
rain ceased and the sun emerged. It can’t be better than that.
H. Steven Harvey DDS With my fork almost to my mouth, the bell rang and we stood for
the opening ceremony. John Hook led us in the salute to the
Hospital & General American flag, followed by the other John, Reichmann, leading us
Dentistry in the singing of “God Bless America.” Merle Loudon gave the
211 Whitman Way opening prayer and invocation. After that we sat down and I was
Wenatchee 663-5722 able to resume eating. Theresa Samuelsen was our greeter and
introduced our one guest, Noel, who for several years was our
head waiter and maitre d’ and served us so well. It was good to
Country Insurance & see him. In the absence of Norryce Mentzer, Russ Hart conducted
Financial Services the drawing which was won by Brian Flones. Lyle West relieved
us of “the green stuff” without having to sound the horn. People
Laurie Mooney were waiting for him to come and collect.
1 S. Chelan, Suite A
Wenatchee 663-3800 The $500 drawing for gasoline was conducted by Les Keeney and
the winner was Ken Boyle, of East Wenatchee. He had bought his
ticket at the All Service Club Luncheon and was extremely
Alan L. Smith CPA surprised to receive the call about winning. It appears that we
served about 2,300 people at the Pancake Breakfast.
Tax & Accounting
159 S. Worthen, Ste 100 Announcements
There were two announcements:
Legacy Memorial (1) Dick Ward announced the annual Salvation Army Dinner for
Funeral Home this Thursday evening, May 20th, at 6 pm, at the Free Methodist
Serving all NCW Church on 5th Street. Tickets are $10.
Clayton Draggoo (2) Theresa Samuelsen announced the spring cleanup at Camp
Answering Life’s Most Zanika Lache, beginning at 9 am, this coming Saturday, May 22nd.
Difficult Calls There will be muffins and coffee available to begin the day and
(800) 986-5232 lunch will also be furnished for all participants. Your help is
needed and car pooling can be arranged for those attending.
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Full Service Insurance Program of the Day
22 N. Chelan
Brian Flones introduced Kyle Skalisky and Brian Smith of the
Kyle said that the idea for Arena Football in the Town Toyota
Independent distributor Center was born in the minds of two men sitting on the sand
YOLI NUTRITIONAL BEVERAGE along the Columbia River. It blossomed into a group of
www.gary.goyoli.com investors and the formation of a team which has come to be
known as the Wenatchee Venom. Keith Evans was the
(509) 662-9682 beginning coach and got the Venom off to a start.
Brian Smith, who was a member of the coaching staff, has
Wenatchee Kiwanis succeeded him. Brian grew up in Tacoma where he graduated
Foundation from high school. His mother was a “single mom.” He is a
graduate of Boise State College, where he played football, and
Remember the Foundation in your has a degree in psychology. He has also played pro ball.
planning of the future
The team consists of 30 young men who are in their mid ‘20’s.
20 of them play each game. Some are married and bring their
GREETERS FOR families to Wenatchee with them. Most aspire for pro football.
MAY They practice five days a week. They are supported by an
excellent medical and bio sports team already located in the
May 25th Sharon Barker. Wenatchee area. They have access to Gold’s Gym. The team
has been well supported by local service clubs and other
groups. Brian has good rapport with the team and they have
become excited about playing and winning.
IN OUR THOUGHTS
In this season there have been only two home games but five
more are in the remainder of the season this spring. An
attendance of 4,000 at each game is needed to properly
support the team. Arena football is largely a defensive game.
Each team has eight players on the 50 yard field. It is largely a
passing game and about 80% of the scores come from passing.
The team is supplied housing, meals and insurance. The
minimum age has to be 18 and 90% of the players have played
college football. A lot of questions were asked, making it a
very informative presentation. Yes, there are a lot of ways in
which we can be helpful, as with the Wilds. Venom schedules
were handed out.
Upcoming Programs and Speakers
Next Tuesday, May 25th, Mark Yaple, one of our members, from
the Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Department, will give us a
historical look at fires in the Valley, as well as, an update of the
Wenatchee Fire Department.
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2009 – 2010
BOARD OF DIRECTORS In Closing
2 Years I will close with a story, this time.
Ernie Hobbs John Hook, Tom
Irvin, Dick Ward, “A group of people who met regularly in each others homes,
to eat, socialize and play games, came to Al and Janet’s.
1 Year: Wanting to make a good impression Janet decided on
Doug Head, Marguerite Pierce, mushroom-covered steak for the menu. Since mushrooms
Theresa Samuelson, Ron were expensive she sent her husband to the pasture to
Stromme gather some from along the creek. He warned her that they
might be poisonous but she countered by saying she had
DATES TO REMEMBER seen varmints eating them without a problem. He collected a
bunch and she washed and sliced them and then, to be on
the safe side, gave the dog a handful and watched to see if
May 22 Camp Zanika Lache he got sick. He didn’t so she served them. Her entrée was a
cleanup day huge success until the woman who had been hired to help
her reported that their dog had just died. Hysterically she
called the doctor and an ambulance and they arrived to give
her guests enemas and pump their stomachs. When this
was completed the doctor announced that they would all be
2009 – 2010 okay, now. Then the hired lady returned to say that the
CLUB OFFICERS fellow who had run over their dog hadn’t even stopped.”
Past President Laurie Mooney
Well, you can’t win them all…..Ron Yates
President Bill Dearing
Secretary Melody Neidhart
2009 – 2010
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