Sept–Oct 10 Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Illeiowan — the Publication of the I-I District www.iikiwanis.org McLean County Penguin Project Performs at District Convention Last Printed Issue Illeiowan of the Illeiowan Volume 89, Issue 4 • September 2010—October 2010 The Illeiowan, ISSN 07463162. Published four times a year in On August 8, 2010, the I-I District Board approved the operat- December, March, June and September. ing budget for the coming Kiwanis year. An integral part of The Illeiowan is the official publication of the Illinois–Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International, 111 S. 2nd Street, #202, DeKalb, IL approving a balanced budget included the elimination of the 60115, (815) 754-1020 • (815) 754-1021 fax • email@example.com. printing and postage expense for the Illeiowan. 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Advertise in the Illeiowan If your Club Secretary is not able to update your contact information for you, please send an e-mail to the I-I Office Your ad will be seen by over 8,000 and we will update it for you. E-mail your requests to I-I District Kiwanians four times a year. email@example.com and make sure to include your name Visit www.iikiwanis.org or contact and the name of your Kiwanis Club in the e-mail! Jea Nae Remala at the district office (firstname.lastname@example.org) On the cover for advertising rates Members of the McLean County Penguin Project performed and schedules. several songs from “The Music Man Junior”, their 2010 inaugural production. We’re going green! COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING 2 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Membership and Change PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING I-I District Governor Kevin McConnell To close out this Kiwanis year, I’d like to talk about two things that won’t surprise many peo- ple that know me well: membership and change. Membership While this Kiwanis year is coming to an end, a focus on Kiwanis membership issues must not end for the long-term vitality of our organi- zation. I have found that inviting members to be a part of our organization is easy, if members 1) educate our members with the information to sell our organization, and 2) reach out to people that they know. I-I District Governor Kevin McConnell and Kiwanis International In the process of building a new Kiwanis Club President Paul Palazzolo inducted new member Senthil Ramasamy in Waukegan, I learned how receptive potential into the Kiwanis Club of Normal at the District Convention on August 7, 2010. members can be to our message. As we sell our organization, I encourage you to emphasize the Kiwanis is an organization; like any organiza- programs that we have for children as our major tion, we need to evolve with the times to remain selling point. Kiwanis is unique in the programs relevant to changing societal trends. Kiwanis that we have for all school age children, and the International is addressing these issues by looking more we emphasize those programs … the more at unique membership classes (like corporate and successful we will be. family memberships), unique club arrangements We’ve talked throughout the year that (like club satellites and young professional clubs), everything we do as an organization must and the unveiling of our second worldwide service answer these three questions in the affirmative: project: Eliminate Maternal & Neo-Natal Tetanus. 1. Is it fun? Our Illinois-Eastern Iowa District embraced 2. Is it relevant? change this year by totally redesigning our district 3. Does it provide value? convention, revamping our district website and These three questions apply to all levels of our embracing social media, and turning Governor volunteer organization … from the club level … visits into an educational opportunity through the to the district level … to Kiwanis International. “Achieving Club Excellence” workshops. We can bring thousands of new members in the Change (just for the sake of change) is not front door, but if we don’t give them a quality good; a lack of willingness to discuss change (how- experience we will lose them out the back door. ever) will be fatal to our organization. I believe in Please continue to focus on improving the the future of our great organization, as long as we member experience in your clubs; ultimately, continue to evolve at all levels of Kiwanis. making our clubs the best show in town I leave the district in the capable hands of will address our organization’s long-term 2010-11 Governor Larry Forsberg. I know Larry membership issues. and Steph will do great things for Kiwanis, and ask that you support them as much as you have Change supported me. Having been around Kiwanis literally all of my Thanks! 46 years, I understand most of the traditions of Kevin & Jane McConnell, 2009-10 Governor our great organization. The key word in the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District previous sentence is organization. Kiwanis Club of Normal The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 3 Kiwanis Is Where A Need Is Served Jea Nae Remala, provide a purpose for our organization and our I-I District Executive Director members, these are not the reason we exist and should not be our primary focus. Clubs often Start NOW to contact me to ask if they can ask a member to Make A Difference leave because they do not attend their weekly/ Good for You, bi-weekly or monthly meetings. My first Good for Me, response to them is always: Are they participat- Great for our Communities! ing in service projects and fundraising events for your club? Are they active with one of your The above words are the slogans used by our Sponsored Leadership Programs (SLP) like 2009-10 I-I District Governor Kevin McConnell Key Club or K-Kids? If the answer to these and our incoming 2010-11 I-I District Governor questions is yes, why would you want to ask Larry Forsberg. These words together really them to leave your service organization that is pinpoint what Kiwanis is all about: Individuals already experiencing a decline in membership? choosing to get involved and make themselves In our current social and economic times, and their communities better. many of us do not have the time nor the desire to Many of us also use the acronym KIWANIS attend another meeting or to eat another restau- in the following way as part of our personal rant meal. We are busy feeding our family at elevator speech that we use to describe Kiwanis home, supporting extracurricular activities at our when asked what we are all about or when schools, making sure our elderly parents have working to recruit a new member: made it through the day okay, working late to Kiwanis Is Where A Need Is Served meet the increasing demands of our employers, I’ve underlined served above because the coaching a kids sports team, volunteering at key to Kiwanis is service! Dedication to service church, attending Kiwanis Family events and is what will attract members and help us grow service projects, etc. Some weeks we are just too so that we can provide even more service to busy, or too tired, to get to our Kiwanis meeting. make our local, national and international However, I have found that we all find it communities better. much more difficult to say no to helping at a We are a service organization. We are not a fundraising project that will provide our club the social organization whose focus is weekly meals funds we need to support the many organiza- and weekly meetings. While such gatherings tions in our community that rely on us. We tend not to “blow off” a service project where our PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING club members are relying on us to be there and we know that a need in our community really needs our help. We also make time in our sched- ule for hands-on-assistance to help others and we know that “many hands make for light work.” I am one of those members who at times during the year when I am swamped at work, just can’t make it to the meetings. I rely on the Club Newsletter and the Club Website to stay abreast of club news and to sign-up for events and service projects. The precious few spare moments I find for my local club during my busy summer months are spent working at a fundraiser or at a service project. And of course Kiwanis Peanut Day director Marty Terlep (Kiwanis Club of Joliet) my husband carries the load for me at home and Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo (Kiwanis Club of Springfield Downtown) are ready for Peanut Day 2010. during the summer while I’m furiously working, 4 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 so he’s not seen at many meetings either. I must admit that I really enjoy the fellowship of my Kiwanis club. We have a great group of folks who belong to my home club in Sycamore, Illinois. We laugh and joke and I’m the first one to laugh at jokes about me—and give it right back too! I also enjoy hearing from our speakers who are often from one of the many organiza- 2009-10 I-I District Kiwanis Club tions my club supports. I’ve also gotten to meet Scrapbook Awards and hear many community leaders speak on the The overall winner among the scrapbooks entered into the current happenings in our area. Friends often competition at the District Convention in Normal was the say to me “you know everybody.” I always Kiwanis Club of Naperville Evening! Congratulations to laugh and say “I know them because of Pat Cork and all of the members of the club who worked so Kiwanis.” Many of you also know that I met my hard on their scrapbook for the 2009-10 Kiwanis year! husband and his wonderful extended family If your club prepares a scrapbook and would like a through Kiwanis—three of us belong to the scrapbook banner patch, please contact the I-I District Office Sycamore Club. And of course some of my best at email@example.com and request that a banner patch be friends—Larry and Stephanie Forsberg, as well mailed to you (make sure to include club name and mailing as many others—are in my life because of the address where patch should be sent). Sycamore Kiwanis Club. I’ve missed my Kiwanis friends and look for- Other 2009-10 I-I District Banner Patch Awards ward to seeing them more now that convention In order to include all activities of our clubs for the entire season is over. My husband will plan our annual Kiwanis year, award applications for the remaining I-I District club picnic and grill for 60 some Kiwanians and awards have been extended through September 30, 2010. guests in just a few weeks to celebrate the end of Winners of the district awards will be published in the next summer. He and I will also soon start the work issue of the Illeiowan. for our largest annual fundraiser in our club Club Website Banner Patch which he and I chair. We’ll oversee and work at Club Newsletter Banner Patch our food booth at the annual Sycamore Pumpkin Young Children: Priority One Service Project Banner Patch Fest weekend and we’ll undoubtedly do some Special Olympics Banner Patch more painting here soon at the facilities of one Interclub Banner Patch of the many organizations we support. Banner Patch Request forms are available on the I-I District I’m glad our club understands. I am glad website under Links & Resources/Awards at that they are flexible and don’t live and die by www.iikiwanis.org. Please note that there is no form required attendance traditions that are hard to achieve if for the Interclub Banner Patch, as all information for interclubs you work for Kiwanis or are a district leader for is taken from the electronic monthly reports filed by the club Kiwanis. I know they’ll understand as one of our secretary. members, Larry Forsberg, is gone much of the time over the coming year as he serves the 2009-10 I-I District Club Newsletter Competition I-I District of Kiwanis as Governor. I sure hope Does your club prepare a club newsletter? Do you think your they’re glad they’ve not asked either of us to club newspaper editor does a great job? If so, enter samples of leave! I hope your club is just like mine and your club newsletters from through out the 2009-10 Kiwanis focuses on service participation too! year and see if your club wins bragging rights as the Best Happy Fall! Newsletter in the district. Visit www.iikiwanis.org and look And thanks so much to Kevin McConnell and under Links & Resources/Awards for more information and his entire family for their year of service to the entry forms. I-I District and to Larry and Steph Forsberg for their willingness to serve us all in the coming year! The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 5 Kiwanis: Good for Me, Good for You, Great for our Communities! almost a 30% loss of members. Another 10 years 2010-11 I-I District Governor Larry Forsberg at that pace, and we will be down to less than As everyone knows, it is always amazing how 6,000 members. We can’t let that happen! time flies when you are busy. It sure doesn’t This year every Lt. Governor is appointing seem like a year ago that Steph and I embarked a team of people to help stifle the membership on the Governor-Elect journey. Now, here we are decline. If you feel you want to help your club already starting our year as Governor of the and division, contact your Lt. Governor to Illinois-Eastern Iowa District. volunteer to be a Club Counselor or a New Club Not only has it been a busy year, but it’s been Building assistant. We are going to be working fun too. The Club Leadership Education classes on reinforcing the leadership of our existing clubs that we conducted all over the district were an and finding some new opportunities to build clubs in communities that don’t We are going to be working on reinforcing the leadership of currently have the benefit of a Key Club or a Builders Club. our existing clubs and finding some new opportunities to build God bless everyone that steps clubs in communities that don’t currently have the benefit of up to be a leader in their Kiwanis a Key Club or a Builders Club. club. There are a wide variety of reasons why a person ends up as amazing time to meet and get to know some great club president. Generally it is a raucous election Kiwanians. Great because of their commitment to with much politicking … wrong! We all know leadership in Kiwanis. Great because they love when we have an OK leader. We all recognize a Kiwanis and they love their communities. District great leader. I believe we can help develop an convention was super and there we met a lot OK leader into a great leader. They just need the more great Kiwanians. The fun is just starting. desire and the commitment to learn the job of Does anyone remember what it was like to being an effective leader. If a publicly traded not hear about growth and increasing our company had two or three ineffective leaders numbers so we can better serve our communi- in a row, they might go out of business. Our kids ties? I don’t. We certainly have some challenges. can’t afford for us to do that. Do you know that as recently as 10 years ago We will be working on club leadership there were almost 12,000 Kiwanians in our development this year. We want every club District? Now we have about 8,400. That’s leader to be effective. That effective club president can then help others in the club PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING become great leaders by serving as effective and enthusiastic committee chairs. The club president can then have members who he/she can appoint to be an enthusiastic and effective membership chair. So let’s start this year off with a bang. Let each of us resolve to have the best Kiwanis Club in the world. Let’s commit to additional service. Let’s commit to building another Service Leadership Program club in our community. Let’s commit to shouting loud and often in our local papers and local radio stations that we are Kiwanis and we love our kids and our communities. Governor Larry and his counterpart from the Steph and I are looking forward to meeting Netherlands, 2010-11 Governor Luit Ezinga, many, many of you at our upcoming division took a few minutes to catch-up at International Convention in Las Vegas. and club visits! 6 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International Official Report of the 93rd Annual District Convention August 6-8, 2010 Board Counselor Paul Palazzolo and his family. Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference A total of 345 members and 54 guests and 12 children Center • Normal, Illinois registered to attend the convention for total registered Governor Kevin McConnell, Presiding attendance of 411. Many local members also attended to volunteer at the registration desk, etc. who did not register The 93rd Annual Convention of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa for the event and are not included in these attendance totals. District of Kiwanis International was called to order by Presiding Governor Kevin McConnell at the opening cer- House Of Delegates emonies at 7:00 PM on Friday, August 6, 2010 and was The House of Delegates was called to order at 2:55 PM concluded at 10:20 AM on Sunday, August 8, 2010. on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Bloomington-Normal Representatives from Kiwanis International included Marriott. The clubs of the I-I District were represented Kiwanis International President and 2010-11 International as follows: Certified Delegates Delegates Seated at the House Club Delegates 225 206 Past Lt. Governors Representing Clubs 11 11 Delegates-at-Large 26 22 Total 262 239 (91%) Number of divisions represented at Convention 31 (94%; Divison 15 & 30 not present) Number of district member Clubs represented at Convention 120 Total number of active member Clubs in District at 8/8/09 246 Percentage of member Clubs represented (quorum = + 1/3) 48.9% Election of 2010-11 District Officers eliminating district new member add fees in lieu of The following unopposed candidates were unanimously pro-rate district dues (similar to the Graduated elected by unanimous voice vote of the delegate body: New Member Enrollment fee recently implement by Governor: Larry Forsberg Kiwanis International). Kiwanis Club of Sycamore, Division 14 3. Revision of Article XXII of the District Bylaws to Treasurer: John Moreland eliminate section 2 that referred to a 501(c)(3) entity in Kiwanis Club of Clinton, IA, Division 16 light of the official denial by the IRS of the application The following candidate was elected by majority to reclassify from a 501(c)(4) to a 501(c)(3) organiza- written vote of the delegate body: tion. (This proposed amendment was amended from Governor-Elect: Mel Peterson the floor to maintain Section 1 of Article XXII as Kiwanis Club of Moline, Division 17 required by the State of Illinois.) Adoption of Proposed Bylaw Amendments Adoption of Resolutions Three proposed bylaw amendments were presented to Honorary resolutions for the Bloomington-Normal the House for consideration, all of which were approved: Marriott Staff, Convention Chairs & Committee, District 1. Revision of Section 1 of Article XIV: Revenue to Executive and Kiwanis International President Designate implement a billing schedule for annual District Paul Palazzolo, as well as a resolution in memory of the dues consistent with that of Kiwanis International service of recently deceased past Governors, were (elimination of the three payment groups with all unanimously accepted by the House. clubs now being billed in October of each year). The House of Delegates Session was closed at 2. Revision of Section 4 of Article XIV: Revenue 4:42 PM by Presiding Governor Kevin McConnell. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 7 Kiwanians Hear Another Success Story at SPRF Special Event Submitted by William Piper, SPRF Chairman OMS, described the irri- tability and uncontrol- Kiwanians attending the Spastic Paralysis lable nature of their son Research Foundation (SPRF) Special Event dur- when he came down ing the District Convention heard a great success with OMS. Diagnosis can story in medical research and how a family over- be difficult. A delay in came a rare neurological disease affecting their treatment can be devas- young son. Dr. Michael Pranzatelli is a neurolog- tating. But as a result of ical researcher at Southern Illinois University in better education of doc- Springfield, Illinois and Kiwanis’s SPRF has tors of disease symptoms, Dr. Michael Pranzatelli been providing him with annual research grants the son was brought to of $20,000 for a number of years. Dr. Pranzatelli Dr. Pranzatelli soon enough to get effective treat- began research into the causes and treatment of ment. Kiwanians saw firsthand the miracle of a rare disease known as opsoclonus-myoclonus medical science as the boy has overcome the syndrome (OMS). (See sidebar) disease and runs and plays like any boy should. The mother of the young boy visiting during In his remarks, Dr. Pranzatelli mentioned that the SPRF Event, whose son once suffered from because of the rarity of the disease, there was very little research being done when he first entered the field of neurology. He set up the OMS 2010-11 District Treasurer Foundation and began research in collaboration John Moreland shares a laugh with a few other researchers around the country. with the family whose son has overcome OMS. His web site can be found at www.omsusa.org. The SPRF selected Dr. Pranzatelli for a grant because of his expertise and the belief that finan- cial support for this type of “orphan disease” would lead to breakthroughs and better treat- PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING ment. Over time, the financial investment paid off. “We discovered excess B-cells in spinal fluid What is the Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome? and introduced the use of anti-B-cells treatments Some infants, children, and adults suddenly develop a syndrome for OMS, instituting early front-end combination of opsoclonus, myoclonus, ataxia and encephalopathy. immunotherapy and raising the standard of care “Opsoclonus” is an unusual disorder of eye movement in which both eyes dart involuntarily (dancing eyes). “Myoclonus” simply for children with OMS,” says Dr. Pranzatelli. means brief muscle jerks and “ataxia” indicates incoordination. Your Support Is Needed Most children are less than two years old when diagnosed. Boys and girls are nearly equally affected. The syndrome often Kiwanis support for research into OMS is just follows an apparent viral infection, such as flu. one research project of the SPRF. The SPRF is the only I-I District project and something all Symptoms I-I District Kiwanians can take pride in. Support Myoclonus occurs most when movement is attempted, worsens comes principally from voluntary donations with agitation or stimulation, but may be present at rest. Face, eyelids, limbs, fingers, head and trunk are involved. During the from Kiwanis Clubs thru the annual Parade of peak of the illness, sitting or standing is difficult or impossible. Love, Bowl-a-thons, Key Club, Circle K and Patients also have trouble speaking, eating, or sleeping, and Builder Club donations and thru memorial exhibit drooling, rage attacks, head tilt, or other abnormalities. donations and bequests. Children appear to be nervous, irritable or lethargic, while adults The I-I District has available DVDs with each may have mental clouding (encephalopathy) of the researchers explaining their own research Causes project supported by the SPRF. The DVDs provide When opsoclonus and myoclonus occur as separate disorders, an opportunity to provide monthly club programs. they have many causes, but the combination is rather specific In addition, the SPRF can be contacted thru the for tumors and infections. Other causes are very rare. District office for other division wide programs. 8 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation of the I-I District 2009-10 Parade of Love Contributions Division 1 Division 10 Division 19 Division 26 Chicago $400 Elgin Noon $500 Abingdon $100 Paris $750 Forest Glen-Mayfair $200 St. Charles Golden K $300 Macomb $1,000 Division 27 Logan Square $450 St. Charles $2,000 Monmouth $250 Decatur Golden K $2,020 Division total $1,050 Division total $2,800 Division total $1,350 Tuscola $1,000 Division 3 Division 11 Division 20 Division total $3,020 Archer Road $1,000 McHenry $1,000 Dunlap $350 Division 28 Oak Lawn $1,000 Divison 12 Eureka Area $200 Chatham $125 Division total $2,000 Alpine-Rockford $2,000 IVC-Chillicothe $150 Springfield Division 4 Freeport $1,500 South-West Peoria $1,000 Downtown $100 Freeport Golden K $200 Division total $1,700 Springfield Evening $500 Division 5 County Line Golden K $100 Freeport- Divison 21 Division total $725 Westchester $250 Lincoln Douglas $1,000 Aurora $2,000 Division 29 WHBCD Breakfast $1,000 Division total $4,700 Aurora Golden K $1,000 Quincy Gem City $75 Willowbrook- Division 13 Naperville Evening $1,000 Plainfield $50 Division 30 Burr Ridge $500 Byron $279 Greenville $660 Division total $1,850 Dixon $1,000 Division total $4,050 Division total $660 Division 6 Oregon $200 Division 22 Division total $1,479 Bloomington $1,500 Division 31 Bensenville- Alton-Godfrey $200 Wood Dale $100 Division 14 Lexington $125 Normal $80 Collinsville Sunrise $1,000 Northlake $800 DeKalb $1,700 Maryville $200 Division total $900 Kishwaukee-DeKalb $350 Division total $1,705 Wood River Division 7 Sycamore $1,000 Division 23 (top Division) Township $1,000 Antioch $250 Division total $3,050 Chicago Heights $1,250 Division total $2,400 Evanston $195 Division 15 Greater Chicago Heights $300 Division 33 Highland Park- Maquoketa $500 Fairfield $100 Highwood $300 Joliet $1,000 Division 16 Kankakee (top Club) $2,500 Mt. Vernon $1,300 Libertyville, Mundelein, Bettendorf $700 Salem $300 Vernon Hills $500 Park Forest $400 Clinton, IA $1,000 Division total $5,450 Division total $1,700 Zion-Benton $1,083 Division total $1,700 Division total $2,328 Division 24 Division 34 Division 17 Mendota $1,425 Division 8 Division 36 Geneseo $1,000 Morris $60 Marion $600 Barrington $100 Kewanee $1,500 E-Kiwanis of Greater Division total $1,485 Metropolis $550 Moline $1,000 Murphysboro $60 Chicago Area $100 Rock Island $500 Division 25 Mt. Prospect $100 Champaign-Urbana $900 Division total $1,060 Division total $4,000 Palatine $100 Danville Golden K $500 Park Ridge–Morning $1,200 Division 18 Danville Noon $315 Streamwood $450 Bettendorf $301 Division total $1,715 Division total $2,050 Carthage $1,000 Keokuk $350 Division 9 Mt. Pleasant $300 Total Kiwanis Club Contributions $60,128 Downers Grove $275 Division total $1,951 Lombard $500 As of August 31, 2010 Division total $775 Clubs are reminded to send in their annual donation before September 30, 2010. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 9 2009-10 Bowl-A-Thon Awards Top Fundraising Clubs Chairman’s Awards Divison 19 Kiwanis family clubs that raised a Macomb $409 Club Division Amount minimum of $300 Galesburg HS Key Club $375 1 O’Fallon 34 $4,504.00 Monmouth $300 2 Sterling 13 $1,893.00 Division 1 Galesburg $281 Chicago $625 3 Pekin 20 $1,728.77 Division 20 Logan Square Chicago $386 4 SEASPAR Aktion Club 9 $1,525.00 Pekin (#3 Club) $1,729 Division 3 5 Glen Ellyn 9 $1,492.50 South-West Peoria $425 South Shore HS Key Club $450 6 Alpine-Rockford 12 $1,443.10 Archer Road Chicago $350 Division 23 7 Oregon 13 $1,342.00 Oak Lawn Builders Club $337 Park Forest $552 8 Geneva 10 $1,167.50 Division 6 Division 25 9 Wheaton 9 $1,140.00 Northlake $1,006 Danville Noon $500 10 Northlake 6 $1,006.00 Danville Breakfast $431 Division 7 Libertyville, Mundelein Division 27 Top Fundraising Divisions Decatur $605 & Vernon Hills $566 1 Division 9 $8,310.00 Lindenhurst-Lakes $320 Division 34 2 Division 34 $5,299.00 Zion-Benton $365 O’Fallon (#1 Club) $4,504 3 Division 13 $5,076.50 Division 8 Fairview Heights $585 4 Division 10 $4,751.00 Des Plaines $736 Palatine $310 Club Participation Awards 5 Division 20 $3,740.77 Kiwanis family clubs that raised 6 Division 12 $3,366.10 Division 9 $100 to $299. 7 Division 3 $2,267.50 Glen Ellyn (#5 Club) $1,493 SEASPAR Aktion Club (#4)$1,525 Division 1 8 Division 8 $2,171.37 Ravenswood Chicago $288 Wheaton (#9 Club) $1,140 9 Division 16 $1,774.00 Central DuPage $665 Whitney Young Key Club $149 10 Division 7 $1,726.00 Lombard $892 Lakeview Chicago $288 Elmhurst $585 Division 3 Top Individual Fundraiser Addison $500 Kelly HS Key Club $250 Betty McCollum, Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon Villa Park $400 Oak Lawn HS Key Club $200 Division 34 $3,864 Division 10 Oak Lawn $175 Geneva (#8 Club) $1,168 Hickory Hills $125 Top Fundraising Service Leadership Program St. Charles (#10 Club) $928 Southwest Chicago $125 Clubs Batavia $902 Stagg HS Key Club $125 Builders Club • Oak Lawn Hometown Elgin Golden K $854 Division 7 Elgin Noon $450 Highland Park Key Club $200 Middle School Division 3 $337.00 St. Charles Golden K $350 Evanston $100 Key Club • Galesburg High School Division 12 Highland Park-Highwood $100 Division 19 $375.00 Alpine-Rockford (#6 Club) $1,443 Division 8 Rock Valley Heritage $354 Streamwood $269 Circle K • St. Ambrose University Freeport $315 Greater Chicago E-Kiwanis $241 Division 16 $180.00 Rockford $305 Park Ridge Morning $140 Aktion Club • SEASPAR Division 9 $1,525.00 Division 13 Barrington Area $121 Sterling (#2 Club) $1,893 Arlington Heights $100 Oregon (#7 Club) $1,342 Rolling Meadows $100 K-FAMILY TOTALS Dixon $568 Division 9 Builders Clubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $412.00 Sauk Valley Dixon $382 WDSRA Aktion Club $277 Key Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,512.98 Byron $342 Downers Grove $215 Rochelle Golden K $300 Glenbard South Key Club $212 CKI Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $230.00 Division 16 York HS Key Club $200 Aktion Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,802.00 Camanche HS Key Club $303 Lisle $125 SLP TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,957.08 Divison 17 Division 10 Total Kiwanis Clubs . . . . . . . . $41,967.21 Geneseo $535 Elgin-Fox Valley $100 Total Bowl-a-thon Funds . . . . $47,917.19 Rock Island $450 10 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Division 12 Division 20 Freeport Lincoln-Douglas $191 Grand Prairie Peoria ** $200 Northern Winnebago $180 Greater Eureka Area $175 Jefferson HS Key Club $176 Peoria Christian Key Club $175 Freeport Golden K $100 Elmwood $125 Rockford Golden K $100 East Peoria $100 Divison 13 Division 23 Newman HS Key Club $100 Joliet $256 Mt. Morris $100 Kankakee $190 Watseka $150 Divison 16 Frankfort $100 Bettendorf $230 Steger $100 Clinton, IA $195 Muscatine $180 Division 33 Davenport Noon $170 Mt. Vernon $267 Bettendorf HS Key Club $140 Salem $225 Fulton $140 Benton $200 Camanche $120 Division 27 Davenport Northside $100 Decatur $605 North Scott-Eldridge $100 Division 34 Divison 17 Belleville West Key Club $209 Aledo $200 Waterloo $100 Divison 19 Abingdon $151 ** New Kiwanis Club in 2009-10 I-I District Past Lt. Governors Association Report PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING Submitted by Terry Township, PLGA President First of all … Congratulations to past Lt. Governor and Past Lt. Governors Association (PLGA) member, Mel Peterson, on being elected as I-I District Governor-Elect for 2010-11. I would like to thank all of the current Lt. Governors and others who contributed baskets for the Silent Auction and all those who helped make this a success. The Auction netted $2,400 for the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation. Thank you also to Pattie Heath for chairing the PLGA 50/50 raffle and especially to her helpers who sold tickets. The winner was one of our former Lt. Governors, Mary Meike, who won $380, and the PLGA had a matching amount to put in their treasury!! It was very gratifying to see so many PLGA members at our meeting (standing room only) at the District Convention. We appreciate your continued interest and input into this association. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2010 for our PLGA Convention to be held at the Pere Marquette in Peoria. Co-Chairs Deb and Jim Rochford, and Judy and Ken Sunderland, promise us a fun weekend. See page 23 2010-11 First Lady Steph Forsberg and (the inside back cover for registration information. We encourage Kiwanian Sara Hunt (Danville Breakfast Kiwanis Club) place their bids at the Spastic ALL current and past Lt. Governors and guests to join us. Paralysis Research Foundation silent auction See you at the PLGA Annual Meeting in November (see page 23). at the District Convention in Normal. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 11 PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING Kiwanis Fun and Fellowship At District Convention District Convention Captures Media Attention Media coverage of Kiwanis to promote our organization in the local community was one of the goals of the 2010 I-I District Convention Committee. Illinois gubernatorial candidates Governor Patrick Quinn (D) and State Senator Bill Brady (R) both addressed the attendees at the District convention, both praising Kiwanians for their service and commitment to their communities. Their appear- ances captured the eye of the local media, leading to front page coverage in the central Illinois newspaper The Pentograph, as well as highlights on the local evening news and local radio station. To learn more about the media coverage, visit “District News” on the I-I District website www.iikiwanis.org. RIGHT I-I District Governor Kevin McConnell introduces gubernatorial candidate Republican State Senator Bill Brady. Senator Brady addressed attendees at dinner on Saturday evening of convention. Neighbors in Chicago’s Galewood Community, lllinois Governor Pat Quinn and Forest Glen–Mayfair Kiwanis President Mark Farina greet each other at the District convention. Each has served on the local school council at Farina’s alma mater Sayre Language Academy. BELOW Immediate Past Circle K I-I District Governor Beth Havel and 2010-11 I-I District Key Club Governor Tori Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo inducts Albarracin on stage at his godson and I-I District “First Son,” Ryan district convention as McConnell, into the Kiwanis Club of Bloomington- they share some thoughts Normal Young Professionals, as Ryan’s sponsor/mom, on the benefits of the Jane, introduces him to the House of Delegates. K-Family Sponsored Leadership Programs in their lives. First time District Convention attendee Anna Sykes, Danville Breakfast Club, and Barbara Wood, President of the Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon. 12 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 SMILE Past Governors of the I-I District! FRONT ROW: Judy Sunderland (2007-08), Rae Rupp-Srch (2000-01), 1993-94 Kiwanis International Vice President & I-I District Governor Al Provasi (1985-86) BACK ROW: 2009-10 Kiwanis International President & Past I-I Governor Paul Palazzolo (1994-95), Kevin McConnell (2009-10), 2001-02 Kiwanis International President Brian Cunat (1992- 93), Larry Forsberg (2010-11), Gary Heath (2008-09), John Peter Curielli (1998-99), John Hall (2004-05), Jim Rochford (2001-02), Bill Piper (1997-98), Bob Hall (1996-97) and Ken Whitmore (2006-07). ABOVE Kiwanis Members enjoy and informative educational forum at the district convention. ABOVE RIGHT Mel Peterson (Moline) and his wife Betty share a word of thanks at the House of Delegates on Saturday, August 7th where Mel was elected to serve as Governor-Elect for the coming year. RIGHT 2010-11 District Governor Larry Forsberg is officially “pinned” by his lovely First Lady Steph at the officer inductions on Sunday morning. Lt. Governors Tom Hribik (2010-11 Div 14), Jim Grady (2009-10 Div 8) and Jim Parker (2010-11 Div 8) swap words of wisdom before the Board meeting. PLGA Scholarship Chair Mel Peterson poses with the 2010 LEFT Renier Scholarship winner, Kevin Johnson (Rock Island High School Key Club) and his parents. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 13 I-I District Key Club Shines in Memphis Submitted by Bob Hall, I-I Key Club Administrator time to receive plaques were I-I’s four Distinguished Clubs: Diamond Level—Dixon, The 2010 Key Club International Convention Limestone, Morrisonville and Murphysboro. was held July 7-11 at the Downtown Marriott in This award was based on the club Achievement Memphis, TN. Seventy I-I District Key Club report which covers administration, service, members and advisors were in attendance at the fund raising and most other functions of a club. convention, the fourth largest delegation there. Individuals receiving awards were: Sixty-one went on the I-I District Tour which began July 5 and included such sights as Distinguished Governor Graceland, the Memphis Zoo, Beal Street, the Blaire Sambdman, Dixon National Civil Rights Museum, world famous Distinguished Bulletin Editor Neeley’s BBQ and the Peabody Hotel ducks. Tanner Oetjen, Murphysboro The convention kicked off Wednesday night Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governors: with a concert by the popular group, Reliant K. Kimberly Huynh, Northside College Prep Thursday, Friday and Saturday were filled with Peter Bernardi, Hinsdale Central various workshops dealing with club leadership, Duyen Le, Barrington personal growth and a variety of Kiwanis family Emily Fornek, Batavia and service topic sessions. The general sessions saw Bethany Marshall, McHenry East speakers from Past Kiwanis International President Beth Brooks, Dixon Bo Shafer to Clay Aiken representing UNICEF to Jasper Brown, Canton Simon Curtis representing Friend a Gorilla to Lindsay Brightwell, Lexington Kiwanis International President-Designate Sabrena Lopez, Homewood-Flossmoor Sylvester Neal to CKI President Jason Stewart. Alex Deal, Morrisonville When it came to announcement of awards, the Casey Brashear, Murphysboro I-I District was especially thrilled to be the most The Single Service Award is given for the recognized district in the world. Considering that best overall projects completed by clubs. It is there are over 250,000 members in over 5,000 broken up into club size categories so that smaller clubs in 30 countries around the world, these clubs don’t have to compete against the larger recognitions are particularly impressive. clubs. In a very surprising announcement of First, listed in the program, receiving ribbons winners, all four advancing First Place winners for each attendees name badge and getting stage from the I-I District Convention were recognized in the top three of their size category. This may be the first time this has ever happened with any district. Those winners and projects were: I In Bronze (35 members or less): Limestone, 2nd Place; for a project involving 180 service hours and consisting of the complete clean- ing, painting, decorating and refurbishing (partly through a Youth Opportunities Fund Distinguished Key Club Governor, Blaire Grant) a Therapy Room in the high school. Sambdman, recieves a I In Silver (36-60 members): Kewanee, 3rd Luis V. Amador medal Place; for a project involving 582 service from I-I District Governor, Kevin hours and consisting of helping raise money McConnnell, during the and collect food to provide over 900 food Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Convention baskets at Christmas through the Spastic Paralysis Goodfellows Food Project. Research Foundation I In Gold (61-85 members): Sycamore, 3rd Special Event held on August 7, 2010. Place; for a project involving 217 service PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING 14 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 hours and consisting of working with senior citizens in planning and carrying out a senior citizen prom at a local facility. I In Platinum (86 members and more): Murphysboro, 1st Place; for a project involv- ing over 2,000 service hours including totally organizing the collection, wrapping and distribution of over 800 new and gently used toys, over 350 food baskets with several tons of canned food from a school drive plus $7,000 in perishable food as well as giving out about 200 new and used coats in their Park Ridge–Morning charters Christmas Toy/Coat/Food Drive. Key Club The Major Emphasis Program (MEP) is the other major club service award given and Submitted by William Scharringhausen, Secretary Kiwanis Club of Park Ridge–Morning recognizes clubs for outstanding service provided to children throughout the year. On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, the Kiwanis Club of Park There is no breakdown in size for MEP and Ridge–Morning celebrated the chartering of the new Key Club only the top three clubs overall are recognized. it sponsors at Maine South High School in Park Ridge. The First place went to Murphysboro. Again, this Official Charter, banner, bell, president’s gavel and member- may be the first time that one club has received ship pins were presented to the officers and members of the first place in both the major award categories. Key Club present at that breakfast celebration, by Kiwanis Key Clubbers from throughout the district President Larry Ryles and his fellow officers. Also participating came back tired but also pumped up and excited in that meeting were Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski with new ideas and new enthusiasm. Hopefully (a member of the noon Kiwanis club) and Acting Park Ridge the time, money and efforts will pay off as Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen (president-elect of the morning service interest and leadership ability increases Kiwanis club), as well as I-I Kiwanis Governor-elect Larry with our outstanding high school students. Forsberg and Division 8 Lt Governor Jim Grady. The Key If your Kiwanis Club sponsors a Key Club, Club’s Faculty Sponsor is Emma Visee and the Kiwanis Key make sure you are fulfilling your obligations Club Advisor is Bonnie Trenkle. as a sponsor, that you are actively engaged in The Maine South Key Club was chartered with 103 mem- meeting and project attendance and that you bers. Although not officially chartered until Spring 2010, they are supporting them financially, but more functioned throughout the 2009-2010 school year as a Key importantly with you personal involvement. Club. This club has been extremely active with service projects If you don’t yet sponsor a Key Club, why throughout the community, namely social interaction on a wait? Now is the time. Young people want to monthly basis with developmental challenged adults at be involved and want to have a chance to prove Avenues to Independence; fund raising for Haiti Relief and the their worth. You can give them that opportunity. family of a student who lost her life in an accident; cooking For more information go to www.keyclub.org. and serving breakfast on a monthly basis at a homeless shelter; Also feel free to contact Key Club District participation in Rebuild Together, a community wide project Administrator Bob Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. to help seniors and low income residents with yard clean up, We will do all we can to make it happen for you. repairs, etc; tutor WEEKLY with elementary school students Also note that next year’s convention will in basic reading and arithmetic skills; as well as assisting the be in Phoenix, AZ, June 29–July 3, 2011, and Kiwanis clubs of Park Ridge with their Spaghetti Dinner and Kiwanis Clubs are encouraged to budget money Pancake Breakfast. now to send your Key Club leaders to enjoy and This Key Club is anxiously anticipating another active year learn from this great experience. of service during the 2010-2011 school year. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 15 GIFT THE GIFT OF CHARACTER. GIVE THE GIFT OF KEY LEADER Send a Teen to Key Leader Remember when you discovered who you are? to 18, including those currently in a Kiwanis Was it at camp? Away from home? On a pine- student group such as Key Club or Builders scented trail? Doing something different? Club, or students who have not yet been a part Discovering new friends? of a Kiwanis family program. In addition, there You can give a teen you love the same is no limit on the number of participants coming experience—and a taste of Kiwanis values. Send from the same school or school district. him or her to Key Leader. The cost to attend the weekend is $200 per WHEN It’s a weekend leadership student. If the student is currently a member of a Friday, October 29– experience that gives Builders Club or a Key Club, they automatically Sunday, October 31, 2010 teens a chance to unplug, receive a $25 scholarship from the Kiwanis WHERE reconnect and discover International Foundation, so their registration East Bay Camp, what they care about fee is only $175. A school, Kiwanis Club, com- 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy, and who they are. munity organization, church group, family or Hudson, IL 61748 Key Leader is Kiwanis others can sponsor a student and pay that cost. (10 minutes north of International’s leadership Bloomington, IL with easy Key Leader Coming SOON to the I-I District access from Routes 39 and 55) education program for students. Its mission is to For the first time in over three years, a Key Register on-line at Leader weekend is scheduled to happen right provide a “life-changing www.key-leader.org here in the I-I District! Registration is now experience that inspires Additional information is young people to achieve open and spaces remain. Please don’t let this available at www.key-leader.org wonderful opportunity so close to home pass their personal best through or by contacting I-I District Key without teens from your community taking Leader Administrator Dan Conrod service leadership.” All Key Leader events are part and benefiting! at email@example.com or 630-620-0914. open to students ages 14 Aurora Golden K Kiwanis Receives the Henry J. Elliott Trophy Award At the August 2010 Annual Kiwanis I-I District Convention, the Henry J. Elliott Trophy was awarded to the Aurora Golden K Kiwanis Club. This club was selected by Immediate Past Governor Gary and First Lady Pattie, and Past Governor’s Assistant Don Billy. Their response to the First Lady’s project was “over the top.” In support of Mutual Ground of Aurora, a shelter for abused women and children, Kiwanians launched a four month long project where they collected baby clothes, accessories, baby food, and toiletries and other items for the mothers. A grand total of 33 boxes of collected items, 803 pounds of baby food and a $500 check was presented to Linda Healy, Executive Director of Mutual Ground of Aurora at Governor Gary and First Lady Pattie’s visit to our division in 2009. (L TO R) Div. 21 Lt. Governor Vicki Howell; Aurora Immediate Past Governor Gary and First Lady Pattie thanks Golden K members Larry Miller, Dave Brown and Art Zillgitt. Lt. Governor Vicki Howell for taking the trophy from the conven- tion and presenting it to the Aurora Golden K. The traveling trophy will be held by the Aurora Golden K Club for one year until awarded again at next year’s convention. 16 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Re-Member Fellow Members Paul Palazzolo, Kiwanis International President When striving for freedom in the early 1800s, Texans were told to “Remember the Alamo!” When striving for club excellence in the early 2000s, Kiwanians need to “re-member” fellow members. In June, July and August, please take note of Kiwanians who’ve not been at recent meetings or service projects—particularly if they joined your club within the past two years. A gentle inquiry, best delivered with a phone call, may be in order. You may learn that some inactive Kiwanians have been ill or an unfortunate event has changed their life situation. Encouraging messages might help to “re-member” these Kiwanians when circumstances improve. You may learn that some inactive Kiwanians no longer have the time or resources to be involved. This could be a way of saying your club is not providing a valuable Kiwanis experience. To “re-member” these Kiwanians, engage the entire membership in a survey to discover ideas that enhance the club. Set up an online survey with the Club Excellence Tool at www.KiwanisOne.org/clubexcellencetoolonline. Whatever the reason for a member’s inactivity, be aware of the signs that you may need to “re-member” a Kiwanian. Don’t just assume a member no longer wishes to Governor’s Membership Challenge Awards be involved. Reach out before The 2009-10 I-I District Growth awards competition is quickly you delete him or her from the roster. coming to an end. For complete details on prizes for sponsors Individuals join a Kiwanis of new members and sponsors of new Kiwanis Clubs, visit club for a variety of reasons. www.iikiwanis.org/District Growth Awards They stay because they find continuous value in service projects and friendship. Let’s “re-member” to provide that value. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 17 Moline Kiwanis Club Celebrates 90th The Moline Kiwanis Club celebrated 90 years of community service on Friday night, May 7, 2010. The theme for the night was “A Community Celebration” and Mayor Don Welvaert led off the evening presenting Club Co-Presidents Lyle Goldensoph and Jim Abbitt with a proclamation designating May 7, 2010 to be Kiwanis Club Day in Moline, Illinois (pictured right). I-I District Governor Kevin McConnell greeted us and reminisced about visiting our club 15 years ago when we celebrated our 75th Anniversary. At the time he was District Secretary sitting in for then Governor Paul Palazzolo. Keynote speaker of the night was International President Paul Palazzolo who chal- lenged our club to get back to 100 members by community. Also attending the celebration were the time we celebrate our 100th Anniversary. Governor Elect Larry Forsberg and his wife Club Lifetime Memberships were presented Stephanie, District Treasurer Bob Brunton and by KI President Paul to our club’s seven oldest his wife Carol, and Past District Governor Rae members: Bill Frieden, Paul Hoff, Byrd Rupp-Srch. In all, 123 Kiwanians and guests Krumbholz, Russ Mason, Mel Peterson, Roger enjoyed an evening of great Kiwanis fellowship. Smith, and Frank Telleen. The club also In addition to Moline, twelve other Kiwanis presented Mark Petersen with a Tablet of Honor Clubs were represented, most being from by virtue of the club’s 90th Anniversary gift to Divisions 16 and 17, in and around the Quad the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Cities area. Bud Everett and Betty Peterson put Tablet of Honor was presented by Byrd together a display of historical memorabilia for Krumbholz and assisted by KI President Paul. the evening. The celebration also included a golf During the program, Russ Scott highlighted outing and 90th Anniversary Reception at the the club’s 90 years of service to the Moline Arsenal Island Golf Country Club on Thursday. New Members Join the Kiwanis Club of DeKalb Ginny Omerod and Kelly Tribble join the club as new advisors for the “brand new” Builders Club at Huntley Middle School. Trudy McElligott joins us as co-advisor for the Builders Club at Clinton- Rosette Middle School. Erin Eickman is also the co-advisor for the K-Kids Club at Lincoln Elementary School. Before joining, Christine Womack, helped with various service projects first and even stood out collecting food in the cold for the Salvation Army, Freezing for Food campaign to stock the local food pantry. (L TO R) Ginny Omerod, Kelly Tribble, Gov. Kevin, Trudy McElligott, Christine Womack, Erin Eickman. 18 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Kiwanis Trauma Doll Project A hospital experience can be overwhelming for an adult. Imagine what it is like for a sick or injured child. The child enters a strange environment of bright lights, strange noises, uncomfortable furniture and lots of strangers. Someone takes away clothes and starts poking and prodding. The child has no sense of control. Through all this, the child hurts. When medical personnel use the doll to show a child what will happen during the procedure, it helps the child understand. Sometimes the child can even help “doctor” the doll. This (L TO R): Jane Mordecai, Salem Kiwanis YCPO Chair; Dorothy Bruce, Salem Kiwanis Club converts the activity into something the child has control over. President; Susie Hartlipp, Becky Moore, Doris Often, this allows a child as young as 2 or 3 years old to undergo Meadows, hospital staff member; Monna Pauley, Kiwanis Div. 33 Lt. Governor; and the procedure much more calmly, whether it’s Stephanie Hilton-Siebert, Salem Township putting on an oxygen mask or having a Hospital President. cut sutured. The child can express his fear or unhappiness by drawing a Trauma Dolls: An Ongoing face on the doll. Also, the child can Service Project mark on the doll the injury or On Wednesday, June 2, the Salem Kiwanis pain she feels. This allows adults Club donated 60 trauma doll packets to to discuss concerns or pains more Salem Township Hospital. The dolls were cut out, stuffed and sewn by Salem Kiwanis objectively with the child. Each members, and are to be given out by the child keeps his doll when leaving hospital staff to help calm down a child in a the hospital, a positive reminder of trauma situation, redirecting their attention to the hospital visit. This project the doll. The packets contain a white cloth also often gives residences stuffed doll and washable crayons. at local nursing The children can color whatever they want on the doll, either homes, elderly to express what they are shut-ins, K-Kids, feeling or just to have fun. Builders Club The dolls are washable. and Aktion Club The gift of the dolls are members an oppor- a part of the Kiwanis Young tunity to partner with Kiwanis Children Priority One, (YCPO) program which is an ongoing service program of Kiwanis and experience the benefits International that addresses the needs of of helping children in their young children. community in a way that they may not normally have to volunteer. To learn more about starting a Trauma Doll project at your local hospital and to obtain patterns for the dolls, visit www.KiwanisOne.org/YCPOcommittee (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Past Kiwanis International and I-I District First Lady Miki Cunat hosts a Kiwanis Trauma Doll booth at the International Convention in Las Vegas in June 2010. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 19 Infant Car Seat Distribution Day The Kiwanis Clubs in Division 20 distributed 130 car seats in the annual Division 20 Past Lt, Governor Association Infant Car Seat Distribution Day. The event was held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the East Peoria Fire Station in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the East Peoria Fire Department. Thirteen clubs in the division participated in the event which include a free car seat safety check. Car seats are distributed to the following agen- cies: Fulton County Health Department/Graham Hospital–Canton; Tazewell County Health Department–E Peoria; Pekin Hospital–Pekin; Heart House of Eureka–Eureka; Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Methodist Medical, Proctor Hospital–Peoria. (L TO R) Past Lt. Governor Dennis Stoller, Past Lt. Governor Terry Cunefare, Lt. Governor Elect Amy Whiting, Lt. Governor Bob Wilton, Natalie Hughes, and Past Lt. Governor Nancy Aldridge. Fun in the Sun for Everyone The St. Charles Kiwanis Club sponsored the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association Day in the Park once again this year and has done so for the past six years. This event allows children from various park districts throughout the Fox Valley area to participate in a “fun day” and includes many children with special needs. The motto is “Fun in the Sun for Everyone.” The St. Charles Kiwanis Club totally financed this event. This year’s cost was approximately $7,000 and in typical Kiwanis tradition, the St. Charles Club routinely supplies the over- whelming amount of volunteer workers. This year over 1,200 children attended the event. As a continuing tradition, each child (and many of the adults) was treated to an ice cream cup by the Colonial Ice Cream Company. The President of the Colonial Ice Cream Company is St. Charles Kiwanian Tom Anderson and he was on hand to serve up that ice cream (as he has done over the past six fun days) with his fellow Kiwanians. After a “day of play,” all the kids loved that ice cream. 20 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 Beat the Streets, Kiwanis of Evanston Find GOLF a ‘Hole’ Lot of Fun! Golfing for a good cause has become a way of life on the North Shore, throw in a perfect Day, a good golf course, prizes and great camaraderie and it’s easy to see why this has become a summertime ritual. On Wednesday, June 30 the Kiwanis Foundation of Evanston held its 10th annual Beat the Streets golf get together in perfect weather at the Glencoe Golf club. Some 50 Kiwanians and friends of wrestling joined up to benefit the Beat the Streets organization and the Evanston School of Wrestling. The BTS concept uses a mentoring program to Soaking up the sunshine and counting those putts, encourage youngsters from age 6 through Bob Nellis, Northbrook, Pat Cohn, Glencoe; Assistant junior high school to instill leadership values, Northwestern wrestling coach, Tim Cysewski and Tom Herrick, Evanston. healthy exercise and friendship. In Evanston the program finds its outlet at the Evanston School of Wrestling, housed at Evanston Township High School where it is administered by head wrestling coach, Rudy Salinas. Salinas ’ wrestlers guide the younger students and learn leadership lessons them- selves in working with the 40 youngsters. The golf outing raised close to $5,000 which covers scholarships to the Evanston School of Wrestling for those children who are unable to pay the fees. Ken Kraft, former head wrestling coach at Northwestern and a leader in wrestling circles in the United States says, “It’s a program where everyone benefits, the The winning foursome, no wonder they’re smiling. youngsters, the coaches and the fund raisers; Each received a Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship shirt! (L TO R) Andris Linzenbergs, Mike we can see the successful outcomes for these McDermott, ETHS Director of Athletics, Chris kids and that encourages all of us.” Livatino, all of Evanston and Terry Fallen of Chicago. In recognition of Dr. Amador’s lifetime dedication to the goals of Kiwanis through his involvement with the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation. Division 7 Lt. Governor Jack Senter presents the Luis V. Amador Medallion Award to Kiwanis Club of Evanston member Dr. Richard Scott Hopf. Dr. Hopf has demonstrated over an extended time, extraordinary personal dedication of his time and resources to the pursuit of charitable, benevolent and community service activities consistent with the objectives of Kiwanis. (L TO R) Evanston Club President Stamatiki Blanas, Dr. Scott Hopf and Lt. Governor Jack Senter. The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 21 I-I District Fun at the 95th Annual Kiwanis Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo listens intently as Actress Téa Leoni, granddaughter of the founder of the US Fund for International Convention, UNICEF and silent film star actress Helenka Pantaleoni, introduces Las Vegas, June 2010 the new World Wide Service Project EliMiNate; focusing on the elimination of Maternal/Neonatal Tetnus around the globe. Learn more at www.theeliminateproject.org The Kiwanis Club of Tuscola was well represented in Las Vegas. Members Tim and Sherrie Hoel, mem- ber Wayne Ward and his wife Joanne, and members Janet and David Butler pose for a quick photo. “Marilyn Monroe” serenades “Elvis” joins in the District President Paul at the I-I District Dinner fun as well. Dinner in Las Vegas. “At the Kiwanis International Convention in Las Vegas, I stayed at the Riviera Hotel. On Thursday, I lost my convention badge somewhere in the hotel. When I got back to my room there was a message on my phone that someone had turned it in to the Bell Captain’s Station. When I went to retrieve it, the Bell Captain handed it to me, and I handed him a few dollars. He shoved the money back at me and said, ‘I will never President Paul, Past Circle K International President Chris Zock (Kiwanis Club of McHenry, take money from you because of all the good work IL) and Governor Kevin enjoy a laugh together in you do in Kiwanis.’ How about that? I was elated!” Vegas. JOE SUTCLIFFE, LT. GOVERNOR, DIVISION 29 PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANTHONY TRIPP, PARK RIDGE–MORNING 22 | The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 PAST LT. GOVERNORS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING The Illeiowan | September–October 2010 | 23 Illinois–Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International 111 S. 2nd Street, Suite #202, DeKalb, IL 60115 Make a big splash this year with Kiwanis Peanut Day! We have all the products and experience to make your club’s fund-raiser as profitable and delicious as possible. Jump in today for your club’s one or two day fund-raiser. Peanut Day is soon approaching, don’t delay! Kiwanis Peanut Day will fill your every need, from helping you plan your fund-raiser to helping you incorporate our products into your existing primary or secondary fund-raisers. To help make your fund-raiser hassle free, payment for our products is due after your fund-raiser to help maximize your cash-flow. 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