KIWANIS KRIER KIWANIS CLUB NO.1 THE FIRST KIWANIS CLUB “Changing the World, One Child at a Time” Home Club of Past Int’l President Walter J.L. Ray Past Int’l Secretary Reginald P. Merridew Past Int’l President Robert F. Weber Past Mich. District Gov. & Sec. Treas. James D. Heymes VOL. 94 April 2011 NO. 2 Mark Your Calendar April 2011 April 5 – Club Meeting: March of Dimes Presentation about May 1st.walk April 19 – Club Meeting: Skillman Foundation Presentation April 30 – SPRING DIVISIONAL: Official visit by Michigan Governor, Bill Gohier May 2011 May 1 – March of Dimes Walk – 8:00 Hart Plaza Wear a red T-shirt May 2 - Kiwanis International Goodwill Banquet – 6:00p.m. Port Huron $25 May 3 - Club Meeting: Erin Nicole, from ABC channel 7 and Detroit Pistons May 17 - Club Meeting: Major Herb Fuqua will make a special veterans presentation including recordings made while in a foxhole in Vietnam June 2011 June 4,- Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast 9:00 a.m. PACCM, 17356 Northland Park, Southfield - $20.00. Sign up at club meeting or call Jeanette at (248) 752-7147. June 7 – Club Meeting: annual election of officers www.kiwanis1.org Check out the Kiwanis Community at http://kiwanis1detroit.peoplemovers.com/community KIWANIS CLUB NO. 1 meets at NOON on the 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS of each month at The DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB, 241 Madison, Detroit, MI Invite friends to a meeting! Kiwanis Club News Death of Rowland Watkins Rowland Watkins, member since 2006 and Kiwanis Board member was tragically killed March 10 in an automobile accident. An educational fund is being set up to assist his son, Roschard. Details will be announced as they become available. New Kiwanis Member - Cynthia A. Johnson Meet Cynthia A. Johnson. A native Detroiter, she was a candidate for State Representative from Detroit’s 6th District. A life-long community activist, she will work to make Detroit a great place to live. She was doing Kiwanis service before she became an “official member”. The Dictionary project interested her and she spent the day with the students after delivering the dictionaries. She will be actively involved in efforts to improve the city of Detroit. Annual Club Elections – June 7 The nomination committee, headed by Jim Heymes will provide the slate of candidates for your consideration prior to the June 7 meeting. Please plan to attend. Club Dues – Club dues have remained constant as club expenses have increased. There will be discussions of this issue at upcoming meetings. Plan on sharing your thoughts about if and how we might structure a small dues increase. Remember these members with kind notes and prayerful thoughts Kris Marianne’s father, John Jay Bateman, passed away on March16. Kris has requested that memorials be made to the Michigan Humane Society. https://secure2.convio.net/mihs/site/Donation2?idb=1306733978&df_id=1660&1660.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr 004=6egk1aeb17.app246a Kim Walsh, stepfather, Richard White passed away on April 5th. Marcia Ford’s father, Richard P. Ford, passed on March 17th. Her family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.org/site/index.cfm?ch=306 Frederick Jansen, Honorary Member passed March 17, 2011 Club Birthdays Club Officers:2010-2011 President: Jeanette Harris April Immediate Past President: Patricia Hampton 4 Jeremy Cnudde President-Elect: Thom Mann 11 Steve Mayhew Vice-President: Jason Hale 15 Joe Lentine, Jr. Secretary: James Heymes 15 Michael O’Brien Treasurer: Greg Zink 16 Gloria Smart Board of Directors 18 Jynil Schneider Eric Sabree 2009-2011 25 Eren Stephens Lucas Wright 2009-2011 Marcia Ford 2010-2012 May Joseph Lentine, Jr. 2010-2012 3 Thom Mann 6 Barbara Borden Joseph Lentine, Jr. 7 Sharon Gwizdowski Upcoming Service Opportunities/Networking Events – Put Your Logs on the Fire April 28, 2011 Interclub Opportunity with Roseville/Warren Club Time: 7:30 a.m. Denny’s Restaurant on 31831 Gratiot Ave Roseville, MI 48066 Bring a pair of new pajamas (child or adult) which will be donated to the Salvation Army. Call Jeanette at (248 752-7147 if you can make it. April 30 – Spring Divisional Meeting for Divisions, 1, 3, and 7. This is the annual visit of Michigan Governor Bill Gohier. If you didn’t meet him at the birthday party, this is a great opportunity. The deadline for registration is April 22. Cost is $25 per person (includes lunch). This is where the Division’s Lieutenant Governors, Lt. Governor Designate and Division Trustee are elected. Our own Pat Hampton is the current Lieutenant Governor and is a Trustee Candidate. Come out and support her. If you can attend, call Pat at (202) 257-2950. The meeting starts at 11:00 and will be done by 2:00. Location: American Polish Cultural Club, 2975 E. Maple, Troy, MI. April 30- Skillman Foundation will host a 50th-anniversay-themed Kids Matter Here Summit II on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ford Field. The Foundation will have exciting updates on the Good Neighborhoods and Good Schools work. There will be food and music. Information will be available for families about excellent schools and preparing kids for college. Joe Lentine Sr. will be getting more information out shortly May 1 March of Dimes Walk for babies – We are a sponsor. Sign up online at http://www.marchforbabies.org//s_team_page.asp?seid=1521080 If you can’t walk, collect funds. Donate online. Call Thom at (248) 202-0804 or Jeanette at (248) 752-7147 if you plan to walk. Park free at Woodward Public School Academy which is located at 951 E. Lafayette. Vehicles can enter and exit from the Chrysler Service Drive on this day. Thanks Kiwanis Member Dave. Wear a Red T-shirt. May 2 – Kiwanis International Canada/USA Goodwill Banquet – 6:00 p.m. Black River Country Club, 3300 County Club Drive, Port Huron. Cost $25. Secretary Jim is planning to attend. Please call him at (517) 349- 7589 if you can make this event which promises fun and fellowship. Books for Kids New titles are still coming in. Kiwanians, families and friends are needed to help with distributing the books to literacy groups and also to sticker the titles. This is a great service opportunity. Give Joe Lentine, Jr. a call at (313) 972-1400 x225 if you can help. Books are distributed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 3-6PM. Presidential Volunteer Award – Kiwanis #1 is tracking hours worked. Kiwanians Derrick Glencer and Tony Monk will soon unveil a chart with hours worked. Please forward your service hours to Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards will be presented at next year’s birthday party. http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ Dictionary Project - http://www.dictionaryproject.org/about-us/mission-statement-vision-and-history Help is still needed to deliver dictionaries to 3rd graders in Detroit Public Schools. This is a great project. You meet 3rd graders and share the love of words. Thanks to those who have been working to deliver these dictionaries. Soon we will be doing charter schools in Detroit. Contact Joe Lentine, Sr. at (248) 212-3812. Community Service Food Collection – Please remember to bring nonperishable food to the first meeting of each month. Dr. Kris Miranne will collect the food from your car.