Norman Kiwanis November 2010
Volume 2, Issue 2
Nov 9 - Erin Gauaghan, Norman President’s Corner
Nov 16 - Kevin Watley - Now What
Did I Forget to DO? Each meeting since 1997, we pass around the big plastic
jar for us to put in loose change. When we started this
Nov 23 - Norman North Girls Jazz tradition several years ago, it was to collect donations in
Choir (4 girls) support of Kiwanis International’s first global campaign
for children, the Worldwide Service Project for IDD. In
Nov 30 - Dr. Randy Keller, 1998, we added donations generated from the Happy and
OK Geological Survey – Sad Dollars to this same cause. Working together, Kiwanis
Oklahoma Earthquakes family virtually eliminated iodine deficiency disorders
(IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental
retardation. By 2009, about 70 percent of the people in
December Calendar the developing world had access to iodized salt, and
UNICEF has hailed this project as one of the greatest
Dec 7 – Norman North Choir public health triumphs of the 20th century.
Today, we pass the jar in support of Kiwanis
Dec 14 – Norman High Show Choir
International’s new global campaign for children
announced in June 2010, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis
Dec 21 – OPEN eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus. In 40 countries
around the world, one newborn dies every 9 minutes
Dec 28 – OPEN from tetanus. That’s equivalent to 160 newborns every
single day. By partnering with UNICEF, Kiwanis will bridge
the funding gap and provide 387 million vaccine doses to
129 million mothers and their future babies, effectively
Highlights eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus from the Earth by
the year 2015.
Key Club News So when you see the big plastic jar passing around the
Kiwanis Kwickclub News room, please be generous with your change.
Thank you for all you do for our club!
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Member Highlight Tom Lucas
NAME: Tom Lucas
YEAR JOINED NORMAN KIWANIS: 1966 or 1967
YOUR SPONSOR WHEN YOU JOINED: Lynn Bullard
WHAT HIGH SCHOOL DID YOU ATTEND? Anadarko
What brought you to Norman? I came to Norman to attend Law School.
What is your favorite food/meal? All/everything I can eat for breakfast at Ozzie's Diner.
How did you meet your spouse? A long-time friend introduced me to my wife - Crystal.
If you could do any job/profession for a day, what would it be? District Judge, Cleveland
What is the greatest lesson your children have taught you? My deceased daughter,
Rebecca, reminded me before she died that "Dad, you have more than one child."
‘10 Pancake Day - Tell your Friends & Family! Dec. 11 @ Norman High
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Key Club News
The Norman High Key Club participated in the The Norman North Key Club is
Homecoming parade last week. They are currently planning to participate in the Gingerbread
collecting money for UNICEF, volunteering House Competition to benefit Aging Services.
Friday mornings at Madison Elementary school, and plan This is the second annual fundraiser to build
to help with Special Olympics in November. Norman High gingerbread houses that will be auctioned off
Key Club expressed thanks to us as the sponsoring during the Moore Christmas in Old Town event
Kiwanis Club for all of our support and special thanks was Friday December 3rd at the Brand Senior
given to Neil Vickers for driving them in his truck in the Center from 5pm – 8pm.
Homecoming parade as seen in the photo below. NNHS members have also begun to assist us
with the Terrific Kids program at several
Current NHS Officers: Sami Adhikari (President), Jason elementary schools in Norman. They are
Martin (Vice President), "AJ" Asjad Younus (Secretary), returning to their own elementary schools to
Grayson Wheeler (Treasurer). Julie Bonner is the Faculty participate in the monthly Terrific Kids award
Advisor. Scott Christian, Barry McCarroll, and John Kunau ceremonies. This has become a very popular
are club liaisons. way to reconnect the high schoolers with the
Club officers are Brady Kelleher (President),
Erin Johnson (VP), Dan Davis (Treasurer), and
Katie Little (Secretary). Bob King is the Faculty
Advisor. John Ferree and Kevin Kelleher are the
The Community Christian School
Key Club has helped with the Financial Aid
Workshop and provided snacks for the Honor
Society Induction ceremony. They are planning
to help with ringing bells for Salvation Army,
providing babysitters in support of “Parents
Christmas Shopping Day Out”, and wrapping
gifts for Habitat for Humanity at the Mall. In
the photo to the left, CCS Key Club Students
help set-up the Eden Clinic Walk for Life and
serve as encouragers and walkers during the
"Walk." Carole Craig is the Faculty Advisor.
Kristin Hendrix is the club president and the
secretary is Haylie Beth Hodges. Barry
McCarroll and Judy Talley are the club liaisons.
Interested in helping? Contact Keli Tarp, Key Club Coordinator
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Kiwanis Night at
VA Bingo Nov. 18 Barons Hockey
It has become a tradition for all the Kiwanis
Clubs in Division 30 to take turns sponsoring
Bingo at the Veteran’s Center in Norman.
This month it is our turn. John Otto has When: Friday Jan 7 at 7pm
agreed to lead this effort for us. John has Cox Convention Center
done this for several years now and he Costs is $11
needs your help. The activity is easy to do
and very rewarding. Please sign up to help The Oklahoma City Barons Hockey Team is
out on November 18 at 6:30pm or contact offering special pricing for all Kiwanis
John directly. members, their families, and friends. A
donation of $2 per ticket goes to CMN.
If you are interested, call Brian Thompson at
232-4625 x 118 or email him before Jan 3rd at
Congratulations Judge! Brian.Thompson@OKCbarons.com and tell
him you are interested in tickets for the
Our own Tom Lucas was elected to District
Judge earlier this month. His term continues Madison Elementary’s
until 2014. Please congratulate Tom when Enthusiastic Terrific Kids!
you see him!
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