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11/13/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Elect Gloria opened  the meeting, and gave the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge winner was Mike Czerwonka. We had three guests with us today, prospective new member Steven Zales, Susan Wind and Beth Kenas. All were greeted in song.

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn-Please let Mimi or I know if you are attending the Aktion Club's Banquet of Thanks on 11/25 at Abington High School.

Barry Margraf read today at the library and announced that we had 10 in attendance.

I announced that we will postcards soon for the Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run and will get them out to all runners who ran over the last few years.

Carol Godfrey-JDN has 94 children this year. We need each member to bring in 6 presents each. JDN will do the labels for us.The party set for 12/18 at 11:30 AM. We have Santa lined up once again, Wrap them Green for Girls, Red for Boys, and Blue if neutral. Gloria to order the pizza and Carol to get the juice and paper goods and candy for staff.

Gloria reports that she is working on speakers, and if you someone please let her know.

Get your Choclate Pretzel orders in. The cost is $20 per box, same as last year.

Carol wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming YMCA 5K -Gobble Wobble on Thanksgiving Day. They always need volunteers, and it's fun and we have experience. Contact Missy if you can help that morning-11/27.

Janet Crawford- Gave us a Circle K update. They need $100 for Dues, as their fundraisers didn't do as well last year. We have $300 set aside for them in the budget, so we will give them all $300. Also they are doing Project Shoebox, so they need shoeboxes, toys, personal hygene products etc.They recommend 1 clothing item, 2-3 hygiene items, 1-2 books or school supplies, and 1-2 toys. The shoeboxes go to foster children and the ages range from 2-18 yrs.old. If you want to donate, please bring in items on Thursday 11/20.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:


11/20- Bob Maher
11/27-No Reader



Upcoming Programs:

11/20- Bob Pierson, Director of Farm to City
11/25-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
12/4-Della Jenkins -Pre-K for PA
12/11-Tim Elbertson – Community Outreach Coordinator – Montgomery County Dept. of Public Safety
12/18-JDN Pizza Party with Santa
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14


Pullar's Pot: 
Janet put in a buck to say "Thank You" to Brigid for the help in getting my quick books back uo and running. Mike put in a dollar to say beware of a IRS scam going on, they called  him and said that he didn't pay his taxes and that he owed them money...they called the wrong guy. Bert put in a dollar to say that it was his birthday last Sunday-89.(We sang to Bert) Also noted that it was Russ's Birthday today.

50/50:  Ed Foy  won today and donated it all back to the club.

Program:
Missy spoke about the YMCA, their recent fire and all the new programs that they have going on. Beth gave us a quick update on the upcoming Gobble-Wobble 5K Run set for Thanksgiving morning.

 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Elect Gloria closed the meeting.


Quote of the Week:

 You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what


11-20-2014 10:59:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/6/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opened  the meeting, and asked Bert to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge loser was Janet Crawford. We had two guests with us today, prospective new member Deborah Sloane, and Kevin Poole. Both were greeted in song.

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

 Pres. Anne discussed the Region 7 and Div 21 Council Meetings which were held on 11/1. Also reminded everyone to let Munn & Mimi know if you are attending the Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks on 11/25.

Bert read today at the library and announced that we had 15 in attendance.

Ed Foy-Please get me your checks for the Rose Sale, as they were $18 a dozen. Those who purchased roses are as follows:

Barry Rowalnd-1
Kurt Hunsberger-8
Stu Tollen -5
Gloria Leibig-3
Russ Koerwer-1
Barry Margraf-4
Brigid Heydt-2
Janet Crawford-2-pd
Bert Kreger-1
Circle K-5-pd
Ed Foy-1


I announced that we had a run meeting on  11/4 at 8AM at the Boro Hall. We discussed postcards and the need to get them printed. Steve Spindler to handle this. I reviewed wicking or dri-fit t-shirt options. We can get the better ones from our supplier for $9.50 a shirt and offer them for $11 as an online line upgrade. The race date is Tuesday June 2, 2015

Gloria reports that she is working on speakers, and if you someone please let her know.

Pres. Anne announced that she did follow up with Lore's Chocolates to see if we can sell the pretzels again and it is a go. Our cost will go up slightly for $10 a box to $12 but we decided to sell them again for $20 a box. However this year we have more lead time, so we should be able to sell more. ( Last year we sold 66 boxes in 2 weeks)

Carol wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming YMCA 5K -Gobble Wobble on Thanksgiving Day. They always need volunteers, and it's fun and we have experience. Contact Missy if you can help that morning-11/27. Also the JDN party is set for 12/18 at 11:30 AM. We have Santa lined up once again, so we need each member to get 6 presents -3 boys, 3 girls or 6 neutral. Books are great. Wrap them Green for Girls, Red for Boys, and Blue if neutral. Gloria to order the pizza and Carol to get the juice and paper goods. Decided to get ANdrew Van Buren a $50 Visa Gift Card as he has be nice enough to be our Santa the last few years.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:

11/13- Barry Margraf
11/20- Bob Maher


Upcoming Programs:

11/6- Missy DiMassa -“Gobble Wobble” Run hosted by the Abington Y
11/25-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
12/4-Della Jenkins -Pre-K for PA
12/11-Tim Elbertson – Community Outreach Coordinator – Montgomery County Dept. of Public Safety
12/18-JDN Pizza Party with Santa
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14


Pullar's Pot: 
George put in a buck to say he was sorry to miss last week, but he had a surprise trip to Newark, NJ. He also told a joke. Gloria put in a dollar to say that this weekend she was going to Alexandria, VA for the Baby Shower.

50/50:  Deborah Sloane won the drawing today  and donated it all back to the club.

Program:
None today due to the Board Meeting
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Anne Closed the meeting.

 

11-20-2014 10:58:31    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/30/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opened  the meeting, and asked Carol to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge loser was Mike Czerwonka. We had one guest with us today, prospective new member Deborah Sloane.

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

 Pres. Anne reminded us about the Upcoming Region 7 Meeting. Anne and I are planning on attending. Also she wanted to "Thank" Gloria for setting up that wonderful program last week with Joe Hoeffel and C-SPAN. Great Job!!

Munn read today at the library and announced that we had 14 in attendance.

Discussed the Business Expo and how things went. Brigid has the tri-fold poster and table cloth.

Ed Foy-Please get me your checks for the Rose Sale, as they were $18 a dozen. Those who purchased roses are as follows:

Barry Rowalnd-1
Kurt Hunsberger-8
Stu Tollen -5
Gloria Leibig-3
Russ Koerwer-1
Barry Margraf-4
Brigid Heydt-2
Janet Crawford-2-pd
Bert Kreger-1
Circle K-5-pd
Ed Foy-1


I announced that the next  runmeeting set for 11/4 at 8AM at the Boro Hall. The race date is Tuesday June 2, 2015

Gloria reports that she is working on speakers, and if you someone please let her know.

Pres. Anne announced that she will follow up with Lore's Chocolates to see if we can sell the pretzels again.

Carol wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming YMCA 5K -Gobble Wobble on Thanksgiving Day. They always need volunteers, and it's fun and we have experience. Contact Missy if you can help that morning-11/27

Ed Foy announced that we finally have the dividend reinvestment program set up for the Merck Stock. Good Job Ed!

Carol Godfrey -wanted to remind everyone to vote.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:

11/6-Bert Kreger
11/13- Barry Margraf


Upcoming Programs:

11/6- Board Meeting



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14


Pullar's Pot: 
Bob Maher put in a dollar to say that he was in France for 2 wonderful weeks. Munn added a buck to announce that 65 wonderful years ago he meet Mimi. Deborah put in a dollar to say she is Glad to be here and excited to join. Gloria added her dollar to say that she took a wonderful trip to Spring Lake, NJ for a Kitchen Tour. "Wow what homes"
I put in a dollar to say that Melinda  & I flew down to Atlanta to visit Cooper and he is doing great. Got to see the first Emory swim meet as well. He will be home for Thanksgiving. Anne put her buck in to report that she will miss the next two weeks due to the wedding for her daughter. Gloria will take over. Janet put in a dollar to say she is happy to be here.

50/50:  I won the drawing today  and donated it all back to the club.

Program:
Janet Crawford gave us her Bio in record time and then gave us a short presentation on Pre-K for PA. Which Kiwanis is standing behind. Very nice program!
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Anne Closed the meeting.

 

Quote of the Week:

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - 
 

 

 

11-06-2014 11:46:57    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/23/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opened  the meeting, and asked Gloria to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Winner was Tim Barnes. We had many guests with us today to hear our speaker

former Pa. Congressman Joe Hoeffel. We also had the C-SPAN crew as there were here to film it.

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne reported that the EMCCC Business Expo is tonight from 4-7PM at Salus University Hafter Center on 10/23 and we have a booth. The volunteer list is below:
4-5PM: Barry Margraf, Carol Godfrey, Brigid Heydt
5-6PM: Ed Foy, Russ Koerwer, Stu Tollen
6-7PM George Kelly, Brigid Heydt

Upcoming Region 7 Meeting

November 1st- 10am-1pm
Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Division 21 Council Meeting
Division 21 Council Meeting to follow Region 7 Meeting

Pre-K for PA
For those clubs who could not attend the Pre-K for PA meeting tonight, Della Jenkins of Pre-K for PA will be in attendance to speak and provide material for this important program.


Please plan to attend and bring as many of your club members as possible. PA District Governor Bob Raub will be in attendance. You and your members will benefit from hearing and meeting Bob.


Barry Rowland read today at the library and announced that we had 10 in attendance.

Ed Foy-Please get me your checks for the Rose Sale, as they were $18 a dozen. I announced that we had a good showing this morning to box the roses: Brigid, Barry Margraf, Kurt, Mimi, and I all helped out. Went very smoothly once the roses arrived.

I announced that we had a recent run meeting. Next meeting set for 11/4 at 8AM at the Boro Hall. The race date is Tuesday June 2, 2015

Gloria reports that she is working on speakers, and if you someone please let her know.

Pres. Anne announced that we got "Thank You" letters, from The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, as well as Rubye's Kids.

Carol wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming YMCA 5K -Gobble Wobble on Thanksgiving Day.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:

10/30/2014 M Steelman
11/6/2014-Bert Kreger


Upcoming Programs:

10/30-New Member Janet Crawford-Pre-K for PA update
11/6- Board Meeting



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14


Pullar's Pot:  Ed Foy celebrated his 57 birthday today. Munn announced that he and Mimi just spent 6 days in St. Augustine, and the weather was sunny and warm, 85 each day.

50/50:  I won the drawing today  and donated it all back to the club.

Program:
Former Congressman Joe Hoeffel spoke about his time in Congress and how he regrets voting in favor of the Iraq War and how it was all based on lies and deceit.. It was a great, fascinating program. Kudos to Gloria for getting him to come.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Anne Closed the meeting.

 

Quote of the Week:
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. - Lao 

 

 



 




 



 
 
 



11-06-2014 11:46:24    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/16/14
Stuart Tollen, editor



Pres. Anne opened  the meeting, and asked Gloria to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge loser was Ed Foy. We had two guests with us today speaker Nicole Pennder and prospective new member Deborah Sloane. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne reported that the EMCCC Business Expo from 4-7PM at Salus University Hafter Center on 10/23 and we have a booth, so we will need help manning it. Russ to help with set-up. Anne to update the tr-fold presentation board with new photos. I will take Kiwanis stuff for our both over to Salus after our meeting.  We have a booth and we need to make sure we have it covered the whole event. To date we have the following: If you can help out let me know ASAP.
Those who have volunteered:
4-5PM: Barry Margraf, Carol Godfrey, Brigid Heydt
5-6PM: Ed Foy, Russ Koerwer, Stu Tollen
6-7PM George Kelly, Brigid Heydt

Region 7 Meeting

November 1st- 10am-1pm
Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Division 21 Council Meeting
Division 21 Council Meeting to follow Region 7 Meeting

Pre-K for PA
For those clubs who could not attend the Pre-K for PA meeting tonight, Della Jenkins of Pre-K for PA will be in attendance to speak and provide material for this important program. (Anne Lotz reported that Janet Crawford did attend as our club rep. She couldn't be here today, but will report back to us ASAP.)


Please plan to attend and bring as many of your club members as possible. PA District Governor Bob Raub will be in attendance. You and your members will benefit from hearing and meeting Bob.


Bert Kreger read today at the library and announced that we had 21 in attendance.

I announced that we had a recent run meeting. Next meeting set for 11/4 at 8AM at the Boro Hall. The race date is Tuesday June 2, 2015

Gloria reports that she is working on speakers, and if you someone please let her know.

Pres. Anne announced that we got "Thank You" letters, from The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, as well as Rubye's Kids.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:

10/16/2014 B.Kreger
10/23/2014 M Steelman
10/30/2014 B Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

10/23/14-Joe Hoeffel,

In new book, former Pa. Congressman Joe Hoeffel tells why he regrets voting for Iraq War.

We all need to attend today, as C-SPAN is coming to film it.
Please invite friends and guests to this one.


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14

District Wide Rose Orders are all in. Pick up is today after the club meeting.



Pullar's Pot:  Carol Godfrey reported that he trip to Az was great. She saw Eddie Hock, and spoke to him for quite awhile. Gloria put in a dollar to say that she was in Virginia Beach recently, and on a sad note her mother passed away of a massive stroke.

50/50:  No drawing today as we had no tickets

Program:
Nicole Pennder spoke about Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County. How we could get involved and the homes that they are working on currently. It was a great program.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Anne Closed the meeting.

 

Quote of the Week:

 Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.

 



 




 

11-06-2014 11:45:39    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/9/14
Stuart Tollen, editor



I opened the meeting & ask Mike Czerwonka to give the invocation. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne reported that the EMCCC Business Expo is on Thursday 10/23 and we have a booth, so we will need help manning it. Russ to help with set-up. Anne to update the tr-fold presentation board with new photos. I will send Anne some newer kiwanis pictures. If anyone else has some new ones on their iphones please email them to Anne.


Region 7 Meeting

November 1st- 10am-1pm
Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Division 21 Council Meeting
Division 21 Council Meeting to follow Region 7 Meeting

Pre-K for PA
For those clubs who could not attend the Pre-K for PA meeting tonight, Della Jenkins of Pre-K for PA will be in attendance to speak and provide material for this important program. (Anne Lotz reported that Janet Crawford did attend as our club rep. She couldn't be here today, but will report back to us ASAP.)


Please plan to attend and bring as many of your club members as possible. PA District Governor Bob Raub will be in attendance. You and your members will benefit from hearing and meeting Bob.


Barry Margraf read today at the library and announced that we had 20 in attendance.

I announced that we had a recent run meeting. Steve is to update the postcard so we can get that out shortly. I am getting a quote for 100 wicking t-shirts as most other runs are now offering this as a optional upgrade when siging up on-line. There will be an additional cost to the runner for this option, if they wish will still get the free cotton t-shirt. Discussed how to help alleviate the traffic back up near Cedar / Willow and Cedar /Summit. Next meeting set for 11/4 at 8AM at the Boro Hall.

Carol Godfrey noted that we had a good turn out at the PAL Food Fest: Russ, Munn, Mike and Carol were there representing the club.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:

10/16/2014 B.Kreger
10/23/2014 M Steelman
10/30/2014 B Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

10/16/14-MS. NICOLE PENDER - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA.

10/23/14-Joe Hoeffel,

In new book, former Pa. Congressman Joe Hoeffel tells why he regrets voting for Iraq War.

We all need to attend this one, as C-SPAN is coming to film it.
Please invite friends and guests to this one.


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14

District Wide Rose Orders are all in. Div 21 will be boxing them at McMakin's Auto in Hatboro.
Orders will be ready for our club on Thursday Oct 23rd


Pullar's Pot: 
Anne put in a dollar to say she was sorry for being late. Mike announced how Walmart was dropping all insurance coverage for those working less than 30 hours, thanks Obamacare. Carol Godfrey going out to Prescott, Az for a Abington High School get together, about 30 friends are going .


50/50:  Anne Lotz who donated it all back to the club

Program:
We held our monthly Board Meeting. Munn made a motion that we donate $200 to the Aktion Club to help them with some costs with their Breakfast with Santa program. It was seconded by Foy and easily passed. Ed made a motion that we take the left over funds from the 2013-2014 budget(approx. $1200) and apply it to our Project Eliminate fund, and any funds that we are short could come out of the 2014-2015 misc. funds, so that we can satisfy our plege of $1500. It was seconded by Barnes and again the motion passed easily.

 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Anne Closed the meeting.

 

Quote of the Week:

 Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tid

 



11-06-2014 11:45:05    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/2/14
Stuart Tollen, editor



President-Elect Gloria opened the meeting & ask Carol Godfrey to give the invocation.  Tim Barnes was the on time named badge loser.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today: Lt Gov. Joe Wilson and Bob Diloretto from the Southampton Kiwanis Club. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne reported that the EMCCC Business Expo is on Thursday 10/23 and we have a booth, so we will need help manning it. Russ to help with set-up.

Lt Gov. Joe discussed the new worldwide goals and several goals that he has for Div. 21. Discussed the new Kiwanis motto: "Live It, Love It, Share It" He announced that last year Div. 21 grew by 7 new members. Div. 21 is trying to open a new club in Warrington, as they have been working on it for over 1 year now. They have 7 committed members, and at a recent member drive had 15 who were interested and a solid 9 who might be keepers. For Club goals he would like each club in Div. 21 to adopt these goals for the year: 1. Establish a 3 member, membership committee and invite the District membership counselor to help out. 2.Start 2 new service projects. 3. Appoint one club member to be in Div 21 leadership.

Also Lt. Gov. Joe announced that  Kate Feryo of the Kiwanis Club of West Chester was elected this past weekend as the new Region 7 Trustee to fulfill the last two years of Jenn Vare's term. As you know, Jenn was recently elected Governor-Elect of the PA District.

Region 7 Meeting

November 1st- 10am-1pm
Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Division 21 Council Meeting
Division 21 Council Meeting to follow Region 7 Meeting

Pre-K for PA
For those clubs who could not attend the Pre-K for PA meeting tonight, Della Jenkins of Pre-K for PA will be in attendance to speak and provide material for this important program.

Please plan to attend and bring as many of your club members as possible. PA District Governor Bob Raub will be in attendance. You and your members will benefit from hearing and meeting Bob.

Lt. Gov. Joe then installed the Board of Directors for 2014-2016: Russ Koerwer, Bob Maher, and Bob Smyrl. He also installed the officers for the 2014-2015 year: Pres. Anne, Pres. Elect Gloria, Sec. Stuart, Treasurer Ed.

Bob Maher read today at the library and announced that we had 9 in attendance.

Gloria announced that Liz Scott form Alex's Lemonade had to cancel, but she got Joe Hoeffel to come on 10/23. If you have an any ideas for speakers please let her know by email.

 
Upcoming Library Readers:

10/09/2014 B.MARGRAF


Upcoming Programs:

10/9/14-Board Meeting
10/23/14-Joe Hoeffel


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Aktion Club:
Banquet of Thanks, on Tuesday November 25, 2014 Abington High School, Cafeteria “A”  $15 per person. RSVP Munn & Mimi Steelman by 11/18/14

District Wide Rose Orders are all in. Div 21 will be boxing them at McMakin's Auto in Hatboro. More info to follow
Orders will be ready for our club on Thursday Oct 23rd


Pullar's Pot: 
Anne put a dollar in to say that she missed last week. Gloria put a dollar in the pot to say that she is officially a parrot head.Mike announced that his hand look like he has jungle rot from mishandling industrial bleach. I put in a dollar to give a Tim Barnes, Joe McHugh and Dad Update. Tim and Joe say Hello to all. Brigid put in a dollar to say that she is Cancer free and that Connor got suspended due to hitting a kid that has bullied him since kindergarden. She was glad that he finally stood up for himself.


50/50:  Lt. Gov. Joe Wilson who donated it all back to the club

Program:
We opened the Board Meeting and reported that the 2014-2015 Budget was approved by the Foundation Trustees. Upon a motion by Czerwonka and seconded by Maher the Club voted to accepted the budget as presented. The motion passed. Due to time constraints the Board Meeting was closed and we will re-open the meeting next week, to finish the necessary business.

 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: We all stated the “Pledge” & President Anne Closed the meeting.

 

Quote of the Week:

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. - Mother Teresa 

 







11-06-2014 11:44:16    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/24/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opend the meeting and  asked Gloria Leibig to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Bagde loser this week was: Kurt Hunsberger.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had several guest with us today: Lt. Gov. Tim, speaker Ted Taylor, Pat Barnes, Bill Fitzpatrick. All were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:


Munn Steelman read today at Drop in Story Time to 18 children/adults. All went well.

I announced that we have a Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 5/13 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have over 100 runners signed up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in.  Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/ Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be.

 Jen Vare-Your help is needed!

We are coming up on a crucial deadline for the Valley Forge District Convention being held in OUR Region THIS summer.  YES it is still spring, but the budget needs to be made, the registration materials need to be created and we are behind in funding.  I believe that this is just an oversight by so many clubs because you hear August 2014, but in reality it is April 2014 we need the sponsorship by!

We have a total of $2075 in club sponsors. Region 7 Clubs have only brought in $750 of this. 
Region 7 Clubs sponsoring the convention are:
Division 19                                       
Boyertown $200
Lansdale  $150
Upper Bucks $200
Pennridge Satellite-Upper Bucks $100

Division 22
West Chester $100

Division 19 THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE LEAD!!!  
If every club in the Region sponsored some amount this would go a long way in keeping the cost of the events low. 
Please consider making a business, club or personal donation TODAY!
Below is the club and personal sponsor information, if you would like the business sponsorship please let me know and I will get that to you.

Thank you again for your support, please do not be the missing club on our banners and announcements!

Ed Foy- May 8th Golf Outing-The I Tri4 Downs! at Pine Crest Country Club. This is the one we have down for several years now. Looks like Ed, Stu Barry and Bob Maher can play but we are looking for others to join us. Let Ed know if you can play asap.

Gloria Leibig-  Ofc.Rocky check for $500 was sent out. Gloria spoke with Ofc. Tucker and he was very grateful for all the support he have given him and Rocky. Rocky is doing well.

Pres. Anne  announced that we will be collecting for Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal over the next two weeks. The contribution is $20 per member. If you want to pay with a credit card via PayPal, I have it posted online: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/calendar.php   Pres. Anne also brought up that Pa Kiwanis is looking for help manning an Alex's Lemonade Stand at the Dirstict Convention in August. The idea was brought up to see if they could come out to the Sunset Run. We will discuss this more in depth at the Board Meeting.

Ed Foy annonced that all Valentine's Day rose money is in, and will have a final tally shortly.

I recently updated the Jenkintown Kiwanis Website: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php Check it out.

Lt. Gov. Tim announced that he is stepping down from the Kiwanis Key Club district board after 20 plus years. He also wanted to thank us for all the support during his terms as Lt. Gov.


Upcoming Library Readers:

5/1-Barry Margraf
5/8-Bert Kreger
5/15-Bob Maher


Upcoming Programs:

5/1-Board Meeting
5/8- No Meeting



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info.(wolfonline@comcast.net or 215.512.7513) See attached flyer for more info.

 PA Kiwanis District Convention

Radisson Valley Forge Casino

Radisson Valley Forge Casino

Kiwanis District Convention
August 21-24, 2014
Radisson & Valley Forge Casino, Valley Forge, PA



KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot: 
Anne and Bill are celebrating 38 years together. I announced that it is opening night for Shrek the Musical at Upper Dublin High School. Riley is excited. Cooper comes home from England on 4/30.


50/50:  Missy DiMassa won and donated it all back to the club

Program:
Ted Taylor  gave a great program on the history of the Phillies.





Quote of the Week:

 

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one ali 
 



 


 

05-01-2014 10:18:15    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/17/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opend the meeting and gave the invocation. Our On Time Name Bagde winner this week was: Barry Rowland.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today: Anita Duke from Rubye's Kids.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne wanted to wish everyone a "Happy Passover & Easter" Also she spoke with Janet Crawford, who is looking to join our club.

Barry Rowland read today at Drop in Story Time to 36 children/adults. All went well.

I announced that we have a Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 5/13 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in.  Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/ Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be. We still need sponsors. Sponsorship information is online as well: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsorship/

 Jen Vare-Your help is needed!

We are coming up on a crucial deadline for the Valley Forge District Convention being held in OUR Region THIS summer.  YES it is still spring, but the budget needs to be made, the registration materials need to be created and we are behind in funding.  I believe that this is just an oversight by so many clubs because you hear August 2014, but in reality it is April 2014 we need the sponsorship by!

We have a total of $2075 in club sponsors. Region 7 Clubs have only brought in $750 of this. 
Region 7 Clubs sponsoring the convention are:
Division 19                                       
Boyertown $200
Lansdale  $150
Upper Bucks $200
Pennridge Satellite-Upper Bucks $100

Division 22
West Chester $100

Division 19 THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE LEAD!!!  
If every club in the Region sponsored some amount this would go a long way in keeping the cost of the events low. 
Please consider making a business, club or personal donation TODAY!
Below is the club and personal sponsor information, if you would like the business sponsorship please let me know and I will get that to you.

Thank you again for your support, please do not be the missing club on our banners and announcements!

Ed Foy- May 8th Golf Outing-The I Tri4 Downs! at Pine Crest Country Club. This is the one we have down for several years now. Looks like Ed, Stu Barry and Bob Maher can play but we are looking for others to join us. Let Ed know if you can play asap.

Gloria Leibig-  Ofc.Rocky (7 year old German Shepherd) was operated on March 29th @ the University of Pa. Vet. Hospital for emergency surgery on his colon & intestines that had become entangled.  They had to remove a large part of his colon & the fuse the rest back together.  The doctor’s saved Rocky’s life but now the Police Dept. is trying to find a way to pay for his surgery.  He’s home with Officer Rick Tucker recuperating. They are asking for help to cover his Vet. Bills. Gloria spoke with the Prinicpal from Jenkintown -Tom Roller and the Builder's Club is raising money for Rockey. Gloria made a motion that we donate $500 for Ofc. Rocky. ($200 to come from the Ofc. Rocky fund and $300 from the Misc. fund.)

Pres. Anne  announced that we will be collecting for Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal over the next two weeks. The contribution is $20 per member. If you want to pay with a credit card via PayPal, I have it posted online: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/calendar.php

Ed Foy annonced that all Valentine's Day rose money is in, and will have a final tally shortly.

Munn Steelman reports on the  Aktion Club: 18 members went to Safe Harbour to donate $500 to them. Money raised from Breakfast with Santa program. Munn also reports that they are having their Annual Spring Dance (4/18). Last year there was over 300 in attendance at Springfield High School.

I announced that the Abington Community Taskforce Annual Recognition Dinner is on Thursday April 24th, 2014 at North Hills Country Club, 5:30-8:00pm. Also I recently updated the Jenkintown Kiwanis Website: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php  Check it out.


Upcoming Library Readers:

4/24-Munn Steelman


Upcoming Programs:

4/24- Ted Taylor who loves to speak about the Phillies
5/1-Board Meeting
5/8- No Meeting



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info.(wolfonline@comcast.net or 215.512.7513) See attached flyer for more info.


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot: 
Gloria put a dollar in the pot to say that she is getting a new scottie-Hogan, who is currently 4 weeks old. More to report in about 4-6 weeks.


50/50:   I won and donated it all back to the club

Program:
Anne presented Anita Duke a check for $250 for the Rubye's Kids. Anita gave us an update on what they have been doing since last year. This past September that made up 500 backpacks for kids in need, and at there annual Chirstmas Party they had roughly 445 attend. This year they had 3 Philadelphia schools close, so thay had to find new ones and educate them on what they do. It was a great program, and I for one am glad we support the wonderful work that they do.





Quote of the Week:

 

There is little success where there is little laughter.

Andrew Carnegie

 



 


 




 

  


04-24-2014 10:12:05    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/10/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opend the meeting and asked Gloria to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Bagde winner this week was: Gloria Leibig.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today: Janet Crawford, a potential new member and Steven Weinstein from the Breathing Room Foundation.


Free Announcements:

Barry Margraf read today at Drop in Story Time to 20 children/adults. All went well.

I announced that we have a Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4/8 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in.  Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/ Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be. We still need sponsors. Sponsorship information is online as well: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsorship/

 Jen Vare-Your help is needed!

We are coming up on a crucial deadline for the Valley Forge District Convention being held in OUR Region THIS summer.  YES it is still spring, but the budget needs to be made, the registration materials need to be created and we are behind in funding.  I believe that this is just an oversight by so many clubs because you hear August 2014, but in reality it is April 2014 we need the sponsorship by!

We have a total of $2075 in club sponsors. Region 7 Clubs have only brought in $750 of this. 
Region 7 Clubs sponsoring the convention are:
Division 19                                       
Boyertown $200
Lansdale  $150
Upper Bucks $200
Pennridge Satellite-Upper Bucks $100

Division 22
West Chester $100

Division 19 THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE LEAD!!!  
If every club in the Region sponsored some amount this would go a long way in keeping the cost of the events low. 
Please consider making a business, club or personal donation TODAY!
Below is the club and personal sponsor information, if you would like the business sponsorship please let me know and I will get that to you.

Thank you again for your support, please do not be the missing club on our banners and announcements!



Ed Foy- May 8th Golf Outing-The I Tri4 Downs! at Pine Crest Country Club. This is the one we have down for several years now. Looks like Ed, Stu Barry and Bob Maher can play but we are looking for others to join us. Let Ed know if you can play asap.

Gloria Leibig-  Ofc.Rocky (7 year old German Shepherd) was operated on March 29th @ the University of Pa. Vet. Hospital for emergency surgery on his colon & intestines that had become entangled.  They had to remove a large part of his colon & the fuse the rest back together.  The doctor’s saved Rocky’s life but now the Police Dept. is trying to find a way to pay for his surgery.  He’s home with Officer Rick Tucker recuperating. They are asking for help to cover his Vet. Bills. Gloria spoke with the Prinicpal from Jenkintown -Tom Roller and the Builder's Club is raising money for Rockey. Gloria made a motion that we donate $500 for Ofc. Rocky. ($200 to come from the Ofc. Rocky fund and $300 from the Misc. fund.)

Pres. Anne  announced that we will be collecting for Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal over the next two weeks. The contribution is $20 per member. If you want to pay with a credit card via PayPal, I have it posted online: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/calendar.php

Ed Foy annonced that all Valentine's Day rose money is in, and will have a final tally shortly.

Munn Steelman reports on the  Aktion Club : Nothing new this week

I announced that the Abington Community Taskforce Annual Recognition Dinner is on Thursday April 24th, 2014 at North Hills Country Club, 5:30-8:00pm


Upcoming Library Readers:


4/17-Munn Steelman
4/24-Barry Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

4/17-Anita Dukes-Rubye's Kids
4/24- Ted Taylor who loves to speak about the Phillies



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:
 
Kiwanis at Trenton Thunder
Levittown Bristol Kiwanis is going to the Trenton Thunder game against the Reading Phillies on Thursday, May 8th and we would love for you to join us! 
Tickets are only $12 each.
Fireworks, Thirsty Thursday Beer Specials, Baseball and Fun at the ball park with fellow Kiwanians! 
We have also invited NJ Kiwanis members for a great interclubbing night!!!

Tickets are $12 each, please email Jen Vare how many you or your club members need by Friday, April 11th.


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info.


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot: 

Bert Kreger put in $1 for whatever.

50/50:   Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club

Program:
Steven Weinstein was presented with a check for $250 for the Breathing Room Foundation. He then gave us a brief update on what they are doing in the community.




Quote of the Week:

 
"Be generous with your compliments and stingy with your complaints. Withhold the negative and express the positive."-Joel Osteen
 



 


 




 

  


 



 





04-17-2014 11:55:25    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/3/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opend the meeting and asked Gloria to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Bagde winner this week was: Gloria Leibig.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Bob Maher read today at Drop in Story Time to 21 children/adults. All went well.

I announced that we have a Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4/8 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in.  Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/ Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be. ( Thank you...Gloria our first volunteer to sign up online.) We still need sponsors.

 Jen Vare-Unfortunately Valley Forge park is not available to us for the Eliminate Walk.  The convention committee has discussed at length other options and have decided to do what has been done in previous years which is to walk a mile at the hotel.  With this being the case, I've decided not to chair this event. We will contact the Jenkintown School District and posssibly do a Eliminate Walk with them next year on their track.

Tim Hoffman. Lt. Gov.-we need to send him our club assessment! Please send me one two paragraphs concerning your focusing on
your club's service, club's leadership, and club's greatest strength.  In addition, describe the club's greatest area(s) of need, including assistance and direction the club may need.
I must have this information by April 15, 2014.

Ed Foy- May 8th Golf Outing-The I Tri4 Downs! at Pine Crest Country Club. This is the one we have down for several years now. Looks like Ed, Stu Barry and Bob Maher can play but we are looking for others to join us. Let Ed know if you can play asap.

Gloria Leibig-  Ofc.Rocky (7 year old German Shepherd) was operated on March 29th @ the University of Pa. Vet. Hospital for emergency surgery on his colon & intestines that had become entangled.  They had to remove a large part of his colon & the fuse the rest back together.  The doctor’s saved Rocky’s life but now the Police Dept. is trying to find a way to pay for his surgery.  He’s home with Officer Rick Tucker recuperating. They are asking for help to cover his Vet. Bills.  Donations can be sent to the Officer Rocky, c/o Jenkintown Police Dept. 700 Summit Ave., Jenkintown, Pa. 19046:  Phone# 215-884-1200.

Pres. Anne  announced that we will be collecting for Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal over the next two weeks. Suggested contribution is $15 per member.

Ed Foy annonced that all Valentine's Day rose money is in, and will have a final tally shortly.

Munn Steelman reports that the Aktion Club had it's Winter Party at his house and 22 were in Attendance.  This past Tuesday night they went to the Cheltenham Nursing Home to do crafts. Finally, they are going to Safe Harbour to present them with a $500 check from the money they raised with their Breakfast with Santa program.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

4/10-Barry Margraf
4/17-Munn Steelman
4/24-Barry Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

4/10:Margaret Griffin of the Cheltenham Art Center and Stephen Weinstein from the Breathing Room.
4/17-open
4/24- Ted Taylor who loves to speak about the Phillies



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:
 
Kiwanis at Trenton Thunder
Levittown Bristol Kiwanis is going to the Trenton Thunder game against the Reading Phillies on Thursday, May 8th and we would love for you to join us! 
Tickets are only $12 each.
Fireworks, Thirsty Thursday Beer Specials, Baseball and Fun at the ball park with fellow Kiwanians! 
We have also invited NJ Kiwanis members for a great interclubbing night!!!

Tickets are $12 each, please email Jen Vare  how many you or your club members need by Friday, April 11th.


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info.

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot: 

Gloria announced that she had to put her dog Oliver Wendall Holmes down as he had cancer of the spleen. Anne announced that her daughter Annie is getting married on Nov. 15, 2014 at the Mutter Museum. They are looking for Hotel Rooms in Philly, so if you have any suggestions let them know. ( A big convention, has most of them filled)

50/50:   Barry Margraf who donated it all back to the club

Program:
None today as we held our monthly Board Meeting




Quote of the Week:

 
"Be generous with your compliments and stingy with your complaints. Withhold the negative and express the positive."-Joel Osteen
 



 


 




 

04-17-2014 11:54:35    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/27/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opend the meeting and asked Gloria to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Bagde winner this week was: Gloria Leibig. We had one guest with us today: Dennis Herron from the Make a Wish Foundation. He was greeted in traditional fashion. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Anne Lotz read today at Drop in Story Time to 31 children/adults. All went well.

I announced that we have a Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4/8 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in.  Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/ Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be.

 Jen Vare-Unfortunately Valley Forge park is not available to us for the Eliminate Walk.  The convention committee has discussed at length other options and have decided to do what has been done in previous years which is to walk a mile at the hotel.  With this being the case, I've decided not to chair this event. We will contact the Jenkintown School District and posssibly do a Eliminate Walk with them next year on their track.

Tim Hoffman. Lt. Gov.-At the Division 21 Council meeting on Sat., we elected by unanimous ballot Joe Wilson from the Southampton Club.  Everyone requested his contact information, so here it is....Joe Wilson- josephwilson@comcast.net, 267-414-4068

Ed Foy- May 8th Golf Outing-The I Tri4 Downs! at Pine Crest Country Club. This is the one we have down for several years now. Looks like Ed, Stu and Bob Maher can play but we are looking for others to join us. Let Ed know if you can play asap.

Anne Lotz- Abington Arts Center - Join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9AM for the third annual Art & Sole 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk through Abington Art Center’s Sculpture Park and Alverthorpe Park. Come with friends to explore the beautiful grounds of our Sculpture Park.  This year featuring chip timing and a certified course!
$27 adults
$12 kids (15 and under)

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

4/3-Bob Maher
4/10-Barry Margraf
4/17-Munn Steelman
4/24-Barry Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

4/3/14-Board Meeting


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info.


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot: 

Russ -Saw Jay Newlin this past weekend and he is doing well. He has a new job and loves living downtown.

50/50:   Russ, who donated it all back to the club

Program: Our guest speaker today was: Dennis Herron from  Make a Wish Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley
Dennis had a wonderful presentation and really shed a lot a light on our local Make a Wish foundation. Since 1986 they have granted  over 5,000 life-altering wishes to deserving children between the ages of 2.5-18.




Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:53:31    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/20/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opend the meeting and asked Gloria to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Bagde loser this week was: Carol Godfrey. We had one guest with us today: Bobbi Murrow from the Montgomery Newspapers. She was greeted in traditional fashion. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Anne Lotz read today at Drop in Story Time to 29 children/adults. All went well.


Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he needs to get everyone's rose money in from the recent Valentine's Day Rose Sale.

 I announced that we have a Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4/8 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in. I've attached the sponsorship form so that you all have one and please try get one or more sponsors. It's not a hard sell, and we do such good work. Remember this is our biggest fundraiser and community event of the year. Last year we netted $9,144 for the club and this year the goal is $10,000. Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/ Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be.

 Jen Vare-Region 7 we are less than 20 days from our Region 7 Spring event and Beef and Beer for Eliminate. Please let me know by Friday how many you hope to have in attendance, official head counts will be due by Friday March 28th! Information is attached. I hope ticket sales are going well!! (See attached flyer)

Tim Hoffman. Lt. Gov.-There will be a meeting of the Division 21 Council (at least 2 persons from each club) March 29, Saturday, 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the Willow Grove Giant Store Community Room.  The Giant Store is located on Old Rork Road near the confluence of Old York Road, Rt. 611, and Easton Road.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Lt. Gov. and Lt. Gov. elect.  Anyone interested in being nominated and running for these positions should attend.  Everyone attending the meeting, please RSVP.  There will be coffee, bagels, and donuts.  A small donation will be asked.

Ed Foy- May 8th Golf Outing-The I Tri4 Downs! at Pine Crest Country Club. This is the one we have down for several years now. Looks like Ed, Stu and Bob Maher can play but we are looking for others to join us. Let Ed know if you can play asap.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

3/27- Munn Steelman



Upcoming Programs:

3/27/14 – Dennis Heron – CEO – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Phila….& SE Pa.
4/3/14-Board Meeting


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Region 7 Spring Regional Beef N Beer- Saturday, April 5, 2014 6-9 PM Chaps Taproom & Sports Grill
2509 W Main St, Jeffersonville, PA 19403
$25.00 per person Beef, pasta, soda & beer! See attached flyer for more info.


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info. See attached flyer for more info.


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot: 

Russ -I was in St. Croix last week. The resort was great, Cape Airlines not so great.
Ed- Told a funny story.
Gloria- Anthony now a Capt.in the US Army. Recent Dinning for Women, there were 100 women and 2 men at  Whole Foods and the menu was Indian food.
I -announed that Cooper's highschool swimming career is now officially over. States went well, as he had some of his best swims of the year. Upper Dublin came in 5th overall. Now onto the college level. Riley will be in Shrek the Musical The show runs April 24-26 @7:30 & April 26@2pm at Upper Dublin High School. Tickets are $15 each.
Riley is featured in three roles: one of the three pigs, a knight, and a tap-dancing rat:) Should be fun!


50/50:   Bob Maher, who donated it all back to the club

Program: Our guest speaker today was:
Bobbi Murrow from Montgomery Newspapers. Bobbi spoke of the change in the paper over the years from print to digital media. It was a good program.




Quote of the Week:

Desmond Tutu Quote 

 



 


 

04-17-2014 11:52:40    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/13/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


I was unable to attend the meeting last week, so here is some updates that I know of.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is doing well. Nothing new to report at this time.

Pres. Anne announced that the church has asked us to consider changing our time or meeting on another date, to help alleviate the traffic. The Loaves and Fishes program has doubled in size and runs from 11-1PM on Thursday. Parking is the big issue. We discussed it and the general feeling was to stick to our time and date as we have been doing it since 1949. More to follow on this I am sure.

Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he needs to get everyone's rose money in from the recent Valentine's Day Rose Sale.

Jenkintown Sunset Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 3/11 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in. I've attached the sponsorship form so that you all have one and please try get one or more sponsors. It's not a hard sell, and we do such good work. Remember this is our biggest fundraiser and community event of the year. Last year we netted $9,144 for the club and this year the goal is $10,000. Volunteer sign-up is also open at this time: http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/  Please sign up online, as it make it easier for us to contact you prior to the race to tell you what your job will be.

 Jen Vare-Region 7 we are less than 20 days from our Region 7 Spring event and Beef and Beer for Eliminate. Please let me know by Friday how many you hope to have in attendance, official head counts will be due by Friday March 28th! Information is attached. I hope ticket sales are going well!!

Tim Hoffman. Lt. Gov.-There will be a meeting of the Division 21 Council (at least 2 persons from each club) March 29, Saturday, 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the Willow Grove Giant Store Community Room.  The Giant Store is located on Old Rork Road near the confluence of Old York Road, Rt. 611, and Easton Road.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Lt. Gov. and Lt. Gov. elect.  Anyone interested in being nominated and running for these positions should attend.  Everyone attending the meeting, please RSVP.  There will be coffee, bagels, and donuts.  A small donation will be asked.

Gloria reported that the Builder's Club  is doing some great things:

Jenkintown Middle School Kiwanis Builders Club Service Projects

>October 25, 2013: Pink Cupcake Day - Raised $230.00 for Fox Chase Cancer Center

>October 31, 2014: Epilepsy Foundation Fundraiser:  Students paid $1.00 per vote to vote for the teacher that they wanted to dress-up in costume for Halloween and all of the proceeds were donated to the Epilepsy Foundation. We raised $50.00 to donate.

>November 2014: The students volunteered their time to come in before and after school to make centerpieces for the Breathing Room's Thanksgiving dinners.  We were able to make thirty-four centerpieces.

>December 5 - December 17th: The students collected donations for our adopted Marine who was serving his third tour in Afghanistan.  Due to the overwhelming generosity of the staff and students, we raised so much that we were able to send five big boxes to Donald Crain and bags of stocking stuffers for the Breathing Room, as well as donations to the food pantry at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown.

>December 15th, 16th, and 17th Pinecone Service Project: The students volunteered to come before and after school to make festive "critters" for the Holidays to be donated to the Breathing Room.

>April Service Project:  Breathing Room Spring Project: The students will collect items to help provide Spring baskets for all the children in area families. The ages range from infants to college students. This little gesture provides a lift to the family during this stressful time.


Pres. Anne noted that the Glenside Kiwanis Club will be holding thier Annual Special Athlete Basketball Competition on March 22 at Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Volunteers are needed for the special athletes game .Can you help for one or more hours?  PLEASE CONTACT Darlene Anderson. At kiwanisdarlene@gmail.com. Or 484-919-8788


 

Upcoming Library Readers:

3/20- Bob Maher
3/27- Munn Steelman



Upcoming Programs:

3/20/14 – Bobbie Morrow – Montgomery Media Consultant (Newspapers)
3/27/14 – Dennis Heron – CEO – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Phila….& SE Pa.


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Region 7 Spring Regional Beef N Beer- Saturday, April 5, 2014 6-9 PM Chaps Taproom & Sports Grill
2509 W Main St, Jeffersonville, PA 19403
$25.00 per person Beef, pasta, soda & beer! See attached flyer for more info.


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

7/12 against Washington Nationals. Ticket prices:201-203 $34.00, 234-237 $43.00, 330-333 $32.00
Handi-cap seats avaiable on request $43.00 
Contact Earl Wolfe for more info.(wolfonline@comcast.net or 215.512.7513) See attached flyer for more info.


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:  Unkown


50/50:  Unkown

Program: Our guest speaker today was:
Stephanie Belzer – Carson Valley Children’s Aid of Flourtown, Pa.

I was told it was a very good program.


Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:51:34    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/27/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opened and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today: David Rowland and guest speaker Margaret Griffin from the Cheltenham Arts Center.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is doing well. Nothing new to report at this time.

Pres. Anne announced that the church has asked us to consider changing our time or meeting on another date, to help alleviate the traffic. The Loaves and Fishes program has doubled in size and runs from 11-1PM on Thursday. Parking is the big issue. We discussed it and the general feeling was to stick to our time and date as we have been doing it since 1949. More to follow on this I am sure.

Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he needs to get everyone's rose money in from the recent Valentine's Day Rose Sale.

Russ Koerwer explained the whole rose story, and why we didn't get red ones this year.

I announced that we have a Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 3/11 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Sponsorship is starting to come in. I've attached the sponsorship form so that you all have one and please try get one or more sponsors. It's not a hard sell, and we do such good work. Remember this is our biggest fundraiser and community event of the year. Last year we netted $9,144 for the club and this year the goal is $10,000.

Barry Margraf noted that he read to 19 today at Drop -in- Story Time.

Gloria reported that the Builder's Club Banner with her and she will drop it off to the school.

Pres. Anne talk to Applebee's and discussed their fundraising ideas. We discussed it, and will discuss it further at a Board Meeting. She also noted that the Glenside Kiwanis Club will be holding thier Annual Special Athlete Basketball Competition on March 22 at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Please consider volunteering.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

3/6-Barry Margraf
3/13-Bert Kreger
3/20- Bob Maher
3/27- Munn Steelman



Upcoming Programs:

3/6-Board Meeting for Feb & March
 



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The deadline for registration for the PA Midwinter Conference is rapidly approaching (February 21st).  Please register now if you have not. As of now we are only half way to our Regional attendance goals!  Hope to see our numbers jump over the next few days!
The District is also looking for more sponsors!  Here is the link to all Midwinter Conference information.
 
http://www.pakiwanis.org/events/pamidwinter/


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

George Kelly put a dollar in the pot to tell his tale of Rose Delivery Guy: drove down to Olney on Wed. got the roses, drove them back here to Russ's office, then Carol's office and then went back downtown to East Falls to drop off the roses to Philadelphia University Circle K club at 8 PM at night. What an ordeal!  Anne put in a dollar to say that the last two weeks she was in Vero Beach. I announced that Cooper only has two swim meets left in his highschool career-PIAA AAA District 1 Meet this week and 2 weeks later-the State Championship Meet. Riley got several roles in the upcoming Upper Dublin High School Theatre production of Shrek the Musical. The show will run from 4/24-4/26. George then got back up to tell us of his house flooding first from some water, but then from the sewer line. It is one big awful mess.



50/50:  Gloria , she donated it all back to the club for the party.


Program:

Margaret Griffin was introduced and welcomed. Margaret spoke about how she became the Cheltenham Arts Center, new Executive Director and what the art center is up to. It was a very nice program and good to learn that the Arts Center is still vibrant.




Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:50:57    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/20/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Elect- Gloria opened and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had several guestswith us today: Abington Township Commissioner Peggy Meyers, Abinton Police Chief William Kelly, Ofc. Posey, Lt. Pat Malloy, and Jack Murphy. All were greeted in song.


Free Announcements:

Munn anounced that Aktion Club is doing well. No new projects at this time, they like us haven't had a recent meeting due tot he weather. He did say he had a birthday recently and he slipped, fell and fractured his elbow, but does not need surgery.


Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he needs to get everyone's rose money in from the recent Valentine's Day Rose Sale. A big "ThankYou" to George Kelly who  drove down to Olney on Wed. got the roses, drove them back here to Russ's office, then Carol's office and then went back downtown to East Falls to drop off the roses to Philadelphia University Circle K club.


I announced that we have a Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 3/11 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Registration is now live online and we have runners signing up already. Next step is getting sponsors. I've attached the sponsorship form so that you all have one and please try get one or more sponsors. It's not a hard sell, and we do such good work. Remember this is our biggest fundraiser and community event of the year. Last year we netted $9,144 for the club and this year the goal is $10,000.

Bob Maher noted that he read to 27 today at Drop -in- Story Time.

Gloria reported that the Builder's Club start up kit has arrived and she dropped everything off to the school. Also we got banner patches as a club sponsor.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

2/27-Barry Margraf
3/6-Barry Margraf
3/13-Bert Kreger
3/20- Bob Maher
3/27- Munn Steelman



Upcoming Programs:

2/27-Margaret Griffin- Cheltenham Arts Center, new Director
3/6-Board Meeting for Feb & March
 



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The deadline for registration for the PA Midwinter Conference is rapidly approaching (February 21st).  Please register now if you have not. As of now we are only half way to our Regional attendance goals!  Hope to see our numbers jump over the next few days!
The District is also looking for more sponsors!  Here is the link to all Midwinter Conference information.
 
http://www.pakiwanis.org/events/pamidwinter/


KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Carol Godfrey put a dollar in the pot to say that she was trying to go to Jamaica with friends and she was supposed to leave last Thursday. Due to the storm she had to stay at the Airport Marriot for 2 days, needless to say she never got to Jamaica. Michael Czerwonka put a dollar in to say Peter who is in college in Florida reported that it was sunny and 85.



50/50:  Gloria , she donated it all back to the club for the party.


Program:

Chief Kelly spoke at length about the new Red Light Camera program that will be up and running in Abington this spring. It was an extremely interesting program, and we had lots of questions for him. The program is for a trail basis of 1 year. They will be located at the following intersections: Old York Rd & Susquehanna, Old York Rd. & Old Welsh Rd., and Moreland Rd. & Fitzwatertown Rd. There will be signs posted prior to the intersections, so be careful.




Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:50:26    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/30/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres. Elect- Gloria opened and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today, Karen Serfass from the Briar Bush Nature Center.


Free Announcements:

Munn anounced that Aktion Club is doing well. No new projects at this time.

Gloria announced the speaker schedule for the month of February. (See below)

Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he is still counting the checks from our recent pretzel sale, should have some figures soon. Get those checks into him as well. 

Pres. Anne announced that last week our Kiwanian of the Year: Jack Waite was honored and it was a very nice event

Russ announced that Robbie has agreed to do the Valentine Roses for us once again. We are selling them for $20 a dozen.  Deadline for all orders is Friday Feb. 7th. Pick up will be on Thursday Feb. 13th at Russ's office. Get your orders in and bring your checks.

I announced that we have a Run meeting scheduled for Tuesday 2/11 at 8AM at Boro Hall. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Making changes to the website and sign up forms. Postcards are now in and Steve is working on the label list, and I will mail them out. The run committee agreed to raise our online prices by $1 to cover the paypal fees. Day of race price will remain $35.

Barry Margraf noted that he read to 30 today at Drop -in- Story Time.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

2/6/-Bert Kreger
2/13-Barry Rowland
2/20-Barry Margraf
2/27-Bob Maher



Upcoming Programs:

2/6-Board Meeting
2/13-Stephanie Belzer-Director of Development-Carson Valley Children's Aid of Flourtown
2/20-Peggy Meyers & Sgt. Foley-Red light Cameras in Abington and PAL update
2/27-Margeret Greiffin- Cheltenham Arts Center
 



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Jack Waite put in a dollar to say, "Thank You for the honor, I really enjoyed it." Also he noted that his Granddaughter was accepted to Duke early decision. Gloria put in a dollar to as she recently went to the Pet Expo out in Oakes, PA. Quinn was in the dog parade and it was great.



50/50:  Carol Godfrey, she donated it all back to the club for the party.


Program:

Pres. Anne introduced to us Karen Serfass, from the Briar Bush Nature Center. Karen gave us an update and invited us out to the visit the center.



Quote of the Week:


Vincent Van Gogh Quote 




04-17-2014 11:49:29    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/23/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


(I was home sick last week, but here are some of highlights)

Free Announcements:
We had several quests with us today: Nancy Marshall, and Carolyn Dubois from the Abington Library, Beth Kenas from the Abington YMCA, Lynne Waite, and Daivd Rowland. They were greeted in song.

Munn aanounced that Aktion Club is doing well. No new projects at this time.

Gloria announced that the Builders Club  at the Jenkintown Middle School is now official. Their charter number is B05194 and date is 12/9/2013.  Way to go Gloria!!

Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he is still counting the checks from our recent pretzel sale, should have some figures soon. Get those checks into him as well. 

Pres. Anne announced that the Kiwanis Dinner was a very nice event. All went well.

Russ announced that Robbie has agreed to do the Valentine Roses for us once again. We are selling them for $20 a dozen.  Deadline for all orders is Friday Feb. 7th. Pick up will be on Thursday Feb. 13th at Russ's office. See attachment.

I announced that we had a Run meeting last week and all is going well. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Making changes to the website and sign up forms. Postcards should be going out beginning of February. The run committee agreed to raise our online prices by $1 to cover the paypal fees. Day of race price will remain $35

Jen Vare (email): on New Club recruiting efforts in Warrington
Snow tried holding us down from spreading our Kiwanis spirit to the Warrington area, but it FAILED!  Nothing can stop us from, making sure this community gets the Kiwanis club it deserves!

On Thursday we finally got back out on the pavement.  Past LTG Karen and I were excited to have some new people to work with, Lt Gov Tim helped us for a little while in the morning and Lt Gov Iris and Past LTG Liz helped us all afternoon.  We conquered the rest of the list, BUT found many home based businesses that we were not comfortable going into.  Those at home businesses will need phone calls, so if there is someone that doesn't like going into businesses, but is willing to talk about Kiwanis through the phone please let me know and I will give you advise and a list!

I said we conquered the list, did that mean we were done?!?!?  NO!!!! 
We found MANY businesses we can still go visit.  We are taking a little break and not physically recruiting on Monday and Tuesday, but we will go out with more trifolds, a flyer for break rooms and community boards on WEDNESDAY!!!!  Please let me know if you can help anytime on Wednesday and Thursday or Friday (morning only)! 

Thank you for spreading the word to your club members and being as excited as I am for a new club in PA!
  Jen

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

1/30/-Barry Margraf
2/6/-Bert Kreger
2/13-Barry Rowland
2/20-Barry Margraf
2/27-Bob Maher



Upcoming Programs:

1/30-Karen Serfass -Marketing Director-Briar Bush Nature Center.

 



District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:




50/50: 


Program:

We celebrated our very own Kiwanian of the Year as well as his birthday: Jack Waite



Quote of the Week:


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens




 

  


 



 



04-17-2014 11:48:52    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/16/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres.Anne opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation.  Our on time name badge loser today was Bob Smyrl. We had one guest with us today: David Rowland. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne wanted to "Thank" Russ for hosting the Christmas party once again for us. It was a great event.

Munn aanounced that Aktion Club is doing well. No new projects at this time.

Bob Maher announced that he read to 26 today, all went well.

Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he is still counting the checks from our recent pretzel sale, should have some figures soon. Get those checks into him as well. 

Pres. Anne announced that we have 8 going for the Kiwanis Dinner. (Gloria, Bob & Therese, Munn & MImi, Anne & Bill, and George) We will honor our Club Kiwanian of the Year at our meeting this week. PLease try to come out and make this very special meeting.

Russ will call Robbie to see if can do Valentine's Day Roses for us again this year as a fundraiser. Anne suggested that we honor Robbie in some way as he has been very generous to the club over the years, perhaps order him a plaque. Also, she would like to get a Certificate of Appreciation for Lore's.

I announced that we had a Run meeting last week and all is going well. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck... Making changes to the website and sign up forms. Postcards should be going out soon. The run committee agreed to raise our online prices by $1 to cover the paypal fees. Day of race price will remain $35

Jen Vare (email): Region 7 officers,
  I am sharing with you the attached schedule of recruiting for a new club in Warrington.  I understand that not everyone is able to help during the day do to work hours, but that doesn't mean that members in your club will not be able to do so.  We are very heavy with people volunteering on Monday, January 20th, but are in need of people for all shifts from the 21st-24th and 27th-31st.  We need all of your support in making this a success. 

  If you have never recruited for Kiwanis do not worry, neither have I!  We will be pairing Kiwanis members up with individuals who have recruited in the past.  You will be a pro in no time and the best news, you can take all of these tools back to your club and start recruiting again for your own club!

Please take the time today to share the attachment with all members today!
In Service,
  Jen Vare
 Region VII Trustee

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

1/23/-Munn Steelman



Upcoming Programs:

1/23-Jenkintown Kiwanis Club: Kiwanian of the Year Presentation


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Gloria announced that the most recent Dinning for Women was on Vietnam. A very powerful story. Michael wanted to "Thank"  Pres. Obama for his new health insurance policy that ends up costing him $4000 more a year. Tim Barnes back from Hawaii, had a great time. He has decided to step down from his job at Pye, Karr and be more of a consultant going forward. Message of warning, please turn off the water to your home when you go away. About two hours after he got back from his trip a water pipe busted in his house. Luck for them that he was home.


50/50:  Bert Kreger was the winner & donated it to our 2014 Holiday Party.


Program:

None today as our speaker was a no show. Gloria will call to see what happened and try to re-schedule.



Quote of the Week:

Confucius Quote 

  


 


04-17-2014 11:48:11    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/09/14
Stuart Tollen, editor


Pres.Anne opened the meeting and asked Gloria Leibig to give the invocation.  Our on time name badge loser today was Bob Smyrl. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne announced that we received a "Thank You" note from Paul Lucas, the Church Sexton, for his gift from us. We also recieved a "Thank You" note from JDN for the pizza party with Santa. The children had a wonderful time. Finally the Club received a letter from St. Joe's student, a former Key Club member looking for a donation for their trip down into Appalachia
The club agreed to donate $50 towards the trip.

Munn aanounced that Aktion Club's Breakfast with Santa went off well. 300 plus kids attended. 90 percent of the toys and food was donated, so the Aktion Club did well. All the money raised will go to Safe Harbour. 

I announced that I have the leftover JDN presents will will store them in my basement. Next year we agreed to get 2 boy, 2 girl and 1 neutral gift. No stuffed animals!!!

Bert Kreger announced that he read to 25 today, all went well.

Ed Foy announced that we have almost all of the dues in, but please get your checks in to Ed ASAP. Also, he is still counting the checks from our recent pretzel sale, should have some figures soon. Get those checks into him as well.  Looks like Anne Lotz was our Golden Pretzel award winner.

Pres. Anne announced that we have 10 going for the Kiwanis Dinner. (Gloria, Bob & Therese, Russ & Steve, Munn & MImi, Anne & Bill, and George)

Carol Godfrey announced that the Club received a "Thank You" letter from The Center for Parenting Education for our $250 donation. The money will be used for thier newsletter which goes out to 6,000 families.

Gloria announced that she dropped 1 carton of the Kiwanis Early Education books to JDN, and they were thrilled to have them.

I announced that we had a Run meeting this week and all is going well. Please mark your calendars: Tuesday June 3 at 7PM is race day, I will need all hands on deck...

Jen Vare (email): Region 7 officers,
  I am sharing with you the attached schedule of recruiting for a new club in Warrington.  I understand that not everyone is able to help during the day do to work hours, but that doesn't mean that members in your club will not be able to do so.  We are very heavy with people volunteering on Monday, January 20th, but are in need of people for all shifts from the 21st-24th and 27th-31st.  We need all of your support in making this a success. 

  If you have never recruited for Kiwanis do not worry, neither have I!  We will be pairing Kiwanis members up with individuals who have recruited in the past.  You will be a pro in no time and the best news, you can take all of these tools back to your club and start recruiting again for your own club!

Please take the time today to share the attachment with all members today!
In Service,
  Jen Vare
 Region VII Trustee

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

1/16- Bob Maher
1/23/-Munn Steelman



Upcoming Programs:

1/16-Carolyn Hirsh - Lindy Properties
1/23-Jenkintown Kiwanis Club: Kiwanian of the Year Presentation


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Mike announced that he turned 60 on January 5th, as well as the fact that Nora was headed down to Florida as she was taking Peter back to school.


50/50:  Mike Czerwonka  was the winner & donated it to our 2014 Holiday Party.


Program:

None today as we held our monthly board meeting.



Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:47:34    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

12/05/13
Stuart Tollen, editor


 Pres.Elect Gloria opened the meeting and asked 
Jack Waite to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Winner was Anne Lotz. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne announced that the JDN Holiday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both. Andrew Van Buren has agreed to play Santa once again for us this year. We need all the presents in by 12/12/13.

Anne reported that the Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks went well. Munn like the new format. 94 people attended. We had an interclub: Munn, Anne, Carol, Gloria. Next Aktion Club service project is the Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 14th at the Knights of Columbus hall in Glenside.


Pres. Anne: as most of you know, I am commited to Rubye's Kids and the good work they do for inner city children.  We will have our
20th holiday party this December 14th and 500 children from North Philadelphia schools and homeless shelters will enjoy a holiday fair including gifts, face painting, school supplies, many other activities and, most importantly, a visit with Santa and a gift of their choosing.   In addition to the holiday party, Rubye's Kids provides backpacks with age-appropriate supplies to over 400 children each August, winter coats in October and maintenance of libraries in six homeless shelters so children and parents can read, use a computer and have private time. 

Barry Margraf  announced that Munn read to 10 today, all went well. Also reminded us on the Aktion Club's Breakfast with Santa on December 14th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glenside. 8:30-11:30 AM adults $6, Children (ages 2-10) $4 and under age 2 free. Come on out get breakfast and a free picture with Santa.

Pres. Anne sell those choclate covered pretzels.  We can buy them for $10.00 a lb. and sell them for $19.95 for 1lb.   These Pretzels were from Lore's Chocolates. We decided to sell them much like the rose sale. Each member will sell what he/she can to their contacts and wil have to distribute them to the buyers as well.  Pick up will be at the club meeting deadline for all sales will be on the 19th. Need all orders in by today the 12th of December. E-mail me your sales totals if you can't make the meeting.

Russ announced that he was willing to host the Holiday Party and it will be held on Dec. 20th. Starts at 6PM asking all members to please bring an appetizer/hor d'oeuvres. So please mark your calendars.

I announced that Jen Vare is coming to talk with us on 12/12/13 about our help with the Project Eliminate Walk set for August 2014.

Barry Margraf read to 20 this morning for our Drop in Story Time.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:


12/5-Margraf
12/12-Kreger
12/19-Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

12/12-Jen Vare
12/19-Jenkintown Day Nursery Pizza Party with Santa
12/20-Club Party at Russ Koerwer's House 6PM

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info: http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Bert put a dollar in to say that he and Bernice are celebrating 61 years together. Barry Margraf announced that his daughter is to be induced on 12/8/13, so next time we see him, he will be a grandfather. Also he came in 3rd in his age group in the 5k on Thanksgiving Day. Anne Lotz put in a buck to announce that she got a new Ford Fusion-a hybrid and it's getting 31 miles per gallon. Gloria announced that she got the KI papers signed for the new Builders Club at Jenkintown Middle School. She will now send everthing in with the $460 check and we will get them up and running. I put in a dollar to say that we had an interclub at the Gobble Wobble as: Missy, Gloria, Kurt, Carol and I were all there. It was a great event, cold that morning, but all went well. They had close to 3000 runners/walkers.




50/50:  Bob Maher was the winner & donated it to our 2013 Holiday Party.


Program:

None today, as we had our Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:

 
Lillian Gish Quote

  


 



 


04-17-2014 11:46:42    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/21/13
Stuart Tollen, editor


 Pres.Elect Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Winner was Gloria Leibig. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Anne announced that the JDN Holiday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both. Andrew Van Buren has agreed to play Santa once again for us this year.


Pres. Anne: as most of you know, I am commited to Rubye's Kids and the good work they do for inner city children.  We will have our 20th holiday party this December 14th and 500 children from North Philadelphia schools and homeless shelters will enjoy a holiday fair including gifts, face painting, school supplies, many other activities and, most importantly, a visit with Santa and a gift of their choosing.   In addition to the holiday party, Rubye's Kids provides backpacks with age-appropriate supplies to over 400 children each August, winter coats in October and maintenance of libraries in six homeless shelters so children and parents can read, use a computer and have private time. 

Barry Margraf  announced that Munn read to 10 today, all went well. Also reminded us on the Aktion Club's Breakfast with Santa on December 14th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glenside. 8:30-11:30 AM adults $6, Children (ages 2-10) $4 and under age 2 free. Come on out get breakfast and a free picture with Santa.

Pres. Anne passed out more choclate covered pretzels. Everyone liked the pretzels, and the packaging. We can buy them for $10.00 a lb. and sell them for $19.95 for 1lb.  We liked the milk and dark chocolate best and the club decided to try to sell them as a fundraiser. These Pretzels were from Lore's Chocolates. We decided to sell them much like the rose sale. Each member will sell what he/she can to their contacts and wil have to distribute them to the buyers as well.  Pick up will be at the club meeting deadline for all sales will be on the 19th. Anne will check to see if we can submit orders as we get them in and how long the turn around will be. I will put together a flyes ASAP, as time is fleeting. I will also post an order form on the web, so that we can use our paypal account for online orders.

Russ announced that he was willing to host the Holiday Party and it will be held on Dec. 20th. Starts at 6PM asking all members to please bring an appetizer/hor d'oeuvres. So please mark your calendars.

Pres. Anne announced that the Abington Arts Center is having a Ladies Night Out on Thursday December 5, 2013 7:00PM - 9:00PM.
Enjoy an evening of shopping, wine and cupcakes to benefit the arts!  This exciting event will feature local artists and vendors selling their crafts, jewelry and gift items – just in time for the holiday season.  Wine and cupcakes- shopping and friends!  A great event and a wonderful cause! $5 in advance $10 at the door

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

11/28-Thanksgiving
12/5-Margraf
12/12-Kreger
12/19-Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

11/28-No Meeting-Happy Thanksgiving


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info:http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Anne put two dollars in to say that she had cataract surgery on Tuesday morning and can see great now. She also wanted to pay her IOU from last week. Gloria put in a buck to say watch the Goldberg's on Tuesday nights on ABC at 9PM. It is all about the Abington/Jenkintown area. Gloria used to live near the Goldberg's grandparents, and this past week it was about Chad Kremp from Kremp Florist. A very funny show. Michael Czerwonka put in a dollar to say that his roof is finally done. It was torn down to the rafters, but now it looks great.


50/50:  Gloria Leibig was the winner & donated it to our 2013 Holiday Party.


Program:

None today, as we had our Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:44:54    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/14/13
Stuart Tollen, editor


 Pres. Anne opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. We had one guest with us today Marsha Pearson from Constant Contact. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Russell Koerwer  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Anne announced that The Aktion CLub annual dinner of thanks is being held on November 26 at the Abington High School.  It will honor Ed Sickles who donated so much of his time and energy to this organization and passed away this summer at a young age.  Dinner is at 6:00 and you'll be home by 9 and never forget the experience.  Thanksgiving will mean a lot more after spending the evening with our Aktion CLub.   Please RSVP-Munn/Mimi : captain230@verizon.net. To date from our club Anne and Gloria are going.

Loaves and Fishes is trying to supply turkeys for Thanksgiving to their clients.  If you have a free turkey certificate from a supermarket or a free frozen turkey, please bring it to Kiwanis this week.  Also, if you like to donate accompanying food for the feast, that is also welcome as long as it is non-perishable.   Naturally, cash is also welcome.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Holiday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both. Andrew Van Buren has agreed to play Santa once again for us this year.

Pres. Anne: as most of you know, I am commited to Rubye's Kids and the good work they do for inner city children.  We will have our 20th holiday party this December 14th and 500 children from North Philadelphia schools and homeless shelters will enjoy a holiday fair including gifts, face painting, school supplies, many other activities and, most importantly, a visit with Santa and a gift of their choosing.   In addition to the holiday party, Rubye's Kids provides backpacks with age-appropriate supplies to over 400 children each August, winter coats in October and maintenance of libraries in six homeless shelters so children and parents can read, use a computer and have private time. 
 
This Wednesday, November 20th, the Dovetail Artisan is having a fundraiser for us.  The Dovetail Artisan is located on Glenside Ave, just east of Easton Road and the Glenside train station (nest to where Rizzo's pizza used to be).  The store features handmade items from North America, unique, handmade jewelry and one of the best selections of cards in the Montgomery County area.  15% of all cash/check purchases and 10% of all credit  card purchases will be given to Rubye's Kids.   Rubye's Kids will provide desserts, sweets and wine to make shopping  more enjoyable.  I hope you'll be able to join us.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bob Maher announced that he read to 20 today, all went well. He really feels that the changes made, have made a huge difference.

Pres. Anne passed out the choclate covered pretzels. Everyone liked the pretzels, but not so much the packaging. We can buy them for $6.50 a lb. and sell them for $15 for 1lb. and $25 for 2lb. We liked the milk and dark chocolate best and the club decided to try to sell them as a fundraiser. Anne will check to see if they can be boxed in something nicer. Anne will also call to follow up on the Applebee's Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. Also we briefly discussed the idea of an Antiques Roadshow fundraiser.

Russ announced that he was willing to host the Holiday Party and it will be held on Dec. 20th. So please mark your calendars.

Gloria announced that the Breathing Room Foundation is having a Ladies Night Out on Friday November 22, 2013 6:00PM - 9:00PM Hosted by The Abington Club and The Wet Whistle Grab your girlfriends for a night of shopping, cocktails and fun! An incredible line-up of vendors for your shopping pleasure. A complimentary drink of your choice:  Wine, Beer or Cocktail A portion of the event's proceeds benefit The Breathing Room Foundation $15 advance purchase tickets or $20 at the door Tickets available at the Breathing Room Foundation's office or at The Abington Club Please email or call if you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance Breathing Room - 215-277-1006 or breathingroom@comcast.net Abington Club - Colleen @abingtonclub.com or 215-885-0734 Hope to see you there!!

 

Upcoming Library Readers:


11/21-Steelman
11/28-Thanksgiving


Upcoming Programs:

11/21- Board Meeting (finally)
11/26-Aktion Club -Banquet of Thanks-AHS-6PM-Tribute to Ed Sickles
11/28-No Meeting-Happy Thanksgiving


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info:http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Munn announced that he and Mimi are now great grandparents. His grandson Chris had a baby girl 6 lbs. 11 oz and 19" long. All are doing well
Russ put in two dollars to say that he was recently in Dallas, TX and he went to the grassy knoll and book depository. Then he went to Ft. Lauderdale to open up his house. Anne put in an IOU to announce that she now works for Bershire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach. New programs are coming. I reported that Riley's show opened last night; Mid Summer's Night Dream and it was just awesome. The kids did a great job. Also, Melinda and I were invited by the Upper Dublin Athletic Director to come to school today as it was Senior Signing Day for Swimmers. It was a nice photo shoot with the kids, coaches and parents. Barry Margraf announced that his daughter is due in about 4 weeks. The baby already weighs 7lbs, so it may come early. Gloria put in a buck to say she was at the 7165 lounge in Mt. Airy for Dinning for Women and she got to meet the founder Marsha Wallace. It was a great evening.



50/50:  Bob Maher was the winner & donated it to our 2013 Holiday Party.


Program:

Program today was presented by Marsha Pearson of Constant Contact. Marsha showed us a power point presentation on increasing our visability by nudging our circles of influence thru social media. Really was very informative.

Quote of the Week:

Horace Greeley Quote 

  


 



 





04-17-2014 11:44:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/7/13
Stuart Tollen, editor


 Pres. Anne opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. We had two guests with us today Kelly and Maya from the Philadelphia Circle K Club. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Kurt Hunsberger.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is getting ready for Dinner of Thanks. Munn has the printed invitation for the Thanksgiving Dinner of Thanks @ Abington High School Cafeteria 6PM and cost is $15 per person..  Please RSVP-Munn/Mimi : captain230@verizon.net.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Holiday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both. Andrew Van Buren has agreed to play Santa once again for us this year.

Pres. Anne reminded us all about: Rubye’s Kids 20th Annual Holiday Party Saturday, December 14, 2013  8:00am- 3:00pm Girard College 2101 South College Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121.

Pres. Anne also reported on the recent Region 7 Fall Conference. ( Anne & I attended)  They updated us on the 2014 PA District Convention in Valley Forge. I said our club would be willing to help out with the Project Eliminate Walk. Any money we make the club gets to keep and it would be earmarked for the Project Eliminate Fund. Supoosedly the King of Prussia Club is also willing to help out. Once we get the contact names and numbers from Jen Vare, we will get to work on this. Hopefully we can walk in the park. It is just a one mile walk out and back, with our knowledge of the run, it shouldn't be too hard or time-consuming. Also there were discussion on the Key Leader Program, the Early Learning Initiative, and Fight to Learn.

The Club is in need of a house for the upcoming Club Holiday Party. Russ has hosted the last few years, and while he said we could once again do it at his place, it would be nice for someone else to step up. Let Anne know if interested.

Gloria announced that it was Bert's Birthday on Sunday Nov 10th. So we all sang Happy Birthday to him.


Upcoming Library Readers:


11/14-Maher
11/21-Steelman
11/28-Thanksgiving


Upcoming Programs:

11/14- Marsha Pearson from Constant Contact/Board Meeting
11/26-Aktion Club -Banquet of Thanks-AHS-6PM-Tribute to Ed Sickles


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info:http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Bert put a $20 to say thanks for the birthday wishes. Gloria put in a dollar to say that she is know on LinkedIn. Barry Rowland put in a dollar to say that he and Barbara were in London & Paris for their 55th Anniversary.

50/50:  Bob Maher was the winner & donated it to our 2013 Holiday Party.


Program:

Program today was the Philadelphia Circle K Club. Kelly and Maya updated us on the growth and activity of the club. Currently they have 35 members, up from 20 last year. Typically they get 20-25 members out to their meetings. Some their recent activites include: Boo at the Zoo, Friends of Hope Bracelet Sales, Relay for Life. The bracelet sales have netted them $250 to date. They also do very well with the rose sales,a nd they are very happy that we include them on this.

Quote of the Week:

  Robert Frost Quote


 



 


04-17-2014 11:43:18    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/31/13
Stuart Tollen, editor


 Pres. Elect .Gloria opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. We had one guest with us today-Bob Ambler. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Ed Foy.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is getting ready for Dinner of Thanks. Munn has the printed invitation for the Thanksgiving Dinner of Thanks @ Abington High School Cafeteria 6PM and cost is $15 per person..  Please RSVP-Mimi.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Holiday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both. Andrew Van Buren has agreed to play Santa once again for us this year.

Gloria announced that we had a recent interclub with Bensalem, at their 15th Anniversary Dinner-Gloria, Stuart and Anne attended. It was a very nice evening and had a special guest-the Phillie Phanatic. Also the club recieved a "Thank You" note from the Breathing Room Foundation for our recent donation.
Finally,she announced: Rubye’s Kids 20th Annual Holiday Party Saturday, December 14, 2013  8:00am- 3:00pm Girard College 2101 South College Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121.

I reported that I saw Barbara Jacobson, Russ's sister, and she wanted to let us all know about the upcoming Rotary Citrus Sale. Please see attached pdf file for more info. I also noted that we had a good showing at the EMCCC Business Expo, Anne has a list of  business contacts that may be possible new members. In attendance were: Barry Margraf, Anne Lotz, Russ Koerwer, Stu Tollen, Carol Godfrey, Bob Maher, and George Kelly. Hopefully I didn't forget anyone.

 

Upcoming Library Readers:

11/7-Kreger
11/14-Maher
11/21-Steelman
11/28-Thanksgiving


Upcoming Programs:

11/5-Philadelphia Circle K - update
11/26-Aktion Club -Banquet of Thanks-AHS-6PM-Tribute to Ed Sickles


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

KI Convention 2014-Toyko-Chiba
Registration for the 99th annual Kiwanis International Convention will open on January 3, 2014. The convention will take place July 17–20, 2014. The exhibit hall, workshops and general sessions will be  at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, located 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan. Due to the convention center's close proximity to all official hotels, no shuttle service will be available. For more info:http://www.kiwanis.org/convention/2014/register#.Unlt01OQORM

For Convention Prices and Tours check out this link:
http://www.kiwanisjapan2014.com/

Pullar's Pot:

Carol put in a dollar to say that she is going to Antigua with the family. Michael put in a dollar but had nothing to say. Gloria had a wonderful time at the recent Briar Bush fund raiser-Feather Your Nest, and the first person she saw was Michael Czerwonka and his wife Nora. I announced that we have been hosting a british exchange student, Runil Shah. Great person, really just fit right in with the family. Cooper gets to go over there some time in April for 3 weeks


50/50:  I was the winner & donated it to our 2013 Christmas Party.



Program:

Program today was presented by Bob Ambler who explained the in's and out's of Reverse Mortgages. It was very insightful information.

Quote of the Week:

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04-17-2014 11:42:40    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/24/13
Gloria Leibig, editor


 Past Pres.Gloria opened the meeting and gave the invocation. We had no guests with us today. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Ken Lawrence.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is getting ready for Dinner of Thanks. Munn has the printed invitation for the Thanksgiving Dinner of Thanks @ Abington High School Cafeteria.  We will discuss this at the next meeting.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Hoilday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both.


President Anne arrived & addressed the meeting with a reminder of the 11/2/13 Region 7 Conference & Governor’s Visit at 8:30 A. M. till 12:30 P.M. Cost is $15 for breakfast & lunch.
Looks like Anne, Gloria & Stuart are attending so far.  We need other members to step up as Jen Vare stated Division 21 has the lowest attendance at these meetings.  It will be held at the Spring Mill Fire House, 1210 E. Hector Street, Conshohocken, Pa.  19428.
 President Anne mentioned the Bensalem 15th Anniversary Dinner 5:30 till 9:00 P. M Tuesday at the Bensalem Country Club.  We have three (3) Jenkintown members attending.

A reminder, we had an inner club at Tom McMackin’s Garage.  Our five members helped fold the Rose boxes and put the roses into the boxes: Anne, Gloria, Kurt Hunsberger Munn Steelman, & Stu Tollen. Of course, our Lt. Gov., Tim Hoffman was also in attendance.   Gloria owes our Treasurer, Ed Foy for the extra doz. Of roses. @ $18.00.

Under past business, Gloria announced that we owe Bella’s Restaurant &  Pizzeria for the 17 boxes of pizzas we ordered for the Sept. Arts Festival.  A vote was taken & all approved the payment of $60.00 to Bella’s.  Ed Foy offered to mail a check to Tony, the Owner/Manager for the cost of the pizzas

 President Anne announced our guest speaker for next Thursday 10.31.13 (Halloween) will be Bob Ambler who will discuss “Reverse Mortgages”.  President Anne will not be attending as she is attending a forum for Prudential Fox Roach on 10/31.  This is a special meeting as Prudential Fox Roach is delivering school back-packs to underprivileged children.  President-Elect Gloria has agreed to step in for Anne.

Upcoming Library Readers:

10/31-Barry Rowland
11/7-Kreger


Upcoming Programs:

10/31-Bob Ambler-New information on Reverse Mortgages
11/5-Philadelphia Circle K - update
11/26-Aktion Club -Banquet of Thanks-AHS-6PM-Tribute to Ed Sickles


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor’s Visit Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Followed by our first ever Volunteer Service Fair 12:30-1:30
Spring Mill Fire House
1210 East Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428
Cost is $15 including continental breakfast & lunch.
Please invite your entire K-Family to join in the service, education & fun. RSVP LTG Tim by 10/23

Pullar's Pot:

Mike Czerwonka was first to say that his daughter Mary, was diagnosed with Scoliosis of the Spine & will be required to wear a brace for her back.  Hopefully, this was diagnosed in time.
George Kelly, was next with his announcement of celebrating his 50th Wedding Anniversary.  He told us that the success of his 50 year marriage was due to the fact he was never home.!

 Gloria mentioned her Dining for Women event at WholeFoods on Monday evening.  The money that was collected went to micro-loans for the Women & Children of Mumbai who are known as “pickers” & who live on the dumps of the city whereby they earn  a $1.00 a day to exist.  The micro-loans will help 50 women & 100 children & help bring them out of poverty.

 


50/50:  Ed Foy was the winner & donated it to our 2013 Christmas Party.



Program:
None today as we ended the regular meeting with a salute to the flag.


Quote of the Week:

Buddha Quote 


04-17-2014 11:39:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/17/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres.Anne opened the meeting and  asked Bert Kreger to give the invocation.  We had no guests with us today. Our On Time Name Badge Winner was Mike Czerwonka.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is getting ready for Dinner of Thanks.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Hoilday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both.

I announced that Bensalem Kiwanis-10/29-15th Anniversary Dinner. 5:30-9PM at the Bensalem Country Club Buffett Dinner $25 per person, with cash bar. RSVP-Dave McCraken I have let them know that we have three coming as of now: Anne, Gloria and myself.

Russ announced that we need help manning the EMCCC Business Expo this coming Thursday, Oct. 24th from 4-7PM. Russ has the sign up sheet, so if you can help, please contact him directly.

Dirstict Wide Rose Sale:  Got some information from Marty Schaefer: Rose pick up this Thursday

 Tom McMackin has generously agreed to let us use his garage for the assembly.
 
McMackin Tire
2 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
 
Wednesday  10/23    5:30 PM - assemble the boxes and lids.
 
Thursday  10/24        6:30 AM - Place roses in boxes
To date Missy DiMassa, Kurt Hunsberger & Anne Lotz can help on Wed evening, and Munn  &  I can help out on Thursday morning. I will load up my car and bring the 47 dozen down to the club for our pick up at lunch. Please make sure that you have paid Ed Foy.
 

 
Rose sale final totals:

Kurt Hunsberger 20 doz.
Circle K Club -10 doz.
Barry Margraf-5 doz.
Stu Tollen-5 doz.
Gloria Leibig-2 doz.
Barry Rowland -1 doz.
Munn Steelman-1 doz.
Ed Foy-1doz.
Bob Maher-1 doz.
extra-1 doz.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Bob Maher reports that the  reading went well. There were 30 present and he really enjoyed the changes that the library has made. The kids really enjoy it as well!
Munn Steelman is on deck for 10/17.

Upcoming Programs:

10/31-Bob Ambler-New information on Reverse Mortgages
11/5-Philadelphia Circle K - update
11/26-Aktion Club -Banquet of Thanks-AHS-6PM-Tribute to Ed Sickles


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Bensalem Kiwanis-10/29-15th Anniversary Dinner. 5:30-9PM at the Bensalem Country Club
Buffett Dinner $25 per person, with cash bar. RSVP-Dave McCraken-215-642-6257(looks like we may have several who are able to attend.)

Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor’s Visit Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Followed by our first ever Volunteer Service Fair 12:30-1:30
Spring Mill Fire House
1210 East Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428
Cost is $15 including continental breakfast & lunch.
Please invite your entire K-Family to join in the service, education & fun. RSVP LTG Tim by 10/23

Pullar's Pot:

Russ put in a buck to annouce that he was sorry that he missed last week. Mike  announced that his son Michael is in a video for Gwyned Mercy University, can't miss him. Just look for the red hair. I put in a buck to say that I saw Joe McHugh recently, he looks good, and says "Hello" to everyone. I also announced that Cooper verbally committed to Emory University in Atlanta.Here is a nice article that was posted on a swimming website: http://swimswam.com/cooper-tollen-joins-emorys-eagles/



50/50: Mike Czerwonka he decided to donate it all to the club.


Program:
None today as we ended the regular meeting with a salute to the flag, and opended up our monthly board meeting.

Quote of the Week:


Herbert Simon Quote 



 



04-17-2014 11:38:30    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/10/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres.Anne opened the meeting and  asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation.  We had one guest with us today: Kevin Reilly for the Eastern Center of  Arts & Technology.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Aktion Club is getting ready for Dinner of Thanks. Munn as a past Lt. Gov. installed the officers for the 2013-2014 Kiwanis year, as Lt. Gov Tim Hoffman was unable to attend.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Hoilday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She has 22 gifts left over from last year. So it was decided that we would each buy 5 presents. Remember the wrapping code:green for girls, red for boys, blue is for both.

Carol Godfrey also reported that the Abington PAL Food Festival was very nice and we had an interclub as the following were there: Gloria, Russ, George, Munn, and Carol.

Jack Waite enjoyed his one week retirement, but decided to come back as a senior member. (Now I just have to add him back into our official roster.)

Jen Vare- sent me this email:
Dear Kiwanis Leaders,
We ask that you send this letter out to all of your membership and/or read it at your next meeting.

As you know the PA Kiwanis District Convention is being held in Valley Forge August 2014.  We are excited to finally welcome Kiwanis members from all over Pennsylvania back to the east side of the state and make sure that their time here is fun, yet affordable for the whole family.  The easiest way to keep the cost low to our members is to ask businesses to sponsor the convention.

Our committee has put together a comprehensive list of available sponsorships ranging in price from $100-2500 with many different benefits to the business from website advertising, to logos and giveaways. There is something for every company, but we can not reach out to businesses alone.

You, the Kiwanis member know the businesses in your community that value your Kiwanis partnership and are interested in advertising to all of Kiwanis.

If you can personally contact a business, please send the company name to Marty Schaefer at mschaefer@ivylandbuilders.com.  We will check to make sure that we are not duplicating an effort and will send you the complete brochure to approach the business.

If you know of a business that we can contact on you or your club's behalf please send their information to Marty Schaefer at mschaefer@ivylandbuilders.com.  We will be sure to give credit to you the Kiwanian.

We thank each of you in advance for your continued support of Kiwanis.
In Kiwanis Service,
  Valley Forge Convention Committee


Dirstict Wide Rose Sale:  Got some information from Marty Schaefer:

The Rose sale is fast approaching.  Tom McMackin has generously agreed to let us use his garage for the assembly.
 
McMackin Tire
2 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
 
Wednesday  10/23    5:30 PM - assemble the boxes and lids.
 
Thursday  1024        6:30 AM - Place roses in boxes
 
We need help for both shifts.  The more help the quicker it will go.  Please let me know how many from your club can help. ( To date Missy DiMassa & Anne Lotz can help on Wed evening, and I can help out on Thursday morning.)
 

 Roses will be delivered to the drop off points on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Rose sale final totals:

Kurt Hunsberger 20 doz.
Circle K Club -10 doz.
Barry Margraf-5 doz.
Stu Tollen-5 doz.
Gloria Leibig-2 doz.
Barry Rowland -1 doz.
Munn Steelman-1 doz.
Ed Foy-1doz.
Bob Maher-1 doz.
extra-1 doz.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Barry Margraf reports that the  reading went well. There were 17 present.
Bob Maher is on deck for 10/17.

Upcoming Programs:

10/17-Board Meeting


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

University City Kiwanis Club is excited to invite you to our 4th Annual Kiwanis International Charity Kickball Social (KICKS) on Saturday Oct 19, 2013 at 12 pm - 4 pm at Fairmount Park Belmont Plateau! 100% of the proceeds will be benefiting Cradles to Crayons.  We would love to have you and your clubs come and either play on a Kiwanis team or volunteer at the event. Currently if you or any Kiwanis member would like to play (its super fun!) we are offering a K-Family discount of $5 off the registration fee. So the Kiwanis Family Registration fee will be only $15! This includes lunch, t-shirt and game play!  We would love to see some K-Family representation!  Also if you would like to volunteer lunch will be provided.If you are interested in volunteering or playing please email us back asap! If you play you will not have to go through the online registration link but we will need to know by Friday Oct 18th midnight so you may receive the K-family discount. Please fwd this to your clubs and your sponsoring Circle Ks!
 
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or lowâ€Éincome situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school and at play. Sadly, demand constantly exceeds the supply, and so Cradles to Crayons is always seeking additional financial and community support to provide for all underprivileged children.

Bensalem Kiwanis-10/29-15th Anniversary Dinner. 5:30-9PM at the Bensalem Country Club Buffett Dinner $25 per person, with cash bar. RSVP-Dave McCraken-215-642-6257(looks like we may have several who are able to attend.)

Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor’s Visit Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Followed by our first ever Volunteer Service Fair 12:30-1:30
Spring Mill Fire House
1210 East Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428
Cost is $15 including continental breakfast & lunch.
Please invite your entire K-Family to join in the service, education & fun. RSVP LTG Tim by 10/23

Pullar's Pot:

George put in a dollar to tell us all about the recent fire and murder at his new rental building. It was quite the story. Anne put in a dollar to say that she had a great time in Florida, and that is why she missed the past two weeks.


50/50: Barry Margraf he decided to donate it all to the club.


Program:
Pres. Anne had the pleasure of presenting Kevin Reilly for the Eastern Center for Arts & Technology.Kevin gave us a nice update on how the Center has changed over the years, to better help fill the interests of the kids, as well as state employment needs. Currently culinary arts and computer networking are the hot classes. He also noted that over 70% go on to college, mostly at MCCC.


Quote of the Week:


Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

John Lennon



 





04-17-2014 11:37:17    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/03/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres.Gloria opened the meeting and  asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Ed Foy was the On Time Name Badge Winner this week. We had two guests with us today: Ofc. Richard Tucker and Chief Albert DiValentino. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria took a minute to "Thank" everyone for their help over the past three years that she served as our President. She had fun, but is looking forward to stepping down.

Munn announced that Aktion Club is getting ready for Dinner of Thanks.

Carol godfrey announced that the JDN Hoilday Party will be held on Dec. 19th. They have 85 kids this year. She will count to see how many presents we have left over from last year to see how many we each need to buy.

Russ Koerwer reported that the Abington PAL Food Festival will be held on Oct. 8th at Philmont Country Club from 5:30-8pm.

Jen Vare- sent me this email:
Dear Kiwanis Leaders,
We ask that you send this letter out to all of your membership and/or read it at your next meeting.

As you know the PA Kiwanis District Convention is being held in Valley Forge August 2014.  We are excited to finally welcome Kiwanis members from all over Pennsylvania back to the east side of the state and make sure that their time here is fun, yet affordable for the whole family.  The easiest way to keep the cost low to our members is to ask businesses to sponsor the convention.

Our committee has put together a comprehensive list of available sponsorships ranging in price from $100-2500 with many different benefits to the business from website advertising, to logos and giveaways. There is something for every company, but we can not reach out to businesses alone.

You, the Kiwanis member know the businesses in your community that value your Kiwanis partnership and are interested in advertising to all of Kiwanis.

If you can personally contact a business, please send the company name to Marty Schaefer at mschaefer@ivylandbuilders.com.  We will check to make sure that we are not duplicating an effort and will send you the complete brochure to approach the business.

If you know of a business that we can contact on you or your club's behalf please send their information to Marty Schaefer at mschaefer@ivylandbuilders.com.  We will be sure to give credit to you the Kiwanian.

We thank each of you in advance for your continued support of Kiwanis.
In Kiwanis Service,
  Valley Forge Convention Committee


Dirstict Wide Rose Sale:  Got some information from Marty Schaefer:

The Rose sale is fast approaching.  Tom McMackin has generously agreed to let us use his garage for the assembly.
 
McMackin Tire
2 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
 
Wednesday  10/23    5:30 PM - assemble the boxes and lids.
 
Thursday  1024        6:30 AM - Place roses in boxes
 
We need help for both shifts.  The more help the quicker it will go.  Please let me know how many from your club can help. ( To date Missy DiMassa can help on Wed evening, and I can help out on Thursday morning.)
 

 Roses will be delivered to the drop off points on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Rose sale final totals:

Kurt Hunsberger 20 doz.
Circle K Club -10 doz.
Barry Margraf-5 doz.
Stu Tollen-5 doz.
Gloria Leibig-2 doz.
Barry Rowland -1 doz.
Munn Steelman-1 doz.
Ed Foy-1doz.
Bob Maher-1 doz.
extra-1 doz.

Upcoming Library Readers:

 Barry Margraf reports that the first reading went well. It was the Barry & Barry Show. 35 total. All went smoothly with the new changes. The kids sang two songs maybe took a minute or two. The library assistants were very helpful.
Barry Margraf is on deck for 10/10.

Upcoming Programs:

10/10-
Amy Shields from The Eastern Center of Arts and Technology
10/10-Installation of Officers by Ltg. Gov Tim?


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

University City Kiwanis Club is excited to invite you to our 4th Annual Kiwanis International Charity Kickball Social (KICKS) on Saturday Oct 19, 2013 at 12 pm - 4 pm at Fairmount Park Belmont Plateau! 100% of the proceeds will be benefiting Cradles to Crayons.  We would love to have you and your clubs come and either play on a Kiwanis team or volunteer at the event. Currently if you or any Kiwanis member would like to play (its super fun!) we are offering a K-Family discount of $5 off the registration fee. So the Kiwanis Family Registration fee will be only $15! This includes lunch, t-shirt and game play!  We would love to see some K-Family representation!  Also if you would like to volunteer lunch will be provided.If you are interested in volunteering or playing please email us back asap! If you play you will not have to go through the online registration link but we will need to know by Friday Oct 18th midnight so you may receive the K-family discount.  Please fwd this to your clubs and your sponsoring Circle Ks!
 
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or lowâ€Éincome situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school and at play. Sadly, demand constantly exceeds the supply, and so Cradles to Crayons is always seeking additional financial and community support to provide for all underprivileged children.

Bensalem Kiwanis-10/29-15th Anniversary Dinner. 5:30-9PM at the Bensalem Country Club Buffett Dinner $25 per person, with cash bar. RSVP-Dave McCraken-215-642-6257(looks like we may have several who are able to attend.)

Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor’s Visit Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Followed by our first ever Volunteer Service Fair 12:30-1:30
Spring Mill Fire House
1210 East Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428
Cost is $15 including continental breakfast & lunch.
Please invite your entire K-Family to join in the service, education & fun. RSVP LTG Tim by 10/23

Pullar's Pot:

Bob Smyrl put a dollar in to say that John is in Ft. Drum NY, Matthew at PSU, so he and Deb are now officially empty nesters.


50/50: Carol Godfrey but she decided to donate it all to the club as a donation to Ofc. Rocky


Program:
Pres. Gloria had the pleasure of presenting Ofc. Tucker a check for $300 to help with the expenses for Ofc. Rocky. Ofc. Tucker gave us a brief overview of what Rocky has been up to this past year. It was a very informative program.  Chief Al reminded us that the Boro has no budget for Ofc. Rocky, so his food and vet bills all come from donations such as ours, and they thanked us for the continued help.



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Quote of the Week:
 

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Mahatma Gandhi





10-10-2013 06:39:51    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/26/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres.Gloria opened the meeting and  asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. Anne Lotz was the On Time Name Badge Winner this week. We had one guest with us today: David Rowland . We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that they hosted 36 Aktion Clubbers for the picnic at his house last week. All went well.

Gloria announced that we collected $75 dollars for Ofc. Rocky and she then passed out the jar to get it to $100.  We will present a check to them in the amount of $300 next week. ($100 from collections and $200 from foundation budget)

Pres. Gloria announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts was held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. We sold  400 soft pretzels easily. The pizzas were harder to sell, and get cold to fast. So, we will not sell them again next year. Those in attendance were: Carol, George, Kurt, Ed, Gloria, Stu, Ann, Munn and Ken. Ed will tally up the totals for us next week, but it looks like we made $500-600. Next year we should order 500 pretzels, and 3 cases of water.


I announced that the EMCCC is holding a 5K run on Sunday Sept 29th. The start and finish line is at Manor College. All are invited to participate.you can sign up on-line at:
https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/18747 Also they do need some volunteers with experience as route marshalling, would be nice for the Kiwanis to help out. It's a nice community servicer project. Bob Maher will be coordinating this for the Chamber. You can sign up to volunteer with the link above as well.


It has come to our attention that we will have to replace Jack Waite as he is schedule to be a Foundation Trustee. So we need a volunteer to take his place from 10/1/13-9/30/14- Russ Koerwer has volunteered to take his place.

Pres. Gloria repoted the following sad news:
Due to complications caused by a stroke, Marty Ewer peacefully passed away September 21, 2013, at Abington Memorial Hospital.
A Celebration of Life for Marty will be held this Saturday, September 28th, 11:00 AM , at Sanctuary United Methodist Church located at 1346 East Prospect Ave., North Wales, PA, 19454. Please join us for lunch immediately following the service in the church’s social hall.  Carol Godfrey will reach out to the Glenside Club to see how they are doing.

On a good note- Pres.Gloria announced that the Builders Club is up and running at the Jenkintown Elementary School.


Dirstict Wide Rose Sale:

The Rose Sale is Here!

The Rose Sale is an easy way for Kiwanis Clubs to raise lots of money for their service account. It is an annual opportunity for the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation to fund scholarships, etc. Club members solicit local businesses, family friends and neighbors to purchase roses. The roses sell for $18 per dozen, the club retains $7 of that amount. We sold 47 dozen. Ed sent the check off to the district office and I contacted Marty and he made note of our sales. As of last week  he was unsure as to where assembly and pick up would be.

 Roses will be delivered to the drop off points on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Rose sale final totals:

Kurt Hunsberger 20 doz.
Circle K Club -10 doz.
Barry Margraf-5 doz.
Stu Tollen-5 doz.
Gloria Leibig-2 doz.
Barry Rowland -1 doz.
Munn Steelman-1 doz.
Ed Foy-1doz.
Bob Maher-1 doz.
extra-1 doz.

Upcoming Library Readers:

 Barry reported that he met with Jack Waite at the library to go over the program with the staff. He of course got a great overview of the program from Jack and it was great to met with the staff. He is ready to take over.
First reader of the year is Bert Kreger on Oct. 3rd. Anne Lotz is on deck for 10/10.

Upcoming Programs:

10/3-
Ofc. Rick Tucker  along with Rocky and Chief Al.

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Bensalem Kiwanis-10/29-15th Anniversary Dinner. 5:30-9PM at the Bensalem Country Club Buffett Dinner $25 per person, with cash bar. RSVP-Dave McCraken-215-642-6257(looks like we may have several who are able to attend.)

Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor’s Visit Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Followed by our first ever Volunteer Service Fair 12:30-1:30
Spring Mill Fire House
1210 East Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428
Cost is $15 including continental breakfast & lunch.
Please invite your entire K-Family to join in the service, education & fun. RSVP LTG Tim by 10/23

Pullar's Pot:

Kurt -put a dollar in to say that while he was working the booth on Sunday he saw Ken Hellendall. Gretal is doing well, 93 yrs old, and still living in Wyncote at their house. He sends his regards to all. Russ-put in a dollar to say  he missed last week as he was in Boston for a Banking Conference. They went to Fenway Park, sat in a skybox and have plenty of lobster salad. Michael-put in a dollar to say that he was recently in Florida at Disneyworld and he had to say that the the Rocking Rollercoaster and the Tower Of Terror did him in, however Mary loved them. I put in 2 bucks to say that Riley got a part in the Upper Dublin HighSchool play- they are doing Mid Summer's Night Dream and he got the part of Lysander. Cooper visited NYU, but still like Hopkins better. Next up is Emory University in Atlanta. When we went to Disney- we did the same rides and while Cooper loved them, Riley did not. Gloria put a dollar in to read a funny quote that she saw while driving.


50/50: George Kelly but she decided to donate it all to the club


Program:
None today


Quote of the Week:
 
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln


10-10-2013 06:39:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/19/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres.Gloria opened the meeting and  asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. Pres. Glorias was the On Time Name Badge Winner this week. We had one guest with us today: Mary Ellen Fitzgerald from the Breathing Room Foundation. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:


Pres. Gloria announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. We decided to order 400 soft pretzels to sell, as well as 12 pizzas from Bella's. We will need help manning two booths for the festvial. We typically do 2hr. shifts-12:30-2:30, 2:30-4:30, 4:30-6:30PM and we need at least 2 volunteers in the booth at all times.


I announced that the EMCCC is holding a 5K run on Sunday Sept 29th. The start and finish line is at Manor College. All are invited to participate.you can sign up on-line at:
https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/18747 Also they do need some volunteers with experience as route marshalling, would be nice for the Kiwanis to help out. It's a nice community servicer project. Bob Maher will be coordinating this for the Chamber. You can sign up to volunteer with the link above as well.

Pres. Gloria reported that she spoke with Bobbie Murrow from the Times Chronicle recently as she noted that we were no longer listed in the Community events Calendar and that the Glenside Kiwanis were. She asked to put our listing back in as we meet weekly and the community should know about it.( Still not in as of 9/18/13)

Carol Godfrey announced that we got a reguest for sponsorship ffrom the Abington YMCA for their Gobble Wobble 5K Run on Thusrday November 28th. We have the money still in the budget so she will present the request to Ed Foy.

It has come to our attention that we will have to replace Jack Waite as he is schedule to be a Foundation Trustee. So we a volunteer to take his place from 10/1/13-9/30/14

Dirstict Wide Rose Sale:

The Rose Sale is Here!

The Rose Sale is an easy way for Kiwanis Clubs to raise lots of money for their service account. It is an annual opportunity for the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation to fund scholarships, etc. Club members solicit local businesses, family friends and neighbors to purchase roses. The roses sell for $18 per dozen, the club retains $7 of that amount.

The Rose Sale begins now. All orders and payments must be received in the District Office on or before Monday, September 30, 2013. Roses will be delivered to the drop off points on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Gloria received an e-mail from Kurt that he has sold 9 dozen already and Barry Rowland  and Munn each wants a dozen. Anne Lotz says that the Circle K club wants 10 dozen so we are off and running. (Last year our club didn't sell any, so please try to sell some as it is an easy fundraiser) Gloria wants 2 dozen as well.


Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon. Barry Margraf is going to take over the job of  Drop in Story time committee chair, as Jack Waite has decided it was time to step down. from the club due to health reasons.Jack Waite did pass out the schedule for the upcoming season. First reader of the year is Bert Kreger on Oct. 3rd. Anne Lotz reported that  the club recieved a letter form the Library suggesting some changes be made to the format and we discussed it and will try the suggested changes on a trail basis to see how it goes.


Upcoming Programs:

None at this time

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

None

Pullar's Pot:
None today

50/50: Gloria Leibig but she decided to donate it all to the club


Program:
 Prs. Gloria introduced our guest speaker- Mary Ellen Fitzgerald. She spoke about their new office space at the old convent at Immaculate Conception in Jenkintown. They recent held their backpack drive and gave out over 200 backpacks. Gearing up for Thanksgiving as they gave out 130 dinners last year. She also noted that over 500 families were helped in 2013 and this was first time families. It was our pleasure to present them with a check for $250.

Quote of the Week:

  
Paul Tillich Quote 

 

 

09-26-2013 08:37:37    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/5/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres Gloria opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:


I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. We decided to order 400 soft pretzels to sell, as well as 12 pizzas from Bella's. We will need help manning two booths for the festvial. We typically do 2hr. shifts-12:30-2:30, 2:30-4:30, 4:30-6:30PM and we need at least 2 volunteers in the booth at all times.

Munn reported that the Aktion Club's annual picnic, will be at Munn & Mimi's House on 9/17. The Aktion did meet recently, the first time after Ed's passing and it was a good meeting, but very emotional.

I announced that the EMCCC is holding a 5K run on Sunday Sept 29th. The start and finish line is at Manor College. All are invited to participate.you can sign up on-line at:
https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/18747 Also they do need some volunteers with experience as route marshalling. Bob Maher will be coordinating this for the Chamber. You can sign up to volunteer with the link above as well.

Pres. Gloria reported that she spoke with Bobbie Murrow from the Times Chronicle recently as she noted that we were no longer listed in the Community events Calendar and that the Glenside Kiwanis were. She asked to put our listing back in as we meet weekly and the community should know about it.( Still not in as of 9/4/13)

I announced that I had received an e-mail from Jen Vare that Marty Ewer from the Glenside club had a stroke and is in critical condition. Recent Update- Marty's condition is still critical, but improving.  People have talked to him and he is breathing much better, much improvement over yesterday.   Our thoughts and prayers are appreciated. Please continue!
Also, I noted in the Times Chronicle that Myrtle Neiman, wife of the late Don Neiman, died on 8/23/13. A memorial service will be held a 11AM 9/14 in St. Philip-in-the-Fields, 317 Oreland Mill Rd, Oreland PA 19075.

Munn announced that the AFI is holding their Annual Golf Outing on Sept. 26th. We need to let Bill Seedes if we want to play or be a sponsor. Ed Foy suggested as it didn't look as if we could get a foursome to play that this year we just sponsor a hole. Ed will contact Bill about sponsorship.

Dirstict Wide Rose Sale:

The Rose Sale is Here!

The Rose Sale is an easy way for Kiwanis Clubs to raise lots of money for their service account. It is an annual opportunity for the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation to fund scholarships, etc. Club members solicit local businesses, family friends and neighbors to purchase roses. The roses sell for $18 per dozen, the club retains $7 of that amount.

The Rose Sale begins now. All orders and payments must be received in the District Office on or before Monday, September 30, 2013. Roses will be delivered to the drop off points on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Gloria received an e-mail from Kurt that he has sold some already and Barry Rowland wants a dozen, so we are off and running. (Last year our club didn't sell any, so please try to sell some as it is an easy fundraiser) Gloria also noted that her group-Dinning for Women has featured recently in People Magazine. Very Cool!


Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon. Barry Margraf is going to take over the job of  Drop in Story time committee chair, as Jack Waite has decided it was time to step down.
Jack Waite did pass out the schedule for the upcoming season. First reader of the year is Bert Kreger on Oct. 3rd.


Upcoming Programs:

9/12-2013-2014-Budget Meeting after lunch

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

None

Pullar's Pot:
Carol Godfrey reported that her 18 mth old lab, Abbey got into her purse and tore thru a bottle of Alleve. She is doing well now, but had to spend 4 days in the vet hospital getting her kidneys flushed.

50/50: None today, but we decided to donate it all to the club


Program:
 We ended the meeting with a salute to the flag and we started in on our monthly Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:

  


Robert Kennedy Quote

09-19-2013 05:16:08    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/22/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Joe McHugh. We had two guests with us today,former member Lucy Sharp and Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that Anthony is home in the US after 10 months in Kuwait.

Pres. Gloria announced that  Rep. Steve McCarter is hosting a Shred It event on Aug. 25th from 1-5PM at the Cheltenham High School.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. We decided to order 400 soft pretzels to sell, as well as 12 pizzas from Bella's. We will need help manning two booths for the festvial. We typically do 2hr. shifts-12:30-2:30, 2:30-4:30, 4:30-6:30PM and we need at least 2 volunteers in the booth at all times.

Munn reported that Ed Sickle's funeral was this past Tuesday and over 500 people attended.It was a very nice service. It is a big blow to the Aktion Club. Will have to see where to have the annual picnic, maybe at Munn's. 19 Aktion Club members did attend.

Bob Maher announced that the EMCCC is holding a 5K run on Sunday Sept 29th. The start and finish line is at Manor College. All are invited to participate.you can sign up on-line at:
https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/18747

Pres. Gloria reported that she spoke with Bobbie Murrow from the Times Chronicle recently as she noted that we were no longer listed in the Community events Calendar and that the Glenside Kiwanis were. She asked to put our listing back in as we meet weekly and the community should know about it.

I announced that we received Fil-a-Bagel gift cards from GCI Communications for signing up for the Jenkintown Boro Website. I passed them out to all who were in attendance. It was free for all non-profit groups, if you recall.Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://www.elocallink.tv/clients3/pa/jenkintown/tourplay.php?movie=jenkpa12_wel_iwd&spon=welcome


Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon. Barry Margraf is going to take over the job of  Drop in Story time committee chair, as Jack Waite has decided it was time to step down.
Jack Waite did pass out the schedule for the upcoming season. See attached


Upcoming Programs:

8/29-Lunch at the King's Corner Pub (formerly Archie's) Do not go to the church!!!
9/5-Board Meeting

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

None

Pullar's Pot:
Russ Koerwer put in a dollar to say that he went to the toxic liquid event at Abington HS last week and dropped off over 15 gallons of old paint. Didn't even need to get out of the car. It was great. I put in a dollar to say that we will be in the Outer Banks all next week. Cooper has narrowed the search down to 5 schools-NYU, John Hopkins University, Columbia University, Emory University and University of Rochester. Lucy Sharp watned to "Thank" the club for the fruit basket as it did help to feed some starving children. Also her son Michael is now Dr. Malone as he got his PhD. in Physics

50/50: Gloria Leibig who donated it back to the club, after she paid off her I.O.U's


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman. Tim updated us on the recent Pa Convention and present us with our Prayer Breakfast banner patch. the Pa Kiwanis Convention for 2014 will be in Valley Forge,and the KI convention will be in Tokyo.

Quote of the Week:

  
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou

09-19-2013 05:15:02    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/15/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres Gloria opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Carol Godfrey. We had four guests with us today,Carolyn Lokemper a quest of Kurt Hunsberger, Pat Barnes with Tim, and our guest speaker Donna Baker with Merlin. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that Anthony is coming home. Will be in the US, tomorrow the 16th. Will be here in Jenkintown sometime next week.

Pres. Gloria announced that  Rep. Steve McCarter is hosting a Shred It event on Aug. 25th from 1-5PM at the Cheltenham High School.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. We decided to order 400 soft pretzels to sell, as well as 12 pizzas from Bella's.

Tim Barnes reported that he recently saw Joe McHugh and Joe will be by to see us all after Labor Day.

Bob Maher announced that the EMCCC is holding a 5K run on Sunday Sept 29th. The start and finish line is at Manor College. All are invited to participate.you can sign up on-line at:
https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/18747


Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon. Barry Margraf is going to take over the job of  Drop in Story time committee chair, as Jack Waite has decided it was time to step down.


Upcoming Programs:

8/22-Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman
8/29-Lunch at the Drake

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

None

Pullar's Pot:
Anne Lotz announced that Prudential Fox and Roach has been bought out by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of America. Kurt Hunsberger put in a dollar to say it's good to be here, and that he will taking Jenna to Susquehanna University this weekend for the start school.

50/50: Anne Lotz who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced Donna Baker form the Delaware Valley Golden Retriver Rescue, and we all got to met Merlin. Donna spoke at length about their rescue program. It was an excellent program and Merlin was a big hit. Everyone enjoyed it.

Quote of the Week:

  B. F. Skinner Quote
 
 


  

09-19-2013 05:14:08    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/8/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 I opened the meeting and asked Russ Koerwer to give the invocation. Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Barry Rowland. We had three guests with us today,Nancy & Jade Deibert and Justine Geraghty from the JDN . We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is holding their annual picnic on the second Tuesday of August (13th).   Munn noted Ed Sickles did not have a recent heart attack, we were misinformed, it was a mild stroke.He lost some vision in one eye, but otherwise he is home and is doing well. Munn also reported that Mimi saw Lucy the other day and that Lee is doing better. He is more comfortable and she is getting the hand of nursing down. Please call them first if you want to stop by.

Pres. Gloria announced that  Rep. Steve McCarter is hosting a Shred It event on Aug. 25th from 1-5PM at the Cheltenham High School.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.



Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon. Barry Margraf is going to take over the job of  Drop in Story time committee chair, as Jack Waite has decided it was time to step down.


Upcoming Programs:

8/15-Donna S. Baker- Education and Community Awareness Manager Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Pullar's Pot:
None today

50/50: Bert Kreger who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
No program today as we held our Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:

Christopher Reeve Quote 
 
 


08-15-2013 08:59:34    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/1/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. Our "On Time" name badge winner this week was Tim Barnes. We had no guests with us today. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!  Looks like Munn is going from our club. If anyone is interested in going please let Pres. Gloria know ASAP.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is holding their annual picnic on the second Tuesday of August (13th).  Ed Sickles had a recent heart attack. He is home and is doing well. 8 members attended a recent concert at the Mann Music Center.

Russ Koerwer announced that Steve spoke with Lucy Sharp the other day. Lee is home getting hospice care, but his condition is rapidly worsening. Lucy has taken a leave of absence from the bank so that she can be there with him. He is able to take visitors, but please call first before you stop by.

Pres. Gloria announced that  Rep. Steve McCarter is hosting a Shred It event on Aug. 25th from 1-5PM at the Cheltenham High School.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.



Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon. Barry Margraf is going to take over the job of  Drop in Story time committee chair, as Jack Waite has decided it was time to step down.


Upcoming Programs:

8/8-Nancy Deibert and Justine Geraghty from the Jenkintown Day Nursery

8/15-Donna S. Baker- Education and Community Awareness Manager Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Pullar's Pot:
 Russ wanted to put in few bucks as he has been in Delaware, and Florida for vacation, but in the middle of that he had to attend two funerals. He got back Monday and needs a rest. Anne Lotz put in a buck to saay she is "Sorry" to hear about the long commutes for those at the shore recently. Her commute to the backyard pool has been quite a short one. I put in a buck to say that HVCC came in 4th overall at the Country Club Championship. Manny's first, Aronimink second, Whitemarsh 3rd. Both the boys did well, in the relays as well as breaststroke. Gloria put in a buck in to comment on the Riley Cooper (No relationship to my kids) issue with the Eagles.


50/50: Anne Lotz who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
No program today as we held our Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:
Sophocles Quote 
 
 

08-15-2013 08:59:04    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/25/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Ed Foy. We had two quests with us today; Steve Spindler, President of the JCA and our guset speaker Linda Richardson from the Transcendental Meditation Center.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!  Looks like Munn is going from our club. If anyone is interested in going please let Pres. Gloria know.

Munn announced that there is no new Aktion Club activity, however Ed Sickles had a recent heart attack. He is home and is doing well.

Bob Maher announced that Therese spoke with Lucy Sharp the other day. Lee is home getting hospice care. Lucy has taken a leave of absence from the bank so that she can be there with him. He is able to take visitors, but please call first before you stop by. The club voted to send him a basket of fruit or perhaps one of the edible baskets.

Pres. Gloria brought up the fact that the refriderator that we use here at the church is not working properly. She will notify Paul of the situation. Once we get an idea of what is wrong with it, we will consider the options of helping to pay to fixing it or buying a new one.

Anne Lotz noted that the Abingotn Arts Center is holding their :

2013 Summer Concerts at the Manor Lineup:

August 1 – KidFest
(5:30-9pm)
Featuring KJ – interactive music, dance and stories, KJ shares her incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy. Sponsored by Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters. $10 donation per family requested.

Gloria announced that she met the new manager at the Jenkintown WaWa-Nick and started the conversation to about Peanut day. The old manager Nicole is now at the one in Philmont.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.

Steve Spindler presented us with a check for $9,496 as our half of the proceeds from the Sunset 5K Run. Next year the run will be on Tuesday June 3, 2014.


Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:

8/1-Board Meeting
8/15-Donna S. Baker- Education and Community Awareness Manager Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Pullar's Pot:
Bert put in a buck to say that 56 years ago on July 19th he joined Kiwanis! 


50/50: Ed Foy who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Gloria introduced our guest speaker Linda Richardson. Linda spoke about TM, or Transcendental Meditation. She touched briefly on how it is done, and the medical benefits that can be achevied, such as stress reduction, normalized blood pressure, reduction of atherosclerosis, decreased insulin resistance,and it can be helpful with PTSD and ADHD. Very interesting topic today.


Quote of the Week:

  Winston Churchill Quote
 


08-15-2013 08:58:04    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/11/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and gave the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge winner this week was Bert Kreger.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!  Looks like Munn is going from our club. If anyone is interested in going please let Pres. Gloria know.

Ed Foy announced that last week at our meeting with The Old York Rd. Historical Society, we donated $113, or our lunch fees collection to them.

Anne Lotz noted that the Abingotn Arts Center is holding their :


Summer Concert Series

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Grab a blanket and bring your family and friends to enjoy summer evenings filled with great music on the Sculpture Park’s Susquehanna Bank Stage. The 2013 concert series is co-presented with Abington Township Parks & Recreation and sponsored by PECO. This year is sure to be a hit with dancing, kids activities, fresh popcorn, cool drinks, and concessions from Trolley Car Diner. The Thursday evening concerts are rain or shine and a $5 donation is requested unless otherwise noted.

Concerts at the Manor is made possible through support from PECO, Susquehanna Bank, Trolley Car Diner, Glanzman Subaru, Visiting Angels, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters 

2013 Summer Concerts at the Manor Lineup:
*Please note: there will not be a concert on Thursday, July 4th.


July 18
- Commonwealth Classic Theatre (7-9pm)
Presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

July 25- August (7-9pm)
Blend of early rock and roll, blues, top forty hits and even reggae! Sponsored by Visiting Angels.

August 1 – KidFest (5:30-9pm)
Featuring KJ – interactive music, dance and stories, KJ shares her incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy. Sponsored by Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters. $10 donation per family requested.

Gloria announced that she met the new manager at the Jenkintown WaWa-Nick and started the conversation to about Peanut day. The old manager Nicole is now at the one in Philmont.

Munn announced that there is no new Aktion Club activity.

I recently got an e-mail inquiry from the state to see if we were seee interested in the Adopt-a-Highway program. Since there is no club interest in keeping this program, I will tell them to cancel the contract.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo. Steve may attend the meeting this coming week to present our half of the proceeds from the Sunset 5K Run.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:

7/25-Linda Richardson
8/1-Board Meeting
8/15-Donna S. Baker- Education and Community Awareness Manager Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Pullar's Pot:
Munn announced that he and Mimi had a wonderful vacation in the Canadian Rockies. The railroad trip from Vancouver to Calgary was awesome. Bert Kreger put in a dollar to talk about the Zimmerman trial.  Mike Czerwonka spoke about a problem he had with his TV and after a lot of time and effort is found out it was such a simple fix. Gloria put in a dollar to say that Anthony is coming home from Kuwait on August 4th, as it's been 9 months already.


50/50: Ed Foy who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
None today, as we held our monthly Board Meeting


Quote of the Week:

 Carl von Clausewitz Quote
 


  

08-15-2013 08:57:04    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/1/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and since we were meeting at the Old York Rd. Historical Society, we decided not to hold a formal meeting. Here are some previously noted  events:

Free Announcements:


Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


I got an e-mail from Lucy Sharp:  Please let kiwanis know that Lee is home under Abington Hospice.  he was diagnosed with lymphoma and has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy.  the prognosis is 4 to 6 weeks.  we are trying to keep people informed under CaringBridge.org/visit/leemalone.


Anne Lotz noted that the Abingotn Arts Center is holding their :



Summer Concert Series

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Grab a blanket and bring your family and friends to enjoy summer evenings filled with great music on the Sculpture Park’s Susquehanna Bank Stage. The 2013 concert series is co-presented with Abington Township Parks & Recreation and sponsored by PECO. This year is sure to be a hit with dancing, kids activities, fresh popcorn, cool drinks, and concessions from Trolley Car Diner. The Thursday evening concerts are rain or shine and a $5 donation is requested unless otherwise noted.

Concerts at the Manor is made possible through support from PECO, Susquehanna Bank, Trolley Car Diner, Glanzman Subaru, Visiting Angels, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters 

2013 Summer Concerts at the Manor Lineup:


July 18
- Commonwealth Classic Theatre (7-9pm)
Presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

July 25- August (7-9pm)
Blend of early rock and roll, blues, top forty hits and even reggae! Sponsored by Visiting Angels.

August 1 – KidFest (5:30-9pm)
Featuring KJ – interactive music, dance and stories, KJ shares her incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy. Sponsored by Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters. $10 donation per family requested.


Munn announced that there is no new Aktion Club activity.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:


7/18- Board Meeting
7/25-Linda Richardson-Transendental Meditation
8/1-Board Meeting
8/8-Nancy Diebert and Justine Geraty from Jenkintown Day Nursery
8/15-Donna S. Baker- Education and Community Awareness Manager Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue


 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Program:
David Rowland gave us a brief history on Alverthrope Manor and then gave us a great tour of the new home of the Old York Rd.Historical Society. I know we were all very impressed, it was a wonderful program.

Quote of the Week:

Mark Twain Quote 

 
 

08-15-2013 08:56:19    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/27/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Smyrl to give the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Carol Godfrey. We had one guest with us today, Margot Bradley from the Pennypack Farm & Education Center. She was greeted in traditional fashion. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor on 7/11/13. Please do not go to the Church today. Our meeting today is being held at the new home of the Old York Road Historical Society, at Alverthorpe Manor (Art Center building) on Meetinghouse Road opposite Abington Friends Meeting.  Parking is on the left when you enter the gates.  Enter through the main entrance and use the circular staircase on the left.  Turn right at the top of the stairs and the conference room will be on your left - or just listen for the noise!  Hope to see you there.



She also noted that the Abingotn Arts Center is holding their :


Summer Concert Series

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



Grab a blanket and bring your family and friends to enjoy summer evenings filled with great music on the Sculpture Park’s Susquehanna Bank Stage. The 2013 concert series is co-presented with Abington Township Parks & Recreation and sponsored by PECO. This year is sure to be a hit with dancing, kids activities, fresh popcorn, cool drinks, and concessions from Trolley Car Diner. The Thursday evening concerts are rain or shine and a $5 donation is requested unless otherwise noted.

Concerts at the Manor is made possible through support from PECO, Susquehanna Bank, Trolley Car Diner, Glanzman Subaru, Visiting Angels, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters 

2013 Summer Concerts at the Manor Lineup:
*Please note: there will not be a concert on Thursday, July 4th.

July 11 – The Jersey Corn Pickers
(7-9pm)
Original and traditional, high energy bluegrass and Americana music. Sponsored by Glanzman Subaru.

July 18- Commonwealth Classic Theatre (7-9pm)
Presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

July 25- August (7-9pm)
Blend of early rock and roll, blues, top forty hits and even reggae! Sponsored by Visiting Angels.

August 1 – KidFest (5:30-9pm)
Featuring KJ – interactive music, dance and stories, KJ shares her incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy. Sponsored by Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters. $10 donation per family requested.


Munn announced that there is no new Aktion Club activity.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:

7/11-David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor
7/18- Board Meeting
7/25-Linda Richardson

 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


Pullar's Pot:

Ed and Kathy Foy celebrating their 32 anniversary. Michael Czerwonka put in a dollar to say that he had to wake his boys up earlier on Sunday morning to go to work, but it was worth it to see the Super Moon. Munn put in a dollar to say that his gradson Capt. Christopher is doing his 3 week training for Army Medical Services in Fairbanks Alaska. Also MImi and I are leaving tomorrow to go to Vancouver. From their they will take the Canadian Rocky Mtn. train south to Calgary.Gloria announced that the TV in the kitchen finally died. She got a new one and installed it herself.


50/50: Gloria Leibig who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Margot Baker spoke to us about the Pennypack Farm & Educational Center. They supply all the fruits and vegetables for Loaves and Fishes. Currently they have two farms: one in Horsham, and one at the Highlands in Ft. Washington. They now have a waiting list of 100 families. It was an excellent program.


Quote of the Week:

 Og Mandino Quote
 


  

 

08-15-2013 08:55:20    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/20/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and gave the invocation herself.  Our "On Time" name badge winner this week was Pres. Gloria. We had one guest with us today, Jim Romano the Women's Basketball Coach at Jenkintown School District. He was greeted in traditional fashion. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


I reported that we haeld our Run wrap up meeting on Tueday June 18th and we reviewed everything that went right and what we could do differently next year. We went over our fundraising and expenses and we only have two outstanding checks for $500 total. All the expenses have been paid to date. Steve Spindler form the JCA informed me that we would getting our half shortly roughly $8,800. Also I brought in the box of donated food that we collected at the Sunset 5K and gave it to Loaves and Fishes today. They were most appreciative.

Past Pres. Anne announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

She also noted that the Abingotn Arts Center is holding their :

Summer Concert Series

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Grab a blanket and bring your family and friends to enjoy summer evenings filled with great music on the Sculpture Park’s Susquehanna Bank Stage. The 2013 concert series is co-presented with Abington Township Parks & Recreation and sponsored by PECO. This year is sure to be a hit with dancing, kids activities, fresh popcorn, cool drinks, and concessions from Trolley Car Diner. The Thursday evening concerts are rain or shine and a $5 donation is requested unless otherwise noted.

Concerts at the Manor is made possible through support from PECO, Susquehanna Bank, Trolley Car Diner, Glanzman Subaru, Visiting Angels, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters 

2013 Summer Concerts at the Manor Lineup:
*Please note: there will not be a concert on Thursday, July 4th.

June 20 – Deb Callahan Band
(7-9pm)
Soul drenched vocals deliver Blues and Roots influenced original music. Sponsored by Trolley Car Diner.

June 27 – Cafe Con Pan (7-9pm)
An all-star band loaded with some of the most talented Latin jazz and salsa musicians from the area.

July 11 – The Jersey Corn Pickers (7-9pm)
Original and traditional, high energy bluegrass and Americana music. Sponsored by Glanzman Subaru.

July 18- Commonwealth Classic Theatre (7-9pm)
Presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

July 25- August (7-9pm)
Blend of early rock and roll, blues, top forty hits and even reggae! Sponsored by Visiting Angels.

August 1 – KidFest (5:30-9pm)
Featuring KJ – interactive music, dance and stories, KJ shares her incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy. Sponsored by Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters. $10 donation per family requested.


Munn announced that the Aktion club had 22 members go to the Riveria D'Italia Restaurant in Roslyn. It was a very nice night out, and the food was excellent.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:

6/27-Pennypack Environmental Farm-Consumer Supported Agriculture
7/4- No Meeting due to holiday-Enjoy your family!
7/11-Board Meeting
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


None

KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Gloria put in $2 to say that she was supposed to on a tour the other day, but it was cancelled due to the storms. It was good thing as she was home when she noticed a flood coming in through the window due to clogged gutter guards. "Looked like Victoria Falls" She also enjoyed the BUG program assebly at Jenkintown Elelmentary School. I put in a dollar to say that Cooper went to visit NYU and Johns Hopkins University this week. He of course liked both.  Summer swim meets start next week, so I will keep you updated. Also I saw Lucy Sharp recently. She says" Hello" to all. She is still working for Quakertown National Bank.


50/50: Anne Lotz who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Jim Romano spoke to us about his journey as the Woman's Basketball Coach over the past 30 plus years. He compared it to Kiwanis and serving one community and one child at a time. It was an excellent program.


Quote of the Week:

 Satchel Paige Quote
 


  

 

 

06-27-2013 07:03:22    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/13/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Past Pres. Bob opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotzto give the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge winner this week was me.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


I gave a report on the successful Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We  have raised: $ 22,350.39  to date in sponsorship/day of receipts. Our expenses todate total: $4,664.73. It looks like we should make roughly $8,800 per organization(JCA and us). Discussed some of the survey comments that we have gotten to date from the runners. Less that 1 percent responded, so we must be doing something right. Holding our wrap up meeting on Tuesday, June 18th.

Past Pres. Anne announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

Anne also announced that one of our Circle K Students applied for a scholarship through KI and got it- Congratulations Rachel Migliacci!!

Munn announced that the Aktion club had 8 members working at the June Fete. They had 7 present at the run handing out water bottles, which they want to do again next year.

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday September 22 from 12:30-6:30PM. Steve Spindler has us down for two booths-one in the beer tent, and one outside the tent. We should start to prepare now for this as well as the Business Expo.

Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:

6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach-should be a good meeting today!
6/27-Pennypack Environmental Farm-Consumer Supported Agriculture
7/4- No Meeting due to holiday-Enjoy your family!
7/11-Board Meeting
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


None

KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Ed Foy announced that he went to the US Open yesterday and it was really very well organized. The train and shuttle buses were great and ran on time. The weather was great and it was fun watching them practice. We might go again on Sunday, but was looking for someone to go with. Several others in the club invited him to go with them.



50/50: Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club.


Program:

Board Meeting held today.


Quote of the Week:

  
 
The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.

                                                    

Bobby Jones


  

 

06-20-2013 06:09:47    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/06/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Smyrl to give the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge winner this week was Mike Czerwonka who donated it all back to the club.


Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


I gave a report on the successful Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We  have raised: $ 22,350.39  to date in sponsorship/day of receipts. Our expenses todate total: $4,664.73. It looks like we should make roughly $8,800 per organization(JCA and us). Here are the links for the results, pictures, and survey. You don't have to sign-up on facebook to view the pictures.

 

If you haven't had a chance to see the results you can check them out at the following link:
https://www.runtheday.com/registration/results/13029

 

Also if you would like to browse through the pictures of the event you can see them on the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Jenkintown5kSunsetRun

 

Please give us your feedback to help us make this a better event by filling out this brief online survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BKZZH6D

 


Gloria announced that the BUG Assembly at Jenkintown will be on June 11 at 1:30PM


 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

Gloria reported that Andrew Van Buren & I met with Dr. Tim Wade, District Superintendent & Mr. Thomas Roller, Sr. High School Principal to discuss the start up of a new Builder's Club for the Middle School kids in Jenkintown.  They want to move forward with this by September 2013 (The new school session).They have appointed two women to be the school's coordinators & I am to be their contact with our Club.  The are Mrs. Sue Medina & Ms. Jill Toy (Librarian) I will need to order all of the literature & brochures available about the Kiwanis Builder's Club for them.  Andrew gave me a Petition for Charter from the Key Club International program, An Agreement to sponsor a Builder's Club in Pa. Div. 21 that I sign & the  Secretary signs and a Standard form for the Builders Club Bylaws that I also sign & the High School Principal signs.  Upon completion of these, the new "club" will be on its way!

Anne Lotz announced that one of our Circle K Students applied for a scholarship through KI and got it- Congratulations Rachel Migliacci!!



Upcoming Library Readers:

Program finished for the summer, will return soon.


Upcoming Programs:

6/13-Board Meeting
6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


None

KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Mike Czerwonka put ina couple of bucks to say that Peter recently graduated and he and Nora are celbrating their 24th Wedding Anniversary. Jack Waite announced that his granddaughter who attneds Conestoga High School recently took the SAT's and great-over a 2200. Gloria told a story of finding $60 outside of the postoffice, found the woman who lost it inside crying and gave it back.

50/50: None today


Program:

None today


Quote of the Week:

  
 

  Abraham Joshua Heschel Quote

06-13-2013 08:35:26    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/23/13
Stu Tollen, editor

Last week due to the holiday weekend we met at the Drake for lunch. So not much news to report, but here are some ongoing projects:

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that The PA District Kiwanis Convention will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA on August 15 through 18.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Twitter feed!


I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We  have raised  $10,350 date in sponsorship. All is going smoothly, but I need everyone who is available to sign up online to be a volunteer-http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/.   I only have 3 outstanding sponsorship checks due in, and registration is at 218 participants. About the same as last year.

I need to apologize to George Kelly, and the club members as I had incorrectly listed his barbeque date as June 2 at 1PM in the last two newsletters, when in reality it was last weekend May 26th. Sorry about that folks-my mistake.

 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

Gloria reported that Andrew Van Buren & I met with Dr. Tim Wade, District Superintendent & Mr. Thomas Roller, Sr. High School Principal to discuss the start up of a new Builder's Club for the Middle School kids in Jenkintown.  They want to move forward with this by September 2013 (The new school session).
 
They have appointed two women to be the school's coordinators & I am to be their contact with our Club.  The are Mrs. Sue Medina & Ms. Jill Toy (Librarian)
 
I will need to order all of the literature & brochures available about the Kiwanis Builder's Club for them.  Andrew gave me a Petition for Charter from the Key Club International program, An Agreement to sponsor a Builder's Club in Pa. Div. 21 that I sign & the  Secretary signs and a Standard form for the Builders Club Bylaws that I also sign & the High School Principal signs.  Upon completion of these, the new "club" will be on its way!



Upcoming Library Readers:

5/30- Munn Steelman


Upcoming Programs:

5/30-Open
6/4-Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run-7PM Jenkintown Town Square
6/6- Run Wrap up meeting/Board Meeting
6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


None

KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

None

50/50: None today


Program:

None today


Quote of the Week:

  
Paracelsus Quote 

 

 

 

  
 

06-13-2013 07:16:40    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/16/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Russ Koerwer.We had two guests with us today- Henry O'Hara from CGI Communications and Joanne Daulerio from Ignite Energy. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement

Bob Maher reported that he read to 10 children at the library today. Barry Rowland reads this week.


Pres. Gloria put in a plug for the upcoming PA District Kiwanis Convention in Gettysburg, PA from Aug. 15-18th. For more info go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6RzQwlKnUM


I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We  have raised  $10,350 date in sponsorship. All is going smoothly, but need everyone who is available to sign up online to be a volunteer-http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/.  George Kelly announced that he will host a barbecue on Sunday June 2  at 1PM, so that everyone can attend, if they are around . Club just received 2 checks in the mail for the run: $150 from the Abington Key Club and $500 from Raymond James-the Page Group. We will turn those checks over to the JCA.

 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

Gloria reported that Andrew Van Buren & I met with Dr. Tim Wade, District Superintendent & Mr. Thomas Roller, Sr. High School Principal to discuss the start up of a new Builder's Club for the Middle School kids in Jenkintown.  They want to move forward with this by September 2013 (The new school session).
 
They have appointed two women to be the school's coordinators & I am to be their contact with our Club.  The are Mrs. Sue Medina & Ms. Jill Toy (Librarian)
 
I will need to order all of the literature & brochures available about the Kiwanis Builder's Club for them.  Andrew gave me a Petition for Charter from the Key Club International program, An Agreement to sponsor a Builder's Club in Pa. Div. 21 that I sign & the  Secretary signs and a Standard form for the Builders Club Bylaws that I also sign & the High School Principal signs.  Upon completion of these, the new "club" will be on its way!

Bob Smyrl put in a plug for the upcoming  CAPT 24hr. Relay Challenge.
 

Upcoming Library Readers:

5/23- Barry Rowland
5/30- Munn Steelman


Upcoming Programs:

5/30-Open
6/4-Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run-7PM Jenkintown Town Square
6/6- Run Wrap up meeting
6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:




KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Bob Smyrl put in a dollar to announce that his son Jonathan recently graduated PSU and is now a 2nd Lt. in the Army. He is headed to Ft. Dunn as part of the 10th Mt. Division

50/50: Today's Winner was Anne Lotz who donated it back to the club.


Program:

Today our speakers was two fold. We had Henry O'Hara speak about a free program that is being done by both the EMCCC and Jenkintown Boro. It's a video web program to give more information on the Boro, local businesses, and non-profit organizations to potential new residents on their web sites. The club voted to move foward with this program as the price was right. Next we had Joanne Daulerio, who works with Gloria and also presented us with a free program. Joanne works with Ignite Energy and if the club were to move foward with this, any member who signs up online to switch their electric and or gas to Ignite from Peco or other companies, the club would receive up to $5.50 a month per member as long as they remained with Ignite. Also any friend or family member that we got to switch over would also count in our monthly program. We were going to look into this offer more and compare rates before we make any decisions. We sadly learned that we could not get wifi in the church, so the presentations didn't have all the bells and whistles, but they were still effective.



Quote of the Week:

  Amelia Earhart Quote


 

 

 

  
 
  



06-13-2013 07:16:06    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/9/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge loser this week was Kurt Hunsberger.We had two guests with us today- State Rep. Steve McCarter and his assistant Charles Patterson. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement

Munn announced that the Aktion Club attended a memorial service for Ed Sickel's wife. Over 100 people were in attendance and it was held at Talamore. Munn also noted that the Aktion Club will be taking a trip to the Stoogian- a museum in Ambler dedicated to the 3 Stoogies.

Carol announced that the League of Women Voters is hosting a luncheon on May 16 at Sunrise Senior Living, in Abington for speaker Karne Heller. Should be very interesting.

Bert Kreger reported that he read to 9 children at the library today. Bob Maher reads this week.


Pres. Gloria put in a plug for the upcoming PA District Kiwanis Convention in Gettysburg, PA from Aug. 15-18th. For more info go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6RzQwlKnUM


I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We  have raised  $10,350 date in sponsorship. All is going smoothly, but need everyone who is available to sign up online to be a volunteer-http://jenkintown.net/run/sponsors/.  George Kelly announced that he will host a barbecue on Sunday June 2 , so that everyone can attend.

 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.

Gloria reported that Andrew Van Buren & I met with Dr. Tim Wade, District Superintendent & Mr. Thomas Roller, Sr. High School Principal to discuss the start up of a new Builder's Club for the Middle School kids in Jenkintown.  They want to move forward with this by September 2013 (The new school session).
 
They have appointed two women to be the school's coordinators & I am to be their contact with our Club.  The are Mrs. Sue Medina & Ms. Jill Toy (Librarian)
 
I will need to order all of the literature & brochures available about the Kiwanis Builder's Club for them.  Andrew gave me a Petition for Charter from the Key Club International program, An Agreement to sponsor a Builder's Club in Pa. Div. 21 that I sign & the  Secretary signs and a Standard form for the Builders Club Bylaws that I also sign & the High School Principal signs.  Upon completion of these, the new "club" will be on its way!
 

Upcoming Library Readers:

5/9-   Bert Kreger
5/16- Bob Maher
5/23- Barry Rowland
5/30- Munn Steelman


Upcoming Programs:

5/16-Henry O'Hara-CGI Communications-video project for Boro and Chamber
6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:



Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to  Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. Also He has good seats available on the 3rd base side in sections 234-237 @ 38.00 ea.  They are out of the sun and great site lines.  They are on a first come basis.  Please have a contact person from your club contact if your club would like to participate.  Remember this supports Kiwanis Aktion club and your club can benefit  in the Phillies donation back to Kiwanis if you sell 20+ tickets.To order contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net(subject line Phillies tickets) or 215-512-7513


KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Mike Czerwonka reported that he recently spoke with former member Elanor Gilligan. She is doing well and says "Hello" to all. Bob Maher  announced the birth of his first granddaughter-Sophia. Everyone is doing well. Therese is still out there helping. I put in a dollar to announce that my nephew Caleb is getting married tomorrow night, boys are excited to wear tuxedos.  Cooper going up to visit Columbia University next week, and talk with the swim coach.

50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria Leibig who donated it back to the club.


Program:

Today our speaker was Rep. Steve McCarter. Steve was a teacher for 35 years, History, and retired in 2005. Larry Curry advised him to run and so he did and won. So far his experience has been a bit frustrating, to him. He thought it would work one way, and to see how Harrisburg really works has been eye-opening. His office is in Glenside at Waverly Rd. and Glenside Ave. Stop by any time if you have a problem or question.



Quote of the Week:

Audre Lorde Quote 


 

 

 

06-13-2013 07:15:38    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/2/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation.  Our "On Time" name badge winner this week was Tim Barnes.We had no guests with us today.


Free Announcements:

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement

Munn announced that the there is nothing new to report for the Aktion Club.

Jack Waite reported that he read to 3 children at the library today. Bert Kreger reads this week.

Gloria announced that we got a Thank You note from the Hiway for are recent donation of $1000.

Pres. Gloria put in a plug for the upcoming PA District Kiwanis Convention in Gettysburg, PA from Aug. 15-18th. For more info go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6RzQwlKnUM

Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception was very nice and well attended-180. From our club: Gloria, Anne, and Carol.

The Nominating Committee reports that the slate of Officers, Directors, and Foundation Trustees  for the 2013-2014 year is now set: The club voted on this slate today and it was passed unanimously.

Pres.- Anne Lotz
Pres. Elect-Gloria Leibig
Sec.- Stu Tollen
Tres.-Ed Foy

Directors: 2012-2014
Russ Koerwer
Bob Maher
Bob Smyrl

Directors: 2013-2015
Carol Godfrey
Bert Kreger
Munn Steelman

Foundation Trustees:
Jack Waite-chair
George Kelly
Barry Margraf
 

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We need sponsors as we have raised  $9050 date. The deadline is fast approaching-Mon May 6th. We had a good meeting recently at Boro Hall- with Adam Scull from our EMS service, George Locke-Interim Boro Manager, and Mike Miccolo form public works. T-shirts ordered. Porta-Johns and medals ordered. Banner going up soon, Lawn signs being printed. George Kelly announced that he will host a barbecue on Sunday June 2 , so that everyone can attend.

Ed Foy reported that the donation for CAPT 24 Hr. relay went out and it was for $500


 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.
 

Upcoming Library Readers:

5/9-   Bert Kreger
5/16- Bob Maher
5/23- Barry Rowland
5/30- Munn Steelman


Upcoming Programs:

5/9-Rep. Steve McCarter-try to attend it should be good
6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:



Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to  Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. Also He has good seats available on the 3rd base side in sections 234-237 @ 38.00 ea.  They are out of the sun and great site lines.  They are on a first come basis.  Please have a contact person from your club contact if your club would like to participate.  Remember this supports Kiwanis Aktion club and your club can benefit  in the Phillies donation back to Kiwanis if you sell 20+ tickets.

Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. The costs are as follows:
Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffet dinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500



KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Carol reported that her e-mail was recently hacked and it has been a real pain getting everything back in order. Mike Czerwonka announced that his son Michael spoke recently at a Gwynedd Mercy College Dinner. One of the Sisters in attendance asked him if his father was also Michael Czerwonka, as she knew him from teaching at his High School. Peter recently got a 100 in a biochem test even after missing the class the week before. Gloria had great news-Anthony is coming home from Kuwait early. He should be back in the US in August, not November.

50/50: Today's Winner was Carol Godfrey who donated it back to the club.


Program:

No  program today as we had a Board Meeting.



Quote of the Week:

Arthur Balfour Quote 


 

 

 

  
 
  











05-16-2013 07:40:44    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Ed Foy to give the invocation.  We did not have an "On Time" name badge winner this week as Ken Lawerence was not present.We had a few guests with us today: Nancy Marshall, Lt. Gov. Tim, Barry Margraf, and 3 Circle K members.


Free Announcements:


Munn announced that the there is nothing new to report for the Aktion Club.

Lt. Gov. Tim announced that Kiwanis Club of Old York Rd. is hosting  - Family Laser Bowling on Sun. April 28, 2013 from 3-5PM at Thunderbird Lanes in Willow Grove. Cost $15 pp and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Also Lt. Gov. Tim put in a plug for the upcoming PA District Kiwanis Convention in Gettysburg, PA from Aug. 15-18th. For more info go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6RzQwlKnUM

Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8PM.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event. The Glenside Kiwanis Club is being recognized with a Commuity Builder Award and  Andrew Van Buren is also being honored. It would be nice to have an interclub present. So far Anne Lotz and Pres. Gloria are going.
 
Gloria reported that Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal is starting in April, our club has done this is the past and so this coming week we will pass the jar around and collect for it for the whole month of April. Also she reports that three Circle K Club members will be with us next week.

After a long discussion the Nominating Committee reports that the slate of Officers, Directors, and Foundation Trustees  for the 2013-2014 year is now set: We will need a club vote on this slate.

Pres.- Anne Lotz
Pres. Elect-Gloria Leibig
Sec.- Stu Tollen
Tres.-Ed Foy

Directors: 2012-2014
Russ Koerwer
Bob Maher
Bob Smyrl

Directors: 2013-2015
Carol Godfrey
Bert Kreger
Munn Steelman

Foundation Trustees:
Jack Waite-chair
George Kelly
Barry Margraf
 

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We need sponsors as we have raised  $8225 date, so please use those sponsorship forms I e-mailed out and ask the businesses that you frequent. This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to set the budget for next year, so I need everyone to help out. Last year we raised $10,000 in sponsorship funds, so while we are nearing our goal we are still short. The website is up, and running and we do have registered runners. Next meeting is set for April 30th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

I got an e-mail from Bill Seedes about the Abington Fitness Institute Spring Golf Outing has been cancelled until the fall. The new information is as follows:

It will be September 26, 2013 with a starting time of 8:30 am at Pine Crest Country Club.  We will have the same amount of fun, and hopefully sun!  The baskets will be just as great, and the cookies will still be 100% home made by Karen.  The sponsor may be changing but rest assured OLC is still our focus of the day.  We hope to see everyone there that day.  I will email the flyer as the summer begins, but just wanted everyone to have the date in their schedules.  See everyone soon.

 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.


Pres. Gloria announced that shesent a beautiful Mass Card to Paul Lucas & his family from the Kiwanis Club of Jenkintown today.  Mass will be said for Mary Helen Lucas, Paul's wife who passed away on April 8th.  I personally new Mary as she was the Jenkintown School District's Secretary.  She was the High School Secretary when my children attended Jenkintown High School & I knew Mary very well.  She will be sorely missed by the Jenkintown Community. 
 
If you want to send your own sympathy card to Paul, his address is 505 Summit Ave., Jenkintown,  Pa. 19046.

Mike Czerwonka reported via e-mail that Bill Lundquist passed away on 4/16. Bill was a tremendous Kiwanian and will be sorely missed.

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Arts Center is holding their second annual Art and Sole 5K run on April 21 at 8AM. All are invited to attend. Gloria is doing the 1 mile walk and will take some of our postcards with her.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.
 

Upcoming Library Readers:

4/25- Barry Rowland
5/2-   Jack Waite
5/9-   Bert Kreger
5/16- Bob Maher
5/23- Barry Rowland
5/30- Munn Steelman


Upcoming Programs:

5/2- Board Meeting
5/9-Rep. Steve McCarter
6/20-Jim Romano-Jenkintown Girls Basketball Coach

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:



Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to  Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. Also He has good seats available on the 3rd base side in sections 234-237 @ 38.00 ea.  They are out of the sun and great site lines.  They are on a first come basis.  Please have a contact person from your club contact if your club would like to participate.  Remember this supports Kiwanis Aktion club and your club can benefit  in the Phillies donation back to Kiwanis if you sell 20+ tickets.

Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. The costs are as follows:
Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

Levittown Bristol is hosting a night at Trenton Thunder for all Kiwanians. May 9th Thunder v New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Cost $10 per ticket. Fireworks after the game!
Reserve your tickets by April 24th!  We look forward to a great night with you!


KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

None

50/50: Today's Winner was Anne Lotz donated it back to the club.


Program:

Nancy Marshall updated us on the library and how things have really changed since technology has taken over. Circulation is definately down with the advent of Kindles and Nooks.

Circle K students:

Gave us an update on their club. They now have 20-25 members and really starting to gain traction at the University. They had a wonderful time at the District Convention and they wanted to thank us personally for the sponsorship funds.




Quote of the Week:

Robert Browning Quote 


 

 

 

  
 
  















05-16-2013 07:39:41    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/4/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Ed Foy to give the invocation.  We did not have an "On Time" name badge winner this week as Russ Koerwer wasn't on time. We had one guest with us, Barry Margraf a prospective new member. We greeted Barry and recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria reported that the Club got a "Thank You" note from the Abington Key Club for our $50 donation for Bowling for Darfur. Gloria also announced that David Rowland was recently on the front page of the Times Chronicle. Gloria also notes that Barry Margraf has submitted his membership application to the club. Upon a motion by Maher and seconded by Lotz his application for membership was accepted as presented. Gloria will ask Lt. Gov. Tim to come and induct our newest member.

Munn announced that the there is nothing new to report for the Aktion Club.

Jack Waite announced that he read to two kids today. Bob Maher reads next week.
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8PM.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event. The Glenside Kiwanis Club is being recognized with a Commuity Builder Award and  Andrew Van Buren is also being honored. It would be nice to have an interclub present. So far Anne Lotz and Pres. Gloria are going.
 
Gloria reported that Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal is starting in April, our club has done this is the past and so this coming week we will pass the jar around and collect for it for the whole month of April. Also she reports that three Circle K Club members will be with us next week.

After a long discussion the Nominating Committee reports that the slate of Officers, Directors, and Foundation Trustees  for the 2013-2014 year is now set: We will need a club vote on this slate.

Pres.- Anne Lotz
Pres. Elect-Gloria Leibig
Sec.- Stu Tollen
Tres.-Ed Foy

Directors: 2012-2014
Russ Koerwer
Bob Maher
Bob Smyrl

Directors: 2013-2015
Carol Godfrey
Bert Kreger
Munn Steelman

Foundation Trustees:
Jack Waite-chair
George Kelly
Barry Margraf
 

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We need sponsors as we have raised over  $7075 to date, so please use those sponsorship forms I e-mailed out and ask the businesses that you frequent. This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to set the budget for next year, so I need everyone to help out. Last year we raised $10,000 in sponsorship funds, so while we are nearing our goal we are still short. The website is up, and running and we do have registered runners. Next meeting is set for April 30th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

I got an e-mail from Bill Seedes about the Abington Fitness Institute Spring Golf Outing has been cancelled until the fall. The new information is as follows:

It will be September 26, 2013 with a starting time of 8:30 am at Pine Crest Country Club.  We will have the same amount of fun, and hopefully sun!  The baskets will be just as great, and the cookies will still be 100% home made by Karen.  The sponsor may be changing but rest assured OLC is still our focus of the day.  We hope to see everyone there that day.  I will email the flyer as the summer begins, but just wanted everyone to have the date in their schedules.  See everyone soon.

 Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Arts Center is holding their second annual Art and Sole 5K run on April 21 at 8AM. All are invited to attend. Gloria is doing the 1 mile walk and will take some of our postcards with her.

Russ Koerwer reports that he recently attended the chamber event: Breakfast with your County Comissioners. Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards were there and it was very well attended. They spoke about the delays with the Greendwood Ave bridge and that the Fetter's Mill bridge is once again open.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.
 

Upcoming Library Readers:

4/11- Bob Maher
4/18- Munn Steelman
4/25- Barry Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

4/11- Nancy Marshall-Recent changes in libaries due to computers

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:



Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to  Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. Also He has good seats available on the 3rd base side in sections 234-237 @ 38.00 ea.  They are out of the sun and great site lines.  They are on a first come basis.  Please have a contact person from your club contact if your club would like to participate.  Remember this supports Kiwanis Aktion club and your club can benefit  in the Phillies donation back to Kiwanis if you sell 20+ tickets.

Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. The costs are as follows:
Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

Levittown Bristol is hosting a night at Trenton Thunder for all Kiwanians. May 9th Thunder v New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Cost $10 per ticket. Fireworks after the game!
Reserve your tickets by April 24th!  We look forward to a great night with you!


KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Ed Foy announced that he made the final tuition payment to PSU for his youngest son recently. Gloria put in a dollar to announce that she attended at her Church- the Israel Trip Dinner Reunion. It was great to see everyone again. It was a great event.

50/50: Today's Winner was Stu Tollen who donated it back to the club.



Quote of the Week:


Paramahansa Yogananda Quote 

 

 

  
 
  










05-16-2013 07:38:31    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/28/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked guest Rev. Amy Emmett-Rardin, Interim Pastor of the Jenkintown UMC to give the invocation.  We did not have an "On Time" name badge winner this week as Mike Czerwonka wasn't present. We had several guests with us today: David Rowland from the Old York Rd. Historical Society, Barry Margraf a prospective new member, Rev. Amy Emmett-Rardin and speaker and former member Rev. Tom Chadwick.

Free Announcements:

Anne also reported that the Club got a "Thank You" note from Loaves & Fishes for our recent donation of $750.

Munn announced that the there is nothing new to report for the Aktion Club. He also reported that he read to 11 children at the library today. Jack Waite will read next week
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8PM.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event. The Glenside Kiwanis Club is being recognized with a Commuity Builder Award and  Andrew Van Buren is also being honored. It would be nice to have an interclub present. So far Anne Lotz and Pres. Gloria are going.
 
Anne reported that Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal is starting in April, our club has done this is the past and so this coming week we will pass the jar around and collect for it for the whole month of April.
 
Anne announced that the Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. Last year we were a hole sponsor. The costs are as follows: Upon a motion by Maher and seconded by Czerwonka the Club will be a hole sponsor for $125.

Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run on Tuesday June 4th. We need sponsors as we have raised over  $7075 to date, so please use those sponsorship forms I e-mailed out and ask the businesses that you frequent. This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to set the budget for next year, so I need everyone to help out. Last year we raised $10,000 in sponsorship funds, so while we are nearing our goal we are still short. The website is up, and running and we do have registered runners. Next meeting is set for April 30th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

I got an e-mail from Bill Seedes about the Abington Memorial Hospital Golf Outing. The information is as follows:

Fee: $90.00 per person    Checks Payable to: AFI Golf Outing. Lunch: Buffet after your round. Format: 4-Person Scramble
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 Time: 8:30 AM Shotgun Start, arrival time 7:30 A.M. (We have a possible foursome ready to play.Looking for more golfers)

 Past Pres. Anne announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.
 

Upcoming Library Readers:

4/4-  Jack Waite
4/11- Bob Maher
4/18- Munn Steelman
4/25- Barry Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

4/4-Board Meeting
4/11- Nancy Marshall-Recent changes in libaries due to computers

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:



Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to  Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. Also He has good seats available on the 3rd base side in sections 234-237 @ 38.00 ea.  They are out of the sun and great site lines.  They are on a first come basis.  Please have a contact person from your club contact if your club would like to participate.  Remember this supports Kiwanis Aktion club and your club can benefit  in the Phillies donation back to Kiwanis if you sell 20+ tickets.

Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. The costs are as follows:
Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500



KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

I put a dollar into the pot to say that winter swimming is finally over for Cooper, he did well at states take 8th place in the 100 yd. breaststroke and 1st place in the Medley Relay and set a new state record. Gloria put in a dollar to say that last week she was in Orlando for a conference and went to the Magic Kingdom. She tried to sneak into the fast pass line with some friends and got kicked out of Space Mt. Still they had fun.

50/50: Today's Winner was Tom Chadwick who donated it back to the club.

Program:

Rev. Chadwick spoke on the declining numbers seen in churchs and synagogues throughout the world and why. It was a fasinating program, very thought provoking.
 

Quote of the Week:


Agatha Christie Quote 

 

 

  
 
  

05-16-2013 07:37:38    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/21/13
Stu Tollen, editor


 Past Pres. Anne opened the meeting and asked Tim Barnes to give the invocation.  We had an "On Time" name badge winner this week as Mike Czerwonka was present. We had no quests with us this week.

Free Announcements:

Anne announced that Our prayer luncheon will be Thursday, March 28th at 12:15 at the our regular meeting spot, the Jenkintown Untied Methodist Church, Summit and Walnut Sts., Jenkintown, 19046.  Our former member Reverend Tom Chadwick will be our presenter.  Tom has spoken at our meetings many times since he retired and always brings a thoughtful topic and captivates his audience.  Please make an effort to attend and invite friends and prospective members who might enjoy the program. 

Anne also reported that the Club got a "Thank You" note from Loaves & Fishes for our recent donation of $750.

Bob Maher read at the library to 9 children. Munn Steelman will read next week.

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Munn announced that the there is nothing new to report for the Aktion Club.
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8PM.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event. The Glenside Kiwanis Club is being recognized with a Commuity Builder Award and  Andrew Van Buren is also being honored. It would be nice to have an interclub present.
 
Anne reported that Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal is starting in April, our club has done this is the past and so this coming week we will pass the jar around and collect for it for the whole month of April.
 
Anne announced that the Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. Last year we were a hole sponsor. The costs are as follows: Upon a motion by Maher and seconded by Czerwonka the Club will be a hole sponsor for $125.

Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run. We need sponsors as we have raised over  $4100 to date, so please use those sponsorship forms I e-mailed out and ask the businesses that you frequent. This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to set the budget for next year, so I need everyone to help out. Last year we raised $10,000 in sponsorship funds, so we need to get going on this. The website is up, and running and we do have registered runners. Next meeting is set for March 26th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

I got an e-mail from Bill Seedes about the Abington Memorial Hospital Golf Outing. The information is as follows:

Fee: $90.00 per person    Checks Payable to: AFI Golf Outing. Lunch: Buffet after your round. Format: 4-Person Scramble
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 Time: 8:30 AM Shotgun Start, arrival time 7:30 A.M. (We have a possible foursome ready to play.Looking for more golfers)

 Past Pres. Anne announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.

Bob Smryl announced that the Kiwanis Club of Lansdale is hosting an INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST on March 29, 2013  7:30 AM at Schwenckfeld Manor, Weikel and Allentown Roads, Lansdale, PA  Speaker:  Pastor Debbie Stevens.  Pastor of the Family Worship Center. Cost: $15.00
Please sign up as soon as possible.  All are welcome to the breakfast, but reservations are a must. 


Upcoming Library Readers:

3/28- Munn Steelman
4/4-   Bob Maher
4/11- Jack Waite
4/18- Munn Steelman
4/25- Barry Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

3/28- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick. Cost is $10 per person. All are invited to attend. Meeting Place: Jenkintown United Methodist Chruch from 12:15-1:30PM
4/4-Board Meeting
4/11- Nancy Marshall-Recent changes in libaries due to computers

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


Kiwanis Club of Jenkintown: 3/28- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick. Cost is $10 per person. All are invited to attend. Meeting Place: Jenkintown United Methodist Chruch from 12:15-1:30PM. 

Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to  Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. Also He has good seats available on the 3rd base side in sections 234-237 @ 38.00 ea.  They are out of the sun and great site lines.  They are on a first come basis.  Please have a contact person from your club contact if your club would like to participate.  Remember this supports Kiwanis Aktion club and your club can benefit  in the Phillies donation back to Kiwanis if you sell 20+ tickets.

Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. The costs are as follows:
Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

Kiwanis Club of Lansdale is hosting an INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST on March 29, 2013  7:30 AM at Schwenckfeld Manor, Weikel and Allentown Roads, Lansdale, PA  Speaker:  Pastor Debbie Stevens.  Pastor of the Family Worship Center. Cost: $15.00



KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Ed Foy put a dollar in to say he recently ran into former members Kevin Cochran and Jim Wexler. They say hello to all. Mike Czerwonka put in $10 to say that his son Michael will undergo double hernia repair next Wed. Also you can't get financial aid  for college if you don't sign up for selective service. They sent in the FASSA form and got denied as Michael had not signed up. He has now!  Russ put in a dollar to say that he was out in Las Vegas for a Banking Convention and they stayed at the Wynn. Very nice.


50/50: Today's Winner was Stu Tollen who donated it back to the club.

 

Quote of the Week:


Susan B. Anthony Quote 

 

 

  
 
  



05-16-2013 07:36:50    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/14/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation.  We didn't have an "On Time" name badge winner this week as Tim Barnes was not present. We had two quests with us this week, prospective new member, Barry Margraf and speaker Bill Green

Free Announcements:

 
Bert Kreger read at the library to 7 children. Bob Maher will read next week.

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Munn announced that the there is nothing new to report for the Aktion Club.
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8PM.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event. The Glenside Kiwanis Club is being recognized with a Commuity Builder Award and  Andrew Van Buren is also being honored. It would be nice to have an interclub present.
 
Gloria reported that Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal is starting in April, our club has done this is the past and so this coming week we will pass the jar around and collect for it next week.
 
Gloria announced that the Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. Last year we were a hole sponsor. The costs are as follows:

Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run. We need sponsors as we have raised over  $3000 to date, so please use those sponsorship forms I e-mailed out and ask the businesses that you frequent. This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to set the budget for next year, so I need everyone to help out. Last year we raised $10,000 in sponsorship funds, so we need to get going on this. The website is up, and running and we do have some registered runners. Next meeting is set for March 26th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

I got an e-mail from Bill Seedes about the Abington Memorial Hospital Golf Outing. The information is as follows:

Fee: $90.00 per person    Checks Payable to: AFI Golf Outing. Lunch: Buffet after your round. Format: 4-Person Scramble
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 Time: 8:30 AM Shotgun Start, arrival time 7:30 A.M.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Club was invited by David Rowland, of the Old York Rd Historical Society, to have lunch and tour the new facility at Alverthrope Manor. We just need to decide on a date.

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.

Bob Smryl announced that the Kiwanis Club of Lansdale is hosting an INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST on March 29, 2013  7:30 AM at Schwenckfeld Manor, Weikel and Allentown Roads, Lansdale, PA  Speaker:  Pastor Debbie Stevens.  Pastor of the Family Worship Center. Cost: $15.00
Contacts: Bill Hildebrand (215-368-8807) or Dick Ludwig (215-453-1811)

Please sign up as soon as possible.  All are welcome to the breakfast, but reservations are a must. 



Upcoming Library Readers:

3/21- Bob Maher
3/28- Munn Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

3/28- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick. Cost is $10 per person. All are invited to attend. Meeting Place: Jenkintown United Methodist Chruch from 12-1:30PM

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


Kiwanis Club of Jenkintown: 3/28- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick. Cost is $10 per person. All are invited to attend. Meeting Place: Jenkintown United Methodist Chruch from 12-1:30PM.  RSVP- Anne Lotz : annelotz@msn.com or Gloria Leibig : gloria.a.leibig@wellsfargoadvisors.com

Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. To order contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net(subject line Phillies tickets)

Kiwanis Club of Glenside is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Golf Classic on May 15th at Five Ponds Golf Club. The costs are as follows:
Cost $ 110.00 per golfer – includes Lunch, Green fees, range balls, buffetdinner, beer on the course (at the turn), prizes
$35.00 per person – Dinner and Awards only. Foursome with a Hole sponsor sign - $500. Hole sponsor $125. Silver Sponsor $250. Platinum Sponsor $1000
Tournament Sponsor $2500

Kiwanis Club of Lansdale is hosting an INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST on March 29, 2013  7:30 AM at Schwenckfeld Manor, Weikel and Allentown Roads, Lansdale, PA  Speaker:  Pastor Debbie Stevens.  Pastor of the Family Worship Center. Cost: $15.00
Contacts: Bill Hildebrand  or Dick Ludwig. Please sign up as soon as possible.  All are welcome to the breakfast, but reservations are a must. 


KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
I announced that last  weekend Rley was in the Sandy Run Middle School production of the Little Mermaid. Three shows-Fri., Sat., Sun. All were great, the kids did a fanstatic job!!  After the meeting today Melinda and I will drive out to Bucknell University to watch Cooper swim. Cooper qualified for the PIAA AAA State Swimming Championship in two events-200yd. medley relay and 100 yd. breaststroke. Should be exciting. Gloria put in a buck for Officer Rocky and she will once again invite them to have lunch with us.



50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria who donated it back to the club.

 Program:
Gloria introduced Bill Green who she knows from work. Bill for the last 8 years has hosted by himself: Bill Willie's Annual Children's Cookout.
He established a non-profit a few years ago to help with donations as he gives out 300 book bags filled with school supplies for all the children that attend. All the food, drinks and school supplies are donated or he just buys it himself. He sees a need and is trying to fill it. Very inspiring.


Quote of the Week:


Sophocles Quote 

 

 

  
 
  


03-21-2013 07:02:57    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/07/13
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Smyrl to give the invocation.  We didn't have an "On Time" name badge winner this week as Barry Rowland was not present. We had one quest with us this week, prospective new member, Barry Margraf. 

Free Announcements:

Gloria announced that William Green of Philadelphia will join us this week to talk about his barbecue that he sponsors for inner city youth.
 
Jack Waite read at the library to 8 children. Bert Kreger will read next week.

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club held their Annual Dinner at his house last week and all went well. 27 were in attendance and had dineer and after there was a gift exchange.
 
 Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8PM.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event. The Glenside Kiwanis Club is being recognized with a Commuity Builder Award and  Andrew Van Buren is also being honored. It would be nice to have an interclub present.
 
Gloria reported that Kiwanis Skip-a-Meal is starting in April, our club has done this is the past and so this coming week we will pass the jar around and collect for it next week.
 
Gloria announced that the Key Club International Convention will be held in Washington D.C. this year.

I gave a report on the upcoming Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run. We need sponsors as we have raised  $3000 to date, so please use those sponsorship forms I e-mailed out and ask the businesses that you frequent. This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to set the budget for next year, so I need everyone to help out. Last year we raised $10,000 in sponsorship funds, so we need to get going on this. The website is up, it's not completly finished, but it's up.

 Anne Lotz attended the  most recent Circle K meeting   They are excited about convention, have most of their dues for next year, have next years officers and made $500 on their blood drive.  Their new VP is from the Abington Key Club and will try to help with the run.  Great meeting

June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.


Upcoming Library Readers:

3/14- Bert Kreger
3/21- Bob Maher
3/28- Munn Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

3/14-William Green
3/28- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. To order contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net(subject line Phillies tickets)



KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Anne Announced that William Lotz Boyle was born on Monday March 4th at weighed in at 9 lbs. 6oz. All are doing fine. First grandson!
Bob Smyrl announced that he just got a text from his son, John, that he will be stationed at Ft. Drum NY as an MP and he will be leaving shortly after graduation from PSU.
I announced that this weekend Rley will be in the Sandy Run Middle School production of the Little Mermaid. Three shows-Fri., Sat., Sun. Cooper qualified for the PIAA AAA State Swimming Championship(3/15-3/16) in two events-200yd. medley relay and 100 yd. breaststroke. Just missed the cut in two others.



50/50: Today's Winner was Anne who donated it back to the club.

 

Quote of the Week:

Louis L'Amour Quote

03-21-2013 07:01:28    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/28/13
Carol Godfrey, editor


Bob Maher opened the meeting and Gloria gave the invocation.  Bob Smyrl was the “on time” name badge loser.  There were 11 members in attendance.

Free Announcements:

Gloria announced that William Green of Philadelphia could not join us today to talk about his barbecue that he sponsors for inner city youth. Hopefully he will come speak to us soon.
 
There will be a Board Meeting next Thursday, 3/7.
 
Bob Maher read at the library to 7 children and 3 parents. Jack Waite will read next week.

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Munn announced that last Tuesday there was a meeting of the AKTION Club. They met at a restaurant that is in the Ardsley train station.  18 people were in attendance for a fun meal.  On 3/5/13 Munn and Mimi will host a dinner at their home.   On 4/26/13 the Aktion Club Prom will take place at Springfield High School.  Munn also announced that Glenside Kiwanis Club has secured hatboro-Horsham for their Basketball Tournament for next year.  It was canceled this year due to new rules/regulations by Penn State for volunteers. 
 
Ed Foy will pay the dues for Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for the club.
 
Gloria attended an open house at the new location of the Old York Road Historical Society in Alverthorpe Manor recently. David Rowland sent a letter thanking us for our $500. donation to help with the recent move.
David extended an invitation for lunch at their new location and sugested we hold one of our meetings there.  gloria will set it up.
 
The ACT Recognition Reception will be held on 4/25/13 at North Hills Country club.  We are a sponsor so are entitled to 2 tickes for the event.
 
Gloria reported on the Division-21 Council Meeting at Tim and Mary Sue Hoffman’s home last week.  The Division is hoping someone will nominate a candidate for Lt. Governor.  Gloria reported to the Council about some of our activities:  K-Kids in Jenkintown Elementary, New Member Ken Lawrence, etc.
Gloria also reported that Mary Lou’s food was outstanding and plentiful.
 
Gloria announced that the Key Club International Convention will be held in Washington D.C. this year.

There was a Sunset Run meeting this week and we are all urged to get sponsors for the event.
 
June 1st will be Kiwanis Day at the Phillies with the Phillies playing Milwaukee – ticket sales benefit the Aktion Club.


Upcoming Library Readers:

3/7-  Jack Waite
3/14- Bert Kreger
3/21- Bob Maher
3/28- Munn Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

March 28th- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. To order contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net(subject line Phillies tickets)



KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

BERT REMARKED about the will power of our newest member, Ken Lawrence – sitting in front of a tray of pastries and not taking any.
 
Ed Foy announced his eldest son just got hired for a “real” job in NYC.  He will also pursue his comedian (nighttime) carreer as well.
 
Mike Czerwonka reported that his son, Michael, has 2 hernias and will be operated on the end of March.
 
Jack Waite and Munn Steelman reported about their recent trips to Sanibel Island – weather was great. 


50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria who donated it back to the club.

Program:

None today as the speaker had to cancel.
 

Quote of the Week:

Soren Kierkegaard Quote 

03-21-2013 07:00:28    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/21/13
Stuart Tollen editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had three guests with us today guest speaker Dr. Timothy Wade,  Andrew Van Buren from the Abington Key Club,and Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman. They were greeted in song.

Free Announcements:

Bert Kreger announced  that he read today at the library and there were 17 present. Our reader for this week is: Bob Maher

Pres. Gloria reported  that we have an upcoming Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house, 2015 Butternut Dr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.  Please RSVP.The agenda will include nominations for 2013-2014 Lt. Gov. and  Lt. Gov. - elect (2014-2015 Lt. Gov.) , setting up some committees, and fun, food and fellowship. So far Pres. Gloria  and I are going.
 
I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Feb. 26 at the Boro Hall at 8AM. I have attached three versions of our Sponsorship form. There is one for small, medium and large sponsors, so use accordingly. Remember that this is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we use this money to set our budget for next year.

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is planning their Annual Dinner at Munn & Mimi's house on Tuesday March 5th.

Gloria announced that this past Sunday at the Abington Arts Center, Old York Rd. Historical Society hosted it's Grand Opening. Gloria, Barry & Barbara Rowland and Nora & Mike Czerwonka. attended. Gloria got the back stage tour from David Rowland.

Gloria alos reported that we got some PR in the Times Chronicle as the recent picture of our donation to Rubye's Kids was published.  Gloria reminded us that Bob Smyrl recently celebrated a birthday, so we sang to him.

 Anne Lotz  announced that, The Circle K convention is March 21-23 at King of Prussia.  The 6 names below are the attendees from our Circle K.  Rachel was thrilled with the $300 since it will avoid a lot of fundraising.  Some of the attendees will visit our meeting after convention to tell us all about it. 

Here are the names of the members going to convention:
 
Rachel Migliacci
Kelly Cartwright
Kathy Jean-Paul
Layla Muhammad
Tiara Adkins
Danielle Clark

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Andrew Van Buren announced that the Annual Key Club Convention is in 2 weeks, and it should be great. Also he wanted to thank us for the donation of a lane for their project"Bowling for Darfur" The new Key Club Lt. Gov. will be Nicole Humbrecht from Upper Moreland High School. The new Abington Key Club President will be Emily Renkin


Upcoming Library Readers:

2/28- Bob Maher
3/7-  Jack Waite
3/14- Bert Kreger
3/21- Bob Maher
3/28- Munn Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

March 28th- Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Rev. Tom Chadwick

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


Earl Wolf announced: 16th Annual Kiwanis Day with the Phillies will be on Saturday June 1 @ 4:05 PM as the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from each ticket goes to Aktion Clubs. 300 level seating for $28 each. To order contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net(subject line Phillies tickets)

Jen Vare e-mailed us the following:

As you all know the District is planning a full service weekend April 12th-14th on LBI.  We hope that you are planning to attend at least some portion since we are the closest division!

It is a great way to fulfill your Kiwanis One Day project, interclub with another District (piece of criteria to help gain Distinguished), and give back in numerous ways!

The number one focus for the weekend is the 50 children we are "adopting".  Each child will be given an equal portion of the funds raised by the Foundation that were earmarked "Sandy Relief".
They will be attending a moral booster with crafts, games, and food.  We are hoping to give them each a goody bag as they leave.  It could have books, mini stuffed animals, school and art supplies, candy, etc.  If you, a business you know or someone you know is willing to make a monetary donation toward the goodie bags or has items for in them we would greatly appreciate it.

If you bring items to the meeting on Sunday I hope that someone will hold on to them for me and I will get them from that person ASAP.  If you or your club would like to work on this I would be happy to come visit with your club or you to gather the items as the service weekend gets closer!

Registration forms will be coming out later this week.   Hope to hear from you and look forward to serving beside you April 12th-14th!  Any questions please feel free to email

KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Russ put in a dollar to say that he was ona cruise last week to Curacao. Luckily we wern't on the bad Carinval Cruise Ship. They had a great time. Gloria put in a dollar to say that she went out last Sat. night to the 16th Annual Fur Ball. It's a fundraiser for Morris Animal Shelter Refuge. I put in a couple of dollars to say that I won't be here on the 28th as Cooper is Swimming at the District 1 Championships at LaSalle University. He is entered in the 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 100 Butterfly, and 100 Breaststroke. Should be exciting. Riley's play is upcoming: The Little Mermaid Jr. at Sandy Run Middle School -3/8-3/10.

50/50: Today's Winner was Tim Hoffman who donated some of it back to the club.

Program:

Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman then asked Gloria, I and Kew Lawrence to step foward and Tim inducted Ken as our newest Kiwanian.


Pres. Gloria then introduced Dr. Timothy Wade to speak about the Jenkintown School District. Tim noted that the district has actually grown over the last few years and they now number 630 kids. Approximatley 50 in each grade. He spoke of some the changes and challenges that he has faced over the last several years.It was a very interesting program.
 

Quote of the Week:

Benjamin Franklin Quote 

 

  

03-21-2013 06:59:21    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/14/13
Stuart Tollen editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Russ Koerwer. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today Barry Margraf friend of mine and Bert Kreger, and our guest speaker Robyn Tucker from the Abington YMCA. They were greeted in song.

Free Announcements:

Barry Rowland reported to Bob Maher via Michael Czerwonka that he read today at the library and there were 4 present. Our reader for this week is: Bert Kreger

I reported  that we have an upcoming Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house. Please RSVP.The agenda will include nominations for 2013-2014 Lt. Gov. and  Lt. Gov. - elect (2014-2015 Lt. Gov.) , setting up some committees, and fun, food and fellowship. So far Pres. Gloria  and I are going.
 
I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Feb. 26 at the Boro Hall at 8AM. I have attached three versions of our Sponsorship form. There is one for small, medium and large sponsors, so use accordingly.

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is planning their Annual Dinner at Munn & Mimi's house on Tuesday March 5th.

Gloria announced that this Sunday at the Abington Arts Center, Old York Rd. Historical Society will host it's Grand Opening. Gloria, Barry & Barbara Rowland and Nora & Mike Czerwonka. are planning on attending.

I announced that the Valentine's Day Rose Sale was a success as we sold 67 doz. We made up a lot of ground in the final week, as we had only sold 34 doz. they week before. So good job! Thanks to George and Russ for coordinating the sale.

 Anne Lotz e-mailed me the following info: The Circle K convention is March 21-23 at King of Prussia.  The 6 names below are the attendees from our Circle K.  Rachel was thrilled with the $300 since it will avoid a lot of fundraising.  Some of the attendees will visit our meeting after convention to tell us all about it. 

Here are the names of the members going to convention:
 
Rachel Migliacci
Kelly Cartwright
Kathy Jean-Paul
Layla Muhammad
Tiara Adkins
Danielle Clark

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.


Upcoming Library Readers:


2/21- Bert Kreger
2/28- Bob Maher

Upcoming Programs:

February 21   Dr. Wade, Jennkintown School Superintendent
Also planning to induct our newset member Ken Lawrence as Lt. Gov. Tim will be with us as well

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

District News:


Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house. Please RSVP ASAP

Jen Vare e-mailed us the following:

As you all know the District is planning a full service weekend April 12th-14th on LBI.  We hope that you are planning to attend at least some portion since we are the closest division!

It is a great way to fulfill your Kiwanis One Day project, interclub with another District (piece of criteria to help gain Distinguished), and give back in numerous ways!

The number one focus for the weekend is the 50 children we are "adopting".  Each child will be given an equal portion of the funds raised by the Foundation that were earmarked "Sandy Relief".
They will be attending a moral booster with crafts, games, and food.  We are hoping to give them each a goody bag as they leave.  It could have books, mini stuffed animals, school and art supplies, candy, etc.  If you, a business you know or someone you know is willing to make a monetary donation toward the goodie bags or has items for in them we would greatly appreciate it.

If you bring items to the meeting on Sunday I hope that someone will hold on to them for me and I will get them from that person ASAP.  If you or your club would like to work on this I would be happy to come visit with your club or you to gather the items as the service weekend gets closer!

Registration forms will be coming out later this week.   Hope to hear from you and look forward to serving beside you April 12th-14th!  Any questions please feel free to email or call 215-350-0454.


KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Bert put a dollar in to say Happy Valentine's Day. Gloria announced that they had 30 in attendance at her Dining for Women dinner recently. The topic was, "Midwives of Haiti"
I announced that Riley's show " The Little Mermaid"  will be on March 8, 9, & 10 at Sandy Run Middle School. It should be good and tickets are still available. If you want to go, just let me know ASAP and I will get you tickets. On the swimming front  Cooper has Suburban One Champs this weekend. We will see how this goes as he is entered in the 200 medley relay, 100 yd. butterfly, 200 freestyle relay, and 100 breaststroke.

50/50: Today's Winner was Bert Kreger who donated it all back to the club.

Program:

Missy DiMassa  introduced our guest speaker Robyn Tucker from the Abington YMCA. Robin spoke about the Y Achievers program and the new merger that has taken place between the Philadelphia Branch and the Freedom Valley Branch. It was a very interesting program.
 

Quote of the Week:

Heraclitus Quote

02-21-2013 08:03:21    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/07/13
Stuart Tollen editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Ed Foy to give the invocation.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today prospective new member Ken Lawrence from PNC Bank. He was greeted in song.

Free Announcements:

Jack Waite reported that he read today at the library and there were 12  present. Our reader for this week is: Barry Rowland

I reported  that we have an upcoming Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house. Please RSVP.The agenda will include nominations for 2013-2014 Lt. Gov. and  Lt. Gov. - elect (2014-2015 Lt. Gov.) , setting up some committees, and fun, food and fellowship. So far Pres. Gloria is going.
 
I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Feb. 26 at the Boro Hall at 8AM

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php


Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Gloria announced that the the club got a "Thank You" letter from The Parenting Center for our recent donation. Carol Godfrey reported that we also got a Thank You" from the Abington Community Taskforce for our $250 donation.


Upcoming Library Readers:

2/14- Barry Rowland
2/21- Jack Waite
2/28- Bob Maher

Upcoming Programs:

February 14   Missy DiMassa or other speaker from the Abington YMCA
February 21   Dr. Wade, Jennkintown School Superintendent

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house.  Please RSVP

Glenside Kiwanis sent us this sad news:

Disappointing news...this year's Kiwanis Basketball Tournament had to be cancelled.  Due to a "Sandusky backlash", the new rules instituted at Penn State required us to provide proof of updated criminal clearances for everyone that would be volunteering or interacting with athletes and I needed this information to Penn State by the end of February.  Since we have over 150 volunteers this was an impossible task to complete in 3 weeks.  
 
We contacted several schools in the area that would be large enough to handle the event and everyone was booked.  So after 35 years of providing this tournament, and 32 of those at Penn State Abington, we had to cancel. I understand and applaud Penn State’s efforts to protect our athletes and children.   Penn State volunteers have pledged their continued support and will attend our event, where ever we are so you can count on the Nittany Lion in 2014!
 
Kiwanis remains committed to providing a quality event for the athletes and coaches and we will begin making plans for next year.  As we look for another site (three basketball courts, spectator space, recreation / food service space) for next year, this is an opportunity to provide more competition space and accommodate more athletes.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding in this matter.
 
We look forward to seeing you next year.
The members of Glenside Kiwanis and
Darlene Anderson
Lisa Lamesta
Rachel Lakner



KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Jack announced that his granddaughter Jessica was out of school last week due to a concussion. He however got to spend the day with her and they had a great time. Bert announced that he was glad to be back. He was out last week due to the flu, even after he got the shot. Michael announced that his son Peter, is looking at Mt. Saint Mary's today and also will be going to Ave Marie University to take a test to see about scholarship money. I announced that last week Cooper and the Upper Dublin Boys Swim Team swam LaSalle High School. LaSalle was the state champs last year, so it was a good, fast meet. LaSalle Won by 8 and it came down to the last event. Gloria announced that she had an occular migrane last week and spent some time down at Wills Eye Hospital. All is good and she had great treatment there.

50/50: Today's Winner was Tim Barnes who donated it all back to the club.

 

Quote of the Week:

 Robert Frost Quote

  
 
  



02-21-2013 08:01:43    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/31/13
Stuart Tollen editor


I opened the meeting and asked Jack Waite to give the invocation. Bob Maher was the On Time Name Badge Winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had three guests with us today Ted Taylor our speaker, Patrick Dooley a guest of Bob Maher, and Jessica Waite-Jack's granddaughter We greeted them in song.

Free Announcements:

Jack Waite reported that he read today at the library and there were 23  present. Our reader for this week is: Bert Kreger

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Key Club  has asked for our help with sponsorship for their event, "Bowling for Darfur" The cost is $60 per lane. We have done this in the past. We will consider this request at the Feb. Board Meeting. Anne Also asked for our help for Circle K. They need help sending members to the annual convention. The cost is $150 per member. As their sponsor club we are obligated to help them with dues and convention fees until they are self suffecient. Once again it was decided that we would bring this up at our Feb. board meeting.

Anne Lotz also announced that our Circle K is holding a blood drive this Thursday, February 7 from 11-5.  They need some volunteers between 2 and 5.  We will be away but I'm hoping that some of you will be able to help after our meetings.  Rachels email is migliacci3901@students.philau.edu  she didn't include the location but it's about 20 minutes from Jenkintown and if you email her, she can send you more information and directions

I reported  that we have an upcoming Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house, 2015 Butternut Dr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.  Please RSVP.The agenda will include nominations for 2013-2014 Lt. Gov. and  Lt. Gov. - elect (2014-2015 Lt. Gov.) , setting up some committees, and fun, food and fellowship.
 
I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Feb. 26 at the Boro Hall at 8AM

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

Russ announced that our 10th Annual Valentine Day Rose Sale has begun. The roses are $20 a dozen and pick up will be at Russ's office on Wednesday Feb. 13. Please try to sell a few dozen each as it is an easy fundraiser for the club and to date our fundraising efforts are down overall. See attached flyer. Please bring your orders in this Thursday, as that is the deadline.

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Arts Center is hosting:


UNCORKED: Art, Wine, and Chocolate on Saturday Feburary 9th from 7-9PM. Tickets are $65 per person or $55 for AAC members. It is a fun night and the chocolate is really good.

Upcoming Library Readers:

2/7-  Bert Kreger
2/14- Barry Rowland
2/21- Jack Waite
2/28- Bob Maher

Upcoming Programs:

February 7     Board Meeting
February 14   Missy DiMassa or other speaker from the Abington YMCA
February 21   Dr. Wade, Jennkintown School Superintendent

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Div. 21 Council Meeting on Feb. 24 at 2 PM at Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman's house, 2015 Butternut Dr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.  Please RSVP

Glenside Kiwanis are hosting the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament on Saturday March 16th
at PSU Abington. Let's try to help them out with at least an interclub. We can wear our green shirts as it will go with the St. Paddy's day theme.

KI News:


The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
None today.

50/50: Today's Winner was Jessica Waite.

Program:
Anne Lotz introduced our speaker, Ted Taylor. Ted told us some stories from his book, " The Glenside Kid" It was a fasinating program.

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Quote of the Week:

Thomas a Kempis Quote 

  
 
  








02-05-2013 16:44:21    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/24/13
Stuart Tollen editor


President Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Ed Foy was the On Time Name Badge Loser today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today Peggy Meyers and Lt. Steve Hockwind from the Abington Police Dept. We greeted them in song.

Free Announcements:

Bob Maher reported that he read today at the library and there were 20  present. Our reader for this week is: Jack Waite


Pres. Gloria announced that we had 9 in attendance at the Southampton 50th Anniversary and Annual Kiwanis Awards Night. Bob Maher was our Kiwanian of the Year Award Winner.

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Key Club  has asked for our help with sponsorship for their event, "Bowling for Darfur" The cost is $60 per lane. We have done this in the past. We will consider this request at the Feb. Board Meeting. Anne Also asked for our help for Circle K. They need help sending members to the annual convention. The cost is $150 per member. As their sponsor club we are obligated to help them with dues and convention fees until they are self funding. Once again it was decided that we would bring this up at our Feb. board meeting.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Jan. 29th at the Boro Hall at 8AM

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

The Mid-Winter Conference is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is extra. They need people to attend.

Russ announced that our 10th Annual Valentine Day Rose Sale has begun. The roses are $20 a dozen and pick up will be at Russ's office on Wednesday Feb. 13. Please try to sell a few dozen each as it is an easy fundraiser for the club and to date our fundraising efforts are down overall. See attached flyer.

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Arts Center is hosting:

UNCORKED: Art, Wine, and Chocolate on Saturday Feburary 9th from 7-9PM. Tickets are $65 per person or $55 for AAC members. It is a fun night and the chocolate is really good.

As it was Jack Waite's birthday we sang to him.

Upcoming Library Readers:

1/31- Jack Waite
2/7-  Bert Kreger
2/14- Barry Rowland
2/21- Jack Waite
2/28- Bob Maher

Upcoming Programs:

January 30     Ted Taylor, author, The Glenside Kid
February 7     Board Meeting
February 14   Missy DiMassa or other speaker from the Y
February 21   Dr. Wade, Jennkintown School Superintendent

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Glenside Kiwanis are hosting the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament on Saturday March 16th at PSU Abington. Let's try to help them out with at least an interclub. We can wear our green shirts as it will go with the St. Paddy's day theme.

KI News:

Mid-Winter Conference
is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is $124 per night plus tax and fees.


The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Carol Godfrey announced that he now has an 11 month old black lab puppy-"Abbey" All is well so far...
Michael Czerwonka announced that during Restaurant Week, they went to the Devon Seafood Grille and it was excellent. Munn Announced that it's Mimi's  birthday tomorrow.
I announced that in the Jan. edition of Splash Magazine they have the Top Ten times listed by age group for the whole country. Cooper had the 6th fastest time for 15 yr olds males in the 100 yd breaststroke. Gloria's two year old fridge died. It is a LG and will cost her $480 to fix. At least it is cold enough outside, so she didn't loose any food.

50/50: Today's  first Winner was Russ Koerwer who donated it all back to the club.

Program:
Gloria introduced our quest speakers Abington Township Commissioner Peggy Meyers and Police Officer Steve Hockwind from PAL. They gave us updates on the PAL program and Abington Township.


Quote of the Week:

  
 
Alexander Graham Bell Quote  


















02-05-2013 16:11:10    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/17/13
Stuart Tollen editor


President Gloria opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Bert Kreger was the On Time Name Badge Winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had several guest with us today: prospective new member Ken Lawerence from PNC Bank, former member Rich O'Donnell, George Meinel a friend of Barry Rowland and our guest speaker David Rowland. We greeted them in song.

Free Announcements:

Munn Steelman reported that he read today at the library and there were 21  present. Our reader for this week is: Bob Maher

Munn Steelman reports that 15 from the Abington Aktion Club went to Chestnut Hill to visit the folks at Genesis Health Care and did crafts with them. All went well.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Southhampton Club is celebrating their 50th as well as the Div. 21 Kiwanian of the Year Banquet on 1/21/13 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar at 6PM. Dinner at 7PM includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake. We should have an interclub at least for this event.Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13. So far we have 12 going.

Barry Rowland announced that on Tuesday Jan 24th at 7:30 PM  The League of Women Voters will host, "Meet your State Representatives." at the Abington Township Building. All are invited to attend.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Jan. 29th at the Boro Hall at 8AM

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

The Mid-Winter Conference is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is extra. They need people to attend.

Russ announced that our 10th Annual Valentine Day Rose Sale has begun. The roses are $20 a dozen and pick up will be at Russ's office on Wednesday Feb. 13. Please try to sell a few dozen each as it is an easy fundraiser for the club and to date our fundraising efforts are down overall. See attached flyer.

Pres. Gloria announced that we received  "Thank You" notes from The Parenting Center for our $250 donation as well as from the Kiwanis Foundation of PA for our $80 donation

Ed Foy announced that you need to get your Dues in for the year. The cost is $200 and all invoices went out.

Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Arts Center is hosting:

UNCORKED: Art, Wine, and Chocolate on Saturday Feburary 9th from 7-9PM. Tickets are $65 per person or $55 for AAC members. It is a fun night and the chocolate is really good.

Upcoming Library Readers:

1/24- Bob Maher
1/31- Jack Waite
2/7-  Bert Kreger
2/14- Barry Rowland
2/21- Jack Waite
2/28- Bob Maher

Upcoming Programs:

January 24     Peggy Myers and Abington township and PAL. Please try to come it will be a great program! Bring a friend.
January 30     Ted Taylor, author, The Glenside Kid
February 7     Board Meeting
February 14   Missy DiMassa or other speaker from the Y
February 21   Dr. Wade, Jennkintown School Superintendent

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Glenside Kiwanis are hosting the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament on Saturday March 16th at PSU Abington. Let's try to help them out with at least an interclub. We can wear our green shirts as it will go with the St. Paddy's day theme.
Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

Mid-Winter Conference
is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is $124 per night plus tax and fees.


The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ put in a a few bucks to say, "Welcome Back" to Rich O'Donnell. Also Russ is glad to be back after a week in Florida. Ed Foy put in a dollar to say that his oldest son Patrick who is 28  is involved with a comedy group in Philly and they recently won "Best Show" and "Best Sketch" Patrick has now decided that he is going to move up to NYC, as he has done all that he can here. Rich O'Donnell put in a dollar to say, it is good to be back.

50/50: Today's  first Winner was George Meinel who donated it all back to the club.

Program:
Russ introduced our guest speaker, David Rowland from the Old York Rd. Historical Society. David spoke about the History of Abington Hospital. Very interesting program!

Quote of the Week:

  
 
Walt Disney Quote 



01-24-2013 08:26:50    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/10/13
Stuart Tollen editor


President Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. MIke Czerwonka was the On Time Name Badge Winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today Ken Lawerence from PNC Bank. We greeted him in song.

Free Announcements:

Bert Kreger reported  that he read today at the library and there were 25  present. Our reader for this week is: Munn Steelman

Munn Steelman reports that there is nothing new ongoing with the Abington Aktion Club.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Southhampton Club is celebrating their 50th as well as the Div. 21 Kiwanian of the Year Banquet on 1/21/13 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar at 6PM. Dinner at 7PM includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake. We should have an interclub at least for this event.Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13. Please try to attend or send an interclub. RSVP by 1/7/13 to josephwilson@comcast.net. So far we have 12 going.

Gloria also announced that Aloysia 'Liesel' Schaefer died peacefully at home on Monday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 85. Liesel is survived by her husband, Willi Schaefer and her children, Angela Carlin (Hugh), Liz Schaefer and Marty Schaefer (Linda). If you know Marty, Liz or Willi please send them your thoughts and prayers.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Jan. 29th at the Boro Hall at 8AM

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

The Mid-Winter Conference is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is extra.


Upcoming Library Readers:

1/17-  Munn Steelman
1/24- Bob Maher
1/31- Jack Waite

Upcoming Programs:

January 17     David Rowland-History of Abington Hospital, please try to come it will be a great program! Bring a friend.
January 24     Peggy Myers and Abington township and PAL
January 30     Ted Taylor, author, The Glenside Kid
February 7     Board Meeting
February 14   Missy DiMassa or other speaker from the Y
February 21   Dr. Wade, Jennkintown School Superintendent

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:



Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

Mid-Winter Conference
is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is $124 per night plus tax and fees.


The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Mike Czerwonka reported that Mary baked a cake for his birthday, all by herself. He was most impressed. Gloria put a dollar in the pot to say that First Lt. Anthony Liebig, now stationed in Kuwait has started a bible study class on base.

50/50: Today's  first Winner was Anne Lotz who donated it all back to the club.

Program:
I gave a short program on flu prevention and some nutritional support you could take to help boost the immune system this time of year.

Quote of the Week:

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01-17-2013 07:25:00    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/3/13
Stuart Tollen editor


President Gloria opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Munn Steelman was the On Time Name Badge Loser today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. Gloria wished everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Free Announcements:

Barry Rowland reported  that he read today at the library and there were 14  present. Our reader for this week is: Bert Kreger

Gloria annonced that Mike Czerwonka has a Birthday coming up, so we sang to him. Also, she reported that we received a Thank You note from Paul Lucas the sexton here at the Church for our gift to him.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Southhampton Club is celebrating their 50th as well as the Div. 21 Kiwanian of the Year Banquet on 1/21/13 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar at 6PM. Dinner at 7PM includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake. We should have an interclub at least for this event.Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13. Please try to attend or send an interclub. RSVP by 1/7/13 to josephwilson@comcast.net. So far we have four going.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Jan. 29th at the Boro Hall at 8AM

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

The Mid-Winter Conference is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is extra.

Anne Lotz announced that she received the Ad book and Thank You letter from the Eastern Center of the Arts. She passed the book around for all to see.


Upcoming Library Readers:

1/10-Bert Kreger
1/17-Bob Maher
1/24- Munn Steelman
1/31- Jack Waite

Upcoming Programs:

1/10-Czerwonka/ Tollen -Updates on Tax changes and Flu prevention
1/17-David Rowland-History of Abington Hospital
1/24-open
1/31-open


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:



Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

Mid-Winter Conference
is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is $124 per night plus tax and fees.


The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Anne Lotz put in a couple of bucks to Thank Russ for hosting such a nice holiday party. I announced that Cooper got his driver's license. Bert told a joke. Michael Czerwonka told us how he finally got his computer up and running at home with the so-called help from the IT from the office. Gloria noted that Quinn her new dog is doing fine and very healthy, but Oliver is a bit upset with all the attention he is getting. Barry put in a few dollars to say that it is Barbara's birthday tomorrow, and how they just spent three days out at Bedford Springs and it was fantastic. Alos he metioned that he is in an investment club out at Normandy Farms and the best investment so far is a Vetanary Stock

50/50: Today's  first Winner was Ed Foy who donated it all back to the club.



Quote of the Week:

 Martin Buber Quote
 

01-17-2013 07:24:01    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/29/12
Stuart Tollen editor


President Gloria opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. Nate Kolbes was the On Time Name Badge Loser today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had three guests with us today:our Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman, and potential new members Dawn Govan-Reese & Stan Reese. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Munn Steelman reported  that he read today at the library and there were 18  present. Our reader for this week is: Jack Waite

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8th at the Knights of Columbus in Glenside. All the money raised from the event goes to Safe Harbor. Anne Lotz reported that we did have an Interclub with the Aktion Club for the Banquet of Thanks and it was a very nice evening.

I reported that once again the Y had a wonderful Gobble-Wobble 5K run. Raised some $70,000 and had 2,800 runners/walkers. 

Carol Godfrey reports that she spoke with Larry at the Jenkintown Day Nursery and they have about 90 kids again this year. We have 19 gifts left over from last year so we need 6 gifts per member at $10 or less. Remember Green for Girls and Red for boys. Blue is for both. Our party will be on 12/13.  Munn said that he has a suit and Gloria said she has a Santa lined up for us. Please bring your gifts in today or drop them off at Carol's house by Monday-1021 Devon Road, Rydal, (shows up as Jenkintown for GPS systems) 19046.

Russ announced that the Annual Holiday Party would be at his house on Friday Dec. 14th  6PM start.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Southhampton Club is celebrating their 50th as well as the Div. 21 Kiwanian of the Year Banquet on 1/21/13 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar at 6PM. Dinner at 7PM includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake. We should have an interclub at least for this event.Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13. Please try to attend or send an interclub. RSVP by 1/7/13 to josephwilson@comcast.net.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Dec.4th at 8AM at the Boro Hall.

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

Lt. Gov. Tim reminded us all that the Mid-Winter Conference is set for February 1-3 in Bedford Springs, PA.  I have info if anyone wants to go. Also you can get all the information online at www.pakiwanis.org  Deadline to register is 1/18/13. Cost for Conference is $85 for full weekend and $45 for Sat. only.  Hotel room is extra.

Tim also announced that Past Pres. Fred Redslob passed away as he lost his battled with cancer. More info. to follow.

Upcoming Library Readers:

12/6-Waite
12/13-Kreger
12/20-Rowland
12/7-None due to Christmas Break

Upcoming Programs:

12/6- Anita Duke from Rubyes Kids/Dec. Board Meeting
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa
12/14-Holiday Party at Russ Koerwer's House-6PM
12/20-Meeting at the Drake Tavern
12/27-Meeting at the Drake Tavern


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Glenside Kiwanis Club-  Breakfast with Santa -Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:30am-11:30am Knights of Columbus Hall 235 Limekiln Pike, Glenside, Pa Adults: $6.00  Children (ages 2-10) - $4.00  Under age 2 – free  Proceeds benefit Safe Harbor or Abington Hospital. Annual Breakfast with Santa sponsored by Kiwanis Abington Aktion Club



Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

12-27-2012 07:35:41    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/15/12
Stuart Tollen editor


President Gloria opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Jack Waite was the On Time Name Badge Winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had several guests with us today:our speaker Jack Connelly as well as Marty Schaefer, Joe Wilson, Ray Swenson, Ali Smith from Circle K, Don Baker, Jim Bradley, Sandi Seitz and Bill Lotz  They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Bob Maher reported to me that he read today at the library and there were 35  present. Our reader for this week is: Munn Steelman

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the Banquet of Thanks-11/20/12 .Cost is $15 per person. So far we have the following as attending: #1)  Munn Steelman  #2)  Mimi Steelman  #3)  Anne Lotz  #4)  Bill Lotz  #5)  Gloria Leibig  #6)  Carol Godfrey

I  reminded everyone that the Y's Gobble -Wobble Run is upcoming- 11/24-Thanksgiving morning.

Carol Godfrey reports that she spoke with Larry at the Jenkintown Day Nursery and they have about 90 kids again this year. We have 19 gifts left over from last year so we need 6 gifts per member at $10 or less. Remeber Green for Girls and Red for boys. Blue is for both. Our party will be on 12/13.  Munn said that he has a suit and Gloria said she has a Santa lined up for us.

Russ announced that the Annual Holiday Party would be at his house on Friday Dec. 14th  6PM start.

Marty Schaefer announced that the Southhampton Club is celebrating their 50th as well as the Div. 21 Kiwanian of the Year Banquet on 1/21/13 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar at 6PM. Dinner at 7PM includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13. Please try to attend or send an interclub. RSVP by 1/7/13 to josephwilson@comcast.net.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Dec.4th at 8AM at the Boro Hall.

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12 I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php

Pres. Gloria reports that the club recieved "Thank You" notes from Abington PAL for sponsorship of food fest and Abington YMCA for Gobble Wobble sponsorship.

Anne Lotz announced that Jack Connelly brought a second gift for the 50/50-a Ryder Cup money clip.


Upcoming Library Readers:

11/29-Steelman
12/6-Waite
12/13-Kreger
12/20-Rowland
12/7-None due to Christmas Break

Upcoming Programs:

11/29-Nov. Board Meeting
12/6- Anita Duke from Rubyes Kids/Dec. Board Meeting
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa
12/20-Meeting at King's Corner Pub
12/27-Meeting at King's Corner Pub


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Glenside Kiwanis Club-  Breakfast with Santa -Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:30am-11:30am Knights of Columbus Hall 235 Limekiln Pike, Glenside, Pa Adults: $6.00  Children (ages 2-10) - $4.00  Under age 2 – free  Proceeds benefit Safe Harbor or Abington Hospital. Annual Breakfast with Santa sponsored by Kiwanis Abington Aktion Club



Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ put a few bucks in to say, "Good to be back from Florida after 9 days. Also, I am now 65yrs. old"
Bert put a dollar in to announce that he is now 87.

50/50: Today's  first Winner was Bill Lotz who donated all the money back to the club, with some twisting. Our second winner was Joe Wilson from Southampton. Joe won the Ryder Cup money clip from Jack Connelly.


Program:
Our speaker today was Jack Connelly. Jack told us many stories about his time as PGA President and how he got there. It was a wonderful program.


Quote of the Week:

 Oliver Herford Quote
 





11-29-2012 07:12:49    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/08/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria opened the meeting and asked CarolGodfrey to give the invocation. Ed Foy was the On Time Name Badge loser today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had several guests with us today:our speaker David Rowland, Ron and Jean Pleis guests of Russ Koerwer, How Carson and Michale Kaufman also guests of Russ Koerwer. Former member Joe Quigley, Therese Maher, Rose Siegel guest of Carol Godfrey, and Joan Fessmayer guest of Anne Lotz. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Bert Kreger reported to me that he read today at the library and there were 27  present. Our reader for this week is: Bob Maher

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the Banquet of Thanks-11/20/12 .Cost is $15 per person. They were trying to get 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist Susan Francia to speak, but she can't make it. So far we have the following as attending: #1)  Munn Steelman  #2)  Mimi Steelman  #3)  Anne Lotz  #4)  Bill Lotz  #5)  Gloria Leibig  #6)  Carol Godfrey

I  reminded everyone that the Y's Gobble -Wobble Run is upcoming- 11/24-Thanksgiving morning and they need volunteer help. If you are available for a few hours that morning or even before hand call Missy and let her know that you can help. It would be nice to have a Kiwanis group there to lend a hand. I plan on going to help out and learn how to make our run even better.

Carol Godfrey reports that she spoke with Larry at the Jenkintown Day Nursery and they have about 90 kids again this year. We have 19 gifts left over from last year so we need 5-6 gifts per member at $10 or less. Remeber Green for Girls and Red for boys. Blue is for both. Our party will be on 12/13, but we need a Santa.  Munn said that he has a suit and will bring it in next week to see if anyone can fit into it. We need a Santa and fast.


Jack Connelly returns on 11/15 for another presentation and can mesmerize the group with stories about the sport and the renowned people he has met in his tenure as head of the PGA.  In case you've missed him, he spoke to our club in 2009 and at the Banquet of Thanks that same year.  Although he has accomplished a great deal, he still has a down to earth quality that everyone enjoys. 
 
Please contact any guests who would be interested we need everyone to come and make our guests welcome!

Ed Foy  has collected all the canisters from Peanut Day,and Anne Lotz is the 2012-2013 winner of the Golden Peanut Award. Ed will have the totoals for us soon.

Russ announced that the Annual Holiday Party would be at his house on Friday Dec. 14th. More info. to follow.

The club voted to elect Jen Vare our Region 7 trustee for the period 10/1/13-9/30/16. I will let Kevin Thomas at the PA district office know.

I gave a brief update on the Jenkintown Sunset Run set for June 4, 2013 at 7PM. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday Nov. 27th at 8AM at the Boro Hall.

Also please like our facebook page that I set up last year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenkintown-Kiwanis-Club/211940688850343?sk=wall&filter=12   I do post things on the page and it would be nice to know that it is being used. Also check out our website once in a while as well:http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/index.php


Upcoming Readers:

11/15-Maher
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

11/15- Jack Connelly, former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/20-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District
12/6-Board Meeting
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Kiwanis Club of Lansdale Invites you to our Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Breakfast Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:30 AM at Advanced Living Communities
1290 Allentown Road at the corner of Weikel Road Lansdale, PA 19446 Reservations ARE Required!!! Contact Dick Ludwig  or Bill Hildebrand.  The cost is $14 per person. Our Speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Albert J. D. Walsh Pastor of Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Hatfield, PA

Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
I announced that I hit a hole-in-one last Sunday at HVCC on #13. It was amazing and I should have stopped while I was ahead. Therese Maher reported that she is now retired and has been bowling on Tuesdays with HVCC. It had been fun, but I needed to get a new ball and shoes. Hopefully will get out to more meetings. George Kelly told a Hurricane story-very funny.
Bob Maher announced that they are expecting their first grandchild in April. Joe Quigley announced that he finally married Angela on Sept. 8th and they went to Newport RI for their Honeymoon. How Carson put in a buck to say that he was glad that Russ Invited him, and that he does website hosting and development.


50/50: Today's Winner was Bob Smyrl who donated all the money back to the club.


Program:
Our speaker today was David Rowland who gave a wonderful presentation on the History of Willow Grove Park. It was absolutely fantastic!! If you weren't here you missed a good one.

Quote of the Week:

 Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa
 






11-15-2012 08:06:42    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/01/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria is travelling in Israel, so Anne Lotz opened the meeting and asked Jack Waite to give the invocation. Carol Godfrey was the On Time Name Badge winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had three guests with us today, our speaker Marsha Pearson, Mary Czerwonka and Paul Bunting a guest of Russ Koerwer. Paul and Russ were in High School together. Paul is an accountant offering services to non-profit organizations and small business. Areas of service include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget, internal control and help with audit preparation and control. Paul lives at Beaver Hill and Russ saw him at the EMCCC Business Expo. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Barry Rowland reported to me that he read today at the library and there were 25  present. Our reader for this week is: Bert Kreger

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the Banquet of Thanks-11/20/12 and working on a surprise speaker. It should be special. Cost is $15 per person.

I  reminded everyone that the Y's Gobble -Wobble Run is upcoming- 11/24-Thanksgiving morning and they need volunteer help. If you are available for a few hours that morning or even before hand call Missy and let her know that you can help. It would be nice to have a Kiwanis group there to lend a hand.

Carol Godfrey reports that she spoke with Larry at the Jenkintown Day Nursery and they have about 90 kids again this year. Our party will be on 12/13, but we need a Santa and a suit. Mark Mulholland our long time Santa has asked to step down from the role. Also the suit was from Immaculate Conception, and they can't locate it. Munn said that he has a suit and will bring it in next week to see if anyone can fit into it.
 
Bob Maher announced that the EMCCC Business Expo was once again a sucess. We had 5 Kiwanians there: Russ, Stu, George, Carol and Bob

Russ announced that on 11/8 David Rowland will speak on the history of Willow Grove Park.

Jack Connelly returns on 11/15 for another presentation and can mesmerize the group with stories about the sport and the renowned people he has met in his tenure as head of the PGA.  In case you've missed him, he spoke to our club in 2009 and at the Banquet of Thanks that same year.  Although he has accomplished a great deal, he still has a down to earth quality that everyone enjoys.
 
 
Please contact any guests who would be interested we need everyone to come and make our guests welcome!

Ed Foy collected the canisters from Peanut Day, if you still have one please get it in to Ed.

Russ announced that the Annual Holiday Party would be at his house on Friday Dec. 14th. More info. to follow.

Anne Lotz announced that on Friday Nov. 9th Eastern Center for the Arts and Technology is having their Annual Foundation Fundraiser and Auction. 6PM and all are invited.

I reported that I spoke with Joe Quigley and he says "Hello" to all and he is looking to rejoin the club. (He may come this week to our meeting.)

Upcoming Readers:

11/8-Kreger
11/15-Maher
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society- Topic will be-The History of Willow Grove Park
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/20-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Please be advised that the Region 7 Fall Conference set for Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 will need to be rescheduled due to the problems many of our Clubs and Members have recovering from Sandy. The vote for Jen Vare for Region 7 Trustee will be done via e-mail all votes must be in by Friday December 7th to the PA District office.

Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Carol godfrey announced that her black lab who was 14.5 yrs old had to be put down last week. She can't go through that again. Anne Lotz is glad to be back as it took 9 days for her eye to heal after surgery. Mary Czerwonka put a dollar in the pot to say that she has been out of school all this week and tomorrow she only has a half day. Mike went to the Dr's for a physical, as Nora made him go. All is good, just as he said. Russ wanted to Thank George for staying all 4 hrs at the Business expo. Russ is headed out to Florida once again.


50/50: Today's Winner was George Kelly who donated all the money back to the club.


Program:
Our speaker today was Marsha Pearson from Constant Contact was was very informative. Remember the idea is to post relavant information that people can use or share for free.Anne is going to follow up with Marsha to see about setting the club up with an account to use.

Quote of the Week:

  Matthew Henry Quote

11-15-2012 08:04:25    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/25/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria is travelling in Israel, so I opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Russ Koerwer  was the On Time Name Badge winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today, our speaker Dan Doughetry and his father Neil. They were greeted in traditional fashion. At this point Past Pres. Bob Maher took over the meeting, so that I could take the minutes.


Free Announcements:

Munn Steelman said that he read today at the library and there were 30 Kids present. Our reader for this week is: Barry Rowland

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the Banquet of Thanks-11/20/12 and working on a surprise speaker. It should be special.

I gave a run update, as we had a meeting this past week. Starting to work on our marketing and sponsorship materials. All looks good so far and we are way ahead of schedule.

Missy DiMassa reminded everyone that the Y's Gobble -Wobble Run is upcoming- 11/24-Thanksgiving morning and they need volunteer help. If you are available for a few hours that morning or even before hand call Missy and let her know that you can help. It would be nice to have a Kiwanis group there to lend a hand.

Carol Godfrey reports that she spoke with Larry at the Jenkintown Day Nursery and they have about 90 kids again this year. Looks like our party will be on 12/13, but we need a Santa and a suit. Mark Mulholland our long time Santa has asked to step down from the role. Also the suit was from Immaculate Conception, and they can't locate it.
 
Bob Maher announced that the EMCCC Business Expo is  today-Thursday 10/25 from 4-7 and we have a booth. Passed out a sign up sheet to help man it. George and Stu will be the first ones there at 4-5pm, then Russ and Carol.

Russ announced that on 11/8 David Rowland will speak on the history of Willow Grove Park. Also wanted to remind everyone that today 11/1 is our Meet and Greet with Marsha Pearson discussing using social media without losing your whole day. It should be helpful. Please contact any guests who would be interested we need everyone to come and make our guests welcome!

Ed Foy collected the canisters from Peanut Day, if you still have one please get it in to Ed. Carol and Stu reported that they got luck as it didn't rain on them. Bob Maher and Anne Lotz were not so lucky, but they did have some cover.

Upcoming Readers:

11/1-Rowland
11/8-Kreger
11/15-Maher
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:


11/1- Marsha Person-Constant Contact Social Media
11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/20-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
None today.

50/50: Today's Winner was George Kelly who donated all the money back to the club.


Program:
Our speaker today was Dan Dougherty from the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. Dan gave a very informative talk on the subject and his own personal viewpoint as one who suffers from it. November is National Epilepsy Awarness month so the talk was very timely.


Quote of the Week:

 
Marcus Aurelius Quote 
















11-01-2012 12:17:16    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/18/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. George Kelly  was the On Time Name Badge winner today and he donated it to Peanut Day.Yes, folks the Golden Peanut Award is in the house.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today, Jenkintown Boro Manager-Carolyn Hanel. She was greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Bob Maher said that he read today at the Library and there were 35 Kids present. Munn reads on 10/25.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the Banquet of Thanks-11/20/12 and working on a surprise speaker. It should be special.

I gave a run update -We have set the date - June 4th, 2013. Next meeting Tuesday Oct. 23rd. at 8:00am at Boro Hall. All are invited to attend.

Carol Godfrey reports that she spoke with Larry at the Jenkintown Day Nursery and they have about 90 kids again this year. Looks like our party will be on 12/13, but we need a Santa and a suit. Mark Mulholland our long time Santa has asked to step down from the role. Also the suit was from Immaculate Conception, and they can't locate it.

Gloria spoke with WaWa.We will be there tomorrow- Friday Oct. 19th starting at 7AM. Here is a list of volunteers & the times they are participating: 
 
        7:00 A. M. till 9:00:   Stuart Tollen & Carol Godfrey
 
        9:00 A. M. till 11:00:  Anne Lotz & Bob Maher,
 
        11:00 A. M. till 1:00 P.M. Gloria Leibig & Jack Waite.
 
We need volunteers for the 1:00 P. M. till 3:00 P. M. & Gloria is asking you to step up to plate & volunteer for our "Club". 

Bob Maher announced that the EMCCC Business Expo is next Thursday 10/25 from 4-7 and we have a booth. Passed out a sign up sheet to help man it.

Anne Lotz announced that she is going to the Circle K meeting next week and will report back to us.

Russ announced that on 11/8 David Rowland will speak on the history of Willow Grove Park.

Upcoming Readers:

10/25-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA www.efepa.org
11/1-Constant Contact Social Media
11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/20-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more information on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Bert told story about Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Mike announced that his son Michael recently went rock climbing and survived. Anne wanted to say that the heater is finally fixed after three and a half weeks. Now hopefully the thermostat works. Bob Smyrl reported that his son Jonathan a senior at PSU. He is ROTC and he went to a leadership program this summer and placed 4th overall out of 515 cadets. He was recently awarded-Extraordinary Military Graduate, so he gets to choose where he goes for his first year. Gloria announced that Anthony is in Ft. Shelby, Miss conducting pre-deployment activities.

50/50: Today's Winner was Mike Czerwonka who donated all the money back to the club.


Program:
Our speaker today was Carolyn Hanel, Jenkintown Boro Manager. She gave us an excellent update on what is going on in Jenkintown. Very informative. Should see some new restaurants soon.


Quote of the Week:

 
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quote

11-01-2012 12:16:27    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/11/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Bob Maher  was the On Time Name Badge winner today as well.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:


Gloria also noted that she has invited  Boro Manager Carolyn Hanel to speak to us and she will be our speaker this coming week. She also reported that last Mondayt was Bill Lunquist's 97 birthday and Munn & Mimi went to visit him. Mike Czerwonka reports that Bill is doing well and is still sharp as a tack.

Jack Waite spoke about the Library about the Drop In Reading Program. Jack would like to have more readers, so if interested please let Jack know. Jack passed out a schedule of readers for the upcoming year. Jack read today at the library to 33 kids and all went well.

I gave a run update -We have set the date - June 4th, 2013. Next meeting Tuesday Oct. 23rd. at 8:00am at Boro Hall

Pres. Gloria announced that the JDN is having their Harvest Bowl fundraiser on Saturday October 27 from 6-9pm at Thunderbird Lanes. She also noted that on Sunday Oct. 21 Fox Chase Cancer Center is hosting -Paws for Cause a one mile dog walk. For more info go to: www.foxchase.org/events/paws

Gloria spoke with WaWa.We will be there on Friday Oct. 19th starting at 7AM. Here is a list of volunteers & the times they are participating: 
 
        7:00 A. M. till 9:00:   Stuart Tollen & Carol Godfrey
 
        9:00 A. M. till 11:00:  Anne Lotz & Bob Maher,
 
        11:00 A. M. till 1:00 P.M. Gloria Leibig & Jack Waite.
 
We need volunteers for the 1:00 P. M. till 3:00 P. M. & Gloria is asking you to step up to plate & volunteer for our "Club". 

Pres. Gloria also announced that we had a recent interclub at the Abington PAL -Food Festival. We had in attendance: Carol, Gloria, George, Tim, Russ, Munn. Russ announced that PAL raised over $100,000 for the first time.

Anne Lotz announced that she is going to the Circle K meeting next week and will report back to us.

Russ announced that he would be happy to once again host the Holiday Party. Date to be determined later.


Upcoming Readers:

10/18-Maher
10/25-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

10/18-Carolyn Hanel- Jenkintown Boro Manager
10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
www.efepa.org
11/1-Constant Contact Social Media
11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/20-Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District
12/13-JDN Pizza Party with Santa


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Mike Czerwonka noted that Nora recently broke her toe. Bob Maher put a dollar in to say that, he is glad to be back and yes he wants to go on another river cruise. I announced that it was my Birthday last week. Also Cooper got a recruiting letter from the swim coach from Columbia University. He did respond to that one. Pres. Gloria put a dollar in to say that Dinning for Women had a meeting recently and the topic was India and human trafficing. Anne Lotz put in a couple of bucks to say is glad to be back after two weeks in Florida. She is going to be a grandmother for the second time. While she was away they lost heat and hot water at home. The hot water is back, but still no heat, as they are waiting on a part

50/50: Today's Winner was Russell Koerwer who donated all the money back to the club.


Quote of the Week:

 
Isaac Newton Quote

11-01-2012 12:14:00    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/4/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

Past Pres. Russ Opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. Mark Mulholland  was the On Time Name Badge loser today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:

Bert Kreger read at the Abington Library today and he had 12 children in attendance.

Russ has only 1 ticket left for the Pal Food Festival from our recent donation. Planning on going from our club: Russ, Munn, Gloria, Tim, and Bob.

I reported that we made $352 selling pretzels, pizza and water at the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. We made $31 for Ofc. Rocky as well.


Russ announced that he would be happy to once again host the Holiday Party. Date to be determined later.


Upcoming Readers:

10/11-Kreger
10/18-Maher
10/25-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

10/11-Board Meeting & Installation of Officers for 2012-2013
10/18-Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Children's Matinee Series
10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
www.efepa.org
11/1-Constant Contact Social Media
11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:

Glenside Kiwanis: The Annual Greater Glenside Community Distinguished Service Award Dinner on Nov. 15th at Manufacturers' Country Club.
Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ placed a dlooar in the pot to talk about his recent trip to San Francisco. Newsest thing in the bay area-dinning naked.
Bert put a dollar in to say he had some great crabs last night-huge.

50/50: Today's Winner was Stu  Tollen who donated all the money back to the club.

Program:
Pastor Jay Newlin was with us today. He gave us a nice update on the Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard. Currently they are serving about 70 families which is up, almost doubled in the last few years. They get daily donations from Fil-a-Bagel, Panera Bread, and Auntie Anne's. Have two volunteers who are helping with grant writing and they recently got one from Giant Foods. Their biggest donations over the past year was from the Boy Scouts and Postal Workers and it was greatly needed as the State Food Board cut their funding by 25%.

Quote of the Week:

Diogenes Quote 

 
 

















10-11-2012 07:28:02    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/27/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. Bert Kreger was the On Time Name Badge winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:
Munn Steelman reported, "Nothing new with the Aktion Club."

Pres. Gloria reminded everyone that the new Keystone Kiwanian is now out. Here is the link: http://www.kiwanissbg.org/Parcels/kkcrntissu.htm

Gloria also noted that she has invited Dr. Tim Wade, from Jenkintown High School, to speak to our club and he is coming on Nov. 29th. She also has invited Boro Manager Carolyn Hanel to speak to us and we looking for a date that works.

Jack Waite spoke about the Library about the Drop In Reading Program. Jack would like to have more readers, so if interested please let Jack know. Jack passed out a schedule of readers for the upcoming year. We start reading on Oct.4th

I gave a run update We have set the date - June 4th, 2013.  We had a good meeting this past Tuesday and we spoke about a theme or hook to make the event more fun. Steve Spindler to work on new postcards, so that we can get a jump on marketing and also spoke about getting sponsorship materials in order to perhaps get on budgets for next year. Steve also announced that the JCA has upgraded their pay-pal account so that the online registration process will be easier. Next meeting Tuesday Oct. 23rd. at 8:00am at Boro Hall

Pres. Gloria announced that the JDN is having their Harvest Bowl fundraiser on Saturday October 27 from 6-9pm at Thunderbird Lanes. She alos noted that on Sunday Oct. 21 Fox Chase Cancer Center is hosting -Paws for Cause a one mile dog walk. For more info go to: www.foxchase.org/events/paws

We also need to start planning for Peanut Day. Gloria spoke with WaWa.They have a new process to solicite in front of their stores. Gloria will fill out the forms and get them in. We decided on Oct. 19th tentatively. Also discussed the need to see about different locations-The Hiway Theater, Starbucks, Beaderwood Pharmacy, Abington Pharmacy etc..

Also Gloria announced that the District Wide Rose Sale is now up and running. The cost is
$18 per dozen. Orders due by 10/1 and delivery is 10/25.  Need to get our orders in to Marty Schaefer by 10/1.

Russ has 6 tickets for the Pal Food Festival from our recent donation. This year the event is on Tuesday Oct. 9th starting at 5:30pm at Philmont Country Club. If you want to go contact Russ.

I reported that we made $352 selling pretzels, pizza and water at the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. We made $31 for Ofc. Rocky as well.


Russ announced that he would be happy to once again host the Holiday Party. Date to be determined later.


Upcoming Readers:

10/4- Waite
10/11-Kreger
10/18-Maher
10/25-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

10/4- Pastor Jay Newlin
10/11-Board Meeting & Installation of Officers for 2012-2013
10/18-Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Children's Matinee Series
10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
www.efepa.org
11/1-Constant Contact Social Media
11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley
11/22-Thanksgiving
11/29-Dr. Timothy Wade, Superintendent of Jenkintown School District


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Munn put in a dollar to say that Mimi recently won a raffle at the library and won $255 worth of stuff. Russ put ina buck to say that he is off to San Fransico as he was able to get 2 roundtrip tickets for just $400. Gloria gave an Anthony update- he is now at Ft. Shelby in Miss.to help with intake of the others going to Kuwait. He leaves for Kuwait on Oct.13th and will be there for 1 year.

50/50: Today's Winner was Russell Koerwer who donated all the money back to the club.


Quote of the Week:

 
Buddha Quote

10-04-2012 08:47:47    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/20/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Tim Barnes to give the invocation. I was the On Time Name Badge winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We greeted Missy DiMassa and George Kelly.


Free Announcements:
Pres. Gloria reported that a Super WaWa is coming to Abington at the former Foy Buick location.

Pres. Gloria reminded everyone that the new Keystone Kiwanian is now out. Here is the link: http://www.kiwanissbg.org/Parcels/kkcrntissu.htm

Gloria also noted that she ordered $350 pretzels and 12 pizzas to sell at the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. Bella's will give us the carriers to keep them warm. She also ordered 2 tables, 2 chairs and 2 pop-up tents so set up and break down will be easy. Ed Foy will bring petty cash-$100 for each table. We will sell the soft pretzels for $1.00 each, water bottles for $1.00 and pizza slices for $2.00. Anne Lotz will bring the mustard, napkins, paper plates.

Jack Waite spoke about the Library about the Drop In Reading Program. Jack would like to have more readers, so if interested please let Jack know. Jack passed out a schedule of readers for the upcoming year. We start reading on Oct.4th

I gave a run update We have set the date - June 4th, 2013.  Next meeting will be Sept. 25th at 8AM at Boro Hall. All are invited to attend.

We held a membership discussion. The one idea that everyone agreed on was to hold a "Meet & Greet" on Nov. 1. Each member is asked to personally invite at least one potential new member and schedule a good speaker-perhaps David Rowland. After, you will follow up with the guest thatyou invited to see if they would like to come back the following week to learn more about our club. We really need to bring in 3-4 new members to get some new ideas and energy into the club.  Anne reports that she has the following speakers set up for Nov.

11/1-Constant Contact Social Media
11/8- David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
11/15- Jack Connelly,
former head of the PGA and retired head Golf Professional at Huntingdon Valley


We also need to start planning for Peanut Day. Gloria spoke with WaWa.They have a new process to solicite in front of their stores. Gloria will fill out the forms and get them in. We decided on Oct. 19th tentatively. Also discussed the need to see about different locations-The Hiway Theater, Starbucks, Beaderwood Pharmacy, Abington Pharmacy etc..

Also Gloria announced that the District Wide Rose Sale is now up and running. The cost is
$18 per dozen. Orders due by 10/1 and delivery is 10/25. This is an easy fundraiser and we need the money for the budget, so please everyone sell a few dozen. The club gets to keep $7 per dozen. Need to get our orders in to Marty Schaefer ASAP.

Jen Vare wants to know who our Project Eliminate Club Coordinator is, so we have to appoint one ASAP. We discussed possibly doing a pancake breakfast at Applebee's, or a walk in Jenkintown possibly teaming up with the school district, but to date no one has agreed to be the chair person.

Anne Lotz reports that the Phila. Univ. Circle K Club is back in action and they have gotten 13 new members and are getting close to having all the funds for their dues. They are still selling candy bars and they want to participate in the Rose Sale.

Tim Barnes and Bert Kreger announced that former member Jim Kirkner may have gotten his e-mail hacked so please be careful if you get an e-mail from him.

Russ announced that he would be happy to once again host the Holiday Party. Date to be determined later.


Upcoming Readers:

10/4- Waite
10/11-Kreger
10/18-Maher
10/25-Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

9/27-Open
10/4-Board Meeting & Installation of Officers for 2012-2013
10/11-Open
10/18-Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Children's Matinee Series
10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
www.efepa.org


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/ .

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Mike Czerwonka announced that last friday Peter got a new car a white 2004 Buick with tan interior. Michael also has a 2004 white car with tan interior. Strange but true.
Anne Lotz announced that she is going to be a Grandmother for the second time.
I announced that Cooper had the 6th fastest time in the 100 yd. breaststroke for 15 yr. olds for the 2011-2012 season in the country. He also got news that he made the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team.

50/50: Today's Winner was Missy DiMassa who donated all the money back to the club.


Quote of the Week:

 
Eleanor Roosevelt Quote  

09-27-2012 10:04:19    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/13/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. Pres. Gloria was the On Time Name Badge winner today.  We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:
Munn announced that the Aktion Club is meeting on Tuesday to set their schedule for the upcoming year.

Pres. Gloria reminded everyone that the new Keystone Kiwanian is now out. Here is the link: http://www.kiwanissbg.org/Parcels/kkcrntissu.htm 
Gloria also read a few "Thank You" letters from CAPT and the YMCA for our recent donations. She passed out the Jenkintown Arts Festival pull-out section from the Times Chronicle and our Ad. looks great. Nice Job -Bob Maher!

Jack Waite spoke about the Library about the Drop In Reading Program. Jack would like to have more readers, so if interested please let Jack know.

I gave a run update We have set the date - June 4th, 2013.  Next meeting will be Sept. 25th at 8AM at Boro Hall. All are invited to attend.

We held a membership discussion. The one idea that everyone agreed on was to hold a "Meet & Greet" on Nov. 1. Each member is asked to personally invite at least one potential new member and schedule a good speaker-perhaps David Rowland. After, you will follow up with the guest thatyou invited to see if they would like to come back the following week to learn more about our club. Anne will see who she can get for Nov. 1 as a speaker. We really need to bring in 3-4 new members to get some new ideas and energy into the club

Pres. Gloria announced that the club has once again decided to sponsor and participate in the EMCCC Business Expo on Thursday Oct. 25th as well as the Jenkintown Arts Fest. Gloria talked with Bella's about supplying pizza, she ordered 12, for us to sell and trying to figure out a way to keep them hot. The festival will be on Sunday September 23rd. We will also sell pretzels, as she has oredered 350 at .30 cents each, as well as water and soda. The Arts Festival runs from 1-6PM and we need all the help we can get. The weather looks good, it's a great event and it helps us get out into the community. Please come out and help us.

We also need to start planning for Peanut Day. Gloria will talk to WaWa.

Also Gloria announced that the District Wide Rose Sale is now up and running. The cost is
$18 per dozen. Orders due by 10/1 and delivery is 10/25. This is an easy fundraiser and we need the money for the budget, so please everyone sell a few dozen. The club gets to keep $7 per dozen. Anne will let the Circle K Club know that they can get in on this as well, as they need money for their dues.

Jen Vare wants to know who our Project Eliminate Club Coordinator is, so we have to appoint one ASAP. We discussed possibly doing a pancake breakfast at Applebee's, or a walk in Jenkintown possibly teaming up with the school district, but to date no one has agreed to be the chair person.

Carol godfrey reports that the club will sponsor the YMCA's Gobble Wobble run at $250 level and we will donate $75 to CAPT for the Bike Ride Ad.

Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

9/20-Planning for Jenkintown Arts Festival
9/27-Open
10/4-Board Meeting
10/11-Open
10/18-Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Children's Matinee Series
10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
www.efepa.org


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Club reports:
The food pantry in Southampton is completely out of food. They had to close the pantry on Friday and they have no promise of any food this week. If you are able to help in any way, donations are greatly appreciated. The pantry is located at Jesus Focus Ministries - 1150 Bristol Rd, Southampton. If you need to drop off donations after hours, you can leave bags by the front doors (if no one is there). Please share this with your networks and thanks so much.

Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ Koerwer announced that recently he read in Barron's newsletter that-Matthew 25 Fund was chosen as one of their top funds of the year. He passed out the newsletter for all to read- Way to go -Mark Mulholland!!

50/50: Today's Winner was Bert Kreger who donated all the money back to the club.


Quote of the Week:

Confucius Quote 

09-20-2012 10:55:11    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/6/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Kurt Hunsberger was the On Time Name Badge loser today. We had one guest with us today, Mary Czerwonka. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:
Munn announced that the Aktion Club Picnic was a huge success. There was 29 in attendance at Ed Sickle's house and everyone had a good time.

Barry Rowland announced that former member Rob Holmes recently had heart surgery and is recovering.

Pres. Gloria reminded everyone that the new Keystone Kiwanian is now out. Here is the link: http://www.kiwanissbg.org/Parcels/kkcrntissu.htm

Jack Waite spoke with the Library about the Drop In Reading Program. Jack would like to have more readers, so if interested please let Jack know.

I gave a run update We have set the date - June 4th, 2013.  Next meeting will be Sept. 25th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

Anne Lotz announced that Prudential Fox and Roach coolected 171 backpacks from the Jenkintown office. The backpacks will be
distributed to more than 250 non-profits in all 5 counties including Northern Home for Children, Women Against Abuse, Momobile, Carson Valley Children’s Aid, Maternity Care Coalition, Turning Points for Children, Gesu School,Pathways, Family Services, Easter Seals, ACHIEVEability, Laurel House, NPIHN, Project HOME, Interfaith Housing Alliance, Children & Youth, People’s Emergency Center, Drueding Center/Project Rainbow, Tabor Children’s Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bucks County Housing Group

Pres. Gloria announced that the club has once again decided to sponsor and participate in the EMCCC Business Expo on Thursday Oct. 25th as well as the Jenkintown Arts Fest. Gloria will talk with Bella's about supplying pizza for us to sell and trying to figure out a way to keep them hot. The festival will be on Sunday September 23rd. We also need to start planning for Peanut Day. Gloria will talk to WaWa.

Alos Gloria announced that the District Wide Rose Sale is now up and running.
The cost is $18 per dozen. Orders due by 10/1 and delivery is 10/25. This is an easy fundraiser and we need the money for the budget, so please everyone sell a few dozen. The club gets to keep $7 per dozen. Anne will let the Circle K Club know that they can get in on this as well, as they need money for their dues.

Jen Vare wants to know who our Project Eliminate Club Coordinator is, so we have to appoint one ASAP. We discussed possibly doing a pancake breakfast at Applebee's, or a walk in Jenkintown possibly teaming up with the school district, but to date no one has agreed to be the chair person.

Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

9/13- Increasing our Membership
9/20-Planning for Jenkintown Arts Festival
9/27-Open
10/4-Board Meeting
10/11-Open
10/18-Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Children's Matinee Series
10/25-Dan Dougherty- Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
www.efepa.org


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District News:


Southampton Club reports:
The food pantry in Southampton is completely out of food. They had to close the pantry on Friday and they have no promise of any food this week. If you are able to help in any way, donations are greatly appreciated. The pantry is located at Jesus Focus Ministries - 1150 Bristol Rd, Southampton. If you need to drop off donations after hours, you can leave bags by the front doors (if no one is there). Please share this with your networks and thanks so much.


Southampton Kiwanis 50th Anniversary and Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Southampton Fire Hall. The cost is $30.00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner includes cold hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, Chicken Cordon Blue, potato and vegetable, pastries and layer cake.

Inclement weather date is Monday, 1/28/13.

KI News:

The International Convention
will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Ed Foy reported that he and Kathleen went to Paris for a few days and had a great time. They got a great deal through Delta, as his son worked for them this summer. Might have to do it again before the perk runs out-it is good for 1 yr. Mary Czerwonka put a dollar in to say that she is glad to be back in school. I put in a few dollars to say that it is good to be back after missing the last few weeks. We went out to Yellowstone NP and The Grand Teton NP, it was wonderful. Went to a Kiwanis sponsored Barbeque cook-off in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Carol Announced that her middle son-recently had his 40th birthday. They had a surprise party for him at the Backbay Barbeque, in Somers Point. It was wonderful. Pres. Gloria gave us an update on Anthony, who is now in Miss. for pre-deployment processing. He will be leaving for Kuwait in Oct. and he will be stationed there for 1 year.

50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria Leibig who donated all the money to Mary Czerwonka.


Quote of the Week:

Robert Frost 

09-20-2012 10:54:34    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/9/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. Mike Czerwonka was the On Time Name Badge loser today. We had one guest with us today, Betsy Kilkenny from the Abington Arts Center. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement and greeted Betsy in song.


Free Announcements:
Munn announced that he took a group of Aktion Clubbers to the new yogurt store,U Swirl, and it was really good. Everyone had a good time. Also on the 21st they will hold their Annual Picnic.

Gloria wanted to wish Anne Lotz a Happy Birthday, so we all sang to Anne. Alos Gloria announced that we had received a "Thank You" letter for KI for our annual gift and they sent a new patch for our banner. She gave Anne Lotz a dollar as she was the first to recall the cover of the latest KI magazine.

Anne Lotz announced that the Philadelphia University Circle K is selling candy bars for $1 each to help raise needed money for their dues. They are short $400. They have 800 candy bars, so if you have space in your store, or office break room and can help them out it would be greatly appreciated. Let Anne know if you can help out and she will get you set up. Also they are collection shoe boxes, which they will fill with supplies and send overseas to our troops so if you have some please bring them in.

Jack Waite spoke with the Library about the Drop In Reading Program. They will contact the Y to see if they can bring the kids over earlier and have the Y teachers control the kids better. Jack would like to have more readers, so if interested please let Jack know.

I gave a run update, as we had our last meeting on Tuesday July 31 at 8am at the Boro Hall. We have set the date - June 4th, 2013.  Next meeting will be Sept. 25th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

Pres. Gloria announced that the club has once again decided to sponsor and participate in the EMCCC Business Expo on Thursday Oct. 25th as well as the Jenkintown Arts Fest. Gloria will talk with Bella's about supplying pizza for us to sell and trying to figure out a way to keep them hot. The festival will be on Sunday September 23rd. We also need to start planning for Peanut Day. Gloria will talk to WaWa.

I reported that the club received an invite from Bob Smyrl for a Golf Outing and sponsorship. 1st Annual Arthritis Open Golf Tournament, Friday Sept. 7, 2012 at Gilberstville Golf Club. Cost is $80 per person or $320 a foursome. All proceeds benefits the Arthritis Foundation's Camp-JRA.

Jen Vare wants to know who our Project Eliminate Club Coordinator is, so we have to appoint one ASAP.

Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

8/23- Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Theater
8/30-Open
Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.
 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District Convention:
  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.

The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ put a dollar into the pot to say that he had a suprise party for Barb's birthday and used Joe Penacale and it was very good. Will keep him in mind for our Holiday Party. Jack Waite put in a dollar to say that he spent 6 days in Virginia Beach for his 50th wedding anniversary and it was great time. I announced that we are heading out to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons for our summer vacation and I will miss two weeks.

50/50: Today's Winner was Ed Foy who donated all the money back to the club.

Program:
Gloria introduced Betsy Kilkenny, the Ex. Director for the Abington Arts Center. Betsy spoke about the center, their history, current activities, and lost funding sources due to the economy.She is hoping that we would consider being a sponsor for their Eurkea Arts Workshop-which is for families to make art together.

Quote of the Week:

Dalai Lama Quote 

08-16-2012 09:36:50    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/2/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Kurt Hunsberger was the On Time Name Badge loser today. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:
Anne Lotz announced that the Philadelphia University Circle K is selling candy bars for $1 each to help raise needed money for their dues. They are short $400. They have 800 candy bars, so if you have space in your store, or office break room and can help them out it would be greatly appreciated. Let Anne know if you can help out and she will get you set up. Also they are collection shoe boxes, so if you have some please bring them in.

Munn Steelman has nothing new to report from the Aktion Club

I gave a run update, as we had our last meeting on Tuesday July 31 at 8am at the Boro Hall. We have set the date - June 4th, 2013. We decided to move it up so that we wouldn't be competing with the Lansdale Tex-Mex Run wich is much larger than ours. This past year ours was on Tuesday, and their's was on Wednesday of the same week. We are going to stay with chip timing and will mark the course better. Will hold a route marshall meeting at 6PM and shuttle the marshalls out to their spots. Next meeting will be Sept. 25th at 8AM at Boro Hall.

Pres. Gloria announced that the club has once again decided to sponsor and participate in the EMCCC Business Expo on Thursday Oct. 25th as well as the Jenkintown Arts Fest. Gloria will talk with Bella's about supplying pizza for us to sell and trying to figure out a way to keep them hot. The festival will be on Sunday September 23rd. We also need to start planning for Peanut Day. Gloria will talk to WaWa.

Pres. Gloria also put in a plug for the upcoming District Convention. Munn was elected as our delegate. Finally, Pres. Gloria announced that we got a "Thank You" note from Andrea Otto from the Abington Arts Center.


Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

8/2-Board Meeting
8/9- Betsy Killkenny-Abington Arts Center
8/16-Open
8/23- Fred Kaplan Mayer-Hiway Theater
8/30-Open

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District Convention:
  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.

The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Bert Kreger reported that his cataract surgery went well, be he dosen't like putting the eye drops in. Gloria spoke about her recent trip to Citzens Bank Park and the tour that she got behind the scenes. She saw the dugout, locker room, Charlie's office, the media room...it was a great experinece. Russ announced that he spoke with Angela recently about a catering job and found out that she and Joe Quigley are making it official as they are getting married on Sept. 8th.

50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria Leibig who took the money.



Quote of the Week:

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote

08-09-2012 09:30:06    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/26/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. I was  On Time Name Badge loser today. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
We had one guest with us today, Cooper Tollen. He was greeted in song.


Free Announcements:
Anne Lotz announced that the Philadelphia University Circle K is selling candy bars for $1 each to help raise needed money for their dues. They are short $400. They have 800 candy bars, so if you have space in your store, or office break room and can help them out it would be greatly appreciated. Let Anne know if you can help out and she will get you set up.

Munn Steelman reports that the Aktion Club meet last Tuesday night and there were 24 members present. They set up 5 committees and are trying to take more control of what they do instead of leaning on the advisors so much. Munn said he would be glad to be our Delegate as he may go to the District Convention, but he is not sure yet.

I gave a run update, as we are having our next meeting on Tuesday July 31 at 8am at the Boro Hall.

I announced that we needed to make our Annual Election official, as I had already sent in the info to KI. So for next year our Officers are as follows:
Gloria Leibig-President
Anne Lotz-Pres. Elect
Stuart Tollen- Secretary
Ed Foy-Treasurer
Upon a motion by Maher and seconded by Steelman the above named nominees were elected by the club to serve the 2012-2013 term.

Pres. Gloria announced that the club has once again decided to sponsor and participate in the EMCCC Business Expo on Thursday Oct. 25th as well as the Jenkintown Arts Fest. Gloria will talk with Bella's about supplying pizza for us to sell and trying to figure out a way to keep them hot. The festival will be on Sunday September 23rd. We also need to start planning for Peanut Day.

Carol Godfrey announced that we received a "Thank You" note from CAPT for the 24Hr. Relay Challenge.



Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District Convention:
  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA. We have registration materials, if you plan on going let me know as the delegate form is due by July 27th.


The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ Koerwer wanted to put in a few bucks as he missed the last few weeks as he was on a River Cruise along the Danube. They had a great time.


50/50: Today's Winner was Cooper Tollen who took the money.

Program:
Cooper Tollen spoke about his recent trip to Washington DC as part of the Lead America National Leadership Conference. He spoke of his experience as they got to run for office, set up a campaign team, make ads, and debate another candidate. He had a wonderful time and just wanted to "Thank" Kiwanis for helping to make it possible.

Quote of the Week:

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius


08-09-2012 09:29:01    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/19/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge winner was Mike Czerwonka. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
We had one guest with us today, Andrea Otto from the Abington Arts Center. She was greeted in song.


Free Announcements:
Anne Lotz announced that the Philadelphia University Circle K is selling candy bars for $1 each to help raise needed money for their dues. They are short $400. They have 800 candy bars, so if you have space in your store, or office break room and can help them out it would be greatly appreciated. Let Anne know if you can help out and she will get you set up.

Gloria Leibig announced that the club received two "Thank You" letters. One from Rachel Severino for our recent donation of $300 for Students Helping Honduras. The other was from Cooper Tollen thanking us for the $500 donation so that he could attend the National Leadership Conference in Washington DC presented by Lead America. He has agreed to be our speaker this week(7/19) to talk about his experience.

I gave a run update, the final totoals are now in. We had 355 total finishers. Which is in line with what we had over the last two years. We brought in $19,856.30 in sponsorship, and runner fees. We had $7,009.49 in expenses, so we made $ $12,846.81. Each group will take home $6,423.41 which is $450 less than last year but we spent more on the chip timing and ordered more t-shirts this year. Overall we had a great year, made a few mistakes, but learned from it.

I announced that we needed to make our Annual Election official, as I had already sent in the info to KI. So for next year our Officers are as follows:
Gloria Leibig-President
Anne Lotz-Pres. Elect
Stuart Tollen- Secretary
Ed Foy-Treasurer
Upon a motion by Maher and seconded by Steelman the above named nominees were elected by the club to serve the 2012-2013 term.

Pres. Gloria announced that the club has once again decided to sponsor and participate in the EMCCC Business Expo on Thursday Oct. 25th as well as the Jenkintown Arts Fest. Gloria will talk with Bella's about supplying pizza for us to sell and trying to figure out a way to keep them hot. The festival will be on Sunday September 23rd.



Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District Convention:
  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA. We have registration materials, if you plan on going let me know as the delegate form is due by July 27th.


The International Convention will be in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Click this link for more infomation on registration and cost: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/vancouver-convention/register.aspx#.UAWEHvVdCnA?utm_source=convention&utm_medium=email&utm_term=July2012

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Ed Foy reported that he had a great time gofling in Scotland, and the weather was fantastic. Also his son got a summer job with Delta Airlines as a baggage handeler and on his first week he was directing planes into and out of the gates. Bert put a dollar in to celebrate his 56 year with Kiwanis. Mike Czerwonka put a dollar in to say that about 1 month ago while his son Michael was on the golf course he meets a Doctor, an Anethisologist, and they start to talk and Michael says he is pre-med in college and the Dr. invites him to come to watch a surgery. He had a great time and they invited him back, as he didn't faint. Gloria put a dollar in the pot to say that Anthony, while at Ft. Levenworth was made Executive Officer to the CO. and is on his way to Captain. In September he will be in Kuwait for 1 year. I announced that Riley finally had his appendix taken out and he is home and doing well. Cooper is in Wahington DC at the Leadership conference and is having a great time.


50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria Leibig who donated the money back to the club.

Program:
Andrea Otto spoke about her new job at the Abington Arts Center. Andrea is the Community Relations Liason, as the Arts Center is looking top build membership, as well as increase their potenial donors, PR, marketing and social media presence.

Quote of the Week:

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
George Eliot

08-09-2012 09:28:15    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/31/12
Stuart Tollen editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge loser was Kurt Hunsberger. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.



Free Announcements:
Munn Steelman was the final reader of the season and he read to 34 kids this morning.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club has a trip planned to Elmer, NJ on June 6th for the Apple Festival. On June 19th they have a talk planned at Giant Foods with a nuitritionist


I gave a run update, as the runners are begining to sign up on line we have 120 to date. Need volunteers-please sign up as we only have 22 to date and we need about 40 to make this thing work. Sign up at: http://www.jenkintown.net/volunteer The date once again is Tuesday June 19th the run begins at 7PM and we start set-up around 4PM. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and to make it work we need your help! Also we need everyone to help stuff the goody bags on Wed. June 13th at 7PM at the Jenkintown Running Co. This will count as a Kiwanis Sponsored event, so I can give you make up credit if you need it. I have the following members helping out: Munn & Mimi Steelman, Russ and Steve, Ed Foy, Jack Waite, George Kelly, Bob Maher, Anne Lotz, Carol Godfrey, Bert Kreger, and Pres.Gloria.

Gloria announced that once again we received a donation request from Students Helping Honduras. Last year we gave them $300. Would like to the same this year. Gloria will see if they can send a speaker once again.

Tim Hoffman sent out the info on the upcoming Surf or Turf dinner on
Sunday June 24 from 3 PM to 6 PM At Masons Mill Park. See attached flyer for details.

Russ announced that once again Robbie has donated all the flowers for the Mother's Day Sale. We may need to discuss the ongoing efforts of this as a club fundraiser as the last few years the numbers are just not there.

Upcoming Readers:

Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District Convention:
  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA. We have registration materials, if you plan on going let me know as the delegate form is due by July 27th.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Jack Waite put a dollar in the pot to sat he went to his granddaughter's recent softball game and she stole home. Very exciting. Bert Kreger wanted to say that he is going down to the shore for a few days as the A/C is fixed down there, and the unit here need work and they won't have water for a few days here as well. Russ announced that he just got back from Ft. Lauderdale and it was cooler there than here. The lexus that he has down there started to give him problems, but it is quite old. He recently needed a new alternator. I gave an update on Riley's condition-he is back at school, PIC line was removed and he seems back to normal, however the appendix is still in him. We should be setting a surgical date at the next Dr's visit.


50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria Leibig who donated the money back to the club.



Quote of the Week:

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Charles de Gaulle

07-05-2012 11:42:36    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/24/12
Gloria Leibig, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge loser was George Kelly. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.



Free Announcements:
Barry Rowland read to 6 children this week. Munn Steelman will be the final reader of the season next week.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club has a trip planned to Elmer, NJ on June 6th for the Apple Festival. On June 19th they have a talk planned at Giant Foods with a nuitritionist

Bob Maher reported on the AFI Golf Outing on May 17th at Pine Crest. We  have our six golfers ( Tim, Bob Maher, Kurt, Ed, Stu, Bill Lotz). We were also  a hloe sponsor for $90 and  it was a very nice day and event.

Pres. Gloria wanted to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!

I gave a run update, as the runners are begining to sign up on line we have about 50 to date. The banner across Old York Rd. is now up. Need volunteers-please sign up as we only have 4 to date and we need many more to make this thing work. Sign up at: http://www.jenkintown.net/volunteer  The date once again is Tuesday June 19th the run begins at 7PM and we start set-up around 4PM. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and to make it work we need your help!

Upcoming Readers:

5/31-Munn Steelman
Off until October.

Upcoming Programs:

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


District Convention:
  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Gloria was recently in DC for an insurance seminar for CE credits and the women that she was seated next to her son worked for the UN. Anne Lotz also put a dollar in the pot to say that she was also at a conference for CE credits for short sales and foreclosures. I put a dollar in the pot to say that on May 10th Riley had to go to the hospital due to appendicits. His appendix had ruptured and he was in for a week on IV antibiotics. He came home with a PIC line and we continued to give him IV antibiotics for another week. He is doing better and at some point this summer he will have it removed.

50/50: Today's Winner was Mike Czerwonka who donated the money back to the club.



Quote of the Week:

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
Warren Buffett






07-05-2012 11:41:46    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/3/12
Gloria Leibig, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Kurt Hunsberger to give the invocation. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had several guests with us today: Jena Hunsberger, Key Club Lt. Gov. from Div. 21-Andrew Van Buren, former members of the Kiwanis Club of Olney-Ron & Jeanie Pleis.
We greeted them in "song".



Free Announcements:
Bert Kreger read to 11 children this week.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club raised $1000 for Safe Harbor at Abington Memorial Hospital.  This money was raised by the Action Club from their Breakfast with Santa Party at Christmas Time. Safe Harbor is located inside the Abington Hospital - 4th Fl. Of the Willowwood Building. It's for children & teens that have lost their parents, grandparents to illness or accident.  It carries the kids through their bereavement period. It was a very nice to go there and see what they do.

Carol Godfrey announced that we had four at the  ACT Annual Dinner at North Hills Country Club. We had Anne, Carol, Missy and Gloria going from the club. It was a very nice night and it was good to Woody recognized for all his work over the years.

Ed Foy reported on the upcoming  AFI Golf Outing on May 17th at Pine Crest. We  have our six golfers for the golf outing on Thursday, May 17. It is a scramble with an 8:30am shotgunn start. The cost is $90.00 per person, please get your checks in to Ed. ( Tim, Bob Maher, Kurt, Ed, Stu, Anne). We will also be a hloe sponsor for $90 and Ed will send the check and paperwork.

Gloria announced that the EMCCC is holding their Annual Dinner on 5/17 from 5-8PM at HVCCC. Bob, Stu and Russ are going from our Club.


Anne Lotz announced that the Abington Arts Center will be holding a Wine Tasting Event: Uncorked:Four contemporary artists – a flight of four wines – and four small plates. Join us as our artists, sommelier and chef take you on a journey, connecting the visual pleasures of art with your other senses. Enjoy music, a 45-minute pairing presentation, and a live auction. Finish with a dessert pairing in the galleries. Don’t wait to reserve your seats – this event is limited to 100 participants and February’s Uncorked sold out!

Friday, May 18, 2012 at  7:30pm
Abington Art Center – Outdoor Pavilion

Artists on View
Lorraine Glessner – Colin Keefe – Lisa Nanni – Heather Ujiie

To purchase tickets:
(If you have any trouble purchasing tickets,
please contact Nina at 215-887-4882, ext. 214)

 
Russ announced our upcoming Mother's Day Flowers sale. The cut flower arrangement will cost $20 each. Deadline for ordering them will be Tuesday by noon May 8. Pick up will be on Friday May 11 at Russ's office. Russ and George will coordinate the sale. Please get your orders in ASAP.

I gave a run update, as the runners are begining to sign up on line. All the postcards went out to our mailing list. Steve Spindler is also going to send out an e-mail blast. We found the banner and it looks good, so all we have to do is change the date. The JCA, Kiwanis and Wells Fargo Advisor logos are already on it.The banner should go up next week.

Upcoming Readers:

5/10-Bert Kreger
5/17-Bob Maher
5/24-Barry Rowland
5/31-Munn Steelman

Upcoming Programs:

5/10-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County Early Learning Initiative

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Region 7 Spring Conferences –
May 12, 2012 at Chapps Taproom & Sports Grill in Eagleville, PA. Time is 9am – 1 pm. Gloria and I are attending from the Club, if anyone else wishes to go please let us know asap.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Carol Godfrey put a dollar in the pot to say that she got a new car and sold her's to Mohammand who will ship it to Dubai and sell it there. Bob Maher put a dollar in to say he was sorry for the spam as his e-mail was recently hacked. He did however here from some long lost friends, so it wasn't all bad. Russ Koerwer put a buck in to say he is glad to see Ron and Jeannie Pleis who he has known for years. Hopefully they will consider joining our club. Anne Lotz put a dollar in to say that she will miss the next two weeks. I put intwo bucks to say that I missed last weeks meeting as I was in Portland, OR for a conference and that Cooper got a recruitment letter from the Naval Academy this week.
           

50/50: Today's Winner was George Kelly who donated the money back to the club.


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced Lt. Gov. Andrew Van Buren from the Abington Key Club. Andrew spoke about ongoing activities in Div. 21. Currently their club has 437 members and is the third largest in the nation. They are looking to volunteer for the run.


Quote of the Week:

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
Albert Einstein



07-05-2012 11:40:25    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/26/12
Gloria Leibig, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. Bob Maher was the on time named badge winner today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests with us today, Julia Kantor & Stella Ji from the Traditional Chinese Culture Organization.
We greeted Julia & Stella in "song".



Free Announcements:
Barry Rowland read to 12 children this week.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club raised $1000 for Safe Harbor at Abington Memorial Hospital.  This money was raised by the Action Club from their Breakfast with Santa Party at Christmas Time. Safe Harbor is located inside the Abington Hospital - 4th Fl. Of the Willowwood Building. It's for children & teens that have lost their parents, grandparents to illness or accident.  It carries the kids through their bereavement period.

Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is tonight at  5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have Anne, Carol, and Gloria going from the club.

Ed Foy reported on the upcoming  AFI Golf Outing on May 17th at Pine Crest. We  have our six golfers for the golf outing on Thursday, May 17. It is a scramble with an 8:30am shotgunn start. The cost is $90.00 per person. ( Tim, Bob Maher, Kurt, Ed, Stu, Anne)
 
Russ announced our upcoming Mother's Day Flowers sale. The cut flower arrangement will cost $20 each. Deadline for ordering them will be Monday May 7. Pick up will be on Friday May 11 at Russ's office. Russ and George will coordinate the sale. Last year we made $400 and it's and easy club fundraiser

Upcoming Readers:

5/3-Jack Waite
5/10-Bert Kreger

Upcoming Programs:

5/3-  Andrew Van Buren - Lt. Gov. Key Club for Div. 21 / Board Meeting if time allows
5/10-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County Early Learning Initiative

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The Glenside Club:
If you or anyone in your Club would like to join us at our 10th Annual Spring Golf Outing please have them contact Tom Erwine 215) 932-9586 or
Marty Ewer 215-327-1058 Tuesday. May 8th @ noon: Spring golf Classic at Warminster Five Ponds Golf Course. Golfers and Sponsors needed.



Region 7 Spring Conferences – May 12, 2012 at Chapps Taproom & Sports Grill in Eagleville, PA. Time is 9am – 1 pm. Gloria and I are attending from the Club, if anyone else wishes to go please let us know asap.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

None today.
           

50/50: Today's Winner was Jack Waite who donated the money back to the club.


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced Julia Kantor & Stella Ji.  We all sang our traditional song to both of them.  They were really impressed to have people sing to them!!  Julia had a beautiful slide presentation (Using Power Point with her Sony Computer) of the Culture of China.  It was stunning to see the Chinese Art works.  Julia noted that the Communist Government continues to undermine the old world culture of China.  They actually discourage culture in any form & downplay its significance to its population that is so varied. Julia showed us pictures of the upcoming (May 8th) event in Center City at the Kimmel Center.  Go online to check it out.


Quote of the Week:

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Confucius

05-03-2012 11:49:06    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/19/12
Stu Tollen, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Jack Waite was the on time named badge winner today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today, David Rowland and he was greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:
Barry Rowland read last week to 7 children. Munn reported that he read today to 24. Munn also reported that 4 Aktion Club members attended the Walk for the Cure this past weekend. Munn passed around a postcard of the building of Bryn Athyn Cathedral taken by Michael Pitcairn in 1935.

I discussed the upcoming Summer Sunset Run. The last meeting was on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Borough Hall at 8:00 A. M. It was a good meeting as we labeled the postcards. Over 1000 to be mailed out. We need all possible help with sponsorship this year as it's a biggest club fundraiser. So please don't be shy ask everyone you know. The website is up and running and runners can now pre-register online at the discounted rate of $25. Team Registration for up to 4 runners is also available online at this time. Cost is $85.   http://www.jenkintown.net/sunset-run  We also need volunteers for set-up, registration, route marshalls, and clean-up. Party at George Kelly's after the run. Also we just set up a FaceBook page for the run: https://www.facebook.com/Jenkintown5kSunsetRun please invite all your friends to check it out.
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol. To date looks like Gloria  & Anne are going.


Ed Foy contacted  Bill Seedes about the AFI Golf Outing on May 17th at Pine Crest. We  have our six golfers for the golf outing on Thursday, May 17. It is a scramble with an 8:30am shotgunn start. The cost is $90.00 per person. ( Tim, Bob Maher, Kurt, Ed, Stu, Anne)
 
Russ announced our upcoming Mother's Day Flowers sale. The cut flower arrangement will cost $20 each. Deadline for ordering them will be Monday May 7. Pick up will be on Friday May 11 at Russ's office. Russ and George will coordinate the sale. Last year we made $400 and it's and easy club fundraiser, maybe the Phila. Circle K Club will join us to raise funds for their club. I've attached a flyer with the details. ( Russ is not here today as he has a sprained ankle.)

Upcoming Readers:

4/26-Barry Rowland
5/3-Jack Waite
5/10-Bert Kreger

Upcoming Programs:
4/26-Julia Kantor-Traditional Chinese Culture and Its Global Impact
5/3-  Andrew Van Buren - Lt. Gov. Key Club for Div. 21 / Board Meeting if time allows
5/10-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County Early Learning Initiative

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The Glenside Club:
If you or anyone in your Club would like to join us at our 10th Annual Spring Golf Outing please have them contact Tom Erwine 215) 932-9586 or
Marty Ewer 215-327-1058 Tuesday. May 8th @ noon: Spring golf Classic at Warminster Five Ponds Golf Course. Golfers and Sponsors needed.



Region 7 Spring Conferences – May 12, 2012 at Chapps Taproom & Sports Grill in Eagleville, PA. Time is 9am – 1 pm. Gloria and I are attending from the Club, if anyone else wishes to go please let us know.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Mike Czerwonka put in a buck to say that his son Michael got a job as a RA at college. He also went to a recent Sixers game and got to sit right behind the bench. The Sixers won, and Michael won the tickets at school. Then Mike spoke about a recent audit so be careful. Gloria put in a dollar as she is going to meet her daughter in law Lindsey at Starbuck as she is in town.
           

50/50: Today's Winner was Anne Lotz who donated the money back to the club.


Program:

Our Porgram today was led by David Rowland who took us on a journey Along Old York Rd. The history and pictures were just fantastic. Great Program.

Quote of the Week:

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs


05-03-2012 11:47:49    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/12/12
Stu Tollen, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Kurt Hunsberger to give the invocation. Bob Maher was the on time named badge winner today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:
Barry Rowland read today.

I discussed the upcoming Summer Sunset Run. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Borough Hall at 8:00 A. M. We need all possible help with sponsorship this year as it's a biggest club fundraiser. So please don't be shy ask everyone you know. The website is up and running and runners can now pre-register online at the discounted rate of $25. Team Registration for up to 4 runners is also available online at this time. Cost is $85.   http://www.jenkintown.net/sunset-run
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol. To date looks like Gloria is going.

Munn Steelman announced that the Aktion Club is doing well. Nothing new to report.

Pres. Gloria announced that we had a successful Interclub with the Lansdale Club at their Interfaith Breaskfast. We had four in attendance- Gloria, Bob Smyrl, Barry Rowland, & Nate Kolbes.

Ed Foy contacted  Bill Seedes about the AFI Golf Outing on May 17th at Pine Crest. We may have up to six golfers for the golf outing on Thursday, May 17. It is a scramble with an 8:30am shotgunn start. The cost is $90.00 per person.
Please reply to confirm your attendance as soon as you can along with your T-Shirt size.
 
Russ announced our upcoming Mother's Day Flowers sale. The cut flower arrangement will cost $20 each. Deadline for ordering them will be Monday May 7. Pick up will be on Friday May 11 at Russ's office. Russ and George will coordinate the sale. Last year we made $400 and it's and easy club fundraiser, maybe the Phila. Circle K Club will join us to raise funds for their club. I've attached a flyer with the details.

Upcoming Readers:

4/19-Bob Maher
4/26-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:
4/19-David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society -quest are welocme to attend
4/26-Julia Kantor-
Traditional Chinese Culture and Its Global Impact
5/3-  Andrew Van Buren - Lt. Gov. Key Club for Div. 21 / Board Meeting if time allows
5/10-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County Early Learning Initiative

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The Glenside Club:
If you or anyone in your Club would like to join us at our 10th Annual Spring Golf Outing please have them contact Tom Erwine 215) 932-9586 or
Marty Ewer 215-327-1058 Tuesday. May 8th @ noon: Spring golf Classic at Warminster Five Ponds Golf Course. Golfers and Sponsors needed.

The Bensalem Club: notified us about the
15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $38.00 tickets available in 200 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.


Region 7 Spring Conferences – May 12, 2012 at Chapps Taproom & Sports Grill in Eagleville, PA. Time is 9am – 1 pm.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Munn put a dollar in the pot to say that his grandson, Lt. Christopher Jones made his first successful parachute jump and it was awesome.
           

50/50: Today's Winner was Jack Waite who donated the money back to the club.


Program:

No program today . Board Meeting instead.

Quote of the Week:

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
- Winston Churchill

05-03-2012 11:47:13    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/5/12
Stu Tollen, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Nate Kolbes to give the invocation. Ed Foy was the on time named badge winnertoday.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.


Free Announcements:
Munn Steelman read to 21 kids today, it was a good group. Next reader is Barry Rowland.

I discussed the upcoming Summer Sunset Run. The postcards are in. Steve Spindler and I are working on getting the website up and running so that we can start taking pre-registrations. Sponsorship forms are being sent out. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Borough Hall at 8:00 A. M. We need all possible help with sponsorship this year as it's a biggest club fundraiser. So please don't be shy ask everyone you know. (As of today the website is up and running:) http://www.jenkintown.net/sunset-run
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol.

Munn Steelman announced that we had an interclub with the Glenside Club at the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament last Saturday. He oversaw the dribble contest.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Kiwanis Club of Lansdale is hosting their Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.  (Always an annual event!)  It is tomorrow 4/6/12 which is the Good Friday Holiday! Please RSVP to Gloria as soon as possible if you want to go.  To date we have Gloria, Kurt, Bob Smyrl, and Nate attending. Here is the info:

4/6 Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. William Penn Inn, 7:30 AM.  Cost is $15 per person.  The Reverend Paul Lederach will be our guest speaker.

 Ed Foy will contact Bill Seedes about the AFI Golf Outing on May 17th at Pine Crest to see if they have any opening for a foursome or if it's sold out. We could still be a tee sponsor.


Upcoming Readers:

4/12-Barry Rowland
4/19-Bob Maher
4/26-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

4/12-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County Early Learning Initiative  (Had to cancel) Maybe our Board Meeting if we have a quorum
4/19-David Rowland-Old York Rd. Historical Society
4/26-Julia Kantor-
Traditional Chinese Culture and Its Global Impact
5/3-Board Meeting


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

The Bensalem Club
notified us about the 15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $38.00 tickets available in 200 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.

District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Anne put a dollar in to say that she was away last week. Gloria put in a buck to say that she will be in Alexandria, Virginia for Easter Dinner.

               

50/50: Today's Winner was Stu Tollen who donated the money back to the club.

 

Program:

No program today .

Quote of the Week:

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
Edgar R. Fiedler

05-03-2012 11:46:32    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/29/12
Stu Tollen, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Kurt Hunsberger to give the invocation. I was the on time named badge loser today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had three guests/speakers today, Kelly Harris, Diane Schwartz, Joe Morrison all from Gilda's Club. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:
Jack Waite read to 33 kids today, perhaps the weather was too nice to be inside. Next reader is Munn Steelman.

I discussed the upcoming Summer Sunset Run. The postcards are in. Steve Spindler from the JCA and I are working on getting the website up and running so that we can start taking pre-registrations. Sponsorship forms are being sent out. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Borough Hall at 8:00 A. M. We need all possible help with sponsorship this year as it's a biggest club fundraiser. So please don't be shy ask everyone you know.
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol.

Munn Steelman announced that the Aktion Club got two new members, and they are now up to 33 members.

Gloria metioned that we had a really good turn out of Kiwanians, past and present, for the memorial service for Carol McHugh.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Kiwanis Club of Lansdale is hosting their Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.  (Always an annual event!)  It is next Friday 4/6/12 which is the Good Friday Holiday! Please RSVP to Gloria as soon as possible if you want to go. Here is the info:

4/6 Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. William Penn Inn, 7:30 AM. Sign up with either Dick

Ludwig or Bill Hildebrand. Cost is $15 per person. Invite your friends, clergy, other

clubs, neighbors, fellow workers, and anyone else we may have missed. The Reverend

Paul Lederach will be our guest speaker.

 Bob Maher announced that he found an old Kiwanis Newsletter from 1991 in his papers, so he past it around.

Anne Lotz reports through e-mail that :  Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Anything with a Plug Recycling Day on Saturday April 7th from 9AM to 1PM
The trucks will be behind Michael's craft store which is in the strip of storeswith Old Navy and Dick's. There is even going to be a service to clean all your information off old hard drives. I don't know about you but we may have to rent a truck!!!!!


Upcoming Readers:

3/29-Munn Steelman
4/5-Bob Maher
4/12-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

4/5-Board Meeting
4/12-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County Early Learning Initiative

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:



The Bensalem Club
notified us about the 15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $38.00 tickets available in 200 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.

District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Munn put a dollar in to say that he was recently in Florida and saw a Phillies but they lost. He also saw the Vienna Boys Choir and they were excellent. Kurt Hunsberger put a dollar in to say that his daughter Jenna went to the recent Key Club Convention with the Abington Key Club and had a wonderful time. He also recently saw former member, Carol Javage and she says "Hi" to all. I put in a dollar to announce that I had an e-mails from Nate Kolbes and he says he is coming to a meeting soon, but I also got one from Rich O'Donnell. He says "Hi" to all and he expressed his sympathy about the passing of Carol McHugh.
               

50/50: Today's Winner was Jack Waite who donated the money back to the club.

 

Program:

President Gloria introduced our speakers, Diane Schwartz, Kelly Harris and Joe Morrison from Gilda's Club. The Club offers social and emotional support for cancer patinets and their families. The main clubhouse is in Warminster and has served over 2,100 families in the area. They now also offer hospital support at the following hospitals: St. Mary's, Doylestown, and Abington. They can't keep up with the demand for support for kids with cancer or a family member has it. Diane told her own story of how it helped her.

Quote of the Week:

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

05-03-2012 11:45:42    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/22/12
Stu Tollen, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation. Nate Kolbes was the ontime named badge loser today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two guests today, one being former member Herm Scheckter, and speaker David Rowland . They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:
Pres. Gloria read to 3 kids today, perhaps the weather was too nice to be inside. Next reader is Bert Kreger.

I discussed the upcoming Summer Sunset Run. The postcards have been ordered, 3000 of them. Steve Spindler from the JCA is working on getting the website up and running so that we can start taking pre-registrations. Sponsorship forms will be sent out and we have two versions this year. One designed for small business owners and one for larger corporations The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Borough Hall at 8:00 A. M. We need all possible help with sponsorship this year as it's a biggest club fundraiser. So please don't be shy ask everyone you know.
 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol.

Anne Lotz made a motion to give our Circle K Club $100 donation for the upcoming Relay for Life. The motion passed. I'm hoping that some of our members will make a personal donation in addition to the donation from the club. The Relay is next weekend, March 30. PLease bring your checks in this week and I will take them down.

Also Anne announced that there is a job fair next Wednesday at Williamson's in Horsham, sponsored by the Willow Grove Chamber.  This has been a successful event for the past several years.  The link is  www.wgjobfair.com.  It runs from 10-3 and there is resume assistance if someone needs it.

Pres. Gloria announced  that Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is hosting a forum for small and local business on Monday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m. at the Jenkintown Borough Hall on 700 Summit Avenue.  Please RSVP.

Craig J. Kwiecinski, District Director
Office of Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13)
706 West Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046
tel: 215.517.6572 · fax: 215.517.6575
craig.kwiecinski@mail.house.gov


Upcoming Readers:

3/29-Bert Kreger
4/5-Bob Maher
4/12-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families
4/5-Board Meeting
4/12-Erin Connelly from Montgomery County

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.


 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Glenside Kiwanis Club-
The Glenside Kiwanis Club will hold the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament at the Penn State Abington Gymnasium on Saturday March 31st. Please consider volunteering at this event or supporting this event with donations sent to the Glenside Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 21, Glenside, PA 19038.


The Bensalem Club notified us about the
15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $28.00 tickets available in 300 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.

District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Bert Kreger wanted to "Thank "Jack for all the help. He also wanted to inform us of the squamous cell carcinoma that he had removed from his left hand. He is on the mend. Russ is glad to be back, as he was in Nashville last week. I put in a couple bucks to give updates on the boys. Riley did a great job in the Sandy Run Middle School production of Beauty and the Beast. He was the cutest Beast ever. Cooper has finally finshed his high school swim season, at States he came in 2nd in the medley relay and 5th in the 100 yd. breaststroke.
               

50/50: Today's Winner was Bob Maher who donated the money back to the club.

 

Program:

President Gloria introduced our speaker, David Rowland. David presented a great slide show of the homes and buildings designed by Hoarce Trambauer. It was a fantastic program. David will be back in a few weeks to present us with more local history and I'm sure it will be just as good.


Quote of the Week:

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A. A. Milne

05-03-2012 11:44:57    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/15/12
Gloria Leibig, editor


 

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation.Bob Maher was the ontime named badge winner today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had two visitors/speakers today, one being Mary Kay Lafferty & Rachel Acquavivia of Concerns of Willow Grove, Pa. They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:
Bob Maher also read at the Abington Free Library today & had about 35 kids to read to.
Gloria will read next week in place of Munn Steelman who is on vacation.

Bob Maher discussed the Sunset Run Meeting at the Borough Hall & felt it was an excellent meeting with the Chief & the new
Borough Manager, Carolyn Hanel.. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Borough Hall at 8:00 A. M. 

 
Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol.


Upcoming Readers:

3/22- Gloria Leibig
3/29-Bert Kreger
4/5-Bob Maher
4/12-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

3/22-David Rowland - local architect - Horace Trumbauer
3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families
4/5-Board Meeting

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.


 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Glenside Kiwanis Club-
The Glenside Kiwanis Club will hold the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament at the Penn State Abington Gymnasium on Saturday March 31st. Please consider volunteering at this event or supporting this event with donations sent to the Glenside Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 21, Glenside, PA 19038.


The Bensalem Club notified us about the
15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $28.00 tickets available in 300 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.

District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

        
Bob Maher put a dollar in to say that he talked to Al & Nancy Crake

          And said he was doing well & to give his regards to everyone here at  the Club.


          Jack Waite donated too to say he & Lynn are going off to Clear-

          Water, Fl. For the Phillies Exhibition Games & Spring Training.

          He mentioned they were staying in the Marriott in Clearwater.


          Gloria put a dollar in to say she attended the Dining For Women’s

          Dinner on Monday night.  For this month the donations will go

          To the WEA (Women’s Earth Alliance) to aid the women in

          Sierra Leone.  Helping to educate them in building clean Water

          Wells in their Villages.  They have done very well in learning

          How to use concrete, mortar & bricks to build their new wells.

          The Dinner menu was all about Pie.  (3/14/12).  Everyone had to

          Bring a pie dish.  Chicken pot pie, Sheppard’s Pie, Apple pie, etc.

 

         

50/50: Today's Winner was Gloria Leibig who donated the money back to the club.

 

Program:

President Gloria introduced our two speakers, Mary Kay & Rachel from Concerns for Kids.  It was an informative meeting as well as inter-active with our members.  Mary Kay showed her power point presentation on our new “projector” that worked very well.  The subject deals with Fostering Children in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, counties.  The organization is looking for referrals for Foster Parents.  The two ladies left plenty of material about their organization.


Quote of the Week:

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
W. Somerset Maugham



03-22-2012 10:43:16    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/8/12
Stuart Tollen, editor

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Tim Barnes to give the invocation.Barry Rowland was the ontime named badge loser today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement. We had one guest with us today-Jack Herzig-our speaker. He was greeted in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

Munn announced that Abington Township removed all of our benches, except the one by Old York and Hillside, that has been adopted by the family on the young man who passed away at that corner.They were quite glad to get them. They will fix them up and recycle them. Munn will look into getting us some PR for our donation.

Pres. Gloria reported on the  the Mid-Winter Conference at PSU. It was a great conference. The big push is with reading and early intervention with pre-k quality care. Some good news is that we won two distinguished awards one for service and one for the club. Our next Lt. Gov. for District 21 will be Tim Hoffman. Next Mid-Winter Conference will be in Gettysburg.

Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol.

I announced that the next Sunset Run Committee will be on March 13th at Borough Hall at 8am.

The Breathing Room is having a celebration of life on March 31 at the Blair Mill Inn.  Tickets are $40 per person.


Upcoming Readers:

3/15-Bert Kreger
3/22- Gloria Leibig
3/29-Bert Kreger
4/5-Bob Maher
4/12-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

3/15-Rachel Aquaviva-Concern for Kids
3/22-David Rowland - local architect - Horace Trumbauer
3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families
4/5-Board Meeting

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Glenside Kiwanis Club-
The Glenside Kiwanis Club will hold the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament at the Penn State Abington Gymnasium on Saturday March 31st. Please consider volunteering at this event or supporting this event with donations sent to the Glenside Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 21, Glenside, PA 19038.


The Bensalem Club notified us about the
15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $28.00 tickets available in 300 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/ .

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Carol put a dollar in the pot to say that she was in Cancun with John's Frat Brothers and it was a great time. I put a few bucks into announce that tomorrow night Riley makes his big debut in Beauty & the Beast. He plays the Beast and I hope all goes well.They have three shows at Sandy Run Middle School. I won't be here next week as Cooper will be swimming at Bucknell University in the PIAA AAA State Championships. He qualified for three events-200 yd. Medley Relay, 200 yd. Free Relay and 100 yd. Breaststroke. I need someone to take the minutes.

50/50: Today's Winner was Carol Godfrey who donated the money back to the club.

 

Program:

Pres. Gloria introduced our guest speaker-Jack Herzig. Jack spoke about being an Immigration Lawyer and just how difficult it has become to help people stay here legally. It was a very interesting program.


The meeting was closed with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


Quote of the Week:

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa




03-22-2012 10:43:07    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/1/12
Anne Lotz, editor

President Gloria Opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation.Kurt Hunsberger was the ontime named badge loser today.We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.

Free Announcements:
Jack Waite read at the Abington Free Library today & had about 10 kids to read to.
 Bob Maher will read next week .

Munn took 8 Aktion club members to the Narberth Community Theatre to see a production of the 25th Putnam Spelling Bee.

Pres. Gloria will be our lone delegate this weekend at the Mid-Winter Conference at PSU.

Carol Godfrey announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up – 4/26/12 5:30 P. M. at North Hills Country Club. We have two tickets if you are interested, contact Carol.

Jenkintown Day Nursery sent a thank you note for the holiday party (it had been received a while ago).

The Abington PAL Elvis program is March 8 and tickets are still available.

The Police Chiefs Association sent a letter to Russ Koerwer thanking him for his support of PAL.

The Breathing Room is having a celebration of life on March 31 at the Blair Mill Inn.  Tickets are $40 per person.


Upcoming Readers:

3/15-Bert Kreger
3/22- Gloria Leibig
3/29-Bert Kreger
4/5-Bob Maher
4/12-Barry Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

3/8-Jack Herzig-Immigration Lawyer
3/15-Rachel Aquaviva-Concern for Kids
3/22-David Rowland - local architect - Horace Trumbauer
3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families
4/5-Board Meeting

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

 
District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Glenside Kiwanis Club-
The Glenside Kiwanis Club will hold the Special Athlete Basketball Tournament at the Penn State Abington Gymnasium on Saturday March 31st. Please consider volunteering at this event or supporting this event with donations sent to the Glenside Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 21, Glenside, PA 19038.


The Bensalem Club notified us about the
15th ANNUAL KIWANIS NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES.
Saturday, June 23, 2012@ 4:05 p.m.Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
· 2012 Interleague Play!
· Proceeds from each ticket sold will directly benefit Aktion Clubs!

Order your tickets today! For tickets, contact Earl Wolf at wolfonline@comcast.net 215.512.7513 *** 215.245.0422 fax.
Earl notes that has $28.00 tickets available in 300 level section. Call or EM your ticket requests.  All tickets must be paid in full no later than 5/20.

Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30am.

District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to
http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Munn’s announced that his grandson came in 2nd in the Ohio State Championship for his event as did the relay team.
                 

50/50: Today's Winner was Munn Steelman,with help from Bert Kreger, who donated the money back to the club.

 

Program:

None today as we had our Board Meeting


The meeting was closed with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


Quote of the Week:

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Nelson Mandela



03-22-2012 10:09:28    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/23/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Anne Lotz to give the invocation.  We had four guests with us today Chief Al DiValentino, Ofc. Rick Tucker, Ofc. Cassie Zliceski, and Ofc. Rocky. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement  We greeted our guests in traditional fashion.



Free Announcements:
 If you haven't paid yet for the Valentine Day Roses please get the money to Ed Foy. Also, if you haven't paid your dues please do so ASAP. The dues for the year are $200.

Bert Kreger announced that he read to 31 at the library today.

Munn announced that they hosted 22 from the Aktion Club for dinner and polyannas. It was a fun evening.

Anne Lotz announced that the Circle K Club did well with the roses sale, but found it harder than in highschool. Also announced that the club reported that they are $400 short for their dues and are open to suggestions for possible fundraisers. Bob Maher has some ideas, Anne had a few of her own as well. Anne also announced the following:





Upcoming Readers:
3/1-Jack Waite
3/8-Bert Kreger

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

Upcoming Programs:
3/1-Board Meeting
3/8-Jack Kerzig - Immigration Attorney, friend of Bob Maher and potential member
3/15-Rachel Acquaviva - Concern 4 Kids, Service for placement of follow-up of children in foster care in suburban Philadelphia
3/22-David Rowland - local history - subject to be announced
3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families


I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars. We decided to move to chip timing and I spoke with the new timer Tim Kruger recently. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday March 13th at the Jenkintown Boro Hall to go over the run details with the new boro manager, police and public works dept. George Kelly once again offered to host a post race barbeque at his house. All are invited. Sposorship forms will be raedy shortly.

Carol Godfrey announced the following upcoming events:

Rcycling Day- "Anything with a Plug" on Feb. 25, 2012 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Abington Public Works Facility 2201 Florey Lane, Glenside. This is a free service to all Abington Residents.


Carol also announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up soon, we typically sponsor and she will have more info coming soon. The Abington Community Taskforce 21012 Recogintion Reception will be held on Thursday April 26 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the North Hills Country Club.


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD. Again Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know how many are going. So far it loks like only Pres. Gloria is going. She will contact Lt. Ann about the bus trip there and back. If anyone else wants to go please contact Gloria.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Russ is happy to be back. He had a nice trip. He wanted to "Thank" George for the help with the rose sale and his sister, Barbara as well. I gave an update on swimming: The Upper Dublin Boys and Girls both won the Suburan One American Conference Championship last week at Upper Dublin HS. Next up is the District One Champs at LaSalle University on 3/1 & 3/2. If all goes well Coop will swim at the PIAA AAA State Championship at Bucknell University on 3/14, 3/15. Stay tuned. Not to be out done Riley is all set for his big performance in Beauty & the Beast on 3/9-3/11 at Sandy Run Middle School. He plays the Beast, if you want to go let me know  the tickets are $8 per person. Friday is at 7PM, Sat and Sun are at 2PM. Gloria announced that the Abington High School Muscial:  The Scarlet Pimpernel

  1. WHEN:  March 1 and 2 - 7:30 PM
  2. March 3 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  3. COST:  Adults - $12.00
  4. Students/Senior Citizens - $8.00

 
*Groups of 25 or more get a $2.00 discount per ticket
 
*For ticket information Contact:  Gregg Rosenfeld, Ticket Manager;
Email:greggrosenfeld@abington.k12.pa.us or




50/50: Today's Winner was Bob Maher who donated the money back to the club.


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced Ofc. Tucker and Ofc. Zliceski. She the presented them with two checks. One was from the club for $100, and the other was money that we collected in the penny jars for $130. Ofc. Tucker will use this money for expenses for Ofc. Rock Jenkintown's one and only K-9 dog. Ofc. Tucker than gave us a brief update on Rocky, as he just turned 5. Last year in PD1 or Police Dog One Rocky and Rick took first place as a team. This coming September the two day event will be held at Bensalem High School and all are invited to attend this free event.Ofc. Tucker thinks that the date is Sept. 8-9. More info to follow. Then Rocky got to come in and show off his skills and greet us with wags and kisses.



Quote of the Week:

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
Bill Cosby











03-22-2012 10:08:44    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/16/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. Kurt Hunsberger was the on time name badge loser. We had three guests with us today Stan Reese, Dawn Govan Reese and Mimi Steelman. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement as well as sang Happy Birthday to Munn. We greeted our guests in traditional fashion.



Free Announcements:

 Valentine Day Rose Sale, the final tally is 68 dozen. George said everything went smoothly. If you haven't paid yet please get the money to Ed Foy. Also, if you haven't paid your dues please do so ASAP. The dues for the year are $200.

Munn Steelman announced that he read to 14 at the library today. Munn announced that they are hosting the Aktion Club for dinner next Tuesday night.

Upcoming Readers:
2/23-Bob Maher
3/1-Jack Waite
3/8-Bert Kreger

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

Upcoming Programs:
2/23- Ofc. Tucker and Rocky,as well as Chief Al DiValentino
3/1-Board Meeting
3/8-Jack Kerzig - Immigration Attorney, friend of Bob Maher and potential member
3/15-Rachel Acquaviva - Concern 4 Kids, Service for placement of follow-up of children in foster care in suburban Philadelphia
3/22-David Rowland - local history - subject to be announced
3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families


I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars. We decided to move to chip timing and I spoke with the new timer Tim Kruger recently. OUr next meeting will be on Tuesday March 13th at the Jenkintown Boro Hall to go over the run details with the new boro manager, policeand public works dept. George Kelly once again offered to host a post race barbeque at his house. All are invited.Looks like we are moving towards chip timing

Carol Godfrey announced the following upcoming events:

Rcycling Day- "Anything with a Plug" on Feb. 25, 2012 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Abington Public Works Facility 2201 Florey Lane, Glenside. This is a free service to all Abington Residents.


Carol also announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up soon, we typically sponsor and she will have more info coming soon. The Abington Community Taskforce 21012 Recogintion Reception will be held on Thursday April 26 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the North Hills Country Club.


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD. Again Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know how many are going. So far it loks like only Pres. Gloria is going.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Munn put a dollar in to say thank you for the Birthday wishes and cake. I put in a few dollars to announce that Riley will be in the Sandy Run Middle School production of Beauty & The Beast. He has the role of the Beast, and it there are three shows: March 9, 10, 11. If anyone wants tickets just let me know. Also Cooper is swimming in the Suburban 1 American Conference Championship this week, and then we move on to District 1 Champs at LaSalle and if all goes well the PA State Champs at Bucknell in mid-March. I will have to miss a few meetings. Bob Smyrl put in a dollar to say that his son, Michael is 19 yrs.old today.



50/50: Today's Winner was Ed Foy who donated the money back to the club.


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced Dawn Govan Reese from Buxmont Hypnosis. Dawn spoke of the benefits of hypnosis, and medical uses. It was a very interesting program to say the least. No one was hypnotized. Dawn expressed interest in joining our club, so we will follow up on that.

Quote of the Week:

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha


02-23-2012 09:40:43    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/9/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. George Kelly was the on time name badge winner as well as the birthday boy. We had two guests with us today Lt. Gov. Ann and Sgt. Detective Tony DiSandro here to talk to us about Abington PAL and an Abington Police Update. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement as well as sang Happy Birthday. We greeted our guests in traditional fashion.



Free Announcements:

I took a few more orders for the Valentine Day Rose Sale.  The final tally is 68 dozen. Here is the final list:

Barry Rowland-1
Ed Foy -6
Gloria Leibig-8
Bert Kreger-1
Bob Smyrl-15
Stu Tollen -8
Bob Maher -4
Carol Godfrey -13
Anne Lotz -from Circle K club-5
Pat Stanton-1
George Kelly-3
Russ Koerwer-3


I will e-mail George, Russ, and Barbara the final tally and Barbara will call the order in to the florist. The roses will be available for pick-up at Russ's Office on Monday 13th. Once I get the call I will e-mail the club that they have arrived. George Kelly will be there to ensure eveything goes smoothly.


Jack Waite announced that he read to 30 at the library today.

Upcoming Readers:
2/16-Munn Steelman
2/23-Bob Maher
3/1-Jack Waite
3/8-Bert Kreger

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know. All of Feb and March is booked. Starting to work on April. Anne also announced that our Circle K Club is doing a Relay for Life Event, which riases money for the American Cancer Society. More info to follow.

Upcoming Programs:
2/16-Dawn Govan Reese, Buxmont Hypnosis Center-The Benefits of Hypnosis
2/23- Ofc. Tucker and Rocky,as well as Chief Al DiValentino
3/1-Board Meeting
3/8-Jack Kerzig - Immigration Attorney, friend of Bob Maher and potential member
3/15-Rachel Acquaviva - Concern 4 Kids, Service for placement of follow-up of children in foster care in suburban Philadelphia
3/22-David Rowland - local history - subject to be announced
3/29-Katie from Gilda's Club - Provides services to cancer patients and their families


I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars.I meet with Steve Spindler and we designed the postcard to be sent out, and worked on the sponsorship letter .Next meeting is set for 2/14 at Bob Maher's office. George Kelly once again offered to host a post race barbeque at his house. All are invited.Looks like we are moving towards chip timing

Munn Steelman reported that there was a very good article in today's Inquirer about the new Hiway Theatre sign on page 2.

Carol Godfrey announced the following upcoming events:

Rcycling Day- "Anything with a Plug" on Feb. 25, 2012 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Abington Public Works Facility 2201 Florey Lane, Glenside. This is a free service to all Abington Residents.

The League of Women Voters invites you to Meet Our Legislators:
State Reps. 154th District- Larry Curry & 172nd District- Kevin J. Boyle as well as  State Senator-4th District-Leanna W. Washington
on Sat. Feb. 11 at 10:30 AM athe Jenkintown Library.

Carol also announced that the ACT Annual Dinner is coming up soon, we typically sponsor and she will have more info coming soon.

Lt. Gov Ann reported on several events that the Southhampton Club is doing:

Child Safety Seat Training for Parents: Ann is chair. Bucks County will supply the Certified Safety Seat technician. Date is 5/19/12 from 9am – 1 pm, the location is TBD.

Bike Rodeo: is a three-hour event held outdoors for 5 to 14 year olds:

The Date is 4/28/12 from 9-11 am at Veteran’s Field in Southampton.

1. Bring their bikes for inspection and minor repair. Guy’s Bikes will participate.

2. Receive training concerning situations that they will encounter when riding and the correct way to deal with those situations.

She also put in a plug to help find our next Lt. Gov. if interested in the job, please contact Jen Vare.

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Division Kiwanis of Year Award and Division Meeting:  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Glenside VFW. 5:30p Division Meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 p. Cost is $15 pp.There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting prior to the dinner. Need to let Lt. Gov. Ann how many are attending from our club. To date it looks like the following are going from our club:
Munn & Mimi Steelman,Bob Maher,Gloria Leibig & Carol Godfrey.


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD. Again Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know how many are going. So far it loks like only Pres. Gloria is going.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Bob Smyrl put in a few bucks to announce  that he recently celebrated his Birthday(2/7) and it was also fomer member Rich Workowski's as well. George Kelly put a dollar in the pot to say "Thank You" for the birthday wishes. Anne Lotz put a dollar in to say "Thank You" to George for volunteering to take the roses down to the Circle K Club on Monday. Michael announced that Michael won a scholarship from Gynewd Mercy and it will allow him to take a college level course early-he is looking a Biology.



50/50: Today's Winner was Bob Maher who donated the money back to the club.


Program:
Past Pres. Anne introduced our guest speaker, Sgt. Detective Tony DiSandro. Tony spoke about the upcoming Elvis Concert at the Keswick Theater on March 3 at 8PM. If you like Elvis this is the show to see. All proceeds will go to Abinton PAL. Please try to attend. Tickets are $38. They have sold 450 to date but can sell up to 1000. They are also looking for sponsors for their Ad Book. Finally Tony spoke about several local scams to be aware of : Social Security Scam, Desparate Grandchild Scam, Secret Shopper Scam, Internet Phishing for Tax Return Scam. It was a very good program, and Tony is looking foward to running in our 5K.

Quote of the Week:

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers

02-23-2012 09:40:06    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/2/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. George Kelly was the on time name badge loser. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.



Free Announcements:

I took orders for the Valentine Day Rose Sale. I will e-mail George, Russ, and Barbara the final tally on 2/10 and Barbara will call the order in to the florist. The roses will be available for pick-up at Russ's Office on Monday 13th. Once I get the call I will e-mail the club that they have arrived. George Kelly will be there to ensure eveything goes smoothly.


Barry Rowland announced that he read to 36 at the library today.

Upcoming Readers:
2/9-Barry Rowland
2/16-Munn Steelman
2/23-Bob Maher

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know. All of Feb and March is booked. Starting to work on April.

Upcoming Programs:
2/9-Peggy Meyers & Sgt. Detective Tony DiSandro - Abington PAL, Abington Police Update
2/16-Dawn Govan Reese, Buxmont Hypnosis Center
2/23- Ofc. Tucker and Rocky,as well as Chief Al DiValentino
3/1-Board Meeting

I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars.I meet with Steve Spindler and we designed the postcard to be sent out, and worked on the sponsorship letter .Next meeting is set for 2/14 at Bob Maher's office. George Kelly once again offered to host a post race barbeque at his house. All are invited.


Anne Lotz announced that

Uncorked Art, Wine & Chocolate will be held at the Abington Art Center.Here is the info:

Bring your sweetheart to Abington Art Center for an evening of inspired food and drink.  Support the AAC while enjoying a special pairing of John & Kira’s Chocolates (#2 on Oprah’s Favorite Things!) and wines from The Wine School of Philadelphia.

Tasting Menu:

Chocolate Bees filled with salted caramel, with Gorgonzola cheese paired with Chardonnay.

Almond Toffee and Gouda paired with Red Zinfandel.

Chocolate dipped figs filled with whiskey infused  ganache, and a triple-creme cheese paired with Riesling.

Chocolate Ladybugs filled with chocolate ganache and Pecorino Romano paired with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Saturday, February 11th • 8pm
Tickets $65 per person
For more info call 215-887-4882 x204

Carol Godfrey announced the following upcoming events:

Rcycling Day- "Anything with a Plug" on Feb. 25, 2012 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Abington Public Works Facility 2201 Florey Lane, Glenside. This is a free service to all Abington Residents.

The League of Women Voters invites you to Meet Our Legislators:
State Reps. 154th District- Larry Curry & 172nd District- Kevin J. Boyle as well as  State Senator-4th District-Leanna W. Washington
on Sat. Feb. 11 at 10:30 AM athe Jenkintown Library


District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Division Kiwanis of Year Award and Division Meeting:  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Glenside VFW. 5:30p Division Meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 p. Cost is $15 pp.There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting prior to the dinner. Need to let Lt. Gov. Ann how many are attending from our club. To date it looks like the following are going from our club:
Munn & Mimi Steelman,Bob Maher,Gloria Leibig & Carol Godfrey.


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD. Again Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know how many are going. So far it loks like only Pres. Gloria is going.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:
Bert Kreger is glad to be here,as he was in Florida the past few weeks. He a great time went to two Kiwanis meetings while there.
"Well I got lost going to one and never did find it."



50/50: Today's Winner was Carol Godfrey who donated the money to Ofc. Rocky


Program:
No program this week as we held our monthly Board Meeting.

Quote of the Week:

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
Ansel Adams

02-23-2012 09:39:20    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/26/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. Ed Foy was the on time name badge loser. We had one guest with us today, Zorina Mickelson. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.



Free Announcements:

Jenkintown Kiwanis Club is proud to announce it’s ninth Valentine’s Day Rose Sale. Long-stemmed  roses with water tubes attached and boxed can be yours for $20 a dozen. 
Deadline is Thursday February 2, 2012 and all orders must be paid for in advance. They will be ready for pick up on Monday Feb 13th at Russ's Office. Please make out checks to,
“Kiwanis Foundation of Jenkintown, PA” or you can purchase them online using PayPal at: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/calendar.php

Pres. Gloria wanted to remind everyone that we have a Board Meeting this week, so please try to attend.


Bob Maher announced that he read to 15 at the library today.

Upcoming Readers:
2/2-Jack Waite
2/9-Barry Rowland
2/16-Munn Steelman
2/23-Bob Maher

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know. All of Feb and March is booked. Starting to work on April.

Upcoming Programs:
1/26-Zorina Mikhelson, AuD, FAAA Audiologist/Clinical Instructor  Salus University
2/2-Board Meeting
2/9-Peggy Meyers- Abington PAL, Abington Police Update
2/16-Dawn Govan Reese, Buxmont Hypnosis Center
2/23- Ofc. Tucker and Rocky

I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars as we will need everyone's help to make this one the best to date. We had our Run committtee meeting recently and we are now strongly considering "Chip Timing" as it allows for more accurate timing and faster results. However it does cost more. We are also looking into using postcards instead of a trifold brouchure as it will cost less. We really want to push everyone to our website and have them sign up that way. Next meeting is set for 2/14 at Bob Maher's office. George Kelly once again offered to host a post race barbeque at his house. All are invited.

Also Gloria announced that we received a patch for our banner for our Annual Gift Donation. Please bring any other patches that you may have out there in and Anne wil take it to Mr. Lee so that we can get them sewn onto the New Banner we have in the cabinet.


Munn happy to see that Stu got us listed on  Abington Patch. Check it out, http://abington.patch.com/events#/_utf8:%E2%98%83/when:2012-02-02
Alos, Munn  annonced that the Abington Aktion club  has two party's coming up at the end of February.

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Division Kiwanis of Year Award and Division Meeting:  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Glenside VFW. 5:30p Division Meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 p. Cost is $15 pp.There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting prior to the dinner. Need to let Lt. Gov. Ann how many are attending from our club.


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD. Again Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know how many are going.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Mike Czerwonka announced that everyone is back at school at this point. Mike also reported that his computer was crashed by a Trojan horse recently.So be careful what e-mails you open up. Really did a number on my system.
Gloria  put a dollar in to say that her picture was in Times Chronicle with Claire Lippay. You may remeber that Claire came to speak to us back in October, as we helped sponsor her at the PA School for Global Entrepreneurship this summer at Lehigh University. She passed it out for all to see.




50/50: Today's Winner was Ed Foy.He donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Pres. Gloria announced our guest speaker, Zorina Mickelson. Zorina is a Doctor of Audiology at the Pennsylvania Ear Institute at Salus University. She gave a very interesting talk today about- Pediatric Hearing Evaluation. It was a very good program.

Quote of the Week:

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt



02-23-2012 09:38:14    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/19/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Mike Czrewonka to give the invocation. I was the On Time Name Badge Loser. Gloria wanted to "Thank" Paul the custodian here at the church for his assistance in setting up today. We had no guests with us today. We recited the KIwanis Defining Statement.



Free Announcements:

Jenkintown Kiwanis Club is proud to announce it’s ninth Valentine’s Day Rose Sale. Long-stemmed  roses with water tubes attached and boxed can be yours for $20 a dozen. 
Deadline is Thursday February 2, 2012 and all orders must be paid for in advance. They will be ready for pick up on Monday Feb 13th at Russ's Office. Please make out checks to,
“Kiwanis Foundation of Jenkintown, PA” or you can purchase them online using PayPal at: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/calendar.php
I have enclosed a flyer for you to use if need be.

 Pres. Gloria reminded us about the death of Michael "Mike" Schaefer, son of Past Gov. Willi Schaefer and brother of Past Lt Gov. Liz  Schaefer and Past Lt Gov. Marty  Schaefer  There may be a memorial service here in the future, but still no updates as of yet.  Liz is asking the club members, Division 21 and the Pennsylvania District to send a note or make a call to Willie as he and Liesel are taking it very hard. Thanks.

Munn announced that he read to 7 children today at the Abington Library and all went well.

Upcoming Readers:
1/26-Bob Maher
2/2-Jack Waite
2/9-Barry Rowland
2/16-Munn Steelman
2/23-Bob Maher

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

Upcoming Programs:
1/26-Zorina Mikhelson, AuD, FAAA Audiologist/Clinical Instructor  Salus University
2/2-Board Meeting
2/9-Peggy Meyers- Abington PAL, Abington Police Update
2/16-Dawn Govan Reese, Buxmont Hypnosis Center

I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars as we will need everyone's help to make this one the best to date. We had our Run committtee meeting recently and we are now strongly considering "Chip Timing" as it allows for more accurate timing and faster results. However it does cost more. We are also looking into using postcards instead of a trifold brouchure as it will cost less. We really want to push everyone to our website and have them sign up that way. Next meeting is set for 2/14 at Bob Maher's office. George Kelly once again offered to host a post race barbeque at his house. All are invited.

Pres. Gloria announced that we got a very nice " Thank You" note from Paul Lucas for our gift to him. Also Gloria announced that we received a patch for our banner for our Annual Gift Donation. Please bring any other patches that you may have out there in and Anne wil take it to Mr. Lee so that we can get them sewn onto the New Banner we have in the cabinet.

Got an e-mail from Past Lt. Gov. Jen Vare :   WE HAVE 4 NEW KIWANIANS!!!!
This is a very exciting time for Levittown Bristol! This month we have 4 new members joining that is 7 new hands of service since October 1st!
Please come out and welcome the new members on February 1st at the Garden of Eatin in Levittown. Order what you would like from the menu and pay that price. Lt. Governor Ann will be out to induct our newest 4 members. Please join us! RSVP is due to me or Louise Wilson (215) 945-1355 by JANUARY 27th. Hope to see you there! Jen Vare

Munn suggested that we check out Abington Patch and get an event listing for our meetings on the site as it's free.

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Division Kiwanis of Year Award and Division Meeting:  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Glenside VFW. 5:30p Division Meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 p. Cost is $15 pp.There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting prior to the dinner. Need to let Lt. Gov. Ann how many are attending from our club.


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD. Again Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know how many are going.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Anne Lotz put a dollar in the pot to say that she received a $1000 grant form Prudential Fox Roach for Rubey's Kids. Russ put in a buck to say that he missed last week as he was in Florida. Alos he read an article fro the Inquirer about one of our former members Ed Feierstein.



50/50: Today's Winner was Anne Lotz.She donated it all back to the club.




Quote of the Week:

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.
Joe Paterno

02-23-2012 09:37:21    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/12/12

Stu Tollen, editor

 

 

 

 

Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Tim Barnes to give the invocation. Ed Foy was our On Time Name Badge Loser today. We had several guests with us today: Speaker Greg Fajt from the Pa. Gaming Commission, his sister Marsha, Doug Harbach also from the Pa Gaming Commission and Ethel O'Dea from Penn State Abington. They of course were greeted in our typical fashion.

We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement


Free Announcements:


Jenkintown Kiwanis Club is proud to announce it’s ninth Valentine’s Day Rose Sale. Long-stemmed  roses with water tubes attached and boxed can be yours for $20 a dozen. 
Deadline is Thursday February 2, 2012 and all orders must be paid for in advance. They will be ready for pick up on Monday Feb 13th at Russ's Office. Please make out checks to,
“Kiwanis Foundation of Jenkintown, PA” or you can purchase them online using PayPal at: http://www.jenkintownkiwanis.com/calendar.php
I have enclosed a flyer for you to use if need be.

 Pres. Gloria announced that the death of Michael "Mike" Schaefer, son of Past Gov. Willi Schaefer and brother of Past Lt Gov. Liz  Schaefer and Past Lt Gov. Marty  Schaefer
There are few details other than he had a heart attack.  He and his family lived in Maine.  There may be a memorial service here in the future.  Liz is asking the club members, Division 21 and the Pennsylvania District to send a note or make a call to Willie as he and Liesel are taking it very hard. Thanks.

Bert announced that he read to 5 children today at the Abington Library

Upcoming Readers:
1/19-Munn Steelman
1/26-Bob Maher


Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

Upcoming Programs:
1/19-Open
1/26-Open
2/2-Board Meeting

I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars as we will need everyone's help to make this one the best to date. Bob Maher and I will attend a Race Day Directors Meeting in Ambler on Sat. 14th and will report back to the club at our next meeting.

Munn Steelman reported that he and Mimi took 15 Aktion Clubbers to Peddlar's Village for some shopping and lunch about two weeks ago. It was a very nice outing.

District/Division/Region 7 Business/ International Business:

Division Kiwanis of Year Award and Division Meeting:  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Glenside VFW. 5:30p Division Meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 p. Cost is $15 pp.There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting prior to the dinner


Mid-Winter Conference:  March 3, 2012 at Penn State Hotel, State College, PA. 9a –4:30p with lunch, coffee and beverage. Cost is $65. Registration starts at 7:30a. A bus will be available. Location and time TBD.


District Convention:  August 16-19,2012 at IUP in Indiana, PA.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013. Registration is now open.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar's Pot:

Gloria spoke about Dinning for Women as they meet recently and the topic was Nepal. It was very interesting yet distrubing as human trafficing is an ongoing problem there.



Program:

Pres.Gloria introduced our guest speaker, PA gaming Commissioner Greg Fajt. Greg spoke about legalized gambling in PA. It was a very interesting and enlightening program.



Quote of the Week:

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Lily Tomlin

01-19-2012 10:21:37    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/5/12
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opend the meeting and asked Time Barnes to give the invocation. Bob Maher was our On Time Name Badge Loser today.
We recited the Kiwanis defining statement. We had no guests with us today. Gloria wanted to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Free Announcements:

Jack waite noted that he read to 7-10 children this morning at the Abington Library.

Upcoming Readers:
1/12- Bert Kreger
1/19-Munn Steelman
1/26-Bob Maher

Pres. Gloria announced that on 1/12 we will have as our guest speaker, Greg Fajt from the Pa. Gaming Commission.  He is bringing guests with him too.  Please try to attend as this should be an interesting topic.

Anne Lotz reports that she is working on upcoming programs and if you know of anyone potential speakers please let her know.

Upcoming Programs:
1/12- Gregory C. Fajt, Commissioner for Gaming in Pa.
1/19-Open
1/26-Open
2/2-Board Meeting

Lt. Gov. Ann sent out an e-mail about the upcoming Kiwanian of the Year Dinner:

Division 21 Kiwanian of the Year for 2010 – 2011
 
Date:              Wednesday February 15, 2011
 
Location:        North Penn VFW 676
                        2519 Jenkintown Road
                        Glenside, PA, 19038–3713

Time:             5:30

Cost:               ?
 
There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting prior to the dinner

Carol Godfrey reported on the Pizza Party with Santa at the JDN. All went well, the kids were great, we had enough presents, the pizza was good. Went very smoothly and we got a "Thank You" note from Jenkintown Day Nursery.

I reported on the Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run wich we set for Tuesday June 19th so please mark your calendars as we will need everyone's help to make this one the best to date. The committee is set to meet again on Tuesday Jan.17th from 8:30-9:30.

Russ noted that he spoke with Robbie, and he is all set to do the Valentine's Day Roses for us again. I will work on a flyer, but we are selling them once again for $20 a doz. and pick up will be at Russ's office on Monday Feb. 13th. More info to follow. Anne Lotz will see if the Circle K Club wants to join us in the sale.

Pullar's Pot:
Mike Czerwonka announced that his son Peter got his wisdom teeth pulled two days prior to Christmas, and everyone in the family was allergic to the tree so they had to get rid   of it. All really in all just a crazy holiday. Mike announced it was his birthday, so we all sang to him. Anne Lotz announced that she was sorry to have missed the last few meetings. She is struggling with her new glasses, as she has never needed them before. Wanted to "Thank Russ" for the great party. Gloria put a dollar in to say that she is watching Kaden, a chocolate lab, for Ed Foy's brother Dan. Dan recently rescued him and he has been just a pleasure to have. (Oliver better watch out.)

50/50:
I was the lucky winner today and donated it all back to the club.

Quote of the week:

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins


01-19-2012 10:19:59    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

12/8/11
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Tim Barnes to give the invocation. George Kelly was the On Time Name Badge loser today. We had two guests with us today Marty Schaefer from the Southampton Club and Mary Czerwonka. Both were greeted in song.

Free Announcements:

           
Jack Waite read this week at the Abington Free Library & he said he read to 30-35  children. 

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

12/15-Rowland
12/22-Christmas Break-no readers
12/29-New Years Break-no readers


Munn reminded everyone about the Breakfast with Santa at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 235 Limekiln Pike in Glenside, Pa. on 12/10/11 (Sat.) at 8:30 A. M. till 11:30 A. M. Cost @$6.00.

 Anne Lotz filled us in on Rubey's Kids Hoilday Party. They expect 500 kids and 400 volunteers for this event.

I announced that we will be holding our first Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5K run meeting on Dec. 20th at 8am at Gloria's office. She has the conference room reserved for us. All are invited to attend.

Munn announced that he and Mimi went to the
Kiwanis Club of Old York Rd. Annual Breakfast at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology on Dec. 4th. It was really good, and they raised a good bit of money.


Upcoming Programs:
12/15-Jenkintown Day Nursery Pizza Party-11:30 start time!
12/22- Meeting at the Drake Tavern
12/29- Meeting at the Drake Tavern
1/5- Board Meeting
1/12- Gregory C. Fajt, Commissioner for Gaming in Pa.


Just a reminder that on 12/22 &12/29 we will be meeting at the Drake Tavern-so don't come to the Church those days or you will be very lonely.

Jen Vare reports on the MidCounty Kiwanis Christmas Party on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15th!  I apologize for the late notice, but if anyone can join us we would love to have you visit for some Holiday Cheer, appetizer or dinner!  We will be paying our own way according to what you order. PLace: Chap's Taproom and Sports Grill in Jeffersonville. Time 7PM
 

 Carol Godfrey reminded everyone of  the JDN Pizza Party with Santa.Do not bring your presents to the Day Nursery, as all the sorting and labeling goes on prior. Gloria assured everyone the pizza's have been ordered with Bella Pizza & will be delivered to the Jenkintown Day Nursery @ 11:30 A. M. on Thursday the 15th day of December.  Santa is ready to go as he spoke with Tim, as is the paper goods, candy, and juice.

 Reminder:  On Saturday 12/11/11 we are having the annual Christmas Party at Russ Koerwer's home.  Russ has set the time at 4:00 P. M. on Sunday while it is still daylight & easier to locate his home in  Talamore. 

 50/50 WINNER:  Mary Czerwonka who took the money.

 

PULLER'S POT:  Bert Kreger wanted to thank the club for anniversary card. They just celebrated 59 years. Anne Lotz put in $5 to say that they had their first overnight stay with her granddaughter. She was a pure angel and has no idea why her kids complain about her. I put in $5 to say that Melinda & I will have to miss the party at Russ's as we will be in Maryland for a swim meet for Cooper. It's supposed to be the fastest meet on the east coast so we will see how he does. Riley recently tried out for the Sandy Run Middle School Musical. It's open to all 7th and 8th graders. They are doing Beauty & the Beast. He tried out for the Beast role--just found out that he got it!!
 

President Gloria introduced our Guest Speaker, Marty Schaefer who is here today to speak about the new world wide Kiwanis project- ELIMINATE. He showed a brief video on how we can help to eliminate neonatal tetanus. Once again we are partnering with Unicef to help eliminate this awful disease. Kiwanis hopes to raise $110 million to help save and protect millions of mothers and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. He spoke about ways that our own club could help and how we can make a pledge over a five year period. It was a good program even though we had some technical problems with the souind system, Marty did a great job.

 

01-19-2012 10:19:44    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

12/1/11


President Gloria Leibig called the meeting to order.  The On time named badge winner was Mr. Munn Steelman. Bob Maher gave the invocation.

 President Gloria asked everyone to recite the Kiwanis Defining Statement.   We had three visitors today-   Jim Zinkand & his Wife Sharon Zinkand, and Joan Fezmire-Pittenger - Willow Lakes Retirement Residence (Guest of Anne Lotz). All Three visitors were greeted in "song" .

Free Announcements:

           
Bob Maher read this week at the Abington Free Library & he said he read to 6 small children. 

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

12/1-Steelman
12/8-Waite
12/15-Rowland
12/22-Christmas Break-no readers
12/29-New Years Break-no readers


Munn gave a report about the Banquet of Thanks.  He told us everyone thought it was the best dinner served to date.  Rizzo's catering outdid themselves this year.  We had an inner Club.

He reminded everyone about the Breakfast with Santa at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 235 Limekiln Pike in Glenside, Pa. on 12/10/11 (Sat.) at 8:30 A. M. till 11:30 A. M. Cost @$6.00.

 Barry Rowland gave his comments about the Kiwanis Club of Glenside's Distinguished Community Service Award Banquet at Manufacturer's CC.  He spoke glowingly of our (JKC's) president impromptu  speech about the projects the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club has done in the past year. 

  Anne Lotz filled us in on the Kiwanis Club of Lansdale's Annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast.  We had another inner-club that was well represented by JKC.

 Gloria gave a brief overview of the Region 7 Fall Conference held in Eagleville, Pa. That counts as two interclubs- one for the Div. Council Meeting, as well as the region 7 meeting. 

Upcoming Programs:
12/8- Marty Schaefer-Eliminate Project-He is going  to give our club a presentation on the "Eliminate" Project (video presentation)
12/15-Jenkintown Day Nursery Pizza Party
12/22- Meeting at the Drake Tavern
12/29- Meeting at the Drake Tavern
1/5- Board Meeting
1/12- Gregory C. Fajt, Commissioner for Gaming in Pa.


Just a reminder that on 12/22 &12/29 we will be meeting at the Drake Tavern-so don't come to the Church those days or you will be very lonely.

Jen Vare wrote- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!
 
My apologies as I "borrow" my old Divisional email list and LTG Ann's current list to try and contact as many Kiwanians as I possibly can!  Please read the Mid-County Kiawnis Weekly Update, but take particular interest in our Christmas Party on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15th!  I apologize for the late notice, but if anyone can join us we would love to have you visit for some Holiday Cheer, appetizer or dinner!  We will be paying our own way according to what you order.  I know many of you have already met this week so please forward this along to your club members via email.
 
Please RSVP by MONDAY using the meetup calendar or respond to me or midcountykiwanis@gmail.com
Hope to see you Thursday!


 Carol Godfrey reminded everyone to bring in their gifts no later than 12/8/11 to the Club.  Meanwhile, if you want to bring them earlier deliver them to Anne Lotz's Prudential Realty Office in Jenkintown.

 Gloria assured everyone the pizza's have been ordered with Bella Pizza & will be delivered to the Jenkintown Day Nursery @ 11:30 A. M. on Thursday the 15th day of December.  Remember,
 Green for Girls, Red for boys & Blue for neutral. 

  Reminder:  On Saturday 12/11/11 we are having the annual Christmas Party at Russ Koerwer's home.  Russ has set the time at 4:00 P. M. on Sunday while it is still daylight & easier to locate his home in  Talamore.  He is sending directions and his home phone number on a special e-mail message to all of us.  Pls RSVP to him ASAP so he can inform the Caterer as to the correct headcount.

 50/50 WINNER: This week's winner was Gloria A. Leibig & she donated it toward the Christmas Party cost. 

 

PULLER'S POT:  Carol Godfrey put a dollar in to say she attended the YMCA’s Gobble Wobble 5K Run.  Over 3000 runner/walkers attended …It was a huge event.  Very successful.

 

President Gloria introduced our Guest Speaker, Jim Zinkand.  He was greeted in our traditional song (as usual).  He gave his presentation on his Club’s Golf Outing to benefit amputee veterans

That will be held on Monday June 11, 2012.  All are invited to attend. He asked our Club to help him in the support of raising funds to benefit the Kiwanis Children’s Charities as well.  He left a few of his brochure & a fish bowel for collection of $$$ toward this effort.  This is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Upper Main Line.  Note:  He loved our songs.  He encouraged our Club to share the songs with the other Kiwanis Club.  (He was impressed!).

 

We closed this meeting with the “Pledge of Allegiance  to The Flag of this U. S. of America.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Gloria A. Leibig

President 2011/2012.

12-15-2011 09:52:52    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/17/11

Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened and asked  Bob Maher to give the invocation. We had one guest with us Steve Spindler from the JCA & Hiway Theatre . Steve was greeted in traditional fashion.
The Kiwanis Defining statement was then recited.

Free Announcements:
 Munn Steelman reported that he read today to 10-12 kids.

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

11/24-Thanksgiving-no readers
12/1-Steelman
12/8-Waite
12/15-Rowland
12/22-Christmas Break-no readers
12/29-New Years Break-no readers


Region 7 Fall Conference
Please join us for the Region 7 Fall Conference, Saturday November 19, 2011.
To date only Gloria and I are attending.


Pres. Gloria wanted to remind us that Marty Ewer from the Glenside Club invited us to attend the 52nd Glenside Interservice Club Council's Distinguished Community Service Award Banquet. It will be held at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club tonight. He also invited us to nominate someone from our club and gave Pres. Gloria all the information. Gloria and Russ, George, and Barry are planning on going

Also she reminded us about the Lansdale Kiwanis Thanksgiving Breakfast Interclub: Wed. Nov. 23 at 7:30AM at the William Penn Inn contact Bob Smyrl if interested in going. Cost is $15. To date it looks like Gloria, Kurt, Bob Smyrl, Tim Barnes and Barry Rowland are going.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks will be on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at  6PM at the Abington High School. The cost is $15. More info to follow. Looks like Ann & Bill Lotz, Munn & Mimi Steelman, Gloria, and Carol are going to date.  Munn also announced that the the Aktion Club is holding their Breakfast with Santa on Saturday Dec.10, 2011at the KNight of Columbus Hall, in Glenside. it runs from 8:30 till 11:30AM and the cost is  Adults-$6, Kids2-10yrs old $4 and Kids 1yr old and under are free.

I announced for Carol Godfrey that the Jenkintown Day Nursery Pizza Party with Santa will be held on  Dec.15th at 11:30AM. She reports that she has 24 gifts left over and that they have 90 kids. So each member needs to buy 5 gifts for the children. Remember Green for Girls, Red for Boys, Blue for Both.Gloria has contaced Bella's about the 35 pizzas needed.Please try to get the present in by 12/1 or 12/8 at the latest. Bring them to club meetings, or you can drop them off at Prudential Fox & Roach in Jenkintown and Anne Lotz will collect them.

Kiwanis Club of Old York Rd. is holding their Annual Breakfast at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology on Dec. 4th. The cost is $6 per person and the time is 8-11:30 AM.

Russ Koerwer announced that our Holiday Party will be at his house on Sunday Dec. 11 from 4pm on. More info to follow.

Anne Lotz announced that Rubey's Kids are preparing for their Annual Holiday Party. It will be held on Sat. 12/10 . They are expecting 500 kids and they need 300 volunteers. If you want to help please contact Anne and bring ear plugs.

Pres. Gloria wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving everyone! She also wanted to wish Happy Belated Birthday to Russ and Bert.

Just a reminder that on 12/22 &12/29 we will be meeting at the Drake Tavern-so don't come to the Church those days or you will be very lonely.


50/50 Winner- Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club

Pullar's Pot: Russ put in a buck to say that he is going to Williamsburg, VA as he won a reaffle recently. Also he noted that he had a big birthday and had a surprise party at Barbara's as well as his own house. His liver is recovering nicely. He can now ride the train for a dollar.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:25 P.M. I put in a dollar to reprt that swim meets have started. we spent the weekend in Allentown and Riley had the big day by dropping over 8 sec in the 200yd. breaststroke. Cooper seems to easing into the season as most of the older kids do.

Program:

Steve Spindler gave us a very timely update on what is next for the JCA, now that the BID is over. He would like to see it promote Jenkintown's strentgh and oppurtunities as well as a place to live and shop. They still have their 501C3 status and some funds that they can use as seed money. It would now be a all volunteer organization and board. They would like to maintain the run and arts festival as their major fund raisers. He is very hopeful that they can do it.

Quote of the Week:

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Robert Kennedy


12-15-2011 09:49:54    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/10/11
Stu Tollen, editor



The meeting was called to order by Pres. Gloria at 12:15 P.M.  Kurt Hunsberger gave the invocation. Bert Kreger was our On Time Name Badge Winner today.
We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
 
Free Announcements:
 Bert Kreger reported that he read today to 25-30 kids.

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

11/17-Maher
11/24-Thanksgiving

 Pres. Gloria reminded us about the:

Region 7 Fall Conference
Please join us for the Region 7 Fall Conference, Saturday November 19, 2011

Location:
              Chapps Taproom & Sports Grill
                             2509 W Main St, (Ridge Pike, E of Trooper Road/ Route 363)
Eagleville PA 19403
Continental breakfast & a light lunch will be offered. Event cost: $14
 
8:30                            Registration
9:00                            Welcome
9:05 – 9:20                Address by Governor Cathy Szymanski
9:25–10:10                Guest Speaker, Reverdy Rhodes – Community Service Foundation
10:15–10:55              Guest Speaker, Marty Schaefer – The Eliminate Project
11:00–11:45              Breakout – Division Council Meetings
11:45–12:25              Lunch
12:30                          Presentations of Gifts to Governor Cathy,
Final Words, Accolades, Etc.
1:00                            Adjourn
Any Region Member is invited to attend!!!!
This Conference is Governor Cathy’s Official Visit.
Please bring your Club Gift for her.
 
Please RSVP, By November 5th
 
Division 21       Ann Doerffel                 amdoerfell@verizon.net215–942–0103 or 267–566–0431
 
E-mail from Lt. Gov. Ann:
Several members have asked about Gov Cathy's "Club Gift".  The Division sends out an invoice to each club.  It asks for $20 per club as Division dues.  The Lt Gov / Gov gift is figured on membership numbers.  For example:  Southampton has 28 members; $1.50 per member is asked for this "gift", so Southampton would send $1.50 x 28 = $42.  If you have any questions, please contact either me or Division 21 Treasurer Marty Schaefer at Marty494@aol.com.  Again Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers by consenting to your leadership role, please take to lead and encourage your club to attend the Region 7 Fall Conference & Official Governor Visit.
There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting  Division 21 Treasurer Marty Schaefer will be giving a briefing on the ELIMINATE Project. So, let's have a great turn out!!!!!!!

         
Pres. Gloria wanted to remind us that Marty Ewer from the Glenside Club invited us to attend the 52nd Glenside Interservice Club Council's Distinguished Community Service Award Banquet. It will be held at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club on Nov. 17th. He also invited us to nominate someone from our club and gave Pres. Gloria all the information. Gloria and Russ are planning on going to date.

Also she reminded us about the Lansdale Kiwanis Thanksgiving Breakfast Interclub: Wed. Nov. 23 at 7:30AM at the William Penn Inn contact Bob Smyrl if interested in going. Cost is $15. To date it looks like Gloria, Kurt, Bob Smyrl, Tim Barnes and Barry Rowland are going.

Pres. Gloria announced that  through our website we were contacted by Audrey Futchko from National Penn who is interested in joining the club. Gloria is following up on that lead.

I announced that also through the website I was contacted by Zorina Mikhelson, who is an Audiologist from Salus University who is interested in speaking to our club. Anne Lotz is following up on that lead. I also reported that I spoke with Fred Kaplan Meyer from the Hiway Theatre and they are thrilled to be working with us on the Children's Matinee Series. He will e-mail me an invoice so that we can make our donation.

Carol Godfrey reports that she and Gloria went to the Breathing Room Foundation Brunch recently and it was very well done. Some very touching stories were told. Carol also won two raffles.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks will be on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6PM at the Abington High School. The cost is $15. More info to follow.

Ed Foy had the final tally for us from Peanut Day: We made $545 total. The #1 cash collector was: Carol Godfrey with $127.32  She was once again awarded the Golden Peanut -two years in a row now. Munn Steelman was the Non-cash award winner as he had several buttons and a cross in his canister.

Carol Godfrey reports that the Jenkintown Day Nursery Pizza Party with Santa will be held on  Dec.15th at 11:30AM. She reports that she has 24 gifts left over and that they have 90 kids. So each member needs to buy 5 gifts for the children. Remember Green for Girls, Red for Boys, Blue for Both.


50/50 Winner- Bert Kreger who donated it all back to the club

Pullar's Pot: Bert Kreger put a dollar in the pot to say that it was nice to be double winner today.Also it was his 86th birthday yesterday and they went out to dinner with a friend to celebrate. Kurt put a dollar in to say it's nice to be here. Jena was inducted into the National Honor Society last night. She also recently got a job at Rydal Park in Food Service, Katie is working at the front desk at the Abington YMCA , so you may she here there if you go. Anne Lotz put a dollar in the pot  to say that it was her granddaughter's first birthday last week and that is why she missed our meeting. Annabelle is doing fine. Gloria put in a dollar to say that she had a wonderful time  at the Dinning for Women meeting last night. Linda Richardson hosted at the Mediation Center and it was wonderful. Mike Czerwonka put in a dolor to report that last week around 10-10:30 PM his doorbell rang and it was some kid  who was looking for the Human Rights Advocacy Group. Mike called the police when he won't leave, but when they got there the kid was now bothering his neighbor. Be careful out there.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:25 P.M.

11-17-2011 10:45:16    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/3/11
Stu Tollen, editor


The meeting was called to order by Pres. Gloria at 12:15 p.m.  Bob Maher gave the invocation. Anne Lotz was our On Time Name Badge Loser today. We had one guest with us today- Nancy Possel from the League of Women Voters. Nancy spoke briefly and handed out Voter's Guides and reminded us all to vote. We then took some photos of her visit.
 
We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
 
Free Announcements:
 Mike Czerwonka announced that Barry Rowland read today and there were 35-40 kids present

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

11/10-Kreger
11/17-Maher
11/24-Thanksgiving

Munn reports that the Aktion Club went to Burholme Park recently to play mini-golf. They had 14 members in the outing and all had fun. Munn also announced that on Nov. 22 the Aktion Club is holding their annual Banquet of Thanks at Abington High School- 6PM start. They are currently looking for a speaker. More info to follow.

Region 7 Fall Conference
Please join us for the Region 7 Fall Conference, Saturday November 19, 2011

Location:
              Chapps Taproom & Sports Grill
                             2509 W Main St, (Ridge Pike, E of Trooper Road/ Route 363)
Eagleville PA 19403
Continental breakfast & a light lunch will be offered. Event cost: $14
 
8:30                            Registration
9:00                            Welcome
9:05 – 9:20                Address by Governor Cathy Szymanski
9:25–10:10                Guest Speaker, Reverdy Rhodes – Community Service Foundation
10:15–10:55              Guest Speaker, Marty Schaefer – The Eliminate Project
11:00–11:45              Breakout – Division Council Meetings
11:45–12:25              Lunch
12:30                          Presentations of Gifts to Governor Cathy,
Final Words, Accolades, Etc.
1:00                            Adjourn
Any Region Member is invited to attend!!!!
This Conference is Governor Cathy’s Official Visit.
Please bring your Club Gift for her.
 
Please RSVP, ByNovember 5th
 
Division 21       Ann Doerffel                 amdoerfell@verizon.net215–942–0103 or 267–566–0431
 
 
E-mail from Lt. Gov. Ann:
Several members have asked about Gov Cathy's "Club Gift".  The Division sends out an invoice to each club.  It asks for $20 per club as Division dues.  The Lt Gov / Gov gift is figured on membership numbers.  For example:  Southampton has 28 members; $1.50 per member is asked for this "gift", so Southampton would send $1.50 x 28 = $42.  If you have any questions, please contact either me or Division 21 Treasurer Marty Schaefer at Marty494@aol.com

Again Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers by consenting to your leadership role, please take to lead and encourage your club to attend the Region 7 Fall Conference & Official Governor Visit.

There will be a Division 21 Council Meeting

Division 21 Treasurer Marty Schaefer will be giving a briefing on the ELIMINATE Project.

So, let's have a great turn out!!!!!!!

         
Pres. Gloria wanted to remind us that Marty Ewer from the Glenside Club invited us to attend the 52nd Glenside Interservice Club Council's Distinguished Community Service Award Banquet. It will be held at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club on Nov. 17th. He also invited us to nominate someone from our club and gave Pres. Gloria all the information. Gloria and Russ are planning on going to date.

Pres. Gloria announced that Peanut Day went very smoothly and it looks like we did well. Ed Foy reports that he should have some final numbers for us next week. We will present the Golden Peanut Award at that time to the lucky winner.

Pres. Gloria reported that she and Missy did go up to Hatboro to prepare the rose boxes and had a good time. Munn picked up our roses and for that we "Thank" him. Gloria gave Nichole down at the WaWa a box of roses to say "Thank You" from the club.


50/50 Winner- Mike Czerwonka who donated it all back to the club

Pullar's Pot: Mike Czerwonka put a dollar in the pot to say that the 1999 Bonneville that his son Micheal was driving to school started to nickle and dime him and it finally died recently.
Gloria put a dollar in the pot to say that after the snowfall recently she put her puppy Oliver out in the yard, but she didn't know at the time that the snow melted and slid down the roof and landed by her back gate. The weight of the snow popped open the gate and Oliver got out. After searching all over for him, she found him down on Runnymeade playing with a group of kids. He was not very happy going home.

 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:25 p.m.

11-10-2011 09:09:30    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/20/11
Stu Tollen, editor


The meeting was called to order by President Gloria at 12:15 p.m.  Jack Founds gave the invocation. Lt gov. Anne was our guest and she was greeted in song. I was the On Time Name Badge loser this week.
 
We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
 
Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that we received an invitation from the Philadelphia University Circle K Club to attend their Halloween Charter Day on Tuesday 10/25 from 12:30-2:00PM. Direction:Philadelphia University, 4200 Henry Ave, Phila. 19144,  Tuttleman Center                            
Google directions:  Washington Lane south to Germantown, left to School House Lane, follow across Henry Ave 
 Make the next left onto the road Vaux Street and make the next immediate left.  You will be pulling into the parking lot of the building Tuttleman (it’s fairly new and huge so it’s hard to miss).  We will be having our party on the second floor, room 211. 

Finally Gloria announced that she spoke with WaWa and were are all set for Peanut Day on Friday Oct. 28th. Need volunteers to help with this cause. We discussed not using the peanuts , but instead using Halloween candy as it's so much cheaper. A sign up sheet was passed around and will be available next week as well.

Marty Schaefer e-mailed me to remind us all that they need help making the boxes for the roses-Wedesday night 10/26-5:30PM at McMakcin's Garage in Hatboro. They will be assembling the roses the next morning 10/27 at 6:30AM at the same location. We need to help out as we did order 12 boxes of roses. Also we need someone from the club to pick them up on Thursday and bring them to the meeting. If you can help out please let Gloria or I know via e-mail.

 Bob Maher read today at the Library and reported that there were 20-25 kids present. Bert Kreger read last week and reported 20-25 kids present as well.

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

10/27-Steelman

Munn Steelman reported that recently 12 Aktion Club members went to Chestnut Hill Genesis nursing home and made Halloween crafts with about 9 residents.

Lt. Gov Ann joined us for lunch and inducted our Board of Directors for 2011-2013:Carol Godfrey, Bert Kreger, Munn Steelman.

She then installed our Officers for the 2011-2012 year:
Pres: Gloria Leibig
Pres. Elect- Jack Founds
Treasrer: Ed Foy
Secretary: Stu Tollen
Past Pres: Anne Lotz



50/50 Winner- Anne Lotz, who donated it all to Ofc. Rocky.

Pullar's Pot: Michael Czerwonka put a dollar into the pot to tell us about Peter and High School. Jack Founds put in a dollar to announce that his daughter had her baby last week a baby girl-Lauraleigh Rose. All are doing well. Carol Godfrey put in a dollar to announce that her granddaughter Carly turned three last week. I announced that we had to put our 4yr old black lab Zeke down as he was in kidney failure due to lyme's disease. Lt Gov Anne. reported that she recently had to put her 14 yr old cat Simba down due to kidney disease. She has gotten two new kittens.



 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

11-03-2011 08:48:42    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/13/11
Stu Tollen, editor


The meeting was called to order by President Gloria at 12:15 p.m.  She asked Pastor Newlin to give the invocation.  Jack Founds was the On Time Name Badge Loser. We had several guests with us today: Pastor Jay Newlin, Marty Ewer fro the Glenside Kiwanis Club, Claire Lippay, and Anne MacHaffie. They were greeted in traditional fashion.
 
We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
 
Free Announcements:

Anne Lotz presented Pastor Newlin with a check for $500 for the Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard. Pastor Newlin gave us a quick update on their work.

Pres. Gloria announced that we received an invitation from the Philadelphia University Circle K Club to attend their Halloween Charter Day on Tuesday 10/25 from 12:30-2:00PM. Direction:Philadelphia University, 4200 Henry Ave, Phila. 19144,  Tuttleman Center                            
Google directions:  Washington Lane south to Germantown, left to School House Lane, follow across Henry Ave 
 Make the next left onto the road Vaux Street and make the next immediate left.  You will be pulling into the parking lot of the building Tuttleman (it’s fairly new and huge so it’s hard to miss).  We will be having our party on the second floor, room 211. 

It would be nice to have a good showing from our club for them. Anne Lotz has contacted them and agreed that we would provide beverages Hawaiian or fruit punch (a must), iced tea, lemonade, cider (for the Halloween theme) or whatever as well as cut-up fruit or veggies . We also have a Circle K Banner for them as well as other club materials that they well need.
Please try to attend if you can.

Gloria also announced that we will hold our Club Officer Installion for the 2011-2012 year on Oct. 20th. She has invited Lt.Gov. Anne to do this. Please try to attned this meeting.

Finally Gloria announced that she spoke with WaWa and were are all set for Peanut Day on Friday Oct. 28th. Need volunteers to help with this cause. We discussed not using the peanuts , but instead using Halloween candy as it's so much cheaper.

Bob Maher announced that we need to man the Business Expo table this coming week-Oct. 20th from 4-7PM at Salus University. Please try to attend and help out as we need new members and this is a good way for us to get out in the community.

Russ Koerwer announced that we had a good showing for the PAL Food Festival. It was once again a great event. Russ, Anne, Carol and Munn were in attendance. Russ has all the info and candy for the Booth at the Business Expo.

Marty Ewer from the Glenside Club invited us to attend the 52nd Glenside Interservice Club Council's Distinguished Community Service Award Banquet. It will be held at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club on Nov. 17th. He also invited us to nominate someone from our club and gave Pres. Gloria all the information.


Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

10/20-Maher
10/27-Steelman


Lt. Gov Ann e-mailed us the following info:

1.  A reminder to presidents and treasurers - forward a copy of the 2011-2012 budget.  This budget should already be ready or very close.  It should be approved at the October 2011 Board meeting.

3.  The Region 7 Growth Summit on October 23, 2011 has been cancelled.

4.  The Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor's Visit on November 19, 2011.  Time & Location to be determined.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


50/50 Winner- Anne Lotz, who donated it all back.


Program:

Pres. Gloria introduced Claire Lippay from Jenkintown High School. Claire showed us a powerpoint presentation of her time at the PA  School for Global Entrepreneurship this summer at Lehigh University and thanked us for the donation to help her attend.. It was a very nice program and it seemed that she got a lot out of the experience.

 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

11-03-2011 08:48:31    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/6/11
Stu Tollen, editor


The meeting was called to order by President Gloria at 12:15 p.m.  She asked Jack Founds to give the invocation.  Jack Waite was the On Time Name Badge Loser.
 
We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement.
 
Free Announcements:

I announced that we have a speaker for 10/13: Claire Lippay. Claire is the Jenkintown student that we helped to attend the PA  School for Global Entrepreneurship this summer at Lehigh University. Claire wil show us a power point presentation of her experience. Her mother, Anne MacHaffie will be in attendance as well.

I also reported that Ben Ginsberg of the JCA dropped off a check for us from the Summer Sunset 5K Run in the amount of $6,839.08. He was unable to come to our meeting today as he was tied up with the BID reauthorization vote.

Pres. Gloria announced that we received an invitation from the Philadelphia University Circle K Club to attend their Halloween Charter Day on Tuesday 10/25 from 12:30-2:00PM. Direction:Philadelphia University, 4200 Henry Ave, Phila. 19144,  Tuttleman Center                            
Google directions:  Washington Lane south to Germantown, left to School House Lane, follow across Henry Ave 
 Make the next left onto the road Vaux Street and make the next immediate left.  You will be pulling into the parking lot of the building Tuttleman (it’s fairly new and huge so it’s hard to miss).  We will be having our party on the second floor, room 211. 

It would be nice to have a good showing from our club for them. Anne Lotz has contacted them and agreed that we would provide beverages Hawaiian or fruit punch (a must), iced tea, lemonade, cider (for the Halloween theme) or whatever as well as cut-up fruit or veggies . We also have a Circle K Banner for them as well as other club materials that they well need.
Please try to attend if you can.

Gloria also announced that we will hold our Club Officer Installion for the 2011-2012 year on Oct. 20th. She has invited Lt.Gov. Anne to do this, but if she is unable to attend then Past Lt. Gov. Munn will do it for us.

Finally Gloria announced that she spoke with WaWa and were are all set for Peanut Day on Friday Oct. 28th. More info to follow.

Jack Founds announced that he will not be here the next few weeks as his daughter is expecting and they are headed down to Virginia to be with her.

Upcoming Drop in Story Readers:

10/13- Kerger
10/20-Maher
10/27-Steelman


Lt. Gov Ann e-mailed us the following info:

1.  Date you would like me to come and do the installation of new officers.  Please make the date before October 31, 2011.  There is no Division Installation as last year.  I do not have the time to plan one and no one came forward to coordinate one.  Along the same stream of thought - we need to set a date for the Division Awards Night. 

2.  A reminder to presidents and treasurers - forward a copy of the 2011-2012 budget.  This budget should already be ready or very close.  It should be approved at the October 2011 Board meeting.

3.  There will be a Region 7 Growth Summit on October 23, 2011 from either 1-4 pm or 2-5 pm.  Location to be determined.  Area Director Lanton Lee will conduct this

4.  The Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor's Visit on November 19, 2011.  Time & Location to be determined.


The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar’s Pot:
 
Gloria put a dollar in to say that she attended a JP Morgan Dinner last night which was held in the bank valut of the old First Penn Building. It was very cool. Bob Mhaer put a dollar in to say that if you have a chance go to the Art Museum and check out the Rembrandt exhibit, it's awesome. I put in a dollar to say that it was my birthday yesterday. Carol Godfrey put in a dollar to say that her son Andy also celebrated a birthday yesterday as well.

50/50 Winner- Russ Koerwer, who donated it all back.

 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

11-03-2011 08:43:39    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/29/11
Stu Tollen, editor

Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser today was Bob Maher.

Free Announcements:
Pres. Gloria passed around several "Thank You" notes that we received from Rubye's Kids for our $250 donation, and the Breathing Room Foundation also for our donation of $250 to help with their backpack project.

Bert Kreger will be our first reader for Drop In Story Time on 10/6/11.

Upon a motion by Godfrey and seconded by Koerwer the club will use Bella's Pizza for our lunches going foward instead of Fiesta. Jack Waite will contact Fiesta and let them know that we will no longer need their services.

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nusery Pizza Party with Santa will be on Dec. 15th and they have 90 children once again. More info. to follow as we get closer.

I announced that we will have a Board Meeting on 10/6/11.

Russ Koerwer announced that the PAL Food Festival will be held on Tuesday October 11, from 5:30-8:30PM at Philmount CC and we have 11 free tickets. Russ passed out tickets to those who wanted to go. If you want to attned contact Russ. Alos Russ reminded us about the EMCCC Business Expo on 10/20 at Salus University from 4-7PM. We have booths at both so please try to attend.

Gloria reminded us about Peanut Day. She will contact WAWA about getting permission to use their space once again. We are shotting for Friday Oct. 28th. I will see about ordering peanuts.

Ed Foy announced that we made $210 from the Arts Festival. Ed will not be able to attend the upcoming Board Meeting but he sent us the proposed Budget for 2011-2012 and the Treasurer's Report for Sept. 2011. Please Review and print out for the meeting today.

Anne reports that the upcoming programs are as follows:

Programs:
10/6- Pastor Newlin will accept a check from our club to the food cupboard. Board Meeting
10/13-Claire Lippay-To report on the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University.


Lt. Gov Ann e-mailed us the following info:

1.  Date you would like me to come and do the installation of new officers.  Please make the date before October 31, 2011.  There is no Division Installation as last year.  I do not have the time to plan one and no one came forward to coordinate one.  Along the same stream of thought - we need to set a date for the Division Awards Night. 

2.  A reminder to presidents and treasurers - forward a copy of the 2011-2012 budget.  This budget should already be ready or very close.  It should be approved at the October 2011 Board meeting.

3.  For any club that wants to try for distinguished - the Club President & Club Secretary MUST complete the online CLE training and print the certificate before September 30th. I need a copy with a date before September 30th.  Despite all the messages and phone calls I have made to remind club officers of this, only 5 out of the 22 possible took they on-line and attended went to the round table session.

4.  There will be a Region 7 Growth Summit on October 23, 2011 from either 1-4 pm or 2-5 pm.  Location to be determined.  Area Director Lanton Lee will conduct this

5.  The Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor's Visit on November 19, 2011.  Time & Location to be determined.

A lot of work and time goes into coordinating these visits.  If we want Kiwanis to survive - to grow - to be more vibrant (pulsating with vigor and energy;  to be vigorous; energetic; vital) - help more children - to leave this world in a better place than we found it.  I am asking for just a few hours of your time - you will come away re-energized and ready to grow Kiwanis.

Southhampton Kiwanis reports that Pa District Rose sale is underway

You can order roses now. $18.00 per dozen. Delivery is October 27. Final payment is due October 10. Packing time and place TBD. A sign up sheet was passed around at the meeting.

The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar’s Pot:

Russ reported on a recent banking luncheon that he attend at the Wells Fargo Center and they got a backstage tour of the facility.


50/50: russ Koerwer who donated it all back to the club.

11-03-2011 08:42:26    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/22/11
Carol Godfrey, editor



The meeting was called to order by President Gloria at 12:15 p.m.  She asked Jack Founds to give the invocation.   Gloria welcomed members Nate Kolb and Barry Rowland in particular. 
 
(There wasn’t any “on time” winner card pulled today)
 
Free Announcements:
Our club has contributed $250. as a sponsor for the Abington YMCA Gobble Wobble upcoming event on Thanksgiving Day.
 
We participated in the Festival of the Arts in Jenkintown by selling pretzels and water at one location and pizza in the brew tent.  The accounting for the event will be prepared for next week’s meeting. 
 
Next week, there will be budget meeting for the coming year after our regular meeting.  Everyone is encouraged to come and participate. 
 
Also next week, Pastor Newlin will accept a check from our club to the food cupboard. Ben Ginsberg from the JCA will be here the following week to present us with a check from the Summer Sunset 5K run.

Lt. Gov Ann e-mailed us the following info:

1.  Date you would like me to come and do the installation of new officers.  Please make the date before October 31, 2011.  There is no Division Installation as last year.  I do not have the time to plan one and no one came forward to coordinate one.  Along the same stream of thought - we need to set a date for the Division Awards Night. 

2.  A reminder to presidents and treasurers - forward a copy of the 2011-2012 budget.  This budget should already be ready or very close.  It should be approved at the October 2011 Board meeting.

3.  For any club that wants to try for distinguished - the Club President & Club Secretary MUST complete the online CLE training and print the certificate before September 30th. I need a copy with a date before September 30th.  Despite all the messages and phone calls I have made to remind club officers of this, only 5 out of the 22 possible took they on-line and attended went to the round table session.

4.  There will be a Region 7 Growth Summit on October 23, 2011 from either 1-4 pm or 2-5 pm.  Location to be determined.  Area Director Lanton Lee will conduct this

5.  The Region 7 Fall Conference & Governor's Visit on November 19, 2011.  Time & Location to be determined.

A lot of work and time goes into coordinating these visits.  If we want Kiwanis to survive - to grow - to be more vibrant (pulsating with vigor and energy;  to be vigorous; energetic; vital) - help more children - to leave this world in a better place than we found it.  I am asking for just a few hours of your time - you will come away re-energized and ready to grow Kiwanis.

Southhampton Kiwanis reports that Pa District Rose sale is underway

You can order roses now. $18.00 per dozen. Delivery is October 27. Final payment is due October 10. Packing time and place TBD. A sign up sheet was passed around at the meeting.

The International Convention will be in New Orleans from June 27, 2012 to July 1, 1012 and in Vancouver from June 26, 2013 to June 30, 1013.

The International Worldwide Service Project is to raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

The PA District has pledged $2.4 million over the next 4 years.


Pullar’s Pot:
 
Carol Godfrey contributed a $1.00 and told a story about her 13 year old Black Lab having an “old dog vestibular disease” attack which basically is vertigo.  She took him to the Matthew Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn and he has fully recovered!
 
Nate Kolb contributed a $1.00 and said he was happy to be with us all.
 
Barry Rowland told about a cruise he and Barbara took from New York to Quebec with a day trip around Newport and Providence on the “Columbia” sailboat.
 
President Gloria read an article about Mayor Nutter and his stance on the youth curfew in Philadelphia.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.



A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

11-03-2011 08:41:37    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/8/11
Stu Tollen, editor

Pres.-Elect Jack Founds opened the meeting and asked Bob Maher to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Winner was Mike Czerwonka.


Free Announcements:

Munn Steelman reported on the recent PA Kiwanis Convention out in Pittsburgh. Munn noted that 262 voting members were in attendance and that Div. 21 was very well represented. $22,000 was raised with the Div. wide rose sale this past year.Overall the PA District lost 4 clubs, but gained 4 new clubs for a net of 0. Munn noted that next year the convention will be in New Orleans, and 2013 will be in Vancouver.

I reported the the Jenkintown Arts & Brew Fest will be held on Sunday Sept. 18 from 1-6pm. Here is the link for more info: http://www.jenkintownfest.org/
We are all set to have two tables once again, one inside the Brew Tent selling pizza slices from Bella's Pizza and the other out in the food court near the main stage selling soft pretzels and drinks. We need volunteers to do this so please sign up ASAP. Gloria and I will man the Brew Tent so we will need help setting up and manning the pretzel table.

Ben Ginsberg of the JCA asked "Do you think you could ask the Kiwanis to help out with set up for the Arts Festival? It would entail helping with setting up tables, chairs, vendor/artist check-in, etc from 10am until the start of the Fest. It doesn't have to be for that entire duration, but being able to start at 10am is important." So if anyone wants to help out with this contact Jen Stackhouse at: Jen@jenkintown.net

I also noted that on at my office we will be holding our next Wellness Talk: Acupuncture and You    Tuesday, Sept. 20th @ 7:00pm
Considering acupuncture, but not sure if it’s for you? Curious about how this ancient healing modality works?
Get the answers to these and other questions on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 when Joan Mondress, LAc, will speak to us about the benefits acupuncture. Here is the link for all the info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286896197992379

Pullar's Pot:

Bob Maher spoke about his surprise that he was playing golf with Mike Czerwonka Jr. the other day at HVCC. He didn't recognize him. He also noted that yesterday a 40ft. limb crashed from a near by oak tree and wiped out his side patio where Therese usually sits after school, but luckily she was not there.
Mike Czerwonka noted that Mike Jr. is now in college and Peter is off for a few days as the teachers at Wood are on strike.
Russ Koerwer was in Lake Tahoe for 8 days, but it turned into 10 due to all the storms here. The last two days he spent in Reno.

50/50: The winner was Kurt Hunsberger, who donated it all back to the club.


Quote of the week:

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
Kin Hubbard

11-03-2011 08:40:34    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/4/11
Bob Maher, editor




The meeting was opened by past President Bob Maher as Gloria Leibig was delayed at work. 
 
        Bob asked Jack Founds to give the invocation.
 
        Our on time named Badge Loser was:      Mrs. Anne Lotz.
 
President Gloria took over the helm & continued with Free announcements:
 
        #1)  A reminder that Mary Ellen Fitzgerald of the Breathing Room will be our speaker for next Thursday August 11, 2011.
 
        #2)  Gloria discussed the thank you letter that was listed in the Times Chronicle from the Sunset Run Committee.  Gloria is bringing a copy of the letter for our next meeting to share with the members.
 
        #3)  Munn & Mimi Steelman are attending the Pa. District Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa.  They are taking colored pencils & tablets as a donation from JKC.  They are planning on driving out on Friday &
                   remain until Sunday.  More to follow when Munn returns from the Convention.
 
        #4)  Munn Steelman stated that the Action Club held a cookout last Tuesday evening.
 
        #5)  We all discussed having the balance of the August meetings at the Drake & this will need further discussion on August 11th.
 
PULLER'S POT:
 
        Dr. Bert Kreger told all of us a nice story with a "pun" at the end of it.
 
        Jack Waite mentioned he needs Library Readers for the Abington Library that will start on October 6tth.
 
        Gloria mentioned her attendance at the Abington Township Night Out last Monday evening held in the Target parking lot on Rt. 611.  Gloria assisted with the Abington Township Adult School Table until the closing of the event. 
 
50/50:  Ed Foy was the winner & he course donated it all back to the Christmas Party .
 
President Gloria closed the meeting with the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of U. S. "
 
Gloria Opened the Board Meeting at 1:05 P. M.
 
           The Board Meeting notes are under separate cover.
 

09-08-2011 10:53:10    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/21/2011
Ed Foy, editor
 
Past President Anne Lotz opened our abbreviated meeting and Barry Rowland gave the invocation.
 
On-time name badge loser was President Gloria.
 
Ann introduced our guest: Helmut McIntosh, Branch Manager of the PNC Bank in Jenkintown, who was greeted by our welcome song.
 
Free Announcements:
Ann reminded us about next week’s program with Fred Kaplan Mayer speaking to us about a possible sponsorship of a children’s movie program at the Hiway Theatre.
 
Programs:
7/28- Fred Kaplan Mayer- Hiway Theatre
8/4- Board Meeting
8/11- Mary Beth Fitzgerald- Breathing Room Foundation
 
Division 21 News:
7/23- Kiwanis Night At The Phillies- Phils vs Padres- benefits Aktion Club.
8/11-14- PA District Convention- Greentree in Pittsburgh. Munn Steelman will be attending.

Circle K golf outing Saturday, July 30 @ Skippack golf course, Montgomery County, 2 P M Scramble
Circle K Shippensburg golf outing this Saturday.  This is sure to be a lot of fun.$75 covers golf, cart, dinner and lots of camraderie and fun. 2 P M  tee off. Scramble format.  Two would be great, or more.  I know you want to support Circle K.

From Robin Cook of KI: We are hoping the Kiwanis Club can help us get the word out about a rewarding volunteer opportunity.  A Lose the Training Wheels bike camp is coming to Holland Middle School, August 8-12.  Lose the Training Wheels is a non profit organization that travels the country with specially designed bikes to teach children with disabilities how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bike.  The camp has over an 80% success rate of getting  kids to ride!

We are so excited to be bringing the camp to Bucks County. The camp is completely full!  We are in need of more volunteers to serve as spotter for the riders while they learn.  Ideal volunteers would be 16 years of age or older and comfortable walking/jogging for a 75 minute shift with breaks.  Volunteers commit to a two hour shift, Monday through Friday.  Shift times are: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm.

Will you help us by sending this out to the Kiwanis Club members?  We would really appreciate any help you can offer!  If interested in volunteering some time please see attached pdf file.

Thank you!
Marisa Pigeon


www.losethetrainingwheels.org


 
Pullars Pot:
Munn Steelman told us about his visit to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday for lunch. He received a tour of the stadium, a lunch in the Hall of Fame Club, and his group watched the Phillies-Cubs game on Phan-O-Vision.
 
Bert Kreger announced that he and Bert saw Miss Saigon at the Walnut Street Theatre and it was “fantastic”.
 
50/50 Winner- Carol Godfrey- Carol requested the winnings go into the jar for Officer Rocky, the K-9 member of the Jenkintown Police Department.
 
Barry Rowland recommended we consider a donation to the Upper Moreland family that was displaced by the fire at their home on Byberry Road. The father of the family is employed by the Jenkintown School District. We agreed to discuss it at our next Board Meeting.
 
There was no speaker today.
 
Anne Lotz ended the meeting with a salute to the flag.


Quote of the day:

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
Bill Cosby

09-08-2011 10:44:29    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/14/2011
Ed Foy, editor
 
President Gloria opened the meeting and Munn Steelman gave the invocation.
 
On-time name badge winner was Bert Kreger.
 
Pres. Gloria introduced our two guests: Former member Lance Wiseman and our speaker Roz Weiss from Rubeye’s Kids. Both were greeting less than enthusiastically by our welcome song (Bob Maher- where are you?).
 
Free Announcements:
Pres. Gloria reported that Stu Tollen estimates our club will receive $9,000 as our portion of the proceeds from the Summer Sunset Run.
Anne Lotz offered those in attendance to participate in the Rubeye’s Kids Backpack Program allowing a donation to help fill a backpack with school supplies for needy children.
 
Programs:
7/21- No program (previously scheduled speaker unable to attend)
7/28- Fred Kaplan Mayer- Hiway Theatre
8/4- Board Meeting
8/11- Mary Beth Fitzgerald- Breathing Room Foundation
 
Division 21 News:
7/23- Kiwanis Night At The Phillies- Phils vs Padres- benefits Aktion Club.
8/11-14- PA District Convention- Greentree in Pittsburgh. Munn Steelman will be attending from our club.
 
Pullars Pot:
Pres. Gloria announced son Anthony has set December 17, 2011 as his wedding date in Louisville, KY.
 
Anne Lotz told us about her granddaughter visiting her and Bill in Ocean City and daughter Annie’s new boyfriend and his culinary influence on her.
 
50/50 Winner- Jack Waite (again). “Put it in the pot”.
 
Our speaker was Roz Weiss who gave an inspiring presentation on “Rubeye’s Kids” and how it has expanded over the years as a major service project all year round. Beginning with a Holiday Party for 500 children and 300 volunteers at Girard College the group now sponsors additional programs such as Learning Centers, a School Supply Closet, Shelter Birthday Parties, and the Backpack project. Future needs include Sports Equipment and a book donation program. After a question and answer period Anne and Gloria presented a check from the Foundation for $250 to Roz.
 
President Gloria ended the meeting with a salute to the flag.


Quote of the week:

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain
 

09-08-2011 10:43:45    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/7/11
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Munn Steelman.



Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that  we are still waiting on the final numbers from the Run, but we are ahead of what we brought in last year.

Munn reportes that the Abington Aktion Club heped work on a float that was in the Glenside 4th of July Parade for the Glenside Kiwanis Club. Munn also announced that he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's, due to the slight tremor that he has been dealing with for the past several months.

I reported that I invited the Hiway's Ex. Dir. Fred Kaplan Meyer to come and more fully explain the children's matinee series to us as they have asked us to be a sponsor. He accepted our invitation and will be here on July 28th.

Anne Lotz announced that she has scheduled the following:

7/14- Roz Weiss-Rubye's Kids
7/21-Jack Herzig
7/28-Fred Kaplan Mayer

Pres. Gloria announced that she is working on two potential new members for the club. She is hopeful that they will attend a upcoming meeting soon.

Bob Maher announced that that you may want to register your cell phones on the National Do Not Call List as cell phone numbers go public soon. here is the link:https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

I announced that I am still working on setting up a facebook page for the club. Once it is up and running I will let everyone know.


 Division 21 News:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club.



2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. I have all the info if you want to go and be our club delelgate please let me know as I have to fill out the forms.

International Business

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.


Pullar's Pot: 
Gloria put a few dollar in the pot to announce that Anthony got engaged this weekend and they are looking at a possible December wedding. Barry put a dollar in the pot to announce that he was a marshall at the 4th hole at Aronimink and it was a great time this past week.

50/50 Winner- Jack Waite donated it all back to the club.


Quote of the week:

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha

07-14-2011 10:57:30    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/30/11
Stu Tollen, editor


Vice Pres.- Elect Jack Founds opened the meeting and gave the invocation himself. Our On Time Name Badge loser was Gloria Leibig. We had one guest with us Mary Czerwonka and we greeeted her in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that there was a run wrap up meeting this past week at the JCA office. Munn, Bob and I attended. Stuart met with Jen separately. We discussed having event captains for that night to help things run a bit smoother. Discussed dividing planning responsibilities into components and assigning one person to manage that task ie. database, PR, sponsorship, logistics.However overall everyone was happy with the event.

Munn reportes that the Abington Aktion Club sold 117 Phillies tickets to date.

Anne Lotz announced that she received the following e-mail if anyone is interested in attending:

Montgomery County Community College will be sponsoring a Foundation Center workshop on grant proposal writing on Thursday September 8, 2011. The workshop will begin at 9 and conclude at approximately 10:30. Pat Pasqual, regional director of the Foundation Center’s Washington D.C. site and renowned expert on proposal writing will be the presenter. Registration is limited so please act quickly.

Ed Foy wanted to verify that we had approved the $300 to Students helping Honduras and $500 to Claire Lippay to attend the PA School for Global Entrepreneurship. Ed noted that he would send the checks out by next week.

I reported that the Club received a request for funds from the Hiway Theater to sponsor their children's matinee series. It features old and new G and PG movies that are family friendly, and they are also able to show " Sensory Friendly" movies for those with special needs. They have asked us for a $2000 donation. Many questions by the club members were raised, so we thought it might be best to invite the Ex. Dir. Fred Kaplan Meyer to come and answer them directly.

Anne Lotz announced that she has scheduled the following:

7/14- Roz Weiss-Rubye's Kids
7/21-Jack Hertzig

Pres. Gloria announced that she is working on two potential new members for the club. She is hopeful that they will attend a upcoming meeting soon.

Bob Maher announced that that you may want to register your cell phones on the National Do Not Call List

I announced that I was working on setting up a facebook page for the club. Once it is up and running I will let everyone know.


 Division 21 News:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. Make checks out to the Phillies.Anne Lotz announced that Darlene Anderson e-mailed her with the following info: I have 6 Phillies tickets for the Saturday July 23 game (Kiwanis night).  They are in Section 236; row 9 seat 21, 22, 23 row 8 seats 22, 23,24 Tickets are $36.00 each = $216.00 I want to sell the entire block of 6 together. If interested please contact Darlene at: deanders@mciu.org



2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. I have all the info if you want to go and be our club delelgate please let me know as I have to fill out the forms.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.




Pullar's Pot: 
Mary Czerwonka put a dollar in the pot to say, "Thanks for having me." Gloria put a dollar in the pot to say that Anthony got a job at Sports Authority, in Warrington.
    

50/50 Winner- Mary drew her father's ticket. Mary got to keep the money.

Program: Pres. Gloria asked Barry Rowland to come foward. Barry was presented with a KI Award, for his continued support for the Kiwanis Children's Fund.

Quote of the week:

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
                                           -Steven Wright

07-14-2011 10:56:20    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/23/11

 Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked barry Rowland to give the invocation.  We had one guest with us today David Rowland. David was greeted in traditional fashion.



Free Announcements:

Gloria announced that the Mr. Jack Lee won the  raffle basket  from the Wells Fargo table at the Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run.The 13 volunteers from her office had a great time. They all thought it ran very smoothly.

Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information. Anne Lotz has agreeded to help Jack with this.

 Gloria wanted to "Thank" Bob Maher for a great job as the run announcer/emcee.

Anne Lotz wanted to "Thank" the full run committeee for a job well done.

Bob Maher is just grateful that we no longer have ot return those orange cones back to PECO.

I announced that as a runner I thought the course was very safe, we had good route marshalls, plenty of folks out cheering along the course. It seemed more crowed than it has in the past. We have our final run committee wrap up meeting next week- Tuesday- all are welcome to attend.


Munn reportes that the Abington Aktion Club sold 117 Phillies tickets to date.

Anne Lotz announced that she received the following e-mail if anyone is interested in attending:

Montgomery County Community College will be sponsoring a Foundation Center workshop on grant proposal writing on Thursday September 8, 2011. The workshop will begin at 9 and conclude at approximately 10:30. Pat Pasqual, regional director of the Foundation Center’s Washington D.C. site and renowned expert on proposal writing will be the presenter. Registration is limited so please act quickly.

I reported that we were contacted by Anne MacHaffie, former JCA assistant whom we worked many events with. Her daughter Claire who goes to Jenkintown Highschool was selected to attend the PA School for Global Entrepreneurship. It's a five week program held at Lehigh University. The cost of the program is $4,000. The Lacocca Institiute of Lehigh University gives each studenta $1,050 scholarship. The State used to pick up the rest, but with the state cut backs now each student is responsible for the balnce of $2,950. Anne has asked us to sponsor Claire so that she can attned this prtogram. They are asking for a $500 donation. Last week at the Board Meeting we found $300 that will not be spent in the budget that we could use and we have $200 in the MIscellanous Fund that is available. Upon a motion by Lotz and seconded by Smyrl the motion passed to give $500 to Claire Lippay to attend this 5 week program. Gloria will notify Anne of our decision.


 Division 21 News:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. Make checks out to the Phillies.Anne Lotz announced that Darlene Anderson e-mailed her with the following info: I have 6 Phillies tickets for the Saturday July 23 game (Kiwanis night).  They are in Section 236; row 9 seat 21, 22, 23 row 8 seats 22, 23,24 Tickets are $36.00 each = $216.00 I want to sell the entire block of 6 together. If interested please contact Darlene at: deanders@mciu.org



2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. I have all the info if you want to go and be our club delelgate please let me know as I have to fill out the forms.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.





Pullar's Pot: 
Bob Maher put a dollar in the pot to thank everyone for all their help with the 5k run this past week. Kurt put a couple dollars in the pot to say that his daughter Jena run the race for the first time and did it in around 29 mins. and he wanted to thank George and Rosemary Kelly for hosting the post run barbeque. It was wonderful. Bob Smyrl put in a few dollors to update us on his son's: John is in Korea with the Army ROTC on an exchange program. Nate recently graduated, and Matthew as of June 1 has been deemed all clear by the doctors of the post concussive syndrome. I put in a dollar to note how Riley who decided to run the race at the last minute, beat his old man.
    

50/50 Winner- Bob Smyrl who donated it all back to the club.

Program: Pres. Gloria asked Barry Rowland to come foward. Barry was presented with a KI Award, for his continued support for the Kiwanis Children's Fund.

Quote of the week:

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt



06-30-2011 10:14:57    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/9/11

Past Pres. Stu Tollen opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Carol Godfrey was our On Time Name Badge Loser. We had two guests with us today

 Pres. Gloria ran the meeting and asked for the following:


Free Announcements:

Gloria announced that the Bug Program Assebly at the Jenkintown Elementary School will be held on Wednesday June 15 at  9AM.
 
Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

 Bob Maher announced that The Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run is coming up. We will really need volunteers this year to make sure that registration goes smoothly and we have enough route marshalls to all the runners safe. Please sign up ASAP-we need your help. Tuesday June 21-7PM please mark your calendars. Remember for all those who come out and help George Kelly has invited us back to his house for a barbeque.

I announced that I sent in our 2011-2012 election results to KI. Our slate of Officers will stay the same as this year.

Pres. Gloria announced that Robin Cook from KI sent us an e-mail about Leadership Training. Pres. Gloria also reported that  ACT sent us a recent "Thank You" letter.

Munn reportes that the Abington Aktion Club sold 117 Phillies tickets to date.

I reported that we got a request from Nancy Alter to help two young kids go to summer camp at the Cheltenham Arts Center the cost for both is $300 and we had budgeted $230. Upon a motion by Foy and seconded by Maher the club agreed to write a check for the full amount of $300. I will let her know.

Anne Lotz reports that the speaker fell through for next week so we will hold our Board Meeting on 6/16/11.
 


 Division 21 News:


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. Make checks out to the Phillies.Anne Lotz announced that Darlene Anderson e-mailed her with the following info: I have 6 Phillies tickets for the Saturday July 23 game (Kiwanis night).  They are in Section 236; row 9 seat 21, 22, 23 row 8 seats 22, 23,24 Tickets are $36.00 each = $216.00 I want to sell the entire block of 6 together. If interested please contact Darlene at: deanders@mciu.org



2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. I have all the info if you want to go and be our club delelgate please let me know as I have to fill out the forms.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.



Upcoming Programs:
 
6/16-Board Meeting
6/21- Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5KRun-7PM
6/23-open as of now

Pullar's Pot: 
Bob Maher put a dollar in the pot to congratulate Russ for being elected third vice pres. of the EMCCC. Russ Koerwer put a dollar in the pot to do the same for the new Pres. of the Chamber our own-Bob Maher. Gloria put a dollar in the pot to  say she was sorry she missed last week but it was her birthday and she took a private tour of a couple of Hudson River Museums.
    

50/50 Winner- Stu Tollen who donated it all back to the club.

Program: Pres. Gloria introduced Amy Heller as our guest speaker. Amy spoke about her business-Ultimate Success 2, which helps teens get ready for transitions into-highschool, college, interships, jobs etc. It was a very interesting program.

Quote of the week:

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James M. Barrie





06-30-2011 10:14:09    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

6/2/11

Past Pres. Bob Maher opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Jack Waite was our On Time Name Badge Winner.


Past Pres. Anne ran the meeting and asked for the following:


Free Announcements:

 Anne announced that Gloria e-mailed us that the Bug Program Assebly at the Jenkintown Elementary School will be held on Wednesday June 15 at  9AM.
 
Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

 I announced that The Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run is coming up. We will really need volunteers this year to make sure that registration goes smoothly and we have enough route marshalls to all the runners safe. Please sign up ASAP-we need your help. Tuesday June 21-7PM please mark your calendars. Remember for all those who come out and help George Kelly has invited us back to his house for a barbeque.

I announced that I sent in our 2011-2012 election results to KI. Our slate of Officers will stay the same as this year.
 


 Division 21 News:

Old York Rd Club-
I thought I would give you a shout about the new deadline, Friday June 10 for making reservations for the Old York Road Club's Annual Surf or Turf at Mason's Mill Park on Sunday June 12 from 3-6PM.  Surf is $25, Turf is $20 or Both $30.Call me at 215-675-7144 to make a reservation.  Thanks for your anticipated support,
Tim Hoffman


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:
July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. Make checks out to the Phillies.Anne Lotz announced that Darlene Anderson e-mailed her with the following info: I have 6 Phillies tickets for the Saturday July 23 game (Kiwanis night).  They are in Section 236; row 9 seat 21, 22, 23 row 8 seats 22, 23,24 Tickets are $36.00 each = $216.00 I want to sell the entire block of 6 together. If interested please contact Darlene at: deanders@mciu.org



2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. I have all the info if you want to go and be our club delelgate please let me know as I have to fill out the forms.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.



Upcoming Programs:

6/9-
Amy Heller from Ultimate Success 2  is going to be our Kiwanis speaker.  Her company's goal is to help teens develop, launch and manage an effective learning and career plan. 
6/16-Roz Weiss- Rubeye's Kids
6/21- Jenkintown Summer Sunset 5KRun-7PM
6/23-open as of now

Pullar's Pot: 

         Anne Lotz missed the last few weeks and she is glad to be back.


50/50 Winner- Carol Godfrey who donated it all back to the club.



Quote of the week:

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz

06-30-2011 10:13:16    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/19/11
Gloria A. Leibig, Editor:
 
Robert Maher, Esq. called this meeting to order. Kurt Hunsberger gave out the "invocation". Gloria Leibig arrived a little late due to business concerns:
The on time named badge winner was Dr. Bert Kreger. We did not have any guests or a speaker this week. We gave the Kiwanis Club Defining Statement.
 

 
Free Announcements:

Bob Maher was the Abington Free Library Reader.  He had 2 people in attendance. 
 
Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

The Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run is coming up. We will really need volunteers this year to make sure that registration goes smoothly and we have enough route marshalls to all the runners safe.

Reminder:  May is Membership Month.  C. L. Training is mandatory & can be completed on line.

Bob Maher announced that May 19th is the EMCCC Annual Awards Night at HVCC. All are invited to attend is from 5-8PM The cost is $60 per person.

Gloria reviewed a thank you letter from Moira Shaughnessy & passed it around for all the members to read it.
 
Gloria asked the JKC members to contribute to a "Penny" Jar that she will initiate when we meet next.  Each week members can contribute pennies to the jar to benefit Officer Rocky of the Jenkintown Police Dept.
All were in favor.
 
Carol Godfrey brought up the suggestion to support Lauren Hamilton with her efforts in Honduras.  We would like to adopt the Orphanage in Honduras as we did with the Bulgarian Orphanage.  We both proposed to bring this before the Board Meeting on June 2nd.  (Carol, bring this up at the meeting as I can not attend).  We need someone to step in to replace Gloria for the 6/2/11 meeting.
 
Gloria told the members not to come to the Church on May 26th as we were all meeting at the Drake for "lunch". Jack Waite, cancelled Fiesta Catering, too.  Gloria contacted Pastor Jay Newlin to let him know we were not going to be using the Church Hall.  He confirmed his appreciation for letting him know in advance. 
 

 Division 21 News:

Kiwanis Club of Council Rock- Prayer Breakfast on Thursday May 26, 2011 7:30AM at Jake's Eatery in Newtown. Cost is $10 per person, RSVP to Edward Kent by May 19th at edwardkent@verizon.net


Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. See Liz for tickets. Make checks out to the Phillies.


2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Ann, Marty and Jason plan to attend.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.



Drop In story Time Readers for May

5/26- Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

6/2-Board Meeting
6/9-
Amy Heller from Ultimate Success 2  is going to be our Kiwanis speaker.  Her company's goal is to help teens develop, launch and manage an effective learning and career plan. 

Pullar's Pot: 

         Mike Czerwonka: He said the Robotics Team had a great time in St. Louis, Mo. Even though the Team did not place in the competition.  A concert was provided b Willow Smith &
                                    The Black Eyed Peas.
 
        Kurt Hunsberger:        Stated, he ran into Lois Ehrin, Mel Ehrin's widow at the Abington Bank in Lansdale.  She sends her greetings to all of her friends in the Kiwanis Club of Jenkintown.
 
        Gloria Leibig:          Discussed meeting Anthony's new girlfriend Lindsay.  She also stated what a coincidence it was to learn that Lindsay's parents live in Louisville, Ky.   After Anthony met      
                                Lindsay's parents they took  him  under their wings & he even spent Easter Dinner with them.  Anthony met Lindsay in the Jenkintown Star Bucks on Old York Rd.
 


50/50 Winner- Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club.



Quote of the Week:

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S. Truman

 
     
 Respectfully submitted,
Gloria A. Leibig,
President, 2010/2011
 

06-02-2011 08:29:39    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

5/12/11
Gloria Leibig, editor


I called the meeting to order.
 
        Jack Founds gave out the invocation.
 
        The on time named badge loser was Mr. Jack Waite - He was on his cruise with his wife.
 
        Dr. Bert Kreger read at the Abington Free Library . He stated he had 12 folks in the Reading Room.  (Includes parents of the little ones)
 
        The May 19th Abington Free Library Reader is:   Mr. Bob Maher, Esq.
 
We had Ms. Lauren Hamilton as our Guest Speaker for the day.  She was giving her presentation on Students Helping Honduras.
 
We all greeted her in our typical fashion.
 
After that, we gave the Kiwanis Club Defining Statement. 
 
Next, I gave out the announcements from the Region:
 
        #1)  Reminder - May is Membership Month.
 
        #2)  C.L. Training is mandatory for Kiwanians & can be completed on line.
 
        #3)  5/19/11 is the Chamber Choice Awards at the Huntingdon Valley CC.
 
        #4)  May 26th is the Council Rock Kiwanis Club - Inspiration Breakfast  in Newtown, Pa.
 
        #5)  Russ reported on the sale of the Mother's Day Flowers. - The club sold a total of 20 Vases of Flowers.  The proceeds were all donated to our "Club".
 
        #6) On 7/23/11 is Kiwanis Night at the Phillies to benefit the Action Club. - Munn will fill us in as we get closer to that date. Anne Lotz announced that Darlene Anderson e-mailed her with the following info:
I have 6 Phillies tickets for the Saturday July 23 game (Kiwanis night).  They are in Section 236; row 9 seat 21, 22, 23 row 8 seats 22, 23,24 Tickets are $36.00 each = $216.00 I want to sell the entire block of 6 together. If interested please contact Darlene at: deanders@mciu.org
      #7)  Pa. District Convention in Pittsburgh at the Radisson Hotel - Scheduled for August 11th through the 14th.
 
        #8)  Don't forget about the International Convention in Geneva  - July 6th thru the 10th. 
 
I personally introduced Lauren Hamilton & she gave us a great presentation (along with photos that she brought of the kids in Honduras) about what is going on down there & why they
(the kids of St. Joe's Univ.) go there to assist the children in the Orphanage.  It is a very touching story.  Carol Godfrey & I are for a contribution to Lauren to aide the orphanage.   Much like we did with the Bulgarian Orphanage.  Since the "Club" no longer sends funds to the B. O. we should consider gifting to the Honduras Orphanage on a perpetual basis.  We should discuss this with the members.  We would like to see this really happen for these underprivileged children (some are babies) that are held in a "Women's Prison".
 
We do not have a scheduled speaker for the 19th. as of now.
 
I closed the meeting with the "Pledge of Allegiance" 
 
Those attending this meeting were as follows:
 
        Gloria Leibig,
        Carol Godfrey,
        Bert Kreger
        Jack Founds.
        Tim Barnes
        Russ Koerwer
        Mike Czerwonka
        Munn Steelman
 
Respectfully submitted,
Gloria A. Leibig
President 2010/2011 & Beyond infinity!

06-02-2011 08:28:31    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/28/11
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked jack Founds to give the invocation. We had no guests with us today.


Free Announcements:


Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

I announced that the Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run is coming up, to date we have raised $8,250 which is good, but are goal was $9,000, so if you know of anyone else who wants to sponsor there is still time. We will really need volunteers this year to make sure that registration goes smoothly and we have enough route marshalls to all the runners safe.
Carol Godfrey announced that  The ACT Reception – Tonught  - Attending will be Gloria Leibig, Carol Godfrey, and Russ Koerwer.
Russ Koerwer announced that The Abington PAL Food Fest is scheduled for Oct 11th, Peggy Myers is looking for volunteers to be trained.
Russ also announced that we are on for Mother's Day Flowers. The cost is $20 per. Deadline is Mon May 2 and they will be ready for pick-up on Friday May 6th at Russ's office.

Bob Maher announced that May 19th is the EMCCC Annual Awards Night at HVCC. All are invited to attend is from 5-8PM The cost is $60 per person. You can register online at www.emccc.org or call them at 215-887-5122

 Division 21 News:

Kiwanis Club of Council Rock- Prayer Breakfast on Thursday May 26, 2011 7:30AM at Jake's Eatery in Newtown. Cost is $10 per person, RSVP to Edward Kent by May 19th at edwardkent@verizon.net

Glenside Kiwanis -Holing their Annual Spring Golf Classic- May 10th at Warminster Five Ponds Golf Club. Cost is $99 per person

Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:

July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. See Liz for tickets. Make checks out to the Phillies.

Region 7 Spring Conference and Division Council Meeting will be held on Saturday April 30th 8:30 am – 12 pm at The Days Inn in Horsham. Gloria is planning on going from our club.

2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Ann, Marty and Jason plan to attend.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.



Drop In story Time Readers for April-May

5/5- Waite
5/12-Kreger
5/19-Maher
5/26- Rowland

Upcoming Programs:
5/5 – Board Meeting
5/12- Lauren Hamilton, Students Helping Honduras


Pullar's Pot: 
Jack Waite announced that he is going on a 2 week cruise through the intercostal waterway. They fly to Jacksonville and get on the ship and it goes to Baltimore.


50/50 Winner- Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Former Lt. Gov Munn Steelman inducted our newest member Missy DiMassa. Missy then spoke briefly about herself. It was a very nice program. Welcome Missy!

Quote of the Week:
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr.





06-02-2011 08:27:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/21/11
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked former member Rev. Tom Chadwick to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge Loser was Russ Koerwer. We had one guest with us today, speaker, Rev. Tom Chadwick. He was greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:


Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

Munn Steelman read today at the Abington Library and noted that their were 11 children present.

I announced that I just got an e-mail from Tim Barnes and sadly Pat's mother passed away last Sunday, and the funeral was Tuesday. Our Prayers go out to the Barnes family at this time.

Pres. Gloria reported that she is glad that the bus stop benches have been repaired. "Thank You" to all who helped with this project. Also the official Peanut Day Kit is here. Also she did contact the Jenkintown Elementary School Principal about the Bug / Terrific Kid Programs to see when the assembly would be and if they needed any supplies from us.

I announced that the Jenkintown Summer Sunset Run is coming up, to date we have raised $8,250 which is good, but are goal was $9,000, so if you know of anyone else who wants to sponsor there is still time.
Carol Godfrey announced that  The ACT Reception – April 28th  - Attending will be Anne Lotz, Gloria Leibig, Carol Godfrey, and Russ Koerwer.
Russ Koerwer announced that The Abington PAL Food Fest is scheduled for Oct 11th, Peggy Myers is looking for volunteers to be trained. Russ Announced that we are on for Mother's Day Flowers. The cost is $20 per. Deadline is Mon May 2 and they will be ready for pick-up on Friday May 6th at Russ's office.

 Division 21 News:

Glenside Kiwanis -Holing their Annual Spring Golf Classic- May 10th at Warminster Five Ponds Golf Club. Cost is $99 per person

Kiwanis Night at the Phillies:


July 23rd at 4:10 pm vs. the Padres. Section 206 is $36.00 and Section 306 is $28.00. Proceeds benefit the Abington Aktion Club. See Liz for tickets. Make checks out to the Phillies.

Region 7 Spring Conference and Division Council Meeting will be held on Saturday April 30th 8:30 am – 12 pm at The Days Inn in Horsham.

2011 PA District Convention in Pittsburgh’s Greentree on August 11-14, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Ann, Marty and Jason plan to attend.

International Business

7/7/11-7/10/11 96th International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland July 6-10, 2011.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.



Drop In story Time Readers for April-May

4/28- Rowland
5/5- Waite
5/12-Kreger
5/19-Maher
5/26- Rowland

Upcoming Programs:
4/28 – Missy DiMassa, new member induction
5/5 – Board Meeting
5/12- Lauren Hamilton, Students Helping Honduras


Pullar's Pot: 
Mike Czerwonka announced that his son Michael was at the Pa State Robotics Championship and his team, Arch. Wood, won  and now they are going to St. Louis for the National Competition. Anne Lotz put a dollar in as she missed last week and she and Bill are celebrating their 35th anniversary Sunday. Russ Koerwer announced that it would have been his father's 100 birthday today.


50/50 Winner- Carol Godfrey who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Rev. Tom Chadwick spoke about Holy Thursday and Passover. It was a fascinating topic about the development of the calendars that are used or were used and how the first night of Passover and Holy Thursday will never again fall on the same day.


Quote of the Week:
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christi

06-02-2011 08:25:30    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

4/7/11
Bob Smyrl, editor


Pres.Gloria opened the meeting and asked George Kelly to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge loser this week was Mike Czerwonka. We had no guests with us today.

Free Announcements:


Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

Bob Maher read today at the Abington Library and noted that their were 13 children present.

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.Gloria commented on this month’s Kiwanis Magazine and the feature article on ‘all access” playgrounds. She also reminded us that The Summer Sunset Run held another meeting – all is moving well, main focus of the meeting was fundraising and securing sponsors. We are behind last year's effort at this point so please look for possible new sponsors. Runners can now sign up online http://jenkintown.net/summer-sunset-5k-run/

Carol Godfrey announced that  The ACT Reception – April 28th  - Attending will be Anne Lotz, Gloria Leibig, Carol Godfrey, and Russ Koewer.
Russ Koerwer announced that The Abington PAL Food Fest is scheduled for Oct 11th, Peggy Myers is looking for volunteers to be trained.

Lucy Sharp passed on the Arcadia Newsletter in which the first Walter Hellendall Scholarship Award winner, Susan Laverty, was highlighted. The scholarship honors the memory of our past member Walter Hellendall who graduated from Arcadia with a degree in Political Science at the age of 66. He went on to serve as a University Trustee and received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Arcadia in 2007. Walter's wife Gretel and son Kenneth were also pictured in the article.
 

Pres. Gloria reminded us about the THE BREATHING ROOM FOUNDATION Upcoming Event: Golf Outing
Monday April 11th •Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia PA

 Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.
Council Rock Club reports:
Region 7 Spring Conference/ Div. Council Meeting- April 30th at the Warminster Holiday Inn Express on Street Road.
Glenside Kiwanis -Holding their Annual Spring Golf Classic- May 10th at Warminster Five Ponds Golf Club. Cost is $99 per person


Drop In story Time Readers for April-May

4/14-Kreger
4/21-Steelman
4/28- Rowland
5/5- Waite
5/12-Kreger
5/19-Maher
5/26- Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

4/14-Nancy Possel
4/21 – Rev. Tom Chadwick (former member) to speak on Holy Week
4/28 – Missy DiMassa-new member induction
5/5 – Board Meeting

5/12-Lauren Hamilton-Students Helping Honduras


Pullar's Pot: 
Gloria for Kiwanis Magazine cover contest (for Bob & Anne) Gloria also put in to tell about attending a Women Only seminar for Well Fargo Financial Advisors that was offered as part of a diversity awareness program. Lots of good information was offered by the all women panel     
Russ went to see Mary Poppins and was amazed that she really flew across the Academy. Bert announced that he was happy the surgery was “successful” and he was glad to be back.

Qoute of the Week:
In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
Mark Twain



04-24-2011 12:05:41    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/31/11
Stu Tollen,editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked  Bob Maher to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Winner was Nate Kolbes. We had one guest with us today Debbie Kuhn from the Abington YMCA. She was greeted in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters have gone out to all past sponsors and some to possible new sponsors. Also I have some printed sponsorship packets with me , so if you need one please let me know.

Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

Dawn Day was the reader today and next week is Bob Maher.

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.

Pres. Gloria reminded us about the THE BREATHING ROOM FOUNDATION Upcoming Event: Golf Outing at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Monday April 11. For more info https://breathingroomfoundation.org/

Munn Steelman reported that the Glenside Kiwanis Special Athlete Basketball Tournament was a great day. Munn, Mimi, and Gloria were there representing our club and the Abington Aktion Club won two gold medals.

Carol Godfrey announced that the Abington Community Taskforce (ACT) will be holding their annual Recognition Reception Dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the North Hills Country Club from 5:30-8 pm. We get two free tickets as sponsors so if anybody wants to go please let Carol know.

 Division 21 News:

Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club & Southampton Club
– is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.
Region 7 Spring Conference/ Div. Council Meeting- April 30th at the Warminster Holiday Inn Express on Street Road.
Glenside Kiwanis Golf Outing -Tuesday May 10th Warminster Five Ponds Golf Club, $99 per person.

Drop In story Time Readers for April

4/7-Maher
4/14-Kreger
4/21-Steelman
4/28-Rowland


Upcoming Programs: We need program for 4/21 &4/28 so please let Jack know if you have a potential speaker.

4/7- Board Meeting
4/14-Nancy Possel

Pullar's Pot: 

Russ put a dollar in the pot to say that he was out in San Diego last week for a Banking Convention, and it was colder there than it was here. Also noted that there are only 7,800 banks left in the US down from 12,000. Gloria noted that she went to the recent Elton John concert and it was fantastic, the place was packed and he puts on a great show. Michael Czerwonka noted that his son, Michael is going to attend Gwynedd-Mercy College.

50/50 Winner- Debbie Kuhn who donated it all back to the club.

Program:

Gloria  introduced our guest speaker- Debbie Kuhn from the Abington YMCA. Debbie spoke about all the recent changes to the Y, especially the recent interior renovations. Also spoke about the challenges with the opening of LA Fitness here in Jenkintown. It was a great program and we all thank Carol and Jack for arranging this for us.

Quote of the Week:

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
Douglas MacArthur


04-24-2011 12:03:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/17/11
Stu Tollen, editor

Past Pres. Bob opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had several guests with us today: Lt. Gov. Ann, new member Missy D'Massa, Jen Stackhouse and Ben Ginsberg from the JCA. We greeted them in traditional fashion. The On Time Name Badge Winner was Tim Barnes

Free Announcements:

Carol Godfrey passed out 2011 Government Directories from the League of Woman Voters.

I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly.

Anne Lotz reported that Rubye's Kids is holding a Music Festival for Pre-school children on March 19th  at St. Peter's Church in Glenside form 10-12 if anyone is interested.

Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

Bob Maher read today and noted that their were 9 present.

Missy D'Massa announced that their would be a Blood Drive at the Abington YMCA on March 23 from 12-6.

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.

Pres. Gloria reminded us about the THE BREATHING ROOM FOUNDATION Upcoming Event:

The 17th Annual Celebration Of Life 
Where:  St. Catherine’s of Sienna, Horsham  Date:  Saturday March 26, 2011  Time:  7pm – 12 Midnight  Cost:  Just $35.00 in advance/$40.00 at the door Live Entertainment by Jammin’ Joe and the Party Kings Beer, wine, soda and food are included in the price Enjoy food from several of the area’s most popular restaurants and  A dessert table to satisfy your sweet tooth
 

 Lt. Gov. Ann reports the following Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.
Council Rock Club reports:
Annual Track Meet on April 2, may need some volunteer help
Region 7 Spring Conference/ Div. Council Meeting- April 30th at the Warminster Holiday Inn Express on Street Road.
Glenside Special Athlete Basketball Tournament is coming soon.



Drop In story Time Readers for March-April
3/24-Steelman
3/31-Day
4/7-Maher
4/14-Kreger

Upcoming Programs:

3/31-Debbie Kuhn, YMCA
4/7- Board Meeting
4/14-Nancy Possel


Pullar's Pot: 

Bob put a dollar in to say, "Happy St. Patrick's Day." Lt. Gov. Ann put a dollar in the pot to say that it's always nice to bee here with the singing Jenkintown Kiwanis.

50/50 Winner- Tim Barnes who donated it all back to the club.

Program:

Bob introduced our guest speaker- Ben Ginsberg the new interim Ex. Dir. of the JCA. Ben spoke about the Jenkintown Business Improvement District, how it works and the upcoming re-authorization process that we need to do this year in order to keep it going.

04-24-2011 12:02:24    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/10/11

Stu Tollen, editor

 

 

 

Past Pres. Anne opened  and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Mike Czerwonka. We had no guests with us today.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that at the Mid- Winter Conference and thought that it was done very well. The hotel has been updated and it looked very fresh and clean. The main theme seemed to be on membership. Gloria noted that KI Past Pres. Paul spoke about making the meeting fun, moving them around from time to time, holding a media appreciation luncheon. Gov. Anne spoke about how service leads to leadership. Gloria was glad she went.

Carol Godfrey announced that the club received a new member application from Missy D'Massa along with her dues check. I noted that we could vote on her  application today at our monthly Board Meeting.

I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly.

Anne Lotz reported that Rubye's Kids is holding a Music Festival for Pre-school children on March 19th  at St. Peter's Church in Glenside form 10-12 if anyone is interested.

Jack Founds needs help with the scheduling speakers. If you know of a good speaker, please give Jack the information.

Bert Kreger read today and noted that their were 13 present.

Ed Foy announced that the Abington Fitness Institiute is haveing their golf outing on Thursday May 12 and the cost is $90 per person. We have an official foursome to play and the check for the foursome was sent. We also sent the check for a tee-and green sponsorship for $90.

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.

Pres. Gloria reminded us about the THE BREATHING ROOM FOUNDATION Upcoming Event:

The 17th Annual Celebration Of Life 
Where:  St. Catherine’s of Sienna, Horsham  Date:  Saturday March 26, 2011  Time:  7pm – 12 Midnight  Cost:  Just $35.00 in advance/$40.00 at the door Live Entertainment by Jammin’ Joe and the Party Kings Beer, wine, soda and food are included in the price Enjoy food from several of the area’s most popular restaurants and  A dessert table to satisfy your sweet tooth
 

Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.



Drop In story Time Readers for March-April
3/17-Maher
3/24-Steelman
3/31-Day
4/7-Maher
4/14-Kreger

Upcoming Programs:

3/17-Ben Ginsberg, Ex. Dir. of the JCA


Pullar's Pot: 

Anne Lotz announced that the Community Service Committee from Prudential Fox & Roach raised $1500 and one third to The Jenkintown United Methodist Church, one-third to Rubye's Kids, and one-third to the Breathing Room. Munn noted that his Grandson David who lives in Ohio placed 6th in the state in the 200 yd. freestyle at recent state championship. I announced that Cooper placed 6th in the 100yd. breaststroke and first in the 200 yd. Medley Relay at the PIAAA District One Championship lastweek at LaSalle University. He has qualified for the PA championship meet at Bucknell University on the 18-19th of this month for both those events.

50/50 Winner- Anne Lotz who donated it all back to the club.

03-24-2011 09:50:27    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

3/3/11
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Gloria opened  and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had three quests with us, all from the soon to be official Philadelphia Circle K Club.
We greeeted them in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that the Mid- Winter Conference is fast approaching March 4-6 at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center. Here is the link for info:
http://www.pakiwanis.org/newsroom/2011/01/midwinter-is-quickly-approaching-and-so-are-the-deadlines To date it looks like only Gloria is going from our club, but if you want to go let her know and perhaps you can carpool.

Ann Lotz reported that the Hiway Pre-Oscar Party on Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 at the HVCC was an excellent event.

I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly. We had our second meeting with Jen Stackhouse of the JCA and it went very smoothly. Nothing else to report at this time.

George Kelly announced that we sold 70 dozen roses. Please if you haven't gotten your money in, do so ASAP and get it to Ed Foy. Russ reported that will we sold 70 doz. George  however collected money for 73 dozen. We voted George rose chairperson for next year. We made a profit of $830.

Anne Lotz reported that Rubye's Kidz is holding a Music Festival for Pre-school children on March 19th form 10-12 if anyone is interested.

Munn Reported that the Aktion Club recently made a $500 Donation to Safe Harbor.

Jack Waite read today and noted that their were 8 present. All boys so they were  restless.

Ed Foy announced that the Abington Fitness Institiute is haveing their golf outing on Thursday May 12 and the cost is $90 per person. We typically get a foursome to play and sponsor a tee-and green for $90. If you want to play let me know ASAP as it goes fast.

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.

Bert Kreger suggested that we get a new Kiwanis sign for out in front of the church. We will need to ask for permission from the church and the boro.The cost is $100 for a double sided 30"sign, or $80 for one sided 30"sign, or $50 for one sided 15"sign. Also the meeting time, place, city or town plate are extra and range from $46-$32 a piece from Kiwanis International.

Pres. Gloria reminded us about the THE BREATHING ROOM FOUNDATION Upcoming Event:

The 17th Annual Celebration Of Life 
Where:  St. Catherine’s of Sienna, Horsham  Date:  Saturday March 26, 2011  Time:  7pm – 12 Midnight  Cost:  Just $35.00 in advance/$40.00 at the door Live Entertainment by Jammin’ Joe and the Party Kings Beer, wine, soda and food are included in the price Enjoy food from several of the area’s most popular restaurants and  A dessert table to satisfy your sweet tooth
 
George Kelly has agreed to be the new mailman for the club. He will go to the Jenkintown Post Office and check our PO Box weekly.

Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.



Drop In story Time Readers for Feb.
3/10-Kreger
3/17/-Maher

Upcoming Programs:

3/10-Board Meeting


Pullar's Pot: 

Carol Godfrey has a great time in Cancun with John's old Frat.group. However her dog ate the pet sitters hearing aid and it cost her $300. Gloria reported that her dog Oliver Wendall Holmes went to the Pet-Expo recently out in Valley Forge and he was the hit of the show. Everyone justed loved him. I put in a few dollors to report that I read on FaceBook that Bob Smyrl's son Matt is back to normal. The last neruological test was at or above his old score. Great news!  Also this coming weekend Cooper will be swimming in three event in the PI AAA District One Championship. Top four finishers automatically go the PA State Championship, after that you can still qualifiy for an at large spot but it's best on the best times throughout all the districts in the state. Upper Dublin hasn't had a freshman qualify for States in an individual event in a long time, so we shall see.

50/50 Winner- Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club.


Program:
Anne introduced Kristi Guadio from the Philadelphia Circle K Club. Kristi spoke about some of the little events that they have done to date such as a bake sale for AIDS in which they raised $100. They also made dog toys for paws, in which they made over 1000 toys. They are looking for new members as right now they have mostly girls and they could use a few guys. Also they want to get invovled in the Relay for Life event at their school as it's a big event. Pres. Gloria handed them the check for $600 so that they can get officially charted by KI. They have all the paperwork done so they will be up and running shortly.

03-24-2011 09:49:07    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/24/11
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had two guests with us today, former member Moira Shaughnessy and Sherrie DeHaven. We greeted them in traditional fashion. On Time Name Badge Winner was Pres. Gloria.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that the Mid- Winter Conference is fast approaching March 4-6 at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center. Here is the link for info:
http://www.pakiwanis.org/newsroom/2011/01/midwinter-is-quickly-approaching-and-so-are-the-deadlines To date it looks like only Gloria is going from our club.

Gloria also reminded us about the upcoming Hiway Pre-Oscar Party on Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 at the HVCC from 6pm-9pm. tickets are $75 and up. Also Gloria noted last week a tree fell down from the high winds and smashed into Joe McHugh home. It looks like the roof and part of the third floor were damaged. Luckily, Joe and Carol Ann are in Florida so no one was hurt.

I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly. We had our second meeting with Jen Stackhouse of the JCA and it went very smoothly.

George Kelly announced that we sold 70 dozen roses. Please if you haven't gotten your money in, do so ASAP and get it to Ed Foy.

Anne Lotz announced that the she spoke with Krisit Gaudio and she will come on March 3 to pick up the $600 check to get the Philadelphia Circle K club up and running. They may need to leave early as they have mid-terms coming up. Please try to show up and support this cause.

Munn Steelman read today and noted that their were 26 present.

Ed Foy announced that the Abington Fitness Institiute is haveing their golf outing on Thursday May 12 and the cost is $90 per person. We typically get a foursome to play and sponsor a tee-and green for $90. If you want to play let Ed know ASAP as it goes fast.( We need one more golfer-Ed, Bob, and I are in)

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.

Bert Kreger suggested that we get a new Kiwanis sign for out in front of the church. We will need to ask for permission from the church and the boro.The cost is $100 for a double sided 30"sign, or $80 for one sided 30"sign, or $50 for one sided 15"sign. Also the meeting time, place, city or town plate are extra and range from $46-$32 a piece from Kiwanis International.

Ed Foy passed out a "Thank You" letter that we got from the Abington Key Club for our recent donation to the Dafur Project bowling night.

Past Pres. Anne presented Moira with a check for $500 to help with the costs of her care.

Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.

Levittown-Bristol Club is holding their 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off on March 23. the cost is $7 per person. All are invited.

Drop In story Time Readers for Feb.
3/3-Waite
3/10-Kreger
3/17/-Maher

Upcoming Programs:

3/3-Kristi Guadio-Philadelphia Circle K Club
3/10-Board Meeting


Pullar's Pot: 

Munn put in a dollar to say that his Grandson David is leaving for Canton, Ohio as his High School swim team is in the quarterfinals. Go David!
I put a dollar in to continue the swimming theme. Cooper had a great day as the Upper Dublin Boys and Girls Swimming teams both won the Suburan One American Conference Championships this past weekend. Cooper set two pool records in the process. Next up is District One Championships.
Bert Kreger put in a dollar to say "Thank You to Moira" for joining us today. Great to see you, always welcome to join us for lunch.


50/50 Winner- Bob Maher who donated it all back to the club.

03-03-2011 11:22:21    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/17/11
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Gloria opened the meeeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had no guests with us today.Joe McHugh was the On Time Name Badge Loser.



Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that the Mid- Winter Conference is fast approaching March 4-6 at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center. Here is the link for info:
http://www.pakiwanis.org/newsroom/2011/01/midwinter-is-quickly-approaching-and-so-are-the-deadlines To date it looks like Gloria is going from our club.

Gloria also reminded us about the upcoming Hiway Pre-Oscar Party on Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 at the HVCC from 6pm-9pm. tickets are $75 and up. Each ticket purchased gets a chance to win a Tuscany Villa: a one week stay for a couple up to four people at a Villa in the Tuscan Countryside. Includes daily maid service and continental breakfast for the entire week.
(package valued at $7,000) For more info or to purchase tickets use this link: http://www.hiwaytheatre.org/?page_id=1616


I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly.

George Kelly announced that we sold 70 dozen roses. Please if you haven't gotten your money in, do so ASAP and get it to Ed Foy.

Anne Lotz announced that the she spoke with Krisit Gaudio and she will come on March 3 to pick up the $600 check to get the Philadelphia Circle K club up and running. Anne also announced that Darlene anderson is seeking our help with the Spring Fling Prom-for special needs children. Upon a motion by Lotz and seconded by Maher the club will donated $50 to the cause.

Barry Rowland read today and noted that their were 14 present.

Carol Godfrey announced that Missy D'Massa, from the abington YMCA, is very eager to join our club.

Munn Steelman reported that the Abington Aktion Club member- Carl Baust, made eagle scout recently at the age of 52. Also the Steelman's opened their house to the club and the hosted 22 members for a winter party.

Ed Foy announced that the Abington Fitness Institiute is haveing their golf outing on Thursday May 12 and the cost is $90 per person. We typically get a foursome to play and sponsor a tee-and green for $90. If you want to play let Ed know ASAP as it goes fast.( I committed and so did Ed to date...looking for two more players.)

Pres. Gloria reported that several bus stop benches need repairs. Jack Founds and Munn will look into it and as the weather gets on it we will schedule a date to install new boards as needed.


Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.

Levittown-Bristol Club is holding their 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off on March 23. the cost is $7 per person. All are invited.

Drop In story Time Readers for Feb.
2/24-Steeelman
3/3-Waite
3/10-Kreger
3/17/-Maher

Upcoming Programs:

2/24- Moira Shaughnessey-former club member
3/3-Kristi Guadio-Philadelphia Circle K Club
3/10-Board Meeting


Pullar's Pot: 
Russ Koerwer put in $2 for the two weeks that he was away on a cruise. He won $300 at the Casino on board. Gloria put a dollar in to say "Happy Birthday" to Munn Steelman.



50/50 Winner- Pres. Gloria who donated it all back to the club.


Quote of the Week:

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

03-03-2011 11:22:11    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/10/11
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Kurt Hunsberger to give the invocation. Ed Foy was our On Time Name Badge Loser today.
We had three quests with us today: Speaker- Sam Rines from the James Foxx Basketball League. Carol Godfrey introduced her friends Missy D'Massa and Beth Kenas from the Abington YMCA. Missy is a perspective new member as she was filled out and returned her new member application. They were greeted in song.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that the Mid- Winter Conference is fast approaching March 4-6 at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center. Here is the link for info:
http://www.pakiwanis.org/newsroom/2011/01/midwinter-is-quickly-approaching-and-so-are-the-deadlines

Gloria also reminded us about the upcoming Hiway Pre-Oscar Party on Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 at the HVCC from 6pm-9pm. tickets are $75 and up. Each ticket purchased gets a chance to win a Tuscany Villa: a one week stay for a couple up to four people at a Villa in the Tuscan Countryside. Includes daily maid service and continental breakfast for the entire week.
(package valued at $7,000) For more info or to purchase tickets use this link: http://www.hiwaytheatre.org/?page_id=1616


I  noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly. Next meeting is set for Feb. 22 at 8AM at the JCA office.

George Kelly announced that we sold 70 dozen roses. Please if you haven't gotten your money in, do so ASAP and get it to Ed Foy.



Division 21 News:

Southhampton reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.

Ruth Gimbel who passed away recently.Ruth is the wife of  the late Walt Gimbel and son of Chip Gimbel of the Phil Mont Club. Please keep Ruth, Chip and his family in your thoughts and prayers.Visitation will be held on Friday, February 18th, 9:00am until 12 noon at Bethany United Church of Christ, located at Rising Sun and Magee Avenues, Philadelphia.Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon.  A luncheon will be held at the Austrian Village on Huntington Pike in Rockledge following the service. Family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bethany United Church of Christ or to the Walter E. Gimbel Scholarship Fund care of the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont.
 


Drop In story Time Readers for Feb.
2/17-Steelman
2/24-Rowland
3/3-Waite
3/10-Kreger
3/17/-Maher

Upcoming Programs:

2/17- Board Meeting

Pullar's Pot:

Munn put a dollar into the pot to announce that his Grandson Chris is back from Afghanistan-safe and sound. He will be here for a awhile and it's to have him back in the states. Mike Czerwonka put a dollar in the pot to say that his son-Michael still hasn't picked a college yet. Kurt Hunsberger put a buck in to say that his daughter Jenna is learning to drive,and he is learning patience.



50/50 Winner- Mike Czerwonka



Program: Carol Introduced our speaker Sam Rines.  Sam spoke at length about the James Foxx League and "Coaching" in general and how it can really affect children's lives. We presented Sam with a check for $400 to help him continue his good work.

Quote of the week:

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

                                                                      -Og Mandino

03-03-2011 11:22:01    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

2/3/11
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Mark Mullholland was our On Time Name Badge Loser.
We had two guests with us today-Kathy Judge, one of our fomer members, and Alex Schmauk -Jenkintown Community Band Director.
We greeted them in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

Pres. Gloria announced that the Mid- Winter Conference is fast approaching March 4-6 at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center. Here is the link to on-line registration
http://www.pakiwanis.org/newsroom/2011/01/midwinter-is-quickly-approaching-and-so-are-the-deadlines

Gloria also reminded us about the upcoming Hiway Pre-Oscar Party on Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 at the HVCC from 6pm-9pm. tickets are $75 and up. Each ticket purchased gets a chance to win a Tuscany Villa: a one week stay for a couple up to four people at a Villa in the Tuscan Countryside. Includes daily maid service and continental breakfast for the entire week.
(package valued at $7,000) For more info or to purchase tickets use this link: http://www.hiwaytheatre.org/?page_id=1616

Here is the link for the most current Keystone Kiwanian
http://www.kiwanissbg.org/Assets/KK/2010/KK1112-2010.pdf

Jack Waite noted that he read to 23 children today at our Drop- In Story Time reading program

I made a reminder announcement for the Valentine's Day Rose Sale:It's an easy sale and good fundraiser for the club. The price is $20 per dozen and you can order them on-line if need be.www.jenkintownkiwanis/calendar.php . The deadline for the sale is Feb.8 and they will be delivered to Russ's office on Friday Feb. 11th for pick-up. ( No more orders will be accepted at this time.) 

I also noted that the 2011 Summer Sunset 5K run will be held on June 21. So please mark your calendars now. Sponsorship letters will be going out shortly.

Carol Godfrey announced that she has some friends who are interested in joining our club and she hopes to bring them next week.

Also we got some "Thank You" letters from: The Abington YMCA for our $250 donation, James Foxx Basketball League for our donation of $400, The Abington Parenting Center for our $250 donation and The Abington Community Taskforce for our donation of $250.

Kiwanis Convention 2011 Geneva + Switzerland July 7-10 

Pres. Gloria reported that the upcoming Kiwanis Convention will be in Geneva, Switzerland and the price is very good for the trip.

Please check it out at:http://www.incontrageneva2011.com/pennsilvania/principal.html

American actress and activist Jamie Lee Curtis will serve as keynote speaker for the Closing Session of the 2011 Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 9.

British primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, known for her extensive work with chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, will speak to Kiwanians and guests at the Opening Session of the 2011 Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland.

Pres. Gloria reported that she recently visited with Lucy Sharp and got the post office box key from Lucy.

Division 21 News:

Southhamptom reports the following:
Beef & Beer with Hatboro Club – is April 16th at the Ben Wilson Center in Warminster from 6-11 pm. The cost is $30.00.

They are collecting cell phones for “Cellphones for Soldiers”. They will be recycled and converted into pre-paid calling cards for the soldiers. See http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/index.html for their newsletter.



Drop In story Time Readers for Feb.

2/10-Day
2/17-Steelman
2/24-Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

2/10- Sam Rines- James Foxx Basketball League
2/17- Board Meeting

Pullar's Pot:

Anne Lotz put a dollar in the pot to announce that her grandduaghter is now 3 months old. She recently gave her a mirror, and she loves taking to the other baby in the mirror. Bob Smyrl announced that his son Matt is finally recovering from his concussion. He was recently tested and prior to the wrestling season he scored in the 85 percentile, after the concussion he was at the 2 percentile, but is now back to the 60 percentile. Looks like he will make a full recovery. Bert Kreger put in a buck to say that he had two great weeks in Fla and brought back two make up slips from the Kiwanis Clubs he visited. I put in $5 to announce that Cooper is having a wonderful swimming season. Two weeks ago at the USA Mid Atlantic Elite Meet he won the 13/14 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:01.56, which ranks him 11 in the country, and cost me $200 for a  new swim suit from a bet I made at the start of the season. He came in second in the 13/14 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:16.44 which ranks him 22 in the country. Riley not to out done recieved the SHINE Award from Sandy Run Middle School-it stands for Selflessness, Humility, Nobility, and Empathy. He proudly announced that he got his in 6th grade and it took Cooper until the 8th grade to get his. Gloria put in a dollar to to say: "Whoever is praying for the snow..please stop."

50/50 Winner- Jack Waite-who doated it all back to the club



Program: Former Member Kathy Judge announced our speaker Alex Schmauk who is the band director for both the Immaculate Conception School as well as the Jenkintown Community Band. He is seeking scholarship money for the JCB tution as they don't turn anyone away. The cost is $150 for 14 weeks and one concert. Kathy brought some music for us to listen to and it was wonderful. There next concert is May 21st. It was good to see Kathy and it was a wonderful program.


Quote of the week:

I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Babe Ruth

02-10-2011 10:49:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/20/11
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Bill Lundquist. We had two guests with us today: Steve Spindler & Fred Kaplan-Mayer from the Hiway Theatre. They were both greeted in song.

Free Announcements:

Carol Godfrey, our Kiwanian of the Year , wanted to thank everyone for the honor. It was a wonderful night. Gloria reported that there were 85 in attendance at the Awards Banquet the other night. Also the YMCA is having an open house on Sunday the 23rd.

Munn Steelman noted that he read to 18 children today and overall the kids behavior has been much better.

I made a reminder announcement for the Valentine's Day Rose Sale:It's an easy sale and good fundraiser for the club. The price is $20 per dozen and you can order them on-line if need be.www.jenkintownkiwanis/calendar.php . The deadline for the sale is Feb. 3 and they will be delivered to my office on Friday Feb. 11th for pick-up.

Kiwanis Convention 2011 Geneva + Switzerland July 7-10 

96th Annual Kiwanis International Convention
July 7-10, 2011

Pres. Gloria reported that the upcoming Kiwanis Convention will be in Geneva, Switzerland and the price is very good for the trip. Please check it out at:http://www.incontrageneva2011.com/pennsilvania/principal.html



Jamie Lee Curtis scheduled for Closing

Jamie Lee Curtis American actress and activist Jamie Lee Curtis will serve as keynote speaker for the Closing Session of the 2011 Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 9.

Curtis, known for her roles in such acclaimed films as Halloween, True Lies, A Fish Called Wanda, Trading Places and Freaky Friday, is also an AIDS activist and has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities. She also is a best-selling children’s author, including titles “Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born,” “Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day” and “Is There Really a Human Race?”

Curtis is married to actor/director Christopher Guest and has two children.

Jane Goodall to kick off convention

Jane Goodall
Dr. Jane Goodall with Gombe chimpanzee Freud.
© Michael Neugebauer

British primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, known for her extensive work with chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, will speak to Kiwanians and guests at the Opening Session of the 2011 Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland.



Division 21 News:
Glenside club recently sent us this Key Club flyer asking for our help with the Darfur Project. Upon a motion by Tollen and seconded by Smyrl the will donate $50 to this cause.


Drop In story Time Readers for Jan. & Feb.

1/27-Day
2/3-Waite
2/10-Day
2/17-Steelman
2/24-Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

1/27-Kathy Judge- Jenkintown Community Band
 2/3- Board Meeting
2/10- Sam Rines- James Foxx Basketball League


Pullar's Pot:

Carol Godfrey put a dollar in the pot to say " Thank You" for the award. Munn Steelman put a dollar in the pot to say that he had a wonderful cruise and they were voted -Most Congenial Group, and they didn't get seasick even with the rough water from the storms. Also his grandson Chris will be home from Afghanistan  at the end of Jan. Bob Smyrl put a dollar in to say that his son Nathaniel who is a senior in HS is waiting to see what college will take him, however his son Matthew is still have concussion symptoms since Nov. 18th when he was kicked in the head at wrestling practice. He continued to practice and got bumped again that same day. Since then he has been unable to go to school and now has some short term memory loss. Unsure if or when it may come back. The doctors are hopeful, but it's just a day to day thing currently. Anne Lotz put a dollar in to note that we need more money in the pot to help us cover the costs of the Christmas Party for next year. Russ Koerwer put a dollar in the pot to announce that while he was in Fla. it was cold-only in the 60's. Wanted to congratulate Carol-Job Well Done!

50/50 Winner- Pres. Gloria who donated it all back to the club.

Program: Pres. Gloria introduced our guest speakers Steve Spindler and Fred Kaplan-Mayer from the Hiway Theatre. The spoke of the needs of the theatre and how we could get involved at this time. It was a very interesting program.


Quote of the week:

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Noel Coward
English actor, dramatist, & songwriter (1899 - 1973)


02-10-2011 10:48:46    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

1/13/10
Stu Tollen, editor




Tim Barnes opened the meeting and asked our guest speaker Pastor Paul Randolph to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge Loser was Bert Kreger. Our guest was greeted in song and then we recited the Kiwanis defining statement.

Free Announcements:

Tim Barnes announced that he just ran into our former member Kathy Judge who would like to come speak to our group about an upcoming concert. See attached flyer. Perhaps we can get her to come on Jan. 27th.

I announced that we had our first Sunset Run meeting this past week, and it looks like June 21 or 28th will be our date, we just need to check with another running group as they hold a similar 5k run at that time. Otherwise we got Jen Stackhouse familiar with the run and operational details. Next meeting will be in Feb. We will work to see if the new LA Fitness in town would like to be a sponsor.

Bob Maher suggested that we contact Lucy about getting the post office box key, perhaps Gloria can pick it up, so that we can check the mail once in a while.

Jack Waite read today to 21 kids and he noted that it was the best group he's ever had.

Pres. Gloria reminded everyone that tomorrow night is the Kiwanis Annual Banquet and Old York Kiwanis Anniversary. Past Lt. Gov. Tim  noted in his latest e-mail that we have 80 attendees.

I past out Valentine Rose sale flyers, so start selling those roses. It's an easy sale and good fundraiser for the club. The price is $20 per dozen and you can order them on-line if need be.www.jenkintownkiwanis/calendar.php

Pres. Gloria asked Past Pres. Gloria to come forward and she was then presented with an award for her two year term as our Club President.

Division 21 News:
Glenside club recently sent us this Key Club flyer asking for our help. We should consider it. See attached pdf. file


Drop In story Time Readers for Jan. & Feb.

1/20-Steelman
1/27-Day
2/3-Waite
2/10-Day
2/17-Steelman
2/24-Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

1/20- Steve Spindler from the Hiway Theatre
1/27-Kathy Judge- Jenkintown Community Band
 2/3- Board Meeting


Pullar's Pot:
Jim Kirkner, former member, says "Hello" to one and all. I noted that Cooper is swimming well and recently went a 1:02.07 in the 100 yd. breaststroke. He is currently ranked 17th in the state at the PIAA level.

50/50 Winner- Stu Tollen, donated it all back to the club.

Program: Pres. Gloria introduced our guest speaker Pastor Paul Randolph. Paul told us his background story of how he got involved in first the Police Dept. and currently the Fire Dept. Paul is one of the few Pastoral Fire Dept. workers in the region. It was quite interesting.


Quote of the Week:

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

01-20-2011 10:14:22    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

 

1/6/11


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Waite to give the invocation. Jack Founds was our On Time Name Badge Winner. We had three guests with us today: Ofc. Tucker, Chief Al DiValentino, Ofc. Salpezio fron the Jenkintown Police Department.They were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

Anne Lotz wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Kiwanis Banquet and Old York Rd's 85th Anniversary on Jan. 14th at the Blair Mill Inn.  I need to let Tim Hoffman know today who wants to go and their meal choice.To date only Gloria and Anne going only, and I know we can do better than that. The cost is $25 per person. Today, (1/13/10) is the last day to sign up. Please consider going if at all possible.

Russ Koerwer announced that he will speak to the florist Robbie about the Valentine Day Rose Sale but it shouldn't be a problem. George Kelly has agreeded to head up this committee. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Monday Russ will see about flower delivery on Friday the 11th and a good drop off spot. I offered my office. The price once again will be $20 per dozen. (See attached flyer) Start selling those roses!

Bert Kerger announced that he read at Drop In Story Time today and they had 17 children present.

Drop In story Time Readers for Jan. & Feb.

1/20-Steelman
1/27-Day
2/3-Waite
2/10-Day
2/17-Steelman
2/24-Rowland


Upcoming Programs:

1/13- Board Meeting & Pastor Randolph
1/20- Steve Spindler from the Hiway Theatre
1/27-open

Pullar's Pot:

Munn put a dollar in the pot to say that his grandson Chris who is in Afghanistan is doing well, and hopes to be home in March.
Carol put ion a dollar to say that she and her whole family went into the ocean for the Polar Bear plunge in Ocean City, NJ in John's memory. Carol noted that there must have been over 1,000 people there.
Bob Maher noted that he was glad to be back as the spent the holidays in Virginia and California.
Mike noted that yesterday was his birthday and on Sunday he was in a car accident. He is okay but the car isn't. We sang Happy Birthday to Mike.
Bert Kreger announced that he will be in Florida for the next two weeks, and he not sure how to pack.
Gloria reported that on New Year's Eve she went to Sugar House Casino and won some money and saw the fireworks over the river. She wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
Russ put a dollar in to say that he spent New Years down at Rehobeth Beach and they had a wonderful dinner out and breakfast the next day back at his house.

50/50 Winner- Bert Kreger who donated it all back to the club.

Program:

Gloria introduced Chief Al DiValentino form the JPD. the Cheif wanted to thank us for our continued support of the police department and especially the K-9 division. Gloria then presented Ofc. Tucker with a check for $100 for Ofc. Rocky our K-9 dog. The K-9 division here in Jenkintown depends donations for his food and health care. The Boro only pays for his training. Ofc. Tucker then introduced us to Rocky and gave us a brief demonstration. It was a great program.

01-13-2011 09:56:13    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

12/30/10
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Elect Jack Founds opened the meeting and asked Barry Rowland to give the invocation. We had no guests with us today. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Pres. Gloria.

Free annoucements:

Carol Godfrey announced that our JDN Chirstmas Party was a success and we have 24 presents left over, so we have a good start for 2011. She wanted to "Thank": Gloria, Jack, Lucy, Anne for all the help and of course Mark our in house Santa.

I wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Kiwanis Banquet and Old York Rd's 85th Anniversary on Jan. 14th at the Blair Mill Inn. See attached flyer for all the details. I need to let Tim Hoffman know today who wants to go and their meal choice.To date I have Gloria and Anne going only, and I know we can do better than that. The cost is $25 per person.

Anne Lotz wanted to "Thank" Russ for the wonderful party, as it was great and we had a wonderful time.

Russ Koerwer announced that he will speak to the florist Robbie about the Valentine Day Rose Sale but it shouldn't be a problem. George Kelly has agreeded to head up this committee. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Monday Russ will see about flower delivery on Friday the 11th and a good drop off spot. I offered my office.

Upcoming Programs:

1/6- Board Meeting and Ofc. Tucker from the JPD
1/13-open
1/20- Steve Spindler from the Hiway Theatre
1/27-open


Pullar's Pot:

Lucy Sharp put in a dollar to say that she resigned from Abington Bank and has accepted a job in Quakertown at Quakertown National Bank and it begins on 1/3/11. Also she is stepping down as a club member as she will no longer be able to attend meetings. We all wish Lucy well with her new job and hate to see her go.

50/50  Winner- Tim Barnes


Program:
Our newest member George Kelly was nice enough to tell us about himself. It was a wonderful program, as George has led a very colorful life.

Quote of the day:
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
Joan Rivers

01-11-2011 18:45:33    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

12/9/10


Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Dawn Day was our On Time Name Badge Winner. We had two guests with us today: Carol Polis and her son Ken Sharp. We greeted them in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:


Sat., Dec. 11th – Aktion Club is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa 8:30 a.m. – 11:3 at the Knights of Columbus on Limekiln Pike in Glenside. $6 for Adults, $4 for Kids, kids under 2 are free.

Thurs., Dec. 16th – Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party with Santa 11:30 a.m. Kiwanis members are asked to bring 5 gifts to the next meeting –
                              3 for girls wrapped in green paper, and 2 for boys wrapped in red. Please drop off the gifts by Wed. 12/15 at Abington Bank, Jenkintown Branch and Lucy will collect them.

Fri., Dec. 17th – Jenkintown Kiwanis Holiday Party at the home of Russ Koerwer 6 p.m.We want some members to bring desert, so please contact Russ with your RSVP's and he will tell you we need for food planning. His e-mail address is : WRKoerwer@aol.com

 
Rubyes Kids holiday party is Dec. 11.  If you would like to send a donation, go to the website www.rubyes.com

Pres. Gloria welcomed Dawn Day as it's been awhile since she was here last. Also she noted that on Tuesday 12/7 the Sunset Run Committee met with Linda Kligman and Jen Stackhouse for a transferring of knowledge to Jen as she will be in charge of the JCA part this upcoming year. Set the date-June 21, 2011 and the Wells Fargo Stage Coach will be there once again.

Carol Godfrey announced that the Pizza Party with JDN and Santa is all set. Please make sure that you are there by 11:30AM. We had over 70 gifts at last count and that's not counting what came in today. Santa is all set, the pizza is ordered and Gloria will pick it up, Jack has the papergoods and juice,so all looks good. Please come out and support this great cause. The children just love it, and it's one of our best meetings of the year. Reminder-this Thursday 11:30 AM

Pres. Gloira announced that she called Officer Tucker and told him that we have a $100 check for him to use for Officer Rocky our K-9 dog. Hopefully we will get him to come to one of our meetings to get it.

Russ passed out a sign up sheet  for the upcoming holiday party. Please sign up or e-mail Russ if you are planning on coming.

I passed out the annual invoice for Club Dues. If you haven't been present then I will e-mail you a copy. Please make sure that Ed Foy gets your payment-don't give it to me.


Dawn read at the Library today and had 5 kids present, a much better behaved group this week.

Bert Kreger announced that he and Bernice celelbrated their anniversary this past Tuesday. 58 wonderful years!!

Upcoming Programs:

12/16- JDN Pizza Party-11:30AM
12/23- Meeting at the Drake Tavern -Noon
12/30- Pastor Paul Randolph

Jack will look into inviting Jen Stackhouse from the JCA and Steve Spindler from the Hiway Theatre to come speak to us.


District/Division/Region 7 Business:

Old York Road Club will be holding their 85th Anniversary party on January 14th . Details in attached file.

International Business:

7/7/11-7/10/11 International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.

Pullar's Pot:
Bert put in a buck for his anniversary. Ann Lotz put in a dollar as her graddaughter Annabelle was baptized last Sunday.Mike Czrewonka put in a buck to announce that his son Michael who is a senior in high school hasn't heard from any colleges yet, as he got his applications in late. I put in $20 as I recently celebrated 20 years in business and as a Kiwanian-sure went by fast. Cooper has started off his highschool swimming career with a couple of first place finishes and he has already qualified for Districts in two events.


50/50:  Russ Koerwer who donated it all back to the club


Program:
Pres. Gloria introduced our speaker- Carol Polis. Carol was the first woman professional boxing judge in the US & World. She gave a great talk about her life and how she became a boxing judge. It was a wonderful program.


Quote of the Week:

" With Courage anything is Possible"

                                                -Carol Polis

12-14-2010 19:11:16    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

12/2/10

Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser this week was Bob Smyrl. We had no guests with us today.


Free Announcements:

Fri., Dec. 3rd – Breathing Room Foundation event at the Red Barn Mall 6-9 p.m.

Sun. Dec. 5th – Eastern Montgomery County Arts and Tech School breakfast buffet to benefit the scholarship fund  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.-sponsored by the Old York Rd Club.

Sat., Dec. 11th – Aktion Club is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa 8:30 a.m. – 11:3 at the Knights of Columbus on Limekiln Pike in Glenside. $6 for Adults, $4 for Kids, kids under 2 are free.

Thurs., Dec. 16th – Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party with Santa 11:30 a.m. Kiwanis members are asked to bring 5 gifts to the next meeting –
                              3 for girls wrapped in green paper, and 2 for boys wrapped in red. Please bring the gifts with you today or drop them off at Abington Bank, Jenkintown Branch and Lucy will collect them.

Fri., Dec. 17th – Jenkintown Kiwanis Holiday Party at the home of Russ Koerwer 6 p.m.We want some members to bring desert, so please contact Russ with your RSVP's and he will tell you we need for food planning. His e-mail address is : WRKoerwer@aol.com

 
Rubyes Kids holiday party is Dec. 11.  If you would like to send a donation, go to the website www.rubyes.com

Munn Steelman announced that the Banquet of Thanks was very successful. They had 97 in attendnace and we had a successful interclub as: Bob Maher,
 Mimi & Munn Steelman, Bill & Anne Lotz,  Gloria A. Leibig, Jim & Nancy Hutchings (Potential new member??)

Pres. Gloria also announced that we had another successful interclub with Lansdale Kiwanis on 11/24-Jack Founds, Bob Smyrl, Kurt Hunsberger, Tim Barnes, she were in attendance. Very nice meeting.

I passed out copies of our Annual Dues. to each member. Please send them back in to Ed Foy ASAP. For those not present I will e-mail you copies.

Ed Foy Announced that our Golden Peanut Award Winner was Carol Godfrey, who collected $136.45. Overall we collected $464.76

Munn Steelman announced that he read to nine kids today at the Library and they were awful.


District/Division/Region 7 Business:

Old York Road Club will be holding their 85th Anniversary party in January Details to follow.

From the Glenside Kiwanis Club:
Next Wednesday, December 15th, we will be holding our Family Holiday Party at the VFW starting at 6:30 pm. If you have a friend or relative that would like to bring their children or grandchildren that is fine.Santa will be there at 6:30 pm to talk to your children, grandchildren, and guests. Please bring a gift for Santa to give to your child as he/she sits on his lap with their confidential conversation.Dinner will be buffet style and will be conducted from 6:30 through 7:30 pm. You can take your pictures of Santa and feed your family and guests during that hour.At 7:30 the entertainment will begin (Santa will leave). Rick DeKalb has arranged for entertainment that will suit all who are present.
We need a decent head count so please start to plan now and let me know how many you plan to bring. Cost will be adults $15.00 and children $5.00.
This should cover the meal and entertainment. This evening is a big commitment so we ask for your assistance.
RSVP BY to Marty Ewer 215 887 3039 by Saturday, December 11th!!!!!

International Business:

7/7/11-7/10/11 International Convention: Geneva, Switzerland.

The new Worldwide Service project will raise $110 M over the next 5 years to fill the funding gap required to provide an estimated 387 million does of the tetanus vaccine. For information on “The Eliminate Project” go to http://www.theeliminateproject.org/.


Upcoming Programs:

12/9-Carol Polis, Professional Boxing Judge

12/16- JDN Pizza Party with Santa 11:30am

12/23-Meeting at the Drake-Noon

12/30-Pastor Paul Randolf


50/50 Winner-Ed Foy-donated it all back to the club


Pullar's Pot:

Lucy Sharp put in a buck and noted that Lee was in the hospital for ten days as he developed an infection while there and had to be inthe cardiac ICU. He is now home and doing well.
Jack Founds announced that he recently celebrated his 50th Wedding Anniversary and they had a party and 250 came. It was a great night! Bob Maher put in a dollar to say that for the first time in a while they were home for Thanksgiving, so he decided to go shopping early on Black Friday for a doorbuster slae at Target and it was quite the experience. Pres.Gloira wnated to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and she was thrilled as Anthony came home for the holiday.

Quote of the Week:

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
                                     -Samuel Butler

12-14-2010 19:10:33    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/18/10
Carol Godfrey, editor



Minutes from 11/18/10 Jenkintown Kiwanis Meeting
 
 
Gloria called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. and Stu Tollen was the “On Time” loser.
 
Guest:
Bob Harnish  - guest speaker from Max Energy Savers.
 
Announcements of Upcoming Events:
 
Tues., Nov. 23rd – Banquet of Thanks – at Abington Senior High School Cafeteria A.
                                   Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 p.m.
Weds., Nov. 24th – Lansdale Breakfast
Fri., Dec. 3rd – Breathing Room Foundation event at the Red Barn Mall 6-9 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 5th – Eastern Montgomery County Arts and Tech School breakfast buffet
                         To benefit the scholarship fund  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sat., Dec. 11th – Aktion Club is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
                           At the Knights of Columbus on Limekiln Pike in Glenside
Thurs., Dec. 16th – Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party with Santa 11:30 a.m.
                              Kiwanis members are asked to bring 5 gifts to the next meeting –
                              3 for girls wrapped in green paper, and 2 for boys wrapped in red.
Fri., Dec. 17th – Jenkintown Kiwanis Holiday Party at the home of Russ Koerwer 6 p.m.
 
 
With regard to “Officer Rocky” – canine dog for Jenkintown Police Dept. – the club approved $100. be sent for food/care.
 
Stu Tollen will bring the new officer/member pins to the next meeting.
 
Free Announcements:
Rubyes Kids holiday party is Dec. 11.  If you would like to send a donation, go to the website www.rubyes.com
 
New Members
Russ Koerwer and Bob Maher took George Kelly and Jim Hutchinson to lunch.
Library Reading
Bob Maher read to 10 children today.
Pullar’s Pot
Russ Koerwer announced he had a recent birthday.
Anne Lotz described her “incident” at Jersey Boys that resulted in a broken bone in her hand.
Speaker
Bob Harnish from Max Energy Savers spoke to us about how energy costs are going to be going up gradually.  He gave us some tips to help save energy costs.  His company evaluates energy used by residences, commercial and industrial businesses and helps them save money. It was very informative. 

12-02-2010 16:29:08    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

11/4/10
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Elect Jack opened the meeting and asked Jack Waite to give the invocation. Kurt Hunsberger was the On Time Name Badge Loser. We had three guests with us today: Former Lt. Gov. Tim Hoffman, Bob Mathers-Old York Rd Club Pres., Tom Weimer- guest of Russ Koerwer. All were greeted in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

 Pres. Gloria wanted us all to keep Anne Lotz's granddaughter in all  of our prayers as she is in NICU. Cathy has been released and is doing well.

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party will be on Dec. 16th and they have 91 kids this year.  We all need to purchase 5 presents each. Green for girls, Red for Boys or make it Blue  for all. Carol spoke with Santa and he is ready to go.

The annual Kiwanis Holiday Party will be Dec. 17th at Russ's house. Please Mark your calendar.

Jack Waite announced that he read to 12 children this week at Drop In Story Time.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Region 7 Conference / Governor Visit & Division 21 Council Meeting is this Saturday November 6, 2010: Pennfield Middle School 726 Forty Foot Road  Hatfield, PA 19440–2860 From:  8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please let us know if you are going as Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know ASAP. To date only Gloria is going from our club.

Tim Hoffman announced  that the Old York Rd Club is having: A Holiday Breakfast Sunday, December 5, 2010 From 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM $6.00 Buffet Eastern Center for Arts and Technology  3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Also on Jan. 14th the Old York Rd Club will be celebrating their 85th Anniversary as well as the Annual Awards Banquet. It will be at the Blair Mill Inn and the cost will be $25 per person.Invites will follow.

Pres. Gloria announced that: Pre-Thanksgiving breakfast through the Lansdale Kiwanis Club. 11/24 at 7:30 am in the Surrey room at the Wm Penn Inn.Pls. contact Bob Smyrl to confirm your intention.

Munn announced that the Aktion Club is holding their annual Banquet of Thanks on Tues. Nov. 23 at the Abington High School Cafeteria. See attached flyer.

Russ Koerwer announced that this coming week we will have a great speaker- Ted Taylor and he will speak on his favorite subject the Philadelphia Athletics and we have some guests coming so please try to get there early and make them feel welcome.

I announced that I invited Lt. Gov. Ann to come and induct our newest member George Kelly this week, so please try to attend and make George feel at home as a new Kiwanian.

Upcoming Readers:

11/11- Kreger
11/18- Maher

Upcoming Programs:

11/11- Ted Taylor- History of the Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Club- should be a great meeting

11/18- Bob Harnish- Energy

11/23- Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks



Pullar's Pot:

Carol Godfrey put a dollar in the pot to say that Antigua was great, the hurricane hit when we left so all went well. Ed Foy put a dollar in to say that he ran into Randy Slopek who is doing well, and he says, " Hello" to all. Tim Hoffman put a dollar in the pot to thank us for all the support last year. Russ Koerwer put in a buck to say he just got back from LA and they have a great area around their sports complex with Hotels and restaurants called LA Live and we are getting the same thing where the Spectrum is and it should be great.

50/50 Winner- Lucy Sharp who donated it all to Loaves and Fishes


Quote of the week:

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

11-11-2010 19:01:19    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/28/10



Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge Loser today was Bob Smyrl.  We had one guest with us today: George Kelly our soon to be newest member. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement and greeted George in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

 Pres. Gloria wanted to thank everyone who was able to help out with Peanut Day. Everything went smoothly and WAWA was very pleased. Lucy has agreed to count the canisters and will present us with a final count soon. Bob Maher noted that he will draft a Letter to the Editor for the Times Chronicle to thank those that donated to Peanut Day and he will note what the club does with the funds and invite people to join us for lunch. All agreed that it was a great idea. Gloria wanted to thank Dawn Day for all her help with the project.

Russ Koerwer announced that the EMCCC Business Expo last week at Salus University was a great event. We meet 16 potential new members. Gloria and Ann will contact them and follow up on their interest. The winner of the $25 Gift Card was Jim Hutchings. Russ will get him the prize.

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party will be on Dec. 16th and they have 91 kids this year. Carol spoke with Santa and he is ready to go.
The annual Kiwanis Holiday Party will be Dec. 17th at Russ's house. Please Mark your calendar.

Jack Founds announced that he was able to help out this morning with the district wide rose sale. He brought the roses that we sold. Please get your money in to Ed Foy as soon as possible. $18 a dozen.

Barry Rowland noted that Drop In story Time  was good and he read to seven kids this morning.

Pres. Gloria announced that the Region 7 Conference / Governor Visit & Division 21 Council Meeting is this Saturday November 6, 2010: Pennfield Middle School 726 Forty Foot Road  Hatfield, PA 19440–2860 From:  8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please let us know if you are going as Lt. Gov. Ann needs to know ASAP.

Munn Steelman announced that he and Mimi went to visit Bill Lundquist and he is doing well. He is very happy where he is and he sends his reguards to everyone.


Upcoming Readers:

11/4- Waite
11/11- Kerger
11/18- Maher

Upcoming Programs:


11/4- Board Meeting

11/11- Ted Taylor- History of the Philadelphia Atheltics

11/18- Bob Harnish- Energy

11/23- Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks



Pullar's Pot:

Lucy Sharp put in a dollar to say that she has had her three grandchildren visting for the past five days and it was great. Russ Koerwer put in a dollar to say "Welcome" to George Kelly. Russ made his first home sale to George many years ago and since then they have remained friends.

50/50 Winner- Russ Koerwer


Quote of the week:

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
                                             -Albert Einstein

11-04-2010 11:46:12    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/21/10





Pres. Gloria opened the meeting and asked Carol Godfrey to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge Winner today was Tim Barnes.  We had several guests with us today: Charlie Harmer, David Rowland, Steve Sklar, Fran D'Andrea, Bobbi Shapiro, Holly Yablonovitz and our speaker, Dana Lightman. We recited the Kiwanis Defining Statement and greeted our guests in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

 Pres. Gloria wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is our Peanut Day  We need more help.  We would like everyone to take at least a 2 hour stint.  If everyone pitches in, we will have the most successful "Jenkintown Kiwanis Peanut Day Sale". I will appreciate your support in this effort. Everything is set with WAWA so please take some peanuts, a canister and vest.

Russ Koerwer announced that tonight EMCCC Business Expo at Salus University on Thursday Oct. 21st -4-7pm. If you signed up to man the booth -Thank You.

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party will be on Dec. 16th and they have 91 kids this year. Carol spoke with Santa and he is ready to go.
The annual Kiwanis Holiday Party will be Dec. 17th at Russ's house. Please Mark your calendar.

Munn Steelman announced the rose sale is next week.  We will meet at Tom McMackin's garage in Hatboro on Wednesday 10/27 at 5:30 PM to put together the boxes.  This will take several hours.  We will come back again Thursday morning,  6:30am 10/28 to put the roses in the boxes. Please let  Marty Schaefer know if you can attend, as they need help with this. The roses will be brought to our meeting on Thursday.

Bert Kreger noted that Drop In story Time began and he read to ten kids this morning.

Upcoming Readers:

10/28- Rowland
11/4- Waite
11/11- Kerger
11/18- Maher

Upcoming Programs:

10/28- Sean Killkenny- Redistricting

11/1- Board Meeting

11/11- Ted Taylor- History of the Philadelphia Atheltics

11/18- Bob Arnish- Energy

11/23- Aktion Club Banquet of Thanks



Pullar's Pot:

Carol Godfrey reported that she and Russ had lunch recently with former member Ellinor Gilligan. Carol also announced that she is leaving for Antigua in a few days. There will be 5 adults and 4 kids under 7 yrs. old. Russ Koerwer put a dollar in the pot to say that his cataracts surgery went well, but it left him farsighted in one eye and nearsighted in the other. "It has really made it crazy for my brain." Gloria put a dollar in to say- " thanks" Russ and Steve for coming out to the Kimmel Center for the Gala over 1200 in attendance.


50/50 Winner- Stu Tollen


Program:

Pres. Gloria introduced our guest speaker- Dana Lightman, Ph.D. Dana spoke about her program Power Optimism. It was an excellent program.




Quote of the week:

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
                                                 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

10-28-2010 11:03:51    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

10/7/10
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres- Elect Jack Founds opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had no guests with us today.

Free Annoucements:

Pres.Elect Jack wanted to remind everyone that Friday October 22nd is the official Peanut Day.  We will require all to help.  We would like everyone to take at least a 2 hour stint.  If everyone pitches in, we will have the most successful "Jenkintown Kiwanis Peanut Day Sale". I will appreciate your support in this effort. Jack also announced that he did attend the breakfast meeting with Congresswoman Schwartz and it was quite insightful. Finally, Jack reminded us to keep Bob Maher in our thoughts and prayers as his father passed away.

We had an interclub yesterday for the installation Dinner. In attendance were: Russ Koerwer, Jack Founds, Munn Steelman, Gloria Leibig, and Carol Godfrey. Carol noted that it was a good evening, but with the Phillies playing it was tough to keep people out of the bar as everyone wanted to watch Halladay pitch the no-hitter.

Russ Koerwer that we have to all plan on attending the EMCCC Business Expo at Salus University on Thursday Oct. 21st -5-7pm as we have a booth.  Finally the PAL Food Festival is on Tuesday Oct. 12th at Philmont Country Club and we have a Booth at that as well-I have tickets if anyone wants to go.

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party will be on Dec. 16th and they have 91 kids this year. Carol spoke with Santa and he is ready to go.

Russ annonced that he has received a new member application from George Kelly. George attended our new member meeting on 9/23. Russ and Anne are his sponsors. Upon a motion by Koerwer and seconded by Steelman his application was accepted by the club. Russ will try to set up a lunch with George to help answer any questions that he might have. We will also have to set up a date to induct him as our newest member.

Munn Steelman anounced that he and Mimi helped take 14 Aktion Club members to Peddlers Village to see the scarecrow exhibit.

Jack Waite noted that Drop In story Time began and he read to six kids this morning.

Upcoming Readers:
10/14- Kerger
10/21- Maher
10/28- Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

10/21- Dana Lightman-Power Optimism

10/21- EMCCC Business Expo

10/22- Peanut Day

Gloria Leibig also reported that she is working to schedule Rep. Josh Shapiro and Jenkintown Boro Manager Mike English

Pullar's Pot:
Carol annonced that her son Andy is 38 today. Her dog Jake who was 15+ years old died recently. Lucy wanted to say" Job well done." on the membership drive. Russ announced that he is having cataracts surgery next week. I announced that it was my 46 birthday on Tuesday. Bert told a joke.


50/50 Winner- Bert Kreger. Bert donated it all back to the club.

The meeting was ended with a salute to the flag, and the Board Meeting was opened.


Quote of the Week:

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
                                              -Abraham Lincoln

10-14-2010 09:13:05    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/30/10
Stu Tollen, editor





Pres. Anne opened the meeeting and asked me to give the invocation. Todaywe had four guests with us- Don Lasko-our speaker, Don Neifield, David Rowland, Wally Dyer. They of course were greeted in traditional fashion.


Free Announcements:

The Dirstict Rose Sale is now closed They are $18 a dozen and the club gets to keep $7. We had 18 dozen sold so now please bring in your checks.They will be ready for pick up on Oct. 28th.

Pres-Elect Gloria announced that I am setting Friday October 22nd as the official Peanut Day.  We will require all to help.  We would like everyone to take at least a 2 hour stint.  If everyone pitches in, we will have the most successful "Jenkintown Kiwanis Peanut Day Sale". I will appreciate your support in this effort. Dawn has agreeed to work on the mailing labels and letters once again for us. They labels and letters will be ready next week and we will do them during the Board Meeting.

Remember the Division 21 Installation on Wednesday October 6, 2010 at the North Penn VFW 676 .  Cost is only $15!!!!  RSVP to Pres. Anne ASAP so that she can let Jen Vare know the head count.

Russ Koerwer that we have to all plan on attending the EMCCC Business Expo at Salus University on Thursday Oct. 21st -5-7pm as we have a booth.  Finally the PAL Food Festival is on Tuesday Oct. 12th at Philmont Country Club and we have a Booth at that as well-So mark your calendars now!

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party will be on Dec. 16th and they have 91 kids this year.

Pres. Anne gave our guests a brief introduction to our clubs history and ongoing projects. She also spoke about the projects that KI does.

Jack Founds noted that he spoke with Dawn Day and she is feeling better, and plans to be back soon.

Jack Waite noted that Drop In story Time begins next week:

Upcoming Readers:
10/7- Maher
10/14- Kerger
10/21- Maher
10/28- Rowland

Upcoming Programs:

10/6- Installation Dinner at North Penn VFW

10/7- Board Meeting

10/12-Pal Food Festival

10/21- Dana Lightman-Power Optimism

10/21- EMCCC Business Expo

10/22- Peanut Day

Gloria Leibig also reported that she is working to schedule Rep. Josh Shapiro and Jenkintown Boro Manager Mike English

Pullar's Pot:

Munn Steelman put a dollar in the pot to say that his Grandson Chris is now a First Lt. in Afghanistan and that he hopes to home in January.
Anne Lotz put a dollar in to say: " Thank You "all for a wonderful two year run as your club president.


50/50 Winner- Jack Waite. He was gracious enough to donate it all back to us.



Program:

Anne introduced our speaker, Dan Lasko. Dan is  the Veteran's Affairs Specialist at Congresswoman Schwartz's office. Dan  was a Marine and was medically retired in 2005. He was in Afghanistan in 2004 when he was struck by an IDE and had to have his left leg amputated below the knee. He is part of the Wonded Warrior Program which provides a two year fellowship for disabled veterans to work at congressional offices. Dan handles all the VA stuff here in the Jenkintown office: Social Security, Medicare, IRS, Disability Claims-which happen to be the biggest part of his job currently.


Quote of the Week:

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
-Yogi Berra

10-14-2010 08:26:04    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/23/10
Stu Tollen, editor

Pres Anne opened the meeting  and aked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had the following guests with us today: Missy DiMassa, Charlie Harmer, Ann MacHaffie,Leza Perkins, Bill Biele, Marty Kalos, David Rowland, Don Jones, Eileen Koolpie, and Marie Higgins. We greeted them in traditional fashion. We informed our guests on Kiwanis and how are club functions. It was a fantastic turnout for our membership drive and hopefully we can attract a few new members from it.


Free Announcements:

The Dirstict Rose Sale is now ongoing and we need to get our orders in by 9/30/10. They are $18 a dozen and the club gets to keep $7. All the information is on-line at http://www.pkfonline.org/  Please ckeck it out! It's an easy fundraiser. The roses will be available for pick up on Thursday Oct. 28th. Remember the more money we raise the more that we can spend next year. Please bring in your orders and money this week to the meeting if you want roses!

Pres-Elect Gloria announced that I am setting Friday October 22nd as the official Peanut Day.  We will require all to help.  We would like everyone to take at least a 2 hour stint.  If everyone pitches in, we will have the most successful "Jenkintown Kiwanis Peanut Day Sale". I will appreciate your support in this effort. Dawn has agreeed to work on the mailing labels and letters once again for us.

Remember the Division 21 Installation on Wednesday October 6, 2010 at the North Penn VFW 676 .  Cost is only $15!!!!  RSVP to Pres. Anne ASAP so that she can let Jen Vare know the head count.

Russ Koerwer announced that on 9/30/10 we are having our  second Membership Drive, so please let me know if you are bringing any guests with you, so that I know how much food to order. Also we have to all plan on attending the EMCCC Business Expo at Salus University on Thursday Oct. 21st -5-7pm as we have a booth.  Finally the PAL Food Festival is on Tuesday Oct. 12th at Philmont Country Club and we have a Booth at that as well-So mark your calendars now!

Carol Godfrey announced that our Jenkintown Day Nursery Holiday Party will be on Dec. 16th and they have 91 kids this year.

I announced that we made $40 for Ofc. Rocky and about $300 profit on the pretzel sale at the Jenkintown Ferstival of the Arts.


Upcoming Programs:

9/30- Dan Lasco  speaking on veteran's issues and available benefits

10/21- Dana Lightman-Power Optimism

Gloria Leibig also reported that she is working to schedule Rep. Josh Shapiro and Jenkintown Boro Manager Mike English


50/50 Winner- Missy DiMassa. She was gracious enough to donate it all back to us.



Program:

Anne introduced our speaker, Jessica King from King Designs. Jessica spoke about social networking: facebook, twitter, linkedin as a way to increase your online footprint.
It was quite an interesting talk and something that as a club that we should look into and possibly use for our fundraisers.

Quote of the Week:

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison


09-28-2010 19:10:14    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/16/10
Stu Tollen, editor


Pres. Anne opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. We had no guests with us today.

The first order of business was to reopen the Board Meeting. Pres. Anne announced that the Budget Committee met and put together a proposed budget set at $8350 and have asked the Foundation Trustees to allow us to make it $10,000. The additional funds will allow us to once again have money set aside for Kiwanis Conferences, a Moira Shaughnessy Annual Donation, and a small miscellanous fund. The Foundation Trustees met and approved the budget. Upon a motion be Koerwer and seconded by Maher the Club accepted the proposed budget as presented. The Board Meeting was then closed and the regular meeting commenced.

The Kiwanis Defining Statement was recited.


Free Announcements:

The Jenkintown Festival of the Arts is all set for Sunday September 19 from 1-5. We will be selling soft pertzels and water. Ed Foy will bring change. All are welcome to help out. Please wear your green Kiwanis t-shirt so that we stand out.

The Dirstict Rose Sale is now ongoing and we need to get our orders in by 10/1/10. They are $18 a dozen and the club gets to keep $7. All the information is on-line at http://www.pkfonline.org/  Please ckeck it out! It's an easy fundraiser. The roses will be available for pick up on Thursday Oct. 28th. Remember the more money we raise the more that we can spend next year.

Pres-Elect Gloria announced that I am setting Friday October 22nd as the official Peanut Day.  We will require all to help.  We would like everyone to take at least a 2 hour stint.  If everyone pitches in, we will have the most successful "Jenkintown Kiwanis Peanut Day Sale". I will appreciate your support in this effort. Dawn has agreeed to work on the mailing labels and letters once again for us.

Remember the Division 21 Installation on Wednesday October 6, 2010 at the North Penn VFW 676 .  Cost is only $15!!!!  RSVP to Jen Vare. Please review the attached file.

Pres. Anne wanted to see if club memebers wnated to continue to sell Entertainment Books. It was decided that we would discontinue this club fund-raiser at this time. Also she wanted to remind us about the upcoming event at the Abington Arts Center- Art on Tap. On Tuesday Oct. 1st. It's a great night so come on out and enjoy some good food , some good beer and  some great art.

Russ Koerwer announced that on 9/23/10 we are having our Membership Drive, so please let me know if you are bringing any guests with you, so that I know how much food to order.
Also we have to all plan on attending the EMCCC Business Expo at Salus University on Thursday Oct. 21st -5-7pm as we have a booth.  Finally the PAL Food Festival is on Tuesday Oct. 12th at Philmont Country Club and we have a Booth at that as well-So mark your calendars now!

Carol Godfrey announced that Peco has a great program to pick up old refrigerators. They come, take it away and give you $35. It does have to be working, but other that that it's great.


Upcoming Programs:

9/23- Jessica King-King Design-topic Social Media

9/30- Open at this time

10/21- Dana Lightman-Power Optimism

Gloria Leibig also reported that she is working to schedule Rep. Josh Shapiro and Jenkintown Boro Manager Mike English


Pullar's Pot:

Jack Founds put in a dollar to say that Nancy and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary today. Lucy Sharp announced that her son Michael is one step closer to his Phd, as he passed his first round of tests. Bob Maher put in a few bucks to report that Tish finished her first triathalon in Malibu and that Mary Kate has finisihed her sculpture and it looks great.
I put in a dollar to announce that someone broke a window at my office and it made the Jenkintown's finest day as I had three officers in my office throughout the day.Nothing was stolen-just some vandalism. Russ Koerwer put in a dollar to say that his nephew Scott was elected President at Newberry College and he is only 43. Everyone is very excited. Bert Kreger put in a dollar to say that he is happy to still come for every week for the past 54 years. Way to go-Bert!


50/50 Winner- Tim Barnes, who donated it all back to the club.


Quote of the week:

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell
English biographer, critic, novelist, & poet (1887 - 1964)


09-23-2010 09:30:57    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

9/2/10
Stu Tollen, editor



Past Pres. Bob opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. It was my lucky day as I won the On Time Name Badge drawing. We had no guests with us today.


Free Announcements:

Pres-Elect Gloria announced that I am setting Friday October 22nd as the official Peanut Day.  We will require all to help.  We would like everyone to take at least a 2 hour stint.  If everyone pitches in, we will have the most successful "Jenkintown Kiwanis Peanut Day Sale". I will appreciate your support in this effort.

Pres. Anne announced that she got this e-mail from Kevin Thomas and she wanted to share with all club members:

Kiwanians:
 
As you probably know, on April 1, 2010 Kiwanis International implemented a Graduated Enrollment Fee/Schedule for new members in lieu of the "flat" fee for new members. 
 
As you may, also, know, the District offered a bylaw amendment to establish a similar graduated District fee.  That amendment was approved by the delegates at the recently completed District convention. 
 
After the District leadership and President Paul conferred, we could see no reason to not implement the new graduated fee effective immediately.  Pasted below and attached as an excel file you will find the schedule from September, 2010 through September, 2011.  This schedule is what a club in the Pennsylvania must pay to add a new member.
 
To summize, the flat Kiwanis International new member of $50.00 is gone as well as is the flat $16.00 District new member fee.  It has been replaced by a graduated enrollment fee; what you pay to add a new member depends on the month the member is being added.  The enrollment schedule for Pennsylvania clubs is attached and pasted below and is effective immediately.     

Please let me know if you have any questions about this change.  While we will be sending this to  club presidents and secretaries, your sharing and promotion of this change will reinforce and spread the message.  Thanks for your efforts!

 
Kevin E. Thomas, Executive Director
Kiwanis International Pennsylvania District
2793 Old Post Road; Ste. 12
Harrisburg PA 17110-3683
717-540-9300
Fax: 717-540-1018
 

Graduated Enrollement Fee Schedule - Pennsylvania District
Month New Member Joins Club
Enrollement Fee

September, 2010

$ 11.00

October, 2010

$ 92.00

November, 2010

$ 92.00

December, 2010

$ 85.00

January, 2011

$ 79.00

February, 2011

$ 68.00

March, 2011

$ 62.00

April, 2011

$ 51.00

May, 2011

$ 45.00

June, 2011

$ 34.00

July, 2011

$ 28.00

August, 2011

$ 17.00

September, 2011

$ 11.00

I announced that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts is:


Sunday, September 19, 2010

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will showcase the creativity and imagination of our regional artists.

Thousands will walk through the town to enjoy a juried arts show, taste fine foods and craft brews, listen to the sounds of great music, watch live performances, frolic in the Kids Court, shop and experience the fun in our historic town. Juried art, vendors, Brew Tent and Kids Court will be open throughout the entire event (1 p.m.- 5 p.m.).

We need all the help that we can as we are once again selling pretzels inside the brew tent and outside. Please sign up so that we know that you are coming. To date the volunteers that I have are: Gloria Leibig, Ed Foy, Munn Steelman, Carol Godfrey, Russ Koerwer. I know that we can do better than that!


District Convention: Munn and Gloria reported that it was a good convention, excellent keynote speaker, all new workshops. Munn reminded us that the Dirstict Rose Sale is now ongoing and we need to get our orders in by 10/1/10. They are $18 a dozen and the club gets to keep $7. All the information is on-line at http://www.pkfonline.org/
Please ckeck it out! It's an easy fundraiser. The roses will be available for pick up on Thursday Oct. 28th.

Gloria reminded us to think about the Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva next year. The packages are very attractive. Click here to access the InConTra Website for our 2011 International Convention!  Alos she announced that the District Convention will be in Pittsburgh next year.


Pullar's Pot:

Anne Lotz put a dollar in the pot to say recently she had breakfast with Moria's godmother and that Moria still has no short term memory. She still needs round the clock care, but she is very happy and is playing lots of scrabble. Gloria Leibig put in a dollar to say that she was recently diagnosed with Lyme's disease, but she got a rash from the antibiotics. She is feeling better.


50/50 Winner: Mike Czerwonka

Quote of the week:


Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
                                                                        Floyd Dell


09-23-2010 08:06:03    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

8/19/10
Stu Tollen, editor



Pres. Anne opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Winner this week was Gloria Leibig. We had a few guests with us today; Linda Kligman of the JCA, Heather McKeough local resident and Julie Slavet from Congresswoman Schwartz's office.They were greeted in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

Linda Kligman was proud to announce that the most recent Summer Sunset Run was a huge success." It was a great day and a great fundraiser for both organizations. The kids dash was a great addition to the event and really brought out more families and children."  She was happy to present us with a check for $6,127.18 which was our half of the net profits.
Linda also announced that the Jenkintown Arts Festival is Sunday Sept. 19th from 1-6pm and she is happy once again to have the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club as a sponsor. Once again the Kiwanis will have a table inside the Brew Tent to sell soft pretzels and a table outside in the town square to sell soft pretzels and drinks.

On that topic Pres. Anne reported that the Abington Arts Center is interested in doing the Pin Wheels for Peace Project and Abington Friends School will take the left overs. Anne will check to see if the printer once again will do them for us free if we put there logo on the template. Gloria has had discussions with Jenkintown School district about this project, but they seem to do everything last minute. For more info on Pin Wheels for Peace check out this link:http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheelsforpeace/home.html

Please try to attend our meeting on Thursday since it will be Rich's last meeting before retirement and his move to Virginia.  He and Joan will be at the meeting and we'll celebrate with a cake in his honor. If anyone has any stories or memories of Rich or Joan which they would like to share, there will be time for them prior to Pullar's Pot and the 50-50.

Gloria reported that she and Munn are going to the Pa Kiwanis Convention in Lancaster as our Delegates. She also announced that she attended Richard's last service with several other club members and it was wonderful.

Pullar's Pot:
I put in $5 to say that I'm sorry that I missed the meeting last week, but I was away on vacation in Virginia and West Virginia. We had a great time hiking, whitewater rafting and zip lining. We had to come back so that Cooper could tryout for the Upper Dublin Golf  Team. As it stands now he is one shot below the cut line for the JV team. Wer should know more over the weekend. Russ put a dollar in the pot to say that he would not be with us next week as he will be in Florida for a Banker's Convention. He wanted to wish Richard & Joan well.
Richard wanted to put in a dollar to say " Thank You" all for coming to my last service at St. Mark's.

50/50- Ed Foy- he donated it all back to the club.

Program:

Julie Slavet spoke and gave us an update on the Congresswoman and what she does as the District Director for the Congresswoman. She also spoke on how they office here in Jenkintown can help us or those we may know.

Heather McKeough spoke about her ideas of possibly building a safety town on something similar here in the Abington-Jenkintown area and asked us if we would like to help her along with this endeavor.Most were in favor of the idea, but we need more details, as this project is still in the preliminary stages.


Quote of  the week:

Oppression can only survive through silence.
Carmen de Monteflores


09-14-2010 16:32:51    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/29/10
Stu Tollen, editor



Past Pres. Bob opened the meeting and asked Jack Founds to give the invocation. Our On Time Name Badge Loser was Pastor Rich.
We had no guests with us today.

Pres. Anne wanted to re-open the July Board Meeting as the first order of business today. The Nominating Committee proposes that Jack Founds replace Dawn Day as Pres- Elect for the year 2010-2011 due to Dawn's health issues.Upon a motion by Steelman and seconded by Koerwer the motion passed as presented. At this point the Board Meeting was adjourned and the regular meeting was opened.

We began the meeting with the Kiwanis defining statement.

Free Announcements:

Russ Koerwer reports that he is setting up a membership meeting to develop a plan to attract new members into the club. The meeting is Wednesday at Timber(-the old Inn Flight) for lunch. He is suggesting a membership recruitment like a new club building. Jack Founds has volunteered to spruce up our name badges and I will supply him with the most current membership list.

Pres. Anne suggested that perhaps we use a drip e-mail list to blast out our upcoming events and news. I suggested a program like Constant Contact. Also I suggested we think about setting up a facebook page for the club. We get a lot of activity on the website and we need to move forward and accept the new social media forms to stay current with technology. We may attract a younger member this way.

I reported on the recent Div.21 Council meeting at Tim Hoffman's home last week. The big focus was on new club building in the Warminster-Warwick area and the Pa District Convention in Lancaster, August 26-29. Currently Munn and Gloria are our delegates but we have room for one more.

Pres.Anne announced that we need to plan what we want to do this year at the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. We have $1000 budgeted for this event and it will be on Sunday Sept. 19th. Also we need to plan for the upcoming Business Expo-this year to be held at Salus University.

I announced that Linda Kligman will be here on August 19th to present us with our check for the Jenkintown Summer Sunset run. Bob Maher reported that the wrap up meeting was good and most of the clubs suggestions will be used next year.

Pres. Anne read an e-mail from former Lt. Gov. Jen Vare:

As you may or may not know Richelle Pitella is almost finished her time in Circle K and I spend a ton of time not in Levittown!  Recently Richelle and I got to talking about the lack of Kiwanis clubs in the Plymouth Meeting/MidCounty Area.  As we brainstormed where we could start a club and who would join we got VERY excited!  The 2 of us believe that we will be starting a fantastic new club in the PA District very soon!  We have already contacted Kevin Thomas, the current and next Governors, Ethan and Susan, as well as the current and next Region Trustees, Bonnie and Paul.  They too are very excited and we have done a lot of the preliminary work to get this club going!  
  At our meeting last night we were asked who our sponsoring Kiwanis Club(s) would be.  With puzzled looks we wondered why we needed a sponsoring club(s), but after getting explanations Richelle and I both agreed that we wanted this club to be in Division 21 and that we felt that both Jenkintown and Philmont would be the best ones to sponsor us.
  In the past, sponsoring clubs were always asked for large sums of money and typically the sponsoring club is the one that needs to go door knocking to get the club going!  The good news is there is not a big need for door knocking because we will be using a ton of Internet sources and words of mouth and if we do have to knock on doors we would accept your help, but would be able to get by with just a small group.  Sponsoring Kiwanis clubs do help somewhat financially with the initial get together, postage & paper for mailings, and any other odds and ends that would arise. 
  A sponsoring club agrees to:

  • Support the club building process
  • Assist in club recruitment
  • provide interclubs for organizational meetings and charter events
  • help with a service project and/or fundraiser
  • Continue to monitor and maintain the club membership for a minimum of 1 year


  A sponsoring club gets the benefit of:

  • the new club coming to your meetings, events and projects
  • being involved with your successful fundraisers
  • stealing new ideas from your new division club
  • bragging rights that you helped build the new best club in the state of PA
  • international "points" for distinguished status


We are hoping to have a get together social event for our potential members in September.   We are looking into sites and would like to provide snacks/apps and soda to people who come out to the event.  We are also working on flyers and letters.  We would ask for a little financial support in helping us get this together! 


Richelle and/or I would be willing to come speak to your club about this sponsorship or you can bring this up to your club at your next meeting.  If the club seems interested your board of directors would need to vote for or against it at your next board meeting.  We would be thrilled to get to work so closely with your clubs more often, but will also COMPLETELY understand if this is not something that you wish to undertake at this time!


If you have any questions, comments or concerns before or after taking this to your club please do not hesitate to ask!  If you would like us to come out to your club please let us know which meetings are best for you!

   In Service and Fellowship,

    Jen

We decided to invite Jen and Richelle to come speak to the club about this and get more information on the subject of club sponsoring.


Upcoming Programs:

8/5- Bruce Eberly-KI membership recruiter
8/12-Jen Vare-Club sponsorship
8/19- Linda Kligman
8/26-open



50/50-winner-Anne Lotz



Pullar's Pot:
Bert Kreger reported on the trouble that he had the move-phone, computer. Also that Bernice while at the shore developed gallstones and then pancreatitis. She has been in the hospital since last Sunday. Anne Lotz donated to the pot to announce that she was sorry for missing last weeks meeting and for being late for today's. She also announced that her daughter got the job that she was waiting for. Munn announced that his grandson Chris is home for the next 14 days but then he is headed back to Afghanistan.


Quote of the week, submitted by Ed Foy: 

" If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion."
                                                                                                -George Bernard Shaw

09-14-2010 16:30:43    Posted by: Stuart Tollen

7/22/10
Stu Tollen, editor

Pres. Elect Gloria opened the meeting and asked Tim Barnes to give the invocation. The On Time Name Badge loser today was Mark Mulholland. We had two guests with us today-Matt DiBattista and Anka form the Gift of Life Family House. They were greeted in traditional fashion.

Free Announcements:

Munn Steelman announced that the Pa District wide Rose Sale will begin on August 30th this year and all orders must be into the Pa Kiwanis District office by Oct. 4th. The roses will be delivered on Oct. 28th. All the information is on-line at http://www.pkfonline.org/ They are not sending anything out to the clubs this year to save money.

Tim Hoffman, Lt. Gov. Division 21 announced in  recent e-mails:
Division 21 agreed to sponsor a new Kiwanis Club in Warrington/Warwick.  The time has come to begin recruiting.  Governor Ethan McBeth and Bruce Eberly, an experienced recruiter from Kiwanis International, will be visiting with us Aug. 2, 3 and 4, to assist in the recruiting of new members.  Volunteers are needed to help them. Please be willing to give of your time in this very worthwhile endeavor.  If you have never recruited, as I have not, this will be a unique opportunity to hone your salesmanship and sell Kiwanis to others.  If you will help, please contact me by e-mail at this address or by telephone at 215-675-7144 ASAP. The home base for the recruitment will be the Horsham Day's Inn.  We will meet there on Tues. Aug. 3 at 8:30 AM.  Let's show the rest of the PA District that Division 21 can rise to the occasion.  We need 12 teams of two members for the morning and afternoon sessions.  You do not need to work both sessions of each day.  We are going to recruit for three days, two sessions per day.  Please contact me if you are going to help.The Gov. and Bruce Eberly will be arriving Monday.  Everyone is expected to meet at the Horsham Day's Inn at 9AM in room 130 on Tuesday Aug. 3.  Recruiting will begin at 9:30 AM.  Again, please set me know ASAP if you are going to recruit for any of the sessions on Tues, Wed. or Thurs. 

Gloria Leibig annonced that Pastor Rich will be giving his last sermon on August 8th at 10am at St. Mark's Church and all are invited to attend. It would be nice to have a strong Kiwanis showing for him.

I announced that last week we met for lunch at Pastor Rich's house and as usual it was lovely. Joan made pulled pork and potato salad and we had pizza from Fiesta- in fact we had way to much food, but it all worked out. We had a good turn out: Anne Lotz, Mike Czrewonka, Ed Foy, Munn Steelman, Carol Godfrey, Bob Maher, Russ Koerwer, Richard and Joan Workowski, Jack Waite and my family.

Pres. Elect Gloria announced that Jack Founds has agreed to take over the Pres -Elect position for Dawn Day for the upcoming year 2010-2011. We will formailze this at the upcoming Board Meeting.

Gloria also announced that in a recent e-mail from Linda Kligman- that the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts will be held on Sunday Sept. 19th. She read from the e-mail: "This year as you may recall we have expanded and rebranded the beloved jazz & brew fest to bring even more music to town, we've added a juried art show and a student art exhibit, and we're calling in the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.  Once again we'd love to have the Kiwanis participation in this event, as a sponsor as a vendor or as volunteers...  whatever suits you best.  I don't know if you've had time yet to give it any thought, but we're in the planning process again.If I recall, last year we had Kiwanis pretzels in the brew-tent as the only food vendor (there was limited free cheese from Cabot) and we can accommodate that again as well.  Last year we had also expanded the Kids Court and staffed it with JCA volunteers for games, cotton candy, and face-painting.  I believe we also have a balloon twister scheduled this year, so you may want to consider brining information about your children's related charities here, or certainly a vending table at the event.  Our sponsors will receive free advertisements in the Montgomery Media supplement and we can work with you to customize a package that will meet your needs.  Let me know what the Kiwanis would like to do and we can make it work."

The Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International is pleased to announce that we have joined with several other North American Districts to make available all-inclusive travel packages for the 2011 International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland!

Click here to access the InConTra Website for our 2011 International Convention!


The PA District Convention is to be held in Lancaster August 26-29. See attached for info

I announced that Tim Hoffman is hosting a Div.21 Council Meeting this Sunday 7/25 at his home at 2pm. All are invited to attend. I will be there.

Finally Gloria announced that we are having a wrap-up run meeting tomorrow moring 8am at the JCA office.


Pullar's Pot:

Lucy Sharp put a dollar in to say that she recently caught 4 trout while fishing in Wisconsin and her daughter is moving to California. Gloria annonced that Anthony is coming home, but he will leave soon for Ft. Pickett, Virginia for the rest of the summer. Bob Smyrl announced that his boys got back alive from a camping trip to Canada. I announced that I've been home alone as Melinda and the boys are at a swim meet at Bucknell University.


50/50 Winner- Gloria Leibig



Program: 

Gloria announced our guest speakers - Matt and Anka and they presented us a power point presentation on the Gift of Life Family Home.
The home offers temporary housing for loved ones while family members wait for a organ transplant here in Philadelphia. This is brand new and hoefully it will open in Sept./Oct of this year.It will serve all 8 Philadelphia Hospitals and their focus will be on the families. It will be availalbe to all who travel 25 miles or more and they will have 30 guest rooms. They are in the need for volunteers for: guest services, guest chef program, preparing baked good for families, hosting a wish list drive, hosting activites etc.. It was an excellent program and something the club should consider as a hands on project.


Quote of the week-  "The miracle is this, the more we share, the more we have."
                                                                        - Leonard Nimoy

09-14-2010 16:29:02    Posted by: Stuart Tollen