June 2014 Volume 94, Issue 9
Kiwanis Club of Danville Club Officers
President: Tom Meadows
President-Elect: Jim Livingston
Vice-President: Jerry Conner
Secretary: Jay Hayes
Treasurer: Dillon Barnett
Past President: Melinda Dalton
Jamie Arca: Ki-Notes Editor
Contact Us: P.O. Box 1701 Danville, VA 24543 email@example.com
Upcoming Meetings June 5, 2014 Where: Dinner: Invocation: Program:
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Stratford Conference Center 6:30 P.M. Budge Kent Delegate Danny Marshall—Legislative Update
Where: Leah and George Shields Farm Dinner: 6:30 P.M. Invocation: John Hiltzheimer Program: PICNIC – Bring a dessert and your lawn chairs Directions: Take 29N and turn at the Blairs Rescue Squad Building. Follow the road in front of the building and it will wind down to the Shields’ farm. You will see the cars. Come early and enjoy the fellowship. Bring your rod and reel and try your luck at catching one of George’s fish. We do not clean nor cook any catch!!
Danville Kiwanis Club History The family picnic has been a long standing Kiwanis tradition. In the late 30’s or early 40’s the Club bought a piece of property on the Park Springs Road just across the North Carolina Line. For four weeks each summer, Kiwanis would sponsor a summer camp for underprivileged children, two one week sessions for boys and the same for girls. During June, July and August, one of the regular Club meetings would be a “country meeting” held at Park Springs. Canoeing, swimming, fishing were available and there was always a large “roller bat” softball game going on in a nearby field. Members would bring their spouses, children and grandchildren, many arriving in strollers and baby carriages. The “cooks” would leave work early to prepare the meals which normally consisted of fried chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, beans, watermelon and plenty of desserts. The kitchen was a small cinderblock building and the combination of the stoves, grills and summer heat made the working conditions terrible. As a pre-teen I was amazed whenever one emerged from the kitchen, always drenched in perspiration but always smiling. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized that perhaps a little “bourbon and branch” helped ease the conditions and kept a smile on their faces. Park Springs was sold in 1971 at which time the picnics continued at Hughes Home until the orphanage was discontinued. Ballou Park became the home for some years and recently Leah and George have graciously offered to serve as host at their lovely farm. Because of work schedules, family obligations and other conflicts many of you have a difficult time in making meetings. If possible this is a great time to come to a meeting, reacquaint yourself with your fellow Kiwanians, enjoy some good fellowship and know how wonderful an organization you belong to. Hope to see you there. ~DB
President’s Message I have had busy month. On May l5, I attended the Scholarship Award program at George Washington High School and presented the Key Club Scholarship to Rebecca Richardson. On May l9, I went to the Honors Program at George Washington High School and presented the honor stoles to the honor graduates from GW and Galileo Magnet High School. In addition to the Key Club Scholarship, the honor stoles, acknowledging the outstanding foreign language students at GW and Galileo, and recognizing outstanding students from the Middle Schools, we also offer two scholarships at Danville Community College and Averett University. In total, we spend about $6,000 or 40% of our community service budget on education. I would also like to thank Dick Inlow for the wonderful presentation he made when recognizing the foreign language awards. His remarks were witty and he had a wonderful message for the students and their parents.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou
President-Elect’s Message Tom, Dillon and I met with Lisa and Ann (co-owners of the Danville Academy of Dance) and they presented us with a very generous check. All the major bills have been paid and Dillon will be sending bills for ads. If all goes well we should make our goal of $13,000. I want to thank everyone who helped make this year's recital a success. Thanks to those who sold ads, helped move things from the dance studio to GW and back, ushered, worked the ticket booth and served as fire marshals. Many of you worked more than one shift which I really appreciate. This is our biggest project and the success goes a long way to help us provide the funding for the more than 20 projects we support each year. Thank you again!
Nominating Committee Needs Your Help! Tell us who you would like to see on the board for the upcoming year. Send names to Melinda Dalton by June 6. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434799-3656.
Get Your Duck Derby Tickets Today! Support the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation and buy your duck derby tickets today! You can buy 1 ticket for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00. The monies raised go to the seven Pediatric Hospitals located in the Capital District. The prizes range from $50-$500. Contact Melinda Dalton for more information, email@example.com or 434-799-3656.
Sponsors Lee Wayland Volunteer-Consultant Chemistry-Genealogy-History www.dangene.net
Danny Jones Patron
Kevin R. Keys Maddyzac Marketing 336-580-5397
ERA Holley & Gibson Realty Janet Holley Donna Gibson
The McDonald’s Coffee Club Bill, Russ, Dick, Tom, and Pete
Townes Funeral Home David L. Fuquay John S. Garwood Gordon Darkis
Harry T. Kolendrianos Patron
N’Tended For Kids Dance Too Merle Norman Cosmetics Frances P. Harper, Owner
Jim Livingston Dominion Eye Center 799-3232
Landon Wyatt Patron
Raywood Landscape Center Newton Ray, Jr.
Sheilds Auction & Realty George H. Shields, Jr.
Carter Bank & Trust John G. Wales Vice President
David T. Clark Patron
Ken Miller Patron
E. Budge Kent, Jr. Patron
Dillon Barnett Patron
Harris Harvey Neal & Co. Certified Public Accountants W. Joe Foster, CPA
Airpark Storage Bob Warren
Janet Laughlin Patron
Gus S. Dolianitis First Citizens Bank Vice President Business Banker 434-792-1870
Bogies Prayer-KPG Sam Ferguson-President Chris West-Vice President Budge Kent, John Mason, Janet Holley, David Zook, Joe Franks, Don Cairnes