September 2013 Volume 93, Issue 12
KI-Notes Kiwanis Club of Danville
President: Melinda Dalton
President-Elect: Tom Meadows
Vice-President: Jim Livingston
Secretary: Jay Hayes
Treasurer: Dillon Barnett
Past President: Lorri Sampson
Jamie Arca: Ki-Notes Editor
Upcoming Meetings September 5, 2013 Where: Danville Golf Club Social Hour: 5:30 P.M. (cash bar) Dinner: 6:30 P.M. Invocation: Jay Hayes Program: INTERCLUB (no guests) September 19, 2013 Where: Danville Science Center (Spouse or Guest Invited) Social Hour: 5:30 at the Danville Science Center Dinner: 6:30 P.M.at the Community Market (catered by Mary’s Diner) Invocation: Dillon Barnett
Kiwanis History: Danville Science Center Walter Witschey, former Executive Director of the Science Center of Virginia, was visiting his in-laws, Virginia and Walter Vincent (Kiwanian) in the early 1990’s. Virginia mentioned that it would be great if they could open a branch in Danville. Spearheaded by Whitt Clement (Kiwanian) and Jerry Fischer, the Director of Community Development for the city of Danville at that time, wheels began to turn. Funding from VDOT with ICTEA grants and negotiations with Southern Railway for the use of the Amtrak building soon turned the station into the Danville Science Center. The Kiwanis Club played a very important role from the beginning. With the help of a grant from the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust, the Club made a $200,000 lead gift to help with a million dollar capital campaign co-chaired by Eileen Stendig and Virginia Hall. The campaign was successful and at a large formal party where key workers and major donors were recognized, Eileen greeted the gathering with “You look like a million dollars”. The Science Center was officially opened in 1995. Years later, the former Spanky’s Restaurant was obtained and the Science Center moved into the renovated building in 2005 and became known as Science Central.
Shortly thereafter, the Estelle Womack collection which also housed the Walter Grant (Kiwanian) big game collection was moved from DCC into the Amtrak station. Since 1995 many Kiwanians and their spouses have (and still do) volunteered thousands of hours of their time. There have been only two Executive Directors, Ginny Laubinger and Jeff Liverman, and both have been active members of our Club. Since 1995, the Club has also made major gifts toward the renovations to the Community Market and the construction of the Carrington Pavilion. The next time you visit the Science Center, the Community Market or go to a concert at Carrington Pavilion, you can feel a sense of pride of being a Kiwanian and knowing what role Kiwanis has played in the revitalization of the Warehouse District and the Danville economy. See you on the l9th. D.B.
President’s Message School has begun and the weather is changing so we know another Kiwanis year is coming to an end. Danville
We have collected Box Tops for Education (these will be given to local schools) and the can tabs(9 pounds) will go to local schools, If you Kiwanis has had a busy year have a child or grandchild and I appreciate all your help collecting these items please with our projects. We have let me know and we will given toys to the Salvation divide them among them. Army, food to the Humane Society, Food to God's Thank you also for helping Storehouse, School Supplies us raise $150.00 for the to Fill the Bus, helped the Kiwanis International Danville Cancer Association, ELIMINATE project. Our supplies for House of Hope.
project to clean the benches and tables along the River Walk trail in April was a great success and we were able to work with the GWHS Key Club. Join us now for our Interclub meeting, which is always fun, and our meeting at the Science Center and dinner at the Community market to finish out our year. Looking forward to a great 2013-2014!
Club Corner Congratulations to Steve and Laura Daniel on the birth of their daughter, Audrey Wyatt Daniel, on August l4th. Congratulations to Henry Johnson who turned 98 on August 9th. Henry is like the Energizer bunny, he just keeps going, and going and going
Our sincere sympathy to Chuck Bolt and his family on the loss of his son-in-law. Sammy Edwards’ wife, Sandra, is in critical condition so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Lorri Sampson has left the VA Department of Taxation and has started her own consulting business. We certainly wish Lorri the best!
Did You Know? Kiwanis International has Webinars for members to view to help with club growth, information for club success, information on programs and much more. Youth Protection Guidelines and You September 10, 8–9 P.M. EDT Are you working with youth as a Kiwanian? If the answer is yes, you need to know Kiwanis International’s Youth Protection Guidelines. Develop a better understanding of your responsibilities, best practices for working with youth and how to protect yourself and others from risky situations.
Ready. Set. GROW! Enhance your Growth Potential September 17, 8–9 P.M. EDT Is your club poised for growth in the coming year? Learn how to create an effective growth plan with a focus on service to the community and value for club members. Club Liability Insurance September 24, 8–9 P.M. EDT From liability limits to claim reporting and many other topics, this is a must for club safety coordinators— and anyone else who helps plan club events. For the entire listing of webinars offered during the next few months, go to www.KiwanisOne.org/webinar.
Sponsors Lee Wayland Volunteer-Consultant Chemistry-Genealogy-History www.dangene.net
Danny Jones Patron
Kevin R. Keys Maddyzac Marketing 336-580-5397
Christopher West Office of Congressman Robert Hurt
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
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
DAVENPORT & COMPANY DILLON BARNETT 836-7922
Foster & Dorr, P.C. Certified Public Accountants W. Joe Foster, CPA
Airpark Storage Bob Warren
Janet Laughlin Patron
Jim Livingston Dominion Eye Center 799-3232
Bogies Prayer-KPG Sam Ferguson-President Chris West-Vice President Budge Kent, John Mason, Janet Holley, David Zook, Joe Franks, Don Cairnes
Gus S. Dolianitis First Citizens Bank Vice President Business Banker 434-792-1870