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Kiwanis Kronicle Rancho Murieta, California Published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Volume 15 Number 7

Official Notice Annual Meeting Set

Inside this issue Distinguished Club


Who attends what


Meet the Candidates


D as in Drought


Proposed Club Programs


Kiwanis Kalendar


May 5

Al Dolata May 7

by Jarvio Grevious  Annual Meetings for the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta and Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Foundation will be held Thursday May 2nd 7:00 a.m. at Villas Meeting Room.  Past President Ginny Macko is the nominating committee chair. She will report the slate of candidates on Thursday April 3rd, the date of our first meeting in April.

Bye, bye, Gazebo

Carole Kramer May 11

Dia Utterback May 13

Clint Souza May 19

Coit Conant


May 21

Randy Todd May 24

Sally Parker

Question box??? Question: What color are the Black Boxes used in aircraft? Answer: See page 4.

President’s Corner Creating the future together

Patty Favero May 6

Editor: A. Prell Phul April 2014

RANCHO MURIETA (AP) April 1, 2014 - The familiar Gazebo on the Hill, will be torn down by an order of the FAA. Based on many complaints to the Sacramento FSDO (Flight Standards District Office) from pilots using the Rancho Murieta Airport, Michael Gregory, contacted Rancho Murieta Association office. It was reported that since the gazebo is so close to the traffic pattern at the high elevation, it (Continued on page 4)

Greetings Fellow Kiwanians. We are having a beautiful spring here in Rancho Murieta. It’s a reminder that we all have much to be grateful for. As we look forward to another spring and summer filled with service opportunities, let’s remember to appreciate each other, in that we are able to do good things for the community as a Kiwanis family. Our Kiwanis members are known for their acts of service and generosity to Rancho Murieta. I feel fortunate to be a part of a group that so willingly contributes for the broader good and lives, I believe by the following rule: "It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of Life you have lived!” Helen Walton. So looking ahead April is going to be one busy month! I want to take a little space here to thank the following members, on behalf of the club, for taking the lead on these service projects that so many in our community look forward to each year.  Rich Gilmour, Joe Mazzoni and Bob Lutz, leading the way for Kids Fishing Day on April 6  Teresa Fields, Coit Conant, Pamela Haines, and Bronwyn Anthony who are supporting our Key Clubs District Convention to be held here in Sacramento Convention Center on April 11 – 13.  Sally Parker and Judy Prenez who are organizing the annual (Continued on page 2)

President’s Corner Creating the future together by Jarvio Grevious (Continued) (Continued from page 1)

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt and family picnic to be held at Stone House Park on April 19.  Bob Lutz and Randy Todd leading the clubs participation in the annual golf charity event the Creelman-Francisco Classic, held Kiwanis Kronicle is a monthly newsletter published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Club was chartered May 21, 1996. The address of the club is P.O. Box 855 Rancho Murieta, CA 95683-0855 (916) 354-0538 Club meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at the Villas Recreation Center 7083 Murieta Parkway (Enter North Gate) Rancho Murieta, CA 95683. Boards of Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Inc. and Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Club Foundation Inc. meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month after the board meeting at the Villas Recreation Center. President…………………...…..Jarvio Grevious Imm. Past Pres….……….….....Ginny Macko President Elect…………..……..Craig Carbrey Secretary………………..….……..Linda O’Brien Treasurer………………………….Virginia Wolfe Director………….…..Bill Batchelder (2014) Director….……Thomas Eaton DDS (2015) Director…..……...Richard Gilmour (2014) Director………….……… Sally Parker (2014) Director……….…Bonnie Shewchuk (2015) Non-Voting Members Assistant Secretary..….………...Bev Powell Assistant Treasurer….……...…Susan Sozzi Editor…………….....…………..John W. Seigal The editor is solely responsible for the content. It is the intent to be 100% accurate. Articles labeled as Editorial represent the opinion of the editor and may not represent the opinion of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. nor Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Club Foundation, Inc. The address of the editor is P.O. Box 1131 Sloughhouse, CA 95683-1131 or email at:

again in Davis California on April 24.  Bernie Bowes and Bill Batchelder organizing our clubs participation in the 4th Annual Kiwanis Night at the River Cats. All you ball fans come join us on April 26, for an afternoon of baseball, hot dogs, and a great time. These events are supported by virtually all club members, but I think you’ll agree that a special thank you is appropriate for those who step up to the leadership roles! Board Notes: Our March Board Meetings were fairly short and non controversial. That simply means that the club’s business is well under control and running smoothly. Thank goodness for that. Here are a few highlights:  Ginny Macko has convened a nominating committee comprised of John Holm, Craig Carbrey, Bernie Bowes, and Jarvio Grevious. The committee expects to announce its recommended slate of candidates for 2014-2015 by April 3.  The annual club meeting for the election of officers and board members will be held on May 1.  We approved our foundation’s sponsorship of an elder care information session.  We approved the purchase of several memorial bricks to commemorate Kiwanis volunteers and contributors. Bricks to be placed at the Memorial Grove, at Lake Calero.  Consideration of a donation to People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) was referred to the Community Services Committee for action.

remember our members that are experiencing health challenges. Bronwyn Anthony has had some very painful back issues to contend with and we are thankful that the latest report is she is improving. Jackie and Neil Strain continue to work through Jackie’s health challenges and we all appreciate Marianna Hashorva lead in organizing meal supports for them. And of course thanks to all those that have volunteered to prepare meals. Al Swan is having heart valve problems, and we wish him well for his treatment and recovery. Let’s continue keep these folks in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all you do, Yours in Kiwanis Service, Jarvio.

Cosumnes River Elementary School has a new look!

 Preparations for Kids Fishing

Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Casino Corral, and 4th of July Breakfast were discussed and deemed to be on track. In closing, I would like for us to


Thanks to Kitty York, CRES now has leak proof containers for gathering up the CRV bottles and cans which can be recycled.

Ag Report: Davis Ranch

If you have driven by Davis Ranch lately, you have seen a new structure by the barn. Jim Ayers, store manager, reports it will be a snack shack.

The offerings are not set yet, but there probably won’t be fries. Most likely there will be shakes, taco, burritos, and soda pop. Right now is the peak of the asparagus season. It is true, it is so fresh you can taste the difference. Coming into season are green beans. Expected in April will be zucchini and more green beans. The “The Hail Mary Crop” of corn

Jim Ayers with zucchini has been sown. The “Hail Mary Crop” is the nickname for the seeds that are planted early and say a prayer (hence in this case, a Hail Mary) that there won’t be a frost so the seeds will go to harvest. Last year (2013) the crop came in and we had corn in June. Let’s hope the same for this year.

13th Annual Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day by Rich Gilmour The 13th Annual Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day will be held at Lake Clementia on Sunday April 6th. This event is co-sponsored by the Rancho Murieta Fishing Club, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fisherman’s Warehouse, and lunch provided by Plaza Foods. Besides fishing there will be lessons on the Fishing Ethics; Instruction on Casting; Conservation; and more. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and open to kids five years of age through 12 who live in Rancho Murieta, Sloughhouse, and Wilton.

When things don’t go right, Who are you going to call?  To report crimes or emergencies in progress…. Call 911  Rancho Murieta Community Services District: Security 354-2273 Water, Sewer, & Drainage 3543700; Emergencies (After Hours) 354-3743; Office 354-3700  Rancho Murieta Association 354-3500. What about getting answers and submitting service requests for nonemergency issues covering Sacramento County? Once call does it call: dial 311 or (916) 875-4311.

Think ink! Recycle your ink/LASER/ toner cartridges. Turn in at Rancho Murieta Business Center or given to Jack Seigal at meetings. They will be turned into our Kiwanis Family House. It makes “cents” to recycle for the environment and for our Kiwanis Family House income.

It is limited to the first 120 who sign up at Rancho Murieta Business Center. Obtain sign-up sheets and parent waiver forms there. All participants must check in on the morning of the event.


P.S. If you turn them in at the business center. You can buy replacement inks there for your printer.

Orange is the new Black!

Bye, bye, Gazebo (Cont’d) (Continued from page 1)

The recent tragedy with Malaysian Airlines, Flight 370, has people wondering what really happened. The search is on for the Black Boxes. What are Black Boxes? An airplane’s black box, or flight data recorder, continuously records performance data and other information during flight. That data has long been used to reconstruct the events that occurred before an accident to understand what happened. Why the name Black? In science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed in terms of its input, output and transfer characteristics without any knowledge of its internal workings.

Its implementation is opaque (black). Almost anything might be referred to as a black box: a transistor, an algorithm, or the human brain. The opposite of a black box is a system where the inner components or logic are available for inspection, which is sometimes known as a clear box, a glass box, or a white box. OK so what color is a Black Box? The color is International Orange, a color used in the aerospace industry to set objects apart from their surroundings, similar to safety orange, but deeper and with a more reddish tone.

I feel the same way about Rancho Murieta Ace Hardware.

 Is it a hardware store that sells gifts?

 Or a gift shop that sells hardware? See the Easter items for sale. Winston Churchill once said, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”.


was be lighted by an FAA approved red light at the highest point of the structure. It was reported that no response came back to the office. An email was sent to Greg Vorster about the Gazebo from this reporter, and there was no response. According to Al Swan, the gazebo has been perched up there since 1969 or so. The purpose of the gazebo is uncertain. Perhaps it was were future purchasers of Rancho Murieta real estate were taken to view or perhaps select their property site. It was used as a land mark for those traveling to the Teamsters School. The deadline for the deconstruction of the gazebo is April 30, 2014.

This is an editorial. Article labeled as Editorial represent the opinion of the editor and may not represent the opinion of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. nor Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Club Foundation, Inc.

as its board member. When Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans, Kiwanians remember him as he organized a musical instrument drive to collect instruments to take to schools there. He collected the instruments; sweet talked a trucking company to ship them at no charge; and went to New Orleans to personally deliver them. 

He was a bit of a daredevil. At age 89 he celebrated with a bungee jump.

St. Mark’s New Orleans

Sarge Wright The Condiment Man Sargent John Wright 1920-2014 Our beloved Kiwanian “Sarge” Wright passed away on Friday March 7, 2014. Services were held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, in Sacramento, on Sunday March 10th. The church was packed with 352 of Sarge’s family, friends, and Kiwanians. The minister started off by saying the service had been planned by Sarge. Sarge was truly a Renaissance Man. He earned a Master of Divinity degree. He was a chaplain with the US Navy, on a troop transport ship in World War II and the Korean War. He served as a Pastor in Maywood, Illinois, Cambrian Park, San Jose, and Lafayette California. He was a District Superintendent in Fresno. He marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. As a Kiwanian he was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael. He served as its president. He was an active member at the Kiwanis Family House, and served

He is remembered by the Kiwanians who worked the Sacramento Kings concession stands to raise funds for our Kiwanis Family House. There he was known as the condiment man.


At age 90, he skydived.

At age 91, he became the oldest man to drive a NASCAR racecar.

At age 92, he sailed in a glider.

At the end of the funeral service the minister said, Sarge would have been pleased with the ceremony, because it was done in the Wright Way. The world was a better place because of Sarge. For those who knew and worked with him, we are better persons because of his friendship....jws

Members in Black

The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha District Convention will be held at San Diego, at the California Town and Country Resort & Convention Center on August 14-16, 2014. There are two declared candidates for Governor-Elect 20142015: 1.Pete Edwards, and 2.Cherice Gilliam.

Dear Members in Black Club Presidents (and other club officers): It is indeed an honor to inform you that your Kiwanis Club has been designated as a distinguished club for the year 2012-2013. This is indeed a great honor as it demonstrates your club's commitment to excellence, dedication to serving your community and to following the six objects of Kiwanis. It also demonstrates your superior leadership in connecting and inspiring your members to render altruistic service in building better communities. Your club can truly take pride in the fact that it is helping fulfill our Kiwanis mission to improve the world one child and one community at a time.

Distinguished President Ginny Macko

Cherice Gilliam Cherice Gilliam is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek, and lives with her husband Gerald, in Antioch.

Congratulations on a job well done and thank you for your continued commitment to Kiwanis and the children of your community and the world. (P.S. Once the District office receives the Distinguished materials from Kiwanis International, they will be sent to the 2012-2013 Lt. Governors to be properly distributed to the clubs.) Respectfully and In Service,

Pete Edwards Pete Edwards is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Campbell, and lives with his wife Jeannette, in San Jose.

Distinguished Secretary Bev Powell

Lt. Governor Guy Blair, announced that both candidates will be making presentations at the May Division Council Meeting on May 12, at the Oak Avenue Free Methodist Church, in Orangevale. Read the next four pages about the beliefs and standings of the two candidates.

Gary Jander Immediate Past Governor 2013 2014 California-Nevada-Hawaii District Kiwanis International


Six Questions Each election year for the CalNev-Ha District Governor-elect, your editor asks the candidates six identical questions. The point is to provide answers and perhaps talking points when the candidates visit our Division 44 at the Division Council Meeting. Both candidates will be at the Division Council Meeting on May 13, 2014. Candidate Cherice Gilliam, is listed in the district directory as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek. Here is the unedited answers to the Six Questions asked this year. Six Important Questions: 1. Look back over your skills, talents, education, and life experiences. Name three talents that will assist you to be a successful Governor-Elect. There are many qualities of what makes a good leader. Here are a few that I follow: A. Ability to motivate people *”Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and character which inspires confidence.” ~Bernard Montgomery, British Field Marshall, World War II B. Energy and Focus *A leader who knows what his priorities are but lacks concentration knows what to do but never gets it done. *If he has concentration but no priorities, he has excellence without progress. *But when he harnesses both, he has potential to achieve great things.

Photo at Mid-Year North Conference courtesy of Lt. Gov. Guy Blair.

C. Communication, Listening and Passion * “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all for himself or get all the credit for doing it.” Andrew Carnegie, American industrialist 2. Cal-Nev-Ha is the largest district in the area with people of diverse cultures and occupations. How will you effectively communicate the programs and ideals of Kiwanis? I currently live and work in an area with a diverse population, Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, in which I work with foster children and families. I express to all that I meet and recruit to Kiwanis that they have projects/programs for everyone. During my two terms as Lt. Governor of Division 26, I received the Ted A. Gibbs Award for recruiting the most number of people during the term. I have recruited


members for not only my clubs, but for other clubs throughout the division. 3. As Governor of the Cal-NevHa District, what goals would you envision for the district? My primary goal as Governor will to help clubs create a culture of success within our clubs, divisions and district. Assisting our clubs to thrive in numbers, increases our ability to help our communities and solidifying our Kiwanis spirit well will allow us all to be more effective at achieving our objective of ‘changing the world one child and one community at a time.’ 4. Membership is the life blood of Kiwanis and its service programs. What are your plans to increase membership and service programs? To increase and encourage membership growth, we need to focus on working with clubs to identify problem areas that may be prohibiting growth. We need to work to strengthen and stabilize clubs in areas that can support more clubs and utilize the energy that the clubs do have to provide a fun experience for both the existing members and any potential new members. Service is the cornerstone of what being a Kiwanian is all about. Our ability to serve our communities happens not just with hands on service projects, but through Service Leadership Programs-SLP- to teach them the value of service. SLPs not only strengthen our community, but they significantly strengthen our individual clubs as they pro-

Who attends what?

vide a pipeline for their members to become Kiwanians, along with others in their households including siblings and parents. 5. The Cal-Nev-Ha District has partner hospitals and the Kiwanis Family House in Sacramento. Which have you visited and your impressions of the visit(s)? I have visited Children’s Hospital and the Kiwanis Family House. During my visits and contacts with KFH, I have discussed with the staff about the needs of KFH and how groups outside of the immediate Sacramento area can assist in supporting the work of KFH. 6. If you are not elected Governor-Elect this term, what are your plans for Kiwanis involvement? I am currently the District Coordinator for Project Eliminate,

Photo at Mid-Year North Conference courtesy of Lt. Gov. Guy Blair.

which is a five year commitment, which will not wrap up until 2015. I plan to continue with the responsibilities of this post and still be of service to this great organization.

Tip Top Tri-Tip for P.A.T.H.

Kiwanian John Platt made the pitch at our club meeting. Twenty eight meals were sold.

John Platt and Clint Souza delivered. Photo Credit: Kitty York


As a Kiwanian (new or old) think about who attends what meeting? Club meetings (1st and 3rd Thursday 7:00 am) all members are expected to attend. There is a program at each meeting. Meet at Villas Recreation Center. Committee meetings Set by committee chairs. The committees meet to conduct business and to prepare proposals to the board meetings on the third Thursday each month. Board meetings On the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 a.m., the board meetings are held at Rancho Murieta Country Club. One board is for the Kiwanis Club and the other is for the Kiwanis Club Foundation. Separate organizations but the same board members. Committee chairs and other club members are invited to attend board meetings and see how the club and foundation are governed. Service projects Club members are expected to participate in the service projects of our club. Interclubs These are meetings when four or more attend another Kiwanis Club meeting. Generally it is an eye opening experience. You get a chance to see how others do it. Some things you can adopt and use, and some things‌ well let us generally leave it unsaid. Socials Special events just to have fun and socialize. Mid-Year Conference A one-day educational and motivational conference designed for all club officers, committee chairmen and members. It is planned so Kiwanis members can drive to the conference together, participate in an InterClub, attend a few workshops and then be back home the same day. The conference promotes fellowship as well as provides an opportunity to learn more about Kiwanis. A Division Council Meeting (DCM) is a meeting in which the clubs within the Division come together and are given the opportunity to network; share experiences and best practices; and promote upcoming club events. Conventions: The Kiwanis family is too large to gather at one time. So representatives from the Kiwanis family meet at conventions to conduct organizational business, elect board members, amend bylaws and conduct leadership training etc. These conventions are generally held annually at the district and International levels.

Six Questions Each election year for the Cal-NevHa District Governor-elect, your editor asks the candidates six identical questions. The point is to provide answers and perhaps talking points when the candidates visit our Division 44 at the Division Council Meeting. Both candidates will be at the Division Council Meeting on May 13, 2014. Candidate Pete Edwards, is listed in the district directory as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Campbell. Here is the unedited answers to the Six Questions asked this year.

Six Important Questions:

Photo at Mid-Year North Conference courtesy of Lt. Gov. Guy Blair.

1. Look back over your skills, talents, education, and life experiences. Name three talents or skills that will assist you to be a successful Governor-elect. A. My leadership skills: I have developed excellent leadership skills as a distinguished LTG, President of the Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation for 2 years and being a certified Kiwanis CLE trainer for 8 years. B. My organizational Skills: As a Kiwanian for the last 44 years I have held every office at the Kiwanis Club level. Keeping things organized with time lines and schedules is the key to successful service projects and membership participation. I was a founder and organizer of the first Art and Wine festival in Campbell. C. My Motivational Skills: Getting volunteers to do jobs takes a special skill of motivating them for the project at hand. I like

to implement and get them motivated, and they will come motto. What does that mean? You need 20 volunteers at a Special Olympics event next month, why not have an Olympian from the games come and talk to your club about the Special Olympics. You motivate your member when they see the results, the smiles the hugs and why we do what we do as Kiwanians. 2. Cal-Nev-Ha District is the largest district in area and with people of diverse cultures and occupations. How will you effectively communicate the programs and ideals of Kiwanis? A. Good Club Leadership training for the basic skills and additional training a team with a team of the best trainers in all of Kiwanis International.


Those are the CLE trainers here in our district, the program presenters at Conference and Convention. Finally with an open line of communication where all club officers will have a seasoned Kiwanian that they can call or e-mail with their questions. My door is always open to new ideas from our membership. 3. As a Governor of the CalNev-Ha District, what goals would you envision for the District? A. My goal would be to increase our membership in each club by 3% this would give us a little less than one person per club. B. We need to build a bridge between our membership and our Key Club and Circle K Clubs to become a Kiwanian when they graduate. C. Provide a club management hot line to assist clubs with the mandatory filing with the IRS and other government entities. 4. Membership is the life blood of Kiwanis and its service programs. What are your plans to increase membership and service programs? A. We have experts in our District that can help clubs that want to have a Special Guest Day, Membership Round-Ups and club growth but membership has to be started by the clubs them-

selves. We have a new membership program that is know as Love my Club, you will be hearing more about this in the coming year. I will also institute my program of all for one which you will learn more of, if I am elected. 5. The Cal-Nev-Ha District has partner hospitals and the Kiwanis Family House. Which have you visited and your impressions of the visit(s)? A. I have visited and taken tours through 5 of our partner hospitals. The only one I have not visited is the one in Hawaii. I was greatly impressed with our partners and their enthusiasm in being partners with us. In Oakland Children’s Hospital we have an ongoing project where we give new parents instructions on taking care of their baby and insure that they have a car seat to take the baby home. We give grants to all of the Hospitals but not all in one year, unfortunately we do not have enough money to fund all of the grants they request. At Loma Linda Hospital we do the training of the Pediatric emergency Dr’s, one every 2 years. I have presented Grants to all of the hospitals except Rady’s in San Diego and the hospital in Hawaii. B. I am a big fan of the Family House in Sacramento and have been there a few times. When I was on the board of the Foundation we gave 2 grant’s to the Family House. I have also personally given funds to Family House and have a brick which I purchased in the house. We

Photo at Mid-Year North Conference courtesy of Lt. Gov. Guy Blair.

have also given to Family House from our Campbell Club. 6. If you are not elected Governor-elect this term, what are your plans for Kiwanis involvement? A. Continue with my service to my club, division and district levels. It doesn’t matter win or lose, only that we as Kiwanians work together to make a difference 1 child and 1 community at a time.


On Monday April 14th, Kiwanis Division 44 will hold elections for the Lt. Governor 2014-2015 and the Lt. Governor-Elect 2014-2015. Candidate for the Lt. Governor is Kathleen Ross (Kiwanis Club of Granite Bay) shown on the left. Candidate for Lt. Governor-elect is Lori Warden (Kiwanis Club of Placerville).

Easter 2014

Kiwanian Judy Prenez reminds everyone that the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 19th. As for Easter, it will be on Sunday April 20th. That date is good for Orthodox Easter and Western Christian Easter. The dates sometimes vary because of the use of two different calendars. Both calendars are in sync for 2014.

as in Drought Drought: a period of dryness especially when prolonged; specifically: one that causes extensive damage to crops or prevents their successful growth California in 2014 is experiencing its worst dry spell on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Facing what is "perhaps the worst drought that California has ever seen," Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Jan. 17 for the state. The drought’s effect is trickling down into residents’ daily lives, with several communities ordering water usage restrictions and others dispatching "drought busters" to patrol water waste. Rising food prices at the grocery store and low water allocation to California farmers are two more indicators of the drought’s effect on California communities. Q: What constitutes a drought? A: How drought conditions are defined depends on the different criteria that local water agencies use to define drought conditions in

their jurisdiction. At the most basic level, a drought originates from a lack of precipitation over an extended period of time resulting in a water shortage, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. Q: What is a drought emergency? Drought is an extended period when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply whether surface or underground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm to the local economy. Consequences:  Periods of droughts can have significant environmental, agricultural, health, economic and social consequences.  Diminished crop growth or yield productions and carrying capacity for livestock;  Dust bowls, themselves a sign of erosion, which further erode

the landscape;  Dust storms, when drought hits an area suffering from desertification and erosion; and  Habitat damage, affecting both terrestrial and aquatic wild life. Although it has been reported that our lakes in Rancho Murieta are full, that is not the case at Folsom Lake and the American River. Look at these pictures provided by Marilyn Haugen. She emails: “The photographer is Gene Cirillo, a retired US Air Force Colonel who we know from a club I belonged to outside of Rancho Murieta. “He has a plane, a Piper Twin Comanche, that he keeps at our airport here.

File photo

He lives in Gold River. Very bright man with a lot of info at 80 years old. He actually repairs his plane as well.”

Brown’s Ravine

Towards Folsom

Brown’s Ravine

Flying West


North Fork American River

Folsom Dam

South Fork American River

Granite Bay Ramps

Towards the Dam

Granite Bay Ramps

Salmon Falls Bridge

North Fork American River


Opening Day March 8, 2014

Kiwanis was there to help! Kiwanian Carrol We cooked and served about 960 Cartwright was hotdogs. the 2014 Kiwanis Chair for our club’s involvement with the Cosumnes River Little League Opening Day at Stone House Park. She was ecstatic with her report. Kitty York Photo “We had enough people signup before hand and showed up! “One the day of the opening my assistant Cal Park, Judy Long, and I were there at 8:00 a.m. In previous years we cooked Cooks showed up at 9:00 a.m. and hamburgers, but the second option the rest by 10:00a.m. this year was Hot Link Sausages. “We started serving at 11:30 a.m. and we were out of there by 1:30 p.m.” Preceding the opening day there was a huge parade. At the opening there was a fly by.

All of the food was purchased by Little League. Our job was to cook it and serve it.

The brain trust holds a meeting.


Opening Day March 8, 2014

Kiwanis was there to help! To the left, we are in the chips.

Below, left, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.�

Not raffle tickets, but tickets for the Golf Ball Drop for


Recently Bill Batchelder asked your editor to lead the flag pledge at a club meeting. This is a response to that. It is similar to asking me what time it is, and I tell you how to build a clock. But with that apology here goes. If you go to this website: You will find a sample agenda for Kiwanis Club meetings. The pledge is appropite to have at the opening of a Kiwanis meeting. I know when I visited clubs in England, we did not pledge to the flag on opening the club meetings, but we did toast the Queen. As for its history, let’s flash back to the 1890’s. In 1891, Daniel Sharp Ford, the owner of the Youth's Companion, hired Francis Bellamy (pictured to the right) to work with Ford's nephew James B. Upham in the magazine's premium department. In 1888, the Youth's Companion magazine had begun a campaign to sell American flags to public schools as a premium to solicit subscriptions. For Upham and Bellamy, the flag promotion was more than merely a business move; under their influence, the Youth's Companion became a fervent supporter of the schoolhouse flag movement, which aimed to place a flag above every school in the nation. By 1892, the magazine had sold American flags to approximately 26,000 schools. By this time the market was slowing for flags, but

was not yet saturated. In 1892, Upham had the idea of using the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus reaching the Americas to further bolster the schoolhouse flag movement. The Pledge was published in the September 8, 1892. Let’s fast forward to January 14, 1969. Comedian Red Skelton, broadcasted an explanation of the pledge.

“When I was a small boy in Vincennes, Indiana, I heard, I think, one of the most outstanding speeches I ever heard in my life. I think it compares with the Sermon on the Mount, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Socrates’ Speech to the Students. “We had just finished reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and he called us all together, and he says, ‘Uh, boys and girls, I have been listening to you recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester, and it seems that it has become monotonous to you. Or, could it be, you do not understand the meaning of each word? If I may, I would like to recite the pledge, and give you a definition for each word: I Pledge

Me; an individual; a committee of one Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity

Allegiance My love and devlotion To the Flag Our standard, “Old Glory”; a symbol of courage. And wherever she ways, there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts “Freedom is everybody’s job”.


of the United

That means we have all come together.


Individual communities that have united into fortyeight great states. Forty eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided by imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country, of America

and to the Republic,

A Republic; a sovereign state in which the power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern. And the government is the people; and it’s from the people, not from the leaders to the people

For which it stands One Nation

Meaning so blessed by God.


Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty

Which is Freedom. The right of power for one to live his own life without fears, threats of any sort of retaliation.

and Justice

The principle and qualities of dealing fairly with others.

For All.

For All. That means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: “Under God”. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that be eliminated from our schools, too?”

Double H4H by Bill DuVal

Photo Credit: Kitty York

Support me with the Double H4H project. Your support requires no $’s and virtually no time. Each of us goes to the dentist for that routine cleaning. When we leave, we usually walk out with a little baggie containing a new toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste and maybe even a small bottle of oral rinse. When we get home these items are generally tossed or thrown in a drawer or we just don’t take them when offered. We just don’t use that brand, we have our own electric or battery operated brush, or like some, we have the little jar and the magic foaming tablets. Each of us travels, staying in a motel or hotel. We use the soap, the shampoo or the special cream we brought with us or in some cases use a little of what is provided and when the housekeeping staff comes through the remainder is tossed and replaced with new. The Double H4H Project will make good use of these items. The homeless of our community doesn’t have room for that Costco size jug of mouth wash, they can’t just plug in their tooth brush for charging, and they may not have the extra $’s to purchase some of the items to cleanup with. While this project doesn’t solve the big problem it can certainly make a small difference in the

lives of people struggling to eke out a day to day existence until they can find themselves in a better situation. And so, the Hygiene Help for Homeless Project (Double H4H) will attempt to fill that small need. As the chair for this project I will be attending our first Thursday meeting every month with my empty bag, please participate by adding some of the items that I’ve talked about. It doesn’t have to be that six or seven day stay worth of hotel product. I’m not asking you to bring back so much your luggage doesn’t pass the weight limit. Just bring me something! I will insure these items are passed to some of our local organizations that serve the Homeless. Thanks for your support!

Plaza Foods has a Super Soup, special each day.

Show the brand! Dress the part!

During Kiwanis community service activities, we should dress the part… show our brand! It leads to more members and more community servie. Rich Gilmour has the supplies for sale. Judy Long is modeling. Kitty York photo credit


Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. For our Cub Scout Pack 633, blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. It is time to present awards and also to “bridge over� Cub Scouts who have reached the age, to join Boy Scout Troop 633. Back in England, younger boys were eager to become Boy Scouts. In 1914, BadenPowell began implementing a program for younger boys that was based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. The Wolf Cub program began in 1916, and since that time, Wolf Cubbing has spread to other European countries with very little change. In America, hundreds of Cub Scout-age boys and their families were clamoring for a program of their own. As early as 1920, Scout executives at the first national training conference discussed the needs of younger boys. The BSA, however, felt it wise to postpone any action until there was more objective evidence. Advice was obtained from leading psychologists, sociologists, teachers, school superintendents, professors of education, college executives, and recreation and welfare directors. By 1929, the new Cubbing pro-

gram (it wasn't called "Cub Scouting" until several years later) was taking shape and was introduced as a demonstration project in a limited number of communities. In 1930, Cub Scouting was formally launched, with 5,102 boys registered at the end of that first year. By 1933 the time had come to promote Cub Scouting throughout the country as a part of Scouting. All experimental restrictions were removed, and the first national director of Cub Scouting was appointed. Cub Scout Pack 633 is chartered to our Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta. Pack meetings are held monthly at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Its Blue & Gold was held on Friday February 28th and this reporter was there. I counted 74 participants, all having a good time. The meal was catered by the finest chefs in the Rancho Murieta area. There was a variety of offerings, no one went away hungry. The dessert offerings were a contest. A Cub Scout and his dad prepared a special dessert. Here are some of the entries:

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Empty plates mean good food!

Selected Boy Scouts from Troop 633 served as judges and determined the top awards. Shown above getting judging samples.

Bridging to Boy Scouts shown below.


Kiwanis Table by Joe Mazzoni, Sr.

Donate your worn, tattered and torn

Memorial Bricks The label‌

The table‌

The view!

The table at Lake Clementia donated by our Kiwanis Foundation. This decision was under the leadership of President John Holm. The table was installed by the Rancho Murieta Association (RMA) at Lake Clementia. The location: It's the first picnic table as you walk down the concrete path to the lake. A small bronze plaque acknowledges Kiwanis' donation. It sits up from the lake and has a very nice view.

by Pamela Haines This is the inaugural year to have a named brick to honor or Boy Scout Troop 633 will be retir- memorialize someone to be in ing worn and tattered U.S. Flags on place in time for the Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony. Monday May 26th at Lake Calero The deadline to submit the starting at 7:00 p.m. form and payment is the first This is the 10th annual flag retire- week in April.T ment ceremony conducted by our The plan is to lay bricks once a local troop. year in time for the poignant and dignified flag retirement ceremoWorn and unusable U.S. Flags ny conducted by local Boy Scout may be dropped at the Rancho Troop 633 (sponsored by Kiwanis Murieta Business Center and RanClub of Rancho Murieta). cho Murieta Ace Hardware, both The Kiwanis Club of Rancho located in the Plaza Foods Shopping Murieta Foundation is managing Center. New flags to replace those the project. being turned in may be purchased The $100 donation to the at Rancho Murieta Ace Hardware. foundation (check with your accountant for tax-conductibility) and funds over and above expenses will be used for improvements to the passive park at Calero Lake. Improvements would include concrete benches and picnic tables to enjoy the glorious view are planned. The bricks have three lines of 15 characters each (spaces count). Call the Kiwanis Hotline 3540538 to get a form or pick up the form at the RMA building.

Boy Scout Troop 633 is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta.



So where is the pot of gold? See below:


Ticketmaster Award Carole Kramer presenting the Ticketmaster Award for selling so many Golf Ball Drop tickets to benefit the Project.

Coffee Queen Award Carroll Cartwright for preparing our club’s coffee for each meeting.

Photo Credit: Kitty York





River Cats AAA Affiliate Oakland A’s

El Paso Chihuahuas AAA Affiliate San Diego Padres

Kiwanis party begins at 4:00 p.m. Ballgame begins at 7:05 p.m. Parking is about $10.00





What is an inter-club?

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. When you see the baby bottles being passed around at our club meetings, put your lose change (or paper bills) in them for Eliminate. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

An inter-club meeting is a meeting staged by two or more Kiwanis clubs (including clubs in formation), or by a Kiwanis club and any K-Kids, Builders Club, Aktion Club, Circle K Club, or Key Club. Clubs with 20 or fewer members need a minimum of two members in attendance to constitute an interclub meeting. Clubs with 21-30 members need three members, and clubs with 31 or more members need at least four members in attendance. Visiting groups shall be composed of a minimum of two Kiwanians’ plus members of KKids, Builders Club, Aktion Club, Circle K Club, and/or Key Club must be in attendance (a lieutenant governor can only be included if he/she is a member of the participating club). Inter-clubbing is a means of supporting Kiwanis’ fifth Object, which is “To provide, through this club, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build a better community.” This wider scope of Kiwanis can be achieved by arranging visits between clubs in the same town, division, and district, as well as inter-district gettogethers. Kiwanis protocol is to have the visiting club call the host club to advise it how many people are coming and when.

Collect labels! Support Cosumnes River Elementary School!

Deposit items at collection boxes at Plaza Foods and the RMA office.

Kiwanis Help Line

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 Want meals delivered ing lunch?


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to join Kiwanis?

 Want to know about Kiwanis sponsored activities?

When planning for Interclubs here are the details: Division 44 Kiwanis Clubs – Meeting Locations and Days 

Amador County: Mel & Faye’s Diner, 31 State Hwy 49 & 88, Jackson 95642 - 1st & 3rd Wednesday @ 7:00 a.m.

Auburn: Sizzler Grill, 13570 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 95603 - 2nd and 4th Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.

Carmichael: Elk Lodge 2103, 5631 Cypress Ave., Carmichael 95608- Wednesday @ 6:45 a.m.

Citrus Heights: Denny’s Restaurant, 6215 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights 95610 - Wednesday @ 7:00 a.m. Citrus Heights has a a board meting on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in lieu of a club meeting.

Folsom Lake: Empire Ranch Golf Course 1620 E. Natoma Street, Folsom 95630- 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays @ 11:45 a.m.

Gold Country: Kane’s Family Restaurant, 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley 95630- Thursday @ Noon

Granite Bay: Raley Supermarket (Event Room located inside, in the back), 6845 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay 95746- 2nd & 4th Wednesday @ 7:00 a.m.

Greater Colfax: TJ’s Roadhouse 520 S. Auburn Street, Colfax 95713 - 1st & 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m. [Call Ken or Melba Delfino before visiting Colfax (530) 346-6539]

Lincoln: Buonarroti’s Restaurant, 460 G Street, Lincoln 95648- Tuesdays @ 7:00 a.m.

Placerville: Cold Springs Golf Course & Country Club, 6500 Club House Drive 95667, Placerville - Wednesday Noon

Rancho Cordova: IHOP Restaurant, 2216 Sunrise Boulevard, Rancho Cordova 95670 - Thursday @ 7:00 a.m.

Rancho Murieta: The Country Club Villas Club House, 7083 Murieta Parkway, Rancho Murieta, 95683- 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 a.m.

Rocklin: Wood'ys Grill & Bar, 6502 Longtree Boulevard, Rocklin –95765 Thursday @ Noon Rocklin meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Roseville: Pacific Street Cafe, 301 Lincoln in Old Town, Roseville 95738- Thursday @ Noon

Sacramento Suburban: Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento 95815– Weds @ 12:10 p.m.


Oh the places you’ll go, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way! Dr. Seuss

Proposed Club Programs

Looking ahead!  2014:

Report from Interclub Chairs Bernie Bowes and Bev Powell:

 Apr. 5, 2014 Sat. Kiwanis

One Day at Kiwanis Family House  Apr. 13, 2014 Sun. Kids’ Fishing Day  Apr. 19, 2014 Easter Egg Hunt  Apr. 24, 2014 Thurs. Creelman-Francisco Classic  Apr. 26, 2014 Sat. Kiwanis Day at Sacramento River Cats, Benefit Kiwanis Family House  May 17, 2014 Sat. Casino Corral at Murieta Equestrian Center  July 17-20 Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo-Chiba, Japan

Apr. 3 Marie Cooley Instructor and Department Chair at American River College

Apr. 17 Priscilla Cox, Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education Member

International Convention Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International turns 100 years old!

International Convention Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 April 14, 2014 Mon. 5:30 pm Division 44, Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662 Election of Lt. Governor  May 12, 2014 Mon. 5:30 pm Division 44, Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662 Come listen to Gov-elect Candidates  Bernie Bowes said:

 2015:  June 25-28 Kiwanis

 2016:  June 25-28 Kiwanis

Interclub Calendar

“We have a few more clubs to visit to earn our district’s Round Robin Interclub Contest. We have been to all of the clubs who meet in the morning. “Now these will be lunch or evening meal meetings. Stay Tuned!”

Pun of the month

May 1 Paul Siebensohn Director of Field Operations Community Services District

When she saw her first strands of grey hair, she thought she’d dye.


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

May 2014 Sun







1 Annual Mtg.

Note: On Memorial Day, Boy Scout Troop 633, will be retiring American Flags at Calero Lake at 7:00 p.m.
















Program: Paul Siebensohn C.S.D. 6:00 p.m. May Pole North Gate


8 7:30 a.m. Board Meeting





15 Meeting: Program: Chris Strutz, Strutz Ranch




21 Happy Birthday to our club! Born in 1996




May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. May is a month of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore May in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa. No other month begins or ends on the same day of the week as May in any year. The month May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymolo-


Maypole dancing is a form of folk dance from Germany, England, and Sweden. The tradition is centuries old.

gy, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders," and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or "young people" (Fasti VI.88).


Under the guidance of Pamela Haines, the Maypole tradition is 21 years old in Rancho Murieta this year.

Kiwanis Kronicle, April 2014  

The monthly publication of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, CA.

Kiwanis Kronicle, April 2014  

The monthly publication of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, CA.