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Kiwanis Kronicle Rancho Murieta, California Published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Volume 13 Number 4

Editor: Gnu Annum January 2012

President’s Corner

Inside this issue See’s Candy wrap-up


Supplies for the troops


Toys for Tots wrap-up


Clubs/Who attends what?


Sweats for vets


R-U Covered?


Kiwanis Cuisine


Feb 6

Judith Long Feb 23

Thomas Mathews (twins?) Feb 23

Sandra Scarzella (twins?)

“Semper Fi”

Applications for membership were approved by our board at its recent meeting. Welcome:  Margaret (Margie) Bowes. Yes, this is our Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor’s wife. She has been driving and escorting Bernie all over the district and might as well get Kiwanis Credit of this. I forgot who her sponsor is.  Kent Johnson is the retired Scoutmaster of our sponsored Boy Scout Troop 633. Dia Utterback is his sponsor.  Robert (Bob) Lucas is the Committee Chair of our Boy Scout Troop 633. Dia Utterback is his sponsor. Two of our new members live in the North and one in the South.

Feb 24

Bob Lutz

Kiwanis Help Line

Feb 26

Doris Lighty

Question box??? Question: What caused the suitcase to be dented?

(916) 354-0538 Need help?

 Want to know where to get a wheel chair?

 Want meals delivered during lunch?

 Want to know about how Answer: See page 10.

to join Kiwanis?

 Want to know about Kiwanis sponsored activities?

By John Holm

Here we are into the new year……”Happy New Year”…and a number of your fellow members are already involved in planning for four major Kiwanis events:  Sat. 3/17/12 Little League Opening Day Carrol Cartwright – Chair; Greg Nelson – Co-Chair  Sun. 3/25/12 Kids’ Fishing Day – Joe Mazzoni, Sr. – chair; Bob Lutz—Co-Chair  Sat. 4/07/12 Easter Egg Hunt – Jarvio Grevious – Chair; Sally Parker - Co-Chair  Sat. 5/05/12 Casino Corral Joe Mazzoni, Sr. –Chair; Susan Sozzi - Co-Chair Happily the first three events are for the benefit of the youth of Rancho Murieta, and are in and of themselves fun to participate in. The fourth, Casino Corral, has long been one of our principle fundraisers our club depends upon to support events such as the first three. You will note that two of the Co-Chairs this year our new members of our club. The events above will require the support of every member of our club, but, at the same time, will provide an excellent opportunity for our new members to become acquainted with what makes our club and this community special. On Wednesday, March 7th. We have scheduled our First 2012 Quarterly Evening for Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of (Continued on page 2)

sent: “Science in Your World” for the students and parents of CRES. We are being asked to help so the parents may enjoy the event “Semper Fi” with their child(ren). Phil Fitch, who normally coordiBy nates our club’s activities at CRES, John Holm left town the same day we re(continued) ceived a call from them for help. Carrol Cartwright, a member of the CRES Homework Academy (Continued from page 1) the meeting is to provide the chairs and agreed to assist while Phil is away on vacation. Please give Carrol a co-chairs of the four events above to introduce their coordinators and to de- call if you are available to volunteer at: (916) 354-1737 or email scribe their plans for their event. her at A sepaWe received a call from Cosumnes Elementary School (CRES) parents Kev- rate notice will be sent by our secretary to each member. in and Ellie Hanson requesting our Lt. Governor Bernie Bowes’ help by providing 15 volunteers for their science family night on Thursday, Feb- return to his home club was a perfect opportunity to call on him to ruary, 16th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 assist in recognizing five of our p.m. The Explorit Science Center in members for contributions they Davis will be traveling to CRES to premade recently on behalf of Kiwanis: Kiwanis Kronicle is a monthly newsletter  Frank Canada /See’s candy, published by the Kiwanis Club of Ran Claudia Faeth / Adaptive decho Murieta, Inc. Club was chartered vices. May 21, 1996. The address of the club  Rich Gilmore / Goods for is P.O. Box 855 Rancho Murieta, CA Troops, 95683-0855 (916) 354-0538  Greg Nelson / See’s Candy, Club meetings are on the 1st and 3rd and Thursdays of every month at the Villas  Diann Swan / “Sweats For Recreation Center 7083 Murieta ParkVets”. way (Enter North Gate) Rancho Special Recognition goes to Murieta, CA 95683. Frank Hashorva for his initiative Boards of Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Inc. and Kiwanis Club of Ranin securing over $ 300 in donations cho Murieta Club Foundation Inc. meet from Wal-Mart, and for the contrion the 3rd Thursday of each month butions both he and Mariana perafter the board meeting at the Villas sonally contributed. Recreation Center. Bernie should also be congratulated for the excellent program he President…………………...……..John S. Holm Imm. Past Pres….……..Paul J. Gumbinger presented following the awards President Elect………………..Virginia Macko ceremony. Secretary………………………..Beverly Powell As a consequence of an email Treasurer………………………….Virginia Wolfe from Claudia Faeth’s son Pete, I Director………….…Jarvio Grevious (2013) met with Mark Pecotich and JoDirector…………………Carol Kramer (2012) ann Brandt of the Murieta Trail Director……….………….…Dan Leahy (2013) stewardship, and was given a wonDirector………………….Greg Nelson (2012) derful introduction into the work Director…………………..…….Al Swan (2012) Non-Voting Members that they and numerous volunteers Assistant Secretary……………………...Vacant from Rancho Murieta have been Assistant Treasurer…..Louise Gumbinger doing in creating trails throughout Editor…………….....…………..John W. Seigal our community. The editor is solely responsible for the The irony is that only recently content. It is the intent to be 100% accuwas I to learn how extensive the rate. Articles labeled as Editorial repretrails are, and how well they are sent the opinion of the editor and may not being maintained. represent the opinion of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. nor Kiwanis Club What is worse they invited me of Rancho Murieta Club Foundation, Inc. to join them for a walk on a trail The address of the editor is P.O. Box that is virtually right out our back 1131 Sloughhouse, CA 95683-1131 or door! email at: The trails these volunteers have created and the manner in which

President’s Corner


they are maintained truly constitute an asset to Rancho Murieta that enhances its appeal to current and prospective residents. Joann has agreed to prepare a program for presentation to our club, and i will put her in touch with our program committee to coordinate the timing of the program, and hopefully a guided walking tour for the members of Rancho Murieta Kiwanis, spouses, and guests at mutually convenient date in the not too distant future, I know we have many “walkers” Within our club, and I would expect that this will be only the first of many similar tours! Until February: Semper Fi!

How sweet it is!

Ron Ruff and Al Dolata report: It’s now official. According to our Treasurer, Virginia Wolfe, our charitable foundation account has been enhanced by a grand total of $7571.86 from our See’s candy sale revenues. We have put together some statistics in the Table below to answer some of the questions we get asked from time to time. As the Table shows, our sales have increased each year, as has our profit. Strictly speaking, not all the receipts are sales. Some people donated directly to our Foundation by either not accepting change or by making a direct donation. The Table also shows the distribution of where the sales occur. The “Other” row accounts for sales made outside the normal venue. For instance, Frank Canada’s telephone sales are included in this category as are Ginny Macko’s on behalf of her company. This year, our best sales day of $1703 in front of Plaza Foods occurred on Thanksgiving eve. It was our second most prolific day there since we began, slightly behind the $1776 figure we posted on Thanksgiving eve in 2009. Our overall best day for combined sales at Plaza, the Business Center, and Davis Farm occurred on December 4, 2010, totaling $2818. The See’s for Soldiers program also did well, according to the program’s coordinator, SFC David Partak. Of the 14 clubs that participated, our Club finished fifth, which is outstanding given we were competing against Clubs in larger market areas. Our candy for the troops amounted to 171 pounds this year, exceeding last year’s total by one pound. Perhaps, the good news that our troops were coming home from Iraq was a mitigating factor. We appreciate the efforts of all

Speaking of troops... Kiwanian Rich Gilmour, reported that he had sent 17 boxes of Kiwanis Kare Products to troops deployed over seas. If you want to know what to donate to this project read the next page. Below is a letter from a USMC Gunnery Sergeant that was read at our meeting. It is printed here for all to see, in case you were not at the meeting.

those members who participated. A few of you volunteered and were not needed for December 23rd and 24th because our inventory had reached the point where we could sell out directly from the Business Center. Just the mere fact that you were ready to serve helped us be more aggressive during our last candy orders. Thanks to everyone for pitching in.


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”. Maya Angelou


A word from the Principal

Toys for Tots 2011

John Holm, reported the results from the Toys for Tots program. There were many collection containers set up in and around Murieta Plaza and the vicinity. Good news is that Kiwanians opened their hearts, wallets, and pursues and contributed 50% of the toys that were donated. The best part of the campaign was the assembly at Cosumnes River Elemenary School on December 16th. The Marines landed and brought a HUMVEE and a 7 ton truck with them. The students donated over 200 toys and collected $1,498. Those toys and money were divided between Toys for Tots and Toys for the Troops’ Kid’s. Our Sponsored K-Kids organized

the assembly to provide a forum for Sgt. Lango and Coporal Tena, of the Marine Reserve Center of Sacramento. The K-Kids faculty advisors are Jodi Boyle and Kristi Hall. CRES principal Michael Gulden thanked his students for their efforts in collecting the toys and for organizing the assembly. At the assembly, the K-Kids and their fellow students had on displayed the new, unwrapped toys they had collected and will be donating to the two campaigns: Toys for Tots and Toys for the Troops’ Kid’s. The recipients of the donated toys will be children of the Sacramento area who are in need, and children of military personnel serving our country overseas. Our Builders Club participated also. Our Key Clubbers organized and sorted the toys collected from all over at the Marine Reserve Center over the weekends.


“It was a vision of the K-Kids club a couple of years ago to get involved in these activities and I am proud of their selfless planning and organization, as well as the support of Cosumnes River Elementary staff and families to benefit less fortunate families during the holidays. “Through the leadership of the K-Kids club, more than 200 young people received gifts through the Toys for Tots and Toys for Deployed Troops Kids programs. It’s a “goosebumpy” moment when you get right down to it, watching kids work so hard to help other kids. “I’m so so proud of their leadership and what they’ve accomplished over the last two years.” Mike Gulden

Pun of the month

Need an ark to save two of every animal? I noah guy.

Who attends what?

Providing leadership to the 15 clubs in Division 44 is Lt. Governor Bernard “Bernie” Bowes, Jr. (left) and Lt. Governor-elect Richard “Rich” Kocher (right) Rich is from the Kiwanis Club of Sacramento-Suburban and also serves as Secretary of our Division.


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 Immediately after the second club meeting in the Villas Recreation Center. 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 is administered. 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.

Sweats for Vets Your Kiwanis Kronicle formed a partnership with Wikileaks to obtain certain information. Previously our Kiwanis Kronicle tried to obtain this information under The Freedom of Information Act. This act is supposed to allow for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. Our previous attempts were unsuccessful. So rather than file a law suit and make lawyers richer, we joined with Wikileaks and received the information at a good rate and much faster. Look at page 8 for the information which describes the design of Clint Sousa’s Pinewood Derby race car. Important: After reading page 8 you are sworn to secrecy. “Sweats for Vets” is a brand new program devised by Diann Swan, and implemented under her leadership. There are Veterans in need of warm clothing to get them through the cold weather. Here are the results of the items collected:  52 sweat shirts  28 crew necks  24 with hoods  31 pairs of sweat pants  28 pairs of thermal underwear shirts and bottoms  With the $200.00 gift cards from Wal-Mart she purchased:  23 packs of socks (average 8 to 12 pairs per pack)  17 packs of under shirts (3 to 4 per pack)  9 packs of under pants (3 to 4 per pack). Special thanks to Frank Hashorva, who obtained the gift cards from Wal-Mart.

The items were received by Maria Almes, from the VA at one of our club meetings. The Sacramento VA Medical Center at, Mather, is a 60-bed, state-of -the-art, inpatient facility offering a full range of comprehensive health care services including medical, surgical, primary and mental health care. The medical center, which is comprised of 24 medical-surgical beds, 16 Transitional Care Unit beds, 10 Intensive Care Unit beds, 10 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit beds, and a four room operating suite, also houses a cardiac catheterization lab, a gastrointestinal & endoscopy suite, angiography capability and 16,000 square-feet of research laboratory. The medical center offers a wide range of outpatient and diagnostic services, including mammography, MRI, CT, and PET scanning. The site was once the hospital at Mather Air Force Base.


Kiwanian Lynne Erpelding reminds us that the deadline for the 20th Annual Red & White Ball is approaching. This is a benefit for our Kiwanis Family House. The cost is $40@ for a Prime Rib Dinner (Vegetarian option available). Deadline for tickets is February 2nd. No host cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Music by Jon Merker. Dance the night away. Dress: Formal if you have it. Business dress if you do not. But remember: Sweats are for Vets, it would not be appropriate. As Kiwanians we serve others, now it is time to kick back and be served and relax.

TOP SECRET By reading this you are sworn to not reveal to any Rotarian, Optimist or other Pinewood Dawgs and Derby participant any of the Top Secret Technology of which I am about to be briefed on.

C.R.A.P.S The technology used in this year’s Kiwanis Pinewood Derby is a Top Secret CIA design that will most undoubtedly bring home a first place trophy on Saturday’s Pinewood Derby Fundraising Event. As you can see the design uses a large reverse flow, swirl combustor to roughly negate any air flow drag operations. With no turbine there is no antitubotic quenching which has it obvious advantages over conventional ram jet technology. The time-dependent thermo galvanic air-flow within the nozzles cross section quenches deceleration of forces simultaneously prior to the start of any acceleration force vectors being generated. The use of this nozzle along with the zero mass rotor produces thrusts which approximates the thermo-mechanical transient conditions of a Cyclic Ram Airfoil Plenum System or (C.R.A.P.S). This design presents entrophopic loads and stresses in the dipole direction during normal operation. Also key to this technology is in the use of zero mass zero matter oxide nanoparticles. However, the microstructural stability and mechanical behavior of these zero mass, zero thrust producing nanoparticles go undetected to the average Pinewood Derby Judge. When the vehicle is subjected to the aggressive operating reverse flow, the swirl combustor goes dormant and negates all air flow for an extended period of time. My strong background in hot air technology is why scientists at the Central Intelligence Agency have now granted me the use for this Top Secret CRAPS technology for our 2012 Kiwanis Pinewood Derby.

The results are in: Clint’s car placed 3rd. Look at the next page #9.



Interclub Calendar

“Hare port?” At 56 feet long and bright red, Lawrence Argent’s giant, red, aluminum rabbit, titled “Leap,” is impossible to miss. Where is he leaping to? Into a giant granite suitcase below! Passengers arriving at Sacramento International Airport's new terminal will have an easy time finding the baggage claim: Just look for the giant red rabbit leaping over the carousels. The 56-foot-long, 10,000-pound aluminum rabbit conceived by Denver artist Lawrence Argent is the centerpiece of the $1 billion terminal. Even though the terminal has been open only since Oct. 6, its distinctive resident has already inspired a nickname: The “Hare-port”. The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission wanted something iconic to mark the gateway to Sacramento, a city that is known as the center of politics in the nation's most populous state but often lurks in the shadows of more famous destinations in California, like San Francisco or Lake Tahoe. They liked the idea that it wasn't a typical perspective of what people saw Sacramento as," said Shelly Willis, the commission's public art director. "It will be something that people think of when they think of Sacramento." The $6 million budget for the rabbit and the terminal's other artwork came from the overall construction budget, which was funded by bond sales, airline fees and surcharges on passenger tickets, concessions, parking, and rental cars. The $800,000 sculpture, titled "Leap," is suspended by seven cables affixed to steel girders. The rabbit appears to be bounding in from the fields that surround the airport north of downtown, leaping down to the baggage claim. To arriving passengers, it is diving toward a swirling vortex inside a granite

Report from Interclub Chair Patty Favero: Please add to calendar and plan on attending!

suitcase, as if inviting them into an "Alice in Wonderland" adventure. Argent said he chose the striking color because of its association with speed: "It needed to have the acceleration of a Ferrari, and that somehow stuck in my head." Willis said members of the arts commission, which selected Argent's work, believed it would create buzz for Sacramento, a city of 466,000 that has been struggling since the recession with cutbacks to state government, a bust in construction spending and a high rate of home foreclosures. "They immediately thought it would be iconic. It would be fun, it's whimsical, that it had lots of different meanings in different cultures," she said. Argent is no stranger to creating new icons: He also designed the 40foot tall, royal blue bear outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. But whether or not his rabbit will reach that status, it's already a magnet for photographers and the subject of much discussion. Yuba City resident Jesse Magana, who saw the rabbit on his return flight from Las Vegas, saw a bit of himself in it: "I think it's cool because in the Chinese zodiac, I'm the year of the hare." And as it happens, the terminal opened in the year of the rabbit, according to the Chinese calendar.


Interclub with Kiwanis Club of Lincoln. This club will have a special meeting at our Kiwanis Family House to sponsor a guest room in that club’s honor. Saturday, February 4, 2012. 10:00 a.m. Years ago, our club sponsored the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln. It is an active club. It also produced a Lt. Governor for Division 44, Michael Storz. DCM Host Club: Rancho Murieta Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Avenue, Orangevale Monday, February 13, 2012 5:30 p.m. $10 for dinner. Since our club is hosting this DCM, we need a good showing. New members: attendance at the DCM is a requirement to get your “gold name tag”.

Collect labels! Support Cosumnes River Elementary School!

Deposit items at collection boxes at Plaza Foods and RMA

R-U covered? Ask Bill Disclaimer: This is not an offer or solicitation. This article is to inform so that you might make a proper decision. Kiwanian Bill Batchelder is a member of our club and a State Farm® Insurance Agent. Contact him at (916) 361-3114 (B) or (916) 354-8898. Kiwanis Kronicle: It doesn't rain that much in California and my roof doesn't leak, tell me Bill what is Umbrella Insurance? Bill Batchelder: Umbrella Insurance, most commonly referred to as a Personal Liability Umbrella, protects you and your family for liability situations. It does not cover you for such losses as fire, theft, vandalism, etc. Liability is when a claim or lawsuit is brought against you for damages because of bodily injury or property damage. A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy will provide liability protection for your home, vehicles, boats, RV’s, personal injury (slander), and rental dwellings. KK: I own my home and have home owners' insurance and I drive and have liability insurance, why would I need Umbrella Insurance? BB: This is a commonly asked question. You’ve worked hard for what you have. Now, consider this: You’re facing a lawsuit because of an accident that resulted in injuries to someone or damage to their property. Your underlying policies may provide substantial liability limits, but they may not be enough to protect you from financial disaster. An example of when a Personal Liability Umbrella may protect you: While driving, you change lanes to avoid hitting an animal in the road and cause an accident. The accident results in multiple injuries to passengers of the other vehicle. KK: By the way Bill, I am a member of a Kiwanis Club and its Foundation, and the boards have taken Directors and Officers Insur-

ance (D&O), would umbrella insurance still be a good idea? BB: Generally, a Personal Liability Umbrella Policy provides limited coverage for members of boards serving in such organizations as Kiwanis. That is why it is very important for anyone that serves on a non-profit board to make sure the organization has board of director’s coverage. KK: Ballpark figures what is the premium? Is it annually or what? BB: Premiums are as low as $150 per year, but can be higher based on various factors. Such factors may include, but not limited to; how many vehicles, number of drivers in the household, individual driving records, years of driving experience, boats and RV’s, and number of rental dwellings owned. KK: During these litigious times what would you recommend an average Kiwanian for coverage? A Million $? Two Million $? Or ???? BB: Judgments amounting to thousands or even millions are being awarded by juries across the country in ever increasing numbers. On average a 1 or 2 million dollar liability policy is sufficient for most households. Individuals that require increased coverage should consider higher limits of protection. Determination is based on future income, investments, and assets. KK: If I determine on a given day, I want to have Umbrella Insurance Coverage, and pay the premium, when does coverage begin? BB: Coverage in most cases can start immediately but can vary among insurance companies. I highly recommend those of you that do not have a Personal Liability Umbrella Policy that you should contact your agent or broker. As part of your 2012 New Year’s Resolution this would be a good time to review all your insurance policies. Editor’s Note: A similar article appeared in the November 2010 issue of Kiwanis Kronicle, authored by Tom Mathews.


The eagle returns to its nest!

Shown above is Past-President Paul Gumbinger holding the “Soaring with Eagles Award”. It is presented on an annual basis (if the Lt. Governor does not forget) to the club or clubs in Division 44 that show the greatest gain in membership in the last two months of the Kiwanis year (August-September). Here are the clubs that have earned the trophy:  1992 Folsom  1993 Folsom  1994 Amador County, Citrus Heights, Folsom, and Rocklin (tied)  1995 Carmichael  1996 Rocklin  1997-2007 Not awarded  2008 Rancho Murieta  2009 Rocklin  2010 Rancho Murieta  2011 Rancho Murieta Below is President Clint Sousa, when he was awarded the trophy of his term of office.

Kiwanis Cuisine By Sondra Schulz

A very happy new year to all. Cliff and I rang in the New Year in New Orleans!!!! Dinner and dancing at the Westin, then off to check out the action on Bourbon Street. It was definitely hopping and I collected tons of beads!!!! In an attempt to start 2012 off healthy, I am focusing on vegetables this month. Some are a bit calorie heavy, but still good for you!!!! Parsnip puree Yields 2 quarts  4 lbs. parsnips (or turnips/ parsnips mixed)  1 lb. 8 oz. russet potatoes  8 oz. hot, heavy cream (or fatfree ½ and ½)  4 oz. melted butter  Salt and pepper, to taste  Peel the parsnips and potatoes, and cut into large pieces of approximately the same size.  Boil the parsnips and potatoes separately in salted water until tender.  Drain the parsnips and potatoes well. Puree them together through a food mill (or blender).  Add the cream and butter and mix to combine.  Adjust the consistency by adding cream as desired.  Season the mixture with salt and white pepper and serve hot. Braised red cabbage with apples and wine Yields eight 4-oz. servings  1.5 lbs. red cabbage  6 oz. bacon, medium dice

4 oz. onions, medium dice Ssalt and pepper, to taste ½ cup red wine ½ cup chicken broth 1 cinnamon stick 2 Tbs. brown sugar or to taste 2 Tbs. cider vinegar Shred the cabbage. Cook the bacon and reserve for later use. Add the onions to the bacon fat and cook until tender. Add the cabbage and sauté for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the wine, stock and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook cabbage until almost tender, approximately 20 minutes. Add the bacon (optional), apples, brown sugar and vinegar and mix well. Cover and cook until the apples are tender, approximately 5 minutes. Microwaved acorn squash Allow ½ squash per person  Wash the squash, pat dry and cut off the stem and a slice off the bottom of the squash so that it will sit flat in the microwave.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes, turn over and microwave an additional 4 minutes.  Remove from microwave and let cool for a few minutes. With a pot holder hold the squash in place while slicing in half horizontally.  With a spoon, scoop out the seeds and stringy pulp.  Brush butter in the middle and up the side/top of the inside of the squash. Sprinkle with brown sugar.       

Beets Loretta Lutz’s method of cooking beets: I cook covered in boiling (simmering) water for approximately 30+ minutes. Cool, peel, slice and sprinkle with rice vinegar and salt and pepper. If the greens are fresh looking I also cook them until tender and use as a salad. I only steam small beets, usually for about 20 to 30 minutes covered. Need to check on them as they are steaming.

Kiwanis Kronicle Kiwanis Kronicle is emailed to members who have email addresses. It is also emailed to some Kiwanis Division and District addresses. If you want a copy emailed to you, email editor:

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.


Valentine’s Day Rancho Murieta Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

To the right and above, available at Plaza Foods. Below see Ace Hardware!


Below available at Post Office

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

February 2012 Sun



Super Bowl New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Frank Hashorva predicts one of the “New” teams will win. Take that to the bank.

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7:00 a.m. Kiwanis Meeting Program: Service Leadership Programs







Super Bowl XLVI


10:00 a.m. at KFH Interclub Lincoln Club Room Dedication

Red & White Ball

5:30 a.m. Division Council Meeting We host!









7:00 a.m. Kiwanis Meeting* Program: “The tax man cometh”: Rowland Jones










*Note: Feb. 16th after the club meeting the board meetings for club and foundation follow!

Valentine’s Day

February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the seasonal equivalent of August in the Northern Hemisphere. February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years, and on the same day of the week as August in leap years. February ends on the same day of the week as October


every year and January in common years only. In leap years, it is the only month that ends on the same weekday it begins. A leap year (or intercalary or bissextile year) is a year containing one extra day (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, a month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally


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inserting (or intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is called a common year. For example, in the Gregorian calendar (a common solar calendar), February in a leap year has 29 days instead of the usual 28, so the year lasts 366 days instead of the usual 365. Similarly, in the Hebrew calendar (a lunisolar calendar), a 13th lunar month is added seven times every 19 years to the twelve lunar months in its common years to keep its calendar year from drifting through the seasons too rapidly.

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