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Kiwanis Kronicle Rancho Murieta, California Published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Volume 14 Number 12

Hugs for life? almost, read on

Inside this issue Who attends what Afternoon on the farm

3 9-10

Music Mike


From Ukraine with love


Kiwanis Kalendar

Editor: L. Último September 2013

President’s Corner The Time Is Now – To Lend a Helping Hand By Ginny Macko


Dear Fellow Kiwanians,

October 4

John Holm October 6

Jarvio Grevious (Twins?) Jackie Strain (Twins?)

(Y)our Kiwanis Club did not field a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Rancho Murieta, this year.

October 8 October 9

Frank Canada October 10 October 11

Greg Nelson October 17

Rosie Blawat October 19

Ron Ruff October 27

Bill Batchelder

Question box??? Question: What are ground walnut shells good for? Answer: See page

It has been a privilege to have the opportunity to serve Rancho Murieta’s Kiwanis Club as President over the past year. I have met many new people, made new friends, but best of all I got to know many of our club’s members much better.

Calvin Park

Ginny Macko

It is with mixed emotions that I write my final President’s Corner – A bit of relief that Editor Jack won’t be harassing me anymore about getting it completed on time; however, I feel more melancholy that my term has come to an end.

But (y)our Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Foundation, made a donation nonetheless. Above is Tamara Willeford, accepting the foundation’s check on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

Driving the Jackson Highway lately:

Learning what turns them on, what they have accomplished throughout their lives, seeing what they continue to accomplish and what drives them to be the wonderful people they are, has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. Let me not forget the K-Kids, Builder’s Club, and the Key Clubs. What an outstanding group of young people, not to mention their Kiwanis advisors. As I age, I feel much better knowing that the world will be well taken care of in the hands of these exceptional young people. At such a young age, they have already exhibited a desire to lead their peers to a higher place. The club has experienced a very successful year, with the assistance (Continued on page 2)

President’s Corner The Time Is Now – To Lend a Helping Hand By Ginny Macko (continued) (Continued from page 1)

and talents of all of our wonderful members. It always amazes me how our members just jump right in and get done what needs to be done. I was very fortunate to have such committed Chairpersons, Directors, Officers and mentors. 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…………………...……..Ginny Macko Imm. Past Pres….…………....John S. Holm President Elect………………..Jarvio Grevious Secretary………………………..Beverly Powell Treasurer………………………….Virginia Wolfe Director………….…..Bill Batchelder (2014) Director……………Richard Gilmour (2014) Director…………………Carol Kramer (2013) Director……….………….…Dan Leahy (2013) Director………….……… Sally Parker (2014) Non-Voting Members Assistant Secretary……………Linda O’Brien Assistant Treasurer…..…….…Marge Bowes 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:

Going forward I know that the club will enjoy another successful year under the leadership of Jarvio Grevious and his new Board, Officers and Chairpersons. I look forward to working on various projects. To quote Bob Hope “Thanks for the memories.” And never forget – Now is the time to lend a helping hand!

President Ginny’s “The Time Is Now– To Lend a Helping Hand” is her Swan Song

Bob Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), was an Englishborn American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio. He was noted for his numerous United Service Organizations (USO) shows entertaining American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO between 1942 and 1991. Throughout his long career, he was honored for this work. In 1996, the U.S. Congress declared him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces." Over a career spanning 60 years (1934 to 1994), Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

The phrase "swan song" is a reference to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is completely mute during its lifetime until the moment just before it dies, when it sings one beautiful song.

Stay tuned… Beginning with the next issue of Kiwanis Kronicle look forward to Jarvio Grevious’s message: “Creating the future, together…”


Hope premiered the song "Thanks for the Memories" in The Big Broadcast of 1938, which became his theme song for the remainder of his career In addition to hosting the Academy Awards 14 times, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of fourteen books. He participated in the sports of golf and boxing, and owned a small stake in his hometown baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. He was married to his wife, fellow performer Dolores Hope (née DeFina), for 69 years.

Megan's Law is a federal law passed in 1996 that authorizes local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about convicted sex offenders living, working or visiting their communities. Megan's Law was inspired by the case of seven-year-old Megan Kanka (1987-1994), a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who moved across the street from the family. The Kanka family fought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. The New Jersey legislature passed Megan's Law in 1994. In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed Megan's Law as an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children's Act. It required every state to develop some procedure for notifying the public when a sex offender is released into their community. Different states have different procedures for making the required disclosures. The federal law was not the first on the books that addressed the issue of registering convicted sex offenders. As early as 1947, California had laws that required sex offenders to be registered. Since the passage of the federal law in May of 1996, all states have passed some form of Megan's Law. Commonly included information includes the offender's name, picture, address, incarceration date, and nature of crime. The information is often displayed on free public websites, but can be published in newspapers, distributed

in pamphlets, or through various other means. At the federal level, Megan's Law is known as the Sexual Offender (Jacob Wetterling) Act of 1994, and requires persons convicted of sex crimes against children to notify local law enforcement of any change of address or employment after release from custody (prison or psychiatric facility). The notification requirement may be imposed for a fixed period of time - usually at least ten years - or permanently. Megan's Law provides two major information services to the public: sex offender registration and community notification. The details of what is provided as part of sex offender registration and how community notification is handled vary from state to state, and in some states the required registration information and community notification protocols have changed many times since Megan's Law was passed. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act supplements Megan's Law with new registration requirements and a three-tier system for classifying sex offenders according to their risk to the community. The State of California has this website for Megan’s Law: http:// When you go there, read all of the warnings and disclaimers. With the website you can search by:  Name  Address  City  ZIP® Code  County  Parks  Schools Legal Limits on Disclosures. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under California law appears on this web site. Under state law, some registered sex offenders are not subject to public disclosure, so they are not included on this site. (Continued on page 17)


Who attends what? 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.

Beware of Shingles.. and not the kind for your roof!

You may have seen a ruggedlooking retired firefighter named Dennis Grogan in a TV commercial recently. “I have never encountered such a burning sensation,” he declares. “Like someone had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck.” An announcer warns, “As you get older, there’s a greater chance shingles can happen to you.” New York Times reporter Paul Span continues: “Let me explain why this ad actually represents an encouraging development. “The product never mentioned by Mr. Grogan is Zostavax, a vaccine against shingles approved by the Food and Drug Administration for people over age 60. Large clinical trials showed the vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles by roughly half. Shingles occurs when the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox and can lie dormant in nerve cells for decades, reactivates to cause a painful rash. “In some, the intense pain can persist for months after the rash clears, a complication called postherpetic neuralgia. “With more than a million cases annually and a high rate of serious complications in older patients, the development of a vaccine was a major public health advance. But you’ve never seen a broadcast ad for the vaccine before, or a public service campaign by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, because year after year Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, couldn’t produce enough of it. “Nobody wanted to send people

out in search of a vaccine that might be impossible to find scant attention was paid to the vaccine, and only 10 percent of people over age 60 were vaccinated in 2009. “But now Merck says it has solved the problem, streamlining the manufacturing process and increasing production at existing plants. “So the company is rolling out this ad campaign on broadcast and cable television to increase awareness of shingles, featuring people who’ve actually suffered with the condition. “Later this year, Merck plans print and online ads that promote Zostavax by name. “‘We wouldn’t have launched a consumer campaign without feeling confident about our ability to meet demand,’ said Pamela Eisele, a spokeswoman for Merck. “That’s good news, and here’s more. In 2010, the C.D.C. says, the proportion of adults over age 60 who got vaccinated jumped to 14.4 percent, a 40 percent increase. “The C.D.C. is not rushing to lower its age recommendations for vaccination. In 2011, the F.D.A. approved Zostavax for those ages 50 to 59, based on a large study showing that it was at least as effective in this group as in those over age 60, and possibly more so. (Because the relevant studies had different follow-up periods, it’s hard to make direct comparisons.)” How painful is shingles? Ask Rowland Jones.


Ask Fred: Got a hardware store question? Let’s ask Fred Richardson, the friendly man, at Rancho Murieta’s Ace Hardware.

Kiwanis Kronicle: “I see Rancho Murieta, Ace Hardware sells ground up walnut shells. What are they used for?

Fred Richardson: “I know of four uses, that I have been told about. 1. “Painters add them to paint (latex or oil base) to make a non-skid surface. 2. “Hobbyists use them for stuffing pin cushions. 3. “If you are ‘sand blasting’ and the sand is too abrasive, this works well”, and 4. “I have been told that it makes an excellent reptile bedding for those who keep such pets. It is dust free for a healthier home environment. It stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior for desert reptiles. It won’t scratch cage glass and can be readily composted in everyday yard waste.”

K-Family Workday Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 It was Fall Cleaning Day at our Kiwanis Family House. About 125 participants, swept, sorted, snipped foliage, and scrubbed to get our Family House “ship shape” There were 19 organizations there including an Aktion Club, Key Clubs, Circle K Club, and Kiwanis Clubs. The Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta; Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis Family House, Sacramento; Pleasant Grove Key Club and Sheldon High Key Club participating. Shown below is Pamela Haines.

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Two Cultures…one Dream “On Becoming an American” By Ken Delfino Epilogue: Last month there was an article about this event at the Kiwanis Club of Greater Colfax. This banner patch was received in the mail after the event.

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How does 1=3?

Kiwanis Kronicle Pun of the month!

Membership Scoreboard

Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta

 Doc, I can't stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home.

 Beginning of the year:

 That sounds like a Tom Jones Syndrome.

 As of September 21, 2013..79

 Is it common?

October 1, 2012……………...74

Results as per club records.

 Well, It's Not Unusual.


Let’s figure this out:  1 + 1 = 2, right?  1+1+1 = 3 right?  So does 1 ever = 3. Yes, and here is how and why. Louise Gumbinger goes back east to visit friends and relatives. It took three males, to complete her job of arranging breakfast for our club. Thank you Louise!

Keeping us in stitches... Unveiled at one of our meetings was this unusual quilt. The quilt was presented to Dia Utterback, shown in the center. The quilters are Judith Embree (far left) and Cindy Shamrock (far right). The quilt was made of many of the T-Shirts worn by Dia’s son Christopher Utterback.. In Europe quilting appears to have been introduced by Crusaders in the 12th century (Colby 1971), in particular in the form of the aketon or gambeson, a quilted garment worn under armor which later developed into the doublet.


Cal-Nev-Ha District Convention results:

Bernie Bowes, has achieved the honor of being named a Distinguished Lieutenant Governor. Picture to the left, is President -elect Jarvio Grevious, and the current Lt. Governor of Division 44 Guy Blair.


More Cal-Nev-Ha District Convention results:

Footnote to history: When the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta was in the Orange Section (46-70 Members), it earned the First Place Award in 2009-2010.


Afternoon on the farm

Shown above are those who harvested the hops grown at the Utterback Sod Farm. Thank you Dia Utterback for providing this. However David and Dia Utterback invited us all to come for an afternoon on their farm on Sunday afternoon September 15th. The event was to socialize and raise some funds to benefit for the ELIMINATE project of Kiwanis International. A total of over $300 was achieved to that end.

Farm is located at 12800 Meiss Road, Sloughhouse California.


Afternoon on the farm (continued)


Music Mike Concert Once again (y)our Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Foundation, hosted a special event for kids, he Kids Concert, featuring Music Mike. Mike’s real name is Mike Grmolyes (pronounced “Grm-ah -lee-us”; “it’s Yugoslavian”), which doesn’t quite have the same ring as Music Mike. When asked what he owes his success to, Music Mike thought for a moment and responded: “I think it is the music, the character I portray, and the fact I was the big brother to three younger brothers when growing up.” The chair of this year’s (and last year’s) concert, Loretta Lutz, welcomed every one that thank they for coming. When asked what was the hardest part of chairing such an event, she replied that there were no hard parts. She started in March to set a firm date, that Music Mike would be available. Then the rest of the planning just fell into place because so many people are so cooperative and helpful. This year, Euclid, The Father of Geometry, would have been so proud of a skit where each kid had a square of colored silk, which had to be folded on command into a square, a triangle, a rectangle, and the hardest thing of all, a circle.

Pamela Haines was in rapture when Music Mike lead the kids in the Hokey Pokey.

The concert started at 5:00 p.m. in Lake Clementia. At 4:50 p.m. there were only 33 people in attendance, But they kept coming and eventually 254 people were enjoying the concert. (Y)our Kiwanis Club Foundation has booked him to come back for another Kids Concert in 2014.


Music Mike Concert


Music Mike Concert


From the Ukraine with love Background: For sometime the Kiwanis Club of Kiev, Ukraine has been corresponding with our club. Ginny Macko is the point of contact. Here is the latest email received: “Hello Ginny “Now we have returned home. We have finished our summer camps. It was the big miracle. “First camp was for the children from six to 10 years of age at the Black Sea. Volunteers of our mission have developed good programs for children.

The children participated in our ser- to play guitar was carried out. vice projects. “On Friend’s Day they gave gifts “In this camp they have received to each other. many gifts. They also had a master class of creation of beautiful souvenirs, learned to draw. “The second camp was for teenagers. This year we took 55 teenagers. The senior youth of 18-20 years were the instructors and leaders.

“This year we were visited by singers. Youth leaders acted and trained.

“Since this year the prices were very high, and we didn’t have raise as much, we could only take 12 children and two volunteers.

“The children were from large, poor families and where there are no parents and raising children was left to their grandmothers. “For the grandmothers this would be their only one rest all year. They have spent 10 wonderful days, in a beautiful place, with good meals. “For the whole year that these children passed with us, they have participated in special programs, learned to communicate, learned to share, and be on friendly terms. We went together to the theatre and to the cinema. Our volunteers taught them the English language.

“It is special camp which we have conducted for the past three years. Every year it is teenagers from 13 till 17 years old. In camp they study self-care, to help one another; they cook by themselves, but under the guidance of our chef. “They prepare fire wood for a fire and cooking. They enjoyed this. In addition each day there are sporting activities and competitions. Each group presented two theatrical presentations.

“Our camp was called "Step Up". All teenagers have made the step forward to life, they were released from many complexes, have developed the confidence that they talented, beautiful, and clever. “They had a belief that they have a chance to live a happy life and not to repeat tragic life of their parents. “The youth came from three towns of Ukraine. We already have teenagers have registered for next year’s camp. “By our budget we cannot take many teenagers and they want to have chance to receive good fellowship and rest next year. “I send pictures but they cannot show the gratitude of teenagers which we saw in their eyes. “We have started to think of to “In camp also they studied handi- buy the house with a ground about work and at the end of camp they 62 miles from Kiev. The land costs produced an art gallery. This year are less expensive at this distance. children drew portraits and learned (Continued on page 15)


From the Ukraine with love (Continued from page 14)

This would enable us to carry out on these camps all summer long.

“We want more children to share the experiences of camp. Since September we will begin to collect funds for this project. “I trust that this good desire. Thanks for your support and care. Love, Lora Pavlenko”


Mystery Dinners A review: Taste Restaurant

When I wanted to celebrate a special occasion, (an anniversary) several Kiwanians recommended the Taste Restaurant, 9402 Main Street, Plymouth, California 95669.

It is about 20 miles from Rancho Murieta, east on Highway 16, and then Highway 49. It was a pleasant drive on a stretch of highway, clean of litter thanks to the Sobon Family. Reservations were made by telephone with Jeremy, and he asked if it was a special occasion; and I mentioned yes and that it was an anniversary. It is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner is served Thursday through Monday. It opens for dinner at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 4:30 p.m. on weekends. On Mondays a Prix Fixe menu is served for $29 per person. The menu varies so check the website on Sunday to see what it will be. We opted to go on a Monday, the traditional slow night for restau-

rants. Not so at Taste. There were 27 covers in the main room and 12 in the back room beyond the green curtains. I noted cloth table cloths and cloth napkins. Some restaurants (to keep the table cloths clean I guess, but a paper on the table over the table cloths) not so at Taste Restaurant. Unlike Ella Restaurant (August issue of Kiwanis Kronicle) there were salt and pepper shakers on each table. Our server was Chelsea, Chef Robert Irwin (Restaurant Impossible) would be ecstatic about her. She was familiar with the menu, and how each dish was prepared. We ordered the Prix Fixe menu with an optional wine pairings. We were served three pairings of 2 ounces each. The wine pairings were an additional $14 each. Bread came first, and it was with olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar. We tried it but prefer butter.

But we wanted to try an appetizer that was voted the best by the editors of Sacramento Magazine. It is listed on the menu as Mushroom Cigars. We split the cost of $9.50. It consisted of: Oyster, Crimini, Shiitake mushrooms with fresh herbs and goat cheese wrapped in phyllo dough and baked golden. It fits the “Have again category�.

Back to the first course: It was a Watermelon Salad, consisting of seared sea scallops, pickled vegeta-


bles and ume vinaigrette. It was a bit unusual, but good. The wine pairing was a German Riesling, best ever. The second course was Lasagna.

It was described as a deconstructed lasagna: homemade pasta, ricotta timbale, yellow tomato marinara, mushroom parmesan, and basil. The meat was listed as steak, but tasted more like stew beef. Very disappointing, definitely not a have again. The meat was tough, stringy, and had no taste. The other ingredients were just fine. The wine pairing was a red wine from the Jeremy Wine Company from Lodi. The last course, described at the sweet course was listed as Milk and Cookies. It consisted of chocolate decadence, strawberry milk, and cookie dough ice cream. Nicely plated with a Happy Anniversary design. The wine pairing as a 20 year old Tawny Port, that was delicious.

In addition we were presented a Happy Anniversary Card, signed by all. If we go back, we might try the Wine Flights, which consists of similar wines from various wineries. The flight is served with three 2oz. servings. (Continued on page 17)

Mystery Dinners A review: Taste Restaurant

(Continued from page 16)

With the bill we were served with a small candy described as salted caramel. We passed on this. The Taste Restaurant is not handicapped accessible from the front due to stair to the side walk. It was also disappointing that the path ways to the two unisex bathrooms in the center of the restaurant, had misplaced chairs hindering the pathways.

ENTRANCE All in all, it is a come again restaurant, if there was something special listed on Monday’s Prix Fixe.

Shavings from board meetings The board meetings for our two corporations (club and foundation) are held after the club meeting at the Villas following the second club meeting of each month. The meetings are mandatory for the board, but are open to all members. The financial reports were approved for both. The audit committee completed the audit of the club and foundation and no errors were found. For the club, an application from Jay Schroeder, sponsor (Frank Hashorva) was approved. This takes the total membership of our club to 79. Our new website is under construction. Consensus of the board is to leave annual dues where they are: $125 of each member, and $100 for spouse/partner. For the foundation a wheel chair was donated by Cheryl Berg. Two benches for the community dog park (at Stonehouse Park) will be purchased and donated, with Kiwanis Plaque on them. Carol Kramer, reported that the Committee has reached its goal of collecting $2,000 for this year. A temporary spending plan was approved for 2013-14, and the new board for next month, would then approve a new budget for the club and foundation. Approved for purchase were two walkers with seats of K.A.N.E. lending program.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


Megan’s Law (Continued) (Continued from page 3)

State law does not allow offenses other than the crimes for which the convicted sex offender is required to register to be disclosed here. Notice of Corrections. If you believe that any information on this site is in error, please contact a police or sheriff's department, or contact the Department of Justice by e-mail at: Legal and Illegal Uses. The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Any person who is required to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290 who enters this web site is punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment. (Pen. Code, § 290.46, subd. (h)(2).)

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.

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

Ag Report: From Davis Ranch

It is the Peak of the Season for winter squash and pumpkins. You name it, and Davis Ranch grows it and has it. Shown to the right is store manager, Jim Ayers. Here is a partial list of the squashes for sale for 69¢ a lb. excepted as noted:  Acorn  Banana  Butternut  Hubbard  Kabocha  Kuri  Spaghetti  Sweet Dumplings (79¢ each)  Turban



Editor’s note: Our Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta provided these gift cards to the educators at this school for their “Out of pocket expenses to open school”




If you fail to plan‌. You plan to fail! Here are the goals!


Commemorative Bricks Our Rancho Murieta community has the opportunity to have a lasting memory to honor or memorialize a special person, organization, or event. The Calero Lake, Honor & Memorial Grove, is located at the eastern tip of the peninsula in Murieta North that is owned by RMA, and has been dedicated as a passive park. The tranquil setting has a spectacular view across the water, with the Sierra Nevada framed by one of the last blue oak forests in the world. Annually, our local Boy Scout Troop 633 conducts an American flag retirement ceremony at this location on Memorial Day. Bricks will be laid annually in time for Memorial Day. Submit payment, and the personalized three lines for the brick by the first week of each April to allow the time needed for creation of the commemorative bricks and placement by RMA Maintenance Dept. The format is three lines of 15 characters each (spaces count).

Letters and numbers are in capital letters. There are several symbols available including: ampersand (&); dollar sign ($); forward slash (/); a cross (†); and a star ( ). Make $100 checks payable to: Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Foundation a 501 (c) 3 organization, check with your accountant for tax deductibility). Mail this form and your payment to Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Foundation, P.O. Box 855, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683. Questions? Call our help line: (916) 354-0538 Your Name____________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________________Email_______________________________


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 RMA

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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 @ 12 Noon

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

Interclub Calendar

Looking ahead!  2013:  Oct. 5, 2013 Club Secretary Refresher Training at Kiwanis Family House

Report from Interclub Chair Rosie Blawat:

 Dec. 7, 2013 Region 16

Training Conference, Dante Club

Please add to calendar and plan on attending!

 Dec. 7, 2013 Governor’s

Visit Luncheon Dante Club

Oct. 3

Naida West

 2014:  Mar. 14, 2014 Cal-Nev-Ha

District Mid-year (North) San Ramon Marriott, California  Apr. 5, 2014 Kiwanis One

Day Local History - Golf Cart History Tour after meeting Take your golf cart to share a ride with those who don’t have one.

 Apr. 24, 2014 Creelman-

Francisco Classic  Apr. 26, 2014 Kiwanis Day

at Sacramento River Cats, Benefit Kiwanis Family House

 July 17-20 Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo-Chiba, Japan

 2015:  June 25-28 Kiwanis International Convention Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International turns 100 years old!

 2016:

Oct. 17 Bill Hooper - Kiwanis Family House Board President

Nov. 7 Mike Martel— California Prison System

Nov. 21 Michael Passmore Part 2 of Passmore Ranch Story

Dec. 5 Craig Carbrey - Dog Agility

Dec. 19 with Santa Claus

 June 25-28 Kiwanis International Convention Toronto, Ontario, Canada


 October 14 Mon Division 44 Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662  November 11 Mon Division 44 Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662  January 13, 2014 Mon Division 44 Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662

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

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Meeting Program: Naida West Local History Golf Cart Tour

6 Bicycle Event. Teresa Field has details.








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Don’t forget, board meetings for the club and foundation are held after the club meeting on October 17th at the Villas.


Dinner to benefit

ship Workshop at Cosumnes River Elmtry.

October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after July and August, named after Julius and Augustus Caesar respectively, were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in

Bill Hooper President Kiwanis Family House

the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years only. In leap years, October starts on the same day as August of the previous year.


Kiwanis Kronicle, September 2013