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Kiwanis Kronicle Rancho Murieta, California Published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Volume 14 Number 8 Inside this issue

Annual Meeting

Who attends what


Interclub information


Kiwanis Maypole


Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day


Kiwanis Events


Kiwanis Kalendar


June 3

Bonnie Shewchuk June 7

Paul Gumbinger June 20 (Twins?)

Bronwyn Anthony Judith Embree June 23

Frank Hashorva June 27

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


New Postmaster

Editor: Mai Flours May 2013

By Ginny Macko Here are the official results from the annual meeting for the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta and Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Foundation  President: Jarvio Grevious  President-elect: Craig Carbrey  Imm. Past Pres: Ginny Macko  Sec. Linda O’Brien  Treas. Virginia Wolfe  Directors (two year terms) Dr. Tom Eaton and Bonnie Shewchuk  Asst. Treas. (non voting board member Susan Sozzi  Note: Bill Batchelder, Rich Gilmour, and Sally Parker will be serving out the one year remaining on their two year terms.

President Ginny is on vacation.

She emails: “I am on vacation, but will be back in time for the pancake breakfast and all of our other events. “I am in Wisconsin tasting cheese and mingling with those Moose people.”

The chief says…

George Hannum

Question box??? Question: Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right, while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?

Answer: See page 14.

Security Chief Greg Remson, says go to the South Gate and update your residence’s profile. See sample for on page 3.

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

Editor’s comments about the importance of vacation. Chronic stress takes its toll in part on our body's ability to resist infection, maintain vital functions, and even ability to avoid injury. When you're stressed out and tired, you are 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.

more likely to become ill, your arteries take a beating, and you're more likely to have an accident. Your sleep will suffer, you won't digest your food as well, and even the genetic material in the cells of your body may start to become altered in a bad way. Mentally, not only do you become more irritable, depressed, and anxious, but your memory will become worse and you'll make poorer decisions. You'll also be less fun to be with, causing you to become more isolated, lonely, and depressed. Clearly, then, stress is not a good thing. Even people who claim to love the high-pressured lifestyle will admit, in their quieter moments, that there are times when they just want to get away from it all, if only for a short time. Vacations have the potential to break into the stress cycle. We emerge from a successful vacation feeling ready to take on the world again. We gain perspective on our problems, get to relax with our families and friends, and get a break from our usual routines. So while our president is vacationing remember her mantra: The Time Is Now – To Lend a Helping Hand.

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:


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.

Security Chief Greg Remson says...keep this information up to date! Sample of form maintained at South Gate for Rancho Murieta Residents (North and South)


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.

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:


Interclub Calendar

Report from Interclub Chair Rosie Blawat: Please add to calendar and plan on attending!  June 10 5:30 p.m. Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Avenue, Orangevale  June 12 Wed. 7:00 a.m. Granite Bay  June 27 Thurs. 11:45 a.m. Rocklin  July 11 Thurs. Noon Gold Country  July 24 Wed. Noon Placerville  Aug. 13 Tues. 7:00 a.m. Lincoln  Sept. 5 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Greater Colfax  Sept 10 Tues. Division 44 Lt. Gov. Installation Dinner at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church

2nd and 4th

Citrus Heights has a board mtg. on the 1st Wed in lieu of a club mtg.

Directory above compliments of Megaphone (Div. 44 newsletter)


Greetings Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanians: It gives me great pleasure to announce the Cal-Nev -Ha District has been honored with the designation of "Distinguished District" for the 20112012 Kiwanis year. My congratulations to each and every member of the CaliforniaNevada-Hawaii District. This honor is only achieved through the collective efforts of every member, every club, and every division. Our District will be recognized at the closing session of the International Convention in Vancouver. It will be my honor, along with 2011-2012 District Secretary Pete Horton, to represent the great Cal-Nev-Ha District on stage. In addition to the more than 100 clubs recognized as a Distinguished Club, I have been notified we have 24 divisions being recognized as a "Distinguished Division." Congratulations to the following divisions and Lt. Governors: D3 - Cathy Keen; D4 - Rocio Brooks; D5 - David Hillman; D8 Rayanne Frazier; D11 - Shirley Nakawatase; D12 - Grant Imper; D18 - Larry Roberts; D20 - Dave Smith; D22 - Adele Rugg; D27 Tony Montalbo; D28 - Len Yelinek; D30 - Mike Fields; D31 - Richard Higgins; D33 - Joe Johnson; D34 - Judy Litteer; D35 - Lon Salgren; D36 - Max Tidler; D37 Warren Sargent; D38 - Patty Rardon; D39 - Larry Mower; D42 - Gary Gray; D44 - Bernie Bowes; D45 - Lee Pisiewski; and D46 - Al Smith. I look forward to seeing everyone at our District Convention in Reno. Let's celebrate like Reno has never seen! Richard “Dick� Olmstead Jr. Governor 2011-2012

New Postmaster

Shavings for the board meetings

Looking ahead!  2013:  Sat. June 8 Social Carole & Herm Kramer hosts  Mon June 10 5:30 p.m. Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Avenue Orangevale, Pamela “Pam” Millington is the new postmaster for Sloughhouse, California 95683. She was named as such in February, but has been at that location in November when she was assigned as the Officer in Charge (OIC). When asked where she had previously been assigned, she said “Shingle Springs”. But continued with a few other assignments; Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Placerville, Rancho Cordova and more. I immediately thought of the Johnny Cash tune:

 June 27-30 Kiwanis International Convention. Vancouver, British Columbia

 Thurs. July 4 9th Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

 July 27-28 Relay for Life Stonehouse Park  Aug 15-17 Cal-Nev-Ha District Convention Silver Legacy Resort & Casino, Reno, Nevada  Sept 8 Sun. Kiwanis Kids’ Concert 5:00 p.m. Lake Clementia: Music Mike (Chair Loretta Lutz)

 Sept 10 Mon Division 44 Lt. Gov. Installation Dinner at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church

 Sept 25 Wed Club InstallaI've been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere, man. Crossed the desert's bare, man. I've breathed the mountain air, man. Of travel I've had my share, man. I've been everywhere. Pam reported she has been in many locations (including Placerville), doing all kinds of work, including what Postmaster do, but never named as a Postmaster. An OIC is a temporary assignment to an established position which is vacant or from which the incumbent is absent from duty, to perform duties and responsibilities when the employee is not awarded the position on a regular basis.

President-elect Jarvio Grevious, presided since Pres. Ginny is out of town. Financial Statements for the club corporation and foundation corporation were approved. Bills paid and positive balances. Our club was awarded Distinguished Club. Installation dinner for our club has been set of Wed. September 25th at the Villas. Foundation is looking into holding a Neighbor Night Out. It would be a method of neighbors meeting neighbors, and perhaps start a Neighborhood Watch Program. Target dates for this program are Wednesday August 7th or Thursday August 8th. It would seem that Thursday August 8th has been set.

tion Dinner Villas

Rancho Murieta Fishing Club donated $600 in support of Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day. The pancake breakfast will be chaired by Connie Enzensperger and co-chaired by Ginny Macko. Carole Kramer reported that 4,000 numbered golf balls may be used from Division 7 for a golf ball drop to help with the Eliminate Program.

 2014:  July 17-20 Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo -Chiba, Japan

Kiwanis Kronicle Pun of the month!

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

 2016:  June 25-28 Kiwanis International Convention Toronto, Ontario, Canada


What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.

Distinguished Lt. Gov. Bernie Bowes, Jr. making the presentation to Distinguished Secretary Bev Powell. President Ginny Macko is standing in for Distinguished President John Holm (who was absent).


Davis Ranch Ag Report


Going out of season

Farmer’s Words of Wisdom

Strawberries now

Cherries now

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.”

Apricots now Asparagus– Now

5th Annual

Summer Squash and Zucchinis now

Corn– Early July

Sat. and Sun. July13-14 13-14 July 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


K.A.N.E. Update

Interclub at Kiwanis Family House

K.A.N.E. stands for Kiwanis Assisting Neighbor Enterprise. It began about 12 years ago under the guiding hand of Pamela Haines. It is a multi-facet jewel of service. It provides adaptive devices for the handicapped, a 24 hour hot line for Kiwanis Service, daily meal deliveries (during the week) and more.

Doris Lighty tallies up the number of telephone calls (to the Kiwanis Help Line and directs them to the correct person or agency for assistance.

Distinguished Lt. Gov. Bernie Bowes, lead an interclub to visit our Kiwanis Family House (KFH) and to have lunch with the Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis Family House, Sacramento. The group toured the facilities of our KFH and met with the staff. The tour of the KFH was lead by Mauda Butte, Head of Guest Relations. To the right is Room 102 which is sponsored by our Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta.

Kiwanis Help Line

Sandy Scarzella coordinates the meal program with Plaza Foods and Kiwanians and others who deliver the meals. The meal deliverers also serve as welfare check on the people who get the meals. For example some years ago a meal deliverer found a person who had fallen during the night and could not get up. Sac Metro Fire was called and everything worked out OK. The meal delivery program is a very popular one. Last Kiwanis year 647 meals were delivered. This Kiwanis year 696 meals have been delivered for the seven months of this Kiwanis year.

Membership Scoreboard

(916) 354-0538 Need help?

 Want to know where to get a wheel chair?

 Want meals delivered during lunch?

 Want to know about how to join Kiwanis?

 Want to know about Kiwanis sponsored activities?


Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta  Beginning of the year:

October 1, 2012……………...74  As of April 30,2013…..........74

Results as per Kiwanis International records.

Under the leadership of Rich Gilmour, our club and its members gathered up supplies to send to deployed troops. The items were personal items, needed, but not available in the combat areas. Shown here is a thank you letter from one of the deployed marines.

Club Leader Education (CLE)

Guy Blair

Lt. Gov. Designate Guy Blair announced that the CLE for this year will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church 4401 San Juan Ave Fair Oaks, CA on Saturday July 20th. It is mandatory training for Club Presidents, Secretaries, and new for this year, Club Treasurers. Training makes your jobs easier and less stressful. It is suggested the Presidentelects also attend. The trainer is Lanie Wheeler, who is a Kiwanian and President of the Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.


Lanie Wheeler

Note the banner patch


Kiwanis Scholarship Chair, Sally Parker, reports that there were four scholarships ($1,000) presented at the Spotlight on Excellence program in Elk Grove on Thursday evening May 2nd. The students are:  Abraham Nguyen of Sheldon High School.  Christopher Eagan, Pleasant Grove High School;  Lindy Schultz of Pleasant Grove High School;  Hannah Darden, Pleasant Grove High School They are pictured with their parents. Photo credit: Jack Parker. There were 660 people in attendance, when 158 scholarships were presented totaling $170,720.

Lindy Schultz Abraham Nguyen

Christopher Eagan

Hanna Darden




Kiwanis International Cal-Nev-Ha District Division 44 Past Lt. Governors (and home clubs) Robert D. Easter (Roseville) Lawrence F. Girolami (Sacramento Suburban)


Lawrence F. Girolami (Sacramento Suburban)


Duaine Thompson (Sunrise-Citrus Heights)


Robert J. Dings (Auburn)


Odin H. Bohlander (Carmichael)


John Roger Vaught (Sacramento Suburban)


Max Strawser (Auburn)


Elmer C. Fulton (Sunrise-Citrus Heights)


Edward L. Matney (Sunrise-Citrus Heights)


Jerry Skou (Sacramento Suburban)


Stanley Paolini (Placerville)


Shane L. Layher (Rancho Cordova)


Edwin C. Gipson (Carmichael)


Roy Rosendahl (Sunrise-Citrus Heights)


Laurence W. Rankin (Grass Valley-Nevada City)


Wayne D. Heple (Sacramento Suburban)


Rodney W. Hunt (Carmichael)


Harold Snow (Carmichael)


Muriel Brounstein (Folsom)


James E. Chambers, III (Granite Bay)


E. Walter Libal (Sacramento Suburban)


Rev. Andrew Howard Webb (Sunrise-Citrus Heights)


James R. Johnson (Sacramento Suburban)


Thomas McClelland (Rocklin)


Jim Phillips (Auburn)


John Thurston (Rancho Murieta)


Edwin C. Gipson (Carmichael)


Richard M. Anderson (Amador County)


Wayne J. Pluckhan (Folsom)


Michael F. Storz (Lincoln)


William L. Hooper (Sunrise-Citrus Heights)


Jim Wunschel (Sacramento Suburban)


Jim Legler (Rocklin)

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

James E. Chambers, III (Granite Bay) Karen Borman (Carmichael) Rev. Andrew Howard Webb (Sunrise-Citrus Heights) Bernard Bowes, Jr. (Rancho Murieta) Richard Kocher (Sacramento Suburban)


Kiwanis Division 44, of the Cal-Nev-Ha District completed the annual elections for Lt. Governor. Unanimously elected for Lt. Governor 2013-2014 was Guy Blair, from the Kiwanis Club of Folsom Lake.

Unanimously elected for Lt. Governorelect for 2013-2014 was Kathleen Ross, from the Kiwanis Club of Granite Bay. Installation dinner is scheduled for Tuesday September 10 at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church 11427 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Guy Blair, recently commented: "I met Jarvio Grevious recently when Folsom Lake Inter-clubbed with Rancho Murieta this month. “I look forward to working with him next year when he is Club President. “Together we are going to have a great year in Division 44."


“Sac Metro” An all risk agency When you think about the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, nicked named “Sac Metro” what immediately comes to mind is its ability to fight fires. Then on second thought, you might consider its ability to send paramedics and others for a medical emergency. But it really is an “all risk” agency that goes beyond that with its prevention programs. To prevent a risk is a far better action than dealing with fires, drownings, related accidents, and death. This is the summer and vacation period. People are attracted to pools, rivers, boating, and the lakes. If you need a free loan of a “Life Jacket”, stop by the fire station, and “check them out” (no fee). See these items at the Open House on June 1st. See page 27 for more info.

Button up!

Around 90 per cent of the world's population is right-handed, and it is easier for right-handers to button shirts from the right. So why do women's garments button from the left? When buttons first appeared in the 17th century, they were seen only on garments of the wealthy. At that time it was the custom for rich men to dress themselves and for women to be dressed by servants. Having women's shirts button from the left thus made things easier for the mostly right-handed servants who dressed them. Having men's shirts button from the right made sense not only because most men dressed themselves, but also because a sword drawn from the left hip with the right hand would be less likely to become caught in the shirt.


During breakfast at one of our meetings, it was brought up that one of our members was fined about $100, for failure to comply with the Rancho Murieta Association rule. Most of our members live within Rancho Murieta, and it is a matter of choice as to where you live. I contacted Danise Hetland, the Assistant General Manager for RMA Association. I asked for the most common violations with the point of publishing them for our newsletter readers to read and avoid. Danise emailed back: “The most commonly occurring violations are: speeding, failure to stop, driveway, street and guest parking, and failure to maintain the owner’s lot. “The ‘steps’ people can take to avoid getting citations is to drive the speed limit (25 mph) and stop completely at all stop signs. “Additionally, residents should obey the rules for driveway, street and guest parking. Owners should remind all members of their households and guests to obey the speeding, stopping and parking rules. “If anyone is unclear what the rules are they can consult the Non -Arch Rules or call the RMA compliance department. “With respect to property maintenance, lawns must be green and mowed, bushes and trees looking nice, hardscape in good repair. “If anyone is not sure if they are in compliance, they can call Mike Robinson, the compliance officer, and he will help them with any items that need to be taken care of.”

April Fool‌ a history April Fools' Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good-humored or otherwise funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc. Traditionally, in some countries such as New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Australia, and South Africa, the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool" and taunted "April Fool's Day's past and gone, You're the fool for making one." Elsewhere, such as in France, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia,

The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S., the jokes last all day.

The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year's Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references. A ticket to "Washing the Lions" in London from 1857. This traditional April Fools prank is first recorded in 1698.Precursors of April Fools' Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria, held March 25, and the Medieval Festival of Fools, held December 28, [ still a day on which pranks are

K-Kids by Kitty York

Certificates of recognition and thanks to two teachers at Cosumnes River Elementary School (CRES), and show our gratitude for their help and support with the Kiwanis K-Kids were given to the teachers by the new K-Kids board for next year. Teachers Mrs. Barbara Zarecky and Mrs. Clarice


played in Spanish-speaking countries. In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392), the vain cock Chanticleer is tricked by a fox. In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on April 1. On April 1, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to "see the Lions washed". Three years ago there was a story that told that the body of Jimmy Hoffa being found in some construction at Murieta Plaza. Two years ago there was a story with the date line of April 1, 2011 that the US Postal Services Sloughhouse Post office would be closed November 30, 2011. Last year (2012) the story in Kiwanis Kronicle had the Slocum House moving to Sloughhouse Inn. This year (2013), there was the April Fool Story from Procter & Gamble, about a meat flavored Scope Mouthwash, and a story about Choice Hotels getting an approval to build a hotel on Jackson Highway next to the Chevron Station.

Hespeler have been very supportive and encouraging to K-Kids this year. With their help, Kiwanis supported, K-Kids at CRES promoted leadership training and community service. These teachers have gone over the top and way beyond. Their help, with the Special Ornaments made by K-Kids given to students to hang on the school tree after they made a donation of a toy contributed to the success of The Holiday Toys Drive. The teachers were active with the "Pennies for Young Patients with Leukemia" which raised a record amount of donations. Just sorting, counting, and running the donations through a CoinstarÂŽ machine took seven hours. They helped organize the Valentine Card Making Project, the ice cream and pizza reward for the classes with the most funds raised and the candy cotton party. The booklet of thank you notes from the student for the candy cotton was heartwarming. They are already helping to make plans for a new member drive before the first meeting of the new school year.

Kiwanis May Pole 2013

Maypole dancing is a form of folk dance from western Europe, especially England, Basque Country, Finland, Sweden, Galicia, Portu gal and Germany with roots in ancient Babylon. But for Rancho Murieta, the tradition began with Pamela Haines. This year is the 20th annual. With the cooperation of the Rancho Murieta Association (RMA), a May Pole is set up at the North Gate oppose of the gazebo. The ribbons are “knitted� together in a garland to the beat of a drum and tambourines.


Kiwanis May Pole 2013

Oooh, look see, how the ribbons come together.

The garland was presented to Akshay Gaylor, shown with his dad Wyatt Gaylor, and his sister Priyanka Gaylor.

The first Rancho Murieta Maypole took place in this lady’s yard for her baby shower (shown above). Recently when Pamela Haines reached a mile stone birthday, her family set up a Maypole for her, in Pamela’s backyard.


Kids’ Fishing Day & Kiwanis One Day History of Kiwanis One Day: Kiwanis One Day finds its origin in the Cal-Nev-Ha District. It started off as a one day of service labeled: TOTAL K . Terri Neumann was the governor.

When Kiwanis Kronicle inquired about this recently Gov. Terri replied. “Our District's first TOTAL K was 2000. “I started it to give our Kiwanis Clubs and Service Leadership Program clubs an opportunity to do a service project together, allowing the Kiwanis clubs to identify a project that perhaps they could not undertake on their own. “The only rule was ‘It cannot be a fund raiser’. “It's success - thanks to the membership - was beyond my wildest dreams. When Nelson Tucker was Kiwanis International President (2006-07), he received Board approval to make it a global day of service and it then became Kiwanis One Day. “That's the history. And thanks for asking. I'm proud of creating this day of service but even prouder that the Kiwanis world continues to embrace it.” History of Kids’ Fishing Day: To find the history, Kiwanis Kronicle contacted Joseph Mazzoni, Sr. His response: I saw an article in Kiwanis magazine about a Kid's Fishing Day event held in one of

the Eastern urban cities. It was organized and sponsored by a local Kiwanis club, and was focused on urban kids. I contacted the event organizer, who gave me information about how it was organized, how they had created their co-sponsorships, etc. I took that information, adapted it to our local situation, and the Rancho Murieta event was born! Crucial to getting it off the ground was securing co-sponsorships from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; the Rancho Murieta Fishing Club; and Plaza Foods. During the early years, the event was totally funded by then local developers Reynen and Bardis. It's now totally funded by our club and the Fishing Club. The Department of Fish and Wildlife and Plaza Food contributions are, of course, all donated. Here is Joe’s report for Kids’ Fishing Day 2013. We had 131 kids check in, which is more than we've had in several years (I'm sure the weather had a lot to do with that!). We had 126 trout brought to our Fish Cleaning Station, the most fish every reported caught in the 12 year history of our event. The cleaning station was manned by members of one of our co-sponsors, the Rancho Murieta Fishing Club. The biggest trout reported weighed one pound, 15 oz., and was caught by Kayden Collins. The biggest bass reported weighed two pounds, 8 oz., and was caught by Zack Abay. Both youngsters received a fishing rod and reel set as a prize for their respective largest fish. There were 25 trout released that had been tagged. Three with tags were caught, and those kids also received a prize of a $5.00 gift card to our local Burger King.


The Sexton family, owners of the Plaza Food Market provided enough food for 300 people, and we ran out of hot dogs at the very end, which gives you some idea of our total attendance (kids, parents, grandparents, volunteers, etc.). The free hot dog lunch was prepared and served by members (and hard workers!) of our Kiwanis Club's Rancho Murieta Key Club and Pleasant Grove High School Key Club. This is the twelfth year that I have chaired this event, and I truly believe it was the most successful Fishing Day we've ever had....thanks to the support of our two co-sponsors the Fishing Club and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; the marvelous weather; the wonderful turnout; and some cooperative trout! All of the pictures were provided by Al Swan.

Lexi Hatfeld, won a $5.00 Gift Card for a Tagged fish.

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Creelman-Francisco Classic The 53rd Annual CreelmanFrancisco Classic was held in Davis on its traditional date of the last Thursday in April (April 25, 2013). It is the oldest continuously operating charitable golf tournament in Kiwanis International. The goal this year was $7,500. The actual amount is $7,512.65, which has been forwarded to our Kiwanis Family House. Attending from our club were: Phil Fitch, John Holm, Herm Kramer, Bob Lutz, Jack Seigal, Randy Shepherd, Susan Sozzi, and Randy Todd. A steak dinner was served.

Bob Lutz won $195 from drawing.


Things we learned at the interclub at Auburn Recently four Kiwanians from our club completed an interclub with the Kiwanis Club of Auburn. Bernie Bowes, Jr.; Frank Canada; Bev Powell, and Jack Seigal traveled to Auburn and ate their fill at the meeting placed, Sizzler’s.

oration count earned it the nickname "Purple Heart Battalion." The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, "Go for Broke".

Distinguished Lt. Governor, Bernie Bowes, Jr. presented the Distinguished Club awards to 20112012 Club President Carol Zobel, and 2011-2012 Club Secretary Carrie Achilles. We were invited to a dedication of a memorial honoring World War II Era Japanese American Veterans and their families. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team (Japanese: 第442連隊戦闘団) of the United States Army was a regimental size fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent who volunteered to fight in World War II even though their families were subject to internment. The 442nd, beginning in 1944, fought primarily in Europe during World War II. The 442nd was a self-sufficient force, and fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. The 442nd was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations and 21 of its members were awarded the Medal of Honor for World War II. The 442nd's high distinction in the war and its record-setting dec-

Pictured above is E. Ken Tokutomi, who is a past treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Auburn. His passion is this memorial.


Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetary Through the organizational talents and efforts of Dia Utterback, members of our club were treated to a guided tour of the Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery, Our guides were Rick Grimshaw (from Davis Ranch) and Susan Snyder (retired school teacher from Cosumnes River Elementary School) Susan started our visit by giving us lessons in pronunciation.  Sloughhouse is pronounced as “slew-house”.  Cosumnes is pronounced as: Ka as in how crows sound when they caw; Sum as when you add (sum up) two plus two; and Knees as what you have one of on every leg. As I first viewed this cemetery it looked like a service project in need of helping hands. It is overgrown with tall grass and weeds. Internet references differ as to the number interred here. One reference shows 206, with names running from Adams to Zumwalt. One reference lists: 13 Grimshaws, yet another only eight. The earliest Grimshaw buried was born in 1830, and the latest burial of a Grimshaw was in 1968. There are no more burials allowed, so you have to go to the cemetery named Camellia Memorial Lawn on Jackson Highway to find later generations.


Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery







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Trash N Treasure at CRES 8am to noon





6 Program:



Leon Sobon “My early days in the Wine Business”

5:00 p.m. Kiwanis Social begins at Kramer’s Home.












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Elizabeth Pinkerton







* Board meetings for

Summer begins 10:04 pm (PDT) Wed. June 20th

club and foundation follow the club meeting on June 20th

June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. There are two etymologies for June's name: The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones," as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May may be named June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the short-


est daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month. According to one etymology, June is named after Juno. Juno was the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month. In Iceland, folklore says that if you bathe naked in the morning dew on the morning of June 24, you are supposed to keep aging at bay for longer.

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