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Kiwanis Kronicle Rancho Murieta, California Published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Volume 12 Number 12 Inside this issue Who attends what


Shavings from the board


Ask Alan


Oct 4

John Holm Oct 6

Jarvio Grevious (Twins?) Oct 6

Jacquelyn Strain (Twins?) Oct 9

Frank J. Canada Oct 10

Ginny Macko Oct 11

Greg Nelson Oct 13

Wally Blair Oct 17

Rosie Blawat Oct 19

Ronald Ruff Oct 29

Question box??? Question: What is wrong here????

Answer: See page

Bernie Bowes Installed! On September 12, 2011, Bernard W. Bowes Jr. was installed as the Lt. Governor of Division 44. His term begins October 1st. Division 44 has 611 registered Kiwanians in 14 clubs. The clubs range from the east beginning at Colfax, through Lincoln, Citrus Heights and westward to Sacramento-Suburban. Let’s not forget Amador County and our own Rancho Murieta area. Marge Bowes becomes Division 44’s first lady. Bernie’s goals are: 1. Promote strong leadership. 2. Strong community service programs. 3. Public relations/publicity. 4. Membership growth. 5. Strong retention programs. 6. Most of all… have fun! Bernie was installed by Kiwanis Governor Richard “Dick” Olmstead Jr. Governor Olmstead is retired US Navy and has adopted a nautical theme for his term, Carrier of Service”. Bernie fits in quite well because he served in the US Navy (and his uniform still fits him).

Editor: Last Wun September 2011

President’s Corner “All Aboard*” by President Paul Gumbinger The Conductor is about to call, “All Aboard” because this train is getting ready to depart. But while we’re still in the station, we have a few public announcements to make. Welcome aboard to our newest members just voted in by your Board of Directors on September 8th. They are Carrol Cartwright sponsored by Judy Long, Calvin (Cal) Park sponsored by Frank Terzolo, John Quiring sponsored by Al Swan, and Nicole (Niki) Quiring sponsored by Diann Swan. Wow! What a way to end the Kiwanis Year. Our membership now stands at 73, an increase of 14 since October 1, 2010. Of course, we stand to loose a few members due to those moving from Rancho Murieta and for other reasons. So invite your friends and neighbors to consider joining our Club, to help support the services and activities that we sponsor and underwrite. Talking about members, we now have great new gold name badges! We are ordering a new badge case where you may leave them until the next meeting or event. You will be able to take your name badge home, but if you don’t wear it at the next meeting, you could be subject to a fine. If you lose your badge, you will have to pay the cost of replacement. New members will be given a temporary blue badge and will have to 1) serve as a greeter, 2) attend a Board of Director’s meeting and 3) (Continued on page 2)

tees and guiding the members through the audit and budget processes. “All Aboard*” We have accomplished many by things this year. The Bylaws have President been changed to provide two (2) Paul year staggered terms for Directors, and to provide two (2) new posiGumbinger tions of Assistant Secretary and (continued) Assistant Treasurer. New accounting controls have (Continued from page 1) attend either a DCM or Interclub in or- been put into place with the use of vouchers for expenses and the use der to earn their Gold Badge. of QuickBooks which really simpliThe Audit Committee has met and fied the audit process this year. found our financial records for 2010Our newsletter, the Kiwanis Kroni2011 to be in good order. The Budget Committee has also met and prepared cle, is now provided online to members (mailed to members the 2011-2012 Administration and without internet) which resulted in Foundation Budgets. The budgets savings of paper, ink and postage. were submitted for approval to the Board of Directors. They will be formally Thanks again to our faithful editor approved by the new Board in October. Jack Seigal. Our website is continually improved and updated by If you are interested in seeing the our own Judy Musgrove. budgets, contact our Club Secretary, Phil Fitch and I attended two Bev Powell. A special thank you to Susan Sozzi for chairing both commit- Club Days at Folsom Lake College where 24 stuKiwanis Kronicle is a monthly newsletter dents indicated their published by the Kiwanis Club of Raninterest by signingcho Murieta, Inc. Club was chartered up for the proposed May 21, 1996. The address of the club Circle K Club to be is P.O. Box 855 Rancho Murieta, CA jointly sponsored by the Kiwanis 95683-0855 (916) 354-0538 Clubs of Rancho Murieta and Club meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Folsom Lake. We have met with Thursdays of every month at the Villas Gerry Tryhane, the Faculty AdviRecreation Center 7083 Murieta Parksor, and have set Wednesday, way (Enter North Gate) Rancho September 21st for the OrganizaMurieta, CA 95683. tional Meeting of the new Circle K Boards of Kiwanis Club of Rancho Club at Folsom Lake College. This Murieta Inc. and Kiwanis Club of Ranhas been a long process, but we’re cho Murieta Club Foundation Inc. meet finally starting to see the light at on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the end of the tunnel. the home of the President. Congratulations to Bernard W. President…………………..Paul J. Gumbinger (Bernie) Bowes, Jr., on his inImm. Past Pres………..Bernard Bowes, Jr. stallation as Lt. Governor for DiPresident Elect…………………..John S. Holm vision 44. We had a great showSecretary………………………..Beverly Powell Treasurer………………………….Virginia Wolfe ing of 42 from our club in attenDirector…………………………..Virginia Macko dance, at the September Division Director……………………………....Greg Nelson Council Meeting/Installation. Director……………………………..Carol Kramer Thanks to Loretta Lutz for Director……….….…………….…Sam Sandusky chairing our annual Kids Koncert, Director……………………………………….Al Swan Music Mike, a program that is thoroughly enjoyed by the younger Editor…………….....…………..John W. Seigal set in our community. Also a Big The editor is solely responsible for the thank you! to Greg Nelson, chair content. It is the intent to be 100% accuand his team for their participation rate. Articles labeled as Editorial represent the opinion of the editor and may not in making this year’s Blues & represent the opinion of the Kiwanis Club Brews such a success. And where of Rancho Murieta, Inc. nor Kiwanis Club would we be without the sponsors of Rancho Murieta Club Foundation, Inc. of the event, Michelle Hubbell The address of the editor is P.O. Box and Darin Sexton of Plaza Foods? 1131 Sloughhouse, CA 95683-1131 or Which brings us to the evening email at: of September 28th, the installation

President’s Corner


of our President-Designate John Holm and the swan song of yours truly. Thanks you one and all for your enthusiastic participation in our many programs, activities and events. Our community is a better place because of your efforts. All Aboard!!! This train is departing the station and making way for the John Holm Express! Toot, Toot!! In the words of my favorite comedian, Bob Hope, “Thanks for the memories!” Paul

President Paul’s “All Aboard” was his Swan Song

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.

Kiwanis Help Line

(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?

Shavings for the board meetings The board meetings for September were held at the home of President Paul Gumbinger on Thursday September 8, 2011. All of the bills submitted to the club’s foundation were approved and paid. About 20 members have not paid dues yet. Telephone reminder calls will be made. Treasurer will take minutes of the corporation to the bank to indicate who the new officers will be. The board approved a case to hold our new gold name badges. Approved for membership were: Carrol Cartwright (sponsor Judy Long); Calvin Park (sponsor Frank Terzolo); John Quiring (sponsor Al Swan); and Nicole Quiring (sponsor Diann Swan). Susan Sozzi reported the audits were complete for the club’s corporation, and the foundation’s corporation, which included the Casino Corral. To obtain a gold membership badge , each new member must attend an interclub meeting or DCM; be a greeter at a club meeting; and attend a board meeting. Greg Nelson, will determine the price of a badge if a member loses one and has to replace it. For the foundation board, all bills were paid and approved. Reports from the KANE committee were received. The issue about collecting state sales taxes on meals during fund raising activities is still under study. Reports were received from Service Leadership Programs. A new Circle K Club at Folsom Lake Community College looks promising. Will be cosponsored with Kiwanis Club of Folsom Lake. Connie Enzenberger will be new Sheldon Key Club Advisor. Board approved a $300 donation to sponsored Cub Scout Pack 633 to obtain its own Pinewood Derby Track. Budgets for club and foundation were approved to be presented to the new boards for final approval in the October board meetings.


S.P.C.A. might stand for Special Project Caring for Animals. Loretta Lutz is collecting used blankets and towels. The clean towels are used for sick bay, cleaning kennels both cats, dogs and small animals. Clean blankets, sheets, are used for the colder months for animals, puppies, kittens etc. Also, items are given out to those people who are volunteering to foster care. Loretta Lutz volunteers at the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Pun of the Month

Ask Alan Alan Penn, As President of Kiwanis International would you share your vision with us at the beginning or the Kiwanis year? Alan Penn: Sure! October is an exciting time for all of us in the Kiwanis world. It is the start of a new Kiwanis year, a new administrative year. A time to begin a new year of service, fun, and fellowship with our club members. Children look forward to the start of school each year just as we do. They get new clothes, a shiny new pencil, new books, maybe nice crayons. In Kiwanis we get new officers, have a new budget, a chance to continue our focus on serving children and families in our communities. A new year brings anticipation, apprehension, and excitement. It is a time of celebration and inspiration. This year will be our best yet as Kiwanis members. We are not only embarking on a new year of service to our local communities but we have launched our fundraising campaign for the Elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. We have the opportunity to keep the connection between mothers and children in 38 countries. For just $1.80 US less than the price of a cup of coffee, we can assure that children are born without having to endure the excruciating death from this terrible disse. As a fellow Kiwanian has (Continued on page 9)

Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'


Rumplestiltskin spins straw into gold!

Interclub Calendar

In an old fairy tale, Rumplestiltskin spun straw into gold. With the price of gold now, that would be a great capital gain. But sad to say it was only a fairy tale, and if it wasn't so, old Rumplestiltskin would be dead.

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

= Bev Powell

But here is the updated version of the old fairy tale. You can “spin” plastic into gold. All new members receive a blue badge (shown on the left below). To “spin” this plastic badge into a gold one here is what you do: 1. Serve as a greeter at a club meeting. 2. Attend an interclub (visit to another club) and/or attend a Division Council Meeting (DCM). This is normally held on the second Monday of each month at the Oak Avenue Free Methodist Church in Orangevale. Carpool with other Kiwanians. 3. Attend board meetings of our club and its foundation held one after another. See calendar for dates. The secretary keeps score and will order your gold badge.

Quick pix from Bernie’s Installation

DCM Host Club: Carmichael Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Avenue, Orangevale Monday, October 10, 2011 5:30 p.m. $10 for dinner. This is Lt. Governor Bernie Bowe’s first DCM at Lt. Governor. Let’s make it a good showing. New members attendance at the DCM is a requirement to get your “gold name tag”.

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 KFH income.

Collect labels! Support Cosumnes River Elementary School! Kiwanis Voices (above) was the frosting on the cake. Thank you!

Deposit items at collection boxes at Plaza Foods and RMA


Dictionary Project 2011 The idea for The Dictionary Project began in 1992 when Annie O. Plummer of Savannah, Georgia, gave 50 dictionaries to children who attended a school close to her home. Annie 0neta Plummer, a housekeeper in Savannah, Ga., whose single-minded campaign to distribute thousands of free dictionaries to needy schoolchildren made her nationally known as "The Dictionary Lady”. She died December 23, 1999. One morning in 1992, Ms. Plummer was struck by the fact that pupils were empty-handed while walking to the Garrison Elementary School in Savannah near where she lived. No books. It occurred to Ms. Plummer, who had been an outstanding student in the late 1970's when she returned as an adult to complete her education at the Richard Arnold Community School in Savannah, that if these children were given a basic book like a dictionary, it would help stimulate their interest in learning and could change their lives. Ms. Plummer started the project modestly when she used $50 of her own money to buy 30 pocket dictionaries. Borrowing a slogan from the United Negro College Fund, she painstakingly wrote in each book, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I challenge you not to waste yours." She later told a reporter, "I went to the corner and started giving them out." A local newscaster publicized Ms. Plummer's efforts and soon she began to receive donations. To raise more money for the project, Ms. Plummer began selling Dictionary Lady T-shirts for $10 each and helped organize a Dictionary Walkathon. Churches and community organizations chipped in to buy and distribute still more dictionaries. A shrewd businesswoman, Ms. Plummer persuaded one dictionary publisher to sell her a number of copies of the $5.95 book for just 65

cents each. By 1995, Ms. Plummer's stated aim was to provide every third-grade student in Savannah and surrounding Chatham County - about 4,000 in all - with a free dictionary. She told a reporter that by 1996 her informal organization had not only met that goal but had distributed more than 17,000 copies of a paperback dictionary. Gradually, the idea spread across the country. Susan Weiner, a former mayor of Savannah, said of Ms. Plummer: "Here's a lady who didn't wait for government to do the job. Good for her!" Annie Oneta Plummer was born on Oct. 17, 1936, in Sylvania, Ga., the fifth of 12 children of a truck driver and a housekeeper. She was raised in Savannah and dropped out of school in the ninth grade when she became a mother. As a single parent seeking to provide for herself and her daughter, Ms. Plummer went to work as a housekeeper. Eventually Ms. Plummer returned to school and received her diploma in 1978. Since 1995, over 13 million children have received dictionaries because thousands of people saw the same need in communities all over the United States. The Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta has been distributing dictionaries to Cosumnes River Elementary School (CRES) for six years. Each copy of “A Student’s Dictionary” had a personalized label affixed to the inside cover which read, “This dictionary and all the words in it belong to (name of student). Donated by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta.” Principal Michael Gulden, has commented that he has seen 4th and 5th graders returning to school with their dictionaries given to them while in the 3rd grade. Given the success of the CRES dictionary program, the Kiwanis Club has expanded the project in 2010 to the C.W. Dillard Elementary School in Wilton, and the Sierra Enterprise Elementary School in Elk Grove. Joe Mazzoni, Sr. The Dictionary


Project Chair, consulted with Dr. Phil Fitch and his wife Mary Helen to select the right schools. Dillard is a local school which takes overflows from CRES. Sierra Enterprise is a Title 1 school. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was enacted April 11, 1965. Title I ("Title One") of that act allows the US Department of Education to distribute funding to schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, a delegation from the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta presented all 76 third grade students at the Cosumnes River Elementary School with their own personal dictionary. According to Kiwanis Club President Paul Gumbinger, the presentation was part of a national program “The Dictionary Project” which was created to provide a dictionary to students to help with their homework and their school work. It’s premised on the concept that a dictionary is an essential tool for a quality education and that a student cannot do his or her best work without one. Gumbinger commented that, “It is our plan to present dictionaries to all future Cosumnes River Elementary School third graders at the beginning of each academic year, with the hope that our dictionary project will help enhance student performance over time.” This is the sixth year for the program at Cosumnes River Elementary School CRES. Nearly 480 students have received dictionaries during that period. Collectively, nearly 200 third graders are now benefiting each year from the program, with funding for the program coming from the club’s various community fund raising events.

Cosumnes River Elementary School

Cosumnes River Elementary School

Cosumnes River Elementary School

Sierra Enterprise School Photo by Judith Embree

Sierra Enterprise School Photo by Judith Embree

Sierra Enterprise School Photo by Judith Embree

Dillard School Photo by Sally Parker

Dillard School Photo by Sally Parker


Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

It would seem that our beloved Pamela Haines, is going to open her special care home that she has been dreaming about for over a decade. She writes: “I passed the inspection, but there are a couple more layers of bureaucracy to be official and accept clients (I will call them guests). “It's been a roller coaster. “The final upshot was the community care licensing regional manager (a five county area) apologized for the confusion, thanked me for my patience , and said I was a pioneer for this type of facility in this region.” I have helped others who may want to follow the same facility model. “I'll thank Paul Gumbinger, FAIA and Kiwanis friend, for advising me to fight really hard against the initial fire department designation as an I-4 (Industrial) facility. “Now the biggest question will be: are people willing to get the physical from a doctor, get an annual TB test, and actually pay for my services? “The expectation must change that government programs, family,

friends and community volunteers will fill the all needs all the time for maximizing the potential of the infirm and elderly.” Another question would be, “Pamela, What would you name this new facility?” Could it be that she would name it after her favorite activity, the Hokey Pokey?

The Hokey Cokey, Okey Cokey, Hokey Pokey, Hokey Tokey, or Cokey Cokey is a participation dance with a distinctive accompanying tune and lyric structure. It is well known in English-speaking countries. It is of unclear origin, with two main traditions having evolved in different parts of the world. According to one account, in 1940, during the Blitz in London, a Canadian officer suggested to Al Tabor, a British bandleader of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that he write a party song with actions similar to "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree". The inspiration for the song's title that resulted, "The Hokey Pokey", came from an ice cream vendor whom Tabor had heard as a boy, calling out "Hokey pokey penny a lump. Have a lick make you jump". Before the invention of ice cream


cones, ice cream was often sold wrapped in waxed paper and known as a hokey-pokey (possibly a corruption of the Italian “ecco un poco "here is a little") . An Italian ice cream street vendor was called a hokeypokey man.” He changed the name to "The Hokey Cokey" at the suggestion of the officer who said that 'hokey cokey', in Canada, meant 'crazy' and would sound better. There had been many theories and conjectures about the meaning of the words "Hokey Pokey", and of their origin. Some scholars attributed the origin to the Shaker song HinkumBooby which had similar lyrics. "A song rendered (with appropriate gestures) by two Canterbury sisters while on a visit to Bridgewater, N.H. in 1857 starts thus: “I put my right hand in, I put my right hand out, In out, in out. Shake it all about”. As the song continues, the "left hand" is put in, then the "right foot," then the "left foot," then "my whole head."

Trim ends off zucchini and slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp with a small spoon. Combine zucSondra Schulz chini pulp, parsley, Mortadella or ham, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add white sauce; mix well. Taste Baked Stuffed and adjust for seasoning. Zucchini Fill zucchini shells with pulp mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. & Zucchini-Curry Place stuffed zucchini in buttered baking dish. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or Soup until zucchini have a light-golden crust. Serve hot.

Kiwanis Cuisine By

Baked Stuffed Zucchini Makes 6 servings 8 to 10 medium, firm zucchini White Sauce: • 2 tablespoons butter

• • • •

Lemon Dressing: • 1 lemon, juiced

• 4 tablespoons olive oil • Salt and freshly ground black pep-

½ teaspoon grated nutmeg

chopped • 2 tablespoons fresh unflavored bread crumbs • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Wash zucchini. Fill a medium saucepan twothirds full with salted water. Bring water to a boil. Add zucchini. Cook over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes, depending on size. Zucchini should be barely tender. Drain. Rinse under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Prepare White Sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan. When butter foams, whisk in flour. Cook over medium heat 2 or 3 minutes. Do not let flour brown. Whisk in hot milk quickly to prevent lumps. Cook sauce 2 to 3 minutes longer, whisking constantly. Add nutmeg, Parmesan cheese and salt; blend well. Sauce should have a medium- thick consistency

• Salt and pepper • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 cup hot milk

• ¼ pound Mortadella or boiled ham,

Serves 6 • 6 ears fresh corn, husked with silks removed • 2 tablespoons canola oil

• 4 scallions, finely chopped • 2 cups packed arugula

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese • Salt, to taste Remaining Ingredients: • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Neelys’ Corn and Arugula Salad


• Neelys’ Barbeque Seasoning, rec-

Zucchini-Curry Soup Makes 8 cups (Serves 5 to 6) • 4 zucchini, cut into thick slices

• 1 onion, chopped • 1 tablespoon curry powder • • • • • • •

(excellent quality) 3 cups chicken stock

¼ to ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg salt and pepper, to taste ¾ cup half and half ½ cup whipped crème fraîche ½ cup chopped chives

chive blossoms (if available) Place zucchini, onion, curry powder, and chicken stock in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Puree mixture in a blender, strain, add salt and pepper to taste, and half and half. Serve in heated bowls with a dollop of whipped crème fraîche, a sprinkling of chopped chives, and, if possible, a chive blossom per bowl. Notes: I served this soup with shrimp sautéed in Lee Kum Kee chili garlic sauce and Neelys’ Corn and Arugula Salad.

ipe follows Preheat grill or broiler to medium heat. Rub corn with 2 tablespoons of canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil corn for 7 minutes or until ears are lightly browned. Remove from grill and allow to cool. Remove the kernels form the cob and place in a large mixing bowl along with the cherry tomatoes, red pepper, scallions, and arugula. In a small bowl, prepare dressing by whisking together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and Neelys’ Barbeque Seasoning, to taste. Toss the salad with the dressing and serve at room temperature. Neelys’ BBQ Seasoning • 1 1/2 cups paprika

• 3/4 cup sugar • 3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. Keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months. To make enough seasoning for the amount of lemon dressing needed for this recipe use about: • 2/3 teaspoon paprika (Continued on page 9)


Kiwanis Cuisine By Sondra Schulz

(Continued from page 8)

• 1/3 teaspoon sugar • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder Note: You should adjust the seasoning amounts in the dressing to taste. To make this salad figurefriendly for two people, I used about 1½ cups of arugula and 1 ear of corn. Add about ¼ cup of red bell pepper and 1 scallion. To “grill” the corn on the stove, cut it off the cob, add ½ tsp of oil to a cast iron skillet and cook until the kernels are golden brown.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

As served at recent meeting This bread is easy and moist! You can use up all that extra zucchini you have by making a few batches and freezing the batter. (Editor’s note. Sondra made some for our last Kiwanis meeting. Delicious!) • 3 eggs, lightly beaten • 1 cup apple sauce • 3 teaspoons vanilla • 2 cups white sugar • 2 cups shredded zucchini

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Ask Alan

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour


1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 pint fresh blueberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 loaf pans. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, apple sauce, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared loaf pans. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.

Tribute The Kiwanis Kronicle is blessed to have Sondra Schulz write the Kiwanis Cuisine each month. She is one of the most faithful and timely contributors that makes this newsletter happen. She writes the articles and test them in her home kitchen. She is the Betty Crocker of Kiwanis. She and her husband Cliff have also assisted our Kiwanis Family House by volunteering at the King’s games at Arco. They have moved to Elk Grove and we wish them well. But wait there is more: Sondra agreed to keep writing and will work at service projects if she is invited to do so.

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said, “We are the game changers”. The Eliminate project will be a major focal point of our 2011-12 year. It is the time to begin to raise the $110 million we need to save the lives of over 61 million women and their children. What better calling than to be known for helping to raise the funds for this project. 2011-12 is our year dedicated to mothers and children. During this year of service to children and families in your communities, it is also important that we do not forget our local service projects. The Kiwanis Family House is an example of the good that Kiwanis members do for children and families. Your support and contributions to this excellent facility is needed now more than ever. When we do our part to raise the funds needed for our Kiwanis Eliminate project and facilities like the Kiwanis Family House we will all know that we did make a difference in the lives of mothers and children because of such a small investment to save the life of a child. The beginning is always an exciting time full of anticipation. I hope that each of you is ready for this new year of service. I know I am.

Alan Reprinted with permission from House Talk (Kiwanis Family House)

Fox News brags about its fair and balance news reporting. Your Kiwanis Kronicle also does the same without bragging about it. See the “Pickles” cartoon below for those who don’t like zucchini.


Family Kiwanis at Family Stone Sept. 10, 2011

Founding members of Sly and the Family Stone are Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson. This Family Stone Production was made possible by:

Steve Hart (shown above) introduced the act. Old time members of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, remember Steve Hart as a former member. He moved to Las Vegas, when his wife Marcia Cope Hart, was hired to perform in Phantom of the Opera.


Back to School 2011

Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta assists on opening “daze”


Kiwanis Kids’ Concert 2011 Music Mike a smash hit

Lake Clementia was jammed, Sunday afternoon September 18th. The Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta produced its annual Kids’ Concert. This year’s chair was Loretta Lutz. She reported:

"This was my first experience with the Music Mike concert as a spectator and volunteer. “I absolutely enjoyed watching

the children and their parents. “I learned from the parents that Music Mike is very popular with the children at Rancho Murieta and they know all of his songs via his CD’s. “It was great fun and I looking forward to participating next year." Mike Grmolyes also know as “Music Mike” has a special technique for getting kids of all ages (including adults) involved with his presentation. This year there was a record of 233 parents and children present. The showstopper was Y-M-C-A.

Music Mike selected Vivian from the audience and gave her a sketch pad with colored markers. Music Mike sang a song with the children to ask what the body parts where for the Man on the Moon. Vivian sketched them.


Who attends what?

It’s a family matter!

This article first appeared in the River Valley Times. It is repeated here to explain an new “Kiwanis Family” angel.

How many Kiwanians know that Kiwanis member, Dan Hayes is the nephew of Priscilla Dunn? Further Hailey Hayes, is Dan Hayes’ daughter. So Hailey Hayes is Priscilla’s great niece. The question remains: Who is prouder?


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 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 (Time/Location to be announced) all board members are to attend. 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.

Newest members: Pete McKenzie and Bill Batchelder

Photo Credit: Peter Telfer From left to right above are: Frank Hashorva, Jack Seigal, Bev Powell, Bill Batchelder, Pete McKenzie, Paul Gumbinger and Patty Favero. Bill Batchelder was co-sponsored by Frank Hashorva and Bev Powell. Bill Batchelder was once a member of our club, who has come home again. Pete McKenzie was sponsored by Paul Gumbinger. Patty Favero is the 2020-2011 Membership Chair. You can find Pete McKenzie at McKenzie’s StoneHouse Bistro at the Plaza Shopping Center. If you ever need insurance from State Farm, Bill Batchelder is the one to call.


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

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Kiwanis Social 8709 Early Times Lane, Wilton

Club Meeting Program: Candy Chad "Tribes in Ethiopia"

Meeting Program: Dianne Montalbo “Dream Closet"








Board meetings for club and foundation will be announced.


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 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 2011  

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