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Kiwanis Kronicle Rancho Murieta, California Published by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta, Inc. Volume 13 Number 12

Dictionary Project

Oct 4

John Holm Oct 6

Jarvio Grevious (Twins) Oct 6

Jacquelyn Strain (Twins) Oct 8

Calvin Park Oct 9

Frank Canada Oct 10

Ginny Macko Oct 11

Greg Nelson Oct 13

Wally Blair Oct 17

Rosie Blawat

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. It was Kiwanian Joe Mazzoni, Sr. who started the project as a service project of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta. The idea started by donating dictionaries to the third grade students at Cosumnes River Elementary School (C.R.E.S.).

Oct 19

Ron Ruff Oct 27

Bill Batchelder Oh those cold January nights!

Question box??? Question:

When did Kiwanis become “International”?

Answer: See page 5.

Under the leadership of Judith Embree, this year dictionaries will be given to the third grades of:  C.R.E.S.  C.W. Dillard School  Sierra Enterprise School  Mary Tsukamoto School This totals to 338 third grade students who will be provided with their very own dictionary that will enable them to succeed in elementary school and beyond. (Continued on page 6)

Editor: L. Último September 2012

President’s Corner “Semper Fi” By John Holm

“A look backward...A look forward” In February 2011 both Paul Gumbinger and I attended a seminar on club assessment at the Kiwanis District Mid-year Conference. We chatted later and with Paul’s encouragement I asked if I could use the last meeting in September before the beginning of my term as president to introduce the concept. Following that, we would then conduct the club assessment at my first meeting by having our club members complete a questionnaire prepared by Kiwanis international consisting of 29 questions. A committee consisting of Paul Gumbinger, Ginny Macko, Teresa Field, Dia Utterback and I was formed to assist with tabulating and evaluating the results. Two ideas emerged the membership:  The adoption of a program committee. The program committee consists of Bill Batchelder; Bobbie Fite; Frank Hashorva; and Dia Utterback. It handles the scheduling of Guest Speakers. We applaud the superb job of scheduling our speakers throughout the year.  The scheduling of a quarterly evening meeting. The quarterly evening meetings have been well received as they have been both informative as well as enjoyable social events. Last year while participating in the budget process I had an opportunity to get to know Susan Sozzi better, (Continued on page 2)

President’s Corner “Semper Fi” By John Holm (continued) (Continued from page 1)

and of course, I became more familiar with our club and foundation’s budgets. It was Susan who was our first program at our first quarterly meeting where she provided an overview of the budgets. It was also Susan who drew my attention to our unallocated funds

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…………………...……..John S. Holm Imm. Past Pres….……..Paul J. Gumbinger President Elect………………..Virginia Macko Secretary………………………..Beverly Powell Treasurer………………………….Virginia Wolfe Director………….…Jarvio Grevious (2013) Director…………………Carol Kramer (2012) Director……….………….…Dan Leahy (2013) Director………………….Greg Nelson (2012) Director…………………..…….Al Swan (2012) Non-Voting Members Assistant Secretary……………………...Vacant Assistant Treasurer…..Louise Gumbinger 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:

in the foundation, and the suggestion that perhaps our foundation could form an investigative committee to look at a project or projects within the greater Rancho Murieta community area to which we could consider investing a portion of those funds? The project or projects would involve an identifiable need, serving Kiwanis’ traditional constituents: the youth and the elderly. The committee consisted of Teresa Field; Jarvio Grevious; Joe Mazzoni; Diann Swan; Susan Sozzi; and Dia Utterback. It was suggested that the committee include the chairs for both the Youth Services and Community Services Committees in the event a project was to come under their area of responsibility. Our foundation then could look to that committee to oversee administering the project. The investigative committee approved an amount not to exceed $5,000, and identified ten projects to which we donated funds for their support. With the end of 2010-2011 fiscal year, nine former members retired and/or left the area, which presented our club with a formidable challenge. We miss our friends and former members, but we have been very fortunate in attracting ten new members, who are active and contributing to the club’s activities. Several have taken on responsibility for serving as chairs of events. My compliments to our members, for a wonderful job in their efforts to attract such qualified new members, to Rancho Murieta Kiwanis. The other day I was invited to sign the charter for the Rancho Murieta key club by its founder Teresa Field. Of course, we are the sponsors for both the Pleasant Grove and Sheldon High Schools, but the Rancho Murieta Key Club will help to provide a much needed outlet for teens living within the greater Rancho Murieta area. Teresa and Lee Field’s daughter Catie Field is the club’s first president, and already they have a exciting new event planned in partnership with the Murieta Trail Stewardship on Satur-


day, October 6th. “Take a kid mountain biking”. Numerous times over the past year I have mentioned to friends that i have gained a far greater perspective on our club as I have witnessed time and again, how individuals “step up” to offer their talents and support in addressing a challenge confronting our members. Perhaps the best recent example is when more than a dozen of us gathered to share our thoughts on our club continuing with the Blues & Brews festival, and collectively all of us coming to the conclusion we were going to “go forward!” Another one I cannot resist mentioning is reading the emails in response to Louise Gumbinger’s call for donations for the balloon raffle. They were both uplifting! As the incoming president, Ginny Macko, has much to look forward to. With her cheerful demeanor she has been very supportive throughout the year, and has made numerous contributions with her ideas and with her participation in our club’s activities. Ginny, you have my best wishes for a successful year as our president, and to my fellow Kiwanians Thank you all for your wonderful support this past year. Semper Fi!

President John’s “Semper Fi” 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

Ag report Davis Ranch It’s amaizing!

Shavings for the board meetings The last board meeting for our Kiwanis Club and our Kiwanis Foundation was held on the third Thursday of September. The new board will take over in October. So far the board meetings will be scheduled as in the past year, at the Villas after the club meeting. The minutes from the September meetings were email to the current board and the new board. Those members who have not paid their annual dues will be personally contact to determine status. It is important that those who have receipts to be reimbursed get them in before September 30, 2012, the end of the fiscal years for the club and the foundation. Kiwanian Wally Blair, was approved to be an Honorary Member. Our foundation provided Staples gift cards to cover out of pocket expenses for the faculty and staff and Cosumnes River Elementary School. Thank you cards are being received. For the foundation the Bus Shelter Fund/Community Service Fund has been renamed the Bus Shelter Fund.

Looking ahead! 

2013: Kiwanis International Convention. Vancouver, British Columbia

2014: Kiwanis International Convention Macau, Asia 2015: Kiwanis International Convention Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International turns 100 years old!

A new Key Club was been organized and chartered to serve youth in Rancho Murieta. It is sponsored by our club. The foundation board is reviewing the policy of having workers having to pay to participate in money raising events. Preliminary budgets have been approved to be fine tuned for approval for the boards on 20122013 to meet in October. The assistant treasurer will prepare budgets in an Excel format. The current QuickBooks program is not providing the reports necessary for board understanding and approval.


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.

It was Plaza Foods who came up with the idea of Blues & Brews. This year our Kiwanis Club took over the project and rightfully so, since our foundation is the beneficiary. Greg Nelson is the chair. Selling tickets in front of Plaza Food to the right are Virginia Wolfe and Carrol Cartwright. Below are Al and Diann Swan.


Membership Scoreboard

Hecho en Mexico aqui! The purist who loves the original flavor of Coca-Coal can shop at Plaza Foods. The Coca-Cola sold there is made in Mexico. The Coca-Cola made in Mexico uses pure cane sugar. (Y)our Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta Secretary needs help. Currently the Assistant Secretary Position is vacant. Here is the deal: Assistant Secretary Duties and Qualifications Help the secretary by collecting and inputting data for various reports and database. Learn the various reports in order to step in for the Secretary if she is ill or on vacation. Duties:  Attendance: Collect attendance data at Club Meetings, Quarterly Meetings, Socials, DCM’s & Interclubs.  Input above on Excel spreadsheets.  Distribute to Secretary, President, President Elect and Membership chair(s).  Collect historical items for trifolds (poster boards) such as:  Newspaper articles/pictures of Club Activities.  Collect any publicity of SLP’s, Scholarships, etc.  Correspondence: Write thank you letters to Speakers and KANE donations.  Volunteer Hours: Learn the process and help with reporting to Kiwanis International  Qualifications: A willing heart and helpful spirit coupled with Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel Worksheets.  For more information and details contact Secretary Bev Powell.

Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta  Beginning of the year:

October 1, 2011……………...73  As of September 15, 2012..73

Results as per Kiwanis International.


In addition there are other brands/ flavors to cure your nostalgia.

Kiwanis originated in August 1914 in Detroit, Michigan from a conversation between Allen S. Browne and Joseph G. Prance. Browne's idea was to solicit business and professional men asking them if they would be interested in organizing a fraternal organization with a health benefit feature. Browne was compensated five dollars per new member that joined for his operating budget. Browne and Prance set out and recruited enough members to apply to the state for a not for profit status. The state approved the application on January 21, 1915 and The Supreme Lodge Benevolent Order Brothers was formed. The name was changed to Kiwanis a year later. The Kiwanis Club of Detroit is the original local club in Kiwanis.

Kiwanis became international with the organization of the Kiwanis club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1916.

Kiwanis Kronicle Pun of the month!

Principal Michael Gulden visited our club with (L-R) Pres. Bella Merrihew; Treas. Lacey Harrigan; Sec. Rylee Trillo; and VP Erin Boyle of our sponsored K-Kids Club from Cosumnes River Elem. School.


C.W. Dillard School is located at 9721 Dillard Road, Wilton, California It was named after C.W. Dillard, who donated the land.

Sally Parker, is the Kiwanian who coordinated the Dictionary Project at C.W. Dillard Elementary School for this year.


Handyman Tips These tips were forwarded to your editor by Kiwanian Wayne Higa, from Kiwanis Club of Honolulu.

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. Place a rubber band around a open paint can to wipe your brush Recently (y)our Kiwanis Club sent on, and to keep paint off the side of a Birthday Card to Kiwanis Cal-Nevthe can. Ha District Governor, Richard “Dick” Olmstead. His response:

“Thank you for the Birthday Wishes. Please give my thanks to the members of the Rancho Murieta Club for the fantastic Kiwanis service provided this year!

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. 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.

Kiwanis Help Line “In Kiwanis Service, Put a wooden spoon across a boilng pot of water, to keep it from boiling over.

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.

“Dick” Collect labels! Support Cosumnes River Elementary School!

(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?

Deposit items at collection boxes at Plaza Foods and RMA


 Want to know about Kiwanis sponsored activities?

Interclub Calendar

Report from Interclub Chair Rosie Blawat: 1st, 3rd, & 4th Tues Noon

Please add to calendar and plan on attending! Oct. 8th Mon 5:30 p.m. Division Council Meeting Oak Ave. Free Methodist Church 8790 Oak Avenue, Orangevale


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:


Providing leadership to the 15 clubs in Division 44 20112012 are Lt. Governor Bernard “Bernie” Bowes, Jr. (left) and Lt. Governor-elect Richard “Rich” Kocher (right) Rich is from the Kiwanis Club of Sacramento-Suburban and also serves as Secretary of our Division.


Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as Jicama from Nahuatl xicamatl. Mexican Yam, or Mexican Turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant's edible tuberous root. Jícama is a species in the genus Pachyrhizus in the bean family (Fabaceae).

Kiwanis Cuisine By Sondra Schulz

Two favorites from Cooking Light…Winter is coming and you want the Summer pounds gone before you start hibernating!!!!

Grilled chicken, mango, and jicama salad with tequila-lime vinaigrette Serves 6 Chicken:  1/4 cup fresh orange juice  1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce  2 teaspoons minced garlic  3/4 teaspoon chili powder  6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Vinaigrette:  1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro  1/4 cup fresh orange juice  2 tablespoons fresh lime juice  2 tablespoons tequila  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  1 1/2 teaspoons honey  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper  Dash of salt Tortilla strips:  4 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas, cut into (1/2-inch-wide) strips  Cooking spray  1/2 teaspoon ground cumin  1/4 teaspoon salt  1/4 teaspoon paprika  Dash of ground red pepper  Remaining ingredients:

 1/2 teaspoon salt  1 cup (3 x 1/4-inch) strips peeled


 1 cup thinly sliced peeled mango

(about 1 large)  1 (5-ounce) bag mixed baby greens Preparation 1. To prepare chicken, combine first five ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator two hours, turning bag occasionally. 2. To prepare vinaigrette, combine cilantro and next eight ingredients (through dash of salt) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Chill until ready to use. 3. Preheat oven to 350°. 4. To prepare tortilla strips, place strips in a large bowl. Coat with cooking spray; toss. Combine cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, paprika, and dash of red pepper. Sprinkle over strips; toss well. Spread strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for eight minutes or until almost crisp. Remove from oven; cool. (Tortilla strips will crisp as they cool.) 5. Prepare grill. 6. Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for five minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices. Combine jicama, mango, and greens in a large bowl. Pour vinaigrette over jicama mixture, and toss to coat. Place 1 1/3 cups jicama mixture on each of 6 plates, and top each serving with 1 sliced chicken breast half. Top evenly with tortilla strips. Penne with pancetta, spinach, and buttery crumb topping Serves 8


 8 ounces French bread  Cooking spray  3/4 cup (3 ounces) chopped

pancetta  3/4 cup chopped onion  2 teaspoons minced garlic  1/3 cup all-purpose flour

(about 1 1/2 ounces)

 3 3/4 cups 2% reduced-fat

milk, divided

 1/4 cup half-and-half  6 cups chopped fresh spin-


 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated

fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese  1 1/4 teaspoons salt  1/2 teaspoon black pepper  8 cups hot cooked penne (about 1 pound uncooked tube-shaped pasta)  1/4 cup butter, melted Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 425°. 2. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 4 cups; set aside. 3. Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add pancetta, onion, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a small bowl; gradually add 3/4 cup milk, stirring until smooth. Add flour mixture, remaining 3 cups milk, and half-and-half to pan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add spinach; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. 4. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add sauce mixture to pasta; toss well. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine breadcrumbs and butter; toss well. Sprinkle over pasta mixture. 5. Bake at 425° for 6 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned.

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

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Important Board meetings for Club and Foundation meet after the club meeting of the 18th.

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.


Photo Credits: Page 5 K-Kids picture Peter Telfer. Page 9: Food pictures Sondra Schulz

Kiwanis Kronicle  

Monthly newsletter of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta.