Lake San Marcos Kiwanis


​​ New Div 37 Lt Governor Randy Ortlieb, Pres. Tom Kumura presents check to Tish Murry of Boys and Girls Club,and Pat Haugen, club secretary displays her Kiwanian of the Week Award chosen by President Kumura.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting  – Tuesday October 10, 2017

   New Lt Governor Div 37 Randy Ortlieb 

    Reveals His Plan for this Kiwanis Year

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30) – In Kiwanis a Lieutenant Governor is the person

who leads all the clubs in a certain geographic area, Randy Ortlieb is our new Lieutenant Governor for Division 37 which includes 18 Kiwanis clubs including ours.  This was Randy’s initialaddress to any club under his new responsiblities.  “Your club is a great club!” he said “Yourclub is the second largest in membership and your club is doing a lot.”

Nevertheless, Randy called all Kiwanians to Action for this coming year…”Take the next

step – even a baby step – to serve children whoever and wherever you can.” Each club and each member needs to seriously consider “How we can better serve the children.  Our missionis to serve the children of the world.”

Randy reviewed the 6 Objects of Kiwanis and helped us understand the meaning of each one:

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

  • Primacy – To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • Golden Rule – To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • Higher Standards – To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and 

        professional standards.

  • Citizenship – To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable

        citizenship.

  • Friendship & Service – To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships,

        to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

  • Cooperation – To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which

        make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Randy reviewed some key Kiwanis numbers for us:

  • 700,000 Kiwanians worldwide(Kiwanis, Aktion Club, Circle K)
  •       276,000 Youth (Key Club, Builders, K-Kids)

“What creates outside interest in Kiwanis is when others see us actively serving children.  I challenge

every member to do at least one more action item to serve children better, ” Randy said.

Thanks for coming Randy – We hope to have a great and active relationship with you this year.

  • Board Meeting afterwards – On the 2ndTuesday of every month the officers and directors of your Kiwanis Club meet (usually after the regular meeting) to conduct important business and make official decisions.  Randy attended our board meeting held after his presentation.  Outside of the usual matters of business, the club decided to:
  •  1) endorse the idea of founding an Aktion Club in coordination with TERI after the pancake breakfast

 2) did not support a proposal for partial funding of lunches for a school in Kampala, Uganda. Both are components of new President Tom Kumura’s plan for the year.  For more details contact a Board member.

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​Janelle Payne and Gary Edwards in their Baseball attire – worn in honor of Randy Ortlieb who’s theme is baseball.

Announcements

● Al Kremer passed away – services soon – see Pat Haugen for details

  • Poway Interclub – Jim Murphy and Tom Kumura are planning an inter-club visit with theThursdayevening program conducted by the Poway Kiwanis
  • Annie Flores was welcomed as new Corporate Representative from The Meridian – (Wes Hebner will be visiting occassionally)
  • Guests: Jeff Garcia (friend of Art Brown) Howard Smith (son of the Whites – from Tennessee)
  • Kiwanian of the Week – Pat Haugen who does so much essential work for us.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason, Song – John Lee & Don Alexander, Finemaster – Dick Skay, Collections – Larry Guthrie, 

50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – winning ticket Paul Jordan (2 of something) did not win pot.

  • Next Meeting  – ● Oct 17Brandy Contreras, Crime Prevention Specialist, San Diego

Sheriff Department will speak on safety –

● Oct 24  Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D., President & Superintendant, Palomar College, “New Scholarship Program” –

● Oct 31  Halloween Party (think about your costume for day).

  • Other Kiwanis Opportunities Coming Up – ● Oct 20  & 22 Drivers are needed for Key Leader camp to Julian (Tom Kumura)
  •  Oct 28 Kiwanis One Day – Mountain Shadows Community Home 9 -3 (Sat) 

Come help Kiwanis do refurbishing work. – Tom Kumura

● Dec 3 (Sun) – San Marcos Club needs help with Holiday Parade (traffic control etc.) – see Tom Kumura

● Marine Christmas party targeted foron or around December 17 (Sun) this is still a tentative date.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

The Tom Kumura Plan for the new year – Oct 3, 2017

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​ Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting  – Tuesday October 3, 2017

   New President Kumura Reveals His Plan

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30) – In his first meeting as President of the Lake San MarcosKiwanis Club new President Tom Kumura outlined his plan for the coming year.  He started withan explanation of why he was doing this important work. “Every member should seriously askthemselves – Why Am I Here?”   He said he was taking this responsibility in order to:

1) To Help Improve the lives of children, people with special needs and the elderly in our 

community and around the world.

2) To Bang the drum, build a tribe, start a movement.​3) To Have Fun, Educate, and Learn.            ​                  

Here is his Plan in a shortened version….

The Tom Kumura Plan – For 2017-2018

in a Nutshell – For Lake San Marcos Kiwanis 2017 – 2018

 

Goals and Objectives

  •     Continue fund raising and service projects from previous year

       (per member average $100– contribute 25 hours)

(No requirement outside of annual dues and attendance –

just give and serve as you can)

  •     Add Two New Fundraising Projects **

  •     Invite 24 prospects and add 12 new members

  •     Apply for a service grant(s)

  •     Have at least six inter-club visits this year

  •     Establish a Sister Club (hopefully in Uganda)

  •     Establish a Satellite Club, (Meeting ThursdayNight, once a month)  for

busy parents/people

  •     Have Fun

 

How Each Member Can Be Involved

  •        Attend weekly meetings

  • Participate in Fundraising and Service Projects

  • Attend District Conferences

  • Visit Other Kiwanis Clubs

  • Serve on Committees

  • Run for Office

**  Potential New Fundraising/Service Ideas

1)      Work with Kiwanis in Uganda as Sister Club – help fund School lunches for

        students in New Life School – Work with all clubs in Division 37 to raise funds. 

 2)     Partner with TERI, Our 3 Key Clubs, and FFA  to form a new AKTION Club.

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Tom wants to know –

1) “What do you enjoy most about being a member of our club?” 

2) “What is our club’s greatest strength?”

3) “If you could change one thing about our club, what would it be and why?”

Support Your New President for the benefit of children here and around the world!!!!

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​​Announcements

  • Newest member –Tony Colace(joined today “Boomerang” has been a past Kiwanian memberfor 25 years)

● Dorothy Coleman is recuperating from a broken hip – currently at Glenbrook Rehab Center onCalle Barcelona in La Costa (behind the Forum shopping center) – visitors welcome anytime.  Prognosis – another month of rehab there – she is getting physical/memory therapy 3 hours per day.

  • Dotty Sutton – Ronique Nilson informed us that Dottie Sutton would appreciate phone calls; Her phonenumber in her room is (760) 631-8247.  She is not in her room most of the day, but she can listen to her messages, she would like to know that people are thinking of her. Visits can be arranged.

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White,

  • Invocation – Ronique Nilson,

  • Song – John Lee & Don Alexander, 

  • Finemaster – Tom Kumura (for which he was “Boo’ed” as is customary),

  •  Collections – Larry Guthrie, 

  • 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee

  •  50/50 pot – winning ticketDon Keller (Ace of Spades) did not win the $306 pot. 

  • Next Meeting  – Oct 10– New Division 37 Lt. Governor Randy Ortlieb will present his plans and ideas for the coming year.   Since his theme is baseball – members are encouraged to wear their favoritebaseball hat or other sports attire for the meeting – he will join us at the board meeting following.

  • Future meetings in October: ● Oct 17Brandy Contreras, Crime Prevention Specialist, San DiegoSheriff Department –

  • ● Oct 24  Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D., President & Superintendant, Palomar College,“New Scholarship Program” –

  • ● Oct 31  Halloween Party (think about your costume for this fun day).

  • Other Kiwanis Opportunities Coming Up – ● Oct 7– Division Council meeting ● Oct 20  & 22 

Drivers are needed for Key Leader camp to Julian (Tom Kumura) ● Oct 28 Kiwanis One Day –

Mountain Shadows Community Home 9 -3 (Sat) Come help Kiwanis do refurbishing work. – Tom K.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason

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Lt Governor Randy Ortlieb installed our new Officers and Directors for 2017-2018

​​​​​​​​      Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting  – Tuesday September 26, 2017

   New Leaders for a New Year – 2017 – 2018

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 39) – Every year at the end of September, Kiwanis Clubs conduct a changing of the guard, so to speak.  Nine leaders, 5 Officers and 4 Directors have been elected to oversee and guide club activities for the coming Kiwanis Year October 2017-September 2018.

Outgoing Division 37 Lt. Governor Lori Butler thanked and “de-installed” the leaders from the last yearand incoming Lt. Governor Randy Ortlieb installed the new leaders. John Lee is the only leader fromlast year’s board who is not returning in some role.

Randy said we are among the best Kiwanis clubs in the Division and we do amazing things for the community.  Outgoing President Ivan Gillis said “We have made a significant contribution to the community this year;” he personally thanked all those in the club who helped him during the year  (there were many).  Incoming President Kumura challenged members to think about 

What is your passion – Why you are here – Why are you in Kiwanis – What would you like to accomplish this year.  He likened this to “Singing Your Song” and asks us all how often are you singing your song in Kiwanis and is anyone else singing it with you?”

Randy and Tom are our new leaders – come to our meetings on Oct 3 and Oct 10 when they will tell us more about their plans for the coming year.

These are your Kiwanis Leaders for 2017 – 2018: (5 Officers) President Tom Kumura, President Elect Jim Alden, Immediate Past President Ivan Gillis, Secretary Pat Haugen, Treasurer Jacque McGee.(4 Directors) – Gary Edwards (thru 2018), Mary Ann Brandreth (thru 2018), Jim Murphy (thru 2019) and Jerry Mason (thru 2019).  

Support your Kiwanis 

Leaders!!!  They are working for you and the community to Serve the Children of the World.

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President Ivan Gillis receives membership in the William A. Dunlap Fellowship from outgoing Lt. Governor Lori Butler and Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation President Margo Dutton. The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation established the Dunlap Fellowship in 1985 to honor William A. Dunlap, Past Governor to the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis and the first president of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.  The Lake San Marcos club made a contribution of $500 to honor Ivan for his dedicated service. The Dunlap Award is one of the highest honors that Cal-Nev-Ha district has to offer.

Ivan is only one of 2235 in the world to have one. –

Thank you Ivan for your excellent leadership this year!!!

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       ANGLICO Marines Re-Establish Connection with Kiwanis – Our Kiwanis club loves to serve the Marines and their families at the First ANGLICO unit in Camp Pendleton. For over a year and a half we had Mona Sims (wife of Lt. Col Nick Sims) to serveas liaison between Kiwanis and the Marines, but Mona and Nick are now in Washington.

But the new commander, ,Lt. Col Michael Hays stepped up to the plate to make sure the connection between his Marines and our club continues.  He designated Leigha Larkins to be our new member for the Marines (corporate membership).

Leigha is from North Carolina but moved here to be with her fiance Captain Jack Thornton who is a leader with First ANGLICO.  Leigha works with the San Marcos City Planning Department and is eager to participate regularly with Kiwanis.

Welcome Leigha and thanks Lt. Colonel Hays and Captain Thornton.

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Announcements

  • Annual Duesletters are out – $140 for the coming year 2017-2018
  • Membership Report going in to the new year:
  • Members gained (10):
  •  Members lost (8):  
  • Newest member Leigha Larkins First ANGLICO – 

Tony Colace (will join in October – past Kiwanian member for 25 years) 

  • Guests – Mary Kumura, Mike Shanahan, Susan Ortlieb plus 2 Marines.
  • Dorothy Coleman is recuperating from a broken hip – currently at Glenbrook Rehab Center on Calle Barcelona in La Costa (behind the Forum shopping center) – visitors welcome anytime.
  • Prognosis – another month of rehab there – she is getting physical/memory therapy 3 hours per day.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – John Lee & Don Alexander, Finemaster – Jim Murphy, Collections – Larry Guthrie 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – winning ticket Margo Dutton, did not win the pot. 

 

  • Next Meeting  – Oct. 3– New President Tom Kumura will present his plans and ideas for the coming year 
  • Oct 10 – New Lt. Governor Randy Ortlieb will present his plans and ideas for the coming year.
  • Future meetings in October: ● Oct 17 Brandy Contreras, Crime Prevention Specialist, San DiegoSheriff Department –
  • Oct 24  Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D., President & Superintendant, Palomar College,“New Scholarship Program”  
  • Oct 31  Halloween Party (think about your costume for this fun day).
  • Other Kiwanis Opportunities Coming Up –
  • ● Oct 7– Division Council meeting
  • Oct 20  & 22 Drivers are needed for Key Leader camp to Julian (Tom Kumura)
  • ● Oct 28 Kiwanis One Day –Mountain Shadows Community Home 9 -3 (Sat) Come help Kiwanis do refurbishing work. – Tom K.
  • Silent Auction Comm. for Pancake Breakfast held an
  • organizing meeting held today – J. Payne.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason

  Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

               Tuesday September 19, 2017

Fellow Kiwanians,

If you missed this week’s meeting, here is the summary:
Attendance: 32
Key people this meeting:
  • Greeters: Harvey & Joyce White
  • Invocation: Mary Harrington
  • Song Leader: Don Alexander
  • Fine Master: Don Keller
Recognition:
  • Don Keller for club/foundation financial review and Scholarship Committee and Mary Ann Brandeth for the Scholarship Committee and Board Director.
  • Jim Meade, Don Alexander, and Gary Edwards received the Ruby K Pin (helped recruit at least five new members to the club).
Introduction to Palliative Care:
  • Presented by Sandhya Bhalla-Regev, MD, Kimberly Letzring, MSW, and Nancy Daniel, RN.
  • This team of healthcare professionals represented Palliative Care at Palomar Health.
  • What is Palliative Care?  It is the right of specialized medical care with serious illness.  Focuses on providing patients with relief from their symptoms, pain, and stress.  Treatments and interventions that enhance comfort and improve quality of life.
  • Where can you receive care?  Hospitals, outpatient clinics, home and long-term care facilities.
  • Who pays?  Most insurance plans, including Medicare.
Next meeting: Club Officer Installation
Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It
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      Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

               Tuesday September 12, 2017

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 29) – Audrey Phillips and Greg Snaer gave us a great overview

of a program that comes alongside individuals with autism and other development disabilities serving

right here in the North County area. (Right now their main center is in Oceanside but they will relocate

to their Campus of Life that is being built here in San Marcos.)

TERI was founded 37 years ago in 1980 and stands for Training – Education – Research – Innovation. 

TERI operates 12 group homes, two schools, and several  other program facilities to serve people with

disabilities and their families. “We found that many people with disabilities had problems with finding 

support once they left the support provided at schoolsaid Greg Snaer their director of community

engagement.  We don’t just warehouse people, we want to provide as close to the same quality of life

as others have. We treat them as our family.”

TERI serves 600 students and their families a month providing complete life span support, model

programs and services, delivered by compassionate and qualified staff.  TERI has around 200 volunteers

and 150 community partners.  TERI is currently fundraising for Phase II of their Campus of Life facility

which is located off Deer Springs Road in San Marcos near the Golden Door.  For more information go

online to teriinc.org or better yet go out for a visit and maybe even a complimentary dinner.

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Roger Lichtenberger dies in car crash in Colorado – Roger Lichtenberger is a neighbor of Jim

Meade.  Roger returned to Kiwanis in April of this year.  He had much experience with Kiwanis in

the past.  Jim Meade recently informed us that Roger and a relative died this month in a car crash in

Colorado.  They were testing a muscle car at an airport (with permission) in Buena Vista, CO. Roger

was the passenger. Our condolences to Roger’s widow, Sue. She was not involved in the accident.

Roger was 76.

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Annual Dues letters are coming out – $140 for the coming year 2017-2018 –

Anticipated membership for beginning of October – 48 – we might be losing six current

members. (Pat Haugen)

Janelle Payne – Meeting of Silent Auction Committee Sept 26 after the regular meeting.

Announcements

  • Guests – Tony Colace (will join in October – past Kiwanian member for 25 years)

New Face in the crowd – Joe Carona (welcome back, Joe)

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Fred Folbrecht,

Song – John Lee & Don Alexander, Finemaster – Tom Kumura, Collections – Larry Guthrie

50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – winning ticket Dick Birkenstock but did not win the pot

  • Next Meeting  – Sept. 12 – Dr. Sandra Balla-Regev Palomar Hospital – Palliative Care;

Future meetings in September: 

Sept 26 – Officer Installation for the 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year

Upcoming President for 2017-2018 (begins in October):Tom Kumura; President-Elect: Jim Alden.

Looking ahead into October – Oct 3 – New President Tom Kumura – Oct 10. New Lt. Governor Randy

Ortlieb.  Other October dates being arranged.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason

Some of the key people who may Lake San Marcos Kiwanis special – thank you all!!!

​​​​​​​​           Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                   Tuesday September 5, 2017

President Gillis Recognizes Key Kiwanians for the Year

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 22) – In any successful organization, it takes a lot of hands to

make it work as intended. Many of those hands are “behind the scenes” to the average member.

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis would not have been a successful club for over 50 years without the

dedicated contributions of many faithful behind the scenes members.  Today, near the end of his

Presidency (which ends Sept 26, the last meeting for his term as President) Ivan Gillis recognized

and the members applauded all the behind the scenes members who have worked tirelessly this year.

                         

                         Here is President Gillis’s Kiwanis Appreciation List for 2016-2017

The Lake San Marcos Kiwanian of the Year is John Lee  (John has served as Fundraising

Committee Chair-Pancake Breakfast, 4th of July, Flag Sales, CRV, Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels).

John Lee and Don Alexander at Pancake Breakfast in 2017

Club Officers:

  • Tom Kumura  President Elect (served on the Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee, and Key Clubs)
  • Pat Haugen  Secretary(served on Marines, Website, Pancake Breakfast, 4th of July virtually everything).
  • Jacque McGee   Treasurer (and Amazon Smile)
  • Ivan Gillis– President this year – Past President next year

Board Directors for the club

  • Tom KumuraPresident Elect,
  • John Lee (see above)
  • Jim Murphy (served as Membership Committee Chair and with Pancake, Breakfast & 4th of July, Board of Directors

   (9 New Members since last October – Hooray!!!)

  • Jerry Mason (served on Prayer Breakfast,  Board of Directors, Meeting Reports, Programs, and Silent Auction)
  • Mary Ann Brandreth  (served on scholarship committee)
  • Gary Edwards (served on CRV, Smoke Alarms, Pancake Sales Expert)

 

Committee Chairs

  • John Lee  Fundraising Committee
  • Jim Murphy  Membership Committee 
  • Jim Meade Community Service Committee(served on Albertsons & La Costa Key Club, Rady’s Penny Jar, and Community Benches)
  • Fred FolbrechtNominating Committee 
  • Mary Harrington Programs 

Highly Active members

  • Cathleen Stevens (served on programs,  scholarship committee, nominating committee)
  • Dr. Dick Skay (served on Scholarship Committee & Chief Fine Master)
  • Mona Sims(now in DC) (served on Board of Directors CRV, Scholarship, Pancake Breakfast, ANGLICO Contact)
  • Don Keller (served on Scholarship Committee & Fiscal Review)
  • Larry Guthrie   (served on Scholarship Committee & Lunch Tickets)
  • Ted May (served on Lunch Tickets)
  • Richard (Dick) Birkenstock(served on Lunch Tickets and  Member Visits)
  • Joanne Terry (served as Health Report), she is moving but will remain a member
  • The Whites (Harvey & Joyce)Duty Greeters
  • Janelle Payne Silent Auction Committee
  • Dottie Coleman – Music
  • Don Alexander –Song Leader with John Lee

Regognized for the long membership in Kiwanis: Dick Skay (31 years) – Al Bomberg (31 years) –

Margo Dutton (31 years) – Art Brown (26 years) – Les Hill (23 years)  – Paul Jordan (22 years) –

Fred Folbrecht (18 years) – Don Keller (18 years) – Ted May (17 years) –Tom Kumura (15 years) –

Cathleen Stevens (14 years) – Harvey White (14 years) – Larry Guthrie (13 years) – Don Alexander (12 years) – Gary Edwards (12 years) – Ivan Gillis (11 years) – Jim Meade (11 years) –

Pat Haugen (9 years)  – presented by Pat Haugen – 316 years from those above.

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis is very grateful for all these years of faithful service. 

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Announcements

  • Guests – Tony Colace (will join in October – past Kiwanian member for 25 years)
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – John Lee,

Finemaster – Mary Harrington, Collections – Larry Guthrie 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot 

winning ticket Mary Harrington but did not win the pot (Ace of hearts).

  • Next Meeting  – Sept. 12– TERI – Audrey Phillips, 

Future meetings in September: Sept. 19 – Dr. Sandra Balla-Regev Palomar Hospital – Palliative Care;

Sept 26 – Officer Installation for the 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year

Upcoming President for 2017-2018 (begins in October):Tom Kumura; President-Elect: Jim Alden.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason

   Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                       Tuesday August 29, 2017

Margo Dutton Reports on Two Kiwanis Conventions

Kiwanis International – Paris, Cal-Nev-Ha District – Reno

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 24) – What a great resource Margo Dutton is to our club.

Today the 31 year veteran of Kiwanis service at many higher levels (most of it in the LA area)

told us about two recent trips to Kiwanis conventions where she represented our club.

Margo is currently the President of the Cal-Nev-Ha foundation for Region a posititon that she will

have for 2 years (this is her first year).  The Foundation funds many significant Kiwanis projects such

as over $150,000 in scholarships and pays for the training of the Service Leadership members (primarily

youth in various Key Clubs and other youth oriented groups associated with Kiwanis) as well as programs

aimed at preventing child injuries working with 6 hospitals including Rady’s Children’s Hospital.

In July Margo attended the Kiwanis International Convention in Paris.   In Paris she joined 1100 delegates

from 800 clubs to vote on amendments, select officers, and attend classes all of which she did.  In Reno

she spent most of her time there with meetings related to being the Foundation President.   For more information

about the amendments and the officers who were elected contact Margo at margo_kiwanis@earthlink.net.

Margo joined us this spring and is already serving actively – she will be the club liaison with the three

Key Clubs we sponsor in Mission Hills, San Marcos High, and La Costa Canyon High.   Thanks Margo for

working among us.

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 Kiwanis for all ages – Margo gave us an overview of the various levels of Kiwanis:

ACTION – for adults with disabilities

Circle K – College level Kiwanis – has similar organization as Kiwanis

Ca-Nev-Ha Key Club – High School Kiwanis – has 46,000 members

Kiwins – Sister organization to Ca-Nev-Ha Key Club – mainly in Southern California area

Builders – Middle School Kiwanis

K-Kids – Elementary School grades 4 to 6

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Annual Dues increase from $133 to $140 was approved –  Our annual membership dues will be $140

for the upcoming Club year – October 1, 2017- September 30, 2018 – (approved by the members at the

August 29th meeting).  Watch your email next week for your Annual Dues invoice.  The main reasons for

the increase there was a slight increase from the district dues and we want to have funds to help new

club leaders travel to future Kiwanis meetings.

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Announcements

  • Guests – Bob Mollet from the San Marcos neighborhood – (he had 5 flags to retire)
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Fred Folbrecht, Song – John Lee,

Finemaster – Dick Skay (again), Collections – Larry Guthrie 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot 

winning ticket Tom Kumura but did not win the pot (3 hearts).

  • Next Meeting  – Sept. 5– Member recogntion – Ivan Gillis, 

Future meetings in September: Sept 12 – TERI – Audrey Phillips, Sept. 19 – Dr. Sandra Balla-Regev

Palomar Hospital – Palliative Care; Sept 26 – Officer Installation for the 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year

Upcoming President 2017-2018:Tom Kumura; President-Elect: Jim Alden.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Left:Jerry with Principal and Kiwanis President Kiyemba Yusuf, Center, Map of Uganda in East Africa, Right:

Jerry engulfed by friendly students from New Life School who all had to greet their first ever outside visitor.

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 Two New First ANGLICO Marines – Lt. Colonel Micheal Hays and Major Danny Bird came

to this meeting for their first time.  Lt. Col. Hays is the new Commanding Officer of First ANGLICO

replacing Lt. Col Nick Sims.  Major Bird is the husband of Ann Marie Byrd who spoke to us in April

about women pilots (WASPs).  It was great to have these two fine leaders with us – we are looking

forward to more Marines joining us in the coming months.

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   Three recently missing ladies return to us –  Ronique Nilson returned to us this meeting,

as did Elizabeth Burmeister and Mary Harrington.  It was great to have these great lady

Kiwanians back with us again.

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Announcements

  • Guests – Tony Colace (previous member for many years – planning to rejoin in Oct.),

John and Margie Stahl from New York city Kiwanis (visiting here and wanted to visit our club).

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – George Dove, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – Don Alexander

& John Lee,  Finemaster – Dick Skay, Collections – Ted May 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot 

winning ticket Elizabeth Burmeister but did not win the pot (5 spades).

  • Next Meeting  August 29– Margo Dutton – Kiwanis Convention Overviews (Paris and Reno) and

Tish Murray Boys and Girls Club.  – We will vote in raising annual dues to $140.

  • September speakerswill be: Sept. 5 – Member recogntion – Ivan Gillis, Sept 12 – TERI – Audrey Phillips,

Sept. 19 – Dr. Sandra Balla-Regev  Palomar Hospital – Palliative Care; Sept 26 – Officer Installation for the

2017-2018 Kiwanis Year – Upcoming President 2017-2018:Tom Kumura; President-Elect: Jim Alden.

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 Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                       Tuesday August 15, 2017

Fred Shatsky – USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum 

George Dove joins us – Tony & Dorothy 200 Years of Life

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 27) –  The USS Midway aircraft carrier is the #1 naval museum

in the world and one of San Diego’s top tourist attractions.  Docent Fred Shatsky gave us an overview

of the Midway story today. “The Midway was built in 1946 and served three tours in the Vietnam War

and two tours in the wars in the Middle East,” he said. “It was taken out of service in 1992 and rested

in the “boneyard” in Seattle until it was returned to San Diego in 2004.  Since then a lot of work and

refurbishing has gone into the Midway to make it the first class attraction that it now is.

Now there are over 400 docents like myself who do nearly 80% of the work necessary to keep the

Midway going.”  Fred had a wealth of interesting information about Navy aircraft carriers and the Midway

in particular.  The best bet however is to go down to the Midway itself on the San Diego harbor and see

for yourself.

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George Dove, our newest member, was inducted today.  George and his wife Barb moved to the

Lake 1 1/2 years ago from St Louis.  He is neighbors with Jim Meade who is his sponsor, George

and Barb have two grown sons.  Welcome George – membership is now 55.

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200 Years of Wonderful Life:  Ex Kiwanian Tony Colace joined us today, he turns 95 on August 16.

He sat next to our wonderful centenarian, Dorothy Coleman who is 105 and counting. Together they represent

200 years of wonderful living. Kiwanis is proud of both Tony and Dorothy.

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Announcements

  • Guests – Tony Colace (previous member for many years – 95th birthday Aug 16)
  • St MarkGolf is looking for volunteers to assist them at their Live at the Lake ConcertSeptember 30th.

They need approximately 20 volunteers for about 4 hours.  Volunteers would get free concert admission

as well as free parking. Volunteers will assist with set-up, tear down, security and parking. Sept 30, 4-pm

The Pettybreakers, a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers cover band. Pavilion lawn. Doors open at 2:30pm.

Tickets $25 and parking $10.  Concert goers can bring blankets or low-back chairs, but no food/beverage.

Let Pat Haugen know if you are interested.

Club is seeking new health report coordinator.

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Dick Birkenstock, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – Don Alexander & John Lee,  Finemaster – Tom Kimura, Collections – Ted May 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 

50/50 pot – winning ticket Art Brown but did not win the pot.

  • Next Meeting  August 22– Father Bill Dopp & Jerry Mason – The situation in Uganda, Africa,

August 29 – Margo Dutton – Kiwanis Convention Overviews (Paris and Reno).

September speakers will be: Sept. 5 – Member recogntion – Ivan Gillis, Sept 12 – TERI – Audrey Phillips &

Tish Murray Boys and Girls Club, Sept. 19 – Dr. Sandra Balla-Regev  Palomar Hospital – Palliative Care;

Sept 26 – Officer Installation for 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year.

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Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason

        Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                    Tuesday August 8, 2017

Doubleheader – Dick Skay – SMEF & Saathoff &Yancey 

Twin Oaks Development 

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 29) – Dick Skay – SMEF -Today we had two, actually three speakers.  The first was our own Dick Skay representing the San Marcos Education Foundation of which he has been President for the past ten years.  SMEF has been providing supplementary education grants to teachers in the San Marcos District for the past 30 years.  In total, SMEF has provided over $500,000 in needed grants to nearly 1,000 San Marcos teachers.  Many LSM Kiwanians have been active in SMEF.   The Assistant Principal of San Elijo Elementary School spoke briefly about how the grants help teachers. Contact Dick Skay or Don Keller for more details or to volunteer.

Stephanie Saathoff and Andrew Yancey –Twin Oaks Development – Both Stephanie and Andrew came to us to speak about the situation in the Twin Oaks area of San Marcos concerning the Golden Door and a proposed development project known as the Newland “Sierra” Project. Stephanie told us about the Golden Door which is a first class resort in the area on Deer Springs Road with 40 single guest rooms dedicated to the health, mind, body, and spirit of their guests. This award winning spa opened in 1958 but has recently been updated.      Andrew, a lawyer from Encinitas, then spoke to us about the details of the proposed 2,135 home development project in that area.  He said that they believe a development project of that size will greatly increase traffic, impact on existing road systems, and make drastic changes to an area that the planning documents designate as rural in nature.  This project is a revised version of the Merriam Mountains project previously rejected by the County Board of Supervisors. If anyone wants to make their voice heard about this project, he gave the following e-mail contacts: www.sddeservesbetter.com or Ashley.Smith2@sdcoutny.ca.gov or admin@theclayco.com or call 619-234-0607;  or ask Tom Kumura, our incoming Kiwanis President, who is the leader of a Twin Oaks group, who brought these speakers to our club..

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Monthly Board Meeting – Key decisions: ●  A proposal to increase members annual dues to $140 was approved; we will give notice about this at the August 15 meeting and vote on itAugust 29 (reasons: to cover $2 increase from district and convention travel expenses) .● Approved the membership of George Dove;Tish Murray was inducted as corporate member from Boys and Girls Club (hooray! see photo below) – Current membership 54.  The Board is seeking more information on a proposal to make the only Kiwanis club in Uganda our sister club (see Jerry Mason). ● Donations for the club foundation are still encouraged (currently the club has received $3400 for this Kiwanis year.)

Announcements

  • Guests – George Dove was accepted for membership – George is a recently retired resident of San Marcos (guest of Gary Edwards).
  • Mary Ann Brandreth advised members about a fundraiser for CSUSM “A Musical Journey Through TimeFri Sept 4at the Pavilion – 4-6 PM ($25 for San Marcos Residents)
  • Janelle Paynereturned to us after reconstructive surgery, hooray!
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason, Song – Don Alexander,  Finemaster – Dick Skay. Collections – Ted May 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – winning ticket Joyce White but did not win the pot.
  • Next Meeting  August 15– Fred Shatsky – Overview of USS Midway the famous San Diego aircraft carrier and museum. 

Upcoming meetings:  August 22 – Father Bill Dopp & Jerry Mason – The situation in Uganda, Africa,  August 29 Margo Dutton – Kiwanis Convention Overviews (Paris and Reno).  September speakers are currently being scheduled.

The Power of Perseverance – Lynn Effinger

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30) – As a kid growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, Lynn Effinger could have accepted a life as the victim of an accident of birth – he was born without a left hand…but Lynn refused to let that define him.  Since then Lynn (who is now in his mid-50’s) has embodied the title of his talk – “The Power of Perseverance” because time and time again, Lynn has demonstrated that power to achieve way beyond expectations for his life.

Yesterday at Lake San Marcos Kiwanis, Lynn told us about:

1) his passion to play baseball in Long Beach schools (he played and excelled as an outfielder and pitcher)

2) his goal to then play football ; he started out as a tackle, but wanted to be a ball-carrying fullback (which he was in his senior year in high school.

3) his next goal to be a pro football fullback (which he achieved as part of a semi-pro team in Orange County.

“I trained harder and longer than the others because I was determined and committed to my goals,” he told us.  “I wanted to show others what can be accomplished through hard work and detemination.”  And he certainly did.  During the time, Lynn received several awards for inspiration and dedication as well as a lot of media coverage.   He is the author of the book “Believe to Achieve” which can be obtained from him at leffinger@hotmail.com.  It is a great story.

Lynn currently lives in Temecula. In October he will be the President-Elect for his 26 member Kiwanis club.  Lynn has been married for 47 years and has three grown children.  Soon he will be a keynote speaker at an upcoming Key Club convention. We hope Lynn will be able to come back to us again and bring some more of his powerful enthusiam for the power of perseverance.  Thanks for coming to us Lynn.

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San Marcos Kiwanis is sponsoring a bowling night August 6 from 2 to 4 PM in support of the Daniel Manley memorial scholarship program – $30 per person. – AMF Lanes 945 San Marcos Blvd. – contactplmanley@gmail.com .

Announcements

  • Guests – George Dove (guest of Gary Edwards) is applying for membership
  • Marty and Doris Gannon are now in Austria on a 6 month program there – will return to us in early 2018
  • Mona and Nick Sims are settling in to their new lives in Washington, D.C. (she’s even found a Kiwanis Club there).
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander,  Finemaster – Don Keller. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – winning ticket Dr. Skay but did not win the pot.
  • Next Meeting  August 8– Doubleheader 1) Dick Skay – San Marcos Education Foundation and 2) Andrew Yancey – Newland Sierra Project. 

Upcoming meetings:  August 15 – Fred Shatsky USS Midway Overview. August 22 – Father Bill Dopp & Jerry Mason – Uganda, Africa,  August 29 Margo Dutton – Kiwanis Convention Overviews (Paris and Reno).  September speakers are currently being scheduled.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

    Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                    Tuesday July 25, 2017

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond  & Mission Hills

Key Club President Tony Stewart

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 36) – Two great leaders spoke to us today.  The first, Mission Hills Key Club President Tony Stewart briefly reviewed his plans for the coming year (membership drive, special project, going to district convention) and then our veteran San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond.  Jim has been Mayor of San Marcos for 11 years since 2006, but in the future he is running for the then to be vacant County Supervisor seat of Bill Horn.  The election will be in June 2018 and the top two vote getters will run off in November of 2018 unless one gets over 50% of the vote (we hope Jim will get the job in June).

Mayor Desmond spoke to us about current issues – transportation on the I-78 corridor, development plans for the Creek District (they  are changing because shopping patterns are changing), plans for two bridges in the Creek District and road expansion on Discovery Road.  He also spoke to us about changing business patterns in stores in San Marcos.  He was particularly concerned about not allowing the SANDAG transportation group to take away the north county votes about transportation issues in the area.  Mayor Desmond said “I have learned a lot in my time as Mayor and my top three priorities as Supervisor, if I am elected, will be Public Safety, Balanced Budget, Effective Funding and Maintainance of Roads and Infrastructure.  I believe I have the experience and connections with the other four Supervisors to have an meaningful voice for North County on the Board of Supervisors.”   We believe in you, Mayor Jim.  Thanks for coming to speak to us again.

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Margo Dutton reported on Elections for Kiwanis International (for 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year which begins in Oct 2017)

 President – James M. Rochford, Peoria, Illinois, USA – PRESIDENT-ELECTFlorencio C. “Poly” Lat, Metro Manila, Philippines (both were unchallenged). Daniel Vigneron from the Belgium-Luxembourg District, was elected Vice President. Greg Beard from the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District; Charles “Chuck” Gugliuzza from the Florida District; Richard “Dick” Olmstead from the California-Nevada-Hawaii District were elected as trustees.

Announcements

  • Guests – George Dove (guest of Gary Edwards) will apply for membership, Marian Dorflinger (ex-Kiwanian), Susanne Bowles, and Dave Crockett from the Lake community.  Tony Stewart – President of Mission Hills Key Club (about 60 members) spoke briefly.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jim Meade, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander,  Finemaster – Tom Kumura. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket Jenny Birkenstock but did not win the $135 pot.
  • Next Meeting  August 1– Lynn Effinger – Temekula Kiwanis “Power of Perseverance”. 

Upcoming meetings:  August 8 – Dick Skay, San Marcos Education Foundation and maybe another speaker to share podium,

August 15 USS Midway Overview, Fred Shatsky – August 22 – Father Bill Dopp & Jerry Mason – Uganda, Africa,  August 29 -Margo Dutton – Kiwanis Convention Overviews (Paris and Reno).  September speakers are currently being scheduled.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

   Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                    Tuesday July 18, 2017

Kelly Flynn – Long Term Care Planning  

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 26) – Our own Victor Manzanilla and his associate Kelly Flynn spoke to us about planning for eventualities that most of us  would rather not think about…our own care needs when we near the transition point from this world to the next.  No one knows how long we will be in “the waiting room” and what we will need while we are there, so Victor and Kelly provided us with some very helpful food for thought.”Kelly said “70% of people turning 65 will need some form of long term care during their lives.” So, it is wise to plan for that eventuality.  The typical things people will need help with are eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence, and if mental accuity is an issue medicine management. The average annual cost for long term care is $123,000.    Kelly clearly spelled out the various options for paying for and providing such care if you end up needing it.  The particular vehicle she advocated was hybrid life/long term care insurance Lincoln Moneyguard II.  Contact Victor Manzanilla if you want to follow up on that recommendation.

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Jim Meade reminded everyone of our ongoing “passive” fundraisers:

  1. Grocery Gift Cards: You buy gift cards from Jim at any meeting, and the Foundation gets $5 for every $100 you spend. It costs you nothing! –SPECIAL NEWS: THE CARDS CAN NOW BE USED AT ALBERTSONS AND VONS.
  2. Recycling: any can or bottle with “CRV” or “CAL RETURN VALUE”.Each item is worth 5 cents to 20 cents. Don’t throw them in those big blue barrels, bring them to Kiwanis!
  3. Radys Children’s Hospital “penny jar” – get rid of those pesky pennies at any meeting.
  4. US. flags– $30 flags for $15 – see Don Alexander.
  5. AMAZON purchases– use Amazon SMILE for you purchases. See Jim Meade or Pat Haugen for the “how to.”

Announcements

  • Guests – George Dove (guest of Gary Edwards).
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Fred Folbrecht, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Dick Birkenstock. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket Doris Gannon Lee but did not win the $115 pot.
  • Next Meeting  July 25 – San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond.
 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

p.s. Jerry returned from 5.5 weeks in Uganda Africa and will be speaking about his experiences at a later date.  Here is a picture of his best memory from the trip….at a school where he and Linda were the first ever foreigners to visit the 450 students.  He also visited the only Kiwanis Club in Uganda during his trip.  Thanks to Victor Manzanillla who wrote these reports while Jerry was gone.

Report of Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting – July 11, 2017

 

Kiwanis Meeting 7-11-17 Meeting Report

 

Fellow Kiwanians,
Hope you enjoyed your Independence Day!
Attendance: 25, including one guest:
  • Tony Stewart, Key Club President for Mission Hills High School
Key people this meeting:
  • Greeters: Harvey & Joyce White
  • Invocation: Fred Folbrecht
  • Song Leaders: John Lee and Don Alexander
  • Fine Master: Dick Skay
Arthur S. Brown, ESQ, spoke on the “ABC’s of Estate Planning”.  Art is a member of our club, his office is in Carlsbad, and has been practicing law since 1986.  He helps his clients with comprehensive estate planning:
  1. Estate Creation
  2. Estate Preservation
  3. Estate Distribution
Benefits of Estate Planning:
  • “Who” will receive your assets?
  • “What” assets will be distributed?
  • “When” will assets be distributed?
  • “How” will your estate be managed?
Estate Planning Challenges:
  • Attorneys (some that generate a lot of fees)
  • Probate — the court process (expensive, can take a long time, and lack of privacy)
  • Estate taxes (for folks that have large estates, beneficiaries can end up owing Uncle Sam a lot of money)
  • Family (family members fighting over assets)
  • Long Term Care (staying home, skilled nursing facility, board & care, moving in with an adult child)
Art had some good recommendations, such as titling property as Community Property With Rights of Survivorship (for married couples) versus Joint Tenancy With Rights of Survivorship, to benefit from a “step-up” in basis (cost), after the first spouse’s death.
If you have any questions or to schedule a meeting, here is his contact information:
Arthur S. Brown, ESQ
5741 Palmer Way, Suite B
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Next meeting: Kellie Flynn with Lincoln Financial will be discussing Long Term Care
Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It
Victor Manzanilla, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
1921 W San Marcos Blvd #100
San Marcos, CA 92078
Office: 760.734.3744
Fax:  877.358.2560
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Attendance: 28, including a guest from the La Costa Canyon High School Key Club:
  • Kathryn Enriquez, Vice President (Sophomore)
Congratulations to Ben Humbert for becoming our newest member!  Ben is a Realtor with The Davidson Group and was sponsored by Tom Curtis.
Key people this meeting:
  • Greeters: Harvey & Joyce White
  • Invocation: Margo Dutton
  • Song Leaders: Don Alexander and John Lee
  • Fine Master: Tom Curtis
Maureen Lucewicz, is in charge of Nutrition and Special Events at the San Marcos Senior Center.  They offer a wide range of resources and activities including, but not limited to: CPA’s (during tax season), financial planning, AARP, elder law, computer classes, yoga, exercise classes, and BINGO.  The nutrition program feeds 50 seniors/day, using Kitchens for Good.  Lunch is served at 11:30am and is funded by San Diego County.
*Independence Day Celebration: Monday, July 310:30-12:30pm.  $4 suggested donation for adults 60+ and $5 fee for all other guests.  The Navy Band’s Southwest Woodwind Quintet will be providing live music.  Lunch includes hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, watermelon, and apple pie.  Must RSVP in advance at the Front Desk or by calling (760) 744-5535.
Lake San Marcos 4th of July Celebration:
  • Opens at 12 noon, with the first event starting at 1pm.  The Freedom Choir, including Don Alexander and John Lee, will be singing at 1pm.
  • Dick Skay will be the M.C. for the event.
  • There will be some complimentary parking available, but once those spots are filled, they will charge $5 to park.
  • $10 admission fee/person if you do not have a Lodge card.
  • The celebration will run all afternoon and evening.
Announcements:
  • Mary Ann Brandreth was elected to the Director position, serving 6/27/17-9/30/18 (vacancy from Mona Sims).
  • Margo Dutton is our new Key Club Advisor (serving San Marcos, Mission Hills, and La Costa Canyon High Schools).
  • Medicare Basics workshop at IHOP on Friday, July 7 at 2pm.  Earline Henson, Scan Health Plan Representative will be presenting.  RSVP to Cynthia Martin at (760) 734-3744.
  • No meeting next week.
Hope you enjoy your Independence Day!
 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It
Victor Manzanilla, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
1921 W San Marcos Blvd #100
San Marcos, CA 92078
Office: 760.734.3744
Fax:  877.358.2560
EdwardJones
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Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club–Meeting Report 6-20-17
Fellow Kiwanians,

It’s a beautiful day in paradise!
Attendance: 31, including one guest:
  • Jenny Cole, her mom lives at the lake and was invited by Mary Harrington.
Key people this meeting:
  • Greeters: Ted May and Dwight Sorenson
  • Invocation: Mary Harrington
  • Song Leader: John Lee
  • Fine Master: Dick Skay
Tim Zimnowodski, MD, is a Neurologist with the VA San Diego Healthcare System.  He is a member of our club and lives at the lake.  Dr. Tim Zim has been practicing medicine for 32 years and he spoke on “pinched nerves and neuropathy”.  Neuropathy is a condition in which a person’s nerves don’t work properly.  Common symptoms are a tingling and burning sensation.  The cause is often unknown, however diabetes is the cause of neuropathy in many cases.  He recommends doing a visual inspection of one’s extremities on a daily basis.
Often people associate pinched nerves with Sciatica, however that is not completely accurate.  Common symptoms are numbness or tightening in the hands and wrists (Carpal Tunnel).  Surgery should be viewed as the last resort, when all other options have been considered.  He recommends being self-aware and active.  Diet, exercise, and stretch!
Announcements:
  • The Change of Command for Nick Sims (Husband of Mona Sims) is this Friday, June 23rd.
  • Dick Skay visited Mission Hills High School and promoted our Kiwanis Club.
  • Ivan Gillis read a letter of thanks from the Twin Oaks High School Principal.
  • Voting for the Board of Directors will take place at next week’s meeting.
Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It
Victor Manzanilla, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
1921 W San Marcos Blvd #100
San Marcos, CA 92078
Office: 760.734.3744
EdwardJones
MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING
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Cathleen Stevens is our new Health Report Coordinator (thanks, Cathleen)


Victor Manzanilla, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
1921 W San Marcos Blvd Ste 100
San Marcos, CA 92078-3906

Kiwanis Meeting of 6-13-17 Report

Fellow Kiwanians,
While Jerry Mason and his wife, Linda, are on their trip to Africa, I will be helping out with the weekly summary report.  Jerry and Linda are in Uganda to help their son, Todd, and his young family in getting settled into their new home.
*Disclaimer — I am not a professional writer.  Math and Science were my stronger subjects in school.
David Levy, MD is a neurovascular surgeon specializing in the treatment of aneurysms and other blood vessel diseases of the brain and spine was our guest speaker.  Dr. Levy is an Amazon Best-Selling author for the book Gray Matter, which is about incorporating prayer into his medical practice.  He is able to blend faith and science, to help improve positive patient outcomes.
Dr. Levy shared a story about how he prayed for a patient, Mrs. Jones, along with her two daughters during a pre-op appointment.  When he looked up, all three of them were crying and they thanked him for saying the prayer before the surgery.
The next book he is working on is about breathing and how breathing better will help improve one’s health.  He says that proper breathing can help reduce stress.
Attendance: 32, including a few guests:
  • Joey and David Blake, who live at the lake.
  • Kent and Barbara Mueller, who are friends of Jerry and Linda Mason.
Key people this meeting:
  • Greeters: Joyce and Harvey White
  • Invocation: Jerry Mason
  • Song Leaders: Guests, Joey and David Blake
  • Fine Master: Victor Manzanilla
Next meeting: Mike Sannella, Director, Valecitos Water District “Update of the Water Situation”
Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It
Victor Manzanilla, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
1921 W San Marcos Blvd #100
San Marcos, CA 92078
Office: 760.734.3744
EdwardJones
MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING
The highest compliment you can pay us is the introduction to someone you care about.  We value and appreciate your trust and the referral of our services.  Thank you!

Victor Manzanilla, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
1921 W San Marcos Blvd Ste 100
San Marcos, CA 92078-3906
www.edwardjones.com

May 30 was a double duty meeting – Speakers Kim Gibbons & Dave White from San Diego Center for the Blind & then Farewell to Mona and Nick Sims. Left Nick Sims accepts plaque from Ivan Gillis, Center-Mona Sims with President Gillis. 
Right – Dave White and Kim Gibbons accept annual donation from LSM Kiwanis. 
                                              Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting  –  Tuesday May 30, 2017
    Doubleheader – Farewell Mona and Nick & SD Center for the Blind  
     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30)  Today’s meeting was a doubleheader – San Diego Center for the Blind – First, Kim Gibbons and Dave White spoke to us about their service to adults who are blind. Kim has been with San Diego Center for the Blind since 1975.  “It is our goal to step in just after doctor’s diagnose clinical blindness with help for these adults.  We are the only organization who provides this service in the area (Al Bomberg receives help from them).  “The good news is that fewer are going totally blind these days, but the bad news is that the Baby Boomers are moving up the age ladder fast. They now have an optometrist and an occupational therapist to add to their visual specialists.  They have been receiving annual budgeted donations from LSM Kiwanis for many years.  
     Kim’s associate, Dave White, spoke to us about the Blind Stokers Club (a stoker provides the pedal power on the back end of a tandem bike).  Dave told us about several fund raising rides this club has sponsored.  The local San Marcos ride (July 15-16) will be the 13th annual ride. In the past ten years these rides have raised $250,000 dollars to help the blind.  
     Farewell to Mona and Nick Sims – The second half of the program was devoted to saying farewell to our beloved Mona and Lt Col. Nick Sims of First ANGLICO Marines in Camp Pendleton.  Mona and Nick began participating with Lake San Marcos Kiwanis in 2015. Mona has helped us by being line-up coordinator, recycling coordinator, point person at the Marine Christmas. She also was a significant contributor to the pancake breakfast and silent auction as well as the newly established Marine scholarship. Mona was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016.  She received the Kiwanis Distinguished Service award earlier this year.  I don’t know if you realize how wonderful you all are,” she said.  “My time with you has been a very special part of my life; I won’t say goodbye because I am hoping I will be back someday.”  They leave in June for Nick’s new duty assignment with the Marines at a year-long training school in Washington, D.C.  After the meeting, Kiwanis took them on their first boat trip on the Lake. Mona and Nick, we will miss you very much, Come back to us if you can.

LETTERS OF APPREICATION

Letter of Appreciation

May 2017

Mona Sims

Oceanside, CA

The Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club expresses our thanks to Mona Sims for the assistance and support she provided to the Club in 2015 thru 2017.

Mona was the contact point for Marines Family Christmas party for the last two years.  Her insight into the needs and desires of the dependent families, allowed the Club to re-structure the Christmas party to meet the request of the families.

Her first Kiwanis job was the Lineup Coordinator for the meetings. She assured the personnel required for the operation of the meetings were available each week.

Mona then became the contact point for the re-cycling program.  She increased the amount of re-cycled goods to the point, the Club could fund another scholarship.

During her tenure on the Scholarship Committee, the Gibson Marine Memorial Scholarship program was established.  Her input allowed the Committee to understand the unique needs of Marine applicants and award scholarships to best qualified combined with the most needy applicants.

Mona also served on Silent Auction group, which was a significant part of the financial   success of the pancake breakfast. She also provided guidance to the Marine volunteers at the pancake breakfast and 4th of July events.

Mona also served on the Board of Directors.  Monas has the unique ability to apply new thought processes to a problem, and still maintain achievable solutions.

Her devotion to community service is outstanding, she has the rare ability to maintain focus on problem solving with every changing circumstances occurring, with a smile and a can do attitude.

She will be sorely missed.

We wish her all best, in her future life.

BRAVO ZULU

 Ivan E. Gillis, PresidentLAKE SAN MARCOS KIWANIS CLUB Lake San Marcos, CA 92078

Letter of Appreciation

May 2017

Lt. Colonel Jonathan “Nick” Sims

OIC, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGILCO) Unit-USMC

Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA

The Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club expresses our thanks to Lt. Colonel Sims for his assistance and support provided to the Club in 2015 thru 2017.

With his approval and support the Club held a Christmas party for dependents on a yearly basis.  This function was created to support dependent families, while their service members were on frequent deployment.

Lt. Colonel Sims was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Marine Scholarship program.  The Marine Scholarship program was started by members Larry & Suzy Guthrie in memory of the Gibsons.  He also, assisted the Scholarship Committee in developing an application form, and encouraged his ‘troops’ to apply.

He also coordinated volunteer assistance at the Club’s Pancake Breakfast and 4th of July events.

We also appreciate his sharing of his spouse’s (Mona Sims) time with the club.

Lt. Colonel Sims has demonstrated outstanding professionalism and devotion to his ‘troops’ welfare with his involvement in community affairs.

The Club thanks Lt. Colonel Sims for his assistance and wishes him all the best!

BRAVO ZULU

Ivan E. Gillis, President

LAKE SAN MARCOS KIWANIS CLUB

Lake San Marcos, CA

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Announcements

  • Guests – Nancy Arneson (Susy’s sister)lives in Lake San Marcos.  Ben Humbert (Tom Curtis’s Associate) planning to become a new member.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Mary Harrington Song – John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Don Keller Collections – Larry Guthrie 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket John Lee but did not win the pot (a new pot).
  • We will hold a special election soon regarding replacing Board member Director Mona Sims (for remainder of her term which runs thru Sept 2018).
  • Victor Manzanilla will fill in for Jerry Mason in producing this newsletter while Jerry is in Uganda, Africa helping his family relocate there – Jerry will be gone from June 6 through July 14.
  • Next Meeting  June 6 – Prayer Luncheon – Dr. David Levy- author of Gray Matter on use of prayer in neurosurgery.

Report of Lake San Marcos Kiwanis May 23, 2017

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Jerry Mason

6:50 PM (17 hours ago)
 

Carlena Darrieulat of CalTrans spoke to us on May 23, 2017 – Jerry and Dorothy team up to Win Again 

          Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday May 23, 2017

Carlena of CalTrans Talks about Transportation In SD Area – 

           Jerry and Dorothy Team Up to Win Again  

      (Attendance 27) –   Carlena Darrieulat of CalTrans takes care of many things related to smooth efficient transportation in San Diego and Imperial County.  She is directly responsible for 61 Park ‘N Ride lots containing 3,881 parking spaces all around the area.  She checks each one of them three times a year. The average Park ‘N Ride ride contains 56 parking spots with the largest being 341 spots. Many of the Park ‘N Ride spots have donation centers from Goodwill, Salvation Army and AmVets.  There are 24 construction projects ongoing this year to improve transportation in the area.  Transportation in this area involves the following: Vehicles, Bicycles, Pedestrians, Buses, Trolleys, Trains, Trucks, Ships, and Airplanes.   Benefits of using a Park ‘N Ride are free parking, access to HOV  lane, Saving travel time, Convenience, Freeway Access, Less Stress, Reduced Travel Costs, Saving Gas, and Helping the Environment.  “Still, people in this area seem to be particularly attached to being a single driver and are often reluctant to sharing rides,” she said.  You can contact her at carlena.darrieulat@dot.ca.gov or 619-688-6489.

 

Announcements

  • Guests – Ben  Humbert who turned in his application for membership (associate of Tom Curtis) Way to Go Tom and Ben.

It was good to see Al Bomberg and his daughter Chris with us again – Welcome back Al and Chris.

 

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason Song – Tom Curtis Fine- master – Mona Sims (last time) Collections – Dick Birkenstock 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – Jerry Mason had the winning ticket and Dorothy Coleman drew the Joker from 30 remaining cards to win the pot of $423 (Dorothy & Jerry did the same thing for lots more in August of 2015).
  • Next Meeting  May 30– Kim Gibbons Association for the Blind and Farewell to Mona and Nick Sims (Be There!!!)

   Upcoming Meetings: – June 6 – Prayer Luncheon Dr. David Levy – Prayer in Neurosurgery (author of Gray Matter)

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

Day Two Scholarships went to: Front Row – Palomar counselor Kim Hartwell,  Melanie Kascoutas, Lisa Reyes, Janine Finley-Jacques, Mahnaz Bestar (w/son Benjamin), Rhonda Weeks, Dr. Joi Linn Blake (President Palomar College), Jacqueline Molinero. Back Row: Robin Glister (counselor Valley Center), Huryoung Vongsachang, Juan Flores, Kiwanis Pres. Ivan Gillis, Allyson Burress. (not in picture) Rebecca Holderman, Veronica Sandoval-Coronado.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday May 16, 2017

11 “Rebounding” Students Receive Scholarships – On Day Two 

      (Attendance 52 incl many guests) –  Rebounding in basketball involves catching the ball after a missed shot has caromed off the backboard.  In life, rebounding is about turning one’s life around.  Many of the recipients of scholarships on day two were excellent examples of people who have rebounded well in life – turning their lives around from very difficult circumstances.  Juan Flores turned from gangs to getting an education and helping people, Lisa Reyes from single motherhood to setting the example for her children, and Janine Finley-Jacques from a lost struggling teen in New York to a very unique and creative artist who is very much into giving back at age 60.  These are just a few of the great stories of the 11 people (young and not so young) who received scholarships on day two of our annual scholarship presentation program.  In total 25 young students received scholarships on both days (either $1000 for a 4 year institution or $500 if for Palomar College).  Many of their parents and/or friends were on hand to congratulate these wonderful people.

Here’s a short summary of the recipients on Day Two of the two days of scholarships (Day 1 was last meeting May 9)

Alyson Burress – will attend Palomar Coll. majoring in Business and Accounting – from Valley Center – Overcame allergies and health problems.

Lisa Reyes – will attend Palomar Coll. majoring in business management, life big ups & downs, single mother 3 girls “Everything I do is for my kids.”

Huryoung Vongsachang – will attend UC Davis majoring in biology and Asian studies, 4.02 GPA , Active in Key Club, 11 academic awards.

Juan Flores – will attend UC Santa Barbara majoring in Sociology, turned life around from gangs and drugs, wants to help others do the same.

Jacqueline Molinero – will attend Cal State Univ. San Marcos majoring in criminology (wants to be probation officer), red cross & boys-girls club.

Melanie Kascoutas – will attend Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in chemistry, top GPA in class (4.34), raised $10,000 for cancer research.

Rebecca Holderman – (not at meeting) Rebecca Holderman  Attending Palomar Majoring in Biology. Life goal become a M.D. specializing in Obstetrics.

Veronica Sandoval-Coronado – (not at meeting) attending Palomar Majoring in  Biology.  Life goal graduating from medical school.

Mahnaz Bestar – moving to upper level at Palomar Coll majoring in diagnostic sonography, came from Iran 7 years ago (brought son Benjamin)

Janine Finley-Jacques – moving to upper level at Palomar Coll. majoring in art (won awards, jewelry), major turn-around story from teen in NY.

Rhonda Weeks  – will attend Point Loma Univ. majoring in nursing, wants to be advocate for patients and families, 1st in family to attend coll.

New Scholarship – This year President Ivan Gillis presented a new series of scholarships in honor of his recently deceased daughter Danna Joell Gillis-Hardy.  Danna attended UC Irvine for two years and after marrying, attended UC Santa Cruz while working full-time night shift as a 911 dispatcher for Monterey County. After graduating with a degree in Biology she was employed as an Environment Compliance Officer with the Agricultural Department of Monterey County.  She also held those positions in Santa Cruz County and Modesto, California.  Later she was employed as the Pacific Division Field Food Safety Manager for Dole Foods.  During that time she completed her Masters in Food Safety from the University of Michigan.  At the time of her death, she was an Instructor In Hartnell Community College’s Food Production and Field Worker Safety program.  Five students will receive scholarships this year in the name of Ivan’s daughter. – Melanie Kascoutas, Rebecca Holderman and Veronica  Sandoval-Coronado were awarded a scholarship in honor of Ivan’s daughter at this meeting.

  Totals for both days (day one and day two) – In total for both days, Lake San Marcos Kiwanis will present 25 scholarships valued at $19,500 which is $1,500 more than last year to seven more students than last year.  The Scholarship Committee led by Ivan Gillis and members Dick Skay, Cathleen Stevens, Don Keller, Larry Guthrie, Tom Kumura, and Mona Sims are commended for a doing another excellent job this year.In  total on Day One 14 students received scholarships valued at $12,000.  Another 11 students received scholarships valued at $7,500 on Day Two May 16.  Many of the Day Two students are continuing their higher education efforts beyond their freshman year.

Clockwise from upper left – Huryoung Vongsachang and Uncle Huoa warm up Dorothy Coleman’s new keyboard (all have played with San Marcos Youth Orchestra), upper right – the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Scholarship committee  Cathleen Stevens, Tom Kumura, Mona Sims, Ivan Gillis, Don Keller, Larry Guthrie, Dick Skay not in picture. Lower left – Two great rebounders – Janine Finley-Jacques and Lisa Reyes, Lower Right Mahnaz Bestar and son Benjamin (6).

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Dorothy Resumed playing on her new Keyboard –  Kiwanis purchased a new keyboard for our renowned 105 year old pianist Dorothy Coleman.  She has been playing since she was 7.

Announcements

  • Guests –  9 scholarship students – 4 counselors – and many family and friends filled the room at this meeting.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – John Lee  Collections – Ted May, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – winning ticket was Paul Jordan (did not win the pot.)
  • Gary Edwards volunteered to be the Recycling Coordinator when Mona Sims leaves in June. Thank you Gary – over a year’s time, the club earns about $500 in recycling, which is enough for one more scholarship.
  • Going Places – Jerry Mason and his wife, Linda, announced they will be going to Uganda Africafrom June 6 through July 14 to help his son Todd and his young family relocate and get settled in their new world.  (Their son is relocatiing from Bangkok, Thailand).  Marty and Doris Gannonare headed to Linz, Austria for a Fulbright Scholarship for 6 months, they will leave August 1Mona and Nick Sims are relocating to Washington, D.C. Nick’s new duty station – The club will honor them both on May 30, Mona’s last meeting.  Margo Dutton is going to Paris, France July 13-16 to attend this year’s international convention of Kiwanis (she will give us a report on it later in the summer).
  • Next Meeting: – May 23– Speaker will be Carlena Darrieulat, Park & Ride Coordinator, CalTrans
  • Looking Ahead:  May 30 – we will honor Mona and Nick Sims who will be changing duty stations to Washington, D.C.
  • Prayer Luncheon will be on June 6 – Dr. David Levy – author of Gray Matter on use of prayer in neurosurgery.

 

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

 

 

     

                                                                  Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday May 9, 2017

    14 Wonderful Students Receive Scholarships – On Day One of Two
      (Attendance 45 incl many guests)   Our meetings in early May every year might be the pinnacle of our Kiwanis year because that is when we give away thousands of dollars brought in at the Pancake Breakfast to very deserving local youth for scholarships. These meetings are the best we have all year because they clarify what all our hard work to raise money is all about.  When that young lady came back to hug her advisor, thanking her for bringing our scholarship to her attention, it made me tear up,” said Kiwanian John Lee the Chair of this year’s pancake breakfast. .In total 14 young students received scholarships (either $1000 for a 4 year institution or $500 if for Palomar College).  Many of their parents and friends where on hand to congratulate these wonderful young people. 
   Here’s a short summary of the recipients on Day One of the two days of scholarships (Day 2 is next meeting May 16
Anthony Chu – Eagle Scout and Black Belt will attend UC Irvine and major in medical field.
Madison Bivin – FFA 4 years top offices President, VPres, Sec. will focus on art and agriculture beginning at Palomar College
Evelyn Castillo-Lopez – FFA 2 years will start at Palomar majoring in Veterinary Science, raised 2 pigs and a steer with FFA
Gerald Diep-Tran – (Underwood scholarship) 4.4 GPA will attend UCLA majoring in computer science, interested in robotics,Key Club member
My Nguyen – (Underwood scholarship) 4.33 GPA will attend UC San Diego majoring in dermatology, interested in dance and Key Club member
Carmen Torres-Valdevinos – Will attend Cal State San Marcos majoring in Elementary Education, Overcame major family issues to go to college.
Linsey Page – Will attend Palomar College and major in sonography, Interested in soccer, dance, and speaks American sign language.
Alexis Lara-Trejo – 4.13 GPA will attend UC Davis majoring in Mechanical Engineering, STAR cross country runner, founded creative writing club
Sabrina Meleka – 3.88 GPA will attend Cal State San Marcos majoring in Business Mgt. Pres. Creative Writing group, First in family in college.
Laurel Perun – 4.31 GPA will attend Univ. of Hawaii majoring in Animal biology, active in volleyball, basketball, worked in Belize zoo.
Jennifer Angiuano – Will attend Cal State Fullerton majoring in psychology, active in high school newspaper, raised by poor grandparents.
Sierra LaFore – Will attend Univ.of Hawaii majoring in Veterinary Science, from Marine family moved 7 times. Soccer and cross country track.
Emily-Rose Gootgeld – Will attend University of Hawaii and major in marine biology, active in volleyball and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Ben Dennis – Will attend Palomar College majoring in History (Ben was working and could not attend this meeting)
      New Scholarship – This year President Ivan Gillis presented a new series of scholarships in honor of his recently deceased daughter Danna Joell Gillis-Hardy.  Danna attended UC Irvine for two years and after marrying, attended UC Santa Cruz while working full-time night shift as a 911 dispatcher for Monterey County. After graduating with a degree in Biology she was employed as an Environment Compliance Officer with the Agricultural Department of Monterey County.  She also held those positions in Santa Cruz County and Modesto, California.  Later she was employed as the Pacific Division Field Food Safety Manager for Dole Foods.  During that time she completed her Masters in Food Safety from the University of Michigan.  At the time of her death, she was an Instructor In Hartnell Community College’s Food Production and Field Worker Safety program.  Five students will receive scholarships this year in the name of Ivan’s daughter.
    Totals for Day One –  In  total on Day One 14 students received scholarships valued at $13,000.  Another 11 students will receive scholarships valued at $7,500 on Day Two coming up on May 16.  Many of the Day Two students are continuing their higher education efforts beyond their freshman year. In total for both days, Lake San Marcos Kiwanis will present 25 scholarships valued at $20,500 which is $2,500 more than last year to seven more students than last year.  The Scholarship Committee led by Ivan Gillis and members Dick Skay, Cathleen Stevens, Don Keller, Larry Guthrie, Tom Kumura, and Mona Sims are commended for a doing another excellent job this year.

   Dorothy Returns to the Keyboard – Not many musicians can say they are outlasting their instruments, but then our Dorothy Coleman is not a typical musician or a typical person either.  Our 105 year old musician was back at the keyboard this meeting even though the piano she used to play had fallen apart when they remodeled the room (two legs fell off).  Dorothy played a temporary keyboard donated by Jerry Mason’s grandson Luke.  The Kiwanis board will be buying her a new keyboard as she continues to play for our upcoming meetings…what an inspirational person she is!.

Announcements

  •     Guests –  13 scholarship students – 4 counselors – and 18 family and friends filled the room at this meeting.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason, Song – John Lee  Collections – Ted May, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket Gary Edwards (did not win the pot.)
  • Gary Edwards volunteered to be the Recycling Coordinator when Mona Sims leaves in June. Thank you Gary – over a year’s time, the club earns about $500 in recycling, which is enough for one more scholarship.
  • Going Places – Jerry Mason and his wife, Linda, announced they will be going to Uganda Africafrom June 6 through July 14 to help his son Todd and his young family relocate and get settled in their new world.  (Their son is relocatiing from Bangkok, Thailand).  Marty and Doris Gannonare headed to Linz, Austria for a Fulbright Scholarship for 6 months, they will leave August 1Mona and Nick Sims are relocating to Washington, D.C. Nick’s new duty station – The club will honor them both on May 30, Mona’s last meeting.  Margo Dutton is going to Paris,France July 13-16 to attend this year’s international convention of Kiwanis (she will give us a report on it later in the summer). 
  • Next Meeting: Scholarships Day Two –May 16– 11 more students will receive scholarships – be there to cheer them on.
  • Looking Ahead:  Prayer Luncheon June 6 – Dr. David Levy – author of Gray Matter on use of prayer in neurosurgery.
 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

 

May 2 was Dorothy Coleman Day – We celebrated her 105th birthday (one month late because she was ill on her actual birthday April 4)

Left: Over 104 years apart – Dorothy holds new baby Ryland (Margot Dutton’s grandson) –

Middle – Two Dorothy’s – Dorothy Coleman shows the proclamation from  the city in her honor while friend 92 year old Dottie Sutton (Birthday May 1) looks on.

Right – Lake San Marcos Kiwanis President Ivan Gillis presents Dorothy with the “Dorothy day” proclamation from the city of San Marcos.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                                                                                                                       Tuesday May 2, 2017

                                                     Dorothy Coleman Goes Beyond 105 and

                                                       Kiwanis Elections  

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 34)–  Each one of us 51 LSM Kiwanians make our club unique and vibrant, but our 105-year-old Dorothy Coleman often shines brightest of us all.  We celebrated her belated 105th birthday on May 2.  President Gillis presented Dorothy with a special proclamation from the city of San Marcos making her actual birthday (April 4) “Dorothy Day”– Jerry Mason and Jim Alden conducted a “Frick and Frack” interview with Dorothy to allow her to talk openly with us about her life. Everyone celebrated her amazing longevity which she attributes to “living one day at a time and being grateful to the Lord each and every day.” We had planned her 105th party a month ago on April 4 on her actual birthday but she contractedpneumonia which needed to be dealt with, but now she is back to the “same wonderful Dorothy we all love.”  We are hoping to arrange for her to return to us more often and even to play piano (keyboard needed) again soon. (Does anyone know of a keyboard we can borrow – if so contact Jerry Mason)

The other beloved Dorothy – Dottie Sutton – also celebrated her 92nd birthday with us on May 2.  Dottie’s birthday was May 1.  Together our two Dorothy’s total 197 years of wonderful living.  What a remarkable pair of Kiwanians we have among us.

          LSM Kiwanis Elects New Board for 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year – The other order of business at this meeting was the annual election of officers for the upcoming Kiwanis year of 2017 – 2018 (which begins in October and goes thru September of next year).

Here are the results of that election:  (thanks to the nominating committee chaired by Fred Folbrecht)

The annual report and a new club directory was handed out at the meeting – both are attached

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Announcements

  • Guests – Mona Lightfoot (Janelle’s friend) lives in Escondido but is moving to San Marcos.  Stephanie (Margo’s daughter) and grandson Ryland.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Fred Folbrecht, Song (sang happy birthday to the Dorothy’s– John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Tom Curtis. Collections – Ted May, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket Dick Birkenstock but did not win the pot. ($356)
  • We are seeking a Recycling Cooordinator when Mona Sims leaves in June – contact Ivan if you are willing to do this important task.
  • Next Meeting  May 9 – Scholarships Day One – May 16 – Scholarships Day Two (we are giving out more scholarships ($20,500) than last year to more deserving students (25) Come meet the wonderful young students we will be helping.

Upcoming Meetings:  Prayer Luncheon June 6 – Dr. David Levy – author of Gray Matter on use of prayer in neurosurgery.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 


Dr. Ann Marie Byrd and friend Mona Sims. Dr. Byrd told us about the WASPs women pilots in WWII. Right: Ann in one of her favorite WW II era planes

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting –  Tuesday April 25, 2017 

                                Dr. Ann Marie Byrd – W.A.S.P.s – Women Pilots in WW II

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 28)–  Ann Marie Byrd and Mona Sims are friends, they both have Marine officer husbands.  While at dinner recently, Mona discovered Ann’s love for WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots).  WASPs piloted planes in World War II in non-combat situations in order to free up the men pilots for combat assignments. Dr. Byrd told us about the stories behind these brave women. There were 1078 of them who flew planes from the manufacturer to their US duty stations, on training flights and several other types of non-combat assignments. 38 of these women died on their “volunteer” assignments. There are about 300 WASPs still alive.  WASP Annabelle Bulecheck said, “You can be whatever you set your heart and head to be; and don’t let anybody tell you-you can’t be because 1078 women pilots did it in World War II.” Two Presidents (Carter in 1977 and Obama in 2009) signed laws that gave WASPs the veteran status and military honors they deserved but were denied during the war itself.  Ann’s husband, Danny, is currently a Marine helicopter pilot.  Her grandfather was a pilot of B-26 bombers in World War II (he flew 65 missions, survived being shot down 4 times, was nicknamed “Lucky”).  She learned her love of flying and airplanes from her grandparents.  She can identify military airplanes by their sound.

Dr. Byrd works as a professional theater professor when she isn’t flying and lives in Dana Point.  Thanks for bringing her Mona, and thanks for coming to Dr. Ann. More information on WASPs can be obtained online at www.wasp-wwii.org.

          Dorothy Coleman  is already 105 years old and we will celebrate her belated 105th birthday on May 2She is recovered from pneumonia and back to the same Dorothy she was before it occurred which prevented her from attending her actual 105th birthday which we were going to celebrate on April 4.  We rescheduled her 105th Birthday for Tuesday May 2 after the Kiwanis Elections.  Plan to attend to sing Happy 105th to our beloved centenarian-plus 5.

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Announcements

  • Guests – Luci Rowe and Trish Smylie (she is planning to become a member). Joe Carona (member) was back with us.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Mary Harrington, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Don Keller Collections – Dick Birkenstock, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee — 50/50 pot – wining ticketMona Sims but did not win the pot.
  • Elections are Next Meeting  May 2– Annual Elections (for Oct. 2017 – Sept 2018)  – then we will have Dorothy’s 105th birthday party 

    Nominees for the Kiwanis Board of Officers and Directors are: 

  • For two Board DirectorPositions (for 2 years) : Jim Murphy, Jerry Mason, Mary Ann Brandreth, Janelle Payne; 
  • For President Elect: Jim Alden, Mary Harrington; 
  • Current Secretary Pat Haugen will run again as will current treasurer Jacque McGee.  
  • Current President Ivan Gillis will serve as Past President on the next year’s board
  • There will be a special election to replace Mona Sims as a director when she leaves (her last day with us will be May 30)
  •  Upcoming Meetings: May 9 – Scholarships #1 May 16 – Scholarships #2 (The Board just approved presentation of 25 scholarships for a total of $20,500 in these two meetings (that is 7 more scholarships than last year). June 6 – Prayer Luncheon – Dr. David Levy.

   Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                                                                                             Tuesday April 18, 2017

Bob Hamer, FBI Undercover agent for 26 years spoke to us about his experiences in the harrowing world for going undercover to fight evil in the world.

                                                                     Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                                                                                             Tuesday April 18, 2017

                                           Bob Hamer – Former FBI Undercover Agent  

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30) –  Bob Hamer retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 26 years as a Special Agent. He worked organized crime, gangs, terrorism, and child exploitation. Much of his career was spent undercover. In assignments lasting anywhere from several days to more than three years, Bob successfully posed as a drug dealer, contract killer, residential burglar, fence, pedophile, degenerate gambler, international weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal. Bob spoke to us about these experiences focusing on how one assignment – operation Smoking Dragon – mushroomed into a multi-faceted battle against evil that eventually ended up with the arrest of 87 criminals involved in international crimes.  Bob offered his book – “The Last Undercover” after the meeting.  Bob lives in Escondido and currently supports military causes (such as the Marines) with the proceeds of his writing. Bob is an active Christian attending a local church.

          Dorothy Coleman is recovered from pneumonia and back to the same Dorothy she was before it occurred which prevented her from attending her actual 105th birthday last meeting April 4.  The Kiwanis Board has rescheduled her 105th Birthday forTuesday May 2 after the Kiwanis Elections.  Plan to attend to sing Happy 105th to our beloved centenarian plus 5.

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Announcements

  • Guests – Anne Marie Byrd (Mona’s friend) She will speak to us next meeting April 25 about women in World War II.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Mary Harrington, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Tom Kumura. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticketJerry Mason but did not win the pot.
  • Next Meeting  April 25 – Anne Marie Byrd – women in WW II.

Upcoming Meetings: May 2 – Elections & Dorothy’s belated 105th birthday – Scholarships May 9 and May 16.  Prayer Luncheon June 6.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                                                                                        Tuesday April 11, 2017

                                                    Energy Solutions from San Diego Gas & Electric  

     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 32)– Our speaker today was Brian Freye of San Diego Gas and Electric.  SDG&E serves 1.4 million customers in the San Diego county area and around San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Brian reviewed the various options electricity users have to get the best deal they can on their electrical use.  He talked about onsolidation to just two tiers for pricing (there were four).  The current goals of SDG&E are: 1) consolidation of tiers;             2) Electric Discounts for lower incomes (CARE Program); 3)  Distinct rates for super users and; 4) Fair time-of-use rates.  He told us the average actual cost of electric service is now about 23 cents per Kilowat hour.  He also said 41% of the total energy in this area comes from non-electric sources such as solar, wind, etc. You can get more information from bfreye@semprautilities.com or call 1-800-411-SGDE

          Janelle Payne returns in a wheel chair with family helpers. Janelle Payne recently had another of a long arduous series of surgeries in her lifelong battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  This time she had multiple pins placed in her right foot.  Previously she has had similar surgeries in both hands and her left foot.  Her sister Ranelle Ruyle and her husband Wayne from NE Texas came out to help her with her recuperation.  She says it will be about 9 weeks until she can put weight on her recently reconstructed foot.  Her spirits are good and she is the same upbeat Janelle.  It was good to see her again.

Dorothy Coleman came back from rehab in San Luis Obispo today.  Her daughter, Pat, says she is recovered from pneumonia and back to the same Dorothy she was before it occurred which prevented her from attending her actual 105th birthday last meeting April 4.  The Kiwanis Board has rescheduled her 105th Birthday for Tuesday May 2 after the Kiwanis Elections.  Plan to attend to sing Happy 105th to our beloved centenarian plus 5.

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Announcements

  • Guests – Sean Gillis (Ivan’s son from Illinois) — Wayne and Ranelle Ruyle(Janelle’s family) and Roger Lichtenberger. (Roger is rejoining our club that he was an active member of up to 2012.

Current Membership is 51 – way to Go!!! Kiwanians

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Dick Skay, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Dick Skay. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket Victor Manzanillla but did not win the pot.
  • Next Meeting  April 18, 2017 – Bob Hamer – EX FBI/CIA undercover agent.

Upcoming Meetings: May 2 – Elections & Dorothy’s belated 105th birthday – Scholarships May 9 and May 16.  Prayer Luncheon June 6.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

p.s. Our wonderful treasurer Jacque McGee was commended at the board meeting for her excellent detailed management of our finances by member and Financial auditor Don Keller in a recent overall audit of our financial affairs.  Way to Go – Jacque thanks for your long term service to Kiwanis.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                                                                                        Tuesday April 4, 2017

                                       Dorothy Coleman’s 105th Birthday Party (in absentia)  

Andre Ricardo and Justin Phung play while President Huryoung Vongschang presides. 

The advanced group of the San Marcos Youth Orchestra with San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond.

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     Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 36 – back at the newly carpeted and painted Country Club) –  “The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men often go awry” – this also can apply to Kiwanis.  We had wonderful 105th birthday plans for our very special Dorothy Coleman, but unfortunately a few days before her party she came down with pneumonia on the way back from a trip to the Carmel area to visit family and friends.  Her daughter Pat took her into the Emergency Room in San Luis Obispo and they kept her for 2 nights and then released her for about a week of rehab up there.  Dorothy is not going to be back to this area until around this coming weekend but she is improving. We are hoping to reschedule her birthday party at a date in the coming weeks when she is able to attend.

    In the meantime, six young musicians from the San Marcos Youth Orchestra treated us to a special violin and cello concert. (see names under guests) and San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond came to talk with us about the state of the city after reading the city’s special proclamation making April 4 “Dorothy Coleman Day” Both the Mayor and the orchestra want to come back for the real birthday whenever we can reschedule it…stay tuned.

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Announcements

  • Guests – San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond — Luci Rowe (Kiwanian) and Tricia Smiley (daughter of John Smiley) (see below)

and San Marcos High Key Club President Elect Tony Stewart – Welcome!

Members of San Marcos Youth Orchestra (President Huryoung Vongsachang, Andre Ricardo, Jeremy Yu, Danielle Chang, Justin Phung, Stefanie Yeung – parent leaders: Huoa Vangsachang, and Monique Ricardo.

  • Two Kiwanians Receive Distinguished Service Awards from Kiwanis 

Mona Sims thanks Kiwanis for her award and guests Luci Rowe, Jim Desmond, and Tricia Smiley

      ● Mona Sims – Mona has been a member of the Lake San Marcos Club since 2015. Her husband is the CO of the 1st ANGLICO UNIT, USMC Camp Pendleton. Since joining Mona has been the guiding force in coordinating our Christmas party for the Marine families each year.   Mona has applied her outstanding motivational skills in securing the help of Marine personnel at the Pancake breakfast and 4th of July functions.  Mona is also on the Scholarship Committee, and her insights were a major factor in the success of the recent Marine Scholarships awards. Her latest project is assisting in the sale of a huge collection of Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls, left to the club. In her spare time she has completed 39/40 Marathons.Mona & Nick will be transferring to the Washington D.C. area in June, and Mona can check out all the Kiwanis clubs in the area. Mona is a best friend to our Kiwanis club family and embodies the Kiwanis spirit in all her endeavors.

  • Tom Kumura- Tom has been a valued member of the Lake San Marcos club since 2012 and is currently the President-Elect of our club. When he first joined, his son Michael was President of San Marcos High School Key Club, and the next year Michael served as the Lt. Gov. of Division 37E Key Club.  Tom has served as the Key Club Advisor to two of our Key Clubs: San Marcos High and Mission High.  Tom is also a member of the Scholarship Committee, which awards approximately 20 scholarships per year. The Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club holds him in high regard for his many talents and service.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Mary Harrington, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander, Fine- master – Art Brown. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – wining ticket John Lee but did not win the pot.
  • Next Meeting  April 11, 2017 – San Diego Gas and Electric.
 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

p.s. It was announced that the piano in the room has unfortunately gone to the Happy Playing ground for pianos – it was made in 1928 (making it 89 years old).

2 Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Win Service Awards

Mona Sims: Distinguished Service Award

Mona has been a member of the Lake San Marcos Club since 2015. Her husband is the CO of the 1st ANGLICO UNIT, USMC Camp Pendleton. Since joining Mona has been the guiding force in coordinating our Christmas party for the Marine families each year.   Mona has applied her outstanding motivational skills in securing the help of Marine personnel at the Pancake breakfast and 4th of July functions.  Mona is also on the Scholarship Committee, and her insights were a major factor in the success of the recent Marine Scholarships awards. Her latest project is assisting in the sale of a huge collection of Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls, left to the club.

In her spare time she has completed 39/40 Marathons.

Mona & Nick will be transferring to the Washington D.C. area in June, and Mona can check out all the Kiwanis clubs in the area.

Mona is a best friend to our Kiwanis club family and embodies the Kiwanis spirit in all her endeavors.

Tom Kumura: Distinguished Service Award

Tom has been a valued member of the Lake San Marcos club since 2012 and is currently the President-Elect of our club.

When he first joined, his son Michael was President of San Marcos High School Key Club, and the next year Michael served as the Lt. Gov. of Division 37E Key Club.  Tom has served as the Key Club Advisor to two of our Key Clubs: San Marcos High and Mission High.  Tom is also a member of the Scholarship Committee, which awards approximately 20 scholarships per year.

The Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club holds him in high regard for his many talents and service.

Margo Dutton New Member Induction by Jim Murphy with Sponsor Pat Haugen

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Margo Dutton – President Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation

We had the privilege to have our newest member, Margo Dutton, as our speaker on Tuesday. She shared a wealth of information about the Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation. Being the President of the Foundation, she is responsible for fundraising, and her mind-set is, “you don’t have to ask for money if you simply share all of the good things that the foundation does for children. People will donate once they know what you do.” She was right about that. As she shared information about the projects, grants, scholarships, and various programs that the foundation does, we can all feel confident that the money we donate to Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation is going to a great place. Please go to their website at http://www.cnhfoundation.org/ to see what they do to make communities throughout CA, HI, and NV better and safer for kids. She told us that she chose Kiwanis because “the character of the organization, the commitment to foundations, and what we do.” Her passion to help others is obvious, and we are a lucky club to have her.

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Announcements

● New Member Inducted by Jim Murphy

Margo Dutton – CEO Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis Foundation – Sponsor Pat Haugen

● Club Donation – Ivan Gillis announced the club’s donation to Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.

● March 28 Kiwanis LSM Recycling Day – Success. As a club we brought in almost $60 worth of recycling. Please continue to bring it!

● Health Report – Pat reported that Janelle is recovering nicely from her foot surgery, and we will be seeing her again soon..

● Key people this meeting – Greeters -Harvey White and Dwight Sorenson, Invocation – Fred Folbrecht, Song – John Lee & Don Alexander (Happy Birthday to Don), Fine- master – Don Keller. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – Jim Alden (he didn’t win).

Location: At the Heartwood Room above the office.

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Mona Sims (sitting in for Jerry Mason)

 

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting   Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance 28),

Program – Dr. Del – Emmanuel Delagrammaticas – Dentist

Dr Del has worked and supported the San Marcos community for over 30 years to include helping several of our fellow Kiwanis members. He shared with us many of the breakthroughs in dentistry to include same-day crowns. He also shared with us that through his work, he is able to identify indicators of sleep apnea as well as other health challenges that we may have. His believes that “the better that we take care of our mouths, the better that we are taking care of the rest of our bodies.”

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Announcements

● New Members Inducted by Jim Meade

Dwight Sorenson (Sponsor Harvey White) and Victor Manzanilla, works at Edward Jones (Sponsor Jerry Mason with Art Brown stepping in for the induction).

Margo Dutton– CEO Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis Foundation was approved by the board and will be inducted next week

Award– Ivan Gillis presented to Dr. Del the Kiwanis Legion of Honor award for 25 years of membership.

George Boase Memorial Award was presented to Gary Edwards for selling the most Pancake Breakfast Tickets. The runners-up were, in order: J. Lee, J. Murphy, L. Guthrie, D. Keller, D. Alexander, D. Gannon, D Shawler, H. White and J. Meade.

March 28 meeting at the Heartwood Room – the program speaker will be Margo Dutton, Pres., Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis Fdn. Kiwanis LSM Recycling Day – Reminder to bring your recycling

Health Report –Joanne reported that cards have been sent to Don Smith and Jeane Austin on behalf of the club.

Key people this meeting: Greeters-Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation– Mary Harrington, Song – Don Alexander and John Lee, Fine- master– Don Shawler. Collections– Dick Birkenstock, 50/50 tickets– Jacque McGee  — Opportunity Drawing – John Lee (he didn’t win).

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting  Tuesday March 14, 2017

             Roberta and Bob Gibson Marine Scholarships

       Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 56 – at Heartwood Room) – Four Marines and a Marine wife with the First Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (1st ANGLICO) at Camp Pendleton received scholarships from the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club at their March 14 meeting.  The awards, amounting to $4000, were the first scholarships of the Roberta and Bob Gibson Memorial Scholarships started by Kiwanians Susan Arneson Guthrie and Larry Guthrie in honor of their lifelong friendship with the Gibsons who had a long successful career with the Marines.  All contributions were from private donations.

The scholarships were presented to:

·         Margaret “Meg” Ashton ($500) – wife of Marine Major Matt Ashton and mother of one young boy.   Meg will use the scholarship to help her pursue a master’s degree in public administration through Villanova online.  Meg is very active in marathons and in swimming.  Friend Mona Sims calls Meg a “Rock Star” Marine wife.

·         Sergeant Charles Brabec ($1000) – He overcame a rocky early life, joining the Marines at 18.  Described by colleagues as “an inspirational leader, a “go to” Marine,” Sergeant Brabec is pursuing a degree that will enable him to teach American History and Government at the high school level.

·         Staff Sergeant Curtis Garrison ($1000) – Also overcame a rocky start in life (father died @ 10, raised in foster homes).   Currently he is pursuing a degree in business administration with American Military University.  His second son, Clayton was born 3 months premature in 2015 and has several ongoing medical problems which keep him and his wife very busy (see insert).  Sergeant Garrison is preparing to be deployed overseas soon.

·         Staff Sergeant Curtis Martindale ($1000) – Sergeant Martindale has been in the Marines for 14 years.  He is married with two young children.  He is pursuing a degree in criminal justice with Southern New Hampshire University so he can be employed in the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS).   He has earned three Bronze Stars and several other awards and is active in community work with Little League and Toys for Tots.

·         Major Adam Shirley ($500) – Major Shirley has been with the Marines since 1998 beginning as an enlisted man but working his way up to be a Marine officer in 2006.  He has served overseas in two combat assignments.  He is a pilot, and has often flown helicopters.   He is pursuing a         Masters in Leadership Studies with Marshall University.

Lieutenant Colonel Nick Sims, the Commander of the First ANGLICO unit, praised these Marines and the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis.  “We are grateful to Kiwanis for recognizing and supporting the need of Marines and their families to seek and succeed in higher education  Our partnership with Kiwanis has allowed us to be connected with the community in several significant areas such as this.”

Kiwanis President Ivan Gillis said “This is the first set of Roberta and Bob Gibson scholarships, but we intend to present similar awards to other deserving Marines and their family members every year.  One of our main goals as a club is to support the Marines in gratitude for all they do for us.”  President Gillis said the club already has over $1500 donated by private parties for next year’s awards.

In May, the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis also plans to offer several local youth-oriented scholarships using finances obtained from fundraisers (i.e. Pancake Breakfast in February) as it has done for many years.

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Announcements

● Three New Members – Dwight Sorenson (friend of Harvey and Joyce White); Victor Manzanilla,works with Edward Jones,Margo Dutton – CEO Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis Foundation were welcomed as new members. Hooray and Welcome!

● Guests: Several friends and family of Roberta and Bob Gibson were in attendance at this meeting. Mr. and Mrs Joe Heard were also guests.  Lt. Col Nick Sims praised the Marines and Kiwanis for this cooperative effort in support of higher education for Marines.

 

 

Lt. Col Nick Sims praised the Marines and Kiwanis for this cooperative effort in support of higher education for Marines.


-● Key people this meeting: Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – (Marine Hymn) Don Alexander and John Lee, Fine- master – None, Collections – Dick Birkenstock.  Susan and Larry Guthrie and the Marine Scholarship committee Ivan Gillis, Mona Sims, Cathleen Stevens, and Dick Skay.

● Kiwanis food packing day – April 1 – see Pat Haugen to sign up for a two hour shift

● Next Meetings: At the Heartwood Room above the office.  

March 21, 2017 – Dr. Delgrammitica – Modern Dentistry (returning member). 

March 28, 2017- Margo Dutton will speak to us about the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.


Don’t Miss Dorothy Colelman’s 105th birthday April 4th.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Jerry Mason 

p.s. Jerry will be in Oregon for the next two weeks, so Mona Sims will write and send out this report.

SAN MARCOS, CA IHOP PANCAKE DAY DONOR


       

 

  Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

                                 Tuesday March 7, 2017

    Dr. Tony Hall – Chiropractor – Balance & Movement

       Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 37 – at Pavillion) 

Chiropractor Tony Hall (who works in Encinitas but lives on Mary Harrington’s street in San Marcos) spoke to us, or rather guided us through several exercises about balance and movement to improve our posture – starting with exercises to get us to stand up straight.  (Tony himself is a tall very straight up person).  He taught us important aspects of posture such as the Spartacus lift (for your chest), the walnut squeeze (for your shoulder blades) and the reverse chicken peck (for your neck). “Good things for everyone to remember about posture are 1) straighten up, 2) ask yourself is my head on straight, and 3) listen to your “Mom,” he said.  He offered a free first visit to any Kiwanian who wants one (his office is in Encinitas 760-942-3321encinitaschiro.com.)

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Announcements

  • Guests – Dwight Sorenson(friend of Harvey and Joyce White), Dwight is applying for membership. Hooray!

Victor Manzanilla,works with Edward Jones (near Albertson’s) is applying for membership, Hooray!

Margo Dutton – CEO Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis Foundation is applying for membership. Hooray!

  • Interclub – 4 from Escondido Kiwanis on Interclub – Randy Ortlieblead three other Escondido Kiwanians on an Interclub. Visitors were Joe Heard, Elaine Londak, and Chris Alto. – thanks for the visit.
  • Free Pancake Day at IHOP – Jim Murphy told us about his experience at IHOP this morning on Free Pancake Day to raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital and also promote Kiwanis.
  • March 14 meeting.Roberta & Bob Gibson Memorial Marine Scholarship – $4,000 divided into five awards

will be presented to Marines/family members at this new special scholarship sponsored by Larry Guthrie and Suzy Sorenson Guthrie and others – don’t miss this meeting.

  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Fred Folbrecht, Song – Don Alexander, Fine- master – Dick Skay. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – Mary Harrington (she didn’t win).
  • Next Meeting  March 14, 2017 – Roberta and Bob Gibson Memorial Marine Scholarship –there will befive Marine winners (coming in dress blue uniforms, don’t miss it).

At the Heartwood Room above the office.

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Left: Dorothy Coleman who will be 105 on April 4 and her caregiver Rosa – Right: President Gillis presents Charlotte Fan of Meals on Wheels our budgeted donation.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Charlotte Fan – Meals on Wheels

                  Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 25) –  Our Kiwanis club has been giving and participating in Meals on Wheels for many years. Today Charlotte Fan gave us a fresh overview of the very positive help Meals on Wheels provides to seniors in North County. “We have 750 volunteers (many from our club) serving around 500 clients in the San Marcos branch alone.” she said.  “We provide a healthy lunch or dinner up to 7 days a week as well as provide a welcome human connection in their homes.”

Each meal costs $4 or two for $7, reduced prices are available under the right circumstances.  They also provide a special gift every month (around a holiday for that month) and/or a special card.  Our own Dorothy Coleman used to be a regular client of Meals on Wheels.       Nationwide, there are 5,000 Meals on Wheels clubs.  In the larger North County area over 3,000 clients are served and 32,000 routes are driven by friendly volunteers who contribute over 140,000 hours of community service.

Meals on Wheels is a bedrock service that Lake San Marcos heartily supports every year.

● Guests & Prospective New Members – Dwight Sorenson (friend of Harvey and Joyce White), Dave Geary and friend Margo Dutton  (President Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis Foundation) and prospective new member Victor Manzanilla.  Dwight, Margo, and Victor are each seriously considering becoming new members….Hooray!!!!

  • Meeting in the Heartwood Room through March – Our club will be meeting in the Heartwood Room above the office through March because our usual room is being re-carpeted.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White Invocation – Paul Jordan, Song – Don Alexander Fine master – Mona Sims. Collections – Dick Birkenstock, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – Dave Geary won and donated his $10 to Meals on Wheels.
  • Next Meeting  March 7, 2017 – Tony Hall – Sports Medicine

in the Heartwood Room

  • Looking aheadMarch 14Marine Scholarship (first time)

April 4Dorothy Coleman’s 105th Birthday Party

May 2Annual Meeting & Elections

May 9 and 16Scholarship award dates

June 6Prayer Luncheon with Dr. David Levy (author Gray Matter)

 Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

 

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Ron Briseno – Solutions for Change

                  Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 25) –  Ron Briseno of

Solutions for Change gave us an excellent overview and update of how Solutions for Change is making a very positive difference for homeless people and families who are willing to collaborate with their effective program. “We provide more than meals or a bed,”said Ron Briseno who has been with Solutions for 17 years. “If homeless people are willing to be drug and alcohol free and work within the structure of our Solutions University program, we have a very high success rate of helping people climb out of the viscous cycle of homelessness; but it isn’t easy and it isn’t simple.  We offer holistic help that really does make change for these people.”  They are currently working with 133 families in the program with over 300 families on the waiting list.  They are planning on expanding to a campus in Escondido and a facility in San Marcos and Carlsbad.  Their aquaponics farm in Vista grows vegetation for local schools using recycled water while producing fish for the fish market.  It is a national model of effective help for the homeless.  Our Kiwanis club has been a constant support for Solutions for Change for many years.

Announcements

  • Pancake Breakfast final totals- The numbers are now final: Silent Auction $3,815; Placemat Ads $2,335; Presale Tickets $10,838; Tickets at the door $530.  Total Income $17,218.  Expenses are $2,822 including sales tax on over 500

breakfasts served.  Net $14,696 – WAY TO GO ALL!!!

  • A photo story on our Pancake Breakfast appeared in the February 16, 2017 Union Tribune (North Co. Section) – featured Art Brown and Tom Curtis flipping pancakes. (story attached)
  • Guests – Dwight Sorenson(friend of Harvey and Joyce White), Dwight is applying for membership. Hooray! Victor Manzanilla,works with Edward Jones (near Albertson’s) considering membership.

Randy Ortlieb – District 37  Lt Governor for next year visited. Thanks for coming Randy.

  • Membershiptotal is now 47
  • Roberta & Bob Gibson Memorial Marine Scholarship total received is $4,000 Five awards will bepresented to Marines/family members at the March 14 meeting.  This is a new special scholarship sponsored by Larry Guthrie and Suzy Sorenson Guthrie and others – don’t miss this meeting.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters -Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason, Song – Ivan Gillis

Fine master – Art Brown. Collections – Larry Guthrie,

50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot ( $179) – Dottie Sutton drew Ace of spades.

  • Next Meeting February 28, 2017 – Charlotte Fan, Meals on Wheels – note: Jerry Mason has volunteered to partner with Mary Harrington on future program planning (finding speakers) for the next 6 months (a position he held for a year in 2014-15).

Prospective new member Dwight Sorenson – ARC rep. Kaye Kelly and President Gillis

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Kaye Kelly – ARC of San Diego

                  Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 25) – Kaye Kelly spoke to us about the activities of The ARC of San Diego.  ARC was established in 1951 and serves 2,500 clients, primarily those who are developmentally challenged (such as with Downs Syndrome, autism or cerebral palsy).  Ms. Kelly told us about how the workshop program in San Marcos trains clients in culinary services and grounds maintenance endeavors.  They contribute 4,000 hours of community service.  Kiwanian Art Brown has been on the board of ARC for ten years.  Dick Skay serves in a similar capacity for a similar organization.  President Gillis presented our budgeted donation to her.

  • Pancake Breakfast ticket sales- The numbers are not yet final but pancake ticket sales brought in around $11,500 Placemat ad sales totaled around $1800 according to John Lee.  He expects a more complete announcement on final totals next week.
  • Silent Auction– Silent Auction sales are still being finalized but the estimated total is expected to be around $3800 (higher than the goal and higher than last year) at the next meeting.

Grand totals so far = about $17,000 (Way to go Kiwanis)

A photo story on our Pancake Breakfast will appear soon in the Union Tribune – North County section.

  • Guests – Dwight Sorenson(friend of Harvey and Joyce White), Dwight is planning on applying for membership.
  • Membership– Dr. Emmanuel Delgrammiticus has been reinstated. Danyelle Hoshauer of San Marcos Boys and Girls Club is considering applying for corporate membership

Membership total is now 47

  • Distinguished Service Awards – the Kiwanis Board approved Distinguished Service Awards for Tom Kumuraand Mona Sims for the outstanding consistent service they provide to our club.
  • Gannon’s are headed to Austria for 6 months – Marty and Dorois Gannon announced that Marty was selected for a Fullbright Sholarship in Linz, Austria meaning they will be in Austria from July 2017 through January 2018.  “But we will be back for the Pancake Breakfast next year,” said Marty.
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Joyce White and Mary Ann Brandreth, Invocation – Joanne Terry, Song – Don Alexander and John Lee Fine master – Dick Skay. Collections – Larry Guthrie, 50/50 tickets – Jacque McGee  — 50/50 pot – Fred Folbrecht drew 5 of Diamonds.
  • Next Meeting February 21, 2017 – Chris Megeson, Solutions for Change
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Jerry Mason 


Danyelle Hoshauer and Tish Murry of Boys & Girls Club
Our Speakers were Tish Murry and Danyelle Hoshauer of the Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos. Tish told us about all the beneficial activities the Boys and Girls Club has for 5,000 youth in the area (3,000 members) from 5 to 18 years old.  She told us about one member “Jose” who literally ran from gang members in to the club has been a stellar member ever since. “Many of our kids believe this is their second family,” said Tish.  Both Tish and Danyelle are seriously considering joining our club on a corporate membership basis. Tish lives in the Twin Oaks area.

Announcements

  • Guests – Harvey White brought a guest – Dwight Sorenson from the Meridian (is considering membership)
  • Key people this meeting:Greeter – Joyce White, Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – Don Alexander and John Lee; Fine master – Tom Kumura (mean and evil) 50/50 pot – Gary Edwards (drew the six of hearts).
  • Interclub with Sunrise Vista – Last Wednesday, four went to an interclub with Sunrise Vista (early in AM): Tom Kumura, Mona Sims, Don Alexander, Jim Murphy.
  • Flag Retirement in early June – Don Alexander noted that there will be a flag retirement ceremony in early June with the San Marcos club.

Next Meeting February 14, 2017 – speaker will be      

from American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

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Jerry Mason – 

 

Report on Pancake Breakfast and Meeting Feb 7, 2017

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Photo montage of 2017 Pancake Breakfast – by Jerry Mason

     Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday February 7, 2017  

Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos and 

   Report on Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction               

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 35) – This meeting was our first after another highly successful

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction (Feb 4).  In a nutshell,the Pancake Breakfastbrought in $17,000 for scholarships (Ticket sales $11,000, Silent Auction $3700 and Placemat ads $2100).  Gary Edwards was the leading ticket salesman this year bringing in $1366  and Ronique Nilson for $458 in Silent Auction sales) but many of us participated.Over 500 people came including several from the Key Clubs and also the1st Anglico Marines.

. “This event is by far the largest gathering San Marcos people of the year,” said John Lee. Congratulations to us all!

(The one page photo story is attached)

 

 

Report of the Kiwanis meeting January 24, 2017 – Dr. Goscienski

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Jerry Mason

Jan 24 (4 days ago)


Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday January 24, 2017  

Dr. Phillip Goscienski – Diseases of the Bible Times       

                  Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30) – Dr. Phillip Goscienski is not a stranger to us.  He spoke to us in July 2015 on Serendipities of Health.  This meeting he enlightened us about diseases that were common in the times of the Bible, a period covering a span of 10,000 years.  He spoke about the generally poor hygiene practices at the time that contributed to these diseases, the ten plagues of Egypt (offering naturalistic causes and connections), leprosy, blindness, and demonic possession. He had to condense his normal 2 hour program down to 30 minutes.  Dr. Goscienski is a retired doctor who coincidentally lives in Oceanside a few houses away from the new home of our pianist Dorothy Coleman  (he knows the whole 4 generation family living there). He has over 60 programs of historical research, so it is likely that we will ask him to come back with more of his great travels back in time at future meetings.   Thanks for speaking to us Dr. G.

Announcements

 Pancake Breakfast ticket sales – John Lee announced that we are at around $8100 in ticket sales – The rains should be over and this week is the last week to sell tickets. Everyone needs to do more if you can.  We still need $5000 more in sales to go to reach our goal of $1300 – Placemat ad sales are looking good – more than last year – bringing in around $2200 (thank you Cathleen Stevens).

● Silent Auction Committee – Jerry Mason announced (for Don Shawler who has a back problem and has had to pass the baton to the six person committee) that currently we have about 90 gift certificates from about 55 businesses and individuals worth around $4800. (note we cannot expect to receive full value for each gift certificate at the auction).

The six person committee consisting of Jerry Mason, Janelle Payne, Doris Gannon, Fred Folbrecht, Mary Ann Brandreth, and Mona Sims has decided to allow donations of “treasured heirlooms” if they are worth over $100 (providing that the donor handles all matters of storage, delivery, and pick up if it does not sell). One of the seven bays at Healy Hall will be designated for such items. Contact Doris Gannon if you want to donate an item or need help with transporting them.  Last day to accept gift certificates is January 31 (before or at the next meeting).

       Fundraising Totals so far — Ticket sales $8100 – Placemat Adds $2200 – Silent Auction $4800 = 

       Grand totals so far = about $15,000 with one more week to GO.  

● New (old) faces in the crowd – Dr. Dick Skay, Jim Alden, Frank Shubert – nice to see each of you.

 Key people this meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Jerry Mason, Song – Don Alexander and John Lee Fine master – Don Keller. Collections – Dick Birkenstock, 50/50 tickets– Jacque McGee

50/50 pot ($103) – Elizabeth Burmeister drew 4 of Diamonds.

Next Meeting January 31, 2017 – This will be a working meeting to prepare for pancake breakfast (Feb 4)

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Jerry Mason 

Report of Lake San Marcos Meeting January 17, 2017 – Dalacroze Eurhythmics

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Jerry Mason

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to Al, Anne, Art, Bob, Cathleen, Dick, Dick, Don, Don, Don, Don, Doris, Ed, Elizabeth, Frank, Fred, Gary, Harvey, me, Jack, Jacque, Jim, Jim, Jim, Joanne

      

Shoko Ono gets Kiwanians on up and moving and Janelle Payne and Tom Kumura keep it going.

Stellar gift certificate finder – Ronique Nilson – displays her box of 85 gift certificates worth $1,800 that she brought in for our silent Auction – Way to go Ronique – Every member should follow her example.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday January 17, 2017  

Dalacroze Eurhythmics – Shoko Ono and friends        

          

        Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 29) – This meeting began with a detour from our usual location to the Heartwood Room because the Country Club did not inform us about work they were doing in the normal meeting place.  As far as we know, our next meeting January 24 will be at our normal place once again.

Those who attended were treated to a lively program from Shoko Hino who conducted a short program of Dalacroze Eurhytmics with the help of two CSUSM students Hayley Villanueva and Sarah Echano (see picture below).  Dalacroze Eurhythmics has been practiced for 40 years in Switzewrland but only recentlly in the United States.  It is a an exercise program aimed at seniors to improve brain and body fitness through music.  The fun mixture improves balance, attention, and memory.  Shoko is offering classes on Mondays and Fridays at the San Marcos Senior Center.  Kiwanian JoAnne Terry has attended and recommends it heartily.

Announcements

  • Pancake Breakfast ticket salesJohn Lee announced that we are at around $7000 in ticket sales – Everyone needs to do more if you can – Placemat sales are looking good (thank you Cathleen Stevens).
  • Silent Auction Comm– Jerry Mason announced (for Don Shawler) that Ronique Nilson has brought in 85 gift certificates worth around $1800 “Way to Go Ronique!” This coupled with the 36 gift certificates we have to date brings our money total to around $3800 – Everyone is encouraged to try to bring in at least one maybe two to help us reach our goal of $6000 in gift certificates to offer at the silent auction. This year we will focus solely on using gift certificates not “donated heirlooms”.
  • Guests – Three from Rancho Bernardo Kiwanis – (Dave Wainwright – former Dist. 37 Lt Gov 1993-94, Al Dicker, and Berge Juskalian (RB Kiwanis has about 35 members and meets 3 times a month – two for breakfast and once in the evening) – thanks for the interclub visit..
  • Key people this meeting:Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation – Mona Sims , Song – Don Alexander Fine master – Janelle Payne (her first time).

50/50 pot – John Lee (didn’t draw the joker).

Next Meeting January 24, 2017 – Dr. Goscienski – diseases that were common in bible times.

Back at the normal place at the country club unless otherwise notified.

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Report of Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting January 10, 2017

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(on the ends) Debbie Aster and Marty McDougall of H&R Block

(center) Our own Mona Sims (on left) ran in a Disney Marathon (in a Tutu)

in Orlando, Florida last weekend (what a gal!)

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday January 10, 2017  

Tax Information 

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 25) – President Gillis returned, The program was from Marty McDougall and Debbie Aster of H&R Block in San Marcos.  They advised on all subjects pertaining to taxes such as deferrals

distributions, IRAs (Roth and regular), rollovers, conversions, social security,annuities, formulas, life insurance, dividends, capital gains, tax brackets, beneficiaries, and even MAGI (I thought they were the wise men).  H&R Block offers a free deduction review (make an appointment –

(760-598-7676).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Pancake Breakfast ticket sales– John Lee said we have sold about $4700 worth of pancake fundraiser tickets. Gary Edwards is the leading salesman so far. Everyone needs to sell, routes still available – Now is the time – “pace yourself” says Gary Edwards.
  • Silent Auction CommDon Shawler and others (Jerry Mason and Ronique Nilson) encouraged members to solicit gift certificates for the silent auction – the goal is to raise 25% of the fundraising total thru silent auction – Each member should try to collect at least two gift certificates. 

Key people this meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White,

Invocation – Cathleen Stevens, Song – John Lee and Don Alexander,

Fine master – Dick Birkenstock.

50/50 pot – Art Brown (drew six of spades).

Next Meeting January 17, 2017 – On fall prevention program at Cal State San Marcos.

There was a board meeting after this meeting.

Jerry Mason –

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Left: Fine Master Jerry Mason presents donation to SMYO leaders Jeremy Ju and Huryoung Vongsachang.  Right: SMYO’s Advanced Orchestra plays Christmas favorites at the meeting.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday December 20, 2016  

Christmas Concert 

 San Marcos Youth Orchestra

Fellow Kiwanians  (Attendance: 32) – For Kiwanians, 2016 ended literally on the right note – a Christmas Concert from the advanced string musicians of the San Marcos Youth Orchestra.  The all-volunteer group consisted of seven young string musicians directed by SMYO President Huryoung Vongsachang.  SMYO practices every week for 2 or 3 hours and offers free training led by student-teachers to around 50 young musicians.  The advanced group who played several traditional Christmas songs consists of Jeremy Ju, Hurlink Vongsachang (graduated now-attending first year at Harvard), Andre Ricardo, Ezra Hernandez, Taylor Quach, and Justin Phung.  Adult supervisors Houa Vongsachang and Monique Ricardo were also at the performance.   All the 50/50 fines ($43) were donated to this wonderful group of young musicians.  Thanks for this special holiday treat.
Dorothy Coleman Highlights SMYO’s Annual Christmas Concert – On Monday night Dec. 19, our own pianist – 104 year old Dorothy Coleman was the closing highlight of the 10th annual San Marcos Youth Orchestra Christmas program at the San Marcos Community Center.  It was uncertain if Dorothy could even attend, but she wanted to and was able to both attend and then to play two closing numbers with the young 30 member orchestra.  Her closing number – “Fly Me to the Moonwas a solo shot that brought down the house.  What an amazing “young” musician we have in our friend Dorothy Coleman who has been playing the piano for around 100 years.   Way to Go SMYO and Dorothy Coleman!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Preparing for Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser  – Don Shawler and Doris Gannon spoke about the Silent Auction and Baskets for the auction. Ticket packets and sales routes were handed out to the members.
  • President-Elect Tom Kumura presided (President Gillis was travelling)
  • Guests – Marine Captain Clark Peterson (and his two children) from 1st ANGLICO at Camp Pendleton (they live In San Marcos and are hoping to be more involved with Kiwanis in 2017) – Lynn Burmeister was visiting.
  • 50/50 Drawing – Art Hunter drew King of Spades
  • Key People for this Meeting: Greeter – Mary Harrington;  Invocation – Elizabeth Burmeister;  Song –Don Alexander;  Raffle  collector – Jim Meade; Line up – Ronique Nilson;  Lunch Collector –Larry Guthrie,  Fine Master – Jerry Mason (who played a Santa Trivia game).

 Upcoming  Meetings :   

  • No Meeting Dec. 27 – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kiwanis.
  • Next Meeting – January 3, 2017

 

Jerry Mason

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Rebecca Steiner, Lt Col Nick Sims, Ivan Gillis, Mona Sims 

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Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting 

Tuesday December 13, 2016  

Foundation for Senior Well Being Information Center

Fellow Kiwanians  (Attendance: 25 – Heartwood Room) – At this meeting Kiwanians listened to Rebecca Steiner of the Foundation for Senior Well Being Information Center in San Marcos. Rebecca told us about how the information center has been serving as a middleman between people in the community who need information and those who have that information and services for seniors.  She said the Information Center is the one to call “If you don’t know and you don’t know who to contact who does know.” The volunteers at the center do their best to respond to questions and appeals for help from the huge older population in the area.  “Our top two calls are about finding affordable housing (which always a problem and just getting worse) and finding transportation to get where they need/want to go.”  The center is staffed from 9 to 1 Mondaythrough Friday – Phone 844-654-4636.   This new version of providing senior help and referral has been operating for 5 months.   They provide referrals concerning housing, home repair, transportation, food & nutrition, emergency assistance, medical or mental health issues, legal issues, and more.  They want to be helpful and have many connections.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Marine Christmas Program at Camp Pendleton – Another very successful Marine Christmas program was held from 2 to 4 on Sunday December 4.  An estimated 180 people attended (70 Marines, 55 children of Marine families, 35 Marine spouses, and 20 Kiwanians)  Mona Sims and her husband Lt. Col Nick Sims and our Kiwanis club raised $2800 for the event where each child received at least one gift from a great Santa (Bob Algeo, once again).  Our generosity went over the top once again, with $150 left over after meeting all expenses including presentation of $25 Walmart gift cards to 48 enlisted Marines.  (See photos at bottom)

Thanks to everyone who worked to make this another hallmark of Christmas for the 1st ANGLICO Marines and Lake San Marcos Kiwanis.  Lt. Col Sims presented a congratulatory plaque to President Ivan Gillis for our continued dedication to service of the United States Marines at the Dec 13 meeting.

  • Meeting Location Announcement Change – Earlier this week President Gillis sent out a notice from the caterer that indicated March 21, 2017 would be our last meeting in the current Country Club location.  However, President Gillis was informed that the change was for that date – March 21 only – not for the dates afterwards.  That means we will still normally meet at our regular location except on March 21.
  • Guests – Lt Col Nick Sims (Mona’s husband) Sophia Rodriquez (Mona’s sister from Texas) and Mona Lightfoot (friend of new member Janelle Payne – lives in Temecula now but may be relocating here soon).
  • Key People for this Meeting:  Invocation – Jim Meade;  Song –John Lee;  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Ronique Nilson;  Lunch Collector –Larry Guthrie,  Fine Master – Mona Sims.

 Upcoming  Meetings :   

  • A Board Meeting was held right after this meeting – Top Item discussed plans for Pancake Breakfast in early February – Ticket bundles will be handed out on December 20.  Silent Auction volunteers needed – contact Don Shawler.  Contact your favorite local business to purchase advertising on the Pancake Breakfast placemat.
  • Next Meeting: December 20 (we will be back at the Country Club) – The San Marcos Youth Orchestra will present a lunch time Christmas program (this will be our last meeting of this year).  
  • Lake San Marcos Youth Orchestra is holding its annual FREE Christmas concert Monday night Dec. 19 at 5:30 (dinner and program) at Community Center next to Library – Contact Jerry Mason to attend.
  • President Gillis is going to Chicago for Christmas – leaving early Sunday Dec. 18 – returning midday Dec 25 (Christmas Day) – Needs a ride each way – will pay $50 for each trip. 760-481-4548 if you can help.
Jerry Mason

 

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Scenes from Marine Christmas Dec 11, 2016 – Lake San Marcos Kiwanis – Melon Santa carved by Ronique Nilson.

 

Left: Rob Gaebe accepts our annual contribution from President Ivan Gillis, Center – Floral display student prepares poinsettia while newest member Janella Payne looks on.  Right: Tom Curtis celebrates his early Christmas Present with the Joker in the 50/50 drawing.

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday December 6, 2016  

San Marcos High’s Floral Display Class

      Fellow Kiwanians  (Attendance: 45) – The highlights of this meeting were great young students showing us how they create beautiful Christmas floral displays and Tom Curtis winning an early Christmas present.

Rob Gaebe and his supporting cast of 8 students in his floral display class at San Marcos High brought many real examples of bright floral color to our meeting.  The students were: Maria Cruz, Madeline Yee, Jamie Walter, Wendy Gonzalez, Betty Rosales, Euridia Martinez, and Elisabeth Aranda. Their plants were auctioned off at the end of the meeting with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis Foundation.   Rob told us that the Floral Display class is part of the Future Farmers of America.  The Floral display class has been active for 15 years.  There are 150 students in FFA in SMHS. Nationwide there are 660,000 people in FFA.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Marine Christmas Program – Sunday December 11 at Camp Pendleton – Mona Sims encouraged Kiwanians to attend the program that will feature Santa and lots of fun for the Marine families of the First ANGLICO unit, commanded by her husband Lt. Col Nick Sims.  Kiwanians raised over $2500 to fund this special Christmas program.
  • Early Christmas Present – Tom Curtis got an unexpected big early Christmas present at this meeting when his ticket was drawn in the 50/50 drawing and then he drew the JOKER from 20 other cards winning the pot of $775. This marks the second time Tom has won, winning a few years ago.  Tom said that he will probably split the winnings with his 50/50 partner Jim Alden (they share the cost of the tickets and then split any winnings)
  • Guest – Jenny Cole (from Escondido – friend of Mary Harrington)
  • Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Dick and Jenny Birkenstock and Dottie Sutton;  Invocation – Mary Harrington;  Song–Jenny Birkenstock;  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Ronique Nilson;  Lunch Collector –Larry Guthrie,  Fine Master – Tom Curtis

 Upcoming  Meetings :   

  • Board Meeting next meeting _ December 13
  • Note: Dec 13 meeting has been moved to Heartland Room Upstairs at the Hotel (this meeting only)

 

Jerry Mason

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Kiwanis Meeting of November 29, 2016

Janella Payne being enrolled as a new member.

Welcome Aboard Janella!!

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Doris Gannon our Chairperson for the LSM Kiwanis Tutoring Program was the speaker at the meeting.

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The Club volunteers provide tutoring services at the following schools:

Dunn Elementary School

Discovery Elementary School

Double Peak Elementary/Middle School

Doris presented a snap shot of the program (Reading Workshop) she uses to help students improve their reading skills.  It is a combination of writing and then reading back the writings to group.

Present members who are volunteering are: Jim Mead, Pat Haugen, and Doris Gannon.

Don Shawler and Don Alexander have assisted in previous years.

Mona reported the goal for the Marine Christmas party is nearly fulfilled and funding is expected to exceed $2,500 by next week’s meeting.

Plan Now for the Marine Christmas Party on 12-11-16!!

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED

Pat has been informed the Jack Bloes will no longer be able to attend the meetings due to health issues.

Pancake Breakfast Committee to meet after the close of the regular meeting.

FFA FLORAL PROGAM NEXT WEEK 12-6-16

 

As usual MANY THANKS TO THE MEETING HELPERS

Marine Christmas        Mona Sims

Lunch Tickets              Larry Guthrie

55/50 Drawing             Jackie McGee

Albertson & Radys       Jim Meade

Greeters                      The Whites

Invocation                    Dottie Sutton

Fine Master                 Art Brown

Lineup                         Ronique Nilson

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The Guest Speaker at today’s meeting was Bobby Woods, Director of Neil Ash Airport Center USO.

Contrary to public opinion the USO is not a government agency. It was founded in 1941after Pearl Harbor by President Franklin Roosevelt. The core groups were other non-profit originations that assisted travelers.

During World War II, the USO became the G.I.‘s “home away from home” and began a tradition of entertaining the troops that continues today. Involvement in the USO was one of the many ways in which the nation had come together to support the war effort, with nearly 1.5 million Americans having volunteered their services in some way. After it was disbanded in 1947, it was revived in 1950 for the Korean War, after which it also provided peacetime services. During the Vietnam War, USOs were sometimes located in combat zones.

The organization became particularly famous for its live performances called Camp Shows, through which the entertainment industry helped boost the morale of its servicemen and women. Hollywood in general was eager to show its patriotism, and many famous celebrities joined the ranks of USO entertainers. They entertained in military bases at home and overseas, sometimes placing their own lives in danger, by traveling or performing under hazardous conditions.

Recently their mission has evolved to a large emphasis on military families support.

During 2016 the USO has assisted over 260,000 folks with the support of over 34,000 volunteers.

Some of the local programs are:

Tuesday Suppers

Food Pantry

Homecoming Celebrations

Fallen Parent  Program

Over 300 Holiday (Thanksgiving & Christmas) for Military Members in transit.

USO Center in the Airport and Downtown offering a variety of services.

For a complete list of services visit their website usosandiego.org

Volunteers are always Welcome

The  $748 50/50 ticket winner was John Lee who drew the 2 of spades.

Only 20 cards left in the deck, a big winner has to happen soon.

 

NO MEETING ON 11-22-16, HAPPY THANKSGIVING & SEE YOU 11-29-16.

Thanks to the Helpers

Don Shawler—Fine Master

Fred Folbrecht—Invocation

Larry Guthrie—Song

The Whites—Greeters

Ted May—Lunch Tickets

Mona Sims—Marine Party

Jackie McGee—50/50 Ticket Sales

 

 

 

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25 year Pin for Art Brown

Presented by Lori Butler, Kiwanis Division 37 Lt. Governor at the LSM Club Meeting November 8, 2016. Art is a second generation Kiwanis member, and  will be encouraging his son to become a third generation member.

Ms Butler laid out her goals and plans for Kiwanis during the coming year.

Mona Sims is still collecting for the Marine Dependent Christmas Party on 12-11-16. Please bring your donations through the November 29th meeting.

There were 3 guest-prospective members attending. Reporter failed to get their names.

The Secret Recruiter Ted May brought one of the guests and the President bought Ted’s lunch.  Ted also was Lunch money collector.

Jannelle (spelling) was the greeter and Jim Murphy carried out the Fine Master Duties.

It was announced that one of our long time members Wally Aiken passed last week.

Attached to this report is an article Wally wrote of October 2001 about his reaction to 9-11 and his and his family service in WWII.

Service Information forth coming.

I’M PROUD TO BE

AN AMERICAN

BY

Wally Aiken

There’s no doubt about it, the events of September 11, 2001, changed our lives forever.  The images of those commercial airliners, loaded with passengers, crashing into the twin towers of the World Trade Center will be imbedded in our minds forever, just as the imaged of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, December 7th, lingers in the mind of those of us of the WW II generation.

I was born in Los Angeles, October 30, 1926, the youngest of five boys.  My father fought alongside of Sgt. York in the famed 42nd Rainbow Division in World War I.  I enjoyed the inestimable privilege of growing up in a loving, devout Christian home where the love of God, Country and Family were taught to us every day of our lives.  It began with my Dad waling his five boys to Sunday School every Sunday morning and then teaching an adult class as well.  He truly led by example.

Prior to WWII, the Pacific Fleet was home based in Long Beach, California.  Many times when the fleet was in port, my Dad would take us five boys down to the Navy landing at San Pedro on Sunday afternoons, to get aboard a Navy launch and go out to visit the battleships anchored in the harbor.  Over the course of several years we had visited every one of the battleships that were later sunk at Pearl Harbor.

Since my Dad was a veteran of WWI, he often took us to Sawtell Veterans Hospital in west LA to visit with some of his buddies who suffered from shell shock and the effects of nerve gas, which left them to live out their lives in the hospital.  Then my Dad would take us across the street to the Veterans Cemetery at Wilshire and Sepulveda and show us the thousands of white crosses marking the graves of those who made the supreme sacrifice that we might live in freedom.

The patriotism that was instilled in us at a very young age prepared us for the life we would face after the attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into WWII.  My eldest brother Gil, immediately left his job at Newport News Ship and Building Co. in Virginia, and drove nonstop across country to enlist in the Navy, where he served in the Pacific throughout the war. A few months after Gil enlisted, my brother Chuck left his job and joined the Air Force where he earned his wings and became the captain of a B-17 Flying Fortress and flew 38 missions over Germany.  Chuck later became a Captain with American Airlines, where he worked for 32 years.

In June of 1942 my brother Jim enlisted in the Navy and served as a Gunners Mate aboard an LST landing ship.  When my brother Bob graduated from high school, he also enlisted in the Navy and became a sonar operator on a destroyer in Admiral Halsey’s task force 38 in the Pacific.

On my last day of school, at the end of junior year at Washington High School in SW LA, a couple of my friends and I went to Hermosa Beach for some surfing and girl watching. When my buddies stopped in front of my house to let me off, my mom came out to the car and hand me a Western Union telegram which read:  “The War Department regrets to inform you that your son James Herald Aiken was killed in action, June 16, 1943.  A grateful nation shares in your grief.

I stood there in stunned silence for what seemed like an eternity as my mother buried her face in my chest and sobbed with a broke n heart.  I absolutely devastated.  Jim went forth to serve and gave his life for freedom.  He was one of those of the poet spoke:

They keep their rendezvous with death,

So valiantly and soon:

They pledge their youth and give their all,

And rest before their noon.

Now God will give them greater things

And keep them by his side;

And, rested, they shall build new world,

Where death itself has died.”

A letter received from the executive officer of Jim’s LST 469, read as follows:

“The final enemy action encountered by units of LST Flotilla Seven occurred on 16 June 1943.  On  that date LST 469, while in convoy with several other ships of the flotilla, was hit on the starboard quarter by a torpedo from an enemy submarine while only one day out from Sydney Harbor. Casualties among the crew totaled seventeen killed, fourteen wounded, and fifteen missing and presumed dead.  LSAT 469 was taken in two and returned to Sydney, Australia, for repairs.  Your son James Aiken, GM 2/C was buried along with his shipmates at a US Military Cemetery in Sydney.”

On October 30, 1943, I turned seventeen and I asked my parents if they would give me permission to join the Navy and take my brother’s place.  Needless to say, the thought of sending her youngest son off to war was almost more than my mom could bear.  However, after a couple of months, my parents began to realize that I was really serious and it was something I had to do. Shortly thereafter, my parents took me to the Navy recruiting office in LA and a few hours later, watched as I boarded a bus and left for boot camp in San Diego. As I reflect back on that day, I realize how sad and yet how proud my parents were that day.

After eight weeks of boot camp, I had the choice of going on to further training or sea duty.  I chose the latter.  After a seven day leave, I returned to the 32nd St. Naval Base, San Diego, for duty aboard LCI 407 (Landing Craft, Infantry).  The LCI was originally designed to land infantry troops on the beach during an invasion.  However, the 20 or so ships in our flotilla were converted gunboats.  The ramps were removed and rocket launchers and 40mm gun s were installed.

After the conversion was completed, we sailed for Pearl Harbor to await further assignment and training.  After two months of training, we set sail to the Southwest Pacific via Guam, New Guinea, and our first invasion at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on October 20, 1944, just 10 days sky of my eighteenth birthday.

That was the day General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise, “I shall return.”

After the initial D-Day operation, we spent four days on patrol duty, and then sailed back to Hollandia, New Guinea and the Mariannas to participate in several other landing operations. When entering the harbor at Hollandia, I spotted my brothers ship, LST 469. I asked my CO for permission to visit my brother’s ship and there I learned that on October 20th, at Leyte Gulf, our ships position was less than a mile away from LST469. It was then that I realized that in a very real sense I, indeed, had taken my brother, Jim’s place.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, we participated in the initial invasion of Okinawa.  That’s where we had our first encounter with the Japanese Kamikaze pilots.  During the first ten days there we saw two or three American ships being hit by suicide pilots who were eager to die for the Emperor.  It was an unbelievable experience.  On April 12 1945, we received a radio message that our Commander in Chief, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had died at his retreat in White Plains, Georgia.  That was a sad day for all Americans as he had been a great leader and was serving his fourth term as president.

On April 16, 1945, we were patrolling off the southern coast of Okinawa when General Quarters sounded and I rushed from my duty station in the engine room to my battle station as a loader on a 40mm deck gun on the starboard gun deck, just in front of the bridge. As I arrived at my station our guns were already firing at a Japanese dive bomber heading directly at the ships bridge—in the blink of an eye the plane crashed into the side of the ship, throwing four of us overboard.  Miraculously, none of us were injured, but none of had time to put on life jackets and two of my shipmates couldn’t swim.  Fortunately, as the ship passed by us, life jackets were thrown over and another sailor and I swam to them and were able to get the back to the two who couldn’t swim.

After about 40 minutes later the ship came back to rescue us.  When we climbed back on board we were absolutely amazed and very thankful that we did not have one single casualty on our ship.  Four months late, in August of ’45, the Japanese surrendered and with a few months my parents were thrilled and very grateful, and, yes, very proud to have four young boys come home as men.

I can only say, “I’m proud to be an American and live in the most wonderful country in the world.  Freedom is not free.”

We’re a great country, and we will prevail in this war against evil.  They have said that our generation (WWII) was the greatest generation.

I believe that or fantastic young people today will prove to be just as brave as their grandfathers were.

MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday November 1, 2016  

    Helping Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 33) – We hear a lot these days about the problems of refugees from the civil war in Syria, but we don’t hear reports from people who have actually been there working among those troubled people.  On November 1, Kalani Jones and Mickey Card reported to us about their recent sojourn in Lebanon to help other organizations who are dealing with the Syrian Refugee crisis.  This was Kalani’s second trip there, Mickey’s first.  Gayle Folbrecht (Kiwanian Fred Folbrecht’s wife) was with the seven person team from nearby Emmanuel Faith Church in Escondido who went for two weeks this summer.  Kalani told us about the overall situation in Lebanon — “They hate Syrians and essentially just want them to go away”; and Mickey reported the details of the various efforts they were involved in such as Vacation Bible School, home visits, and partnering with active humanitarian aid organizations working in the area.  “This is real,”she told us.  “Seeing it first hand has a great impact that anyone cannot forget.”  It was a very enlightening presentation about a very troubled area in our world today.  Thank you Kalani, Mickey and Gayle.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Mona Sims is collecting funds to support the upcoming Marine Christmas party – goal $2,500 – The party is scheduled for Dec 11 at Camp Pendleton.

● President Gillis is still seeking a volunteer to lead the silent auction at the Pancake Breakfast early next year.

● The Board of our Club recently signed a contract with the current caterer to continue meeting at the same place at the same price for the next calendar year.  Management for the Country Club is considering its options for rebuilding on the sight and will give us 30 days notice when/if we need to vacate.

The 50/50 Pot was $684 – Gary Edwards drew the Jack of clubs (ahw),  now there are 23 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White and Dotty Sutton;  Invocation – Mary Harrington;  Song –Jerry Mason (“who can’t sing a lick”) and back up singers Don Alexander & John Lee;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Ronique Nilson;  Lunch Collector – Dick Birkenstock,  Fine Master – Don Keller (who ran an October quiz game).

 Upcoming  Meetings :  – Tuesday Nov. 8 Lori Butler, Lt. Gov. of Kiwanis Division 37 

Jerry Mason – Past President 

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

p.s. Jerry Mason announced that this painting recently won first prize in an Escondido art contest.


Entitled – “The Fool on the Hill” – Painted mixed media Jan. 2016

p.s.s. Jerry will be in Thailand with his family for most of November.

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Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday October 25, 2016  

The Main Ballot Initiatives League of Women Voters &

Scary Halloween Costume Contest

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 25) – If this election season was not enough to scare you, Lake San Marcos added to the “freakiness” on October 25, with a spirited Halloween Costume contest.  Our two speakers from the League of Women Voters added much light to an overwhelming array of 17 complicated ballot measures and the nine Kiwanians who came in costume added much fright to the season.  Halloween Costume Contest – Most of the members laughed and enjoyed the costumes of 8 of the participants, but the 9th entry – “The Abominable Kiwanian – Don Alexander” took the cake and also First Prize.   Thanks to witchy JoAnne Terry for organizing and spooking us in this event.


Martha Cox and Kathy Anderson
presented an excellent and balanced overview of 9 of the 17 ballot measures.  Thank you for your enlightening and refreshing presentation in this time of extreme cacophony and polarization.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Soon to be Our Newest member – Janelle Payne came again – we are very glad to have her with us.

The 50/50 Pot was $655 – Dottie Sutton drew the 2 spades (ahw).

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White and a bunch of scary monsters;  Invocation – Tom Curtis;  Song –Abominable Kiwanian Don Alexander;  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Dick Birkenstock,  Fine Master – Tom Kumura.

 Upcoming  Meetings :   

Tuesday Nov 1 – Kalani Jones and Mickey Card, “Beirut to Lebanon Trip: Working with Refugees and Children from Syria”

Jerry Mason – Past President 

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Dear Kiwanians (att. 3k-10-11-168)
      Today we learned about leadership and change from Dr. Gary Rhodes who lives in Lake San Marcos and is a friend of Marty Gannon.  Dr. Rhodes is considering joining our club which would be great.  “Only about 20 percent of change attempts are successful because leaders often are not effective in each of the steps of the change process.” he said.  Dr. Rhodes talked us through the diagram of effective change as it pertains to our club’s goal of increasing membership.  “Many leaders talk about change, but not many have the deep understanding and experience necessary to make the intended change a reality, he said.  “There are four big change questions to ask, 1) Why Change?, 2) Change What? 3) Change How?, and 4) What If?” Each question must be examined and answered in detail for desired changes to become reality.” We hope he will return to us soon to help lead us more in this important area.
Other Business:
    President Gillis followed through on his promise to buy the lunch of any member who brought a guest by paying for Don Shawler’s lunch who brought guest Dave Crockett.
   President Gillis recognized newly elected President-Elect Tom Kumura and Newly elected Director Mona Sims.
      Announcements:
     Both our Dorothy’s had come back home – Dorothy Coleman returned to the piano after about a month’s absence and Dotty Sutton was back with us today , so. Evie Williams also paid us a visit and we were glad to see her (she came with Barbara Lee, John’s wife)
     New Faces in the audience: Janelle Payne (from Discovery area – this was her second visit, she’s considering joining us),Dave Crockett (Don Shawler’s friend, also considering joining) and our speaker Gary Rhodes.  We hope all three do join us soon.
     The 50-50 Pot was $624 – Art Brown drew the queen of clubs.
     Key people this meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation –
Don Shawler, Song –  Don Alexander and John Lee.  Fine Master Dick Skay.
     There was a board meeting of the new board after this meeting. (for details talk with a board member).
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Dear Kiwanians
(att. 30)
      This was new President Ivan Gillis’s first meeting of the 2016-2017 Kiwanis Year.  It was held at the Heartwood Room above the hotel, not our usual site.
      The first order of business was the election of a President Elect for this coming year – and the winner was Tom Kumura.
President Gillis announced that in order to encourage us to invite guests and increase membership – he would pay for the lunch of any member who brought a guest.
      He then gave a brief overview of the health of the club and working with secretary Pat Haugen passed out three important documents (which are attached) – A current club directory, Club committee assignments, and proposed meeting dates for the coming year – retain these and you will know who’s on first and what is planned for the coming year.  They also discussed the club and foundation budget (see Pat or Jacque for details).
     President Gillis mentioned that he is interested in finding corporate sponsors for our club’s service work and in developing a “Legacy” program for the club.  You can’t take it with you, but you can  keep on giving if you leave some to Kiwanis.”   He also mentioned the possibility of developing a mentoring program for potential new members who might not be able to afford the annual dues.
        President Gillis said, “We are primarily a service organization who does many great service projects,” he said, “Even though people may think we are just a social organization, we are socially connected but service is number one for us.”
Announcements:
Jean Austin is looking forward to returning to us.  Dotty Sutton was back with us today (hooray).  Next meeting Dorothy Coleman is planning to come back to us next meeting to tickle the ivories as only she can.  Mona Sims will return to us next meeting (hooray).
     The 50-50 Pot was $600 – Don Keller drew the ace of spades.
Key people this meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White, Invocation –  Jerry Mason, Song –  Don Alexander and newcomer Paul Jordan.  Fine Master (newcomer) Jim Alden (milked a lot of bucks from our wallets in a fun way that didn’t hurt too much, even if you did not wear socks).
Next meeting will be back in the regular place at the country club.
Jerry Mason (your past President now)
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Fellow Kiwanians
“To everything there is a season.” and that applies to being President of Lake San Marcos Kiwanis.
This was the 41st meeting (and last) that I will preside over, for now at least.  Lt Governors Dave Geary
and Lori Butler administered the retirements of the 2015-2016 board of officers and the installation of the
new board of officers for the coming 2016-2017 year.
     The transition ceremony that is held at the end of every Kiwanis year was attended by about 35 members
and guests.  Here are some remarks from outgoing President Jerry Mason and Incoming President Ivan Gillis.
     Remarks from Jerry Mason:  “This year has been a very fulfilling year for me and for Kiwanis.  The
most important goal – “Reverse the Slide” resulted in a tie – we lost 8 members and we gained 8 new
members; we now are 45 members strong.  We are still one of the best clubs in Division 37.  There have
been several challenges, successes, and also some yet unfulfilled dreams.  I am looking forward to
continued Kiwanis success as I support the incoming leaders, especially new President Ivan Gillis.
Thank you for this unique opportunity to lead you in loving each other and giving back to the community 
in so many ways.”
      Remarks from Ivan Gillis: “In my opinion Community service is Job 1 for the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis
Club.  This Kiwanis Club works so well because of all of you.  We take our jobs seriously and they just do
them.  No officer pep talks, check lists, or reports are required.  Pat Haugen is the mainspring of our club.
Of course, we experience the same problems all service clubs experience nationwide.  My first challenge to
each of you is to bring two good ideas for increasing membership to the next meeting.  I look forward to
being your President in the coming year.”
      At the end of the ceremony, President Mason served yummy cupcakes and held a special drawing for
nine $10 gift cards (Amazon or Albertsons).
      Overall, it was a wonderful meeting to conclude a wonderful year.
Announcements———
Health – Mona Sims broke her knee cap playing kickball and will not be at the next couple meetings, but
she is eager to return.  Dottie Sutton is in a rehab facility as is Dorothy Coleman – Both intend to return
as soon as they are able.
Next Meeting will be at the Heartland Room upstairs at the Hotel (not in our usual place) for this one meeting
only.  President Gillis will be our speaker.
50-50 Drawing – Joyce White won (again) she drew the 3 of Diamonds – pot was $556 – Now 27 cards left.
People who made this meeting a success were: Invocation: Fred Folbrecht, Pledge: Jim Meade, Song – John Lee
and Don Alexander, and the crew at the sign up table: Ted May, Jacque McGee, and Jim Meade.  Greeters – Joyce
and Harvey White.  Guests: Linda Mason and Mike Shanahan.
Kiwanis, Love It, Live It, Share It.
Jerry Mason
Note: I intend to continue producing this after-meeting newsletter whenever I am at a meeting, but I will not
always be able to be at upcoming meetings (we are going to Thailand for most of November)
I will take my direction on this from our new President Ivan Gillis.
New Officers for 2016-2017 Kiwanis Year
President – Ivan Gillis
Immediate Past President – Jerry Mason
President Elect – to be determined at an upcoming meeting
Secretary – Pat Haugen
Treasurer – Jacque McGee
Directors: John Lee, Jim Murphy, Gary Edwards (new) , Mona Sims (new)
Retiring from the Board: Ronique Nilson, Sandi Hadley, Don Alexander,
and Dick Biirkenstock – thank you for your service to Kiwanis.
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Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday September 20, 2016  

Recognition Meeting, Three Charities, Kiwanis Year Review

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 29) – This was my 40th meeting and last regular meeting I will preside over as President for Lake San Marcos Kiwanis.  There were four important matters on the agenda for this meeting:

1)      Leadership changes – Sandi Hadley  withdrew and Ivan Gillis is stepping up as our next President
2)      Short presentations from three charities we give regularly to (Meals on Wheels, ARC of San Diego, and San Diego Center for the Blind) Each received $500 checks from us.
3)      Recognition of commendable service and support for this year (see attachment #2)
4)      My one page overview of successes and challenges for the Kiwanis Year that will end on September 27.
I have enjoyed being your President and I will remain a loyal and active Kiwanian in the next Kiwanis year. (see attachment #3)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Everyday Heroes – Fred Folbrecht’s son and daughter in law in People mag. Sept 26, 2016(attached)

● Health Report –   Jerry Mason (95% recovered); Dorothy Coleman (in room 208 Village Square – visitors welcome); Dottie Sutton (in room 206 in rehab facility nearby); Jeanne Austin, Dotsons,  

● Leadership ChangesPresident-Elect Sandi Hadley has withdrawn from Kiwanis because of inability to do the job related to a recent car accident.  President Elect Ivan Gillis has decided to step up as our new President next Kiwanis year (begins October 4, 2016) – Tom Kumura and Ronique Nilson have decided to run for the soon-to be-vacant President elect position.  An Election for President- Elect will be held October 4.  Jerry Mason’s last meeting will be the next one,  September 27 – Installation of Officers.

Recognition for Members – See attachment #2- Thank you all!!!

President Mason’s Overview of Kiwanis Year 2015-2016 – See attachment  #3 – Please read this.

The 50/50 Pot was $555 – Joyce White drew the Eight of Hearts (ahw) – now 28 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Mona Sims and Mary Ann Brandreth;  Invocation – Ronique Nilson;  Song –John Lee and Don Alexander (together again);  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims; Lunch Collector –Ted May,  Fine Master – Mona Sims (she filled in for Jim Murphy and raised $75)

 Upcoming  Meetings :   

Tuesday Sept. 27Installation of new officers.  Ivan Gillis will be installed as our new President.

New Board will be – President – Ivan Gillis, Pres. Elect – Tom Kimura or Ronique NIlson, Secretary – Pat Haugen, Treasurer – Jacque McGee, Past President – Jerry Mason, Directors – Jim Murphy (Returning), John Lee (Returning), Gary Edwards (new), Mona Sims (new)

Note: Oct 4 meeting has been moved to Heartland Room Upstairs at the Hotel – Our regular meeting place has been booked for a full week for another organization – this affects Oct. 4meeting only.

Jerry Mason – President (my 40th meeting)

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

Attachment 1 – People article on Folbrecht’s

Attachment 2 – Recognition Summary

Attachment 3 – Pres. Mason’s overview of Kiwanis Year 2015-16

 

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Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Tuesday September 13, 2016  

Catherine Mazur  

Midlife Pain Relief Secrets

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 27) – Catherine Mazur of Carlsbad is a long time teacher of Yoga who has recently finished a book “Yoga – Midlife Pain Relief Secrets” – Tim Zimnowodzki  invited Catherine to speak; he met her when she helped him with a shoulder pain problem.  “Yoga is about mind, body, spirit, and soul,” said Mazur.  “It works on both  the  physical (outer) and the psychological (inner) levels.  Mazur defines mid-life as anyone who is still active in the stream of life, regardless of how far along chronologically they  are; mostly that means from 9 to 90.  Mazur demonstrated some simple yoga techniques to relieve muscle tightness which all members did while sitting in their chairs.  After a period of transition, she said when she found Yoga years ago it was like coming home to her.

GUESTS  –  John Andrew returns (Joe Carona returns) – John is past Kiwanis member.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Health Report –   Jerry Mason (95% recovered); Dorothy Coleman (in room 208 Village Square – visitors welcome); Dottie Sutton (recovering from a fall, in Oceanside now); Jeanne Austin (spry but still can’t sit),Dotsons,  Al Bomberg.  

Tom Caskey has withdrawn from Kiwanis citing a desire to only be a member of one club (Rotary – Carlsbad)

● Jacque McGee reports that under Mona Sims leadership the recycling program has brought in $700

●  When ordering through Amazon if you  order from the LSM Kiwanis website it benefits the club.

The 50/50 Pot was $550 – Jerry Mason drew the Ten of Hearts (ahw) – now 29 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Don Keller and Mona Sims;  Invocation – Catherine Stgevens;  Song –John Lee and Don Alexander (together again);  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector –Ted May,  Fine Master – Don Shawler.

 Upcoming  Meetings :   

Tuesday, Sept. 20Recognition Meeting – Overview of 2015-16 Kiwanis Year – Jerry Mason – Recognition for Members for meritorious service – short presentations from ARC, Meals on Wheels, and Center for the Blind. 

Tuesday Sept. 27Installation of new officers.

New Board will be – President – Sandi Hadley, Pres. Elect – Ivan Gillis, Secretary – Pat Haugen, Treasurer – Jacque McGee, Past President – Jerry Mason, Directors – Jim Murphy (Returning), John Lee (Returning), Gary Edwards (new), Mona Sims (new)

– returning to regular members – Ronique Nilson, Don Alexander, Dick Birkenstock.  Thank you all for your dedicated service to Kiwanis.

Note: Oct 4 meeting has been moved to Heartland Room Upstairs at the Hotel – Our regular meeting place has been booked for a full week for another organization – this affects Oct. 4meeting only.

Jerry Mason – President (my 38th meeting)

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It

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Principal Campbell told us how the staff at San Marcos High adapt their teaching to the development realities of teenagers.  (The pre-

Frontal cortex’s in their brain is not fully developed and this affects

judgement.)

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting – Tuesday September 6, 2016  

Tiffany Campbell – Principal San Marcos High School

Future Programs and Issues at San Marcos High School

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 25) – San Marcos High School is one of the best schools in our area and even in our state – their graduation rate is 94%.  Tiffany is the leader of a 3500 person “city”, 3200 of her “citizens” are students, about 250 staff (half teachers).  She has been in education for 23 years beginning as a teacher in a one room school in a small village in Alaska at the age of 19.  She has been with the San Marcos School District the last 11 years.  She took over as principal in 2014. Her presentation was very interesting and is attached to this report for those who could not be at the meeting.  It was very pleasing to know we have such a community oriented leader at the helm of this wonderful neighbor at San Marcos High School.

Facts about San Marcos High School (from her presentation)

● Mission – Bleed Your Own Blue – 4 A’s – Find Your Genius – Discover Your Passion – Get Involved – Give Back. “To Prepare the students for the world they are going into”

(Take a look at the attached PDF for all the superlatives associated with this wonderful high school.)

GUESTS  –  Diane Martin (Part time instructor at Palomar College & LSM resident)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Health Report –   Jerry Mason (now at 80% after surprise gall bladder surgery 8/17); Dorothy Coleman(recovering from a fall – now in room 208 Village Square – visitors welcome); Dottie Sutton (recovering from a fall – being released from Palomar Hospital today); Jeanne Austin, Dotsons,  Al Bomberg.  

● Members voted to approve increase in annual dues to $133 (was $130) to reflect $3 increase from District Office.  Dues letters will be mailed soon.

The 50/50 Pot was $520 – Joyce White drew the Nine of Clubs (ahw) – now 30 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White;  Invocation – Fred Folbrecht;  Song –John Lee and Don Alexander (together again);  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector –Larry Guthrie,  Fine Master – Ivan Gillis.

 Upcoming  Meeting :   Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Catherine Mazur, Yoga Instructor & Author – Yoga and Mid-Life Pain Solutions — Board Meeting after regular meeting Sept 13.

Jerry Mason – President (my 37th meeting)

PDF of Tiffany’s Power Point is attached.

Note: Oct 4 meeting has been moved to Heartland Room Upstairs at the Hotel – Our regular meeting place has been booked for that full week by another organization. This affects that meeting only.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting – Tuesday August 9, 2016  

Dick Skay – San Marcos Educ. Foundation

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance:30) – The longer you live the more you realize things change…which was the case today when the scheduled speaker had to cancel because of a family situation.  So, our beloved Dick Skay stepped into the breech.  Dick spoke to us about the San Marcos Education Foundation (SMEF) which he has been leading for the past 10 years.  Many fellow Kiwanians (Fred Folbrecht,  Ivan Gillis, and Don Keller)have been active volunteers for SMEF are on the board of this organization that provides from $25,000 to $30,000 in grants to help San Marcos teachers every year.  SMEF is one of the budgeted charities Kiwanis supports and Dick received our check after he spoke.  Thank you Dick for being a great community citizen for San Marcos and Kiwanis and for stepping in for us at the 11th hour.

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Facts about San Marcos Education Foundation (SMEF)

● Mission – To enrich the classroom experience for the students of San Marcos Unified School District.

● There are about 15,000 to 20,000 students in our school district with 1000 teachers and 1000 support staff.

● SMEF  YProvides grants to teachers to improve education Yis a nonprofit foundation with over 30 years of activity in this area Y helps improve student literacy, problem solving, in both science and the arts Y provides around $450,000 in grants to San Marcos teachers Y assists students to achieve their highest potential Y is a tax exempt (501c3) foundation managed by an all-volunteer board of directors.  Y SMEF is seeking sponsors and volunteers who have a passion for education, contact Dick if interested.

GUESTS  –  Kiwanian Richard Kuntz returned after a long sojourn in Fla.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Health Report –   Jeanne Austin, Dotsons, Al Bomberg.

● The LSM Kiwanis board approved the Roberta and Bob Gibson Marine Memorial Scholarship funded by Susy and Larry Guthrie – the scholarship will go to a U.S. Marine and/or their spouse who is transition to civilian life – The Gibsons were friends of Susy and Larry who lived in San Marcos.

The LSM Kiwanis Board also voted to discontinue the care drive service because of dwindling demand and dwindling availability of drivers – the smoke alarm service will be continued – contact Pat.

The 50/50 Pot was $445 – Ronique Nilson drew drew the Ace of Spades (ahw) – now 34 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White;  Invocation – Don Kelller;  Song –John Lee; Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Larry Guthrie,  Fine Master – Ivan Gillis, – Best Piano Playerin Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.

Upcoming  Meeting :   Tuesday, Aug. 16Joe Potts, San Diego Project Manager of the Road Back Project, and Chuck, Marine Veteran. A Better Way to Treat Post Traumatic Stress Depression (PTSD)

A Longitudinal Study with Significant Results. 

Dick Van Dyke Quotes on Aging – from his book “Keep Moving” “chapter – Rewriting the Rules”

Life is getting longer, which  is a good thing if it is done right. The whole concept of rewriting the rules is really about being open to discovery and learning and appreciating life – all of life.”

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It,

Jerry Mason

President

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Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting – Tuesday August 2, 2016  

Dr. Joi Linn Blake – President, Palomar Community College

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance:32) – Dr. Joi Linn Blake has recently taken on the Presidency of Palomar Community College (Dick Skay says Palomar is a hidden gem). Dr. Blake spoke about the future of community colleges and specifically about the future plans in store for Palomar.  She told us the future for Palomar will center around  4 A’s – Access, Affordability, Achievement, and Accountability.  She said she is doing a lot of listening to people inside and around the college before charting a specific course ahead.  “I am practicing “disruptive innovation” meaning we will not necessarily do what we’ve always done.  She told us about many things she is planning to do to develop student pathways that effectively lead to professional success. It was a pleasure to hear from our newest leader in the San Marcos community.

Facts about Community Colleges in the United States (from Wikipedia)

According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the 1,132+ community colleges in the U.S. enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the U.S.—just over 13 million students.

● These community colleges graduate 20-25 percent of all first-time, full-time students.

● According to a 2009 study by The Miami Herald, community college graduates, on average, earn a higher starting salary than those who graduate from four-year institutions.

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GUESTS  –  Gary Deems (fr.Dick Skay), Kim Hartwell and Debbie King with Palomar Comm. College

ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Health Report –   Jeanne Austin, Dotsons, Al Bomberg,

Don Alexander

Beach Bash with Anglico Marines has been changed – it will be a father-daughter, mother-son dance sometime in the fall – Kiwanians and Marines will still collaborate – details to follow.

The 50/50 Pot was $414 – Jenny Birkenstock drew drew the Three of Clubs (ahw) – now 35 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Don Shawler;  Invocation – Fred Folbrecht;  Song –John Lee;  Raffle  collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Larry Guthrie,  Fine Master – Dick Skay  – The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman was not able to make it to this meeting.

Dick Van Dyke Quotes on Aging – from his book “Keep Moving” “Dancing with Your Inner Child”

● “When People ask me what my secret is for being 90 – I tell them “I dance with my inner child every day.  Children are told to go play – older adults need a refresher course in play – It is vital to have hobbies and passions, to have playtime and engage in them every day” — examples..

● 1- Daily workout at a gym – 2- Keep learning 3 – Find your song and sing it, 4 – Dancing keeps you young – moving your feet to a good beat provides your brain the most fuel to fight the aging process.  5 – Take a nap, 6- Play games. 7 – Have and enjoy dessert.“

Upcoming  Meeting :  August 9Karl Steinberg, MD, Champions for Health.  Coping with Depression.

Kiwanis, Love it, Live it, Share it

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Lake San Marcos Kiwanis – July 26, 2016

Smart Phones – Don Shawler

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance:29) – At this meeting fellow Lake San Marcos Kiwanian Don Shawler told us about the prevalence and many uses of the smart phone – particularly of the I-Phone that he uses a lot.

Facts about smart phones: ● The first smartphones came onto the market in the late 1990s, 2 Billion Consumers Worldwide have Smart-phones (2016)Over half of mobile phone users globally will have smartphones in 2018   ● In 2017: The US will surpass 200 million smartphone users, or nearly 65% of the country’s total population. China leads the world in smart phones with 500 million in use.

   What Don told us: “Using a smart phone is neuropathic – it helps us retain and build neurons and synapses.

Smart Phones can do so many surprising things.  During a one month period Don monitored all the things he did with his cell phone and here is just a partial list: Directions and guidance (esp. when lost), text messaging,connecting to friends and family, alarm clock, reminders (from Syri),Notes, Calendar & Personal Schedule, flashlight, calculator, hotel reservations, street and road directions, translation, photos (taking, sending, storing, and changing), help with purchases (coupons, sales),weather, dinner reservations, adjusting hearing aides, reading E-books, magazines, newspapers, stock market and investment monitoring, money and banking transactions, Amazon purchases,compass, tickets for entertainment & travel, e-mail, groupons, I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency), Clipboard, U-Tube videos, games, and of course making phone calls.

   “There are more than 750,000 apps (applications) for smart phones available today.  Step into the modern world of smart phone users.”    – Thanks Don for encouraging and helpful presentation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Joe Serrato of Lake San Marcos was voted by the Kiwanis Board to be an honorary member.

● Health Report –   Jeanne Austin, Dotsons, Al Bpmberg  

● President Mason reported on his recent volunteer work in teaching “Little Kids Water Colors” at his church in Escondido to 250 kindergarten to second graders.

The 50/50 Pot was $398 – Les Hill drew the Nine of Diamonds (ahw) – now 36 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Tom Caskey and Jenny Birkenstock; Invocation – Paul Jordan;            Song –John Lee;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Larry Guthrie

 Fine Master – Jim Murphy;  – The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.

Upcoming  Meeting :  August 2 – Joi Lin Blake – new President of Palomar College.

Dick Van Dyke Quotes on Aging – from his book “Keep Moving

Old age should be revered, respected, treated to dinner, opened and allowed to breathe like a fine wine…old age should be a lot of things, But it should never be rushed.”

● “The truth about this new normal formally known as gezer-dom: You don’t have to act your age.  You don’t even have to feel it.  And if it does elbow its way into your live, you do not have to pay attention.”

● “There is no manual for old age.  There is no test you have to pass.  There is no way you have to behave.  There is no such thing as “age appropriate.”

Jerry Mason President  – (Jerry Mason’s 34th meeting as President)

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting Report

Tuesday July 12, 2016  

Financial Decision-making – Fred Wellmon – Al Bomberg gets 30 year pin.

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 44) – At this meeting fellow Kiwanian and CPA Fred Wellmon (Hidden Valley Kiwanis club) spoke to us about the decision making process as it relates to financial and market conditions.  “The single most important factor in successful decision is to not make emotional decisions,” he said.  He described six types of emotional decisions we all make at some time – overconfidence, status quo preserving, loss aversion, regret aversion, what’s is most important, and hedgehog and the fox.  “It is important to take your own emotional biases into account in significant decisions.  There are basically two roads we all take when deciding: 1) the quick and easy way and the hard analytical data-gathering way,” he said. In most decisions our emotions play a big part. Fred is the President-elect for the Valley Center club and has been a Kiwanian for 25 years.  Thanks for your visit Fred and Dave and all fellow Kiwanians from outside.

          Al Bomberg passes two milestones – Lieutenant Governor Dave Geary presented Al Bomberg with a 30 year membership pin at this meeting. Al was accompanied by his daughter. Al had his 97th birthday recently.  He spoke to us about how much he appreciates our Kiwanis club and the many quality members in it. We told him how much we appreciate and value him. It works both ways. Givers give and then they get back more than they gave.  That is the Kiwanis way.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

4th of July report – John Lee – It was a huge success this year largest crowds ever – between 600-700 people . We earned around $1100 from ticket sales and donations that will enable us to give back to the community even more. John thanked the many members who contributed.  We thanked John for his excellent leadership.

● Health Report –   Jeanne Austin, Dotsons,  

Interclub visits This meeting had the most Kiwanis interclub visitors in my time = Nine Kiwanians (9)

Five (5) were from the Hidden Valley Club (including Lt. Gov. Dave Geary and speaker Fred Wellmon) and

Four (4) were from Sunrise Vista club – Thank you for your visit brother and sister Kiwanians.

● Lt Gov. Geary applauded our club for participation in the recent DCM work project -general refurbishing and painting at the Teri Center  for autistic children in Oceanside – Pat Haugen and Jerry Mason attended.    The 50/50 Pot was $343 – Gary Edwards drew the Jack of Hearts (ahw) – now 38 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Dottie Sutton & and Harvey and Joyce White;  Invocation – Dick Skay;  Song –John Lee;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Dick Birkenstock –Fine Master – Fred Folbrecht;  – The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.

k-7-12Upcoming  Meeting :  July 19 – Fire season and fire safety – Pres. Elect Sandi Hadley will preside. (J. Mason will be teaching little kids about water colors all next week).

4th of July Celebration

Link to Photo’s

www.LSMPhotosByJesse.com

Dick Skay was once again an excellent Emcee, ANGLICO Marines provided the color guard, D. Coleman greets friends, Watermelon eating, flag waving.

4th of July 2016 was a Huge Success at the Lake –Monday July 4, 2016

If you were there, you know what a great success this year’s 4th of July was. If not you missed one of the best 4th’s at the Lake ever.  Kiwanian John Lee believes there were between 600 to 700 people in attendance.  The partnership effort was a huge success.  Near the end we ran out of most supplies.   The following Kiwanians contributed time to make it a success: J. Lee,               J. Murphy, G. Edwards, D. Skay, P. Haugen, D. Alexander, D & J. Birkenstock, T. Curtis, D. Keller, J. Alden, M. Harrington, S. Hadley,     L & S. Guthrie, M & N. Sims, the ANGLICO Marine color guard. M.A. Brandreth, J. Meade, T. Caskey, T. May, F & G Folbrecht,             F. Schubert, I Gillis, H.& J. White, J. McGee, M & D. Gannon, W.Hebbner, J. Mason and many others volunteered.  Way to go Kiwanis!!  Happy 240th USA!!!                                                                                                                                         Next meeting July 12.

 

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting – Tuesday June 14, 2016  

Home Safety & Security – Jim Kopycki  and Pat Haugen Day

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 29) – Lake San Marcos resident and security expert Jim Kopycki spoke to us about safety tips for Lake San Marcos Homeowners and the benefits of membership in the LSM Security program.  He said about 69% of the 2200 homes are members – “but we cannot help you if you are not a member.”   “We want to keep Lake San Marcos safe and special.”   They do about 43,000 patrols a year (in a car and walking) which results in Lake San Marcos having one of the lowest crime rates in the Northern County area.

Pat Haugen Day – In addition to Jim’s talk, the meeting ended with a special time honoring our long time secretary Pat Haugen.  Fine Master Jim Meade collected lots of fines that will be matched by the past Presidents.  In a surprise, member Ivan Gillis announced he would also match what was collected.  All the fines collected today will be donated to Discovery School where Pat volunteers as a tutor for buying books in their library.  Each book they buy will have a special sticker saying the book was donated by Lake San Marcos in honor of our secretary Pat Haugen.  Every club should have such a wonderful secretary and even greater person like Pat.  Thanks so much Pat for all you do for us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events

  • 4thof July Coming Soon – John Lee – Will bring in a sign-up sheet for jobs on July 4 – Come ready to sign up – You can also sign up by contacting John Lee at 760-471-9724 – e-mail johngleesr@gmail.com.
  • Health Report –   Jeanne Austin (can’t sit long yet), Dotsons, Al Bomberg (almost ready to return), Jim Murphy (recovering from diverticulitis that occurred in Germany)
  • Guests – C.J. Addison (aquatic exercise coach for Dorothy Coleman, LSM resident).
  • Donations for Gene Williams – to date LSM Kiwanis has received $2,435 in donations for the memory of Gene Williams – half is from Kiwanis members and half from other members of the LSM community.
  • From June DCM (Pat Haugen)

     The July 9th DCM will be held in Oceanside, a Service Project  at the TERI Center (near Highway 76) for disabled children.  Activities:  painting the gym and pulling up rubber floor blocks, clean and replace blocks.

      Sandi Hadley and Pat Haugen will be attending the Club Leadership Education seminar on June 18th.

     ► Baseball – Padres vs. Yankees game to benefit ELIMINATE Project will be Sunday July 3, 1:40pm.  

         $35 (a discount from the regular price of $41.  Order tickets on-line   

  • The 50/50 Pot was $273– Dottie Sutton drew the Two of Diamonds (ahw) – now 41 cards left.
  • Key People for this MeetingGreeters– Dottie Sutton & Mona Sims;  Invocation – Jo Anne Terry;  Song –John Lee;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Ted May – Fine Master – Jim Meade; The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.  (Tom Caskey – Dorothy Driver)

Upcoming  Meeting : Next week –  June 21 – Vassilis Dalakas, Professor of Marketing, Cal State San Marcos.  Speaking about Sports Marketing.

Jerry Mason President  – (This was Jerry Mason’s 28th meeting as President)

Dr. Raj Pillai, Professor of Management , California State University San Marcos talks to us about leadership models in the movies.  She teaches leadership and management using movie examples to engage students.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday June 7, 2016  

Leadership in the Movies – Dr. Raj Pillai

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 30) – Dr. Raj Pillai practices what she preaches.  Her enthusiasm, passion, and energy captivated Kiwanians at our regular meeting June 7, 2016.  Dr. Pillai told us that good movies and good leaders engage people’s emotions and inspire us with their vision. She said there is a “romance of leadership” where people look up to a charismatic leader for rescue in times of trouble.  She showed and explained how movie leaders such as William Wallace in Braveheart, Gandhi in Gandhi, Gregory Peck in Twelve O’clock High, and Mr. Keating in Dead Poet’s Society all were screen examples of passionate inspiring leaders. She also told us that effective management and leadership are both necessary to move any organization forward. She said movies are “Edutainment” and memorable movie quotes such as Gandalf’s line “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” or Forrest Gump’s line “Momma always said, Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you are going to get stick with us long after the movie is over and motivate us to achieve at higher levels.    We hope to ask Dr. Pillai to come back to speak to us more about leadership.

Facts about Movies in USA

·         Motion Picture Association of America estimates there are around 600 movies made in US every year.

·         Top money making movies of all time Adjusted for Inflation #1 – Gone with the Wind 1939 – #2 – Star Wars 1977 –                #3 Sound of Music 1965 – #4 E.T. 1982 – #5 Titanic 1997 –         #6 Ten Commandments 1956 – #7 Jaws 1975 – #8 Doctor Zhivago 1965 – #9 Star Wars, Force Awakens 2015 – #10 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs – 1937.

·         Average Movie Ticket Prices: 2016 = $8.58, 2000 = $5.39, 1990 = $4.23, 1980 = $2.69 — In 1915 (when Dorothy Coleman was just little) a movie cost 10 to 15 cents.

Five years of rising ticket prices are probably one of the reasons fewer people are going to movies now.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events

Health Report –   Jeanne Austin, Dotsons, Al Bomberg

Guests – Michael Kumura (Tom Kimura’s son) – he has finished first year of college.

From June DCM (Pat Haugen) Randy Ortlieb, Escondido Club, was elected Lt. Gov-Elect for 2016-2017 year

     The July 9th DCM will be held in Oceanside, a Service Project (not at Camp Pendleton as previously announced) at the TERI Center (near Highway 76) for disabled children.  Activities:  painting the gym and pulling up rubber floor blocks, clean and replace blocks. Donna Hill is the coordinator.

      Sandi Hadley and Pat Haugen will be attending the Club Leadership Education seminar on June 18th.

      The Division 37E Key Club had their banquet last Saturday night.  Jim Meade was a chaperone and Pat Haugen provided the projector.

     ►Baseball – Padres vs. Yankees game to benefit ELIMINATE Project will be Sunday July 3, 1:40pm.  

$35 (a discount from the regular price of $41.  Order tickets on-line   

        ► FLAG DAY, June 14, next Tuesday, 6:30pm Walnut Grove Park – sponsored by San Marcos club and Boy Scouts Ceremony to retire used flags. (See below)

The 50/50 Pot was $258 – Marie Purdy drew Queen of Hearts (ahw) – now 42 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Harvey and Joyce White;  Invocation – Marty Gannon;  Song –John Lee;  Raffle collector – Marie Purdy; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Ted May – Fine Master – Don Keller;  The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman was attending to legal matters.

Upcoming  Meeting : June 14 – Safety Tips for Lake San Marcos Residents – Jim Kopycki Security Patrol  of Lake San Marcos.

“Kiwanis, – Love it, Live it, Share It.” 

Jerry Mason

President – (This was Jerry Mason’s 27th meeting as President)

 

 

“When I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it: always.”— Mohandas K Gandhi, Gandhi (actor ben Kingsley)

 

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Mona File Master

Last minute subs – Dick Skay………………Mona Sims

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting May 31, 2016

       Fellow Kiwanians – Like in life, not everything goes according to plan.  Our speaker who was going to speak to us on the USO in conjunction with our rememberances of people who have served in the military (for Memorial Day) had a scheduling problem and did not show.  This was the first time in my short few years with Kiwanis that we had a problem like this.  The speaker later wrote an apology saying “

I am so sorry for my disconnect and failure.  I feel so terrible about this.  I absolutely had it marked on my calendar, and to remind me 3 hour early.  Last night, I was informed via e-mail that one of my volunteer was not able to make her morning donation pickups, so I filled in, and I became longer than expected. 

I never had an opportunity to get to the office and sit down at my computer, which would have reminded me.  My cell phone was also in sync, but I have no idea why it did not alarm me.    I simply do not have an excuse that would fit the category of understandable reason. 

I hope that you can accept my sincere apology and give me another opportunity to make your club my PRIORITY in making it up to you. (note we intend to ask him to speak to us around Veteran’s Day in November–Everyone makes mistakes.).

To fill in, last minute replacements, Dick Skay and Mona Sims stepped up admirably.  Dick spoke to us about the plans for remodeling the Country Club and Mona filled in well for Ivan Gillis as Fine Master.   (26 attended)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Kiwanians Stand Up if you served in any branch of the US Military –  (MANY MEMBERS STOOD AND SPOKE ABOUT THEIR TIMES AND PLACES OF SERVICE)
  • Ivan Gillis lost his daughter Danna recently to a blood clot – he will be absent for a while
  • Memorial Day was yesterday – excellent life stories in UT
  • Mona and I went to an Interclub with Oceanside-Pacific on May 25
  • Health Report – Jeanne Austin, Dotsons, Al Bomberg

Facts about American Soldiers to date

Total Number of Americans who died in American wars (12) 1.1 million.

Deadliest War = the US Civil War nearly 500,000 died. Gettysburg 7,000 deaths in single battle

Next Most deadly wars – WW II = over 400,000; – WW I = 116,000, Vietnam = 90,000

Currently about 1.3 million American soldiers on Active Duty and       1 million in reserves

Now with the Volunteer army less than 1% of our citizens serve in military

During WW II 12% of Americans served.

Oldest WW II Veteran is 109

About 95,000 soldiers are serving from San Diego, add their dependents and it brings the military presence in SD to 195,000

About 37,000 active duty Marines and Sailors at Pendleton w/ 3,400 civilian employees.

Key People this meeting – Greeter – Mary Ann Brandreth, Invocation – Harvey White, Song – John Lee, Fine Master – Mona Sims

Next Week – June 7 , Rajnandini Pillai, Professor of Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Cal State San Marcos.  Profiles of Leadership in the Movies.

Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It.

Jerry Mason

President

FFA FAIR Show Schedule

2016 Livestock Market Show at the San Diego County Fair
Market Show
Large Market Animal entry registration deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016
Meat Pen entry registration deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016
Tentative Schedule – Subject to Change
Arrival- Sunday, June 26, overnight by appointment
All clubs and chapters will be assigned arrival times. Details will be presented to leaders/advisors.
independent exhibitors must contact the Livestock Office to make move-in arrangements.
Weigh-ln – Monday, June 27
Schedule for Species and Club/Chapter order will be posted.
Departure – Tuesday, July 5, by 8am
Animals being transported to the packers will depart at posted time and will leave before all others are
released.
Beef
Judging
Market Class (FFA) ………. Thursday, June 30, 11 am
Market Class (4-H) Thursday, June 30, 1pm
Showmanship (FFA)…………………Friday, July 1, 4pm
Showmanship (4-H) Sunday, July 3, 3pm
Leather Lead ………TBD
Biographies Due…………….Monday, June 27, by 5pm
Feeder Calf
Judging
Feeder Class (4-H) ………Wednesday, June 29, 3pm
Feeder Class (FFA) …………following 4H
Showmanship (FFA) Friday, July ‘1, 6pm
Showmanship (4-H). ……..Sunday, July 3, 5pm
Leather Lead……….. ….TBD
Biographies Due ………,…..Monday, June 27 , by 5pm
Swine
Judging
Market Class (FFA) Tuesday, June 28, 1 ‘lam
Market Class (4-H)………. Wednesday, June 29, 11am
Showmanship (FFA) Thursday, June 30, 1pm
Showmanship (a-H) .Friday, July 1, 11am
Pigs in P1aid………… …….TBD
Biographies Due ……………..Monday, June 27 , by 5pm
Biographies Due Monday, June 27, Spm
Exhibitor Meeting Monday, June 27, 6pm
Grand Champion Judging Thursday, June 30,
6pm
Auction Saturday, July 2, 1Oam
Knowledge Bowl Finals Sunday, July 3, 6pm
Master Showmanship Monday, July 4, 10am
Small Animal Master Showmanship, Monday,
July 4, 1pm
Awards Ceremony Monday, July 4, Spm
Lambs
Judging
Market Class (4-H) Tuesday, June 28, Noon
Market Class (FFA) Wednesday, June 29, Noon
Showmanship (FFA …… Friday, July 1, 1pm
Showmanship ( -H)…….. Sunday, July 3, 1pm
Wool& Ewe……….,. ……….T8D
Biographies Due ………,.,….”… Monday, June 27 , by 5pm
Goats
Judging
Market Class (4-H) Tuesday, June 28, Noon
Market Class (FFA) Wednesday, June 29, Noon
Showmanship (FFA) …. Friday, July 1, 1 1am
Showmanship (a-H) … Sunday, July 3, 1 1am
Meat Pens
Exhibitors will be responsible for the care of their own
meat pens
Turkeys/Chickens – All birds must be inspected prior to
cooping.
Meat Pens
Arrive ………. .. ….. Monday , June 27 , 7am-9am
inspection .. ….. Monday , June 27 , 7am*9am
Weigh-ln …….,.Monday, June 27,7am-9am
Market Chicken Jud9in9………… Tuesday, June 28, 3pm
Market Turkey Judgin9……,……. Tuesday, June 28, 5pm
Showmanship ……………………….Wednesday, June 29, 5pm
Departure… Tuesday, July 5 by 8am
Rabbits – Meat Pens
Arrive ………. .. . . … Monday , June 27 , 7am-9am
Weigh-ln Monday, June 27 , 1lam
Market Judging ……. Tuesday June 28, 3 Spm
Showmanship ……………………. Thursday, June 30, Noon
Departure.,. Tuesday, July 5 by 8am
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Report of Kiwanis Meeting May 24, 2016 – The Mao Era in China

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(Left) Dr. “Tim Zim” Simon Zimnowodski tells a bit about his life. (Middle and Right) Dr. Sheldon Lou describes the his earlier life and the lives of the Chinese people during the Mao Era (49-78).

 Dr. Lou wrote a book “Sparrows, Bedbugs, and Body Shadows.

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting –Tues. May 24, 2016  

China During the Mao Era (1949 -1978)

Dr. Sheldon Lou

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 34) – This meeting was yet another fascinating sojourn to a time and place few of us know anything about – the Mao Era in communist China from 1949-1978.  Marty Gannon’s friend (a recently retired professor from Cal State San Marcos) Dr. Sheldon Lou gave us snapshots of his life during that time when “the Chinese society went insane” – Dr. Lou lived through that time, including 6 years when he was separated from his family.  He presented word pictures from his book “Sparrows, Bedbugs, and Body Shadows” that describe the unique sufferings of the Chinese people under Chariman Mao.  He described the periods of time when Mao ordered the killing of all the sparrows, the periods of severe famine, and even the period when the farmers were rounded up in communes and forced to donate their cooking pots in a failed attempt to double the production of steel .   He concluded with an open question – “Can this happen in other places and at other times? Reluctantly, he concluded that “Yes, it can if the people forget the lessons of their own history.”  Dr. Lou’s book is available from University of Hawaii Press.  He now lives in La Jolla.

     Also at this meeting, Don Shawler conducted the Induction Ceremony for our newest member Simon Zimnowodski a.k.a. “Tim Zim” – Tim gave us a short bio sketch of his background.  He is a neurosurgeon who still works part time.  Tim Zim is eager to get to know us and to get busy giving back with Kiwanis to the community.  Welcome new Lake San Marcos resident and new Kiwanian “Tim Zim.”

Facts about China

  • China is often considered the longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization. Also the world’s longest continuously used written language.- Mandarin Chinese.
  • China is the third largest country in the world (after Russia, and the U.S.). Despite its size, all of China is in one time zone.
  • One in every five people in the world is Chinese. China’s population is around 1,4 billion. China’s population is four times that of the U.S.A.
  • The number one hobby in China is stamp collecting.  Ping-Pong is a very popular sport in China.
  • Toilet paper was invented in China, but only used by Emperors.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events

● Health Report – Dealing with Health issues: Jean Austin, Bob and Dianne Dotson, & Al Bomberg

● New Members:  Induction ceremony of Simon Zimnowodski “Tim Zim” (brings our membership to 49)

Potential new Members: Tom Caskey and Barbara Dove – Membership is #1 – “Reverse the Slide”!!! –

● Guests – Tom Munnecke – new to LSM community

● The Memorial service for Gene Williams May 19 was very special (standing room only attendance).

● FFA Market Show – The San Marcos FFA invited Kiwanians to attend the judging events at the San Diego County Fair June 28 – July 3 – contact Ivan Gillis for exact times.

Wrap Up

The 50/50 Pot was $210 – Paul Jordan drew the 6 spades (ahw) – now 44 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Mary Ann Brandreth;  Invocation – Jim Meade;  Song – Don Alexander;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Larry Guthrie – Fine Master– Tom Curtis The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.

Upcoming  Meeting : May 31 – Bob Wood, USO (United Services Organization) Representative, “USO Services for Military in S.D. 

“Kiwanis, Live It, Love It, Share It”

Jerry Mason

President  – (This was Jerry Mason’s 26th meeting as President)

FFA AT LAKE SAN MARCOS KIWANIS MEETING

FFA students and advisor (from Left to right): Megan Clodfelter (Treasurer), Raziel Rosales (Farm Manager), Marilyn Long (Secretary), Madison Bivan (President), Rob Graebe (FFA teacher), and Jerry Mason President

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday May 17, 2016  

Farming Day – Future Farmers of America (FFA) San Marcos High

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 34) – Today was another special meeting with special people, four students who are in San Marcos High’s FFA program and their advisor Rob Graebe. We heard how FFA works in their club of 20 members and how it has positively impacted each of the four student-officers who spoke to us.  They told us that this year’s FFA program was larger than the past in terms of animals and students. The students are raising 8 steers, 8 pigs, 5 lambs, 1 breeding goat, 1 breeding sow, 25 turkeys, and lots of chickens for showing at the county fair this summer.  Rob teaches five agriculture-related classes at the high school involving about 180 students.  Lake San Marcos Kiwanis donated $1500 to the program as was budgeted in the annual budget. 

The FFA students are planning on helping us during our upcoming 4th of July program at the Lake.  It was a pleasure to meet such fine young people in this very admirable program that helps the 98% of Americans who do not understand how important agriculture is to us all.  The FFA club will be holding a plant sale at the school on May 28.  Also, anyone interested in buying flowers for an event should contact Rob Graebe because they have a floral decorating class that does a wonderful job (6 FFA floral arrangements were auctioned at the meeting).  

Facts about Farming in USA

·         2.2 million farms in USA – Average size 418 acres – farms are in every state but are concentrated in Great Plains states (bread basket of world).

·         Top 5 US crops – Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Alfalfa, Hay

·         About 3 million Americans work on farms (less than 2%) – in 1870 it was half of all

·         The USA is World’s Leader producer of – Corn, Soybeans, Milk, Chicken, Beef, & Turkey

Y The FFA Appreciation BBQ and Farm Festival was Saturday May 14 and several Kiwanians attended the fun event (see photo below of Pres. Mason’s granddaughter Grace and her new chicken friend).

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events

● Health Report – Dealing with Health issues: Jean Austin, Bob and Dianne Dotson, & Al Bomberg (Mary Harrington gave details – Al would like cards but no visitors for now)

● New Members:  With recent additions of “Tim Zim” Tim Zimnowodzki  &Don Smith our membership total is 49

Membership is #1 – “Reverse the Slide”!!! –

● New Member Mary Ann Brandreth has met the initial requirement of membership and was welcomed by the club (without the ribbons) (see photo below).

● Guests – Tom Kaskey from Carlsbad came back for second time.  Keep coming back to us Tom!

May 19 (Thur) – Memorial service for Gene Williams 1 PM Lake Church (at wife Evie’s request, donations are being directed to our Kiwanis club).  Gene was a long time active member and leader for our club (15 years).

Planning for July 4thJohn Lee convened a weekly meeting of 4th of July planning committee (Don Keller, Jim Murphy, Gary Edwards, and Jacque McGee).

● President Elect Sandi Hadley pledged to donate 50% of her real estate commissions that come from referrals by Kiwanis members.  Thank you Sandi.

Wrap Up

The 50/50 Pot was $188 – Tom Curtis drew the 6 clubs (ahw) – now 45 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Mary Ann Brandreth;  Invocation – Fred Folbrecht;  Song – John Lee; Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector and Fine Master – Dick Birkenstock – The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.

Upcoming  Meeting : May 24 Dr. Sheldon Lou, Professor Emeritus, Cal State, San Marcos, “Sparrows, Bedbugs, and Body Spirits: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Mao Era in China.”

Words to Live By

Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live.Wendell Berry, farmer professor from Kentucky. The New York Times has called Berry the “prophet of rural America.”

Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.”Alice Waters, chef, author, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.Grace Mason hugs her new chicken friend at FFA BBQ May 14.

Jerry Mason

President  – (This was Jerry Mason’s 25th meeting as President)

John Lee and Mary Ann Brandreth May 17, 2016

 

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting of May 10,2016


Center from Left to right: Lora Hoover from Kiwanis International – Dr. Tim “Zim” Zimnowodski – new member, and Our Speaker  – Dr. Elizabeth Friedman & her dog Herschel (topic Environmental Health) On the sides: Mission Hills Key Club and La Costa Canyon Key Clubs with their creations at Miracle Mile of Quarters on May 7 supporting Rady Children’s hospital (see Jim Meade or Pat Haugen)

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday May 10, 2016  

Elizabeth Friedman  on Environmental Health & Lara Hoover from Kiwanis Int.

Fellow Kiwanians (Attendance: 32) – Today we heard from one older friend (not in age) as Dr. Elizabeth Friedman (she spoke to us on January 19 about aging and sexuality) came back for an encore presentation on Environmental Health.  Before she spoke, Lora Hoover from Kiwanis International talked briefly to us about the Eliminate project and related matters concerning Kiwanis giving (see below). 

Here is a short summary (mine) of Dr. Friedman’s talk on Environmental Health – Our environment plays a role in 85% of all disease.  It is reciprocal – our environment affects us and we affect our environment.  Children often are more susceptible to environmental problems than adults because their digestive system is less developed.  There are thousands of chemicals in use today (including new synthetic ones being invented all the time) that are, as of yet, untested about their health effects.  EPA is swamped with their responsibility to test and control them all.  The Dose-Response principle states that “All substances are poisons under certain circumstances.  It is the dosage (amount) that determines if it is a remedy or a poison”   I advise us to use the precautionary principle, when in doubt check it out. Know what you are using.”  (She listed several helpful online sources such as the environmental health coalition headquarted here in San Diego in National City) – Hopefully, Dr. Friedman will come back to speak to us again on another subject high on her list of passions.

Lora Hoover from  Kiwanis International spoke briefly to us about project Eliminate and our club’s and district’s support (she is out in the area making visits to various Kiwanis clubs).    Lora told us that our club and our district were a great examples of solid contributors to the eliminate program.  That Eliminate program goal of raising 110 million has been met.  It has and will result in the saving of thousands of lives of young mothers and infants around the world.  Our club’s contribution alone will save over 6,000 lives.  She also told us that Kiwanis International is beginning to work on the process of determining what the next global initiative will be.  In the meantime, the Kiwanis Children’s Fund will be our giving focus at the national level.  It was good to have an actual member of Kiwanis International attend one of our meetings.

Lyle Davis President of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis spoke briefly to us about an upcoming fundraiser they are sponsoring – Friday night June 3 at the DeYoung estate in Escondido.  Two bands will play – Abbey Road (Beatles tribute band) and Surfin’ (Beach Boys tribute band) – Tickets are $30 per person – Tickets will be available at upcoming LSM Kiwanis meetings.          

Miracle Mile of Quarters – Sat May 7The 30th Miracle Mile of Quarters was held at Rady Children’s Hospital on May 7th. Quarters raised by the Kiwanis family were transformed in to sidewalk art by our sponsored youth organizations, mainly Key Clubs, and then turned over to the Hospital. This event has raised more than $2.5 million for the Hospital over the years. This was the first time in thirty years that our kids got rained on.” 

Thanks Jim Meade and Pat Haugen for your support of our Key  Clubs and one of our funded charities – Rady Children’s Hospital.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events  

● Health Report – Dealing with Health issues: Jean Austin, Bob and Dianne Dotson, & Al Bomberg (Mary Harrington gave details – Al would like cards but no visitors for now) 

● New Members:  2 “Tim Zim” Tim Zimnowodski (friend of John Lee) was accepted as a Kiwanian today – AlsoDon Smith (long time member re-instated his membership – he was the secret greeter) so that brings our membership total to 49 — Two recent guests (Barbara Dove friend of S. Hadley) (Jo Anne Poma – neighbor D. Shawler) are seriously considering membership – Membership is #1 – “Reverse the Slide”!!!  

● Guests – Tom Kasten from Carlsbad (read about our meeting in UT) 

All Kiwanians are invited to FFA Appreciation BBQ and Farm Festival – Sat. May 14 – 11 to 3 – 99 E. Cassou  Rd. San Marcos (directly east of Twin Oaks Elem.)  Free to Kiwanians – Jim M. and Ivan G. say it was great last year.  

May 19 (Thur) – Memorial service for Gene Williams 1 PM (at wife Evie’s request, donations are being directed to our Kiwanis club).  Gene was a long time active member and leader for our club (15 years). 

● Beach Bash with Marines coming this summer – Our friends in the ANGLICO Marines have invited LSM Kiwanians to join them at their annual Beach Bash in the early afternoon of Saturday September 10 at a beach near them in Camp Pendleton – more details coming in the summer (see Mona Sims or Jerry Mason)

● LSM Kiwanis Club & Foundation Board Meetings were held after this meeting.

Wrap Up

The 50/50 Pot was $165 – Joe Carona drew the Jack of Diamonds (ahw) – now 46 cards left.

Key People for this Meeting: Greeters – Mary Ann Brandreth;  Invocation – Mona Sims;  Song – John Lee;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee;   

Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Dick Birkenstock – The Best Piano Player in all of Kiwanis – Dorothy Coleman.

Upcoming  Meetings : May 17 – Rob Graebe and three students from the San Marcos High School Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Words to Live By

● “The trick is growing up without growing old.”  Baseball manager Casey Stengel (1889-1975)

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the

ocean would be less because of the missing drop.” – Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) she was an Albanian who’s birth name was

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.     

LAKE SAN MARCOS KIWANIS CLUB FOUNDATION

ANNUAL REPORT

Please note the Community Services and Charities Supported near the end.  If any of these are of interest to you, please join us.

KIWANIS CLUB OF LAKE SAN MARCOS

LAKE SAN MARCOS KIWANIS CLUB FOUNDATION, INC.

ANNUAL CLUB MEETING – MAY 3, 2016

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Gene Williams – Pres. 2004-2005

Member of Kiwanis 15 years

From Union Tribune December 2015

CLUB & FOUNDATION REPORT

Recognition of past presidents who are current members

1997-99 Les Hill 2008-09 Don Alexander 2012-13 Richard Birkenstock
1998-99 Dick Skay 2009-10 Jim Meade 2013-14 Larry Guthrie
2002-03 Fred Folbrecht 2010-11 Don Shawler 2014-15 Ronique Nilson
2007-08 Cathleen Stevens

 

 

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Current membership = 47.

 

Club Administrative Account balance as of October 1, 2015:  $6,760

 

Foundation Account balance as of October 1, 2015:  $115,343

 

 

Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club Foundation

Major donors in Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015, $1000 or more

 

Major donors Oct. 2015 through April

Virginia DeBoer Anonymous
Robert Betts Ivan Gillis
Anonymous
Ivan Gillis

 

 

 

FOUNDATION INCOME
Net Fundraising (fundraising income less fundraising expense)  $17,980
Individual & Club Contributions  $26,259
Interest Earned  $1,339

 

FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY AND OTHER EXPENSES
Scholarships  $23,000
Charities  $10,951
Service Projects  $4,026
Key Clubs  $2,607
Other  $2,493

VOLUNTEER HOURS:  Community Service and Fundraising

Total Service Hours 10/1/14-9/30/15:  1,926 hours for service projects and 3,112 hours for fundraising projects

 

KIWANIS CLUB OF LAKE SAN MARCOS                                                                                                 OCTOBER 2014 – SEPTEMBER 2015                                                                                 VOLUNTEER HOURS TOTAL
SERVICE PROJECTS THE ARC OF SAN DIEGO (CATHLEEN STEVENS) 246
BENCHES (JIM MEADE) 13
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB (DON SHAWLER) 26
CAREDRIVE PROGRAM (JOANNE TERRY ET AL.) 331
DICTIONARIES FOR ALVIN DUNN ELEMENTARY (DORIS GANNON) 5
USED EYEGLASSES (PAT HAUGEN & JIM MEADE) 4
USED FLAGS (DON ALEXANDER & JIM MEADE) 6
KEY CLUB ACTIVITIES (TOM KUMURA & JIM MEADE) 227
MARINE CHRISTMAS (FRANK & CONNIE SHUBERT) 455
MEALS ON WHEELS (D. & J. BIRKENSTOCK, JOHN LEE) 70
SCHOLARSHIPS (IVAN GILLIS & COMMITTEE) 227
SMOKE DETECTORS (GARY EDWARDS & TOM CURTIS) 29
SOLUTIONS FOR CHANGE EASTER BASKETS 7
TUTORING (DORIS GANNON ET AL.) 223
OTHER SERVICE 57
Total Service Hours 1,926
FUNDRAISING PROJECTS ALBERTSONS’ GIFT CARDS (JIM MEADE) 15
ELIMINATE (RONIQUE NILSON) 69
FLAG SALES (DON ALEXANDER) 6
JULY 4TH (GENE WILLIAMS ET AL.) 298
PANCAKE DAY (GENE WILLIAMS ET AL.) 700
RADY CHILDREN’S HOSP, MMQ, IHOP 12
RECYCLE CRV CONTAINERS (TOM CURTIS) 71
RECYCLE INK CARTRIDGES (DON SHAWLER) 4
SMILE – AMAZON (JACQUE MCGEE) 11
Total Fundraising Hours 1,186
TOTAL Service + Fundraising Hours 3,112

 

This year 2015-2016

Community Service

  • USMC 1st ANGLICO Marine family Christmas party, Dec. 13, 2015
  • Kiwanis One Day – Division food packaging, April 2, 2016
  • 4th of July patriotic program
  • CAReDrive program (Ronique Nilson, dispatcher)
  • Meals on Wheels (John Lee, Dick & Jenny Birkenstock)
  • Smoke Alarms (Gary Edwards and Tom Curtis)
  • Grandparents in the classroom, Alvin Dunn Elementary and Discovery Elementary (Doris Gannon, coordinator)
  • Benches maintained by Jim Meade
  • Eyeglasses collected for the poor
  • Hearing aids collected for Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Coin Jar for Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Used American flags collected for proper disposal – Don Alexander

Fundraisers

  • 2016 Pancake Breakfast (chair, John Lee), Silent Auction (Fred Folbrecht), Placemat ads (Cathleen Stevens) – $14,000 net proceeds
  • Eliminate Project (Ronique Nilson)
  • Albertson’s Gift Cards (Jim Meade) – earn 5% on every gift card
  • Cartridge recycling (Don Shawler)
  • Recycling of CA CRV cans/bottles (Mona Sims)
  • Amazon Smile (Jacque McGee)

Charities supported this year

  • The Arc of San Diego
  • Future Farmers of America at San Marcos High School
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Solutions for Change
  • San Diego Center for the Blind
  • San Marcos Educational Foundation
  • Rady Children’s Hospital, Miracle Mile of Quarters event
  • Kiwanis California-Nevada-Hawaii District Foundation- Pediatric Trauma Prevention
  • Eliminate World-Wide Project, Kiwanis International Foundation
  • $1500 Contributed to Kiwanis One Day

 

Key Clubs supported:  La Costa Canyon HS, San Marcos HS, and Mission Hills HS

              Advisors:  Jim Meade and Tom Kumura

Scholarships awarded April 2016

4 Palomar College students   –  $2,000

16 High school students from SMHS, MHHS, LCCHS and Twin Oaks HS –  $16,500

For a grand total of $18,500

Cal-Nev-Ha District Foundation Service Awards – presented by Governor Cherice Gilliam on 3/12/16:

Distinguished Service awards presented to Jennifer Birkenstock, Ivan Gillis, Doris Gannon

 

Membership is Still Number #1

“Reverse the Slide”

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SAN MARCOS HIGH FFA APPRECIATION BBQ & FARM FESTIVAL

FREE TO KIWANIS MEMBERS!!!!!   Only $10.00 Non-Members

Saturday May 14, 2016  Starting at 11:00Am

Location: 99 E. Cassou Road (Off Twin Oaks Drive-North) San Marcos, CA.

Directly East of Twin Oaks Elementary School

ALL WELCOME

 

2016 April 19 Scholarships

 

12 Wonderful local youth who received scholarships from Lake San Marcos Kiwanis April 19, 2016

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday April 19, 2016  

12 Wonderful Youth Receive Scholarships on Day 1

Fellow Kiwanians – This meeting reminded me once again what Kiwanis is all about – service to the youth in our community.  A full room of about 60 people witnessed this memorable event for 12 students and their family and friends.  Scholarship chairman Ivan Gillis, Emcee Dick Skay, and the Scholarship Committee (Larry Guthrie, Don Keller, Cathleen Stevens) did their usual excellent job of selecting worthy young people for scholarships ranging from $1000 to $500. This was Day One of two days – The next meeting (April 26) will be Day Two when 8 more worthy youth will receive scholarships.   The money was raised by our Pancake Breakfast in early February.  In total, 20 scholarships will be given out worth $18,500 – We had 29 scholarship applications and 20 were accepted. Way to Go Kiwanians of Lake San Marcos.

Here is a summary of the recipients for Day One:

  1. Thomas Roberts– FFA – San Marcos High – will attend Cal State Chico – Major in environmental science – wants to work for National Parks or US Forest Service.
  2. Jesus Ruiz – FFA – San Marcos High – will attend Palomar College – Major in Water Technology – interested in helping other youth avoid being drawn in by gangs (like he was).
  3. Jennifer Priego – Twin Oaks High – will attend Palomar College, then 4 year school and then a Veterinary School – wants to become a veterinarian.
  4. Vibha Vijayakumar – San Marcos High – will attend either Harvey Mudd or Cal Tech – Wants to be a chemical engineer – Involved in several volunteer activities in school – 4.41 GPA
  5. Liliana Ramirez – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Berkley – Helps new students in high school – youth leader in church.
  6. Luz ZoBell – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Irvine – will major in nursing – wants to be a nurse.  Started a “Half the Sky” group in school (Gender equality) –active in tennis; piano.
  7. Carisa Hilton – Mission High – will attend St. Benedict College in Minnesota –will major in nutrition sciences – President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes in school.
  8. Kimberly  Magat – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Berkley – major in either business or marketing – active in tennis and dance – many volunteer activities – 4.33 GPA
  9. Tory Lynch – San Marcos High – will attend Massachusetts school of Pharmacy – major in nursing or health sciences – active in sports medicine in school and soccer.
  10. Vanessa Maldenado – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Santa Barbara – major in molecular biology – active in dance in school – SAT score 1680 (that’s high)
  11. Samantha Leach – Mission High – will study kinesiology (muscles) – “Supergirl”;  has overcome many personal struggles (divorce, mother’s death) – first in family to attend college – AVID program.Godmother Lorissa Givans and her grandmother attended the ceremony.
  12. Quionna Pullum – Mission High – will attend San Jose State Univ. – will major in Journalism. – On a quest to discover her purpose – has a passion for fundraising ( $ for American Cancer Soc.) Selected 1stPlace for Community Service in her school. – wants to help others throughout life.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events

  • Health Report – Dealing with Health issues: Jeanne Austin, Bob and Dianne Dotson, Gene Williams.
  • Guests: 3 (not including many parents and friends of scholarship recipients)– “Tim Zim” Tim Zimnowodski (guest of John Lee) (2ndvisit) – Barb Dove (guest of Sandi Hadley) –  Jeanne Bomberg (Al’s wife).
  • Nominating Committee– Fred Folbrecht (Chairman) announced the proposed slate of new officers for the 2016-2017 Kiwanis year (begins in October 2016): ●President – Sandi Hadley, ● President Elect – Ivan Gillis or Tom Kumura,  ● Secretary Pat Haugen (continuing), ● Treasurer – Jacque McGee (continuing) ● Directors John Lee (2nd term) and ● Jim Murphy (2nd term),  ● For two Director positions that will be vacant (Dick Birkenstock and Don Alexander terms will be finished) there are three Nominees:  Gary Edwards, Mona Sims, and Ted May. Current President Jerry Mason would become Immediate Past President on the Board next year – Official election of new board will be held  May 3.
  • Catering Contract & Potential New Venue – St. Mark’s Catholic Church – Gary Edwards and Dick Skay report that St. Mark’s Catholic Church decided to allow us to hold our meetings there on a 4 month trial basis.  Dick Skay knows of a caterer that would provide food  for this venue.   However, on April 8 the Lake San Marcos Board recommended to the members that we stay with the current venue (the country club) under changed conditions requiring a more exact RSVP system which Pat Haugen is now implementing.  An opinion poll held at the April 12 meeting supported the board’s recommendation (19-11).   The pending demolition of current venue is expected sometime this year (summer?) but no official word has been received.

Looking Ahead

  • Dottie Sutton turns 91 in May and is proposing to hold a bake sale (all proceeds to Kiwanis) to celebrate her 91st– talk to Dottie if you want to help and/or contribute.
  • The 50/50 Pot was $100 – Tom Curtis (for Art Brown) drew the 9 spades (ahw) – now 50 cards left.
  • Key People for this MeetingGreeters– Dottie Sutton;  Invocation – Mona Sims;  Song – John Lee;  Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Ted May – The Best Piano Player – Dorothy Coleman was absent (too tired).
  • Upcoming  Meetings :April 26 – Scholarships Day Two (8 to award).

 “Kiwanis, – Love it, Live it, Share It.”

Jerry Mason

2016 April 26 Scholarships

The Wonderful local youth who received scholarships from Lake San Marcos Kiwanis April 19 & 26, 2016

Report of the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Meeting

Tuesday April 26, 2016  

 8 More Wonderful Youth Receive Scholarships on Day Two

Fellow Kiwanians – As emcee John Lee said – this day was the culmination of so much earlier hard work by all of us Kiwanians. Once again we demonstrated our service to the youth in our community.  A full room of about 50 people witnessed this memorable event for 8 students and their family and friends.  Scholarship chairman Ivan Gillis, Emcee John Lee, and the Scholarship Committee (Larry Guthrie, Don Keller, Cathleen Stevens) did their usual excellent job of selecting worthy young people for scholarships ranging from $1000 to $500. This was Day Two of two days – the last meeting (April 19) was Day One,  when 12 worthy youth  received scholarships.   The money was raised by our Pancake Breakfast in early February.  In total, 20 scholarships will be given out worth $18,500 – We had 29 scholarship applications and 20 were accepted.Way to Go Kiwanians of Lake San Marcos.

Here is a summary of the 8 recipients for Day Two April 26, 2016:

  1. Elizabeth Klopfenstein– Entering Palomar College – Full time wife and mother of two – firefighter paramedic – wants to become a nurse.
  2. Travis Whittle – Entering Palomar College – interested in theater arts and geology – founded “Never a Dull Moment” charities – works as volunteer with several local charities.
  3. Michele Jones – Re-entering Palomar College after 21 years in medical administration field – ambassador for student nursing program – wants to become a registered nurse.
  4. Daniel Ferrin – Re-entering Palomar College – Navy corpsman with wife US Navy Hospital– wants to become nurse-anesthetist  – active in habitat for humanity.
  5. Anjo Armendi – from San Marcos High Key Club (President) – wants to attend Univ. California Riverside in Pre-Med (Neuroscience) – Parents attended – Ruth Underwood Memorial award.
  6. Zach Blecman – from Mission High Key Club (Secretary) – wants to attend Cal. St. Univ. San Marcos in media/film – from military family (moved a lot) – “found own place” in Key Club– Underwood award.
  7. Robert Henning – from Mission High (Science, Tec hnology, Engineering, Math award) – wants to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science.  GPA 4.37. Worked on hearing project to block out ambient sounds. He says “The World is a Garden”.
  8. Nicole Timofeevski – from La Costa Canyon Key Club – wants to attend Univ. California Berkeley in English/Journalism – wants to “Use words for change.”  R. Underwood award. (could not attend).

Scholarship recipients from Day One (12) – April 19, 2016

  1. Thomas Roberts– FFA – San Marcos High – will attend Cal State Chico – Major in environmental science
  2. Jesus Ruiz – FFA – San Marcos High – will attend Palomar College – Major in Water Technology –
  3. Jennifer Priego – Twin Oaks High – will attend Palomar College, then 4 year school, then a Veterinary School
  4. Vibha Vijayakumar – San Marcos High –  attend either Harvey Mudd or Cal Tech –  to be a chemical engineer
  5. Liliana Ramirez – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Berkley – Helps new students in high school
  6. Luz ZoBell – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Irvine – will major in nursing – wants to be a nurse.
  7. Carisa Hilton – Mission High – will attend St. Benedict College in Minnesota –will major in nutrition sciences.
  8. Kimberly  Magat – Mission High –  attend Univ. California Berkley – major in business or marketing  – 4.33 GPA
  9. Tory Lynch – San Marcos High – will attend Massachusetts school of Pharmacy –  in nursing or health sciences.
  10. Vanessa Maldenado – Mission High – will attend Univ. of California Santa Barbara – major in molecular biology.
  11. Samantha Leach – Mission High – will study kinesiology (muscles) – has overcome many life struggles.
  12. Quionna Pullum – Mission High – will attend San Jose State Univ. – will major in Journalism.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Notices and Upcoming Events

  • Health Report – Dealing with Health issues: Jean Austin, Bob and Dianne Dotson.
  • New Members:  2 “Tim Zim” Tim Zimnowodski (friend of John Lee) – Karley Jankowski (Community Relations Director from Meridian will alternate attending with Wes Hebner).
  • Elections Next Week – Fred Folbrecht (Chairman) announced the proposed slate of new officers for the 2016-2017 Kiwanis year (begins in October 2016): ●President – Sandi Hadley, ● President Elect – Ivan Gillis or Tom Kumura,  ● Secretary Pat Haugen (continuing), ● Treasurer – Jacque McGee (continuing) ● Directors John Lee (2ndterm) and ● Jim Murphy (2ndterm),  ● For two Director positions that will be vacant (Dick Birkenstock and Don Alexander terms will be finished) there are three Nominees:  Gary Edwards, Mona Sims, and Ted May.Current President Jerry Mason would become Immediate Past President on the Board next year – Official election of new board will be held  May 3. Competition on the items in green.

Looking Ahead

  • Dottie Sutton turns 91 in May and is proposing to hold a bake sale (all proceeds to Kiwanis) to celebrate her 91st– talk to Dottie if you want to help and/or contribute.
  • The 50/50 Pot was $110 – Key Clubber Anjo Armendi  drew the 5 diamonds (ahw) – now 48 cards left.
  • Key People for this MeetingGreeters– Jenny Birkenstock;  Invocation – Mona Sims;  Song – Don Alexander; Raffle collector – Jacque McGee; Line up – Mona Sims;  Lunch Collector – Ted May – The Best Piano Player – Dorothy Coleman.
  • Upcoming  Meetings :May 3 – Kiwanis Elections for next Kiwanis Year (Oct 2016-Sept 2017).

 “Kiwanis, – Love it, Live it, Share It.”

Jerry Mason

President – (This was Jerry Mason’s 23rd meeting as President)

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 SAD NEWS –

Beloved and 15 year Kiwanian Gene Williams passed away of a heart attack on April 27, 2016. He was 83. He is survived by his wife Evie. He was LSM Kiwanis President in 2004-5. Service details  are pending.