Despite seeing several old members for the first
time in a long time attendance was only in the
teens. Club President John Hertle called upon
Joy Swick who led the pledge of allegiance.
Jim Barton made up for being tardy by both
leading the patriotic song and giving a succinct
An update on plans for the July 4th
parade was given by Margaret Trammell. She
said “everything’s a go”. There will be a dinner for
VIP’s and those that have and will be helping with
the parade this Thursday at Gracada Park.
A refreshed looking Jan Jaeger corrected the
previous bulletin regarding the “Bowlathon”. It was
hosted by Modesto High Key Club and had 52
participants despite the midnight hour. It earned
$250 which goes to the neo-natal disease eradication
effort. Jan said “Key Club will be going all
said this club “by default” is the sponsor of the
Great American Festival upcoming in downtown
Modesto. Any actual engagement with the event is
unclear. (But would we have liability?)
drew applause for Jan Jaeger in presenting
her with a 20 year membership pin. Well deserved. An
President elect Craig Haupt
is about to fly to the Kiwanis International
Convention in Orlando. He announced an all day
Kiwanis leaders training to be held at Bethel Church
on Scenic Drive next month. Craig also said
he will be meeting with representatives of the
Veterans Center to make agreements to use their
facilities for the Shrimp feed on September 28th
and the Crab/Cioppino feed next January 25th.
It was good to see a slimmed down Jim Mesquit.
He generally sleeps midday because he works nights
as a security guard.
Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor John Carlos wants
to have two more District Council Meetings before
the end of his term of office. John Hertle
said he will offer his office for the first meeting
which will be July 25th.
There were lots of Kiwanians with Happy and Sad
stories this week:
said she and Terry attended the funeral of an old
friend, Larry Rackley, owner of the Dented Chef.
They also attended the burial ceremony at San
Joaquin National Cemetery which was conducted wby
military honor guard. Quite impressive.
waved “sore dollars” because he had to work hard to
cutup fallen trees at his mountain cabin. Large logs
and then he had to split them. His 86 year old dad
helped but his son in law was preoccupied.
said they went to see Yosemite Falls “before they
get turned off”. Sorry I missed the part about the
Looking well, Joyce Aakerlund said she had a
bad fall at home. Neighbors and paramedics were
involved in getting her evaluated and treated. She
rebounded enough to return home without
is smarting because the two batteries in his Chevy
truck are dead. It takes lots of cranking power to
get a high compression diesel V8 started. These
batteries cost big bucks. Thanks for the sad bucks
sad story reminded Craig Haupt that he blew a
tire in his pickup on the way to his cabin. He had
it towed to Angels Camp where a shop was happy to
sell him a premium tire. The side trip and tire set
him back $450!
was happy to be back with us and that Key Clubbers
earned more money by selling water and soft drinks
at the Graffiti parade. The Hertle boy did a
fine job promoting the sales along the parade
has been looking forward to becoming eligible to
Medicare next year. She was surprised to be getting
so many solicitations to purchase health insurance.
It was a rude shock to learn that supplemental
insurance is required to pay 20% of medical
Was it Jim Barton who got a message from
Texas citing the relatively low price for gas in the
Lone Star state. He complained that in California
gas tax increase will give us the highest gas taxes
in the country.
and his wife, Sandy, were delighted to have his two
grandsons from Massachusetts stay with them for a
few days. They were also delighted to return to
normal life when the boys were returned to their
parents. Jerry couldn’t resist giving a promo
for electric vehicles. “No gas, no oil, no filters”
and no smog certifications because the cars don’t
emit greenhouse gases. The fuel for his Chevy Bolt
is provided by the 10 solar panels on the roof of
his home. He is a true conservative!
said he has been tending to his mother’s needs. Or
is it his mother in law? John also has an
electric car, a Tesla with all wheel drive, which
can zoom to 60 miles per hour in less than 4
President elect Craig
solicited member’s advice on how he should vote as
our delegate at the Kiwanis convention. There are
about ½ dozen proposals. We gave our two bits but
generally said “you make the call”.
Scribe of the Day - Jerry Jackman