called the meeting to order right on time. What a
treat ! He called on Ron Freitas for the
Pledge, Don Ahrens the Song and Esther
Knobel the Prayer. (The song was so well done
that it was decided to let Mr. Ahrens be our
permanent songster (?) leader ??
Hertle started off with sad news regarding
Roger Sinclair, and that his funeral is set for
Wednesday the 17th at the Oakdale
Memorial Chapel in Oakdale at 10:00 a.m.
announced that there will be a Board Meeting on
Tuesday the 30th (following the regular
meeting). Our Board members are all the officers,
plus John Thoming, Carole Thoming, Esther Knobel,
Dan Fitzgerald, Joyce Aakerlund, Harold Petersen and
Haupt is still in search of a hall to hold our
Crab Feed (set tentatively for Feb. 9th).
McGrath reported on our club’s attendance last
Friday at the October Fest at John Thurman Field.
Joyce, Jerry and Terry worked the first
shift. There were only about 25 booths giving out
free beer, so we barely had enough to get us through
Gallo Center is hosting the National Philanthropy
Day luncheon. If you’re interested in going contact
Prez John. The cost is $45.
Glattke announced that the Friends of the
Modesto Library will be holding a book sale in her
garage on Sat, Oct 20 8:00 am to 11 am Books will
be on sale at $5 per bag, so come out and buy a bag
(corner of Norwegian and Sunrise Ave.) The whole
complex is having sales, so you may find all kinds
Barton announced that our former member Rod
Mortensen’s wife Barbara has died, funeral
arrangements will be announced. Rod was very
instrumental in our Sea Scout troop for many years.
Jim also noted that he & his wife have been
supporting the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle, then
paid a sad buck as he had to leave before the
Thoming paid a happy buck for her and John’s
cruise adventures, and I think it even involved
an anniversary ?? They also hosted their children
and spouses! She got all that for a happy buck
???? Our new President must not have been paying
attention………………maybe John and Carole will be
paying more next week ?)
gave a sad buck in memory of her late husband Finn,
who’s birthday was last week.
Ahrens gave a buck…….happy or sad? Regarding
his kitchen remodel project and a big white dog (I
think you had to have been there)
Trammell has been replaced as program director
after so, so many years. Thank you Margaret
for all your efforts. She is being replaced by one
of our newest members, Esther Knobel. If you
have any ideas of who or what you would like to see
for a program, contact Esther 602-5152……..
today was the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle,
introduced by nine year old Faith, daughter of new
member Esther. (Good job, Faith!) The shower shuttle
is run under the banner of the Church in the Park
Program. It was very informative and Kelly spoke of
the many homeless people they are helping. They also
provide clean socks and underwear for each “guest”.
Pat Glattke stood up after and stated she
was donating $20 for the ‘shower program’ and went
around the room and collected a total of
$200……………….Way to go, members………….
John has also reinstated the ‘secret greeter’
program, so make sure you shake hands with everyone
in the room at each meeting……..Today’s greeter was
Mark Davis. Several members also had to
“pony up” $1 for not wearing their Kiwanis pin. Our
new Prez is going to fill the fine pot! Way to go,