entered the building about two minutes before the
meeting was to begin, so we happily had him preside,
“start to finish”.
Zach, the son of our new member, Esther Knobel,
led us in the Pledge and did a great job. Keeping
things in the family, his sister, Faith, led us in
song and prayer with some help from Jeremiah
who is known for helping even members in leading the
song. The prayer was so well done (it is rumored
that she does it in church too) that it got
applause, unheard of normally. Good job by all.
is circulating a sign-up sheet for “Picnic at the
Pops” with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, for
those wishing to attend to sit together. Please
sign-up and, better yet, let Joyce know by a phone
call. It is Sept. 8th at about 8:00 p.m. It
is a fun event and Joyce has been arranging
picnic attendance by Club members for a number of
years. It will feature the music of “Queen” (“We Are
the Champions”, etc.) She also let us know that
there is a new treatment at Stanford Medical School
that hopes to be good for Alzheimers patients. That
is good news to many.
let us know that the event to honor one of our own,
Dick Hagerty went well Monday evening, with
80-100 present. He has served on the National and
International Salvation Army Boards and of course,
on many committees and offices with our Club. He
also goes overseas to help the Salvation Army. He
did, according to Terry, mention the Modesto Kiwanis
Club. Very good member of the Community at large, as
well as our Club.
our recent member, went to the County to see if it
would sponsor backpacks for deserving but
financially challenged kids in our county. They
agreed to buy from Charlie, (at discount!),
225 backbacks. Worked out for all. He and his son’s
(Hein Ho) backpack business was also the subject of
an article in Autism Magazine
announced that there will be a Stanislaus County
Education Foundation fundraiser on October 11, 2018,
at the Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 East More Vista
Avenue, in Denair. It is $150.00 per person. It will
honor Martin Petersen and Melanie Wyatt. There will
be a dinner and wine auction. Contact Margaret
if you have further questions.
Margaret Trammell and Karen Peterson
were the first at a wine tasting at Stewart and
Jasper in McHenry Village, for a fundraiser for
autism. Spent three hours and received dessert too.
reported that Jerry Jackman’s home had a
fancy Cadillac convertible parked in front. Jerry
said it was his brother’s. (Surrrre)
We cannot sign Happy Birthday to Margaret
Trammell any more as she “is not honoring her
birthday anymore”. Many have called for the Club
member’s birthdays to be given in a list to the
President. Where there is a will, there is a way.
left her keys at her cabin in Tahoe and did not
realize it until she reached Modesto, traveling with
Karen Peterson. It ended OK though as
neighbors helped her out.
Joyce Aakerlund and Esther Knobel
and her two children were near Redding recently
handing out items to help the people there suffering
from the forest fire.
has passed on. He was a long time member of the
Greater Modesto Club and five of those members were
at his funeral Saturday, along with members of the
North Modesto Club, which was really nice too. Our
thoughts and prayers are with his family.
son and girlfriend were at the recent Giants/Dodgers
game in LA, and he called Craig to celebrate from
has celebrated he and Christine’s 40th Anniversary.
He says he’s been married “to the same woman” all
along which makes this editor less nervous as my
wife’s name is also “Christine”. Congratulations!
14 year old daughter Ashlyn was in a talent show and
a lady came up to him during the performance and
said that “this was her card, Ashlyn sings very
well, and they could contact her about an audition.”
Ashlyn also performs in two bands.
Nan and Steven Jacobs
went to San Francisco and saw Les Miserables.
She is still a big fan of that show
two wine glasses were auctioned by Don Ahrens to
Craig Haupt (with some alleged help by John
Hertle) for $18.00
Incoming Club President John Hertle will be
installed September 26th at John and Mary
Ellen’s very nice home, designed and built some
years ago by a contractor for his own use. Very
interesting with lots of clever details. Sign-up
The Speaker was Monica Vergara who does marketing
for La Perla Tapitia which is a restaurant and
supermarket for Hispanic foods. It has a very large
store/cafe at 2031 Crows Landing Road; store’s phone
is 531-9210. The family who owns it and four other
stores began with a store in Patterson; John Field
used to go there on the way home from biking in the
Del Puerta Canyon in the hills across I-5 from
Patterson. She brought pastries from the store which
she shared with the members (Good!). She urged us to
go there, enjoy the fresh vegetables and fruits, the
pastries, and the scrumptious food.
Editor: Hugh Brereton