called the meeting to order right on time. He knew
better than to wait for late arriving Pres. John
Hertle to eat his lunch. He called on himself
to lead the prayer, and I forgot who did the pledge,
but it was well done. Not sure I can say the same
for the song. Don Ahrens was asked to lead
it, but as his daughter was with him, he decided
that since this was the first meeting of the year,
he wanted to try something different. He asked us
all to sing the Star Spangled Banner. With this
clubs reputation for singing, I’m surprised he
attempted it…………..But, with his daughter tuning, we
did get off to a fairly good start. It only started
to fade near the end, but what the hey, He tried
About then, John Hertle was ready to take
over. Jeremiah W. , Karen P. and Bill G.
snuck in late and our not so alert Pres. forgot to
fine them (I’m sure he will make it up next week
Even our most dependable member, Jan J. got
here a little late, but she noted that as this is
the first meeting of the year, she now has ‘perfect
attendance’ for the year. Now there’s a pretty
called on Craig H. to bring us all up date on
the upcoming Crab Feed, but he’s still trying to
nail down a date and location…….(If Jeremiah calls
me tonight before this goes out, I may be able to be
more exact………oh well…….
reminds us that next Thursday Jan. 17th,
5 p.m. at Downey High is a conclave to elect the new
Lt.. Gov. of the Key Club. Also,, there will be a
Charter Night on Feb. 25 @ Oakdale High School for
the new Oakdale Key Club. This is a pretty big deal
and our club should try and have a big turnout. If
you’ve never attended a Key Club function, this
would be the one………….
paid a sad buck, seems he went to his cabin in
Arnold, and found no snow……for some reason, he then
went to his ‘other’ home in Pismo Beach, and
surprise, surprise,, there was no snow there
either…But, since it was his birthday, he threw a
big Bar-B-Q and fed all his friends. Believe it or
not, he then asked for the clubs infamous birthday
song that even led….It was done as badly as ever….
It was so bad, that Mark D. also had a
birthday and asked the club to sing him the ‘good’
version. Which was done quite nicely……….
I believe there is a District Council Meeting in
Sonora this Sat. at 11:00a.m. I might be going, so
if you’re interested, give me a call.
just recently returned from her trip to
Portugal…….says she had a great time, but I don’t
remember her bringing an auction item ???? (Pres.
John, take note)
paid a happy buck for a trip to Cabo, but again, I
saw no auction item…. He also paid another happy
buck as he claimed his Oakland Raiders did not lose
last week end (he forgot to mention that they didn’t
even play )
paid a happy 5 $ for his upcoming trip to his
granddaughters wedding in Auckland, New Zealand…… He
also promised to bring back an auction item……….(in
about 3 weeks).
Today’s program was Angela Gardner. Who spoke about
communicating skills, and how to improve them… All
I seem to remember is that she divided the room info
4 different groups (depending on how each
communicates), but one of the groups was
empty…….maybe the communication skills in that group
was badly needed ??? But, it could just be that my
hearing was badly needed /????...
I’m sure, if you were at the meeting, you would
understand….it was an ‘’interesting’ program…….
See you in a month Terry