Pres. Jeremiah called
the meeting to order right on time. Well Done!
He called on Paul Hearst.
(as he was closest to the flag) to handle the
Pledge, then Don Ahrens for the song, and
that went off well, He then called on our old (and
I do mean old) friend AL Menshew for the
He then asked for committee
reports, and as Pat Glattke was not present
(she was off golfing somewhere), her assistant
Terry stepped up to tell a few more details
about the Brunch. Financial figures are not all
in, as we’re still waiting for a few more members to
send in their checks and/or tickets. The Brunch, on
the whole, went very well, and Pat has
already thanked the members and guests that ‘went
above and beyond’ in their help. Today I gave a
gift to Craig Haupt that he was to pass on to
his dad, for his help. I also brought a cutting
board that someone left behind, and happily Dan
Fitz. claimed it as belonging to his wife.
Except for waiting for the few ‘slow paying’ members
to send in their checks/tickets, we’ve about got it
all wrapped up. Pat has a book telling all,
to give to next year’s chairman………………
Jeremiah called for a
“special Board Meeting” , and since we did have 7
members with us, we voted on the acceptance of
Charlie Nguyen as our newest member…………..He told
the club a little about himself and his family, and
I think he will be a welcome addition to our club.
He will be presented with a New Member Badge and
Apron next week. Be sure and look for him and
sign his apron and say “Welcome”…
John Thoming (the great
Brunch ticket seller) announced that the date has
been set for Thursday August 2 for the annual trek
to the Wool Growers Inn in Los Banos. The cost is
$30.00 and you need to sign up two weeks in
advance. If you’ve never gone, it’s a real
Terry announced that he
and Joyce Aakerlund traveled to Santa Nella
last Thursday to the DCM (District Council Meeting)
for you newer members. There will also be a DCM
meeting in Merced this coming Sat. to elect a new
“Trustee” for our District (that’s the officer that
is a go-between with our Lt Gov. and the Governor.
There is also our annual training session for ALL
incoming Presidents and Secretaries. If you fit
into that category, you should attempt to be there.
For information, contact Jeremiah, whom I’m
sure is going ….
Al Menshew started it
off with a Happy Five….he went to Irvine, Ca to see
his son David, receive another Doctorate , (he now
has 3 !!) Al claims he takes after his
mother) but I’m sure Al had a little to do
with raising such a fine young man…..
Margaret paid. a happy
buck, but I couldn’t hear what it was about
(something to do with dancing on, or under, a table
John Hertle paid a
happy, or sad ? buck as he will not be at next weeks
Don Ahrens gave a happy
buck for the trip he took with his daughter to
Yosemite (via train and bus). She lost her purse
somewhere on the trip (with $35 cash)…..After they
got home, he got a call regarding a ‘package’ at the
train station, and he went and picked up her purse
(minus the $35). Feeling fatherly, he put another
$35 in and gave it to his daughter………..She looked in
and said, “you put your own money in, didn’t you”…He
tried to deny it, but she said the bills in her
purse when she lost it were not the same
denominations as these……….. wow, you just can’t get
ahead of kids these days………….
Craig Haupt paid a sad
buck, as his family went in several different
directions over Fathers Day, and left him all
Joyce Aakerlund gave a
happy buck , and then went over and gave Craig
a hug (he now feels better ).
Jeremiah gave a happy
buck, seems his whole family gathered at the
cemetery to ‘visit’ with their father and
John Hertle gave a happy
buck, something to do with Cowboy Coffee ?? (turns
out to be “instant coffee”),….. Wow, does that mean
I’m a Cowboy ???
Our program today was Taylor
Gamino, the name sake of Camp Taylor, Inc. This is
a group that specializes in helping kids born with
heart problems. They have just taken over the old
Honor Farm out near Grayson and are in the process
of fixing it up to better suit them. North Modesto
Kiwanis recently went out there and took down all
the Barbwire fencing that surrounded the place.
They are holding a fund raising auction Oct. 22nd.
(more info on that later)….a very interesting
program that I’m sure could use our help in the
The meeting ended with Terry
winning the attendance drawing…..such a deserving
See you all next week.
P.S. If you too would like to
say good things about yourself, you may apply to be
one of our ‘scribes’…It’s really quite easy, all you
have do is write ‘somewhat’ about what happened at
the meeting and then e-mail it to Paul Hearst…………..try
it, you might enjoy it……….