March, 2019 Newsletter

Meetings at 6 p.m. on first and third Tuesdays of each month at
Community Room of the Madison County Library
507 West Main Street in Richmond
Check Meetings/Calendar for dates and occasional changes of location

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March 4
Deadline for Kiwanis International Signature Project Contest

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Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 pm
Board of Director's meeting

Tuesday, March 5, 6 pm
Regular meeting - Joyce Gullette, God's Pantry Speaker

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Tuesday, March 19, 6 pm
Regular meeting - Vickie Moberly - Career Fair Speaker


Saturday, March 23
Mall Magic for Kids - Richmond Mall

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Bringing Up Grades by Kit Carson Students

Twenty-one students in Ms. Short's third grade class at Kit Carson School was recognized last week for improving their grades during the last grading period. Ms. Short is on the right of the photo and Mrs. Joan Kleine, the immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, is on the left.

Students who made improvements in their performance in Reading, Writing, and /or Mathematics during the last grading period were provided certificates by the local Kiwanis Club through its BUG program which encourages students to Bring Up Grades. The club sponsors this BUG program in third grade classes in both the Daniel Boone School and the Kit Carson School.

The BUG Program is designed to provide recognition and rewards for academic improvement by Kiwanis International.

The Kiwanis Club of Richmond also sponsors the Madison Central High School Key Club and the Model High School Key Club which provide leadership and service both to the school and the community.

 

 

Nineteen students in Ms. Sanders' third grade class at Kit Carson School was recognized last week for improving their grades during the last grading period. Ms. Sanders is on the right of the photo and Mrs. Joan Kleine, the immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, is on the left.

 

Twenty-one students in Ms. Bicknell's third grade class at Kit Carson School was recognized last week for improving their grades during the last grading period. Ms. Bicknell is on the right of the photo and Mrs. Joan Kleine, the immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, is on the left.

Eighteen students in Ms. Shepherd's third grade class at Kit Carson School was recognized last week for improving their grades during the last grading period. Ms. Shepherd is on the right of the photo and Mrs. Joan Kleine, the immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, is on the left.

Seventeen students in Ms. Friend's third grade class at Kit Carson School was recognized last week for improving their grades during the last grading period. Ms. Friend is on the right of the photo and Mrs. Joan Kleine, the immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, is on the left.

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Stephanie Konkel Performs Balloon Magic at the Kids Mall Madness

Stephanie Konkel Performs Balloon Magic making many animals, flowers, and sword balloons for the kids.. She attracted the longest line at the mall. Joan Kleine sat next to her distributing Kiwanis Coloring Books and Crayons to kids attending the event.

While some Kiwanians worked the Kiwanis table, others brought their children and grandchildren to take advantage of the events for the kids. Above is Wyatt Caniff and Nola Caniff, the son and daughter of Kiwanians Jessica and Jimmy Caniff at the petting zoo. Nola also enjoyed posing with the Disney characters.

Additional booths were set up 4-H and students from Madison Central High School, Madison Southern High School, and Model High School students who had a number of activities for the kids. And 4-H set up stands to sell some of their crafts.

Special thanks to Kiwanian Phillis Adams with the Children's Champions, for yearly organizing this exceptional event.

Elbert Hudson, Long-time Kiwanian, Died last month.

Elbert Hudson with Beth Thompson when she presented to him his 60 year membership pin. Elbert was born on July 6, 1923 and died on March 7, 2019. He was a long time educator who served as the Superientendent of Schools in Lee County. He served in the navy during World War 2. He was on the USS Morrison on the morning of 4 May, when when attacked by four Japanese suiciders planes. Those who successfully able to get off of the sinking ship were 179 officers and men, 108 of whom were injured, including Elbert who received a Purple Heart for his many shrapnel wounds that stayed with him for the rest of his life. He always considered himself fortunate because 152 of his shipmates, most of those stationed below decks, were lost.

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