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Club News - January 2018

News Items:


The "Prez" Says

Happy New Year! Here is a quote from Katie Klise - "During the holiday season, it's easy to forget that sometimes the best gift is simply tthe gift of time."
         . . . Joe


If you go to Minnesota in January, you should know that it's gonna be cold.
You don't panic when the thermometer falls below zero.
- - Peter Lynch


Golden K Member Anniversary Dates

  • Don Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/11/2006 . . . . . . . 12 yrs
  • Clyde Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/24/1990 . . . . . . . 28 yrs
  • Bill Otto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/03/1988 . . . . . . . 30 yrs
  • John Leimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/15/1989 . . . . . . . 29 yrs
  • Bill Timmerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/17/1999 . . . . . . . 19 yrs
  • Dick Zelenski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/17/1999 . . . . . . . 19 yrs




Rochester Kiwanis Clubs asked to be Community Sponsors for Daffodil Days

The Rochester Kiwanis Clubs have been approached by the American Cancer Society [ACS] to consider acting as the community outreach arm of their "Daffodil Days" fund raiser this year. Those discussions are going on as this newsletter is written and we should know shortly whether that offer will be accepted by the collective Rochester clubs or not.

If accepted, our club has agreed to support that effort by delivering daffodils to purchasing organizations as we have done in the past. We will keep you posted on the outcome of those discussions.


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
- - Victor Hugo



Updating the List of Golden K Supported Volunteer Programs

As we outlined in our last newsletter, we are in the process of updating the list of our Golden K supported volunteer activities. As a club we are no longer involved in some of the volunteer projects we list. On the other hand, we have adopted some new volunteer opportunities over the last few years.

It is time to refresh our volunteer list. We started that process in the January Board meeting and have asked for input and suggestions from our membership through the month of January with the goal of declaring our updated volunteer opportunities following the February Board meeting.

Here are the changes recommended so far:

Proposed to be DROPPED

  • ATLC Classes
  • Child Care Resource and Referral
  • Meals on Wheels
  • MN-DAK Books
  • Read Around the World

To Be ADDED So Far
  • School System Bike Repair
  • DNR Youth Safety
  • Mentoring
  • Catholic Charities
  • Daffodil Days (if the ACS request is accepted)

Review this initial list and if you have suggestions for other adds or deletions or disagree with any of the proposed drops, see any one of your Golden K officers some time in January.
Refer to the back page of your newsletter for the list of current volunteer projects.


During the wintertime in cold cities,
you sometimes need a party to break through the melancholy.
- - Josh Gordon



Page last updated by Dick Zelenski on January 15, 2018