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Club News - September 2017

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The "Prez" Says: Al's September Ponderings

Here we are almost to the end of my term I would like to thank everyone for their help and cooperation during the past year. It is greatly appreciated! I am positive we will give the new leadership the same level of cooperation.

As I have stated before, I am so impressed and proud of the level of volunteering our club gives to the community, as well as financial support. We certainly are not the youngest club in the area, so it makes the accomplishments even more meaningful!

I close with this quote by Henri Nouwen:
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
         Peace, . Al


To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship
- - Henri Nouwen


Golden K Member Anniversary Dates

  • Arlen Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/04/2000 . . . . . . . 17 yrs




"Peanut Days" 2017 - Thanks


It is too early to provide final summary of our Peanut Days results for this year. We should have those results in our September 19 meeting, but the "early returns" look very good. Special thanks to all of you who volunteered to take a shift (or two). Thanks also to the spouses or friends of Golden K who helped. This important (and only) fund raiser for our club could not be the annual success that it is without your unselfish efforts.

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
- - Malala Yousafzai



Remembering Bob Nolden and Duane Melvin

Golden K'er, Bob Nolden, died peacefully in his home on August 8 after a long illness at the age of 82. Bob joined Golden K just over 10 years ago. Only a few years after joining, he served our club as a member of our Board for two years. Because of failing health, Bob had asked to resign his regular membership a few years ago but continued to stay in touch with us and we continued to recognize him as an Honorary Member of Golden K.

Then on August 29, long time Golden K'er, Duane Melvin passed away after a long illness at the age of 91. Duane joined Golden K over 25 years ago and had served our club as it's Vice President (1993 - 94) and President (1994 - 95). Duane also had asked to resign as a regular member a few years ago because of his health. We continued to recognize him as well as an Honorary Member of Kiwanis Golden K. Duane continued to stay in touch and we are told enjoyed following our club activities with interest via our monthly newsletters.

Rest in Peace, Bob and Duane, You will both be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.


I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
- - Harry Dean Stanton




The End of our Club Year Approaches

On September 30 we mark the end of our Club Year. Our new officers and Board members will first "take their seats" in the October 4 Board and regular meetings.
As we discussed in the last newsletter, we will begin discussions in the October 4 Board meeting to set the charitable giving plan for our club for this next year.
If you have suggestions on charities that should be added or deleted from the current list, see Treasurer, Mike Doerre, or any other officer or Board member before that October 4th meeting.
Thanks ahead of time for any inputs you may have.



Page last updated by Dick Zelenski on September 15, 2017