Serving the Children of the Sierra Mountain Communities

January Newsletter

Posted on Jan 8, 2020


Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Newsletter January 2020

John Lassos, PRESIDENT

PRESIDENTS CORNER – HAPPY NEW YEAR! I trust everyone enjoyed time with family and friends. I would like to share something I received from a fellow Kiwanian.

It’s 2020!
I’m tired and worn out, and I still have so many unanswered questions! I haven’t found out who let the dogs out.. where’s the beef…how to get to Sesame St…why Dora doesn’t just use Google Maps…Why do all flavors of fruit loops taste exactly the same, or how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop……why eggs are packaged in a flimsy carton, but batteries are secured in plastic that’s tough as nails…what does the fox say…why “abbreviated” is such a long word:or why is there a D in “fridge”, but not in refrigerator…why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, yet dish washing liquid is made with real lemons…why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections…and, why do you have to “put your two cents in” but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”, where’s that extra penny going to…why does the Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune…why did you just try to sing those two previous songs…and just what exactly is Victoria’s Secret and where is Waldo? Can you hear me now?…..



  • Our member Paul Holmquist would love to have visitors! He is at 2551 East Pryor St. in Fresno
  • BINGO Raffle Items are needed – Please bring your items starting at the Jan. 7th meeting. We have 10 items to date, but need some guy items, beer for the beer bucket and the bucket! as well as a few Gift cards.
  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Over 400 kids and their parents came and ate some scrumptious pancakes and a good start of the Christmas traditions.
  • OUTPOURING – Thanks to Lori and Bruce Howard and Carol and Ed George who provided mashed potatoes for this great event.. Word from those who attended was that it was another good event with hearty portions of traditional Christmas Dinner fixings.
  • OES K Kids – will be visiting Minarets Key Club on Jan. 16th. Any members wishing to join them please contact Vicki.
    January 6 – Board meeting at 8:00 am at OLC January 11 – DCM See John if you plan to attend. January 14 – ? Glacier High School Robotics Teams January 21 – ? Bill Samuelson Music Prog.
    January 28 – TBA
    February 3 – Board meeting at 8:00 am at OLC

February 22 – Mid Winter Conference – Modesto March 7 – BINGO
March 27-28 – Relay for Life
April 19 – Woodcarvers Breakfast and Dinner April 27 – Torch of Excellence
June – Sierra Tel Breakfast
June 27 – Rib Fest
September 12 – “Run for the Gold” Car Show December 5 – Breakfast with Santa