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.
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 EVENTS
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
UPCOMING EVENTS for 2020
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
Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Newsletter December 2019
John Lassos, PRESIDENT
PRESIDENTS CORNER – December is already here and everybody is preparing for the Christmas Holiday. We served over 450 attendees at the “Breakfast with Santa “ fundraising event through episodes of rain. It didn’t stop Santa from making his arrival to the delight of a lot of kids. My thanks to all members and high school volunteers.
Fifteen Mini Grant Awards will be presented to local elementary and middle schools on Dec. 17 .
Please keep our member, Paul Holmquist, in your thoughts. He is at St. Angus Hospital.
I want to wish all members and their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR and safe travels throughout this hectic holiday season.
- Girl Scout Troop 3041 have identified 2 families for their “Twelve Days of Christmas “ service project. We have been asked to help with delivery of packages. Vicki will have the sign up sheet on the 13th.
- The Board has agreed to budget $100.00 annually to Manna House.
- AN UPDATE FROM RON GREENWOOD – The family business is alive andwell, but has changed their name to “Greenwood Enterprises” and are still happyto take care of your heating and air conditioning needs.
- OUTPOURING – is Dec. 23! Vicki will have the sign up sheet and delivery infoon the 13th.
- Raffle Items for BINGO – Please bring your items starting at the Jan. 7th meetingDECEMBER EVENTS
Dec. 2 – Board meeting cancelled
Dec. 3 – Business meeting
December 7 – Breakfast with Santa
December 10 – Dark
December 13 – Xmas Party @ OLC at 5:30 pm (Hearty Appetizers and Desserts) December 17 – Mini Grant Awards Program
December 19 – Cook Pancakes at Minarets HS
December 23 – Community Outpouring
December 24 – DARK
December 31 – DARK
March 7, 2020 – BINGO