Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

"You can join Kiwanis if you want to perform good works."
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Kiwanis Club of Richland, WA
Pacific Northwest District - Div 54
P.O. Box 1622
Richland, WA 99352

Contact us: Richland Kiwanis

Membership meetings: Every Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm, Richland Shilo Inn
50 Comstock St., Richland, WA

Board meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
12:00pm, Noon, Salvation Army Mid-Columbia
1219 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA
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2015 - 2016 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

President(s)
 Gary Busselman
 Ben Johnson 
 Kurt Johnson
 Dave Lewis

Past President
  Lonna Malone

Secretary
  Leona Hassing

Treasurer
  Nancy Beitel

Board Members: 
  Corky Greenfield(16), Betty Norton(16),
  Ninu Kaushal(16), Randy Johnston(16),
  Karen Vasquez(17), 
Larry Chapman(17),
  Sharon Felton(17)

Retiring from the Board are Gerry Ritter, Dawn Gerhard, and  Ben Johnson
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RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION
        Nancy Beitel
        Gary Busselman
        Larry Chapman
        Ralph Curran
        Kurt Johnson
        Hollie Kaiser
        Ann Ketchum
        Dave Lewis
        Lonna Malone
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KIWANIS DISTRICT/INTERNATIONAL
         Gerry Greenfield
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UPCOMING EVENTS
     
LUNCH MEETING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

May25: Richland Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Awards

June 1: Richland Kiwanis Memorial Luncheon

June 8: Fadel Eiran (A recent visitor to Cuba) - Life in Cuba Today

Jun 15: LIGO – Mike Landy - The recent detection of gravitational waves

June 22: Cathy Manderbach - Dementia afflictions and their effects on society

UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

June 8th : Division Council – 6 pm Camp Kiwanis – Hot Wheels for SIGN contest

June 25th: Pancake Breakfast & Cool Desert Nights – contact Bert Pierard

June 23 – 26: Kiwanis International Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canad

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DATES TO REMEMBER 2015 - 2016
Division Council meets 2nd Wed. of each month at Camp Kiwanis, Kennewick, unless otherwise noted

October 1     New Kiwanis year begins.
                      Division Council – Kennewick Club

November
    Kiwanis Family Month
                      Division Council – Columbia Club

December    No Division Council meeting

January        Division Council – Tri-City Industry

February      Division Council – Horse Heaven Hills

March           Division Council – Richland

April             Division Council – Walla Walla (in Walla Walla)

April 2          Kiwanis One Day
                     67th PNW Key Club Convention - Portland

May              ANNUAL MEETING – Election of Officers/Board
                     Division Council meeting – Service Day/Picnic

June             Division Council – Pasco Club
                     Pancake Breakfast - Cool Desert Nights

June 23–26  101st KI Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July               Division Council –Dayton (in Dayton)

                      Pie & Ice Cream Booth - Art in the Park (2 days)

July 6-10       Key Club International Convention, Atlanta GA

August
         No Division Council meeting
                      Fair and DCON

August 25-28 99th PNW District Convention -- Portland, OR

September     Division Council – Lt. Governor Barb to host
                        Installation of officers / board members -- 2016-2017

October 1 -   New Kiwanis year begins 

NEW RICHLAND KIWANIS YOUTH PROTECTION PROGRAM
There are more than 300,000
Kiwanis members of all ages involved in Kiwanis youth programs.  Almost all Kiwanis clubs sponsor KEY clubs and do projects with youth.  When we work with and mentor youth during projects and activities their care and welfare are being entrusted to us.  It might be hard to believe that a troubling incident involving a youth or club member could happen in any club or community but there are countless examples, in all places, with all types of youth service organizations.  In order to help ensure the safety of the youth we work with the Richland Kiwanis Club has adopted a Background Check program that is both comprehensive and confidential.  If you have questions about the new program please contact Jerry Greenfield at (509) 308-2908 or (509) 628-2068.  If, after speaking with Jerry, you find that you are subject to the new program please complete the Background Check Authorization Form (click link here) and either send it by U.S. Mail or hand-deliver it to Jerry Greenfield, 2017 Meadows Dr North, Richland, WA 99352.  In order to maintain confidentiality please DO NOT EMAIL.


2016 Richland Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - The Richland Kiwanis Foundation awarded four scholarships at its annual scholarship luncheon.  Students from Richland High School and Liberty Christian High School received the scholarships.  Also awarded at the luncheon was a Curran Family scholarship, administered through WSU Tri-Cities.

A Word the
"President’s Corner"

What a May as the month started with electing a new team for next year! We are  very fortunate to have Ninu Kaushal. and Shasta Meyers as President and  President-Elect respectively for next year. I know they are anxious to make good  things happen as they have already committed to attend CLE in Yakima on August 6th. Nancy Beitel and Leona Hassing were re-elected to the valuable positions of Treasurer and Secretary respectively. (Our club could not function without their dedicated service to us) The vacated board positions will be filled by Jerry and Corky Greenfield, Lonna Malone, and Dick Wight. The remaining 2017 Board positions will continue to be served by Karen Vasquez (see information below), Sharon Felton, and Larry Chapman. I am fortunate to serve as your Past President next year. My thanks to all those who have stepped up to help with the administration of our club.  Additionally, thanks go out to Henry Stevens, Chairman, and the Nominating Committee for their efforts in recruiting candidates.  

Following the elections, we had the opportunity to hear Ben Johnson’s presentation on the results of the Club survey, followed by Sharon Felton detailing some of the new, exciting actions underway to help move our Club forward. The discussion that followed provided more insight into the ongoing activities of our Club.

So what’s new  – how about zip lining at the Jubilee Ranch Visit, Breakfast and Tour of Terra Vida that included a yummy breakfast.  New member Jim Watkins received his Kiwanis Pin and initial training on his road to attaining “full membership”. Please take time to introduce yourself to Jim and welcome him to the club. (He has already helped with the bicycle race and attended a Board Meeting.)

Our May 18th Meeting provided an opportunity to wish long time member Willy Rees "Happy 91st Birthday!" His wife brought a special cake to help us celebrate, and it was devoured first - before the meal, life is good.

We said good bye to member  Major Karen Vasquez as she and her husband are moving to their new assignment  in Colorado. During the last five years she served on several committees, projects and Richland Board of Directors.

Gary Castellano, Hospice Chaplaincy, gave a presentation on programs, provided new information on their provided services to the community, and need for volunteers.  

Paul Vinther announced that Nancy Johnson joined the Human and Spiritual Values Committee. Paul asked Nancy to be the point contact persons for members to contact with health and welfare information. Nancy’s cell phone number is 509-947-1835. Please contact her as Paul’s phone will no longer be in service.

NEWS YOU CAN USE
The web’s best kept secret? Free classic radio dramas (link here)
How to defend against phishing scams (link here)

Internet crime victim profile; particularly the elderly (link here)

WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF RICHLAND KIWANIS?  Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age. If you would like more information, or are interested in joining, please contact Ralph Curran (509) 943-9751  e-mail: r.curran1@frontier.com, or Leona Hassing  (509) 942-4111, e-mail: lhassing@aol.com.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Annual Top Scholars Luncheon

Jubilee Outing
Field trip to Jubilee Leadership Academy April 8, 2016

Kiwanis One Day

Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service. This year our club worked to improve the grounds at Camp Kiwanis.










Exchange Student luncheon
On Feb. 10 we had our annual Exchange student luncheon. The event was chaired by Shirley Mellick and the exchange students from all the Richland schools and their host families were invited. We had a great time visiting with these outstanding students that answered questions we had submitted about their native countries.

Sep
tember 30, 2015, New Board and change of President(s)

Scholarship Luncheon

Each year the Richland Kiwanis Club Foundation and the Curran family award selected graduating high school students one-year college scholarships.

April 11, 2015
Kiwanis One Day Project
Richland Kiwanians, Hanford High and Richland High Schools Key Clubs, Advisers, and Friends gathered on April 11th at Goethals Park Nature Playground to spread real rocks (not small pebbles) along the banks of a creek that flows through the park during warm weather.

March 18, 2015
Richland Kiwanis 70th Anniversary 

February 12, 2015
2015 Foreign Student Luncheon
Each year foreign students attending Richland high schools and their host families are recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at an annual luncheon. 

2014 See's Candy Sale 
(Nancy Beitel, Chair)


November/December 2014
CITRUS SALE
Fruit arrived Friday, December 5th. There were three days for fruit pickup. Pickup was at Ralph Curran’s home.  A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.  (Kae Hopkins, Chair)

June 28th, 2014: Soap Box Challenge – This is a Kiwanis Club of Richland and The Arc of the Tri-Cities event, in cooperation with the City of Richland. The event pairs kids with disabilities as riders with their typically developing peers as special derby drivers. Cars are supplied by Leo Finnegan, Life Enrichments Options, Issaquah.

June 21st, 2014: Cool Desert Nights Pancake Breakfast – Kids, grandkids and friends came to see the cars and have a great breakfast.

June 1st, 2014
Spring Social
Kiona Winery. Kiwanians and friends had a friendly get together with good wine and food. 

June 4, 2014
Scholarship Awards
KCRW Foundation introduced this years scholarship winners. 

April 30, 2014
Annual Top Scholars program
KCRW honored the top scholars from all Richland High Schools

April 22, 2014
Pen-Pal Picnic - Pizza lunch with the kids in Howard Amon Park

April 5, 2014 
KIWANIS "ONE" DAY

February 12, 2014

FOREIGN STUDENT LUNCHEON
For many years, foreign students attending Richland high schools and their host families have been recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at an annual luncheon. Students attending Hanford, Liberty Christian, and Richland high schools, were invited as guests, together with their host families.


July 26 & 27, 2013
PIE & ICE CREAM IN THE PARK
A part of the 63rd annual Art in the Park
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

June 22, 2013
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
A part of the 20th annual Cool Desert Nights
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.









June 15, 2013
CHALLENGE SERIES RACE
Formerly the Soap Box Challenge, this year's Challenge Series Race was held on June 15, 2013. This is a Kiwanis Club of Richland and The Arc of the Tri-Cities event, in cooperation with the City of Richland. The event paired kids with disabilities as riders with their typically developing peers as special derby drivers. Each team received a commemorative T-shirt and a framed picture of their car. Cars were supplied by Leo Finnegan, Life Enrichments Options, Issaquah.

May 29, 2013
KIWANIS FOUNDATION AND 
CURRAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

May 24, 2013
WINE AND CHEESE PARTY
"Sometimes everything is almost perfect." Laurel
Members, prospective members, and parents of our exchange students, top scholars, and scholarship recipients attended a wine and hors d'oeuvres party Friday May 24th at the Kiona winery.  


May 18, 2013
ANNUAL RICHLAND KIWANIS GARAGE SALE
Corky and Gerry Greenfield's home.

May 15, 2013
KIWANIS KEY CLUBS ANNUAL REPORT
Key Club officers and members from the Hanford and Richland High Schools presented a program about their activities during the 2012-2013 school year.

May 4, 2013
2013
 
KIWANIS ONE DAY PROJECT
Painting the Howard Amon Park wading pool.


May 1, 2013
Top Scholars Recognition
Top students from Richland area High Schools and their families were recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at its annual Top Scholars luncheon.

April 23, 2013
PEN PAL PICNIC
Each year Richland Kiwanis Club members exchange letters with local students. The finalie is a picnic with all the kids and participating Kiwanis members at the pavilion behind the Community Center in Howard Amon Park.

February 20, 2013

FOREIGN STUDENT LUNCHEON
For many years, foreign students attending Richland high schools and their host families have been recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at an annual luncheon. This year 23 students from 15 different countries, attending Hanford, Liberty Christian, and Richland high schools, were invited as guests, together with their host families.


November/December 2012

SEE’S CANDY SALE

All proceeds from selling See’s Candies go to the Richland Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Fund. We were at the West Richland Yoke’s Market on Dec. 7, Malley’s Compounding Pharmacy and Gifts on Dec. 8, and Gary Busselman’s RV in the Richland Uptown parking lot Dec. 14 and 15.
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.


November/December 2012
CITRUS SALE
Fruit arrived December 3rd. There were three days for fruit pickup. Pickup was at Ralph Curran’s home. 
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

August 18, 2012
SOAP BOX CHALLENGE
This free, non-competitive, event is an opportunity for community interaction with members of our challenged community.

July 27 & 28, 2012
PIE & ICE CREAM IN THE PARK
A part of the 62nd annual Art in the Park
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

June 23, 2012
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
A part of the 19th annual Cool Desert Nights. 
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

May 31, 2012
ANNUAL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON
75 former members of Richland Kiwanis were remembered at our general meeting. Honored guests present were Jan Chamberlain and daughter, Ann Roseberg, Mary Lee Hall, Dixie Hutson, Laurel Piippo and Janis Kittle. Our illustrious speaker was member Wilbur Reese.

May 23
2012/13 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS


May 19th, 2012
GARAGE SALE
Sale was at Corky and Jerry Greenfield's home.
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project
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