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
2015 - 2016 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS
Corky Greenfield(16), Betty Norton(16),
Ninu Kaushal(16), Randy Johnston(16),
Karen Vasquez(17), Larry Chapman(17),
Retiring from the Board are Gerry Ritter, Dawn Gerhard, and Ben Johnson
RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION
LUNCH MEETING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTIVITIES
July 6: Rebecca Hildman – Director of Community Action Connection
July 13: Andrew Schlabach – A practitioner of Acupuncture & Chinese
medicine (son of Columbia Clubs President Marlene Schweighart).
Andrew Schlabach is the son of Marlene Schweighardt, Columbia Club. He fell in love with mountain climbing when he was a foreign exchange to New Zealand during his junior year of high school. He was in the Army, then went to school in Minnesota . He returned to the Northwest! He ran his own business, Split Diamond Media, for over 25 years. During these year he did a lot of mountain climbing and biking! While climbing in Nepal he fell in love with the people and noticed the lack of medical care. He decided to go back to school and attended the Oregon School of Oriental Medicine. After graduating, he and two other graduates went to Nepal and started the Acupuncture Relief Project! Andrew has been returning to Nepal for the last 8 years! The clinic has been moved and the focus has been tweeted over the years. Andrew will be returning to Nepal in September.
July 20: Thomas Roach – Immigration lawyer
July 27: Jubilee Leadership Academy student testimony
July 13: Division Council at 6 pm somewhere in Dayton
July 29 & 30: Allied Arts “Art in the Park” Pie & Ice cream &
Root Beer Float booth.
August 25 thru 28: PNW District Convention in Portland Oregon
JULY BIRTHDAYS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Liv Gibbons -- July 3
Kurt Johnson -- July 6
Leo Van Swam -- July 6
Jerry Greenfield -- July 8
Anthony Wolfe -- July 15
Kae Hopkins -- July 20
Henry Stevens -- July 21
Randy Johnston -- July 22
Ninu Kaushal July 28
KIWANIS FAMILY LINKS
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
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.
A WORD FROM THE "PRESIDENT'S CORNER"
Are we busy enough yet? I think our club members are gearing up for summer. We finished May by awarding four deserving high school graduates with $2000 scholarships and awarding the Miriam and Ralph Curran WSU Scholarships. I really enjoy being able to help our future mover and shakers.
June is off to a roaring start as we participated in the first Hot Wheels for SIGN race. Although our entries didn’t win we had a lot of fun and raised $202 dollars for SIGN. Thanks for your support.
We did get to say “Good By” to Karen Vasquez as she was able to attend a meeting before departing the area for a new assignment. She and her husband are moving to Colorado for their next Salvation Army assignments. We do wish them the best as they move forward.
I have really enjoyed our meetings this month. Our first meeting was our Annual Memorial Service. I really enjoyed our member Liv Gibbon’s thought that she shared regarding our departed members. Her tribute included photographs and words that captured their lives with fellow Kiwanians. Thanks Liv!
June 8 we enjoyed Fadel Eiran (A recent visitor to Cuba) describing his recent visit to Cuba and his thoughts on the current life of Cubans. I think he could have sign up a tour group at the end of his presentation.
Jun 15 Our club got an update on the lasts happenings at LIGO. Dr. Evan Goetz presented us with the amazing results of recent findings at LIGO. The presentation was well received as he was able to explain a very complex operations regarding the recent detection of gravitational waves (In fact the most recent observation was announced today!) This is pure research happening in our back yard. Additionally, we were able to meet Jacoby Tallman who applied and was accepted to the Kiwanis Law Enforcement Camp this summer. Jacoby will be a junior at Hanford High School next fall. We wish him the best and look forward to his report of all the “fun” he had at camp.
Burt Pierard, Chair of the Pancake Breakfast Fund raiser, is hard at work pulling together the organization and equipment to support this Cool Desert Nights function on Saturday, June 25th. He needs our support, so when he calls get your name on the list to help. Please invite your neighbors and friends to stop by for some of our yummy, world famous flap jacks!
Reminder that Nancy Johnson is taking the club members health information calls. If you, or you know of an ailing club member, please give her a call at 509-947-1880. As far as I know Henry Stevens is still not receiving visitors. However, you can send him cards at Desert Wind Garden, 8606 W. Bruneau, Kennewick, WA 99336.
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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: email@example.com, or Leona Hassing (509) 942-4111, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
Annual Top Scholars Luncheon
Field trip to Jubilee Leadership Academy April 8, 2016
Kiwanis One Day
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.
September 30, 2015, New Board and change of President(s)
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
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)
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
Kiona Winery. Kiwanians and friends had a friendly get together with good wine and food.
June 4, 2014
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
July 26 & 27, 2013
June 22, 2013
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
KIWANIS ONE DAY PROJECT
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
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.
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
May 31, 2012
ANNUAL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON
May 19th, 2012
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."
Horwitz, Tony. A Voyage Long and Strange. New York: Picador, 2008. p385.