Kiwanis Meeting Minutes for December 3, 2012

President Amy Pease called the meeting to order. Dan Saucier offered the invocation. Guests included Bill Packard and Broo Temple, as well as Barry Norris.

Committee Reports
The board voted to cancel the 12/24 and 12/31 meetings. Instead, there will be a mixer at Rock Harbor on 12/27 at 5pm. The regular schedule will resume 1/7/13.Petition papers to put Kiwanis 100th anniversary on a stamp were available. South School is looking for volunteers for their craft fair pm Thursday night from 5-7pm.President Pease thanked the club for the useful information gleaned from the recent survey. The Aktion Club is meeting this Wednesday to practice Christmas carols with Jackie Harjula. Jingle Bell Express: Sign up sheets of all kinds went around to help on the train, help at the North Pole, and to help decorate. About 1400 cookies have been promised. Please bring them to the train station on Wednesday or Thursday. If you can't drop them off, call Paula Lavoie for pick-up. Christmas tree sales are picking up, and slots are available. Committee reports are due. Meals on Wheels: Paula Lavoie will deliver tomorrow. December has at least one driver on every Tuesday.

Recognition of Members
Birthdays: Bill Batty, Jr. and Greg Hamlin.

Club Anniversary: Wayne Keiderling
Press Pitctures: Amy Pease (X2), Sumner Kinney, and Jane Thompson
Secret Greeter: Dan Saucier caught Marjorie Kinney.
Badges: Gordon Page and Russ Cloutier didn't have theirs.
50/50: Marcy Wass

Happy/Sads: Jim Heavey was happy for Notre Dame. Sumner Kinney was happy for Sandy Millar, happy for the Patriots, and sad for John Rapose's passing. Mike Leonard was happy his mom was doing well after back surgery. Carol Kelley was sad for John Rapose. Jaap Vrolijk was happy for his three sons, and especially Peter who won a 100k road run! Sandy Millar was happy to come back and sell trees, happy for Doc Lombardi and Ed Millar, and happy to present Katie Tarbox with a gold lobster pin. Dan Saucier was happy for Wasses, and happy for the Jingle Bell Express. Jackie Harjula was happy for Thanksgiving, happy for our guests, and happy for the Living Christmas Tree. Paula Lavoie was happy for her Kiwanis tree, happy for a trip to KPTI, and happy for Jane Thompson and the Key Club. Gordon Page was sad for John Rapose, sad his cell phone rang, happy for ours guests and Sandy Millar, and happy for Jackie Harjula's sweater. Bill Packard was happy for his son in the Navy. Marianne Masters was happy for a trip to Disney World. Ed Miller was sad he was now the member with the most years of service. Keith Wass was sad for John Rapose, and happy for trip to FL which included a polo match. Marcy Wass was happy for a trip to FL, and happy her son has a new job at which he has to wear a tie. Katie Tarbox was happy for the pin from Sandy Millar, and happy for the Jingle Bell Express. Amy Pease was happy for the Shepard Motors Christmas party, happy for our guests, and happy for the Jingle Bell Express.

Speaker: The Jingle Bell Express committee gave us a rundown. About 570 tickets have been sold. There will be two trains on Friday and two (instead of three) on Saturday. Photos will be available with elves at the South Pole. New song books have been printed. The committee has researched the ticket prices of other similar trains, and found our prices are on the low end of the spectrum. Decorating the North Pole will take place on Wednesday. There is a “dress rehearsal” on Thursday at 5:30. Wayne Keiderling built us a new sleigh. There will be a wrap-up meeting on 12/13 at Trackside.


Bill Batty
Bulletin Editor

Come join us any Monday at noon at The Samoset.  We'd love to see you.  Come share in the fun and laughter.

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Our club officers are: President Amy Shepard Pease ; President Elect Katie Tarbox; Vice President is open; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Janet Page

Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Shannon Kinney, Celia Knight, Gordon Page, Marianne Masters, and Jim Heavey

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