We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
War Memorial Building
1202 S Virginia StP.O. Box 470Hopkinsville, KY 42240USA
Last week Annie gave up an overview of the News happenings in 2012.
She spoke of the many different events that occurred no only in Christian County, but Trigg as well:
Eggners Ferry Bridge Colaspe
Veterans Center Opening
High School Bomb Threats
Welcoming home Ft. Campbell Soldiers
And many many more, Thanks Annie for a wonderful Year in Review with attitude..
It is with sadness that we mourn the loss of fellow Kiwanian Jim Love. Jim’s infectious smile and positive attitude helped to shape our club and community for over 30 years. His news with Love will be absent from now on, but his spirit and memory will live forever in our club and in our hearts.
Rest In Peace Jim, our fellow Kiwanian and eternal Cubs Fan.
Some of the cast members from Campanile Productions’ A Christmas Carol, Russ Guffey, Melanie Ozburn and Dr. Jeff Riggs, shared with us about the production and some of the up and coming musicals that will be presented at the Alhambra. Dr. Riggs told us that their cast and crew are all local people in the community.
Some of the up coming musicals are:
Annie Get Your Gun, March 15,16 &17
Steel Magnolias, May 10, 11 & 12
Broadway Bound, June 14, 15 & 16
Visit their web www.campanileproductions.com for more information
The basketball coaches from each High School gave us an outlook at their upcoming schedules against their opponents. Each school will be playing each other so it was fun to see them talk about competing against one another. Go out and support your favorite team at a game.
Pembroke K-Kids President Gabe Hellums and K-Kids Sponsor Taylor Gatespresented items collected by the Pembroke K-Kids for the JROTC soldier care boxes. in addition, Kiwanian Lisa Selbe presented a check and donated items to Colonel Sartain for the JROTC soldier care boxes.
Retired Colonel Sartain has been the JROTC instructor at Fort Campbell High School since 2008. He began by noting the similarities between Kiwanis objectives and the goals and aims of the JROTC. He shared with us the organizational chart for the JROTC and explained some of the responsibilities of the different positions in the organization.
There are currently 202 students involved in the program at FCHS. They have a Drill Team, Color Guard, Raiders, and Rifle Team. They will be participating in the Veteran's Day parade in Hopkinsville on Saturday, 11/10/12, as well as the Veteran's Day ceremony at the Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery West on Monday, 11/12/12, among many other local events in the Hopkinsville/Clarksville area. He told us that their current project is FCHS Falcon Battalion Troop Holiday Packages for which our club has been collecting items during the last few weeks.
The Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club will be partnering with the Fort Campbell USO in the coming months to help offer financial management and literacy classes to soldiers, thanks to a generous donation from a local business. Cash Express Presiden
The partnership came together with the help of Congressman Ed Whitfield, Representative John Tilley, Mayor Dan Kemp and Babbage Co-Founder Bob Babbage. McNabb adds that Operation Financial Peace is about helping soldiers learn to deal with today's instant gratification.He says his business is about giving back to the communities it serves, especially since often times there is a misconception about their customers.ari Burgess-Brown, with Fort Campbell USO, says she is excited to offer the program to soldiers. Kiwanis has set a fundraising goal of 25,000-dollars to provide the funds to make financial literacy education available to as many families and returning soldiers as possible. Officials hope to have the program up and running in January 2013
Eli Pace, Editor for Kentucky New Era.
Kiwanis Birthdays for the Month of January
John Strode Jan 3
Charlie Ramsey Jan 5
Walter Cummings Jan 6
Lee Conrad Jan 12
Roxane Thomas Jan 18
Steve Buttram Jan 28
Why I am a Kiwanian!
Kiwanis is a group of civic minded people with positive attitudes that are dedicated to helping children and the Community.”
Please welcome Amy Plock our newest member of Kiwanis.