Club Meeting - 8-31-17
The last meeting in August was a full-house with many guests and visitors: Melissa, Hershey, Brianna, Griffen, Denny, Don, Paul, and service dog friends, Braun and Ollie. Our Vice President John Crawford led the meeting today, which started off with the traditional Pledge of Allegiance and a patriotic song. Mary Haas read an invocation which urged us to pray for the victims of the enormous catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, and to be thankful for fellowship and all of the good and beautiful things in our lives. Gary Blume led us in singing some great oldies and Byron Newman delivered another funny joke from his vast collection
Announcements of events coming in the next week include our booth at the Concert in the Park on Friday, Sept. 1; Patrick Henry football booster fundraiser at Longhorn Bar and Grill on Sept. 1; membership committee meeting dinner at Longhorn Bar and Grill on Sun., Sept. 3 at 5:00pm; Labor Day flag display on Sept. 4; and Lewis Middle School Back-to-School BBQ on Sept. 8.
Our club will be cooking for the Benchley-Weinberger back to school night on Sept. 15. Coming soon is the annual new officer installation dinner and awards ceremony to be held Sept. 23 at the Jacobs Center. Check with Mickey Zeichick for details and reservations.
Kiwanian of the Day was John Chappell, who knows more about the US National Parks than anyone else in the club. John prepared a quiz and captured a few dollars from members who didn’t have the facts, and we all learned more about the beautiful park system that is available to all of us.
Our guest speaker today was Deann Ayer, Community Engagement Coordinator from Episcopal Community Services (ECS). The organization addresses the challenges of poverty, homelessness, mental health disorders, trauma, substance use disorders, and child development. With more than 24 locations, nearly 400 staff members, and large volunteer programs, ECS provides outreach services to San Diegans of all ages and faiths. We are grateful for the good people like Deann who care so much about helping others in so many ways. To learn more about the ECS programs, visit ecscalifornia.org.
Guest speaker Deann Ayer
with club vice president John Crawford.
John Chappell knows and loves
the US National Park system.