Message from our District Lt. Governor:
The Kiwanis One Day event is set for April 2 @ 2315 Washington Court at the Habitat for Humanity project. We will be putting up exterior walls and roofing, Neato! We’re expected to arrive at @ 7:15am and we finish around 11:30am. And I thought the LBK Club was the early bird.
This project is on the west side of Rt.e 301 just south of Martin Luther King Drive in Newtown. We’ll be working on 2 adjacent homes in an area where a total of 5 new homes will be built. Bring your work gloves!! They’ll provide tools, water and such. If you’re not able to participate in the manual work you can bring a lawn chair and cheer us on! I’m confident that some light hearted banter will keep the tempo up!
Habitat for Humanity has accomplished some amazing life changing projects over the years and this will most certainly be one too! This is a “hands on” experience and we will be proud to have participated.
Also, don’t forget that the one and only “Hob Nob” diner is on your way home. It’s open air and very casual. Get a burger, fries, beer and heart burn all in one place. Be certain to bring some Rolaids or Tums for the ride home. What away to close a good mornings work!
Lt. Gov. Kiwanis District 18N”
This week’s Breakfast Meeting was held at the Harbourside Tavern and Whiskey Bar. Breakfast was served at 7:15am. Steve Schield collected the Happy Dollars, and then sold the 50-50 raffle tickets. Bob Gault was the winner but he failed to draw an ace from the deck. The pot swells.
President Joe Walsh rang the bell to start the meeting at 7:50am. Dr. Jim Whitman led us in the singing of “God Bless America” which was followed by The Pledge of Allegiance. Sean McGrath said the prayer. There were 22 members present, plus visiting Kiwanian David Sunter.
Secretary John Wild gave a brief report. President Joe Walsh then asked Wayne Swift (pictured below) to give us a report on the Pancake Breakfast. He reported that 31 members sold tickets. We still have some money due. The attendance was about 300 which exceeded last year’s number. The tip jar totaled $261 compared to $53 last year. Some of our 50-50 winners donated their winnings to the jar which helped our total. When the final money is collected it appears that we will have netted almost $4,000.
Pictured above, on left Tayna Vy Lilly with our speaker Jenna Norwood.
Michael Garey suggested that we should have a Pancake Breakfast every three months, and he would be willing to chair the event and hold it at The Lazy Lobster. Because his staff would be involved, there would be less need for volunteers from our club. His suggestion was accepted by the members present. Thank you Michael!
District Lt. Governor Richard Crawford then announced that “Kiwanis One Day” will be held on Saturday, April 2nd. The three Sarasota Kiwanis Clubs will be helping Habitat for Humanity build two houses. For more information, or to volunteer, please call Richard at 941-388-2847.
Tayna then introduced our guest speaker, Jenna Norwood. Jenna spoke about Supercharged Living, learning the benefits of getting back to nature for mind, body & planet. She is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, speaker, raw chef and former restaurant owner. She is the Producer, Director & “Guinea Pig” of the feature film, “Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw” where she uses herself as a guinea pig and experiments with going back to nature; consuming only fresh, raw, organic, and unprocessed foods for 30 days. “Supercharge Me!” is the dramatic opposite of the film, “Super Size Me.”
Jenna started on this path eleven years ago, when she founded an organization that currently has 1212 members. Their goal is to eat healthier. She is currently attempting to start a retreat and has been discussing the idea with Warm Mineral Springs.
As we all know we eat too much. However, Jenna has offered to speak to us again and also to give a food demonstration.
Next week’s Guest Speaker will be Wendy Vasques, Sunday 911 Homeless Resource Administrator
The meeting adjourned at 8:35am.
Written by Tayna Vy, 941-955-2224