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December 2007

31:  New Year's Eve, No Meeting.

26:  Kwanzaa

25:  Christmas

22:  Winter Begins

17:  Meeting, Program:  Program: Our guest speaker was Delegate Kirk Cox.  Republican Delegate – 66th District - House Majority Whip.  The 66th District includes the following Chesterfield County precincts: South Chester, North Chester, Harrowgate, Wells, Ecoff, Dutch Gap, Iron Bridge, Winfree’s Store, Beach, Winterpock, Bailey Bridge and Nash.  Kirk provided both an update on the 2007 General Assembly Session and some of the key issues that will be addressed in the 2008 General Assembly. Kirk has represented the people of Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County in the General Assembly since 1990.  Virginia's total two year budget ending in 2007 was $74 billion.  During 2007, the General Assembly clarified "Imminent Domain" as a result of problems that have occurred in other states.  As a result, taking over private property for public use is now more difficult in Virginia where previous law was more loosely defined.  In addition, the Estate tax was repealed.  The government is building a new facility for sex offenders and has provided regulations which require sex offenders to register their email and Instant Message names.  $570 million was spend on upgrading the sewage treatment facilities for the Chesapeake Bay.  Taxes were held in line and mental retardation waivers now provide a host of services for the impaired.  Camp Baker received $580 thousand in new funds to help both the physically and mentally handicapped.  For 2008, a $48 million increase in mental services has been proposed by Governor Kane.  This proposal was the result from research in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy earlier in the year.  The governor has also proposed a $55 million increase to fund pre-kindergarten for four year old children.  Funds would be paid through the current TANF welfare program.  Also the "Rainy Day Fund" is currently over one billion dollars.  The governor is considering using up to $260 million in this fund to disburse to various programs.  Additional programs include a bond of higher education to generate $1.5 billion for capital improvement projects for our colleges.  The controversial Abuser Fee will likely result in one of three options.  These include amendment to include out-of-state as well as in-state, restricted to the most serious offenses such as DUI, or the law may even be repealed.  There is consideration for capping the "Pay-Day Loan" firms from up to the current 900% APR to a maximum of 36%.  The federal government has already introduced this restriction for military employees.  Finally Kirk indicated that there may be up to 50 bills introduced to cover illegal immigration.  Under consideration are grants for in-state tuition, Employers Restrictions, and logistics for detaining illegal immigrants.  We were pleased to host an inter-club meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Richmond.  Jim Ryan, Skip Ford, David Taylor, Jim Sexton, Bob Pritty and Bob Bass were attended from the Richmond club.

15:  Annual club Christmas Party at Jay and Kim Slagle Residence.  6:30 PM  [Map] Past Photos.

10:  Meeting, Program: Our guest speaker was Master Officer Jeff Auxier, School Resource Officer, of the Chesterfield Police Department.  He provided enlightment to the Gangs and Gang Activity operating in Chesterfield County.  The 2007 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade on December 9 was a wonderful success.  We thank our Parade Chairman Angie McDaniel.  Rick Dodson took over 200 pictures of the parade; they will be posted to our web site soon -- check back later to see all of them.  Our newest member Deborah Lee (center) goes through her induction into our club.  Welcome aboard Debbie!

09:  Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade.   Details   Photos   Flyer    Video

08:  Kiwanis Capital District Governor Arthur Riley will be visiting at the old Sears store at the Cloverleaf Mall.  Lunch will be from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and cost $3.00.  From 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, we will work with our division Kiwanis and Key Clubs at the Salvation Army distribution center at the same location.   There will be an optional Spaghett dinner at 5:00 PM at Deep Run High School.

06:  Don Schroeder announced that the Angel Tree program will be in operation at Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Members of our club will be helping on Thursday December 6.

05:  Hanukkah

04:  Colonial Heights Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade.  Parade starts at 7:00 PM.

03:  Meeting, Board Meeting.  Marshall Henry introduced the Thomas Dale High School Key Club officers, including Michael Blankenbecler, John Kibiloski, Cindy Beam and Wyatt Gordon provided an update on the Key Club's officer responsibilities and projects for the year.  Several members from the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club, including past Lieutenant Governor James O'Connell joined us for an inter-club meeting.  Angie McDaniel, Christmas Parade Chairman, displayed our new parade banner and announced that more than 60 entries will be in the parade this year.  Angie also issue hats and name tags to be used by members during the parade.  Danny Wyatt announced that 20 members of our club who worked at the Bizarre-Bazaar had earned approximately $600 where the money will be used to help support our administrative expenses.  There will be a leaf raking gathering at the home of Wayne Stuart at 9:00 AM on Saturday December 8 to help out Wayne's family while he is recovering from his illness.  Our newest member Debbie Lee will be inducted into the club at our next Meeting on Monday December 10.

02:  The Hopewell Jaycees are having their annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm. The parade runs through Downtown Hopewell, starting at the Community Center on City Point Road, turning left on 15th Ave and ending at Cavalier Square Shopping Center. The theme for the parade is "Miracle on City Point Rd. & 15th Ave". Please contact Cheryl Patrick 804-874-4052 for more information. There is a donation/entry fee of $30 required to participate in the parade and all of the donations go to purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the Hopewell/Prince George area.

01-02:  Bizarre-Bazaar

01:  Annual Canned Food Drive.    Food Lion Stores, Chester Road [Map], Bermuda Crossroad [Map].  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  The Thomas Dale High School Key Club and Keyette Clubs joined forces with the Kiwanis Club of Chester to collect food for the Chesterfield / Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program.  Food was collected at two local Food Lion Store locations.  Marshall Henry organized the group at the Chester Road Food Lion where more than 10 members of the TDHS Key Club solicited patrons for donations.  Dixon Handwerk, Basil Furr, Mike Stanfield, Rick Dodson, Jay Slagle, Gary Burliegh, Bill Fox and Tom Williams helped out to oversee the effort on Chester Rd.   Nicole Jordan organized the group at the Jefferson Davis Food Lion where several members of the Keyette club also gathered food for the Christmas Mother program.  Click Here to view photo album from this event.

01:  Chester Village Social, Commonwealth Photography, Noon until dark, Contact:  Julia Bowman of Commonwealth Photography.

November 2007

27-30:  Bizarre-Bazaar

26:  Meeting, Program:  Barbara Chapman, Chesterfield / Colonial Heights Christmas Mother.  The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program exists to ensure that in our community no family is without food, no child is without toys and clothing, and no elderly person is forgotten as we celebrate the holidays.

22:  Thanksgiving.  The Pilgrims, shown here with the Wampanoag Indians in The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (1863–1930), celebrating their first Thanksgiving (painting courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection).  They were a group of Puritans who landed at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts, United States, in 1620. In 1621 Governor William Bradford of New England proclaimed a day of “thanksgiving” and prayer to celebrate the Pilgrims’ first harvest in America. United States president Abraham Lincoln, following the precedent of a number of states, designated a national Thanksgiving Day in 1863. Now Thanksgiving Day falls annually on the fourth Thursday of November.

19:  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was Steve Miles of Meals on Wheels.  Over the last several decades, a substantial growth in the elderly population has increased the demand for meal services—a trend that will continue well on into the mid twenty-first century.  Meals on Wheels serves 300 thousand meals a year in the Richmond area through the help of two thousand volunteers.  There are 12 satellite areas set up throughout the Richmond area, including locations such as Charles City, New Kent, Goochland, Colonial Heights and Petersburg.  About 15 percent of the people pay for the service which costs about $5.15 per day and includes two meals - one for dinner and one for a lighter sandwich snack.  Nowadays, the meals are "blast-cooled" so that they can be refrigerated if desired and eaten at a later time.  The meals are currently prepared at the Richmond DMV cafeteria and then delivered by volunteers on 79 routes in length of less than 1.5 hours travel time.  Each volunteer typically has eight to 10 stops.  In the future, Meals on Wheels intends to prepare their own meals to save costs, serve more people and to provide a catering service to generate more money.  Other programs provided by the organization include Holiday Angels (gifts for recipients) and Meals for Pets.  The organization is celebrating their 40 year anniversary this fall and operates with at two million dollar annual budget.  If you wish to volunteer, please call Jeannie Geariss at 804-673-5035 or view the Meals on Wheels web site.  We were pleased to have two inter-clubs attend.  They were the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell and the Chesterfield Club.  The Hopewell club announced their Ft. Lee Band Concert on December 15 at 1:00 PM in the Hopewell Civic Center.  Also, they would like us to know they moved their meetings to Lisa's Cafe.  Also, the Chesterfield club will be having a casino night.  Please contact our president Jay Slagle for more information on this event.  Rick Dodson introduced his guest Tom Sokol, a prospective new member.  Danny Wyatt announced that the community Thanksgiving service  will be at the Chester Baptist Church this Wednesday November 21 at 7:00 PM and everyone is invited to attend.

16:  Oyster Roast at the Chester Fishing Club at 6:00 PM.  Family Night – Potential Members are welcome. Oysters, Hot Dogs, Burgers and sides plus plenty of beverages. [Map]  [Photos]

12:  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was Bryan Burcher of LifeCell, Corp.  LifeCell’s patented human tissue matrix has been successfully used in over one million grafts and implants to date, and a growing body of clinical evidence points to its potential use in a host of other surgical applications.  LifeCell Corp's banner product, AlloDerm.  AlloDerm is an acellular dermal matrix derived from donated human skin tissue.  This tissue is processed and used in abdominal wall reconstruction, breast reconstruction, plastic surgery reconstruction, and grafting procedures such as burns, wound coverage, mucosal grafts and oral resurfacing.

11:  Veterans Day

06:  Election Day

05:  Meeting, Board Meeting.  Danny Wyatt bought the winning ticket and drew the winning Queen of Hearts.  Congratulations Danny.  President Jay informed us that 10 members attended the recent Colonial Heights Club Pancake Breakfast and Division Council Meeting.  Angie McDaniel provided an update on the Christmas Parade.  More than 40 parade entry forms have been received to-date.  Marshall Henry provided us with an update on our beloved Kiwanian of the Year Wayne Stuart.  Wayne has been moved to MCV Hospital for further medical tests and treatments.  Please keep Wayne and his family in your prayers.

04:  Daylight Saving Time ends

03:  Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club's Annual Pancake Day and Division Council Meeting at 9:00 AM. at Colonial Heights Middle School. [Map]

01:  All Saints' Day 

October 2007

31:  Halloween.

29:  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was A. Perry DeMay [web site], the Democratic nominee for Chesterfield County Sheriff.   Perry has lived in Chesterfield for 20 years.  Since 2000, Perry served as Chief Ranger at Pocahontas State Park.  Perry has also served as Deputy Sheriff in both Chesterfield and Richmond.  In addition, he has worked as a Corrections Officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections, a bankcard fraud investigator at Central Fidelity Bank and has served in the United States Air Force as a security specialist.  Perry's goal in life is to help others.  He believes he would be an asset to our county's sheriff's department since he has experience in efficiently managing departments, saving money and drawing upon volunteers and private contributions to help sponsor worthy programs.  If elected, Perry desires to get the department in order through better training and positioning officers upon merit and best experience.  He would like to see a Sheriff's Athletic Association to help youth who cannot afford to pay for such programs.  He suggests funding the athletic program through private donations.

27:  The Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce and Village Bank are proud to present the 3rd Annual Chesterfield Chamber 5K Run/Walk and Children’s 1 Mile Run on Saturday, October 27.  100% of net proceeds will benefit the Chesterfield Police Foundation and the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers.   8:00 AM.

23:  Inter-Club meeting with Crewe Kiwanis Club.  Members will meet at Dr. Joe's office at 5:00 PM to leave for Crewe.

22:  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was Dennis Proffitt, the Republican nominee for Chesterfield County Sheriff. Dennis has continuously served Chesterfield County since his law enforcement career began in 1975 and has strived to become a seasoned, dedicated and loyal Sheriff.  Dennis described some of the recent history of his department.  During his years with the department, the staff has grown from 60 to 276.  Dennis helped to initiate and supports many of the programs sponsored by the Sheriff's department.  Some of these programs include helping to rehabilitate inmates by teaching responsibility.  Inmate "Workforces", "Weekenders" (providing landscape services to schools on weekends) and helping inmates obtain GEDs are examples.  In addition, programs for federal reimbursement of housing illegal aliens and "Seniors in Tough" (checking in periodically with senior citizens) are examples of other programs.  Dennis described his love of the job as similar to those who serve in Kiwanis in that Dennis enjoys giving back to our community.

15:  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was Republican nominee Dorothy Jaeckle, , Chesterfield Board of Supervisors - Bermuda District.   Dorothy Jaeckle has served the 27 years in the district.  She spent 12 years as the Bermuda District representative on the Chesterfield Futures Committee, including a term as Chair.  Dorothy moved to the Chester area in 1985.  There, she has participated in numerous community activities while raising her four children with her husband of 31 years, Ron.  All four children have attended local schools in the Chester area.  Two of her daughters are in the Keyette Club at Thomas Dale High School.  Dorothy kept to her promise of “Accessibility to all constituents" where she discussed what she believes are the main issues confronting her in this election.  Dorothy indicates that rising home assessments is the number one issue among voters and the county's growth issues are second. 

She believes the county should:
  • Avoid misrepresenting a reduction in the real estate tax rate as a tax cut, when assessment increases far outpace the rate cut.  The board has cuts rates, but it certainly has not cut taxes.
  • Initiate a rollback tax rate, which is the rate that would exist if the rate adjusted downward as assessments rose.
  • Allow that rollback rate to only be adjusted upward for inflation, population growth percentage, and any specifically identified expenditures (such as a new library or more police).  These new expenditures must be explicitly laid out for the public.
To help address the growth issue, Dorothy proposes:
  • Build infrastructure, beginning with road networks, as the initial portion of development projects, rather than after development.
  • Aggressively pursue funding of infrastructure for residential development through CDAs, Community Development Authorities.  This will enable us to build the infrastructure before homes are built.  Residents of new communities will pay back these bonds at special tax rates which they can plan for before making their house purchases.
  • Consult with developers and businesses to ensure quality projects throughout the Bermuda District, with an emphasis on the revitalization of the Jefferson Davis Corridor. 
  • Actively participate in the comprehensive plan to ensure Bermuda District is not overburdened with multi-family housing units.
Guy Smith provided an update on our project to provide our troops in Iraq with Chester Christmas Ornaments.  The ornaments will be included as part of a Christmas Stocking of gifts provided by another organization.  Danny Wyatt is still looking for more particpants to sign up to work at the Bizarre-Bazaar
Gwen Osborne and Joan Benton held a Spring Fling planning session where they made several proposals on how to make the event next year the biggest ever.  Contact Gwen for notes, if you missed this session.  There are two upcoming inter-club meetings.  One will be with Crew on October 23 where members will be leaving from Dr. Joe's office at 5:00 PM.  The other is with the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club on November 3rd at their annual Pancake Breakfast and Division Council meeting. 

  Kiwanis Club of Norfolk 15th annual Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Feast at Town Point Park in Norfolk.  Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk and RBC Centura Bank, with numerous firms providing valuable sponsorship support, the Harbor Party has raised nearly $500,000 since its debut in 1993.  Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate and include all you can eat or care to drink. Please consider taking time out to enjoy a wonderful evening and, at the same time, help the children of Hampton Roads.

08:  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was Rosemarie “Ree” Hart,  a Democratic nominee  for the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Bermuda District.  Ree is a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County, a graduate of Thomas Dale High School, and she attended Longwood College.  She is a retired realtor and office manager with four adult children and six grandchildren living in the county.  Ree placed second in a three-way race for Bermuda supervisor in 2003 and is running again.  Ree made it clear that several issues that she was concerned about in the last election still have not been addressed.  Ree believes that our county's leadership needs to better listen to their constituents.  Ree pointed out that 81 percent of our tax base comes from home owners while only 19 percent comes from business.  Ree would like to see a more business friendly environment which will attract new businesses as well as keeping existing businesses from relocating to other areas.  Ree's background is in redevelopment and she supports workforce housing in her district when the infrastructure is in place first.  As past president of the Jefferson Davis Association, Ree described revitalization efforts along the Route 1 corridor including establishing a state Enterprise Zone and creation of a small business incubator, bringing businesses to Chesterfield. 
When asked how she could make a difference, she indicated that her focus will be on the total community including those older established areas, not just on new development.

08Columbus Day observed

05-07:  District First Key Leader Weekend, Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD.

06:  West Richmond Kiwanis Celebrate Children Silent Auction and Dinner.

02:  Meeting, Board Meeting

01:  No Meeting, Kiwanis Club of Hopewell Installation of Officers Banquet at Jordan Point Country Club at 6:30 PM.

September 2007

30:  Dulles Area Kiwanis Charter Picnic.

27:  Meeting, Installation of Club Officers Night, 06:00 PM at Country Club of Petersburg 1250 Flank Rd, Petersburg, VA. [Map]  Telephone - 733-4451. The dinner will cost $30 per person (make checks payable to Kiwanis Club of Chester.  There will be a cash bar.  Wayne Stuart Receives Kiwanis Club of Chester Kiwanian of the Year Award.  The majority of our members attended the Installation of Club Officers Banquet held at the Country Club of Petersburg.  With a beautiful view from the clubhouse, members enjoyed a delicious dinner.  Capital District Heart of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Larry Ham initiated the induction of new club officers as follows:  President:  James L. Slagle, Jr., President-Elect:  Holly Flores, Vice-President:  Linda Torrence, Treasurer:  Robert O. Cassada, Secretary:  Joseph C. Hillier, Immediate Past Pres:  Ronnie L. Gray
Board of Directors Term Ending 2009 Theodore A. Rayman, Ed Thompson, Basil Furr, Dixon Handwerk, Brad Trotter
Lieutentant Governor Larry also recognized the following Kiwanis Club of Chester, Inc. Foundation:       OFFICERS:  President:  W. Guy Smith, III, Vice President:  Gwen S. Osborn, Treasurer:  Robert O. Cassada, Secretary:  Danny R. Wyatt  Click Here to view more photos for the banquet.

24:  No Meeting in lieu of Installation of Officers Banquet on September 27.

23:  Autumn Begins

22:  Yom Kippur

19:  Colonial Heights Kiwanis Shrimp Feast at Lake Chesdin:  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM  This event usually draws about 700-800 people, live music, and the food is great. Conact Jim O'Connell direct for tickets at 520-9476 or let Rick Dodson know (748-8432), and he will pass the total requirement for individual Kiwanis Club of Chester tickets to Jim.

17:  Meeting, Program:  Guest speaker Vickie Griffith, Certified Hypnotist and advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner and founder of BreakThrough presented us with a motivational speech entitled "Kick Some Butts - Freedom to Succeed From Self-Sabotaging Habits."  Working to modify behavior can start with recognizing words that stop us from achieving our desires, goals and dreams.   For example, the two words YEAH, BUT... can create self sabotage.  Words such as SHOULD, NEED, MUST, OUGHT TO, HAVE TO should be replace by COULD, CHOOSE and WANT.  Click Here to email Vickie or go to her BreakThrough  web site for more information.  Please note that there will be no meeting next Monday September 24 in lieu of our Installation of Club Officers Banquet which will be held at the Country Club of Petersburg  Thursday September 27.  Also note that our meeting and board meeting will be changed from Monday October 1 to Tuesday October 2 to eliminate conflict with the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell's Installation of Officers banquet which will be held at the Jordan Point Golf Club at 6:30 PM on October 1.  Several members plan to attend the Hopewell Club's banquet.  Rick Dodson reported that our $1,000 sponsorship in the Anthem Gurney Tourney was well appreciated by MCV where the organization was able to generate more than $120,000 this past weekend.    Since 1998, the Anthem Gurney Tourney has provided entertainment while raising funds for life-saving efforts in the heart of downtown Richmond.  Area businesses' and community leaders' teams sport costumes, decorate hospital Gurneys and race through an obstacle course in a can't-miss spectacle for a good cause!

13-16:  8th Annual Bluegrass Festival at Chesterfield County Fairgrounds

14-16:  Kiwanis Family Weekend, 4H Center, Front Royal, Virginia, a retreat for the Governors and Lt Governors of the Capital District Kiwanis Family (Kiwanis, CKI, Key Club) will be held at the 4-H Center, Front Royal, Virginia.   [Map]

15:  Anthem Gurney Tourney.   

15:  Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg will host its Annual Shrimp Feast from 4:00pm ‘til 7:00pm at the 4H Center off Jamestown Road[Map].  All you can eat shrimp with all the fixin’s and all you can drink for only $22.00 per person (if tickets are purchased prior to September 1, 2007, $25.00 thereafter).  If you would like a ticket to this great event, please contact Joe Hillier who will arrange for your ticket.  Tickets can also be obtained from Carla Morin

11:  Meeting, Program:  Sonny Bolden - Postmaster, Chester Post Office, You Want Me to Send What? 
Our guest speaker was Sonny Bolden, Postmaster of the Chester Post Office.  Sonny is married to Cathy Bolden and has two sons, Matthew and Nathan.  He graduated from Central High School in Charlotte Court House, Virginia.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1989 and retired as Sergeant First Class after serving 19 years as an Airborne Paratrooper.  He then attended Saint Leo College of Florida and has a Bachelor of Science degree.  Sonny joined the postal team in 1994 as city carrier for five years in Petersburg, VA.  He ascended to his present position after a variety of assignments in Victoria, Emporia, Blackstone, Hopewell, Williamsburg and Chester.  His focal point as Postmaster is customer service and serving community with 100 percent customer satisfaction.  Noelle introduced a prospective member A. Perry De May who is the Chief Ranger, Pocahontas State Park and long time friend.  Perry is also running for Chesterfield County Sheriff.

08:  Chesterfest at Chester Village Green, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM.  For more information, see http://chestercommunity.org/Details    Map    Photos

04:  Meeting, Board Meeting.  Due to Labor Day falling on Monday, our regular meeting was held on Tuesday with back-to-back board meetings.  Phil Crow was kind to tell us about his trip to Northern Michigan where he attended a local Kiwanis Meeting.  During the board meeting, a proposed budget for fiscal year 2007-2008 was proposed.  The budget planning meeting previously scheduled for September 22 has been canceled.  Also, the club decided not to go forward with a Golf Tournament this year, as previously planned.  Chesterfest setup will begin at 8:30 AM at the Chester Village Green.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday September 11, as the meeting room will not be available on Monday.

03:  Labor Day

01:  Chesterfield County Fair

August 2007

24-01:  Chesterfield County Fair

27:  Meeting, Program:  Our club welcomed Paul Newton of the Chesterfield County Fire Department.  His presentation was entitled "Let's Hear it for Our Cardio-Vascular Health."  Over one million people a year in this country have heart attacks.  Of those, about 450 thousand will die!  Unfortunately more than 350 thousand of those who have heart attacks will not recognize that they are having one.  Paul's presentation was especially important in that he described the risk factors for heart disease, prevention methods, and first warning signs of a heart attack.  The question and answer session was lively as Paul hit home by interacting with club members concerning these critical health issues.  Such discussion could not only save the life of one of our members, but our members are now better informed to help our family, friends and neighbors.  The club celebrated Danny Wyatt's birthday with a cake that was provided by his wife Susan.  Click Here to view photos from this meeting.

20:  Social meeting at the residence of Danny Wyatt [Map].  It could not have been a more beautiful evening at the residence of Danny and Susan Wyatt in Chester.  There was a large turnout of club members, family, neighbors, and of course -- a pleasing variety of food and drink.  Former Member Dan Hill was in attendance and loaded with plenty of exciting stories from his vast travels.  The gang was spread throughout the wonderful home of Danny and Susan.  Danny displayed his "Man Cave" where he relaxes watches TV or plays the drums and his guitar.  He is looking for members to form a Chester Kiwanis band.  Click Here to view the photo album for this event.

17-19:  District Convention, Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, Rockville, MD.  Contact Charles Falck.

16:  Past District Governor’s Dinner in Rockville, MD

14:  Petersburg Breakfast Inter-Club Meeting at Old Towne Catering - 9 W Old St, Petersburg, VA [Map]
(804) 732-7575 from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM.  The cost for lunch is $10.00.  The speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Goodwillie from Operation Tribute to Freedom.  Please let Mary Lykins at 862-7264 know if you wish to attend.

14:  R. Tyler Bland, Jr. Memorial 36th Annual West Point Kiwanis Crab Feast at the West Point Country Club [Map] at 5:30 pm.  Jay will have transporation available leaving Dr. Joe's office at 4:00 PM. Tictes are $25 per person will get you lots of steamed crabs, hot dogs, beer and soft drinks. No tickets are available at the door and the event is held rain or shine.  The West Point Club again issues a challenge to all Kiwanis Clubs attending the Crab Feast to come early and enter a team in the 11th Annual Golf Tournament. It is an 18-hole Captains Choice Tournament with a 12:30 pm Shotgun Start. There is a fee of $160 per team, which includes greens fee and carts, Call Charles Davis for additional information at 804 843-2727.

13:  Meeting, Program:  Guest Speaker Pam Waitkus, Licensed Professional Counselor, spoke on "Marriage and Family - Making it All Work."  Pam provided us with the following top 10 guidelines for maintaining connections in relationships:

1.  Be honest about how you feel.
2.  Specify your gratitude for your loved one.
3.  Stop second-guessing your partner.
4.  Specify how your loved ones' behavior affects you.
5.  The new theme is fun.
6.  live in integrity.
7.  Gift-giving can mean more when it's fun, not expected, not pricey, and not requested.
8.  Make specific requests for what you desire.
9.  Respect each other's boundaries or feelings as well as maintain your own.
10. Get in touch with your Big Picture vision.

You can contact Pam at 804-526-9885, 3606 Boulevard, Suite B, Colonial Heights, VA   23834.  President-Elect Jay Slagle has set up a budget planning board meeting for Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 AM at Rite-Aid.  Breakfast will be served.  Please come with your budget proposals.  Also, Jay announced that the date for our Installation of Officers banquet will be Thursday September 27 at the Petersburg Country Club.  The cost of the dinner will be $30 with a cash bar.  Noelle Grosso wishes to remind us that we will have two booths set up for Chesterfest at Chester Village Green, September 8th from 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM.  Sign-up sheets are going around.  For more information, see http://chestercommunity.org/
Jay Slagle indicates that the Chester Kiwanians who will be attending the R. Tyler Bland, Jr. Memorial 36th Annual West Point Kiwanis Crab Feast at the West Point Country Club [Map]  on August 14th should meet at 4:00 PM at Dr. Joe's office.  Jay has arranged for  transportation  to and from the event.  The "Riot at the Wyatts" social will be at the residence of Danny Wyatt next week [Map] at 6:30 PM on August

20.  Bring your favorite dish; you may also wish to bring your lawn chairs.  President Ronnie Gray would like for each of you to fill out the Annual Assessment Form for the Kiwanis Club of Chester and return it to him at an upcoming meeting.

07:  Mary Lykins announced that there will be an Inter-Club meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell on August 7th at 7:30 AM at Courthouse Cafe across the street from the Police Station on Broad Street.  Map].

04-07:  Circle K International Convention, Portland, OR.  Contact:  Jeff Wolff.

06:  Meeting, Board Meeting.  We were pleased to learn that Past Lieutenant Governor Don Shroeder will be our Capital Region Trustee beginning this October.  Don announced that Derby Ducky tickets are now on sale - $5.00 per ticket or 3 for $10.00. Cash prizes will be drawn at the Capital District Convention on August 18th and all proceeds support seven pediatric trauma hospitals in the Capital District..  Please contact President Ronnie Gray for your tickets.  Last year, $28,000 of the money collected went back into our Capital Region.  Noelle Grosso wishes to remind us that we will have two booths set up for Chesterfest at Chester Village Green, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM.  For more information, see http://chestercommunity.org/.   Rick Dodson announced that the Anthem Gurney Tourney will be on September 15th run on 7th Streetnear the Richmond coliseum.  Our club has sponsored the running of a gurney in this event and Rick urges your attendance.  Mary Lykins announced that there will be an Inter-Club meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell on August 7th at 7:30 AM at Courthouse Cafe across the street from the Police Station on Broad Street.  [Map].  Jay Slagle indicates that the Chester Kiwanians who will be attending the R. Tyler Bland, Jr. Memorial 36th Annual West Point Kiwanis Crab Feast at the West Point Country Club [Map]  on August 14th should meet at 4:00 PM at Dr. Joe's office.  Danny Wyatt announced that our Social meeting at his residence [Map] at 6:30 PM on August 20 will be a Pot Luck affair.  Bring your favorite dish; you may also wish to bring your lawn chairs.

July 2007

30:  Meeting, Program:  Pam Sutton - Chief, Fort Lee BRAC Synchronization Office.  Expansion at Ft. Lee - The Socio-Economic Impact on Adjacent Localities.

28:  Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Wine Festival at Boulevard Flowers on Ruffin Rd.

23:  Meeting, Program:  George Reynolds - Chesterfield Historical Society.  A Brief Overview of Chesterfield County History.  To open our meeting, Joe Hllier Guy Smith and Marshall Henry were awarded their 35 Year Legion of Honor pins.  Guest Speaker George Reynolds a volunteer for the  Chesterfield Historical Society provided us with an overview of the history of our county.  George suggested that you visit the Chesterfield Museum as a starting point in your quest to uncover more about Chesterfield.  Below is listing of some of the history and landmarks.

23:  Inter-Club Meeting with the Richmond Kiwanis Club at 12:00 noon at the Virginia Historical Society [Map].   Please note that one of our recent guest speaker's Frank Maloney of  First National Brokerage Corp who discussed the merits of long-term care insurance is a member of this club.  Guest speaker will be Gene Cox who is the co-anchor of "NBC12 News First at 4", "NBC12 News at 6" and "NBC12 News at 11." He is a native of Southwest Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University. He taught school for four years and worked in television in Harrisonburg and Baltimore before he joined WWBT in 1978.

17:  Division 21 Kids Fishing Day, James River Pier, Newport News, VA.  9 AM.  Contact:  Wes Brown.

16:  Social Meeting at the residence of Linda Torrence [Map].  Note that spouses are invited.  Linda and Floyd Torrence were kind to open their home to host our July Social Meeting.  There was a delicious feast for all.  Fortunately, most of the bad weather passed further North where only a few rain drops fell on the Torrence home where the social took place indoors and outdoors.  Click Here to view photos from this event.  In his typical comedic style, Danny asked everyone to put their leftover dishes in the freezer and bring them to his home on August 20 where Danny and Susan Wyatt will host our next social meeting.

11-15:  Key Club International Convention, Orlando, FL.  Contact Joe Stankus for details.

09:  Meeting

03-07:  Kiwanis International Convention in San Antonio, TX.  The official convention dates are July 3-7, 2007.  The date shift was necessary to accomplish what our convention attendees have told us:  Keep the convention under one roof!  Convention sessions, forums, exhibits, registration, credentials, Family Store, and related functions will be staged in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  The Alamodome will not be used. There is a pre-convention K-University session on Tuesday, July 3.  The opening session is on Tuesday, July 3; the closing session is on Friday, July 6.  Attendees will have multiple ticketed options from which to choose, including the Alamo Kiwanis club's annual Fiesta Noche del Rio event along the Riverwalk.  San Antonio is a GREAT convention destination.  We will continue to update you as plans progress. 

04:  Independence Day  4th of July Fireworks Location Guide

02:  Meeting, Board Meeting.

June 2007

28:  As many of you are away, our club sponsors the Anthem Gurney Tourney which will be held Saturday September 29th.  This year, we will be donating $1,000.   On Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 PM, there will again be Dinner with Indy.  It's a fast paced evening of pit crews and pit-smoked barbecue.  Hot drivers and cool music.  Autographs and auctions of FANtastic Indy racing items.  Slot car racing, IndyCar simulators, and action-packed contests and games.  All in the fabulous new TORQUE Club high atop the Richmond International Raceway.  Tickets are $50.00 per person.  But just like the drivers, they'll be going really fast.  For tickets call 804-828-2901 or contact the HHH Development Office at info@hhhrichmond.org.
  Meeting, Program:  Our guest speaker was John Winans, a regional VP with American Skandia, - a firm that is currently being acquired by Prudential.   John, a well polished speaker, has been working in the area of retirement planning for 25 years.  The title of John's presentation was "Are You In the Retirement Red Zone? Guaranteeing a Retirement Paycheck".  The "Retirement Red Zone" is defined as the period starting five year prior to retirement through five years after your retirement date.  John provided several scenarios surrounding longevity, behavioral  and sequence risks of investing for retirement.  John provided a excellent case on how a variable annuity can help to protect you.  Noelle wishes to remind us that ChesterFest [2006 photo album] will be on Saturday September 8.  Once again, the Kiwanis Club of Chester will have a double booth location.  Noelle will be asking for volunteers to help with the activities.  Please note that our meeting on July 16 will be held at the residence Linda Torrence.  and August 20 at the residence of Danny Wyatt.

23-24:  NORTHERN VIRGINIA 19th ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE.  THOMAS JEFFERSON CENTER, ARLINGTON, VA Glebe Road; Second Street).  The Kiwanis Club of Arlington are the sponsors of The Northern Virginia Antique Show & Sale. This show is their major fund raising event of the year. As sponsors of this event they have raised over $150,000, which allows the Kiwanis Club to support various community projects & charities plus provide scholarships. Your support of the Northern Virginia Antiques Show is welcomed by The Kiwanis Club of Arlington.

21:  Summer Begins

20:  34th Annual Burkeville Ruritans & Crewe Kiwanis Virginia Chicken Festival.  Crewe, VA  3:00 - 8:00

18:  Meeting, Program:  Frank Maloney, "The Case For Purchasing An LTC Policy", See if it makes sense to purchase Long Term Care Insurance.  Guest speaker Frank Maloney of  First National Brokerage Corp discussed the merits of long-term care insurance.  Long-term care includes assistance to help promote independence through home care, nursing homes and other services to those in need.  The average cost per year for a nursing home in central Virginia is $60,000 per year.  Long-term care can help to reduce stress and financial burden on those in need, as well as their families.  Even the wealthy can benefit by purchasing insurance for pennies on the dollar for what it could cost to provide such care.  The Kiwanis Club of Chester is proud to learn that six out of the top 20 graduates at Thomas Dale High School are from the Key and Keyette Clubs.  They are:  Lauren Marie Smith (Keyette Club), Kathryn Louise Der (Key Club), Alexander Robert Foreman (Key Club), James Caleb Scholze (Key Club), April Bridget Pawlowski (Keyette Club) and Trevor Cary Adams (Key Club).  Please note that our meeting on July 16 will be held at the residence Linda Torrence.  Danny Wyatt has volunteered to host a meeting at his home in August.

17:  Father's Day

14:  Flag Day

13:  Mary Lykins has arranged for an inter-club meeting with the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club.  It will be held at the Colonial Italian Restaurant located at 1 Dunlop Village in Colonial Heights [Map] at 12:30 PM.  Guest speaker will be Jordan Rebekkah Forbes, a candidate for Miss Virginia.  Click here to read her platform essay.  The Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club hosted a capacity crowd to hear guest speaker Jordan Rebekkah Forbes, a candidate for Miss Virginia.  With members representing four local Kiwanis Clubs, including Colonial Heights, Petersburg, James River and Chester, it was a perfect forum for Jordan's impressive presentation concerning the importance of civic education.  Jordan, daughter of Randy  Forbes now serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, provided convincing examples of how society benefits when youth are challenged by civic responsibilities.  At one point, she brought tears to many in the audience as she described real-life examples.  With perfect balance of eloquence and elegance, Jordan is certain to do well in the upcoming Miss Virginia pageant later this June.

12:  Chester Kiwanis Concert on the Green  featuring the U.S. Army Ft. Lee Band at 6:30 PM at Chester Village Green [Map].   For the sixth year, the Fort Lee 392nd Army Band once again graced the Chester community with a free concert held at the Chester Village Green.  Several hundred gathered to listen to the music, thank our military for their service, to enjoy lemonade and the pleasant weather.  This event was proudly co-sponsored by the Village News and the Kiwanis Club of Chester to thank our community for their ongoing support.  Video1    Video2   Video3   Video4   Photos  

11:  Meeting, Program: Our club's very own Dixon Handwerk of  Freedom Financial Consultants, LLC was guest speaker.  Dixon provided a presentation entitled "Analogy of Softball and Institutional Money Management."  Dixon described the difference of portfolio allocation versus active management.  Using a chart that tracked annual total returns of key asset classes from 1987 to 2006, Dixon showed how you can take a pot of money and turn it into an ocean of wealth over time by proper management strategies as performed by experienced institutional investors.  Click here to email Dixon for more information or to set up a free financial consulting session.  The Chester Kiwanis Concert on the Green  featuring the U.S. Army Ft. Lee Band is set for Tuesday June 12 at 6:30 PM at Chester Village Green [Map].  An inter-club meeting with the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club will be Wednesday June 13 at 12:30 PM at at the Colonial Italian Restaurant located at 1 Dunlop Village in Colonial Heights [Map].  The Guest speaker will be Jordan Rebekkah Forbes, a candidate for Miss Virginia.  Click here to read her platform essay.

04:  Meeting.  The club was heartbroken to hear that Cliff Schorer passed away in his sleep on June 3.  Cliff joined the Kiwanis Club of Chester in October 1982.  Cliff and his wife Mildred, who passed away last year, were both very active in club events where Cliff was famous for his entertaining stories.  He will be missed.  Friends may visit relatives at St. Edward Catholic Church form 3:00 - 5:00 PM on June 5.  This year, Phyllis Stomp will be doing the reading at the Summer Reading Program to be held at several day care centers and the YMCA.  Stacy is requesting donations of new and used books for the ages two to five bracket.  The program will begin on June 18.  President Ron has reminded us that you can apply for the Capital District convention by filling out the application in this month's e-BUILDER.  If you missed the Spring Fling Pictures, Click Here.  Rick's pictures were added to the album on June 4.  Mary Lykins has arranged for an inter-club meeting with the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club.  It will be held at the Colonial Italian Restaurant located at 1 Dunlop Village in Colonial Heights [Map] at 12:30 PM.  Guest speaker will be Jordan Rebekkah Forbes, a candidate for Miss Virginia.  Click here to read her platform essay.

03:  35th anniversary of our Charter Night.

01-03:  District Leadership Conference, Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Fredericksburg, VA.  Contact Don Dudey for details.

May 2007

30:  Chester Kiwanis Spring Fling, 04:00 PM - 08:30 PM, John Tyler Community College, 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy Chester, VA 23831  [mapFeaturing The Janitors.  It was a most beautiful day for the Spring Fling.  Held again on the campus of John Tyler Community College in Chester, nearly one thousand guests enjoyed live music by "The Janitors ", catered food by Kings Korner Enterprises and drinks by Kozak Beverages.  This year, many of our political candidates came out to join the fun and to greet their constituents.  The Kiwanis Club of Chester wishes to thank those who supported this event where 100 percent of the funds raised go back into charitable contributions for our community.  We wish to offer a special thanks to our major sponsor Heritage Chevrolet for again making this event possible.  Video1   Video2   Photos  

  Memorial Day, no meeting

22:  Frederick Kiwanis 85th Anniversary Celebration.  Holiday Inn, Frederick, MD, 6 PM.  Contact:  Rosalind Nasher.

21:  Meeting, Program: Our guest speaker was Steve Harper, Director Student Ministries for X-Zone, a division of LifeSpring Community Foundation.  He provided a presentation entitled "What Do We Do With Teenagers Today- Healthy Alternatives for Chesterfield Community Teenagers".  Steve described the past five generations and how the current generation of teenagers act like "mosaics" in that they take on a mixed set of attributes from the prior four generations.  Steve explained the importance of youth guidance services for teens since the majority may have lost hope concerning benefits from their education.  X-Zone is planning for several new facilities including fields for soccer, lacrosse and baseball.  In addition, an indoor swimming pool and skate park are also in their plans.  We were pleased to have Roger Habeck from the Rotary Club and Virginia Senate in the 11th District (Richmond) join us to discuss the Rotary's recent fundraiser that generated $49,000 to support the MCV Burn Center.
20:  Crewe Chicken Festival.  3:00 PM - 08:00 PM.

19:  Armed Forces Day

17:  Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club and Priority Toyota Golf Tournament at the Highlands Golf Club.  Captain's Choice $400 per team with Shotgun Start at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM.

17:  Chesapeake Kiwanis Shrimp Fest, Jubilee Park, Chesapeake, VA. 4:30 PM.  Contact:  Fred Woodall.

15:  Kiwanis Night with the Norfolk Tides, Harbor Park, Norfolk, VA. 7:15 PM.  Contact:  Fred Woodall.

15:  Spiritual Aims Breakfast at Virginia Theological University [map] at Lingle Hall.  Breakfast from 6:45 - 7:30 AM.  Speaker Reverend Steve Gordon 7:30 - 8:30 AM.  Tickets $15 at door.  See President Ron for more information.

15:  Inter-Club with Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.  7:30 AM at Courthouse Cafe across the street from the Police Station on Broad Street.  [Map]

14:  Meeting, Program: Wayne Coughenour, an accounting, tax and small business consultant for Coughenour & Associates, Inc.  provided us many tips that should be considered for your 2007 return.  In addition, if you are uncertain of your 2006 return, a tax advisor such as Wayne can review your return and submit an amended return which could save money if deductions were overlooked.  Click Here to email Wayne.   Concert on the Green Chairman Danny Wyatt informed the club that the Fort Lee Band has been confirmed for June 12.  Please note that we will not be having a meeting on Memorial Day and that the meeting date has been moved to Tuesday May 29.  This meeting will be important as we discuss last minute updates for the Spring Fling.  Spring Fling chairman Steve Miles has asked for everyone to sign up for work duties.  Set up will begin at 8:00 AM on May 30.

13:  Mother's Day

10:  Manassas Kiwanis 60th Annual Steak Fry, Vint Hill,inn, Vint Hill, VA , 5:30 PM.  Contact:  John Beere.

09:  Chester Rotary Club's Hog BBQ at Chester Village Green, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM.  Contact:  C. Kinsey 748-9642.

09:  Petersburg Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Richard Bland Community College.

07:  Meeting, Board Meeting.

05:  Chester Civitan Club's Yard Sale will be at the corner of Harrogate Rd & Shop Street and will operate from 8:00 AM -12:00 PM.  Contact:  D.LaPrade 768-4361

03:  Division 21 Prayer Breakfast, Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA.  Contact:  Lawton Baker.

02:  Smithfield Kiwanis Golf Tournament.

April 2007

30:  Club's annual meeting & election.  Several members of the James River Kiwanis Club joined us for an inter-club meeting.  Among our distinguished guests were Capital District Past-Governor 1999-2000 Angus (Guss) S. Lamond Jr, Lt. Governor Betty Bell and Past-Lt. Governor Jim O'Connell.  Lt. Governor Betty Bell presented an award for Distinguished Club Member.  In addition, we were pleased to hear that our club Treasurer Bob Cassada has been named Lt. Governor-Elect for 2008-2009.  The club voted in our new officers for 2007-2008 as follows:  President:  Jay Slagle, President-elect:  Holly Flores, Vice President:  Linda Torrence, Treasurer:  Bob Cassada, Immediate Past-President:  Ron Gray,   2008-2009 Directors:  Ted Rayman, Ed Thompson, Basil Furr, Dixon Handwerk and Brad Trotter.  Foundation Director:  Gwen Osborn.

27-29:  Training for 2007-08 Lt Governors, details to be provided.  Contact:  Art Riley.

28:  There will be a Div. Council Meeting at 8:30 AM.  It will be held at the Southern States Bldg. at 8718 West Broad Street. Richmond. VA. 23294 [Map]. There will be an election of the 2007-2008 Lt. Governor and the 2008-2009 Lt. Governor-Elect.  Bob Cassada from our Division 18 will be a candidate for Lt. Governor-Elect.

28:  Volunteers Needed!  The Little Big Adventure race will be held on at Pocahontas State Park.  If anyone is interested in helping, please email Arax Mitchell.  It is an incredibly rewarding experience!  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Coalition for Active Children (COACH).  COACH is an energized group of stakeholders whose mission is to promote a healthy future for children and their families in Chesterfield County through education and awareness about the lifelong benefits of increased physical activity and good nutrition. While the race begins at 9 AM there are many positions which start as early as 6AM  and also those that involve tear down and clean up which would occur early afternoon. This is not a Kiwanis sponsored function, however,  we have a shared interest in this type of event and members are encouraged to participate.

23:  Meeting, Program:  Guest speaker Brett Egner, Vice President of First Trust Portfolios LP gave a presentation entitled "Financial Road Map - A Systematic Approach to Investing".  Brett discussed the importance of wise investments that can help offset the large rise in the cost of housing, tuition and medical expenses over the past 25 years.  He went into depth on the benefits of a Unit Investment Trust (UIT) versus a Mutual Fund.  Nathan Lavinka, past Lt. Governor of the Thomas Dale High School Key Club provided a short update on Key Club activities.  Nathan was the chairman of the recent District Key club meeting at the Marriot Hotel in Richmond where approximately 800 attended.  Nathan received Outstanding Board Member recognition and won a $1,000 scholarship.

22:  District Go-to-Church Sunday, Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, MD.  Contact:  Booker McManus.

18:  Chester Garden Club Home Tour and Flower Show, 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM (note:  This year, the tour includes the home of Tom and Dale Williams Map)  For more information, contact L.Ross 748-5099.

16:  Meeting, Program:  Guest speaker Deborah Furgason of Footsteps Counseling Center , a division of LifeSpring Community Foundation presented her organization services in helping with families and individuals during difficult times.  Counseling is for anyone seeking to improve their emotional and spiritual health.  No one is turned back due to financial difficulties.  Treatment issues may include: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, addictions, parenting, marriage and family life, sexual abuse, adolescent adjustment, physical and emotional abuse, life adjustment issues, work related stress, divorce recovery, blended families, eating disorders, trauma and codependency.  Deborah provided several testimonials from patients.  The Footsteps service has expanded from 30 sessions per month three years ago to approximately 300 sessions per month today.  For more information, click here to email Deborah or call her at 804-715-3215.  The nominating committee has named the following individuals for election at the annual election meeting to be held on April 30:  President:  Jay Slagle, President-elect:  Holly Flores, Vice President:  Linda Torrence, Treasurer:  Bob Cassada, Immediate Past-President:  Ron Gray,   2008-2009 Directors:  Ted Rayman, Ed Thompson, Basil Furr, Dixon Handwerk and Brad Trotter.  Foundation Director:  Gwen Osborn.  Spring Fling tickets are now available.  Spring Fling chairman Steve Miles would like for each member to sell at least 10 tickets.

13-15:  Key Club District Convention, Richmond, VA.  Contact Joe Stankus for details.

14:  The Hopewell Kiwanis Pig Roast will be held at Crystal Lake Park in Hopewell on Saturday April 14 from 5 - 8 PM.  Tickets are $12.50 and available at Chuck's Community Mart, Ford Insurance Agency, Vergara's Cleaners, Quick Lunch or a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.

09:  Meeting, Program:  Terry Griffith, IT Security Specialist. "Identity Theft- Top 10 Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself".  Guest speaker Terry Griffith of IDTheftGuru.com provided insight into the growing problem that has reached nearly one third of the US.  The problem is most prevalent in age groups 18 - 29.  This was most surprising in that this is the age group raised with computers.  The problem attributed to $50 billion in losses last year and has been doubling every 12 - 15 months.  55 million suffered from some form of identity theft between February 2005 and March of 2006.  Terry provided us with 10 tips on how to help protect your identity.  For more information, you can contact Terry by email to Terry or 804-306-4156.

08:  Easter.  The sunrise service at Chester Baptist is inside and begins at 6:30 AM.  The Kingsland Easter service at 10:30 AM and will be held in their family life center located behind the church.

07:  Kiwanis One Day 

06:  Good Friday.  There will be a Sunrise Service at the Robert Schrum Chapel, behind the YMCA at 7a.m.


02:  Meeting

01-02:  Spring Bizarre Bazaar

01:  April Fool's Day

01:  Palm Sunday

March 2007

31:  Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K, Richmond, VA,  March 31, 8:00 AM.  

30-31:  Spring Bizarre Bazaar

30-31:  Southwest Virginia Regional Midwinter Conference Southwest Virginia Hugher Education Center, Abingdon, VA.  Contact:  Jack White.

29:  35th Anniversary of the Organization of the Kiwanis Club of Chester (our official birthday)

26:  Meeting, Program:  Guest speaker Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, was chosen in 2006 by the Chesterfield Public Schools to be our new superintendent.  Overseeing the activities of more than 58,000 students, teachers and administrative staff, Dr. Newsome provided insight into our school systems six year plan - "Design for Excellence".  The plan is based on achieving academic excellence.  Special focus is having a safe, orderly learning environment, a knowledgeable, supporting work force, and community investment.    Dr. Newsome stressed teaching our children to become independent, creative thinkers and self-corrective learners.  He pointed out several suggestions which could improve the No Child Left Behind Act of January 8, 2002.

24:  Our club's 35th birthday celebration outing will take place this Saturday March 24 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Dr Joe's Olive Hill estate in Matoaca.   [ Map]  Bring a cover dish and BYOD.

24:  The Keyette Club is having their fundraising walk at Thomas Dale High School from 10am to 12noon.  $20 to walk around the track 4 times (1mile).  If you cannot walk, please come and support the Keyette Club.  The money is going to the Kiwanis Family Care Center at VCU pediatric unit for supplies, books, toys etc.  

24:  NoVa Regional Midwinter Conference, Marymount University, Arlington, VA.  Contact:  Tony Gee.

   Mason Dixon Regional Midwinter Conference, Howard County Community College.  Contact:  Bill Hand.

20:  Spring Begins

20:  Inter-Club with Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.  7:30 AM at Courthouse Cafe across the street from the Police Station on Broad Street.  [Map]

19:  Meeting, Program:  "Operation Tribute to Freedom" - We were honored to have Major Myles B. Caggins III from Ft. Lee as guest speaker.  Major Caggins served with the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division in Iraq beginning in 2003.  The major provided a window into the everyday life of our soldiers.  Major Caggins is a current reminder of the competence of our young service officers and the troops they support.  We were pleased to have an inter-club meeting joined by Margie, Bill, Paul, Donnie and Diana joined us from the Hopewell Club.  To return the favor, the Chester Club will inter-club with Hopewell at 7:30 AM on Tuesday March 20 at Courthouse Cafe across the street from the Police Station on Broad Street.  [Map]. 
The Hopewell Kiwanis Pig Roast will be held at Crystal Lake Park in Hopewell on Saturday April 14 from 5 - 8 PM.  Tickets are $12.50 and available at Chuck's Community Mart, Ford Insurance Agency, Vergara's Cleaners, Quick Lunch or a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.  Our club's 35th birthday celebration outing will take place this Saturday March 24 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Dr Joe's Olive Hill estate in Matoaca.   [ Map]

17:  Presidential Regional Midwinter Conference

14:  Noelle Grosso will be speaking to the Thomas Dale High School Key Club at 6:30 PM in the Old Auditorium.

13:  St Mary's County Kiwanis Seventh Anniversary Dinner,  JT Daugherty Center, Lexington Park, MD,  6 PM.  Contact:  Mike McGinn.

12:  Meeting, Program:  Wade Randolph, a member of Les Brown's Speakers Network, gave an inspiration lecture on youth violence.  Although violence in America is on the decline, violence is on the rise for youth ages 12 to 19.  Since youth watch TV 13.5 hours per week and access the internet 16.5 hours per week, they unfortunately are exposed to much examples of violence in these media, as well as from computer games and other influences.  It is important for parents, grandparents and others to take time with  youth.  Providing a positive influence and letting them know that someone cares and will listen to them may help to change their course.  For more information, see http://www.randolphunlimited.com/, click here to email Wade, or contact him at 804-257-0242.  Noelle Grosso will be speaking to the Thomas Dale High School Key Club on Wednesday March 15 at 6:30 PM in the Old Auditorium.

11:  Daylight Savings Begins - Spring Forward

10:  Potomac Regional Midwinter Conference, Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  Contact:  Jackie Lowe.

05:  Meeting, Program:   Board Meeting, Tom Williams accepted Capital District Web Page Winner Ribbon from President Ron Gray.  A panel from the Capital District Kiwanis Digital Committee spent a week judging district club web sites on the basis of currency, usefulness to members, usefulness to non-members, and good web design principles.  A winner ribbon was awarded at the recent Heart of Virginia Mid-Winter Conference to the Kiwanis Club of Chester web site.  Club president Ron Gray presented the ribbon to club webmaster Tom Williams where the ribbon will be placed on our club's Honors Banner.  Our club's 35th birthday celebration outing has been confirmed.  With more than 50 expected to attend, the event will be held on Saturday March 24 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Dr Joe's Olive Hill estate in Matoaca with live music by Spectrum.  Holly Flores has volunteered to coordinate the affair. We are pleased to announce the board of directors approved William (Bill) A. Fox as our second new member of the year.
04:  CELEBRATE KITE DAY WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.   The entire family will enjoy an afternoon of kite flying at Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department’s Kite Day, Sunday, March 4, 1-4 p.m., at Clover Hill Athletic Center, 17701 Genito Road. Bring a kite or make one for free. Admission is free.  For more information, call (804) 748-1992.

02-04:  31st Annual Richmond Home & Garden Show, Richmond Raceway Complex.
  The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg 2007 Snowball is set for Saturday, March 3, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Kingsmill Marriott.

03:  Central Chesterfield Kiwanis Oyster Roast

03:  Heart of Virginia Regional Midwinter Conference.  This year, the conference will be held  at the Appomattox Regional Governor's School in Petersburg.  Click Here to view brochure and registration form.

February 2007

26:  Meeting, Program:  Steve Pedersen of Chester YMCA presents Nicole Jordan Sports Team Sponsorship Award.  Steve Pederson, Board member from the Chester YMCA provided our club with an update on YMCA activities.  This included the fine youth sports program where 2,200 youth participate among 135 teams.  Soccer, Basketball and T-Ball are some of the more popular programs.  The major goal is to build self-esteem, teach outstanding values and overall help to build our community.  If you wish to sponsor a Chester YMCA Sports team, please contact Sean Eichert, YMCA Financial Development Coordinator, but clicking here  or call him at 804-748-9622.  Please remember that our club's 35th birthday celebration will be held on Saturday March 24 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Dr Joe's Olive Hill estate in Matoaca.  Also contact President Ron if you wish to attend the Capital District Midwinter Conference in Petersburg on March 3.

22-26:   18th Annual Maymont Flower & Garden Show, Greater Richmond Convention Center. 

23- 25:  Richmond Antiques Extravaganza Show & Sale, The Showplace.
  Ash Wednesday

20:  Second Annual Kiwanis Night at the Dockside Inn, Virginia Beach VA.  Contact:  Doc Thrush.

19:  President's Day

19:  Meeting, Program:  Chuck Washington helped to relieve stress of our members by teaching some basic Tai Chi techniques to harness the energy of the body.  We welcomed several inter-club members from the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club.  Click Here to view more photos from the meeting.  President Ron and Secretary Joe have been collaborating to arrive at a proposal for our clubs 35th birthday celebration which will be on March 29.  The proposal is for an outing on Saturday March 24 at Dr Joe's Olive Hill estate in Matoaca.  The affair will be from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM with music by Spectrum.  There will be plenty of lighting, a heated tent and heavy hors d'oeuvres.  In order for this event to take place, we will need a high attendance rate from members and spouses.  Click Here to email president Ron to confirm whether or not you wish to participate in our 35th anniversary celebration.   The celebration party will be cancelled unless President Ron receives many confirmations -- so please email or call him soon!

16-18:  Circle K District Convention, Charlottesville, VA.  Contact Jeff Wolff for more information.

17:  Jr Women's Club of Chester Black Tie and Diamond Ball, 07:00 PM - Midnight, Cultural Center of India.  Click here to email for ticket information.

17:  Presidential Regional Midwinter Conference, Festival Conference Center, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  Contact:  Herb Ely.

15:  GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF VEGETABLE GARDENING.  Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension
is offering a free gardening workshop.  The Basics of Vegetable Gardening workshop will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at the Colonial Heights Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive.  Mike Magnusson, Chesterfield County master gardener, will teach participants the basics of growing vegetables.  The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so register today to reserve your space. For more information, or to register, call 751-4401.

14:  Valentine's Day 

12:  Meeting, Program:  Our club's very own Angie McDaniel provided the program presentation entitled "Valentine's Day – Do’s and Don'ts and Gift Ideas".  The most important lesson was that a thoughtful gift on Valentine's Day would be far better received that an expensive gift presented the day after Valentine's Day.  President Ron wishes to remind the club that the Heart of Virginia Mid-Winter conference registration deadline is February 23.    This year, the conference will be held on March 3 at the Appomattox Regional Governor's School in Petersburg [Map].  Click Here to view brochure and registration form. 

10:  Presidential Regional Midwinter Conference

09-11:  Key Club Winter Board Meeting, Williamsburg, VA.  Contact Joe Stankus for details.

05:  Meeting, Board Meeting.  Recycled present auction; please bring in an item for auction.

02:  Groundhog Day

04:  Super Bowl XLI 

January 2007

29:  Meeting, Program:  Nicole's  Keyettes will be attending to present club accomplishments from past months.   We were pleased to greet the Thomas Dale High School Keyette Club.  The TDHS faculty sponsor Beth introduced each of the young ladies who described recent activities of the Keyette Club.  This included the Richmond Animal Shelter, walk for the MCV Children's Room scheduled for March 31, the Angel Tree, Bon Secours Nursing Home, Tutoring at Curtis Enon and Wells elementary schools, clean-up of the homeless cemetery, the Fall Bazaar, Christmas Parade and Canned Food Drive.   Angie passed out registration forms for the Heart of Virginia Mid-Winter Conference.  This year, the conference will be held on March 3 at the Appomattox Regional Governor's School in Petersburg.  Click Here to view brochure and registration form.  The club congratulated Tam Moody, Nicole Jordan, Jimmy Whittleton, and all the Kiwanis Club volunteers for their fine effort this weekend with Chili Day.   The event netted about $460 which will be used to help sponsor our charities.

27:  Chester Kiwanis Chili Day at Chester Village Green,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM.   Continuing with annual tradition, the Kiwanis Club of Chester produced 150 quarts of their great tasting, secret recipe chili in recognition of our community support.  A free bowl of chili was served to those who come out.  Quarts of chili were sold for $6.00 to help offset costs for this event.   Video    Photos  

22:  Meeting, Program:  The keynote speaker was Sarah Gould of the Richmond Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sarah discussed several ways that volunteers help.  Some help by providing three outings per month for the "little".  Activities may be as simple as going dinner, going to the library and chatting about problems.  Sometimes, a field trip to a place such as Williamsburg can offer opportunity to better forge a relationship.  Volunteers commit to a least one year of service.  Some provide one hour per week by going into a school to meet with "little".  Interests and hobbies such as dominoes, coin collecting and quilting are shared.  The Richmond chapter uses the Duck Race as a major fund raiser.  Since there is typically a two to three year waiting list for boys, volunteers are always needed.  Click Here to find out more about Big Brother Big Sisters.  Don Shroeder from the Petersburg Breakfast Kiwanis Club visited us this evening.  Don wanted us to know that the Capital District Mid-Winter conference will be held in Petersburg on March 3.  A packet of information will be available next week.

21:  92nd Anniversary of Kiwanis International

17:  Inter-Club with Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club at Colonial Italian Restaurant 12:30 PM Lunch, Meeting 1:00 PM [Map]

16:  Spring Fling 2007 Planning Session:  06:00 PM at Chester Perk.

15:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Meeting, program:  Winata Wicker, EA Master Tax Advisor for H&R Block located in the Bermuda Square Shopping Center, provided a timely update of changes in the Federal and State Tax Codes for 2006.  A few opportunities for savings this year may include a one-time credit for the telephone tax, use of hybrid vehicles, energy efficient improvements to homes, active military duty, IRA donations for those ages 70 1/2 and over.  Also, Winata clarified changes to charitable contributions including donations of cars, evaluation of clothing, and mileage allowances in support of charity.  Remember that the IRS will not be processing returns until February 4th.  Tam Moody has asked for Chili Day volunteers to arrive at Chester Village Green at 7:00 AM on January 27.  Steve Miles wishes to remind you that the 2007 Spring Fling planning session will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 06:00 PM at Chester Perk.  Mary Lykins wishes to remind members that the Inter-club meeting with Colonial Heights  is Wednesday, January 17 at 12:30 PM.  It will be held at the Colonial Italian Restaurant located at 1 Dunlop Village in Colonial Heights [Map]. 

09:  First Board Meeting of 2007.

08:  Meeting, first board meeting of 2007 deferred until January 8 due to conflict with BCS TITLE
Wayne Stuart and Marshall Henry enjoying a great meal by Sibley's Bar-B-Q.  In the first meeting of the year, the club welcomed Joan Benton who recently submitted her application for membership.  Joan who is destined to be the first new member of the year was sponsored by Gwen Osborn.  Mary Lykins has arranged for an inter-club meeting with the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, January 17 at 12:30 PM.  It will be held at the Colonial Italian Restaurant located at 1 Dunlop Village in Colonial Heights [Map].  Tam Moody is once again our Chili Day chairman.  Tam is looking for your help to support this event at Chester Village Green on January 27.  President Ron wishes for us to remember that 92nd Anniversary of Kiwanis International is January 21.  Members are welcome to attend the Spring Fling 2007 planning session.  It will begin at 5:45 PM prior to our meeting on Monday January 15.

02:  Round Table Call in during evening hours to Dr. Joe's Office in lieu of meeting.

01:  New Year's Day, No Meeting - See January 2 entry.

01:  The Kiwanis Club of Chester Web Site's One Year Anniversary.

December 2006

31:  New Year's Eve

26:  Kwanzaa

25:  Christmas, No Meeting.

22:  Winter Begins

18:  Annual Club Christmas Party.  Members Only - 06:00 PM  Click Here to view 2005 Christmas Party photo album.  Please email Gwen to let her know know what dish that you will bring to the party.

17:   Chester United Methodist Church Christmas Choir program "Christmas is Forever"  will be performed at Thomas Dale High School (Note: church under some renovation) on 11:00 AM.

17:  Chester Holiday House Tour.

16:  Pamplin Historical Park invites visitors to get into the holiday spirit by having their photograph taken with a 19th century-inspired Santa Claus. Using their own cameras, Park visitors can take photographs with “Civil War Santa” from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2006. Visiting ”Civil War Santa” is free and open to the public.  Santa’s outfit is based on an illustration by the famous cartoonist Thomas Nast. “Santa Claus in Camp.    Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803.  [Map]

16:  A Fairy Tale Christmas sponored by Chesterfield Children's Theater in Chester.  3:00 PM, free.  Come Join your favorite Princesses and StoryBook Characters as they delight you and your little ones with a fun filled musical about the magic of Christmas. Princesses will meet & greet the kids and they will also have an oppurtunity to shop at the Christmas Castle for their parents. Refreshments will also be provided.   Harrowgate Baptist Church, 3600 North St., Chester, VA. [Map]

15:  Hanukkah

11:  Meeting, Program:  Marty Moynihan graciously provided another fine update on the services and plans for the Port of Richmond's 121 acre facility located off of Exit 69 on I-95.  The facility provides a 1,584 foot dock apron for ships less than 559 feet in length that can transverse the 25' depth of the James River.  The port handles more than one half million tons of cargo per year and continues to be a vital service for shipping and rail.  Marty hopes that the James River will be widened by 165 feet at the port to accommodate larger ships in 2008.  We were happy to inter-club with five members from the Richmond (downtown) Kiwanis Club.  David Taylor, Bill Neal, Bob Base, Bob Priddy and Skip Ford attended from the Richmond Club.  Stacy Chisholm reported that more than $300 has been collected for the March of Dimes.  Club members recognized the great leadership provided by Brad Trotter as chairman for this year's Christmas Parade.  Click Here to view what the press has written about this year's parade.

10:  Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade "A Picture Perfect Christmas".  2:00 PM.  Chester YMCA to Chester Village green.  Video       Photos 

09:  ‘THE VOYAGE CONTINUES ON THE HISTORIC JAMES’   No matter where you live in the Richmond metropolitan area, there’s a site nearby to see the James River Parade of Lights on Saturday evening, Dec. 9. This lighted-boat parade spans nearly 12 miles of the James, from Richmond to the Varina-Enon area, and is a holiday tradition for spectators and boaters, alike.  The parade is sponsored by the regional James River Advisory Council. This year’s theme, “The Voyage Continues on the Historic James,” recognizes the upcoming year’s celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown and the four centuries of history along the river’s path through Virginia.  The boats will be lighted on the James at Richmond and then will cruise down the river. Following is a list of viewing sites and times. Additional entertainment is provided at some viewing locations:

• Richmond – Libby Hill Park, corner of 28th and East Franklin streets, entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m., parade viewing at 6 p.m. 
• Richmond – Dock Street area, viewing at 6 p.m.
• Henrico County – Osborne Park and Boat Landing, 9680 Osborne Turnpike, entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m., parade viewing at 7-7:30 p.m.
• Chesterfield County – Dutch Gap Boat Landing, 441 Coxendale Road, parade viewing at 7:15-7:45 p.m.
• Chesterfield County – Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m., parade viewing at 7:30-8 p.m.

Parking is limited, so please come early and enjoy all the festivities. For more information, or to register a boat for the parade, please call (804) 717-6681 or visit www.jamesriveradvisorycouncil.com.

09:  Chincoteague Kiwanis 60th Anniversary Celebration.  Email Betty Mullins to congratulate the club on this major milestone.

09:  The Chester Garden Club will be having their annual Greens Sale Fund Raiser at the Gazebo on Rt. 10 in Chester (in front of the Village Green & next to WalGreens) from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Contact Phillipa Smith at 748-6216.

07:  Join the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia for its Wreath-Making Workshop, Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., at Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road.  Tamera Evans will give a demonstration on wreath making. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Admission is $10 for Historical Society members and $12 for non members. The registration deadline is Nov. 28.  For more information, or to register, call 777-9663.

06:  Chincoteague Kiwanis Annual Pancake Supper, Bill's Seafood Restaurant, 4:30PM.  Contact Betty Mullins.

06:  The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is hosting the annual Christmas Tea at Magnolia Grange on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m., at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  Enjoy an afternoon of tea, sumptuous refreshments and a musical performance at this historic plantation home. Tickets are $15 for Historical Society members and $20 for non members. Reservations are recommended.  For more information, or to R.S.V.P, call 796-1479.

04:  Meeting.  Program:  Phyllis Stump, Kiwanis Downtown Club, A Christmas Special.

05:  Colonial Heights Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade "A Southern Christmas".  7:00 PM.

01-03:  Bizarre-Bazaar.  The show runs for four days -- Thursday through Sunday Nov 30, to Dec. 3, 2006.  Hours are 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday through Saturday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM  on Sunday.  Work times are 09:30 AM to 1:00 PM;  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM; and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Sunday shifts are 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Break down day is Sunday Dec 3.   times are 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Work during the show involves ticket takers, Booth worker, Booth Problem worker, Floater, and Floater foreman.  Ted needs to know by Nov. 2, 2006 if you are interested. Please send him an E-mail as to what you want to do.

02Annual Canned Food Drive.  We will be sponsoring the Thomas Dale High School Key and Keyette Club's Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive on Saturday December 2.  We will work with the Key Club at the Food Lion at 9801 Chester Road [Map] and the Food Lion at 12120 Bermuda Crossroad Lane [Map].

02:  Chester Rotarian Bell Ringing day at Ukrops Bermuda Square, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

02:  The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will host its annual Christmas Open House at Magnolia Grange on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-6 p.m., at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  The 19th-century plantation will be elegantly decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs, light refreshments will be served, and the gift shop will have its annual holiday sale. Santa will even be available for photos! Admission is free, but there will be a $5 fee to have a photo taken with Santa.  For more information, call 796-1479.

02:  Join in the fun of the annual Mistletoe Magic at

02:  The 23rd Annual- 2006 Ukrop's Christmas Parade 10:15 AM. 

03:  The Grand Illumination Williamsburg.

03:  The Chester Community Association will hold their annual Village Christmas Social.

03:  Hopewell Jaycees Christmas Parade. 

November 2006

28-30:  Bizarre-Bazaar

27:  Meeting.  If you have not already done so, please bring gifts for the Christmas Mother.  There is a special need for gifts for teenagers, e.g., blow dryers, nail kits, CD Players, miscellaneous electronics, gift cards, movie tickets, etc).  The Kiwanis Club of Chester's Programs chair Gary Burleigh provided another fine line-up.  This time, he enlisted Phil Crow to author a Lewis and Clark skit.  The cast included Gary Burleigh (Thomas Jefferson), Ed Thompson (William Clark, alias Billy Bob), Marshall Henry (Meriwether Lewis, alias Raunchy Weather) and Holly Flores (Sally Hemings, alias Aidess).  Click Here for more pictures. Click Here for a video excerpt of the skit.  Joe Hillier added Steve Miles to the list of award recipients with Steve's nine years of perfect attendance.  Stacy Chisholm has now collected more than $250 in March of Dimes contributions.  Ted Rayman was pleased to report the nine Kiwanians will work at the Bizarre-Bazaar.  Brad Trotter reported that approximately 50 entries have been received for the Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade with additional applications  still coming in.  Remember to contact Gwen Osborn to let her know if you will be coming to the Christmas Party on December 18th and what dish you will bring.

19-25:  March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Month

23:  Thanksgiving

22:   Chester area Community Thanksgiving Service will be at Chester Baptist Church at 7:00 PM. 

20:  Meeting.  Please consider bringing in some spare change for the March of Dimes campaign and an unwrapped toy for the Christmas Mother.  Stacy will be collecting these items for these Young Children Priority One projects.  The Kiwanis Club of Chester's very own Gary Burleigh provided the program with his lecture on forensics.  Collections were again taken for the March of Dimes campaign, led by Phil Crow's Radio Flyer full of pennies.  Also, gifts were again collected for the Christmas Mother program.  Remember to stop by the Christmas Center at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds the second week in December to volunteer your time.  Click Here for meeting pictures.

19:  Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministries (CCHASM) will be collecting Food Bags from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Chester United Methodist Church.  The Food bags will be distributed on Nov 21 & 22 from Noon until 06:00 PM.

18:  Heart of Virginia Region Club Leader Education, Phase 1, Southern States Corporate Headquarters, Richmond, VA, 11AM.  Heart of Virginia Region Club Leader Education, Phase 2, Southern States Corporate Headquarters, Richmond, VA, 1:30 PM.  Contact Tom Varner for details.

18:  Thomas Dale Fall Bazaar. 

17:  Annual Kiwanis Club of Chester Oyster Roast.  Chester Fishing Club - 06:00 PM  [Map]

13:  Meeting, Program: TDHS Key Club.  Please consider bringing in some spare change for the March of Dimes campaign and an unwrapped toy for the Christmas Mother.  Stacy will be collecting these items for these Young Children Priority One projects.   The Kiwanis Club of Chester was pleased to welcome officers (Kayla Zeiters, Ashley Simard, Alex Foreman, Devangang Patel, Christopher Hulbert, Nathan Lavinka (Lt. Governor) and Katie Der (President)  of the Thomas Dale High School Key Club.  Each member explained their role in the organization.  It was evident that the Key Club this year has a special blend of intellect, public speaking, dedication and an abundance of humor.  For members that missed this meeting, you will want to make an extra effort to meet the Key Club members at future outings; you will be impressed.  Stacy Chisholm collected funds for the March of Dimes Campaign and gifts for the Christmas Mother.  Stacy indicated that there is a special need for gifts for teenagers, e.g., blow dryers, nail kits, CD Players, miscellaneous electronics, gift cards, movie tickets, etc).  If you have not already done so, please bring your gifts for the Christmas Mother and change for the March of Dimes to our next meeting or contact Stacy.  Joe Hiller presented Perfect Attendance Awards to Steve Castro (1), Jay Slagle (2), Danny Wyatt (4), Bob Cassada (5), Wayne Stuart (5) and Marshall Henry (34).  Joe also has 34 years.  Click Here to view all photos from this meeting.

11-12:  Key Club Fall Board Meeting, Richmond, VA.  Contact Joe Stankus for details.

11:  Veterans Day

11:  Now celebrating its 29th anniversary, the SunTrust Richmond Marathon.

08:  Governor Bob Cressy's visit to Div. 18 & 24.  [Biography]  Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, VA - 6:30 PM [Map].  Click here for photos from last year's Governor's Visit.  The cost is $30.50 payable to Bob Cassada.

07:  Election Day

06:  Board Meeting Only.  In lieu of Kiwanis Capital District Governor Cressy's visit on November 8, members not attending the board meeting should call-in to Dr. Joe's Office or click here to send email for round-table attendance credit.

03-04:  The Urbanna Oyster Festival (49th year).  Note that the Northern Neck Kiwanis Club sells oysters at this event. [Map]

04:  Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club's Annual Pancake Breakfast & Division council Meeting at Colonial Heights Middle School [Map] - 09:00 AM.  Gary Burleigh, Jay Slagle, Steve Miles, Mary Lykins, Nicole Jordan,  Bob Cassada, Danny Wyatt, Marshall Henry and Rick Dodson attended the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club's Annual Pancake Breakfast and Division Council Meeting at Colonial Heights Middle School.  [Pics]

04:  District Board Meeting, Fredericksburg, Va, 10 AM.  Contact - Bob Cressy.

October 2006

31:  In Memoriam - Buck Porter - August 4, 1935 - October 31, 2006.  It is with deepest sorrow that we announce that  25 year Kiwanis Club of Chester member and 1979-1980 Kiwanian of the Year Buck Porter passed away this morning.  Buck's funeral service will be on Friday November 3 at 2:00 PM graveside at Sunset Memorial Park [Map] in Chester.  Visitation is Thursday November 2 from 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM at the J.T. Morriss & Son funeral home. [Obituary] [Condolences]

31:  Halloween.  Click Here for Richmond area Halloween Guide.

31:  6:00 PM - the Kiwanis Club of Leesburg will hold their 49th annual Halloween parade in Leesburg. 
30:  Meeting,  Program:  The Kiwanis Club of Chester was pleased to present the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother - Sharon K. Robertson with a check for $1,000.  This is double the amount contributed by our club last year.  Sharon provided us with an overview of the 2006 Christmas Mother program.  She has received 1,370 applications to-date from those in need.  Last year, the Christmas Mother program helped 5,300 individuals through the support of community donations. Donations included 43,000 pounds of food and $14,000 in food gift certificates.  Also, many organizations and individuals adopt a family to provide special gifts for their adopted family’s children, parents and the elderly who are in need.   The Christmas Mother program collects new books, clothing and toys.  This year, the program has a special need for new and used bicycles that are in good condition.  If you would like to donate or volunteer to help the Christmas Mother program this year, please call 748-1183 , 751-4657 or write to Christmas Mother 2006, P.O. Box 2500, Chesterfield, VA   23832.   Please consider stopping by the Christmas Center located at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds during the second week of December to volunteer your time.  This is a special time when families will be coming to the center to receive their gifts.  We will be sponsoring the Thomas Dale High School Key and Keyette Club's Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive on Saturday December 2.  We will work with the Key Club at the Food Lion at 9801 Chester Road [Map] and the Food Lion at 12120 Bermuda Crossroad Lane [Map].  Click Here to view "Christmas Mother has miraculous expectations" article form Petersburg Progress Index October 18, 2006.

29:  Daylight Savings Ends - Fall Back 1 hr.

23:  Meeting, Program:  Guest Speaker Lyn Benson of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Western Virginia presented the impressive contributions by her foundation.  They grants wishes to children ages 2 1/2 to 18 that are classified by their doctors to have a life threatening medical condition.  Lyn's chapter was founded in 1987 and is one of more than 80 chapters in the U.S. and five continents.  Last year, her chapter granted 143 wishes, of which 47 were from the Richmond area.  She is one of seven staff members who work in conjunction with 300 state volunteers.  The staff and volunteers interview the children and their families, grant wishes for the children, and meet the families at airports.  The foundation grants five types of wishes:  I wish to be; I wish to meet; I want to have; I wish to go; and I wish to give back.  Lyn described several moving examples for each type of wish.  Our community is fortunate to have people like Lyn and the many volunteers who work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation®Click Here to email Lyn, or call her at 804-267-1999.

20:  Kiwanis Challenge Golf Tournament, Eagle Haven, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Norfolk, VA. 

17:  Inter-Club with Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.  7:30 AM at Courthouse Cafe  [Map]

16:  Meeting, Program:  Judy Worthington, the Chesterfield County Circuit Court Clerk, presented her organization's role in serving the public.  There are 800 statutory responsibilities for the Circuit Court Clerk.  Examples are the recording of marriage licenses, divorce decrees, adoptions, home purchases/sales/refinancing, registration of businesses, concealed weapon permits, estate processing/wills, guardianship for those who cannot handle their financial affairs, lawsuits in excess of $15,000, felony arrests, appeals from district courts, jury duty, genealogy research, and deeds to name a few.  During her 16 year tenure, Judy has been active in getting Chesterfield's records into digital format.  Many records go back as far as 1749.  Her department is now heavily automated.  Records can be accessed from within the office at the Chesterfield Court House and printed for 50 cents per page.  Judy manages a three million dollar per year state budget, in addition a local budget.  Deed recording makes up a good portion of the $250,000 per day revenue received for Circuit Court Clerk services.

13-15:  The  National Folk Festival in Richmond is the oldest traditional arts festival in the country.

14:  We are sad to announce that Gary Burleigh's mother passed away in Florida on October 14.  Our hearts and prayers are with Gary, Becky and the Burleigh family during this difficult time.

12:  Norfolk Kiwanis Harbor Party and SeafoodFest.  This year the event is Thursday evening, October 12 at Town Point Park.   Ticket prices are $35 in advance for all the seafood (or chicken) you can eat, all the beer (or wine) you would want and the chance to meet this years crop of candidates for office.  As an aside, sponsorships, which include tickets and advertising opportunities, are still available.  Contact Douglas E. Knack 

09:  Meeting, Program: Senate of Virginia Senator Stephen H. Martin provided his annual address to our club.  Steve expressed his viewpoint on some of the recent political controversies surrounding the Republican Party.  In addition, Steve described the three Virginia Constitutional Amendments that will be on the ballot in the upcoming election on November 7.  Steve also discussed the Virginia General Assembly Special Session and the current state of the transportation budget.

09:  Columbus Day

08:  Williamsburg Kiwanis Colonial Polo Cup at Shirley Plantation.   www.colonialpolocup.org 

07:  The 4th Annual Bedford Kiwanis Lobster Festival.

07:  Key Club Fall Rally, Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA.  Contact Joe Stankus for details.

07:  Training Day for Certified Instructors, Southern States Coop Headquarters, Richmond, VA, 9:00 AM.  [Map]  Contact Harold Laurent.

07:  Join the Kiwanis Club of Manassas in Historic Old Town Manassas to celebrate the 24th Annual Fall Jubilee  [Map]

02:  Meeting, Board Meeting (fiscal year 2006-2007 budget proposal).  Club Secretary Dr. Joe Hillier presents award to Steve Miles in recognition of distinguished service as Lt. Governor to Division 18 Capital District Kiwanis International for his 2004 -2005 term.  Click Here to view Steve's Award.  President Ronnie Gray provided the keynote speech concerning his objectives for the year.  Ronnie stressed the importance of retaining club members through participation in club activities and fellowship.  The major focus this year will be on collaboration with other community civic clubs - both Kiwanis and non-Kiwanis clubs.  Ronnie has elected Marshall Henry as our Community Service Coordination to achieve better alignment with our fellow civic organizations.  The result should be better support of our community. 
After incorporation some minor adjustments to the budget committee's proposal, the 2006-2007 was approved by the board of directors.

September 2006

30:  Committee meeting for all chairpersons.  08:15 AM - 09:20 AM Eckerd Drug Conference Room.

25:  Installation of Club Officiers Night - 06:00 PM.  Kings Barbeque located at the Chesterfield County Airport.  Dinner Filet Mignon or Salmon.  Cost per person is $20.  Let Bob Cassada know the number of attendees and dinner choice.  [Map] Newly elected Kiwanis Club of Chester President Ron Gray was pleased to present the Kiwanian of the Year Award to Bob Cassada club Treasurer.  Also inducted were President-Elect  James L. Slagle, Jr., Vice President  Holly Flores, Secretary  Joseph C. Hillier and Immediate Past President  Steven A. Castro.  Newly elected Board of Directors term ending 2008 are Louis Corde, Dave Duncan, David Elswick and Noelle Grosso.  Continuing on the Board of Directors term ending 2007 are Gary L. Burleigh, Phillip R. Crow, Mary K. Lykins, Theodore A. Rayman and Wayne W. Stuart.  Click Here to view the Installation Banquet photo album.

23:  Autumn Begins

21:  Ashland Kiwanis 35th Annual Barbecue, King's Dominion Pavillion, Doswell, VA, 5:30 PM.  Contact Tom Varner.

20:  Colonial Heights Kiwanis Shrimp Feast at Lake Chesdin

19:  Hopewell Club Charter Night at DBs JunctionKiwanis Capital District Governor Yvonne Holley presented the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell's President Peter Eliades with the club's new charter.  The Kiwanis Club of Chester is very pleased to sponsor the 30 charter members in the new Hopewell Club. 

18:  Midlothian Club's Golf Tournament

18:  Meeting, meal, program: "The State of Chesterfield County" by Bermuda District supervisor Dickie King.  Kiwanis guest speaker Dickie King chairman Bermuda District Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors presented many insights from during his term on the board.  Dickie highlighted some of the challenges in supporting growth in our community in light of the needs of Education and Transportation.

16:  The Williamsburg Kiwanis Shrimp Feast - 4:00 PM - 07:00 PM, 4 H Camp [Map]

16:  Harley Raffle to support Kids Priority One, Southside Harley Davidson, Virginia Beach, VA, 1 PMRide for the Children Charity Drawing.  Purchase a Ticket for $50 and Enter to Win a  2006 Harley Davidson FLSTNI Softail Deluxe plus $10,000 Cash!Contact:  Doc Thrush

15:  Kiwanis Family Care Center at Medical College of Virginia Dedication.  Members of several local Kiwanis Clubs met at MCV this week to dedicate the new Kiwanis Family Care Center.  The Chester Club has contributed $5,000 of $100,000 provided by several Kiwanis organizations.  Among the distinguished attendees were Kiwanis International President Steve Siemens, Capital District Governor Yvonne Holley, and Lt. Governor James O'Connell.  Nicole and Rick represented the Chester Club.

11:  Meeting, meal, program: "Social Security Reform - What's It's All About".  Kiwanis guest speaker James A. Jacobs of Jacobs Financial Group provided a presentation entitled "SOCIAL SECURITY CRISIS -- What an Opportunity".  Jim explained the blunt reality of the bankrupt status of the current social security system and some of the current plans on how CATO Institute's Individual Social Security ACT (HR 4895) might help.  An important take-away from Jim's presentation is that an individual should not solely depend upon Social Security and should establish their own savings plans for retirement.

09:  ChesterFestClick Here to display the Chesterfest photo album.

08-10:  The 2006 Kiwanis Family Weekend [Map]

04:  Labor Day, no meeting

August 2006

28:  Meeting, program, meal.  Program: Cheryl Hayes a member of the Chesterfield Fire and EMS service.  Cheryl presented various aspects of home safety.

21:  Meeting / Cookout at Brad and Susie Trotter's home in River's Bend [Map]

19-20:  Capital District Convention, Reston, VA  Click here for online registration

15:  Jay, Dayton and Rick joined the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Hopewell for their breakfast meeting.  The Kiwanis Club of Chester is the sponsor for the Hopewell Club, and we are so glad to see this group reactivated.  The Hopewell Club was first chartered in 1925 and operated until it was disbanded in 1999.  Our member Jay was originally with the Hopewell Club.

14:  Meeting, program, meal:  We are extremely fortunate to have Valerie Dalton as our guest speaker.  Valerie was in the first wave of Red Cross rescue workers who responded to Hurricane Katrina last year.  She went to the region multiple times helping those in need,  Her story is not to be missed.  Valerie is an 1981 graduate of Thomas Dale High School where is was the Keyette President  in her senior year.  Valerie has a practice in town and is a wonderful representative of Thomas Dale High School, the Kiwanis Family and the Chester community.

12:  Divisions 18(ours) & 24 Council Meeting - 9:00 AM at Eckerd Drug - we are the host. All are welcome!  A good Interclub opportunity. Let Danny Wyatt know that you will attend.  Join with President Steve. He needs our support.

08:  Kiwanis Club of West Point's Annual Crabfeast (05:00 PM).  Held at the West Point Country Club near Richmond each August, this event is for serious crab lovers.  Map

07:  Meeting, Board Night, no meal

July 2006

31:  Meeting, program, meal

24:  Meeting, meal, program.  ChesterFest Committee meeting at 7:40 PM - all are welcome to attend and offer suggestions. This will be an opportunity for us to work with our Key and Keyettes Clubs.  Richard Nunnally, the well-known gardening personality and co-author of Best Gardening Plants for Virginia, provided us with his annual update on how to better our lawns and gardens.  Richard is host of WCVE TV's gardening show Virginia Home Grown and is a gardening columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He also has worked as the Extension Agent Emeritus with Chesterfield County.  Richard provided us with information on the latest insecticides, lawn watering techniques, eliminating moles, the virtues of moss and fielded many questions from our members and guests.

  Meeting, meal, program.  Valerie Dalton – First Hand Report of Katrina’s Aftermath – Be sure to attend this personal account of a local person who was there when disaster struck.

  Meeting, Board Meeting - Spring Fling Review, meal.  Program:  Dr. Daniel Herr, a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, a licensed attorney, and a social worker with over 20 years of direct care and administrative experience in providing services to individuals living with mental illness provided us with a presentation on depression and services provided by Gateway Homes.  Dr. Herr has been the Executive Director of Gateway Homes since 2005.  Gateway Homes is the only nonprofit organization in Virginia to provide a clinically-focused transitional residential treatment program for the 350,000 adults in our state living with mental illness. 

  Running Kids youth triathlon in Chester at Stoney Glen neighborhood off of Harrowgate Rd. 

  Kiwanis International Key Club Convention Boston, MA (Day 5)

  Independence Day, Kiwanis International Key Club Convention Boston, MA (Day 4)

04:  Click here to view all area 4th of July celebrations. 

  No Meeting, roundtable dial in to Joe’s Office 748-5008 and leave your name. 
01-03:  Kiwanis International Key Club Convention Boston, MA

June 2006

28-30:  Kiwanis International Convention Montreal, Canada

27:  There will be a meeting of the Golf Tournament Committee with Judy Worthington at 6:30 PM at Dr. Joe's office. 

26:  Meeting, program, meal.  We were please to have Jim Meisner Jr. author of Soar to Success the Wright Way.  This time, Jim presented his program on Jamestown: 7 Modern Lessons from an Ancient World.

24:  Gurney Tourney – 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).  Our club will sponsor a gurney in the Tourney. Let Rick Dodson know if you are interested in pushing the gurney on that date, or else we will be forced to outsource the pushers to people who are younger and stronger and have more insurance than us.  Also, Rick is looking for some private donations to make up the difference between the funds provided by our club and the entry fee. 

21:  Crewe Kiwanis Club's Virginia Chicken Festival at 3:00 PM

21:  Summer Begins

19:  Meeting / Cookout at Rick Dodson’s house.  Mr. Sibley is catering it.  It will be at 6:30 and Rick has asked everyone to try to bring a lawn chair.

18:  Father's Day

14:  Flag Day

13:  Concert on the Green featuring the U.S. Army Ft. Lee Band at 6:30 PM at Chester Village Green [Map].  2005 Concert Photos, Video

12:  Note:  No Meeting in lieu of Concert on the Green tomorrow.  However, at 6:30 PM at Dr. Joe's office there will be a meeting of the Golf Tournament committee. 

10:  Heart of Virginia Club Leader Education (CLE).  Contact Don Schroeder for more information.

07-10:  National Genealogical Society Conference in the States 2006,    Price is free.  Website  

05:  Meeting, Board Night - no program.

02-04:  Capital District Leadership Conference.  Holiday Inn Select Fredericksburg, VA.   Weekend  of training and team building for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 District Leadership Teams.  (District Board and Trustee Designates, Lt Governors Designate, Lt Governors Elect, District Club Support Committee Members) Lt Governor Designate and Lt Governor Elect Training - contact John Tyner, Committee Training - contact Bob Powers, Other - contact Ellis Stroup. [Click here for more information]

03:  34th Anniversary of our Charter Night

03:  Ashland Club's Pancake Breakfast

03:  COACH Family Festival is scheduled for June 3, where parents and children will meet at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  There will be a 5K Walk and a Bike Rodeo. For more information concerning COACH, click here.    the Coalition for Active Children, or COACH, will be hosting its third annual Family Festival at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. The event will kick off with a 1.5-mile Family Fun Walk at 9 a.m. on the new Government Center Trail.  Families may register at 8:30 a.m. at the trail entrance on Krause Roadacross from the fairgrounds. The walk will last from 9 until 10 a.m., and then families may walk to the Exhibition Hall to participate in the festival, which includes a bike rodeo, climbing wall, games, fitness activities and demonstrations, and prizes. Those unable to attend the Family Fun Walk may walk the trail at any time during or after the event. Admission is free, and the first 50 families to register will receive a free pedometer.  The mission of COACH is to promote a healthy future for children and their families in Chesterfield County through education and awareness about the lifelong benefits of increased physical activity and good nutrition. COACH also brings awareness to the community about the long-term health risks associated with being overweight or obese. Coalition members include staff from Chesterfield County’s Health, Parks and Recreation, Cooperative Extension Services, Public Affairs and Human Resource Management departments, as well as concerned parents and community and business leaders.  If you are interested in becoming involved with COACH, or need more information about the Family Festival, call 748-1706 or visit chesterfield.gov and click on Coalition for Active Children – COACH under Quick Links.   Click here to view pictures from this event.

03:   Kids, bring your parents to the Kids’ Fishing Fair on Saturday, June 3, 1-3:30 p.m., at Pocahontas State Park. 

03:  Henricus Historical Park invites you to drill with the Henricus Militia during the Musket, Sword and Pike program.

03:  As part of the Pocahontas Performances Premiere Series: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, the Richmond Symphony

May 2006

31:  Chester Kiwanis Spring Fling,  John Tyler Community College,  Chester VA  (04:00 PM - 08:30 PM)  MAP Thanks to our community support, the 32nd annual Chester Kiwanis Spring Fling was a fun-filled evening of feast, music and fellowship.  The  staff of John Tyler Community College provided a wonderful site for this year's event.  The beautiful campus is not only a convenient location, the JTCC parking facilities are among the best in Chester.  The Janitors inspired many to dance to a fine selection of rock-and-roll music.  The food catered by Kings Korner had never been better.   The weather was good.  With the temperature in the 90's, the big tent was a gathering point for those that preferred the shade.   Although the temperature slowly cooled as dark drew near, the band played hot until the end.  We thank our Spring Fling Program Chairman Steve Miles, major sponsor Heritage Chevrolet, site host JTCC, caterer Kings Korner and all our other sponsors for a job well done.  We hope to see you all again next Spring!  [Videos]    [Photo Album]  Feedback to:  springfling.   All funds generated by the Spring Fling are used to support charitable causes and will help children in our community.  A portion of the funds will be used for the Kiwanis Historical Park.  The Kiwanis Club of Chester is working in conjunction with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation to develop this park site.  The Kiwanis Historical Park is rich in history, as the land was formerly owned by the Chester Hotel Company.  This property was the business, social and church center of the original Chester Village. [Map], VideoPhotos

29:  Memorial Day

22:  Meeting.  Jim Evans, attorney for Gilliam & Evans Attorneys At Law, located in Chester provided us with information on wills, power-of-attorney and living wills.  Those residents of Virginia who do not have a will can expect their belongings to be divided to their decendents in the manner described here.  For more meeting photos, click here.

22:  The Chesterfield County Public Library invites families to an evening with nationally acclaimed storyteller Donald Davis from 7:00 PM -8:00 PM at Central Library, 9501 Lori Road.  http://www.library.chesterfield.gov/.

20:  Kiwanis Club of Poquoson Pig Roast

19:  COACH Meeting, 8:30 AM - 10: AM The Chesterfield County Coalition for Active Children, COACH, is focused on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among young people. Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room.  More Information

18:  Colonial Height's Club Golf Tournament

18:  Chesapeake Kiwanis 27th Annual ShrimpFest, Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake, VA, 4:30 PM.  Contact Fred Woodall for more information.

17:  Petersburg Breakfast and Luncheon Club's Shrimp Feast, 4PM at Richard Bland Community College

17:  Chesterfield Club's Golf Tournament

16:  Heart of Virginia Regional Prayer Breakfast, Richmond, VA, 6:30 AM.  Contact Jim O'Connell for further information.

15:  Meeting.  Tricia Wolfe (Executive Director) and Elton Beverly (Finance Administrator) of the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield, Virginia provided much insight into the organization that operates from the Chester Presbyterian Church.  The motto of the Shepherd's Center is "Seniors Helping Seniors" a new vision of aging in America.  The Chesterfield Chapter is part of the Shepherd Center.

14:  Mother's Day

13:  Interclub – Look for more details on a Kiwanis Family Night at the Diamond at 05:00 PM. Tickets will be around $12 to $15. More details will be forthcoming. This is a regional event and our attendance is needed to show or K-family presence to Richmond.

11:  Manassas Kiwanis Steak Fry 

10:  Chester Rotary's B-B-Q "Happening on the Green".  04:00 PM - 07:00 PM.  Tickets at Gate $20, children under 10 free.  All proceeds to local charities. 

08:  Meeting

07:  The Kiwanis Club of Tysons Corner proudly presents....... Take Me Out To The Ballgame" Day.

April 2006

26:  Inter-Club with the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club at the Old Country Buffet at Southpark Mall [Map]

24:  Meeting, Golf Tournament committee will meet following the regular club meeting.  Program: Delegate Kirk Cox.  Recent General Assembly Session.  “I am honored to have represented the people of Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County* in the General Assembly since 1990. The continued support of voters in the 66th district has given me increased responsibilities and opportunities to improve the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth and our district.”

22:  Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville Second Annual Dogwood Pancake Breakfast.  

21:  COACH Meeting, 8:30 AM - 10: AM The Chesterfield County Coalition for Active Children, COACH, is focused on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among young people. Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room.  More Information

19:  Kiwanis Club of Hopewell first board meeting.  Time and location to be determined.

17:  Meeting Meeting - Program: Jim Meiser.   A motivational talk on how two ordinary men (Wilbur & Orville Wright) mastered the impossibility of flight and forever changed the course of humanity.  For more information, go to www.soartosuccess.net.

16:  Members are encouraged to attend the 6:30 AM sun rise community service at St John Episcopal Church 12201 Richmond St. Chester,  VA  23831 [Map].  After the sun rise service, you are welcome to attend the Pancake Morning at the United Methodist Church  12132 Percival Street, Chester, VA 23831[Map].  Chester Kiwanians are encouraged to wear their Kiwanis Pin at church service during Easter.

16:  Easter

14: Good Friday

13:  Passover

10:  Meeting  - Program:  L. Bennett on Child Fitness, Child Obesity cyfernet.org | childobesity.com | 

06-09:  Key Club District Convention, Marriott, Richmond, VA.

03:  New Member Meeting at Jay's.  [Map] Don't forget to bring an item for the Silent Auction Bake Sale at Jay's New Member meeting on April 3.   Raised funds will be used to help sponsor the Child Reading Program.

Daylight Savings Begins -Spring Forward

March 2006

29:  Hopewell Kiwanis Club first meeting, 7:00 PM First Presbyterian Church, 1107 W. Broadway  Map

29:  Please sign up for a time lot for the Spring Bizarre Bazaar [1st day]

29:  34th Anniversary of the Organization of Kiwanis Club of Chester (club's birthday)

27:  Meeting,  Program: Jana Carter - Chesterfield County’s Youth Planning and Development Dept,   Director Juvenile Services.   This department collects and disseminates information useful to youth and youth serving organizations.  They serve as a partner, working with other organizations to meet youth needs

20:  Meeting, Program: Judy Tyree -  Forgetfulness,  When Is It a Problem?  This program gives  the participant a review of the warning signs of  dementia diseases.  Alzheimer’s specifically, and when a person should consider a medical evaluation

20:  Spring Begins

17:  COACH Meeting, 8:00 AM - 10: AM The Chesterfield County Coalition for Active Children, COACH, is focused on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among young people. Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room.  More Information

17:  Saint Patrick's Day

13:  Meeting, Board Night, Program Jim Frey - History of Money

09:  Crewe Club's Pancake Day

06:  Program:  Child Fitness.  Check out the following websites:  | cyfernet.org | childobesity.com |

04:  TDHS Key Club Hopitality House - 8:00 AM - 01:15 PM.  If you would you like to see your Key Club in action, then meet Tolleison Morriss and Marshall Henry at 8:00 AM.  There will be a van load of Key Clubbers at Thomas Dale High School at 8:00 AM at the corner of the school 's student parking lot and Centralia Rd. Look for Tolleison's large white van.  Please let Marshall know by return e-mail  if you want  to join in.  He has room for a couple of Kiwanians on a first come, first served basis.  If you plan to go, please wear old clothes, a hat and bring gloves as we could be outside or inside.  We will ride together to Richmond and work from 9:00 AM - 12::00 PM at Hospitality House.  We will be doing whatever odd jobs they need help with such as moving furniture, cleaning, painting, etc.).  We will have a quick lunch together and get back to TDHS by 1:15 PM.  This is a great chance to work with our sponsor youth program.

Meeting Nancy BradleyWells Fargo – Identity Theft- Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. While you can't entirely control whether you will become a victim, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk.  To see if you are at risk for identity theft, click hereClick Here to obtain a free credit report.  Privacy Rights Clearing House

25:  Heart of Virginia Regional Mid-Winter Conference at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Form & Agenda  Map

20:  Meeting Steve Jackson –  Wells Fargo – Reverse Mortgage With a Reverse Mortgage, you remain the owner of your home just like when you had a forward mortgage. You are still responsible for paying your property taxes and home-owner insurance and for making property repairs.

20:  President's Day 

14:  Valentine's Day 

13:  Meeting Troy BellRichmond International Airport.  Richmond International Airport (RIC) is in the final phase of a comprehensive capital improvement program.  At its completion, expected in the second quarter of 2007, passengers will find a new two-level terminal featuring upper level departures and lower level arrivals areas, spacious ticketing and baggage claim halls, all new restaurants and retail stores, and widened and improved security checkpoint portals.

06:  Meeting and Board Night

03:  "Give Kids A Smile® Day" at Dr. Steven Castro's office.  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Need 4 -6 members to greet and assist children ages 5 - 13 arriving in buses from Salem Middle and Bellwood.

January 2006

  Meeting:  Program -> The new www.chesterkiwanis.org website by Tom Williams.  Learn how to make the most of this web site and what you can do to help.

23:  Meeting:  Program -> Once Greyhounds finish their racing days, they're ready for a slower pace and a loving home.  Greyhound Pets of America is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible, caring homes for Greyhounds that no longer qualify at racetracks.09:  Meeting: Program ->  TDHS Keyettes, Board Night

21:  91st Anniversary of Kiwanis International

21:  Chester Kiwanis "Chili Day" at the Chester Village Green (Setup at 7:00 AM, servings from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM)

21:  Children's Miracle Network Bowl-thon at AMF Hanover Lanes in Mechanicsville.  Start times are 9:00 AM and 12 noon.

16:  Meeting: Program -> Naval History - "War Between the States - James River Naval Warfare by Marshall W. Smith, Ph.D. President John Tyler Community Colle

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