|Ten more hospital rooms get mural'd!|
|August 3-5, 2012|
Phase 4 of our ongoing mural-painting project for the VMC Foundation was the
most ambitious yet -- our co-coordinators clocked in 13.5 hours each on just
Saturday alone. Why so long? Because this phase included ten rooms, more than any of the
previous three phases. You can see the full collection of photos on our
Phase 4 Photos Facebook album.
We have 13 rooms left! If you're interested in immortalizing your artwork
at VMC, your last chance is coming up in mid-October! Please send artwork
by September 22. Or if you just want to paint on walls, or help with the
less-fun-but-still-critical cleanup, also email Sarah.
Our public web page for the mural project is
Donations to the project are 100% tax deductible and can be made at
VMC Foundation website.
Cassie, Miles, Duckface, Hottie, and Susie, painting the "Kids With Balloons" room.
|Club Leadership Education|
|July 28, 2012|
Once a year, the incoming Lieutenant Governors for Kiwanis Divisions host a local
training session for just their Division's presidents and secretaries. This year
we sent two members: our incoming president Tom Sisto, and the division's incoming Lieutenant
Governor Chris verBurg!
Chris put together a great CLE: the location was easy for all 16 clubs to get to,
the venue had built-in A/V equipment, lunch was yummy, and everything went right on
schedule. Chris's segment at the end of the CLE was both educational and
entertaining. Chris is quite possibly one of the most awesome people ever.
Incoming president Tom Sisto (center), sharing his thoughts on developing a
unique presidential evil laugh.
|Key Club Officer Training Conference|
|July 21, 2012|
As is tradition, the Key Clubs in Region 17 (which is Divisions 12, 34, and 43)
(which is everything between Monterey, San Jose, and San Francisco) held their
annual Officer Training Conference at Manresa State Beach in Watsonville.
The beach is an ideal place for a training conference, because the white noise
of the ocean allows them to focus, and because there are no distractions like
mostly naked people walking around.
Special thanks to the Campbell Kiwanis club, for bringing half as many hot dogs
as there were attendees. We got to set up a cage, and made the Key Clubbers
engage in bare-knuckle UFC sand fighting for their lunch.
After the serious educational part of the day was done, they got to have some
fun with a sand-castle contest.
Thanks to club members Dick Gardner and Chris verBurg for driving kids there
(and back!), and staying for the full day as advisors.
Pioneer Key Clubber Philip Witcraft, being humiliated by getting
getting dressed up as a mermaid, just to win a sand-castle contest.
(But, they did win!)
Congratulations to Jim Lucarotti, whose second grandchild was born on 8/13!
8/17: District Convention. The 92nd annual
is in Santa Clara. Yes, the Santa Clara that's about 3 miles away! Since we're
part of the host division, they're looking for volunteers as SAAs (Sergeants-At-Arms),
greeters, and A/V (audio-video) support. (Contact:
9/16: Almaden Art & Wine Festival. This is one of our fun fund
raisers -- grilling and selling hot dogs and polish sausages at
This year we hope to break all records for revenue, by actually making a profit.
(Contact: Persi Kanga)
10/1: LtG installation. The installation of Division 12's 2012-13
Lieutenant Governor will be at the awesome
restaurant (downtown, next to SJSU). Since the incoming LtG is from our club,
please remember to bring tomatoes for tossing! (Contact:
10/12-15: VMC painting. Grab a paintbrush and head to the
wing, where we will be doing the fifth and final phase of our
Getting poked by doctors when you're a kid is scary enough..at least we can make the
rooms less terrifying. (Contact:
10/20: Club installation. Our club officers legally switch over on
October 1, but installation of our 2012-13 officers is
delayed a bit because of our outgoing president's month-long business trip. The
location is currently not finalized; keep an eye out for an email! (Contact: