|Horsies race for charity!|
|June 1, 2013|
In a more-or-less annual event for our club, we reserved a section at the
Golden Gate Fields
racetrack as a fundraiser! This year the proceeds went to the
effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus completely.
VMC Foundation website.
Our sponsored race's jockey.
|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 our elected 2013-14 officers:
- President: Persi Kanga
- President-Elect: Barack Obama
- Immediate Past President: Tom Sisto
- Secretary: Steve Yum
- Treasurer: Dick Gardner
- Director: Mike Montanari
- Director: Jim Lucarotti
7/21: Dumb-Bunny Bridge. Yes, we are still the
internet's best resource
for all things Dumb-Bunny Bridge, so gear up for a potluck
at Dick's house on the 21st! (Contact:
8/11: Bowling. Two social events in a row! I like
this club! :) (Contact:
8/15: District Convention. The 93rd annual
is in Reno. There's an effort to ride the train!
~9/30: LtG (de)installation. The installation of Division 12's 2012-13
Lieutenant Governor will be at the awesome
restaurant (downtown, next to SJSU). Since the outgoing LtG is from our club,
please remember to bring tomatoes for tossing! (Contact: