Weekly Meeting Summaries

December 3rd Meeting

Board meeting report and Key Club Virtual Games announcement.

November 26th No Meeting. *Happy Thanksgiving*

November 19th Meeting

Registrar of Voters Donna Linder gave us an update on counting of ballots from the Nov. 3 election. And the club is invited to a Battle of the Branches on Nov. 28.

November 12th Meeting

Karen Williams, Executive Director of Learning Quest, told us how a
Non-Profit Adult Literacy Program Survives and Thrives in a Pandemic. Lots of Key Clubbers and activities.

November 5th Meeting

Board meeting report. Key club visitors. Happy bucks.

October 29th Meeting

Randy Siefkin gave his latest election predictions and commented on the chance of any poll successfully predicting the outcome. A good number of key club members attended.

October 22nd Meeting

The Vanguard Key Club led the meeting and introduced some new fun to the group.

October 15th Meeting

Judy Kindle, the soon-to-retire CEO of Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, gave us the history and the importance of that very active non-profit. Next week: Vanguard Key Club members will “take over” our meeting, and we’ll hear about the Kiwanis Family House. Remember to dress for Halloween.

October 8th Meeting

Board meeting recap and Happy Bucks. Our program was Shannon Stanford Superintendent of Stanislaus Union School who explained Measure Y and its importance to our students. De-installation is tomorrow Friday evening the 9th.

October 1st Meeting

De-installation is coming up quickly. For the program Adrian expanded on his experiences at Eco Challenge Fiji. an Adventure race that many of us have seen on Amazon.

Sept 24 Meeting

Great program on the Modesto Radio Museum had our club at full volume. Presented by Wes page and Rick Myers. Lots of stories.

Sept 17 Meeting

Donna Linder, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters gave a very important and interesting description of her work and how the upcoming election on Nov 3rd will be managed. This was extremely timely and great information.

Sept. 10 Meeting

Marvin Jacobo from City Ministry Network introduced to this non-profit’s dream to make our community a good, safe place to grow up and to grow old.

Sept. 3 Meeting

The club will sell Quarantine Edition Graffiti T-shirts Sept. 12 in a drive-through at the future home of the Graffiti USA Museum. Lots of club news this morning.

Aug. 27 Meeting

Up today: an interesting program on Golden Valley Health Centers, discussing a fund-raising idea proposed by Enochs’ Key Club and a reminder of the governor’s visit by Zoom on Friday evening, Aug. 28.

Aug 20 2020 Meeting

Books, opera and Key Club members were all on the agenda today. Our zoom meeting attendance is impressive,

Aug. 13, 2020 Meeting

Several options are being considered for the deinstallation event this year. The board will decide in early September.

Aug. 6, 2020 Meeting

We had an excellent presentation from three young women talking about what teens think and how they are affected by race/ethnicity. Also, so good to hear that our drive for school supplies will help students at six Modesto elementary schools.

July 30, 2020 Meeting

Members and non-members stepped forward to purchase school supplies, which children will need even when attending school online. This report and other sharing at this week’s meeting.

July 23, 2020 Meeting

We heard an update about COVID 19 in our community from Kristin Olsen, chairwoman of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors. The numbers are up; hospital ICUs are at capacity. She also talked about efforts to assist businesses.

July 16, 2020 Meeting

The Center for Human Services has big plans to expand its services to at-risk and homeless youth through its new navigation center. Our club is an early donor to this worthwhile project.

July 9, 2020 Meeting

Nonprofits in our community are working hard … and struggling themselves during this pandemic. We heard a big picture update from Amanda Hughes of the Stanislaus Community Foundation.

July 2, 2020 Meeting

No speaker this morning but lots of sharing. It was great to see and hear from several Key Club members. Happy 4th of July!

Summary, June 25, 2020 Meeting

We learned more about the work of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund around the world, from helping to eliminate maternal fetal tetanus to helping to feed American families in need due to the pandemic.

Summary, June 18, 2020

Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled due to COVID. In our program, the Director of Stanislaus County Behavioral Health explained the role and challenges that the agency is handling.

Summary, June 11, 2020

We learned about real estate fraud this morning from a deputy district attorney and talked about our entry in the Fourth of July parade and plans for special edition Quarantine Graffiti T-shirt.

Summary, June 4, 2020

President Robert Husman reported on board discussions and actions, including giving $3,500 to three local nonprofits.  We also shared happy news/bucks.  

Summary, May 28, 2020

We started the day on a positive note with stories from Carla Strong, executive director of Howard Training Center (now Howard Prep) help people with disabilities learn job skills and good employment.

Summary May 21st

Ken Sylvia, the new executive director of Youth for Christ, shared some of the remarkable work that organization is doing to help teens. And we regaled Gary Goodman on his birthday today!

Summary May 14th

Poet Sam Pierstorff gave a rousing program on our virtual meeting after a spirited discussion regarding a ‘Virtual Graffiti Parade’.

Summary May 7th

We saw an great interview with Jeff Pishney, exec director of Love Modesto. 38 participants in the meeting.

Summary April 30th

President Robert Husman did the best he could to preside over our Zoom gathering. Some people just won’t stay mute :). Brittany Thayer, executive director of The Chemo Crew was our great program. Good attendance online and clearly familiarity with the technology makes for a smoother experience.

Summary April 23rd

We Zoomed again, under the capable guidance of the President Robert Husman. Tim Ragsdale led the pledge; Marty Villa offered the prayer. Our member Laura Maki, dean of Science, Math & Engineering at MJC, arranged for and introduced our speaker – Arnold Chavez, director of the Great Valley Museum. Arnold took us on a virtual walking tour of the new Great Valley Natural Lab, located beside the beautiful Science Center on the West Campus

Summary April 16th.

We had 59 people tuned in for our Zoom meeting this morning. Amongst those were several who now live out of town or state or who have not been attending in person. Nine of our 10 scholarship recipients joined us on Zoom and thanked us for helping them achieve their academic and career goals.

Summary April 9th.
We had a virtual speaker for the first time and a good meeting. President Robert Husman presided over a second virtual meeting on Zoom. Looks like everyone is getting the hang of this.

Summary April 2nd.
The club graduated to zoom and had a successful meeting. First reading of the slate of officers was made. Brian Sanders and Laura Maki shared their tech expertise to get our virtual meeting to run smoothly.

No bulletin

Summary March 26th.
President Robert Husman presided over a second virtual meeting on Facebook. Mild humor and a little business was achieved. Robert chaired via video and led a fun event that continues our sense of club and camaraderie.

No Bulletin

Summary March 19th.
NMK held their first virtual meeting on Facebook. A free flowing format evolved and over 200 posts were made. The meeting was considered a success and we will explore more online meeting options.

No bulletin

Summary March 12th 2020
Chili, the corona virus and the homeless challenges were all on the agenda at this morning’s meeting. Frank Ploof, “Seven Years on the Ground with Modesto’s Homeless.”

Summary Feb 13th 2020
There’s an updated calendar in this week’s bulletin, plus a bit about the new Kids Quest tutoring program for children with dyslexia. It is seeking volunteer tutors.

Summary Sept 26th 2020
Great meeting today. elections information from Stanislaus County Elections officer.