Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch November Review

Kathy Perry

Friday, Nov. 6, General Meeting Notes

It was our pleasure to install our Secretary, Chris Laffey for 2020-21. She has been back east helping her family. Greg Laffey has been hard at work with the membership drive. (We will be inducting five new members this month; great job, Greg.) Former Governor Jim Galbraith inducted new members, Joann Smith and Vern Smith.

Honoring Our Veterans: Patriot Paws Presentation by Joyce Anderson and Paula Sterling. Amelia the Black Lab was put through her paces. They start training at 18 months, and it takes two years to train the dog, and costs about $34,000 to train. Kiwanis Club presented Patriot Paws with a check for $500. If you would like to help, you can contact them at or 972-772-3282.

Friday, Nov. 20, General Meeting Notes

We start our meeting with another Induction Ceremony by our Membership Chair Greg Laffey and President Susan Galbraith. We are pleased to welcome Linda and Timothy Munz, and Dave Riddle to KCRR.

Thanksgiving Holiday Family Dinner Bags for needy families were delivered to Cumberland Children’s Home by Roy Meyer, and Joann and Vern Smith. Jaime Blanton and April Ziemann came to our meeting today to thank us, and to give a presentation on how the home operates. They have two programs, one for youth in foster care and the second for vulnerable single parent families. They provide counseling, care management, life skills, and spiritual enrichment. Stay tuned for more information on the virtual Home for the Holidays auction results held on Saturday, Dec. 5.

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Salvation Army Rings—When they ring us, we ring. Its bell ringing time again and Jerry Waynant has been a terribly busy elf getting all the elves signed up and scheduled for ringing those bells for charity, at Kroger in the Hickory Creek Plaza. Santa will be so proud of him. We will be ringing the first two weeks in December.

We have free membership for 2020-21, but you must join by Dec. 31.

Kiwanis wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.