Serving the Children of the World
Minutes of RKC Satellite Meeting
November 14, 2012
Present were Kiwanians Reynita Amador (Honorary), Sandra Armenta, Dave Barron, Tam Dinh, Miguel Flores, Helen Hoa, Art Landing, Elizabeth Landing, Stephen Ly, Elizabeth Martinez, Lou Reade, David Wallach (Chmn Cal-Nev-Ha District Float Committee), Sue Yamamoto; RHS Key Club Officers: Selena Tran, Jeffrey Leung, and Hanh Nguyen; Don Bosco Key Club: Donald Yu; Muscatel Builders Club: Brittany Mendez, Yesinia Ortiz, and Vivian Duong
Round Table Reports:
RHS Key Club - has been active with monthly Familia Unida support plus involvement with several walks, the Moose Lodge Art Fair in support of the historic Savannah Cemetery, and visiting clients of a convalescent home in Alhambra.
Don Bosco Key Club: has been working on several projects- Heavenly Project NEO for the Alhambra School District- They were also working on the upcoming Open House for Don Bosco Tech & Christmas Band Concert
Muscatel Builders: has been working on RIF book marks but has had to curtail tutoring of elementary students due to inter-campus insurance transportation issues
Prayer Breakfast: Lou Reade spoke about the Mayor’s Prayer breakfast on Veteran’s Day
being great, especially the food prepared by members of the Open Bible Church from food supplied by Bob Bruesch and Wal-Mart.
Approximately 120 guests heard inspirational Kiwanis speaker at large Jimmy Weldon tell the background story of our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
In addition to remarks by Mayor Sandra Armenta the event featured a color guard presentation by the Scouts, music from the Evergreen Baptist Church, and a rotating homage PowerPoint of Rosemead Veterans.
Stand Down: Art Landing reported on success of efforts to secure replacement food suppliers for 6000 meals at the three day homeless veterans’ stand-down at Whittier Narrows. Kudos to Wal-Mart and Denny’s among others in this effort. This service opportunity was a direct side effect of a KMVR Internet radio “Around the Valley” interview.
Rose Float Project: Dave Wallach gave a presentation of the Kiwanis Rose Float project. He began with a brief history of what has now become the largest cooperative Key Club service project in the world.
He described the opportunities for helping in the decoration of multiple parade floats, not just the official Kiwanis entry. Specific emphasis was placed on fund raising for the Kiwanis float and the need for discipline and organization in managing a volunteer effort of this size.
Website to sign up for help www.kiwanisrosefloat.com
Mr. Wallach presided over the formal induction of Helen Hua, the Chief Executive Office for the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Rosemead Kiwanis Club.
--- Based primarily on notes taken by Elizabeth Martinez, with attendance
supplied by Sue Yamamoto and additional material by Art Landing