Beaches Kiwanis 2006 News

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"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life --mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."- Julius Erving

2006 Highlights of Events

Beaches Kiwanis 2006 Charity Golf Tournament

Beaches Kiwanis 2006 Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens

Thursday, September 28, 2006- President Ed Robinson Presiding over his first official Kiwanis Club Meeting

Monday, Oct. 2 - New Board Meets

The officers and board members installed Sept. 21st held their inaugural board meeting at Fleet landing Oct.2. The new board members, shown below are (left to right), Doris Barnes, Butch Shadwell, Walt Pfeil (seated), Dan Kuchta, James Lee, and John Bates.


Neptune Beach City Councilor John Weldon was the guest speaker at the banquet to install the 2006/2007 Officers.

Our new officers were installed during the annual installation banquet at Fleet Landing. They are:

President- Ed Robinson
Past President- Don Lafond
1st Vice President- Neil Powell
2nd Vice President- Burt Van Wagner
Secretary- Leigh Roberts
Treasurer- Ralph Marcello

August 26- Fletcher Key Club/Kiwanis Clean Penman

The Fletcher Key Club and beaches Kiwanis members teamed up to clean Penman Road.

August 3- Fletcher Key Club

The Fletcher Key Club had their organizational meeting on August 3rd at Jason’s Deli. Butch Shadwell and Dan Corritore attended. The Fletcher Key Club starts meeting on Tuesday Aug 15 at 2:30pm, in room F-2, and will continue on that time and date until further notice.  They want to do a Penman cleanup project on August 26 at 8am.  We invite the membership to join us on that date and time as well.

August 1- Beaches Kiwanis Turns 60!

On August 1 beaches Kiwanis will mark 60 years of service to the community and fellowship. Happy Birthday Beaches Kiwanis!

Tuesday, June 27 Deerwood Inter-Club

John Bates drove Erica, Jim Lee, Max and Charlie to an entertaining inter-club meeting with the Deerwood club where we heard an interesting presentation on St. Augustine History.

August 24-27

All new members, seasoned members, officers and Board members should plan to attend this annual event for Florida Kiwanians. For those who have been to past Florida conventions, you'll agree that these conventions include a lot of great workshops, speakers, and our election of October 1st District officers--and there is still time for fun, so bring your families. Our club secretary will be getting info on the Convention frequently, and it will be in your Florida Kiwanis magazines--or go to Florida Kiwanis

Bill Montgomery


We are deeply saddened to report the death of long time member and past-President Bob Cook from a heart attack. A memorial service was be held for Bob this June 16 at St Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church. The family was comforted by the large number of Kiwanians who attended the funeral.

A short memorial from Butch Shadwell follows:

Our dear friend Bob Cook died 12 June 2006 of heart failure. He would have been 78 on July 20, 2006. I have met very few men in my life with his strength of character and devotion to God and his fellow man. In the forty years I have known them, Bob and his wife Peg have been prime examples in my life of what good people should be. I can only regret that more people could not have learned from his intelligence and insight. Bob did all he could and it is his time to rest now.

Another short memorial just added from Sam Long:

Some folks you think will always be there.  Ish Brant, Molly Holbert and now Bob Cook, it just points out that no body get out of this life alive.  Lord willing, the sun will come up in the morning and the birds will all sing and life will seemingly go on.  But the truth is that there is now a void that will take more than four or five men and women to fill.  You don't replace Ish Brants and Bob Cooks and Miss Molly.  The Jacksonville Beach Club is great because of them and will continue to be a great club, because of them.

NEW- Photos of the recent banquet honoring Florida Kiwanis Governor Donna

Florida Kiwanis Governor's Dinner Pictures

June 28 - Kiwanis International Convention, Montreal

March 11 - Immediate past-president Carl Krouch at Kiwanis College, Lake City

March 2- Annual Governor's banquet staged at Selva Marina. We hosted the division and listened to inspirational presentations from Gov. Donna and First Gentleman Dave.

February 23- Annual membership drive completed.

February 24 - Senior Breakfast completed.

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