Kiwanis of California Meeting

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Kiwanis member and eight time Honor Flight servant Kenny Kunze received a picture poster board with remembrances of his work in support of the Missouri Honor Flight. At this banquet in Columbia Mike Katschman, California, also received a special plaque for his labors in the same arena.

Photo submitted Kiwanis member and eight time Honor Flight servant Kenny Kunze received a picture poster board with remembrances of his work in support of the Missouri Honor Flight. At this banquet in Columbia Mike Katschman, California, also received a special plaque for his labors in the same arena.

Kiwanis of California met in the basement of St. Paul's Lutheran for their regular meeting on July 20. As with 99 percent of the meetings it ended within an hour time frame with business conducted after a home cooked meal.

President Gene Wickham spoke on the second annual Scholarship fundraiser to come. It is called "Cow Patty." The goal is to raise $3,000 for high students preparing for college. This event he said "will be joined together with the Kiwanis Fair Breakfast on Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 a.m., at Centennial Hall." Kiwanis members decided to keep the ham breakfast, biscuits and gravy meal the same price as last year. Adult advance tickets will be $7 and $8 at the door. Children five and under can eat for free. Children 6-12 will have a $4 cost. Proceeds will go

to benefit children in the community.

President Wickham said that this year there are more chances to win prizes at the Cow Patty drop. People who have corner tickets, splatter tickets, or the grand prize can win a range of monetary rewards for their of the scholarship fund. These tickets are chosen by a computer generated procedure. No Kiwanis member is allowed to win any of the prizes. The grand prize should be around $2200 with lesser prizes of $100 and $50 dollars. Last year at 4 p.m. Cow Patty did her business in less than two minutes so come early if interested to see this mo-moment. Tickets for this high school fundraiser are $20 per ticket with half of

the proceeds for the scholarships. They can be picked up at Blankenship Insurance.

Dr. Paul Branstetter, Kiwanis treasurer announced that the Kiwanis June Poker run netted $2100 for support of seven honor flights. The Kiwanis members lauded Mike and Connie Katschman for the outstanding groundwork they provided to make this event a success. Kiwanis also praised the local Boys Scouts, Sara Hagemeyer, and local sponsors for their generous participation of this patriotic cause and compassion benefit. About $1000 was raised for children of the community as well as $100 to help save lives of babies born in third world nations through the Kiwanis Maternal Tetanus program.

Meeting was adjourned with humor from Dr. Melvin Twaddle.

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