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Kiwanis Christmas Parade 2017 - WOW!
Kiwanians and Key Clubbers Stuff Christmas Stocking
New Member John Mayros Installed
Mary Elizabeth Bell Receives Best Volunteer Award
Westview Key Club Rides in Veterans Day Parade

Kiwanis Christmas Parade 2017 - WOW!Composite of several parade pictures.The 2017 Martin Christmas Parade is now history. The parade was led by the  Martin Kiwanis sponsorship banner, carried by Key Club members. Close behind was the old red pickup truck carrying the Kiwanis banners for the 21st Martin Christmas parade. A real treat this time was the new Santa's sleigh. The sleigh, constructed by our own Steve Lemond, was "pulled" by three reindeer, also constructed by Steve. It looked great! So when you see Steve, tell him how much his work is appreciated. Thanks to all Kiwanians, Key Club members, and other participants who helped make this one of the best Christmas parades ever. ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
Kiwanians and Key Clubbers Stuff Christmas StockingsMembers stuffing Christmas stockingsKiwanians and Key Clubbers helping with Sodexho-We Care Christmas Stocking Drive
New Member John Mayros InstalledJohn Mayros is welcomed as a new member.John Mayros was inducted as the newest member of the Martin Kiwanis Club by Steve Lemond at the Dec. 6, meeting. John is the first to elect to take the “associate member option.” He is Bedford Forrest District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America West Tennessee Area Council. He lives in Buchanan, TN and desired a Kiwanis club outside his immediate home area. We are elated that he chose us! His email is
Mary Elizabeth Bell Receives Best Volunteer AwardMary Elizabeth Bell holds her award.Kiwanian Mary Elizabeth Bell was presented with the Best Community Volunteer Award in Weakley County in the 11th annual Best of Weakley County Reader's Choice Award sponsored by the Weakley County Press. This is the second time Mary Elizabeth has received this award, the first being in 2008 — and deserved every year in between!
Westview Key Club Members Ride in Veterans Day Parade 2017Key Club members with Governor BrittonSeveral Key Club members rode in the Kiwanis truck in the Veterans Day Parade. They are pictured here just before boarding for the start of the parade. Otha Britton, Governor of the Kiwanis Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District and a member of the Martin Kiwanis Club, drove the truck.
Kiwanis K-Kids Hear about SmellAnn Gathers with K-KidsDr. Ann Gathers, associate professor of biology, and student Aleya Brent, a psychology and biological sciences major, taught third through fifth graders at Martin Elementary School about the science of smell. The presentation took place during a recent Kiwanis K-kids club meeting. Dr. Jim Clark, Anna Clark and Sara Sieber, Kiwanis members and retired UT Martin faculty and staff, assisted with the presentation. Presenters used visual demonstrations of diffusion to teach children the fundamentals of smell. Children tested their sense of smell in a game requiring them to identify common household odors and played a “Who Nose?” trivia game.  (reprinted from the UT Martin Addenda)
BBQ Fundraiser A Big SuccessBBQ SandwichThe annual Martin Kiwanis Club "We Deliver BBQ" fundraiser held on September 29 was again a big success. The MTD cooking team helped a lot this year by smoking the BBQ pork butts and charging us only the cost of the butts. Kiwanis members gathered at 7:00 a.m. to pull the pork and then make the sandwiches and assemble the lunches. 700 lunches were sold and delivered to businesses in the area, and the event netted $3,302.50. Thanks to all who helped with the event and especially to all who purchased the 700 lunch tickets!
2017 Egg Decorating Contest Has 30 EntriesA decorated eggDecorated Egg Contest: Warmer (than last year) temperature and brilliant sunshine greeted Key Club members Johana Romero, Tania Ramos. Katelyn Ingle, Anne Margaret Carithers, and Georgianna Kinsman as they arrived between Saturday morning to help Mary Elizabeth Bell, Jayne Parrish, Anna Clark and Anita Bell at the decorated egg contest. Taking advantage of the sun, their first order of business was to move the table away from the shelter and into the sunlight, and more importantly, near the center of the action. Sixteen children provided upward of 30 eggs to be judged. All of the prize baskets prepared by Anita and Abigail Bell were presented to some very happy recipients. Winners, Age 1-2: Amelia Herman, age 1, most colorful – rainbow                              
 Frankie Bowers, age 2, best celebrity – duck
Workers at Egg contest 
Winners, Age 3-4: Sophia Gonzales, 3, most colorful                               
Amelia Walsh, 3, most unusual                                Aurora Hauhe, 4, best celebrity                                Kamilla Herman, 3, most creative

Winners, Age 5-7:  Oliva Howard, 6, most unusual                                
Blaire Baker, 7, best celebrity                                
Collin Eddlemon, 5, best overall                                 Cambree McCore, 7, most creative – sleeping beauty                                
Sawyer Fleck, 6, most colorful

Winners, Age 8-10: Xochi Gutierrez, 8, best overall – angry bird                                
Caleb Eddlemon, 8, most creative – burger                                
Gauge Elhulu, 10, most unusual                                
Peyton Azbull, 8, best celebrity 
Team K(iwanis) Walks 1363 Miles in 8 WeeksWalk Across Tennessee: Team K(iwanis) consisted of Maddy, Sara, Otha, Bill, Anna, Linda, Ann and Jim. We racked up the equivalent of 1,363 miles during the 8-week period, which placed us about 16th among the 63 teams. The team with the most miles had 4,118 miles. We were 80 miles behind the team in 15th place.
McCabe Methodist Church holds Second Harvest EventsMembers of McCabe Methodist ChurchMembers of McCabe Methodist Church of Martin recently spoke to the club about their efforts with Second Harvest.  Two of the members made a presentation on the three mobile food pantries they hold annually. Approximately 250 households receive food for 2 weeks with each distribution. The mobile food pantry is a free grocery distribution for families and individuals that need a little extra help with groceries. A variety of items is available and 25 shopping carts (donated by Walmart) are available to use as people go through the food court. Youth from the church, including several who are Key Leaders, help load groceries in vehicles and deliver to homes. Food is distributed until the truck is empty — usually the distribution takes about one hour. The goal is to feed as many people as possible with the food they are given to distribute. Pictured in the center is Orrin Cowley, member of the Martin Kiwanis Club and pastor at McCabe Methodist.
Pancake Day Fundraiser TotalsStack of pancakesFinal totals are in:

Ticket Sales Net Earnings:          $3,234
Placemat Sales Net Earnings:       $1,350

Total Earnings:  $4,584

All earnings are used for the Martin Kiwanis Club service projects. Thanks to all who participated in this annual pancake day activity!
Club members attend Region I conference in GermantownMembers at Region 1 conferenceSix members of the Martin club attended the LaMissTenn District Region 1 conference recently held at the Madonna Learning Center in Germantown. Attending from our club (pictured at left) were Anna Clark, Vickie Hazlewood, Linda Ramsey, Maddy Rosenbaum and Otha Britton. Also attending, but not pictured, was club president Jim Clark. Our club did well at the basket raffle, with Otha, Linda and Jim each winning a basket. Not bad considering that there were a total of seven baskets. The donations for gift basket tickets brought in more than $400 for the District Foundation. Also attending and representing our Division 1A were John and Cathy Fry of the Union City club and Travis Miles of the Dyersburg club. John is the current Lieutenant Governor of Division 1A.
Westview Key Club provides valentine gifts to police, firemen and EVAC teamKey club members with gifts for public employeesShown here are several of the Westview Key Club members with Valentine gifts they presented to the police, firemen and the EVAC team.
2017 Martin Kiwanis Pancake Day Attended by Large CrowdKeith and granddaughter cooking pancakesKeith and his granddaughter are shown cooking pancakes for the Martin Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser held at Martin Elementary School on February 25. When Keith's granddaughter wasn't helping, Jayne Parrish joined him in cooking enough pancakes to serve the 600+ people who attended the event. Besides the many Martin Kiwanis members who helped with the event, the Westview Key Club and the Martin Elementary K-Kids provided invaluable help. Shown helping Christie Dane serve pancakes, eggs and sausage are three of the Key Clubbers who helped out.
Key club members on pancake serving line
S.K. Airee Endows Kiwanis ScholarshipKiwanis members with Chancellor Keith CarverMARTIN KIWANIS AWARD ENDOWED AT UT MARTIN – Officers and charter members of the Martin Kiwanis Club joined University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver on Feb. 15 to celebrate the establishment of an endowment for the annual Martin Kiwanis Award for Leadership and Service. This award will honor students whose leadership and volunteer activities reflect the Kiwanis motto of “improving the world, one child and one community at a time.” The $1,000 award will be administered by the UT Martin Office of Student Affairs with input from the Martin Kiwanis Club and the adviser of the UT Martin Circle K Club. Eligible students must have at least sophomore standing; a minimum GPA of 3.00; have been either an Eagle Scout, Gold Girl Scout or an active member of the Key Club or Circle K Club; and have completed a major service project. The first award is anticipated to be given during the 2018 academic year, which will mark the golden anniversary of the Martin Kiwanis Club. Dr. S. K. Airee, longtime professor of chemistry at UT Martin, and his wife, Shashi, made the initial contribution to the endowment. Additional contributions can be made by contacting the UT Martin Office of University Development. Pictured are (seated, l-r) Shashi Airee; Dr. S. K. Airee, Kiwanis charter member; Dr. Jim Clark, chapter president; (standing) Dr. Clinton Smith, chapter secretary and Circle K adviser; Dr. Otha Britton, governor-elect for the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis district; Dr. Keith Carver, UT Martin chancellor; Harry Henderson, charter member; and Steve Lemond, chapter treasurer. 
Anna Clark named as Kiwanian of the Year for 2015-2016Anna receiving her plaque from AnitaAnna Clark was recently tabbed as Kiwanian of the Year for 2015-2016 by Past President Anita Bell. Anna is a relatively new member but has quickly become involved with most of the club's activities, including serving on the board, as assistant secretary and as publicity chair. Congratulations Anna!
New Member Sara Sieber installed at Christmas Party 2016New Member SaraSara Sieber, retired from the UT Martin Department of Public Safety, was installed as a new member of the Martin Kiwanis Club at the annual club Christmas party. Sara has two grown children and six grandchildren. She is an active member of the community and is an avid traveler. Sara was sponsored by Jim and Anna Clark. Welcome, Sara! And thanks to the Clarks for sponsoring a new member!
Martin Kiwanis Christmas Parade for 2016 Another SuccessSanta in Bucket of fire truckThe 2016 Martin Kiwanis Christmas Parade was another big successful parade. Parade organizer Vickie Hazlewood managed to bring together an outstanding list of parade entries, including several beautiful flosts. Thanks to all who participated in the parade, as well as to all of the Kiwanians and K-Family members who helped put on a very successful parade. One K-Kid who rode in the Kiwanis banner truck had a great time and exclaimed that this was her first-ever time to be in a parade. Also a big thanks to the Union City Fire Department, who agreed to let Santa ride in the bucket of their fire truck after Coke had to cancel out on supplying a sleigh after the parade was postponed from Monday to Tuesday night due to forecast of rain on Monday.
Union City Firetruck with Santa aboard


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