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2017 Egg Decorating Contest Has 30 Entries
Team K(iwanis) Walks 1363 Miles in 8 Weeks
McCabe Methodist Church holds Second Harvest Events
Pancake Day Fundraiser Totals Now Available
Club members attend Region I conference in Germantown

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               Workers at Egg contest               
 Frankie Bowers, age 2, best celebrity – duck
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
Union City Kiwanian Myrtle Harton Passes Away at the Age of 100Picture of Myrtle with Martin Kiwanians at an interclub meetingLongtime friend of the Martin Kiwanis Club and member of the Union City Kiwanis Club, Myrtle Harton, recently passed away at the age of 100. Myrtle first became known to the members of the Martin club as the wife of Union City club member "Hap" Harton, who attended numerous interclub meetings with the Martin club. Hap was a good friend to our club and unfortunately passed away several years ago. When Kiwanis opened its doors for women to become club members, Myrtle became a member of the Union City club and regularly participated in interclubs with the Martin club. Myrtle wrote at least two books about the joy of living, and she served the Union City club as president and the Division 1A of the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District of Kiwanis as Lieutenant Governor. Myrtle was known for selling so many tickets to the Union City Kiwanis Pancake Day that they named the event after her. Myrtle will be sorely missed.
Fall Book Walk Delights ChildrenParents with childrenK-Kids standing by signsKiwanis One Day project: "The fall book walk was a success," said Jenny  Claiborne, director of children's and youth services at C. E. Weldon Library. She said that approximately 30 children completed the book walk on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Harrison Road Disc Golf Park and that parents, friends, and more than a dozen volunteers also enjoyed the beautiful day.

Kiwanis One Day is a day selected each year for a joint project of the K-Family. In addition to the Kiwanis Club members assisting at the event, there were several members of the Westview Key Club and of the Martin Elementary School K-Kids Club (both clubs sponsored by the Martin Kiwanis Club).
Representatives of C.E. Weldon Library Update the ClubLibrary representativesGuests at last week's meeting were Jenny Claiborne, youth and children’s services director at C. E. Weldon Public Library, and daughter Sadie, 10, a 5th grade student at Martin Elementary School and president of K-Kids.

Jenny presented the program “Past and Future Children and Youth Programs at C. E. Weldon Library” and described recent initiatives and exciting upcoming activities.

Jenny and Sadie are pictured here with library director and Kiwanis member Roberta Peacock (left).
Martin Kiwanis member Linda Ramsey joins Legion of HonorLinda Ramsey joins Legion of HonorLinda Ramsey, Martin Kiwanian and Past Governor of the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District of Kiwanis, was recently presented membership in the Kiwanis Legion of Honor. Only members who have been in Kiwanis for at least 25 years are eligible for membership in the Legion of Honor. Since joining the Martin Kiwanis Club Linda has served as Club President, Club Board Member, District Governor (the first female governor of the district), and in many other capacities. Of special note is that Linda has served for many years as chair of the district's Key Leader North Committee. Key Leader is a special program for promoting leadership amongst high school students in the region. Congratulations Linda for your years of service to our community and district!
2016-17 Officers and Board Installed2016 new officers

Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor John Fry of Union City installed newly-elected officers of the Martin Kiwanis Club on October 5. Pictured left to right are Anita Bell, past-president; Jim Clark, president; Vickie Hazlewood, president-elect; Clinton Smith, secretary; Anna Clark, assistant secretary, and Steve Lemond, treasurer. Not pictured are David Spencer, assistant secretary, and Christie Ricketts, vice president.2016-17 board members

John Fry also installed the new board for 2016-2017. Pictured left to right are Maddy Rosenbaum, Frank Black, Danelle Fabianich, DeAnna Chappell, Annie Jones and Orrin Cowley.

Paducah's WPSD TV Channel 6 Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina spoke to club on Sept 14Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina speaks with club membersChief meteorologist for WPSD TV Channel 6 News in Paducah, Jennifer Rukavina, spoke at the Wednesday, September 14 luncheon meeting for the Martin Kiwanis Club. An Ohio native and Mississippi resident prior to joining Channel 6, Jennifer has been at Channel 6 for several years. She spoke on "Weather Patterns in Our Area." The discussion centered on the increasing threats of floods and drought in our area and the lack of preparedness for these events. She is shown here chatting with Keith Pettit, David Sudberry, Otha Britton and Monica Britton.


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