San Marcos Kiwanis Club
Memorial Day Flags at the Courthouse provided by Kiwanis Flag Program   Photo provided by Rick Pickering.
San Marcos Kiwanis Club Newsletter, May 30, 2024
Lon opened the meeting. As the speaker for CASA was not able to come as scheduled, Lon was able to toggle together reporting by members to replace the program.
Rhonda announced that the only birthday for the month of June is Veronique's. We will celebrate on June 20th with, I am sure, a delectable dessert of some sort. Still waiting on a repeat banana pudding.
Also on June 20th is a dinner social at 6:00 p.m. at Jorges Restaurent.
Jesse recommended the club have a booth this year at the Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase in August. He noted that the Lion's Club was very visible at last year's event and thought this would be a good way to recruit new members. Jesse gave credit to Kristi for putting together a great portfolio of Kiwanis Club information for new members that could be used for letting potential members know what our club is all about. 
The cost is $575 for a booth. We need to raise funds to cover this cost. A couple of suggestions were selling products at Farmer's Market and members serving meals to members at Sunflower Bank at a cost of $10 per meal. More fundraising ideas are welcome which may be emailed to Jesse. He will be providing his fun Photo Booth for an attraction.
Kristi reported on the Good Citizens Camp which starts on June 3rd. It will run from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. through Friday for this first session. They have a good number of kids showing up for a first year event. A corral is being set up at the camp for the two horses that will be a part of the camp activities. Rick said he has a Kiwanis sign that can be set up at the entrance. Kristi invited all members to come out during the week if they want to see what is going on and help out if they have the time and inclination. Donations of food are welcome.  They are applying for grant funds but know that since this is a first time camp of this sort for the Club, they will not receive one now but it puts them on the radar for future grants.
Lon announced that there is a Camp workday this Saturday from 9:00-noon. Mowing is one of the priorities. Rick mentioned pizza at noon.
Stacie reported on the changes being made to the San Marcos Kiwanis Club website. She showed the homepage on the projector screen and pointed out some additions that have been made. Photos can be uploaded and contributors to our different events can be added. 
Lon then noted that within ClubRunner, committees and their documents are being listed so that members involved in next year's committees will have definite guidelines and budgets to work from rather than reinventing the wheel every year. He said there is an App that can be loaded to phones which enables access to this information.

Doug and Jeanne let the Board know they are resigning from Kiwanis. No reason is known. 
We need to find a storage unit or shed to store the American flags that are part of the Flag Program.
June 6th: Newly designed website.
June 13th: Hays Office for Veterans, Lisa Adams
June 20th: Judge Tanner Neidhardt
June 27th: Sponsored Youth
June 3rd-June 7th: Good Citizens Camp, McBride Wilson Camp, 9:00-4:00
June 10th-June 14th: 2nd Session Good Citizens Camp, 9:00-4:00
June 20th: Dinner Social at Jorges starting at 6:00 p.m.
Big Rigs Kickoff Party, San Marcos Library:
Doug, Jeanne, Kristi, Chester, Luanne and Jennifer volunteered at the San Marcos Library for this event. If your name is not listed, my apologies as I did not see you while I was there. Rain delayed the start of the outdoor activities but attendance picked up around 10:30. The cherry pickers ran well past the noon event closing time as so many children wanted to be lifted up for a tree top view. Lots of big grins.
Regular Reminders: 
Don't forget to click "like" and "share" on Facebook and other social media to promote the Kiwanis Club. We need to keep getting the club's name out there to promote our community involvement and to add new members to help in our endeavors.
Be sure to check the Calendar posted on the San Marcos Kiwanis Club website to stay up-to-date on what is happening.
Humor and Musings:
"The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream." Bill Murray
"My life feels like a test I didn't study for." Unknown
"One of the great joys in life is finding your purpose, excelling at it, and discovering that your impact matters to something larger than yourself." Sam Altman
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