Kenner North Kiwanis, Kenner Louisiana           

 Working for children and the community since 1976


June 23, 2016

  President – Dianne Cook

Editor--Steve Childers


2015-2016 Officers & Board of Directors: President Dianne Cook, President-Elect Paul Bergeron,

Vice President – Mike Murphy, Secretary – Doris Rappold,

Treasurer—Larry Sevenker, Immediate Past-President – Amy Guerra

Directors: Ira Snyder, Anthony Simmons, Richard Gonzalez, Regina Koorie and Maggie Speed

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to
improving the world

one child and one community at a time.




Next Meeting – June 30th, 2016, 7:00 am

June 23th, 2016 Meeting – Attendance – 27 members

Mike Koorie presided over the meeting

Opening Prayer – Russell Diodene’

Attendance – 19 total, 18 members, & 1 guest.

Opening Song – Lead by Frank Ellis –Now Thanks the all our God

Keep in your prayers - McKenna Grace, Amanda Lindsey, Larry Manguno, Dolly Geldersma, and Lois Snyder, Maggie Speed and her family, Neil Simmons.



Mike Koorie – Has a New in box above the stove microwave oven (Jen-Air) for sale, good deal.

Doris – Barbara Larock is back after 2 weeks in Europe. She got in yesterday afternoon and is here at the meeting this morning.

Rita – Today is the last day of the legislative session in Baton Rouge.


Board Meeting – June Monday 27th, at Christ the King Church, 5:30 pm. All are invited.


Thought for the day – Louis – Keep the Jefferson Parish police officer who lost his life yesterday and his family in your prayers.


Anthony reported that 29 kids are gearing up for the Convention trip in Atlanta in July. 

Planning a day at Blue Bayou Water Park in July, everyone is welcome to come.

Mike Murphy – KNK 40th Anniversary Celebration

The program went great. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. We had a total of 69 in attendance at the luncheon.


Community Service

Barbara announced upcoming events among which are: 

July 11th,  Chateau Living Center Fish Fry; 4 – 6 pm


Inter-Clubs- Last Week – We had a total of five interclubs – Thanks to everyone who attended.

Next - Tuesday June 28, 6:30 pm., Moisant Club at Randazzo Restaurant, Metairie

 There is a District Leadership Retreat-Formula One-on July 16 in Ponchatoula.  

** There will be a KNK Foundation meeting on June 16th following our regular meeting. (May be postponed)


2016 District Convention in Shreveport, La.

98th Annual La.-Miss.-W.Tenn. District Convention 
August 5-7, 2016  -  Wyndham Garden, Shreveport, La.

For more info:


KNK Chat – Gene - We are putting together a committee to work on growing our membership. We will have a GOAL of 1 new member each month (Starting Now). The committee is studying the demographics in Kenner to help identify potential new members.

Some things you can do now; Invite new people to a meeting. Talk to people you meet about KNK. Give your copy of Kiwanis magazine to someone after you have read it. Invite someone to a KNK project.

We are looking for new ideas to make sure we retain current members and attract new members.

The 50/50 was won by Barbara Larock

Closing Prayer – John Dufrene







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Kiwanis Education:  

Club bylaws prevent the club from being used for any political purpose or from actively participating, as a club, in the political candidacy of any person. But this does not mean that the club cannot take an interest in public affairs. Article XIV, Section 1, of the Standard Form for Club Bylaws states, "This club shall seek, by fair discussions at its meetings and in other ways, to keep its members informed on all questions of public importance and any proposed legislation affecting the community, state, province, or nation in which this club is located." Equal time is normally given to opposing political candidates or supporters on each side of controversial issues.



Dues News – Please mail your checks for dues to:

Kenner North Kiwanis, P.O. BOX 642033, Kenner, La. 70065

Self-addressed envelopes will be available at front table at meetings.


The Kiwanis fiscal year is from 10/1 to 9:30—rather than on a calendar year basis.  Hence the first Kiwanis quarter is 10/1-12/31—dues are due.  If you would prefer to pay your annual dues at one time great.  If you would like to pay your annual dues and all meals, you may do that also.


Kenner North Kiwanis Club Dues

1st Quarter     October – December - Due October 1st
2nd Quarter    January – March - Due January 1
3rd Quarter      April – June   - Due April 1st                  

4th Quarter   July – September - Due July 1st           


Members are reminded to contact Frank Ellis, who is heading up our Spiritual Values activities,

with any info on members or members of their families whose situations should be recognized in some manner.

Remember, this is not just for illness or death, but also for congratulations for babies, grandbabies, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.  

Please also include members who have been missing meetings if you think they need a gentle nudge.




SPCA Animal Shelter – Dianne Cook – The shelter has given us a Wish list of items that they need all the time. 

The Items are; Cardboard boxes, Newspaper, Old towels, blankets, and throws, treats for dogs and cats, plush washable beds, 

and scratching posts for cats.




Irby Bourque – The Elliminate Jar needs to be fed every week for us to meet our goal. The Board approved donating all proceeds from the 50/50 drawing to the project. "Eliminate iggy"

New BIGGER Jar; Will hold Bigger Bills…Our goal (KNK’s) is to collect $10,000 over the five year period of this project. Project Eliminate Update – Irby Bourque

This last quarter we sent in $582 to international bringing us to a total so far of $12,162.95.

. It cost about $1.80 to protect save a woman and her future babies from tetanus. The funds we have raised so far will protect about 1500 women and their babies.

*Anthony Simmons – Key Clubs, Builders Clubs, and Circle K Clubs have raised and donated over two million dollars for project Eliminate so far.

*LAMSTENN Key Clubs are second internationally in giving to Project Eliminate

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Member Birthdays


June 18 – Gene Katsanis

June 5 – Joel Phillips

June 5 – Wendy Taylor

June 14 – Regina Koorie

June 15 – Michael Yenni 

Spouses Birthdays


June 3 – Kathy Perret Dufrene




June 21 – Larry & Arlene Manguno

June 17 – Paul & Carol Bergeron

June 11 – Dominick & Shannon Impastato



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* Remember to bring a guest to next week’s meeting!!!

        KNK Meets 7 to 8 am each Thursday at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel

                2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana.