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Dustin Brooks speaker at June 19 Kiwanis meeting

Harold Friesner called the 36th meeting (June 19th) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:00 p.m.
The Invocation was offered by Harold Friesner
Carol Brenemen from Florida was welcomed as a
The birthday of Jeff Schulman (June 17th) was noted in song.
The membership anniversary of Brian Myers, (June 22th 2004) was noted.
The wedding anniversary of Jon and Susan Umphress (June 20, 1971) was also noted.
The ONU Alumni magazine highlighted members Bob McCurdy and John Berg for their ability to fail at retirement. McCurdy was also introduced as Man of the Year by the Sigma Pi Fraternity.

In business:
-Members heard an updated financial report.
-Secretary Brian Myers reported that the Hardin Pioneer Aktion Club is celebrating their 2 year anniversary. They now have 22 members.
-Joe Ferguson will handle details for the memorial tree planting in honor of the late Judge W. Petit for July 10th.
-Bob McCurdy is arranging for Ada Kiwanis, Ada Rotary, the Ada Citizen's Police Academy and others to join our meeting to hear the guest speaker on June 26th. The meeting speaker will be Maj. LeBlanc who is a member of the National Gendarmerie, which is a branch of the French Armed Forces, in charge of public safety, with police duties among the civilian population. It also contains a military police force and a Special Forces component (GIGN). The meeting will be at the Inn at ONU.
-The club discussed supporting the fundraiser for 6 year-old Maria Suarez.
-Brian will contact Ohio District Kiwanis to indicate that Jeff Schulman is willing to serve as Lt. Gov. of our division during the 2013-2014 Kiwanis administrative year.
-Kiwanis Education Minute: The Kiwanis general liability insurance program is not accident insurance. It does not cover accidents that may occur during fund-raising and service projects when no negligence or evidence of failure to provide proper supervision is found. The insurance protects members, clubs, districts, and Kiwanis International against legal liability, which generally accrues from a negligent act or failure to act, resulting in bodily injury to a person or damage to property.  -Something to consider: A Quote from the  Notable..John Maxwell. To measure a leader:  a man or a woman, put a tape around their heart, not their head.
-Upcoming Meetings/Events
-06/26 Maj. LeBlanc will be our speaker at the Inn at ONU
-07/03 Scott Wills
-07/10 We will hold our annual tree donation at the park
-07/17 Peter Previte
-07/24 Mark Shull
-07/31 Charles Van Dyne
Dustin Brooks gave a program on interesting and useful facts.
He explained some interesting aspects of the solar system including the number of planets.
He then talked about the ongoing discussions by scientists to explain why ice is slippery, the engineering of how a bicycle works and why it stays balanced.
He noted that mathematicians have not determined how to predict the odds of winning Klondike Solitaire. 
He concluded by saying we cannot determine the exact length of the U.S. coastline (or any coastline for that matter) because the closer you examine the length the longer the length becomes.
President Harold Friesner then adjourned the meeting at 12:52 p.m.
The Ada Kiwanis Club meets weekly at 12:00 noon at McIntosh Center (Activities Room #7), ONU.  Guests are always welcome.