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Scott Gerber tells Ada Kiwanis members about his latest book

President Myrna McCurdy called the 8th meeting (November 20th) of the 2012–2013 Ada Kiwanis year to order at 12:00 noon at McIntosh Center, ONU.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Tom Kier announced that his favorite event, the annual Possum Drop in Brasstown, North Carolina has been cancelled for New Year’s Eve.

In business:
-The club heard an updated financial report from Treasurer Bryan Marshall.

-President McCurdy also announced that our meeting on December 11th 11 will be our Christmas Luncheon/Auction at the Community Health Professionals Building. Members were asked to bring items for the auction.

-Harold Friesner has invited club members to his wedding to Carol Brenneman on December 29th.

-The next Division 2 meeting will be held on January 23, 2013 at Milano Café in Lima. 

-Peter Previte congratulated the club on a job well done at the recent spaghetti dinner. Bull Fuller thanked the Circle K members for their efforts at the spaghetti dinner and reported that their next meeting would be next Tuesday.

-Kiwanis Education Minute: Kiwanis International Object 4:  To Develop by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.

-Something to consider: From “Live and Learn and Pass it On,”  said by a person aged 58 “I’ve learned that my success stops when I do.”

Upcoming meetings/Events:
-11/27 Claudia Crawford

-12/4 Dustin Brooks

-12/11Christmas Party–Meet at the Community Health Professionals Building.

-12/18 Joe Ferguson–meet at New China


Al Baillis introduced Dr. Scott Gerber, Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University.
He explained the reasons for writing about Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas.

This is his eighth book and he stated that he has given about 50 talks on this particular topic.

He read several passages from the book to highlight significant events in the career of Justice Thomas.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:59 p.m.

The Ada Kiwanis Club meets each Tuesday at 12:00 noon at McIntosh Center, ONU. Guests are always welcome.

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