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Kiwanis Club hears update from ONU AD Thomas Simmons

President Myrna McCurdy called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12 noon on Tuesday August 27 at McIntosh Center, ONU.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

Tom Simmons, ONU Director of Athletics was welcomed as a guest.

The 58th wedding anniversary of Mark and Julie Shull (August 28, 1955) was noted.

In business:
-Treasurer Bryan Marshall presented his weekly financial report.
-The next Satellite Club meeting will be held on Wednesday August 28th he Community Health Professionals Building.
-The next Division 2 Council Meeting is Tuesday, September 17 at the Briarwood Village Community Room in Coldwater. Our own Jeffrey Schulman will be receiving the Lt. Governor’s banner for the Ada Club during the 2013-2014 Kiwanis administrative year.
-The annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Ada High School, Friday October 18th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The price will be $7.00.
- The club will participate in the annual Harvest and Herb parade. 
-President Heather Cox’s Installation will be held on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 as a noon luncheon.

Kiwanis Education Minute:
Kiwanis Divisions (individual states) cannot change dues. The Division is not a recognized entity within the Kiwanis structure. They cannot organize, nor should they have bank accounts. On the other hand, some divisions do ask for voluntary contributions to support the travel and expenses of the Lieutenant Governor.

Something to consider:
From “Live and Love and Pass it On” from someone aged 34, “I’ve learned that once a woman decides she wants something, never underestimate her ability to get it.” And from a 62 year old, “I’ve learned that an economist is the only person who can be right just 10 % of the time and still get a paycheck.”

Upcoming meetings/events:
-Aug 27 Mike Hood
-Sept. 3 Tom Kier
-Sept.10 Bruce Neely
-Sept. 17 Sandy Neely
-Sept. 17 Division meeting in Coldwater at 6 pm
-Sept. 24 Installation of Officers regular noon meeting time
-Oct. 1 Charles Van Dyne
-Oct. 8 Myrna McCurdy
-Oct. 15 Crock Pot Tues. ReStore (Harold is in Charge)
-Oct. 18 Spaghetti Dinner at the Ada High School.

Mike Hood introduced Thomas Simmons the Ohio Northern Athletic Director gave a presentation on the current state of athletics at the university.

Tom explained how he had grown up in Ada and graduated from Ohio Northern University with degrees in Business and Sports Management.

He explained his love of ONU and working with the great students and he explained how he not only loves to win, but he is most proud of the academic accomplishments of the student athletes exemplified by the two NCAA Elite 89 awards won last year.

He explained that the best recruiting tool he has is the academic quality of the programs at ONU.

Tom also described the new facilities including the new artificial turf and the lights for the fields.

He explained how the upgraded facilities materialized and how these new facilities will benefit ONU including the ability to start new lacrosse program (ONU is the 8th university in the OAC to add this sport).

He also talked about how the athletics programs provide opportunities to bring significant numbers of people to campus and provide a way to put the academic programs in front of people that would otherwise not be tuned in to the university. He also explained the wonderful event last year where the university honored over 300 veterans and included four F-14s fly overhead.

For more information on ONU’s athletic program see:

The Ada Kiwanis Club meets each Tuesday at 12 noon in McIntosh Center, ONU. Guests are always welcome. Visit the club’s web site at .