Early Risers, Worthington
Serving the Children of the World

Early Risers Kiwanis

Worthington, MN


July 2016 Newsletter




               Club Calendar                                                               Board of Directors                                  

July 7th  Board Meeting at 6:15 a.m.                             President:  Dale Carlson

July 28th Committee Meetings at 6:15 a.m.                    President-Elect:   Roger Johnson

                                                                              Past President:  Joanne Carlson

                                                                              Vice Pres./Program:  Loreena Luetgers

                                                                              Secretary:    Nancy Hofstee

                                                                                                 Treasurer:   Clair Williams        

                                                                              Board (2016):  Jeanene Townswick

                                                                              Board (2017):  Leanne Meyer

                                                                               Board (2018):  Cheryl Avenel-Navara






               Birthdays:                                             Anniversaries:  

July 4th    Paul VanderKooi                                  July 8th   Gary Brandt

July 10th Al Ritter                                             July 28th Dale & Joanne Carlson




                        Program                                                                                      Greeter/Invocation


July 7th         Nick Fenske        Christine Bullermam – Farmer’s Market        Pat Bretzman

July 14th       Nancy Hofstee       Myra Onnen – Community Services            Dale Carlson

July 21st        James Krapf                   Thi Synavone                               Joanne Carlson

                                          Director of Nobles County Colaberative

July 28th        Roger Johnson                           TBA                                 Verne Correll


Aug. 4th         Dennis Luetgers                        TBA                                  Rick Dalrymple

Aug. 11th       Loreena Luetgers                       TBA                                  Daryl Doeden

Aug. 18th       Arnold Meyer                             TBA                                 Nick Fenske

Aug. 25th       Leanne Meyer                            TBA                                 Nancy Hofstee



Perfect Attendance for June:

Dale Carlson – Roger Johnson – Al Ritter – Maynard Townswick – Jeanene Townswick

(The members requesting perfect attendance)



Early Risers Worthington:              www.worthingtonearlyriserskiwanis.org

Minnesota Dakotas District:            www.mndak-kiwanis.org

Kiwanis International:                    www.kiwanis.org  



Minnesota Dakotas District


Governor:  Kent Hochgraber                                                           Division 6

Immediate-Past Governor:  Sherry Scudder                Lieutenant Governor:  James Bock

Governor-Elect:  Peter Larson                                    Imm.-Past Lieutenant Governor: Dennis Hier

Secretary/Treasurer:  Stephen Handegaard                 Lieutenant Governor-Elect:  open position


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“Do you know”. . . . .


Kiwanis became international with the addition of the Kiwanis club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1916. This summer the Kiwanis International Convention was hosted in Toronto, Canada to celebrate their 100 years as part of Kiwanis.  (Remember:  the Kiwanis organization was started in January of 1915)


Worldwide expansion of Kiwanis began in 1962. Besides districts throughout the United States and Canada, Kiwanis Clubs can also be found in the following countries throughout the world: Andean & Central America, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand-South Pacific, Philippine Luzon, Philippine South, Taiwan, Korea, Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Slovakia, April 2014 3 France-Monaco, Germany, Iceland-Faroes, Italy-San Marino, Netherlands, Norden, Poland, and Switzerland-Liechtenstein.


As of April 2014 there were 207,790 members in Kiwanis Clubs throughout the world. When one totals all members of the entire Kiwanis family there are currently 582,272 total members. Kiwanis clubs sponsor about 7,000 youth service clubs with nearly 320,000 members.


Kiwanis “Kwikee”

            The “Top Ten Reasons to Join Kiwanis” by Stewart Ross

10. Learn about your community and beyond through weekly programs.

9.   Make new friends and develop new relationships.

8.   Become a part of a global organization that does great things for those who need our help.

7.   Do service with a team…not by yourself

6.   Develop leadership skills that can aid you in your career and beyond.

5.   Visit Kiwanis clubs throughout the country and the world.

4.    Experience that wonderful feeling from helping others.

3.   Be a part of a positive atmosphere no matter how negative things get around you day to day.

2.   Share your life with other like-minded individuals in a supportive environment.

  1.   You can change the world one child and one community at a time!                   

Brainy Quote:


            Never steal. The government hates competition. ~ Unknown


Inspirational Quote:  


            “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ~ Audrey Hepburn