Early Risers, Worthington
Serving the Children of the World

Early Risers Kiwanis

Worthington, MN


August 2016 Newsletter




               Club Calendar                                                                      Board of Directors                            

August 4th    Board Meeting at 6:15 a.m.                    President:  Dale Carlson

August 5-7th District Convention-Fergus Falls              President-Elect:   Roger Johnson

August 18th “Get Together” at                                  Past President:  Joanne Carlson

                         5:30 p.m. Hickory Lodge                 Vice Pres./Program:  Loreena Luetgers

August 25th Committee Meetings at 6:15 a.m.            Secretary:    Nancy Hofstee

                                                                                              Treasurer:   Clair Williams        

                                                                            Board (2016):  Jeanene Townswick

                                                                            Board (2017):  Leanne Meyer

                                                                             Board (2018):  Cheryl Avenel-Navara






               Birthdays:                                                                    Anniversaries:  

August 14th Dale Carlson                                               August 6th Rich & Corky Robinson

August 19th Don Brands                                                August 6th Paul VanderKooi

August 19th Clair Williams

August 24th James Krapf

August 26th Rick Dalrymple




                        Program                                                                     Greeter/Invocation


Aug. 4th               Dennis Luetgers        Kim Schroeder – Avalon School       Rick Dalrymple

Aug. 11th              Loreena Luetgers        Local Harvest – Jill Cuperus          Daryl Doeden

Aug. 18th              Arnold Meyer     Todd Henderson – Henderson Financial   Nick Fenske

Aug. 25th              Leanne Meyer                   TBA                                Nancy Hofstee


Sept. 1st             Allan Ritter                      TBA                                Roger Johnson   

Sept. 8th                Rich Robinson                  TBA                                Karla Kirkeby

Sept. 15th              Sharon Robinson              TBA                                James Krapf

Sept. 22nd             Paul Schilling                   TBA                                Dennis Luetgers

Sept. 29th              Jeanene Townswick           TBA                               Loreena Luetgers   


Perfect Attendance for July:

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”. . . . .

            The Early Riser’s Strategic Planning Committee will be meeting in September to begin setting a Five Year Goal Plan for the club.  The first goal will be membership because the committee believed that this is most important at this time.  These goals will take time to compile, and then with the club members help to implement.  This will be the club’s plan and our responsibility to work at growing our members and membership.

Those club members that will be attending the Minnesota-Dakotas District Convention in Fergus Falls are going to learn more about the strategic plan that Kiwanis International has introduced.   

“The Kiwanis International’s strategic plan, the Kiwanis I-Plan, is designed for each district and club to use as a guide to create their own plans and choose their own paths toward accomplishing common goals.  The plan focuses on four goal areas – or priorities – that will help clubs, districts and our overall organization thrive for years to come as a positive force for good in the world.  The forums at this year’s convention have been categorized into each I-plan goal.”

Inspiration: Membership & Engagement

Impact: Meaningful Service

Image: Our Kiwanis image

Investment: Financial viability


Brainy Quote:

Now there are three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.

    ~ Casey Stengel

Inspirational Quote:  

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”  ~ Les Brown