Friday, February 26, 2010

Greenville Kiwanis Weekly Meeting - February 24, 2010

This weekly Kiwanis meeting held in the Brethren Retirement Community Chestnut Village Meeting Center started with the Prayer and Pledge followed by introduction of Key Club Member freshman Jenna Rifenberg. The Annual Pancake Breakfast (to be held March 20 in the Greenville High School cafeteria) signup sheet was distributed again and ticket sale was encouraged by all members present.

Jim Anderson, Owner of C&J Furs and now part time instructor at Greenville High School introduced Mr. Travis Nicholas, who is now the head the Automotive Technology program and this year’s presentation team. The members of the team are Zack Barger, Taylor Paulus, Derrick Diehl and first alternate Trevor DeSchepper. As an integral part of the introduction, Jim mentioned the pressure that is felt by these young men because their predecessors have won eight (8) gold and one (1) bronze metals

The presentation is timed during the contest and limited to eight minutes. The working demonstration unit was impressive and fairly complex. When the title of the presentation was announced as KEEPING IT COOL WITH COOLANT, it was not immediately apparent that the next twenty minutes could stimulate a high level of neither interest nor audience appreciation. This impression was totally premature and wrong. The three young men who made the presentation were well prepared as demonstrated by a very interesting and informative eight minutes. The questions after the presentation were simply in search of information in some cases but also to determine the level of the presenters’ knowledge and ability to respond comfortably when challenged in what is supposed to be their field of expertise. In every instance, the presenters furnished sound data based apparently on confidence in their knowledge. This presentation would be of value to any individual or group that drives a car.

The next Kiwanis Meeting will be held Wednesday March 3, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chestnut village Meeting Center. The regular meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about the Kiwanis Club activities. We do have an excellent lunch and (with only very rare exceptions), the meeting and lunch will be over before 1:00 P.M. Call Al Bliss at 548-5687 or contact any Kiwanis member for details.

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