Kiwanis News 10-10October 10, 2001 - MILOOctober 10, 2001PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS CLUB OFMILO AND BROWNVILLE, EDWIN TREWORGY, EDITORCHILDREN: PRIORITY ONEThree Rivers Kiwanis meets each Wednesday morning at 6:30 at Angie’s Restaurant. Visitors are always welcome.You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of Three Rivers Kiwanis at Angie’s Restaurant on October 17 at 6:30 a.m. The speaker will be Sheila Grant, a former reporter for the Piscataquis Observer, speaking about conservation camp and the environment.COMING NOVEMBER 6:THREE RIVERS NEWSAN UPBEAT, UPLIFTING, POSITIVECOMMUNITY NEWSPAPER COVERING NEWS AND EVENTS FROM MILO, BROWNVILLE, LAGRANGE, LAKE VIEW, ORNEVILLE, AND THE SAD 41 SCHOOLS.THREE RIVERS NEWSLOOK FORWARD TO IT!!KEY CLUB CORNERby Trish Hayes, AdvisorThe Key Club held its installation on October 3 at the PVHS cafeteria with twenty-five members and guests attending. Key Club Lt. Gov. Haley Roberts installed new officers and board members. New members were inducted following the installation. Thanks to Three Rivers Kiwanis President Todd Lyford,Ed and Ethelyn Treworgy, and Val Robertson for lending Kiwanis support. Thanks to Ethelyn Treworgy for the delicious desserts enjoyed after the ceremony. The Greenville club stole our bell, so we will be planning a trip to Greenville to retrieve it before winter sets in.The Key Club held a car wash October 6 to raise funds for the fallen fire fighters of New York. Despite the rain, six vehicles were washed with a total of $60.80 raised. Many thanks to Lacey Russell for organizing the event and to Joe Beres for his help with it. The club plans to hold more fund-raisers for this worthy cause.We invite you to join us any Thursday at 11:19 at the Penquis Valley Information Center.October 27 will be Make a Difference Day. Watch for details.KIWANIS MEETING MINUTESFOR OCTOBER 3by Janet Richards, SecretaryAn interclub went to Dover Kiwanis October 2. A second went to the Dover-Foxcroft installation. A third attended the Orono-Old Town installation. Another will go to Dexter October 12, leaving from Trask’s at 6:00a.m. Lots of fun at interclubs and a chance to get some new ideas. See Eben if you would like to go.Happy and sad dollars brought in $11 and Frank Cochrane added $6 more with his can redemption.Upcoming speakers:October 10----Business meetingOctober 17----Key Club president and vice-presidentOctober 24----Sheila Grant: Conservation/EnvironmentOctober 31----To be announcedToday’s speakers were Trish and Don Hayes, Lyn Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dean, who founded the Milo-Brownville Neighbors Against Domestic Violence group. Their agenda is to raise awareness about domestic violence in the area communities. They do not act as counselors, although they do inform people who are in a serious situation as to resources available to them. The group has also formed relationships with area police and clergy to educate them as to the signs of abuse and of life-threatening situations.Some of the activities of the group are sponsoring the Clothesline Program, which makes T-shirts in memory of people affected by domestic violence; sponsoring a breakfast on October 27 from 7-8 in Brownville Jct.; and participating in the 5k run to raise money to combat domestic violence. They have also participated in the Silent Witness program, a display of silhouettes of people with tags that tell how they died from domestic violence. This organization won the Womancare Community Service award for 2000. Their motto is Zero tolerance for abuse.They asked us to remember that violence is not always physical: it can be verbal and can affect men as well as women. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Show your support by wearing a purple ribbon.TOWN HALL PROJECTA regular time has been set for meetings of the Town Hall Steering Committee: the third Monday of every month at 6:00p.m. at Pleasant Park. The next meeting will be October 15. If you are a member of the steering committee, please try to attend. All Kiwanians are welcome to attend. There will be an update of progress on the new electrical entrance. We also will set dates for washing the walls and painting the stage area. The meeting will adjourn no later than 7:00.The Maine Community Foundation sent an acknowledgement of their receipt of the grant application that Sophie Wilson wrote for us. We will be notified of the Distribution Committee’s decision in late November.THE EDITOR’S SPOTI’ve been doing some thinking lately about what to save because it will be worth a lot of money some day. Smart inventors know how to predict what will be hot and collectible--like Beanie Babies or Cabbage Patch dolls. But I think that common things may catch on some day if they are given the right push. I know people have tried tires and I have seen a lot of them in back yards with grass growing up through them, but tires haven’t seemed to catch on, I suppose because they are too big to put on shelves with little tags telling what they are and what they have done.Gloves might be a possibility; there is quite a variety of styles and fabrics and colors, and they are used for a lot of different purposes. A tag might read: This glove was used to throw in five cords of wood. Notice the worn-through places and see if you can tell whether the wearer was left or right-handed. I should think this might pique the viewer’s curiosity. Think of the personal history a glove could tell. Now this glove belonged to a rose gardener. See how thorns have created a sort of pattern of pulled threads.A boyhood pal and I once created a modest museum when we were ten or so. We went to some amount of trouble to find items of interest in a couple of old dumps in the neighborhood. We carefully brushed off the items and made an attractive display with antique boards across some boxes, placed a sign outside the garage stating the price of admission (one cent) and waited for people to come. Since the garage was facing the driveway where people parked to go into the florist shop, we felt certain we would have a dependable stream of curiosity seekers, and we only needed ten to finance an ice cream cone apiece. I’m sure you know the rest of the story. I think the total was three people, one of whom was looking for my father and felt guilty about coming into the garage without paying. The other two were looking for a real museum and we got them confused.Somewhere out there is something to save that will make a lot of people rich. But probably not me.THREE RIVERS COMMUNITYWEBSITEFor a comprehensive look at the Three Rivers Community website, type in www.trcmaine.org and enjoy the work of Seth Barden, Tom Witham, Catherine Ellison, and Nancy B. Grant. The site is kept updated and offers a lot of information. Check it out!WORDS OF WISDOMIt takes as much courage to try and fail as it does to try and succeed......Anne Morrow LindberghSometimes the poorest people leave their children the richest inheritance......Ruth E. RenkelBe curious always, for knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it......Sudie BackYou’re never a loser until you quit trying......Mike DitkaThe ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree, but to hold hands......Alexandra PenneyNOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.