History of Weekly Programs

WSU entomologist Rich Zack presents at a 2015 Pullman Kiwanis meeting.

WSU entomologist Rich Zack presents at a 2015 Pullman Kiwanis meeting.

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November 2017
November 2
– Mary Collins, League of Women Voters: overview of LWV activities in the Pullman area, including candidate forums, studies of issues, voter registration, more.
November 9 – Kim Barnes, best selling author from the University of Idaho, on her work and writing. Author of In the Kingdom of Men, a best book of 2012, A Country Called Home, a best book of 2008, and In the Wilderness, a Pulitzer Prize nominee. She is a professor of English in the MFA program.
November 16 – Mindy Thorp, community engagement specialist, about activities of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
November 23 – No meeting. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
November 30 – Joal Lee, Assistant Dean, Director of Instruction, and English and Humanities Instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, Pullman. He’ll update us on SFCC activities and programs in Pullman.
Program Chair: Bob Clark

October 2017
October 5 – Induction of 2017-2018 Kiwanis officers, plus Adam Lincoln, Pullman city supervisor, and Kurt Dahmen, Pullman recreation superintendent, on the two Pullman city levies on the November ballot
October 12 – Lihnda Sagen and Margaret Gollick, co-presidents, PTA, Jefferson Elementary School, on Pullman School District’s Weekend Snack Pantry Program run by PTA volunteers and community members with support from businesses, individuals, and community organizations.
October 19: Aaron Riley, Regional Long-Term Care Ombuds for Eastern WA, overview of Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities.
October 26: United Way of Pullman, program details to follow
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

September 2017
September 7 – Dr. Steve Hall, family practice doctor with Palouse Medical, on Palouse Free Clinic that he heads for low-income families
September 14 – Jenny LeBeau, Kiwanis Member Orientation for new and continuing members
September 21 – John Shaheen, WSU Transportation director, on WSU’s parking situation, recent changes, and options for moving forward
September 28 – Phil Weiler, WSU Vice President for Marketing and Communication, on the new role of this VP and strategic direction for WSU branding
Program Chair: C. Brandon Chapman

August 2017
August 3
– Misty Amarena, director of Backyard Harvest, on gleaning local produce for food banks
August 10 – Stuff the Bus Kickoff Luncheon
August 17 –  “The Benefits of Exercise: Fueling Success with Knowledge and Discipline” with ACE Certified Personal Trainer James Bledsoe, Snap Fitness
August 24 – David Makin, WSU asst. professor of criminal justice – policing technology and community relations research project (involves Pullman)
August 31 – Amber Hanes-Miller, Outreach Coordinator at Life Flight Network
Program Chair: Larry Clark

July 2017
July 6
– Nancy Gregory, Community Medical Team to indigenous people of Equador – PRH,
WSU School of Pharmacy, Faith-based, Gritman
July 13 – Nicholas Lovrich, WSU Regents Professor Emeritus – Marijuana Detection Tool
July 20 – Trent Goetze, owner, Airway Hills Golf Center
July 27 – Chad Vorse, Vorse Machinations, developer of the Forever Shower, environmentally-friendly way
to reduce water use
Program Chair: Francis Benjamin

June 2017
June 1 –
Marilyn Burch and Melissa Francik, Registered Certified Dietitians, Pullman Regional Hospital
June 8 –
Chelsea Cannard and Jessie Jacobs, Palouse River Rollers
June 15 –
Jacob Davis, Whitman County Association of Realtors
June 22 – Mary Jo Gonzales, Vice President Student Affairs, WSU
June 29 –
Tracie Brelsford and Kristin Lincoln – Audian Performing Arts Center project
Program Chair: Kerry Swanson

May 2017
May 4
– Joanna Bailey, NPL Director, A page from Neill Public Library:  updates and changes
May 11 –
Vicki Frucci, Master Trainer, Kiwanis Youth Protection Training
May 18
– Tony Bean, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, Runway progress plus future opportunities
May 25
– Bill Moos, WSU athletic director, Update on the Cougars
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

April 2017
April 6 –
Anthony Alvarez, Vets on the Farm
April 13 –
Adam Lincoln, our new City Supervisor
April 20 –
Becky Highfill, Palouse Resource Guide
April 27 –
Radio Theatre presentation by Pullman Civic Theatre
Program Chair: Sandee Powell

March 2017
March 2
– “Recent Evolution of Law Enforcement” – Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins
March 9 – “Music Outside Four Walls” – Ruth Boden, WSU music professor
March 16 – “Local Rails to Trails Update” – Eileen Macoll, community leader
March 23 – “Winter Olympic Sport for Rifle Marksmanship” – Dick Domey, community leader
March 30 – Kiwanis Community Service Celebration – Speaker Megan Guido, Pullman Regional Hospital
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

February 2017
February 2 –
Larry Arbour, artist in oils and watercolors, with Art Studio at Gladish
February 9 – Mike Lopushok, Weightlifting and Bodybuilding
February 18 – Noel Nicolai, Pullman Regional Hospital, Aging and Mastery Program®
February 25 – Francis Benjamin, Pullman 2040, Visioning our Community’s Future
Program Chair: Donna Gwinn

January 2017
January 5
Travis Woodland, Director of WSU I-Corps and Industry Extension, WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. “Transforming ideas into successful business products: an in-depth look at I-Corps (Innovation Corps) at WSU.”
January 12 – Whitman County Auditor Eunice Coker. Part 2 of her original topic from September 15, 2016, “Election Planning, Preparation, and Processing.”
January 19 – Cornell W. Clayton; Director, WSU Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service and Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government. “A look back at the 2016 election cycle (local, state and national).” NOTE: His program will start promptly at 12:15 p.m. due to teaching responsibility.
January 26 –
Brenda Barrio, Assistant Professor of Special Education, WSU College of Education. “On WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunities Advocacy and Respect), two-year inclusive postsecondary education program for students 18-29, diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including autism.”
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

December 2016
December 1
– Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center
December 8 – Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band, Joe Covill
December 15 –  Franklin Jazz Choir, Theresa Mecham
December 22NO MEETING – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!
December 29NO MEETING – HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2016
November 3 –
Superintendent Bob Maxwell, State of the Pullman Schools
November 10
Lynn Kramer, I Believe suicide prevention program
November 17
Pete Dickinson, Pullman Planning Director, City of Pullman Comprehensive Plan Update
November 24NO MEETING – HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!
Program Chair: Larry Clark

October 2016
October 6
– Kiwanis Club Meeting: welcome new President Jeri Harris, learn about club contributions to kids and our community, how you and other members make it possible
October 13 – Adrienne Maxwell, Dietitian, Whitman County Health Department: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) celebrating 40 years plus Smile Mobile Dental services for low income families
October 20 – Rudy Trejo, Board President, Washington Idaho Symphony 45th season
October 27 – Paige Collins, Executive Director, Council on Aging (Colfax, United Way Agency). Nutrition Services – Food Pantries and Group Meals
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

September 2016
September 1 – Richard Scheuerman, author of many books on Palouse area history. “Raising Heirloom Grains for Health, Heritage, and Occasional Profit.”
September 8 – Jamie Callison, WSU Head Chef and author of Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse. “Becoming a Chef.”
September 15 – Eunice Coker, Whitman County Auditor. “Election Planning, Preparation, and Processing.”
September 22 – Sandra O’Keefe, RN, oncology nurse at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston. “Breast Cancer: Stages and Treatment.”
September 29 – Larry Clark, editor, Washington State Magazine. “How to Make a Magazine.”
Program Chair: Bob Clark

August 2016
August 4 – Tarrin Weber, Administrator, Avalon Care Center, Update on new facility
August 11 – Kick off Luncheon for 8th Annual Stuff the Bus school supplies drive, with guest speakers
August 18 – Chris Bruce, Director, and Anna-Maria Shannon, Associate Director, WSU Museum of Art, on Creativity, Innovation and the New Museum
August 25 – New WSU President Kirk Schulz
Program Chair:
Ashley Alred

July 2016
July 7: Brett Myers, Whitman County Sheriff
July 14: Marcus Poppen, Assistant Professor of Special Education, WSU College of Education, on integration of those with disabilities into the work force
July 21: Marty Lees, WSU Head Baseball Coach, on his first year at the helm of a historied program, current recruitment efforts and outlook for the future
July 28: Noel Schulz, Professor of Electrical Engineering in the WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, as well as WSU First Lady
Program Chair: Brandon Chapman

June 2016
June 2 – Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director, Palouse Habitat for Humanity
June 9 – Evan Ellis, KQQQ Radio News Director
June 16 – Thom Allen, Project Manager, WSU Social and Economic Sciences Research Center
June 22 – Representative from the WSU Foundation
June 29, – Chris Opheim, Spirit Coordinator and Head Cheer Coach for the Washington State Spirit Squads.
Program Chair: David Harder

May 2016
May 5 – Dr. Troy Bennefield, Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Director of Bands, and Assistant Professor of Music at WSU.
May 12 – Alan Davis, City of Pullman parks manager. Topic: Update on the Garden House at Lawson Gardens (Alan oversees the citizens committee that is steering this project.)
May 19 – Rich Lamb, College of Education, director of the Neurocognition Science Lab and Data Center in Cleveland Hall. Topic: “Video games as learning tools in the schools.”
May 26 – Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and City Supervisor Mark Workman, updating Kiwanis on the “state of the city” and other City of Pullman news.
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

April 2016
April 7 – Ted Weatherly, on History of the American Legion
April 14 – Darin Watkins, on his book “Chance for Glory — the Innovation and Triumph of the Washington State 1916 Rose Bowl Team”
April 21 – Vicki Frucci will lead the Kiwanis Youth Protection Training
April 28 – Lisa Carloye, President, Pullman Civic Trust, on “Rails to Trails” (And our short annual meeting and election.)
Program Chair: Ginger Flynn

March 2016
March 3 – Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston – Managing Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest
March 10 – Pullman/Moscow Airport Manager Tony Bean – Update on Airport Runway Project, Expansion
March 17 – Pullman High School Swim Coach Ed Davis – Pullman Swim Team Accomplishments
March 24 – 3rd annual Community Service Celebration, speaker Mack Strong, former Seattle Seahawks fullback for 14 seasons, founder of TEAM-WORKS Foundation that empowers disadvantaged youth and their families.
March 31 – Katharine and Joe Covill – Used Instrument Drive Results and Performance Needs of Schools
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

February 2016
February 4 – Steve Davis, CEO, Palouse Care Network
February 11 – Cait McHugh, PCEI Education Coordinator, Increasing citizen involvement with decisions that affect our region’s environment
February 18 – Pastor Jamie Pagels, Pullman Foursquare Church
February 25 – DeDe McReynolds, Hope Center Service Coordinator, Services and Thrift Store
Program Chair: Sandee Powell

January 2016
January 7 – Amy Trujillo, Executive Director, Palouse Land Trust, with Libbie Walker, Board Member
January 14 – Kirsten Peters, A Better Understanding of Mental Illness, with Zoe Cooley, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Pullman
January 21 – Joye Dillman, For the Fun of It: Children’s Toys from the 18th through early 20th Centuries
January 28 – Denise Snider, Director, Community Band of the Palouse, Making Music for the Community
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

December 2015
December 3 – Bill and Susie Skavdahl lead the club in a holiday sing-along.
December 10 – Mary Gilmore, community relations coordinator, on MedStar services and expansion
December 17 – LMS Jazz Band performed under the direction of Joe Covill
December 24 – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! No meeting today.
December 31 – HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE TO ALL!!! No meeting today.
Program Chair: Ginger Flynn

November 2015
November 5 – Peter Haug, Climate Change
November 12 – Paul Sturm, State of Pullman School District and upcoming levy election
November 19 – Rachel Webber, WSU’s Ask Dr. Universe and science writing for kids
November 26 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!! No meeting today.
Program Chair: Larry Clark

October 2015
October 1 – Mike Berney, executive director, Palouse River Counseling
October 8 – Janet Schmidt on 4H and agriculture activities at WSU
October 15 – Mary McDonald, Community Child Care Center – Early Learning
October 22 – Patricia Christo, Alzheimer’s Association-Washington Chapter
October 29 – Jeff Guyett on Community Survey overview – United Way, CAC, Pullman Regional Hospital and other agencies are partners in obtaining this community survey within Whitman County.
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

September 2015
September 3 – Whitcom 9-1-1 Emergency Communications in Whitman County
September 10 – Music and Memory on The Palouse, Ginny Hauser with Pullman Regional Hospital
September 17 – Man Tracking and Search and Rescue Operations, Marvin Pillers
September 24 – United Way Helping Children, Sandra Woodrow, Russ Driver
Program Chair: Annie Pillers

August 2015
August 6 – Francis Benjamin, Co-Chair, Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp, on Area Economic Development
August 13 – Stuff the Bus kickoff
August 20 – Jeff Guyett, Executive Director, Community Action Center
August 27 – Bill Drake, Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Training, Washington State University
Program Chair: Kerry Swanson

July 2015
July 2 – Dr. Randall Cummings on Vision Therapy
July 9 – Beverley Wolff, Administrator, Montessori School of Pullman, on new developments
July 16 – David Harder, Plateau Archaeological Investigations
July 23 – Palouse Repertory Readers
July 30 – Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO, on hospital updates, and Alison Lawhead on Circles of Caring program
Program Chair: Donna Gwinn

June 2015
June 4 – Dr. Richard Zack, WSU Entomology Professor, The Yemen Project, a sequel to the “Guatemala Project”
June 11 – Arthur Ericsson, head coach, WSU Men’s Crew and Women’s Lightweight Rowing, on crew competition and the student-athletes/rowers who represent WSU in the Pac-12
June 18 – Dr. Arron Carter, WSU Professor and winter wheat breeder, on WSU’s Wheat Breeding Program
June 25 – Lynn Kramer, discussing We Believe, a program she is organizing to engage more youth in the community as volunteers
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

May 2015
May 7 – Larry Fox, WSU Professor of Animal Sciences
May 14 – Denis P. Tracy, Whitman County Prosecutor
May 21 – Sue Kreikemeier, President, Whitman County Genealogical Society, “Finding Your Roots!”
and ‘Who Do You Think You Are?”
May 28 – Paul Sturm, Superintendent, Pullman School District, “The State of our Schools”
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

April 2015
April 2 – Kiwanis Community Service Celebration – Marie Dymkoski, Alex Anderson, Tyson Diep
April 9 – Dr. Richard Zack, WSU Professor, The Guatemala Project
April 16 – Teresa Nguyen, WSU CKI President-elect, New Directions & Next Year’s Vision
April 23 – Ashley Alred, on Women’s Leadership Guild at Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
April 30 – Mark Workman, Pullman City Supervisor, State of the City Address
Program Chair: TJ Martin

March 2015
March 5 – Mick Smerdon – DNA repair – Doctors: Protecting Cells from Chaos and Cancer
March 12 – David E. Whitehead, Vice President of R&D, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
March 19 – Fritz Hughes, Pullman Education Foundation
March 26 – Mary Trotter, New York, New York (As in the song)
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

February 2015

February 5 – Coach June Daughterty, WSU Women’s Basketball
February 12 – WSU President Elson Floyd, The State of the University
February 19 – Bill Moos, WSU Athletic Director
February 26 – Amberly Boone, Marketing and Promotions manager, Brelsford WSU Visitor Center
Program Chair: DaVina Hoyt

January 2015
January 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!! No meeting today.
January 8 – KIWANIS ORIENTATION for new and continuing members: learn about KIWANIS!
January 15 – Grand Avenue Greenway Project, Enhancing Our Community – Rosalie Harms, Rosemary Waldrop, Debbie Sherman
January 22 – Robert Clark, Editor-in-Chief, WSU Press, A Look at New Books
January 29 – Russ Savadalena, Manager, What’s New (and Tasty) at the WSU Creamery
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

December 2014

December 4 – Franklin Elementary School Choir, director Theresa Meacham
DECEMBER 6 – KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST, MUSIC FEST & SILENT AUCTION from 7 a.m.- Noon, Lincoln Middle School
December 11 – Amit Dingra, co-founder of Phytelligence, a new biotech company in Pullman
December 18 – Holiday festivities: Christmas Quiz and songs led by Bill and Suzy Skavdahl
December 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! No meeting today.
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2014

November 6 – Mary Trotter, WSU Performing Arts
November 13 – Rich Lamb, WSU education professor, on use of video games for measurement of student cognition
November 20 – Tim Steury, former editor of Washington State Magazine, on apples & cider-making
November 27 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!! No meeting today.
Program Chair: Larry Clark

October 2014

October 2 – Ruth Garfield, Executive Director, Families Together
October 9 – Char Parsley, Executive Director, NEXUS (formerly Eastern Washington Hard of Hearing)
October 16 – Eric Hoyle, Executive Director, Boost Collaborative, about Early Child Screening
October 23 – Colleen Hinman, Executive Director, and Marcia Sanholtz, President, YMCA – Youth programs and
Special Olympics
October 30 – Jon Carlson, Inland Radio, On Producing the Radio-thon for the United Way of Pullman and United Way of Latah County
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

September 2014

September 4 – Patrick Merry, Merry Cellars
September 11 – Youth Protection Training presented by Vicki, a Kiwanis trainer, Spokane
September 18 – Pullman Chamber of Commerce & National Lentil Festival
September 25 – Rose Jao, Washington State Winner of Distinguished Young Women and Key Club
Program Chair: Ginger Flynn

August 2014

August 7 – Sue Jacobson, Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship(PATH) Program, including new programs/services for fall
August 14 – Annual Stuff the Bus Kickoff Luncheon at Gladish View Room
August 14-16 – STUFF THE BUS School Supplies Drive
August 14-16 – Used Musical Instrument Drive
August 21 – Stacy Pettitt (aka Betty Rumble #99), Palouse River Rollers (Roller Derby)
August 28 – Student Films presented by students from Spokane Falls Community College Pullman Campus
Program Chair: Debbie Edwards

July 2014

July 3 – Scott Patrick, D.A.R.E. officer, Pullman Police Dept
July 10 – Dr. Kirsten Peters, WSU, “The Rock Doc”
July 17 – Kristina Umbright, Senior Chore Coordinator, Pullman Community Council on Aging’s Senior Chore program
July 24 – Lindsey Rinehart, LCSW Executive Director, Family Promise of the Palouse
July 31 – Ernie Kent, new WSU Head Basketball Coach
Program Chair: Kerry Swanson

June 2014

June 5 – Eric Beier and Chad Garrison, WSU Physics Club “Big Ideas,” including flying the Cougar flag at 98,000 feet!\
June 12 – Steve Nugent, WSU Women’s Soccer coach, Coming Soon: a World-Class Soccer Facility at WSU Pullman!!
June 19 – Dan Bernardo, WSU Provost and Executive Vice President, Updating the Strategic Plan for Washington State University
June 26 – Greg Yasinitsky, WSU Regents Professor of Music, sharing his knowledge and love for jazz
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

May 2014

May 1 – Police Chief Gary Jenkins, on I-502’s impact on law enforcement plus information for the public.
May 8 – Fire Chief Mike Heston, on the Grove fire.
May 15 – Charlie Oldenburg, WSU retired, on “The Snake River before and after Lower Granite Dam”
May 22 – Pullman Fire paramedics, on “The tools of their trade.”
May 29 – Lisa Carloye, President, Pullman Civic Trust, 30 Years Enhancing Pullman’s Environment
Program Chair: Fritz Hughes

April 2014

APRIL 3 – KIWANIS COMMUNITY SERVICE CELEBRATION, the speaker will be
Kiwanis member and Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson. Bring a guest to join the celebration.
April 10 – Scott Mitchell, WSU CKI President, “Circle K International: On Campus, In the Community”
April 17 – Edwin Hamada, Director of WSU Department of Residence Life, “Housing & Residence Life: Past, Present, & Future”
April 24 – Annie Pillers, Executive Director, Friends of Hospice, Mission and Services for Pullman and Whitman County
Program Chair: T.J. Martin

March 2014

March 6 – Keith Nelson, Rotary Club President, History and Purpose of Rotary Club of Pullman
March 13 – Mike Heston, Lions Club President, History and Purpose of the Lions Club of Pullman
March 20 – Karen Kiessling, History and Purpose of the League of Women Voters of Pullman
March 27 – Sue Waller, Kiwanis member, Kiwanis Club of Pullman 92nd Birthday & Club History
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

February 2014

February 6 – Pete Dickinson, City Planner, Planning Pullman’s Future and the Comprehensive Plan Update
February 13 – Marie Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Pullman Perspectives
February 20 – Pat Wright, President, Pullman Education Foundation, on supporting school activities, plus principals Joe Thornton, Pullman High, and Bill Holman, Franklin Elementary, on their schools’ construction progress
February 27 – Victoria Scalise, Director, Palouse Science Center, Supporting Imagination and Discovery
Program Chair: Doug Cox

January 2014

January 2 – NO MEETING. HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME 2014!
January 9 – Keri E. McCarthy, WSU Associate Professor of Music, Oboe and Music History, Why Oboe? [with performance]
January 16 – Gary Jenkins, Pullman Police Chief, Perspectives on Policing in Pullman
January 23 – Brady Flygare, Executive Director, Avalon Care Center-Pullman, Services and New Developments
January 30 – Jeremy Briggs-Roberts, Director, Washington Idaho Symphony, on the spring season and future plans.
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

December 2013

December 5 – Scott Adams, CEO, Pullman Regional Hospital, and Rueben Mayes, Chief Development Officer, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
December 7, 2013 – Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Music & Silent Auction at LMS
December 12 – Paul Sturm, Superintendent, Pullman School District
December 19 – Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band led by Joe Coville
December 26 – NO MEETING. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Program Chair: Kerry Swanson

November 2013

November 7 – Pullman police officer Heidi Lambley on the Kiwanis Police Cadet Academy
November 14 – Cornell Clayton, WSU political science professor and director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, on civility and democracy.
November 21 – Emily Boone, case manager, Moscow Salvation Army Service Center, History and Work of the Salvation Army
November 28 – NO MEETING – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Program Chair: Larry Clark

October 2013

October 3 – Michelle Eaton, Executive Director, YMCA
October 10 – Local speaker, Girl Scouts
October 17 – Mike Berney, Executive Director, Palouse River Counseling
October 24 – Christine Wall, Executive Director, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP). Note that October is Violence Awareness Month
October 31 – HALLOWEEN – Club meeting cancelled so everyone could help with WSU football parking fundraiser.
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

September 2013

September 5 – Frances and Ian Peterson, Peace Corps 2013, Skype from Paraguay
September 12 – Deb Edwards, Spokane Falls Community College Pullman Campus
September 19 – Steven Remington, Executive Director, and Erin Turner, Volunteer Coordinator, University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
September 26 – John Hart, Attorney, Court appointed attorneys and Pullman activities
Program Chair: Donna Gwinn

August 2013

August 1 – Dennis McConnell, “Reflections – Something for Everyone”
August 8 – Stuff the Bus Kick-off Luncheon, noon, at the View Room at Gladish
August 15 – Desiree Gould, Asst. Principal, PHS, speaking about new school programs.
August 15-18 – PNW District Convention, in SeaTac near the airport
August 22 – Mitch Chandler, Florist, “History of Neill’s Flowers in Pullman”
August 29 – Sandi Druffel, Alzheimer’s Association, “Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease”
Program Chair: Sandee Powell

July 2013

July 4 – No meeting, cancelled for the 4th of July.
July 11 – Kirsten Peters, author of the new book, The Whole Story of Climate, also WSU Rock Doc &
CAHNRS, on “What The Little Ice Age (1320 AD to about 1850) Tells Us”
July 18 – Kerry Swanson, Station Manager, new developments at Northwest Public Radio
July 25 – Mark Workman, State of the City of Pullman

Program Chair: Barbara Petura
June 2013

June 6 – Jason Plemons, CFP, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed: “Savvy Social Security Planning”
June 13 – Russ Driver, Assistant Director, Beasley Coliseum: “A Day/Week/Month/Year in the Life of
Beasley Coliseum”
June 20 – Karen Killinger, Ph.D., Extension/Food Safety Specialist
June 27 – Dr. Michael Allen, Senior Instructor, Physics & Astronomy: “Speaking with E.T. – We’re all Ears”

Program Chair: Julie Smitt
May 2013

May 2 – WSU and wine: Caroline Nilson Troy, College of Agriculture Human and Natural Resource Sciences
May 9 – Engineering applications: Clint Cole, President, Digilent Inc.
May 16 – The Great Wake-up Call – Jeff Feuerstein & Jason Plemons, Waddell & Reed
May 23 – Golf on the Palouse – Todd Lupkes, General Manager/Superintendent, Palouse Ridge Golf Club
May 30 – Growth at SEL – Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, President, SEL
Program Chair: Ginger Flynn

April 2013

April 4 – The Art of Performing – Sharon Trautwein
April 11 – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
April 18 – The Curious Scientific Path to Personalized Medicine – Dr. Ray Reeves
April 25 – Willow Center for Grieving Children – Judy Rooney
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

March 2013

March 7 – Judge Doug Robinson, Current Legal Topics
March 14 – Ed Garretson, Whitman County Historical Society, Pullman History
March 21 – Lisa Hart, Tennis Coach, Update on WSU Tennis
March 28 – Lee Rozen, Managing Editor, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, on the Rise and Fall of the Seattle PI and the State of the American Newspaper

Program Chair: Devon Felsted
February 2013

February 7 – Jennifer Kronvall, Community Relationship manager, American Cancer Society Great West Division, on the work of the ACS
February 14 – Dr. Prema Arasu, associate vice president for International Programs and chief international officer, on At Home in the World: Update on WSU’s Internationalization Activities
February 21 – Dr. Joe Harding, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, on new Alzheimer’s Drug
February 28 – Dr. Shelley Pressley, director for undergraduate research, University College, on Undergraduate Research at WSU
Program Chair: Sharon Morgan

January 2013

January 3 – Gail Siegel, Director, WSU Performing Arts
January 10 – Paul Sturm, Pullman Schools Superintendent, on the Bond Issue
January 17 – Cotton Sears, Bishop, Who Are the Mormons?
January 24 – Dave McKenzie, The SCORE Association, volunteer arm of Small Business Admin.
January 31 – Donnie Marbut, Head Coach, WSU Cougar Baseball 2013
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

December 2012

December 6 – Jeff Guyett, Executive Director, & Amy Robbins, Director of Family Development, Community Action Center
December 13 – Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band. Invite a friend!
December 20 -Christmas sing-a-long with fellow Kiwanians. Led by the Skavdahls and Toni Sarai-Clark. Invite another friend!
December 27 – NO MEETING due to Christmas and New Year’s Break
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2012

November 1 – Amateur Ham Radio – Tom Woodrow
November 8 – United Way presentation – Sandra Woodrow with others
November 15 – Speaker from Family Promise, addressing needs of homeless and low-income families with children in Whitman and Latah counties
November 22 – THANKSGIVING, no meeting
November 29 – Palouse Area Robotics Team (Colfax and Pullman students)
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

October 2012

October 4 – Rich Zack, WSU professor of entomology, on “Cultural entomology: Insects and humans”
October 11 – Mark O’English, WSU university archivist, on “Preserving historical records and the history of Pullman”
October 18 – Bridgette Brady, Director of WSU Parking and Transportation Services, on “Transportation plans for WSU”
October 25 – Donna Gwinn, new executive director of Gladish Community & Cultural Center, introducing herself and her vision for Gladish
Program Chair: Larry Clark

September 2012

September 6 – Bill Druffel, “Hot Topics at the Courthouse”
September 13 – Martin Anderson, “3D 4U”
September 20 – Scott Lavielle, Pullman Fire Chief, “Arson Prevention”
September 27 – Dennis McConnell, Kiwanis History
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

August 2012

August 9 – Brian Kemp, WSU molecular anthropologist, What Ancient DNA Tells Us
August 16 – John Sherman, Pullman City Supervisor, Looking Back & Looking Forward for Pullman
August 23 – Christopher Faricy, WSU Political Science Assistant Professor, “Social Spending and Social Welfare Programs”
August 30 – Michelle Eaton, new Executive Director, YMCA at WSU
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

July 2012

July 5 – Todd Lupkes Superintendent at Palouse Ridge Golf course
July 12 – Bill Moos WSU Athletic Director
July 19 – Mike Yates – Pullman downtown development and Chamber of Commerce
July 26 – Joanna Bailey Neill Public Library Director
Program Chair: Jon Anderson

June 2012

June 7 – Club Business Meeting.
June 14 – Tom La Pointe of MY OWN HOME, an organization is dedicated to helping the elderly stay in their own homes
June 21 – John Rich, Managing Artistic Director, REGIONAL THEATRE OF THE PALOUSE
June 28 – Anna Marie Shannon, Pullman Arts Commission, on the PULLMAN ARTWALK July 14-21
Program Chair: Scott Good

May 2012

May 3 – Dr. John Nilson, Director. WSU School of Molecular Biosciences, on “Exposing the Secret Life of the School of Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine”
May 10 – Vicki Leeper, Tourism Director, and Amberly Boone, Events Coordinator, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, on Pullman Tourism and Events Update
May 17 – Erica Weintraub Austin and Bruce Pinkleton, Professors, Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion at WSU, on “Working Hard or Hardly Working? Media, Politics and the Political Process.”
May 24 – Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, WSU Psychology Professor, Topic: TBA
May 31 – Amit Dhingra, Assistant Professor/Scientist, WSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture,Topic: TBA
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

April 2012

April 5 – Officer Mike Crow, Pullman Police Detective, Fraud in Pullman
April 12 – Professor Dick Domey (Retired), The Place of the Arts in the Business Community
April 19 – Dennis McConnell (Executive Director of Gladish Community Center) – Gladish Community Center – Celebrating 15 Years
April 26 – Kirsten Peters, Rock Doc columnist, WSU CAHNRS, Discovering our Local Geology
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

March 2012

March 1 – Bobbie Ryder, Senior Campus Planner: The WSU Campus Master Plan
March 8 – Dr. Rick DeBowes, Associate Dean for Veterinary Development, WSU, “Educating Veterinary Students for Success: the Changing Paradigm”
March 15 – Dr. Dan Dolan, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU: The Cascadia Great Subduction Earthquake
March 22 – Dr. Lori Carris, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, WSU: Under our feet: the secret sex lives of morel mushroom
March 29 – Rob Snyder, Interim Director, Interfaith House at WSU, “Spiritual Journey for College Students Today”
Program Chair: Sharon Morgan

February 2012

February 2 – Ed Harrich, R.N., Director of Surgical Services, Robotic Assisted Surgery with DaVinci technology at Pullman Regional Hospital.
February 9 – Lisa Carloye, president, Pullman Civic Trust, on the PCT’s Vision 2020 for Pullman
February 16 – Ed Schweitzer, Founder and President of SEL. Update on Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
February 23 – Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director, Palouse Habitat for Humanity
Program Chair: Dennis McConnell

January 2012

January 5 – Ed Garretson, Pullman Downtown through the decades
January 12 – Kerry Swanson, Northwest Public Radio
January 19 – Bill Druffel, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
January 26 – Victoria Scalise, Palouse Discovery Science Center
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

December 2011

December 1 – Franklin Fox Jazz Choir directed by Theresa Meacham
December 3 – 52nd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
December 8 – WSU Flute Choir directed by Rachel Gordon
December 15 – Bill Holman, assistant principal, Lincoln Middle School
December 22 – Sing along with Toni Sarai-Clark together with Bill & Susie Skavdahl
December 29 – No Meeting
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2011

November 3 – Paul Sturm, Superintendent, Pullman School District, on the levy and Pullman school district
November 10 – John Elwood, stringed instrument maker and folk musician, Canjo inventor
November 17 – Ian Wallace, genetic counseling program, Pullman Regional Hospital
November 24 – Thanksgiving – no Kiwanis meeting
Program Chair: Larry Clark

October 2011

October 6 – Kiwanis Officer Installation, no program
October 13 – Denise Smith, Director of the School of Food Science for WSU and Idaho discussing how the combined school of Food Science is working
October 20 – Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO, on community collaboration
October 27 – Dina Wyche, WSU Women’s Transit coordinator and YWCA
Program Chair: Debbie Sherman and Jon Anderson

September 2011

September 1 – Jeremy Briggs Roberts, Washington Idaho Symphony conductor and music director, on 40th Symphony Season
September 8 – Dennis McConnell, PNW Kiwanis Convention & the Impact of Pullman Kiwanis
September 15 – Lee Rozen, managing editor, Moscow-Pullman Daily News
September 22 – Ken Bone, WSU men’s basketball coach
September 29 – Eric Hoyle, Palouse Industries executive director, on state budget cuts and our local non-profit organizations
Program Chair: Debbie Sherman and Jon Anderson

August 2011

August 4 – Sharon Morgan, WSU Foundation, Kiwanis Scholarship, Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
August 11 – Weekly meeting is the Stuff the Bus kickoff, noon at Dissmores. Kiwanians with community and education leaders.
August 18 – Dennis McConnell, Kiwanis Club of Pullman Impact & History
August 25 – Dorcas Hirzel and/or Meagan Guido, Pullman Regional Hospital, “Color Code” personality assessment and effective communication
Program Chair: Doug Cox, Greg Bloom & Team

July 2011

July 7 – Rob Buchert, Pullman Stormwater Services Program Manager, Stormwater Update for Pullman
July 14 – Chris Cargill, Eastern Washington Office Director, Washington Policy Center, on Business Policy in the State of Washington
July 21 – Vivek Jayaram, Boy Scout Troop 444 of Pullman WA
July 28 – Jacob Ellsworth, Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning, “Walk of the Planets”
Program Chair: Dennis McConnell

June 2011

June 2 – Sandi Billings, Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) activities
June 9 – Ted Weatherly, Look Back at 46 Years of Law Enforcement
June 16 – Heather Kelley, Mutt Strutt Event for Humane Society
June 23 – Henry Stinson, nationally recognized Pullman artist
June 30 – Lauren Devine, What activities our WSU CKI is working on
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

May 2011

May 5 – Suzy Scott, O. D., All About Eyes
May 12 – Nora Mae Keifer Olfs, history and new developments for
Pullman Child Welfare
May 19 – WSU Football Coach Paul Wulff
May 26 – WSU Provost Warwick Bayly
Program Chair: Jack Alexander

April 2011

April 7 – Paul J Kimmell, Palouse regional business manager for Avista, Pullman Smart Grid project
April 14 – Ole R. Sleipness, Clinical Professor, How WSU Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Uses Community Engagement for Student Studios, including Mary’s Park
April 21 – Marty Mullen, author, “Reflections on The Road: A Journey Through Whitman County Past and Present”
April 28 – John Sherman, Pullman City Supervisor, “State of the City” presentation
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

March 2011

March 3 – Gary Jenkins, Pullman Police Chief – “The Future of Policing in Pullman”
March 10 – Devon Felstad, Pullman Disposal – “Talking Trash (and Recycling)”
March 17 – Shanne Miller, Program Director, Whitman County Red Cross – “Local Red Cross Services”
March 24 – Paul Sturm, Pullman Schools Superintendent – “Update on Pullman Public Schools”
March 31 – Dennis McConnell, Kiwanis President – “Club Memories”
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

February 2011

February 3 – Drs. Stephen Holm and Sherdon Cordova, Maxillofacial Surgeons, PRH
February 10 – Bill Moos, Athletic Director, WSU
February 17 – Nancy Cheadle, AuD CCC-A, Doctor of Audiology with Palouse Audiology, PRH
February 24 – Bryan Lindsay, Administrator, Avalon Care Center
Program Chair: Sharon Morgan

January 2011

January 6 – Jack Schuett – YMCA at WSU
January 13 – Steve Robischon, Executive Manager, Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, on Palouse ground water
January 20 – Edwin Garretson, Whitman County Historical Society
January 27 – Christina James, on Eastern Religions
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

December 2010

December 2 – WSU Vo-Jazz directed by Dean Luethi
December 9 – Brenda Saltzer, Executive Director for Carenet of the Palouse
December 16 – Ian Skavdahl, performing holiday favorites and original compositions
December 30 – Special presentation of Club Business by Dennis McConnell
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2010

November 4 – Annie Pillars with Whitman County Transplant Fund & Christine Wall from Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse, ATVP. Tentative, being finalized [DS]
November 11 – Tracie Brelsford from Pullman Civic Theatre / Nye Street Theatre [DF]
November 18 – Debbie Sherman, executive director, United Way of Pullman [DS]
Program Chairs: Debbie Sherman and Devon Felsted

September 2010

September 2 – Sigrid Gauger, Prevention Specialist with Palouse River Counseling, discussing Whitman County Substance Abuse Prevention efforts
September 9 – Keri Jones, SLP, Pullman Regional Hospital’s Summit Therapy, sharing info regarding language delays and hearing loss in young children
September 16 – Matt and Char Fluster sharing “MathFire” products they are designing to enhance children’s mathematical skills through play
September 23 – Dennis McConnell, Planning and Discussing the future of the Pullman Kiwanis Club
September 30 – Michelle Frederickson, Audiologist, will speak about the importance of early identification of children with hearing loss and the technologies that are available to support children with hearing loss
Program Chairs: Sue Kreikemeier & Doug Cox

August 2010

August 5 – Matt Potter, WSU Head Women’s Soccer Coach
August 12 – Kickoff of Stuff the Bus, at Dissmore’s
August 19 – Craig Holmes, a Vice President with D.A. Davidson and former school board member who advocates on behalf of children
August 26 – Erica Austin, PhD, WSU, Murrow School of Communication, on media and advertising impacts on children
Program Chairs: Sue Kreikemeier & Doug Cox

July 2010

July 1 – Rob Buchert, “Storm Water Services in Pullman”
July 8 – Rachel Cox, “Honor Them Foundation, Inc.”
July 15 – Mary MacDonald, “Turnbow Flat Farm, local pasture-based farm”
July 20 – Stuff the Bus Planning Meeting, 6:00PM Sandra’s home
July 22 – Emily Carlson, “Being 2011 Pullman Junior Miss”
July 29 – Dale Miller, Kim Donohue, Amy Robbins, “Housing Programs at the Community Action Center”
Program Chair: Ashley Overstreet, assisted by Barbara Petura

June 2010

June 3 – Patrick Merry, winemaker, Merry Cellars of Pullman..
June 10 – Edmund O Schweitzer III, President, Schweitzer Engineering Labratories, Pullman.
June 16 – Farewell event for Past President Sarah Hanks, 5-7 pm, Old Post Office
June 17 – Chris Bruce, Director, WSU Museum of Art
June 24 – Cameron Grow, Principal, Lincoln Middle School, Pullman
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

May 2010

May 6 – Election of 2010-11 Officers. Program: Nancy Hindman and Linda Graham, Inland Northwest Community Foundation’s Relationship to Pullman. Members of Pullman Advisory Committee (Bill Skavdahl, Doug Cox, Melinda Dutton, Penne Pierson and Bob Patrick) will likely attend.
May 13 – Rep. Susan Fagan, on her thoughts from the perspective of a first-time Washington legislator, joined by Rep. Joe Schmick.
May 20 – Sen. Mark Schoesler will present his thoughts and perceptions on the regular and special sessions of the Washington legislature.
May 27 – Honoring our war dead. Bob Patrick is working with Bob Rehwaldt who is arranging a program in conjunction with the American Legion and ROTC.
Program Chairs: Bob and Jan Patrick

April 2010

April 1 – Model Airplane Fun – Sam Sorem
April 8 – Hunting the Alaska Tundra – Chris Tennant
April 15 – Writing a Novel – Bill Gardner
April 22 – Rico’s Smokehouse and Jazz – Roger Johnson
April 29 – Art as a Hobby – Barney Saneholz
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

March 2010

March 4 – Jeff Greene, owner, Palouse Falls Brewing Company, a brewhouse/bottling plant & tasting room in Pullman, including samples
March 11 – WSU VoJazz, directed by Kathleen Hollingsworth
March 18 – David Weller, USDA scientist and adjunct WSU professor, recipient of 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award for his work with Native American K-12 students to help them break the cycle of poverty by encouraging them to consider careers in mathematics, science and engineering
March 25 – Kim Kidwell, Associate Dean, WSU CAHNRS, Training the Elite 21st Century Agriculturalist
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

February 2010

February 4 – Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean, Murrow College of Communication
February 11 – Trevor Bond, Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections, WSU Libraries
February 18 – Corey Johnson, WSU Library Instruction
February 25 – Paul Sturm, Superintendent, Pullman School District
Program Chair: Sharon Morgan

January 2010

January 7 – Club business meeting as requested by President Sarah Hanks
January 14 – March of Dimes, Anne Shoup, Community Director
January 21 – Robb Parrish. Report on the Moscow-Pullman Airport
January 28 – Steve Wilkerson and Pi Kappa Phi report on the Bike Ride Across America
to help Push America – Journey of Hope.
Program Chair: Dennis McConnell

December 2009

December 3 – WSU President Elson S. Floyd, WSU Developments & Directions
December 10 – Brian Boler, one of the founders, Ecowell, Inc. in Pullman
December 17 – Amy Gibbs, MPT, Proformance Physical Therapy, on joint replacement, good joint health and back care during snow shoveling season
December 24 – Meeting cancelled
December 31 – Meeting cancelled
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2009

November 5 – Glenn Johnson, Mayor, City of Pullman
November 12 – Don Marbut, WSU Baseball Coach
November 19 – Karen Leonas, Professor and Chair, Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, WSU, on Technology and Globalization: How they have transformed the fashion industry
November 25 – Kiwanis meets with Rotary at the Fireside Grille
November 26 – Kiwanis meeting moved with November 25, with Rotary, Fireside Grille
Program Chair: Jim Engibous and Marty Waananen

October 2009

October 1 – Debbie Sherman, United Way Executive Director, & Guest
October 8 – Scott Hallett – Council on Aging
October 15 – YMCA’s Sarah Hanks & YWCA’s Kintisha Williams
October 22 – Mary Tatham – Community Childcare Center
October 29 – Mike Berney of Palouse River Counseling
Program Chair: Debbie Sherman

September 2009

September 3 – Dylan Fluster, Experience at American Ballet Theater’s Summer Program
September 10 – Dennis McConnell, Insights from Kiwanis International & District Conventions
September 17 – Jeremy Wexler, head golf professional, Palouse Ridge Golf Club
September 24 – Kim Kopf, Whitman County CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocate] Program
Program Chair: Jon Anderson

August 2009

August 6 – John David Wicker, Updates on WSU Athletics & Facilities & Parking
August 13 – Head Coach Matt Potter discussing WSU women’s soccer
August 20 – June Daugherty, Head Coach, WSU Women’s Basketball
August 27 – Ken Bone, Head Coach, WSU Men’s Basketball
Program Chair: Doug Cox & Greg Bloom

July 2009

July 2 – Mid-Summer Kiwanis Updates:
— Club Election to fill Officer Vacancies
— Sandra Woodrow: How to Help with Stuff the Bus!
— Julie Smitt: Highlights of Circle K at WSU
July 9 – Dennis McConnell, What’s New at Gladish Community and Cultural Center
June 16 – Tammey Lewis, Pullman Chamber of Commerce Initiatives & Pullman Fresh Farm Market
July 23 – Christine Havens, Wawawai Canyon Winery & Tasting Room: Its Story & Wine Tasting
July 30 – Geraldine de Rooy, Your Neill Public Library – An Update
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

June 2009

June 4 – Guy Worthey, Stars, galaxies, and the incredible “beyond”
June 11 – Grant Norton, “Imagine Tomorrow”: A high school competition for progressive minds.
June 18 – Bobbie Ryder, WSU Arboretum and Wildlife Research Center
June 25 – Carolyn Ross, “Sensory Analysis of Wine & Food”
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

May 2009

May 7 – President Sarah Hanks – Increasing membership and responsibility of being a sponsor.
May 14 – Jim DeVleming, President, Pullman Greyhound Booster Committee
May 21 – WSU Raptor Club – Meet birds rescued by the Vet Clinic at WSU
May 28 – Mike Crow – Resource Officer Pullman Police Dept, role at the Middle and High School.
Program Chair: Sandra Woodrow

April 2009

April 2 – Fitness, a Trainer’s Point of View, Deb Penner, Snap Fitness.
April 9 – Bicycling for Fitness, Brice Erickson, B&L Bicycles.
April 16 – Water for Fitness, Karen Johnston , Pullman Aquatics Center.
April 23 – Fitness of Public School Children, Michelle Hyatt, Pullman School Dist. Nurse.
April 30 – Physical Therapy for the Aging Athelete, Ed Robertson, Summit Therapy
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

March 2009

March 5 – Terry Cornelison, Washington Small Business Development Center at WSU.
March 12 – Sharon Morgan, WSU Foundation, “Charitable Estate Planning for Uncertain Times.”
March 19 – Judy Dunn, Whitman County Recycling & Waste Reduction Coordinator.
March 26 – Don Orlich: Author of “Out of Butte,” speaking about “Writing for Scholarship and Fun.”
Program Chair: Devon Felsted

February 2009

February 5 – Paul Kimmel, Avista Update
February 12 – Larry Fox, Judaism and the Jewish Community on the Palouse
February 19 – Lisa Jones, American Red Cross, Community Update
February 26 – Kiwanis Membership Education
Program Chair: Dennis McConnell

January 2009

January 8 – “Smart homes: Artificial Intelligence in the home and beyond,” Dr. Diane Cook, Huie-Rogers, Chair in the WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
January 15 – “Getting People Where They Need to Be,” Chris Boyan & Cindy Held, WSU Visitor Center
January 22 – “Liberal Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Jobs in the New Century” Dr. Paul M. Whitney, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts
January 29 – “The World At Your Doorstep, ” Chad Goeden, WSU International Center Coordinator and Kai-Ting (Rebecca) Liao, Outreach Assistant
Program Chair: Sharon Morgan

December 2008

December 4 – Middle School Jazz Combo
December 11 – High School Jazz Combo
December 18 – David Lui & Lauren Divine, PHS Students talk about 2008 Olympics and more.
December 25 – Merry Christmas!
Program Chair: Bill Skavdahl

November 2008

November 6 – Fred Fickenwirth, General Manager of KLEW TV, “Digital Conversion”
November 13 – Coach Paul Wulff, “WSU Football”
November 20 – Coach Tony Bennett, “WSU Basketball”
November 27 – Happy Thanksgiving!
Program Co-Chairs: Jim Engibous and Marty Waananen

October 2008

October 2 – Whitman Senior Living Center representative
October 9 – Kiwanis Celebration with PNW District. Past Governor, Lori Bryant
October 16 – Jack Alexander, Pullman Food Banks
October 23 – Programs and services of the Koinonia House or K House
October 30 – Free Luncheon at Whitman Senior Living Center, 1285 SW Center Street
Program Chair: Jack Alexander

September 2008

September 4 – Victoria Scalise, Palouse, Discovery Science Center
September 11 – Dr. Kristen Johnson of WSU, Animal Science Dept., “Sustainable Beef Production”
September 18 – Dr. Don Tilton, Green IT Alliance (Green Technology)
September 25 – Installation of Officers at our regular noon meeting
Program Chair: Jane von Frank

August 2008

August 7 – John David Wicker, Football Parking
August 14 – Sue Jacobson, WSU’s PATH program, therapeutic riding
August 21 – Amy Robbins, Community Action Center
August 28 – Deb Sherman, United Way of Pullman
Program Chair: Deb Sherman

July 2008

July 3 – Brad Vonhof, CPA and Financial Advisor, Investments in Today’s Environment
July 10 – Glen Crellin, Real Estate in Whitman County and Washington
July 17 – Jerry Finch, Whitman County Commissioner, Update on the County
July 24 – Joel Poire, Port of Whitman County, Update on the Port
July 31 – John Mix, Moscow Rotary Club, Hunger Campaign
Program Chair: Jon Anderson

June 2008

June 5 – Judy Mitchell, Dean and Professor, College of Education, WSU
June 12 – Dennis McConnell, Kiwanis Club of Pullman Memory Lane in Pictures
See Dennis for your own CD of Kiwanis photographs to enjoy!
June 19 – Marketing Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, What SEL
Makes and How It’s Growing in Pullman and Worldwide
June 26 – Tammy Lewis, Director, Pullman Chamber of Commerce
Program Chair: Doug Cox

May 2008

May 1 – Anna Maria Shannon, Chair, Pullman Arts Commission, and Associate Director, WSU Museum of Art , “The arts in our lives in Pullman and the Palouse.”
May 8 – Kathleen Bodley, President, Pullman Civic Trust, “What’s new in paths, bridges and beautifying Pullman.”
May 15 – Jan Ahles with Ronda Jo Styer, Good Samaritan and Sam’s Fairview Village Estates, Moscow, “Expanding services to retirees in the region.”
May 22 – Ken Hathaway, Whitman County Extension Coordinator and Master Gardners, “Best Plantings for Pullman and the Palouse.”
May 29 – Brad Jaeckel, manager, WSU Organic Farm at the Tukey Horticulture Orchard, and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, “What’s new at the organic farm and in organic foods.”
Program Chair: Barbara Petura

April 2008

April 3 – Tracie Brelsford, Pullman Civic Theater
April 10 – David Liu, PHS student, “Interpreting the Summer Olympics in China”
April 17 – Annual Meeting, Election and Orientation
April 24 – WSU President Elson S. Floyd
Program Chair: Sharon Morgan

March 2008

March 6 – Bobbie Ryder, Better Neighborhoods for Pullman.
March 13 – Scott Adams, Regional Care Center nursing home plans.
March 20 – Mel Taylor, WSU, University District concept for College Hill
March 27 – Fritz Hughes – State of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.
Program Chair: Ted Weatherly

February 2008

February 7 – Jeff Smith, Soil Biochemist, “Climate Change and Palouse Soils.”
February 14 – Sarah Hanks, “The YMCA Community Campaign.”
February 21 – Dennis McConnell,“My Past Two Years as Executive Director for Gladish.”
February 28 – Katherine Barry, WSU Circle K President, “Experiences in Kisumu, Kenya, Africa.”
Program Chair: Julie Smitt

January 2008

January 3 – Diana Whitney will discuss the Kids International Early Childhood Initiative and the
Kerala Early Childhood Center she just launched in India. The Caterer will be Minh’s Bakery.
January 10 – A facilitated brainstorming session to determine how to make Kiwanis Park the
best park in town and how to hold the biggest food drive ever will be led by Suzy Scott and by
Barb Olson, who helped in the first brainstorming. The caterer will be Heros N Sports.
January 17 – Caterer will be Dinner in Minutes. They will also provide the program.
January 24 – Rob Parish, manager of the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, will provide an update.
January 31 – Karl Cozad will discuss the Community Action Center. Caterer yet to be determined.
Program Chair: Dennis McConnell

December 2007

December 6 – Paul Sturm, Superintendent, Pullman School District, “Upcoming Education Levy”
December 13 – Laura Preece and Megan Guido, “Endowment for Excellence in Health Care at
Pullman Regional Hospital
December 20 – Noel Collier, PhD, Education Coordinator for Pullman Regional Hospital, “Pullman
Regional College”
December 27 – Bill J. Druffel, Whitman County Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, “Domestic Violence:
Pervasive Effect on our Community
Program Chair: Leslie Robinson

November 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007 – Laurie Smith, VP Rotary Club, “Rotary Club Activities.”
Thursday, November 8, 2007 – Kathleen Hatch, WSU, “CUB Renovation: an Update.”
Thursday, November 15, 2007 – Wallis Friel, .Attorney and Judge, “Experiences handling Reference Hearings in the
Wenatchee Child Abuse Cases in 1999”
Thursday, November 29, 2007 – Patrick Merry, President, Lions Club, “Lions Club Activities.”
Program Co-Chairs: Jim Engibous and Marty Waanenen

October 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007 – Brainstorming Session for new service projects, Barb Olson, facilitator.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 – Debbie Jo Sherman, Director, United Way.
Thursday, October 18, 2007 – United Way recipient agency.
Thursday, October 25, 2007 – United Way recipient agency.
Program Chair: Debbie Sherman

November 2004

Thursday, November 4, 2004 – Don Marbut, WSU Baseball Coach ” Cougar Baseball Update”
Thursday, November 11, 2004 – Larry Labolle, Avista Director of Utility Operations for Idaho
and SE Washington ” A History of the Washington Water Power Co./Avista ”
Thursday, November 18, 2004 – Dr. David Stratton, WSU Professor of History, ” Lewis and Clark:
Little Known Facts You’ll Soon Forget”
Program Chair: Jim Engibous

October 2004

Thursday, October 7, 2004 – Ed Schweitzer, SEL Update
Thursday, October 14, 2004 – Jerry Finch, Whitman County Update
Thursday, October 21, 2004 – John Sherman, City of Pullman Update
Thursday, October 28, 2004 – Debbie Sherman, United Way Update
Program Chair: Jon Anderson

September 2004

Thursday, September 2, 2004 – Lenna Harding on James L. Dumas, Pullman Historical Figure.
Thursday, September 9, 2004 – Don Orlich on School Testing and Local Control.
Thursday, September 16, 2004 – S.M. (Ghazi) Ghazanfar on Stereotyping.
Thursday, September 23, 2004 – Yujia (Peter) Wu on Some Interesting Research.
Thursday, September 30, 2004 – Lane Rawlins on Washington State University.
Program Chair: Bob Johnson

August 2004

Thursday, August 5, 2004 – Bill Doba, WSU Football Coach
Thursday, August 12, 2004 – Dick Bennett, WSU Men’s Basketball
Thursday, August 19, 2004 – Matt Potter, WSU Soccer
Thursday, August 26, 2004 – John David Wicker, Football Parking
Program Chair: Brad Vonhof

July 2004

Thursday, July 1, 2004 – Charlene Jaeger, Vice President for Student Affairs, WSU.
Thursday, July 8, 2004 – Katrena Mealey, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Thursday, July 15, 2004 – Don Bender, Director, Wood Materials & Engineering Laboratory and Professor of Civil Engineering.
Thursday, July 22, 2004 – John Nilson, Director, School of Molecular Biosciences.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 – Len Jessup, Dean, College of Business and Economics

Program Co-chairs: Sharon Morgan & Debra Dzuck

June 2004

Thursday, June 3, 2004 – Roger Johnson, Northwest Public Radio
Thursday, June 10, 2004 – Gary Bingham, WSU Department of Human Development, on Current Research on Families.
Thursday, June 17, 2004 – Brett Meyers, Whitman County Sheriff.
Thursday, June 24, 2004 – Glenn Johnson, Bob Rehwaldt and Val Limburg “The Chaplains Program at Pullman Memorial Hospital.”

Program Chair: Val Limburg

May, 2004

Thursday May 6, 2004 Circle K Club. Presentation of Present and Future Values.
Thursday, May 13, 2004 Dan Skinner, USDA Research Leader.
Thursday May 20, 2004 Rob Akey, Assistant WSU Football Coach.
Thursday May 27, 2004 Scott Adams, Pullman Memorial Hospital Update.
Program Chair: Judi Wutzke

April, 2004

Thursday, April 1, 2004 The Fourth and Fifth R’s — Respect and Responsibility. Character education is the Schools. Three Educators from Hilltop Element School in Lynnwood, WA will present the program.
Thursday, April 8, 2004 John David Wicker, Assistant Athletic Director for Event and Facility Operations. He’ll discuss recent and future facility projects for Athletics.
Thursday, April 15, 2004 Pam Bradetich, Associate Athletic Director got Student-athlete and Staff Development. She’ll discuss student-athletic academic performance and athletic student-athlete development programs.
Thursday, April 22, 2004 Anne McCoy, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations. She’ll discuss financial issues in intercollegiate athletics and the WSU athletic budget.
Thursday, April 29, 2004 Leslic Cox, Director of Marketing and Promotions. She’ll discuss the difference between marketing and promotions and what we are trying to do in each area to enhance Couger Athletics.
Program Chair: Marcia Saneholtz

March, 2004

Thursday March 4, 2004 Dr. Don Orlich, Retired WSU Professor of Education. “Washington Assessment of Student Learning, (WASL)”.
Thursday, March 11, 2004 Dr. Clive Gay, College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU. “Mad Cow Disease”.
Thursday March 18, 2004 John Kieran, Poet. “Poems I Remember”.
Thursday March 25, 2004
Program Chair: Jack Alexander

February, 2004

Thursday February 5, 2004 Lena Pollastro, Peace Corps recruitment
Thursday, February 12, 2004 Kathleen Ahern, Youth Services at Neill Public Library
Thursday February 19, 2004 Jefferson School Jazz Choir, Marilyn Bingham, Director
Thursday February 26, 2004 Franklin School Choir, Laurie Caraher, Director
Program Chair: Mike Pollastro

January, 2004

Thursday January 8, 2004 Chris Pannkuk, International Natural Resource Consultant. “Agricultural Development in Afghanistan”.
Thursday, January 15 2004 K. Duane Brelsford, Developer.
Thursday January 22, 2004 Peg Motley from Wheatland Travel.
Thursday January 28, 2004 Gail Stearns from Common Ministry
Program Chair: Debbie Thompsen

December, 2003

Thursday December 4, 2003 Tom Rockefeller, Superintendent of Pullman Schools. “Update on Pullman Schools”.
Thursday, December 11, 2003 John Irby, Professor in WSU Communications. “Kill the Editor”.
Thursday December 18, 2003 Diane Smerdon and Anne Whelchel. “Christmas Music”.
Program Chairs: Freda and Gene Semingson

November, 2003

Thursday November 6, 2003 Todd Brinkmeyer, President, Plummer Forest Products, “Marketing Small Diameter Wood”
Thursday, November 13, 2003 Larry Labolle, Avista Corporation , “Collaboration”
Thursday November 20, 2003 Judy Lees, Global Travel, “What’s New in Travel”
Program Chairs: Jim Engibous and Marty Waananen

October, 2003

Thursday October 2, 2003 Lynne Nelson, Grizzly Bear Mom.
Thursday, October 9, 2003 Debbie Sherman, Pullman United Way.
Thursday October 16, 2003 Janet Barstow and Ed Garretson, Whitman Cnty Historical Society,
Print Museum in Palouse.
Thursday October 23, 2003 Tim Steury, The Washington State magazine.
Thursday October 30, 2003 Dr. Robert Ackerman, Archaeologist.
Program Chair: Jon Anderson

September, 2003

Thursday September 4, 2003 Lane Rawlins, President of WSU
Thursday, September 11, 2003 Mary Ellen Gorham, World Traveler, Columnist
Thursday September 18, 2003 Mitch Chandler, Mayor of Pullman
Thursday September 25, 2003 Jim Fisher, Editorial Page Editor, Lewiston Morning Tribune
Program Chair: Bob Johnson

August, 2003

Thursday August 7, 2003 Michelle Poesy and Fritz Hughes talking about the Lentil Festival, Tourism and the senic by-way program.
Thursday, August 14, 2003 Rob Parish Pullman Moscow Airport and Tim Jamison pilot for Schweitzer Engineering.
Thursday August 21, 2003 Chris Bruce the new museum of Art director. Discussing upcoming events and community involvment.
Thursday August 28, 2003 Charles Knowles, U of I Faculty member, discussing Lewis and Clark in the Northwest..
Program Chair: Fritz Hughes

July, 2003

Thursday July 3, 2003 Independence in Peace and War. Club members and guests
Thursday July 10, 2003 Yellowstone National Park from the Inside. Connie Brown, School Counselor and former Yellowstone employee.
Thursday July 17, 2003 “Take Me To The Fair”. Nancy Cochran, President, Palouse Empire Fair Foundation.
Thursday July 24, 2003 America’s Natural Treasures-Bryce Canyon to Alaska. Sue Waller and/or Susie Gormsen.
Thursday July 31, 2003 Nurturing Our Future Leaders. Deb Dzuk, WSU Foundation and Friends.
Program Chair: Helen Perry

June, 2003

Thursday June 5, 2003 Jennifer Greeny, WSU Volleyball Assistant Coach
Thursday June 12, 2003 Dick Bennett, WSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Thursday June 19, 2003 Bill Doba, WSU Football Head Coach
Thursday June 26, 2003 Rick Sloan, WSU Track and Field Head Coach
Program Chair: Leonard Streva

May, 2003

Thursday May 1, 2003 Kay Innis “Relay for Life”.
Thursday May 8, 2003 Roger Hayes “Community Colleges of Spokane programs in Pullman”.
Thursday May 15, 2003 Tom Rockefeller “Pullman School District”
Thursday May 22, 2003 Nancy Collins-Warner & Andriette Pieron “Neill Public Library Heritage Addition”
Thursday May 29, 2003 Mark Workman “City of Pullman Public Works Projects”
Program Chair: Mike Pollastro

April, 2003

Thursday April 3, 2003 Annual meeting to elect officers. Circle K “Looking Back, Looking Forward with Thanks to Kiwanis”.
Thursday April 10, 2003 Jim Cook, R.J. Cook, Endowed Chair for Wheat Research, and Ryan Davis, Farm Manager speaking on “A new WSU Precision Agriculture/Direct Seed Research Farm”.
Thursday April 17, 2003 Community Building Luncheon. Pastor Glen Weber of Spokane will speak on “The Strength of the Faith Community in Society”..
Thursday April 24, 2003 John Rich and Gail Miller “Pullman Civic Theater”.
Program Chair: Judi Wutzke

March, 2003

Thursday March 6, 2003 Nora Mae Keifer “Reflections on County Government”
Thursday March 13, 2003 Greg Bloom “Update on Wall Street”
Thursday March 20, 2003 Toni Sarai-Clark “Native American Spirituality”
Thursday March 27, 2003 Tor and Susan Berg “Trinity Labyrinth: A Community Journey”
Program Chair: Susie Hardy-Gormsen

February, 2003

Thursday February 6, 2003 Mary Connick, speaking on teaching in Kenya and China
Thursday February 13, 2003 Aaron Whelchel, WSU Economic Development Administration and Innovation Assessment Center
Thursday February 20, 2003 General Matthew Steele, Air Force ROTC Cadet Commander
Thursday February 27, 2003 Gladish Community and Cultural Center Presentation
Program Chair: Anne Whelchel

January, 2003

Thursday January 2, 2003 Tana Page, speaking on the humanitarian efforts in this area for outreach to third world nations
Thursday January 9, 2003 Nancy Mack, on the downtown Pullman Riverwalk project
Thursday January 16, 2003 Barbara Wallace, Pullman Memorial Hospital on Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and end-of-life decision making
Thursday January 23, 2003 Leo Udy, Director, Beasley Coliseum, on the Coliseum, its activities, its business
Thursday January 30, 2003 Paul Bolls, School of Communication, WSU, on the Laboratory for Cognitive and Emotional Responses to Media. (How do YOU react to advertising??)
Program Chair: Val Limburg

June 2002

Thursday June 6, 2002 John Sherman “Annual State of the City Address”
Thursday June 13, 2002 Rick Sloan “WSU Track and Field”
Monday June 17, 2002 Tree dedication ceremony in honor of Maynard Hicks. 1:00PM Murrow Hall. Refreshments served after.
Thursday June 27, 2002 Trevor Bond “Special Collections WSU Library”