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Kiwanis Club of Florence 2011 thru 2015 Meetings and Events
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December 2015

Dec. 25 - No meeting - Enjoy the Christmas Holiday!
Dec. 18 - Chief Perkins - Florence Fire Chief
Dec. 11 - Florence High School Chorus - Christmas Music!
Dec. 4 - Billy Ray Warren - All American Poster & Essay awards for elementary & middle schools.


November 2015

Nov. 27 - No meeting - Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Nov. 20 - Joe Hackworth - Shoals Community College
Nov. 13 - State Senator Tim Melson - "Montgomery Update "
Nov. 6 - Krista Manchester and Beth Howard -"Room In The Inn Shoals"


October 2015

Oct. 30 - Rob Carnigie – Shoals Tourism Director
Oct. 23 - Rheta Grimsley Johnson – Author
Oct. 16 - Beth Grisham – Beth Grisham with Shoals Save A Life
Oct. 9 - John Harris
Oct. 2 - Tom White


September 2015

Sept. 25 - No meeting - Induction Banquet
Sept. 22 (Tuesday) - Induction Banquet for 2015/2016 officers at Sperry Restaurant at 6 PM.
Sept. 18 - Dr Janice Womack, Superintendent of Florence City Schools
Sept. 11 - Corey Behel the Director of the 12 for Life Program for Florence City Schools
Sept. 4 - No meeting - Labor Day Holiday Weekend


August 2015

August 28 - TBA
August 21 - Angie Hamilton - Lauderdale County Assistant District Attorney will speak about ONE PLACE of the Shoals
August 14 - George Graybryan - Emergency Management Coordinator for Lauderdale County
August 7 - Dr. David Merritt, DMD will speak about treatment issues for low income children


July 2015

July 31 - Giles McDaniel - Shoals Entrepreneurial Center
July 24 - Carol Beth Durbin - Trip to Swaziland, Africa.
July 17 - Karen Petersen - Hudson Alfa
July 10 - Roger Garner
July 3
- No meeting, enjoy the 4th of July holiday!

Kiwanis will be delivering Meals On Wheels the weeks of July 3


June 2015

June 26 - Lori Jamieson - UNA English Instructor will discuss her work in Haiti
June 19 - Mark Keech - General Manager, North Alabama Lighting
June 12 - Rob Jones - Singing River Brewery
June 5
- Crystal Magruder - United Way Success by 6

Kiwanis will be delivering Meals On Wheels the weeks of:
June 29-July 3


May 2015

May 29 - Tim Glover/Chuck Hearn, Lauderdale Co. Drug Taskforce
May 22 - Dr. Ken Kitts, new UNA President
May 15 - Dr. Thomas Calhoun, UNA VP of Enrollment Management & Chief Diversity Officer
May 8 - Stan Bailey, TransWorld Business Advisors
May 1
- Rod Sheppard, Florence Freshman Center

Kiwanis will be delivering Meals On Wheels the weeks of:
May 25-29
June 29-July 3


April 2015

April 24 - Bryan Libell, CEO for Riverbend Center for Mental Health
April 17 - Steve Holt, President, CCE & CEcd; Shoals Chamber of Commerce
April 10 - Rick Singleton, Sheriff of Lauderdale County
April 3
- William Smith, License Commissioner for Lauderdale

Kiwanis will be delivering Meals On Wheels the weeks of:
April 6-10
May 25-29
June 29-July 3



March 2015

March 27 - Murray Townsend with Special Olympics
March 20 - Allison Isbell with the Cerebral Palsy Center
March 13 - Lt. Governor Pam Fleming will speak about ELIMINATE
March 6
- Pancake Days! No meeting



February 2015

February 27 - TBA
February 20 - TBA
February 13 - Kelley Dewberry, Principal for St. Joseph Regional Catholic School
February 6
- TBA



January 2015

January 16 - All American Poster & Essay awards for high schools.
January 9 - Harlin Hill Banquet at UNA Guillot University Center.
January 2
- No meeting, enjoy the New Years holidays.


December 2014

December 26 - No meeting, enjoy the Christmas holidays.
December 19 - To be announced.
December 12 - Florence High School Chorus.
December 5 - All American Poster & Essay awards for elementary & middle schools.



November 2014

November 28
- No meeting this Friday, enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!
November 21 - Congressman Ronnie Flippo, Retired. Subject: the Agenda for the Lame-Duck Session and the First year of New Congress
November 14 - Amanda Terry, Employer Development Coordinator, Career Planning and Development - University of North Alabama. Subject: How UNA can help you find qualified candidates for your company
November 7 - Joe Massenburg: Shoals Habitat for Humanity. Subject: Shoals Habitat Update



October 2014

October 31 -
October 24
- Linda Young with the Florence Camerata
October 17 -
October 10 -
October 3 -



September 2014

September 26 - No meeting this Friday, enjoy the weekend!
September 25 ( Thursday)
- Installation and Awards Banquet
September 19 - Emily Horn Kelley: Coordinator for The Center for Women’s Studies at UNA
September 12 - Carmen Burkhalter: Dean of Arts and Science UNA
September 5 - Major William C. Pruett: UNA ROTC Commandant



August 2014

August 29 - Debbie Wilson, Florence/Lauderdale Tourism
August 22
- open
August 15 - Anthony Reid, Florence Falcons' New Basketball Coach
August 8 - Janet Womack, Florence City Schools (rescheduled from 8/15)
August 1 - Randy Pettus, Shoals Scholar Dollars



July 2014

July 25 - Dr. Patrick Daugherty, Cancer Doctor will speak about his new book! "History of Medicine in the South!"
July 18 - Patricia Smith, Alabama Extension Service - Radon Detection
July 11 - Melissa Hargett, Shoals Area Families / Ups & Downs Thrift Store
July 4 - No meeting – Enjoy the 4th!



June 2014

June 27 - Jason Wallace, Florence Falcons Head Football Coach
June 20 - Tommy Riner, Navistar
June 13 - Emily Dale Broder, Scientific outreach to 4th and 7th graders
June 6 - Eileen Nunnelly, Westminster Interfaith Caring Place



May 2014

May 30 - Rape Response
May 23 - No meeting – Memorial Day holiday
May 16 - No speaker – business meeting
May 9 - Judy Ray with Open MRI of the Shoals
May 1 - Dr. Charles Corfman



March 2014

March 28 - Dr. Eddie Elsey, Professor, UNA Music Department
March 21 - Eddie Garner, Director of Missions, Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association
March 14 - Carole Maynard, Events Coordinator, UNA Music & Theatre Department
March 7 - No meeting (Pancake Days)



February 2014

February 28 - Rachael Mansell - Florence Recycling Education Coordinator
February 21 - Randy Parker - Cramer Children's Center
February 14 - Dixie Connell - Alabama Music Hall of Fame
February 7 - Mack Mauldin - Bank Independent



January 2014

January 31 - Bob Garfrerick from UNA. He is the Director of the School of Entertainment Industry.
January 24 - TBA
January 17 - Tom Carter - NW Shoals Community College Director of Admissions
January 10 - Essay winners FCS/Florence Kiwanis All - America contest
January 3 - Garry Rosenbeger - BNI - Business networking



December 2013

December 27 - No meeting this Friday. Enjoy the New Year's Holiday!
December 20 - Will Powell, Assistant District Attorney for Lauderdale County
December 13 - Florence High School Chorus will present Christmas music!
December 6 - FCS & Florence Kiwanis Club ALL AMERICAN WEEK: Students present their poster and essay contest entries.


November 2013

November 29 - No MEETING - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 22 - Mr. Arron Hannah, Owner & Head Brewer of the new Bluewater Brewing Co. in Florence, AL.
November 15 - Mr. Samuel Aubrey, New Association Executive for the Shoals Area Association of Realtors
November 8 - The latest from Bobby Champagne (@CoachChampagne). Head Basketball Coach University of North Alabama.
November 1 - Eba Graham, Meals on Wheels


October 2013

October 25 - Jim Engelthaler!
October 18 - Dr. Francis Koti, UNA Geography Chair
October 11 - Giles McDaniel, Entreprenurial Center of the Shoals
October 4 - Dr. Chunsheng Zhang, Head of UNA's International Programs

September 2013

September 27 - No meeting this Friday. Enjoy the weekend!
September 26 (Thursday) - Induction Banquet, Marriott Conference Center at 6 pm.
September 20 - Nancy Sanford, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will speak about the FLPL digital archive
September 13 - Buddy Moore will speak about the Old Armory history and the new Memorial Grove on Florence Blvd.
September 6 - Debbie Rappuhn & Tommy Pirkle will speak about the Animal Shelter

August 2013

August 30
- No Meeting - Labor Day Weekend
August 23 - Jamey Dubose, Head Football Coach, Florence High School.
August 16 - Bobby Wallace, Head Football Coach, University of North Alabama. He will update us on his second season.
August 9 - Chelly Amin, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Huntsville, AL. She will cover Severe Weather and Severe Weather Safety, as well as a few slides on who NWS is and what they do (and don't do)
August 2 - Willson Jenkins, President-Elect Florence Kiwanis.
He will report on Kiwanis International Convention recently held in Vancouver, Canada


July 2013

July 26 -
Melissa Bailey - United Way, speaking about the new face of United Way.
July 19
- Sheneta Smith - Junior League of the Shoals, speaking about efforts to promote the self-sufficiency of women and children in the Shoals.
July 12 - Wade Berry - AmeriCorps VISTA, speaking about the local VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters)
July 5 - No meeting - Celebrate your independence!

June 2013

June 28 -
Chelly Amin, National Weather Service, Huntsville, AL., Topic: An overview of weather data collection and services in the North Alabama region.
June 21
- Nancy Gonce, Topic: Plans for the 2013 Handy Festival.
June 14 - Lee Freeman, Genealogist/Historian, Florence Public Library, Topic: Historical review of local legend Tom Clark.
June 7 - Mike Doyle, Florence Water Department, Topic: Construction plans for modification of the low-head dam on Cypress Creek

May 2013

May 31 - Chris Becker - ACES Extension Agent, Integrated Pest Management
May 24 - No Meeting, enjoy the Memorial Day holiday!
May 17
- Gary Dobbs - Weatherman, April 27, 2012 Tornados
May 10- Dr. Earl Gardner - UNA Inservice Center, K-12 Education in Alabama
May 3 - Greg Crenshaw - Boy Scouts Troop Leader


April 2013

April 26 - David Beasley, History of Kiwanis Club of Florence, First 50 Years.
April 19
- Mayor Mickey Haddock, The State of Florence
April 12- Daniel Jamieson, Florence String School Quartet
April 5 - Michael Broder, International Space Station


March 2013

Mar 29 - No Meeting, enjoy the Good Friday holiday!
Mar 22 - Russell Pigg, CEO, ECM Hospital
Mar 15
- Major Donald Wilson, Salvation Army
Mar 8 - Pancake Day
Mar 1 - Pancake Day


February 2013

Feb 22 - Jennifer Gray - Lauderdale Co. Schools Superintendent
Feb 15 - Dr. Janet S. Womack, Superintendent Florence City Schools
Feb 8 - TBA
Feb 1 - Mr. Bud Ward


January 2013

Jan 25 - Jim Koan, II. Jim is the Headmaster for Shoals Christian School
Jan 18 - Dr. David H. Merritt, a pediatric dentist serving underprivileged children for over 15 years voluntarily
Jan 11 - FCS & Florence Kiwanis Club ALL AMERICAN WEEK: Students present their poster and essay contest entries
Jan 4 - Steve Trash, PROFIT SUSTAINABLY, an entertaining eco-educational keynote for businesses to learn how they can integrate environmental sustainability as a profitable market strategy.


December 2012

Dec 28 - Enjoy the New Years Holiday!
Dec 21 - Enjoy the Christmas Holidays!
Dec 14 - FCS & Florence Kiwanis Club ALL AMERICAN WEEK: Students present their poster and essay contest entries
Dec 7 - Florence High School Chorus


November 2012

Nov 30 - Barbara Broach, Director, Kennedy-Douglas Art Cener
Nov 23 - Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Nov 16 - Jane Wilson, Chair of Human Environmental Sciences
Nov 9 - Melissa Edmundson, Dyslexia Center of Florence
Nov 2 - Allison Stanfield, Florence/Lauderdale County Tourism


September 2012

Nov 30 - Barbara Broach, Director, Kennedy-Douglas Art Cener
Nov 23 - Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Nov 16 - Jane Wilson, Chair of Human Environmental Sciences
Nov 9 - Melissa Edmundson, Dyslexia Center of Florence
Nov 2 - Allison Stanfield, Florence/Lauderdale County Tourism


October 2012

Oct 26 - Carol Beth Durbin – Overflow (Christian Outreach)
Oct 19
- Bobby Champagne and Terry Fowler – UNA Basketball Coaches
Oct 12 - Susan Becket – First Farmers and Merchant Bank
Oct 5 - Mark Linder- UNA Athletic Director


September 2012

Sept 28 - No meeting, have an enjoyable weekend!
Sept 25 - Annual Banquet @ 6:00 pm at Conference Center
Sept 21
- Author, Barbara Howell, will speak about her book Splinters.
Sept 14 - Macke Mauldin, President of Bank Independent
Sept 7 - Bill Strong, Martial Arts presentation


August 2012

Aug 31 - No Meeting, enjoy the Labor Day Holiday
Aug 24
- Willson Jenkins....Sailing in Spain and Croatia
Aug 17
- Captain Jay Martin....Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway
Aug 10 - Tyler Ross...Biking across the US
Aug 3 - Jim Durrett...Eliminate Project


July 2012

July 27 - Chris Westbrook, Former Principal of Weeden School (Bug Program)
July 20
- Willson Jenkins, Report on 2012 Kiwanis International Convention
July 13 - Wiley Barnard, Executive Director of Alabama Music Hall of Fame
July 6 - Barry Griffin, Airport Authority Director


June 2012

June 29 - Nancy Gonce - Music Preservation Society
June 22
- Teresa Robertson - Attention Homes
June 15
- Sherry Cobb - Lauderdale County Head Start
June 8 - Freedom House
June 1 - Jean Bock - YMCA


May 2012

May 25 - Memorial Day Weekend, no meeting, have a nice holiday! Drive safely.
May 18
- Dr. Thomas Coates - New UNA Integrative Health Program
May 11 - Ginger Stone - Domestic Abuse: Personal and Professional Perspectives
May 4 - Business Meeting


April 2012

April 27 - Dr. John Thornell - UNA Provost/ VP Academics
April 20
- Jerome Gafford - UNA Sales
April 13 - Ross Berry - Regional Care Hospital
April 6 - Tom Hendrix - His Wall of Honor


March 2012

March 30 - Danny Creasy, Vice-President of North Alabama Shooting Association
March 23 - Teresa Bush - Account Manager, American Red Cross
March 16
- Bobby Wallace - University of North Alabama - Head Football Coach
March 9 - Representative Greg Burdine - Update on Alabama Legislative activity
March 2 - Pancake Day @ Florence - Lauderdale Coliseum


February 2012

February 24 - Terry Pace, Muscle Shoals Area Music History
February 17
- Heath Haddock, Shoals Treatment Center
February 10 - Crissa Letson, Riverbend Center for Mental Health
February 3 - David Cantrell, Asst. EMA Director, Marion County

January 2012

January 27 - LTC Ed Yeilding, USAF (Ret); SR-71 Blackbird
January 20
- Allison Weatherbee; Camp ASCCA
January 13 - Robert Anderson; Sons of the American Revolution; Battle Of Cowpens
January 6 - U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks

December 2011

December 30 - NO LUNCH MEETING, enjoy the holiday!
December 23 - NO LUNCH MEETING, enjoy the holiday!
December 16
- Florence High School Chorus
December 9 - Kiwanis 44th Annual Poster and Essay Contest winners
December 2 - Kiwanis 44th Annual Poster and Essay Contest winners


November 2011

November 25 - NO LUNCH MEETING, enjoy the holiday!
November 18
- Bill Matthews – Hiking through Europe
November 11 - Bill Norvell, Author – Down But Not Out
November 4 - Andrea Holt, Director - CASA of Florence/Lauderdale County


Oct 2011

October 28 - Corky Snipes, IFDC Director of Operations – IFDC…Past, Present and Future
October 21
- Dr. Kerry Gatlin, Dean of UNA College of Business – Student Study Abroad program
October 14 - Steve Holt, President of Shoals Chamber of Commerce – new Delta jet air service
October 7 - Dr. Dennis Balch, Asst. Professor of Management at UNA – "Why We Must Engage with China"


September 2011

September 30 - NO LUNCH MEETING
September 29 (Thurs.) - Induction Banquet, 6 pm at Dale Restaurant, Florence
September 23 - Gwen Lening and Eleanor Rohling, The NAMI Story
September 16
- Sidney Greenberg, Presentation on Eye Health
September 9 - Mr. William Shafferman, CollegeCounts 529 Plan in Alabama
September 2 - Michael Broder, Geneva Kiwanis International Convention


August 2011

August 26 - Beth Haddock, United Way
August 19 - Business Meeting
August 12 - Judy Sizemore, Exec. Director of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
August 5 - Michael Broder, Switzerland


July 2011

July 29 - Jim Blasingame
July 22 - David Breland
July 15 - UNA Continuing Education
July 8 - State Rep. - Greg Burdine
July 1 -


June 2011

June 24 - Officer Gene Schrieber, Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
June 17 - Business Meeting
June 10 - Cindy Davis, Principal of Phil Campbell Elementary School
June 3 - Bryan Miller, Shoals Master Gardeners


May 2011

May 27 - Willson Jenkins, Muscle Shoals Sailing Club
May 20 - Tyler Ross, Hiking the Appalachian Trail and other US adventures
May 13 - Business Meeting
May 6 - Bud Ward, Shoals Scholar Dollars


April 2011

April 29 - Silka Miller, Downtown Florence Unlimited
April 22 - Mark Linder, AD of UNA- UNA Athletics and the D1 Conversation
April 15 - Dr. John Thornell, Provost at University of North Alabama
April 8 - Janet Womack, Florence School District Superintendent
April 1 - Business Meeting

March 2011

March 25 - Jim Fisher, Excel Computor Services
March 18 - Bob Harris, TVA
March 11 - Bill Matthews & David Anderson, Singing River Sculptures
March 4 - Pancake Day @ Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum


February 2011

February 25 - Dr. Bill Strong - Cultural Exchange with India
February 18 - Dr. Tom Osborne - Racial Reconciliation
February 11 - Keith Dunnavan - Authur of “The Missing Ring”
February 4 - Business Meeting and video on the Kiwanis Worldwide Project


January 2011

January 28 - Richard Hartz, Huntsville Kiwanis Club
January 21 - Graham Winkworth, UNA Soccer Coach
January 14 - Dr. Keith Thompson
Janaury 7 - Melissa Medlin, UNA Director of Career Planning


December 2010

December 31 - Will not meet, Happy New Year!
December 24 - Will not meet, Merry Christmas!
December 17 - Recognition of Poster & Essay Contest Winners
December 10 - Florence High School Chorus
December 3 - Recognition of Poster & Essay Contest Winners


November 2010

November 26 - n/a
November 19 - n/a
November 12 - n/a
November 5 - n/a


October 2010

October 29 - Lee Freeman, local history expert at the Florence Public Library will discuss the Sweetwater Home
October 22 - Billy Warren will discuss the Renaissance Faire
October 15 - Richard Sikes, author of Alabama Football Pride
October 8 - Justin Sanders, Top of the World Farm
October 1 - Ashley Morrow, Director of Marketing for Optimal Pain Control and Co-Owner of thingsyoucantpost.com


September 2010

September 24 - Rachael Cabaniss - Safeplace
September 17 - Dr. Rick Camp, Pastor - First Baptist Church
September 13 - Dr. Phil Bridgemon - Cramer Children’s Center
September 6 - Ms. Melanie Brown - Safe Exchange Program


August 2010

August 27 - Joe Roach - ECM / RegionalCare update & intro to new Administrator
August 20 - Dr. Janet Womack - Florence City Schools update & introduction to the new Superintendent
August 13 - Tom Wissert - Life Coaching
August 6 - Judge Leslie Johnson - Bail Bondsman Training


July 2010


July 30 - Gary Shannon & Scott Williams, Southwire/12 For Life Program presentation
July 23 - J.D. Byars, Assistant to UNA Athletic Director for Media/Corporate Relations
July 16 - Nancy Sanford, Director of Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
July 9 - Karen McDaniel and Susan Beckett with Homelenders
July 2 - Judge David Breland


June 2010


June 25 - Mike Patterson / Wise Alloys
June 18 - Paul Palazzolo / Kiwanis International President, for Rogersville chartering ceremony
June 11 - Meghan Fike / UNA Continuing Education
June 4 - Floyd Sherrod / Trip to South America


May 2010


May 28 - Amy Jones / National Alabama Corporation
May 21 - Daniel Jamison / Florence High School Orchestra
May 14 - Darren McNutt / Haiti Mission Trip
May 7 - Sheila Christopher / Meals on Wheels



April 2010


April 30 - Dr. William G. Cale Jr., President, University of North Alabama
April 23 - CEO Marty Rash, RegionalCare Hospital Partners
April 16 - Dr. Humphrey Lee, Shoals Community College President
April 9 - Stuart Clark, UNA Golf Coach, Golf—Team Ranked #2 in the Nation
April 2 - Arneda Heath, Hospice of the Shoals


March 2010


March 26 - Tim Holt, Florence-Lauderdale Search & Rescue; Lauderdale Co. Citizen Corps
March 19 - Pamela Favenesi, Shoals Community Soup Kitchen
March 12 - Dan Durbin, "The Value of Medicines"
March 6 - Pancake Day at Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum
March 5 - Pancake Day (no program event)


February 2010


February 26 - Christopher Becker, Alabama Cooperative Extension System - Horticulturist
February 19 - Matthew Hea, Muscle Shoals Regional Airport Director
February 12 - Pam Doyle, Chamber of Commerce Chairman
February 5 - Kathy Connolly, Rape Response


January 2010

January 29 - Teresa Leonard – UNA College of Nursing
January 22 - Larry Wright – Times Ministry – Botswana Update
January 15 - Bill Valentine & Dr. Kendy Behrends
January 8 - Stephanie Newland;  "Girls Can Conference"


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