Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 20, 2011

Tonight was the Port Of Mobile Christmas Party at the International Trade Center. These folks do know how to do a social function. Lots of carved roast beef, big yummy shrimp and great sushi. Had a chance to say hello to Rep. Randy Davis and many other important Mobilians. We settled down in the bar for a few glasses of wine.

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

At Kiwanis today we presented our quarterly Police Award to Sgt. Chuck Richardson, an outstanding member of the Chickasaw Police Dept. The chief, Mike Reynolds was there to make the presentation, lauding officer Richardson for the outstanding work he has done. We will meet again on January 9, 2012 after the Christmas Holidays

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

The Chamber had it's 2012 planning meeting at Felix Fish Camp this afternoon and decided on some of the sponsors for our coming year. Our friend, Missy Wilson from the Health Departments "Smoke-Out" campaign was there to speak and discuss our plans for the smoke-free city events. Pictured are Tom Hayward, President Of the Chamber, Missy Wilson and Ervin Dailey, Vice Pres.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11, 2011

Sunday afternoon the Knights and Ladies  met at Pintolis Restaurant in Satsuma for our Christmas Party. We donated what would have been our "dirty Santa" Christmas gift in cash to the St. Vincent De Paul Society and presented Father Saucier with a gift comforter to use during the upcoming Alabama/LSU football game. Food and fellowship were great and we celebrated Evelyn Kilpatricks birthday.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

Yes, it's the world famous Chickasaw Parade this afternoon. While Mayor Byron Pittman led the parade in his newly acquired 1948 Fire Truck. our cameras captured many floats and vehicles. The St Thomas Knights Of Columbus were featured heavily in the event with one truck, two vehicles and  a motorcycle. Tim Creamer pulled a float, while Murray Adams and his wife,
drove a Mazda Miata with me  and Charles Czajkowski up ahead in my Miata,
and Paul and Tracie LaPiane on his motorcycle. Also pictured are Councilman Adam Bourne and his wife, Jenny, who believe it or not, were in another Miata.

December 8, 2011

Thursday December 8, was the Womans Club Banquet held at the Civic Center. A wonderful dinner of Roast Beef, Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, many different salads and a plethera of desserts, along with asuccessful year, helped round-out the evening. "Dirty Santa" was played after the meal with Deborah Hayward playing the host. The head Table consisted of John and Marsha Hattenstein (Club Secretary), Jerry and Barbara Pulliam (Club President) and Tom and Deborah Hayward (CLub Vice President).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

Last night Deborah and I attended the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee Christmas Party. I had the opportunity to meet Senator Ben Brooks and invite him to our Kiwanis Club. Pictured is me warming up in front of the fireplace and Chickasaw Councilman Adam Bourne having a conversation with Sherriff Sam Cochran.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

Today at Kiwanis Lunch we donated some funds to worthwhile projects. To CASA (court appointed special advocates) we gave $100. Epilepsy Foundation got $50. And the big winner was the 4H gang who received $200. (Lisa Brasellton spoke on behalf of the Chickasaw group whose 14 year son is a member)  We are delighted to help groups who benefit our City.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 2, 2011

At 6:30 PM hundreds gathered in the City Park at Grand and Lee to witness the lighting of the great tree. Santa was there with his sled and christmas songs were sung. I had the chance to see Mayor Pittmans "new" 1948 Fire Engine, a pumper with 1000 gallons of water in its tank. The Mayor said " I've always wanted to personally own a fire engine and now this rascal is mine." His wife Kelly isn't saying much about it, but Byron says "it'll grow on her."
What a great toy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011

Thursday I delivered the sizable check from the Knights of Columbus to the Mobile Association For the Blind at their facility. Tim Creamer, who works at the Association and Cliff Barros were there to receive it with our best wishes. The KOC is a charitable organization affiliated with the Catholic Church.