Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

At our Kiwanis lunch today, we welcomed speaker Ina Davis, originally from Prattville, Alabama. Ina has led a quite interesting life having married her childhood sweetheart who was in the Coastguard, During World War II they lived in Charleston, SC. and Panama City Florida. Right after the war they settled in Chickasaw and her husband worked at International Paper Co. Ina worked as a disc jockey for WPRN-AM radio and had her own country music program As the 60's came about, the station was encouraged to  participate in diversity so they hired the janitor as part of their programming. Quite some interesting stories about the era.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 21, 2012

Last night we attended the Mobile Symphony Orchestra appearing at the Saenger Theatre. Dvorak moved to New York at the turn of the century and wrote the New World Symphony #9. A great deal of it was based on Longfellows poem: Hiawatha. The first half of the program was narrated by three gentlemen explaining the scope and unfolding of the symphony. One of these narrators was none other than Charlie Smoke from the Mobile Arts Council, who has spoken to the Chickasaw Chamber of Commerce. Well known music made better by a stunning orchestra and terrific narriation.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 19, 2012

Thursday the Chamber of Commerce met featuring speakers Regina Malisham from the IRS and Paul Giardina from The Ronald McDonald House. Paul passed out cardboard "house shaped" boxes for everyone to collect "pop-tops" from soda cans to help the cause. A tasty lunch of soups and salad was provided by Dr. Ervin and Cecilia Ann Dailey.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 18, 2012

Absolutely terrific appearance by Senator Ben Brooks at the Chickasaw Kiwanis Club. He talked about homeowners insurance reform in the Senate and his upcoming run for Judicial Judge in November.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012

On Saturday January 14, The Kiwanis held their annual Disc Golf Tournament.
We had over ninety folks sign up to play, down a little from last year. As for myself, I helped man the kitchen to sell sausage dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks. As usual, noon time brought throngs of hungry people to the counter. Whether you are proficient at "disc golf" or just a amateur "newbie", getting out in the brisk sunshine is good for the soul. Pictured are customers waiting for sausage dogs, the kitchen staff and our promoter and good friend Cecil.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012

The Mobile County Republican Executive Committee met last night for dinner and "greet the candidates" at Westminster Methodist Church. I had the opportunity to speak with many of them including Ben Brooks, Charles Graddick and Don Davis. We voted a straw poll on the presidential candidate and Mitt Romney came in first. Several awards were given out by our leader, Terry Lathan and we paid dues for another year.

Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012

Today at Kiwanis we decided to pay the $65 fee necessary to send Carnes Craig, Tom Hayward and Ervin Dailey to Prattville for the Mid Winter Conference on February 24 and 25. Our treasurer, Jim Trout confirmed a total
of $5,285. in our accounts.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012

Had our Knights of Columbus meeting this morning then this evening Deb and I attended the Go-Daddy Bowl at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium. We had the opportunity to hang out at the Greers tent where barbeque and wings were the treat of the evening. Spoke with Dr Naman and his wife before going in for the kick-off. Northern Illinois was playing Arkansas State ad the teams seemed to be well matched.

January 4, 2012

Late afternoon and I attended the Daphne Chamber Of Commerce with Charles Czajkowski, meeting a bunch of interesting people at Eastern Shore Wintzells where we ate some excellent catfish.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 4, 2012

Last night our good friend invited us to the Players press dinner for the Go Daddy Bowl featuring Northern Illinois of the Mid American Conference VS. Arkansas from the Sun Belt Conference. Good entertainment as well as two very hungry teams provided a football oriented evening. The food was great and we got a chance to speak with some polite, and very well trained atheletes.

January 1, 2012

New Years Eve the St. Thomas Seniors gathered in the Sullivan Center for our New Years pizza and wine party. There was dancing, a few drinks and lots of good conversation.  Some discussion of plans for this coming year were discussed.