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Temple City Kiwanis News

By Jerry Jambazian

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Temple City –

President Jerry Backstrom read a letter from President-Elect Frank Deckon who has resigned from the club citing health and family reasons. This leaves a bit of a gap and there is a possibility of Vice-President elect Sue Matchett stepping up to the leadership a little sooner than expected.

President Jerry Backstrom and Mary will be moving to Prescott after the Barbecue. Their home here will be closing at the end of the month and they are already moved to Arizona. A sign of the times…their home was bought for cash site unseen on the internet from a couple in Asia. Where else but Temple City can you buy a 2 bedroom home on a 7,000 foot lot for $713,000?

Remember, our Barbecue is the premier fund-raising community event of the year and we need you to sell your barbecue and raffle tickets.

Ice Cream sales are going strong at the Concerts in the Park with $145 in sales last week.

Rich Wenzel is giving the lineup for August 7. The theme is pork with the main dish by Matt Smith and Chuck Shaw, Salad by Bob Rodenbucher and Mike Miller, Dessert by Dave Seltman and Rich Wenzel, Bread by Dan Snell, Drinks by John Gera.

We wish the best for John Chandler as he underwent brain surgery. Sue reported he suffered a slight heart attack during surgery. We send a speedy recovery to John as we will miss their smiling faces at our Barbecue. Sue enjoys receiving the bulletin and reads it to John each week. Tom McIntee reports that Marie is at Arcadia Methodist again with cellulitis.

President Jerry Backstrom reported after attending the DCM meeting that we will not be having a Division Directory this year. We will hope for better next year. At least we can’t complain about the mistakes.

The American Cancer Society Temple City Relay for Life will take place on July 27 and 28 at Temple City High School. We will be providing hamburgers for lunch on Saturday. If you can help with this worthwhile event please let Jerry J know. Also, thanks to Ed Chen and Athens Services for supplying the famous Athens Barbecue Truck.


 July 20 – 45th Annual Kiwanis Barbeque at Oak Avenue School

July 24 – Concerts in the Park with The Silverados

July 27-28 – Relay For Life at Temple City High School

July 30 – All you wanted to know about cell phones from the Verizon store.

July 31 – Concerts in the Park with Tommy Tassi & The Authentics

August 6 – Board of Directors Meeting at TCUSD

August 7 – Concernts in the Park with Stone Soul

August 14 – Concerts in the Park with Captain Cardiac (AKA Mike Miller)

August 15-17 – Cal Nev Ha District Convention in Reno

August 21 – Concerts in the Park with Tom Nolan Band

August 28 – Concerts in the Park with DSB Band

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Temple City Kiwanis News