Clubs: Friday, August 28, 2009

American Legion Post 22: The Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 22 at 3435 N. Verde Road in Golden Valley will be hosting a luau at 4 p.m. Saturday. The menu will feature pork cooked on a spit, served with many extra Hawaiian items. There will be live music with Jeff Watkins from 3 to 7 p.m. The price is a $6.50 donation per person. Members and guests are welcome. For more information, call (928) 565-4545 or (928) 565-3566.

Boys and Girls Club of Kingman: The Boys and Girls Club of Kingman would like to invite you to the annual Dinner Auction event. It's all about the kids! The event will start with cocktails at 6 p.m. with the sit-down dinner at 7 on Saturday at Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The cost of a ticket includes a glass of wine or a cold beer, hors d'oeuvres, salad, chicken cordon bleu, potato, vegetables, and strawberry cake. There will be music to dine by and a lively comedic emcee. Tickets are $50 and a reserved table for eight is $400. Call (928) 718-0033 to reserve your ticket.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Aug. 21, the North-South winners were: first place, Lorraine Frazza and Virginia Mead; second place, Julia Caughlin and Coie O'Malley; and third place, Karla Kay and Wolfgang Vorbau. The East-West winners were: first place, Trey Gordon and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Jim Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; and third place, Marie Boucher and Georges Pelletier.

Golden Valley Kiwanis: Interested parties are welcome to attend any of our meetings at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Meeting are held at the Golden Paradise Land Owners hall at 5505 W. Highway 68. For more information, call Sharon at (928) 565-4601 or visit the Web site: www.gvkiwanis.org.

Good News Club: The after-school program of Child Evangelism Fellowship for grades K-6 is from 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday, beginning Sept. 10 at Emmanuel Christian Academy, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road. For more information, call (928) 681-4220.

Good Sam Club, Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter: We usually do not have campouts during the summer months and hold a steak fry in August, inviting all past and present members instead. This year it was decided to hold a combination campout/steak fry Aug. 17-19. The event was held in Seligman, hosted by Corky and Rosie Fuschberger at their home. There were eight rigs/members attending with one member and one guest couple attending the chapter meeting and steak fry on Tuesday. The steaks were furnished by the chapter and expertly cooked by President Gates, with Corky Fuschberger providing advice and moral support. Accompanying meal items and desserts were furnished by attending members. The Fuschbergers have a wonderful large building for a shop and RV garage, which was used for meals, conversation and games. The weather was favorable (not too hot) with a pleasant breeze keeping things comfortable, and a good time was had by all. Anyone wishing more information about our chapter may call Ellen Kiefer at (928) 757-5504, or visit our Web site at roamingsams.freewebpage.org.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams: Our chapter of Good Sams goes camping the third Friday of every month. For membership information, contact Betty Daly at (928) 757-8085 or e-mail to: bdaly@citlink.net.

Kingman Kutups: With a wonderful summer Dancing Pool Party at the home of Mike and Donna Wilder, our summer plus workshop has ended. Great food, friends and dancing in and out of the water made for a great finale to our workshops. We are now looking forward to starting a new beginning square dance class on Sept. 8 at the Chat-N-Chow Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. It will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and we will welcome anyone wanting to come and enjoy learning something new that's great exercise for both the body and the brain, along with making a lot of new friends. A plus workshop will be held before the beginning classes start each week from 6 to 7 p.m. Our next regular dance is Sept. 12. For any information regarding our club, location and times, call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Don at (928) 757-1807.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Aug. 22 were: first, Joann Brown; second, Gladys Hoover; and third, Pat Doty. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Rebekah Lodge No. 12: There will be a large rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Rebekah Lodge Hall at 2495 Butler Ave. There will be lots of new items. The proceeds will be used for budget and philanthropic needs. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Rebekah Lodge Hall.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: For those who missed it, we had our most successful meeting ever in our history last Monday, when Chris Simcox came to Kingman. Thanks to all of you for coming, and I do hope it was worth the effort. We had 61 members, although our 50/50 could have been a bit bigger. Also, we netted $32 from helping out with the drink stand at the Republican picnic in the Hualapais on Sunday. I know it's not a great deal, but as our club grows and gains new members, having money in our treasury, as well as being incorporated, will in the future allow us to make political contributions, which will attract even more attractive and important speakers. Speaking of the picnic, it was great to see so many members attending. I spent some time talking to people who will be candidates in the next year, and many if not most will be coming to our meetings. Our next meeting will feature Dean Martin, who is the treasurer of Arizona, a riveting speaker, and a future possible gubernatorial candidate. That meeting is on Sept. 21, and I will bombard all of you with reminders. There is another candidate challenging John McCain. His name is Jim Deakin, and I sat with him and his wife a bit at the picnic. He is a conservative guy, and a very nice guy as well, although how serious a candidate remains to be seen. He is very interested in coming to introduce himself, though I'm not sure his views are very different from Chris Simcox, who seems much more serious and organized and financed. Please send me your opinions - I respond to all e-mails, as those who have sent them are aware. Other future speakers will definitely include Brenda Burns, who served in the legislature and is running for a spot on the Arizona Corporate Commission. She is very conservative, very educated, and will give us a history and an overview of the ACC. Also Barry Wong, running again for the ACC. Then there are two people running for Tom Horne's seat, as Dr. Horne is term-limited. Also, the biggies! I am in touch with both of Arizona's senators, and hope to entice them sometime next year. Of course, if we have contested local elections, we will have those folks as well, most are members of the club. I have had another suggestion for a meeting from a member, and will talk about that in a future e-mail. For the present, any of your suggestions are very welcome, and I look forward to another banner turnout on Sept. 21. For further information on the club or the meeting, call Dr. Schiff at (928) 530-3637 or (928) 681-2121.

Kingman Republican Women's Club: The Kingman Republican Women's Club will hold its dinner/business meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the program at 6, at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. Our guest speaker will be Lorraine Hunt giving a power point presentation with fascinating and unusual stories about the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, and the "olden days" of Kingman.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: There will be a meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. For more information, call Bill at (928) 757-7728.

Stockton Hill Herd 4-H Club: You are invited by the Stockton Hill Herd to the Mohave County 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12. There will be a buyers' barbecue at 4 p.m. and the Parade of Champions at 5:30. The club members will be showing a goat, lambs, rabbits and poultry. Our club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at GrayWood Stables. If you would like to know more about 4-H, please call the Mohave County 4-H Extension Office at (928) 753-3788.