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Club News: Thursday, November 11, 2010

Acapella Ladies Sing-sation: We are a small group of women who love to sing four-part harmony and are looking for any others who would like to join us. At this time, we are meeting at the Gardens, 3131 Western Ave. in the dining area at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. If anyone is interested in joining us, call Jann at (928) 279-1933 or Sandra at (928) 757-8921, or send an e-mail to

American Cancer Society: The Bark for Life event, a non-competitive 1-mile walk for dogs and their owners, will be held at Neal Butler Park (north Bank at Jagerson) on Saturday, Nov. 13. Come celebrate canine caregivers, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer. The walk begins at 10 a.m. with paw-friendly activities scheduled until 1 p.m. There will be numerous contests, demonstrations and speakers. Contact Robin Campbell at (928) 757-4712 or go to for more details.

American Legion Post 14: From now through Saturday, Nov. 27, Auxiliary Unit 14 is accepting donations for the Prescott VA Hospital's Gift Shop for its patients. Jewelry, small toys, new games, new clothes and monetary donations may be dropped off at Post 14 on Third and Oak. This gift shop is for VA patients to "shop" for holiday gifts for themselves and to give to their family members; they are not charged for their "purchases." All donations will be transported to the gift shop on Sunday, Nov. 28. Thank you in advance for supporting this program. This is a last-minute pitch for joining or renewing your membership to get in on the Early Bird dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Nov. 20 will be chicken, biscuits and gravy, and other yummy things. Contact Post 14 at (928) 753-3555 for information on these and other upcoming events.

Filipino-American Club: The Filipino-American Annual Christmas Party and Program will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. As always, there will be no fees; it is absolutely free, but please bring a main dish to share. There will be special entertainment and an appearance by a recording artist from the Philippines who is currently doing performances/shows in Las Vegas. In addition, there will be a belly dance performance by one of the best belly dance instructors from the Middle East who also teaches and does shows in Las Vegas. Attire will be semi-formal or "dress to impress." For more information, please call Linda at (928) 757-5132.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams RV Camping Chapter: We camp the third Friday of every month. For more information, contact Betty Daly at (928) 757-8085 or

Help Animals Lives Today: Love animals - HALT is located in Kingman and needs you! Volunteers are needed to assist at our sanctuary. We have many volunteer positions available: office help, kennel help and drivers needed to transport animals to Southern California in our HALT van! Expenses are paid by HALT! If you need to fulfill community service, come find out how you can help us with the animals. HALT will attend the American Cancer Society "Bark for Life," a canine event to fight cancer from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Neal Butler County Park. Scheduled events at Bark for Life are: one-mile walk, Musical Sit Contest, Doggie Costume Contest, Best Canine Trick Contest, demonstrations, guest speakers, vendors, Relay for Life team fundraising; and a pinata with prizes for the kids. The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. The dog walk begins at 10:15, For more information, call Robin Campbell at (928) 757-4712. We also need volunteers to walk and socialize HALT dogs with our experienced dog trainer on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. at HALT, 6625 Massachusetts Drive. We also need foster homes to temporarily care for HALT animals! There is true satisfaction in fostering a HALT animal, as the animal gets to be in a loving atmosphere and a real home. HALT is at Petco every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Come to Petco in Kingman to see the "HALT Poster Board" with the animals that are available for adoption or fostering. HALT is a 501(3)© no-kill rescue organization in Kingman aimed at reducing the number of unwanted animals that lack good homes that may face the prospect of euthanasia. Please visit for directions to HALT or call President Lotti Benker at (928) 692-8940 for an appointment and more information.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join them at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. This month's presentation by Bonnie Purviance is card-making. Just in time for the holidays, you can create something unique. Members will visit some of Bonnie's favorite sites and learn Quilling, Iris Folding, Tea Bag Folding, free paper sites, Pyramid and 3D - no tools needed. This is election month, members. KACUG annual dues are $12; you may pay at our meeting. As a member of KACUG, you will be entitled to attend all meetings, run for office and participate in the voting on all major polices and officer elections, subject to the KACUG bylaws. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. To view a monthly agenda or any past month's agenda, please go to For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Nov. 6 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Mae Thomas; and third, Tom Suminski. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3744: On Friday night, there will be a dinner and dance, with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. This week it's a barbecued pork or beef sandwich, corn on the cob, baked beans and salad bar included for only $6.50 per person; other items will be available on the menu - costs vary. Dancing will be from 7 to 11 p.m.; music provided by the Easy Country Band. There will be a 50/50 prize drawing to benefit one of our many charities. The kitchen is also open on Saturdays from 7 to 10 a.m. for breakfast; members and guests are welcome. The F.O.E. is located at 4536 Patsy Drive. For more information, contact the social room at (928) 757-8635.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: Now that the election is over, and before we start gearing up for the next election cycle, the Kingman Republican Men's Club will have some "human interest" speakers at our meetings. Our next meeting is at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, and it will return to the Elks Club at 900 Gates Ave. We will have a PowerPoint presentation from Dr. Walter Klimach, a local physician who spent several weeks providing medical services in Haiti just after the devastating earthquake. We will also be taking nominations for club officers next year, which will be voted on in December. As usual, the cost of the meeting is $12, and it is open to the public. For further information, call Dr. Schiff at (928) 530-3637.

Kingman Social Club: At 11: 30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly "No Host" luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. It will be a buffet. The speaker will be Jonathan Kraft from Keepers of the Wild. He will talk about the progress that has been made since they moved and what the future plans are. The KSC is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate money around the holidays to different organizations that help the less-fortunate. There will be no "Dine Out" this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. The Christmas Party will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Elks Lodge. Please bring a nice gift for the raffle. Reservations for the Christmas Party will be taken at the meeting, or call Pat at (928) 692-2945. For further information about KSC and its activities, contact President John Goryl at (928) 757-3068.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Mohave County Extension Office at 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., and the meeting will start at 9:30. The speaker will be Rob Chilcote, unofficial historian for Kingman Army Air Field. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items to this meeting for the Kingman Food Bank. Members are invited to bring their personal checks payable to "Boys and Girls Club of Kingman." New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: The "Feed a Furry Friend for the Holidays" pet drive, sponsored by Swanty's Chrysler, Jeep in Bullhead City and Martin Swanty's in Kingman to benefit RUFFF, has begun. Anyone wishing to donate pet items, especially dry dog food, can drop these donations at either location from now through January. Other drop-off locations are available, and you may also make monetary contributions. Please mark your donations for RUFFF. Anyone wishing more information may call (928) 565-BARK.

TOPS AZ 533: Seven members recently attended the Fall Rally at Golden Shores Community Center in Topock. Chapter 533 won the TOPS Treasure Challenge for the months of July, August and September, with a total loss of 180 pounds. This is more than a 6-pound average loss per member. Chapter 533 is the newest chapter in Mohave County, and now has 15 members. This chapter was started in April. Sheryl Rousch was selected as Chapter Angel. At our monthly chapter awards, 10 members were given beads for perfect attendance for the month of October. Max McKinney was awarded a certificate for perfect attendance for six months. Judy Crail was October's best loser with a 14.25-pound loss. She received charms for 20-pound and 25-pound losses. Nancy Geeslin and Branda Sherwood each received a charm for 20-pound losses as did our "Snowbird" Robin Pate from Washington State. Lee McKinney received her KOPS reinstatement; she was given a charm and certificate. TOPS Chapter 503 meets from 9 a.m. to 11 Wednesdays at Angel House, 2112 Los Angeles St.

Venture Club of Kingman: Venture Club of Kingman has started their necessity drive, Nov 1 through Dec 3. Items donated will benefit the students of Kingman High School's "Families in Transition" program. Items needed are: new winter items, such as gloves/mittens, scarves hats/beanies, socks; and hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, deodorant, soap (bar/liquid), etc. Drop-off locations are: Frontier, KRMC, HMMC, Bliss Day Spa, RidgeView Dental, Kingman Family Dental, Scissor Hand's, JCPenney, BBVA Compass, Moon Chiropractic, Maurice's, KHS, Honeywell, KRMC Wellness Center and Curves. Also, Venture Club will be holding the November meetings at noon at Calico's on Nov. 9 and Nov. 23.

Vietnam Veterans of America: The monthly meetings are on a rotating basis in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. The next regular meeting of Mohave County Chapter 975 will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 London Bridge Ave., Lake Havasu City. Note that this is one week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, call (928) 855-7994.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, Nov. 3, were: first place, Nelson Gaska; second place, Mary Wallace; and third place, Sarah Peters.

Xi Beta Phi-Beta Sigma Phi: A Homecoming "after the game" party was held at Betty Lou's house with 12 sisters and guests enjoying a potluck dinner and playing board games afterwards. The annual Halloween rush-meeting was held at Helen Bolt's home, with President Renee Fields acting as co-hostess. The theme was "Back to the 1960s." About 25 sisters and guests dressed fitting the era with the tie-die clothing, love beads and peace symbols. Two sisters won the costume contest; Anna Tucker dressed as "Jackie Kennedy-O" and Joyce Onnen dressed as "Cher." Renee printed historical events of the 1960s as the program. Beta Sigma Phi International is the largest women's organization in the world with chapters in 60 countries.