Weekly News – Mar 1, 2023

Mar 1, 2023 | News

Ma 1, 2023

Hello Everyone,

Our speaker tomorrow is Jamie Church, President and CEO of Farmington Chamber of Commerce. She will be speaking about the launch of their new program -The Civics Bee.  This program is geared towards students in 6 to 8 grades as an avenue to inspire them to learn about American democracy and how our government works.  The 20 top essay winners would win a tablet plus a free ticket to see Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. A live quiz event to test their civics knowledge will be held in mid-April.

Thank you to our speaker last week Melissa Porch.  Her business, Connect Space offers workspace and community for individuals, small businesses, and companies.  You’ll find modern, clean, high-quality facilities at your fingertips.   She offers flexible memberships to meet your needs including 24/7 access to our secure, comfortable workspaces with a lively yet work-oriented environment.

Thank you Ariel for joining us as a guest last week; we are so glad you came!

Bring your dollars to buy into the poker game and support our yearly social, too!

Please see the attached Certificates for both of the African Libraries we did some months ago.  Here is part of the message that came with it… Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all your hard work on your book drives.  Our container will add 66,897 books in Uganda!  Attached are the certificates naming you a 2022 Global Literacy Champion.

Bright Rays Kindergarten & Day Care Center Certificate

The Storm Shelter Resource Center Certificate

We need someone to take over direction of the duck race event at Riverfest this year. The race is a fundraiser for both Kiwanis and the River Reach Foundation, with proceeds shared equally between the two organizations. Tony and his boys do most of the work of setting up the course and actually running the race, but the director needs to oversee ticket sales, numbering the ducks to the tickets, etc. D’Ann has taken on this role in the past but as River Reach president, with the job of oversight of all of the Riverfest events, it’s too much to do this too. D’Ann can brief you on everything about what is involved. Please contact Gary or D’Ann if you have any questions.

 The Farmington Schools have the Thomas Jefferson and John Adams posters.  Today the Superintendent’s Office will begin emailing the Jefferson/Adams flyers to all the Middle School and all the High School students as well as their parents and then will send every 3 weeks until the event on May 13.

 Please keep these upcoming dates in mind and consider signing up for these important events. 

May 13, 2023 is Thomas Jefferson and John Adams at the Farmington Civic Center.  Tickets are now on sale. We would like to encourage members to dress in costumes from the 1776 era and let’s make this a really cool event for our community.  We now have Les Leach and Tabitha John playing the drum and fife for the event.  They will be in costume and playing music from the 1776 era outside the Civic Center before the event.  It will really set the mood for the debate between the 2nd and 3rd Presidents of the United States.

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