Golden K plans Valentine’s party

The Golden K will host their Valentine party for special kids on Feb. 13. Pictured is Mike Werner, standing left, and Hank London handing out Valentine cookies at last year’s event.

By Orice Walters

For The Daily News

KINGSFORD — There were lots of happy thoughts at the Golden K meeting on Jan. 30.

Hank London, 94 years young, said it for all of us, “I’m happy the sun is shining” and “January will soon be over.”

Other Happy Dollars read by Happy Man Don Pedo came from Jim Verrette. Don and Orice who were all happy to have Pauline Werner rolling out songs on the keyboard so we could keep on singing. There was no special program planned for this day so singing more golden oldies was the theme of the day.

Thanks to chairman of the month Mike Werner for his January leadership. Werner opened the meeting with saying the pledge to the Flag, singing “God Bless America” and he offered the prayer and the Thought for the Day. Werner’s thought for today was short and simple, “Truth is shorter than fiction.”

The birthday song was sung for Al Galeazzi and Mike Werner. Happy Birthday guys. Enjoy your year.

The GK Welcome Song was sung for Christy Pierce of Appleton, Wis. who was visiting her mother, Orice Walters.

Chairman Mike read a letter from social worker Cheri Fila about a new program being initiated in the area as part of the Drug Task Force Initiative, called “Communities That Care.” It is an awareness and communication to service clubs and the community. Golden K representative for this new initiative to inform GK will be Vance Uhazie.

Bill Roberts reminded the club of the annual Valentine’s Party for special needs students from area schools on Feb. 13. The Valentine’s party is another GK service for special needs kids that is enjoyed by Golden K along with the kids and their aids.

Ken Schultz announced that he and his wife, Carol are starting lessons in bridge on Thursdays for six weeks at the Trinity Methodist Church from 12:30 to 3 p.m. which started Feb. 2.

Anyone having questions about this can call the Schultz’s at 774-7081.

The February GK chairman is John Aune with the next meeting on Monday at the Presbyterian Church  in Kingsford. The program speaker will be Robert Delongchamp, district manager of Super One who will talk about the history and present remodeling of the local food store.

All GK meetings start promptly at 10 a.m. and end at 11 with programs usually about a half hour long. All are welcome.

The Golden Throats will be singing at ManorCare on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.