ADA - President Myrna McCurdy called the fifth meeting, Oct. 30, of the 2012-2013 Kiwanis Year to order at 12 p.m., at McIntosh Center, ONU. The following guests were introduced: Arlene Allison, guest of Scott Allison; Robert Sprague; and Dave Reese, program speaker. The birthdays of Mark Shull, Oct. 31, and Bill Fuller, Nov. 4, were celebrated in song. Joe Ferguson was thanked for his efforts on the Halloween Parade, even though the event was cancelled due to inclement weather.

In business:

· President McCurdy reported that the same weeks of the year will be entered into the ReStore calendar for the Crockpot Tuesday schedule. She also passed out a program schedule list through April. Committee assignments will be posted next week.

· A sign up for refreshments for Bloodmobile visit on Nov. 12 was passed among the members.

· Peter Previte reported that the Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Nov. 15, at the VFW. He indicated that he will check current supply items and determine what additional purchases will be needed. A work sheet will be circulated next week.

· Kiwanis Education Minute: Kiwanis International adopted 6 objects at their International convention in 1924. President Myrna said that she will present one each week for the next 6 weeks. Object #1, "To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life."

Upcoming meetings/Events:

· 11/15 Spaghetti Dinner at VFW

Scott Allison introduced speaker, Dave Reese, of Mount Cory. Reese started the family farm in 1983 by planting one acre of trees which has since grown to 26 acres of Christmas Trees. Dave his wife, Jan, and four sons, Matt, Aaron, Jeff and Jay, are all a part of the farm.

Many of the sons are now married with children and the next generation of tree farmers is learning the business. He said that this is how his family chooses to spend the Christmas season. He noted that it is truly a family effort.

He presented a number of slides of the farm, its main activities and an overview of the Christmas tree growing industry in Ohio.

He concluded by saying that he hopes that your family will come visit his. For more information, visit the family website at:

The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 p.m.