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Here is all the news for the club.

Spinal Health - 04/18/2018
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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Dr. Monique White (R) was introduced by club member, Barbara Wolf. She is a second-generation Chiropractor, practicing here in Columbia with her parents. All three of whom graduated from Logan University, College of Chiropractic. She has her Masters in Sports Rehabilitation and serves as a team doctor for a local cheerleading and gymnastics gym. She serves with the Pascale's Pals organization, founded in honor of her younger sister who is a cancer survivor. Dr. Monique said it's a 'gift' to work with her parents. Her sister is currently pursuing her Master's in Elementary Education.

Chiropractic is a form of the healing arts. In ancient times, it was referred to as 'bone...


New member inducted - 04/18/2018
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Scott Belden (center), was inducted as a new member into our club, by President Angela Pigg (L). Scott was introduced to the club by Weezer (Louise Simon, not shown) who will be retiring & moving to AR in May. Deb Shore (R) was Weezer's sponsor, and is now Scott's sponsor.

Scott was born and raised in Columbia, and attended Columbia Public Schools. He is now working at Rockbridge HS. 

He will be giving a presentation entitled "Scotty Punctual" to our club on May 2.

Welcome, Scott!


FBI program: Identity Theft - 04/12/2018
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FBI Special Agent Chad John (L) was invited by Jo Behymer (R) to share information on Identity Theft. He is also a CPA, as is his wife. 

The primary reason for ID theft is greed. We have all been impacted. When an individual is victimized and losses occur, those are assumed by credit card issuers and banks, and that is passed through to everyone by increased prices, rates and fees.

There are multiple ways to steal identities, such as dumpster diving, taking mail from mail boxes, and data breaches to name a few.

Preventing ID theft can be through monitoring your financial accounts and credit card billing statements. Make sure each and every charge can be verified by you. Sometimes very...


Jail - 04/04/2018
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Gary Oxenhandler (L) attorney, was introduced by Nancy Burke (R), club member, after having met him at an Osher class.

Gary is a mediator and arbitrator, partnering with his son, Josh, in Oxenhandler Law. He believes that whatever he achieved in his life was due to being Janet's husband and Josh's dad. Raised in St. Louis, he obtained his Bachelor's degree from MU. He served in the Army in '69 & '70. He obtained his Juris Doctor in '73 at MU. From '73-2002, he practiced law in Columbia. He was appointed by Governor Bob Holden as Circuit Judge for Division II of the 13th Judicial Circuit, elected and re-elected in '04 & 2010. He has been actively involved...


At Risk Drinking: College Students: Wellness Resource Center - 03/28/2018
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Kim Dude-Lammy (L) was introduced by Nancy Burke (R), returning this week to give another program (see last week topic on 'resiliency'). She is the Founder and Director of the Wellness Resource Center at MU, created in 1990 through a grant from the US Dept of Education. She works with students, staff, faculty, community members and parents to help foster an environment that supports good decision making by our students. Issues include all aspects of wellness such as alcohol, tobacco, fitness, nutrition, stress, depression, traffic safety, sleep, time management, self-esteem, etc.

Alcohol is a problem because there is easy access, it's cheap, it's considered a rite of...


ART: Achieving Resiliency Together - 03/22/2018
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Kim Dude-Lammy (L) was introduced by Nancy Burke (R) to give our program today. Kim grew up here. Her mom was a teacher, her dad was a farmer, and her brother was a Kiwanis Key Club president. She is the Director of the Wellness Resource Center at MU. Kim created the WRC in 1990 through a grant from the US Dept of Education. She works with students, staff, faculty, community members and parents to help foster an environment that supports good decision making by our students. Issues include all aspects of wellness such as alcohol, tobacco, fitness, nutrition, stress, depression, traffic safety, sleep, time management, self-esteem, etc.

Kim has multiple recognitions, presented numerous programs,...


Global Impact: Mizzou & Vietnam - 03/14/2018
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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Pictured center is Mike Alden, Associate Teaching Professor and Global Service Specialist for MU. (L) Angela Pigg (Boonslick Kiwanis Club President). (R) Introduced by David Mast (club member and past-President).

Mike discussed his bio, being at MU for 20 years ad the Athletic Director for 17 years. His topic tells the story, "Why would there be a connection between Mizzou and Vietnam?

All he knew about Vietnam, was as a kid growing up, so he learned what he could during the 33 hour travel, when invited by NIKE to Asia, to "learn how things are made" (such as shoes). He reviewed with us, their population, geography/geographic area, money (2200 Vietnamese Dong = $1 American),...


C.A.R.E. - 03/08/2018
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Ron Schmidt (L), City of Columbia's Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE) Supervisor, was introduced by club member, Nancy Burke as today's presenter, and potential member.

Ron has been the C.A.R.E. Supervisor since 2013. It began in 1982 as a comprehensive program that includes job rediness training, paid real-world hands-on work experience, mentoring, and career exploration for Columbia's at-risk youth. The goal is for Columbia's youth to be ready to enter the workforce and become productive, self sufficient citizens.

When asked by youth how to tell at-risk, he says it's anyone who needs a job, help getting a job, interview skills etc. In addition, Ron also...


Distinguished Club - 02/28/2018
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Past President Keith Broadus accepted the Distinguished Club award from current Lt. Governor Sherry Wyatt.  Not only did Boonslick win the Distinguished Club award, Keith was also awarded a Distinguished President pin and Rebekah Robertson was awarded a Distinguished Secretary pin.  Way to go Boonslick!!!


Blues in the Schools - 02/28/2018
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Kelly Burns spoke to Boonslick Kiwanis and an interclub from Columbia Kiwanis about the Blues in the Schools program.