Document 259462

Issue 33
February 07, 2007
Inside this issue:
Upcoming Programs
Guest List
Visiting Rotarian
Publish for Membership
Ray’s Ribs
Pikeville, KY 41501
Rotary Year 2006-2007
PO Box 988
Pikeville Rotary Club
Greeters for the following months:
R I President: William B. Boyd
District Governor: Joe Caldwell
Club President: James Brown
Feb. - Andrew Dinsmore
March - Rick Boone
April - Roz Stanley
The responsibilities of a
Rotary Greeter include
arriving for Wednesday's meeting by 11:30
a.m., greeting everyone
in attendance, signing in
all guests with appropriate name tags, and introducing the guests. If for
some reason you can not
serve, please locate a
Rotarian who would be
willing to substitute. Let
Gerri Kinder (205-3979)
know the person’s name.
Please leave the guest
list with Yogi or Carrie
Program: Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Program Chairperson: Eddie Coleman
Speaker: Gregory Van Tatenhove, Federal Judge For the Eastern
District of Kentucky.
Greg Van Tatenhove is a native of Jessamine County. He is a graduate of
Jessamine County High School, Asbury College, and the University of Kentucky
School of Law. He resides in Lexington with his wife and two children, Cooper,
12, and Katherine, 8. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Bench, he was a
U.S. Attorney for 4 years with the Department of Justice under the supervision of
Representative Ron Lewis. As a senior in high school, Greg was a Rotary Scholar,
and expressed his appreciation for the influence Rotary has had on his life.
Judge Tatenhove recounted the history of the Federal Court System in Kentucky
from its early years as a district of the State of Virginia in 1789, under the oversight of Judge Harry Innis, who was appointed by President George Washington.
He was succeeded by Robert Trimble, who was elevated by President John
Quincy Adams to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1901, the Eastern District
was formed out of the 67 easternmost counties, which today has over 2 million
people and covers 20,000 square miles. The Federal Courthouse in Pikeville was
built in 1932 and is in surprisingly good condition considering the age of the
building and the challenges it brings in terms of security. Judge Van Tatenhove is
the youngest in seniority of the six Federal Judges in the district from a diversity
of counties including Boyd, Fayette, Lincoln, Whitley, Campbell, and Jessamine.
One of the three Magistrate Judges who works with the Federal Court is our own
fellow-Rotarian, Ed Atkins from right here in Pikeville. The Pikeville Court had 300
federal cases last year, (the lowest number in the state of Kentucky), and onethird of them are from Social Security appeals. It should also be noted that the
number of criminal cases are the lowest in the state. Greg says the future looks
good for the viability of the Federal Court in Pikeville. The trend to consolidate
smaller dockets will not affect this district for some time to come and hopefully,
will not happen at all. The use of technology is another trend that will shape the
Federal Court System in the future. From his desk in chambers or from his home,
Greg can receive cases, motions, and scripts from email and respond to any place
in the state or nation overnight. He said he has high hopes for the future of Pikeville and more involvement from the federal law enforcement agencies. To complement the FBI offices here, he would like to see an office set up from the Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
(ATF). This would add a critical contingent to help with the great job that KSP
and other local law enforcement agencies are doing. Greg summed up his remarks by challenging us as Rotarians to fulfill our responsibility as leaders of the
community to protect the liberties and culture of all the citizens of Pikeville and
Pike County and to be the building blocks and mortar of future generations. -JMC
Editor: Carrie Cinnamond
Upcoming Programs:
Dan Stratton
Neil Middleton, WYMT-TV
James Glass
“Why We Are Here”
- US Dept. Of Defense
J.B. Gilliam
John Burkhart,
District Leadership Academy
22-28 April
Council on Legislation
Chicago, Illinois, USA
17-20 June
2007 Rotary
Salt Lake City, Utah,
If you have questions or
need assistance, please
contact RI Registration
Services by telephone
(847) 866-3495; fax
(847) 866-3064, or email
[email protected]
Guest List
Kinzie Lee- Brent Lee
Nancy Gilliam - J B Gilliam
Kay Caldwell - Jim Brown
Ryan Pyles, Cristy Lewis, Quin Evans, and Mary Jane Younce
- Eddy Coleman
Gary Young - Rick Newsome
Guest of the Club
Robert Shurtleff, with American Electric Power, was our
Publish For Membership
Robert S. Shurtleff, customer service manager with AEP is
being published for membership. If you object to him becoming a member of Rotary, submit your objections in writing to the secretary within 10 days of this publication.
You Were Missed!
Naveed Ahmed, Ed Atkins, Bill Blackburn, Rick Boone, Jennifer Brown, Mike Burke, Bruce Chaney, Tim Collins, Leslie
Combs, Darrell Compton, Terry Deskins, John Paul Epling,
Betty Francisco, Novella Froman, Sharon Hall, Tim Hites,
Melissa Hopkins, Scott Hopkins, Janie Justice, Greg Keene,
Mary Charlene Kinder, Juanita Lowe, Darrell Maynard, A O
Onkst, Angela Owens, Krish Potnis, Jennifer Reynolds, Sherry
Riddle, Dennis Rohrer, Rakesh Sachdeva, Julie Sharp, Steve
St. John, Rozalind Stanley, Penny Stratton, John Strosnider,
Thelma Vinson, and Mary Wiss.
Don’t Forget To Sign In Each Week!
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Date of
Brent Lee
rotaryeclubone 12/08/06
Juanita Lowe
rotaryeclubone 01/24/07
Gerri Kinder
rotaryeclubone 02/17/07
Bill Blackburn
rotaryeclubone 01/24/07
Jeanne Clark
Dennis Rohrer
rotaryeclubone 01/31/07
They Walk Among Us!
I walked into a Blimpie's with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for
a sandwich. I handed it to the girl and she looked over at a little
chalkboard that said "buy one-get one free".
"They're already buy-one-get-one-free", she said, "so I guess
they're both free".
She handed me my free sandwiches and I walked out the door.
They walk among us, and many work retail!
Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old
fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: "Free
to good home. You want it, you take it." For three days the fridge
sat there without even one person looking twice at it. He eventually
decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal. It looked to
good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: "Fridge for sale
$50." The next day someone stole it. Caution... They Walk Among
One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when
someone shouted...."Look at that dead bird!" Someone looked up at
the sky and said..."where???"
While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent
which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the
sun waking him up every morning. She asked, "Does the sun rise in
the north?" When my brother explained that the sun rises in the
east, and has for sometime, she shook her head and said, "Oh, I
don't keep up with that stuff."
Club Service
International Service
I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center. One
day I got a call from an individual who asked what hours the
call center was open. I told him, "The number you dialed is
open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." He responded, "Is that
Eastern or Pacific time?" Wanting to end the call quickly, I
said, "Uh, Pacific".
My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria,
when we overheard one of the administrative assistants talking
about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the shore.
She drove down in a convertible, but "didn't think she'd get
sunburned because the car was moving".
I told the girl at the steakhouse register that I wanted the half
pound sirloin. She informed me they only had an 8 ounce sirloin. Not wanting to make a scene, I told her I would take the
8-ounce steak instead of the half-pounder.
My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car it's designed to cut
through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the
My friends and I were on a Pepsi run and noticed that the
cases were discounted 10%. Since it was a big party, we
bought 2 cases. The cashier multiplied 2 times 10% and gave
us a 20% discount....
I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a
nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said,
"Wouldn't the chain rip out every time she turned her head?" I
had to explain that a person's nose and ear remain the same
distance apart no matter which way the head is turned...
I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area. So I
went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that
my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to
worry because she was a trained professional and I was in
good hands. "Now," she asked me, "Has your plane arrived
While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a
small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook
asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought
about it for some time before responding. "Just cut it into 4
pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces. Yep,
They Walk Among Us, too! Sadly, not only do they walk
among us, they also reproduce!