January 2017            


2017 -2018 Officers

Gary Warfield, President

Garry Killmon, Immed. Past President

Louie Altizer, President Elect

Jeff Tull, 1st Vice President

Daniel W. Vanderwende, Treasurer

John M. Hassman, Jr.., Secretary


Richard A. Beauchamp

Harry C. Campbell

Dr. Kevin E. Carson

Ralph Scott

Walter N. Rudy

Bob Tomlinson

Jeff Tul


Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation

2017 —2018 Officers

Kevin Carson, President

Ralph Scott, III Past President

Richard A. Beauchamp, Treasurer

Garry H. Killmon, Secretary

Kiwanis Communicator Editors

George F. Hardesty, Jr.

John M. Hassman, Jr.


 Kiwanis … is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. 


James J. Mitchell………………………….2017

John M. Hassman, Jr. …………………… 2018

Rita K. Webb …………………………….. 2018

Harry Campbell …………………………..2019

Roger Hovermale  ………………………..2019

Jeff Tull ……………………………………2020

David A. Holman …………………………2020







Mexican Fisherman Meets Harvard MBA

What Really Matters in Life?

A vacationing American Businessman standing on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village in southern Mexico watched as a small boat with just one young Mexican fisherman pulled into the dock.  Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin-tuna.  Enjoying the warmth of the early afternoon sun, the American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.

“How long did it take you to catch them?” the American casually asked.

“Oh, a few hours, “the Mexican fisherman replied.

“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” the American businessman then asked.

The Mexican warmly replied, “With this I have more than enough to meet my family’s needs.”

The businessman then became serious, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

         Responding with a smile, the Mexican fisherman answered, “I sleep late, play with my children, watch ball games, and take siesta with my wife.  Sometimes in the evenings I take a stroll into the village to see my friends, play the guitar, sing a few songs.”

            The American businessman impatiently interrupted, “Look, I have an MBA from Harvard, and can help you to be more profitable. You can start by fishing several hours longer every day.  You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra money, you can buy a bigger boat.  With the additional income that larger boat will bring, before long you can buy a second boat, then a third one, and so on, until you have an entire fleet of fishing boats.”

            Proud of his own sharp thinking, he excitedly elaborated a grand scheme, which could bring even bigger profits. “Then, instead of selling your catch to a middleman you’ll be able to sell your fish directly to the processor, or even open your own cannery.  Eventually, you could control the product, processing and distribution.  You could leave this tiny coastal village and move to Mexico City, or possibly even Los Angeles or New York City, where you could even further expand your enterprise.”

Having never thought of such things, the Mexican fisherman asked, “But how long will all this take?”

            After a rapid mental calculation, the Harvard MBA pronounced, “Probably about 15-20 years, maybe less if you work really hard.”

            “And then what, senor?” asked the fisherman.

Why, that’s the best part!”  Answered the businessman with a laugh.  “When the time is right, you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions.”

            “Millions? Really? What would I do with it all?” asked the young fisherman in disbelief.

            The businessman boasted, “Then you could happily retire with all the money you’ve made. You could move to a quaint coastal fishing village where you could sleep late, play with your grandchildren, watch ball games, and take a siesta with your wife.  You could stroll to the village in the evenings where you could play the guitar and sing with your friends all you want.”


 COMMUNITY SERVICES, Gary Warfield, Chairman

  1. Nothing to report.

YOUTH SERVICES, No Sponsor at this time.,

  1. 3 Woodbridge student meals for March 6th meeting. $36.
  2. $600 to help pay for jackets for the Woodbridge Football team.

YCP1, Rita K. Webb, Chairman

  1. Nothing to report.

Builders Club, Tom Carey, Chairman

  1. No advisor at this time.

HUMAN & SPIRITUAL VALUES, Ralph Scott, Chairman

  1. UUMC – Home of Hope $200.

SPONSORED YOUTH, Key Club, Rita K. Webb, Chairwoman-

  1. 3 Key Club members meals at the March 6th meeting $36.
  2. Key Leader - $475 dollars for two Woodbridge students.

K-KIDS –Garry Killmon, Chairman

  1. Grilled 48 hotdogs for elementary and middle school-children at the community center.  1 adult, 2 hours, $16.00

INTER CLUB VISIT, Sonny Hardesty, Chairman

vThe club hosted its 78th charter night. Clubs from Delmar, Dover, Millsboro, Ocean Pines, Georgetown, and Seaford were in attendance.





March 01 – Jeff Tull

     02 – David Holman

     18 – Jack Hassman

     26 – Glenn Bailey

April 01 – Jesse Vanderwende

          03 – Heath Chasanov

          04 – Derek Lofland

          07 – Bob Hunsberger

          12 – Kevin Carson


April 3, 2017 - Nominations & BBQ Planning – Richard Beauchamp, Dan Vanderwende, Louie Altizer


April 17, 2017 – Kiwanis/ Lions Joint meeting, UUMC, Jack Hassman


Greater Millsboro

Sonny Hardesty is the chairperson for this inter-club.  Also scheduled to attend are Mike Breeding, Jay Mervine, Bob Tomlinson, and Jesse Vanderwende.  The Greater Millsboro Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Georgia House in Millsboro at 6:00 PM.  Contact President Marianne Smith at 302-934-8424 or e-mail, or secretary Scott Phillips at 302-228-9825 or e-mail

Bridgeville Kiwanis Board of Directors Meeting

March 6, 2017


President Garry Killmon opened the meeting at 7:40 P.M. Directors in attendance were Sonny Hardesty, Harry Campbell, Richard Beauchamp, Jeff Tull, Walt Rudy, Rita Webb, Treasurer Danny Vanderwende, and secretary, Jack Hassman.  Also in attendance was Louie Altizer. 

Rita Webb said that she has two students who are going to attend the Key Leader conference in Williamsburg, Va.  Richard Beauchamp made a motion to support the two students to Key Leader.  Walt Rudy seconded the motion.  The cost is $250 for the non-Key Club member and $225 for the Key Club member for a total of $475.

Garry brought up about the feeding the children at Walker Mills during the summer.  The cost would be $16,000 for feed the children for the months of June and August.

 This board meeting was asked for by Dan Vanderwende in order to discuss some ideas about our BBQ stand this spring and summer.

Ralph Scott made a motion seconded by Jack Hassman to purchase a table for $200 for the Home of Hope.  The motion passed unanimously.  Sonny Hardesty presented information to the club about the Home of Hope construction project.  Sonny said that they are looking for a donation of $5,000 to help with the construction.

Jack Hassman made a motion to donate $600 to the Woodbridge Football Boosters to purchase jackets for the state champions.  The motion was seconded by Harry Campbell and passed unanimously.

Danny brought up that PNC wants to charge us for our cash deposits at the rate of $.25 per hundred which could be about 175 to 400 dollars for each deposit when we put in somewhere around $35,000.  Danny is going to investigate Citizens bank to see if they charge for cash deposits.

Richard Beauchamp made a motion and seconded by Harry Campbell to put $7,500 into the building and loan in Bridgeville.  The motion passed unanimously.

A discussion was held about what are we going to do with the BBQ and schedule of Friday work days.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted by:

Jack Hassman, Secretary

Bridgeville Kiwanis 78th Annual Charter Night

            The 78th Charter night for the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club was held on Monday, March 20th at the UUMC Fellowship Hall.  Of the 11 clubs in division 5, seven were present at our charter night not.  Guest clubs were Dover, Delmar, Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City, Seaford, Greater Millsboro, Georgetown, and of course our own club. 

            President Garry Killmon began charter night activities by having the various clubs introduce their members who were in attendance and thanking them for attending our charter night.  Also present was Lt. Governor-Elect Carolyn Dryzga from the Ocean Pines club.  Jeff Tull led the gathering in the Pledge of Allegiance, Ralph Scott led us in the patriotic song, and Sonny Hardesty gave the blessing. 

            Dinner consisted of elegant ham, chicken salad, glazed carrots, scalloped potatoes, green bean surprise, rolls and butter.  Dessert was cherry cheesecake. Walt Rudy did the presentation of our Hixson awards.  Mrs. Ellen Vanderwende was given with a Hixson award.  Her husband Bill Vanderwende has been a Kiwanis member for 43 years and they have hosted our annual Kiwanis picnic at their farm for many years.  Danny Vanderwende received a Hixson award for the second time.  His Hixson is a Diamond pin to go on his Hixson ribbon.  Danny has been a Kiwanian for 42 years and has served in the capacities of club president for 1978-79 and has been the club treasurer since 1980 for a total of 37 years.  We would like to extend our congratulations to both Mrs. Ellen Vanderwende and Danny Vanderwende for their faithful service to our club and to the communities of Greenwood and Bridgeville, Delaware.

            Norman Poole graced us with a few jokes and the end of the evening and gave the invocation.


The Hidden Dangers of Free Public Wi-Fi

            Never use unsecured Wi-Fi to log in to social media, engage in transactions or do online banking.  Free public wireless networks may come at a steep price, the theft of your finances and identity.

            Many of these public Wi-Fi networks lack strong security protections, making it easy for hackers to capture passwords and gain access to your credit card and bank account information as you shop or conduct other financial transactions online.  The convenience of free Wi-Fi networks remains a great asset for surfing the internet or checking the news or the latest weather forecast., Frank Abagnale, AARP Fraud Watch Network’s Ambassador and an authority on identity theft and forgery, said in a statement. But consumers should never use unsecured Wi-Fi to log in to social media, engage in credit card transactions, or do online banking.

            A new Fraud Watch Network survey of 800 adults found that about 4 out of 10 consumers use free Wi-Fi at least once a month.  And among those using public W-Fi in the past six months, one-third made a purchase with a credit cards, 37 percent banked on line, and more than 70 percent checked email and social media accounts.

            Wi-Fi hackers use a variety of techniques to steal your information.  It can be as simple as them setting up a router that appears to have the same name as the one at the coffee shop or the hotel, says Amy Nofziger, director of regional operations for AARP Foundation.  You think you’re on the real one, but you’re on theirs.  So, any personal or private information you put into that, they have immediate access to.

Sometimes hackers station themselves between you and the Wi-Fi connection point, intercepting any credit card or financial information you send. 

            It’s unknown how pervasive the problem is, although the FBI reported that cybercrimes accounted for more than $800 million in losses in 2014 alone.

            Victims often don’t even realize that the suspicious charge appearing on their credit card statement was the result of using free Wi-Fi earlier.

            It’s something people by and large don’t think about, and they really need to be aware of it, say Paul Stephens, director of policy and advocacy for the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego.

            It’s okay to use free Wi-Fi if you want to watch a video or read the news, check the weather or traffic conditions or check on an airline flight to see if it’s on time.  But don’t use it for anything requiring a log-in.

            If you must conduct financial or other sensitive transactions online, you’re better off using your phone’s data plan than free W-Fi.