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The Seckatary Hawkins Fair & Square Club

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The Governor of Kentucky sent me a wonderful parchment award certificate "Acclamation" to honor Grandpa and 100 years of Seckatary Hawkins.


Hey All Fair & Square Club Members!



                                  SECKATARY HAWKINS’

                        100th Anniversary!

                            JUNE 16, 2018

It's the good-old-days Belle of Cincinnati Paddle-Wheeler announcing the 100th Anniversary of Seckatary Hawkins and calling all Fair & Square Club members to the meeting down on the ol’ riverbank!

REGISTER NOW for the Club's most exciting adventure ever down on the ol' Riverbank ! 

A Day Aboard The Belle of Cincinnati Riverboat, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport KY  

This will be our fourth Biennial NATIONAL SECKATARY HAWKINS CLUB MEETING and we will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Seckatary Hawkins!

TIME: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday, JUNE 16, 2018 with optional supper together-if you want to join us

Don't miss your chance to participate in an old-time radio show too!  Volunteer for your favorite part when we announce the list of characters in this meeting’s Seckatary Hawkins show

Seck will be ready to start the Big Meeting soon—SO  PLEASE FILL IN the below

application right away so you don't miss a minute of the fun and mysteries about to unfold!!

EARLY BIRD registrations (by Dec. 1, 2017) will be entered in a drawing to win some exciting Seck-related prizes – just like the old days club meetings!!

Highlights of the Belle of Cincinnati Cruise will include:

9 am : Water's-edge talk at the mouth of the Licking River (VP, Gregg Bogosian) Coffee-and-Danish breakfast on the Head-boat

10 am : Keynote talk (Capt. Randy Schulkers)

11 am : All Aboard!

  • Over 5 hours of cruising the beautiful Ohio on a beautiful 4-deck, fully-equipped Riverboat.
    Great all new Seck details talks by our club VP’s - George Beatty, Dan Kindel, and Diane Schneider—(More details soon)

• LUNCH: Roast chicken + barbecue buffet with salads/veggies, garlic mashed potatoes, special desserts

• Buy and sell vintage and new Seck Hawkins books--and ask Randy to sign!

• SPECIAL: you read a part in an authentic re-production of an old-time Seckatary adventure radio-play enactment with club member Mike Martini on the top deck!

4:30pm : Back in dock, debarking--Optional supper get-together at nearby restaurant.

Phone Diane Schneider for  any questions: 859-919-0082 or email: healingharpist@hotmail.com


      100th Anniversary! Registration Form

June 16, 2017


           Please fill-in this form and  mail with  your $68.00* check

*(12 years and under, $34.00 :: 3 years and under, FREE!)


       Click Here to Download and Print Application Form


              Payable to: Dan Kindel,  9730 Summers Pond Dr., Loveland, OH 45140


*Please note: $68.00 is less than the actual cost of the  day, which includes the  5-hour cruise, Continental breakfast, luncheon meal,  dessert, coffee & tea, and  all talks and  materials. Your F&S Club is covering the additional costs,  to make the  cruise more affordable for members. Please register early,  as we have a minimum number of seats that must be filled to secure this riverboat contract.  Thank you!


*per person - If you prefer, you may use Paypal at $71.40, then scan your completely filled-in registration form and email to dkindel@cinci.rr.com


If you will need lodging, the club has a special discount rate at a great motel nearby​:​ Contact Diane (Call 859-919-0082 or email: healingharpist@hotmail.com ) ​for special Fair & Square Club discounted rates at local hotels for Seckatary club members.  Make reservations soon while rooms are available!​

You can cancel anytime up to the day of arrival with no penalty.


If you would like to see Harper's letters and signed books, come to the 100 year anniversary club meeting in Covington, KY June 17, 2018 and browse through so many items in the Behringer/ Crawford Museum in Devou Park.  Joining the club is free, and nothing required for you to buy.  Just be fair and square.

The Seckatary Hawkins Fair & Square Club

Down on the old Riverbank....        

Welcome to the Seckatary Hawkins Club webpages.  We are here for you!

My grandfather, Robert Franc Schulkers, wrote children's mystery-adventure novels in the 1920's and 1930's. These wholesome, good-clean-fun adventures for boys (and girls too) centered around their small-town Kentucky riverbank clubhouse were read and loved by millions of boys and girls in the early 1900’s. The stories were designed to inspire values of Family; Citizenship; Christian Ethics and Morality - while gradually building strong attributes of Self-Confidence; a Can-Do attitude; and a strength of a Fair and Square character that also helps defeat bullying. These stories silently related good things that youngsters should aspire to in a way they could understand encapsulated within a believable and exciting adventure. Children were shown a world where they too could succeed as well as anyone if they used good judgment and acted Fair & Square.  The message that any boy or girl has an equal chance to excel and to do good, wholesome things if they have faith in themselves and never give up, is woven into each story.  Indeed, an unlikely main hero of the stories is a really fat boy with a cowlick!  As the Fair & Square Clubs spread throughout America into the 1930's, millions of Fair & Square Club members celebrated those good attributes and the adventure stories much in the same way kids follow and respect high adventure / super-hero movies and video games of today.  Grandpa published his stories in serial fashion, weekly in newspaper stories, comics, and club news pages all over the country from 1918 until about 1949.  National NBC radio shows were broadcast nationwide.  Seckatary Hawkins Adventure stories started radio "plays" in 1922 and is known as the very first children's stories broadcast over radio. Robert F. Schulkers published 11 books of these serialized stories by 1932.   Very rare original first editions became quite expensive and hard to find in any condition; so the club has embarked upon a volunteer club project to get club members all the book titles at affordable prices.

Club Members reinstated the F&S Club via the internet in 1998 with the inauguration of Seckatary Hawkins Web Site as a not-for-profit enterprise.  There is a small, active core group, although many, many others have signed up just to be occasionally active members.  Those active members utilize the Club Group email list-service to share info about the stories and the author, tell their own related stories, and answer and ask questions related to Seckatary Hawkins.  It is free to join the Club,  No dues are ever asked to be paid nor anything required that club members ever need to spend money on.  There are big Club Meetings in Covington, KY, every 2 years or so; but nothing you are obliged to attend regularly except online as you feel like participating.  Many just read the emails when they get time.  You are invited to become a member too.  Why not fill in the short form on the website today and have your children, nieces and nephews join up with you?  It is a good cause that you will feel good about.

With the added attention to controlling bullying these days, it may be of interest to know that this very popular children’s adventure series always emphasizes helping those less fortunate.  Seckatary Hawkins is a likeable and smart young boy who projects a very good example for children of today – especially those who may be ridiculed or bullied for being slightly different.  Stories that develop around similar bullying situations may just provide the reader with workable solutions for current situations of his / her own.  It would be a good thing if more children would read stories such as these that silently convey strong messages of confidence and character building ideas while honestly entertaining the reader.

The hero himself is a prime target for bullying and teasing since he is a fat boy.  But his stick-to-it-iveness and “winner never quits” attitude of fair play for all allows him to illustrate how every child, no matter fat or skinny, rich or poor, smart or not, pretty or not, in with the in-crowd or not, can excel and get things done the fair and square way.

These stories also show the benefits of camaraderie with like-minded boys and girls who will band together to get things done the right way.  Allegiances and friendship growing techniques are gradually ingrained as these stories progress.

One of our most respected contemporary authors – Harper Lee – used Seckatary Hawkins’ teachings and principles to illustrate the theme and moral lesson of her own novel – To Kill A Mockingbird - with one result of helping her story to win a Pulitzer Prize.  Seck never won a Pulitzer, but I bet he would have come closer had he still been publishing in 1960 when TKAM got the loving attention of the world for expressing identical principles.  Without Seckatary Hawkins in Harper Lee’s life, would she have been the same person?  Would she have been able to conceptualize as well the lesson and moral she wanted to convey to the world of readers without using Stoner’s Boy and the Gray Ghost examples?

Allow yourself or your child, or any child you love, the pleasant opportunity to identify with a Seckatary Hawkins story and see what happens.  You will be glad you did.  

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  • ANNOUNCING MUSEUM DISPLAYS Seckatary Hawkins exhibits are now on display in permanent and rotating exhibits at The Behringer-Crawford Museum - located very near the old Seckatary riverbank clubhouse location on the Licking River.  There are comprehensive displays and information about riverboats, trains, and transportation of the past which fits right in with the Fair & Square Club and the adventure stories of Seckatary Hawkins.  There are panoramic views of the Ohio River, Cincinnati and Covington, as well as nature trails focusing on Northern Kentucky’s natural heritage. Additionally, the museum is the steward for Civil War sites located in Devou Park, and is included on the Civil War Discovery Trail.  We encourage Club Members and friends to become members of this wonderful museum to help them continue the great community and Northern Kentucky history work they do.  You will have a good time when you visit them.  Museum is located at 1600 Montague Rd - Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky. (Website is http://www.bcmuseum.org/). Phone (859) 491-4003.

    Tell them Seck sent you, Fair & Square!







For younger FAIR & SQUARE CLUB members and your parents to check out –

Here is a link to a wonderful new website called LMK, the newest interactive Web site for teens from the Girl Scouts of America and Windows. 

Created with help from teens and from industry experts, LMK will provide you with the know-how to safely navigate your online life and even help your parents to understand it.

Seckatary Hawkins
~A Quitter never wins and a Winner never quits~

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ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN: Seckatary.com does not collect age data from members or users of the website. If you are under the age of 13, please discuss all websites with your parents and visit the sites together.  Always get your parents' permission before sending any personal information to anyone on the internet.  Club Rule #10:  *Use common sense in everything. Look before you leap. Never make a move until you have considered every angle. Better to do nothing than do it wrong.

FOR PARENTS: We encourage all you parents to talk with your children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online. You and your child should visit widely available informational websites available on the internet for additional information about using the Internet safely. 

A family that reads together, gets together.  You never know when you are making one of those "fond memories" moments with your children; but you can bet that reading will create at least one.  Please read with your children. 

FOR EVERYONE: Seckatary.com and the Seckatary Hawkins Club is a "wholesome-only" website. We are dedicated to the proposition that good, clean fun is the only acceptable content for our members and friends.

The confidentiality of personal information is of paramount importance. Seckatary.com recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web site, subscribers to our group e-mail list and all of our members. Seckatary.com does not sell, rent or lease its member lists to third parties. We do not use cookies in any part of our Web site. Any personal information collected will not be disclosed to any third party, except in the case of cooperating with law enforcement agencies to aid in identifying those persons using our services for illegal activities.

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Thank you!

~A Quitter never wins and a Winner never quits~ 



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