Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Sep 6, '11

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Doreena introduced our guest Adriana, the current president of the Montana Tech Circle K.

Jack talked to us about the cleanup this weekend. Remember, 10am on the 10th at Clark Park! The more people, the faster and easier it will go - and we've got a barbecue afterwards.

Doreena let everyone know that we have let our commitment to the Highway Department expire for the Adopt-A-Highway near Elk Park in favor of taking on maintenance of the Gazebo at the Butte Visitor Center.

Doreena also let us know that we will be bringing in some of the youth organizations in the area to help with the B.U.G. program to try to stimulate more interest from the students.

Keith reminded us all about the fliers/handouts, and announced that the board had decided to do quarterly drawings to encourage people to get them out. If you give someone a flier and invite them to a meeting, your name will be put in a drawing for that quarter for a $50 gift card.

Then Doreena and Tim introduced Dave to talk about the EliMiNaTe program. There had been some concerns about how some funding may have been used related to the EliMiNaTe program, but these have worked out, and though the administrative portion of the money raised has risen to 15% instead of 11%, that is still reasonable. Dave reminded us that we should never let perfection become the enemy of good.

Why should we, as Kiwanians, be involved in the EliMiNaTe project? Because we're here to serve the children of the world. There are approximately 6 deaths per hour due to Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. At $0.60 per shot, and three shots per person, we can prevent these deaths. Yes, tetanus can be treated, but the treatment is much more expensive and while the vaccine can be transported into third world countries and less accessible areas, treatment isn't as portable - so only children in more developed areas will have access to treatment.

The recommendation to clubs from Kiwanis International is that the clubs should adopt or appoint a committee to determine how funds will be raised and to put together relevant projects.

According to the memorandum of understanding between Kiwanis International and UNICEF, none of the money raised by Kiwanis will go toward UNICEF administration costs, all Kiwanis moneys will go to immunizations and on the ground training of midwives and health providers in the targeted regions.

Through current processes, about one country per year can be treated, and there are about 40 outstanding countries. With the help of Kiwanis, that can be increased to ten countries a year, turning a projected 40 year project into a 4 year project.

Dave Curry EliMiNaTe
Cheese Burger and Fires
Event Updated
3:18 Tuesday, September 6, 2011