Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Sep 20, '11

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Adriana was here again, and told us about the "Kick It" program the Circle K is doing again this year to encourage interaction between the Circle K members and the Kiwanis Clubs. A Kiwanis member can sponsor a Circle K member. The Kiwanis member is responsible for $20 of the Circle K member's annual dues (the Circle K member has to pay the remaining $12). Then the Circle K member has to attend one Kiwanis meeting during the school year with his or her sponsoring Kiwanian, and has to provide at least 2 hours of community service work with their sponsoring Kiwanian. Several Silver Bow Kiwanis members signed up today to sponsor Circle K members, and most of those provided their $20 contribution to Adriana.

Doreena announced that our Installation Dinner is going to be Friday, October 21.

Doreena also announced that we will do our first cleanup at the Gazeebo at the Butte Visitors' Center on October 6. Probably starting at 5.

There is a Montana Tech football game this Friday. It's a night game again, it's homecoming, and it's a Carrol game, so it looks like it will be busy. We really do need people to come up and help tear tickets.

Then Doreena and Tim fought over who got to introduce Gina. We don't know who won, but Doreena introduced her. Gina is a Butte native, her parents being McQueen and Meaderville natives. She has a masters in Health Promotion, and has taught k-12 in several areas around the country.

On June 17, 2010 she was hit by a truck on Continental while riding her bike. The driver still has not been found and brought to court, though Gina (well, now the Butte Police Department) has the mirror off the truck in question.

Gina is heading up the Safe Routes to Schools project in Butte. This is a national program that received federal funding, and the competition for these government grants is very competitive.

Butte has received initial grants that will help establish safe routes to the two elementary schools here in Butte. Work for other schools is planned, and will be funded in the future. $13,000 of the grant money received is specifically for educating children on bicycle and pedestrian safety from how to use crosswalk signals to how to use traffic signals while riding their bikes. A volunteer form for those interested in helping with walking buses and observing safe routes is available through the planning office or you can download the volunteer rules and the volunteeer certification form (both in MS Word .doc format).

Gina is also very interested in working with us at our annual bike rodeo in the future.

The Safe Routes to Schools team is meeting September 27, 2011 at St. James at 5:30.

Gina is also the coordinator for the Butte 100 mountain bike race. Next year's Butte 100 is scheduled for August 4, 2012.

Gina Evans, Safe Route to School
Bacon and Eggs with Muffin
Event Updated
2:29 Friday, September 23, 2011