Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Nov 22, '11

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Adriana from the Circle K introduced Hannah and Michaela, and they told us they had brought tickets for their Holiday Care raffle. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for a book of six. They have many prizes, the biggest of which, so far, is a laptop computer. Cash donations and money from ticket sales are used to buy Christmas gifts and food for families in need in the Butte area.

Keith announced that next week's speaker is Becky Nichols from the YMCA, then we'll hear from Linga Palagi on the sixth and Andy Larson on the thriteenth. The twentieth is our Christmas party, and your spouses are invited.

Sandy Jaksha, Seth's grandmother, and Seth's cousin Bailey were also present as guests.

Gene introduced Seth, who gave us some interesting information on the current state of Boy Scouts. Scouting is open to boys from first grade until their eighteenth birthday. In first through fifth grade boys go through the Cub scout program, where each year is a rank in the program, starting with Tiger Cubs and going through Weblos 2. Once the Scout moves on to Boy Scouts, though, the boy needs to be self-motivated to earn ranks and merit badges.

Seth is working on his Eagle Scout, which is the highest full rank in Boy Scouts. Part of earning the Eagle Scout rank is completing an Eagle Project. Seth has taken on as his project building a pavilion at the Jeremy Bullock Soccer Complex, adjacent to the existing Soccer Club concession.

In cases of inclement weather, the players have to clear the field and take shelter. Currently the only place to take shelter is under the eves of the existing building, which just doesn't have room for four to six teams, refs, coaches, and parents. The pavilion will help address this need.

The pavilion will also help Butte attract soccer tournaments by having a more usable and up-to-date facility. This could bring 6,000-7,000 people to Butte on a tournament weekend.

Jay Fortune Construction has been helping Seth with the project so far, and they got the pilings for columns and the slab for the floor in place before snow interfered.

The project is expected to cost $16,000, and they have been able to raise $8,000 so far. They are taking donations. Contact the board for mailing instructions if you wish to donate.

Seth Jaksha - Eagle Project
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Event Updated
9:37 Wednesday, December 7, 2011