Silver Bow Kiwanis

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

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

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Betsy announced that she has Avon kits for sale to be donated to the USO to send over to our soldiers and sailors stationed abroad. These kits cost $10.75 and include necessities like deodorant, soap, and lotion. Extra funds will be donated to get a bike for Colt, the son of a Marine in his fourth deployment. Colt was recently diagnosed with a muscular degenerative disease and is in need of an exercise bike to keep up with his physical therapy from home.

Roger announced that the Sunrise Kiwanis is selling their coupon books again. The books are $15 each and have even more coupons than ever before.

Keith let us know that we brought in almost $400 from hot chocolate sales last Friday at the stroll, and that we had several volunteers at the food sorting for the food drive on Saturday.

Tim introduced Randi Schultz and Jason Clark from the Butte High Speech and Debate team.

Jason, a senior and captain of the Butte High Debate Team talked to us about the National Forensic League (NFL) qualifier tournament coming to Butte this February 10 and 11. They are in need of lots of judges for all events. While a normal tournament often has one or two judges on an event, the national qualifiers have to have at least three judges per event. If you can help, pick up an information sheet from Keith at our next meeting, or email for more information. Debate is so important because it forces youth to investigate and prepare to represent both sides of an issue or case. This gives our youth a broader understanding of each other and the world around them.

Randi is the captain of the Butte high Speech Team and is also a senior. She presented her expository, which is a ten minute informative presentation with visual aids. Her topic was Berma-Shave and their history of roadside signs. The first signs were put up outside of Minneapolis on two different highways, and although they were not as creative or entertaining as future signs would be, they did increase sales in the area. Further research by Berma-Shave showed that a series of five signs placed about 100 paces apart could be read in 18 seconds by a motorist passing at 35mph. In 1963 Philip Morris bought Berma-Shave and it became part of the American Safety Razor division. This spelled an end to most of the Berma-Shave signs because the new owner did not want to pay rent to the land-owners.

The Butte High Debate Team has about 12 members, and there are about 15 members on the Speech Team. Many of these students are on both teams. Butte High Speech and Debate will greatly appreciate our help with their tournament in February.

Linda Palagi - Butte High Spech Team
Chicken Strips and Fries
Event Updated
3:09 Tuesday, December 6, 2011