Silver Bow Kiwanis

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

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

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Happy Holidays!!

We had a bunch of guests today, Paul brought his son Nick who's in the Marines, Gene brought his wife Tammy who helped with decorating and getting door prizes (yay Tammy!), Ken brought his wife Sandy (and reminded us that she is a member too), Roger brought his wife and Sunrise Kiwanian Marsha and his friend and boss Benny. Jackie brought her good friend and Sunrise Kiwanian Francine, Sarah brought her husband Gary, Steve brought his wife Karen, Shawn brought his wife Lynn, Kristi brought her friend and Sunrise Kiwanian Shane, and Lloyd brought his wife Dolores.

Marsha announced that the Sunrise club still has coupon books for sale, and thanked us for helping get Christmas gifts for the CCCS kids. Then Tim announced that there are 7 club members with birthdays in December. Tim also announced that there has been a recent rash of forged checks against people whose credit card processor was compromised. If you accept credit cards at your business, be sure to check your bank statements carefully for any erroneous charges, checks, or withdrawals, and if you see any, report them to the police for investigation.

Our guest speaker was Rod Alne from The Peak here in Butte. Rod showed us a short video showing some of the things they do, starting with helmet-cam footage of a paratrooper jumping in the Highlands. The Peak has been in business for 5 years now, mostly doing training for special forces with the Army, Air Force, and Marines. Earlier this year they moved from their offices in the Thorton building uptown to a hangar space at the airport. While most of their trainees ask about convenient hotel accommodations, the marines they train just stay on cots in the hangar.

The Peak has use of jump zones up to 10,000 feet in the highlands, so they can accommodate high altitude jump training. The largest group they have put through training was 150 from the Air Force, but that was split into three training sessions. The largest group they have accommodated at one time as 85 marines.

In addition to the training for military special operations, they also provide safety, first aid, and survival training for power company and telephone company staff that have to service equipment and lines in the back country.

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Event Updated
2:42 Tuesday, December 20, 2011