Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Mar 13, '12

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Dave brought prospective new member Bill to hear what Terry Harrington had to say.

Shane let us know about the Aktion Club installation and recognition banquet coming up on March 24 at Christina's Cocina - Social at 5, Dinner at 6. The cost is $15 per person. Contact Sharlet by March 21 to make your reservation.

Paul also let us know that the Key Club at Butte Central thanked us for our sponsorship to send several of their members to the District Convention this year.

Shane then introduced our speaker, Terry Harrington, Candidate for Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive. Terry is the manages of AWARE Butte Recycling, and has worked for Hathaway Inc and served in the Coast Guard. He does a variety of community service from coaching youth football and wrestling to chairing the Families for Stodden group working to get improvements to Stodden Park's pool, tennis courts, softball fields, and golf course.

Terry is very appreciative of the work that Kiwanis does in Butte, including the Sunshine Camp run by Butte Kiwanis and our own Bike Rodeo.

Terry feels that while Butte got the moniker "The Richest Hill on Earth" from the precious metal ores that were mined under the city (and are still being mined in the Continental Pit), that we are still deserve the name because of our historical buildings, some of the best local restaurants in Montana, the best college in the state, and the Motherlode Theater among other resources still here.

Terry believes that the purpose and mission of the government is to fulfill the needs of the citizens, and that any government money spent must add value to the community.

He has three objectives he wishes to address if he is elected Chief Executive: Job Growth, Historical Preservation, and Superfund Cleanup.

He wants to re-attract various warehouse and transfer businesses that have shown an interest in Butte in the past with improved infrastructure to show that we can meet their needs. he also wants to attract more new retail to help deter people leaving our community to find the products they want. He does not believe that attracting these new businesses will harm existing businesses, because the customer base in Butte these new businesses would serve are already leaving Butte to shop elsewhere.

Terry feels that the biggest issue facing Butte currently is that our taxes are higher than would be justified by the level of service we receive from the government.

Terry Harrington, Candidate for Chief Executive
Chicken strips and fries
Event Updated
4:02 Tuesday, March 13, 2012