Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Oct 23, '12

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were visited by Robyn Rowe from the Hearing Aid Institute who wanted to learn more about what Kiwanis is. Desiree also brought her colleague Trina again. We were also joined again by Matt and Michaela from the Circle K.

We have our installation dinner coming up this Friday, then a Tech Football Game on Saturday, and Treat Street coming up next Wednesday. Lee also announced the board meeting next week will be at the Cavalier Lounge at 5:45pm.

Ken had materials today for the Holiday Raffle. There are only 150 tickets, and they are $100 each. This is our only significant fundraiser for the club each year, so it is important that everyone sell their tickets. If you sold tickets last year, you have a packet with the list of people you sold to and that many tickets. Please have your tickets sold or returned by December 1 so we can make sure all tickets are sold before the drawing on December 11.

Then Lee introduced our speaker, Montana District Kiwanis Governor Chuck Amdahl. Chuck let us know that one of the perks of being a district governor for Kiwanis is that Kiwanis International will send a casket spray to your funeral when you pass away.

But on a more uplifting note Chuck talked to us about five people who inspired him to serve, from his parents to the man who introduced him to Key Club. Chuck asked us to think about the people who inspire us to serve, and reminded us that we all make a difference.

One of the goals of the Montana District this year is to improve K-Family relations and encourage clubs to work with their SLP clubs: K-Kids, Builders, Key Club, Circle K, and Aktion. He commented on our work with our sponsored organizations in getting cooperation between our clubs on service projects and fund raisers. He also praised the work that our Key Club is doing to coordinate the Trick-Or-Treat for UniCEF efforts between the two Builder's Clubs, two Key Clubs, and the Circle K here in Butte to address issues of double-knocking, and the efforts the Public Library has undertaken under Lee's leadership to bring the related educational tools to second grade classes in the public schools.

Two initiatives the Montana District of Kiwanis has this year are to improve and expand the Key Leader program addressing inner city and alternative school youth, and to re-instate the Key Club Leadership Camp. These both offer leadership training opportunities for high-school aged kids.

Chuck reminded us that we know what the challenges are in our communities, what is needed is someone to take the initiative to address the issues.

Chuck then recognized Paul Vang, Ken Baze, and Shawn Ori for their service to Butte and to Kiwanis.

Chuck Amdahl, Montana District Kiwanis Governor
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Event Updated
6:57 Tuesday, October 23, 2012