Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Feb 19, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we had Michaela and Adriana from the Circle K with us as guests.

Dan forwarded on for us a reminder that there are Urban Forest Management Plan meetings at 5:30pm Wednesday, February 20 (that's tomorrow) and Wednesday, February 27 in the Butte Archives building for anyone wanting to provide feedback or comments on the Urban Forest Management Plan. An article was in last Sunday's paper.

Lee also announced that the Aktion Club has invited us all to their Installation Dinner on March 9 at the Butte Country Club. There is a social hour starting at 5 and dinner at 6. The cost is $15 per person for dinner, drinks are purchased separately. Please RSVP with Sharlet Best by Wednesday, March 6 if you plan to attend.

Also remember the Montana District Midwinter Conference is in Helena this weekend.

Lee then introduced Christine and Bailey from the Orphan Girl Theater. Christine is a volunteer with the Orphan Girl working with their youth theater program. The Orphan Girl provides a safe and welcoming place for young people to participate in an inclusive environment where they can succeed and shine. They work with many children in the community from ages 7 to 18 with adult supervision and include children with disabilities in all aspects of their productions. The current production is Alice in Wonderland, and all the actors are youth.

The Orphan Girl Theater puts on 5 shows a year, and each show takes six weeks. They are always looking for young boys to fill roles because more girls are auditioning. In addition to on-stage roles, youth are also active in stage management and technical roles for a production.

The Orphan Girl Theater also has an after school program and a summer program to teach acting, stage management, writing, film, improvisation (improv), and theater tech.

The Orphan Girl is always in need to volunteers to help keep these productions running and to help with the educational programs.

Bailey has been with the Orphan Girl for four years, and will graduate from High School this spring. She first went to the Orphan Girl when her older brother made her go to a tryout with him. She got a part, and has participated with every production since. Her work with the Orphan Girl Theater has taught her lifelong skills including public speaking, presentation, and self-acceptance. She believes these skills have already helped her with college entrance and scholarship interviews and will help her in the future with job interviews.

Over 200 kids are in some part of the Orphan Girl Theater's programs every year. These programs provide a safe, fun, entertaining environment that is off the streets. For many kids, this is their first introduction to the classics, last year they got to do Antigone!

A dress rehearsal of Alice in Wonderland is scheduled for March 3 at 6:00pm at the Mother Lode Theater.

Chris Lambert from the Orphan Girl Theater
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Event Updated
5:14 Tuesday, February 19, 2013