Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Feb 26, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Larger map and driving directions

Wetona's Coffee House and Deli
2121 Amherst Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Our one guest today was Adriana from the Circle K.

Keith talked about the Urban Forestry Planning meeting tomorrow night. Everyone should attend at the Butte Archives at 5:30 to provide information and feedback to the people preparing the plan so that we have a good plan for managing public trees in Butte-Silver Bow.

Tim spoke briefly about the Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair coming up at Montana Tech March 7 and 14. They are looking for volunteer judges, award sponsorships, and cash donations. If you are able to act as a judge, please contact Bernie Phelps at 496-4565. If you are interested in making a donation or providing a prize, please contact Kehli Hazlett at 496-4691. The top four high school contestants at the science fair here will be flown to Phoenix, AZ to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. The top ten elementary and middle school contestants here will win an all-expense paid trip to Yellowstone National Park.

Mark gave us a report on Montana District Convention which was held in Helena this past weekend. He and Cathy attended several fantastic workshops and learned about several organizational objectives. Mark reported that the new president training was wonderful, thanks to the terrific trainer: Betsy!

Mark also reported that they learned about many projects, activities and socials that other clubs in the district are doing to raise funds and to generate interest and awareness.

Betsy reported to us that the Montana District Foundation donated $5,000 to the Key Leader program to help with transportation for attendees with difficulty getting to the camp in the Flathead. It can be more than an eight hour drive to get from some points in eastern Montana to the camp.

Clair let us know that he has spoken to Jamie McDonald, the new manager at Wal-Mart about joining the club, and asked for another member to follow up with Jamie as well.

Dave reported on the EliMiNaTe project. So far $24,000,000 has been raised, as compared to $1.400,000 raised this far into the IDD project. Also, because of the earthquake and tsunami tragedy in Japan, the Japan District was unable to start fundraising for the EleMiNaTe project for the first year, but they have now exceeded $500 per member in total funds raised!

Lee let us know that the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library has gotten permission to simulcast day three of the TED2013 Conference. That is Wednesday, February 27 (tomorrow). This is free to the public. You can watch presentations in the Mining City Center at 400 W. Park Street in Uptown Butte. Presentations will be going on from 9:30am until 8:00pm, and most presentations only last 15-18 minutes. You can check the schedule at Seating is limited, and seats are available on a first come, first seated basis. Butte attendees do not need to be present for the whole day, just attend the sessions you are interested in.

Clair also let us know that when Rihcard's and Rochelle's in Uptown Butte went out of business, their remaining inventory was donated to the Salvation Army. They have many men's shirts, slacks, and underwear available. The Salvation Army is asking for a donation for any new clothing. Stop by the old Salvation Army Thrift Store in front of Albertson's when the white pickup is there to see what is available.

Wetona's Field Trip
deli sandwiches, salads and soups
Event Updated
5:30 Tuesday, February 26, 2013