Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Apr 23, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we had Michaela and Adrianna join us. Lee and Michaela let us know about the Circle K installation dinner coming up this Thursday at 5pm at Metals, if you are planning to attend please let Adrianna or Michaela know this evening so they can plan. Michaela also let us know she will be staying in Butte this summer, and is looking for summer employment.

Next Tuesday is our social at Headframe Spirits at 5:30 - remember to bring a guest or prospective member.

The Butte Central Key Club is having their installation next Thursday, May 2, at noon in the Butte Central High Library.

The Montana Membership Tour is coming next Wednesday, May 1. There are 3 sessions: 8:30-11:30, 1:00 to 5:00, and 6:00-9:00. Silver Bow Kiwanis is providing coffee and cookies for the morning and afternoon sessions, and coffee and pie for the evening session. All Kiwanis members are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

In conjunction with the Montana Membership Tour, we are planning to have an interclub with Sunrise Kiwanis at their morning meeting May 1. If you are planning on attending the Morning session of the MMT, come join Sunrise Kiwanis for breakfast first! (Expect to pay for your own breakfast.)

This coming Thursday, April 25, MacKenzie River Pizza is having a community night - visip MacKenzie River Pizza any time on Thursday with your voucher and MacKenzie River will donate 20% of your purchase to the EliMiNaTe project!

Steve notified people that the dues statements will be coming out shortly, and the totals are high on some, since he has not been able to get statements out for a few months.

We have a board meeting next Tuesday, May 2, at 5:45pm at Metals. All members, especially prospective directors and officers are encouraged to attend.

Paul let us know that Shawn's mother passed away yesterday. Please have Shawn and his family in your thoughts.

Then Lee introduced Cathy and a TEDx talk. The speaker was Jane McDonagil, a game designer. She spoke on games and healing. She said that the top five regrets reported to hospice providers by terminal patients are working too hard, losing touch, being unhappy, not expressing themselves, and not following dreams.

Jane recommends that people play games with their children to help strengthen family bonds, and to play games with friends to help maintain relationships that often otherwise fade away. She also pointed out how games help to stop suffering. By playing simple games, victims of traumatic injuries or experiences can recover from the direct suffering, allowing the body or brain to better recover.

Jane also talked about Post-Traumatic Growth, a not often discussed counterpart to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Patients with Post-Traumatic Growth show improvement and increase in happiness after the trauma. They report that their priorities changed and they spend more time on the things that matter to them, they are closer to friends and family, the better understand themselves, they have better focus on their dreams, and they are generally happier - these all directly correlate to the top regrets of hospice patients listed above.

Playing games can help heal and can help people to address these issues without the need to experience the trauma.

Check out Jane's web site for more information.

TED talk and discussion
French Dip and Fries
Event Updated
7:22 Tuesday, April 23, 2013