Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, May 28, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Roger let us know that Kiwanis was founded when Allen Browne talked to Joe Prance about starting a social club in Detroit in August of 1914. The initial name they came up with was the Supreme Lodge Benevolent Order of Brothers. However, some people were concerned about being called the "BOBs," so a committee was formed to come up with a name. The committee was not efficient, so it ended up that Mr. Browne picked an Otchitu phrase he believed to mean "we trade," Nunc Kee Wanis. This was then shortened to just Kiwanis. After the organization was incorporated on January 21, 1915, it was found that a more accurate translation of Nunc Kee Wanis would be "we make noise, we have a good time." That first club, chartered on January 21, 1915 is still around, and is referred to as Detroit #1.

Mark then introduced Pat, whom most of us know. Pat let us know that the idea for the Butte Sports Hall of Fame originated in 1986 with Don Peoples riding the wave of success and excitement following the completion of Our Lady of the Rockies. However, like with naming Kiwanis, a committee was formed, but really didn't make a lot of progress. Pat became involved a short time later, and got the charter and guidelines together. He says the most important part of all of that is the statement that in order to be inducted, an individual or team "must make a significant contribution to Butte athletics." That's the real requirement and the criteria that everything is held up to when the committees are considering a nominee.

When considering a team or individual nominee, the history and records of each individual or the team for the year are reviewed and compared with the other current nominees. All this is done while looking for the best inductees to meet the primary requirement: must make a significant contribution to Butte athletics.

Pat Kearney, Butte Sports Hall of Fame
Open Faced Roast Beef with Mashed Potato
Event Updated
10:37 Wednesday, May 29, 2013