Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jun 11, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Matt and Michaela from the Circle K joined us, as well as Dan O'Neill, son of member Dan O'Neill. We also had new member Sunvee in attendance.

We went quickly into the program since Dave had another meeting to get to. Dave talked to us about his travels. He showed us slides of wildlife from several areas, then talked briefly about his visit to Turkey with his wife and sister-in-law. One of the things Dave pointed out about Turkey was the number of Mosques. He recommended that everyone visit Hagia Sophia, a Christian church that was converted to a Mosque and is now a museum. Because the Muslims chose to cover or brick over the Christian Icons in this church when it was converted, rather than destroy them, they are some of the best preserved in the world.

Dave then told us that there are six experiences he really recommends everyone have if they can arrange it. Experiences are more than just seeing a landmark, memorial, or historic site. Experiences take time and effort. His six recommended experiences are the Galapagos Islands, Peru (especially Machu-Picchu and the upper Amazon), a Nile cruise, Australia, Rome, and Central Africa.

Dave told us about the time they spend in Africa, and showed us pictures of the people they met and much of the wildlife they saw.

After Dave's presentation, Lee let us know that the various social and service clubs in Butte are trying to put together a summer social for all the clubs at the Country Club this August, and asked if our club would be interested in participating. The response from the members present was that that would be an interesting alternative to our Family Picnic.

Keith let us know about the meet and greet with Charles Bradley, the new Athletic Director at Montana Tech this Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7 at the HYPR.

Keith also let us know that MacKenzie River is having another community night, again supporting Mariah's Challenge this Wednesday, June 12, from 6-9. Check out the Mariah's Challenge web site for more information and to get a certificate so you can have 20% of your ticket donated to Mariah's Challenge.

Dave Curry, Africa Trip
Country Club Melt and Fries
Event Updated
7:37 Tuesday, June 11, 2013