Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jul 9, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

The first order of business today was Lee's reading of the nominees for the upcoming board member positions. To fill the three Director positions coming open October 1, 2013, Kristi Scott, Dr. Aaron Shearman, and Jeremy Fleege have been nominated. To fill the opening at President Elect (to proceed on to Vice President in 2014 then President in 2015, then Past President in 2016), Shawn Ori has been nominated. The board and the nominating committee will be entertaining nominations through the end of the regular club meeting July 23. A vote will be held at the July 30 meeting (if July 30 is a social, we will hold the election at the August 6 meeting - watch the club web site and Silver Bow Kiwanis Facebook group for updates).

Keith gave a report on the rodeo. We estimate Shawn, Paul, Sunvee, and Keith parked about 200-220 cars and trucks on Friday, and Tim, Clair, and Keith parked about 400 cars and trucks on Saturday.

Betsy let us know that the Sunshine Camp run by Butte Kiwanis is looking for a cook for a couple of weeks this summer. This is a paid position. Contact Sharlet with Butte Kiwanis for more information.

Betsy also let us know that more registrations are coming in for Key Leader. Butte Kiwanis has agreed to sponsor two more kids from Butte, which is great. If you know someone who is would benefit from this program, we're looking for incoming high school freshmen through incoming high school seniors. There are currently 37 kids registered, and Betsy would like to see at least 60!

Tim let us know about an upcoming fund raiser. We're planning to sell frozen novelties (ice cream bars, sundae cones, popsicle-style treats, etc) from Schwanz at Evel Kenivel days and AnRiRa. We will also be taking Schwanz fund raiser orders starting next week for pick up the weekend of AnRiRa. We'll need volunteers to cover the times we are selling at both festivals, as well as helping out at the pick-up location for people who pre-order. For more information contact Tim.

Then Lee introduced our speakers, Gabriel and Charon from AmeriCorps. Gabriel and Charon are members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). The NCCC is broken into teams who spend 10 months together working on service projects. These teams travel to various locations in their region and work for a short time on various projects. The team Gabriel and Charon are on is based out of Sacramento, California, but the members are from all over the country. Gabriel is from San Francisco and Charon is from Delaware.

Their team is part of the pacific Region, covering California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington,Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, and American Pacific Territories. Gabirel and Charon worked on projects with their team in California, Washington, and Montana, and due to the severity of damage, their team even went to New York to help after Superstorm Sandy last autumn.

AmeriCorps sponsors are government or service organizations that have a particular project that they need help with. They can submit their project, and, if they get a team assigned, they need to provide work and lodging for the team. Travel and other necessities are paid for with taxpayer dollars. In Butte their projects were with Habitat for Humanities working on construction of new homes as well as some painting and repairs on existing homes for some limited income or limited access homeowners. However, since they got through this work so quickly, they will be spending the next few days working on setting up at the Folk Festival.

While the AmeriCorps workers must be in the 18-24 age range, the team leaders can be any age.

Gabriel Galdamez, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.
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Event Updated
3:57 Tuesday, July 9, 2013