Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Sep 10, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

This week we were joined by Matt, Laura, and David from the Circle K.

Dave let us know that Steve and his wife are going to spend some time in Nappa Valley before going to the Mayo Clinic for a second opinion.

We have a Circle K meeting this evening at 7:30 at the Mill on the Tech campus, a Builder's Club meeting tomorrow (this is an extra meeting) at 12:30 in Miss Tutty's room at Central Middle School to plan for the MS Walk, and a Key Club meeting this Thursday at noon in the library at Central High School. We passed around a signup sheet for people to help set up the MS Walk at 8:30 at Father Sheehan Park.

Sunvee reminded us of the Run Amok mud run at Tech this Saturday, and Cathy talked about the Economic Summit next week on the Tech campus. This event is free to all Montanans.

Next week we will be handing out copies of the new Club Bylaws, as well as the new Policies and Procedures document for people to review before discussion at the September 24 meeting.

Then Lee introduced Gina Evans with Safe Routes to Schools (and the Butte 100 - and Mariah's Challenge).

This is the third year the Safe Routes to Schools program has been active in Butte. We are expanding to more schools and looking for ways to address issues like getting kids from school to after school programs at locations like the YMCA in addition to finding safe routes from home to school for kids walking or bicycling.

The first two years Safe Routes to Schools was primarily sponsored by CCCS and Mike Thatcher. This year primary sponsorship has transferred to the Butte-Silver Bow Planning Department and Chief Executive Matt Vincent. As a result of the first two years of work, streets around Emerson have been converted to one-way to improve safety and help control traffic, and now work is moving forward on safety plans near Hillcrest elementary. At several schools in town there are new crosswalk signs in the middle of the crosswalk that were paid for with part of the Safe Routes to Schools grant money.

October 9 is National Walk to School Day, and children are encouraged to walk or bike to school. This is the kickoff of Walk and Wheel Wednesdays, encouraging kids to ride or walk to school at least each Wednesday through November. To promote these two events, mackenzie River Pizza is hosting a Pizza party for all the volunteers signed up for and helping on National Walk to School Day and a reward lunch for the staff at the school with the highest percentage participation through the Walk and Wheel Wednesdays. There is a training/planning meeting for the National Walk to School Day scheduled for September 24 to train volunteers who will be helping on October 10. Last year Whittier school had 375 out of 420 students participate in National Walk to School Day!

While the Sequester has cut funding from the Safe Routes to Schools program resulting in many programs being cancelled across the country, Butte has been able to retain funding, though the funding has been reduced. We are still able to channel most of that funding to safety programs and equipment including helmets, bike racks, signs, and other gear.

Gina also let us know about the Butte 100. They are still looking for volunteers, jersey sponsors, and station sponsors to help with the event.

And, finally, Mariah's Challenge is selling raffle tickets for four game tickets to see the Colts take on the Denver Broncos in Denver September 29, two hotel rooms for two nights, and an airfare voucher. Tickets are $20, and the prize is valued at $4,000.

Gina Evans
Steak and Mashed Potato
Event Updated
2:17 Tuesday, September 10, 2013