Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Feb 11, '14

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

This week we were joined by new member Eddie Zipple and David from the Circle K.

Dave let us know that the EliMiNaTe project is close to 50% funded. After this Mark let us know that our club is behind on our commitment and the board would like feedback from the membership on using some of our savings in our fundraising account to pay off the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 balances. Concerns from the membership brought up include our commitment to use the funds locally when we are raising money in our normal fundraisers. It was recommended that we run an article in the Standard and in the Weekly, and get on local television and radio talking about the EliMiNaTe project to raise awareness, which should help raise money.

Betsy also reminded us about Midwinter Convention coming up at the end of March. Registration forms are available on the District web site. Members are encouraged to at least attend the luncheon on Saturday during the convention since it is close-by at Fairmont.

Paul then introduced Pam Olson. Pam is a Butte native, graduating from Butte Central with the class of '75.

Pam reminded us of the article in the Montana Standard shortly after Christmas about the leaking roof on the historic St. Lawrence Church at the top of Main Street. The building needs a new roof soon in order to preserve the murals and frescoes inside.

Butte Central Catholic Schools has taken point on a fundraiser to raise money for this and, if possible, for a new furnace for the building. The money raised is not for Butte Central Catholic Schools, it all goes to the repairs on the historic church. The schools are asking everyone in the community to chip in with just one dollar. This will nearly cover the current estimates on the necessary repairs.

This was the second church built in Butte, but is no longer owned or maintained by the Catholic Diocese. In fact, the building is no longer sanctified for Catholic ceremonies. It is now a non-denominational facility.

As of Monday they had already received $2,914 of the roughly $45,000 necessary. At the meeting we passed around a hat and collected $88.22 to put toward the project.

Pam Olson on the St. Lawerence Church Roof
French Dip and Fries
Event Updated
6:47 Tuesday, February 11, 2014