Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, May 13, '14

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

This week we were joined by Adrianna and Michaela from the Circle K.

Keith reminded us of the Builder's Club meeting this Wednesday and the Ice Cream Social for the Builder's Club next Wednesday. Key Club is having a leadership training for their board in the apartment at Butte Central High at noon on Thursday for those who want to attend.

Mark and Lee let us know that the service for DJ was very nice, and it was standing room only. DJ was well respected in the community. Our club provided disposable plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, tissue, silver ware, toilet paper, and other expendable products to help the family with all the guests and family around. Thanks to Lee for shopping, Cathy for the idea, and Jess and Kt for delivering the supplies. DJ has asked that donations be sent to:
Fort Peck Tribes
HPDP Program
C/o Jean Belgarde
P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255

Shawn let us know that things are on schedule for the Bike Rodeo, people have volunteered to get the fliers to the schools, Cathy is getting Shawn scheduled for Party Line, Keith is already scheduled for the news on KXLF thanks to Jackie. Bike Rodeo coming up 5/31 - everyone who can should come out to help! (We already have commitments from Safe Routes to Schools and Butte Silver Bow Law Enforcement.)

Cathy let us know about a Celebrate Youth preliminary planning meeting on May 20. Check with Cathy for more information.

Cathy also presented the nomination committee's report on new officers for the second time. Mark O'Neill as past president, Cathy Tutty as President, Shawn Ori as president elect, Sunvee Rosenleaf as vice president, Kristi Scott as treasurer, Eddie Zimpel as secretary, Bill Andersen and Jess McGee continuing as directors, and Keith Seyffarth and Dave Curry coming in as new directors. Lee Miller has now also been nominated as an incoming director.

Cathy then introduced our speaker for the day. Doug Rotondi spoke to our Key Club last week about the Field of Honor, and was with us today to provide more information.

The Field of Honor was started after September 11 to honor the brave men and women how gave their lives defending our country in the military and in law enforcement and public safety. The concept was started on the east coast, and has now spread to many communities across the country. Billings was the first city in Montana to have a Field of Honor.

Billings and Butte have had a rivalry regarding the Field of Honor - namely in which city can get their field set up faster. Billings sets their field up on the Peter Yegan Golf Course, in nice soft manicured soil. Butte sets up our field on reclaimed mine tailings. Despite that, Billings typically takes abotu 5 hours to get their field set up, while Butte sets up as many flags, in just as straight of rows in as little as 50 minutes...

The Exchange Club is just the host for the Field of Honor. It takes many volunteers to set it up, provide information, answer questions, help people, and take the field down each year. The flags are sponsored and sold individually, and the proceeds from sponsorship or sales are split between local charities each year.

If you want to help, want more information on this year's charities, or just more information on the Field of Honor, visit the Butte Exchange Club web site.

Doug Rotondi, Exchange Club Field of Honor
Country Club Melt and Fries
Event Updated
12:14 Wednesday, May 14, 2014