Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Aug 26, '14

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Ed's son Tom, the new adult services librarian, Marian, as a guest of Lee, and, of course, Matt from the Circle K.

Dave curry gave us an update on EliMiNaTe, letting us know that Montana was the first district to commit to the 100 who care model, and we already have 45 Zellers in the state.

Cathy let us know about the Butte Emergency Food Bank's raffle. They're giving away a playhouse. Tickets are $10 each or $50 for 6. Contact Cathy for more information.

Keith let us know about the Montana Police Protective Association's raffle. They're giving away tickets to an NFL game. Check with Jerry for more information and availability.

Cathy let us know about the neon run coming up on September 6. She'd like our club to put together a team to participate. Contact Cathy if you're interested.

Cathy also let us know that our installation and recognition dinner is coming up October 9 (that's a Thursday) at the Thornton. We will not meet October 7. More information to follow.

Cathy also let us know that there is a board summit on October 4. Time and location are being worked out. All the 2014-2015 board members should plan to attend.

Matt let us know that on September 6 the Circle K is hosting a Kiwanis Family barbeque at Leonard Field on the Tech campus. Contact Matt for more information.

Mark reminded us that there is a board meeting next Thursday, September 4, at 5:45 at Metals.

And, finally, Keith handed out tickets for our 2014 Holiday Raffle. This is the big fundraiser for the year. We're only selling 200 tickets - there are about 240 names on our previous buyers list, but don't hesitate to talk to new people. Drawing to be held November 11 at our lunch meeting.

Mark then introduced our two-term Lieutenant Governor, Gerta Mular of Dillon.

Gerta told us about the convention. She brought out a map of the facility in Billings and joked about how far it was from her room to the conference facilities. Since this was a joint convention with the Western Canada district, they sang both the Star Spangled Banner and Oh, Canada at the start of the day.

Gerta also let us know that it was announced the Silver Bow Kiwanis has passed its pledge toward the EliMiNaTe project, and with our help Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) has been eradicated in 20 countries so far.

Growth was a big theme at the convention. For many Montana Kiwanians, this was the first exposure to the Formula: Love It, Show It, Live It. One recommendation was to set up a booth at career fairs at local high schools and colleges to recruit from there. One Canadian club shared that they throw a big party and invite the whole community and can regularly get two or three new members from one night's event.

Gerta Mular, Montana District Update
Event Updated
3:06 Tuesday, August 26, 2014