Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Oct 21, '14

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Division 3 Lt. Governor Jim Greene as well as David, Reno, and Matt from the Circle K.

Cathy let us know that she met yesterday with the Butte Silver Bow Department of Parks and Chief Executive Matt Vincent to talk about playground equipment and parks. Parks and Rec has agreed to provide maintenance if we get playgrounds installed or refurbished in approved areas in public parks.

Keith reminded us of the Circle K meetings tonight and Thursday evening, the Key Club meeting Thursday lunch, and the Builder's Club meeting Wednesday at 12:30.

Also, this week 17 tickets were turned in - way to go everyone!

Cathy then introduced Lynette Petritz from the Butte Community Council. Lynette has worked with 4 Cs for some time, and is currently transitioning out of that role as grants have expired.

The Butte Community Council was formed in 2012 and identified various partner organizations to help provide services and education for young children. During 2013 they established priorities.

One important service the Butte Community Council provides is kindergarten screening. This provides information to schools and teachers about many young children about to enter kindergarten so that schools and teachers can be prepared for the new student's education level and previous successes as well as any special needs or requirements. Along with this the Butte Community Council provides some education backpacks to help young children learn through games and play, as well as through movement and object manipulation.

The Butte Community Council also provides Hospital Backpacks to new parents. This includes information on early education so parents can start the education process with their infants and increase their child's level of success in school. This also includes child development information to help parents, especially first time parents, know what to expect. The Butte Community Council has also helped start programs that provide home visits for first time mothers.

In conjunction with the Butte Community Council the Butte Public Library is having an informational presentation on the Period of Purple Crying on November 5 from 4:30-5:30.

The Butte Community Council also created a children's mental health focus group to gather information on mental health facilities in our community that can and do provide services for children. While this was initially expected to find around 20-15 providers, they now have a list closer to 100 from pediatricians who work with ADHD to more specialized practitioners.

Lynette Petritz, Butte Community Council
French Dip and Fries
Event Updated
10:11 Tuesday, October 21, 2014